Tips & Techniques

Did You Know Your Instant Pot Can Do This? — Tips from The Kitchn

With the option for lightning-fast pressure cooking, slow cooking, sautéing, and making a killer batch of chicken broth, the Instant Pot is the do-it-all multi-cooker that has been winning hearts and stomachs everywhere. In addition to its seven functions, there's something even better and more convenient that it can do, and it might just be the thing that saves dinner when planning does not go as expected. Can you guess what it is?

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5 Grocery Store Items That Are Worth the Splurge — Shopping

Confession: I get a rush of adrenaline from finding good grocery store deals. Recently, I stocked up on chips, kettle corn, and other snacks that were 90 percent off at a local imports store. I think I paid 35 cents for the most expensive item!

But while I love a bargain, I'm pretty choosy on what I'll snatch up. In fact, I'm kinda picky when it comes to certain foods that I think are worth the splurge. Here are five ingredients that I am always willing to spend money on at the grocery store.

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10 Amazing Ways to Turn a Can of Tuna into a Meal — Tips from The Kitchn

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Long-time a pantry staple, the can of tuna is reliable. It's there when you need it. It's inexpensive. It's packed with flavor and protein. And it's definitely not boring.

While the traditional tuna salad sandwich is one of my favorite comfort foods, I love that the humble can of tuna can be transformed into a range of amazing meals.

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The One Thing You Should Be Doing with Your Ziploc Bags — Storage Smarts

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Ziploc bags are a modern miracle. It's hard to imagine life without them (or the fact that when they were first introduced to the market, people didn't know how to use them). But do you ever feel, you know, a tiny bit guilty about how many you go through? Do you ever stare at the empty box and think, Didn't I just buy these on Sunday?

Well, there is one way to try to use a little less, and reuse a little more — it's something your grandma might've done. We're talking about washing your Ziploc bags.

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The Most Important Step When Hand-Washing Dishes — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

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There are lots of good reasons to hand-wash dishes — maybe you only have a few items to clean, or they're too delicate to go into the dishwasher, or you need to use something again pretty quickly. Whatever the reason, there's one crucial step that people often dismiss that's actually the most important one! Do you know what it is?

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The Most Important Step When Hand-Washing Dishes — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

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There are lots of good reasons to hand-wash dishes — maybe you only have a few items to clean, or they're too delicate to go into the dishwasher, or you need to use something again pretty quickly. Whatever the reason, there's one crucial step that people often dismiss that's actually the most important one! Do you know what it is?

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