Tips & Techniques

What’s the Difference Between a Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker? — Word of Mouth

Both slow cookers and pressure cookers are fantastic tools for convenient, hands-off cooking. These handy appliances do the heavy lifting when braising and stewing tough cuts of meat, cooking beans, and so many more things.

But while they can both produce similar results, these two appliances are quite different. If you've ever wondered about the differences, here's a quick guide.

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How Long Can You Keep Cooked Foods in the Refrigerator? — Kitchen Facts

Leftovers are great and convenient to have in the fridge, but how long can they be stored in there and still be safe to eat?

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The Best Ways to Reheat Leftovers — Tips from The Kitchn

Wouldn't it be amazing if reheated food tasted just as good as it did when it was freshly made? It sure would make eating leftovers more exciting. And while you probably can't reheat French fries to their original crispy state, you can get darn close if you know the best reheating method.

Here's a guide to help you figure out if you should reheat your food on the stove, in the oven, or in the microwave, with some tips to help you do each. Reheat with confidence!

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A Few Good Ideas for Healthy Make-Ahead Dinners — Comment of the Day

Lunch isn't the only meal we sometimes eat on the run — dinner can be just as hurried. There were some great tips for make-ahead dinners on this question from a good guy who's just trying to keep his law student wife fed and nourished. Here are three of my favorites.

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5 Ways to Use Worcestershire Sauce — Tips from The Kitchn

I've always found Worcestershire sauce such a funny ingredient — how exactly do you pronounce it? And did you know it's not vegetarian, as there are anchovies in the original version?

Regardless of its funny quirks, it always has a place in my refrigerator door, especially since it's one of the key ingredients in my husband's grilled steak marinade. But what else can this fermented, pungent condiment be used for?

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10 Tips to Help You Cook Faster — Tips from The Kitchn

There are times when you can leisurely cook a meal, sipping a glass of wine while music or a podcast plays softly in the background. But at least for me, cooking a meal is usually a race against the clock to get dinner on the table.

I love being efficient and always welcome shortcuts that help me prep, cook, and clean just a little bit faster. Here are some time-saving practices I've learned over the years!

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