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The Easiest Way to Peel Fava Beans — Tips From The Kitchn

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Some people like the ritual of shelling and peeling fava beans, but the two-step process is still labor-intensive. After getting the beans out of their pods, they still have to be blanched in boiling water, then dunked in ice water, before the pesky skins come off easily. Here's a tip for peeling them that doesn't require the stove or a single drop of water: use your freezer!

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Kitchen Before & After: A Kitchen Makeover For Only $90 — Apartment Therapy

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From Apartment Therapy → Kitchen Before & After: A Kitchen Makeover For Only $90

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9 Surprising Things to Add to Your Coffee (Beyond Cream & Sugar) — Smart Coffee For Regular Joes

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While there are certainly coffee purists out there who advocate for black, black and black, there's no denying that adding an extra ingredient to your cup once in a while provides for a fun change to your normal coffee routine. No, I'm not talking about cream and sugar. Here are nine more surprising additions for those looking for a way to give that cup of coffee a little extra flair.

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18 Frozen Treats You Can Enjoy Without an Ice Cream Maker — Summer Recipes from The Kitchn

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Now that it's warm out, it's time to turn off the oven and make yourself something deliciously cold for dessert. No ice cream maker? No problem. There are plenty of frozen treats that don't require that seasonal kitchen tool, like a frozen Oreo cake that will have your Memorial Day crowd screaming for more. If you haven't tried that magical one-ingredient banana ice cream, now is the time (Nutella optional but recommended). Then there is the bright crush of juicy, slushy sorbets and popsicles, not to mention milkshakes; go traditional with sublime strawberry or shake it up with banana cream pie.

We have 18 frozen delights for you today — which will start off your summer?

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How To Make Sangria — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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We here at The Kitchn are firm believers in the power of sangria. Pull a pitcher from the fridge as guests arrive and no one needs much encouragement to start pouring glasses. It feels fancy and instantly festive, but sangria is also one of the easiest big-batch cocktails you can make. As the party host, it's a no-brainer.

We've shared a lot of fun recipes for sangria over the years, from a Sparkling Peach Sangria to a Strawberry & Limoncello Rosé Sangria. But today, we're all about keeping it classic. Here's how to make a the perfect red wine sangria for your next summer gathering.

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Kitchen Before & After: A Small 1946 Bungalow Kitchen Gets a Budget $6,000 Update — Reader Kitchen Remodel

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When Kitchn reader Linn emailed us photos of her bungalow kitchen makeover, we immediately wanted to know more. Before the renovation, this 90-square-foot kitchen was "very green," as she tells us, with mint green linoleum, walls, and ceiling — perfect for the 1940s perhaps, but not so great for the 21st century. To save on costs, Linn and her husband did the remodel themselves, and on a very tight budget:

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