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New Beginnings: 8 Ways To a Neater, Cleaner, and More Organized Kitchen

January is the perfect time for a kitchen tune-up. A new year has dawned, and with it the possibility of new cooking adventures. If tackling your kitchen seems overwhelming, start with one (or all) of these eight tips for a neater, cleaner, and more organized kitchen. More

Leftover Flat Champagne? Make Vinegar!

0103_vinegar01.jpgWhen the guests left New Year's brunch on Tuesday and I began cleaning up, I found half a bottle of Champagne left on the counter. Exhausted and ready to put my feet up, the bottle went into the refrigerator and was soon forgotten. Now, with half a flat bottle on my hands, I've started brainstorming uses for it in cooking or baking. But you know what idea I like best? Doing almost nothing... More

Recipe: French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese — Recipes from The Kitchn

2013_01_03-OnionGrilledCheeseED-1.jpg I spent three days of my holiday break on a quest to make the perfect French onion soup, beginning from scratch with the beef stock. And while it was incredible, it is not very often that I have the time or energy to really put that much effort into dinner. I decided there must be an easier way, and as it turns out, there is! Basically, I seem to prefer my soup in sandwich-form.

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Manhattan Property Sales Spike on Fears of Tax Hikes

Fears of tax hikes in 2013 sent sales of high-end Manhattan properties soaring in the last quarter of 2012.

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup & Cranberry Clove Linzer Tart — Delicious Links

2013_01_03-Links.jpgCranberry Linzer tart, winter fruit salad, and hot buttered rum in today's Delicious Links... More

Experts Say Energy Drinks Have Little or No Benefit — Food News

energy_drinks.jpgWhat's the deal with energy drinks? Are they effective? Are they safe? New studies say the ingredients in energy drinks don't offer much, if anything, besides caffeine and sugar. All those other claims about "proprietary ingredients" and special blends just don't pan out in the lab. More

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