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Don’t Have Eclipse Glasses? Grab a Kitchen Colander. — Food News

Right now across North America we're slowly experiencing a solar eclipse. If you're in the "path of totality" — where the moon blocks out the sun — you'll experience a true natural phenomenon. There's one catch, though: In order to see this awe-inspiring sight, you're going to need a special pair of glasses or pinhole projector to protect your eyeballs (unless you're cool with losing your eyesight).

Don't have special eclipse glasses, but don't want to miss out? Neil deGrasse Tyson says you should head into your kitchen to get a standard kitchen colander.

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How To Make Cheddar Cheese Crackers — Baking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Cheese crackers, whether they are square or shaped like an animal, are highly snackable. They're tender and crisp, a little buttery, and bursting with cheese flavor. Replicating these snack staples can be disappointing, as my 5-year-old told me often during attempt after attempt to make her beloved "cheddar bunnies" at home.

It wasn't until I started adding cheddar cheese powder to a basic cheese cracker recipe and leaving the baked crackers in the oven to dry overnight, that I finally got my long-awaited thumbs-up of approval.

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The 10 Best Crowd-Approved “Buy It for Life” Kitchen Essentials — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Quality Finds: 10 Crowd-Approved "Buy it for Life" Kitchen Essentials

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5 Awesome Food Companies Capitalizing on the Solar Eclipse — Food News

In case you weren't already aware, today is not an average Monday. Today North America is being treated to a solar eclipse. If you're in the "path of totality" — where the moon blocks out the sun — you'll witness one of of nature's most unique sights. And while you might not immediately associate food and cooking with an eclipse, some special brands are taking advantage of this cultural moment. Here are five that we think did it in a smart way.

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5 Tips That Make Unpacking Groceries Faster and Easier — Shopping

Whether you love or loathe food shopping, the most annoying part for everyone is getting it all home and put away. But it doesn't have to be terrible — at least not so terrible.

Here are our best tips for making the process easier and less time-consuming.

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5 Tips to Help You Keep Your Sink Clean Throughout the Day — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

Think on this: There's probably more bacteria (fecal and regular!) in your kitchen sink than in your recently flushed toilet bowl.

"Sinks tend to stay moist, there's food and scraps in there, you defrost meat in there, and you rarely clean it," says Dr. Chuck Gerba, a professor of microbiology at University of Arizona. Because of that, bacteria can flourish. Not to mention, the garbage disposal spews out water and bacteria every time you run it. So next time you drop food in there, do not be so quick to eat it.

You can, of course, take some steps to keep your sink clean over the course of the day — you know, to keep your kitchen sink from becoming a cesspool. Luckily it's not that hard.

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