Can You Help Me Pick a Japanese Dessert? — Good Questions

Q: I am doing a cooking project for school and I am focusing on Japanese cuisine. I need a Japanese dessert that I can make in an hour or less, as I have to make a three-course meal from Japan.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Potato Salad — Cooking Mistakes

We're in prime picnic and backyard barbecue season, with the biggest day of them all — the 4th of July — right around the corner. This time of year wouldn't be complete without one of my favorite side dishes: potato salad. Chunks of well-seasoned, fork-tender potatoes tossed with some crunchy veggies and a touch of mayo or perhaps a nice vinaigrette — it's a summertime staple.

No matter what your favorite potato salad style is, be sure to avoid these five common mistakes when making your next batch.

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Wishbone Recalls Ranch Dressing Due to Allergy Concerns — Food News

If you've purchased Wishbone Ranch Dressing in the past few months, you might want to check your label.

The company announced a voluntary recall last week since some of the bottles were accidentally filled with blue cheese dressing instead.

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5 Red, White & Blue Party Goods for Your 4th of July Festivities — Faith’s Daily Find 06.29.15

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Planning a proper 4th of July bash this coming weekend? Here are a few festive red, white, and blue party accessories to add just a little something something extra to your cookout — starting with these spinning pinwheels that last longer than sparklers and are nearly as much fun.

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This Week at The Kitchn: You’re Invited to an Afro-Asian July 4th with Bryant Terry — An Afro-Asian 4th of July

It's nearly Independence Day — are your cookout plans in progress? I hope you have some room left on the menu, because we have a treat for you: an Afro-Asian menu for the 4th of July from Bryant Terry, author of Afro-Vegan and our guest this week on The Kitchn.

Here's a sneak peek of what's coming up this week — a wildly colorful and festive menu, straight from Bryant's back yard in Oakland.

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How To Make Halfway Cookie Bars — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Chewy cookie on the bottom, marshmallow-like meringue on top, and a rich layer of chocolate sandwiched in between — these "halfway" cookie bars have got to be one of the best inventions ever!

The basic recipe has been around for decades; I often come across it in old church and community cookbooks. The only problem is that some of the instructions are unclear or have gotten scrambled over the years, and that makes it rather hard to follow along. An updated version is definitely in order!

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