How (and When) To Pound Chicken Breast: The Easiest, Smartest Method — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

There's one technique to learn for better chicken breast: pounding chicken breast into thin, even pieces. Pounding doesn't require any forethought or planning, it relieves a little mid-week tension, and helps chicken breast cook faster and more evenly.

If flattening chicken seems arduous, there's a simple equipment hack to make the job easier, less messy, and maybe even a little fun.

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Cursive Is Making a Comeback. Here’s Why. — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Why Cursive is Making a Comeback

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Always Do This When Making a Batch of Hard-Boiled Eggs — Tips from The Kitchn

Without fail, a big batch of hard-boiled eggs is a regular part of my Sunday meal prep every week. Sometimes my husband makes them and sticks with his preferred stovetop method, while I prefer to make them in the Instant Pot. But one thing is certain — no matter how we make our hard-boiled eggs, there is one important thing we always do for a better result.

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Recipe: Honey-Garlic Chicken Stir Fry — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Inspired by our basic method for chicken stir-fry, this is my go-to solution for turning a pack of chicken breasts into a wholesome weeknight dinner that's packed with flavor. Thin strips of chicken get a sharp sear from the wok before shacking up with a mess of tender veggies and a savory sauce accented by honey and garlic.

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Stop Phubbing Friends and Family at Dinner: 6 Tips for Getting Everyone off the Phone — Table Talk

Whether it's out to dinner with friends or at home around the table with family, on a romantic date with a partner or at a cocktail hour with coworkers, we have all experienced phubbing. In case you haven't heard of the term before, phubbing (phone snubbing) is when someone ignores their real-life companions in favor of their phones or devices. A 2015 study found that 46.3 percent of its participants admitted to being regularly phone snubbed by their loved ones. What's more, 22.6 percent said it caused serious issues in their personal relationships.

One thing is clear: It's time to put the phones down and have fun interacting with each other again, and a great place to start is at the dinner table.

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How To Make the Best BBQ Baby Back Ribs in the Slow Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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You could easily take a rack of ribs, drown them with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, set the slow cooker to low, and come back to tender, juicy slow-cooked ribs in five to six hours, but those ribs wouldn't hold a candle to the ribs that come off the smoker or a grill.

I make smoked or grilled barbecue ribs only once a year because they take almost a full 24 hours to prepare. But following a hunch that I could take some key steps from BBQ ribs and use them for ribs destined for the slow cooker, I found that these slow cooker ribs taste just as good in their own right as barbecued, and that I'd actually make them more than once a year and now you can too.

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