Don’t Skip This Step for Super-Tender Slow Cooker Chicken — Tips from The Kitchn

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Cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker almost feels too good to be true. It produces a chicken so moist and tender that the meat practically falls off the bone. It requires just one ingredient and only a couple minutes of prep work. It's so simple that it feels like there should be a catch.

No, there's no catch — it's really that good — but there is one very important thing you need to do before putting the bird into the slow cooker.


Our 3 Favorite Eye-Opening Coffee Subscriptions — Shopping

If you're anything like us, your morning is completely centered around coffee. But just because getting your daily caffeine fix has turned into a well-worn routine doesn't mean you have to drink the same ol' coffee every day. There are so many different coffees to try!

With literally thousands of roasts from all over the world, however, attempting to be adventurous with your coffee selections can get a little overwhelming. Which ones do you try? Where do you start? Easy. Sign up for a coffee subscription and let the experts do all the work for you. They scour the best roasts and deliver them to your door on a recurring basis. Here are three of our favorite coffee subscriptions — and a bonus one for espresso obsessives! — that will turn you into a coffee aficionado, rather than just a caffeine junkie.


The 2 Worst Dishwasher Mistakes You’re Probably Making — Cleaning Tips from Kitchn

A few weeks ago, we spent some time talking to Ted Lindeman, a professor in the biology and biochemistry department at Colorado College. We originally wanted to know which packing material he preferred for bagged lunches: plastic zip-top bags, aluminum foil, or plastic wrap. (He picked the bags as long as we all promised to use each bag at least five times before tossing them — and that when washing them between uses, we use just a little bit of not-too-hot water.)

But then he said two things about dishwashers that stood out to us even more than his unpredictable pick (we thought for sure he'd pick the foil, but that came in second place). Here are the two dishwashing mistakes we've been making. Are you making them too?


José Andrés Leads the Charge to Feed 40,000+ Puerto Ricans Daily — Food News

Often times when tragedy strikes around the country we see celebrities coming out of the woodwork to raise awareness for those who have no way to truly convey their needs. Chef José Andrés is leading the charge with relief efforts in Puerto Rico this week, where he's attempting to feed upwards to 40,000 people a day in need. Warning: You might need a tissue for this one.


This French Liqueur Makes Every Cocktail Better — Shopping

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Dealer's choice is my favorite game to play at a bar. You may just find a new favorite cocktail, and at worst you'll end up chatting with a bartender. You may even learn something.


The Cake-Decorating Tool You Already Have in Your Garage — Food News

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I'm not sure about the upbringing of anyone else, but my father always said, "If you give the laziest person the hardest job, they'll find the easiest way to do it." Admitting this means I'm super lazy, but I'd rather call myself an "outside the box thinker." When I saw this new, cool tool sweeping the internet that's intended to help you apply a smooth-as-silk finish to your cakes, I thought to myself, Well I've been doing that for years with something from the garage!


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