Recipe: Salted Pistachio Brittle (Better Than Christmas Cookies!) — Candy Recipes from The Kitchn

I was raised to always be a polite guest, but I'm going to start this guest post out on a note that could ruffle some feathers. I'm a mug of spiked hot mulled cider in and I'm feeling a little daring, so here goes nothing: I don't much like Christmas cookies. Blasphemous, I know. Especially for a food blogger. Writing a holiday guest post. Mere days before Christmas.

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Is Double-Dipping Evil Germ Warfare? Science Has an Answer. — Food Science

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If we were stranded on a deserted island and could only watch one TV show (because all deserted islands have televisions) it would have to be Mythbusters. They make the science nerd come out in us full force — especially in this recent episode where the science behind double dipping is finally tested once and for all.

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How to Check the Temperature on a Turkey

We've always found that being told how to check the internal temperature of the turkey in one line of instruction is very different than actually doing it. And when we're talking about not only our own health but that of our guests as well, we don't want to get it wrong! Here are a few extra tips to help you out: More


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Quick Tip: The Best Way to Get Grease Stains Out of Clothes

20121006-BaconTip.jpgOne thing about cooking is it sure is messy! Even when wearing an apron, we still wind up with splatters all over our sleeves. The very worst are the grease stains, which always seem totally impossible to get out.

Well, at least they were until we learned a very simple trick! More


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The Ultimate Halloween Party Roundup: Menus, Party Ideas, and Inspiration from Around the Web

Maybe it's because Halloween falls on a Saturday night, or maybe it's the gloomy economy. Whichever it is, everyone seems to be in a spooky Halloween spirit this year! There is a lot of fabulous inspiration for Halloween tricks, treats, menus, and parties around the blogosphere, and we're rounding up some of our favorites here. Whether your taste runs to old-fashioned and wholesome, or to the seriously creepy, there's something for you here. More


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The Ultimate Halloween Party Roundup: Menus, Party Ideas, and Inspiration from Around the Web

Maybe it's because Halloween falls on a Saturday night, or maybe it's the gloomy economy. Whichever it is, everyone seems to be in a spooky Halloween spirit this year! There is a lot of fabulous inspiration for Halloween tricks, treats, menus, and parties around the blogosphere, and we're rounding up some of our favorites here. Whether your taste runs to old-fashioned and wholesome, or to the seriously creepy, there's something for you here. More


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