Informational Guides

Oh, that age-old conundrum - what came first, the pickle or the cucumber… Of course, we know this isn’t the question of all questions, and many people probably didn’t even know a pickle was a cucumber until they saw that sentence. What is a conundrum, however, is the questions that

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Hard boiled eggs are a quick and easy way to add some extra protein into your diet. The question today is can you freeze a bulk load of hard boiled eggs?The answer varies for the yolk and egg white. Freezing hard boiled eggs can be done but not with the

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Deciding whether to indulge in the sweetness of pancakes or waffles for breakfast can be a challenge for many.Of course, as the most important meal of the day, your chosen breakfast must fuel your energy for your daily activities. Pancakes and waffles are both versatile options that can be enjoyed with

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Jelly - it’s everyone’s favorite fruity dessert. It’s also pretty fun to watch, as it will wibble and wobble just from touching it! Unfortunately, this sugary delicacy suffers from the same problem that a lot of foods do. That’s right, you need to concern yourself with storage.Now, generally, when you think

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Cheese is one of the world’s most popular kitchen staples. We just cannot live without it. If you are anything like us, then cheese can go on pretty much any meal and it will improve it ten times! Shredded cheese is great for making things like nachos, topping off a

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Salt is one of those things that can be found in any house, as it’s one of the most basic and crucial ingredients used in cooking.Whether it’s for savory food or sweet food, used during the cooking process or as a condiment, or even if it’s for a ritual to

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Mustard’s no good without roast beef - Chico Marx Everyone no matter who they are, young or old, likes to add a little something extra to their burgers, fries, sandwiches, hot dogs, and whatever else floats your mealtime boat.  We’ve all got our own sauces of choice that we use to

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A deliciously cooked turkey is a must during the holiday season and on special occasions, and there’s nothing better than bringing family and friends together around the table for food.However, turkey can be quite the effort to cook, as it takes time and a lot of prep. A lot of

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Nothing beats a warm apple pie, does it? It warms not only your body but your soul. Whether it's served alone, with cream, or ice cream, it’s a dish we all enjoy warm. But what do we do with the leftover apple pie?While eating it cold is an option, it

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Where would we be without garlic? According to TV and books, presumably we would be in a world without Count Dracula and his Vampire cronies!All jokes aside, garlic is an excellent addition to any dish. It adds flavor, it adds aroma - it is an essential part of many delectable

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Butcher paper, and freezer paper, aren’t they the same? With so many types of paper you can use in the kitchen, does it really matter? There are so many different ones, how are we expected to keep track of all of the different types?There is wax paper, parchment paper, butcher

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As more and more people turn towards a plant-based lifestyle, almond milk is quickly becoming a popular non-dairy, cow’s milk alternative.Once exclusive to health food stores and organic farm shops, almond milk is now pretty easy to find in almost every grocery store and supermarket in the country. One of the

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There are so many different foods which arguably taste better when they are toasted. From bread to muffins to bagels to waffles, these foods are nowhere near as good when they haven’t spent a few minutes in a toaster or a toaster oven. While you can’t argue that these foods taste

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Some days you just want hot food. A warm sandwich on a cold and rubbish day can be a real mood booster. And isn’t it better when that sandwich has the perfect mixture of creaminess and sharpness, improved with a thick layer of mayonnaise?Now you have a choice - either

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There truly is nothing better than some dips and sauces with a nice toasty Pita bread.Well, maybe there is, when you fill a Pita pocket with all kind of delicious fillings and eat it like the most gorgeous sandwich your imagination can concoct.However, a pita is not so nice if

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We all know about styrofoam, it will often be used as packaging for sensitive items in the post. It is also used for containers and cups.It is very lightweight, and it is often used in restaurants, and it is often what makes up takeout boxes.If you’ve been to a restaurant

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If you’ve never used simple syrup before you probably don’t understand the benefits of this basic ingredient. It can be added to drinks, desserts, breakfasts, sauces, and even cooked with.A must for anyone with a sweet tooth, if you do know simple syrup you’ll know how frustrating it is to

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Cookies are probably one of the most popular snack foods around. This is why so many people ensure that cookie-dough is within arms-length at all time.You can always rest easy knowing that you can satiate your cravings for some tasty cookies whenever you need. Similarly, it is not unheard of that

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian, or just trying to introduce some meat-free days into your diet: everyone agrees that Beyond Burgers are a delicious alternative that is fantastic to keep in the freezer. You prepare a Beyond Burger, or BB as I like to call them,

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Tamales are a popular part of Mexican cuisine and culture. They consist of a corn-based starchy case called masa with a range of different filling options, steamed in a banana leaf or a husk.Such fillings include pork, vegetables, cheese, fruit, and more. Tamales represent a large part of Mexican culture as

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Making sushi is an art, and experience is everything - Nobu MatsuhisaSushi can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. A traditional element of Japanese cuisine, the styles of sushi may vary from region to region and city to city, but they all include one vital and indispensable ingredient, sushi rice

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A kitchen mainstay and much-loved food staple, eggs are easy to work with and are mainly consumed for their health benefits, distinctive taste, and unique texture. Besides packing plenty of flavor and nutrients, they are also a vital ingredient needed to make various foods.From savory to sweet meals, there’s no

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A glass of wine, whether accompanied by a meal or as an end of day treat is one of the ultimate luxuries. The way the flavor of wine can complement a meal is like magic to us here at The Kitchen Community. Wine connoisseurs among us will know how important

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The gyro and the shawarma are often terms used interchangeably for each other. However, the dishes are very different, and originate from different parts of the world! Although both are delicious, with marinated meats, a healthy helping of hummus, vegetables and served on pita breads, the gyro and shawarma come

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Salsa is one of life’s greatest pleasures, isn’t it? Enjoyed as a dip, with chile, or sometimes straight from the bowl, its refreshing and spicy tang is a firm favorite across the country. But keeping it fresh can be challenging? Anyone who has frozen vegetables knows that the results can

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Paper plates are the golden hack of minimum effort. Sure, they’re made for parties and outdoor picnics, and big events. But they’re also perfect for those lazy days in which you really don’t want to do the dishes, so you get a paper plate, and throw it away when you’re

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Garlic is a staple in so many recipes in our opinion. It’s not surprising to us at all that many recipes begin with asking you to saute garlic and onions when you consider how delicious it tastes. As much as we think there can never be too much garlic (we

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When browsing through the aisles in your local supermarket, you’ve probably noticed pecans and walnuts waiting to be picked.On the outside, they look similar and can be substituted for each other in recipes but it is important to know the differences between the two.So what are the differences? They do

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Nothing beats a sugary and sweet treat, does it? Biting into a delicious sugar cookie is one of life’s simplest and yet greatest pleasures. Whether they are plain, frosted, or you have added some secret ingredients, sugar cookies are an enjoyable treat all year round! Baking them can be a

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Have you got a friend who swears that keeping apples in the refrigerator is the best way to store them? You may have thought that they are completely wrong as apples should require warmer temperatures when stored. However, your friend is right (Don’t tell them though!)Apples are a wonderfully healthy

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Surprisingly, anise and licorice are not at all related. You might think of the candy when you think of licorice. But licorice itself is actually a type of plant. Anise and licorice taste almost identical. There are, of course, some differences. But they can very often be used interchangeably.That said,

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Is there anything better than filling the kitchen with the smell of cooking bacon? Whether you’re having it for breakfast, as a sandwich snack, or as part of a meal, bacon is a meal that can be found in many houses, a day-to-day item for the grocery list. However, bacon

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When you are cooking, whether as a newbie or a seasoned professional (no pun intended) getting to grips with herbs is very important. Many people use the term ‘herbs’ as an inclusive term for all herbs. However, this can quickly get very confusing when you consider the fact that different

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When it comes to condiments, vinegar is undoubtedly one of the best. Part of this is because there are so many different types. There’s a whole range of different vinegar that you can put on your food, and there are even some types of vinegar that are designed specifically for

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In this guide, we will be exploring whether you can freeze quiche. Quiche is a favorite lunch of many people, and it is so versatile that you can pack it with whatever fillings you wish. Thanks to its egg-laden recipe, many people assume that it cannot be frozen - but

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Sorbet and Sherbet are both delicious treats that we all vastly enjoy. Thy are two fruity fantastic frozen desserts that are favorites among many people today.However, few people actually know what the differences are between these two tasty treats. Often times, the names sorbet and sherbet are interchangeably used when

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The hype around chia seeds might have died down recently. But they are still super popular with a lot of health and fitness fanatics. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, fat, and protein. But they take a little effort to prepare.Chia seeds can be eaten as they are,

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Tomato paste and tomato sauce, their main ingredient is tomato so they should be fairly similar right? Despite this being the most prominent similarity shared between both condiments, it is actually the only similarity as they are in fact different in many ways. Your local supermarket will likely offer an

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Yeast. Yeast is one of those products that we never really know quite what we are doing with it. Most of the time we end up using a whole lot all at once, or just a little bit here and there. Only now are we aware that we should actually

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We all know where we stand with milk or cream, don’t we? We know how to store it, how to pour it, and if we can throw it in the freezer when needed. But with half-and-half, more of us than we care to admit, stand reading the carton scratching our

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Everybody loves a Keurig - Shane Dawson Keurig K-Cups kick-started a coffee revolution and were the culmination of their creator Jon Sylvan’s life-long dream to make bad office coffee a thing of the past. Sylvan wanted to create a machine that would transform the way that people brewed and drank coffee, but

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If you ask anyone what their favorite meat is, a lot of people will answer chicken. It is a key ingredient in a wide variety of different dishes, and meat that easily crosses cultures and cuisines.This might be because it is a relatively cheap meat, and it could also be

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Vodka and tequila. Two of the most popular alcoholic drinks in America and the world. Both a recipe for mayhem, enjoyment, or an absolute disaster. If you are underage and wondering what the difference is between the two drinks you hear most often - you’ve come to the right place.

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When it comes to different foods there are millions of options to choose from. While it is easy to get stuck in our ways and eat the foods we are familiar with, it is important to try new things too.While we may not always enjoy the new types of food,

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There’s nothing like a bit of well cooked meat to make for a hearty meal. Smoked ham is one of the best choices if you’re looking to enjoy the slightly cooler weather in the lead up to Thanksgiving. Smoked ham is a great choice of meat for any time of

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We’ve all heard of fro-yo, but can you really freeze your leftover yogurt as a way to store it for longer? Will the yogurt have a different texture once it has thawed? Is the taste affected in any way? What’s the best way to defrost it to preserve its yogurty-yumminess? Seeing

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What is there not to love about hummus? It is delicious, it's packed with nutrition, and you can pair it with nearly everything!You can stuff your face full of it without feeling a shred of guilt, and it is enjoyable all year round. If you live in a home of hummus

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We all know the standard meats, the ones you are most likely to eat a few times a week, beef, chicken, pork, etc.But these meats are like a doorway into even more delicious options, the less common meats, but the ones that make your mouth water even more. These include 

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If you’re from North America or Europe, you have probably used the term “porridge” interchangeably with “oatmeal”. Although there is no crime against this, both are made with different recipes and particular ingredients.There is one thing both have in common and that is that they make for an excellent breakfast.

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Trout and salmon are probably two of the most recognizable names of fish in the world. There is little doubt that these are two of the most popular fish on the seafood market today. While other fish such as tuna and pollock are popular around the world, trout, and salmon

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Scallions vs Shallots? What’s the difference? Well, although both are often believed to be the same, these two onion varieties are different in a variety of ways. Many people think that you can substitute scallions for shallots and vice versa. Although different in some ways, this is possible, but only in

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When it comes to cooking, there are often lots of recipes that require you to use white beans, which can sound quite vague if you are unsure of what this means. This might leave you wondering what type of white beans that you are supposed to be using.There are actually

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Flapjacks and pancakes are often mistaken for each other as they have different meanings in the US and UK. This can cause a lot of confusion as they are the same in the US but completely different in the UK.So what is the difference between flapjacks and pancakes? Naturally, this

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Lemonade definitely does not get given the credit it deserves. When it gets compared to other types of soda, it is often the option that is at the bottom of many people’s lists.However, it is such an underrated drink. There is nothing quite like an ice-cold glass of fresh lemonade

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Avocados are known for their difficulty. They are delicious when ripe. But working out when exactly they are ripe is very difficult. They seem to only be ready to eat for about 7 minutes. They are also one of the most difficult foods to store. Avocados need to be stored differently

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If you have never eaten ramen noodles before, then you are really missing out. If you have eaten ramen noodles, then you know exactly what we are talking about. Ramen noodles are a delicious, warming, comforting and flavorful snack to enjoy. If you are a ramen noodle lover, then you may

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You may think that if you get given any letter, you will easily be able to reel off foods which start with it. But when you actually sit down and think about it, it can be difficult to recall more than perhaps 5 different foods all linked to one specific

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Air fryers are the new kids on the block when it comes to preparing your foods quickly and healthily. They have quickly grown in popularity, using half as much of the oil that a normal frying pan would, and half as much electricity as a full cooker does.The kitchen appliance

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Tortillas are amongst some of the most delicious foods currently available on the market, the soft floury texture is very tasty. They also form the perfect wrap for pinto beans, black beans, chicken, lettuce and a whole host of delicious dressings and sauces.But what about when tortillas go bad? We

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Have you ever been halfway through a recipe, or making a dish, to reach for the refrigerator and find that you are out of heavy cream? With your meal halfway finished, you really haven’t got time to nip to the store, just for some cream! There is an answer...you can

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Perhaps you’re looking to eat your way through the alphabet. Or maybe you’re frantically searching for a detailed description of a menu item you’ve never come across before. Whatever your reasons for research, we’re here to help!Below you’ll find 41 foods that start with the letter “H”. Some of these

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No matter how much you think you know about food, we guarantee that there will be items on this list that you have never even heard of before. Broaden your tastes and culinary experiences and check out all of these M foods.1. Macadamia NutsMacadamia nuts are large and soft nuts.

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Peanut butter is a spread made with roasted, ground, and shelled peanuts. They may have some preservatives and seasonings added. In order to be classed as peanut butter, the product must be composed of at least 90% peanuts. What is the history of peanut butter? There are records of peanuts

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There are so many different foods out there, many that you’ve probably never tried, and knowing about all of these different foods can really help to improve your diet and make your meals more exciting.In this article, we are going to be looking at all of the different foods that

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Today we have a fun article for you!  We have included 43 different types of food that begin with the letter I.Whether you are looking for inspiration for a themed dinner party, or you are just interested to know the different foods that begin with the letter I - this

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There are so many different types of food in the world, that you could dedicate your life to trying new types, and never get through them all! It can be hard to think of all the different types of foods, so it’s always good to take a look at lists

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Once again my life has been saved by the miracle of lasagna - Garfield (Jim Davis)Lasagna wasn’t just one of our family favorites while we were growing up, it was the highlight of our week. Every Friday night after school and work were finished for another week, we’d all sit

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Have you ever wondered how many different foods out there start with the letter F? Well, we have! We managed to find 59 of them, ranging from everyday foods to exotic dishes we’ve never heard of before. Read on to find out what ‘F’ food you should try next.1. FennelThe

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Peach Schnapps is one of the most popular liqueurs for those with a sweet tooth.Sweet and peach-flavored, this liqueur is incredibly versatile and is easy to mix with other drinks to create a yummy concoction! Here are the 10 popular peach schnapps mixed drink recipes that will leave you sated. What Is

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Chinese cuisine is vastly popular in restaurants, take out places and many homes around the world. With so many tasty dishes to choose from with this cuisine, it can be hard to find your favorite dish to order!  Chow mein and chop suey are two of the most popular dishes

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If you like having friends over for drinks, music and good times, then you will have to know how to serve up the perfect cocktails and beverages. Rum is an all-rounder alcoholic beverage that many people enjoy, and can be mixed with so many different ingredients to make a variety

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Pepperoni is one of the most popular pizza toppings in America. It is an accumulation of meat and seasonings in the form of a salami sausage, giving off a slightly smoky and very meaty flavor.But what is pepperoni and how is it made? Here’s a gastronomic answer.Is Pepperoni Italian?Despite most

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You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food - Paul Prudhomme  Good company and good food are two of the finer things in life and whenever you get a chance to combine both of them, it’s an opportunity to throw caution to the wind, let your creativity run

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Parsley and Cilantro are both popular herbs used for flavoring and garnishing a wide range of cuisines.They also come from the same family: the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae family, which consists mostly of aromatic flowering plants.This plant family is named after the type genus Apium and is commonly known as the

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If you feel like you don’t know too much about alcohol, don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got you covered.Alcohol is thought to have been discovered as far back as 4,000 BC or possibly even earlier still. It has also been discovered in several corners of the

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Although they may appear similar, there are a few differences that set a cake and torte apart. While they are both categorized as deliciously tasty desserts, tortes are cakes but not every cake is identified as a torte. We would agree that this sounds rather confusing, but the differences can

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Wine and pasta are a match made in heaven, but which wine compliments which pasta sauce?  Pairing your pasta with wine can really tie the dish together, enhancing all the flavors of the dish without overpowering it. Pasta comes in a range of different dishes, from heavy cream-based sauces to

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Whisky of any kind is a delicious treat for the senses (of people over 21 of course…). Whether you drink it on the rocks, blended in your favorite whisky cocktail, or with your mixer of choice, there is no denying how wonderful that delectable, distinctive flavor is. As great as

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Potato salad is a simple and straightforward dish that is loved by many, and you can add lots of different ingredients to make it the perfect dish. If you find yourself with some potato salad leftovers, then you might be left wondering if you can freeze potato salad to make

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I don’t know about you but I’m hungry just writing this article! Neufchatel and cream cheese are both soft white cheeses but are quite different overall. You have most likely seen cream cheese in countless recipes and most grocery stores. Neufchatel cheese may not be as well known but it

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Lettuce is a leaf vegetable that is often enjoyed in salads, sandwiches, and wraps, etc. Upon noticing a bargain during a visit to the local food shop, many of us tend to stock up on lettuce only to find that we have a lot of it leftover and not many

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Gotta love a ripe pineapple! Really mouthwatering and juicy, and best of all it really packs a punch!It may sound cheesy, but to me eating a ripe pineapple is just like spending a brief moment in some tropical paradise.But these days fruits tend to hit the store shelves before they’ve

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Arborio rice is a type of short-grain rice that is named after the town of Arborio, in the Po Valley, which is situated in the main region of Piedmont in Italy. It’s also grown in Arkansas, California, and Missouri in the US.   This Italian short-grain rice is frequently used to

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Sashimi and Sushi are two delicious Japanese delicacies, however, they’re often confused with each other.Both of these dishes contain raw fish and are usually served with a soy dipping sauce.However, there are many differences between the two dishes, and in this article, we’ll be outlining 5 vital differences between the

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We all know the pain of getting your hot, golden, crispy fries home only to discover they have turned limp and soggy.Particularly in a year when we are all staying at home more, making restaurant-quality food from the comfort of your own kitchen has bever been more important.Is there actually

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The great thing about cheese is that there are so many different types of it available. Due to the wide range, there are lots of cheeses that exist in the same family like others, giving you plenty of options if you fancy a change.  Every cheese lover has a specific

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Potatoes are one of the most reliable foodstuffs that you can find in your pantry or fridge, keeping for months on end in a cool, dark place without rotting or turning sour. They are also incredibly versatile, being transformed into hundreds of other different kinds of dishes quickly and easily.

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Here at The Kitchen Community, we think every cheese is worthy of its own article. Asiago cheese is no different. That delicious, versatile yellow block is wonderful when it’s fresh in a sub or sandwiches. The hardened, mature cheese is the perfect accompaniment to soups, salads, and bread. We all

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It is no surprise that cake is one of the best and favorite options for dessert, as well as being excellent as a snack and to celebrate special occasions.This is because cake comes in many different forms, as there are basically infinite possibilities. Cakes come in different flavors and shapes

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Cheese is great, but melted cheese? Well, that’s the next level. There’s not much better than the taste of Velveeta cheese that’s been melted and poured over the top of your dish for a yummy topping. But melting cheese can get messy, and the last thing you want is a

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An ideal accompaniment to just about any meal, or just wonderful as it is with some butter, bread is beloved globally. But it doesn’t just appear in one standardized form! Although we typically use it to fill with other ingredients, as the sturdy vessel that makes or breaks a sandwich, there

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Rice is one of the most universally important parts of a multitude of dishes. It is also one of the trickiest foods to cook if you have not perfected cooking it on a hob.Kitchen appliances such as a rice cooker are an exceptional addition to any household, as it makes

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Lunch meat, luncheon meat, deli meat, cold cuts, whatever you call these yummy slices of meat, chances are you’ve wondered if there is a way of saving them for another day. We all know how easy it is to buy too much. Whether we’ve overestimated how many sandwiches we need

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Mixups between peppers are common occurrences. Sometimes different types look so similar, it would take a certified expert to tell them apart, but no two peppers have fallen so erroneously synonymous than the banana pepper and the pepperoncini pepper.If - like most of us - you’ve spent your entire life believing

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Noodles are a staple in Asian cuisine, and they’re now eaten all over the world, whether cooked at home or enjoyed as part of a take-out.  Noodles are made from unleavened dough. The dough is rolled flat and cut and stretched into long strips which can vary in thickness.They’re usually

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Cheesecloth is the sort of kitchen utensil that you have likely seen on old cookery programs or maybe one of your grandparents used to make their own cheese. Cheesecloth can, of course, be used for making cheese. But it is useful for so many different dishes. Cheesecloth can be used

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Catsup, Ketchup they sound pretty similar right and we wouldn't blame you for mistaking them as the same thing. If you've consumed both you may not have noticed a difference between the taste of both condiments and this is because they are terms used to refer to the same product.

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Salami is a cured sausage made from fermented and/or air-dried meat. There are an array of different varieties of salami available. Traditionally it was only ever made from pork.Although nowadays, it is made with all sorts of meat including; beef, lamb, duck, venison, even horse or donkey – or a

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Marsala is a fortified wine from the Sicilian region of Marsala. There are dry and sweet varieties. It is widely used in cooking, both savory and sweet dishes like Chicken Marsala and Veal Marsala.The production of Marsala wine is strictly watched by the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC). This is

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Shortening is used for a variety of different baking purposes, and it can commonly be found in lots of different baking recipes. If you like to bake a lot, then you might find that your supplies have quickly diminished and that you are now in need of some shortening alternatives

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Granulated garlic is an ingredient that can be found in lots of different recipes for a variety of different types of dishes.Garlic is able to bring flavor to almost any dish, and it is often used in combination with other herbs and spices.Due to its popularity, you might find that

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Vinegar is an ingredient that is often used for a variety of different purposes, and typically, if you don’t have one type of vinegar, you can choose to use a different type that you do have available to you.  Let me help you find the perfect vinegar substitute.  As well as

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Sour cream is a great, versatile dairy product that can add the finishing touch to copious recipes, especially when it comes to making homemade nachos, chili or the base for French onion dip! You might think of sour cream as a staple in Mexican cooking, yet it can be used for

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Zesting a lemon can be tricky if you don’t have the right tools or the experience. Although you can buy grated lemon peel, this is usually dried and won’t have the right effect on your dish. Fresh lemon zest is usually the best option for whatever you’re cooking. (Although dried lemon

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Mushrooms are a staple of many different cuisines around the world; they’re loved for their earthy taste and meat-like texture, which also makes them a popular ingredient in vegetarian and vegan dishes.  However, there are hundreds of different types of edible mushrooms out there, and it would be a shame

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Is there anything better than the delicious taste of gooey, homemade brownies? If you’re in a bind without any vegetable oil to make your favorite brownie recipe, it isn’t the end of the world!  Brownies are an incredibly versatile dessert, especially when it comes to the ingredients that go into

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When it comes to flavor, diversity, and tasteful adventure, nothing comes quite as close as sushi. Though sushi may make some people recoil, given that it is raw fish there is no grand surprise.Many of the most adventurous foodies in the US may turn a cheek to sushi. Most people

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Pork is one of the most succulent meats around. It has such a distinguished flavor which leaves you wanting more and more.Whether you grill, fry, or roast it, the taste will always excite your taste buds. There are so many different cuts of pork and they all serve different purposes.

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Egg rolls and spring rolls, spring roll vs egg roll….Wow, we’re barely a sentence into the article and already our mouths are watering! We bet yours are too!Both egg rolls and spring rolls are two of the most delicious things on this earth in our opinion.Wait… what? You thought they

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Fried rice is a great base for your Chinese takeout from panda express or a great way to use leftover rice.Most home cooks and even professional chefs say that frying your leftover rice is a great way to reduce waste and they actually recommend pre-cooked, refrigerator-cooled rice for the best

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Freezing food is one of the most convenient things you can do. Not only will it save you from having to throw away unwanted food, but it will also prolong the shelflife of food significantly.If you have a freezer, you can freeze almost anything, within reason, of course!While certain types

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Sauerkraut is definitely a unique taste, but for the people who like it, it is one of the best dishes that exist.With a dish as distinctive as sauerkraut, it is unlikely that you will use large portions of it regularly which could lead to this delicacy going to waste. If you

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The words “gherkin” and “pickle” are often used interchangeably. But are they different? Or is this just a cultural difference and they are the same thing known by different terms? Can we call them "gherkin pickles"?Depending on who you ask the answer is both and neither. But that isn’t a

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Pizza is unquestionably one of the best dishes that exist.This yummy blend of carbohydrates and cheese with a rich Italian history is a favorite worldwide, with different countries putting their own spin on this great dish. For so many people, pizza is just the go-to meal.If you don’t know what you

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Bisque versus soup… Oh, that age-old battle. Both are liquid meals, right, so how different can they be?Well, the answer to that is that they are different. What’s more, they are both delicious, even if the thought of food mushed into liquid form doesn’t sound particularly pleasant… Soup and bisque, are

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In order to save food from going out of date, there are lots of different types of foods that can actually be frozen so you can still enjoy them at a later date.However, when it comes to freezing foods, depending on the type of food that it is, there are

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Pancakes are one of the tastiest treats. They are so versatile and can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert, and even as a cheeky snack!  If you have ever made your own pancakes then you will know that they are surprisingly easy to make and do not require the use of

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Tamales are a traditional dish, commonly known as Mexican, that are typically meat filled corn dough meals that are steamed in a corn husk. Other fillings include beans, cheeses, vegetables, and often sweet fillings such as chocolate or fruit. They are said to have originated from the Mesoamerican era, with

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Greens are a fundamental part of a healthy diet. The term greens tends to refer to leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, and collard greens. This is not an exhaustive list and there are many more vegetables that fall under the category of greens.  It is recommended that you

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Have you ever thought that French fries should be renamed to American fries? I mean studies have shown that we eat more than 30lbs of French fries each every year. Also, the name ‘French fries’ is actually a misnomer, the French fry has been traced back to 1600 Belgium when

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We have all been there, haven’t we? We have made a delicious meal, one we might have painstakingly labored over for hours on end, only to realize we have made too much. Our bellies are full to the hilt, and we aren’t going to fancy leftovers later. Thoughts turn to our

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Cup noodles are one of the easiest foods to prepare in the world. We have all enjoyed a hot steaming cup of noodles at some point in our lives.Cup noodles are particularly popular in young adults and college students for their easy to make and comforting qualities. Cup noodles are enjoyed

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Pecan pie is a classic American Thanksgiving dessert. It consists of a pastry case, an egg-based filling, and lots of pecan nuts. It was originally known as a sugar pie due to the large quantities of syrup and sugar in the recipe. Store-bought pies are likely to contain preservatives that act

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Oranges are some of the most versatile and delicious kinds of fruits around. They’re full of flavor, tantalizingly juicy, and can be used to make delicious desserts, or even feature as part of your five a day!Oranges aren’t always in season so, perhaps you’ve recently purchased them in bulk while

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Beef broth and beef consomme are very similar liquids. Consommé is the French word for perfect, or to make complete. So you could say that a broth is simply an unfinished consommé. Many people confuse stocks and broth, however they are not the same.Stock is made with just the bones being

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Tamales are a dish that originates from the Mesoamerican region. This was an indigenous region that existed prior to the Spanish colonization of the Americas.It included areas that are now known as central Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and North Costa Rica. Tamales are made of a corn-based, starchy

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Limes can turn yellow when they become overripe, and lemons are green when they are underripe. So you can be forgiven for thinking they are the same fruit. In actuality, while they come from the same family of citrus fruits, they are not the same fruit at different stages of life.Lemons

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Ground beef is an excellent ingredient because it can be used in so many different dishes. It is a versatile type of meat that is easy to cook, and thoroughly enjoyable in any dish that it is an ingredient in. With meat that is so easy to cook and so

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Tuna is one of the most versatile foods - it can be the star of the show or a helping hand for flavor. You can even put it in salads to give them more oomph! While fresh tuna has a pretty poor shelf life, canned tuna is a different story

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Oh, the age-old question… What came first, the cucumber or the pickle? We’re joking, of course. However, haven’t you ever wondered about pickles and cucumbers? They look oddly similar. Almost like pickles are baby cucumbers, right?This article is going to explore the differences between pickles and cucumbers. The title of

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Canned tuna is a staple food that deserves its place in everyone’s pantry. It can be used in a number of dishes and it has an excellent shelf life thanks to the sturdy packaging.Canned foods are inexpensive, easy to store, and are excellent backup foods. While the shelf life is longer

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Cream cheese is a delicious cheese that can be used as a topping for a snack, as well as a key ingredient in a variety of different sweet and savory dishes.There is only one downside to cream cheese, and that is its short shelf life.In the fridge, cream cheese has

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The use of herbs can take your dish to the next level of awesomeness.Seriously, so many people underestimate the brilliance of using herbs while they’re cooking. Basil is no different - it’s vibrant, aromatic, and enhancing! You can use basil both straight from the plant and dried down. While most people

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Cabbage, one of the most versatile vegetables around,  even coming in flower form! But today, we want to talk to you about the main, and let’s be fair, delicious use of cabbage.You can do so much with cabbage, you can have cabbage soup, cabbage stew, boil it and have it

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Freezing food is always difficult. The freezing isn’t so much the issue but the defrosting. Even if something seems to freeze well, will it be okay once it’s defrosted? Tortillas are difficult as foods that are heavy in carbohydrates usually freeze well. For example, bread is definitely great for freezing

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While their labels may appear similar, some differences can be identified between heavy whipping cream and whipping cream.Awareness of these differences is important to ensure that they don’t affect the overall taste when added to a particular dish.When browsing the dairy aisle and stumbling upon the vast assortment of different

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Bananas make for an excellent snack no matter the time of day. They’re creamy and filling, yet not too sweet like other fruits out there. What’s more, they’re easily accessible and inexpensive to purchase. Bananas are a staple fruit in many households and people of all ages can appreciate the

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Cointreau is an absolute staple of any cocktail set. If you don’t have Cointreau then you absolutely do not have the right collection of liquors. But, if you’re in the middle of making a drink and have realized that you have run out of Cointreau. Or maybe you’re just a bit

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Olives are truly love ‘em or hate ‘em snacks. But, chances are, if you’re reading this article, you absolutely love them. You will also likely know that there are many different kinds of olives.Two of the most popular are kalamata olives and black olives. But what’s the difference between these

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Buttermilk is such a versatile ingredient. It is used frequently in baking, but it can also be used to cook savory meals too.Given that it is not an ingredient that you will use every day, you may notice that you end up throwing away the leftover buttermilk.If you have had

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Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, nothing is quite like it, especially on a cold winter’s evening, cuddled up next to a warm fire. It was created in 1973, bringing new things to the stage in alcohol production.  Who would’ve thought that dairy and alcohol would mix so well and taste so

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Green onions and chives are both delicious additions to any dish in their own right. Both of them have super unique flavors and are delicious on their own as well as in other recipes.They are sometimes thought of interchangeably, with many [people thinking they are the same thing or at

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We all know the story. You had a sudden and insatiable hankering for ham, so you hit the butchers.Before you know it your eyes have grown eight times the size of your stomach and you're struggling to fit a truly planetary ham joint into your poor little car.Ham is delicious;

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For any cookout or barbecue, a burger is an absolute must. The ultimate people pleaser, you will be able to provide a delicious meal for any of your guests.Burgers can be made any way you want which is one thing that makes them a top choice at a cookout. Whether you’re

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Sausage is a great deal like life. You get out of it what you put into it - Jimmy Dean While good sausage can elevate the dreariest of meals and change it into a masterpiece, and turn a bad day into a spectacular one, great sausage can transform your life. It

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With approximately 50,000 varieties to choose from, rice is a hugely versatile carbohydrate that makes a great base for a number of dishes.From white to brown, short or long-grain, there’s a type of rice to suit every meal.Two of the tastiest types of rice are jasmine and basmati, but what

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If you don’t know the difference between chicken breast and chicken tenderloin, it’s nothing to worry about. Most people associate the word tenderloin with pork, but you can get chicken tenderloin too. Unless you carve your own chicken, you might not know where the tenderloins are located on a chicken’s body.But

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