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8 Clever Ways to Reuse Ice Trays

8 Clever Ways to Reuse Ice Trays

Are those old ice cube trays collecting dust in your cabinet? They shouldn’t be! These inexpensive kitchen tools can be used for more than just creating ice cubes. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite ways to reuse old ice trays to help you better your cooking skills. From herb-infused cooking marinades to quick clean up hacks, you’ll be surprised what these little trays can do.

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Brunch, Egg Hunt, or Dinner | Hosting Easter 3 Different Ways

If it’s your turn to entertain this year, we’ve got your back. No matter if you’re looking to spread the Easter cheer over a light brunch or a decadent formal dinner, we’ve created a few ingenious ways to make the most out of our Easter offering.

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How to Make the Perfect Boiled Eggs—Every Time

How to Make the Perfect Boiled Eggs—Every Time

There’s nothing more satisfying than peeling the shell off of a boiled egg, but there’s nothing worse than finding a too-hard or too-soft inside. Get the perfect hard boiled egg every time with our easy egg time table!

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How to Cook with Herbs

Cooking with Herbs | A Beginner's Guide

So, you’re strolling through the produce section and you think to yourself, “What’s all this green stuff?”. You accidentally pick up parsley when you really needed cilantro, or basil when you were actually looking for mint. Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Cooking with herbs can be quite the challenge when you’re not familiar with what’s out there. To help you increase your knowledge in the kitchen and unleash the Master Chef inside of you, we’ve created a quick guide for cooking with herbs.

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How to Cook En Papillote

How to Cook En Papillote

Cooking en papillote has become one of the hottest new cooking trends—but it really isn’t new at all. En papillote, French for “in parchment”, is a simple, mess-free way of cooking that gives you the best possible flavor when cooking fish, lamb, or poultry. This cooking style has been around for decades, and it’s revolutionizing modern cooking. Learn all about cooking en papillote here!

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7 Ways to Lower Your Carb Intake This Week

7 Tips to Lower Your Carb Intake this Week

Controlling the types and amount of carbs you consume is easier than you might think. If you’re looking to make a positive change in your diet, click here to learn a few simple tips to cut down on carbs this week.

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7 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier This Week

7 Ways to Eat Healthier This Week | Healthy Meal Kits

Looking to make better choices in the kitchen this week? No matter the reason, staying healthy during the week is a lot easier said than done. The obligatory happy hour, dinner and drinks with an old friend, and those times where you just don’t want to cook—all of these things happen, but don’t let them get in the way of your goals. Here's seven ways to stay on track and eat better this week.

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Meal Prep with Chef'd | 7 Meal Kits for #MealPrep

Meal Prep with Chef'd | 7 Meal Kits for #MealPrep

Did you read “meal prep” and think, “oh no, another salad”? Being healthy doesn’t mean eating like a rabbit! There are tons of different, delicious ways to stay on track without relying on basic leafy greens. Because our kitchen is full of over 400 meal kits, we’ve narrowed down the list to our top seven meal kits for meal prep, making it easier than ever eat better this week.

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5 Ways Meal Kit Delivery Can Change Your Life for the Better

Chances are, you’ve heard of meal kits. You’ve read about them, you know someone who has tried them, or maybe you’ve even tried them yourself! Meal kit delivery is taking over the food world—and for good reason. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, here’s some encouragement. Here are five ways that meal kit delivery can change your life for the better.

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Cast Iron Pans | Cleaning & Care Guide

Cast Iron Pans | Cleaning & Cooking Guide

While cast iron pans are the pan to end all pans, they demand specific maintenance and care. Without the proper care regime, your cast iron pans will be rusted and worn out before you can say “What’s for dinner?”. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you restore your cast iron skillet and keep it well maintained for decades. Keep reading our cast iron cleaning guide below!

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4 Ideas to Create a Stunning Holiday Dinner Party

4 Ideas to Create a Stunning Holiday Dinner Party

No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, there’s always one common theme: food. Food is always at the center of any celebration. Create a beautiful celebration with these four stunning holiday dinner table settings!

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5 Ways to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Congratulations, you made it through cooking and hosting your very own Thanksgiving dinner! Have a fridge full of leftovers and not a clue what to do with them? We've got you covered. Read more here!

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My Box is On the Way! Now What?

Whether you’re a meal plan subscriber or have just ordered a few a la carte meals, you’re now on your way to getting a box of fresh, pre-portioned ingredients delivered to your doorstep, ready for you to start cooking. In the meantime, here are a few tips from our team so that you can make the most of your experience.

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Cook Like Fabio This Father's Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching and typically this means running to your local department store to buy a few ties, maybe a tool kit, and some last minute socks. This year however, why not mix it up and get Dad something he’ll really love? We’ve partnered with Fabio Viviani, a brand-new dad himself, to bring you a Father’s Day meal kit that every man is sure to enjoy: Meat Lasagna.

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How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey for Thanksgiving

During the Thanksgiving turkey rush, many farmers, including the ones we work with, begin preparing for the holiday weeks in advance, freezing turkeys to ensure that they’re perfectly fresh when they get to you. Here's how to easily thaw your turkey in time for your big meal.

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How to Perfectly Time Thanksgiving Cooking

Thanksgiving is in the air, and along with visions of golden turkeys and green bean casseroles, something else might be dancing through your head: stress about how you’ll pull off the biggest meal of the year.

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How to Peel Ginger with a Spoon

Ginger, that knobby, gnarled-looking root, enlivens anything it touches, from soups to sauces to stir-fry and more. Its irregular shape, however, can make peeling the root a royal pain – unless, that is, you have some basic cutlery at your disposal.

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How to Cut Garlic Three Ways

If there’s one ingredient our test kitchen couldn’t function without, it’s garlic. Sure, it’s pungent and sharp-tasting when raw, but garlic mellows and sweetens when it’s cooked, providing a flavorful foundation for dozens of our favorite dishes.

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The Best Ways to Use Cucumbers

Consider the cucumber: crisp and cool, it’s an essential player in the pursuit of texture, adding crunch and freshness to any number of meals. And on top of the crunch factor, it’s one of our favorite ways to add a pop of color to any plate.

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Take the Bite Out Of Raw Shallots and Onions

We love the crunchy texture and sharp flavor raw shallots and onions bring to our salads and sandwiches, but the pungent aftertaste that lingers in their wake leaves something to be desired. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to tame the sharpness of raw alliums.

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Endless Summer- Grilling Guide

One of summer’s greatest pleasures is breaking out the grill and cooking a fire-kissed feast for your family and friends. In fact, you’ve probably been doing it all summer long, and chances are you have the basics down.

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