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What is a Dutch Oven and Why Everyone Needs One

With such an exotic name for something pretty simple, what exactly is a Dutch oven? Dutch ovens are heavy cooking pots with tight-fitting lids that can be used either on a stove top, in the oven, or a combination of both. The heavy lid and thick walls supply even, radiating heat to every part of your meal cooking inside, making it a favorite to braise dishes. It's ideal for steady and slow cooking recipes because of the excellent heat retention you can count on from your trusty Dutch oven. Enameled cast iron dutch ovens are expensive, but worth keeping in the kitchen.
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$37 Vicks Thermometer Is Perfect for the Entire Family

Taking the temperature reading of a child can sometimes be difficult. Getting an accurate reading is especially trying if you're using a thermometer meant for rectal or underarm use when the child is uncomfortable. This Vick's thermometer has a two-second reading time and provides fever insight immediately. What's more, it is non-contact, so it's ideal for pediatric use or for any families with little ones.
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Duff Goldman Net Worth: The Cake King's Cache of Cash, Explained

If you're looking for a masterpiece of a cake, Duff Goldman is your guy. Let's just say we wouldn't want to take our body measurements after trying one of his amazing cakes. But something that takes that much detail and time doesn't come cheap, and Duff Goldman sure does bank off of his baking skills. Here's an inside look at Duff Goldman's net worth, and how it came to be.
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The 12 Best Bread Machine Recipes to Make

Dust off your bread machine and take it back out of the box because this kitchen appliance can be used to create a delicious loaf of bread. If you don't have much time to spend on homemade bread, your bread maker will do the hard work for you. Taking care of the kneading, proofing, and baking, all you have to do is simply measure out the ingredients to make bread. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for the aroma of fresh bread filling the house because it's time to make some bread! Check out some of the best bread machine recipes to make this week.
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Julie Powell: Julia Child Refused To Acknowledge This Author as a Cook

In 2002, an Amherst College grad with a double major in theater and creative writing started a project that would change her life. Julie Powell was living in New York City with her husband Eric, working at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Feeling unfulfilled at work, her husband encouraged her to start blogging, the newest form of self expression for writers. Julie certainly had writing skills but what should her blog be about?
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Snow Crab Vs King Crab: Shellfish Seafood Lovers Settle the Debate

Contrary to popular belief, there are many types of crabs. Crab varieties vary depending on snow crab seasons, whether they're from the Pacific Ocean or the Atlantic Ocean, and how they've been raised. Snow crabs and king crab legs are often the ones you find at the local grocery store, and you can also get Dungeness crabs and stone crabs if you search hard enough. All crabs have unique identities, and crab taste can be a point of 'shellfish' contention among seafood lovers. Grab the lemon wedges, crab claws, and clarified butter, because we're about to break down the differences between snow crab vs king crab.
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Would You Eat a Chocolate Chip Cicada Cookie?

Much of the country is being overtaken by hordes of alien-esque creatures this summer, from roads to gardens and everywhere in between. These flying insects have reemerged after 17 years and are wreaking havoc wherever they can, delaying a White House press flight and even causing a car crash. While some Americans are disgusted, others have taken the opportunity to try a new food group, creating a number of cicada recipes.
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$25 Bomb Pop-Themed Shirt Is a 4th of July Must-Have

The Fourth of July is not only an opportunity to honor the USA, but it is also a day to get creative and show off your patriotic spirit. Firecrackers and eating delicious BBQ food are simple ways to enjoy Independence day, but if you like to dress up for every occasion, this 'Bomb Pop' shirt is for you. This summer popsicle shirt combines American flag colors and ice cream!
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BBQ Brawl Season 2 Episode 2: From Pork Meatloaf to Smoked Kahlua

Season 2 of BBQ Brawl has already been full of surprises and intense competition. In episode one, we met the contestants, each of whom is an expert in all things BBQ, bringing his or her own experiences and style to the grill. In the first episode, Christina Fitzgerald from team Symon was the first to be sent home in a wildly unexpected turn of events.
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Meet John Cusimano, Rachel Ray's Husband of 15+ Years

You might be living under a rock if you're not familiar with Rachael Ray. She's a celebrity chef, cookbook author, Food Network personality, and Host of The Rachael Ray Show, just to name a few. She's been an everyday household name for over a decade, with no signs of slowing down. While she gives viewers glimpses into her personal life on her talk show, many people don't know much, if anything about her husband John Cusimano. It turns out John has made quite a name for himself, aside from being Rachael Ray's Husband.
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10 Carla Hall Recipes Perfect For Bringing Southern Cooking Into Your Home

If you're a fan of Top Chef, Carla Hall's name is hardly new to you. The American chef, TV host and former model certainly knows her way around the kitchen. She was formerly a co-host on ABC's The Chew, where she talked about foods from all angles. Carla Hall is specifically known for southern dishes like cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, black-eyed pea salad with hot sauce vinaigrette, grits, and caramel cake. Many of her African American-inspired recipes can be found in her book Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration.
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Turkey Leg Hut: Home of the Famous Stuffed Cajun Turkey Leg

Turkey legs aren't just for the Renaissance Faire anymore. People who live around Houston, Texas are probably aware of the famous Turkey Leg Hut, a restaurant that began when the owners decided to sell turkey legs in a parking lot at the Houston Rodeo in 2016. Now, they've expanded to a venue that serves smoked turkey legs, wings, fries, alfredo shrimp pasta, cajun crawfish mac, cheese turkey legs, macaroni, tacos, and so much more.
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From West Africa to Charleston: Carolina Gold Rice

There are many foods and dishes that we enjoy with no understanding how they came to be a staple of American cuisine. In the Netflix series, High on the Hog, the history of foods such as oysters, yams, and more are shown to originate with African American cooking. Carolina Gold rice is one such delicacy that has its roots in African cooking and was brought over and popularized by African slaves.
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The One Room in Chip and Joanna Gaines' Farmhouse You've Never Seen

If you're lucky enough to have a laundry room, it's probably not the most exciting place in the house. In fact, it might be the place you least like to spend time. However, I could argue that it should be a space that feels as much as home as the living room or master bedroom. In fact, if your laundry room feels like a small sanctuary, it might make spending so much time in it feel like a treat. As it turns out, this small farmhouse renovation by Chip and Joanna Gaines on the Magnolia blog does just that.