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Why Chocolate Mousse Was Once Called Mayonnaise

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Why Chocolate Mousse Was Once Called Mayonnaise

Chocolate mousse was once known as "chocolate mayonnaise" in its native France, and the possible reasoning behind the name is less literal than you may think.

By Erica Martinez

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A Thumbprint Easily Prevents Your Burgers From Turning Into Meatballs

By Riya Anne Polcastro

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The Chilling Mistake You're Making With Buckeyes

By Jennifer Mathews

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Jet Tila's Baking Soda And Needle Trick To Peel Boiled Eggs Faster

By Riya Anne Polcastro

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Make Cornbread In Your Waffle Maker For Absurdly Crispy Edges

By Arianna Endicott

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    A Thumbprint Easily Prevents Your Burgers From Turning Into Meatballs

    To prevent your burger patties from swelling up into meat balloons, make an indent in the middle of the raw patty with your thumb before cooking.

    By Riya Anne Polcastro

  • Cook

    The Chilling Mistake You're Making With Buckeyes

    To ensure your buckeyes come out with a solid chocolate shell that doesn't melt in your hand, refrigerate the dipped treats for at least 10minutes.

    By Jennifer Mathews

  • Cook

    The Unique Secret Ingredient For The Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

    If you want to make the softest chocolate chip cookies of your life, you need to follow an Asian baking technique and make a tangzhong to add to your dough.

    By Jennifer Mathews

  • Recipes

    Cheese-Stuffed Argentinian Chorípan Recipe

    While chorizo is the natural star of this choripán sandwich, other goodies like mozzarella, fresh bread, and chimichurri take this handheld dish to new heights.

    By A.J. Forget

  • Grocery

    It Literally Pays To Use Aldi's Return Policy For Groceries

    If you bought something at Aldi that you didn't like or never actually used, you can return it to the store and get your full purchase price refunded.

    By Hannah Beach

  • Food

    Bobby Flay's Traditional Tip For Crisping Grilled Chicken Skin

    No one can deny that Bobby Flay knows his way around the grill, having made a name for himself doing so. So when he says put a brick on your chicken, we listen.

    By Chris Sands

  • Food

    The Salad Bar Carla Hall Always Has In Her Fridge

    Have you ever wondered what celebrity chefs keep in their fridge? Carla Hall revealed that she always has a salad bar ready to go, among other things, in hers.

    By Audrey Enjoli

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    How To Buy Olive Garden's Cheese Graters For Your Table

    Yes, the rumors are true. Olive Garden will sell you one of their famous cheese graters, so you can stir up a storm of Parmesan in your home!

    By Arianna Endicott

  • Restaurants

    Why Chipotle Will Probably Never Sell Breakfast Burritos

    It would make sense for Chipotle to offer breakfast burritos on its popular Tex-Mex menu, but there's one big reason why it probably won't happen any time soon.

    By Arianna Endicott

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    Store Ginger In The Freezer To Keep Wrinkles At Bay

    Wrinkly ginger is a sorry sight, and if you never manage to use it up in time, freezing this root and using it directly from frozen couldn't be easier.

    By Caryl Espinoza Jaen

  • Drink

    How To Pick The Best Coffee Bags For Lasting Freshness

    There are plenty of ways to ensure your morning cup of joe tastes as fresh as possible, and picking the best bag when you shop is your first step.

    By Sarah Mohamed

  • Drink

    How Long Your Favorite Liquors Last After Opening The Bottle

    From wines and spirits to hard cider and kombucha, see how long your favorite alcoholic beverage will last, as well as tips for keeping it as fresh as possible.

    By Brian Good

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    The Toasty Flour Your Banana Bread Needs

    If you want to amp up your banana bread, you may want to swap out traditional flour for an ancient grain, einkorn. It's toasty, malty, and delicious.

    By Annie Epstein

  • Drink

    How Long Does Unopened Canned Beer Take To Expire?

    Beer does in fact have a shelf-life, but how long does it take unopened cans to expire and is there anything you can do to extend the time to drink them?

    By Annie Epstein

  • Cook

    13 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Baking A Cake (And How To Avoid Them)

    If you can't seem to nail the perfect cake, you might be making one of these common and potentially dessert-ruining mistakes with your sweet bake.

    By Suzannah Kolbeck

  • Drink

    Bloody Mary Mix Is An Easy Shortcut For Exceptional Meatloaf

    Just as easy to cook with as it is to drink, bloody mary mix is a great way to ramp up the taste of homemade meatloaf by adding a kick of fruity spice.

    By Louise Rhind-Tutt

  • Restaurants

    How To Order A Babyccino At Starbucks

    If your kids often feel bored or left out when you have to swing by your local Starbucks, order them a babyccino, a cute, simple, and kid-friendly drink.

    By Erica Martinez

  • Drink

    The Vanilla Hack To Upgrade Whiskey Right In The Bottle

    Making your own vanilla-infused whiskey is as simple as popping a vanilla bean directly into your bottle, and tasting daily as its flavor develops.

    By Louise Rhind-Tutt

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    The Unexpected Kitchen Tool To Perfectly Mash Avocados

    Using a fork to mash avocados can take forever and give you a cramp in your wrist, so grab this common kitchen tool instead for the perfect mash in seconds.

    By Hannah Beach

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    Baking Ingredients That Are Totally Different In Britain Vs America

    Common baking ingredients in America can look a little different in Britain -- here's what you need to know about the differences in flour, eggs, and more.

    By Elaine Todd

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    How To Improve Store-Bought Frosting With Just Butter

    Baking from scratch is delicious, but boy, it can take time. Store-bought frosting makes life simpler, and you can improve its taste so easily with one thing.

    By Louise Rhind-Tutt

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    Giada De Laurentiis' Knife Tip To Easily Chop Chocolate Bars

    Eating chocolate? That's easy. Chopping chocolate? Less so. That is, it's a pain unless you're using Giada De Laurentiis' trick. It just takes a knife swap.

    By Annie Epstein

  • Cook

    Guy Fieri's Go-To Base For Actually Satisfying Veggie Burgers

    If your veggie burgers turn to mush when you cook them, take a tip from Flavortown master Guy Fieri and use this base for the most satisfying results.

    By Sarah Mohamed

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    Here's How Long You Can Use Buttermilk After Opening

    Buttermilk is so versatile that you might not have trouble using it up, but once you open it, you ought to know when it goes bad and how to tell it's spoiled.

    By Khyati Dand

  • Grocery

    The 3 US States That Still Don't Have A Costco

    As of 2023, there were almost 600 Costco locations in the United States - but Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Wyoming still don't have one.

    By Chris Sands

  • Cook

    Why Does Spinach Shrink So Much When It's Cooked?

    If you hate when spinach shrinks while cooking, learn why it happens and what you can do to at least prevent it from being soggy in addition to shrunken.

    By Louise Rhind-Tutt

  • Cook

    Why You Should Avoid Cutting Avocados With Metal Knives

    Avocados are a very sensitive fruit, so your choice of kitchen tool is important when prepping them to eat. Here's why you should avoid metal knives.

    By Hannah Beach

  • Food

    The Whimsical Origins Of Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Some people believe snickerdoodles to be of German origin, but the simple, delicious cookies were actually likely first created in New England.

    By Erica Martinez

  • Drink

    What Is A Breve Coffee And How Is It Not A Latte?

    If you've heard of breve coffee and wondered how it's different from a latte, the answer is: not very! After all, breve just means half and half.

    By L Valeriote

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