How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

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Want to make your next pumpkin pie completely from scratch? Learn how to make your own homemade pumpkin puree. It’s not as difficult as you think. Simply roast, puree, and use. This all-natural technique will give you so much inspiration for all of your fall-themed recipes. Get the easy tutorial now on Foodal.

How To Cook Rice on the Stovetop

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Don’t have a rice cooker and you need to figure out how to cook rice on the stovetop? Struggling with uncooked grains, issues with burning and sticking, or watery results? We’ve got you covered! Check out this quick little guide from Foodal, and it will have you making rice like a pro in no time. Read more now.

Pumpkin Spice is Everything Nice!

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice | Foodal.com

With the arrival of the colder seasons, the warming combination of pumpkin spice (cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg) is a welcome addition to meals and drinks alike. It’s great in baked goods like pies, muffins, pancakes and breads. And yes, it actually makes pumpkin taste better too! Read more about each spice, and learn how to make this easy mixture at home, on Foodal now!

7 Smoothie Solutions: Improve Your Blender Game with These Tips

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Are you suffering from chunky fruit or gunky powder clumps in your morning smoothies and shakes that won’t go up a straw? It’s time to up your blender game, and improve your technique. We have a few quick fixes that will turn those blends into smooth beverages that are delicious to drink. Read more now on Foodal.

How to Cut a Cantaloupe

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We love to celebrate summer with fresh fruit. But what if you’re not sure how to prepare it? Want to learn the best method for cutting a luscious cantaloupe or honeydew into slices or bite-size chunks? We share our pro tips in an easy illustrated how-to guide, just in time for melon season. Read more now on Foodal.

How to Poach Eggs to Perfection

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Poached eggs are a timeless brunch classic, and a reliable go-to option for making meals in a pinch. But so many people are afraid to make them at home. Want to learn how easy it is to prepare them to perfection on the stovetop? We share our handy cooking tips and serving suggestions. Read more now on Foodal.

Foodal’s In-Depth Guide to Top Rated Pressure Canners: 5 Great Brands Reviewed

Foodal's In-Depth Guide to Top Rated Pressure Canners

Preserving your garden’s harvest, or seasonal produce when it comes on sale, is just flat-out smart. A pantry full of jams and jellies, chutney and pickles for the year is economical, you get to control what goes into the foods you eat, and it’s fun to produce them as well. You can produce a variety of low-acid foods, including garden veggies, fish, poultry, game, and meat. And while they make look a little complicated, they actually have a simple design and are easy to use. Get the whole story now!

Meat Thermometers: Take the Guesswork Out of Cooking Protein

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Using a simple little gadget like a meat thermometer can prevent over or under-cooked meat, and eliminates guesswork altogether – making you look like a brilliant star in the kitchen! Simple to use, inexpensive, and small enough to store in a drawer, an accurate thermometer can deliver sumptuous, and perfectly cooked meats time after time.