Pumpkin Spice is Everything Nice!

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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.

How to Store and Organize Your Tea Varieties at Home

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What’s your favorite kind of tea? Whether it’s black or green, fruity or herbal, freshness equals delicious flavor. Learn about proper tea storage from the experts at Foodal. Discover five useful ideas for organizing varieties, and a host of helpful tips for creating the perfect cup of tea. Read more now.

5 Things to Know before Heading out to the Farmers Market

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Want to eat more seasonally and source your food locally? If so, try out your local farmers market. Read Foodal’s tips to help you have a successful trip and to ensure that you are actually getting the locally grown and organic produce that you want.

Jam, Jelly, or Preserves? A Quick Guide to Spreadable Fruit

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Is your go-to breakfast a crisp slice of toast slathered with jam? Maybe jelly? Or could it be preserves? What’s the difference? Read on for a quick guide to spreadable fruit, and in no time, you’ll know your curd from your conserve, and how each delicious variety is made. We’ve got what you need, right here on Foodal.