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.

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.

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.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Know How to Store Them!

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But before you make any refreshing recipes, from drinks to dessert, know how to store lemons, as well as all citrus fruit. To keep them at their best, and enjoy all the tart and juicy benefits, learn how to select and store them properly. Get all the info here on Foodal.

Marvelous Mushrooms: How to Choose, Clean, and Store for Long-Lasting Freshness

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Mushrooms are a beloved ingredient for many dishes, adding a rich, umami flavor to vegetables, egg dishes, meats, and more. Easy to prepare, they unfortunately don’t have an extensive shelf life once picked – but with the proper storage techniques, you can enjoy their fresh flavor for much longer. Join us now for a look at how to choose, clean, and store these tasty fungi!

How to Enjoy the Sweet Nuance of Bay Leaves

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Bay leaves are used in several global cuisines because of their subtle, herbal flavor and their delicate, lightly floral fragrance. A must for slow cooking stews, soups, and braises, they’re also a natural in quicker dishes like fish, poultry, pasta, and risotto. Join us now for all the details on how to choose and use this tasty herb!