How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Crock-Pot

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Yes, you really can cook a whole chicken in your Crock-Pot, and it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. The bird gets a quick seasoning rub, then cooks on a bed of onions after being stuffed with fresh herbs and lemon. Pair the juicy, flavorful poultry with your favorite side dishes. Get the recipe now.

How to Break Down Whole Chicken Wings, The Easy Way

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If you love to serve up wings for game day or big gatherings, you need to know how to break down whole chicken wings. This time, you can save yourself some money by buying the whole chicken wings and breaking them down into pieces yourself. It’s very easy to do, so don’t be intimidated. We’ll teach you how – read more.

How to Make an All-Butter Whole Grain Spelt Pie Crust

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You’ve had your fun with making traditional pie crusts. Let’s try something new for your next round of baking. This all-butter whole grain spelt pie crust has a delicate, flaky texture from the butter and a nutty flavor from the whole grain spelt flour. It’s a recipe that will be perfect with any filling. Read more.

How to Prep a Pomegranate

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Do you always make a huge mess when prepping pomegranate? Leave behind all those red stains, and learn how to cleanly remove the seeds in just a few easy steps. We’ll also teach you how to select the best pomegranates when shopping, and how to properly store them. Read more now to get the step-by-step tutorial.

How to Make Your Own All-Natural Homemade Yellow Cake Mix

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If you do a lot of baking, save yourself some time and skip a few steps with our recipe for an all-natural homemade yellow cake mix. Store it in your refrigerator or freezer, and just add water and eggs before baking. You’ll get perfect cakes or cupcakes every time with a heavenly aroma and sweet flavors. Read more.

How to Roast Peppers with Three Easy Methods

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Want to learn how to roast peppers at home? With step-by-step instructions, learn three easy cooking techniques you can use in your own kitchen to get perfectly roasted peppers for all of your savory recipes! Grab a big bag of your favorite peppers, and read our how-to guide now.

How to Make Homemade Kefir

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An excellent source of probiotics and calcium, kefir is a fermented beverage with many health benefits. With just two ingredients, kefir is free of added sugars, and it’s surprisingly easy to prepare at home. Read more on Foodal to get tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions for successfully making your own batch.

How to Select, Store, and Prep Jicama

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You see jicama at the grocery store every time you shop for fresh produce. Today’s the day you finally buy it. We’re here to help you select, store, and prep this refreshingly crunchy root veggie. And we’ll provide you with some of our favorite cooking suggestions in the kitchen. Get all of our tips now.

Kitchen Composting 101: 4 Easy Methods to Repurpose Food Scraps

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Turning your food scraps into kitchen compost is a proactive way to reduce your food waste. Easy and fun to practice, it has a positive impact on the environment. And if you enjoy gardening, it’s an economical way to add organic, natural nutrients your plants will love. Learn how to get started now.

How to Make Easy Herb-Infused Olive Oil

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Want to take your favorite fresh herbs and create something with truly spectacular flavor? Make easy herb-infused olive oil at home. You can use it in salad dressings, pasta dishes, artisan breads, and so much more. It takes less time than you think, and you’ll have so much fun trying different combinations. Read more.

How to Break Down a Whole Chicken Easily

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Want to hone your kitchen technique and save a little money on poultry? Whether you’re making stew or stock, it’s time to learn how to break down a chicken. Cutting whole poultry into parts isn’t as hard as you might think, and it will soon become your favorite skill to practice. Read on to get our tips now.