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How to Poach Eggs

1. Break 4 eggs into 4 individual small bowls. Fill a large, straight-sided skillet or Dutch oven with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil. Add 1⁄4 cup distilled white vinegar. Reduce to a gentle simmer: the water should be steaming and small bubbles should come up from the...

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Making "Ribbon-Thin" Zucchini

Ribbon-thin zucchini is a pretty addition to summer vegetable salads or can serve as zucchini “pasta” when tossed with marinara sauce. To make them, remove thin slices lengthwise from zucchini with a vegetable peeler or on a mandoline slicer. Pictured Recipe: Gnocchi with...

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Freezing Fresh Berries

Wash berries and pat dry. Spread in a single layer on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until solid. Pack the frozen fruit into sealable plastic bags, taking care to remove air from the bags. Freeze for up to 1 year.

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How to Prepare Fresh Pineapple

These simple preparations will help you enjoy this luscious fruit all season long.For a tropical drink: Puree pineapple, low-fat milk, a splash of coconut milk and a handful of ice cubes in a blender until smooth. Add rum if desired.To Cut a Fresh Pineapple:1. Cut off...

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The Scoop on Cooking Spray

In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we use cooking spray because it’s a convenient, healthy way to coat food or surfaces with a thin layer of oil. Many cooking sprays contain propellants to push the oil out of the can in a uniform spray. The propellants are on the U.S. Food and...

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How to Flute or Crimp Pie Crust

1. Use a fork to crimp the edge. 2. Or use two hands to pinch (“flute”) the edge of the crust: push your thumb from one hand in between the thumb and index finger of the opposite.3. Or use one hand to pinch (“flute”) the edge of the crust between your thumb and the...

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How to Toast Coconut

1) Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 5 minutes.

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