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Make it do more than measure olive oil. Its strong, sharp edges work well to scrape and scoop.

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Instead of buying the packaged seeds, which are more expensive and less fresh, try this three-step method for the whole fruit. Enjoy the seeds in salads, dips, or cocktails.

All of Your Most Basic Cooking Questions, Answered

Because in the kitchen, there are no stupid questions.

3 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Toast

You can do so much more than butter a piece of bread. In fact, toast can be an actual meal if you make it the right way.

How to Shop the Freezer Section Like a Pro

You can create a convenient meal that also tastes really, really good.

How to Cook Delicious Meals for Yourself—on a Budget

It's easy to head to the microwave when dinnertime rolls around, but there are ways to cook for yourself without defaulting to frozen food and cereal.

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Cooking With Eggs

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The Secrets of Delicious Pie Crust

Don’t be intimidated: Follow these simple steps from Real Simple’s food director.

How to Make Delicious Homemade Gravy

Follow these easy steps from Real Simple’s food director for delicious gravy this Thanksgiving.

Homemade Apple Pie Secrets From the Pros

The experts dish on how to score the perfect pie every time.