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How Long Is Deli Meat Good For?

“Hey, honey, what was the expiration date of the ham?” When in doubt, these rules of thumb will help. Seriously, what’s not to love about deli meat? Whether we’re talking bologna (or baloney, as a true New Yorker would call it), corned beef, ham, pastrami, pepperoni, roast beef, or salami, there’s something about the smell…

Categorized as Ingredients

IKEA Vardagen Carbon Steel Pan (Review)

The IKEA Vardagen pan is high-quality carbon steel cookware that will serve you well for a lifetime… as long as you’re willing to give it the care and attention it deserves.

Are Roma and San Marzano Tomatoes the Same?

Most grocery stores carry canned Roma and San Marzano tomatoes. But have you ever wondered about the difference between the two? Look for tomatoes in the canned food aisle at the grocery store, and chances are that nine out of ten cans will be Roma tomatoes, the best known and most widely used tomato variety…

Can You Deep Fry on an Induction Cooktop?

To cut a long story short, you can. You just need to learn the secrets of induction cooking… so here’s everything you need to know! Maybe you’re remodeling your kitchen and you want the best—and nothing but the best—for Home Kitchen 2.0. Or maybe your old stove gave up the ghost this week, and you’re…

How to Tell If Sausage Casings Are Edible

To eat or not to eat? That is the question! The answer is a little more nuanced than a clear-cut “yes” or “no.” Have you ever cranked up the stove or fired up the grill, only to take a good hard look at that package of sausages you pulled out of the fridge and wonder,…

Pepperoni: Is It Pork or Beef?

Pepperoni is an Italian-American staple and a league of its own among all sausages. But do you really know what it’s made of? The only thing that’s better than pepperoni on your pizza? Lots of pepperoni on your pizza. (And I’m pretty sure meat lover Ron Swanson of Parks and Recreation would give an approving…

How Many Layers Should a Lasagna Have?

Question: I am new to cooking and would like to start by learning how to make a dish I already eat often, lasagna. I tried looking up how many layers a lasagna should have, but couldn’t find good information. Can you help me out?

Pan-Roasting, Explained

Meet pan roasting—a cooking method every home cook needs to master and a great kitchen hack to make a delicious dinner on a weeknight.

Can You Drink Day-Old Coffee?

Day-old coffee is safe without dairy or sugar though it will be bitter. If you need a caffeine boost, you’ll be fine, but don’t expect it to taste nice!

Categorized as Drink

Can Bagged Salad Go Bad?

It certainly doesn’t last forever. Here’s how long bagged salad is good for, and how to store it for maximum freshness.

Can You Eat a Raw Hot Dog?

Hot dogs are pre-cooked. And yet you shouldn’t eat them raw. Here’s why that is—and what it means for your home cooking.

Hot Dogs vs. Corn Dogs

When you’re hungry and craving a snack, hot dogs and corn dogs are the perfect foods to sate your hunger. Here’s how they differ.