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31 One-Pan Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

Oh, the joys of cast iron cooking! These one-pan cast iron skillet recipes are delightful and satisfying — a perfect way to make good use of your favorite skillet. Tired of having to replace my cookware every several years, I’ve started replacing my nonstick cookware with cast iron skillets. Cast iron skillets are built to …

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How to Meal Prep Snacks for On-The-Go Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #WindstoneFarmsPB  Got busy kids? If they are anything like mine, they probably come home from school starved and in need of snackage. Here’s how to meal prep snacks so there’s something ready for those ravenous on-the-go kids. …

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How to Cook Dried Chickpeas

From hummus to stews to curries, chickpeas are a protein-rich ingredient that give dishes heft. They come both dried and canned, but the dried ones are decidedly more wallet-friendly. Here’s how to cook dried chickpeas, and store them for use later. Do you like chickpeas? These beans are delicious in so many recipes from soups …

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How to Hard Boil Eggs

From sliced on toast to crumbled on salads to deviled eggs, hard boiled eggs have so many culinary uses. Here’s how to hard boil eggs. Hard-Boiled Eggs vs. Hard-Cooked Eggs Is there a difference between hard-boiled eggs and hard-cooked eggs? Yes, but the terms are often used interchangeably these days. If we’re being technical about …

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Everything You Need to Know About Lunch Meal Prep

Lunch meal prep is preparing foods and ingredients intended for packing for lunches. Doing so makes it easier to select and prepare lunches to take to school or work on a daily basis. What do you need to know to get started? The sun is warm, streaming through the windows on a Sunday. I’ve already …

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