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You wouldn’t have much patience for a cake recipe that instructs “bake at medium-high heat.” So why put up with vague instructions when cooking on the stove? Cooking with the right temperature is the key to consistently great results, but terms like “medium-low” and “medium-high” leave a lot of room for interpretation — and a lot of room

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Cooking for a crowd may seem daunting, but it’s totally do-able if you have a solid plan. The first step, of course, is setting the menu — and we’ve got the perfect spring feast at your service. It starts with a cool and creamy spring pea soup, followed by tender pan-roasted lamb chops topped with

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Pastry cream is a chef’s essential. As filling for eclairs or tarts, or an elegant addition to fruit-based desserts, this recipe yields a silky smooth cream. You can change it up by adding your favorite flavoring. Ingredients: 2 cups (472 mL) Whole Milk ½ cup (100 grams) Granulated Sugar 6 Egg Yolks 1 Vanilla Bean

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With fresh spinach and peas, this light and delicious soup is the symbol of spring. For the Soup: 4 Tbsp (56 grams) Unsalted Butter 2 Yellow Onions 2 sprigs Thyme 1 Bay Leaf 3 Garlic Cloves ⅓ cup (150 mL) White Wine 3 cups (660 mL) Heavy Cream 3 cups (708 mL) Water 1 ½ lb.

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With tender pieces of chicken in a velvety broth, this soup will take the chill out of any cold winter day. Ingredients: 5 Tbsp. (06 mL) Canola Oil Kosher Salt (as needed) 5 Chicken Tighs, boneless, skinless 4 Carrots 2 Yellow Onions 1 Leek 2 Celery Stalks 3 Garlic Cloves 8 cups (1760 mL) Chicken

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This creamy, comfort food classic is perfect for a casual family meal or an indulgent night in. For a Southern spin, try it alongside our beer braised collard greens or tender pork chops. For the Macaroni: 12 oz. (336 grams) Elbow Macaroni Kosher Salt (as needed) 1 Tbsp (12 mL) Extra Virgin Olive Oil For

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Flavorful and tender, this simple superfood will please any crowd! Ingredients: 5 bunches kale 3 Garlic Cloves 1 ½ Small Yellow Onions 3 Tbsp (36 mL) Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¾ tsp (1.6 grams) Chili Flakes 3 cups (660 mL) Chicken Stock 1 ½ tsp (4.5 grams) Kosher Salt ¾ cup (37 grams) Parmesan 3

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Silky smooth ganache in a graham cracker crumb shell: this elegant tart is any chocolate lover’s dream. Top it with fresh berries or whipped cream for a simple yet stunning dessert. Ingredients: 2 cups (280 grams)64% Dark Chocolate (or bittersweet chocolate chips) 1½ cup (330 mL)Heavy Cream ¼ cup (80 gram) Corn Syrup 1¼ cup (160 grams)

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Eggs should be easy. They are a quintessential ingredient in so many recipes, but cooking them just right can have its challenges. Whether you prefer them scrambled or hard boiled, there’s a delicate balance to getting the texture and timing just right. Cue makes it easy by automatically setting the temperature for you, plus it

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This warm, cheesy artichoke dip is great with pita chips or crudités, making it a deceptively simple appetizer and an all-around crowd pleaser. Ingredients: 1 ½ Tbsp (30 mL) Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 Garlic Clove 3 cups (480 grams) Artichoke Hearts, jarred or canned 10 cups (454 grams) Baby Spinach, tightly packed 8 ounces (226

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In this classic Southern chili, beer balances the heat of fresh chorizo sausage and jalapeño for a crowd pleasing cookout treat. Ingredients: 3 Tbsp (36 mL) Canola Oil 1 Yellow Onion 3 Garlic Clove 2 Jalapeno 1 lb. (454 grams) Ground Beef 5 oz. (140 grams) Chorizo 12 oz. (336 mL) Lager Beer 1 ½ cup

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This garlic parmesan is absolutely addicting. The ideal snack for movie night or appeasing hungry kiddos. Ingredients: ½ cup (100 grams) Popcorn Kernels 6 Tbs/p (84 grams) Unsalted Butter, melted 1 ½ tsp (3.6 grams) Parsley Leaves, finely chopped ¼ cup (10 grams) Parmesan, grated Kosher Salt, as needed 1 ½ tsp (3.6 grams) Onion

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