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The 7 Essential Wine Apps

The revolution is official: Wine-focused apps are now acting like digital sommeliers. They're helping consumers navigate restaurant wine lists, discover and purchase new wines because friends recommend them and even have wine delivered right to your door. Say goodbye to your formative years -- when …

Wine

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Kitchens

Potato Salad, Hold the Mayo

Sure, potato salads with creamy, mayonnaise-based dressings have their place, but when you want something with a lighter and brighter flavor, try …

Breakfast Smoothie Recipes That'll Rev Up Your Morning

Photo credit: Half Baked Harvest, Foodie Crush<p>Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't make preparing and eating it any easier. The struggle of getting ready for work in the morning (or just out of the bed at all) usually means this critical meal is …

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Which Kitchen Tools Are Worth Splurging On?

Is that 17-piece knife set worth the $$$? What about a Cuisinart? The BA test kitchen looks at which tools should--or shouldn't--cost you a fortune.<p>When it comes to kitchen tools and gadgets, it can be hard to decipher which are worth the splurge and which are good on the cheap—especially if you're …

Customer Service

7 Ways to Eat Canned Salmon for Dinner

I used to turn up my nose at canned salmon — and canned fish in general —but I've come to realize there is no better and more affordable way to …

Healthy Eating

The Best Lunch Box Sandwich: A HuffPost Deathmatch

When it comes to back-to-school food dilemmas, sandwiches can solve pretty much all lunchtime problems. They're quick to make, easy to pack and relatively resilient when it comes to being tossed around in a backpack all day. And while these simple meals are thought of as childhood favorites, most …