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How to Make Mini Croutons

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How to Clear Your Drain (Without Breaking It)

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CHOW.com Copy Chief Deborah Lewis learned this ecofriendly CHOW Tip the hard way. This CHOW Tip was originally published in October 2010. CHOW Tips are the shared wisdom of our community. If ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Make Marshmallow Crème

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Devotees of sweet, spreadable Marshmallow Fluff can rejoice. Shauna Sever, author of Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes, demonstrates how to make your own marshmallow creme for Fluffernutters, cookie sandwiches, ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Make Strawberry Soda

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Take advantage of National Strawberry Month and create your own strawberry soda. Karen Solomon, author of Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects, shares this simple recipe ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Easily Peel Fava Beans

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Don't let that pesky second skin on fava beans keep you from enjoying them this spring. Lisa Lavery, kitchen editorial assistant at CHOW.com, shares a technique that will speed up ... WATCH THE VIDEO

How to Make Frozen Margarita Pops

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Popsicles aren't just for kids anymore! In this tip, Karen Solomon, author of Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects, shares a nifty recipe to add a ... WATCH THE VIDEO

Don’t Throw Away Pea Pods

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Most people toss out the fibrous outer shells of pea pods like they're garbage—but they're not!  Christine Yue Gallary, associate food editor at CHOW.com, shows how, with just a little ... WATCH THE VIDEO

In Gardening, Pot Size Matters

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How to Grow Your Own Salad in a Box

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A Quick Trick for Raw Asparagus

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Tired of steaming and roasting asparagus? In this CHOW Tip, Amy Wisniewski, food editor at CHOW.com, shares a great, easy way to quickly prepare raw asparagus to liven up your ... WATCH THE VIDEO