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Ask UfYH: How the Hell Do You Clean an Oven?

I put out a call on Twitter and Tumblr asking people the one thing they wish someone had explained to them how to clean, and the answer was overwhelmingly “ovens.” Googling “how to clean an oven” will yield you a lot of advice, mostly contradictory, so I’m going to try to break it down by […]

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Behold My Flaky Biscuits

For dinner on Sunday night, I got adventurous and made buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy from scratch.   Homemade biscuits are really pretty simple (they’d have to be if I make ’em.) and they take only a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand.   As with all baking, your results will be […]

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How Not To Fail in the Kitchen

A lot of cooks have plenty of experience to draw upon when whipping up their roast chicken and their tarte tatins. Many would-be cooks don’t, and are intimidated by the prospect of doing anything more than boiling spaghetti in the kitchen. Never fear! In the spirit of holiday baking and general kitchen savvy, I’ve compiled […]

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The Furious Kitchen – Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

These cupcakes have been making the internet rounds this fall, and there is not a whole lot that I love more than pumpkin pie and cupcakes, so of course I had to try them out.  I’ve never baked anything inside a cupcake before and while I love to bake, I can be kind of a […]

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We Try It: All Natural Cleaning

Let me start by saying I hate to clean.  There’s no particular reason, I can just always find something I’d rather do than scrub, dust or vacuum the various parts of my home.  So I’ll usually buy whatever product says it will allow me to spend less time cleaning and more time goofing around on […]