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You Might Be Using That Drawer Under Your Oven Wrong

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8 Edible Items You’re Throwing Away (and 2 to Toss)

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:22

I like to cook with a lot of vegetables, but the waste can really pile up. I was becoming horrified to see exactly how much trash was leaving my kitchen. So I started a compost bin. I feel better since the compostable stuff is at least going to good use. But now my compost bin is filling up, which led me to think about what I was throwing in there. Is it all compost or can I find another use for it? Here are a few things you can actually keep and eat (and some you should toss).

How to Throw an Amazing Cookie Swap (That Even Your Vegan and Gluten-Free Friends Can Enjoy)

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:57
On the day of the final taste test for our annual holiday cookie contest, the excitement in the EatingWell office mingled with the scents of cinnamon and toasted nuts. People had trouble staying at their desks. They couldn’t wait to get into the Test Kitchen to taste the 10 semi-finalist cookies and vote for their top picks. “I love cookies! Today is definitely my favorite day at EatingWell,” squealed Brierley Wright, our associate nutrition editor, when she saw the rows of cookies cooling on racks in the kitchen. Anne Treadwell, our research editor, had the day off.

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Submitted by admin on Tue, 10/09/2018 - 10:39

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It's the fall routine you remember as a kid: After picking the perfect pumpkins at a local farm, you'd spread crinkly newspapers on the kitchen table. Scraping the pumpkin seeds (and separating out the goop) led to the perfect jack-o'-lantern... and the perfect supply for making roasted pumpkin seeds.

Prepping this classic fall snack isn't hard. Here's how to roast pumpkin seeds: