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  • Whether you're a cooking novice or a master chef, a good chef's knife is the most important tool in your kitchen arsenal. This week on "In the Pantry," host Aida Mollenkamp shares five simple tips to properly care for your kitchen knives.

    Store your knives properly . Shoving your knives into a drawer could damage them or, worse yet, cause you to get cut when you're trying to retrieve them. "Instead, you want to store them in a good knife block, under the countertop, or on one of those magnetic wall strips because then you have really easy access to your knife," advises Mollenkamp.

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    Wash and dry your knives by hand. Never put your knives in the dishwasher. Mollenkamp recommends washing knives in hot soapy water and then drying them thoroughly by hand to help avoid any rust or any spread of germs."

    Make sure you're using the correct cutting surface. "You always want to cut on an actual cutting board," says Mollenkamp. "Don't ever, ever, ever cut

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  • By Food & Wine

    The combination of pecorino and Parmesan gives these potatoes a great cheesy depth. More Potato Recipes

    Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

    Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

    Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
    INGREDIENTS
    3 cups heavy cream
    1 garlic clove, finely grated
    Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
    Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    2 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled
    1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
    1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
    6 ounces baked ham, sliced 1/4 inch thick and cut into 1/4-inch cubes

    DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat the oven to 400° and butter a shallow 9-by-13-inch baking dish. In a medium saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Add the garlic and nutmeg and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
    2. Using a mandoline, slice the potatoes crosswise 1/8 inch thick. In a small bowl, combine the pecorino and Parmigiano cheese. Arrange one fourth of the potato slices in the prepared baking dish, overlapping them slightly. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese, 1 tablespoon of the pa

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  • By Food & Wine

    Using sweet potatoes in place of white potatoes makes these hash browns a little sweet; mixing them with poblanos and lemon juice makes the dish taste bright. More Brunch Recipes

    Sweet Potato Hash Browns

    Sweet Potato Hash Browns

    Sweet Potato Hash Browns
    INGREDIENTS
    3 poblano chiles
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2 medium sweet potatoes (1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
    3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    1 rosemary sprig
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    Kosher salt
    Freshly ground pepper

    DIRECTIONS
    1. Roast the poblanos directly over a gas flame or under a preheated broiler, turning, until charred all over. Transfer to a bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and let cool. Peel, seed and stem the poblanos, then thinly slice them.
    2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the butter, sweet potatoes, garlic and rosemary and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasio

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  • Pick your protein, then add the right spices and a little heat for a yummy, soul-warming bowl. This is your master class.

    Turkey and poblano chili

    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Cooking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

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    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    2 lb ground white turkey
    Kosher salt
    Ground black pepper
    2 poblano peppers, seeded, chopped
    1 large yellow onion, chopped
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
    2 Tbsp rosemary, finely chopped
    4 tsp chili powder
    2 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp ground coriander
    6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    2 (15.5-oz) cans great Northern beans, drained, rinsed
    2 (4-oz) cans mild green chiles, diced
    Sliced scallions, sliced radishes, crumbled cotija or Monterey Jack cheese, and chopped avocado, for serving

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    1. In a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, heat 1 Tbsp of the oil over high heat. Season turkey with salt and pepper and add to pot, breakin

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  • By Erin Phraner, Refinery29

    Now that the turkey coma has worn off, we're about ready to get our holiday-cocktail party on. Too soon? Well, whether you're planning to play hostess or not, it's smart to keep a few quickie appetizer ideas in mind this time of year - you never know when the mood will strike. All three of our easy, no-cook dishes are ready in five minutes and require only five (or fewer) ingredients. So, dust off your sparkly skirt, and pop open some bubbly - you've got a party to throw!

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    Apple and Blue-Cheese-Butter Crostini
    Give cheese and crackers a party-worthy twist by mixing crumbled blue cheese into salty butter and spreading it on crostini and topping it with apples and honey. Lots of grocery stores sell premade crostini rounds this time of year. Can't find any? Un-toasted baguette slices work just as well.

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    Apple and Blue-Cheese-Butter Crostini
    Give cheese and crackers a party-worthy twist by mixing crumbled blue cheese into salty butter and spreading it on

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