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Chefs share 12 mistakes you’re probably making when microwaving food

Insider asked professional chefs about the most common microwave mistakes people make. You should never microwave food in Styrofoam or cold-storage containers. It’s best to avoid microwaving hot peppers and oily foods or sauces. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Microwaves are a fast, easy, and convenient way to heat […]
Chefs share 12 mistakes you’re probably making when microwaving food
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10 easy pasta dishes to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers

Use your Thanksgiving leftovers in a pasta dish for a unique way to make sure they don’t go to waste. Thanksgiving turkey and sides are arguably even more delicious post-Thanksgiving Day. But there are only so many turkey-and-cranberry-sauce sandwiches one can eat in the following days. From mashed potato gnocchi […]
10 easy pasta dishes to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers
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9 easy ways to upgrade your leftovers

The holiday season is filled with great food, and in turn, lots of leftovers. Instead of throwing your leftovers away, you can turn them into a soup or casserole. Don’t reheat food in the microwave, it will come out better in the oven or on the cooktop. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
9 easy ways to upgrade your leftovers
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12 easy ways to make your takeout leftovers last longer

When it comes to getting takeout, it’s pretty common to be left with some leftovers after the meal. There are quite a few ways to make the food last longer, including refrigerating leftovers immediately, freezing your food, and storing your takeout correctly. You should also be thoughtful about what you’re […]
12 easy ways to make your takeout leftovers last longer
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4 myths about defrosting food and what you should do instead

Never leave any food – frozen or otherwise – at room temperature for more than two hours, according to the USDA. Thawing in your refrigerator is the safest way to go – but it’s also the slowest. You can speed up your refrigerator thaw time by putting your frozen food […]
4 myths about defrosting food and what you should do instead
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5 signs you should immediately toss your leftover food

Unlike pre-packaged foods with “best by” dates, it can be harder to tell if homemade leftovers are still OK to consume. Using your senses and best judgment is often the best way to determine if food is still fine to eat. If your food has changed texture, smell, or colour, […]
5 signs you should immediately toss your leftover food
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How ‘leftover’ women in China are changing its culture

Roseann Lake, author of ‘Leftover in China’, discusses how women who aren’t married by 25 are reshaping China’s traditional culture. Following is a transcript of the video. Roseann Lake: Leftover women in China are a strange byproduct or aftershock of the one-child policy. In 1979, China enacted a once child […]
How ‘leftover’ women in China are changing its culture