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How to Keep Mashed Potatoes Warm

When time is limited and mashed potatoes are a “must have” on the menu (which is always), keep the prepared potatoes warm by placing them in a heat-resistant bowl, covering, and setting it over a pot of simmering water. The potatoes should still be tasty 2 to 3 hours later. If stovetop space is limited, try a slow cooker or crockpot, set on low.

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Cutting Corn Off the Cob

One of my favorite ingredients, Sweet Jersey corn, is starting to hit its peak, and I am trying to enjoy as much as I can, while also developing recipes for next summer. As we were tossing around ideas in the kitchen, one of our recipe developers said she refuses to cut kernels from the cob because it made such a big mess. “Half of the corn always ends up on the floor!,” she said.

I then realized that a lot of people don’t know of a simple trick I learned from an old chef years ago.

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