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Stock vs Broth
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Stock vs. Broth

It’s the age-old question, one that you have probably asked at some point… what is the difference between Stock and Broth?

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Salted vs Unsalted Butter
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Salted vs. Unsalted Butter

Why do we love butter so much? Easy: FLAVOR. Nothing beats butter for that homecooked, delicious flavor. So, which butter is best? Chef Jill breaks it down for us…

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Cooking Class with Chef Jill
Cooking Classes

Commit Tuesdays To Cooking Better!

Chef Jill, our CCKC Lead Instructor, has launched a slew of Tuesday night CookBetter™ classes designed to speak directly to the home cook who really wants to become… well… a better home cook!  

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Cooking with Vain Vanilla
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You’re So VAIN!

Kate Banks, maker of Vain Vanilla, joins Chef Jill in the kitchen to talk about vanilla and make some delicious & maybe surprising(!) vanilla recipes.

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How To Make Great Gravy
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How To Make Great Gravy!

Gravy is a vital part of the Thanksgiving meal to many people. For Chef Jill, it also brings memories of time spent in the kitchen with her grandma, learning the tips & tricks to making the gravy just right…

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Bacon Pumpkin Dip

You Had Me At Bacon

Chef Jill shares a recipe for Bacon Pumpkin Dip. Whether you’re a big fan of pumpkin or not, let’s be honest – there’s bacon in it, how could you not love it?!

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