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Customer Spotlight: Crystal Hypes

In January of 2016, her food resolution was to continue on a weight loss journey by cooking with Blue Apron. Check out a few of our favorite moments from our chat with Crystal below!
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How to Make Bacon in the Oven

Home Chef: Bakin’ Bacon

Here’s something you might not know about cooking bacon: you should do this messy yet essential cooking task in the oven. Read more »

How to Make Veg Stock with Scraps From Your Kitchen

Vegetable Scraps Aren’t Kitchen Waste, They’re Soup Material

It’s just a guess, but I’m betting that vegetable consumption across the U.S. is at an all-time high each January. But when you eat lots of veggies, you end up with lots of veggie scraps. I always strive to reduce food waste in my kitchen, so instead of throwing those scraps in the garbage, I use them to make delicious homemade vegetable stock.
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Cutting board safety

Home Chef: Cutting Board Safety

One of the most dangerous things possible in a kitchen is a slippery cutting board. To make sure you keep all your fingers, Lori’s here with a Home Chef column about cutting board safety. Read more »

Super Seasoning For Your Spuds | Blue Apron

Super Seasoning For Your Spuds

There’s an infinite number of ways to make mashed potatoes, and that’s one thing I love about them. You can make them really smooth or leave them lumpy. You can mash them with a ricer, masher or mixer. You can stir in melted butter, room temperature butter, milk, cream, sour cream, buttermilk or something else. But I think there’s one thing we can all agree on: a bland scoop of mashed potatoes is the worst scoop of mashed potatoes.
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How to Tame an Onions Bite

How to Tame an Onion’s Bite

We love the taste of raw onions, but do they have to taste so strong? Here’s how to deal with the bite of the raw onion. Read more »

Zesting Orange | Blue Apron

This Fruit Gives You the Most Bang for Your Buck

Lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits can change your cooking for the better–each one delivers a few ingredients in one compact and inexpensive package. Read more »

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Peel Veggies Without Making a Mess

In the latest edition of Home Chef, Lori demonstrates how to prep vegetables without turning your countertop into a ridiculous mess. It’s easy! Read more »

Frozen Treats 101 - Homemade Mint Ice Cream

Frozen Treats 101

In this week’s Home Chef column, Lori outlines the similarities and differences among all the frozen treats you need to know if you’re planning on having a seriously sweet summer. Ready to get schooled in the best subject ever? Let’s learn us some ice cream! Read more »

How to Whip Cream | Blue Apron

Whip It Good

Today Lori, our Home Chef columnist shows you how to master the VIP garnish of summer desserts: whipped cream (also applicable to egg whites/meringue and anything else that needs whipping). We know you’ll be wanting dollops of whipped cream on the lovely fruit desserts of summer, so read on to prepare to “whip it good.”
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