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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls Will Change Brunch Forever

Fluffy, gooey cinnamon rolls are great, but F&W Test Kitchen pastry innovator Justin Chapple has something even better. Allow us to introduce you to the bacon cinnamon roll.

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The Low-Tech, DIY Way to Vacuum-Seal Your Food

Vacuum-sealing food before freezing really does make it last longer. But unless you have a serious Costco habit, it's hard to justify buying an expensive, bulky countertop sealer.

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How to Make Crispy, Insanely Delicious Hasselback Potatoes

Crispy on the outside but tender on the inside, hasselback-style potatoes are incredible to eat. 

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The Secret to Swirl-Topped Cupcakes At Home

Making picture-perfect swirl-topped cupcakes might seem like something you should leave to the pros. But F&W Test Kitchen frosting maestro Justin Chapple has an easy shortcut. 

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How to Make a Bacon Weave for the World’s Best BLT

F&W’s Justin Chapple has a bone to pick with the BLT—there’s not enough bacon in every bite. So he came up with a brilliant solution: the bacon weave.

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How to Truss a Chicken Without Any String

If you find yourself with a chicken and no kitchen string (or floss) have no fear. F&W Test Kitchen chicken champion Justin Chapple is here!

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How to Ripen Bananas in a Flash

You want banana bread. So you go to the grocery store to buy bananas. But all of the bananas are green and hard. You’ll have to wait days for them to ripen up enough to make the bread, right? Wrong!

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How to Make Adorable Heart-Shaped Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, cupcakes are cute. But heart-shaped cupcakes are downright adorable.

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The Only Way You Should Ever Deseed a Pomegranate

Bright and beautiful pomegranate seeds are incredible on winter salads or roasted vegetables but they can be a seriously messy pain to extract. F&W Test Kitchen problem solver Justin Chapple is here to help. 

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The DIY Trick to Extra-Crispy Bacon

If you want to cook a ton of bacon in one go, the oven is your best bet. 

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