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8 Things You Can Substitute For Tarragon When Cooking

If you've experimented with tarragon, you probably know that it consists of long, light green leaves and is a bittersweet herb that can be used both fresh and dried.

If you're anything like me and you wait until the last minute to buy the ingredients for a recipe, you'll also learn that tarragon sells quickly and it's a perennial, meaning it's only sometimes in season.

This often leaves us experimenting cooks of the world looking for a tarragon substitute. Next time you're out of tarragon, consider using the following herbs instead.

How Long Do Mushrooms Last Before You Can’t Use Them In The Kitchen?

Have you ever purchased mushrooms for an exciting dish you have planned only to store them away in the fridge for too long? Mushrooms tend to become slimy and unappetizing after a relatively short time in the fridge, forcing me to order takeout instead of preparing what I wanted that day and leading me to ask, "How long do mushrooms last?"

By keeping the expiration dates and signs of aging of some of the most commonly used cooking mushrooms in mind, you won't have to stress about your next recipe!

9 Essential Ways to Cut Calories When You’re With Friends (#5’s a no-brainer)

When you're dieting, spending time with friends makes it easy to forget your weight loss goals. While it's possible for peers to actually motivate us in some ways, it's more likely that we'll forget our intentions and slip into old habits.

To make sure your weight loss intentions aren't in jeopardy, use these 9 strategies to cut calories even when you're out with friends.

How To Substitute Vegetable Oil With Applesauce In Recipes?

Have you ever wondered if you could cut down on the calories, sugar and fat in your baked goods? I enjoy a tasty blueberry muffin for breakfast or a rich, fudgy brownie now and then for dessert, but I don't like the calories, fat and sugar content of these treats.

I discovered that when I substituted vegetable oil with applesauce, it produced great results in almost all of my baked goods. Keep reading to learn more about health benefits from using applesauce.

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