Author Archive | Pampered Chef

What Is Sous Vide Cooking?

Sous vide (pronounced ‘sue-veed’) is a French phrase for under vacuum. In sous vide cooking, food is sealed in a bag without air (or with as little air as possible!), immersed in a water bath, and then cooked at a precise, steady temperature.  Water transmits and holds heat well, so sous-vide cooking brings your food up […]

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Pampered Chef’s Story: Yesterday & Today

In 1980, Doris Christopher’s youngest daughter was ready to start school, and Doris was ready to go back to work. She was looking for a challenging, satisfying way to have the flexibility to be there for her daughters. Back then, positions like that were hard to find—so she created the opportunity she was looking for. […]

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What is Braising?

Braising means searing or browning an ingredient to develop color and flavor, then simmering it in a flavorful liquid, so the food becomes tender. Reasons to Braise Braising is one of our favorite ways to make meat that’s packed with flavor or some incredibly delicious veggies and lentils. Braising might sound like some next-level French […]

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Meal Planning Made Easier: 4 Easy Chicken & Rice Meals [Video]

Meal prep is all about transforming simple ingredients into dishes that taste different from each other, so weeknight meals stay exciting. That’s why our Culinary Content Manager Sandy Wolner is sharing sauces and a slaw that turn staples into four different meals with standout flavors. Featured Products Flex+ Multi-Prep Set Easily blend ingredients into a […]

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5 One-Pot Pastas With Easy Cleanup

After a full day, the last thing anybody wants is to make a big meal that requires lots of scrubbing. That’s why we can’t get enough of these one-pot pasta recipes for weeknight cooking. They’re hearty and comforting, shake up the usual pasta night routine, and—most importantly— are quick to clean up when you’re done. […]

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Flex+ Every Day in the Kitchen

Flex+ Multi-Prep Set Flex+ Immersion Blender Flex+ Hand Mixer Flex+ Food Processor Previous Next The Flex+ Multi-Prep Set is a cordless tool that includes attachments for an immersion blender, a 6-cup (1.5-L) food processor, and a hand mixer. Each tool is powerful on its own, lets you prep food anywhere, and saves storage space by […]

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