Kirsten Nunez, Freelance Writer
Kirsten Nunez, Freelance Writer

Kirsten Nunez

Kirsten is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
Whether you're out of the sweetener or simply want to avoid it, try these easy, accessible substitutes.
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This tool ensures all meat is cooked to safe internal temperatures.
Plus, find out if it's better for you than white sugar (and learn how to swap one for the other).
It depends on whether you're sautéing, stir-frying, or making French fries.
Say goodbye to slimy, wilted spring mix and baby spinach.
Plus, how to know when your food is in the temperature danger zone.
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Store your spuds correctly, and they should stay fresh for several months.
This TikTok trend promises an easier cleanup—but is it a good idea?
Plus, how to know when your food is in the temperature danger zone.
Store your spuds correctly, and they should stay fresh for several months.
This TikTok trend promises an easier cleanup—but is it a good idea?
Follow our tips for replacing regular sugar with these unrefined sweeteners.
If your chili is thin, reach for these ingredients and try these techniques.
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From turkey to pumpkin pie, here's what you should keep in the refrigerator, what can be frozen, and how long the leftovers will last.
We asked food experts for a definitive answer.
Plus, discover the best methods for freezing and dehydrating your favorite fungi for long-term storage.
If you grow pumpkins at home, don't overlook these nutritious greens.
We compare these two techniques of vacuum sealing homemade canned foods—and explain how to do each.
Experts share easy strategies to reduce your grocery bill without sacrificing quality or your family's health.
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It's one of the most asked Thanksgiving cooking questions.
From carbonated water to flaxseed, use these pantry items the next time you can't use eggs.
If you're storing your nuts in the pantry, you'll want to read this.
These foods contain a powerhouse mineral that is particularly effective at targeting high blood pressure, especially when paired with exercise and other forms of treatment.
Veterinarians share which grilled foods are safe for your pet—and which foods aren't.
What's the best way to cool down this summer? A bowl of chilled soup. Not only are cold soups wonderfully refreshing and delicious, they're also perfect for using up leftover seasonal produce.  Many cold soup recipes call for little to no cooking. And, as they need time to chill, they're all make-ahead. Another plus? Chilled soups can be made in big batches and frozen for later, just like their hot counterparts. Simply divide the soup into freezer-safe containers, then pop them in the freezzer for meals at a later date. When you know you'd like to enjoy them within the next day or two, transfer the frozen soup in the refrigerator until thawed.  Add a chilled soup recipe (or three) to your repertoire and make these fresh, flavorful dishes that taste like summer.
Registered dietitians weigh in on the health benefits of tea vs. coffee.