Laura Prepon Breaks Down Cooking Stigmas With New HSN Collection PrepOn Kitchen (Exclusive)

Laura Prepon might be best known for her roles in That ‘70s Show and Orange Is the New Black, but the actress is also an incredibly committed businesswoman who has built a dedicated, loyal fanbase thanks to a New York Times bestselling cookbook and a YouTube channel exploring her passion for food, DIYs and more. In an exclusive with PopCulture dishing on how her appetite for cooking evolved into a new line of culinary products called PrepOn Kitchen, exclusively sold by HSN, the 41-year-old revealed she wants to help customers find cooking easy with the thoughtful, solution-based products.

“I feel like for some people there is that stigma of that cooking is hard, and they can’t do it, but I mean, not to quote Ratatouille, but anybody can cook,” Prepon laughed. “I mean, for real! Anybody can cook no matter what it is and it’s interesting because,

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Chicken wing truck Randle’s Kitchen returns to Sioux Fall after hiatus

It’s been three years since Randle’s Kitchen was serving up food streetside in Sioux Falls.

But the Sioux Falls food truck best known for its chicken wings is returning this summer, with a mother-daughter duo leading the charge.

“I’m super excited to return,” said Shona Randle, co-founder of Randle’s Kitchen. “We’re going to have the same great food.”

Shona is joined this year by her 19-year-old daughter Jordan Randle.

Randle’s Kitchen opened in 2013 and served “home cooking on the go.” The truck was well known for its patty melts, walking tacos and their fan favorite “Big Dave’s Wings,” which is a chicken wing family recipe that’s both sweet and tangy.

More:The complete 2021 guide to Sioux Falls food trucks

Big Dave's Wings is a specialty at Randle's Kitchen, finding a balance between sweet and tangy.

The food truck started because Shona and her ex-husband would bring their cooking to parties and reunions – and people soon after started asking them to cater and offered

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Best kitchen scale of 2021

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Cooking and baking have become something of a comfort over the past year. As you look for solace in the kitchen, one thing that can cut down on frustration: a good, quality kitchen scale.

Whether helping you better portion out meals during your weekly food prep (you may be as surprised as we were by how much a chicken breast weighs) or attempting to perfect your dough bake after bake, a kitchen scale is essential. Sure, you can measure out cups of flour and sugar, but measuring to the exact gram with a scale ensures you’re not accidentally mismeasuring.

Over the course of a month, we tested eight food scales, which we settled on after researching the top-rated scales on the market. We used them during weekly food preps — measuring everything from fish and chicken to vegetables and liquids — and while preparing bread dough

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Cooking With Clara’s Cookbook Brings Italy to Your Kitchen

Cooking with Clara
Cooking with Clara

Mangia! Cooking With Clara: Recipes of a Lifetime brings Italy to your kitchen — no passport required.

The cookbook, which comes from Chicago restaurateur Clara Lizio Melchiorre, gives every food lover the chance to be transported to the heart of Italy, through its traditional recipes.

“I really want this collection to be more of a storybook with recipes,” Melchiorre said in the book via Closer. “A blend of the values my brothers and I grew up with, a special heritage instilled in us by our parents.”

Melchiorre opened her namesake restaurant in Chicago more than 30 years ago in 1987, with the goal of treating every guest like family. Her book Cooking With Clara manages to bring the restaurant’s staples into any home, transforming one’s kitchen into a warm Italian eatery.

“In our family, we show love through food,” she said.

The book

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