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11 Wrong Ways To Use The New Tasty "Latest & Greatest" Cookbook

Wait... what? Don't do these things!

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Great news! Tasty's new Latest & Greatest cookbook is available for purchase! But before you go whipping up your favorites, be sure to get the most out of your copy by avoiding these common cookbook missteps.

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Use your book responsibly and its pages will reward you!

(And don't forget that you can grab one for yourself -- or a friend -- at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Target for just $19.99.)

1. DON'T use it as a cutting board.

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No! Follow the instructions on its pages for a meal that will blow your friends away. NOT as a beautiful surface for cutting up veggies, you monster.

Get an awesome bamboo cutting board set here instead for $11.99.

Promising review: "It is so hard to find really good quality wood cutting boards in the store anymore. I was so pleased to have found this item. I like that that the three sizes are included together so you have multiple option when cutting in the kitchen. I also love how beautiful these cutting boards look. They are lightweight and great quality that i can foresee using the cutting boards a very long time..."- Robert

2. DON'T use it like a pair of tongs.

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Wrong! These glorious pages aren't meant for grabbing. They're meant for READING. Duh.

Get a five-star rated set of tongs here instead for $7.97.

Promising review: "Okay, Here's the skinny on these Faberware tongs... They are fabulous. I've used many kinds including the restaurant quality all metal ones and I like these the best... By far..."- MSmojoMama


3. DON'T use it as a pizza stone.

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Mamma mia 😩😩😩. Look, pizza is everything, but cookbooks are forever. Get your act together and treat yours right!

Get a real pizza stone here instead for $25.24.

Promising review: "It has many more uses than just pizza. I bake bread, biscuits, and I put pies in aluminum plates on it and it cooks the bottom crust perfectly."- Annette

4. DON'T use it as a potato peeler.

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Why would... you know what? Forget it. Just stop.

Get this 3-in-1 potato peeler tool from Rachel Ray for just $4.79 instead.

Promising review: "Difficult to find a peeler that actual works over time. This is a quality tool that works every time I use it." - GTKD

5. DON'T use it as a pot lid.

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Honestly, what would your mother think? Look inside the book -- there are so many good ways to utilize your pots and pans the right way.

Get this best-selling classic saucepan and lid instead for $19.99.

Promising review: "The other brands of cookware I've used over the years have never performed as well as Farberware and now I'm back. Farberware Classics are the best - not even I can kill them!"- Leoda

6. DON'T use it to store fresh herbs.

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We get it; no one likes soggy herbs. But keep them out of your pages!

Get these Ball herb jars instead for $9.20.

Promising review: "The PERFECT way to store your summer basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley, etc. by drying them and storing them in this wonderful jar..." - MommaJ


7. DON'T use it like a garlic press.

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You're an adult, for heaven's sake. You're doing it all wrong!

Pick up this heavy-duty garlic press instead for just $14.97.

Promising review: "This is the best, well constructed stainless steel garlic press I have ever owned... The handle of this garlic press is comfortable and easy to use. And I will no longer have to worry about the basket getting misplaced when in storage. Love the larger, permanently attached basket that holds the garlic." - Cathy A

8. DON'T use it as a charcuterie board.

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Keep food inside the book, not on it, you degenerate.

Instead, grab an authentic cheese board set for $34.62 like a full-grown human.

Promising review: "Love this little cheese board! It's easily portable, and I love that the tools are hidden away. Quality is great and cleans well." - A. Cairns

9. DON'T use it as a spatula.

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Are you (sugar) high? Don't do this. Make cookies, not mistakes.

Check out this 2-piece nylon spatula set for $12.98 instead.

Promising review: "These are the best turners-spatulas I have ever purchased. All the other ones I own are all too big. They are great when using a small pan to make just a few eggs. Also for pizza slices. Plus the color makes them easy to find. I am very satisfied and would recommend them to anyone." - Fred

10. DON'T use it as splatter guard.

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So disrespectful. I mean, come on. Don't be a hot mess. (CAMEO ALERT! Check out the Tasty One Top, the most versatile induction appliance for your kitchen counter.)

Get a trusty non-stick splatter guard here for $11.22.

Promising review: "I use it whenever I saute, brown, or cook. It keeps the splatter localized! I just replaced the splatter guard that I used for 60 years. I'm ready for another 60 years!" - Linda W

11. DON'T use it as a veggie spiraler.

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Uhhhh... no?

Get this 3-blade spiralizer for just $14.97, you weirdo.

Promising review: "Super easy to use and makes well-cut noodles that makes it feel/taste almost as good as grandma's pasta. Definitely my new go-to gift for anyone I know that likes that mix it up in the kitchen." - JoannaStudent17