Foods & Cooking

Daiquiri

Daiquiri – Featured Cocktail

Explore the history of this classic drink and learn how to make a traditional Daiquiri along with lots of creative variations. Like many classic cocktails, the exact origins of the Daiquiri remain hazy. It’s clear the drink was named for Daiquiri, a beach area and an iron mine near Santiago, Cuba and it emerged sometime …

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No Bake Desserts to Die for

No Bake Desserts to Die for

Temperatures are up and if your craving for sweets rises with the mercury, you’ll love these five delicious desserts. What’s great about these sweet treats is you can whip them up in minutes using a combination of fresh and purchased ingredients and without even turning on the oven. 1. Strawberry shortcut Sprinkle sliced strawberries with …

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Perfect Snacks

3 Perfect Snacks for the Pool

Planning a pool party? Your guests will love these fabulous pool-side snacks. Beet Greens Bruschetta serves 8 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion, chopped 1 cup chopped beet greens 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped salt, to …

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The Basics of Tempura

The Basics of Tempura – Table-side Frying in Your Fondue Pot

The next time you throw a dinner party, serve an amazing made-to-order appetizer for your guests. Learn how to make this classic Japanese fry batter to cook seafood, vegetables and even poultry right at the table in your fondue pot. A Japanese classic, tempura consists of foods that are battered and deep fried. Using your …

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Buying, Storing and Thawing Turkeys

Buying & Storing and Thawing Turkeys

Turkey Primer – Everything you’ve wanted to know about buying, storing and cooking turkey plus a turkey FAQ will make you a turkey expert this holiday season. Turkeys are wonderful things, and not just at holiday time. No matter how you slice it, guests are always impressed when a delicious turkey arrives at the table. …

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How to Bone a Chicken breast

How to Bone a Chicken breast

Tutorial teaches you how to easily skin and bone a chicken breast. Save money and do it yourself! Sure, you can go to your local market and buy already boned chicken breasts. If you want to waste your money, be my guest. Many cooks buy bone-in breasts in bulk (8 – 12), bone them, and …

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How to Grill Great Steaks

How to Grill Great Steaks

Most steak lovers will agree that one of the best way to cook a steak is on the grill. Old (and not so old) pros can turn out a steak that will make your knees weak when you eat it. It is not quite that easy for the rest of us. Often the steaks of …

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Yogurt

Low Carb Dieting – Yogurt Recipes

Think you can’t have healthy yogurt and still lose weight on a low carb diet? Think again. April Fields has the recipes to prove it. (Find April’s low carb yogurt recipe lijnks in the related recipes section below). Quick: when I say, “Low-Carb” what is the first thing that comes to mind? No potatoes? No …

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Tabasco Sauce

Exploring the Mysteries of Tabasco Sauce

Explore the 3 1/2 years process from picking the peppers to bottling the sauce for consumers, plus check out tons of terrific Tabasco recipes. AVERY ISLAND , LOUISIANA, USA — Avery Island, Louisiana is a magical place where, not surprisingly, tourists flock to for a variety of reasons. Covered with lush gardens interspersed with aviaries …

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Coffee Trivia

Coffee Trivia

Are you a true java junkie? If so then you should know all about your favorite drink. This trivia will help make you the Cliff Clavin of coffee knowledge. Are you a true java junkie? If so then you should know all about your favorite drink. This trivia will help make you the “Cliff Clavin” …

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Coffee

All About Coffee

Curious about what’s in your cup? This coffee primer brings you up to speed on the different types of coffee, and how coffee is processed and roasted, plus great coffee recipes. Kinds of Coffee There are two main types of coffee that are produced in various parts of the world: Arabica and Robusta. Arabica Beans …

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Radishes , Vegetables

All About Radishes

Featured Ingredients – Radishes Radishes are highly underrated. But after checking out these tasty and creative recipes featuring low calorie, vitamin C rich radishes. Radishes are highly underrated. How often do you actually think about picking up a bunch of these zippy, spicy, nutritious vegetables, let along cook with them? We want to change all …

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Mushrooms

Featured Ingredient – Mushrooms

Our mushroom tutorial gives buying and cooking tips, the different types of mushrooms and a mountain of marvelous mushroom recipes. We love mushrooms, shitakes, crimini, portabellos, oysters, enoki, even plain old “ordinary” whiteEnoki Mushrooms mushrooms. Mushrooms pack a HUGE flavor punch, without adding much in the way of calories or fat. They’re incredibly versatile, equally …

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Portobello Mushrooms

Focus on Portobello Mushrooms

Focus on Portobello Mushrooms. Learn all about the giant mushrooms and cook up some of our marvelous portobello mushroom recipes. (Also Known As Portobella). If you’re not familiar with portabello mushrooms, they’re those really, really big ones, the kind a creative kid could imagine a family of gnomes living underneath. Fairy tales aside, portabellos are …

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