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Two-Ingredient Holiday Cookies - The Easiest Way To Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

December 16th, 2014

The holidays are all about treating yourself - and your guests. Christmastime is a perfect excuse to indulge in all kinds of sweets, from gingerbread men to candy canes. Plus, baking together as a family is a fun activity that people of all ages can enjoy!Of course, not everyone is blessed with a chef's genes. Baking can be tough, and for some of us, our cookies turn out...

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How to Make Lemon Cupcakes

December 10th, 2014

Sweet and citrusy, lemon cupcakes add a burst of flavor and excitement to any dessert table. Looking for a way to whip up these mouthwatering confections but not sure where to begin? This recipe, courtesy of the Food Network Kitchen, is sure to become your new go-to formula when it comes to creating sweet treats. Lemon cupcakes  Start by pre-heating the oven to 350...

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Peanut Butter Brownies, Peanut Butter Balls and Other Peanutty Desserts!

December 8th, 2014

Is there anything as delicious as the salty, sweet, rich taste of peanut butter? It's the perfect touch to upgrade any boring old dessert recipe. Check out these mouth-watering peanutty treats and whip some up for your next party - they are guaranteed crowd pleasers. 1. Peanut butter brownies  The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate shines in this...

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3 Ways to Eat Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 17th, 2014

The concept of feasting on Thanksgiving can sometimes lead to a surplus of food - and that means leftovers.If you find you typically have uneaten food at the end of the meal, you might be thinking you'll have to repeat the holiday menu. However, you can repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers into some truly mouthwatering dishes.There is, of course, the classic Thanksgiving...

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Healthy Snacks To Make For Football Games

November 5th, 2014

With football season soon to be in full swing, you might be playing host to your family and friends who'll crowd into your living room to cheer and jeer at every yard gained and touchdown scored. Part of having company over involves the task of feeding everyone. While normal football fare is characterized by grease and fat, you can help reduce the food's impact on the...

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Must-Know Cooking Fire Safety Tips

November 4th, 2014

It's quite scary to think about a house fire that breaks out while you're cooking dinner one evening.The majority of indoor fires begin in the kitchen, but there are precautionary steps you can take so it doesn't happen to you. Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas pose the biggest threat because there's often a lot of commotion and distractions in the...

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Exciting Ideas For Stuffed Mushrooms

October 28th, 2014

One of the classiest and, sometimes, most delicious hors d'oeuvres of all time is stuffed mushrooms. They could be a great way to whet the appetites of dinner party guests. However, the complex layers and flavors might lead some people to believe stuffed mushrooms are challenging to assemble, but  they're not. There are several versions of stuffed...

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The History Of Peanut Butter

October 28th, 2014

How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have you eaten over your lifetime? Americans in particular have a strong love affair with the creamy food, and they have been eating it for more than 100 years.From the first evidence of the peanut in ancient South American cultures to the amount of peanut butter Americans currently consume annually, the snack has...

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Two Great Festivals For Bacon Enthusiasts To Enjoy

October 20th, 2014

The smell and sizzling sound of bacon being cooked have an uncanny way of awakening something in the human spirit, unless you're a vegan or vegetarian.Lately, it seems bacon has been deemed an appropriate topping to any dish. From donuts to ice cream, there's nothing this cured meat can't  enhance. If you can't get enough bacon, consider checking...

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How To Get The Chemistry Of Baking Down To A Science

October 15th, 2014

Don't be fooled by that spatula and chef's coat, some of the best cooks are also science whizzes. That's because, in many ways, baking something from scratch is a lot like mixing agents in a chemistry lab. Take this scenario that can be used to describe the work of a chef or a scientist once the apron is on: Step one is to gather materials. Step two, combine...

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