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Tips for Parents Teaching Their Kids Kitchen Skills

June 17th, 2013

Teaching children how to cook gives them valuable life skills, but it can also be a fun activity for family members to share. Starting with easy recipes can lead kids to develop a wide range of tastes in foods and prepare them for experimenting with healthy recipes in their own kitchens one day.Safety first From cleanliness to using knives carefully, children should learn...

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How To Keep Your Grill In Good Condition

June 12th, 2013

In your household, your grill is likely an irreplaceable tool when it comes to cooking meals. It's the hub of your backyard bashes and a great way to get some fresh air as you make food. In order to keep that grill in tip-top shape, you need to practice proper maintenance and cleaning techniques. Here are three that you should keep in mind. Grate One of the most important...

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Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth: How to Make Peppermint Patties From Scratch

June 11th, 2013

Peppermint patties: They're not just in candy stores anymore (and they're not just for pining after Charlie Brown, either). If you're interested in making your own candy from scratch, you might be pleasantly surprised. It's not too difficult, as even a novice chef can master the art using little more than the equipment and ingredients found in a typical...

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How to Make Chinese Spring Rolls with Pork

June 11th, 2013

Spring rolls are among the tastiest at-home treats that you can make yourself, and with Chinese New Year coming fast, cooking them with family could be a fun holiday activity. Below is a recipe for Chinese spring rolls with pork (minimum of 50 rolls). Wrapper According to Steamy Kitchen,Wei-Chuan is the best wrapper brand for spring rolls. Some people try to use pasta...

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Four Great Smoothie Recipes To Mix Up Your Day

June 7th, 2013

Smoothies are a great way to combine various fruits and sweets into delicious, nutritious concoctions. Not only do they require limited culinary skills, but they can be enjoyed on the road or in the comfort of your kitchen. Here are a few smoothie recipes you may want to try out. Green Julius This recipe from SmoothieWeb.com is a well-rounded beverage packed with vitamins....

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Tips For Making Fruit Smoothies

June 7th, 2013

Out of all the beverages that could be construed as dessert-like, virtually none are as healthy as fruit smoothies, depending on how they're prepared. These multifaceted, delicious drinks can be low in fat, high in vitamins and just as flavorful as the somewhat more decadent ice cream-based milkshakes. Not only that, when it comes to ingredients, there's practically...

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Some Ideas for Creative Spins on Scrambled Eggs

May 30th, 2013

A venerable staple of breakfast, scrambled eggs are easy to make, low-cost and are both vegetarian meat-lover friendly. In addition, according to IncredibleEgg.org, eggs contain a respectable amount of nutrients, and can contribute to weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy and keeping eyes and and brains in tiptop shape. Scrambled eggs are well and good all by...

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Tips For Making Your Own Donuts

May 30th, 2013

Do you love donuts, but don't want to have to head to your local cafe to get one whenever you have a craving? If so, then you should know that you can easily make donuts at home yourself, and have these delicious treats whenever you'd like. You could even make enough donuts to create a cake out of them for someone special! When you're going to make donuts, you have two...

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How to Make an Applesauce Cake

May 30th, 2013

This summer, don't bring the same old coleslaw or bucket of store-bought cookies to your barbecues - make something that will truly surprise and impress people. While chocolate cake and pies are always staples at these summer events, you should try making a different dessert, like an applesauce cake. This cake is not only delicious, but it's also perfect for summer...

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Some Guidance on Making Flavored Popcorn

May 28th, 2013

As much as practically everyone enjoys a bowl of popcorn when they're watching a movie, or just in the mood for a light snack, popcorn can be a little bland on its own. Often, melted butter is added to the exploded kernels for flavor, but even that can get repetitive, not to mention a poor choice for people worried about their cholesterol intake. Luckily, there are many...

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