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Great Hamburger Alternatives

May 9th, 2013

If you just aren't a fan of meat, you don't have to miss out on the fun of grilling up great food. Instead, opt for one of these great hamburger alternatives at your next cookout. Portobello mushroom Portobello mushrooms have a hearty and filling taste that goes great on the grill. Begin by turning your grill on to medium-high. As it begins to heat up, brush your four...

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Decorating Your Cake For Spring

May 8th, 2013

Learning to decorate your cake like the pros will add flourish to any celebration. Add some seasonal flair to your party by following these springtime cake decorating tips!Simple decorations The easiest way to create a more unique dessert is by using a different shape. Most cakes can be made in a Bundt pan and filled with pudding, whipped cream or other...

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A Delectable Strawberry Shortcake Recipe for Warm Weather

May 8th, 2013

When summer is just around the corner, the urge to create seasonal dishes often becomes overwhelming! If you're interested in creating a light dessert that falls in line with spring or summer, why not bake a strawberry shortcake? Doing so is quick and easy, and best of all, this dessert doesn't contain a large amount of calories. You'll be able to chow down...

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How to Make Greek Yogurt, 'Cookie Dough' Style

May 8th, 2013

Most of us have tried Greek yogurt, but what about Greek yogurt flavored like cookie dough? With this simple recipe, you'll be able to make cookie dough-flavored yogurt at home to share with friends and family.Required ingredients include one small container of plain Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon (tbsp) nut butter, 1 tbsp sweetener (maple syrup or honey), 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla,...

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How to Cook a Great Steak Anywhere

May 2nd, 2013

We all love the taste of a good steak, but who wants to stand out by the grill when it's raining or snowing? Don't worry about letting those steaks go to waste - there's more than one way to cook one up.Marinade If you have time, you can always marinade your steak for at least a few hours before cooking. Many of Food Network star Emeril Lagasse's recipes suggest marinating...

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How to Make Cafe-Quality Beverages at Home

May 2nd, 2013

Grabbing a delicious macchiato, latte or cappuccino is a great way to give yourself an indulgent treat, but these drinks can be pricey at the local cafe. With a little preparation, most of these drinks can be made from home without the help of a espresso machine. Espresso Many cafe classics are made with this concentrated coffee. When originally introduced, coffee was...

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Tips for Making the Perfect Golden-Brown Pretzel

April 19th, 2013

If you love pretzels, you aren't alone! This delectable snack has been around since 610 A.D., according to Kitchen Project, when monks used scraps of dough to create pretzels, representing the folded arms of praying children. Pennsylvania was the first state to popularize the food in the mid-19th century, and it's been a favorite for many ever since. If you're...

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Do You Know How to Whip Up Pigs in a Blanket?

April 18th, 2013

One appetizer you might be used to seeing at cocktail parties is pigs in a blanket, but did you know that they've been around for decades? While they're now primarily treated as a common finger food that's popular among kids, CooksInfo claims that they've been a favorite since the 1950s. However, some people believe that they can be traced back as far...

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Three Must-Know Sauces for French Cooking

April 12th, 2013

Julia Child's magnum opus will always be the two volumes of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Likewise, among the most dog-eared and ingredients-stained pages in those volumes will always be those bearing the recipes for delicious French sauces. From Roux sauces to the basic stock sauces, there are a plethora of delicious choices - but if you're embarking on adventures in...

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How to Make Eggs Benedict

April 12th, 2013

For those looking for something a little different for brunch, an open-faced sandwich combining poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce on an English muffin with the optional addition of bacon or ham may be the way to go. Different versions of Eggs Benedict are served in many diners and restaurants, and are often complemented by hashbrowns. But to make the dish at home, the first...

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