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Seasonal Ingredients That Can Improve Your Spring Recipes

March 28th, 2013

Everything from clothing to interior design to cuisine will experience a major makeover during spring, as the rebirth and renewal of the season provides inspiration to many individuals to try out new things. If you're handy in the kitchen, you may already know how fabulous seasonal foods and ingredients can improve your cooking, and there are a variety of items that are...

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Variations on a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

March 28th, 2013

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a classic staple of lunches for children and adults alike in the U.S. Delicious, inexpensive, easy to make and nutritious, this sandwich seems to have it all. However, eating the same thing every day can be tiresome, so here are some fun variations on the traditional peanut butter and jelly, as well as some ways to take the signature...

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Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Substitutes for Your Favorite Ingredients

March 28th, 2013

Eating healthy doesn't necessarily mean giving up all of your favorite foods! You can enjoy your favorite dishes in moderation, and maybe even more often when you swap out sinful ingredients for lighter alternatives.You might be surprised that many of your most indulgent recipes can actually be made nutritious with the exchange of just one or two ingredients. Try these...

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How to Make Waffles

March 22nd, 2013

For a very special breakfast - perhaps to deliver a loved one breakfast in bed - waffles are an ideal choice of main course for the many fans of rich, fluffy dough-based treats. There are a few different strategies for making waffles - which Time Magazine reports were first created in ancient Greece - but here are some general guidelines. The basicsMost people will find it...

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Some Ideas for Irish Coffee

March 11th, 2013

Generally considered a dessert drink more than a breakfast pick-me-up, Irish coffee is brutally simple to make, even for those with little to no bartending experience. It's merely a blend of coffee, Irish whiskey and brown sugar - although ordinary sugar works, too. Some people prefer it with whipped cream on top. Some people like to add dessert liqueur - Irish cream for...

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Some Ideas for Fruitcake Recipes

December 27th, 2012

Possibly in part because its name is generally used as a term for crazy people, fruitcake isn't necessarily the most universally beloved holiday dessert. An article that appeared in the Washington Post explained that fruitcake's bad rap could be attributed to comedy legend Johnny Carson, who frequently made jokes at the expense of fruitcake. The news source reports that, to...

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A Few Thoughts on Homemade Hot Cocoa

December 24th, 2012

There's something about the winter atmosphere that can lead to a craving for hot cocoa - and there's more to it than how it counteracts chilly temperatures. The beverage can help us to remember fond childhood memories, which makes it warming for both the body and soul. For some people, embellishment-free hot chocolate is enough, but others like to add something for a little...

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Change Things Up with Polish Dill Pickle Soup

December 24th, 2012

Pickle soup may not sound like the most scrumptious dish in the world, but you may be pleasantly surprised by just how delicious it is! If you're getting bored of chicken soup day in and day out, give this recipe a shot. The shredded pickles give it a nice sour kick while the chicken broth and potatoes bring a wonderful contrasting savoriness. Preparation should take about 45...

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The Fundamentals of Middle Eastern Food

December 23rd, 2012

Middle Eastern food is some of the oldest cuisine in the world - although there are plenty of countries that make up the region, a number of dishes can be found no matter where you are, albeit with slight variations. Common ingredients are olive, pita bread, honey, sesame, dates, chickpeas and mint. Lamb is a popular meat, though beef and chicken can certainly be found without...

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How To Make Stuffed Flank Steak

December 20th, 2012

If you've been looking to change up your cooking repertoire, why not try out stuffed flank steak? It's surprisingly easy to make, and once you master the basics, you should have no problem incorporating your own ingredients into the mix. This is something the kids may love to help you out with, too - they can help you prepare the stuffing, and most kids love the chance to...

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