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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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Breakfast Ideas for Dinner

December 17th, 2012

Breakfast is an ideal meal for family and friends to come together and enjoy great food and great company. Unfortunately, mornings can be hectic and you may not have the chance to gather everyone at the table at such an early hour. You can still bring the deliciousness of breakfast along with its social and community-oriented feel by turning the first meal of the day into the...

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Creative Tips for Cooking with Maple Syrup

December 17th, 2012

Many people dismiss maple syrup as a sweet sauce that only makes sense at the breakfast table, alongside plates of waffles or pancakes. In fact, maple syrup is notably versatile, and can be a delicious ingredient in innumerable dishes served for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Maple syrup main courses for lunch and dinner The Huffington Post compiled a list of its...

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How To Eat a Lobster

December 14th, 2012

Does any other food have more potential for disaster than lobster? It's not every day you see adults wearing bibs, but somehow these crustaceans manage to bring out our messy sides no matter how hard we try. It may seem like there's no way to access all of the meat without frustratedly snapping off tiny specks of shell until it finally gives way. But eating lobster doesn't...

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General Advice for Making Bouillabaisse

December 14th, 2012

Those who are fans of shellfish and all things French are probably avid eaters of bouillabaisse. The stew - which normally contains multiple different kinds of seafood - originated in the largest municipality in France apart from Paris: Marseille. Anyone who's considering whipping up a batch of bouillabaisse at home could look at some of these hints. Recipes from Epicurious,...

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Tasty Mexican Chocolate Cake

December 13th, 2012

If you've never had Mexican chocolate cake, now's the time to learn how to make it! This delightful recipe is a wonderful take on the traditional dessert, giving it a little bit of a kick and adding some other unique flavors to the mix in the process. If you have a potluck or dinner party coming up, try preparing this dessert and you might just wow your guests with how great...

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How To Make Your Favorite Fair Treats At Home

December 7th, 2012

In between rides and games, it's custom for carnival-goers to indulge in tasty treats as they walk the fairgrounds under the bright lights and loud noises. You can bring a piece of the carnival home by making these delicious desserts in your own kitchen. Cotton candy No carnival trip is complete without the wispy, sugary delight of cotton candy. There's something satisfying...

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