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How to Make Old Fashioned Hard Candy

October 19th, 2012

Have you ever thought about making your own candy? It may seem like a difficult prospect, but doing so is actually relatively simple. If you've never done it before, you only need a few basic ingredients that you may already have lying around the house. Once you've gathered them, the process shouldn't take too long. Note that making hard candy requires a fair amount of...

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How To Make Delicious Meatloaf

October 18th, 2012

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that seems to elicit a strong opinion from everyone. Some people absolutely adore it, while others consider it little more than a hard, tasteless block of brown meat. Making delicious meatloaf isn't necessarily easy - if you're not careful, you'll end up with a dish that's dry, crumbly and not particularly tasty. However, this recipe, adapted...

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Great Country Ham Recipes to Bring to Your Table

October 18th, 2012

As the weather cools and the grill's put away until next year, you might start focusing your culinary efforts on foods that can be prepared indoors. Gone are the summer days of burgers and hot dogs, and in comes a selection of meats that can be cooked in the oven. One delicious option that's sure to satisfy your taste buds and fill your home with pleasant aromas is country...

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How To Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

October 17th, 2012

Tomato sauce is extremely versatile, especially if you cook a lot of Italian food. Of course, buying it from the store can become expensive, which is why you may want to consider making your own! It's a fairly simple recipe and can be customized as you see fit. Plus, once you find a sauce that works for you, you can make it in bulk, which can save you a lot of money in the...

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Personalize Your Pie - Interesting Pizza Toppings

October 17th, 2012

Most people enjoy the standard cheese pizza, but when you're crafting your own pie there's no reason why you have to stick to the basics. Cater to your taste buds with delicious out-of-the-ordinary toppings. Here are a few great ones to consider. Taco Give your pizza a south-of-the-border flavor by adding taco fixins. Sprinkle on taco seasoning, along with sour cream and...

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What To Do With All Those Apples You've Picked

October 15th, 2012

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the fall season - Halloween and Thanksgiving are two of our most beloved holidays, and that doesn't take into account all of the delectable seasonal foods! Pumpkin pie is nearly universally beloved, and who doesn't enjoy a quiet weekend afternoon in the middle of an apple orchard? You'd be amazed by how many apples you end up with...

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How to Become Faster In the Kitchen

October 15th, 2012

Do you love to cook but are somehow unable to do so without taking a long time in the kitchen? It may seem like you can't prepare a meal in a short period of time, leaving you and your family's stomachs to growl while you wait. However, speeding up in the kitchen isn't a difficult process at all! It just takes a little bit of foresight and intuition. If you've been looking for...

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Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 15th, 2012

There are few things better than a batch of classic chocolate chip cookies, but that doesn't mean you can't add a little something to the mix. If you've been looking to change up your usual confectionery offering, it may be time to get a little bit nutty. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are just as scrumptious as their toll house counterparts. Here's a simple recipe that...

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How to Make Shrimp Scampi

October 12th, 2012

Ah, shrimp scampi, the perfect marriage of seafood and pasta. If you've recently purchased some fresh, delicious crustaceans, this is a great way to take advantage of their unique flavor. According to the New York Times, shrimp scampi is one of the quintessential Italian American dishes that you can find at almost any restaurant that serves pasta. Scampi are technically a...

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Scallops 101

October 12th, 2012

Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't think of seafood without having scallops come to mind fairly quickly. With a unique texture and distinct ocean flavor in every bite, scallops are one of the most popular seafoods out there. According to Livestrong.com, they're low in calories while packing a nutritional one-two punch of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. They also contain a fair...

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