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Mashed Potatoes FAQ

November 20, 2018 0 Comments
Mashed Potatoes FAQ

Mashed Potatoes Frequently Asked Questions Should I peel the potatoes before cooking? This is purely a personal preference. I peel my potatoes first, but I also know people who leave the peels on and then peel them after they are cooked. This sounds like more work than I want to do, but it is an […]

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Best Mashed Potato Options

November 19, 2018 0 Comments
Best Mashed Potato Options

Now Let’s Consider A Few Options When Mashing Potatoes Choosing the Right Potato to Mash A potato is basically a package that contains starch, sugar and water along with some nutrients, especially in the skins. But, there are many different varieties of potato, and they differ in the proportions of each component. Most cookbooks tell […]

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Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Recipe

September 19, 2018 0 Comments
Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Recipe

What I Learned Today About Gorgonzola Cream Sauce This weekend I was browsing the New York Daily News and came across this interesting article about Gorgonzola. I don’t think I knew that Gorgonzola is a town in Northern Italy where this blue veined cheese originated. What I really didn’t know but learned from this article […]

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Storing Onions and Potatoes Together

May 28, 2018 0 Comments
Storing Onions and Potatoes Together

What I Learned Today About Storing Onions & Potatoes Together What I learned from my Cuisine at Home Issue No. #127 is you should not store onions and potatoes together even though they taste so good when combined in cooking. Just think home fries. Yes, it is true you should not store onions and potatoes […]

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Salad Secrets

May 6, 2018 0 Comments
Salad Secrets

What I Learned Today About Preparing Salads Everyday I learn something new about cooking or cooking ingredients from my cookbooks, cooking magazines or on the Internet. I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of these tips and facts with you more frequently. For example, in the April 2018 edition of Food Network […]

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Ingredient Conversions and Equivalents

January 17, 2018 1 Comment
Ingredient Conversions and Equivalents

How to Convert Ingredients for Your Favorite Recipes Let’s face it, there are many times you’re prepping your ingredients to make a meal and realize you have the ingredients you need but they are not in the format required by the recipe. For example, the recipe may need 1-1/2 pounds cooked spinach but they don’t […]

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Kellys Christmas Crack

December 7, 2017 2 Comments
Kellys Christmas Crack

How to Make the Simplest Christmas Crack This Holiday My wife arrived home with holiday glee in her eyes with tales of an incredible Christmas treat prepared by her boss that she just had to immediately recreate for our family and friends. She could barely set down the bags of ingredients she just purchased for […]

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Beginner Food Photo Analysis

November 30, 2017 0 Comments
Beginner Food Photo Analysis

How a Professional Photographer Looks at a Food Photo I’m working on my food photography skills with the help of professional food photographer, Tim Turner. In my first post, Food Photography Made Easy, we looked at light placement and how it can completely change the feel of the photograph. In other words, how to make […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffle with Fried Egg

November 25, 2017 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffle with Fried Egg

How to Make Waffles from Leftover Stuffing This year we cooked way more food than everyone could eat so there were a lot of leftovers even after sending everyone home with a doggie bag. One of those leftovers was stuffing, some that was cooked with the turkey and some that was cooked separately in a […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

  What’s That Turkey Dinner Going to Cost in 2017? Well, not as much as last year if you buy all the same things in the same amounts as you did last year according to the Farm Bureau’s 2017 Survey.  In fact, this is the lowest cost in 5 years. For the last few years […]

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