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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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Food Photography Made Easy

November 9, 2017 2 Comments
Food Photography Made Easy

How to Take the Best Photos of Your Meals Not only a “reluctant” gourmet, I’ve been a “reluctant” food photographer but that’s going to change over the next few months. Why? Because I’m now friends with professional photographer Tim Turner who has forgotten more about shooting food images than I’ll ever know. Tim has been […]

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How to Calculate Fish Yields

October 25, 2017 4 Comments
How to Calculate Fish Yields

How Much Fillet Will A Whole Fish Yield? A couple of weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law took me out to dinner while my family was at a wedding in Wyoming. We decided to try a restaurant I’ve heard about, passed many times but never dined at since it opened. Their specialty is seafood and […]

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Couch Potato Explained

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Couch Potato Explained

What Does “Couch Potato” Mean & Where Does It Come From? It’s football season and for many of us who really enjoy the game or any other sport shown on T.V., we have the potential to turn into “couch potatoes”.  And now there are all these great shows on cable television like Game of Thrones […]

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Grain Conversions – Dry To Cooked

August 22, 2017 14 Comments
Grain Conversions – Dry To Cooked

What Is the Dry To Cooked Grain & Seed Yields? Have you noticed how many different types of grains there are today?  I’m learning about new varieties regularly especially since I’ve changed my diet because of my heart issues.  Eating more whole grains offer a satisfying way to make sure I’m getting all my nutrients […]

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The Camera Eats First

May 19, 2017 1 Comment
The Camera Eats First

A Snapshot of Foodie Photographers by Nell Jones You are out to dinner with your group of friends at the restaurant that you found by looking through one of many famous food Instagram accounts.  (Life hack: if you are trying to decide which restaurant you want to go to, look up the restaurant on Instagram […]

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Potato Gnocchi with Vegetable Noodles Video

January 12, 2017 0 Comments
Potato Gnocchi with Vegetable Noodles Video

How We Prepared A Quick & Easy Dinner With Gnocchi, Pink Sauce & Zoodles My daughter’s been home from college for Christmas break and we’ve been trying to make some of her favorite meals. A couple of nights ago my wife took my youngest daughter skiing for the day so when I asked my oldest […]

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Ratio Chart for Converting Fresh Herbs to Dried Herbs

January 5, 2017 36 Comments
Ratio Chart for Converting Fresh Herbs to Dried Herbs

How To Convert Fresh Herb to Dried Herbs Let me start by saying, I try to use fresh herbs over dried herbs as much as humanly possible. We grow fresh herbs in the spring and throughout the summer and many of them last through the fall and some right into winter. If we don’t have […]

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