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Holiday Baking – Time-Saving Tips and More

There is nothing better than the sweet smell and delicious flavor of fresh homemade pies, cakes, and cookies…especially during the holidays. Baking for the holidays should be both rewarding and fun. Get your kids involved.

Tips For Holiday Baking

This time of the year there is something magical in the air. Jingle Bells fills the air wherever you go and your social calendar is filled with events and parties from friends and family. To ensure that this year your holiday baking will be the best it’s ever been we’ve decided to share some of our best baking secrets.

How to Cook Famous Secret Restaurant Recipes

If you’re anything like me, you have always wondered how it is that restaurants are able to keep their dishes tasting so good, while the dishes that I cook at home, while seemingly using the same ingredients taste so average. I always wondered how to obtain these secret restaurant recipes.

Smoking Meat and Sausage – Here Are the Kinds of Wood to Use

When you’re smoking meat and sausage, the kind of wood that you use to produce the smoke will play a large part in determining the final taste and quality of your product. It’s important to know which species work best and which to avoid.

Lower Grocery Bills – 7 Tips to Save Money by Not Wasting Food

Waste not, want not. Given todays economic woes, everyone is looking for a way to save money on grocery bills. Here are seven ways to save money simply by not wasting food.

Cooking in Clay – Low Fat, Low Sodium and Delicious Too

Cooking in clay pots is not a new idea–it’s been around for several thousand years, though today’s finely-crafted clay cooking vessels have certainly come a long way from that moment in history when early man covered a chicken with mud and stuck it into the embers of a fire to roast. One thing hasn’t changed. When the clay shell was broken and the chicken removed, way back when, it was juicy and delicious–just as meats cooked in clay pots are today.

Four Steps to a Stress-Free Turkey Dinner – Guide to a Working Mom’s Holiday Dinner

Are you a working mom who feels overwhelmed at the idea of fitting the preparation of a holiday dinner into your frantic schedule? Here’s help to lower the stress level connected with preparing a big holiday meal. It offers ways to prioritize, shortcuts to take and a timeline to follow to create the perfect holiday turkey dinner with a minimum of fuss and bother.

Cooking With What’s Left

For whatever reason, your fridge and cabinets are virtually empty. And you have to cook dinner. The food that you DO have doesn’t go together. What to do? The term I use to refer to cooking what’s left is Kamikaze cooking.

Salt Roasting Meats

If you are considering hosting a large dinner party or a big family gathering, why not think about salt roasting meats as a way to make a large meal and leave free hands to do other things. The salt roasting method of cooking meats is a great way for you to prepare fantastic meals that are delicious and mouthwatering, and it allows you to get other things done around your home.

Making a Great Italian Tomato Sauce From Scratch

If you have ever sat in an Italian kitchen and watched the making of a great Italian tomato sauce from scratch, you would actually be in awe at the entire process. This is a timed and methodical process, and one that has been around for centuries. The Italians believe that making your own tomato pasta sauce is not just a tradition but also a necessity for fine food. You will be hard pressed to find a family within all of Italy’s many regions that does not make their own sauce that has been handed down by past generations.

Easy Cooking For Kids

Do you have a picky eater? Are you looking for a new way to spend quality time with the children? It is proven that kids eat better when they are involved in food preparation. Even the youngest children can be a part of the experience. Have smaller children choose between several ingredients. If you are having guests over, or if you are planning ahead for a special occasion, get the kids involved in planning out the meal courses. It is almost a guarantee that you will get many creative ideas and plenty of giggles. Let the children take care of easy side dishes and dessert details.

My Last Dinner Party & the Desert Imposter

I stared into the fridge, horrified, at what should have been my festive red Jell-O with strawberries. It sat there triumphant and mocking. “You thought I was easy!” It accused. “You gave me no consideration at all.

The Novice’s First Dinner Party Menu – There is a Solution

It starts out innocently enough. Your mom or another loving family member asks you to host the Holiday dinner this year or you want to impress your girlfriend with a romantic home cooked meal. You are even excited about the event and cannot wait to get started. Then it hits you as you stare at your pantry. Your signature dish is Kraft Mac N’ Cheese or Ravioli from a can and you consider boiling water a culinary feat. What are you going to make for dinner?

Smoked Turkey – A Holiday Alternative to Oven Roasting

For generations people have been dropping turkeys into the oven and roasting for hours. They use stuffings and little pop up timers. Guess what?

Breakfast Cooking on the Quick

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and most of us who are always on the go often tend to skip it because we don’t have time to prepare one. Find out some useful tips on how to quickly prepare delicious breakfast that you won’t have to skip one for the rest of your life!

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