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Cooking in Parchment Paper to make Fish en Papillote

Cooking in parchment paper is a method of cooking fish, chicken or other proteins in their own cooking bags. It is also called “en papillote” (French for “in parchment”) or “al cartoccio” (Italian for baked in foil or aluminum.)  Typically, folded parchment paper is used but al foil, paper bags or other materials can also …

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Girls’ Night In – 6 Tips for a Fun-Filled Evening at Home

I have to admit it.  I love a girls’ night in. It gives me a chance to have a few of my gal friends over, watch some chick flicks without the guys complaining about it, and enjoy some of our favorite foods. It is a no stress night that is filled with laughter and fun, …

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Paleo Hazelnut Butter – AKA Nutella – 12 Ways to Use it.

Paleo Hazelnut Butter is a wonderful substitute for Nutella. Did you know that February 5 is considered Nutella day?  If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, you have likely tried Nutella.  But what happens in you wish to follow a Paleo diet?  Is Nutella a thing of the past for you? Thankfully, that is not the case. …

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Today’s Kitchen Tip – How to Hull Strawberries with a Straw

  Hull Strawberries with a Straw to save waste. Today’s kitchen tip shows how to hull your strawberries with a drinking straw to save the waste that comes with cutting the top off, or the time that it takes to use a knife to hull each one properly.Our family eats strawberries year round.  They are …

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9 Tips for Cooking With Mushrooms

Tips for Cooking with Mushrooms – Buying, Storing and More! Mushrooms are one of my favorite vegetables.  They are a member of the fungus family and have been used in recipes since the early Roman and Greek times.  Mushrooms are very low in fat, packed with nutrients and delicious too.  It takes just a bit …

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20 Creative Uses for Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Trays

Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Trays.  Not Just for Ice! If you eat and drink out much, you may have noticed a new trend that has taken over the food and drink industry.   The ice cubes are getting larger and larger.  Large ice cubes are perfect for any drinks because the ice melts more slowly, …

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Cooking with Silicone Kitchen Products

Why cook with Silicone Kitchen Products? One of the more recent developments in the world of kitchen gadgets are silicone kitchen products.   I first heard about them when I tried a silicone baking mat, but since then have heard of many other products, such as oven mitts, pastry brushes, barbeque brushes, cupcake liners, spatulas,  and …

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Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide – 9 Super Kitchen Gift Ideas

Kitchen Gift Guide. Anyone who cooks normally also loves kitchen products and food gadgets, so I have created a Gardening Cook 2014 Kitchen Gift Guide.  If you are looking for something special to treat someone that you love who spends a lot of time in the kitchen, this gift guide should give you lots of …

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How To Roast your Own Garlic for Spreads or Recipes

Roast your own Garlic – Easy Cooking Tip I love the taste of fresh garlic. But sometimes it is too tart for a particular recipe.  In those cases, I roast a whole head of it.  You can use much more garlic in your dish if it is roasted and roasting garlic brings out the natural …

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DIY Tip for Perfectly Drizzled Chocolate

Anyone can dunk strawberries and other fruit into melted chocolate. It is easy and fast to do and makes a great looking party appetizer. But perfectly drizzled chocolate looks so much more professional. These cooking tips will make sure that your drizzled chocolate will rival those on any dessert tray. Growing strawberries is much easier than …

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