How to Poach Eggs

How to Poach Eggs

If you asked someone what the most difficult way to prepare an egg is, odds are good they will tell you that it’s poaching. Poached eggs are something that many people only order when they are out, and would never dream of preparing at home. It really doesn’t have to be that way. In fact,… 

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Homemade Caesar Mix

Caesars

I remember the very first Thanksgiving that I ever spent with Crystal’s family.  Well, I remember most of it anyway.  See, Crystal’s family has a tradition on Thanksgiving that I think is pretty awesome.  While the food is being prepared, everyone gets together to enjoy each others company while also enjoying a Bloody Mary or… 

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipping Cream

Whipped cream is so simple to make.  It is one of those rare recipes where the majority of the recipe is located in the name.   It’s really just as simple as whipping cream.  So why do so many people buy premade whipped cream?  Why shell out extra money for an inferior product when the… 

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Vanilla Almond Nut Mix

Vanilla Almond Nut Mix

The Halloween candy got to me.  I couldn’t stop eating it, partly because there was a whole bag from Costco at my office, and I got hungry.  I was missing something, and I realized what I needed to do. So I created a tasty snack that I could have in the afternoons when the  hunger… 

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Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms

Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms

I have a strong attraction to mushrooms.  I LOVE them!  Sauteed, they are the perfect compliment to a well-cooked steak.  They shine in pasta.  They sing on burgers with melted Swiss, and they elevate any french dip.  So naturally, any recipe that features mushrooms is a must-make for me. These Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms are a… 

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Healthier Sweet Potato Casserole

Healthier Sweet Potato Casserole

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought it was time to check out some of our favorite sides.  Now, I have never been to a Thanksgiving where sweet potatoes weren’t served in some capacity.  The most traditional seems to be candied sweet potatoes that usually come from a can and are smothered in sugar… 

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Sweet and Sour Baby Bok Choy

Sweet and Sour Baby Bok Choy

Let’s talk about the “dinner salad.”  What does your “dinner salad” look like? Mine looks like iceberg lettuce, maybe some carrot rounds and celery if we have them, and ranch dressing (which is not the best choice I could make, I know).  The only thing that makes me excited to eat the “dinner salad” is… 

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