Category: Foods & Culinary

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Crock Pot Cookery

Energy efficiency is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. Americans are looking to trim energy use and cut costs anywhere they can. A large contributor to the amount of energy used in many homes is the electric stove. According to Unison, a company that delivers electricity to both consumers and businesses in New Zealand, an electric oven has an approximate...

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Creative Snacks

Ever get tired of the same old snacks? You can only eat chips or cookies so many days in a row. Not only that, but most of us are trying to eat healthier these days, and chips and cookies don’t exactly fall into the “healthy” category. Here are some different snack ideas that can satisfy both...

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Cooking by Feel

It is safe to say that I have never been a goddess in the kitchen. In fact, I would normally suggest that if I offer you something I’ve cooked, you’d probably be better off not eating it. I don’t enjoy cooking, and the things I cook rarely resemble anything edible. However, in recent months I’ve discovered...

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Cooking for a Crowd: How Much is Enough?

Whether you’re cooking for 10 guests or 50, cooking for a crowd can be confusing. How much food is too much? Too little? Will I have enough to feed my guests, or will I be stuck with tons of leftovers? Stop these questions once and for all with this handy guide that explains exactly how much...

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Christmas Cookie Recipes To Tweak Your Sweet Tooth

An American neurologist, Dr. Alan Hirsch, who specializes in the treatment of people who lose their sense of smell or taste, conducted research into the immediate recall of childhood memories by a particular smell, what he calls “olfactory-evoked recall.”  Dr. Hirsch and his staff questioned 1,000 people in Chicago about what types of smells brought back...

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Chocolate Treats in Time for the Holidays

What goes better with the holidays than chocolate treats? There is just something about chocolate that makes everything taste better. Here are a few recipes and tips to satisfy any sweet tooth. Make some to share and some to keep for your own personal stash. Heavenly Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies 2 1/4 cups all purpose...

Zucchini

Unique Zucchini Recipes

It’s that time of year again! My zucchini plants are yielding those long green vegetables, and as always, the first ones always taste so wonderful. I cook them in one of my two favorite ways: Cut the zucchini up in bite-sized chunks, cover with water, and boil until tender. Add butter, salt, and pepper to taste....

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The Secret’s in the Sauce

The “Sunday Sauce,” usually a recipe handed down for generations, is as heavily guarded as the most priceless of possessions. There are as many different versions of a sauce recipe as there are Italian families; but one thing’s for sure, if you get hold of a good one, you’ve got the foundation for many a memorable...