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A Great Steak & Grilling Tips for Success.

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Last weekend, Joy, Toby, Marvin & I sat down to a fantastic Steakhouse Dinner at Home. We feasted on all of our steakhouse favorites like creamed spinach, crab cakes, and steakhouse corn – but the real star of the the … Continue reading

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Mustard Heals Burns!…And Five Other Home Remedies

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Posted by our Guest Contributor, Christina Conrad. You can read more from Christina on her blog: www. foodiewithalife.com. There’s nothing I love more than a home remedy!   Using products beyond their mass marketed purpose feels clever, even scientific.  I’m the mad scientist, … Continue reading

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Convert Recipes by Volume

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  Take the pan size suggested in the recipe and determine the volume (in cups) using the chart above. Determine which size Steam Table Pan you’d like to use, then determine the capacity (in cups) using the chart below. Find … Continue reading

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How to Set a Formal Table + Video

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Unless you’ve worked in a 5-star restaurant or attended etiquette school, you may not know how to set a formal table or even feel comfortable eating from one. Well, there is no need to feel intimidated. Setting a formal table … Continue reading

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Five Turkey Tips

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It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving turkey! Since I only cook a full turkey once a year, it does take a little jogging of my memory to remember the steps involved and the timing of those steps that lead … Continue reading

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Our PINK Cook for the Cure Party

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Last Saturday, Joy and I hosted a Cook for the Cure® fundraising party. It was the perfect opportunity to treat our girlfriends to an afternoon of food and fun. Cook for the Cure gives people with a passion for cooking a way … Continue reading

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How to Host a 1000 Cooks for the Cure Party!

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Everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer. A mother, a sister, a grandmother, or a friend. For some of us, it was the very person who taught us how to cook. We invite you to join us … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Quick and Easy Summer Party

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The Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate!  Holidays are special occasions which allow us a break in our normal routine, so enjoy it.  With a little planning ahead, you can … Continue reading

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How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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It’s time to dye Easter eggs! Here is a recipe for making absolutely perfect hard boiled eggs – for dying, or peeling and eating, or making into the best egg salad ever. How to make perfect hard boiled eggs #ratingval# … Continue reading

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How to Cook Dry Beans

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The local Farmers Market often has a wonderful selection of fresh, dry beans and peas.  They really do taste better than the canned version, especially if you add a little seasoning to them while soaking, and then, again, while cooking. … Continue reading

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How to Segment a Grapefruit

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Choose a nice grapefruit. Look for a smooth skin with no noticable spots, and one that feels heavier than it looks. Have a cutting board, medium bowl, chef’s knife and a paring knife handy. Make sure your knives are sharp. … Continue reading

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How to host a cookie decorating party

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I love decorating cookies. I’ve got a huge collection of cookie cutters – bunnies, autumn leaves, dog bones, flower pots, zoo animals, ghosts, you name it! I’ve pretty much got every holiday covered. But honestly, there is nothing quite as … Continue reading

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