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Host A Cookbook Swap Party

Nearly every kitchen has a cookbook. Well, let's be honest, you have several cookbooks and over the years you've enjoyed some delicious recipes contain inside of them. But now you’ve been through the same three recipes a hundred times while the rest left you void of passion. You are not alone which...
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Sear Steaks With A Coating Of Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a funny condiment. There are those who adore it and others who can't stand it. But even those in love with it find it hard to fathom to use it in the cooking process of a steak. Believe it or not, there are fans of using mayonnaise in the searing process of cooking steak, who swear...
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Springs Celebration & 12th Annual O’Leno Olé Chili Cookoff

A CASI-Sanctioned Chili Cookoff event with registration starting at 8am, AND a family-friendly, fun-filled venue of environmental exhibits, kids activities, arts & craft vendors, prizes, & live music starting at 11am. Open to all cooks, no CASI membership necessary. Entry fees: $20 for 1...
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Cooking Tofu For Texture And Taste

Tofu has become central part of a meatless diet. While it is an excellent source of plant-based protein, it isn't like the beef, poultry, pork and fish in that a simple sprinkling of salt and pepper will sufficiently season it. But the good news is that with some simple cooking knowledge, you'll...
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Mathematical Formula For Baking The Perfect Homemade Pizza

Friday nights are sometimes celebrated with pizza and sometimes it's just plain fun to make your own pies. But they never seem to cook the same way as it does from a pizzeria. That is, until now. Restaurants are able to deliver crispy pizzas because they cook them in brick ovens that are heated to...
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Reheating Food: Microwave Vs Toaster Oven

Since the creation of the microwave oven over a half century ago, the debate has raged as to what food items you should cook or reheat in the microwave compared to the more traditional oven and more convenient toaster oven. Fortunately foodies have chimed in with their recommendations based on the...
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Cooking Rice This Way Reduces Its Calories By 60%!

Just one cup of cooked white rice contains an average of 200 calories, which is why many people skip the food staple altogether. However scientists have been working on brining the calorie count down and they've seemed to do it without chemicals or genetically modifying it. In fact, it is so simple...
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Parents Have 32 Minutes To Themselves Daily

Hey Mom and Dad, you have a whopping 32 minutes a day to yourselves! A study of 2,000 moms and dads found that the typical parent has just over 30 minutes to themselves every day once work and parenting duties are completed for the day. And, with free time hard to come by, parents said they take to...
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We're Ruining Our Nonstick Cookware!

When it comes to the most useful utensil in the kitchen, hands down it would be nonstick cookware. These pans are easy to use and especially easy to clean. However when used incorrectly it's also easy to damage and ruin them faster than frying an egg! According to those all-knowing in the nonstick...
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Avoid These Pasta Cooking Mistakes

The news is out that pasta isn't so bad for your waistlines once thought. But we're doing a poor job of cooking it in the kitchen. Here are the five most common mistakes that are made when cooking pasta and some advice on how to avoid them. Probably the most common is using a pot that is too small...
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