Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream
on August 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream

Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream Don’t pass up those juicy sweet peaches on your next trip to the farmers market. Buy more than you think you’ll need because, chances are, you’ll be making our favorite peach ice cream throughout the long hot summer. Ingredients: 2 cups half-and-half 3 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 eggs, lightly beaten 4 cups heavy whipping […]

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Soft pumpkin cookies with maple-caramel cream cheese frosting
on November 22, 2016 at 10:22 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Soft pumpkin cookies with maple-caramel cream cheese frosting

This recipe makes spicy, cake-like cookies iced with a thick smear of maple-caramel cream cheese frosting. Store them in single layers so they don’t end up clumped together. Makes about five dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1-1/4 cups brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1-1/2 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix) 1-1/2 cups flour 1 […]

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Dutch Baby – German Pancake
on August 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Dutch Baby – German Pancake

A Dutch Baby is also known as a German pancake, but, really, this puffy, slightly sweet breakfast treat brings to mind a popover when you first pull it from the oven. And after the Dutch Baby has settled down and lost its massive puff, it then tastes a bit like a bread pudding. Either way, it makes a delicious, easy […]

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Oregano & Meyer Lemon Salmon En Papiollote
on May 24, 2016 at 5:09 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Oregano & Meyer Lemon Salmon En Papiollote

For a taste of spring, consider this elegant and deceptively easy to prepare salmon dish perfumed with fresh oregano and slightly sweet Meyer lemons. (Serves four.)             Heat oven to 450-degrees Four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each and about 1-inch thick, remove any bones To make the oil, in a glass heatproof measuring cup, […]

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A “How-to” for Artichoke Lovers & Newbies
on April 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, House Warming Party, Kitchen Ideas, Tips & Helpful Advice

A “How-to” for Artichoke Lovers & Newbies

Spring means a lot of different things. The start of artichoke season is one of those things if you’re an artichoke lover.    I’m surprised whenever I hear someone say that they’ve never prepared an artichoke. I’ve even known some people who’ve never even eaten one. They’re not that mysterious, but they will hurt you. Artichokes are part of the […]

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Eight Items You Should Never place in the Microwave
on April 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Home Repair Tips, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Eight Items You Should Never place in the Microwave

Yes, of course, we love our microwaves for a variety of good reasons. But there are times when the magic box is not your friend and, if you’re not careful, it could burn down your kitchen. Some material and foods can cause sparks and even explosions. Don’t put these in your microwave: 1. Styrofoam. Don’t be tempted, even for a […]

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Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage
on February 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips

Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day meal that goes beyond the traditional corned beef and cabbage but still keeping in line with the festivities? Look no further than this hearty aromatic dish that combines rich beef short ribs with a generous dose of Guinness. Sláinte mhaith! Short Ribs Braised in Stout Ingredients: 2 tablespoons light olive oil 6 boneless short […]

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Sweeten Your Valentine with This Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake
on January 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Sweeten Your Valentine with This Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so even if you have romantic dinner plans at your favorite restaurant, you’ll still have plenty of time to prepare this easy and nutty twist on the traditional chocolate lava cake. After all, Valentine’s Day pretty much suggests dessert at home. Individual Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 stick plus 1 […]

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Roast Chicken With Kimchi Smashed Potatoes
on January 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Roast Chicken With Kimchi Smashed Potatoes

After a couple of months of traditional holiday meals, this simple but exotically seasoned dish makes a welcome change, especially on a cold January evening. While the potatoes and chicken start out cooking separately, they’re finished together. Jarred kimchi delivers flavor and color in this quickly prepared roast chicken dish. 1½ pounds fingerling or baby Yukon Gold potatoes 4 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided […]

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Six Essential Tools For Your Holiday Dinners
on November 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Six Essential Tools For Your Holiday Dinners

No matter how well equipped you think your kitchen is, if this is your first time cooking a big holiday dinner, you’re probably missing some essential tools. And the better the tools, the easier your meal preparation. Roasting Pan Although you can buy a large foil roasting pan to cook a turkey, there can be problems with these flimsy pans. […]

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