Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Fun Winter Holiday Recipes
on November 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips

Fun Winter Holiday Recipes

Starting at Thanksgiving through the end of December, this time of year offers the change to share some of the most delicious meals with friends and family. Here are a few fun ideas to complement your holiday meals this year. Roasted Balsamic-glazed Vegetables This recipe is really easy breezy, without specific measurements, so you can prepare as little or as much as […]

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Grain-Free Pumpkin-Coconut Dog Biscuits
on October 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Lifestyle Tips, Money Saving Tips, Pet Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Grain-Free Pumpkin-Coconut Dog Biscuits

If you’re feeding your dog a grain-free diet, then these healthy treats made with coconut flour should make your pup jump with joy. Coconut flour, which is ground toasted coconut, makes the dough and the house smell crazy good. Egg shells are a good source of calcium for dogs, and that’s where this recipe takes a little detour from others […]

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Forget Ice Cream, Go With Sicilian Gelato
on July 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Forget Ice Cream, Go With Sicilian Gelato

When the crushing summer sun threatens to beat you senseless, do as the Sicilians: Cool off with “un cono o una coppa di gelato;” also known as a cone or cup of the most luscious bit of frozen confection to ever hit your tongue. Culinary lore has it that flavored ices sprang from the snows of Sicily’s Mount Etna, but […]

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Tri-tip: California’s King of the Grill
on May 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm / in BBQ Recipes & Tips, Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Tri-tip: California’s King of the Grill

We all know that the South claims bragging rights to smoked pulled pork, and Texas holds the brisket as its holy barbecue grail. But were you aware that California crowns the tri-tip roast as its king of the grill? It does. And, rightfully so. Locals know it as Santa Maria tri-tip, named after the small town on California’s Central Coast, […]

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Bacon-Chipotle Infused Bourbon
on April 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Bacon-Chipotle Infused Bourbon

As a duo, bourbon and bacon is pretty ideal, but throw in some heat from chipotles and the fun really begins. Chipotle peppers are merely jalapenos that have been smoked. Sometimes you can find them dried, but more often than not, they’re easily available in small cans and hanging out in spicy adobo sauce. They’re really handy to have around […]

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GRILL SAFETY
on April 22, 2015 at 5:39 pm / in BBQ Recipes & Tips, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

GRILL SAFETY

In December 2012, ESPN SportsCenter anchor, Hannah Storm, noticed that the flame in her propane-fueled grill had gone out. And, so, she simply did what thousands of us automatically do each year. Storm turned off the gas and promptly reignited the grill. It immediately exploded and left her in flames. Literally. She received first and second-degree burns on her face, […]

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Cooking Light Thai Red Curry Beef
on March 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Cooking Light Thai Red Curry Beef

Because it’s made in a slow cooker, this spicy dish from Cooking Light provides a hearty meal with little fuss. 2 pounds lean beef stew meat 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups finely chopped onion (1 onion) 4 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup lower-sodium beef broth 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons red curry paste 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 […]

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Queen of Sheba Cake (Reine de Saba)
on February 12, 2015 at 7:38 am / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Queen of Sheba Cake (Reine de Saba)

  Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February is the month that gleefully ushers us out of the dessert dry spell of January. Each year, the first month is the one where we tend to feel abject remorse over the high calorie and fat-and-sugar-laden choices we made –beginning on Halloween and ending with a New Year’s Eve blowout. We repent by denying ourselves; some of us assuaging […]

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Recipe: Steak au Poivre Hachis Parmentier with Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes
on December 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips

Recipe: Steak au Poivre Hachis Parmentier with Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes

Whether your winter temperatures dive below zero or hover at a balmy 60 degrees, this is the time of year when comfort food rules. But it’s also the season for celebrations, from Christmas and Hanukkah to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. So, it’s a bonus when you can make a homey meal fit for the most elegant affair. […]

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Dried Chile Salsa Roja
on October 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm / in Favorite Recipes

Dried Chile Salsa Roja

It’s pretty hard to find anyone who doesn’t like salsa. And if you’ve never made it from scratch, this easy dried chile salsa will convert you. It’s authentic to the state of Sonora, Mexico, where it’s prepared fresh daily before dinner. But it can be found throughout much of the country. It’s so simple to make, and you can play […]

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