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Making Pierogi is no Polish Joke

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 Chef Todd Mohr (September 02, 2011)  The taste of pierogi is still on my mind as I’ve returned from the Polish Festival in Riverhead, New York. That thought brings me back to my Grandfather who made the stuffed dumplings by the hundreds when I was a child. I had a Polish Grandfather, so we made Pierogi. But if he were Italian, the method for making Ravioli would be the same. If he were Latin, I might be making .. (Cooking Tips)

The Art Of Sausage Making

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 Mirjan Stojanovic (August 28, 2011)  Sausages, which are liked by everyone, are sold in the food shops; yet creating them on your own is something which is unmatched. The craft of sausage making demands some time to acquire, but once you accomplish it, you as well as your buddies will not wish to eat the purchased sausages. Albeit preparing sausages is not very difficult, it demands some amount of practice, certain .. (Cooking Tips)

The 9 Steps of Basic Saute Are Not Only For Bourbon Chicken

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 25, 2011)  They asked me to make Bourbon Chicken for the Beer Bourbon BBQ Festival this year. The mistake they made was asking me to send the recipe. They should know better than to ask the guy famous for burning recipes to write something down. That’s just the point, I don’t use recipes. Bourbon Chicken could be White Wine Chicken or Tequila Chicken using the same basic cooking .. (Cooking Tips)

Cook Simply and Easily with Fresh Ingredients Delivered to Your Door

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 17, 2011)  Do you want to cook simply and still ensure that your kitchen is only producing healthy meals? Then you are going to love the idea that I'm going to share with you today. I just received my first produce box! This produce box is filled with healthy, fresh ingredients that practically guarantee that I will be cooking light recipes all week. Why A Produce Box? Growing your own fresh .. (Cooking Tips)

Barbecue Problems

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 Scott Morris (August 16, 2011)  Barbeque issues - and how to solve them 5 Cooking in the open air - enjoyable, easy and trouble-free - or is it? Well, yes, most of the time it is, but occasionally barbecue chefs do encounter some problems. However never fear, we’re here to sort them out. Hot spots Hot spots occur on both gas and charcoal bbqs. With a charcoal fire, you can distributed the hot coals to try to .. (Cooking Tips)

Mess Tin Sets have been from a very high food grade of aluminium

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 Atif Saleem (August 11, 2011)  Many have had problems to when they go camping, trekking or hiking with their food, on how to make it? They have always been looking for things that they can take with them, that are not too heavy and are light weight and something that is going to last them for a while and not just for the weekend or for you just couple a weekends. Mess Tin is the perfect solution for this problem, .. (Cooking Tips)

Fresh Cooking Starts With Finding Out Where Your Food Comes From

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 09, 2011)  Are you looking for fresh cooking ideas for your family? You may need to start paying more attention to where your food comes from. Fresh cooking starts with fresh ingredients and the fresher your ingredients, the more “gourmet" your cooking is going to taste. Where my food comes from is of great concern to me because I want to make the best dishes that I can. And, I know that the . (Cooking Tips)

Explore The Art Of French Cooking

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 Jean Moore (August 08, 2011)  When you mention gourmet, high-end food, what often comes to mind is French cuisine and this is largely because French cooking techniques have remained true to their principles over the years. Other cuisines have updated their practices over the years to include shortcuts and innovation, but not so the French cuisine. This is not to say that French cooking is passé; on the .. (Cooking Tips)

Learn How to Saute For Countless Quick Dinners

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 05, 2011)  When you know how to sauté, then you have power over your food choices. It’s quick, easy, and you can sauté almost anything! Most cookbooks concentrate on the list of ingredients and forget to tell you HOW to cook. When you can repeat one cooking method, then the ingredients don’t matter. Certainly there are other very important skills to have in the kitchen, .. (Cooking Tips)

How to Make Sauces Quickly

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 04, 2011)  Knowing how to make sauces is a necessary kitchen skill. The best sauce can make up for a dry piece of chicken, but the worst sauce will certainly ruin any dish. There are three basic ways to thicken liquids, but they all have to do with gelatinization of starches, the point at which starch molecules absorb liquids and swell. This is what thickens sauces. The quickest and easiest way .. (Cooking Tips)

Cutting Vegetables Blindfolded is Still Easier

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 03, 2011)  Cutting vegetables is so much easier when you don’t have to take out your chopper/dicer device. You might think that the electric gadget is quicker and easier than your standard chef’s knife, but you’d be wrong. Let’s have a race. Ready, go! Get your chopper appliance down from the cabinet. Plug it in to the electric outlet. Then, fiddle with the bowl a little .. (Cooking Tips)

The 5 Skills You Need To Cook Better

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 Chef Todd Mohr (August 02, 2011)  I can cook better than I ever have because I don’t follow recipes anymore. They’ve let me down too many times. However, if I don’t have written instructions, how do I create amazing meals at home? There are 5 elements, or necessary skills that I use to be able to cook the way I want, with the ingredients I desire. The first way to cook better is to change your .. (Cooking Tips)

Barbecue Food for Food Allergy Sufferers

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 Scott Morris (August 02, 2011)  Barbecue food for allergy sufferers The sun is out, the garden is full of friends and family; it’s all looking good for a excellent afternoon of good food and good conversation. You give the yell that the grub is ready and everyone surges forward to feast on the tasty choice of meats and salads you’ve spent the afternoon preparing. All except one person, that is. .. (Cooking Tips)

Smokers Versus Conventional Barbecues

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 Scott Morris (July 25, 2011)  Smokers compared to conventional barbecues, which is most effective? We’re many of us acquainted with the traditional Charcoal Barbeque where food is cooked on the grill over sizzling coals. In case you’re looking for something slightly different, both in the cooking approach and flavor, you might want to look at a smoker. Smokers have become increasingly popular with a .. (Cooking Tips)

The History of Barbecuing

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 Scott Morris (July 22, 2011)  A brief history of Barbecuing Barbecuing is a worldwide event but exactly where did it all begin. . ? Woah Cowboy! A few state Charcoal Barbeques truly began in the late 1800s when the Wild West’s cowboys chowed down on rough cuts of meat while on cattle drives. Cuts so tough that only a significant amount of tenderizing would allow for any meat to be chewed and swallowed .. (Cooking Tips)

Hosting a Barbecue for 100+ people

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 Scott Morris (July 21, 2011)  Hosting an enormous Gas Barbecue for 100+ people Whether you're planning a house party, wedding reception or simply a huge gathering, a barbeque provides for a easy way cater for large numbers. Providing for upwards of One hundred people might be a daunting - however with careful planning as well as time-saving shortcuts, you can co-ordinate a big bbq together with minimal hassle. Below . (Cooking Tips)

Fire up the Barbecue for Breakfast

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 Scott Morris (July 18, 2011)  Sparkup a Barbeque for breakfast When do you usually Charcoal Barbeque? After work? On end of the week days? So you typically cook lunch as well as dinner? Have you ever thought about firing up the Barbeque on a laid back Weekend and preparing breakfast this way? I’m a major enthusiast of the cooked breakfast - specially on a pleasant weekend when you have little planned other .. (Cooking Tips)

Brilliant Barbecue Recipes

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 Scott Morris (July 15, 2011)  Fantastic Barbecue Recipes One of the great things about going to a Charcoal Barbecue is that there is usually lots of food on offer. No matter if you’re a meat eater, a fish-eater, or a vegetarian, there’s typically something being barbecued that can take your fancy. Of course, if there isn’t, you need to have a word with the chef! Meanwhile, if you are the chef, .. (Cooking Tips)

Common problems affecting Barbecues and their solutions

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 Scott Morris (July 13, 2011)  Frequent issues affecting Gas Barbecues and the solutions Utilizing a bbq gives a fun and straightforward way to cook scrumptious food that you can love eating outside. And what could be better than relaxing with pals in your garden, burger in one hand, cold draught in the other and not a care in the world? But from time to time things will go wrong, specifically if you will not be an .. (Cooking Tips)

How To Cook A Turkey Breast

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 Fareeha Arif (July 11, 2011)  We are going to talk about the bird. This white meat ensures the family member to stick with it. This is a most popular dish used to enjoy thanks giving dinner, Christmas and other occasions. One can never forget this poultry in any case. It will be loved for sandwiches, stirs Fry’s, salads, and for other dishes. If someone wants the change in meat then this is the best alternate .. (Cooking Tips)

Catering for vegetarians and vegans at Barbecues

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 Scott Morris (July 11, 2011)  Providing for Vegetarians and Vegans during Barbecues. There is a vegetarian or vegan coming to your Charcoal Barbecue. It takes place; after all they are about 3-5% of the population. You could see this like a big pain in the chef's hat, or it could be like a culinary challenge. You may simply view it as a direct challenge to the fact that you love to consume meat (unless you might be . (Cooking Tips)

The Canning How To on Barbeque Sauce

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 Chef Todd Mohr (July 07, 2011)  These canning how-to tips came out of necessity. You see, I’ve been making my own barbeque sauce since I was a kid, but it caused conflict in my household. I loved using the sauce as a grilling marinade so I’d make gallons of my “New York Attitude” Barbeque Sauce and portion it into used plastic Wonton Soup containers. The shear number of containers would fill .. (Cooking Tips)

A luscious and Aromatic Meat Masala

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 Kanchan Vaidya (July 01, 2011)  This article highlights several types of masala and spice Products Company in India. This description also reveal that the use of masala in our foods Diets are very important for our body. We consume verities of foods to maintain our body fit and healthy. Meat is one of the most delicious dietary health diets in Indian recipes. Human beings have been consuming meat since ancient times. . (Cooking Tips)

Boil Corn On The Cob and You Lose

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 Chef Todd Mohr (June 24, 2011)  Boil corn on the cob and you’ll notice the corn tastes like water and the water like corn. If you think about it, you can make a flavorful vegetable broth by simmering onions, carrots, and celery in water. So, are you trying to cook your corn or make corn broth? Boiling is a moist conductive cooking process. This means that your corn is in direct contact with the heat, in this .. (Cooking Tips)

Whats the Best Way For Cooking Brown Rice?

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 Chef Todd Mohr (June 17, 2011)  Cooking brown rice can be very confusing if you pay attention to a written recipe or package instructions. There’s more than one way to cook brown rice, just like there’s more than one way to cook chicken, beef, or vegetables. Brown rice is whole-grain rice that is less processed than white rice, giving it greater nutritional qualities than processed rice. Because brown .. (Cooking Tips)

The Greatest BBQ Marinade Recipes

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 Scott Morris (June 17, 2011)  Finest Bbq Marinade Recipes Marinating meat and fish for a Gas Barbeque helps make the food taste a lot more scrumptious than it typically would. Numerous marinades could be mixed up swiftly utilizing readily available off-the-shelf ingredients even though a number of recipes need overnight marinating, several may be added 20 minutes prior to grilling or even as you cook. Marinades .. (Cooking Tips)

Dig Deep For The Best Clam Chowder and Stuffed Clams

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 Chef Todd Mohr (June 10, 2011)  Clam digging is a tradition in my family. I grew up on the water, and had my own boat shortly after my first bicycle. It’s an activity that not only yields fantastic fresh ingredients for cooking, but a family activity that everyone enjoys. It’s one thing to buy fresh fish; it’s another to catch your food yourself. Heading out of the marina on the coast of North .. (Cooking Tips)

Start a Charcoal Grill Fire That is Right for You

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 Rich Malinski (June 09, 2011)  Start a Charcoal Grill Fire That is Right for You 1. Be sure you start with a clean grill. If you did not clean your grill after the last session, then do it now. Clean out the grate or pan and set aside the grill wire to clean it after the fire has started. 2. If you are using treated charcoal briquettes, plain charcoal briquettes or hardwood charcoal chunks, the procedures are .. (Cooking Tips)

Barbecuing Indoors

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 Scott Morris (June 05, 2011)  Barbecuing Indoors 3 If you think about the elements in the united kingdom, the query of barbecuing indoors is a pretty obvious one. Frequently you never rely on the rain to keep off long enough to even start the lighting process or even, worse, it has started pouring down throughout and now you need a ‘plan B’ for your soggy chef's apron and half-cooked chops. Well, the .. (Cooking Tips)

Top 15 Fathers Day Presents From The Kitchen

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 Chef Todd Mohr (June 02, 2011)  Fathers day presents from the kitchen are a great idea for the dad that cooks. Men and women cook differently. Men need gadgets, men like tools, and some of the best new dishes he’ll create may be because of the new device you’ve given him. Today, I’ll go through my kitchen drawers and share some of the small and large tools and gadgets I can’t live without in .. (Cooking Tips)

Barbecue food for allergy sufferers

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 Scott Morris (May 31, 2011)  Bbq food intended for allergy sufferers The sunlight is out, the garden is full of friends and family; it’s just about all looking great for a great afternoon of good food and great conversation. You give the shout that the grub is ready and everybody surges forward to feast on the yummy choice of meats and also salads you’ve invested the afternoon preparing. Almost all .. (Cooking Tips)

Grilling How To: New Ideas From Cleaning Your Grill to Non-Stick Fish

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 Chef Todd Mohr (May 27, 2011)  I’m inspired to create this “Grilling How To” because outdoor cooking season is now upon us! It’s my favorite cooking time of the year, but before I actually get grilling, I’ll have to inspect my barbeque and decide whether it will survive another summer. My poor, poor barbeque grill, it took some abuse this winter. It had snow piled on top of it, freezing . (Cooking Tips)

Why Grass Fed Beef Makes The Best Steaks For Grilling

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 Chef Todd Mohr (May 26, 2011)  The best steaks for grilling are the ones that will return the best flavor and nutrition while retaining moisture and tenderness. To accomplish the best results, I always start with the best ingredients I can find. Because grilling is direct, conductive, intense heat, it will never tenderize a steak during cooking. For the best beef meal, you need to start with the most tender and .. (Cooking Tips)

3 No Recipe Uses For The Season’s Best Strawberries

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 Chef Todd Mohr (May 23, 2011)  No recipe will tell me what to do when it’s strawberry season. It’s one of the great seasonal joys in fresh food, and I take full advantage of the short time. The best strawberries come from your local farm, local farmer, local rain and soil. I celebrate the beginning of strawberry season with a visit to DJ’s Berry Patch and speak with Jessica, the owner/farmer. .. (Cooking Tips)

Meat Store Options and the Benefits of Pasture Raised Beef

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 Renna Smith (May 23, 2011)  Buying steaks at an online meat store gives you easy access to pasture raised beef. Almost everyone that buys natural forage meats is struck by its unusually rich, intense flavour. Additionally they notice that it is particularly lean and lacks the oily after-taste that has become typical of cattle raised on grain and corn. Because the cattle graze on a wide range of grasses and forage, . (Cooking Tips)

How To Create a 6 Course French Dinner Without Recipes

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 Chef Todd Mohr (May 13, 2011)  Would you break into a sweat if you had to create a 6 course French dinner for friends? Most people would, it can be intimidating cooking for other people. What makes this cooking stress even greater is trying to follow written recipes. Cooking is fun. Referring back-and-forth to written instructions is not. I avoid recipe stress entirely by ignoring recipes and using the basic methods . (Cooking Tips)

The ABC's Of Healthy Meals For Kids

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 George Roy (April 28, 2011)  After a tiring day at school, nothing is more satisfying to a child than a delicious meal waiting at home. These snacks should be filling but also tasty, a combination that seems to elude many. Because most people have so little time to spare these days, making these meals shouldn’t take very long. Oftentimes, meals require many different ingredients and steps to make, and most . (Cooking Tips)

Don’t Leave Shirred Eggs Off Your Menu For Brunch

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 26, 2011)  If you’re writing a menu for brunch, don’t forget Shirred Eggs. They’re extremely simple, can be made well in advance, and make a great table presentation. People love foods in individual serving dishes. In my many years of Catering, I’ve seen the trends come and go, but high visual appeal never goes out of style. Individual appetizers in a flat-bottomed Asian .. (Cooking Tips)

Crepes Are an Easy and Elegant Brunch Menu Idea

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 22, 2011)  Cray-pe or Creh-pe, no matter how you say it, the simple French pancake makes an easy and elegant brunch menu idea. They’re incredibly simple to make, and flexible enough that they can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late night snack. However, their delicate nature makes them perfectly suitable for the meal between breakfast and lunch. The American Buttermilk Pancake cannot be .. (Cooking Tips)

Chinese Food Nutrition

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 Aqeel Usman (April 20, 2011)  The phrase is a testament to the popularity of Chinese food around the world. Food is an important part of daily life for Chinese people. Chinese not only enjoy eating but believe eating good food can bring harmony and closeness to the family and relationships. Shopping daily for fresh food is essential for all Chinese cooking. Unlike the fast food society of the U. S. , the Chinese .. (Cooking Tips)

Vegetarian Recipes - A Way To Eating Healthy

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 Aqeel Usman (April 20, 2011)  More and more people are choosing to eat a vegetarian diet because they know that veggies are healthful food. Using low calorie and vegetarian recipes is one of the most important things you can do to protect your heath and the health of your family since obesity is now an epidemic in the United States and other developed countries. Cooking them is still better than the alternatives to .. (Cooking Tips)

Winter Dinners in a Jar

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 Aqeel Usman (April 20, 2011)  The reason I mention heritage fruits and vegetable is that with items such as tomatoes, you will not need to add another acid to your mix. However if you choose to buy your fruits in the grocery, you will need to add some lemon juice to your mix. The rule of thumb here is two tablespoons lemon juice or ½ teaspoon citric acid into each quart of tomatoes, added before you fill your . (Cooking Tips)

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution IS The War On Drugs

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 13, 2011)  I’m not sure why Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution has returned to television. Does the former Naked Chef want to cure obesity? Does he want to reduce diabetes? Does he want to remove additives from our food? Is it fat? Is it sugar? Is it children? Is it adults? Is it a war on drugs? Why would anyone want to stop doing drugs if they’re hooked? If it feels good, tastes .. (Cooking Tips)

Japanese Chef Knives

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 James Galloway (April 06, 2011)  Types of Japanese Chef Knives One of the most notable aspects of Japanese chef knives is the fact that they are constructed out of the best steel materials available. In recent times, Japanese chefs’ knives have been growing in popularity amongst professional chefs seeking to achieve high standards of excellence in food preparation tasks because of their cutting ability, .. (Cooking Tips)

Wolverine Packing Company Reveals Specifics With The Craft of Butchery

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 Jay Bonahoom (March 23, 2011)  People don’t commonly take a lot of time contemplating where the roast beef on the meal table came from. Things are so frequently so hurried; the fact that a meal is served at all is reason for celebration. Things have re-structured in the last 30 years in the meat and butchery industry, and in contrast to many of the inspiring leaps and bounds other areas of the food industry .. (Cooking Tips)

Wolverine Packing Company Gives Suggestions On Picking A Really Perfect Cut of Beef

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 Jay Bonahoom (March 20, 2011)  A tasty, tender, flavorful steak is a favorite meal for many individuals. Whether you enjoy your meat rare or well done, there aren't many dishes that are as delightful and hearty as a beautifully well prepared steak coupled with the best side dishes. When it involves an excellent cut of beef, men and women are divided. For some it might be a filet mignon, for others it can be a New .. (Cooking Tips)

Finding The Perfect Kids Recipes

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 George Roy (March 18, 2011)  After a hard day of play, a gaggle of kids runs in from the yard hungry and looking for something to eat. A kids recipes is one of the best ways to concoct a meal or snack for a child whose energy is running low. The building blocks of a healthy body and healthy mind for a child start in the kitchen with healthy recipes for kids. Meals for kids are a delicate balance of healthy and .. (Cooking Tips)

9 Steps to Great Low Carb Cooking From Home

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 17, 2011)  You don’t need a written recipe to achieve great low carb cooking from home. One basic cooking method and the ingredients YOU desire are all it takes. Earlier this week, I showed you a low carb chicken recipe using sauté method. Today’s inspiration will follow the same procedure with different ingredients. Written recipes won’t teach you to cook any more than .. (Cooking Tips)

Cooking At Home With Family Recipes

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 George Roy (March 15, 2011)  A family gathers in the kitchen around a marble island to contribute to the baking of a morning snack. The kitchen provides a safe, clean environment to experiment with cooking. Creating delicious recipes from scratch is infinitely harder than following one made by another. The different ways of coming up with a personal recipe may confuse and confound people who want to make their .. (Cooking Tips)

Do it Yourself -4 Steps to Copycat Restaurant Recipes.

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 15, 2011)  I have a friend that plays guitar. He can hear a song and figure out how to play it. This has always impressed me. I watch him intently listening to the song, nodding his head, humming a bit, and then his fingers go to work. The left hand forms chords, the right strums or picks at the strings. “Oh, it’s A, then C, then D, ” he mumbles. Because my friend knows HOW to .. (Cooking Tips)




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