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Easy Cooking Ideas a Recipe Book Will Never Tell You

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 30, 2010)  If you’re looking for easy cooking ideas, stop searching in recipe books! Instead, look at your cooking basics. One of the best basic cooking methods to employ for quick dishes is stove-top sauté. Sauté is a direct source, conductive cooking method that uses intense heat to cook and brown products quickly and easily. It’s the best way to get dinner done .. (Cooking Tips)

We Got Endless New Dinner Ideas Last Night, Did You?

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 22, 2010)  If you missed the live cooking webcast last night, you missed a tremendous evening of fun, food, entertainment and education in basic cooking methods…a virtual cooking guide. In fact, I showed everyone watching how basic cooking methods can help you make dinner quick every night and still have endless dinner ideas. Here’s a bit of what went on last night: As always, knife .. (Cooking Tips)

Uses for Basic Kitchen Spices and Herbs when Cooking

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 Kathy Hupp (April 21, 2010)  Most people prefer trying out different herbs as they are cooking for their family. Different ingredients often spice up a plain meal and make it delicious rather than dull. Not knowing the best spice is likely to also destroy a entire dish in a matter of moments. This article covers the most most used herbs and the complimentary meals they compliment the most. Bay leaves go well in .. (Cooking Tips)

Don’t Buy Another Recipe Book Until You See This Video!

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 20, 2010)  In the daily challenge of cooking meals for your family, home cooking recipes can be a help or a hindrance. How recipes work for you depends on what you expect them to tell you. Remember, recipes are good at telling you some things, but don’t help you with an overall kitchen culinary journey. If this is what you’re expecting, if you’re expecting guidance that will help . (Cooking Tips)

What To Do After You’ve Discovered Your Recipe Book is Lying to You

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 15, 2010)  Let’s say that you are depending on a teacher or a mentor…someone you trust. What would happen if you found out that they’re not telling the truth, or at least, they aren’t telling you the whole truth? If you’re depending on a book to teach you a new kitchen culinary skill, you need to know now that the book isn’t telling you everything you need to .. (Cooking Tips)

Are You Cooking Meals from a Broken Cookbook

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 14, 2010)  Burn your recipes! If you’ve been following me for any amount of time now, you’ve heard me utter that statement time and time again. It’s not that I’m entirely against using recipes for home cooking, it’s more because I see cooking meals as a personal art form or your kitchen culinary expression. In fact, home cooking recipes are especially useful if .. (Cooking Tips)

7 Skills You Must Have to Cook Food Consistently

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 08, 2010)  I know you’ve said this before, because it’s happened to many a restaurant – • Their food used to be great, but the chef left. • They’re inconsistent. You never know if the food is going to be great or not. While having all of your meals taste exactly the same is probably not your goal, understanding cooking techniques that allow you to cook like a .. (Cooking Tips)

The Harsh Realities of Inconsistent Cooking

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 07, 2010)  I know I’ve been asking you a lot of questions lately and I want you to know that it’s with good reason. To cook like a chef at home, you have to break old habits and old habits can’t be broken if you aren’t aware of them. It’s important to me to make sure that you understand the science of cooking as well as the cooking techniques that are going to make .. (Cooking Tips)

The Best Homemade Pizza Recipe Delivered in 7 minutes or It’s Free!

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 03, 2010)  I’m back from Sunburst Tomato Farm in Momeyer, North Carolina. What a great trip! While I was learning about growing tomatoes in the winter, I was thinking about making a homemade pizza recipe to add to my cooking classes. But then, I thought, what does the local tomato farmer like to make with his fresh tomatoes? Tim Bass of Sunburst Tomatoes says he prefers the raw, natural .. (Cooking Tips)

The Farmer’s Secret to Growing Tomatoes in Winter

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 Chef Todd Mohr (April 01, 2010)  The trees are bare, the ground is frozen, and if you want the best and freshest ingredients, where are do you go? Well, there is someone growing tomatoes in the winter! If you understand the science of cooking and you want the freshest ingredients even when they’re out of season, then you’re in the right place to learn. In my search for the best tomatoes you can possibly .. (Cooking Tips)

4 Cooking Tips Will End Your Recipe Guessing

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 30, 2010)  Cooking is not made easy when you’re still guessing. In fact, guessing at cooking increases the stress because guessing makes you unsure of the results to come. I’m going to give you a little cooking help by offering some tips on how to end your guessing. One of the reasons that you guess is because it’s hard to believe something until you can actually see it. But I .. (Cooking Tips)

Do you recognize these things that make your cooking inconsistent?

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 25, 2010)  Today’s cooking tip: Guessing does not help to make cooking easy. In fact, guessing doesn’t help your cooking at all and will make your cooking inconsistent. Think about it… people don’t guess at things they’re sure and confident in: • You don’t guess whether your left foot will follow your right in walking• You don’t guess how to .. (Cooking Tips)

Get the confidence to stop guessing and take the mystery out of cooking

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 23, 2010)  My goal is to help make cooking easy for you. While understanding how to cook with a cooking method rather than following a recipe, it’s also important that you get cooking tips that help rather than confuse. One of the reasons cooking can be difficult or even a little intimidating is the result of guessing. 1. Guessing while cooking is bad. Let me give you an example. In my .. (Cooking Tips)

What Everybody Should Know About Preparing Your Kitchen for Daylight Savings Time

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 19, 2010)  If you have a love of cooking like I do, you’re excited about the days getting longer. Honestly, with the exception of cooking for the holidays, cooking in the winter seems more like a chore to me. However, cooking in the spring and summer is cooking for fun. In fact, I can’t wait to start grilling outside! But, before we all explore our love of cooking in the spring and .. (Cooking Tips)

If You Don’t Prepare for Daylight Savings Time Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 17, 2010)  Daylight savings time is the practice of advancing clocks so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less. Although it was originally designed to reduce electric usage, there’s controversy over whether it’s actually had this effect. Now, daylight savings is primarily used a marker for the beginning of a season and to take care of certain items like changing your . (Cooking Tips)

10 Minutes To Change Your Cooking Without Any Experience At All!

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 Chef Todd Mohr (March 16, 2010)  It’s time to eliminate the idea that you have in your head that you don’t know how to cook and possibly can’t even learn how to cook! In fact, I say that you already have some cooking knowledge and I’m going to prove it to you. How? Well, you are eating something at home right? We all have to feed ourselves at some point, even if it’s opening a can of soup .. (Cooking Tips)

10 Random Cooking Tips and Tricks

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 Mary Mechler (March 11, 2010)  1. When it's strawberry season, buy extra to freeze. Freeze them unwashed in zipper bags. They work great in winter time smoothies. Just take several out rinse and cut the top off and plop in the blender with a banana and orange juice. 2. Hate making bacon because of the splatter mess? Make it in the oven. Spray a cookie sheet with pan spray and line up the bacon. Bake at 375 degrees .. (Cooking Tips)

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 Shirley Duran (March 10, 2010)  There seem to be different stories about this, but is there a definitive answer? There are several legends . . . none of them claim to the the definitive answer! How did come to represent the Zodiac? But how did the 12 animals come to represent the 12 earthly branches? There are different explanations. According to one myth, on the Buddha convened the animal kingdom to determine how to . (Cooking Tips)

Traditional mexican recipes – pork with sauce- any one know the

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 Shirley Duran (March 08, 2010)  when i was in juarex, mexico 3 or 4 years ago doing missions work, i had an amazing meal at one of the schools! it was pork (i think) with some kind of red sauce on it. it was absolutely amazing and i was wondering if any one may know the name of it/ have Traditional mexican recipes for it?? thank you VERY much! Yes its called carne de puerco con chile!!You need 4 boneless pork chops .. (Cooking Tips)

Grilling Foods in Your Backyard

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 Marc Bradford (February 22, 2010)  Who doesn’t like to get outside and grill foods in the backyard? On a beautiful summer day, there is nothing more relaxing than hanging out with friends and family, and eating some delicious foods hot off the grill. With a great grill, your food will taste far better than it would have if you had prepared it in the kitchen. Of course, grilling food is only relaxing if you have .. (Cooking Tips)

Getting best information from internet about Restaurants Covent Garden

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 Bhart Brij (February 03, 2010)  Do you think that the most amusing part of going on a holiday somewhere is the food you are going to eat and drink? If that is so, you are quite familiar with the restaurant guides on the Internet, which are going to give you information about all the different restaurants in all the cities in the world. That is the reason why, you are also browsing the Internet to look for restaurants .. (Cooking Tips)

Beach Vacation? Here are Some Tips to Plan Ahead for Meals

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 Mary Mechler (January 22, 2010)  I love my family and I love it when they can visit for an extended time period. A few years ago, my family and my brother's family started getting together at the beach in North Carolina for a week. We rent a condo, and just enjoy the company. It has been such a great time! I am the one who loves cooking (and eating), so that is where I tend to concentrate my efforts. Over the years, I .. (Cooking Tips)

Party Cooking Tips

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 Emma Arsanti (December 31, 2009)  Party is an important moment where all the people involved felt the joy and comfort. Whatever it was, birthday parties, weddings and various other types of parties should be prepared as well. The success of a party can be measured by the availability of a delicious meal, clean, and smooth preparation. Therefore, sometimes cooking for a party is not an easy task. You are required to be .. (Cooking Tips)

The Perfect BBQ in 3 easy Steps

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 Donna Hernandez (November 09, 2009)  To a purist, BBQ is all about slow cooking. This will involve the use of a smoker, or possibly a spacious grill with a tight lid. Your goal is to keep the food separated from the direct heat. To achieve this, you could trying moving around some briquettes or lighting the fire on one side only. This will give you an area of lower heat that will allow you to get started on infusing, the .. (Cooking Tips)

Kitchen Tool Set among Utensils

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 Ivan Kozliak (August 15, 2009)  Does everyone have use to having a kitchen knife set? The answer is yes. Even for those who keep cooking simple the answer is yes. Sure, a fancy gourmet knife set with exquisite cutlery may not be in everyone’s plans, but a basic kitchen knife set with some knives that are used less frequently but occasionally could be an ideal fit for any home. In some sets there are tools that .. (Cooking Tips)

Cooking Oil Filtration For Better Tasting Food

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 Christian Abad (August 11, 2009)  A cooking oil filtration system is a mechanical filtration device that purifies frying oil to maintain a consistent oil quality. When oil is used in large quantities to fry food, there is a large amount of particle matter that falls off the food and mixes with the oil. Over time, the oil gains color and odor, all caused by the particles suspended in the oil. Because of this, the cooling . (Cooking Tips)

Simple Kitchen Utensil Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (August 04, 2009)  Pieces of the tools found in a simple kitchen utensil set are used almost daily in every home. Knives, measuring cups, cutting board, and other kitchen tools like big spoons, ladle, or a turner are commonly used every day or every week. Outside of plates, cups, forks, tablespoons, or teaspoons, knives are needed to do some cutting chores. Most commonly used knives are versatile knives .. (Cooking Tips)

Complete Kitchen Utensil Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 25, 2009)  In the kitchen, the kitchen tools are required to eat and make food. Plates, forks and spoons are used to eat cooked or heated food. Knives are used to cut some foods into smaller pieces. Complimentary kitchen utensils are required to make original purchased food into the quality meals on the plate. Steak knives and butter knives are common and used almost daily for multiple purposes, .. (Cooking Tips)

Basic Utensil Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 07, 2009)  A kitchen utensil set sounds like a name that proficient cooks need. That is true, anyone who eats any variety of food, even with slight variation from normal foods that do not require a utensil set everyday would need a basic kitchen utensil set. There are definitely pieces that would be used by everyone almost daily, if not weekly. The complimentary items that are used rarely find .. (Cooking Tips)

Kitchen Knife Set for anyone

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 07, 2009)  So what kitchen tools are the most popular used tools in the kitchen? Forks, spoons, plates, and table knives is how one would answer. Those are the most basic and most used tools in the kitchen by all people who have a kitchen. Are any other tools essential to complement them? Almost everyone says yes. The answer is yes. Table knives could be butter knives or steak knives, or knives .. (Cooking Tips)

Basic Kitchen Knife Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 07, 2009)  Knives and forks are among the most commonly used pieces of kitchen tools. Virtually every home or apartment has forks and table knives. Table knives could be butter knives, steak knives, or a table knife that combines steak knife and butter knife duty. Knives and forks are just part of the basic kitchen knife set that everybody needs. The kitchen knife set would definitely be a great .. (Cooking Tips)

Gourmet Knife Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 06, 2009)  Does everyone have use to having a kitchen knife set? The answer is yes. Even for those who keep cooking simple the answer is yes. Sure, a fancy gourmet knife set with exquisite cutlery may not be in everyone’s plans, but a basic kitchen knife set with some knives that are used less frequently but occasionally could be an ideal fit for any home. In some sets there are tools that .. (Cooking Tips)

Kitchen Utensil Set for any home

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 06, 2009)  Who needs utensil sets? Well, basically anybody who eats food that does not eat fast food on every meal. Kitchen Utensils are essential because knives are needed to cut or spread. Scoops of some kind are needed to scoop food or liquid out of a pot or pan. That is why kitchen utensil set products are necessary to have. Right tools are a must in order to eat certain foods. Forks, spoons, .. (Cooking Tips)

Choosing a Professional Cutlery Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 05, 2009)  Choosing a right cutlery set varies for most people. Different knife sets have features that have different advantages. Some knife sets are missing a few pieces of tools that some cooks may need. However, the kind of knives everyone needs does have an answer. Most knives with wooden and plastic handles do not have good construction, which affects balance, control, and durability. Most .. (Cooking Tips)

Kitchen Knife Set for anyone

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 04, 2009)  So what kitchen tools are the most popular used tools in the kitchen? Forks, spoons, plates, and table knives is how one would answer. Those are the most basic and most used tools in the kitchen by all people who have a kitchen. Are any other tools essential to complement them? Almost everyone says yes. The answer is yes. Table knives could be butter knives or steak knives, or knives .. (Cooking Tips)

Titanium Pro Cutlery Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 03, 2009)  Many people would like to own high quality cutlery. Everyone could and should own some quality tools for the kitchen. However, the price of high quality cutlery is holding people back from buying. People who barely cook would not mind having higher quality, but if the price is cheap, they have “junk knives” and feel they can get by. There is a solution to having quality .. (Cooking Tips)

Professional Chef Cutlery Set

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 02, 2009)  Cooking gurus are good with recipes and know what tools to use to make a great meal. However, not all chefs have a quality cutlery set. A good chef needs good and professional chef knives to make a good meal to go with the recipe for a meal. A professional chef cutlery set that chefs need include knives similar to paring knife, utility knife, chef knife, butcher knife or cleaver, .. (Cooking Tips)

Professional Chef Knives for anyone

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 Ivan Kozliak (July 01, 2009)  Cutlery is in every person’s home. A simple cook bachelor has some cutlery. Those who order food and eat out a lot have cutlery to use. Good cooks or those who cook themselves food are more likely to need professional chef knives. As a matter of fact, it is possible to come across people who are non-experts at cooking who have good cutlery sets, even professional chef cutlery .. (Cooking Tips)

Cooking: - Crock-pots are the single greatest innovation to hit the world.

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 Zeus Obama (February 12, 2009)  Men are notorious for not cooking. First, they have mom doing all the cooking. Then, if they dare live alone for a while, they cook for themselves, usually a small repertoire of meals that consists of ravioli in a can, Spaghettios, rice and/or ramen noodles. Eventually, they meet that “special someone" and might do some cooking to impress said “special someone", at which .. (Cooking Tips)

3methods Of Cooking.

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 Zeus Obama (February 12, 2009)  Many online money lenders are offering cheap auto loans so that you can buy a car or any other vehicle and still stay happy Slow cooker is one of the versatile tools famous for making soups and stews. Cooking can be left unattended for hours. It has a removable pot made from ceramic glaze or porcelain, along with a lid and housing that contain a thermostatic electric heating element. .. (Cooking Tips)

How many ideas of budget cooking.

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 Zeus Obama (February 12, 2009)  Cooking for a crowd can be a lot of work. Not to mention expensive. If you are looking for some ideas on budget cooking for a crowd then you are in the right place. A crowd could be a large family or a group of people coming over for a party. No matter what the reason for cooking for a crowd, you need ideas that will help you spend less money. Budget cooking for a crowd is possible. .. (Cooking Tips)

Making Fresh Sausage at Home

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 Stephen Kish (January 16, 2009)  With the economic crunch everyone has to pay high prices for just about everything. At first we just thought we were being forced to pay higher gas prices but we soon felt the higher prices at the grocery stores, with the utility companies and more. Many people found that going back to their old ways of clipping coupons worked more effectively in the grocery store. Another way that .. (Cooking Tips)

Easy Party Appetizers

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  Easy party appetizer recipes are the way to go if you are planing to have a party. They can be easily made and will allow you time to mingle and chat with your guests. They are a sure way to add some zing to your party. Easy party appetizer recipes include; spiced nuts, sweet potato chips, cheese sticks, veggie pizza, cocktail sesame wafers among many others. These are easy to prepare .. (Cooking Tips)

Halloween Appetizers

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  Halloween appetizers are a kind of starter dish prepared for parties. These kind of snacks include, corn puff, goldfish crackers, butter, cheese, bread crumbs and many others. They help you maintain your appetite as you wait for the main dish to be served. Halloween appetizers recopies include; asparagus rolls, Baby Sausage Quiches, Guacamole Spread, Cheesy Pita Crisp, and Monster .. (Cooking Tips)

Making Halloween Appetizers

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  Halloween Appetizers can be used on any occasion. They can be used during birthday parties, or as crunchy snacks on any get together party. They are attractive and easy to eat and will keep you busy as you wait for the main dish. Some of the famous Halloween appetizers include; Pumpkin Pancakes, Chocolate Jack-o-Lanterns, Pumpkin Bread, and Black cats among many others. To make a .. (Cooking Tips)

Holiday Appetizers

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  Different flavors that satisfy and stimulate your taste buds are what holiday appetizers are all about. They may be used during Christmas holidays, or any other parties you may choose to have. A table laid out with a variety of delicious and attractive starter snacks are a great beginning to any party. These starter snacks are usually very rich and heavy. There are holiday appetizers .. (Cooking Tips)

Mexican Appetizers

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  Mexican appetizers are based on the seasonal produce and are naturally flavored. They are fresh and very colored. They are a good choice if you intend to host a party. They can be suitable for almost any kind of party be it an important occasion or just a get together with your neighbors. One of the most popular Mexican appetizers is the quesadillas. These are pan grilled Mexican .. (Cooking Tips)

Party Appetizers

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  These kind of starter dishes can carry the occasion just by themselves. They are easy to eat and can hold your appetites till when the main meal is served. When carefully planned they can be quite tantalizing. They are a great way to entertain your guests. If you prefer exotic and special party appetizers, then the caviar is a good choice for you. You can have a caviar on quail eggs or . (Cooking Tips)

Quick Easy Appetizers

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  Quick Easy Appetizers are a simple way to impress your guests. They are easy to make and do not require much preparation time. Should a guest drop in unexpectedly, they are an easy solution. If your fridge is well stocked, then you will have no problem making something delicious in record time. The most famous quick easy appetizers include different chutneys like baked brie with .. (Cooking Tips)

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

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 Peter Gitundu (January 15, 2009)  Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipes are great to use for holidays or any other parties you may be hosting. They are easy to eat and can be used in cocktail parties. This is because they can be eaten as finger foods that allow people to mingle as they eat them. There are various types of Smoked Salmon appetizer recipes. There is the Lox smoked salmon, smoked salmon cheese pie, Smoked Salmon . (Cooking Tips)




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