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Get the most out of your pumpkin and learn how to roast pumpkin seeds correctly - including the right way to season the seeds.  Plus, get six different seasoning recipes to impress your friends and guests.
Basics

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds + Six Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Get the most out of your pumpkin and learn how to roast pumpkin seeds correctly – including the right way to season the seeds.  Plus, get six different seasoning recipes to impress your friends and guests. In preparation for the ultimate autumnal activity, a…

September 29, 2017
Learn how to marinate by mastering the parts of marinade, as well as the different kinds, and how it tenderizes (or doesn't). Plus, marinating safety tips!
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How To Marinate For Maximum Flavor

 Learn how to marinate by mastering the parts of marinade, as well as the different kinds.  Plus, marinade safety tips and recipes! If you’ve been around for a while, you know how I detest titling recipes as “healthy”; what is healthy for me isn’t…

January 9, 2017
Learn how to roast chestnuts in the oven and the 4 major things you need to know for success. Plus recipes to use your roasted chestnuts.
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How To Roast Chestnuts

Learn how to roast chestnuts in the oven and the 4 major things you need to know for success. Plus recipes to use your roasted chestnuts.   During Christmastime we all have traditions.  Many of mine mimic a well-known Christmas song, like listening to yuletide…

December 12, 2016
Learn the method and tips for how to cook fried and scrambled eggs in stainless steel cookware. Say goodbye to sticking, burnt-on eggs. Hello deliciousness!
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How To Cook Eggs In Stainless Steel Cookware

Learn the method and tips for how to cook fried and scrambled eggs in stainless steel cookware.  Say goodbye to sticking, burnt-on eggs. Hello deliciousness! So we’re going to be honest and up front about this.  Cooking eggs in stainless steel is difficult.  Like,…

August 15, 2016
Learn how to make soft, medium, and hard boiled eggs. Get yolks so runny, creamy or dreamy that you'll be craving boiled eggs every day!
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How To Make Soft, Medium, & Hard Boiled Eggs

Learn how to make boiled eggs that are soft, medium or hard. Get yolks so creamy and dreamy you’ll want to make boiled eggs every day! I don’t know about you, but I’m really loving that soft and medium boiled eggs are making a…

August 8, 2016
Learn how to make homemade mayonnaise in two minutes, using only 4 ingredients! Plus, tips on what to do if it separates or is too thin.
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How To Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Making your own homemade mayonnaise is simple, takes only a couple minutes, and uses only 4 ingredients.  I’m not a condiments person.  I think it’s the result of growing up as a picky eater.  If mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, or salad dressing touched my food,…

July 25, 2016
Learning how to stir-fry can take your dinners from good to excellent. Find out about stir-frying, the ingredients you should use, and if you need a wok now.
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How To Stir-Fry

Stir-frying is an excellent way to make a meal, and it doesn’t have to be limited to asian-inspired flavors!  Learning how to stir-fry can help take your dinners from good to excellent.  Read on to learn about stir-frying, the ingredients you should use, if…

June 13, 2016
Learn why + how to blanch and shock, what foods you can blanch and shock, as well as tips for doing it better. Plus, recipes that use blanching & shocking.
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How To Blanch and Shock

Learn how to blanch and shock and why it’s useful and important to your cooking!  I’ve decided that learning how to blanch and shock needs more attention paid to it that I’ve been giving it.  Prior to today, every time we’ve talked about it,…

June 6, 2016
Want a perfect crust for your pies and tarts? Learn how to blind bake, the method behind making a naked, cooked crust. Plus, my 6 tips for doing it better!
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How To Blind Bake Pie & Tart Crust

Want a perfect crust for your pies and tarts? Learn how to blind bake, the method behind making a naked, cooked crust. Plus, my 6 tips for doing it better! This month we’ve played around with a lot of different edible flowers, and brushed up…

May 23, 2016