Basics and How-To

Quick Grilled Zucchini

June 27, 2014

Can you tell that I’m in grilling mode? Flank steak, rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob and now zucchini. This recipe for summery grilled zucchini takes just minutes to get on the table. Plus it tastes good and is good for you. We’ve eaten this so often these past few weeks,  I thought I would share it to give you an idea for a fast vegetable side. 

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How To Rotisserie Chicken

June 17, 2014

Crisp, juicy and golden. Rotisserie roast chicken is a staple in our house. It’s the best of hands-off summer grilling. Never tried this easy cooking method? Here are tips on how to rotisserie a whole chicken. Don’t buy it at the store. Do it yourself and enjoy the mouth watering aromas in your own backyard. 

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How to Sear Scallops

May 28, 2014

Big sea scallops, also called diver scallops, are a wonderful treat when you can find them. Scallops cook quickly and can be served with many different sauces for a variety of flavor options. With a simple technique and the right pan, seared scallops are ready in minutes. 

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How to Safely Handle Raw Chicken

May 22, 2014

Open a package of chicken and you expect a quick, healthy dinner that is safe for your family – but is it? While raw chicken does not come packaged with a bright yellow caution label, it should.  Here are tips on how to safely handle, store and cook raw chicken. 

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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

April 8, 2014

Frustrated by hard boiled eggs that are hard to peel then look like a train wreck? Here is the new way I do them, perfect every time.

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How to Make Zucchini Noodles

February 4, 2014

Zucchini noodles? Yes! Long strands of zucchini that look like pasta noodles and taste terrific. Zucchini noodles are a great way to add vegetables to your diet. You will need an inexpensive tool called a spiral vegetable slicer to make them. 

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Roasted Cauliflower

January 19, 2014

Cauliflower that tastes so incredible you cannot stop eating it. No kidding. At least that has been my experience. I made it to go with last week’s kale salad recipe. It came out so good I wrote a separate post and recipe for you. You’ve got to try this! It could change anyone from a cauliflower hater to a cauliflower lover.

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Rich Turkey Broth

November 20, 2013

The best Thanksgiving gravy starts with rich, homemade turkey broth. Make your turkey broth now and freeze it, then thaw for use Thanksgiving Day. It also makes the best turkey soup for using with that leftover turkey.

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How to Make Homemade Bread Crumbs

October 7, 2013

You might scratch your head and wonder why I would post a recipe for homemade breadcrumbs. Seems so simple. But details like homemade breadcrumbs do make a difference, and they are so easy to make. Plus, they are thrifty. Never let old bread go to waste again, or buy the stuff in the blue container filled with unhealthy ingredients. Make your own, in minutes.

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Five Minute Fresh Green Beans

May 1, 2013

Fresh green beans in just five minutes. Yep. That’s all it takes, excluding the time for water to boil. So simple! After just five minutes you can dress the green beans in a variety of ways and eat immediately or chill for heating later. I shared this simple technique with a friend recently and she told me her kids will now eat green beans.  I hope it will help you get a quick vegetable dish on the table for your family. Plus there are many [...]

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