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Baking Traditions – What Happens to Lost Recipes

A reminder of what happens to lost recipes (recipes not shared). Three tips on how to make sure this doesn’t happen to your recipes are also shared.

Matzoh Balls – Floaters or Sinkers?

With the possible exception of the finest European dark chocolates, I think with all my heart and soul there is no finer food than the lowly Matzoh Ball. What’s the big deal, you might ask? Isn’t a matzoh ball just a dumpling made out of crushed matzoh crackers? On one level, I suppose the uninitiated could logically make this assumption. However, all it takes is one tiny nibble of a chicken soup-soaked matzoh ball for your senses, with gusto, to burst forth in a kaleidoscope of the warm fuzzies.

Cooking Without A Recipe – Tastier Step By Step

Are you afraid to cook without a recipe? Learn basic steps on how to take you towards the culinary freedom of cooking without recipes.

How To Makes Smores – A Purist’s View

This article discusses how to make the perfect smore. Rather than trying to get fancy with our smores recipe, this is the recipe for the smore purist who thinks the original is still the best.

Variety is the Spice of Life

People are creatures of habit and largely base choices on that which is familiar. Although some habits are good, cooking the same types of food over and over zaps creativity and breeds indifference in the kitchen. Food is not only necessary for survival, it is also a main source of enjoyment.

Does Your Crock Pot Work?

If your crock pot is not working properly, bacteria can form in your food. This article contains valuable information and a simple at home test to see if your crock pot is working properly.

Prepare Your Meals Ahead of Time

Being a mother, a parent, a student, and an employee, I don’t have the time or the desire to prepare fancy meals for dinner every night of the week. With the hectic life I lead, I was finding it extremely difficult to put a meal on the table much before 9:00 or 10:00 at night. I needed to find a way to feed my family earlier and healthier and take out food was not a viable option.

Seven Tips For Preparing Buffet Style Meals

This article contains seven tips for serving your guests buffet style.

How To Use Salt

I really recommend cooking with unrefined (gray) salt as it includes other minerals that are also needed by the body. Salt comes in two basic “sizes,” fine and coarse. Coarse salt is generally used for adding to water when boiling or adding to certain dishes at the end of the cooking process and fine is used for everything else. I really recommend against buying regular “table salt” or “rock salt” but only purchasing sea salt.

Let’s Go Shopping

When I shop, I like to take my time to see what is the freshest and to compare prices. It’s always a good idea to buy what is in season, as it will not only be much fresher, but it’s cost will be much lower than at the rest of the year. I tend to eat very different food in different months of the year, making use of what is in season and generally eat lighter, less warming food in the…

Some Basic Rules Of Cooking

Another important point is the fact that most ingredients have a seasonal period when they taste best, are cheaper and are also plentiful. Cooking with seasonal ingredients will give the best results.

Throw A Wine And Cheese Party To Show How Creative You Can Be

Does throwing a wine and cheese party scare or intimidate you? Well, don’t worry. I am going to help you have the party which your friends will talk about.

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