Category: cooking


How to Prepare the Perfect Single Serving of Popcorn

Everybody loves popcorn. It’s down right un-American not to. Who can sit through a John Wayne “shootum up” or a Clint Eastwood “spaghetti western” without a bowl, box or barrel of that whole grain goodness? Of course some of us who are concerned about our weight, size and blood glucose have been warned not to […]

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Creative Decorating Ideas for Halloween Cupcakes

If you are hosting Halloween party this year, you want to feed your guests a tasty treat. Cupcakes are delicious, easy and quick to make, and can be decorated for almost any season with the help of a creative mind. You can even make decorating the cupcakes into a party game. Get everyone involved! Here […]

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How to Make the best Spaghetti

Spaghetti doesn’t have to be a boring red mess of limp noodles; it can be a delightful adventure in texture and flavor.  Which yours turns out to be depends on three things:  not overcooking the pasta, cooking the other ingredients in the right order, and preparing a delicious sauce. First of all, have your oiled, salted water boiling […]

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How to Make a Jello Cake

If you want to make a classic Jell-O cake from the 1970s, you have found your recipe! This is how you make a Jell-O poke cake. It’s the kind of cake that you poke holes into with a fork then pour the Jell-O over the top. The Jell-O seeps down into the cake and when you […]

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How to Make the Perfect Cheese Souffle

The perfect souffle. The equipment you will need to make the perfect souffle. A preheated oven at gas mark 6 or electric 200C 400F 1.5 ltr souffle dish ceramic – buttered and sprinkled with parmesan One saucepan Electric or hand whisk A spatula A wooden spoon Two medium sized mixing bowls A large metal spoon […]

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Cherry Rum Truffles Recipe

Chocolate truffles are an incredibly easy preparation to make at home and I find it very surprising that more people do not do so when I see some of the prices stores – either conventional or online – charge for them! They are also something that the kids can be encouraged to become involved in […]

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How to use Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pumpkin seed oil is made by pressing roasted and hulled pumpkin seeds. It is usually a very dark green color and has a nutty flavor. It is a very healthy and nutritious oil, however, its best used un-cooked, as cooking destroys the beneficial fatty acids of the oil. The oil is also used as a […]

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How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Fourth of July are all apple pie seasons. My mother, who was my cooking teacher, taught me how to make this apple pie. She learned from her mother. Traditions are like tasty treats learned as children. We only hope that our children pick up and carry on the traditional recipes. This […]

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How to Make a Souffle

The first, and most crucial thing to remember about making a souffle is that it is vastly easier to do than you believe. For years people have convinced themselves that they are unable to master this relatively simple dish. Whether this is because it is French, and therefore scary from a cooking standpoint, or because […]

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Healthy Fruit Bread Pudding Recipe

Dessert is is the part of any meal that is most often associated with decadence and delicious indulgence. It is sometimes almost as though it is thought of as the reward we grant ourselves for getting through the healthier option previous courses of perhaps lean meat, fish, or vegetables. Often, it is high in calories […]

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