How to Grill a Steak

How to Grill a Steak

No need to get complicated when it comes to steak. It’s simple to grill and delicious to eat. Here’s a handy little steak grilling chart to help  you ………………………..Rare …………………………………. Medium Rare ……………………………….. Medium 3/4” steak             6 min each side                           7 min each side                

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How to Bake a Perfect Cake

How to Bake a Perfect Cake

If you’re getting ready to bake a cake that you plan to decorate, no doubt you’ve worried about a few things when baking your cake. Those things might be: • Will it taste good? • Can I get the top of the cake to come out flat and without big cracks? • Can I get

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How to Roast a Turkey

Roasting a turkey is easier than it might seem. It just takes some time, so plan your day accordingly. We used a brined turkey in this recipe, so our seasonings are very simple and we added no salt since the brined contained enough salt.

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Easy Cheesy Potato Soup

Easy Cheesy Potato Soup

On a cold winter day nothing warms a body like a fresh pot of soup, and, nothing warms the cook’s heart like an easy dish to prepare! This delicious homemade soup makes everyone happy. You can put it in a crock pot to simmer all day or wait until dinner time and whip it up

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Yogurt Parfait Ideas

While many people love yogurt on its own, it can get a little bit dull. Why not dress it up with some healthy additions for added flavor and texture? Many yogurts contain probiotics and they help regulate your digestive system and protect you from harmful bacteria. Read the label to ensure your yogurt includes live

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Wiener Worms for Halloween

It isn’t uncommon for families to eat hot dogs, or wieners, from time to time throughout the year. They’re quick and easy to prepare especially when you’re rushed for time. This Halloween, why not surprise your family by serving Weiner Worms instead of traditional hot dogs? You can serve these in a bun or just

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Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Rolls

Salad rolls look fancy, but they’re really not that complicated. They use simple and mostly inexpensive ingredients and are served cold, so you can take them with you to enjoy on the road. The trick is in the rolling of the rice papers, but with some practice, it gets a whole lot easier. We’re still

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Vegetable Chop Suey

Chop suey is another dish that you can make into just about whatever you want. You can add meat like pork, chicken or beef. You can also mix and match vegetables to your own unique tastes. This is quite a simple recipe, so modify it to your heart’s content.

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Tofu Tacos

Tofu (bean curd) is made from soy milk and pressed into blocks for packaging. With the ever growing popularity of vegetarian dishes, tofu has become a staple in wide variety of dishes beyond traditional Asian cuisine. Tofu is high in protein and iron while low in calories and fat. Being bland by itself, tofu takes

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Tender and Delicious Barbecue Pork Ribs

If you’ve ever tried to grill pork ribs by simply sticking them on the barbecue, you probably found they were a bit tough. Sure, they were tasty, but how do you make those tender, fall of the bone type of ribs? It’s actually quite simple and this recipe will show you how.

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Stuffed Cornish Hens

Cornish hens, while great to serve year round, also make a wonderful alternative to cooking a full turkey for the holidays. When cooking Cornish hens, you don’t have to worry about storing a lot of leftover meat, yet you may still make multiple meals from the hens such as chicken soup, a chicken and rice

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Spaghetti Alfredo with Bacon, Mushrooms and Tomato

Alfredo sauce doesn’t need to come from a jar or can. Just a little butter, cream, parmesan and mozzarella and you’re well on your way. This is a scrumptious recipe and with the addition of sautéed mushrooms, diced tomato and bacon, you’ll be in heaven. The Alfredo sauce is adapted from Food.com, but the toppings

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Simplest and Most Delicious Guacamole

Simplest and Most Delicious Guacamole Recipe

If you’ve ever looked at the label of store-bought guacamole, you’ll see all kinds of ingredients that you just really don’t need. And if you see any ingredients you can’t actually pronounce or know what they mean, run the other way. Making your own fresh guacamole is simple and only requires 2 ingredients. If you

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Simple Chocolate Mousse

Most chocolate mousse recipes require eggs and a more complicated preparation process than this one. Of course, some may say because we don’t use the traditional ingredients that isn’t a mousse. But I dare you to try it…it’s absolutely delicious and you’ll be pleased at how easy it is.

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Sandwich Rolls

Sandwich Rolls

These small sandwich buns are easy to make when you use a bread maker to knead and prepare the dough. They’re shaped using the bottom of a wide water glass and you can make them the size you’d like. We used white flour in this photo, but you can substitute the white flour with whole

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Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

This is a delicious salad that combines flavorful roast beets with feta, pine nuts and fresh herbs. If you don’t have fresh basil around, try some lemon thyme, dill, oregano other herbs you may have. If you don’t have fresh herbs at all, try a little dried basil. This recipe makes 4 servings. It’s so

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Red Velvet Cake

The true history of red velvet cake is open for debate, but one thing is for certain, it makes for a delicious cake with a delightful dark red coloring. It is often served as a layer cake with creamy white icing, but feel free to dress it up how you’d like. Many recipes include natural

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Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

This is an easy and nearly fool-proof recipe for pumpkin pie. We are using a handmade pie crust and we’re not even pie crust experts, but you can certainly use a store-bought one if you prefer. This recipe makes one 9-inch pie.

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Pumpkin Crème Brulee

A nice twist on this ultra-creamy dessert, this pumpkin crème brulee recipe is full of flavor. From the creamy inside to the crusty sugary top, your guests will love it. This recipe makes about 6-8 desserts, depending on the size of your ramekins.

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Pressure Cooker Pulled BBQ Pork

Pulled pork is a form of barbecue made from a pork shoulder (sometimes called a butt roast) or a mix of pork cuts. It is typically slow-cooked, a full 8-12 hours, using a smoker or slow-cooker so the meat becomes tender enough to be “pulled” into small pieces. Pulled pork recipes vary greatly from one

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Phyllo Wrapped Asparagus

Here’s a yummy and crunchy way to dress up some asparagus. This is a basic recipe, but you could certainly add things like Parmesan cheese and a variety of seasonings. Serve with a hot or cold dip, the options are endless. I whipped up some hot cheese sauce and it was delicious.

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Pasta and “Oozing Eyeballs” for Halloween

Does your family love pasta? Do you want to offer your family a twist on their favorite meal around Halloween to keep with the holiday theme? This recipe for Spaghetti and “Oozing Eyeballs” may be just what you’re looking for. Your family may realize you are preparing spaghetti for dinner during Halloween week, but they

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Pan-Fried Potatoes and Carrots

You’ve probably had pan fried potatoes before, but did you know carrots and other root vegetables can be a great addition too. If you have leftover potatoes and carrots or any other root vegetable from yesterday’s dinner, you’re ready to go. You’ll have a delicious side dish in about 30 minutes.

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Pan Burgers

You don’t have to give up burgers on a low carb diet. Rather than serving them with a bun, serve without the bun with all the toppings you love like mushrooms, onions, and cheese.

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Oven-Roasted Beer Can Chicken

If you’re not familiar with “beer can chicken”, it’s a method of roasting a chicken that infuses the chicken with beer (or another liquid) to create a crispy on the outside and juicy on the outside chicken. Many recipes show beer can chicken on the grill, but you can also make it in the oven.

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Oven-Baked Nachos

There’s no need to run to the neighborhood pub for delicious nachos. You can make them even better at home and they’re easy to make to boot. You can also make a small plate for 1 or 2 or make a huge platter to feed a crowd.

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One Pot Roast Chicken Dinner

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as pulling a complete dinner out of the oven in just one pot. For this recipe, you can include the vegetables that you’d like and certainly change the seasonings on the chicken. It’s easy to make variations that suit your tastes and what happens to be in your fridge and

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Microwave Candied Yams

When cooking for two, especially if you’re a single parent, you can quickly and easily make candied yams in the microwave while saving electricity, time and avoiding complicated steps to preparing candied yams the traditional way. They taste just as good as those you bake and they’re no-fuss to make.

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Irish Potato Soup

This is a comforting soup that tastes great right out of the pot, but even better the next day. It’s a great appetizer, but pair it with some Irish soda bread and a perhaps a salad, and you’ve got yourself a satisfying lunch. The ingredients are simple, much like a lot of Irish cuisine. All

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Indian Curry with Paneer and Peas

This is a very satisfying vegetarian Indian dish made with a tomato cream base and include paneer and peas. If you’re not familiar with paneer, it’s a rennet-free cheese product that is popular in South Asian cooking. While it is technically a cheese, it has the texture of tofu. It also absorbs the flavors of

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Chillin’ and Grillin’ Chicken Kabobs

Chillin’ and Grillin’ Chicken Kabobs

One of the best things about making kabobs is that the combination of ingredients is endless. You can add as much or as little of anything you like to eat, until you get to the end of the skewer that is. In addition, you can eat them straight grilled like these have been cooked or

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Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

Teriyaki is Japanese cooking technique where meat or seafood is traditionally broiled or grilled in a sweet marinade. We’re making a Chicken Teriyaki here we’ve simplified the process by cooking everything in a frying pan on the stovetop.

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Chicken Stock from Scratch

Chicken Stock from Scratch

For more flavour and less sodium, making chicken stock from scratch needn’t be complicated. Sure, it takes a bit more time, but it’s certainly worth it. Here’s a simple recipe to help you make your first chicken stock.

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Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a staple in most low carb homes. It can be made in advanced and saved. You can also save the individual ingredients in the fridge in a slotted container so that you can make a fast deconstructed chicken salad meal any time you want to.

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Cheesy Tator Taco Casserole

Cheesy Tator Taco Casserole

This version of taco casserole is the perfect dish to ask your teen to make when you’re running late & have a hungry family to feed. Add a side salad, some fresh veggies or just a hot roll and you have a quick and easy meal your whole family will enjoy. We’ve made this dish

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Caramelized Banana French Toast

Caramelized Banana French Toast

What is better on a weekend morning than a warm plate of French toast? French toast with caramelized bananas of course! Made with eggs, milk and bread, French toast is one of the most inexpensive and easiest breakfast treats you can make. It’s a great way to use up bread that has gone stale and

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Cabbage Wraps

Cabbage Wraps

There are may versions of cabbage wraps. These are low carb, delicious and easy to make. Enjoy them with some sour cream. They’re really an entire meal, but if you want to fix something on the side try cucumber salad. You can also mix this up by serving the cooked filling (just sauté it all

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Butter & Herb Potatoes

Whether serving as is or with gravy, butter and herb mashed potatoes make a great side dish. We’ve chosen to use minced chives in this dish, but if you have a favorite herb, you can easily substitute it. You might try substituting the regular milk with buttermilk, sour cream or whipping cream. Other herbs to

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Having trouble getting the family to eat Brussels sprouts, even though they’re really good for you? Here’s a little sinful variation…bits of bacon and a little bacon grease. Certainly, this isn’t not an every day vegetable, but a little green leafy indulgence now and then is a must. If you’re making a big meal, this

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Beef Ribs with Memphis BBQ Dry Rub

Beef Ribs with Memphis BBQ Dry Rub

No matter how they’re cooked, nothing says summer like a moist, delicious rack of barbecued ribs. Ribs need to be cooked slowly to become tender and juicy. While one might think of ribs as needing to be smoked, that isn’t the case. There are several ways you can make mouthwatering barbecued ribs without the expense

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Baked Salmon & Asparagus

Baked Salmon & Asparagus

Salmon is very easy to make. A lot of people get scared to cook it but the truth is, there isn’t much faster food, that tastes delicious around. The trick is getting the right Salmon. You want wild salmon bought from a good market. You can buy fillets or steaks. It should not smell fishy

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Chocolate Marble Loaf

Not only is a marble loaf visually appealing, they’re pretty darned delicious and this recipe is no exception. The marbling is created by dividing the batter in half and adding cacao to one half. It’s very easy to do and creates a dramatic effect. This loaf can be eaten fresh, but also freezes very well.

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Tomato, Avocado and Black Bean Green Salad

This salad includes plenty of color and a variety of textures and tastes. The black beans give a boost of fiber and protein. This salad can certainly be varied in many ways. If you don’t have all the ingredients, feel free to substitute for whatever you have on hand. It’ll turn out great.

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Black-eyed Peas Please

Serving black-eyed peas is a wonderful way to add fiber to your meals and help to reduce cholesterol. Whether you want to eat healthier foods or just want some good ol’ home cooking, this basic recipe for cooking black-eyed peas will hit the spot.

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