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Long Weekend Deliciousness

  Looking for a Delicious Long Weekend Recipe? Whether you’re in charge of the grill, on breakfast duty, or need a recipe for those late night munchies – I’ve got you covered. Hope everyone has a fun and safe September long weekend! xxoo, k.   Something for the Grill: Grilled Shrimp ...

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Peach and Blueberry Crisp

Peach and Blueberry Crisp

Peach season is here!  Go to the market and pick yourself up a basket of fuzzy peaches. You can tell a peach is ripe when its fragrance becomes extremely sweet, almost like someone has sprayed peach perfume into the air, I love it. The downside though is when a peach ...

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Insanely Fast Burgers

Insanely Fast Burgers

You don’t need to buy pre-made burgers if you’re short on time, especially when you know this trick for insanely fast burgers. Preheat BBQ to high heat. Take a pound of ground beef, press it into a large flat square (about ½ inch thick), and slice it into 4 quarters. ...

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My Big Mac Sauce Recipe

My Big Mac Sauce Recipe

This past weekend I went to the cottage with a bunch of friends and had a blast as always.  I’m pretty sure we all wore the same out fit from Friday straight through to Sunday. It was totally a lazy cottage weekend.   On Saturday we made burgers.  The boys ...

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Cooking Tips

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Make Fresh Herbs Last Longer

What is the best way to store fresh herbs so they last longer? The best way to store fresh herbs so that they last longer is: wash in cold water dry herbs slightly wrap herbs in paper towel (or a clean dish towel) storing in a container or plastic bag ...

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Bunch of bananas

Store Ripe Bananas in the Fridge

My 89 year old Nana has a problem: she says she can never seem to eat all the bananas she buys before they turn soft.  This means she has way too many bananas going into her freezer on a weekly basis to keep up with for baking. The obvious answer to ...

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smaller shallots

Choose Smaller Shallots Rather than Larger Ones

I like to buy smaller shallots, about the size of a golf ball. One smaller shallot equals about 1 tablespoon of minced shallot. Buying smaller shallots makes it easier to estimate how many I’ll need for a recipe. It also saves me from having half a shallot in my fridge ...

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Frying Too Quickly?

Helpful Hint: If the ingredients in your frying pan start to cook too quickly, don’t be afraid to slide your pan off the heat for a second.

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Ask Kary

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What’s the Best Way to Thaw Frozen Meat?

The best and safest way to thaw frozen meat is in the refrigerator. Thaw frozen meat on a lipped plate (to prevent juices from leaking) in the fridge, and on the lowest shelf. How long does it take to thaw frozen meat in the fridge? Ground meat, stewing beef, steaks ...

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Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

Have you Ever Tried to Spatchcock a Chicken?

“Spatchcock” means to remove the backbone of a whole chicken (or any type of poultry) and then flatten it out, giving it an even thickness. It will cook quicker, giving you a moister chicken with crispier skin – what’s not to love? To Spatchcock a Chicken: Place the whole chicken ...

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How do you Cook Hard-boiled Eggs without the Yolks Turning Greenish?

How do you Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs Without the Yolks Turning Greenish?

Hard-boiled (or hard-cooked) egg yolks will have a greenish outer layer if they are over-cooked. To avoid this, follow these steps: Print How do you Cook Hard-boiled Eggs without the Yolks Turning Greenish? Yum IngredientsEggsInstructionsPlace eggs in a single layer in a pot. Gently cover eggs by 1 inch with ...

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Cookies decorated with names

Can You Freeze Your Holiday Cookies?

Making sure you have enough cookies for everyone around the holidays can be tough, but having some extras on hand can be a lifesaver for last-minute or hostess gifts. How do you store those extras until you’re ready for them? Cookies will last longest if they’re stored in an airtight ...

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