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Pitcher of Caesar Mix

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

Do you cook on an Electric stovetop

How to Properly Heat a Pan on an Electric Stove Top

5 Minutes before you are ready to sauté (cook and stir), heat a pan over the lowest heat possible. This method gradually and evenly heats the pan. Just before you’re ready to sauté, crank the heat to the needed temperature and start cooking. Heating a pan too quickly creates hot ...

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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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Brown Bit of Food on the Bottom of the Pan

Are the Bits of Food on the Bottom of the Pan Browning Too Quickly? Deglaze the Pan!

Don’t panic if the browned bits of food on the bottom of the pan (a.k.a. fond) are browning too quickly (seconds away from burning). Just turn the heat down a little and deglaze the bottom of the pan! Add a splash of water and then scrape up the browned bits ...

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Protect Your Nonstick Pans

Always wash your nonstick pans by hand. Washing them in the dishwasher will wash away their nonstick coating. Also, avoid using sharp-sided utensils and don’t cook with them over HIGH heat.

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How to Grill Chicken Wings

How to Grill Chicken Wings

Grilling chicken wings is easy, you just need to be mindful of how much heat you’re using.  Chicken wings cooked over high heat will melt the fat too quickly, causing annoying (and dangerous!) flare-ups and burnt chicken wings — no thanks!   For Grilled Chicken Wings That Have Crispy Skin ...

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Salt the Cabbage for Coleslaw

Why do Only Some Recipes Tell You to Salt the Cabbage for Coleslaw?

Why do only some coleslaw recipes (creamy or not) instruct you to toss shredded cabbage with salt and then let it sit for an hour before you dress it? When you make a quick coleslaw recipe (no salting), you’ll notice after a while that the coleslaw looks and tastes watery. ...

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Should you rinse pasta?

Should You Rinse Pasta?

The Answer: it depends.   Freshly cooked pasta that’s going to be used right away in a sauce SHOULD NOT be rinsed (e.g. spaghetti in a meat sauce).  Rinsing the pasta removes the starchy coating that helps the sauce stick to pasta. The purpose of rinsing pasta is to stop it ...

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Sausage

How Long Does it Usually Take to Cook a Sausage?

Well, it all depends on size! On average, a 1-inch diameter sausage should take about 15 minutes to cook, over medium heat (pan-fried or grilled). Be sure to turn your sausage often for even cooking. You know your sausage is cooked when it feels firm to the touch and still looks juicy. ...

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