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The Fear of Souffles and Anything That Falls

The Fear of Souffles and Anything That Falls

There is a law in nature that everything that rises or goes up, must come down. It’s called gravity. The same philosophy is also very much true in cooking. Anyone who has ever made cake can attest to that law.

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The Corned Beef Myth on St. Paddy’s Day

The Corned Beef Myth on St. Paddy’s Day

Did you know that most Irish Americans actually didn’t learn to love corned beef until they came to America and that all that green actually has a dark and sad history?

The good news is, (depending on how you look at it, that is) the Irish in Ireland have now adopted some of the quirky American rituals and now some pubs now serve corned beef of St. Paddy’s Day. 🙂

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Healthy Navigation of the Grocery Store

Healthy Navigation of the Grocery Store

Cooking healthy family meals is really not that hard. The key point is COOKING. If you go through the trouble of cooking meals for your family instead of buying pre-prepared or fast food, you have already conquered half the war. Once you have committed to cooking for your family, the next is learning how to…

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The Holiday Pantry Basics

The Holiday Pantry Basics

At our house, it usually means the season for snacking. It seems that as soon as December hits, all the snacks and munchies start appearing, sometimes even replacing regular meals. It’s as if we’re saving up for the big meal to come at Christmas and New Year. It also that time of year when people drop by for visits more often, sometimes unexpectedly. So we’ve gotten to keeping a few staples around for the just-case-company-drops-in moments. Here’s a few ideas on what to stock up on and some recipes to keep in mind if you need fresh ideas.

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Smile for Ice Cream!

Smile for Ice Cream!

There are plenty of reasons to smile but nothing brings out a smile faster than ice cream on a hot summer day! Edy’s is one of our favorite ice creams and lately, we have become fans of their Slow Churned flavors too. Well you know how we don’t like anything low-fat in this house. Our…

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Martha White Holiday Muffin Challenge

Martha White Holiday Muffin Challenge

I have gotten pretty good at cooking Southern food but the one thing I haven’t quite mastered is corn bread from scratch. I have tried several recipes but just haven’t come up with one yet that my family liked. Thank goodness for boxed mixes! As you well know, there is a variety of brands available…

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The Great Food Truck Race Returns

The Great Food Truck Race Returns

Food Truck Hopefuls Hit The Highway For Third Season Of The Great Food Truck Race on Sunday, August 19th on the Food Network. It’s one of the few reality type food shows that I watch just because I have become so enamored with food trucks! I remember a time when I wouldn’t go near a…

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Lactose Free Cow’s Milk

Lactose Free Cow’s Milk

How do you and milk get along? Are you lactose intolerant? Do you get bloated, gassy and tummy aches whenever you’ve had too much dairy products? You’re not alone. It seems that I meet more and more people who claim they cannot digest milk. I’m one. I am lactose intolerant. However, I love dairy products…

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