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Top 5 Awesome Recipes…you can make in under 25 minutes.

Most nights most of us need dinner on the table fast. We don’t have time to luxuriate in the kitchen…that’s for weekends. So here’s my… Top 5 in under 25   From Simply Recipes – Sautéed Zucchini with Gruyere. You can see the awesomeness in the photo. Total prep and cook time…22 minutes From Cookie […]

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How to Sauté Green Beans or Any Dense Vegetable

I couldn’t make this just about beans…because the truth is this method will work for any…and I mean any dense or firm vegetable. Sauté – unlike frying – is to cook food quickly (usually well under 10 minutes)  in a wide, flat bottomed skillet, in a small amount of oil, over high heat. That’s why […]

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Helping Hands

  When cooking is something that has to get done for practical reasons, it can easily become a chore. Yet even when the chore is one that will take hours – such as making pasta for a crowd – if it’s shared by many hands, it becomes a pleasure. So this holiday season, whether you’re […]

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Fruits and Vegetables are Fuss Free

Usually, whenever you hear anyone say that they just don’t like most vegetables and won’t even try certain ones again, you can bet that somewhere along the line (usually in childhood) someone made them eat their veggies in an overcooked, mushy state, devoid of any life because it was steamed away. No wonder so many […]

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It’s Easier Than You Think

Sometimes – in fact most times – when people tell me they’re not a good cook, it’s because they think it’s hard. In my cooking classes I get the same comment from cooks and non-cooks when they learn how to make a new dish, “I didn’t think it’d be this easy”…a good thing to keep […]

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