Cooking 2012

10 Stories • Available September 2012
No-guilt Indulgence

No-guilt Indulgence

For most of us, dining in a restaurant is an indulgence to enjoy now and then. For some, it is a way of life because of busy schedules. And for others, it's just too expensive. Eating out is also a

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Serving Soups

Serving Soups

Fall and winter are the prime time for hearty soup dishes in comforting creamy tastes such as lobster bisque, creamy butternut squash, split pea, pumpkin and chowder. A tureen of soup might be your

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Dessert Presentation

Dessert Presentation

When you order a dessert at a fine restaurant, the chef presents it with an added dash of culinary flair. That five-layer chocolate cake may be plated with a heart-shaped piece of dark chocolate si

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Artichoke Art

Artichoke Art

Artichokes as an appetizer or side dish provide a powerful nutritional punch. According to Artichokes.org, one large artichoke contains only 25 calories, no fat, 170 milligrams of potassium and is

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Grilling And Barbecue Recipes

Grilling And Barbecue Recipes

Will you be inviting your friends over this summer for an outdoor barbecue? If the answer is yes, remember that many people take their barbecuing quite seriously. Simply serving grilled proteins an

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Pairing Food And Drink

Pairing Food And Drink

Recently, my husband and I went to a dinner party at a friend's house. The party was fabulous. Looking back on what made the party so fun, I would have to say it was the hostess's attention to deta

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Ultimate Fries

Ultimate Fries

Dipped in ketchup or mayo, stacked high and smothered with chili, even doused in gravy and topped with cheese curds, there are endless ways to embellish the humble fry. Much like pasta or rice, the

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Elegant Appetizers

Elegant Appetizers

Appetizers and hors d'oeuvres don't have to be expensive or complicated. It's easy to create gourmet bites on a budget using common grocery ingredients -- and no, we're not talking pigs in blankets

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Convenient Fruits And Veggies

Convenient Fruits And Veggies

All it took was for one guy to believe in the power of fruits and vegetables. Well, that, a used van and $1,500. Out of these few things, Rick Segal created Los Angeles Organic Vegetable Express in

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You Say To-may-toe

You Say To-may-toe

Red tomatoes -- they fill the produce aisle of the grocery, regardless of season. These stalwarts of the supermarket are a little bland, maybe not quite ripe and a tad mealy, but generally, they're

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Cooking Facts 1

Cooking Facts 1

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Cooking Facts 2

Cooking Facts 2

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Cooking Facts 3

Cooking Facts 3

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