Anodized Aluminum Cookware - Is it Safe?
Anodized aluminum cookware is a new and very popular alternative to the old Teflon pots and pans of the past. It is…
Easy Budget Meals
According to the news today, by May, gas prices will climb over $4 a gallon with some cities as high as $4.95 a gallon.…
Is Dehydrating Worth It?
In my previous article, Is Home Canning Worth It, I discussed the pros and cons of preserving your food by canning.…
Get to Know Butchering Knives
There are quite a few types of butchering knives on the market today. They are readily available to the home cook,…
More Cooking Tips From The Frugal Diva
Hello again from The Frugal Diva (still trying out the name). I’m bringing you more money and time-savers for the…
How to Clean Cutlery Properly
The cost for cutlery can range from low cost to costing more than your pots and pans. If you plan on replacing your…
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Copycat Recipes
Copycat recipes are some of my favorite types of recipes. But what are copycat recipes? you may be asking. Well usually copycat recipes are recipes that are quite simply meant to be like the original. Most copycat recipes are imitations of original restaurant recipes that most people are familiar with.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 25, 2011  
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Olive Oil Health Benefits
Other than adding flavor to your food, many people have wondered what are some of the health benefits that olive oil provides. Olive Oil Heath Benefits are many and just to name a few I have covered some of the ways this oil helps in maintaining good health. Health Benefits…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 20, 2011  
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How to Cook for A Vegetarian - Tips on Accomodating for Your Vegetarian Friends
If you're a meat eater, you may find it daunting to come up with vegetarian meal ideas.  However it really is not that difficult to cook easy, tasty and filling meals for vegetarians once you know a few basics of what vegetarians expect and want. Vegetarian food by definition is…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Sep 12, 2011  
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Cooking With A Pressure Cooker
Pressure cooker food hasn’t exactly been considered gourmet fare for the past few years. Young gourmands have preferred more sophisticated methods of food preparation—but with a new emphasis on down home dishes and economical ways of cooking, food cooked in pressure cookers is gaining a new, enthusiastic following. Everything old…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 05, 2011  
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Cake Decorating With Fondant
There are many ways to make a good covering layer on a cake for cake decorating, but one of the most popular is cake decorating with fondant. Originally used by British Cake decorators it is quickly becoming the standard for U.S. cake decorators. It is very versatile and fairly easy…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 11, 2011  
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Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes - Always 30 Mins or Less
Fighting traffic to pick up the kids just to chauffeur them to soccer or a piano lesson and then making it home just in time for your spouse to stroll in from work and plop down at the table stating he is hungry. Or maybe you are a single parent…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 08, 2011  
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Cooking, Using Food Substitutions
Remember the kitchen's Golden Rule, that when preparing a particular recipe, you should read through it once and then gather all your needed ingredients and place them in your reach as you are putting together the ingredients. In this way you are not surprised half way through preparation that you…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 17, 2011  
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How to Become Vegetarian
Are you wondering how to become vegetarian? Are you concerned that a vegetarian diet will result in lack of energy? Do you think it’ll be tough to find enough to eat—or that it won’t taste good? Are you concerned –as many are—that without a meat based diet you won’t get…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 22, 2011  
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Or Evoo
If you are a true fan of the "food network" channels then you are already more than aware of all the hoopla centered around extra virgin olive oil, frequently referred to as "EVOO". How did a liquid which stems from something so small get to be SO big? And what's…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   May 14, 2016  
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Pressure Cooker Cooking
You’ve just been given a pressure cooker as a Christmas gift by your great aunt Beatrice, and you’d much rather have had a check. You have no idea what the heck this big pot with the strange lid is for, or how to use it. You really don’t cook all…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 22, 2011  
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Cooking For Kids – Save Your Sanity And Your Money
Cooking for kids is nothing like cooking for adults. Most adults are more open to trying new dishes and flavors. Kids are picky, picky, picky. One sure thing is that if a kids likes a dish, they REALLY like the dish and want it all the time. One battle I…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 06, 2011  
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The 6 Mental Stages Of Cleaning Chitlins
Thanksgiving is the time of the year when I go through a mental shift. It's the time I learned as a kid about being mentally strong. In my family you either trying to find out who's cooking the Chitlins or trying to keep it a secret when you're cooking them.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Nov 22, 2013  
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Two Useful Gadgets For The Kitchen Which Promote Low Fat Eating
There probably aren’t many opportunities to honestly say healthier eating is attributed directly to useful gadgets for the kitchen helping you out – but these two have proved invaluable in helping us deal with my husbands diabetic diet plus the added medical demand to lower his cholesterol too. Sushi wasn’t…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 17, 2013  
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Once A Month Cooking Guidelines
The most important step of starting once a month cooking is knowing what does and does not freeze well. When frozen, certain foods break down, becoming unusable. Others may break down making them unusable in their true form, but you can still cook with them. Knowing what foods freeze well…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 13, 2012  
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Traditional Italian Cooking Methods
Delicate flavor and richness of Italian dishes often make us think that Italian cooking methods are definitely complicated. Now, let me tell you that this is not true. Cooking Italian delicacies are not at all difficult. You only need to put your heart and soul and a little effort to…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jul 17, 2014  
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Best Methods Of Cooking Meat
What are the best methods of cooking meat? Well, I think it really depends on the situation. What are you cooking? Is it a small steak, a big turkey, or a awesome rack of ribs? Is it lean or fatty or is it a middle meat or an end meat.…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 24, 2012  
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Kitchen My Girlfriend
Mexican Zucchini Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Calorific value of 1000 kcal Servings: 2 Components Minced Pork (1/2 kg) cheddar cheese (10 grams) 2 courgettes (medium size) onion (1pc) corn (1/2 can) red beans (canned 1/2) green olives (10 pcs) Garlic (1 clove) Chili pepper Pomidowy canned…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Oct 30, 2015  
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Feeding An Army
Feeding a large family requires patience, planning, hard work, and a little magic.No one wakes up in the morning with the sudden expertise necessary to feed their troop and avoid going broke in the process. Those of us with many children have learned that we need to have a solid…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Oct 28, 2011  
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Top Benefits You Get When Eating Cheese
If you are a health nut or someone who wants to satisfy some food cravings, it’s time to indulge in a piece of cheese. Contrary to popular belief, cheese is a dairy product that does not only contain fat and calcium. In fact, cheese is packed with several nutrients that…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 10, 2016  
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Finding The Best Cooking Blog
If you want to learn how to efficiently find the best cooking blogs, you might want to take a closer look at this. Specifically, you will find out the secrets to finding a cooking blog that provides the recipes you need along with the tips and tricks you may need…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jan 22, 2012  
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Singaporean Food the Delicious
Singaporeans are enormously foodie and are really obsessed with it, these people are that crazy about the food that they can keep travelling for hours and on different islands in order to enjoy the taste of best food available in there. Another interesting fact about their craving for food is,…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jan 25, 2014  
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How to Decorate a Cake
Many people are getting interested in how to decorate a cake due to the popularity of reality shows such as “Cake Boss”, “Ace of Cakes”, “Amazing Wedding Cakes” and others to numerous to list here. Due to this new interest, people are searching for information online on how to decorate…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Mar 06, 2011  
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Cold Or Hot Smoked Food
My venture into the realms of smoking food dates back to my army days. It was found that by using an old oil drum with holes drilled into the base,a fair degree of success could be acheived in just smoking food for the flavour. We used steel rods to suspend…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 21, 2012  
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How to Make the Best Guacamole?
Guacamole recipes are a dime a dozen. This classic dip made of mashed avocado and various seasonings is renowned worldwide for its easy preparation, mouthwatering flavor and versatility of ingredients, so it’s easy to see why so many home cooks have created their own signature guacamoles. Of those distinct recipes,…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 29, 2015  
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what is the best steak for the bbq
I have cut a lot of steaks in my 30 years as a meat cutter. Here are my selections for a great BBQ experience. There are many so called experts on the subject of what would be considered the best steak for the BBQ. The truth is, most of these…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 01, 2011  
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Junk Food Craving May Be Greater When You Are Sleepy
A study conducted by Marie-Pierre St-Onge, a research associate at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, revealed that people who are sleepy make bad food choices - for example chips and sweets are more appealing to people who are sleep deprived. St-Onge's study included twenty five normal-weight…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Aug 27, 2012  
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How To Barbaque Food Safely
In this article I am going to help you to cook some great barbequed food and do it safely. We do not want anyone getting burned or sick. Its pretty important in my mind that we follow some simple rules to cooking on the barbecue. First and foremost you should…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 02, 2013  
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How to Become An Amazing Cook
Amazing Cooking has proven to be an essential piece of knowledge for almost anyone able to read this. It is a fact that some people try desperately to become amazing cooks but never succeed. The question is, why? There are tons and tons of cooking schools available online and offline;…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Feb 06, 2012  
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How Much Does A Wood Fired Pizza Oven Cost?
Wood fired pizza ovens are commonplace in authentic Italian restaurants, but have you ever thought of impressing your friends and family by having a wood fired pizza oven in your very own backyard. Believe it or not, they aren't as expensive as you might think. Sure there are some wood…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Jun 17, 2014  
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The Best Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas for Your Little Ones
If your kid's birthday party is coming up in a few days, you do not have to worry about the best birthday cake decorating ideas. With help from the internet, birthday cake decorating ideas will be just a few clicks away. Sometimes, you can be tempted to buy from the…
By:  in  Food and Drink  >  Cooking Tips   Apr 11, 2011  
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Along cheap bento do you do away nuggets! Food is great for chilly autumn. Flung Round nuggets nuggets…
Enjoying healthy dinner with your loved ones every day is really a great thing that everyone looks…
Handling and preparing seafood can get a little tricky seeing that there are so many different types.…
It is that season when you celebration to the maximum. You get invitations and you invite your family…
Santoku and chefs knives are the most versatile knives any one could own. Both are the basic knife…
Spit Roast Pork Pork is the meat which comes from a pig; there are many ways to cook pork and a large…

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