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Safety in the Kitchen

When kids get into cooking, they may not realize there are rules to cooking. Frying an egg is not just frying an egg. It’s a lesson on safety as well. The oven is hot. Don’t touch the oven when it’s on. These are lessons that kids need to learn (and parents or adults need to […]

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Refrigerator Stir Fry: Make the Most of What You Have

Tomorrow is grocery shopping day. In the meantime, you have a family to feed, and all that’s left in the refrigerator are scraps; a quarter of a head of cabbage, a couple of carrots, a few sticks of celery, maybe a couple of radishes and half a turnip. You might have a couple of sausage […]

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The Chef and the Cook: Which are You?

Now I know that many of you probably won’t look at cooking as a career, but as a method of making the food you survive on something to look forward to. But in the spirit of the culinary patron, a little history can’t hurt. I can’t possibly tell you how many times I go to […]

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Recipes: The Cornerstone of the Culinary Experience

Everyone forgets things: it’s a part of human nature. This is why recipes exist. Now then, I’m not simply talking about your grandmother’s box –the one with neatly lined cardstock and equally neat handwriting. The modern era has made things far simpler for you and me –and in the hectic world we live in today, […]

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Baking: A Guide for Beginners

The first time I ever felt the urge to go into the kitchen and make something was in the fourth grade. I distinctly recall that it was brought about by those lazy afternoons, turning on the cooking channel when there was nothing else to watch, and becoming addicted to it.  Making spectacular dishes looked so […]

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The Kitchen: Where it Happens

Any expert would agree that the bedroom is a place that should generally remain clutter-free, littered only with items and details that express who you are as a person. It’s where you start and end the day, and often times it affects your mood for all the time in between. Waking up having to scour […]

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Baking: The Staples of an Ancient Art

  In a lot of ways, I think I took after my great aunt. She was the absolute stereotype of the large, kind-hearted, elderly woman. Our love of the kitchen was something that we held in common. There was only one problem. We didn’t speak the same language. I remember those days running home from […]

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