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How to Remove Hazelnut Skins

1 Comment | Written on August 15, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Hazelnuts (also known as “filberts”) are one of my favorite go-to ingredients.  When I see them listed in a dish, I always want to try the recipe!

Often you will find hazelnuts sold with a thin brown skin, however you might want the skins removed for certain recipes.  Don’t worry, it can be done quickly with two easy steps.  Let me show you how!

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French Peasant Bread

No Comments | Written on August 14, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The aroma of fresh baked bread, hot from the oven.  Really, is there anything better?

The next time you get a craving for homemade bread, this is your recipe.  It actually couldn’t be any easier.  One bowl, no kneading!

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How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt

1 Comment | Written on July 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Rich, thick and creamy Greek yogurt.  I am obsessed with it and given its rise in popularity over the past few years, I am guessing many of you are as well.  However, there is no doubt it can get pricy in the grocery store.

That’s why I set out to find a way to make my own Greek yogurt from scratch at home!

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10 Recipes to Make in a Muffin Pan

No Comments | Written on June 13, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Muffin pans – they come in mini, standard size and even jumbo!

These versatile pan can be used to make so much more than just muffins.  From breakfast through dessert, appetizers and main dishes, you won’t believe all the exciting recipes you can make in a muffin pan!  We even have a few unexpected cooking tips using a muffin pan.

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How to Eat a Whole Lobster

1 Comment | Written on April 24, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

We all know a whole lobster is a decadent treat, but it can be intimidating to figure out the best way to get every single delicious morsel.  Today we are going to show you an easy step-by-step way to eat a whole lobster!

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How to Make Potatoes Anna

1 Comment | Written on December 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

This classic French dish sounds and looks fancy, but it is incredibly easy to make!

Truthfully, you almost don’t need a recipe to create this potato side dish.  I love to serve this version with my “Perfect Beef Tenderloin.


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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

6 Comments | Written on October 15, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

The one dish I most look forward to on this holiday?  Mashed potatoes.  That’s why I am dedicating the blog every Tuesday for the next month to my love of this scrumptious side dish.  Who’s ready for “Mashed Potato Month!”  


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How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits

5 Comments | Written on August 6, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

You can make warm, fluffy buttermilk biscuits and enjoy them fresh from the oven with only 3 ingredients!   Who knew baking from scratch could be this easy?

Let me show you step-by-step how to make buttermilk biscuits at home.

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How to Write a Recipe

4 Comments | Written on July 12, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Whether you are writing down a family favorite, starting a blog, or entering a recipe contest, learning how to properly write a recipe is a valuable skill any food lover can use.

Below I have outlined a few standards and general rules of thumb when it comes to writing a recipe.  It is important to accurately communicate the ingredients and process, so your recipe can be recreated by others.

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Best Vegan Recipe Ever – Pasta with Kale in Lemon Cashew Sauce

6 Comments | Written on May 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Hey all you vegans out there, pay attention.  This recipe is awesome…

That goes for all the non-vegans as well!  I may not be a vegan, but I found this recipe to be rich, hearty and satisfying.  Definitely one to file away and make again and again.

Get ready for a vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and delicious recipe!  (Heck, it could be gluten-free too if you use quinoa pasta…)

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