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The Stuffed Peppers Without Meat You’ll Love

2 Comments | Written on March 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm , by

Usually, most of the stuffed pepper recipes out there are filled to the brim with ground beef, chicken, or pork. As usual, we were in the mood to lighten things up while still maintaining the heartiness of the original dish. Alas, here’s the mushroom-and-rice-stuffed version of the recipe that’s sure to be a keeper! We love to serve this simple baked stuffed pepper recipe with a fresh Caesar salad and some crusty bread along side.

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Thanksgiving Groceries Decoded

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

We’ve all been there.  You’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice.  Then you come home from the grocery store, start unpacking and realize…

You bought the wrong ingredients.

That label of Pumpkin Puree looks so similar to the label of the Pumpkin Pie Mix!

What?  I bought Sweetened Condensed Milk instead of Evaporated Milk?!

Believe me, you don’t want to battle the holiday grocery store crowds again.  Today I am going to provide you with a Holiday PSA.  This is “Thanksgiving Groceries Decoded.”  

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3 Steps to Perfect Pork Chops

1 Comment | Written on November 6, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

There is something so decadent about a perfectly seared pork chop for dinner this time of year.  It’s robust and hearty, ideal with roasted winter vegetables, and outstanding with a bold red wine.

Today I am going to share with you 3 steps to preparing the perfect pork chop.

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Three Ways to Hard Boil Eggs

4 Comments | Written on June 27, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Did you know, hard boiled eggs don’t always have to be boiled?  That’s right, I have gathered three different ways to cook eggs.

Read all about it and pick your favorite method!

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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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Food Styling Basics

8 Comments | Written on August 13, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Styling your food to be “picture perfect” is easier than you think!  You don’t need a closet full of dishes, linens and props to prepare a dish to be photographed.

In fact, I have narrowed it down to only 5 essential items needed to photograph just about any recipe!  Many of these you might already have in your kitchen.  Others can be found for pennies on the dollar at any garage sale or re-sale shop.

These tips can help anyone who is eager to enter our weekly and monthly recipe contests and want to take a beautiful photo of your dish.

Keep reading for 5 easy tricks of the trade!  

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Blogger Conferences, Workshops, Retreats and Events 2013-2014

3 Comments | Written on July 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Here at Better Recipes, we are trying to assemble a comprehensive list of blogger conferences, workshops, retreats and events for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.  Please help us by leaving a comment below!

-What should we add to this list?

-What is your “don’t miss” conference of the year?  

-Are you hosting a conference?  Email us – We’d love to chat about it!  Kristina {dot} Vanni {at} Meredith {dot} com

This list will be updated and revised as new conferences, workshop, retreats and events are announced throughout the year.  Check back often, and we hope to see you all at some of these amazing events!

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How to Win a Recipe Contest

5 Comments | Written on July 26, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Hundreds, thousands, even MILLIONS of dollars are up for grabs through cooking and recipe contests every year.   Not to mention great prizes like kitchen equipment or even luxury vacations!

Recipe contests can also be a great way to get your “foot in the door” in the food world.  If you want to promote your food blog, are itching to write a cookbook, or even have dreams of someday hosting a TV show, you can build an impressive award-winning resume through cooking contests.

Anyone who has a passion for food, a bit of creative inspiration, and loves the trill of competition, you too can be part of the winners circle!  All you need is a few inside tips and advice to get going.

I have assembled my Top 10 Tips for Winning a Recipe Contest.  What are you waiting for?  You can’t win if you don’t enter!

Keep reading to learn how YOU can win!

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Treadmill Desk for Food Bloggers

2 Comments | Written on July 21, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

Life as a food writer can be exciting, creatively inspiring, and can mean hours on my feet each day running around the kitchen testing new recipes.  On the other hand, it can also mean there are times when I am chained to my desk writing recipes, composing blogs and updating social media.

I love the days when I am “out and about” and I have begun to dread the days where I had to just sit in my office for hours at a time.  By the end of the day my knees were stiff and my back was sore from all that sitting.  I knew there had to be a solution to these “desk days.”

So, I started googling and came upon the LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desks.  Could a treadmill desk be a tool for food writers and bloggers like myself?  Could it be the solution to anyone who spends a significant portion of their work day behind a computer screen?  I decided to check it out for myself.

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Tips for Baking Cookies

13 Comments | Written on June 8, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

We are in the middle of cookie week here at Better Recipes.   The “Best Cookie Ever” contest will close tonight, so get those recipes in right away!

When baking the perfect cookie, it’s not only the recipe that counts, your equipment matters as well!  Some swear by silicone (Silpat) baking sheets, while others believe a great non-stick cookie sheet is just fine.  I decided to do a bit of investigative work to find out which is best for baking cookies!

Keep reading for my tips for baking cookies!

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