March 2016

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Looking for something a little different for your Christmas table this year? Seafood dishes from around the world offer an enticing palette of options, and guidelines from Seafood Watch and Eating Well can help you make choices with varieties of seafood that are best for the health of your family, the oceans and the fisherman

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If there is ever a cake that reminds me of my mum and my childhood, it has to be the Maid of Honour Tart. Whenever my mother made any pastry dish and there was pastry left over, she would always transfer that pastry into these lovely little almondy tartlets with that touch of sweet jam

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There are times when your work day is especially challenging and loaded with deadlines and long meetings.  The last thing you wish to do is to return to the nest and labor in the kitchen over a meal. Maybe you have school-aged children who have to be picked up from extra curriculum activities like football, basket ball, etc.

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Christmas is a holiday that is full of traditions. One main tradition that is followed is that of desserts. Here are a couple that have been passed down through several generations. Merry Christmas Bars 1 cup butter                                                1 egg ¾ cup chopped red candied cherries          ½ tsp. almond extract 1 cup sugar                                                 2 cups

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There are coffee lovers in every corner of the known world. People sip while socializing, gulp on the way to work and drink with desserts after a fine meal. For some of these connoisseurs, coffee is more than a mere beverage, it is a lifestyle.  Most people are aware of coffee boosting energy levels and

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Zucchini is a versatile summer squash that is a welcome feature in nearly everyone’s garden and farmer’s market. It easily takes on the flavors of the spices used in cooking and makes it an ideal garnish for a summer get together on the patio, or elegant dinner. The French term Julienne refers to long, thin

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Two of the best things you can do with a fast food meal are leaving out the soda and the French fries. Have you ever tried to do that? Have you noticed that the prices sometimes go down by as little as a dollar? Have you noticed that if you try to assemble your meal

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Mousse is French for foam or froth. Chocolate mousse is an elegant French dessert which is wonderfully-textured, sinfully rich, and yet painlessly easy to make. The chocolate foam is created by mixing beaten egg whites with melted chocolate. It is easily prepared ahead of time, and is certain to impress even the most discriminating dinner

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Who doesn’t dread the daily question of what’s for dinner?  If you’re searching for something that is easy, delicious and healthy then you have come to the right place.  Now, more than ever, health has to be considered, both for the cook and those who will be eating the finished meals. Never underestimate the power of soups. Even

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Fancy Florentine Cookies are a traditional baker’s favorite for the Christmas holiday season, but these delightfully thin and crunchy oatmeal-filled morsels are also ideal for Valentine’s Day, bridal showers, dinner party desserts, cookie swaps, new neighbor welcome gifts and more. Although Fancy Florentine Cookies may appear elegant and professional, these popular sweet treats are super