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Why Is Kale So Special?
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Why Is Kale So Special?

When you buy kale, look for leaves that are firm and dark in color. They shouldn't show any signs of wilting or getting brown, and not have any holes. Small leaves are best because they don't have as strong a flavor as large ones. When you get it home, put it ...
5 Must Know Facts About Garlic
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5 Must Know Facts About Garlic

FLAVOR AND AROMA The amount of flavor and aroma that uncooked garlic has depends on how much you cut it. It will have the strongest smell when you puree or mash it. Minced or chopped it's a little less aromatic. When it's just sliced it has a very mild smel...
3 Ways To Thaw Meat Safely
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3 Ways To Thaw Meat Safely

There are two things people commonly do to thaw meat – run hot water over it if it is needed right away, or leave it on the counter to thaw gradually. Neither method is considered safe, as it can lead to contaminated food. It’s important to keep it always at 4...
For The Love Of Mushrooms
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For The Love Of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are popular for their earthy taste by themselves or in many kinds of foods, but how much do you know about them? Follow these tips and you will enjoy them even more. BUYING The button-type mushroom is the one usually sold in grocery stores. To ...
Specialty Pans – A Fun Way To Bake
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Specialty Pans – A Fun Way To Bake

There are a number of specialty pans that either take some of the work out of baking or give great ways to do fun projects. DONUT PANS Got a sudden yen for a donut, but don't want to go to all the trouble to fry them? Good news – a donut pan to the rescu...
Easy Way To Organize Your Recipes
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Easy Way To Organize Your Recipes

If you have been collecting recipes and don't know what to do with them so that they are easily available when you want to try a new recipe, this is a great way to organize them. You will need: • 3-hole binder • Plastic sheet protectors • Index div...