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4 Traditional Holiday Recipes

Thanksgiving is only a few days and already the rush is on to get ready for the holiday season. The holidays are as much about the food as they are the shopping and the time spent with family and most homes have traditional recipes that they roll out this time …

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Preparing and using avocados

While avocados provide a ton of flavor and pack a serious nutritional punch they are often times tricky to prepare and it can be even harder to maintain their brilliant green color.  When the flesh of an avocado is exposed to the air it quickly begins to turn brown which …

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Vegetarian options for a meat-free Thanksgiving

While a perfectly browned turkey has traditionally been the center piece of a Thanksgiving dinner table, more and more people are turning to vegetarian-based meals. Preparing a meatless Thanksgiving feast is a great way to take advantage of the bountiful fall harvest and purchase locally grown produce, here are just …

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Natural cures for a nasty hangover

It’s that time of year again, pretty soon the holiday festivities will begin in earnest and between the office parties and the New Year celebrations there are probably a few hangovers in your foreseeable future. While there is no magic pill that can cure the pounding head and rolling stomach …

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The Taste of Latin America: 5 Traditional Dishes

The flavors of Latin America are more popular than ever and have practically become a staple of the American diet. While most of feast frequently on enchiladas, tacos and burritos, Latin America is host to a wide variety of traditional dishes as varied as they are delicious. Empanadas Popular throughout …

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3 tools every amateur chef needs

The key to making great dishes at home is having a well-stocked kitchen and a few key tools at the ready when you are feeling inspired. Here are a few things that every amateur chef should keep in their kitchen to turn out professional quality meals any night of the …

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Understanding classic espresso drinks

In a world of double tall extra-hot skinny no foam mochachinos it can be hard to know what to expect when walking into a professional coffee shop staffed by professional Baristas. While these shops may seem intimidating compared to your local Starbucks, the jargon is easy to learn and most …

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Using canned pumpkin in your autumn menu

Halloween is only a week away and the stores are full of bright orange, cheery pumpkins but if prepping a 12lb fruit sounds like too much work for a weekday night canned pumpkin makes a great alternative for incorporating the same flavors into your menu quickly and easily. Easy homemade …

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