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How to Pick the Healthiest Cooking Oil for Every Temperature

Fat used to be considered a bad word. Now, it's common knowledge that fat plays an important role in strengthening blood cells, maintaining hormone production, increasing vitamin absorption, and making our food scrumptious.Cooking oils are a common source of fat in our diets. Coconut, olive, and canola oils have had bad raps in the past, but these fats actually...

10 Gift Ideas For The Home Chef

Even if cooking isn't really your thing, you've probably got someone in your life who loves playing the role of the home chef.  They love to cook, they take pride in their kitchen, and they peruse the aisles at Williams Sonoma like they're seeing the crown jewels of all humanity.So, what do you get the home chef for Christmas?  That's...

3 Tips for a Fast, Fresh Easy Feast

Fresh Easy Feast
Fresh Easy Feast Before I started my family I never seemed to mind making special occasion meals were intensely labor intensive. They seemed to involve lots and lots of planning, trips to multiple shops and they seemed to take up the bulk of my free time leading up to the occasion. I sneered at cooking shows that suggested that parts of...

The 5 Times When You Should Never Cook

Getting Balance
Why would a blogger who spends most of her time encouraging people to get in the kitchen and cook, tell her readers to do the exact opposite? Stay out of the kitchen does not exactly sound like it should be my mantra – and it isn’t. However, there are times when you should not cook.This weekend I read a...

Start Cooking at Home

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Cooking at home is not hard. I repeat, cooking at home is not hard. I can help you.I have always been a methodical planner. I have several notes to my right: client lists, to-do tasks, a post it with passwords, a list of places to apartment search, and obviously a list of future blog posts. No stone goes unturned or...

The Way the Cookie Crumbles: On Cooking with Kids

Child baking cookies
My kids are great little chefs.They love cracking eggs, mixing, stirring, pouring, sifting, licking - definitely the licking.It's so wonderful to watch the joy they get out of the tactile nature of baking and it's something that really engages all their senses at once. It's also a really fun passive learning activity that inspires questions about maths, nature and...

In the Kitchen with Food Network Star Chef Lovely

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Food Network Star Chef Lovelyfollowing piece originally appeared o That’s Amore: In the Kitchen with Food Network Star Chef Lovely The following piece originally appeared on Off The Beaten Plate.On this season of the hit Food Network show “Food Network Star,” one contestant in particular raised the bar with her stellar culinary talent and fun, dynamic personality. We’re talking of course about...

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