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Common Stainless Steel Cookware Mistakes

By Kacey Bradley: Stainless steel cookware probably is one of the most versatile tools that you can have in your kitchen. When properly cared for, it will provide even heat and a nice nonstick surface for your cooking for years to come. It’s easy to assume that, just because these …

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DIY Gourmet Pasta

By Larraine Roulston:  If you are searching for recipes that are both inexpensive and delicious, you might try making your own homemade pasta. Personally, I do not have a pasta machine but with flour, salt, eggs from cage-free poultry, as well as some garden herbs and olive oil on hand, …

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Weekly Menu

By Fredrica Syren: Per request, I will post the weekly menu of what my family and I eat during the week. All our food is vegan and mostly gluten-free. Every week, I plan and write a menu for all our meals. Having a menu posted on the fridge makes executing …

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Cooking with Kids

By Fredrica Syren: According to my kids, the kitchen is the most fascinating place, and as soon as I start cooking, I soon hear the familiar sound of chairs being pushed so the kids can climb up and see what I’m doing. I must admit that sometimes this raises my …

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Caring for Cast Iron

By Kim Robson: Owning at least one cast iron pan is essential for any serious home cook. Cast iron adds flavor and trace amounts of iron to food cooked in it. You may have inherited one from your grandmother, or found them at garage sales. Even brand-new cast iron can …

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Unusual Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

By Kim Robson: Looking for some different and unusual recipes using pumpkin and/or winter squash? I have personally made and tested all three of these recipes, and can vouch for their deliciousness! Roast Pumpkin with Cheese “Fondue” As the pumpkin roasts, its skin becomes dramatically burnished, while inside, slices of …

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Tips How to Use Less Energy in the Kitchen

By Larraine Roulston: Without a doubt, climate change is real and we must adapt. Not only do our collective governments need to make policies to protect their resources, but also all homemakers, chefs and short order cooks need to minimize stress on our planet by reducing their carbon emission. There are many small …

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Kitchen Knife Care

By Kim Robson: The price of a good quality chef’s knife can be absolutely breathtaking. I’ve seen knives featured in Bon Appetit for upwards of $700! There’s no way I can afford that, but I have acquired a nice collection of decent mid-level Cuisinart knives. Below are a few tips …

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Zero Waste Home Cooking

By Fredrica Syren: One way to reduce waste and live a zero waste lifestyle is to cook at home … from scratch. Now, when I tell people I do this, I get lots of questions about how I have the time and energy to cook from scratch for my family. …

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Benefits of Home Cooking

By Larraine Roulston :   Once you have decided to cut “convenient foods’’ from your diet, you will benefit from more wholesome meals that are better for your body, your wallet and the planet. You will also reduce the amount of packaging and discover that home cooking is relatively easy.  In order to reap the …

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