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Tomato-Onion Jam: The Ultimate Summer Condiment

  As I was standing in our backyard gazing at all of the tomatoes that were ready to be picked, I was wondering what on earth I should do with them. There are so many options, which makes it even ...

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Winning French Onion Dip

Football is a big deal in my house. Sundays are spent in sweatpants, cozied up on the couch, yelling at the TV, and enjoying delicious food to go along with the games (this is an all-day affair after ...

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Easy, Anytime, Oven-Baked Onion Rings

  Onion rings are one of those dishes I would never think to make at home. They are delicious, but who wants to deep fry in August? I certainly don't! But here lies the dilemma… I don't want to ...

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Food Comics: French Onion Soup

We are pleased to introduce Food Comics from The Chopping Block where our resident Cartoonist Tom O'Brien illustrates his cooking adventures. Here, he shows us how to make his favorite soup, Alton ...

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A Flavor Boost When You're in a Pickle

One of the beauties of cooking is that even a simplistic dish can be a flavor-filled pleasure. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly enjoy making those dishes which have two million elements to them and ...

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Dry Your Eye: How to Chop Onions without Crying

A very kind and tolerant person once said “There are no stupid questions.” I think there are lots of stupid questions, like “Will this holographic Charizard card be worth enough for retirement?” or ...

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In Celebration of the Day’s First Meal

When my brothers and I were working summer jobs during our college years, we would spend every Wednesday morning at our grandparents’ house, eating quiche or what Grandpa called “Mast-style omelets” ...

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French Onion Soup Done Right

I recently had the worst French onion soup ever! I know this statement is pretty extreme, but I am not exaggerating. It was thin, greasy, lacked seasoning, and had the sorriest excuse for a crouton ...

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Spring Foraging

Spring is upon us and even though it is not my most favorite time of year, it does produce some of my favorite culinary delights – Morel Mushrooms and Ramps (Wild Leeks). Both of these spring treats ...

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Memorable Scents

Did you know that your sense of taste is directly connected with your sense of smell? That's the reason why you can’t taste anything and don’t really crave anything to eat when you have a cold. The ...

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