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How to Use a Mortar and Pestle

Who knew that something so small could be important for so many people and various industries? The mortar and pestle is a set of two simple tools used from the Stone Age to the present day to prepare ...

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Awesome Sauces

  When coming up with an idea for dinner or creating menus for classes, I always try and think of how to tie all of the ingredients together and nothing does that better than an awesome sauce. To me, ...

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Don't Waste One Spring Ramp

The first sighting of a robin. The vivid green on the grass after it rains. A redbud tree bursting with blooms. All of these things help remind us that we are in a new season of the year and it makes ...

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Caulifredo: A Cheater's Guide to Almost Alfredo and  Pesto

  Like a lot of other people over the past few months, I’ve chosen to rely on a delivery service for my shopping. Normally, I love to go to the grocery store. I love the colors of the produce, the ...

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Grilled Boston Beef Roast with Carrot Top Pesto

  I recently got back from a “Beef Trip” to Certified Angus Beef® brand test kitchens in Wooster, Ohio. I was thrilled to learn about so many different cuts of beef from their meat scientist (never ...

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‘Tis the Season: Cooking in Sync with the Weather

  Someday, it will warm up. Someday, it will stop snowing. It has to, right? Right? Though the foreseeable forecast still casts a pall on my dreams of summer, I’m trying to look at the positives: ...

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Don't Toss those Carrot Tops

Easter is just around the corner, and glazed carrots are always part of my holiday dinner. This year, I'm growing carrots in my garden from seed, so I was lucky enough to have a good batch of small ...

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Basil: An Herb for All Seasons

  To some it's a powerful culinary ingredient, to others basil holds religious and medical significance, while others simply put it on their bruschetta. Basil is common and one of the oldest herbs ...

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Make Summer Pesto Now for Year-Round Use

Pesto changes everything.  It’s amazing with pasta, vegetables, poultry, seafood, pork or great as a spread for a sandwich.  Whatever your preference, it’s a great recipe to know. Now is my favorite ...

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