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How To Garnish a Dish

Transform an ordinary meal into a feast for the eyes and taste buds with these ideas for fast finishing touches. Spiff Up Your Soups and Salads Croutons can be made in minutes to add a crunch to soups or salads. Cut slightly stale bread into small cubes and fry them with...
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Make Your Baked Goods Last

Nothing says home like home-baked goodies. Here's how to keep those cakes, pies, and cookies fresh until the last morsel is gobbled up. Cool Cakes Before Storing Many unfrosted cakes will keep well on your countertop for up to a week if wrapped in plastic wrap, kept under a cake...
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5 Classy Ways to Serve a Crowd

Throwing a catered dinner party? Here’s what your caterer won’t tell you about putting on an inexpensive and glamorous dinner party. 1. Check On Your Caterer. You’ve found a catering service that you like, and you are ready to go with it, but there are still some lingering doubts in...
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Let a Slow Cooker Do the Cooking

Imagine arriving home after a long day at work to a hot meal ready and waiting for you (without having to hire a housekeeper). Let a slow cooker prepare dinner for you while you're at work. This handy countertop appliance cooks foods slowly at a low temperature-generally between 76º (168...
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8 ways to cut calories when cooking

Where’s the best place to find great-tasting food without extra fat and calories? Your own kitchen, says Diana Steele, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant in Vancouver. “If you’re cooking at home, you’re in charge, and you have endless opportunities to control the amount of fat you add and change...
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10 Solutions for Cooking Problems

Who hasn't had a few kitchen mishaps? No need to panic when you have a disaster. The most common mistakes are also the easiest to fix. Overdone Pasta Put in ice water or run under cold water for a few minutes to stop the cooking process and contract the starch....
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Top 10 Tips for Vegetable Freezing

Freezing fresh vegetables is the best way to enjoy your favourites year round. But do you know how to prepare them for the deep freeze? The following tips can help you keep your veggies their freshest while they're under ice. Vegetables Most vegetables can be frozen with excellent results. Prepare...
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6 Ways to Keep Vitamins in Veggies

Just like humans who are zapped of energy if over-worked, veggies lose their vitamins if they are over-cooked. Make sure your veggies retain their vitality, no matter how they are prepared, with these tips for boiling, braising, and more. Broiling What is it? Browning the tops of vegetables with intense dry...
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7 Light Meals in 20 Minutes

When you're hungry and looking for a quick meal, you need not sacrifice your healthy eating to feel full. Here are 7 delicious, quick, and healthy dinner ideas to make in a hurry. Stuffed Baked Potato Microwave a large potato, regular or sweet, then split it and fill it with...
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Guide to Quick and Healthy Cooking

Being pressed for time is no excuse for eating junk. Check out these smart strategies and learn how to produce a wholesome and delicious meal in record time. Invest in a Slow Cooker Walking into the kitchen on a cold day and sniffing the aroma of a homemade soup or...
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