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Homemade Cookies that Make Great Christmas Gifts

Homemade cookies make the perfect Christmas gift. There are many people that one would like to give a little gift during the holidays. A bag of homemade cookies is not too expensive and it is a warm and thoughtful gift. You can hand them out to your children’s teachers, colleagues …

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Tips Fpr Cooking with Low Fat Food

Healthy eating means reducing our fat intake, obviously that means adjusting our lifestyle and spending more time working out a new healthy eating plan. But low fat doesn’t have to mean no taste, it just means that you intend to be far more careful when you are preparing and cooking …

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How to Freeze and keep the Vegetables You’ve Grown

There is nothing that compares to the rewards of harvesting vegetables from one’s own summer vegetable garden. If we are fortunate enough to have bumper crops of some of our vegetables, we need to figure out what the best method for preserving our bounty. Most gardeners are aware that canning …

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How to Make a Good Lump Free Gravy

For those who already know the basics of making lump free gravy, one of the tricks to making a “great” tasting gravy is to use many of the common tips you’ve no doubt read about on Helium. Lump free doesn’t mean that you have great tasting gravy, all it means …

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How to Make Good Hard Boiled Eggs

The versatility of hard boiled eggs knows no bounds – salads, sandwiches, curried, stuffed, topped with cheese, in sauce, wrapped in sausage meat and breadcrumbs and deep fried (Scotch Eggs)….so on it goes. To make the basic ingredient, that “just right” hard boiled egg, correct boiling methods and de-shelling are …

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How to Make Heart Shaped Cupcakes

In a few weeks Valentine’s Day will be here, and this will be the perfect opportunity to show off your cooking skills to impress the love of your life! For anyone who wants to get a little creative in the kitchen to celebrate this festival of all things heart related …

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How to Sharpen Knifes

The first step in applying sharpening stones is to evaluate the condition of the knife to be sharpened. If the knife is in horrible shape, chipped or so dull that it wouldn’t cut pork fat, you need a coarse sharpening stone to reestablish the basic shape and edge of the …

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Best Foods for a Picnic or a Cookout

What do people like to do more, eat at a cookout or a picnic or socialize? Most people love to socialize but if there was no food at a cookout or a picnic, they probably would not come or would not have too much fun. There are a lot of …

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Healthy Dinner Party Option

No matter what we eat, somebody somewhere seems to be waiting to read us a whole list of alarming potential side-effects. It’s true that if you have a particular medical condition then you should avoid certain foodstuffs – but obesity is one of the biggest killers of the twenty-first century. …

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