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How to Chop an Onion Properly

Even home cooks need to learn how to prepare ingredients the correct way. Although knowing how to chop an onion properly may seem like an amateur’s task, it is still an important part of any cook or aspiring chef’s repertoire of knowledge. Fortunately, learning how to chop an onion correctly …

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How to Add Flavor to Oatmeal

Natural oatmeal is a heart-healthy, hunger satisfying, nutritious way to start your day, but just plain oats may leave your taste buds yearning for much more. Luckily, oatmeal is extremely flexible and conducive to adding exciting, healthy flavors. So before reaching for artificially flavored oatmeal imitations, try rejuvinatingyour daily oatmeal with these healthy ideas. Peanut Butter Peanut …

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Easy Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are certainly a breakfast favorite. There is nothing more comforting in the early morning hours than a nice plate on your table with some fluffy scrambled eggs, a side of your favorite breakfast meat and toast or a bagel. Making great scrambled eggs is easy. And if you spiff …

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How to Avoid Food Poisoning from Meat

Avoiding food poisoning when handling meat can be accomplished by following a few basic food safety rules. Cleanliness, storage temperature and cooking temperature are some of the most important aspects of food safety. Eliminating cross contamination is also critical to avoiding food poisoning from meat. Meat that is handled properly …

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What Children can Learn from Cooking

The best way to teach practical skills is to teach by example, and this gives a great advantage when it comes to teaching children to cook. All children love to imitate their elders, so they’re up for cooking lessons without much prompting. However, teaching children to cook can teach them …

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Camp Dinner Recipes Water Cress Salad

Watercress salad is a natural for a camping dinner, whether it is a side dish or a main dish. What makes it even more appealing is that watercress grows wild in many states. The best cress comes from cold, flowing streams. However, when it is found, it can be surprisingly …

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How to Easily Peel a Tomato

The quickest and easiest way to properly skin a tomato is by utilising the concepts of heat expansion and contraction. In order to perform this task – as well as the tomatoes! – we shall require two large bowls or basins, a small sharp knife, boiling water, cold water, ice …

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Magic Bullet Product Review

The Magic Bullet-Mythical or Truly Magical? By now, you have no doubt been folding laundry in the wee hours past midnight and stumbled upon the joyful voices praising the time-saving powers of The Magic Bullet. The infomercial boasts for only $99.99 plus $47.97 shipping and handling, you can chop, grind, …

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How to Cook Venison

I remember as a young child spending much time at a small holiday cottage owned by my aunt in the north of Scotland. We used to roam the surrounding hills and countryside, playing and fishing in the lochs (lakes) and burns (small streams) and have a wonderful time – but …

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