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Month: June 2020

All About Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan is classified as a grana-type cheese: a hard, grainy cheese made from cow’s milk. It has a rich, sharp flavor an d a melt in your mouth texture. Typically sprinkled on top of pasta dishes or to add a rich, salty flavor to sauces , soups, and stews. Parmesan is produced with techniques inspired by […]

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Risotto Primavera Recipe

Most Risotto Primavera recipes require constant stirring from start to finish. To streamline the process, cook the risotto hands-off until it partially tender, then stirring constantly while it finished cooking. In general, 6 minutes of stirring at the end is enough to release the necessary starch to yield remarkably creamy risotto. To make the risotto […]

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Tips to Better Pancakes

Better Pancakes Recipe Here are Key Tips to Better Pancakes for getting perfectly fluffy, golden-brown pancakes every time. MAKE A WELL WHEN MIXING Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients pour the liquid ingredients into the well, and gently whisk together until Just incorporated. We like this method when making liquidy batters. […]

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All About Chile Peppers

All About Chile Peppers – Taking a bite of fresh chile might not lead the eater to guess that chiles are in the same botanical family as potatoes, eggplants, and tomatoes. Chiles contain capsaicin, an oil that tricks the brain into feeling pain, which leads to the release of endorphins—causing what chile-lovers call a “chile […]

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International Travel in a Covid World

International Travel in a Covid World is something we all grapple with each day. The COVID-19 pandemic continues and a vaccine is still in the works. But after months of global lockdown to flatten the curve (some countries more successful than others) and the development of rapid coronavirus testing, several U.S. states and ever more countries have […]

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The Best Wood Pellet Smokers

The Best Wood Pellet Smokers Pellet cookers or pellet grills, pellet smokers and smoker-grills are the same for this post. Wood pellet smokers are capable of both maintaining low-and-slow temperatures and reaching grilling temperatures – some can push the upper limits with searing temperatures over 700 degrees. But, wood pellet smoker grills are designed to […]

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The Best Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread Recipe Banana bread should be moist, tender loaf that really tastes like bananas. Here is how to scale down banana bread to fit in a mini loaf pan but keep all the flavor intact.  A single ultra-ripe banana infused the bread with flavor. A combination of butter and a little yogurt […]

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The Best Cooking Oils

Cooking oil is plant, animal, or synthetic fat used in frying, baking, and other types of cooking. It is also used in food preparation and flavoring not involving heat, such as salad dressings and bread dippings like bread dips, and may be called edible oil. Cooking oil is typically a liquid at room temperature, although […]

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Classic Chicken Salad

Classic Chicken Salad Recipe There are many varieties of chicken salad, but there’s something to be said for the classic version: tender cubes of moist chicken lightly bound with mayonnaise and freshened up with celery and aromatic flavors. For juicy and tender chicken, add the chicken to a pot of water, heated the water to […]

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Fast Food Consumption in America

Fast Food Consumption in America is approximately one-third on any given day, despite warnings about its impact on health and obesity, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rate is especially high for young adults and gradually drops with age. Fast-food consumption in America has been associated with increased intake of calories, fat […]

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