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Fresh Saskatoon Pie

This is a super easy, scrumptious way to use fresh saskatoons.

Impress your family with this no fuss way to create a fresh saskatoon pie.

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How to Make Sushi

Sushi is a Japanese food consisting of vinegar-added rice with a topping. However, many people know sushi for its raw fish, but if you are vegetarian, you may create your own sushi delicacies using vegetables.

Turkey and Pastaroni?!?!

Sounds bizarre, but the flavors are incredible together and it can be made for under $10!!!

This one is for the broke person in all of us. This meal costs around 8$ all together, it fed 2 full grown men and it will feed those same 2 men again today! Awesome for when you’re in a pinch and the grocery store looks like the IRS!

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Mint & Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast

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This is a great grill recipe. This will impress guests and dates. It has a complex flavor, with simple ingredients and cooking.

This is a really simple recipe that results in some of the best chicken your taste buds will ever know. It’s savory with little explosions of mustard, lemon, and mint throughout the cut of meat. It is complimented well with a side of brown rice and broccoli.

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Easy Chop Suey Recipe

Chop suey is originally a Chinese Recipe adopted with Filipinos. It is also known as Chinese American dish as Chinese immigrants introduce this cooking to American as part of their Chinese Cuisine.

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A Vegen, Vegetarian and Kosher Parve Stuffed Pepper Recipe

This recipe for stuffed peppers is a good side dish to accompany meat and also as a meal in itself served with a salad. Stuffed peppers can be made with meat, but this recipe for stuffed peppers is a vegetarian one, in fact it is also a vegan recipe and a kosher parve recipe. The stuffed peppers are filled with a mixture of vegetables and rice and then cooked slowly on the stove in a tomato based sauce. The stuffed peppers are very filling and relatively easy to make. This recipe for stuffed peppers will feed about 6 people.

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Cranberry Apple Turkey Burgers with Summer Squash Salad

This recipe is one that is very tasteful and full of flavor! Enjoy it on a hot day where the summer squash salad cools you off or on a cooler day where the spice in the turkey burger makes you feel warm and satisfied! It is a very versatile plate in that you can add or eliminate the spices you want!

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How to Make Fluffy Mashed Potatoes and Some Serving Ideas

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The best cooks don’t make mashed potatoes by mashing, but by ricing and folding gently.
The secret lies in the amount of starch released when it comes to mashed potatoes. Release too much and potatoes become gummy. That’s why expert chefs prefer the following technique, which calls for ricing potatoes instead.

Begin with cold water
Put peeled, cut potatoes in a saucepot filled with cold water. (Adding cold potatoes to hot water can result in lumpiness.) Bring water to a boil over high heat. Then lower heat to medium, bringing water to a simmer. Cover; cook until tender. Drain well.
Use a ricer instead of mashing

Rather than mashing cooked potatoes, which can lead to gumminess because of the massive amounts of starch it releases, gently push them through a ricer. Ricing is less damaging and ruptures fewer cells, so less starch is released, and potatoes end up being light and fluffy.
Gently fold the ingredients
Another key to limiting the release of starch in mashed potatoes is how other ingredients are added. Again, a light touch is called for. Gently fold in, rather than press butter, warm milk and additional ingredients, using a sweeping downward and upward motion.
Mashed Potato Ideas
  • Fold in a diced onion, chopped fresh sage, a grated carrot and several chopped steamed cabbage leaves.
  • Fold in a bit of roasted garlic and chopped fresh rosemary.
  • Substitute sour cream for half of the milk, and fold in with chopped scallions and crumbled bacon slices.
  • Add some grated parmesan to top your mashed potato side dish.
  • For a meaty version, you may also add crushed bacon, bits of ham, pepperoni or sausages.
  • To add a spicy taste, throw in some slices of jalapeno, crushed dried red pepper, or bell peppers strips.
  • If you have left over mashed potatoes, you can modify them in the morning by mixing in ground beef, eggs, onions, salt, and pepper to suite your taste then fry them as small patties.
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Recipe Suggestion
Horseradish Mashed Potato
3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and halved
1 cup milk, warmed
¼ cup milk, warmed
½ cup butter, melted
3 Tbs. prepared horseradish
2 Tbs. chopped fresh chives
In a large saucepot over high heat, bring potatoes and enough water to cover to a boil; reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain using a potato ricer, push potatoes in batches through ricer into a large serving bowl. Fold in warmed milk, butter, horseradish and chives. Season with salt and pepper.
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Crouton Corn Cakes

This is the CCC delight. It’s crunchy and sweet at the same time, it’s also extremely inexpensive! It’s only three ingredients!

So, this is easy, and delicious. It’s a great side, it’s a little heavy due to its fried nature, but the lack of excess ingredients helps keep it doable for dieters. There’s just 1 can of corn, and some bread crumbs. Other than that you just need some oil! It goes great as a side to any dish, especially tex-mex.

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The Easiest Gluten Free Pizza

The secret of making fast and easy pizza and if you wish, make it free from Gluten. Spread your favorite topping on. I like tuna and sliced mushrooms, but you can choose something else. Enjoy with a good salad or coleslaw.

Curried Chicken Salad

Most chicken salads are about 60 percent fat, because of the large amounts of mayonnaise that are traditionally used. Curried chicken salad comes in at a respectable 35 percent. This delightful recipe may be used as a cool main dish on a bed of lettuce or as wonderful sandwich stuffer.

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A Sensational Summer Fruit Salsa

The salsa is a healthy, easy to prepare, low-fat side dish packed with delicious and bold flavors that can go with your snack or meal. This Latin-American dish is gaining popularity even with chefs worldwide. Many variations are being created producing new and different combinations of fruits, vegetables, and spices to create salsas that create an array of flavors that awaken the senses. The salsa can be used as delicious dips and tasty toppings. With summer’s bounty of fruits and vegetables, it is the time to take advantage of what nature has in store.
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Because salsas use fresh ingredients, they have a certain punch of their own.  Use oranges, pineapples, and mangoes to supply the intense yet sweet flavor.

Add some crunch.
Texture adds allure to salsa.  Add in some cool cucumbers, crisp red and green peppers, refreshing celery, zesty radishes, and nutty jicama to add a bit of crunch.

Balance with tartness.
Balance the sweetness of the fruit by using acidic ingredients, such as vinegars and tomatillos.  To invigorate and enhance the flavors of the other ingredients, add a little lime or lemond juice.

Spice it up.
Hot red peppers, smoky chipotles, onions, garlic and chili powder give salsa the zing that distinguishes it from a humdrum fruit salad.  With a little “heat,” the salsa becomes a flavorful condiment.

Serve and enjoy!
However you like it, tangy, hot, or sweet, salsa can complement almost any meal imaginable.

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White Zinfandel Round Eye Steak

A light healthy and cheap steak. Great for right now!!! It’s incredible for getting in steak, and not adding many calories to your diet. The steaks are tiny portions themselves. Perfect for chopping and topping off a salad with. For that salad you can add vinegar and olive oil to the wine you used to braise the meat. Whisk them or use a food processor, adding oil slowly until there is a smooth texture, and creating a zinfandel vinaigrette!

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Southwestern Chicken Ramen

This one literally spices up the ramen, and makes it a bit of a southwestern soup. For all of you college kids out there, it’s time to get your grub on, and do it moderately classy!

So you’ve got a bag of frozen chicken and a George Foreman? Do you have a coffee machine for your ramen? And some hot sauce too? Than you’re ready to make this delight. This recipe calls for it to be cooked in a pot, but if you only have a coffee pot, just cook the chicken on a foreman! Enjoy this spicy treat with someone you love!

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Pot Sticker Ramen

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We all ate Ramen in our college days, this is for those who are in college and want new ways to eat the Cup O Noodles! This is like a dumpling soup as the pot stickers are boiled instead of pan fried/steamed. It works well and satisfies better than the Ramen alone.

Delicious Sauteed Chicken In Red Wine Sauce (Coq Au Vin)

Here’s a delectable chicken dish by Executive Chef Othmar Frei of the Manila Midtown Hotel, great for holiday treat right at home.

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Quick and Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp scampi a simple and delicious recipe that can be prepared using basic ingredients and basic kitchen tools. Served over angel hair pasta (or any other shape of pasta), it is a delicious and filling meal on its own or pair it with a side of sautéed fresh green beans, garden salad, and crusty French bread.

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Cold Coffee Pie

If you like the flavor of coffee in sweets, this is for you. You can add some toasted walnuts, some dollops of whipped cream with a chocolate covered coffee bean in the center of each dollop, or chocolate curls to really dress the pie up. Add optional toppings just before serving.

Turkey Burger with Dill Havarti and Grilled Pineapple

This burger is inspired by a burger available at the Burger Joint in the Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas.
This is a version that is as tasty but something you can do, too.

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Southwestern Cabbage

Part three of chef Nikern's cabbage trilogy. Take the base cabbage and use a spicy mustard with honey and apple cider vinegar to create a tangy sauce! This recipe is really about the level of Mustard you want.

This is a trilogy of things you can do with one head of cabbage has opened your eyes to its world of splendor and health benefits. So go forth, and buy cabbage, for it is cheap, and good!

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How to Make the Best French Toast You Have Ever Tasted

For the best tasting French toast you will ever eat follow this recipe. None of the ingredients are hard to find, you can buy them all at your local grocery store. This french toast will be just as delicious as the french toast you would order at an expensive restaurant.

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Vegan Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad with Cream Cheese
A light summer salad that makes a great healthy side dish. It is great served over cold pasta

Couscous is suggested because of the size of the pasta but also cooked grains are good basically anything that is pasta like and garlic bread goes great on the side.

Stir Fry Cabbage

This second part of the Cabbage Trilogy, shows us how to delight in the Asian splendor of the wondrously delicious world of cabbage!

Last time, chef Nikern showed us a quick method of cooking your Cabbage, but when you buy 1 head of cabbage. . . it’s still A LOT of Cabbage. So Here’s what you can do to split up your cabbage usage. This is an Asian Inspired Stir Fry recipe that has a little sweetness, some savory, and some acidic bite... eat it by itself, but you could noodle it up!

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How To Prepare A Traditional New England Clambake

A traditional New England clambake was introduced to the early settlers by the Wampanoag Indians. The Wampanoags (People of First Light) would summer on the southeastern Massachusetts ocean shores to take advantage of the bounty and cool ocean breezes just as we do today.

Over the years, the local diverse population has added their touches to the clambake. You can make it as simple or diverse as you wish. The traditional New England clambake is well worth the effort for a feast sure to please.

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