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  • Thanksgiving turkey safety tips
    Turkey handling safety tips for Thanksgiving feasts
    With the countdown to the turkey feast begun, the cooking panic sets in. The litany of questions arise. Before the important taste factor of will the turkey be moist, the cook must ensure that the food served will be safe.Marler Clark, The Food...
  • Top 5 Thanksgiving cookbooks
    Top 5 Thanksgiving cookbooks
    This year, pick up a wonderful cookbook to help make Thanksgiving a little easier, or just to add a new side dish or dessert to your usual menu. Here are five cookbooks with great recipes and easy to follow directions for home cooks at all skill...
  • Using kitchen tools multiple ways
    Using kitchen tools multiple ways
    If you’re like most people, you tend to use your kitchen tools and gadgets for the same one or two tasks all the time, forgetting that they can do so much more. You may have some gadgets that you haven’t used for awhile, and you&rsquo...
  • Turkey 101 - A crash course
    Turkey 101 - A crash course
    Thanksgiving, a magical day when blood pressures rise, and families squabble. What, you don’t like this version of the holiday? You’ll want to do whatever you possibly can to prevent it right? Then why haven’t you gotten your...
  • National Espresso Day recipes
    National Espresso Day recipes celebrate the versatility of the beverage
    National Espresso Day is November 23. While sipping the bold coffee drink is a delightful way to celebrate the occasion, it isn’t the only way to celebrate the espresso. Espresso can be incorporated into many recipes. From delicious desserts...
  • SteakChamp, a perfect medium rare steak
    SteakChamp Thermometer, perfectly cooked steaks ever time
    Slicing into a beautifully cooked steak can be a picture of perfection. The seared outside with the delicate pink inside can make any meat lover salivate. But, when the precious steak is overcooked to a sad grey color, the meal is less appetizing....
  • Improvising and the concept of serendipity
    Improvising and the concept of serendipity
    The other night I was making Arroz Con Pollo, one of my husband's favorite dishes, and as I was cooking I discovered that I needed more water to cook the brown rice. Since I am an enthusiastic user of bottled water for drinking and cooking,...
  • Gobble up the left-over’s
    Gobble up the left-over’s: Hot and healthy turkey and rice soup
    Fixing up a pot of soup during the weekend stretches into multiple meals during the week. With the weather getting colder by the day a bowl of soup is a warm and welcome dish to serve for dinner. Next time you roast a turkey and it doesn’t...
  • Spice up your Thanksgiving dinner with an easy do-ahead Cranberry Salsa
    Spice up your Thanksgiving dinner with an easy do-ahead Cranberry Salsa
    Ten days and counting down! It’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner with some terrific and tasty recipes that can be made ahead to save you time and stress. Rather than serving that gelatinous cranberry roll that bounces all...
  • Easy-to-make Cranberry Salsa spices up your Thanksgiving dinner
    Easy-to-make Cranberry Salsa spices up your Thanksgiving dinner
    Ten days and counting down! It’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner with some terrific and tasty recipes that can be made ahead to save you time and stress. Rather than serving that gelatinous cranberry roll that bounces all...
  • Thanksgiving turkey shopping in Raleigh
    Where to buy Thanksgiving turkey in Raleigh
    Looking to buy a turkey for the big day in the Raleigh, NC area? Here are some choices...Try shopping at Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Lowe's Food, Super Walmart and Target for a Butterball turkey!Check out the Butterball website for...
  • Senran Kagura Bon Appetit cover
    PS Vita Review: Senran Kagura Bon Appétit
    Senran Kagura Bon Appétit pits the sexy female school ninjas up for another challenge. This time…it’s mediocrity. In all seriousness, the girls are up for a high stakes ninja cook off. The story is dreadful aside from some cheeky...
  • Apple bars
    How to make apple bars with your kids
    Many of us have taken a trip or will take one to an apple orchard this autumn. We go there and pick bushels of apples and sometimes we have no idea what to do with all the apples we have left. Apple bars are the perfect treat to make with and for...
  • Nutra-Ninja 2-in-1
    Nutra-Ninja does Vitamix one better
    I’ve had a Vitamix for several years, and I use it a lot. It’s a powerful and functional tool in the kitchen, and I’ve used it especially for making smoothies and raw “ice cream” made with ice or frozen fruit, with no...
  • Happy Thanksgiving
    Out of the box Thanksgiving
    It’s the largest eating day of the year, Thanksgiving (Second is the Super bowl) There is a lot of pressure on the family cook to create this memorable meal that will bring oohs and aahs. Everything is homemade, everything cooked to just the...