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  • Seasoning, Cooking With and Caring For Cast Iron

    Seasoning, Cooking With and Caring For Cast Iron

    Remember the wonderful smells of onions frying, eggs cooking, and gravy on the stove along with biscuits in the oven coming from Grandma’s kitchen? What wonderful childhood memories… those heavy black iron skillets that Grandma ...

Chocolate Covered Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Covered Banana Smoothie

This is low-fat, low-calorie, healthy and absolutely YUMMY! Ingredients 1 banana 1/2 cup silken tofu 1/2 cup soymilk 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon honey Preparation Slice banana and freeze until firm. Blend tofu, soymilk, cocoa and honey in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add the banana slices through the hole […]

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Inside the Mind of a Burglar

Getting inside the mind of the burglar is the best form of crime prevention. If you keep these aspects in mind when planning home security, you will be able to make the right choices, identify the weak points and therefore secure and strengthen them. The more you know about the way in which intruders and […]

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Healthy Dessert for a Week (Recipes)

Healthy Dessert for a Week (Recipes)

Fruity Parfaits This treat uses non-fat yogurt for it’s creamy texture. Ingredients 2 8-ounce containers (2 cups) nonfat peach yogurt 1/2 pint fresh raspberries, (about 1 1/4 cups) 1 1/2 cups fresh, frozen or canned pineapple chunks (or fresh blueberries, strawberries, etc.) Directions Divide and layer yogurt, raspberries and pineapple into 4 glasses. (Makes 4 […]

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Don’t Eat These Before a Workout!

It’s happened to us all: you miss your lunch even though you know you are going to the gym later, but you don’t have time to eat so you just grab what you can and go.  Not eating a substantial meal before a workout is not only unhealthy, it also leads to dizziness and fatigue […]

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Camping Cooking – Keep it Simple

Camping cooking doesn’t have to be hard if you learn how to keep everything simple. Consider having one pot (or pan) meals that can be made over a campfire, on a grill or even in a slow cooker if you have access to electricity. The more simple the preparation is, the less time you have […]

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Scallops and Mushroom Bake

Serves between 5 – 6 Ingredients: 2 lbs bay scallops 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cups mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced ¼ + 1/4 cup butter Instructions: Preheat oven to 450° Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9x13inch baking dish. Melt […]

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Cooking For Two Tips

Tips for Cooking for Two

It never fails. You find a recipe you’d love to try, but the portions are too big or you buy so many groceries, the two of you couldn’t possibly eat them all. Outside of inviting the whole neighborhood over to eat, here are some handy tips for cooking for two. Have a Plan Planning isn’t […]

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