Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sauces and Gravies

There are three basic types of sauces: Warm sauces ( butter-cream) that complements vegetables and meats. Cold sauces that sometimes are used as a garnish (applesauce, cranberry, tartar) Dessert sauces (Hot fudge-caramel).   Gravies are sauces that are made from … Continue reading

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Oats – A Staple Food Item

Oats are a staple or basic food that should be found in everyone’s pantry as it is very reasonably priced, versatile, and exceptionally good for your health. As part of a heart-healthy diet, the soluble fiber in oatmeal can reduce … Continue reading

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Boston Baked Beans

Nothing can be more welcoming to guests entering your home than a fabulous aroma of cooking or baking foods. Boston style baked beans, when made from scratch, can accomplish this feat. This dish dates back to the colonial days, when … Continue reading

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Pasta is an umbrella word that covers a wide variety of products made from unleavened dough that is mixed with water and sometimes egg. Most people believe the best pasta is made from semolina, which is a high protein flour … Continue reading

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Chicken – A Family Favorite

A  chicken dinner has always been enjoyed by people all over the world. It is so versatile that it can be prepared in hundreds (literally) of different ways. Chefs love to use it as it gives them a great way … Continue reading

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