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Cooking Techniques

This category is designed for the home cook that likes to explore all of the cooking techniques, from simple stovetop skillet cooking to slow cooking to indoor grilling to dehydrating.  The recipes cover the range of cooking techniques popular in different cultures and cuisines, and includ:

Cuisinart Griddler - best indoor grill

Cuisinart Griddler – best indoor grill

Pumpkin Pancakes with Leftover Squash – Savory & Spicy

Cozy, spicy pancakes made with leftover squash puree. No leftover squash? Just use canned pumpkin. This is an easy comfort food recipe that can be readily adapted to sweet or savory, spicy or mild, and even low carb! Savory Pancakes vs Sweet The recipe below is for savory pumpkin pancakes with no sugar and some …

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Heirloom Tomato Crostata or Galette with Herb Cheese

An heirloom tomato crostata (aka glaette) is a beautiful, savory way to enjoy the waning days of Summer. The crust is an easy biscuit dough, but if you want truly quick and easy, pick up some store-bought pastry dough. Just be sure and use the tastiest, freshest tomatoes available, heirloom tomatoes if possible. Crostata vs …

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Low Carb Salmon Kebabs on Indoor Grill or in Oven

These robustly flavored salmon skewers (or kebabs) are ready to eat in 30 minutes and are cooked indoors for year-round enjoyment. If you keep the spicy, lemon-herbal marinade but change up the vegetables, you can have an easy low carb dish for Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter. How to Choose the Vegetables for Making Kebabs? …

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Low Carb Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad

Brussel sprouts are often hailed as one of the most-hated foods.  However, Caesar salad is one of the most popular.  This unique combination of brussel sprouts and Caesar salad brings out the best in both dishes for a spectacular side dish to any meal. Health Benefits of Brussel Sprouts Turns out, there is apparently a …

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Refried Black Beans to accompany Chilaquiles

Refried beans are usually made with pinto beans, however, they are equally delicious when made with black beans. This recipe for refried black beans from a can is easy and quick, and can be a nice alternative to the classic pinto beans. Serve with chilaquiles and an avocado and enjoy! **NOTE: This is a recipe …

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2-Ingredient Jam Tarts – Cooking with Kids

These easy mini tarts made with a store-bought pastry dough and your favorite jams or marmalades come together in 10 minutes! They are a great treat to cook with kids for Valentines Day (i.e., use heart cutouts) or a stay-at-home rainy day. Delicious and deliciously easy! While these jam tarts are simple to make, the …

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Grilled Cheese with Tomato Jam – A Taste Test

This taste test compares two versions of a grilled cheese and tomato jam sandwich – one with Velveeta and refined white bread, and one with gouda and robust seeded bread from the bakery. Processed vs Non-processed Cheese There is an ongoing controversy at our house regarding Velveeta. Is it really a cheese or something else? …

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Low Carb Cheese Plate with Chutney Pairings

Cheese plates are one of the most popular approaches to entertaining, mostly because they are easy to put together and easy to please a number of different palates. The drawbacks are expense and the sugar content of many of the pairings (like jams, honey, candied nuts, etc.). Chutneys can stand in for the pairings that …

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