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Cooking 101 is designed for those who are new to cooking. It features basic concepts, tips, and instructional "how to" posts. Think of it as a virtual cooking class that focuses on techniques and skills that not only will save you time, but will help you to become a better and more confident cook in your own kitchen. Though intended for beginners, this section may prove useful for experienced cooks as well. Either way, I hope you find the information posted here helpful, educational, and fun. Get to cooking! There's a world of deliciousness waiting for you there.

How to Flavor Yogurt With Less Sugar

How to Flavor Yogurt With Less Sugar

My wife and I have been doing a clean eating exercise the past couple weeks, and though low-fat yogurt is […]

Sep 13, 2015     2 Comments
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Recipe:  Spreadable Butter

Recipe: Spreadable Butter

Have you been over paying for spreadable butter from the grocery store?  Are you like me and have repeatedly done […]

Feb 8, 2015     8 Comments
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How to Make Brown Beef Stock

How to Make Brown Beef Stock

Until recently, I haven’t really pursued making my own beef stock.  I’ve been making chicken stock for years, and I’ve […]

Feb 3, 2015     2 Comments
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How to Season a Carbon Steel Wok

How to Season a Carbon Steel Wok

My inlaws gave me an awesome Christmas gift this year…..a hand hammered carbon steel wok.  Do they know me or […]

Jan 11, 2015     4 Comments
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How to Peel and Cube Butternut Squash

How to Peel and Cube Butternut Squash

If you’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen, you probably know how to make quick work of hard […]

Nov 16, 2014     No Comments
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Recipe:  Classic Ham and Leek Frittata

Recipe: Classic Ham and Leek Frittata

A frittata is a classic Italian egg dish, similar to a French omelet or a quiche, which is typically enriched […]

Jan 21, 2013     1 Comment
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How to Clean and Prepare Artichokes to Cook

How to Clean and Prepare Artichokes to Cook

Ah, artichokes. One of my favorite little treats. Good steamed and dipped in butter or mayonnaise, stuffed and baked, or […]

Jun 10, 2012     4 Comments
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How to Preserve Garden Peppers

How to Preserve Garden Peppers

It’s the end of the garden season and your pepper plants are loaded with mature and young peppers.  You quickly […]

Jan 22, 2012     No Comments
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How to Fillet a Salmon

How to Fillet a Salmon

So many people are intimidated with filleting fish.  But it really is simple to do and is much less expensive […]

Dec 13, 2011     No Comments
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