Realistic Cooking Ideas

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I love mashed potatoes and over the years have explored many different recipes. This year our Thanksgiving menu was focused around healthier versions of our classic recipes. Instead of adding sour cream, cream cheese, and a lot of butter I used parsnips. They added a wonderful sweetness eliminating the need for those high calorie, fat …

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Are you putting together your Thanksgiving dinner menu? I tend to make changes each year to keep the menu fresh and unexpected! Are you looking for a recipe for mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes? This is a great way to present them by actually combining them together. I saw this approach in a few magazines …

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Today I am sharing a new recipe for a Beef Tenderloin that is marinated in a red wine vinaigrette, then add Three Little Pigs BBQ rub, sear the meat for a few minutes, bake in the oven and finish with a Madeira Rosemary Shallot Sauce! Add a side of Twice-Baked Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole …

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Lately there have been articles about passwords being stolen for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google. Click here to read the most recent story. Many of the stolen passwords were weak ones. In the article they mentioned: “123456”, “123456789”, “1234”, and “password.” Many people use their name, children names or other words that are easy to …

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I would like to share some potential recipes you might like to add to your Thanksgiving dinner. You can customize these recipes by adding your own special touches. Also, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. I pray for the safety of your travels and for the …

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This is a fantastic soup to make St. Patrick’s Day more special! For this occasion I like to use Kerrygold’s Aged Cheddar Cheese with Irish Whiskey imported from Ireland! This rich and creamy aged cheddar cheese has undertones of the smooth, woody and nutty taste of pure Irish Whiskey. It gives this soup even more …

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This is a special treat that can be made for St. Patrick’s Day or any occasion when you want a special cake! Your guests will enjoy the wonderful blend of spices, cocoa, and nuts. I prefer this cake without an icing, but you could make a simple icing or use a whipped topping. Ingredients 2/3 …

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