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Butternut Squash Soup Cooking Technique

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Many squash soups do not live up to their potential.  Rather than being lustrous, slightly creamy, and intensely “squashy” in flavor, they are vegetal or porridge-like, and sometimes taste more like a squash pie than a squash soup. Knowing that my basic method would be to cook the squash and then puree it with a…
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A Truly Comforting Chicken Pot Pie

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Do you want to know what is the greatest comfort?  Knowing that this savory chicken pot pie packs a ton of flavors with less fat and calories! The term “comfort food” conjures up a lot of different things to different people – but when it comes to the ultimate warm, cozy blanket of the recipe…
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Conquering The Art Of Making Gnocchi

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Conquering the art of gnocchi is like winning your very own cooking competition.  Almost every chef and home cook has a version of the potato dumpling. But perhaps the most famous preparation hails from Italy – the pretty, petite and pasta-like gnocchi. Gnocchi (pronounced “NYO-kee”) derives from the Italian word mocchio, meaning knot or lump. …
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Replace Salt With Herbs & Spices

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These ultimate flavor boosters improve not only the taste of your food but your health, too. Herbs and spices have one clear health benefit:  They beat sale when it comes to adding flavor to our food.  As long as a spice does not beat the word “salt” like garlic or onion salt, herbs and spices…
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