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Cooking while camping

Written by: Mary Moran Los Angeles, Ca July 20th, 2015- How to make foods for camping was one of the highlights of my childhood summer camp experience, and, so 28 years later it only makes since that I finally trekked out to the wilderness to have a real camp experience. Cooking over a campfire was my last choice when I filled out my class schedule…

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Summer cherries

Los Angeles, Ca, July 15th, 2015-Summer cherries are something I look forward to all year. Cherries are one of those special fruits you aren’t able to get year round, so the anticipation grows during the dormant months. As a child my summers were always spent on Lake Michigan. For those of you who know Michigan is where the cherry capital of the world is.  On almost…

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How to make a better burger

Los Angeles, Ca, July 14th, 2015-Top 10 things to know to make the best burger at home. 80/20 is the ratio of lean meat to fat. 80/20 will give you the juiciest and most flavorful burger (usually chuck) but beware it will also shrink the most. 90/10 is the leanest ground beef  (usually sirloin) it is the leanest but it won’t be as flavorful but…

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About: Brunch with a Twist

Los Angeles, Ca, July 5th, 2015- Kick back and enjoy your summer with a delicious meal, inspiration provided by our Brunch with a Twist: Summer Series. All you need is a few key ingredients- coffee, eggs, cream, flour and sugar (well maybe just a few more ingredients) and you can create the best meal your friends will rave about. Hail Mary Food of Grace is dedicated in bringing…

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4th of July

Celebrate: 4th of July easy recipes

Los Angeles, Ca, July 4th, 2015-Happy 4th of July!  We are in the trenches of summer and today is a day to embrace the hot temperatures and celebrate the brave Americans who have fought for our country. HMFG has decided to share some of our favorite dessert recipes some quick and easy and others intense but rewarding. Berry cobbler, ice cream sandwiches, cake pops and…

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HMFG’s college cook: home for the summer

Los Angeles, CA, July 3rd, 2015- Hello again, it’s me, the college student, Henry Johnson. Last time I wrote for Hail Mary Food of Grace, I told you about a difficult recipe, macarons, and my experience making them. I’m switching gears and I’m going to write something a bit more pleasant; six easy, (mostly) healthy, cheap, and awesome recipes to make this summer that will…

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About: Summer Salads

“Lettuce is like conversation: It must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.”
C.D. Warner, 19th century, foodreference.com Los Angeles Ca, June 26th, 2015-Summer salads are in a different completely different category than the salads that you eat during the rest of the year. Lettuces are brighter, younger and more flavorful. Plus the delicious ingredients that go into…

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Happy Father's day

Happy father’s day: a great dinner menu for dad

  Los Angeles, Ca, June 21st, 2015- Happy Father’s day! Neckties, watches, weird gadgets and lot’s of grilling tools all in the similar gray color lining the shelves in stores means only one thing: father’s day is here! Try some of our favorite father’s day dinners. Barbq baby back  ribs Chicken shish kabobs Nappa cabbage and cashew coleslaw Orzo asparagus pasta salad Chocolate cake Have…

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How to: grow tomatoes

Los Angeles, Ca, June 20th, 2015- Time to grow tomatoes. If you’re new to the world of growing tomatoes check out the helpful tips below from a past interview I did with Scott Diagre of Tomato Mania as well as listen to chef Mary and Duane Pemberton talk to their guest Laura Taylor about growing tomatoes in your backyard. Soil- Make sure your soil is…

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All about: meat categories

Los Angeles, Ca, June 16th, 2015-In case you’re curious about the difference between meat categories: Organic, natural, grass fed, prime, choice and select. Here is a brief summary to help you navigate labels, super markets and hopefully butcher shops. The grill is ready to go and it’s time to start cooking!  We all want our meats to taste restaurant quality with good quality proteins. As…

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How to: Healthy Poolside Snacks

Contributed by guest blogger: Jennifer Allen  If your kids are anything like mine, they could spend all day at the pool if I let them! Can you blame them though? It’s hot outside, the water is cool, and the fun is endless. As an adult, I too love spending time at the pool. I love being outside. There’s also the added bonus that the kids will…

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All about: Melons

Los Angeles, Ca, June 7th, 2015- Melons- Green, orange and red! They are sweet, mouthwatering and tempt all of your senses. What is it: Melons are part of the gourd family, they grow on low vines. They’re loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C and they even contain a hint of protein. They are best eaten during the summer months. What to look for: At…

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Cooking while killing lice

Cooking while trying to kill lice

Los Angeles, Ca, June 1st, 2015-Cooking macaroni and cheese felt as if it took a year to make as I watched the olive oil drip from both of my boys’ heads as I hoped any traces of lice were drowning. Earlier that day an email popped into my inbox, “attention parents one student has been sent home today after lice was found. Please check your…

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