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FAQ: Fresh and dried beans

Written by: Mary Moran Los Angeles, Ca, September 23rd, 2016- Summer and fresh beans are far easier to shuck and cook than dried beans. With just a few quick moves, the summer beans release easily from their outer shells. Not only are they easy to shuck and  cook, but they’re also a different taste experience. Fresh beans take only 15-20 minutes to cook; whereas their…

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Charcuterie

DIY Easy Entertaining: Charcuterie Board

Contributed by: Elizabeth Payne LOS ANGELES, CA, September 21st, 2016- Charcuterie? What is that? It’s a fancy French word for the sort of meat products you’d find in a deli- salami, sausage, cured and smoked hams and fowl, pate, and many, many others. It’s pronounced shar-Coo-te-rie. Prior to the development of refrigeration, meats, game and even fish were preserved, frequently with salt, to extend their shelf…

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Sweets. treats and kettle corn

Kettle corn is made from hybridized mushroom corn that puffs into a perfect ball of fluffed corn when heated to the proper temperature of 350 degrees. The shape and texture feel differ from that of regular popcorn. Regular popcorn has a slight crunch followed by an airy fluff whereas the mushroom corn is light, airy and slightly chewy. Though making Kettle Corn is not rocket…

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Which cook are you?

Make time to cook, even if it’s just for you. If you don’t who will? Cooking for yourself is an empowering experience, for when you cook you get to make the decisions.  You get to choose whether you’re eating beef or chicken, and if it’s healthy or fattening.  At the end of the day it’s all about your whims and desires. That being said, there…

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Fall Apple Cider

Los Angeles, Ca, September 2016- Apple cider is a favorite at the Hail Mary Food of Grace kitchen. It’s sweet and spiced flavors come from apples and cinnamon. They are warm and welcoming. They’re perfect for the fall and of course the holidays. A good homemade cider is a wonderful recipe to have. However; a good ciders can be purchased at most grocery stores. The trick to…

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Chicken shish kabobs

There are never enough chicken shish kabobs when you make them! It’s that perfect tasty and fun dish that keeps everyone happy. Whether it is the harmonious flavors melting together or the smaller pieces of meat and vegetables that make it so appealing, serving shish kabob is always a crowd pleaser. If you’ve never made shish kabob before the first thing you want to find…

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About canned pumpkin

Los Angeles, Ca,  A year ago I set out to create a delicious pumpkin bread recipe. After multiple taste tests I finally created a delicious bread I was happy with. One of the major components to a delicious bread was great canned pumpkin and with so many on the market I wasn’t sure which one was the best so I put them to the test.  I…

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Easy Labor Day recipes

Los Angeles, Ca, September 5th, 2016- The first Monday of September is upon us and what does that mean you ask? Labor Day. Summer is officially over and if we were in the 80’s we would be pulling out our wool suits from moth balls even though we were dying of summer like temperatures.. Labor day is technically a day for all working Americans to…

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About: Heirloom tomatoes

Imagine a sweet, perfectly acidic tomato that is rainbow colored and has a shape that even artists are envious of. What kind of tomato is this you ask? An Heirloom Tomato. The seeds of only the best tomatoes have been saved and passed down from generation to generation. Heirlooms are known for their irregular shape and sometimes the crazier the shape the more desirable they…

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Sandwich ideas for school

Here are a few more lunchbox lunch sandwich ideas. Can you remember being a kid, eager for lunch. Stomach rumbling, tired from your brain being filled with numbers, letters and words, your only savior for the day is lunch. You eagerly open your bag to find a smushed sandwich, warm yogurt and, well, only you know what was in your lunch. Needless to say it…

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How to: change up your child’s lunch

Los Angeles, Ca, August 12th, 2016- Lunch for your kids can be as simple as one change.  What is that change you ask? The answer is the bread. If your children are like mine they have a protein, vegetable and cheese they love and won’t eat anything else accept they constantly say they’re tired of their lunch.  Sigh…it can feel so frustrating. I want to…

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About: healthy crunchy snacks for lunch boxes

Los Angeles, Ca, August 11th, 2016- Those weren’t sugar and sodium loaded snacks (add brand name here) you put in your child’s lunch box was it? Those delicious and yet very unhealthy snacks that we all grew up on aren’t what we are giving our kids today. Today we as parents want real ingredients, great flavor and something our kids actually want to eat. What…

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