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How to: Valentine’s dinner

Los Angeles, Ca, February 12th, 2016- Valentine’s Day seems to be a word that hangs in the air like cooking fish in the kitchen, some people love it and some people hate it. However, if you’re in a relationship whether you love it or hate it you should still acknowledge it with a delicious meal. If you’re cooking at home this Valentine’s Day (and honestly…

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Kyocera Knife review: follow up

Los Angeles, Ca, January 27th, 2016-Whenever I’m chopping vegetables or need a great utility knife I like so many reach for one of my favorites, but which are my favorites you ask? What knife should I buy is a frequently asked question. Kyocera is known for their impeccable ceramic rust resistant knife blade and the particular knife we are testing is the 5” advanced ceramic. Knives…

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How to: cook onions

Los Angeles, Ca January 28, 2016- Onions are a fundamental part of cooking and are in almost every recipe, so it’s important to figure out how to cook them correctly. Sometimes the simplest things are the most difficult to conquer and onions qualify as exactly that. One summer I took on making French Onion Soup. I’ve always been a huge fan of its combination of sweet,…

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Organizing your kitchen

A few thoughts on organizing your kitchen: Glasses, plates and silverware — these items should all be very close together and as close as they can get to the dishwasher. If you’re in a hurry, it’s no fun to run around the kitchen putting up your dishes and utensils since those are what mostly fill a dishwasher. I like to keep them all together on one…

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Cook like a pro in your kitchen

 “Today’s kitchens are the heart of entertaining and family life. Many have televisions and computers in addition to numerous must-have cooking gadgets. Planning your own kitchen just the way you’d like it-pure heaven”  Walsh, 2010, pg. 59.   The organization of a limited kitchen can make or break it for you as a home cook. A home cook must optimize their kitchen for efficiency in…

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How to: clean and organize your refrigerator

Los Angeles, April 23rd, 2015-Your fridge is the safety and health zone of your kitchen, protecting food quality and freshness is a priority for your family. You shouldn’t have to worry about getting food poisoning from products you put in your refrigerator, right?! So, what is the best way to keep your refrigerator filled with edible food? The obvious answer is: Clean out your refrigerator…

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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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Happy New Year!

Wishing you a happy and safe New Year. Eat well, drink lot’s and enjoy the count down to a new year of possibility. From all of us at HMFG to all of you wonderful readers out there. Thank you for helping us to reach our goal of 80,000 page views this year! Hoping to double or even triple that in 2016. Thank you for your…

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Sweets for the holidays

December 2015-Are you making cookies, candies, gingerbread houses and treats for the holidays? Well you are not alone and to help guide you here are a few of my favorite ideas. During the holidays when I was young you could usually find me up on tables devouring decadent sweets that were around our house. Most children anxiously await gifts but not me. Christmas morning I couldn’t…

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