Jeané Denise Ridges

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<b>Get the recipe:</b> Marinated Summer Squash Grilling Packs<p>Berries, squash, seafood, oh my! From fresh fruit to grilled meats, the tastes of summer are …

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8 Summer Party Dips You Need In Your Life

Summer is the most social season of the year: backyard BBQs, picnics and plenty of company. But impromptu parties and unexpected guests should never stress you out. From Roasted Tomato Salsa to Tzatziki, you can whip up any of these summer dips in under 30 minutes, and they're all serious …

6 Clever Uses For A Cast-Iron Skillet

Here, we've rounded up 6 awesomely unexpected (and healthy) ways to use this multitalented pan from the new book <i>Cook It In Cast Iron</i>and foodies …

Red Dot Café's banana split pie on D is for Dinner

Osgoode café shared recipe to celebrate its 25th birthday<p>The Red Dot Café has created a classic summertime ice cream treat in pie form.<p>And to …

Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

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Hungarian Goulash (Beef Stew With Paprika) Recipe

I'm a fan of goulash in all its forms, and there are many. But in the winter months, the version I'm after is the rich, hearty, rib-sticking Hungarian-American version, made with big chunks of beef, carrots, and potatoes in a stew flavored with onions, garlic, peppers, and plenty of great</b> …

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Slow Cooker Rosemary Potato Soup

Whole-Grain Cinnamon Pita Chips<p>Chili-Lime Spiced Pumpkin Seeds<p>Taco Burger<p>Skinny French Toast Bites<p>Amazing Mexasian Coleslaw<p>Italian Sweet and Sour …

How to Make the Best Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Stewed in Red Wine)

If several of my cookbooks are to be believed, <i>boeuf Bourguignon</i> is not exactly a Burgundian dish. Sure, cooks have been making boeuf Bourguignon—or boeuf <i>à la</i> Bourguignonne, or even beef Burgundy, as it's sometimes called—in Burgundy for generations now, but so have cooks all over France and around …

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Homemade Chili

There are times when I crave chili. chili that’s smokey, spicy, and with real depth of flavor. In this recipe I bring out all the stops. To add …

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Grilled Polenta Salad with Burrata

<i>PARTNER POST — Grilling season is here and it is time to explore Italian grilling with authentic ingredients from Colavita.</i> <b><br>Grilled polenta slices add</b> …

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Stuffed Italian Flatbread: Focaccia di Recco

<b>Focaccia di Recco is an Italian flatbread, stuffed with a cheese called Stracchino or Crescenza. It’s a little messy to eat, but well worth the</b> …

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How To Clean and Season an Old, Rusty Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets get better with age- as long as you're consistently cooking with them, and as long as you don't clean them with soap. If it's been …

Charred Tomato and Garlic Butter Mini Skillet Pizzas.

You know what?I really wanted to tell you that these were “garlic butter drenched” but then I was all… “is drenched one THOSE words?” One of those …

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Recipe: Blueberry Skillet Cobbler with Whole-Wheat Biscuits

Blueberry Skillet Cobbler with Whole-Wheat Biscuits<p>Makes 1 (10-inch) cobbler, 6 to 8 servings<p><i>For the blueberry filling:</i> <br>6 cups (960 grams) …

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The 10 most exciting new restaurants in the US

Food & Wine recently released its list of the best new restaurants in the US. The restaurants that were selected are all doing some incredibly original and ambitious things with food.<p>Despite having only been opened within the last year, these 10 restaurants have already made their mark on the food …

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How to Buy and Store Flour Like a Pro

If life were simple, there would be one flour—all-purpose—and you would use it to bake every cake, cookie, and pastry, and they would all turn out …

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7 Recipes That Will Totally Change How You Picnic

Picnic food presents a unique challenge: You need a menu that is easily portable, can survive a bit of a journey and be flexible under …

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Cookbook of the week: "K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food"

Before Da-Hae and Gareth West, the husband-and-wife authors of the new book, "K-Food: Korean Home Cooking and Street Food," decided to write a cookbook, they first opened Busan BBQ, a street food business selling Korean <i>bulgogi</i> hamburgers in London. Which, these days, is probably a better way to …

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What Are the Side Effects of the Nitrates Used in Food?

Nitrates, naturally occurring compounds consisting of oxygen and nitrogen, are found in soil, water and a number of foods, such as vegetables. …

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What to do with ground chicken? Make chicken parm burgers and Buffalo meatballs!

Ground chicken is lean, delicious, and great to have on hand for a quick meal. Try it in these recipes, which are sure to be a hit with your family!<p>Chicken Parmesan Burgers<p>Nathan Congleton / TODAY<p>30-Minute Easy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs<p>Nathan Congleton / TODAY

The 10 Oldest Restaurants In Japan

Akasaka Asada, Tokyo<p>Tokyo is a large, bustling metropolitan area, with no shortage of great restaurants. However, there are still places like Akasaka …

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14 "Health" Foods Worse Than A Donut

Americans finally figured out that sugar is bad. How bad exactly? High consumption of the sweet stuff has been linked to health issues that range …

Best Ever Potato Salad

<i>The BEST EVER Potato Salad recipe from a friend’s grandmother, with a special secret ingredient in the dressing! It converted me from being a potato</i> …

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Baking Basics: Chocolate 101

<i>A thorough description of the different types of chocolate – unsweetened, bittersweet, dark, semisweet, milk and white, and when to use them!</i>Welcome …

Dessert

Strawberries & Cream Layered Poke Cake

<i>Strawberry Poke Cake – A two-layer beauty with the most amazing fresh sweet whipped cream. A perfect summer celebration cake!</i>This past weekend marked …

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You Won’t Miss Flour With These Gluten-Free Lemon Squares

This is one of those GF recipes that doesn’t make you miss good ol’ wheat flour. Almond meal takes over and is used to make the nuttiest, most buttery shortbread crust, layered with notes of vanilla and lemon zest — so even those without a gluten intolerance will appreciate them! Each square is …

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