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Perfect Pecan Pie

Perfect Pecan Pie   *Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees   For the Crust:   Ingredients:   2.5 cups unbleached flour 3 tablespoons sugar …

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Perfect Meatballs

Perfect Meatballs   Try this recipe for a tender, flavorful meatball.   Ingredients:   1 pound 80/20 ground meat 1-pound ground veal 1-pound …

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Butter Chicken Recipe

It is a type of curry made from chicken with a spiced tomato and butter (makhan) sauce. Its sauce is known for its …

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Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is a delicious treat- especially during the holiday.  The soft hints of cinnamon and nutmeg will please your family and friends. …

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Chicken Pot Pie

It’s Fall- this delicious, creamy recipe for Chicken Pot Pie will please your family and friends!   Chicken Pot Pie   Ingredients:   …

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Esta Esta, Monroeville, PA

I rarely turn down Italian food, so when I was asked to go to Esta Esta last week I happily accepted. I had never been to the Italian eatery in Monroeville, PA, and wasn’t even aware of it’s existence.

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Spicy Bacon Cheese Dip

This Spicy Bacon Cheese dip is easy to make, and packed with flavor!

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Tips for Grilling Fresh Fish

Grilling fish is not easy. Unlike beef or chicken, fish is delicate, and can easily get destroyed if not handled and cooked properly. Here are a few tips on picking, and grilling fresh fish this summer.

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Henckels Knife Giveaway

When I graduated from culinary school, I went knife shopping. I had saved up $150.00 (from my $6.75 per hour first cooking job), and was ready to buy a high-quality chef’s knife. I can remember strolling into Williams Sonoma, and drooling at all of the shiny knives through the glass panel. The salesperson happily opened the locked door, and I began my search. After handling a dozen knives, I decided on a Henckels 8-inch chef’s knife because I liked the balance, and it felt right in my hand. I used that knife for 8 years (before I bought another one). It survived many drops, mishaps, and thousands of passes over a sharpening stone.

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Green Drink Recipe

I started making green drinks a few weeks back. I usually start craving coffee at noon, so I’ve been trying to replace the caffeine with green, leafy veggies. This drink is easy to make, and provides a nice spike of energy!

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