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Cooking Classics: Fresh Herb Flank Steak

Cooking Classics The Technique Fresh Herb Flank Steak Fresh Herb Flank Steak is a versatile beef cut that may be cooked a number of ways. It may be grilled using gas or charcoal outdoors & broiled or by searing using a grill skillet indoors since it’s a relatively thin piece of meat. Fresh dill, parsley […]

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The Basics: How To Grill Outdoors

Cooking Essentials The Profile How To Grill Outdoors Grilling outdoors can be classified under three different cooking methods: direct heat, indirect heat & two zone cooking. Direct heat is used by placing foods directly over the flame. Think broiling except the fire is located under the food & not over it. As a rule of thumb, […]

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The Basics: Flank Steak

Cooking Essentials The Profile  Flank Steak Flank Steak also referred to as Plank Steak or Jiffy Steak, is a cut taken from the loin area of the cow where the abdominal muscles are located. It may be cooked in a variety of ways such as by pan-searing, grilling & broiling as these methods will have it ready quite quickly. This delicious beef […]

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The Basics: Shallots

Cooking Classics The Technique Shallots Shallots are closely related to onions, leeks & garlic & may be identified by their small oval shape. Although originally classified under the species Allium ascalonicum, they are now referred to simply as A cepa & grow in bulbs. Shallots are highly prized in fine cuisine for their ability to offer sharp […]

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Spring Entertaining: Lemon-Dill Pasta With Shallots & Parmesan

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials Lemon-Dill Pasta With Shallots & Parmesan Lemon-Dill Pasta With Shallots & Parmesan is a recipe that may be prepared at a moments notice either for a weeknight meal or when entertaining is planned. Although mini penne pasta is featured, most any short, tubular shape may be used. Fresh herbs, a smattering […]

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The 2021 Classic Easter Dessert Collection

Spring Entertaining Southern Socials  The 2021 Classic Easter Dessert Collection Whether your upcoming Easter gathering is large or small in nature, a lovely collection of desserts & sweet endings should be offered. Snip a few stems of seasonal blooming flowers & plants such as roses, hosta, hydrangeas, azaleas & ferns from your yard & plan […]

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Cooking Classics: Lemon-Butter Asparagus & Quinoa

Cooking Classics The Technique Lemon-Butter Asparagus & Quinoa Lemon-Butter Asparagus features a sautéing technique in order to cook the seasonal produce fast. This simple side dish may be enhanced with many good for you grains such as barley, quinoa & even long grain or brown rice in order to provide additional nutritional benefits as well […]

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The Basics: How To Sauté

Cooking Essentials The Technique How To Sauté  Sautéing is a cooking method that relies on a small amount of fat, a high heat & a good heavy pan in order to achieve success. This effortless stovetop procedure may be practiced over electric or gas ranges & even using direct grilling heat. Butter, oil or many […]

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