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Cooking with Kale
Cooking with Kale
by The Recipe Diva     Jan 06, 2012
Kale, both purple and green, is a form of cabbage. Often dubbed a superfood, kale is low in calories and rich in nutrients. It is in peak season during the winter and is fairly perishable so use within 3 days of storing in the refrigerator.
Slow Cooking Tips
Slow Cooking Tips
by The Recipe Diva     May 14, 2011
This cooking method is so easy and brings so much flavor out of all of your ingredients. The flavors slowly marry as the textures begin to melt bringing together a perfect family meal!
Is My Chicken Done?
Is My Chicken Done?
by The Recipe Diva     Jul 15, 2010
Unless you've been roasting chicken for years, it's often quite intimidating to take your chicken out of the oven due to fear of undercooking.  Not only does this cause you undue stress, but it leads to an overcooked chook.
How to Boil an Egg
How to Boil an Egg
by The Recipe Diva     Jul 15, 2010
Boiling an egg sounds like an easy task but there are many things that can go wrong and prevent you from getting that perfectly boiled egg.  They crack, come out rubbery, or could end up with that unsightly 'green ring'.  Follow these easy steps for perfectly cooked eggs.
How to Roast Garlic
How to Roast Garlic
by The Recipe Diva     Jul 19, 2010
Roasting garlic brings out its much milder, sweet side.  Roasted garlic may be in used in spreads, sauces, baking or even eaten on it's own.
Making sun-dried tomatoes at home is so easy and much more economical than buying them at the store. Best of all... you don't even need the sun, they can be easily dried in the oven!
How to Store Celery
How to Store Celery
by The Recipe Diva     Apr 07, 2011
If not stored properly, celery will quickly become soft and rubbery; however, with a few simple steps, you can keep your celery crisp, fresh, and ready to use!
How to Julienne
How to Julienne
by The Recipe Diva     Aug 15, 2010
Julienning is a culinary technique in which the food is sliced into thin strips.  This technique is usually used when preparing vegetables.  It creates a stylish look and also will ensure food cooks evenly.
It can be quite frustrating to watch your newly peeled potatoes turn an off-putting shade of brown in the time it takes you peel the next one. You've visually ruined the dish before you have even started cooking!

There's actually a very simple trick to ensure your potatoes stay white and bright!
Tips for Separating Eggs
Tips for Separating Eggs
by The Recipe Diva     Dec 14, 2010
Often recipes will call for 'eggs, separated'. This is the process of removing the yolk from the white and using these parts separately.

Egg whites and yolks oftern serve very different purposes in cooking and baking so it is important to learn this simple technique.
Using a Mortar & Pestle
Using a Mortar & Pestle
by The Recipe Diva     May 08, 2011
This kitchen tool is used to pound, crush, and grind spices and other aromatics.

The mortar is a heavy bowl typically made of ceramic or stone. The pestle is a heavy bat-shaped tool which is used to crush and grind substances in the mortar.
Buying & Storing Mangoes
Buying & Storing Mangoes
by sangeeta shah     May 24, 2011
Mangoes are a very delicious and luxurious tropical fruit but when they are not of good quality, the flesh can be disagreeably fibrous with the flavour of turpentine. Here are some tips when buying mangoes to guide you in getting the best quality.
How to Prevent Moldy Berries!
How to Prevent Moldy Berries!
by Kate     Aug 21, 2011
How many times have you purchased fresh berries only to find them covered in white mold only days later? Follow this tip for mold-free berries!!
Instead of buying pre-made gravy or a gravy mix, take advantage of those delicious pan juices and make your own!
Although there are multiple methods for thawing a turkey, the best, and SAFEST, is to thaw your turkey in the refrigerator. If you are very short on time, and need a quick method, you may try cold water thawing, but you must be very careful due to bacterial growth and contamination. Microwave thawing is not recommended.
How to Store Cheese
How to Store Cheese
by sangeeta shah     Dec 24, 2011
Many have trouble storing cheese for a long time. Here is a trick for storing and reusing cheese.
Decorating Sugar Cookies
Decorating Sugar Cookies
by The Recipe Diva     Dec 08, 2011
Sugar cookies can be decorated before or after baking, so prepare your favorite sugar cookie recipe and get to work! Here are some great tips to ensure you have beautiful holiday cookies for friends and family.
Whether you are melting caramel candies or making your own homemade caramel, follow these simple steps!
Thickening with a Slurry
Thickening with a Slurry
by The Recipe Diva     Sep 26, 2011
A slurry is a thickening 'paste' made from cornstarch combined with a cold liquid and is often used to thicken sauces, soups, stews, etc. By dissolving the cornstarch first in a cold liquid, you will prevent it from clumping up when added to your your sauce or soup.
Not only will making your own blends save you money and valuable space in your pantry, but will also allow you to tailor the blends to your personal preferences - less spicy? saltier? too sweet?

Just combine the spices and seal in an airtight container. They make great gifts too!
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A young cook from Minnesota, she is gluten-free and has shared many delicious, healthy, and gluten-free recipes. This was great for our campaign with Generation Rescue as many autistic children are on gluten and casein free diets.
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