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    Salty Sticks

    Brush one side of bread slices with soft butter or margarine; cut slices into 1/2" strips. Place buttered side down on ungreased baking sheet; brush tops with butter. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes or until crisp and light brown.
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    Cheese With Fruit And Nuts

    Cheese --------------------------- Origin and Flavor --------------------------- Delicious With Soft Cheeses: Brie ------------------------------ French; mild to pungent ---------------------- Pears Camembert ----------------------- French; pungent ----------------------------- Strawberries...
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    I smell EVERYTHING before consumption, I am the only one who does this??

    I make sure I smell food, beverages or alcohol brfoe I consume it. Is that normal? I dont do it for safety, I do it just because. I dont know maybe Im nosy???
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    Hearty Lentil Soup

    2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 parsnip, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 cup dry lentils, picked over and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes 5.5 oz. can V-8 juice 2 3/4 cups tomato juice 1 bay leaf Dash soy sauce Dash Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup...
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    Pollo con salsa

    cut-up-chicken, washed and dry 2 to 3 quart pot 6 to 7 tomatoes 1/2 onion 1 green or red pepper without seeds and vains 2 cloves of garlic 4 potatoes peeled and cut by half Thyme 1 teaspoon 3 or 4 tablespoons of canola oil 2 to 3 cups of water or enough to cover your chicken first you put in a...
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    Kool-Aid Pickles - Koolickles

    Kool-Aid Pickles - Koolickles These were featured on the Food Network show Feasting on Asphalt with Alton Brown several years ago. adapted from several online recipes. Prep time: 10 minutes Soaking time: 24hrs to 1 week 1 - (46-ounce) jar whole dill pickles (not kosher due to garlic)...
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    Fresh Home-Made Sriracha Sauce

    Serves 1 1/2 cups 1/2 pound red Fresno chilies, coarsely chopped 4 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup distilled white vinegar 2 tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar 1. Place all the ingredients except the sugar in a jar and let sit overnight to mellow the heat of the peppers. This...
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    Heloise's Cole Slaw

    2 oz (4 Tablespoons) vegetable oil 1 oz (2 Tablespoons) vinegar, lime or lemon juice (pick one) 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard 1/4 teaspoon celery salt 1 oz (2 Tablespoons) mayonnaise salt and pepper to taste dash of paprika 1 head thinly sliced cabbage (about 2 pounds) 1 or 2 boiled eggs, soaked...
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    Saffron Rice

    Ingredients: * SERVES 4 * 2 cups white Thai jasmine-scented rice, OR substitute white basmati rice (Note: brown rice is not successful with this recipe) * 3 1/2 cups good-tasting chicken or vegetable stock * 1.5 to 2 Tbsp. fish sauce, OR 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt if vegetarian/vegan (to taste) * 1/2...
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    Brazilian Rice

    2 cups long-grain rice 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced 1/2 onion, minced (optional) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cups water 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Wash and drain rice. Saute garlic and onion (if desired) in olive oil over medium-low heat, being careful not to burn garlic. Add rice and stir...
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    Kitchen Tips

    Almonds: To remove the skin of almonds easily, soak them in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Ants: Putting 3-4 cloves in the sugar container will keep the ants at bay. Biscuits: If you keep a piece of blotting paper at the bottom of the container, it will keep biscuits fresh for a longer time...
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    What are the best brand of vitamins that don't have filler and have the purest and largest amount in them?

    I know most vitamins you get a drug stores only contain about 20% of what is needed because most of them are filler. Whats a good vitamin brand that is fairly inexpensive that is the vitamin in it's purest form, or has the least amount of filler and most amount of product???And where do i get them?
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    Chili Garlic Edamame

    2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tspChili oil 1tsp sesame oil 3tbs chopped garlic 1/2 tsp chili flakes kosher salt 1 tsp white sesame seeds 1 bag frozen edamame in the shell(no need to thaw) Put oils into hot frypan then add garlic and soften Add chili flakes,edamame,salt to taste (they should be a little...
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    Cracked Marinated Olives

    Serves 8 Ingredients 1 lb/450 g can or jar unpitted large green olives drained 4garlic cloves, peeled 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 small lemon 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 4 feathery stalks of fennel 2 small fresh red chiles (optional) pepper Spanish extra-virgin olive oil to cover Method: 1. To...
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    Papas Con Mojo

    A Spanish dish today. From the Canary Islands, to be more precise. Potatoes and a delicious sauce. Simple but delicious. The Canary Islands. That paradise off the African coast. A bridge between Spain, Africa and America. Ingredients: 4 red new potatoes 4 tablespoons of salt 2 tablespoons...
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    Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

    3 egg yolks (see how to separate eggs) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional) 10 tablespoons unsalted butter if using salted butter; skip the salt 1 Melt the butter slowly in a small pot. Try not to let it boil - you want the moisture in the butter to...
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    Creole Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

    This recipe makes a delicious, spicy, batch of creole fried chicken in the oven. Brining (soaking the chicken in salt and spice solution) before cooking allows the chicken to absorb spices and some of the soaking water for a moister, more flavorful chicken. -4 lbs chicken thighs, bone in, skin...
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    Caramelised Capsicum And Chilli Relish

    4 red capsicums 10 long red chilli's, seeds removed and chopped 2 cups caster sugar 3 cups cider vinegar 1 brown onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic sliced ½ teaspoon table salt Place all ingredients into a large saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the...
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    Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

    Ingredients 6 cups chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon sugar 2 carrots, thinly sliced 1 rib celery, thinly sliced 2 cups prepared potato gnocchi (about 11 ounces), thawed if frozen 2 cups frozen peas (8 ounces) 2 cups...
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    LEAVENED DOUGH (a base for many doughworks)

    Ingredients : 3 glasses of milk (1 glass = 200ml) 1 glass of liquid oil (preferably sunflower oil) xx glasses of flour (enough to make an earlobe-soft dough) 1 pack of fresh yeast (42gr.) 2 tablespoonful sugar 1-2 dessertspoonful salt (if dough is planned to be used in salty products)...