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Children Don’t Need “Kids Food” — Here’s Why!

The only special treatment my young children get when we walk into a restaurant are the crayons and kiddie menu to doodle on. Why in the world would we punish them with chicken nuggets, hot dog, a reheated pizza, or whatnot, when they can be enjoying the fine Italian/ Thai/ French/ Vietnamese/ Californian cuisine that the adults are having? Does this surprise you? It shouldnt. Theres this belief that children cant eat grown-up food. They wont like it. They dont eat veggies. They cant handle complex tastes, yadda yadda

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Unlocking the Mystery: Why Alcohol Is a Chef’s Best Friend

Why use alcohol like vodka in cooking if it just evaporates during the process? What benefit does it provide if it seems like all of it is cooked away? Cooking with alcohol isn't limited to just wines and spirits like vodka; around the world, unique alcohols play pivotal roles in traditional dishes, bringing out flavors…

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Strengthen Your Immune System with Mushrooms

Modern moms are always on the lookout for ways to boost their family’s nutrition without sacrificing flavor. One culinary secret gaining traction is adding mushrooms to our weekly menu. Have you tried it yet? These versatile fungi not only sound fun but also elevate dishes while offering numerous health benefits.
Here’s what you need to know about incorporating mushrooms into your family’s meals.

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What Can I Substitute for Butter When Making Frosting?

What Can I Substitute for Butter When Making Frosting? Whether you are vegan or health conscious having a few butter-free recipes around is always handy. Below are some top butter replacements and some links to recipes. There are a few frosting alternatives that do not contain butter, like glaze, penuche or genache. These are not…

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Lentils Smothered In Creamy Homemade Tomato Sauce

Lentils are packed with nutrition and are a main staple in my diet. Ive really come to love and appreciate all the great benefits these pretty little legumes have to offer. Pour dried lentils of different colors into glass jars and your pantry or kitchen will look exquisite.Lentils contain fiber and complex carbohydrates helping to stabilize blood sugar and increase energy. They are a good source of protein, iron, folate, and magnesium, making …