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Intermediate cooks have mastered the basics of preparing meals, but perhaps are now looking to enhance their basic skill-set.
Intermediate cooks attempt more scratch-made dishes, try new spices and cooking methods.
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Fourth of July is almost here and for those of us in the United States, this is a big holiday!  We get to display our patriotism and enjoy food, family, and friends.

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Collards Ring in New Year 2019

If you are from the south you know that collard greens are a New Years tradition. Its green leaves are said to represent money and depict a year that will bring wealth (black-eyed peas are also on that list). I got to know just how serious southerners take the making of collard greens when I worked in a busy real estate office. Real estate agents love food. I had never worked in an office where food was this abundant. The local builders figured this out and sent over catered breakfast, they treated agents to lavish lunches and filled our office kitchen with cakes and cookiesRead More →

Sunday Is For Football 2018

Once the NFL draft happens in April, the countdown is on in my house. We have to complete any lingering household projects before the start of football preseason. Because August through February every Sunday in my house consists of football, more football, and food! Being from New England we are all die-hard Patriots (“Pats” as we call them) fans, however my significant other is a Washington Redskins fan (we pity him). Overall we both take our football very serious but it’s good rival fun. Sunday is completely planned out around the Patriots game schedule. We usually have the prime time game and its played onRead More →

The Salsa Contest 2018

Some of my favorite foodie friends and I decided what a better way to say goodbye to summer than to hold a salsa contest. With, salsa you need some kind of vehicle to hold the salsa and some way to taste it properly. Yes, tortilla chips are a fabulous vehicle however so are tacos. I made pineapple-mango salsa and also a traditional fresh tomato salsa. I just knew that a shrimp taco would compliment the spicy, tropical flavor of pineapple mango salsa and the smoked chicken would be great with both of them. While smoking the chickens, I got the idea to smoke the shrimpRead More →

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