Five simple dinner ideas

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[pictured: crusted broiled tilapia] It is warm outside, but that doesn't mean you have to sweat your armpits off in the kitchen (besides, where do they go when they slip off? It could be potentially awkward, and a little weird. … [Read more...]

New Year's Eve: Eat responsibly

Looking for some easy, fun ways to enjoy New Year's without falling off of the wagon and swallowing the horse?Take the evening away from worry and indulge in these easy finger foods.1. Olive bar. Olives are an amazingly versatile food. They're stable … [Read more...]

Fun Low Carb Halloween Ideas

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Seriously, it's almost a crime to use the words "Halloween" and "fun" in the same title because it's so redundant. I absolutely love goofing around, and holidays are no exception. I'm not going to lie to you: I've had my house decorated since … [Read more...]

Host your own low carb cheesecake bar

Don't be tardy for this party Oh no I di'unt! Oh yes, we did! Game night is the night when we gather with some friends, the kids tag along, and we enjoy each other's company while they beat the pants off of us-- and, most importantly, … [Read more...]

Fright Night: 10 Tips for Keeping Halloween Healthy(er)

Pumpkin pizzas are perfect and punchy Halloween is coming at you like kids hankering for O'Henry candy. It's time to hunker down and work the constitution. You've made it through Valentine's Day, Easter, July 4th and the Labor Day. So what … [Read more...]

Ten tips to tame those botched recipes

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Ever botch a buttercake? Oopsed an oopsie roll? Cursed a cheesecake? Recipes don’t always live up to expectations. So what can you do when disaster strikes? … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels: Quick, four-element platter

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A meal doesn't always have to fit the constructs of the multi-step, simmering, braising, crusted finish that dazzles on the plate like a game show host's million dollar grin. Sometimes it's what you've pulled out of a bag of cheese, a jar of nuts and … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: Safe Turkey Preparation

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Talking turkey should always include a discussion regarding safety. While turkeys can't lash out (unless they are Ninja turkeys--and then you will only know after they have dispatched you forthwith), working with poultry has propensities towards … [Read more...]

Deep Fried Turkey

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Turkeys are fabulous birds. The veritable little black dress of the Thanksgiving scene, turkeys are practically perfect in every way. Frying a turkey will require a special piece of equipment called a turkey fryer (see below for more details), but … [Read more...]

Butterball sponsoring live turkey chat, November 25

From Butterball.com: Ready to talk turkey? Don't miss your chance to talk virtually with the Talk-Line Experts! Join the Butterball Web chat November 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT. Can't make the chat? Safe turkey tips coming soon. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: How to Smoke a Turkey

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Smoking a turkey brings out a bird's sultry side. Different than the standard styles of turkey preparations, smoking can be not only easy, but economical. Tips: Don't use a huge bird. Because there's a danger zone in keeping uncooked poultry at a … [Read more...]

Brined Turkey

Sodium. The stuff that causes ankles to swell twice their size is the same substance that helps turkey tissues absorb more moisture as well. Brining is an outstanding and flavorful way of making the star of Thanksgiving all the more succulent and … [Read more...]

Lose weight during Thanksgiving? Sure. Don’t get sauced.

The other day I spoke about cooks tending to dabble in the gobbler while griddling. While sampling in the kitchen can be the beginnings of a difficult holiday season, beginning at noonturkey, and ending January 1 of the following year, there's … [Read more...]

Tips for not stuffing yourself at Thanksgiving

Loaded low carb yams are a great option instead of potatoes Thanksgiving, with its celebration of bounty and food is a favorite of Americans, with millions of tables being set across the country with lip-smacking amounts of food.Here are some … [Read more...]

Breakfast on the Go

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Enchiladas for breakfast? Why not? Mornings are about as chaotic and potentially painful as two wombats stuck in a pair of nylons. One can't simply grab for a box of cereal or slap two slices of bread in the toaster either. Where does that … [Read more...]