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Culinary Crash Course Series – Comparing Cookware Materials

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Cooker King There are many different cookware materials out to consider when buying pots and pans. So where do you start? The 4 main things to consider when buying pots and pans are heat performance, durability, maintenance, and price. Also, depending on what you will be cooking, some cookware materials fare…

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Culinary Crash Course Series – Why You Should Consider Meal Planning

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Etsy.com Welcome to the first installment of our Culinary Crash Course Series. In this series, we will share some basic cooking tips including knife skills, pantry staples, types of pots and pans, etc. I don't consider myself a novice in the kitchen, but there have been many things I have pondered…

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Carrot Cake with a Twist

*By: Linz Bordner* Photos: Linz Bordner Easter is the perfect time for carrot cake. It is also one of the most popular cakes for birthday celebrations. My favorite part, of course, is the luscious cream cheese frosting. This recipe adds a little twist and incorporates melted white chocolate and orange juice into the frosting which…

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No-Fuss Corned Beef Hash

*By: Megan Deppen* Corned Beef Hash is the perfect go-to dish for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This recipe is super delicious, easy to make and the best part is you can have it for breakfast (add an egg), lunch, or dinner. Believe me, you’ll be wanting more than just one serving of this dish!…

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Souper Sundays – Lamb and Red Wine Stew

*By: Linz Bordner* With St. Paddy's Day coming up, I thought this stew would be fitting for the last installment of 'Souper Sundays'. Chunks of lamb meat and red wine give this stew a rich and hearty flavor. Add an array of vegetables and herbs, and you'll have a St. Paddy’s Day feast fit for…

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How to Make Boozy Irish Bread Pudding!

*By: Christi Shingara* Bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts and with St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to make some! This dessert is also a go-to if you have some day old bread sitting around. You can use any bread that is white-flour based. The types that work…

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Souper Sundays – Tikka Masala Soup

*By: Linz Bordner* By: Linz Bordner Tikka Masala is a staple Indian dish you may have heard of before. Juicy pieces of chicken are simmered in a cream-based sauce with an array of fragrant spices added. Garam masala blend includes key spices such as black pepper, dried chilies, cinnamon, cardamom, and coriander, which gives the…

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Souper Sundays – Coconut Curry Soup with Chicken, Chickpeas, and Hearty Greens

*By: Linz Bordner * This week's Souper Sunday feature is Coconut Curry Soup. Chicken, chickpeas, hearty greens, and an array of Thai spices make this soup extra healthy and delicious! It is also super easy to make and will take you about 30 minutes total. We like to serve with warmed pita bread for delightful…

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Whole30 Classic Chili

*By: Megan Deppen* A few weeks ago, I posted about my experience doing the Whole30 Program. Now, I want to share a delicious and healthy Classic Chili recipe from the book The Whole30 - The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. Check out the video and recipe below.  Have you made any Whole30…

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Souper Sundays – Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup)

By: Linz Bordner Zuppa Toscana is one of my favorite Souper Sunday soups. Bacon, sausage, potatoes, and kale make this soup so flavorful and filling. Spicy sausage and red pepper flakes give it some kick, however if your not a fan of spicy, then substitute regular sausage and omit the flakes. Photo: Linz Bordner Ingredients:…