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Image 10 Beautiful things to do with Potatoes!
By Kathleen Guagliano on December 5, 2010

Forever considered a staple in most kitchens, the potato is one of the greatest gastronomic mainstays of all time. Whether it’s baked, fried, boiled or mashed it leads as one of the ultimate comfort foods that just can't be beat!

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Image Pleasing Chilly-Day Pasta Dishes
By Kathleen Guagliano on November 2, 2010

Cooler days are here and it's the time for richer, more substantial foods to help us keep the chill at bay. Here's a selection of Winter Pasta recipes, some easy and some more intricate - that I especially like.

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Image Is it time to Talk Soup Yet?
By Kathleen Guagliano on October 13, 2010

With Chilly temps approaching...It's time to talk "Soup" This could be a meal in itself, an appetizer, or even a dessert. However, we definitely can't forget soup's role as the Ultimate Comfort Food!

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Image Thoughtful Gifts made with Love
By Kathleen Guagliano on October 2, 2010

With the gift giving season approaching, you don't have to be super-crafty to make thoughtful gifts for family or friends. Here's just a few ideas to make some personal, interesting and unique items that will be well received by all!

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The Best Lasagna I've ever made (or eaten!)
By Kathleen Guagliano on September 12, 2010

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Image "Would you like Fries with that?" Yes Please!
By Kathleen Guagliano on September 4, 2010

Everybody Loves a Good French Fry now and then. With a few variations, this simple and comforting food can be exalted to higher levels. Here's a great "double fry" method that is sure to please!

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Image Cubits Crossword #3 - Foodie Cubits!
By Kathleen Guagliano on August 20, 2010

This crossword explores some of our Cooking and Food Cubits and provides a challenge when it comes to food and other cooking related words and terms. The interactive puzzle has been improved and the timer is GONE! Have fun!

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Image Fried Green Tomatoes...
By Kathleen Guagliano on August 17, 2010

Ever since the 1991 movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" I've wanted to try making these in my own kitchen. Too bad it took me so long, as they are truly delectable!

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Image What's up with Real Canadian Bacon...Eh?
By Kathleen Guagliano on August 11, 2010

Having grown up in Canada and having the pleasure of eating real Canadian Bacon, I just have to chuckle when I see these packages of "round cut" Back Bacon sitting in the grocery case next to the Oscar Myer Weiners!

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Image Everybody loves a Seafood Boil!
By Kathleen Guagliano on August 1, 2010

You don't have to live in a Shellfish region to enjoy a Seafood Boil! Anytime is a good time to tantalize your taste buds and think about planning one at home!

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Image Preserving Garden Jewels: Part 2 - Canning Whole Tomatoes
By Kathleen Guagliano on August 1, 2010

The season of abundance is upon us. All of a sudden you have tomatoes coming out of your ears and are just wondering what to do with them. Canning them whole takes a little time, but is so worth the effort! Put them in your pantry and enjoy them anytime, but especially when tasty tomatoes are hard to come by! No tinny taste and no preservatives!

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My Quest to make Striped Pasta!
By Kathleen Guagliano on July 31, 2010

Okay, I admit it! My pasta machine was tucked under a cupboard somewhere collecting dust. One day I had this urge to create something beautiful. Thank's to Cake Boss for the idea!

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Image Preserving Garden Jewels - Homemade Tomato Juice
By Kathleen Guagliano on June 16, 2010

Whether you have an overabundance of fresh garden tomatoes, go to a U-pick farm or purchase from a reliable vegetable vendor, this is a wonderful way to get the highest yield when preserving tomatoes.

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Image Savory Summer Sides, Soups, Salads and Sauces...
By Kathleen Guagliano on June 4, 2010

The heat is on and with summer quickly approaching it's a good time to start thinking about light and tasty dishes that not only satisfy but make use of the gardens bounty.

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Image Chicken Soup for the Soul and everything else that ails you!
By Kathleen Guagliano on May 7, 2010

Chicken soup is International and every culture seems to have their own variation. Not only is it comforting and delicious, Scientists are confirming what Grandmothers have known for years!

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Image "Let's get Pickled!"
By Kathleen Guagliano on April 23, 2010

When I think of Dill pickles, I dream of one of those intensively flavored Kosher Garlic Dills you get along side of a big beautiful Corned Beef sandwich at a New York Deli. A little crispy, very garlicky but pickled throughout with no white centers...this recipe and technique is not only easy, but it's the real thing!

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Image Roulades - Fancy term for Food Fun
By Dea O'Hopp on April 20, 2010

It's just a fancy word for rolling your food. How many of us remember our Mom's stuffed flank steak or the traditional pumpkin roll? Here's a reminder that you can take a tough and lean piece of meat with very little effort and turn it into something special that your family or guests will love. You'll also have a ton of fun and can let your imagination go wild !

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Image Comfort food from days gone by - Cabbage Rolls
By Kathleen Guagliano on March 22, 2010

This is my favorite comfort food of all time! There are so many variations of cabbage rolls, but here's my Hungarian Granny's recipe and I love them!

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Image Making Homemade Pasta
By Kathleen Guagliano on March 21, 2010

For somebody who has never made Pasta, it is much easier than you would imagine. It can also be a nice activity to share with your children or grandchildren. Getting them involved is a nice way to introduce them to the kitchen and also some new foods they might not otherwise try.

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