Seared Sea Scallops with Artichoke Hearts and Vermouth Sauce

Vermouth — wine “aromatized” with botanicals — spikes the sauce for sea scallops and artichoke hearts in this recipe.

When you’re in a hurry, fish or seafood is the ideal main ingredient. In virtually all its iterations, seafood wants to be cooked quickly or it will dry out or, in the case of shellfish, become tough and overly chewy. Wine or fortified wines are common additions to seafood preparations.

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Stove-top Baked Steak

Time Saving Version of Classic Comfort Food

This recipe combines the traditional tastes of a Salisbury steak with mushroom and onion gravy with a one-hour preparation.

Baked steak, sometimes known as Salisbury steak, is considered a comfort food that often takes too long to prepare. Heating the oven, browning the steak on the stovetop and slow baking to tenderize a tough cut of meat have a way to relegating baked steak to a lunch out at a small-town diner.

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Campfire Cooking: “Baked” Potatoes

  Basic method for “baking” potatoes in a campfire or wood-burning stove. (Also, includes directions for conventional ovens.)

Although campfires are common summertime events, many people still enjoy building up fires on cool fall nights – for a single evening or several nights running on a camping or hunting trip. Regardless of the season, campfires are generally accompanied by food. Hot dogs and marshmallows are common campfire fare, but a whole world of culinary options exist that use the open flame or piping hot coals. After all, before the advent of electric and gas ranges, cooking methods almost always used the heat, directly or indirectly, of burning wood.

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How to Make Beef Braised with Moroccan Spice

Cooks on a Budget Finds Unique Ways to Use Inexpensive Cuts of Meat.

An assertive blend of spices combined with a hint of dried fruit sweetness characterize many Moroccan or Moroccan-inspired dishes.

This is a great recipe for chuck roast or whatever is the least expensive beef in the market. These cuts generally want low and slow cooking to tenderize them. A slow braise is ideal for melding the complex of flavors in this Moroccan-inspired dish.

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BBQ Chicken Recipes

These tasty BBQ Chicken Recipes are simple and flavorful. These different chicken-grilling methods will tantalize the taste buds.

BBQ chicken normally takes some time to cook. Due to the length of time chicken takes to cook, direct cooking over the heat source is not normally recommended. With the first recipe, direct cooking over the heat source is the exception, not the rule. For those who like to hover over the grill, this first recipe is perfect.

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Barbeque Marinades from Brazil

Marinating is a great way to infuse different flavours into meat, fish and poultry. It is especially suitable for game meat, and venison.

Sea salt is used in Brazil to season meat prior to cooking.

It can also be mixed with water to make a brine used to baste the meat. The combination works extremely well, especially for slow cooked beef, mutton, and lamb.

Whatever you’re cooking, season the meat first. Then add a marinade. Larger cuts of meat can be left for 2 or 3 days to marinate. Smaller cuts of meat may need only a few hours. Fish and poultry require as little as 30 minutes, depending on the size.

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Snacking Made Easy: The Top 10 Easy Snack Ideas for Kids

Any parent knows the struggle of keeping their kids fed, but it only gets worse when you try to keep the health of their growing bodies in mind.

There are a thousand brands on the market and all of them promise quality in some form or another. What do you trust?

The answers to all of this may end up being more simple than you may expect.

Today we will explore some of the best snack ideas for kids that can be quick, easy, and give your kids what they need. Continue reading “Snacking Made Easy: The Top 10 Easy Snack Ideas for Kids”

Stack That Dough: Key Secrets for Making the Perfect Pizza Dough

Crisp, flavorful, with just enough bubbles to enjoy that delicious texture. Creating the perfect pizza dough can take your homemade efforts at pizza making and turn them into gourmet, restaurant-worthy pizza pies.

So what’s the secret to getting that ever-elusive, perfect pizza dough at home?

A few things actually.

Not to worry. Here are 5 key secrets to producing that perfect dough so tasty your friends will be begging you for the recipe. Enjoy! Continue reading “Stack That Dough: Key Secrets for Making the Perfect Pizza Dough”

8 Incredible Low Carb Snacks That Are Truly Delicious

Dying for a better selection of low carb snacks?

Carbohydrates are the bane of the dieter’s existence. Unfortunately, they show up in the most unexpected places. Take fruit for example.

Did you know a banana has 31.1 g of carbs? Eating two is equivalent to eating a baked potato, which has 63.2 g of carbohydrates. Raisins, dates, mangos, and pears also contain surprisingly high amounts of carbs.

So, it’s not just starchy vegetables, breads, and pastas you need to stay away from. The list of carb-heavy foods is vast and often surprising. When you finally narrow your grocery selection to exclude all the foods from that list, you’re left with a bland assortment of fruits and vegetables.

But life’s too short for tasteless food. That’s why we’ve rustled up 8 delectable light carb snacks that even the pickiest epicurean will swoon over. So, grab a fork and read on. Continue reading “8 Incredible Low Carb Snacks That Are Truly Delicious”

Mouth Watering Flavors: Tips to Make the Best Homemade Cheesesteaks

Do you want to make delicious homemade cheesesteaks?

There is nothing quite like an authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteak. It can even rival the food of some of the best restaurants. At first glance, it looks simple, but it isn’t as easy to replicate as you might think.

No one should have to suffer a substandard cheesesteak. Read on for our tips for making delicious homemade cheesesteaks. Continue reading “Mouth Watering Flavors: Tips to Make the Best Homemade Cheesesteaks”