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The Basic Kitchen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

So you want to start cooking but you’re not sure where to begin? Before you boil your first egg, let along turn out a spectacular meal, you have to have […]

The Care and Feeding of Christmas Trees

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

The Christmas tree is often the focal point of holiday decorating, and can be the source of many a happy holiday tradition, such as decorating parties or ornament collecting. But […]

Fabulous Irish Recipes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Beer Potato Soup 2 T butter 1 tsp. garlic 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 stalk diced celery 6 cups boiled diced potatoes 32 ounces beer 1 T sugar 1 […]

Pancake Recipes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Pancakes have existed for centuries in just about every culture in the world, in one form of another. But for most people in the western world, the power of pancakes […]

Linzer Heart Torte

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

This spectacular cake, perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to say “I Love You,” has the flavors of a traditional Linzertorte. The rich hazelnuts are as perfect a […]

Halloween How To: Costumes, Decorations, Parties and Destinations

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Halloween How To: Costumes, Decorations, Parties and Destinations Fans of Halloween will definitely want to add this reference to their library. While not as slick as some of the competing […]

The Power of Pancakes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Pancakes have existed for centuries in just about every culture in the world, in one form of another. But for most people in the western world, the power of pancakes […]

The Deluxe Kitchen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Rosemary Brown’s Big Kitchen Instruction Book In & Out of the Kitchen in Fifteen Minutes or Less I purchased my ice cream maker this way for $2.50, my new, in […]

The Basic Pantry

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Rosemary Brown’s Big Kitchen Instruction Book In & Out of the Kitchen in Fifteen Minutes or Less Click to read about this book The following is a list of ingredients […]

Traveling With Pets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Traveling with a pet can be one of life’s great joys (think John Steinbeck in Travels with Charley). If you don’t plan well, however, it can also mean misery and […]

The Advanced Basic Kitchen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

The following are items that you and your kitchen might be able to get by without, but life in the kitchen would be much easier if you had them. You […]

Cookware Primer

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

So you want to invest in cookware — or perhaps you just want to buy something to get by with for now–but the endless array of choices out there makes […]

The Art of Freezing Food

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

by Cheri Sicard Freezing is a quick, easy way to store food for future use. By using the proper methods to prepare your food for the cold temperatures, you will […]

Welcome To The Jungle: The Rainforest Cafe

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

Scene: Suburban Shopping Mall, USA – the fluorescent lights glare overhead as signs promising “anniversary sale” or “1/2 price today” entice you towards brightly lit shops. The gentle strains of […]

Ultimate Lemon Bars

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

This recipe takes lemon bars, that lunchbox and bake sale favorite, to whole new levels. I served them at a New Year’s Party dessert buffet, and everyone declared them a […]

Nanaimo Bars

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

The Ultimate Ice Cream Book These delicious cookies are a staple of local cafes in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. These bars freeze well, so it’s nice to make extras to […]

Picnic, Barbecue, & Cookout Food Safety Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

It’s not always possible to see, taste or smell dangerous bacteria that may cause illness if food is mishandled. Bacteria grow and multiply rapidly in the danger zone between 40 […]

History of Father’s Day

February 12th, 2013 posted by Cheri Sicard

While many people believe that Father’s Day is a holiday invented by the fine folks at Hallmark, it’s not so. The celebration of Dad’s special day can most likely be […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]