Who Knew About These Cooking Tips?

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For someone who rarely cooks, it is incredible how many cooking magazines I religiously dip into and how many cooking shows I watch. I am astounded, always, by the tips provided in publications not only by the editors but by readers who send them in. With full credit going to Cooks Illustrated – to my mind it reads like a novel, especially the opening essay by test kitchen guru Christopher Kimball – I share these tidbits:

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Head Case? No Way

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Sometimes I wake with migraine headaches so many days in a row that I dread going to sleep at night for fear of what the morning will bring. And sometimes when I get a real zinger, my prayer is for someone to take a mallet to my head, knock me out, and wake me when it’s over.

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A Green Garden In Winter

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It’s one of those things that my husband wanted to buy and I made fun of. But then I had to eat my words. Literally. Joe likes gadgets. Anything digital with a battery, a power cord, flashing lights; anything that has programming instructions. My basic nightmare. So when Joe suggested that we purchase a machine that has “developed and refined technology to create a growing system that assures a successful year-round gardening experience,” I was against it.

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Chocolate Should And Can Be Part Of Your Daily Diet

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Before you run to grab the closest piece of chocolate and stuff it into your mouth, take a look at the ingredients and if sugar, hydrogenated oil or anything else that sounds like a synthetic substance is listed in the ingredients, put that chocolate down!  There are health benefits in that chocolate you were about to devour but it was also packaged with a bunch of unhealthy attributes that just aren’t worth consuming unless done in moderation. Fear not, there are ways you can enjoy Chocolate on a regular basis that not only tastes great but also has excellent health benefits without all the negatives.

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