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Cook the Cover – I Think We’re Getting Good at This!

Well, it’s time for another Cook the Cover Challenge.  This is our fifth Cook the Cover, and I think we’ve done pretty good so far!  Dare I say that this challenge has been easier than I thought?  Or did I just jinx myself?  This month’s Cook the Cover – Cooking Light magazine was a fairly simple one, and healthy, and…

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Cook the Cover – So Easy, an Eight Year Old Can Do It

This month’s cook the cover is the November issue of Eating Well magazine.  I was convinced I would be making a healthy version of Thanksgiving dinner, or at least something to do with turkey.  But no, Eating Well put chopped root vegetables on their cover.  Raw vegetables, and I couldn’t even tell what some of them were (what is the…

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Cook the Cover – Thank You Food Network Magazine for a Simple Meal

When we know that the next cook the cover magazine is set to arrive any day, I’m always a little nervous to open the mailbox.  So, the big day came, and what was on the cover of Food Network Magazine?  Aluminum foil.  Yes, no food, the cover was wrapped in foil.  But it opened…to a delicious looking grilled meal of…

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Pasta – Try It Homemade

Sure, it’s easy to boil some water and open up a box of pasta, but is it fun?  Homemade pasta is rustic, delicious, and a lot of fun to make.  You will be surprised at how good homemade pasta tastes, and if your kids did the cooking, the meal will be gone in minutes. It takes just a few ingredients…

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Cook the Cover – How Rachael Ray Made Me Hate Baking

So after doing a pretty darn good job cooking the cover of Bon Appetit, I declared my next cook the cover to be the June issue of Rachael Ray Every Day.  I knew that whatever dish was on the cover, it was going to be full of flavor and yum-o.    The June issue arrived, and being a sweet-lover, I…

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Brookies – A Brownie and a Cookie Mash Up

You probably bake cookies from time to time, or bake a pan of brownies when you are required to “bring something”.  Well, it’s time for something new!  Next time, bake brookies!  What?  Brookies are moist chocolately deliciousness!  Brookies are the perfect combination of a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie.  How can you go wrong? Brookies are easy to make,…

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Potato Chips & Tortilla Chips – Try It Homemade

What do you do when you want something salty to snack on?  You probably open up a bag of chips and start munching.  Do those potato chips taste like a potato?  How about the flavor of those tortilla chips?  Any resemblance to cardboard?  Do you know how easy it really is to make your own homemade chips?  Well, it’s part…

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Cook the Cover – The Most Dangerous Way to Fry an Egg

I’m going to call this month’s “Cook the Cover” a success!  Back in March, I (nervously) declared that I was going to cook the cover of the April issue of Bon Appetit magazine.  I have to say, I was relieved when I saw the egg dish on the cover.  The meal looked full of flavor, and the preparation was within…

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