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Make Your Own Spice Mix

For those spice mixes that you know you will only use once in a great while, try making your own with spices you probably already have in your pantry. For example: Chinese Style Five Spice Mix equal parts (powdered): fennel, anise, ginger, cinnamon, cloves. Now you have incorporated the five basic flavors of Chinese cooking; […]

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  January 18, 2009   2 comments

Preparing A Cheese Platter

A while back I was asked to prepare appetizers for a house warming party.  As I was working on my menu, I decided one item choice should be a cheese platter, because that sounded easy, quick and cheap.   Was I ever wrong!   When I did a little research to see what to serve with the cheese […]

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  November 20, 2008   7 comments