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Seeding a pomegranate

Vibrant pomegranates can brighten and add tart-sweet flavor to  all kinds of foods, from appetizers to desserts. We like this method best for getting the seeds out of the whole fruit. It’s easy and mess-free. 7 Simple Steps to Seeding … Continue reading

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How to Caramelize (Melt) Sugar

Caramelizing (aka. melting) sugar for making the syrupy topping for flan and other dessert toppings seems magical yet it is easier and faster to do than you may think. Here’s how, step by step: Step 1: Place about 1/3 cup … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken

Nothing says comfort better than crispy fried chicken. After many trials and cooked chickens, here is what we (GadgetGals) think is great fried chicken. The chicken pieces fry in a skillet first, then finish cooking in the oven.

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How to : Use the Mandolin

Mandolins are wonderful manual slicing gadgets for getting uniform slices of fruits and vegetables. But like all sharp slicing tools, there is a safe way to use a mandolin. The reason to use a mandolin at home is it gives … Continue reading

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How to Poach Eggs

1. Bring unsalted water to a boil in a large skillet. (To help set egg whites, add 1/4 cup white vinegar per quart of water.) 2. Fill a bowl with cold water*; set aside. 3. Reduce the water in the … Continue reading

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How To Cut Julienne Strips

A julienne cut is a long rectangular shape with square ends used for firm foods such as potatoes, carrots, zucchini, squash, cheese, cooked meat, and fruits such as pears or apples. This precision cut makes for even cooking and a … Continue reading

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How To Make Grits

What are grits?  Hominy grits are made from dried corn that has first been soaked in a weak lye solution, then hulled, washed and dried, and afterwards ground. The terms grits and hominy grits are used interchangeably and mean the same thing –coarse ground … Continue reading

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How to Section an Orange

Citrus time–we love it! Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, clementines, mandarins, lemons and limes are in good supply in the market and good for your budget. They make healthful snacks and are great additions to main dishes, desserts, and salads.

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