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Soup to warm your body when it is cold outside

March 26, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  In Arizona, we are now enjoying that short season in our state known as winter. The snowbirds are wearing their shorts and sitting by the pool, but it is very cold for us full-time residents, as our bodies are unaccustomed to the lower temperatures. We need and crave something to […]

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Kitchen hints

September 3, 2012

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The following are some helpful cooking and cleaning hints to make life a little easier, food taste better and kitchen work a lot more fun. Chilling wine — If you do not have time to cool your wine before serving, put two or three frozen grapes in the glass. Use white grapes for white wine […]

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Every summer has a story

September 2, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Sometimes it is the same old story. Humid summers are not a fun time to be slaving over a hot stove and during this time, our bodies want lighter, cooler foods. This is easier to accomplish when you have plenty of no-cook recipes to fall back on, such as delicious […]

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Health updates: Marinating meat and genetically modified

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding reducing levels of cancer-causing chemicals in meat and the meaning of the stickers on our produce. Marinating meat in beer or wine reduces cancer-causing chemicals Marinating steak in beer or wine before cooking it dramatically reduces levels of chemicals that can cause cancer. Beer is more effective than wine […]

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Food safety rules

February 25, 2012

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by Bill Marler —  The holiday season is a good time to remind home cooks about how to make food that will not make guests and family sick with food-borne illness. Many home cooks — even the most seasoned ones — are either unaware of the less obvious food safety rules or break the ones […]

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Easy gluten-free meal

February 24, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Gluten-free cooking does not have to be boring or expensive. Most people new to a gluten-free diet are left wondering how to prepare meals that the whole family can enjoy without breaking the budget. Most ingredients friendly to the gluten-free diet are already in the pantry, such as rice, corn tortillas […]

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Barbecuing safely

February 24, 2012

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by Bill Marler —  In the interest of saving money, American families are cooking more meals at home and dining out less. This increasing trend of year-round barbecuing in Arizona, means that now, more than ever, it is essential for home cooks to understand how to protect themselves and their families from the threat of […]

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Microwave ovens: Another form of radiation?

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman —  Radiation from nuclear power plants has been in the news a lot these days — and for good reason. But what about the radiation emitted from your microwave oven? Convenience vs. health Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic energy, like radio waves or light waves. They do not use […]

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An alternative to nonstick cookware

February 23, 2012

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Over the years, many of us have come to rely on nonstick pans as the best way to either cook or bake food without having to use a lot of oil or get stuck afterward with a challenging cleanup. However, the latest reports have raised questions about the safety of nonstick cookware and the environmental […]

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