How to Fry an Egg

The Great Fried Egg Tutorial

Heather says:Today we're covering fried eggs -as new projects to procrastinate develop- I'll also address: scrambled eggs, omelets, frittatas, quiche, and my as yet unnamed hybrid of the three techniques that feeds my family on a busy evening when I have no interest in effort.  So what is a fried egg? Well there are ...

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French Onion Soup

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Michele says:I’m not a fan of summer; it’s hot, sticky, and—for someone as pale as I—sunburny.  I spend most of the summer indoors, hoping for a cloudy day.  For reasons probably related to my aversion to summer, I long ago decided that August is, in fact, autumn.  And what does autumn mean?  Soup, of course!  Every year, I spend my late summer ...

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Picnic Perfect: Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Dear Home Ec 101:My neighborhood will soon be throwing their annual blockparty. I don't want anyone to know that I can't cook for beans. Do you have a recipe for me? Please don't tell me just to go to the deli and put it in a new bowl. I want to try, but I'm busy and I need something I can make the night before. Oh, and I'm vegetarian but eggs ...

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Simple Mushroom Risotto

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Heather says:This recipe for mushroom risotto is about as simple as risotto can get. You see, while risotto is rice, it's a needy rice. It's a rice that needs a little nurturing and love, but then, when it's ready to serve? It brings the awesome. If you really want to make this recipe company worthy -holiday worthy even- then, I highly suggest ...

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Picnic Perfect: Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

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 Bobbie says:It's Memorial Day weekend and many of you will be marking the day with the first cookout of the summer. Here's a perennial picnic favorite: Classic Macaroni Salad.This is a pretty basic recipe - no suspicious vegetables or epicurean excesses here. For some people I know, this is comfort food, pure and simple. Not ...

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