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2 June, 2014

Fresh Basil

Fresh Basil
Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

I always enjoy fresh basil but I can never seem to get through it before it wilts. I would usually wrap it up in a damp paper towel and store it in a zip lock bag but it just didn’t seem to last.   So…What to do? I decided to treat them like cut flowers.
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11 December, 2013

Pasta Basics

Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

Pasta can be a tricky thing to make. The key things to remember is that you need lots of water.I mean lots. If yo don’t the pasta won’t have room to move around and will stick together in a gluey mess. Another biggie is to add salt to the water once it has boiled. This
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24 November, 2013

Garlic Aioil

Garlic Aioil
Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

.         Aioli is flavored mayo.  I have made my own mayo from scratch before but found that I could just add crushed galic to store bought and have the same yummy flavor with out all the fuss. What you need: 1 cup mayo 3-5 crushed garlic cloves. The amount of garlic
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17 November, 2013

Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti Sauce
Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

.   I have yet to find a spaghetti sauce that I like.  They are either to sweet or have to much sodium in them.  My homemade sauce it easy to make and freezes nicely.  I store 1 cup servings in zip lock backs for easy use. 1 cup servings work for us because it
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17 November, 2013

Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock
Posted in : Freezer Friendly, The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

.     Chicken stock is a basic  staple in my freezer. My mother and grandmother got me hooked on homemade stock.  There is really nothing like it.  Once you make this you wont go back to store bought. There are many different ways to start. I have seen chefs use whole chickens, which I
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15 November, 2013

Onions

Onions
Posted in : Make Ahead, Party Ideas, The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

I really love onions. Unfortunately, my husband does not.  I really feel that they add a lot of flavor and depth to my dishes. My husband, while he can tolerate them  when they are cooked in dishes and I leave then in big enough pieces so he can pick them out, he has a hard
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3 November, 2013

Hamburgers

Hamburgers
Posted in : The Basics on by : Pamela Reynoso

Hamburger Basics   So there are some things that are basic in all our lives.  Things that we all eat and like. Hamburgers is one of those things.  My basic hamburger has a few extras in it to make them moist and tasty .  For the basics, I like to add an egg, bread crumbs,
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