In the Kitchen

More Freezing Dos and Don’ts to Make the Most of Your Food

When freezing foods, there is a right way and a wrong way to help foods last, still taste good, and not have freezer burn, etc. The following is a look at the freezing do’s and don’ts: Do’s:Choose the right containers: The containers you freezer your foods in make a big difference in how well they […]

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Fall is for Apple Picking

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Fall is my favorite time of year. And of all the things I love most about fall—pumpkins, pumpkin carving, visiting farm stands and corn mazes, re-watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!—apple picking will forever remain at the top of my list. Most farms that offer apple picking tend to offer the other sweet stuff, […]

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Sweet Potato Pie You Gotta Try

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As a North Carolinian, sweet potatoes are kind of my (our) thing—we’re the #1 sweet potato producing state in the country, and we’re proud of it.We also know how to make the perfect sweet potato pie. When I was growing up, I never ate sweet potatoes. I never understood that a potato could be a […]

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Get Your Kids in the Kitchen: Celebrate Summer with Martha Stewart’s Sunshine Pops

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The best way to raise healthy, conscious eaters is to bring them into the kitchen as early and often as possible. Not just allow them to be spectators (though that is of course fine and fun, too), but purposefully create opportunities for them to participate in cooking and baking. Most young children will naturally want […]

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Start a New Weekend Tradition: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

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When I think of comfort, I think of the Saturday morning pancakes my father made throughout my childhood and adolescence and occasionally into my adulthood. At first it was chocolate chips and whipped cream, then, as I aged, oatmeal-laden cakes rich with bananas, blueberries, and flax seed for my health. I went from pancake syrup […]

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Budding Cooks: What Skills Do Kids Develop in Kitchen?

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Cooking is a really great activity that you can do with your child. Yes, it is fun and it lets them help you in the kitchen when it comes to making meals but there are also other reasons behind letting them cook with you. • Coordination. For an adult, pouring a cup of cream into […]

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