okra nutritional value

Okra, to me, brings visions of those green slimey pods a lot of people wouldn’t even consider eating. However, the okra nutritional value I’ve learned, contains healing properties making okra worth another look. Okra has been in diets since the ancient Egyptian times of Cleopatra. Having survived through the centuries makes it pretty clear that…

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Beef Brisket Sandwich Recipes

Back in the day, there were very few beef brisket recipes. Brisket was one of the least popular cuts of beef and was usually discarded – often considered too tough to be of any real contribution to a meal. By chance it was discovered that preparing beef brisket in a long slow cooking process produced…

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Enjoy this Easy Cheesy Potato Recipe

Nothing compliments a baked, fried, roasted or smoked meat than a warm cheesy potato recipe. A starch just seems to help tie a meal together. While mashed potatoes are a personal favorite of mine having a cheesy potato recipe that adds a little texture as well as flavor is just as good. This potato recipe…

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best wok

A search for the best wok can take you to literally hundreds of  brands and manufacturers leaving you on information overload and to the point of making no selection at all. Whether I’m looking for the best wok or the best toaster oven, many times I just give up because there are too many options…

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Waring Pro Meat Grinder

The Waring MG-855 Professional Meat Grinder is not the most expensive on the market nor is it the least expensive but it works and I’ll tell you why I like mine and why I chose this brand. When asked what I want for my birthday or Christmas, I’m always challenged in how to respond. Actually,…

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Food Cravings

Food cravings are classified by nutrition experts as a strong desire for a specific food or type of food in the absence of hunger. What that means is you want it until you can have it whether you are hungry or not. Of my own food cravings, my biggest downfall is anything salty or sweet…

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Deep Frying Turkey with the Masterbuilt Winner

Chicken chili is my favorite and here’s why I like it. Many years ago I participated in a chili cook-off contest sponsored by a former employer who hosted a number of annual events to promote their company culture. I did this more on a dare and succumbing to peer pressure rather than genuinely having an interest in…

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Cheesecake Main Course

Cheesecake isn’t typically something that comes to mind when you are looking for quick, easy dinner ideas. After all, there’s nothing better after a satisfying meal than having a piece of smooth, creamy cheesecake topped with fresh fruit for dessert. Who knew cheesecake could be carefully crafted to be served as a dinner entree? This…

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freezing casseroles is easy

Freezing casseroles is a time saver. Your freezer can become your friend when planning and preparing meals. This is especially true if your window of opportunity for cooking large is limited by your busy schedule. Your freezer lets you take advantage of bargain priced seasonal vegetables at the market and gives you make ahead options…

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Chicken Marinade

Chicken marinade is just one of many marinade recipes but what exactly is a marinade? Simply, any flavored liquid that is absorbed by meat or vegetables is called a marinade. It’s the act of soaking and should have an acid, an oil and other seasoning or flavorings. It adds flavor and tenderizes via an acid…

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