Fran Berger speed-chill wine

Home Entertaining Tip – How to speed-chill a bottle of white wine

Guests on the way? Forgot to chill the wine? Here’s an old restaurant trick that will get you chilled wine…

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Clean your kitchen sponge

Kitchen Safety Tip – avoid food borne bacteria and clean that sponge!

Kitchen sponges can be as dirty as your toilet! So clean or replace them regularly. I like smart people, but…

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Kitchen hack: Save your leafy herbs, chop them the right way

How to chop leafy herbs AND keep all that wonderful flavor for your recipe. Open a recipe and you’ll find…

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How to pick olive oil – read the labels!

Want a great olive oil? Here are 6 tips for reading labels and looking for signs. I went to dinner…

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Fran Berger dicing onions

How to dice an onion – the easy way.

This trick will make dicing onions quick and so very simple. Onions get all the grief. They stink up our…

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keep your guacamole green

We love our Guacamole FRESH

Use this method to keep your guacamole fresh looking – even after you prepare it the night before! You have…

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You love green avocados

We love our Avocados GREEN

An easy to remember trick to keep your cut avocados from turning that unappetizing brown. If you have been following…

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Fran Berger - cutting mangoes

Kitchen Tip: How to slice a mango

Love the mango – tips on picking, prepping, and enjoying. A few weeks ago, I was with a friend, walking…

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What's in your spice cabinet?

Kitchen Hacks: Must Have Spices for any Home Cook

“Sniff test” your cabinet – it may be full of spices but are they still usable? Even if you cook…

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Enjoy Al Fresco Dining – Even in Winter!

What a great opportunity – to cozy up with warm drinks, hot food, and close friends. The Italians love dining…

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Fran Berger Sparkling Punch

A Sparkling ‘Welcome’ Drink for Your Guests

A great recipe for a truly fruity drink: Freixenet, Cointreau, Cranberries, and Oranges! When entertaining at home planning is everything.…

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Bloody Mary Soup

Recipe for a Warm-up: Bloody Mary Soup

A new food memory: try my friend’s recipe for this delicious Bloody Mary Soup. A few years ago, on what…

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