parmesan crisps

5 Minute Recipe for Parmesan Crisps – for salad or snacking

A quick recipe for Parmesan Crisps that will also introduce you to the Silpat non-stick baking mat. Here’s a recipe…

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Fran Berger chopping jalapenos

How to deseed and chop a jalapeño

If you love cooking, then technique matters: the right way to prepare jalapeños for your recipe. One of the things…

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The Well-stocked Pantry

7 “Must-Have” items for a well-stocked pantry

You’ll be ready for just about anything if you keep these items in stock at home at all times. I…

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Marinated Olives and Feta

4th of July Party? How about a tasty recipe for marinated olives and feta?

Sophisticated but incredibly easy: smash some olives, crush a bit of garlic, shred some bread, and you’re good to go!…

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fresh herbs

Food Tip – Keep your herbs fresh for up to a week!

A quick and easy way to save your refrigerated herbs – they’ll keep for a week! We depend on the…

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home-made croutons

Food Tip – The best croutons for your summer salads!

Add a kick to your salads with home-made croutons – and it’s so easy. I love crunchy carbs, don’t you?…

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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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Fran preps leafy vegetables

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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fran-berger_zesting

How to zest citrus for your recipe

My Three Tips to get the best of your ‘zest’. A friend of mine and I were looking over a…

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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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