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Cook In Bulk For Healthy Money-Saving Meals

When it comes to saving money it’s all too easy to think of the efforts that you go to as a sacrifice. You give up a treat, skip events with your friends or otherwise deprive yourself of something that you want in order to stick to your budget. However, not all frugal living tips are unpleasant – buying groceries in bulk and cooking in large batches can be fun and healthy, as well as good for your wallet. B ...

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How To Choose The Perfect Gift Basket

Gift baskets are one of the easiest gifts to give, especially to someone who is hard to shop for. If you have a hard time thinking of what type of gift to get the recipient on your list who seems to have it all then you should seriously consider giving them a one-of-a-kind gift basket. You can’t go wrong with a gift basket, and most people love receiving them. However, if you’ve never shopped for a gift bas ...

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A Snapshot Of The Culinary Arts

The term "culinary arts" is a term that is widely used to mean a broad spectrum of different careers, each of which has something to do with cooking. Nearly everyone who is part of the cooking industry, including grill masters, pastry chefs, bakers, and even those who write about and photograph food are part of the culinary arts. Each of them will correct you adamantly when you call them a baker or even, in ...

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Wedding Anniversary Cake Decorating Ideas

Making an anniversary cake is no childs play, it involves a lot of skill and precision. While baking one of these cakes, one has to focus equally on the taste and the appearance. Lately, anniversary cake bakers have become quite adventurous and have come up with 5-6 tiered cakes and photo cakes and what not. So, if you are planning to bake one of these cakes yourself, the bar has been raised pretty high for ...

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Beginner’s Guide To Cooking With Red Wine

Cooking with red wine may seem like a daunting prospect for some, but it really is not very complicated.  Once you learn the basics of using wines in your cooking, you will wonder what took you so long to get around to it.  Cooking with wines will add a wonderful aroma to the dishes you cook as well as enhancing their flavor.  The tastes become more complex and richer, and it is actually quite easy to exper ...

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Tips For Working With Fondant

While it’s one of the most versatile products for cake decorating, fondant presents many challenges for the beginner. It’s a medium that conforms to the cake, creates a beautiful, porcelain-like finish and can be cut and shaped endless ways to create fabulous decorations.   Yet, fondant reacts to weather and can dry out, be sticky, rip and get a look referred to as elephant skin. When mastered, the cak ...

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How To Tell If A Bottle Of Wine Has Gone Bad

Every once in a while a bottle of wine is purchased from a restaurant and it does not taste quite right.  It is problematic to understand if the bottle has gone bad or the taste is just not what you expected.  There are a few things that will cause a bottle to go bad and there are other things that people assume make the bottle bad. Here are a few tips before sending back a perfectly good bottle of wine. Di ...

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Enjoying Coffee From Your Keurig At Cheaper Prices

For years now the single-serve Keurig machines have become a must-have household item thanks to their convenience and ease of use. What’s better than being able to wake up in the morning and have a hot and freshly brewed cup of coffee ready in just a few minutes? Not only are you able to enjoy coffee at any time during the day, Keurig machines have become even more popular and sought due to their vast assor ...

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Three Ways To Ruin A Good Cup Of Coffee

When you sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee, you want it to be hot and delicious, fragrant and tasty. What you don’t want is a drink that looks oily and tastes like an old pair of unwashed socks. But that is exactly what you might get if you are guilty of any of these three common coffee-making sins. 1. Don’t Wash Your Coffeemaker Perhaps the worst sin when it comes to making a pot of coffee is not keeping t ...

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Panoramic Water Views Highlight Azul Restaurant In Miami

Imagine a calm oasis surrounded by sun-kissed waters just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami. Azul, the celebrated Miami restaurant located in the Mandarin Oriental hotel on Brickell Key, provides the sophisticated ambiance of a private retreat with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. Guest will enjoy fine dining at Azul with an award-winning menu that features an eclectic blend of Mediterrane ...

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