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15 Chic Bridal Shower Recipe Ideas

When it’s your daughter, your sister, or your best friend getting married, you know the bridal shower menu has to pack a stylish but also delicious punch. We’ve gathered a group of the best simple recipes—including a cocktail!—that are made for memorable celebrations. 1. Quiche Lorraine Tartlets Pork is meant to be paired with fruit, […]

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10 Favorite Cookout Side Dishes

You can do better than a bag of potato chips this summer. We’ve got fresh, seasonal salads; quick pickles; pasta dishes and the best dips. Here are 10 summertime sides ready for your picnic table or patio. 1. Fresh Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad A quick take on the classic Greek salad, this version highlights […]

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7 Tips for Making Marinade Magic

Marinades are a quick and easy way to add a boost of flavor to your grilled foods. The bright, acidic flavors of a marinade balance the charred and smoky flavors from the grill. Using a grill mat when you marinade will keep the delicious flavor on the meat instead of falling through the grill grates. […]

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8 Salads Made for Summer

Salads are much more than just a bowl of lettuce. This summer, spice up a lunch or dinner salad with mixed textures, fresh herbs, and creative touches, like grilled fruit. Make a light but filling salad for an easy office lunch or a quick dinner when the family’s busy schedule brings everyone home late. 1. […]

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How to Make a Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel is the classic white sauce. It’s made by creating a roux with equal parts butter and flour, then adding milk. The sauce is finished with simple seasonings: salt, black or white pepper, and, in some cases, nutmeg. Bechamel is one of the French “mother sauces” because not only is it a component of many […]

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How to Temper

Tempering, in its simplest form, means to bring two liquids you plan to blend together to a similar temperature before combining them completely. Tempering is what keeps eggs from cooking when they’re added to a hot sauce and gives chocolate candy a perfect polish. Learning to recognize when to temper in the kitchen will help […]

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One Unique Way to Cover Wedding Costs

Pampered Chef Director Kelli Melo had already been loving the extra income from her business for about a year when she started planning her wedding and the budget. Her side business selling kitchen tools gave her the perfect way to make her dream wedding a reality. Because consultants like Kelli can plan cooking parties or […]

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5 Party-Perfect Dessert Recipes for Spring

Spring celebrations are often about expected bundles of joy, brides-to-be, and our beloved mothers. What better way to celebrate than with something sweet? Party planning should always include a simple but stunning dessert recipe, whether it’s fruit-forward or a chocolate concoction. Extra points if it pairs well with Champagne. 1. Easy Strawberry Shortcake This strawberry […]

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Must-Have products For Every Wedding Registry

Are you ready to start your wedding registry? It’s one of the best parts of getting married. Whether you’re moving into a new home with your significant other or just need to refresh your kitchen, we’ve got you covered with great wedding registry ideas. Here are all the essential kitchen products you should have on […]

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