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10 Things You Need to Know About Chicken

We eat more chicken than any other meat. I know the Chic-Fil-A cows are happy…. But seriously, we eat a lot of chicken. A lot. I read a stat that said that Americans consume 81 pounds of chicken per person per year. WHAT? Well, since we eat so much chicken, I thought we should go […]

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Some Things to Know About Rice

Rice feeds the world. In China, the word “rice” means the same thing as the word “food.” In Japan, the word for “cooked rice” means the same thing as the word “food.” I happen to love rice. Which is why I’m always trying to learn more about it and learn new ways to cook it. […]

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The Basic Muffin + Endless Variations

Ah, the muffin. The quintessential breakfast quick bread. Sure, you can break out the Martha White “just-add-milk” mix. Or you can expend a tiny bit more effort and make a truly beautiful muffin. All it takes is a little knowledge to make excellent muffins every time. First tip:¬†Mix the dry and wet ingredients together with […]

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Quick & Dirty Strawberry Shortcake

IT’S SPRINGTIME!!! Springtime in the South means that there’s about a week where you can wear a tank top during daylight hours and a cardigan during nighttime hours. After that week, it’s all tank tops all the time. Or else you get the heatstroke. Springtime also means pollen. Ever wonder why yellow is the universal […]

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Things I’ve Learned

Believe it or not, these are all serious things I’ve learned. Yes, some are sappy, but fellas, sometimes I’m a sappy person. 1.¬†Straightening the bedcovers makes any room look better. 2. When on a trip, always bring more underwear than you think you need. Turning it inside out doesn’t always work. Just saying. 3. Tea […]

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Current Reads: V

I’ve recently read a rash of books about living off the land, making things by hand, and living (what I think is) The Good Life. I thought I’d share this bounty. Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life by Jenna Woginrich Graphic designer by day, somewhat of a farmer by night, Jenna […]

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Yankee Bitch Tells All: Evolution of the Perfect Omelet

Hi! You can call me Yankee Bitch. Here in the south that’s what they call me anyway. I work with Captain Anna and apparently she heard about my omelet making skills enough that she asked me to guest post. Now, to really understand the evolution of the perfect omelet we have to start back at […]

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Basics: Spaghetti Carbonara

It’s Valentine’s Week. Cute chubby angels are everywhere. Flowers take on a new level of importance. Antacids with “Hug Me” printed on them are flying off the shelves likes guns since the gun control “scare” (just an observation….). And YOU are in a bind. You’ve got to do something spectacular for that significant other, but […]

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Basics: How to Make Grilled Cheese

You think you know how to make grilled cheese, right? Two slices of bread, some cheese, smear on a bit of margarine. Throw it all on a hot pan. Right? Nope. There’s more to the Art of Grilled Cheese than just some fake butter and willy nilly cheese. Dudes, there are RULES to grilled cheese. […]

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Basics: How to Make Rice

If you can make rice, you’re well on your way to culinary stardom. Well, at least you’ll be able to feed yourself better. And you’ll always have a carby side dish. It can be yellow rice, wild rice, cajun dirty rice, or good, sturdy, dependable, long-grain white rice. And you can use leftovers to make […]

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