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Chicken with Creamy Mushrooms

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Ingredients For The Chicken: 1 1/2 pounds (700g) boneless skinless chicken thighs (around 6-8 fillets) 1 teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon each of dried thyme and rosemary 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil For The Sauce: 1 tablespoon butter 8 ounces (250 g) sliced brown […]

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Cooking Hints

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Do Not Refrigerate Did you know that if you keep cucumbers, tomatoes and green peppers out of the refrigerator they will keep fresh longer. Easily Break Down Poultry A butcher’s trick for breaking down poultry: First, separate the legs from the body. Next, separate drumsticks from the thighs. Then, separate the wings from the body. Place […]

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Perfect Batter

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Nothing beats the crispy crunch and delicate flavor of batter-fried fish and seafood. While the simplest coating for fried fish is simple seasoned flour, batters form a protective coating that seals in flavor and has a pleasing texture. For those of you with a fat phobia, properly deep fried foods should never be greasy. Just […]

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Perfect Pasta

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The formula for pasta seems oh-so-obvious: water + pasta = dinner—right? But sometimes it’s the supposedly simple things that prove to be the trickiest. It turns out the window for pasta perfection — not too mushy yet not too chewy — is dangerously slim. And then there are all the other factors to consider. Should […]

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Essential Chinese Sauces

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Whatever you do, do NOT buy chinese sauces from your local supermarket. In practically every town or city you will find a chinese supermarket. This is the place to buy your sauces. They are full strength and not watered down. Soy Sauce(酱油) Soy sauce should be come firstly since it is the basic for many […]

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Cooking Tips

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1. Make Sure Eggs are Fresh – If you’re unsure of an egg’s freshness, see how it behaves in a cup of water: Fresh eggs sink, bad ones float.   2. Extend Vegetable Freshness – Line the bottom of your refrigerator’s crisper drawer with paper towels. They’ll absorb the excess moisture that causes veggies to rot.   […]

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