Yes, Broccoli Stems Are Edible!

[Editor's Note: I remember the first time I heard you could eat more than just the florets at the top of broccoli. My mother was talking to one of her friends, another wife of a Foreign Service Officer, and the friend was telling her about how she used to try to throw away broccoli stems when her husband was posted to China, but their housekeeper kept taking them from her with the admonition that she was throwing away the best part of the vegetable! From the day we heard that story on, broccoli stems became a regular part of our side dishes at my house. Read on to learn more from Two Lazy Gourmets, and get a great recipe for an amazing broccoli side dish! --Genie] ...more
I can't imagine having my broccoli snack and leaving the stems. Raw or cooked, I just like to ...more

Cajun Spice Mix

[Editor's Note: Let the good times roll with this fantastic homemade spice blend! It marries Cajun flavors and is great to keep on hand to boost the flavor of lots of dishes. --Genie] ...more
Nice! When we run out of the store-bought stuff I'll try this. Probably without the salt though. ...more

Sweet Coconut Bliss: Mounds Brownies

[Editor's Note: This recipe takes regular brownies and makes them extra special by adding just a few ingredients. Next thing you know, you have a dessert that hearkens back to a Mounds candy bar, which is one of my personal favorites! Give this a try if you know a coconut lover who needs a Valentine's smile. --Genie]...more
This looks great very rich and yummy,you eat this then afterwards say I shouldn't have had ...more

Pan-Fried Chicken with Meyer Lemons

[Editor's Note: Meyer lemons, a more floral, thinner-skinned variety than the standard lemon we often see in grocery stores, are coming into season now, and they are the perfect centerpiece for this quick and easy chicken dish. Though it's elegant enough to serve on fine china, it cooks fast, so it's fantastic for a weeknight! --Genie] ...more
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Tomato Basil Dip

[Editor's Note: Though Julie of Savvy Eats envisioned this as a dip for the kind of game night where the attendees play Scrabble, poker or Monopoly, this is also a perfect dip for a game night of the football kind. It's a creamy, rich and comforting option that would go as well with chips as with slices of bread, and is a great option for the vegetarian fans, as well. This post is part of the menu at The Food Network's Big Game edition of The Communal Table, an online celebration of football game-friendly foods. You can participate in the event on Twitter by searching for and using the hashtag #pullupachair—we want to hear what you're bringing to your Big Game party this year! --Genie] ...more
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The spray is powerful, covering more effectively.

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No pick ax necessary.

A couple of weeks ago I received this lovely PAM® Cooking Spray in the mail. I was eager to try it and see if it really was better than the generic brand I have been buying for years. If you follow this blog regularly, you may have noticed my favorite generic brand hanging out in a lot of my tutorial pictures. I buy it because it's cheap, and I go through it like crazy with all of the cooking and baking that I do....more

Superior protection against sticking.

Like many diehard bakers, I use nonstick cooking spray on a fairly regular basis. And most of the time I use a discount brand, because I'm sort of a discount brand girl. My discount spray works fairly well, but there are times when it doesn't quite do the trick. Oddly enough, I most frequently have trouble with sticking when I'm using my, uh, nonstick muffin tin....more

PAM is a staple in my kitchen.

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The stuck-on food came off with my bare fingers.

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