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October is National Cookbook Month – Get Cooking!

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It’s fall and in most regions it’s beginning to get a little chilly in the evenings. Sweaters are starting to come out of the mothballs they’ve been resting in all summer long, blankets are being tucked into beds once again, decorative throws are being tossed on sofas, and logs from outside are being brought in for a crackling evening fire in the fireplace or wood-burning stove. If all this coziness is making you want to grab a cookbook and experiment with a new recipe for a hearty soup or stew, pot roast, chili (meatless or otherwise), steaming, in-season vegetables such as kale, butternut squash, turnips, brussels sprouts or broccoli, you are not alone. If you love to cook, as I…

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How to Make the Switch to Healthy, Non-Stick Cast Iron

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There are a lot of kitchen myths out there, but one of the biggest is the widely held misconception that seasoning, cleaning and cooking with cast iron is high maintenance. When people think cast iron, they often envision a nightmarish mess on a sticky surface, but that’s just not the truth. Properly seasoned and maintained cast iron is non-stick. In fact, cooking with cast iron is beneficial in so many ways that it’s amazing that anyone ever switched over to non-stick pans. The New Cast-Iron Cookbook: More Than 200 Recipes for Today’s Kitchen (Adams Media, 2015) contains 200 cast-iron recipes with a modern twist and breaks down the basics of cast-iron care to make them easy. Cast-iron cookware lasts a…

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Enjoy Irish food any day

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Just about everyone celebrates St. Paddy’s Day in one form or another — gallivanting in a leprechaun costume down the streets of your local parade, baking Irish soda bread and sipping on an ice cold pint of beer or by discussing what to eat in an adorkable video on YouTube. This year, we’re celebrating with the latter at the mercy of SORTED Food‘s charming lads where they talk (in delightful British accents) about odd sounding Irish dishes such as Boxty, Coddle or Barmbrack. Watch “What to Eat on St. Patrick’s Day”   But that’s not all. After watching these two Irish enthusiasts celebrate with a full stomach (and full glasses) we were inspired to check out some cookbooks perfect for…

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