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5 Tips For Smoking Burgers

The other day as I was letting the dog out for the umpteenth time, I noticed a delectable smell wafting in through my patio door. It was a beautiful, warm, weekend evening so I figured many of my neighbors would be firing up their grills. But this was different. It was a smoky smell. Someone…
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New Book Looks At Minnesota Art And Food History

When you hear the title of Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky’s new book “Tempt Me: The Fine Art of Minnesota Cooking” you might think the authors are poking fun at our state’s down-homey reputation in food. A sarcastic dig on Tator Tot casserole and Jello salad as “fine food.” “Ya, you betcha. You want…
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Cakes made to look like bottles of soda pop. The pop is used in baking the cakes to give them the flavor of the beverage.
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How To Make Cakes That Look Exactly Like Pop Bottles – No Kidding

I’ve always been a sucker for imposter cakes. You know what I mean – those cakes that look like anything but cake – a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a tennis shoe, or a cheeseburger. So it wasn’t surprising when a video about an Australian baker named Andres Fatso caught my eye (by the way,…
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Coconut lime cupcakes
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Adorable Cupcake Bouquet A Hit For Mother’s Day (I’m A Mom And I Say So)

  I’m willing to bet most mothers  would be thrilled with either flowers or a big ole heap of cupcakes for Mother’s Day. So why not give them both? I found this adorable cupcake bouquet on a site called “See Vanessa Craft.”  Miss Vanessa is apparently very talented at crafting, but I wondered if a…
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Bananas and oats are two of the ingredients to these simple snacks.
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Beyond Banana Bread: Frozen Bananas Make 3 Ingredient, Healthy Desserts

  When it comes to bananas my family is super picky. I’ll buy a beautiful bunch of bananas one day at the store, but the next day if they have even a couple of brown spots, my gang is reluctant to eat them. (I’m normally, the high maintenance one in the family, but I think…
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