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    Does Washington Owe Toyota an Apology?

    The more I think about this whole Toyota thing http://www.nhtsa.gov/PR/DOT-16-11, the more pissed off I get - and I don't even own a Toyota. After a year of trashing the company's cars, the government is just saying, "oops, my bad" and shrugging their shoulders...
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    Base for tarts

    Does anyone have a better idea in making a base for tarts? Thanks  :)
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    Toss between cookies or cupcakes

    Hi everyone! I will be getting married in August and we still don't know what to give for our wedding favors. I am thinking of just baking some cookies or cupcakes. But I still can't decide which one? Which one do you think is best for a wedding favor? If I am going to bake a cupcake, I don't...
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    Top anti-oxidant foods

    According to the U.S.D.A. the following food items (from highest to lowest) have the greatest concentration of antioxidants:  1. Small red beans (dried)  2. Wild blueberries  3. Red kidney beans  4. Pinto beans  5. Blueberries (cultivated)  6. Cranberries  7. Artichokes (cooked)  8...
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    If you can only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

     I have asked this same question from another forum I am a member in, just curious with your answer guys. My choice of food that I can actually eat for the rest of my life is bananas. 
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    Braised Pork Loin in Tomato Sauce

    Braised Pork Loin in Tomato Sauce   Ingredients: 6 garlic cloves4 lb. boneless centre-cut pork loin16 black peppercorns2 tsp. kosher salt1 large onion, finely diced1/4 cup olive oil1 cup dry white wineabout 12 ripe plum tomatoes, cored and coarsely chopped (with skin still on)1 tbsp. fresh...
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    Recipe for Pot stickers

     Hello! Does anybody here knows the recipe for pot stickers? and their sauce?
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    baking brownies question

    I am not sure if I have asked this question before, but I just wanted to know how you make your brownies chewy? Every time I bake one it's either soft or hard...I wanted it to be in between. Like the top is kind hard but chewy and soft inside. I've tried everything like putting less flour or...
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    Tilapia Pitas

    Serves 12 Prep Time 30 minutes Cooking Time 7 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 anchovy fillets, drained 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste 1 pinch salt 3 tablespoons olive...
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    4 Best Herbs You Haven't Tried

    We know the usual suspects when it comes to herbs (like oregano and basil, to name a few), but have you tried any of the four herbs below? They can make all the difference in your dish! Sage   Use this aromatic and strongly-flavored herb with discretion. Long used as a curative herb in the...
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    Buttered Vegetables with Pecan Nuts

    Add a twist to good old buttered vegetables by incorporating pecan nuts to add crunch. Prep Time  15 minutes Cook Time  15 minutes 2 pieces carrots, cut into sticks 1 piece zucchini, cut into sticks 100 grams string beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 1/2 cup pecans, toasted 1/3 cup butter salt...
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    What is a 35% cream?

     I was wondering what a 35% cream is? Is there a substitute for that?
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    Italian Garlic Sausage Penne

     Feel free to use any sausage you like if you find Italian garlic sausages too spicy. Hit the deli area of your supermarket for more choices. Serves 4 to 5 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time  15 minutes 225 grams penne noodles 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic...
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    How did your passion for cooking start?

     With my mom, I feel like it was her expression of love for us. Every Sunday, when we'd have lunch or dinner together, she made sure that whatever our favorites are, it was always there. Plus, i love the kitchen. Only me and my elder brother have the passion for cooking. My brother works as a...
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    Chunky Chicken Salad

    On days when you want a light supper, this works as a complete meal. It has meat, vegetable, and fruits—all in one dish. Leftover roasted chicken or fried chicken can be shredded or cubed for this refreshing chicken salad recipe. Serves  6 to 8  Prep Time  18 minutes 1/2 kilo chicken breast...
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    How to Make Drumettes

    1. With your fingers, loosen the main joint holding the two long segments of the wing. This makes it easier to cut and separate. 2. Cut the wing into three segments, discarding the wing tip. 3. Take the section that looks like a little drumstick and use a knife to make a deep slit at the base...
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    Making brownies chewy?

     I just have a question. How do you make the brownies chewy? Is it with less flour or more? I can't make my brownies chewy and I really want my brownies to be chewy...how do you do that?
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    Beef and Carrot Casserole

    Serves 4 to 6 Prep Time 20 minutes Cooking Time 50 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 750 grams top round steak, trimmed and cubed into bite-size pieces 1/4 cup flour seasoned with 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper 1 tsp minced ginger 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 piece leak, sliced into...
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    What is my alternative to balsamic vinegar when making a pomodoro sauce?

     I would really want to make shrimp pomodoro pasta..... is there any alternative to balsamic vinegar when making the pomodoro sauce? Here is the recipe for the sauce: diced tomatoes (canned or fresh) Basil 1 leaf olive oil 1tsp-1tbsp (your choice) balsamic vinegar 1 tsp-1tbsp (your choice)...
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    Teach your Kids to eat fruits and vegetables

    Are your kids eating fruits and vegetables? Nowadays it's very hard for moms to teach their kids to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. Would it be easier if we have taught them during their toddler years? Will that matter or it will still change as they grow up? I have nephews and...
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