Special and Beautiful Red Velvet Cheesecake

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This beautiful red velvet cheesecake should definitely be on your special occasion dessert list!

A very longtime, original North American favorite dessert has been red velvet cake. Another traditional American favorite dessert is cheesecake. So, combining the two, making a Red Velvet Cheesecake, is just the kind of thing we like to do. I’m betting if you try this recipe, you’ll be glad we did … it is not only “special”, this cheesy cake is downright beautiful!

Beautiful Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Beautiful Red Velvet Cheesecake Recipe-

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Handy Kitchen Tips – Boiled Egg Peeling

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Welcome back to another edition in our “Kitchen Tips” post series. Today I will show you how, once and for all, to be able to quickly and efficiently peel your boiled eggs.

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Tired of the peels sticking to the egg? Pulling out gouges of the white flesh while you peck and pull away, hardly ever getting that perfectly peeled egg with no little specks of peel remaining that you don’t see, but feel when you pop the egg in your mouth?

Watch this short (just over a minute) video, and from this day forth, never struggle with this kitchen duty again.

Easy-Peazy, huh?

That’s it for today, and come back often for more Kitchen Tips! You can also search this site for more tips, using the search bar at the top right of the home page.

So have fun now, and enjoy your boiled eggs without feeling hassled when trying to peel them perfectly.

Chow, Y’all!


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Florida Key Lime Pound Cake

Florida Key Lime Pound Cake

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Florida Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe-

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Gourmet Open Fire Cooking

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Gourmet Open Fire Cooking

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I cringe when I see other campers preparing their “meals” – which most often are hot dogs, or marshmallows, or maybe, for the more “advanced” campers … even a grilled hamburger! winking_smiley

As far as “side dishes” typically go, they are munching on potato chips or Doritos, and perhaps some store-bought deli items.

Not me. Nothing against hot dogs and hamburgers, I love ’em and will sometimes cook and eat them.

SmoreI also do love a good open fire-roasted S’more as much as anybody. But when I go camping, whoever is with me is going to eat very good. I’m talking about real …

Gourmet Open Fire Cooking!

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Andorran Trinxat is a national favorite dish in Andorra, and most likely one of the best-known dishes to come out of this small country. It bears a lot of similarities with the Irish dish,  colcannon. Andorra has a very mountainous topography and climate, so the natives over the millennia made use of what would grow well there – hardy plants like cabbage and potatoes. Grazing land to raise livestock like cattle is at a bare minimum, so it also made sense that pork meat became the most common to use. This dish was (and still is) a popular wintertime meal, because cabbage becomes the most sweet and tender after its been frosted at least once.

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Andorran Trinxat de la Cerdanya Recipe-

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Curried Coconut Chicken Belizean Style

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Curried Coconut Chicken, Belizean Style, Recipe-

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Spanish Queso Relleno de Alcaparrones

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Spanish Queso Relleno de Alcaparrones Recipe-

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