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Carolyn Malcoun's Blog (Page 4)

July 5, 2011 - 10:55am

I’m more of a cook than a baker. So while I have an arsenal of dried herbs and spices and savory condiments, my baking cupboard is slightly more bare. Since I don’t keep tabs on what’s in there, there have been times that I’ve realized that I’m missing a ingredient or two after I’ve already embarked on a baking project. While I have a grocery store less than a mile from my house, it’s usually not worth the inconvenience to me to go get what I’m missing—especially when I have a perfectly good substitute in my kitchen already! Here are 7 no-fail baking substitutions you can make without ruining your recipes.

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June 28, 2011 - 11:45am

Baby, it's hot outside. And a perfect drink to cool down is a frosty glass of iced tea. Plus, as Joyce Hendley reported in a recent issue of EatingWell Magazine, studies show if you drink tea regularly, you may reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes, plus have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. How? Tea is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which are most potent when tea is freshly brewed.

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Another benefit...

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June 24, 2011 - 10:48am

There’s one time of year when fruit really grabs my attention and that’s summertime! Even though many fruits are available year-round, as a contributing food editor for EatingWell Magazine I know that picking fruit at its peak means it tastes better and has more nutrients—and can cost less too.

I’m oh-so-excited because my favorites are ripe and in season right now. I recently nibbled my way through a half-pint of raspberries on my way home from the supermarket. Sweet strawberries and fragrant peaches incite me to—gasp—bake shortcakes and cobblers. Pureeing watermelon into juice is...

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June 10, 2011 - 11:17am

If my house was burning down, I’d try to lug every single skillet in my kitchen out the door with me (after first making sure my husband and dogs were safe, of course…) Sure, if you ask my husband, I have a few too many pans. But they all serve a purpose (and it’s great to have a few extra on hand when I’m entertaining or developing recipes). I’m not advocating that anyone take up collecting skillets like I do, but it is good to have a variety for different tasks. If you’re wondering which pans you should have on hand in your kitchen, here are 5 tips from the EatingWell Test Kitchen to help you choose.

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