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Pineapple at CHEFS Mix


If you have read the CHEFS In Season this month, you know the feature ingredient is Pineapple. Sweet, juicy pineapple. It is a delicious addition to sweet, savory and spicy recipes. But the tough exterior of the pineapple can be a challenge to get through. Today, we are looking at two ways to peel and core a pineapple: using a pineapple corer and using an old-fashioned serrated knife. See how you can peel and core a pineapple in under a minute.

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Edible Flowers at CHEFS Mix

Edible Spring Flower

Flowers are blooming! The sweet, fragrant smell of Spring is in the air. Gardeners are planning and planting their spring and summer crops. As plants begin to flower, using the edible blossoms is a great way to spice up your springtime meals!

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Maple Syrup at CHEFS Mix

The Sugar Run

From late winter to early spring is the prime season for maple sugaring—when the sap of the maple tree is collected and turned into maple syrup and other tasty items. Come discover a bit about the process and try some delicious recipes made with a hint of maple sweetness.

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Easter Eggs at CHEFS Mix

Bawk, Bawk Mr. Easter Bunny!

Colored eggs are beautiful symbols for the rebirth that comes with spring. I have been on the hunt for some new and interesting ways of making Easter Eggs this year. I have come across several unique and interesting kitchen crafts you may want to try this year!

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Waffles at CHEFS Mix


We are in love with waffles! Fluffy waffles for breakfast, waffle fries for lunch, and even waffles for dinner. But what is the best waffle maker? We looked at a few waffle makers, and made a whole lot of waffles. Here is what we like and didn't like about each, plus a recipe or two for yummy waffles from our friends at Cook's Country.

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Couscous at CHEFS Mix

Simple Side Dishes

Some evenings I get caught in a side dish rut. I can usually come up with a tasty and unique main dish, but when it comes to starch-based sides, I get stuck in the rice or potato circle of cooking. Why do I never remember to make couscous?

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Breakfast for Dinner

I love breakfast for dinner. It is one of my all-time favorite dinner menus. Come checkout these breakfast recipes remade just for dinner!

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Grown-Up Childhood Favorites at CHEFS Mix

Grown-up Takes on 5 Childhood Favorites

Somedays I dream of childhood favorites like mac and cheese, chicken fingers, and corn dogs. For one reason or another, whether it is a change in tastes or seeking better nutrition, as we grow into adults we leave those kind of meals behind. However, we say it is time to reclaim those favorites! With that in mind, we took a look at 5 kid favorites, and remake them into adult friendly dishes that will satisfy the kid in you!

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Let Them Eat Pie!

Today is National Pi day. While some folks will probably celebrate the mathematical constant, we choose to celebrate the sweeter tradition of pie!

Pie is an American tradition. Whether it is served a la mode or with cheese, pie is one of my favorite ways to finish a meal. We have some tricks and tips for perfecting pie crusts

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Stir-Fry at CHEFS Mix

Spring Stir-fry

Looking for a quick, one-dish meal idea with plenty of room for creativity? Try making one of these five delicious stir-fry dishes. Plus hints and tips on making stir-frys, the wok, and common Asian ingredients.

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Cookie Tips at CHEFS Mix

Good Cookies Gone Bad

I have made this chocolate chip cookie recipe hundreds of times. It is my family's favorite and is usually the cookie of choice filling my cookie jar. This past weekend something went terribly wrong. So a little research later, and I know what went wrong. Here are some cookie baking hints to help you the next time you are tempted to make cookies.

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Movie Night Snacks at CHEFS Mix

Movie Night Snacks

Tonight is a movie night at my house. We are going to put in an old classic, relax, and enjoy a family night together. But movie night means snack. And I love good buttery popcorn with a movie, but the family usually wants more. Here are some of our favorite snack ideas perfect for your next movie night.

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Tool Crock at CHEFS Mix

What A Crock!

Okay, I couldn't resist the pun! The design of a tool crock for the kitchen seems like a no brainer. What could we possible do to a utensil crock to make it that great? Well, let me count the ways…

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Broccoli Rabe at CHEFS Mix

Broccoli Rabe

Looking for a good side dish that is a little different? Try Broccoli Rabe.

Poor Broccoli Rabe gets passed over at the market. I was picking some up just the other day to make Broccoli Rabe With Northern White Beans and Cavatelli. Another shopper asked me what the vegetable was. I felt a little sorry for her and broccoli rabe. Don't miss out on this tasty veggie.

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Coconut at CHEFS Mix

Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut

Coconut is a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. You can use the meat, juice, milk and oil. It can be baked in sweet treats and added to savory meals. But first you have to crack the thing open.

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St. Patrick's Day at CHEFS Mix

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is only 13 days away. Soon rivers and beer will be running green, as communities celebrate Irish heritage. From Irish soda bread to chocolate stout brownies, try these delicious recipes to celebrate all things Irish.

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Figs at CHEFS Mix

Figs Glorious Figs

Black Genoa figs are quite dark, with red and white seeds inside, and they are by far the most common variety you will find in stores. Adriatic figs are better enjoyed dried and Brown Turkey figs are large, dark purple figs that tend to be extremely juicy. Both these types are usually avoided in cooking. Finally, Mission figs are known for their chewy texture, Calimyrna figs stand out thanks to their sweet flavor and Kadota figs feature a light green color and ten to be a little less sweet than the other varieties. Try these simple fig recipes for dinner tonight!

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