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Why Doesn’t Grocery Store Packed Meat Come With Cooking Instructions?

My time to cook, bake and grill is always limited.  It's spaghetti, ramen, pizza or a salad at our house most of the time.  When I do find myself with an evening to cook a nice meal I head to the grocery store and try to find something we don't get very often.  There's always a nice selection of raw meat to choose from in the meat section of our local grocery stores, but how do I prepare it?

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What Is Veganism? Would You Consider Becoming Vegan Like Carrie Underwood and Ellen DeGeneres?

We have a friend who is vegan.  When I asked what that meant, he said he doesn't eat anything with a face.  I guess that's true, but I had been hoping for a more technical answer.  I wanted to know the difference between vegan and vegetarian.  I don't know if I could do it, but I've heard of so many health benefits, I thought I'd research it and even borrowed a vegan cookbook to see if anything sounded good.

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Smoked Walleye Is Better Than You Would Think

I know what you're saying, "Why would I smoke Walleye?"  Smoking a walleye would be like putting ketchup on prime rib.  Smoking fish is for the kind of fish that doesn't already taste good.  But guess what, smoked walleye is pretty darn good.

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Study Says: Washing Your Chicken Before Cooking It Creates Cross Contamination [VIDEO]

 

I am guilty and a little miffed.  I didn't USE to wash my chicken before I cooked it, but I saw the benefits of rinsing it before cooking it.  After all, it's sitting in that chicken juice goo after thawing from the freezer and getting rid of that always made me feel better.  But, experts are now saying washing/rinsing my chicken can now be a BAD thing!

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McKenna Pope from Change.org
McKenna Pope from Change.org
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Help A Little Girl Who Wants An Easy Bake For Boys Too For Her Brother [VIDEO]

McKenna Pope is 13 and has a 4 year old brother. Her brother wants an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas, but is embarrassed to ask for one because of the "girl" colors that are available, and the teasing he would take from Uncles and friends.

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Don’t Throw Back Your Northerns, Here’s How You Get The Bones Out [VIDEO]

Last weekend I went fishing at a friend's cabin where we always catch northern pike.  From a very young age, I was always told that Northern's weren't good eating fish.  My friend's family showed me the trick into fileting a northern.  It's all about getting those Y Bones out.  It's not that hard!

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(Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
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How To Cook The Perfect Egg

It's Easter Time!!! Have you colored eggs yet? Yep, me neither! So I always seem to either under cook or over cook. I don't mind the under cooked, but the wife and kids do. So, since I love food and like to cook, I am always looking for good recipes and tips. Here's some great tips, some I knew, some are new.

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Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images
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Turkey Cooking Times, Temps And Tips For A Happy Thanksgiving!

It's my biggest fear for Thanksgiving:  Having people over for a dinner that I hand a hand in cooking and then getting calls later on from my guests who are now in the fetal position with food poisoning.  Luckily that has never happened to me, but I make sure I'm careful with food.   From the United States Department Of Agriculture, here are some very handy tips for cooking both fresh and frozen turkeys.  Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

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Taste of Home Cooking Show Comes to the Duluth Superior Area This Weekend

Do you enjoy cooking or food? If so, this show is for you! Taste of Home's national cooking show is coming to the Twin Ports this Saturday at the Otter Creek Convention Center at Black Bear Casino Resort just 20 minutes from Duluth.

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photo: kkcb.com
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Interview With Taste Of Home Culinary Expert Karen Davis [Audio]

The Taste of Home Cooking Show is coming to Black Bear on Oct 22nd!  It's sure to be a great time, so get your tickets now!  You get them now online, or also at our studios 14 E central entrance.

Karen Davis (pictured) is the Taste Of Home Culinary Expert, and she talked with the Breakfast Club this morning about what to expect.  Take a listen!

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photo: Ken Hayes
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French Bread Pizza – Something Even A Kid Can Make!

Sometimes you are lucky and your child wants to help you cook.  Unfortunately, most of the time I'm grilling meat on open flame and it's not the best place for a 3 year old to lend a hand.

Last night, I decided that we would make French Bread Pizza, since we had A TON of left over cheese

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