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Recipe for fried ice cream

Fried ice cream is a unique confection. It is crisp and hot on the outside, and cold and meltingly soft on the inside. Preparation of this delicious desert is straightforward, although it does require some forward planning. Tips for success … Continue reading

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History of the Microwave Oven

During World War II, two scientists invented the magnetron, a tube that produces microwaves. Installing magnetrons in Britain’s radar system, the microwaves were able to spot Nazi warplanes on their way to bomb the British Isles. The scientists in the … Continue reading

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History of the Slow Cooker

The history of the slow cooker, a countertop electrical cooking appliance, is a rather short one. In the early 1960s the West Bend Corporation developed an electric bean cooker they called the Bean Pot. It was a crockery bean pot … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Peas Mushrooms and Proscuitto in a Creamy Sauce

Comfort food has never tasted so good. Pairing the quintessential peas and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with salty prosciutto and heavenly gnocchi is a feast for the palate. Start with the homemade gnocchi recipe below or buy some already made from … Continue reading

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Beyond fried green tomatoes

Perhaps you’ve had a recent thunderstorm that knocked the tomatoes down, perhaps you had a late summer and the tomatoes aren’t quite ripe but your weather is turning cold, whatever the cause, you have a lot of green tomatoes and … Continue reading

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