One of the MANY ways I use my Silicone Rolling Pin! (VIDEO + PICS)

Here is one of my favorite recipes, complete with video using products from my KITCHEN LINE. My silicone rolling pins, used in this video, are on a fantastic deal at LIVING SOCIAL right now! Australian Meat Pies FILLING 3 pounds beef chuck, diced 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 cup flour 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1...

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Garam Masala Spice Blend (Don’t BUY it, MAKE it!)

Jun 22, 14 Garam Masala Spice Blend (Don’t BUY it, MAKE it!)

Posted by in Kitchen Basics, Recipes, Savory

  Do you like to make Indian food at home? I certainly do; whether it’s Chicken Tikka Masala, a good Lamb Madras curry or Naan bread, the McCord van Kempens love their spice. Many recipes for home cooks rely on a spice blend called Garam Masala, which is simply a mixture of spices most home cooks already have in their...

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Demi-Glace (Red Meat Based)

Mar 20, 14 Demi-Glace (Red Meat Based)

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I’ve been stocking my kitchen with a ton of basics lately…spice blends, stocks and of course, the demi-glace. Yes, you could buy it from Williams-Sonoma, but making it yourself is SO easy, and you can freeze it in portions so there’s little waste. I use this as a base for tons of sauces to serve with red meat....

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Quick and Easy Buttermilk in Small Quantities

Buttermilk. It’s smelly. It’s hard to find in supermarkets and you always have to buy WAY more than you need. Why is it that you always find yourself needing a cup, 1/2 cup or 1/4 cup in recipes? After buying it a few times, then having to fumigate the fridge after the rest of it went off, a timeframe which seems to be...

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