Cooking Tips & Inspiration

  • Creative Corn Recipes

    By Kansas Living on June 28, 2022

    The perfect food to go with your corny jokes. 1. Southwest Corn Dip Mighty Mrs. 2. Mexican Street Corn Flatbread Pizza Food Folks and Fun 3. Buttery Smoked Corn on the Cob Jerkyholic 4....

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    Colorful Fruit Salad Recipes

    By Kansas Living on June 7, 2022

    Fresh fruit salad recipes for the hot summer months.  1. Summer Fruit Salad Joy Food Sunshine 2. Strawberry Shortcake Fruit Salad Two Pink Peonies 3. Tea-Time Fruit Salad 4. Toasted Pecan...

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    The 18 Best Cooking Tips Every Home Cook Should Know

    By Chef Alli on May 31, 2022

    Below is a list of cooking tips that will benefit every home cook. These tips and shortcuts make recipes more flavorful, cooking more fun and help keep prep time to a minimum.  1. How to Avoid...

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    How to Make the Best Burger

    By Chef Alli on May 13, 2022

    Nothing says summertime more than grilled burgers. Juicy ground beef patties cooked to perfection over a charcoal grill (my preference, anyway), then cheese, toppings, special sauce and toasted buns...

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  • Kitchen Clutter

    Reducing Kitchen Countertop Clutter

    By Chef Alli on April 27, 2022

    If you’re like me and the kitchen is where you spend a lot of time, it’s easy to get bogged down with kitchen clutter and overloaded countertops.   All those cool cooking gadgets in utensil jars,...

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  • Nonstick Pan

    Caring for Nonstick Cookware

    By Chef Alli on April 22, 2022

    Use the right tools  Even the most durable nonstick finish can be quickly gouged and damaged when metal or wooden utensils are used.   Instead, using silicone spatulas and spatula-spoons when...

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  • Capellini Pasta in Simple White Sauce and Butter Shrimp

    Easy Dinners with Protein

    By Kansas Living on April 8, 2022

    With the rise in popularity of TikTok and Instagram Reel content, we gathered 10 easy recipes perfect for a busy night that includes protein.  1. Easy Green Chicken Enchiladas Get the full...

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  • Mother's Day Tea Party

    Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party

    By Chef Alli on April 6, 2022

    With a bit of creativity and planning, you can host a lovely tea party to honor mom and provide a special memory she will always cherish and remember. The tradition and custom of afternoon tea...

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    Easter Recipes

    By Kansas Living on April 5, 2022

    No matter what type of Easter meal you prefer (brunch, lunch or dinner), we have tips and recipes to fit the bill.  Easter Brunch If easy breezy is your cup of tea, host a late-morning brunch that...

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  • Easter leftovers

    Easter Leftovers

    By Kansas Living on April 5, 2022

    No matter how well you plan, more than likely you’ll have leftovers. Don’t let that tasty food go to waste! Check out these recipes and give a second life to your Easter leftovers. Ham Salad Ham...

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