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Best baked potato ever: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Wash potato thoroughly, and dry with paper towels Poke 4-5 holes in potato skin with a fork Rub potato with light olive oil Place potato directly on oven rack (DO NOT, whatever you do, wrap it in foil) Bake for 1 hour (I said it was good, not that it was fast) Remove with tongs, split with fork, add your favorite toppings, and serve.

The Web’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches If we had to choose one simple comfort food to eat for the rest of our lives, it would be grilled cheese. Sure we would eventually have to pay for two airline seats and purchase a Neti Pot to keep our nostrils clear, but you know what, it’d be worth it. If you’re in the same boat, here are The Web’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that you can cook up and enjoy too.

soft pretzels i was feeling a bit scrooge-like this weekend for not baking any christmas cookies. rather than make red and green cookies i decided to try something i have always wanted to do but have never gotten around to ... soft pretzels. that would be my christmas baking. i remembered bookmarking a recipe on smitten kitchen that looked amazing. i always trust the recipes on Deb's site. any time i plan on making something intricate or complicated i go there to see if/how she has done it. once again - a perfect recipe from Deb! i am a bit at a loss for words to describe these little chubby soft pretzels. amazing ... wonderful ... perfect ...heavenly ... they all kind of work but don't quite encompass how completely ridiculous these little guys are. yea they take some time and love but my god are they astonishing! the outside gets crispy and brown and the inside is perfectly chewy. i will never be able to eat another ball park pretzel again. these are in a whole other league.

15 Minutes to Fame – Gnocchi for Beginners. And for Braggarts. May 19th, 2009 I just don’t know where to start. Sometimes a proper introduction to a recipe is so far out of reach & the spark just won’t catch – not so today. How to To Make Your Food Taste Awesome Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2012 in Food Preparation | 211 comments In case you are not skilled with the food recipes and preparation, listed bellow are some of the easy food tips to make your meals delicious easy way. No matter you prepare breakfast, dinner or just a snack, the easy food tips are here to make your food even more attractive and awesome. Idea by Janice Kamide Baked Egg Boat recipe Breakfast is my favorite meal. I like to drink iced coffee and watch the cream climb its way down the chunky ice cubes in a dazy before the caffeine hits. I like to order bacon with whatever I’m eating. I like eating potatoes with ketchup.

How to Make Crêpes Without a Crêperie A brief tutorial on how to make crêpes at home, no crêperie required. Just you, your stove and a bit of batter and you’ll have a plate full of thin pancakes in no time at all. I’ve always wanted to live abroad, even if just for a short time. While the dream of leaving and exploring was there, the reality was and is that I remain fully rooted in the Midwest.In college I was a single parent. In order to declare my Spanish major, I had to get the mandatory study abroad waived. Rather than live somewhere new and explore, I sat in my apartment and cooked, dreaming of leaving.

Cream Cheese Frosting I’m not going to try to avoid the question on this one, I’ll just start with the honest truth: I’ve made ONE traditional cake from scratch. Once. That’s it. It was some time ago, and I don’t remember it being that amazing. Grilled Avocado Guacamole © Jerry James Stone via iPhone Guacamole is one of my favorite things. I admit, I have eaten tacos made only of guacamole and a tortilla. While I don't stray from my favorite guacamole recipe often, this one has a nice smokiness to it that's a great fit for fajitas or anything grilled. I suggest a really bright white wine, one with lots of minerals. If you are more of a red drinker, avoid the fruit, stick to herbal notes or a smoky Mourvèdre.

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. Grilled Brie Sandwich with Apple and Red Onion Confit © Jaymi HeimbuchPhotos by Jaymi Heimbuch The grilled cheese sandwich is perhaps my most favorite comfort food. Not only is it tasty, but the combinations of cheese alone are endless. Enjoy this sandwich with some friends and a nice, crisp Chablis.