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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks This time of year, even folks who’ve never touched a skillet get the baking itch. And how can you resist? The smells of cinnamon, gingerbread, chocolate and everything pumpkin spice wafting in the air instantly make us happier and eager to fill our own […]

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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks During the holidays, there seems to be a Christmas party every other day. Most often, due to being tired and getting caught up in the holiday spirits, many of us wake up with a hangover the following morning…or is that just me? More than […]

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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks When it’s blisteringly cold outside and I’m running low on funds, a hearty soup is always the dish I go to first. And my favorite soup of all is French onion. The way the onions reduce to an almost meaty caramel and then get […]

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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks Every year at Thanksgiving, I’m an unashamed traditionalist. I love the turkey, the giblet gravy and the green bean casserole. And although I love cranberry sauce directly from the can, it’s the one aspect of the Thanksgiving table that I don’t mind breaking from […]

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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks As anyone who knows me well will attest, I have a weakness for sweets. I love to keep them around at all times in case a craving hits. But often that means candy or chocolates since those keep well for days. Very rarely do […]

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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks One of my favorite dishes to make and eat is sweet and sour pork. I love that interplay of, well, sweet and sour in a savory context. But many of us, including myself, never think to go beyond that Chinese take-out staple when craving […]

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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks For this week’s theme of Halloween-inspired recipes, I wanted something that was easy, an uncharacteristic quality to most Halloween project-style recipes. First, I had to pick what I wanted my dish to look like. After thinking about dismembered appendages, demon-shaped creations and cute ghost-resembling […]

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By Ben Mims For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks I’m an avid beer drinker, so I always have more than a few brands and styles hanging around my house at any given time. This sometimes becomes problematic when I have a lot available to drink but don’t have the time or desire to […]

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