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By Katie Barreira For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks To all the Newbie readers, whether you’ve tuned in for one blog or all 121 (thanks, Mom!) I hope you’ve enjoyed reading, and hopefully cooking along, as much as I have enjoyed sharing. Today will be my last post, but continue to follow Special […]

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By Katie Barreira For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks Tempering chocolate can be one of the more intimidating, exacting and maddening culinary tasks. But it doesn’t have to be. Why temper? If you’re going to melt chocolate for coating, candy making, or dipping you’ll have much snappier results if you take the time […]

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By Katie Barreira For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks Happy 2013! As I think back over the past year of eating, there are a few culinary encounters that stand out because they revolutionized the way I eat. As a foodie and a food professional, I’m always getting hyped-up about some hip trend (home […]

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By Katie Barreira For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks Cookies, cookies and more cookies…even St. Nick could get sick of them over the holidays. This Christmas, break out of the baking rut and leave Santa a treat that’s full of sweet surprises. How long it took to make them, for one. These decorative […]

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By Katie Barreira For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks While picking up a bunch of broccolini at the farmers’ market, a fellow shopper asked me how to go about preparing the bright green veg. She had seen a recipe that called for par-cooking the slender stalks in a pot of boiling, salted water […]

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Special Fork celebrates Entertaining Week. Stay tuned for party tips and recipes from our Special Fork bloggers all week long. This week also kicks off our annual holiday kitchen tools sweepstakes. Please check our Facebook page to learn about the tools we’ve selected for the sweepstakes and how you can enter to win our prize […]

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By Katie Barreira For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks Doing any entertaining this holiday season? You may have the makings of a simple and remarkably healthy appetizer in the crisper right now and not even know it. Roasted, stir-fried or smothered in cheese, broccoli is one of my favorite fall veggies, but I […]

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By Katie Barreira For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks If the closest thing to a raw vegetable on your Thanksgiving table is a plate of celery sticks stuffed with olive cream cheese, then maybe you know how I feel. What I miss most on this day of soporific turkey, bread stuffing and green […]

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