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Orange Slices with Basil Lime Sugar—A Utility Knife Adventure

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Orange slices topped with a basil lime sugar is one of my favorite quick snacks, or simple appetizers to whip up when I’m craving citrus.  I hesitate to call it a recipe because there’s really nothing to it, but I’m sharing it with you nonetheless.  This dish is also a great way to work on […]

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My Future As a Watermelon Carver

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I recently had to face the cold hard truth.  I do not have a future in fruit carving.  At least not for a long, long time.  I know that this may sound like an odd profession to try dabbling in, so let me back up a bit and explain.

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Chopping Chocolate: Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies with Nutella Ganache (+ A Knife Giveaway!)

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Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Brownies with Nutella Ganache Makes about 30 servings For the Brownies: 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted butter 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao or darker), chopped 2 1/2 cups turbinado sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 6 large eggs 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup buckwheat flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 […]

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Fillet, Chef’s, and Paring Knife Tests—The quest to pick out a knife that works for you.

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Have you voted yet today? You can vote once every day between now and December 31st! Help me win the title of favorite Crescent Cook and be entered for the chance to win $5,000! (See more voting details at the end of this post.)* Oh, and y’all better be entering our awesome Food Ninja Contest […]

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