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Cooking with Kids By

Cooking with Kids By

By Katie Workman - As of now, any of us with young kids are now spending pretty much 24/7 with them. And even though there are bigger issues at hand, we still need to figure out what to do with our little (or not so little) guys that will provide entertainment and distraction …and maybe even a meal or a snack.     We all love our kids to pieces, but at any age confined + bored kids = trouble + too much screen time + crankiness.  So, let’s shut down the dives for a bit and nudge them towards the kitchen so they can make...

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How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

By: Katie Workman Check out the Prepara Super Scoopers for a fun way for the kids to eat their frozen treat! Ice cream makers are great.  But maybe it’s not a purchase you’ve felt worth your while.  They do take up real estate in your kitchen, and usually your freezer (the inner container often has to be frozen for the appliance to do its job).  But hooray and lucky for us -- we can get to homemade ice cream with just a food processor (and a pot and a zipper top plastic bag, which I am confident that you own)....

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Transform the Way You Cook with Fresh Herbs and Olive Oil

Transform the Way You Cook with Fresh Herbs and Olive Oil

There is something so refreshing about adding herbs and olive oil to a dish. The taste of the dish instantly transforms to a more vibrant and flavorful meal. If you have never cooked with fresh herbs and olive oil before, I suggest you start immediately as they will change the way you cook and eat forever. I’m very big on adding both to every dish so I have included some delicious recipes. I also included some tips and tricks on how to preserve herbs and olive oil properly so they don’t spoil or lose their amazing flavor. Fresh Herbs: I...

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Tarragon Hamburgers with Horseradish Sauce by Katie Workman

Tarragon Hamburgers with Horseradish Sauce by Katie Workman

These burgers look like regular burgers, but they have the surprise of a little nuggets of tarragon butter tucked into the center, which releases a burst of fresh herby flavor as you work your way through the burger.  You could use other fresh herbs in place of the tarragon, but I loved the way its anisey flavor played against the zip of the creamy, citrusy horseradish sauce. Herb shears makes short work of mincing the tarragon leaves, and they are also kind of fun to use with three blades getting the job done in seconds.  There is also an integrated...

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Beverage of the Month: The "Happy Place" Margarita

Beverage of the Month: The "Happy Place" Margarita

The margarita is delightfully refreshing with a citrusy twist. Check out how to make one of our favorite cocktails with the Prepara Tastemaker Infuser. Cheers! Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lime, cut in wedges, optionalKosher salt, optionalGrapefruit pieces4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice3 oz Triple Sec2 cups ice8 oz Blanco Tequila 1 oz agave syrup (or simple syrup) Add grapefruit pieces into Prepara Tastemaker Infuser and fill with tequila. Muddle and let sit for 15 minutes minimum. Rim glasses: Rub cut lime around edge of glass. Rub rim of glass lightly in a plate of kosher salt. Add ice, lime juice,...

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