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Filet of Beef

Filet of Beef

By: Katie Workman If you are looking for a luxurious main course for your family holiday dinner, then you might be treating yourself to a filet of beef. A filet of beef usually refers to the tenderloin cut, which comes from the short loin, probably the most tender cut of beef.  Roasting is one of the best ways to cook a filet of beef.  The cooking time will vary according more to the thickness of the filet than the length, or even the weight.  It is really smart to have a meat thermometer when you are cooking meat, especially an...

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Homemade Frozen Pumpkin Lattes

Homemade Frozen Pumpkin Lattes

By Katie Workman People await the arrival of pumpkin spiced latte season (otherwise known as fall) with extreme anticipation.   They are available in coffee shops all around the country, but let’s say you wanted to save the $5 at Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks and make your own.  Grab and blender, and in 5 minutes you will have the perfect fall treat.   The best pumpkin spiced latte starts with strong coffee or espresso, and the best coffee and espresso starts with fresh beans or ground coffee.  Storing your beans in the Prepara Evak containers means that your coffee with always...

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Thanksgiving Prep

Thanksgiving Prep

By Katie Workman Thanksgiving is just around the bend, and this year it is definitely going to look different.  But it also feels like this year we need it more than ever – even if it’s smaller, socially distanced, and involves Zoom. And while Thanksgiving might be all of the above things, it’s still a holiday where preparation is key.  Leaving everything until the last minute may mean that certain groceries will be hard to find, and none of us need more disappointment in our lives.  So, let’s get ourselves together, make it easier on ourselves and make this a...

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Back to School Lunches

Back to School Lunches

By Katie Workman What is school like for your kids at this moment?  It's all over the board for sure: virtual school, hybrid school, socially distanced school, rotating schedule school.  Parents, kids, and school faculty are all needing to stay flexible and patient as we navigate these uncharted waters.   But no matter what your school landscape looks like, weekday lunches are for sure something that have to be factored in.  You may still be packing lunches to be brought to school.  Or even if lunches are not being carried to school, there are school schedules to deal with – limited...

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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

By Katie Workman Serves 6 Peeling fresh butternut squash is easy if you have the right peeler, like the 5-in-1 peeler from Prepara.  It can strip, shred, peel, and grate, so it truly deserves a pace in your kitchen drawer; a real multipurpose tool.   This squash gets beautifully caramelized in the oven, and holds its own on any holiday table thanks to a glaze of butter and maple syrup spiked with cinnamon and cayenne, plus good old salt and pepper.  It’s perfect for Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, and any festive dinner…or it can turn a store-bought rotisserie chicken into a...

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