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How to Choose a Mango

While there are literally hundreds of varieties of mangos out there, each with their own unique flavor and texture, here are some basic guidelines you can use to make sure you get the best ripe mango. Color is not always an indicator of ripeness. Some mangos stay green even when […]

How to Cut Up a Mango

You need: 1 very sharp knife 1 cutting board 1 large spoon ripe mango First: Make sure your mango is ripe. It should be slightly soft and give at little to touch, but your finger should not go through the skin. If it does, that is an over ripe mango-throw […]

How to Make Mini Meatballs

First mix up your favorite meatball mixture. We like to make mini meatballs with a mixture of lean ground beef, onions, garlic, egg, parsley, salt and pepper. Add a little less bread crumbs or bread then you would typically use and make sure any chunky ingredients like onions are minced […]

How to Prepare and Eat an Artichoke

Ingredients:1 artichoke per personmelted butterlemon juice Directions: Bring a large pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, remove most of the stem and carefully clean the artichoke, removing all dirt or grit. Place in a steamer and steam for about 20 minutes or until or until petal near the center pulls […]

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate

First, cut the pomegranate in half and lightly score-without piercing-the rest of the skin, in about two places on each half. This will make it easier to turn the skin inside out as you pick out the seeds. Fill a bowl with cool water. I like to use my largest […]

How to make Perfect Chicken Cutlets

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts3/4 cup flour1 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon buttersalt pepperoregano Directions:Cut the chicken breasts cut horizontally into 2 thin pieces each. Sprinkle each side with salt, pepper and oregano. Press spices into chicken. Dredge in flour. In a medium pan, heat the olive oil and butter. Add […]

How to Make Perfect Corn on the Cob

Directions: Wait until corn season. Bring 4 quarts of water to boil in a very large pot. Add 6-10 freshly shucked ears of corn. Cook uncovered 3-5 minutes until just tender. Remove from the water and eat immediately. Serve with lots of fresh butter. My thoughts: Making corn is a […]

How to toast coconut

Preheat oven to 350. Arrange shredded/flaked coconut on a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Stir and check frequently to prevent burning. Remove from oven and allow to cool before using. My thoughts: This works for either sweetened or unsweetened coconut. […]

How to Open a Coconut

You need: 1 coconut hammer large nails screwdriver Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Using your hammer and nails, poke a hole in each of the eyes of the coconut. If necessary, use the screwdriver to enlarge the holes. Drain out the milk, making sure it smells and tastes sweet. If […]

How to Host a Cookie Swap

How to Host a Cookie Swap I hosted my first cookie swap party this weekend and I think it went pretty well. Some tips I have come up with are: Send out invitations early-the holiday time is busy for everyone. Decide how many cookies each person will bring. 1 dozen […]