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Arroz con Camerones

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Ingredients: 1 lbs shrimp 1 lb bacon (chopped) 3 Tblsp capers 1 tsp ground cumin 3 garlic cloves (minced) 1 C. rice 1 md. red onion (chopped) 1 red pepper (diced roughly) 2 lg. tomatoes ¼ C. cilantro (finely chopped) … Continue reading

Donya Marie’s Kitchen Tips Now Available!

Donya Marie's Kitchen Tips

Donya Marie’s Kitchen Tips

Whether you cook a little or a lot, plain or fancy, healthy or hearty, for your family, just for fun or for a business, this is the one book you’ll use often. Organized in an easy-to-find format, Donya Marie’s Cooking Tips includes aclickable table of contents organized by category for quick reference to allow you to quickly jump to the help you need.Find out how to follow the example of this professional chef as you discover:

• How to get more juice from a lime or lemon
• How to soften butter quickly
• How to keep produce and other foods safe from spoilage
• How to blend spices for the optimal taste treat
• How to enhance beaten egg whites or pie crust with the addition of vinegar
• How to consistently make cakes more moist
• How to make your own cake flour or Bisquick® substitutes
• How to store and use stale breads
• How to prevent soggy or hard waffles
• How to substitute ingredients instead of running to the store
• How to use chocolate in ways you’ve never dreamed of
• How to save time using Donya Marie’s shortcuts and restaurant tricks
And so much more!

With this book, you can cook with skill, confidence, and pleasure knowing your cooking solutions are by your side whenever you cook. It’s the book you’ll reach for when you have a question or run across a new challenge in your kitchen.

Or just sit and read through it at your leisure to see what useful tips you can discover and try. Donya Marie’s Cooking Tips is a book you can simply pick up for fun when relaxing on the sofa. You can open it to any page in the book and just start reading. It will become your go-to kitchen tool.

Whether you’re just browsing or desperately trying to solve a vexing cooking emergency, every cook will appreciate this book.

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Chocolate Carne Colorada (gluten free) & Kitchen Tips

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Carne Colorada receives its name from the reddish / orange color the meat absorbs from ground achiote or annatto seed. Carne Colorada is a typical dish from the provinces of Carchi and Imbabura in the northern highland region in Ecuador; it is … Continue reading

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Cacao!

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Finally, I found Cacao!  I am so excited.  I was going through some very serious withdrawals and they would get much worse as my mind would start panicking and thinking that I may not get any until someone came from the US to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mushroom Pâté

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I love mushrooms; I mean I LOVE them. Did you know that there are over 38,000 varieties of mushrooms available, over 3,000 in North America alone, with varying colors, textures and flavors? Some are so rare that they only grow … Continue reading

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STUFFED POBLANO PEPPERS

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I love a good stuffed pepper so for the 4th of July this year I prepared just that.  Not really knowing what to use, I decided to use the ingredients I use most in my kitchen and combine them to come … Continue reading

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Sweet & Sour Meatballs (gluten and lactose free)

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I decided it was time to introduce Asian Cuisine to Chocolate Cuisine!  The marriage worked beautifully.  I have served this several times and everyone likes it.  But then, how can you go wrong with brown sugar and chocolate?  It would … Continue reading