Purple Cauliflower!
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Purple Cauliflower!

This ought to make your kids eat their veggies! Try this delicious vegetable roasted for a nutty flavor – and a fun dinner table topic. The purple color is completely natural and an antioxidant, just like purple cabbage. Cauliflower comes in a variety of colors – white, green, orange and purple. Roasted Cauliflower    serves 4...

Halloween Spider Cake
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Halloween Spider Cake

This is actually really fun and easy to make. The “spider web” was made using Wilton’s black sparkle gel and the spiders are Halloween decorations I found at Target. I would recommend taking the extra 5 minutes to make the frosting – it makes all the difference! Halloween Spider Cake: 1 box Betty Crocker Yellow...

Early Lingo’s Kitchen Tips Part 2
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Early Lingo’s Kitchen Tips Part 2

Here are more lifesaving kitchen tips! 1. Got cracks? To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling. 2. Scorched mess? To easily remove burned food from a skillet, place a couple drops of dish soap in the pan and cover the bottom with water. Bring to a...

Roasted Chicken
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Roasted Chicken

This has to be the most simple and delicious dinner of all time! Roasted Chicken: Preheat oven to 450 degrees 5 pound whole chicken 1 onion 1 carrot 1 lemon Kosher salt olive oil Remove the giblets from the chicken. Thoroughly rinse the chicken both inside and out, then pat dry with paper towels. (this...

Mango Avocado Salsa
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Mango Avocado Salsa

Here’s a refreshing late summer treat. It’s a great appetizer or can even accompany a fish or chicken dish. The jalapeño adds a little bite, but isn’t necessary. Mango Avocado Salsa 2 mangos 1 jalapeño pepper 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced 1/4 red onion 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 avocado 1 tomato Dice the mangos, avocado,...

Panko Crusted Dover Sole
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Panko Crusted Dover Sole

Panko is a type of breadcrumb used in Japanese cuisine. It is light and flaky, making a crispy coating when used with fish. You can use Dover sole or any kind of white fish, which children tend to prefer as it has a mild taste – and it cooks in a flash. This is one...

Early Lingo’s Kitchen Tips Part 1
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Early Lingo’s Kitchen Tips Part 1

These are fantastic tips from my old cooking club that make life a little easier in the kitchen! 1. Dripping ice cream cone? Stuff a miniature marshmallow into the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2. Want the perfect pancake? Use a turkey baster to squeeze the pancake batter onto the...

Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon
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Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon

Here’s an easy 2 bowl, Asian inspired dish for a special summer evening dinner. The steaks are tasty enough on their own, so you can reserve the wasabi for for more mature taste buds if it’s too hot for the kiddos!  Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon – serves 4 4 steak filets 3 tablespoons wasabi paste...

Hot and Sweet Corn Salad
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Hot and Sweet Corn Salad

Here’s a great warm weather recipe that’s easy to make and chock full of delicious seasonal veggies! Hot and Sweet Corn Salad – serves 4 6 ears fresh corn, husked 3 assorted peppers – red, green and orange 1 zucchini 1/2 jalapeño pepper (if desired) 1 bunch of scallions 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon...

French Fried Haricots Verts
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French Fried Haricots Verts

In the summer vegetables are fresh and it’s fun to eat them raw, especially when it’s hot outside. But here’s a twist to keep your kids eating their veggies. You can try this with other vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, etc. French Fried Haricots Verts   – serves 4 1 pound fresh haricots verts (French green...