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Brown Rice: Health Benefits and How to Cook

Health Benefits of Brown Rice Brown rice, which is whole grain can be turned into white rice by removing and polishing more of the kernel — but with that process comes a loss in nutrients. White rice has had the bran and germ removed, which are the most nutritious parts of […]

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This quick and easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce recipe uses fresh, whole cranberries. Make a day in advance so it can be served chilled. It has a nice tangy, bitter flavor with a touch of sweetness. I adapted this homemade cranberry sauce recipe from one I found in Julia Child’s The […]

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Making Pesto in a Food Processor

I’ve been harvesting opal and green basil from the garden, so it’s pesto season. Here’s what I use to make pesto and how I make it in my Cuisinart Food Processor. You can make it in a blender, but will probably need to add more oil to get it to […]