Katherine Cortes

Hearty French Onion Soup for Winter

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French Onion Gratin Soup

You know that it’s time for a hearty soup when it’s so cold that just want to bundle up inside the house. Try to warm up with this cosy recipe: a classic French onion soup. It’s hearty, rich and delicious, we won’t be surprised if you make it during other seasons as well. The key […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Hearty French Onion Soup for Winter

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Wine Glass Spotlessly Clean

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Do you ever wonder why your wine glasses don’t come up sparkling clean? Yes, you’ve had a lifetime of experience washing ordinary glasses, but sometimes you find that you can’t remove the “spots” or water marks in a wine glass, much less make it spotlessly clean. Let’s take a look at the wine glasses first. […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | 4 Simple Ways To Make Your Wine Glass Spotlessly Clean

Tried and Tested Ways to Keep Drinks Colder, Longer

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When it comes to wines and beers, a lot of people agree that colder is better – thus the ubiquitous commercials of glistening, ice-cold bottles and endless experiments using a thermometer and various household items, all with the idea of finding the best way to make drinks colder, for a longer period. Of course, even […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Tried and Tested Ways to Keep Drinks Colder, Longer

Grilled Eggplant Salad With Tomato And Feta Cheese

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Some people say that it’s best to let the seasons dictate what ingredients to put in a salad, as fruits and vegetables that are in season can easily be enjoyed fresh and bought at a more reasonable price. The same reasoning is applied to this tasty Grilled Eggplant Salad With Tomato And Feta Cheese. It […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Grilled Eggplant Salad With Tomato And Feta Cheese

Tender and Juicy Beef Pot Roast

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Add this home-style beef pot roast to your ever-growing list of pressure cooker recipes. In just an hour, the roast is rendered juicy and tender, and you can pair it with mashed potatoes and nice gravy that’s thickened from the juice. Yum! Add carrots and potatoes as desired.

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Tender and Juicy Beef Pot Roast

Light Wonton Soup Recipe

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Winter is definitely the time to make soup’s galore! Here’s a fuss-free recipe that features light Chinese dumplings served in steaming chicken broth – an ideal winter warmer. The best thing about this recipe is that you can prepare the wontons ahead of time and freeze them for later use. Well wrapped, the wontons will […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Light Wonton Soup Recipe

Warming, Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

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Chicken noodle soup is a staple among many households. Warming, healthy and delicious, it’s a perfect soup for the cold months and is also a popular remedy made by fussy mums for those who’re feeling under the weather. Here’s an old-fashioned chicken noodle soup recipe that’ll bring back those nostalgic memories of being taken care […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Warming, Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Red velvet cakes are what you’d call a flashy dessert. They’re baked with a distinctive red tinge from using the traditional beetroot or the more common food colouring that sets them apart from the rest, and the cream cheese frosting makes them all the more tempting. Red velvet cakes are usually prepared for Valentines Day […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Rich, Creamy Mushroom Soup

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Creamy mushroom soup is probably the most popular among the many mushroom soup recipes out there. This comforting dish is enough to satisfy your mushroom cravings and makes a great first course for dinner parties. On simpler occasions, it’s best served with salad and a good chunk of garlic bread. Here we have an easy […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Rich, Creamy Mushroom Soup

Baking with a Hand Mixer

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If you plan to take baking seriously, you need a reliable helper in the kitchen. Here is where the hand mixer comes into play. Essentially, a hand mixer is your go-to device for for light-duty mixing. Compared to a stand mixer, it is cheaper and more compact in size, so storage space becomes less of […]

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A Pinch of This, a Dash of That | Baking with a Hand Mixer