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Tips & Techniques

These Tips & Techniques are listed in alphabetical order.

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush {Eggplant Dip}

Eggplant was the abundant 'on sale' item in the fridge today.  I had bought two varieties at the Farmers' Market but had yet to come up with a…

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Bacon in the Oven

~ Bacon in the Oven ~ Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Foil line a shallow baking sheet.  Lay bacon strips in rows (closely but not touching).  Bake…

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Bread & Butter Pickles2

Bread & Butter Pickles

Sweet.  Crisp.  Bread & Butter Pickles.  We're hooked.  Fortunately these pickles are super easy to make and just a day away from pickle…

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Brining Basics

If you're planning on throwing chicken or pork chops on the grill this weekend, consider giving them a flavor and moisture boost.  Brining is an age…

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Brown braised onions and sauteed mushrooms

Brown-Braised Onions & Sautéed Mushrooms

Two key components of Julia Child's Coq au Vin recipe are the Brown-Braised Onions & Sautéed Mushrooms.  Here are her recipes for…

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Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

I never realized how often I include caramelized onions in my cooking until I started to post my recipes.  Caramelizing anything intensifies the…

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Cauliflower Rice or Couscous

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice.  A fantastic low-carb, low-cal substitute for an otherwise carb-laden food.  Does it taste 'just like' rice.  Nope.  However…

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Chicken & Waffle Fries with Honey Dijon Syrup

Chicken & Waffle Fries {with Honey Dijon Syrup}

I have been so excited about making 'waffles' out of hash browns from the time I first spotted this on Pinterest.  Today is the day we shall…

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Lemony Thyme Herbed Sea Salt

Fresh Herbs Preserved in Sea Salt

Looking for another way to hang on to those gorgeous fresh herbs?  In our Fresh Herbs article we have shared our favorite tips for {Growing,…

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Fresh Herbs {Growing, Harvesting, Using, Storing, Freezing, and Drying}

Over the year or so I’ve spent a good portion of my free time getting to know and understand Fresh Herbs.  I’ve certainly come a long…

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Herbed Butter & Oils {Fresh Herbs Frozen in Olive Oil or Butter}

Sharing this wonderful Herb 'Tip' from Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op.  Now you can have fresh herb flavors in the Winter Thyme too!!  Freezing the…

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Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth

Yesterday's whole chicken brings us to ~ Step 2, heavenly broth.  We've brought our pressure cooker back to life recently and are using it more…

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Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

It was high time for a Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup recipe on Lemony Thyme.  With our weekly roast chickens we produce (and freeze) a lot of…

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Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup. I recently saw a fb post from a well known blogger that asked followers if they used canned goods in their…

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream {in a Ziploc Bag}

Homemade Ice Cream {in a Ziploc Bag} Our first attempt at making ice cream in a Ziploc bag was the night I discovered Thin Mints in the freezer. …

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Changed My Life Tomato Sandwich

Homemade Mayonnaise

When summer tomatoes are at their best, I could eat a 'matter' sandwich for dinner every night.  Give me some fresh baked white bread, sliced garden…

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First step is to make the dough, which will need to rest for about an hour before the real fun begins.

Homemade Soft Pretzels {with Cheesy Crab Dip}

Today we are honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Day at my office.  Pink Power is in full swing.  Last year, for this same occasion, I attempted…

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How to Oven Roast Garlic2

How to Oven Roast Garlic

I actually own a Terracotta Garlic Roaster, which works very well.  However, several years ago I discovered that aluminum foil works just as…

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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa. You really ought to give fresh fruit a chance.  I know I'm preaching to the choir for many of you, but there are a good number of…

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Maple-Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Maple-Brined Grilled Pork Chops B is for Braising in our house, but also for Brining, especially when it comes to Pork Chops.  It you want moist,…

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice {Restaurant Style}

We just love sizzling Steak Fajitas served with all those delicious toppings.  And nothing goes better with them than a side of Mexican Rice.  I…

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Oven Baked Lobster Tails

Oven Baked Lobster Tails. Lobster.  What a treat.  Growing up in New England I looked forward to our annual Lobster & Clam Bake each…

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Parmesan Crisps

Parmesan Crisps

For Parmesan Crisps... Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Grate 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, then spoon…

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Prime Rib Roast

Prime Rib Roast {Christmas Eve Dinner}

I've been craving Prime Rib for months.  Which means I've been talking about it...a lot...for months.  And while over the past year special…

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Sage Browned Butter Spaetzle

Sage Browned Butter Spaetzle

Besides all the fabulous Autumn produce popping up in recipes on every site....I thought it might be fun to do a little Oktoberfest inspired…

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Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast

Slow Braised Beef Pot Roast {B is for Braising}

By mid-morning I was getting step by step details on how my intended crock pot dinner was turning into an amazing slow braised pot of hearty love. …

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Top 12 Cooking Essentials

Three Top 12 Lists for 12.12.12 {Essentials, Tips, & Ingredients}

Happy 12.12.12!!  I thought it would be fun to celebrate the last of the great repeating days in our lifetimes with a couple Top 12 Lists straight…

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Autumn Thyme

Welcome Autumn Thyme {Dried Herbs}

Today we say goodbye to Summer Thyme and welcome Autumn to the pages of Lemony Thyme.  Our new homepage picture tells the story of our fresh herb…

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Parchment Lining Step 7

{How-To} Line a Cake Pan with Parchment Paper

{How-To} Line a Cake Pan with Parchment Paper.  Step by Step. Step 1 ~ Tear off a piece of parchment paper and trim to make a square slightly…

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