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Recipe Cooking Times Can Be Deceiving!

Often, they're just a suggestion. Recipe writers can’t always be quite as precise as they’d prefer when they list cooking…

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8 Fruits and Vegetables that Don’t belong in your Refrigerator

How to keep your fruits and vegetables tasting as they should. In a perfect world we’d shop daily and prepare…

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A place for coffee in your kitchen

How to set up a hot beverage station for your morning ‘brew’.

It’s so easy to create a place for coffee or tea in your kitchen. We all have our routines that…

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Fran Berger and friends in Napa.

Napa is my favorite place to disappear.

Thinking about Napa. It’s so much more than just a place to drink wine. One of the best things I…

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How to replace ‘pack and move’ with ‘purge and love’.

Use Your Move to Declutter your Entertaining Spaces

How to replace ‘pack and move’ with a little ‘edit and love’. I love my clients and I love my…

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Fran shows us things we didn't know about placemats.

Dress up your table with just the right placemats!

For every meal you host, there’s a place setting that’s perfect to celebrate the event and mood. When I think…

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Party treat: Champagne Jello Shots

This is the little party treat that will make a big splash at your next gathering. There are so many…

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Get ready for a spring time treat—Roasted Asparagus

It’s a quick home recipe for roasted asparagus that’s perfect for any meal. I love the taste of fresh asparagus.…

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Don’t snap your asparagus—peel them!

You’ll enjoy more of your asparagus stems by peeling them. I’ve always loved asparagus and artichokes. They remind me that…

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Lodge Iron Skillet

Everything you need to know about your cast iron skillet.

The iron skillet is one of the most valuable tools in your kitchen and probably the one you take most…

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How to get the best zest from your citrus.

My three most favorite types of citrus zest: curly, sliced, and fine grated. I’m sure most of you have already…

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The Making of a Beautiful Morning Coffee Service

How to make your morning more beautiful with the perfect way to serve coffee. I’d love to share a food…

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