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  • How To Create A Gourmet Hot Dog Bar

    Nothing says "summer barbecue" quite like having people over for some grilled hot dogs. And although you can use the traditional toppings of ketchup and mustard for your hot dogs, why not take things to the next level and turn your barbecue into a gourmet hot dog bar? Read on to learn more helpful tips.  Poppy Seed Hot Dog Buns If you really want to turn your hot dog bar into something that's next level, then make sure that you ditch the regular store-bought hot dog buns and replace them with some poppy seed hot dog buns.
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  • What Types Of Wood Should You Use For Smoking Meat?

    The process of smoking gives your meat a powerful flavor that no other method of cooking can provide. Part of the fun of smoking meat comes from experimenting with different types of wood and the different flavors those woods can provide. Sure, you're familiar with some of the most common choices, like hickory, mesquite, and apple wood. But have you thought about branching out to other types of wood? Take a look at some of the less common options that you should try.
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  • The Best Wines To Serve With Dessert

    When you want to finish a meal with something sweet, pull out the perfect bottle of wine to complement your dessert. Try a dessert wine that pairs well with your dish, and that will enhance and elevate the flavors of whatever you are serving. Talk with wine merchants or sommeliers for specific recommendations on brand and vintage. Some perfect pairings with your last-course or dessert are: Port. A glass of sweet port is the perfect way to finish a meal, and this rich, red wine from Portugal is best served cool, but not cold.
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  • Myths About Owning An Espresso Machine

    If you are like many other people, it can be exceedingly difficult to get your day off to a good start without your cup of coffee. For those that enjoy drinking espresso, it can be rather inconvenient to get this type of coffee, as many places that sell regular coffee may not have an espresso machine. Luckily, the cost of high-quality espresso machines has greatly decreased, which can allow you to easily make a cup of coffee in the comfort of your home.
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  • 3 Great Sugar Alternatives and Tips for Baking with Them

    If you are trying to cut back on sugar in your diet, you can still get your sweet fix by using a sugar alternative such as maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar when you bake and cook. Here are a few tips for baking with maple syrup, honey, or coconut sugar.  Maple Syrup The first thing you should know about baking with maple syrup is that it is generally sweeter than sugar, and that means you don't need to use as much maple syrup when you substitute it for sugar in a recipe.
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  • Reasons You Need Your Wedding Catered If You Think You Can Handle It Yourself

    Planning a wedding is a joyous thing: you get to pick out a lovely menu of appetizers and meals for your guests, create a guest and song list, and choose the perfect venue for your big day. A lot of people love planning and executing their weddings on their own with huge success, while others cave to stress, anxiety, and the sheer overwhelming amount of aspects that can accompany this type of event.
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