I’m Dreaming of a White Chocolate Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a White Chocolate Christmas

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

There is something about using white chocolate as a garnish that turns any holiday dessert into a stunning centerpiece. In this zippy tip video, I show how to create white chocolate curls, grated “snow” and snowflakes for use on cheesecakes, cupcakes, pies and any Christmas or winter [...]

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Making a List, Checking it Twice

Making a List, Checking it Twice

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

I know that cooking for a big family gathering can be kind of overwhelming sometimes. But with these quick tips, I’ll have your Christmas meal planning eezy, breezy, and oh so jazzy!

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Sugared Cranberries? Yes We Cran!

Sugared Cranberries? Yes We Cran!

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

Well dang, I had fully intended to make a new zippy tip video this week, but a case of the crud has left me without a voice. Phooey. Good thing it’s Christmas time and I have the perfect archive video for the season. Sugared cranberries [...]

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House of the Rising Dough

House of the Rising Dough

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

Have you ever been in the throes of making homemade bread for a big family gathering, only you didn’t have a warm place for your bread dough to rise because your oven was already full?

Well, I have just the solution! Just [...]

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The Zest is Yet to Come

The Zest is Yet to Come

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

How many times have you needed some lemon zest for a recipe and discovered that you don’t have any fresh lemons on hand? In this Zippy Tip archive video, I show how easy it is to always have lemon zest available when you need it.

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Bean Appetit

Bean Appetit

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

I had a friend text one day and ask me how to speed up the process of making bean soup. She had just decided to whip up a batch for dinner, but had not soaked the beans overnight.

How many times [...]

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The Easy Way to Peel Butternut Squash

The Easy Way to Peel Butternut Squash

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

If you’ve ever tried to crack into a butternut squash, you know that it can seem like quite a daunting task.

The outer shell is extremely rock-like. And its odd, roly poly, irregular shape is not what you’d call user-friendly on a cutting board. [...]

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Apple A-Peel

Apple A-Peel

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

Every Tuesday on Facebook, I hold a party that features the same ingredient that I have used for my Zippy Tip video of the week. All of my blogging friends share their recipes that include that particular ingredient. It’s a cool thing for everyone, because all [...]

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Love Goes Where Rosemary Grows

Love Goes Where Rosemary Grows

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

One day, my friend Irene said, “You know, I would really like it if you would feature individual herbs or spices in your zippy tips. I see them in the grocery store, and I have no idea what to do with them.” That sparked some very [...]

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Splendor in the Lemongrass

Splendor in the Lemongrass

It’s Zippy Tip Tuesday!

Ah, the smell of freshly cut lemongrass — there’s nothing like it!

Commonly used in Thai cuisine, lemongrass has a taste that is uniquely different from lemon juice.

But how do you use it in cooking? In this video, I explain how to [...]

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