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Let's face it, there's nothing quite like a good home-cooked meal. It's more flavorful, you get to cook and season your food just the way you like it, and as a result, it's generally a lot more flavorful and deeply satisfying.  Plus, it's considerably cheaper to eat at home than dining out, and that counts for a lot these days.  Plus there's also the almost universal truth that cooking and dining at home results in meals that are considerably more healthy than anything you could choose off a restaurant menu, particularly when it comes to sodium content. 1. Home Cooking...

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This Caesar salad dressing recipe is really simple and very easy to make in no time at all. Total prep time: 10 minutes. Servings: 1 cup Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 2 Tsp Go Go Garlic (to taste) 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp anchovy paste (more or less depending on taste preference) 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce Reserve the olive oil.  In a glass bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients  until smooth and creamy. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, while continuously whisking. Do not add...

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Chicken Soup has long been touted for it's therapeutic value. Which brings on an interesting observation we saw the other day:  "If someone makes you soup, it's a sign they care about you." Soup, by definition, is made to be nourishing, warming, and comforting. A steaming bowl of soup for lunch or dinner can be healthful and delicious. Served with a great sandwich made with well-chosen cold cuts and crusty bread, and it's a satisfying meal to return to again and again. Here are five of the soups that our readers chose recently as being their favorites. The beautiful thing...

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Garlic is fun to cook with, but not many people it seems know much about this amazing herb and food seasoning, and if presented with a bulb of garlic, might not even know what to do with it.  Garlic comes from the same family as onions and leeks. Garlic is most often used as a versatile spice or seasoning. It enhances and flavors everything from spaghetti sauce to salad dressings, vinaigrettes, cooked vegetables, roasted or braised meats, soups, stews... the list goes on and on. It is often used to make Garlic Butter and Garlic Toast. To make garlic bread...

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When my husband and I were first dating over 11 years ago, on one of our first dates I decided to make him homemade Chicken Alfredo and Broccoli for dinner, with homemade Garlic Bread. I used Go Go Garlic to make the Garlic Bread, and I also used it in my homemade Alfredo Sauce as well. I considered it my “secret ingredient.” It was just the two of us and he wasn’t sure if he was going to like It. He confessed at the time that he only liked Olive Garden’s Alfredo and Garlic Bread. So naturally I made a double...

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