All Posts By Robin Miller

Applewood Smoked Bacon-Crusted Chicken

by , April 29th, 2013

chicken with bacon
The great thing about bacon is that everyone loves it and a little goes a long way to enhance a dish. You don’t need to pile it on to get huge flavor. I mean, look at the calories and fat in this feast — it proves that you can enjoy baco...

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Roasted Jalapeno Macaroni and Cheese

by , April 27th, 2013

macaroni and cheese
Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? But do you also love the 500-600 calories and 15-25 grams of fat per cup that comes with it (and who has just one cup)? Truth is, you don’t need heaps of fat to create a creamy and sensuous macaroni and c...

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by , April 16th, 2013

The chimichanga, or chimi as it’s affectionately termed in the Southwest, is a deep-fried burrito stuffed with meat, vegetables and spices. Once fried to perfection, chimichangas are often topped with cheese and served with a variety of condim...

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Healthy Cooking Method: Parchment Packet Cooking

by , April 13th, 2013

parchment packet cooking
In France they call it “en papillote”. In Italy, it’s “al cartoccio”. In America, we call it parchment cooking. What does it mean? Very simply, it’s a cooking technique that involves wrapping food, typically fish, chi...

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10 Ways to Cut Back on Salt

by , April 9th, 2013

A staggering study out of the University of California revealed that if Americans dramatically cut their sodium intake to 1,500 mg per day, up to 1.2 million deaths could be prevented over the next 10 years, deaths largely caused by heart disease or...

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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

by , April 8th, 2013

red pepper pesto
Traditional pesto is a vibrant blend of basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan or Romano cheese and olive oil. The term “pesto” comes from the Italian word pestare, which means to pound or crush (you might be familiar with the mortar and pes...

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Chicken-and-Cheese Taquitos

by , April 2nd, 2013

chicken taquitos
A taquito (pronounced ta-kito) is a rolled up, filled tortilla that’s deep-fried until golden brown and crisp. In the classic Mexican dish, also known as a flauta, the tortilla is typically corn and the filling is beef or chicken. Taquitos are...

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Make Your Own Flavored Oils

by , March 29th, 2013

flavored oil
Inspired by the new flavored butters on the market, here are some fresh and versatile oil alternatives that can liven up your menu while keeping saturated fat in check. Use flavored oils to spruce up marinades, salad dressings and vinaigrettes, past...

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Chili-Spiked Edamame

by , March 25th, 2013

Edamame, or soybeans in the pod, shouldn’t be relegated to date night at your local Japanese joint. With just 120 calories per serving (1/2 cup shelled or about 1 1/8 cups in the pod), edamame packs a powerful nutrient punch. In fact, it’...

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10 Uses for Frozen Bread Dough

by , March 18th, 2013

bread dough
Frozen bread dough is a quick cook’s best friend – especially when you think outside the traditional 1 pound baked-loaf-box.

1. Parmesan, Garlic & Herb Dinner Rolls: Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and shape the pieces into balls/r...

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