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Damn Good Roasted Chicken

One thing every ‘real girl’ should know how to throw down in the kitchen is one damn good roasted chicken. It will be your boyfriends favorite meal to come home to…your group of girlfriends will request this healthy dinner at all of your girls nights…and when it’s your turn to …

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ESK: Classic Arugula Parmesan Salad

This might be the easiest recipe I have ever posted here on RGK but I feel everyone should know how to make a classic salad. It doesn’t matter whether you order it in a restaurant or make it in your kitchen, an arugula and Parmesan salad is a win/win situation. …

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ESK the bell pepper

Recently one of my girlfriends (cough..cough..Sarah¬†Heyward) admitted that she doesn’t know how to slice a bell pepper. Then, I realized I hadn’t posted an ESK in awhile. So in honor of Sarah…here is the bell pepper! Wash them. Slice off the bottom. Cut in a circle around the top, pull …

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Healthy Zesty Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is one of a few things I could not live without as a child. It brings me back to the days of pouring chilled ranch over romaine lettuce during hot summers at Camp Longhorn or eating buffalo wings with my family ¬†and always asking for ranch instead of …

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Fresh Basil Pinenut Pesto

This recipe is a very simple one, but is really a fantastic addition to your ever growing repertoire. You can do so many things with fresh pesto! Here are a couple ideas: – add a dollop to the top of a caprese salad -top off a piece of grilled chicken …

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Homemade Vanilla & Lime Whipped Cream

One thing I like to do to give my (usually store bought!) desserts some pizzaz is top them with some homemade whipped cream. It’s simple and it sounds much harder than it is. This will give you total bragging rights. What you need: An electric mixer Heavy whipping cream 1 …

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E.S.K…to tear basil

  My mom just got home from her faaaabulous trip to Italy, where she cooked and drank herself silly, and came back with all kinds of awesome food tips! One that really stuck out to me was the basil chopping technique. Or lack there of…Italians don’t chop, they tear. The …

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Roasted Rosemary Garlic

If you are new to the cooking game chances are you have never roasted garlic. Or maybe you have and didn’t know it! That’s what happened to me. I think I have really perfected something here…Roasted garlic is so delish and easy. Plus, once you get it down, the options …

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E.S.K…the fried egg.

  Ahh…another E.S.K…another egg!     Don’t know how to fry and egg, or even how you like them. It can get confusing, there are lots of choices out there… scrambled, fried, hard-boiled….What’s a girl to do? Fried eggs are what we are doing today…over-easy… over -medium….or even over-well. (again …

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Everybody Should Know (E.S.K.)…how to make a perfect hard-boiled egg.

You might be saying to yourself… “Girl, everybody knows how to make a hard-boiled egg”….not the case. I’m not ashamed to admit I was 25 years old when I made my first one. A little late in the game, yes, but too late?? Never. There is really a technique to …

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