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The Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe You Need to Try

What Makes a Recipe My Favorite? If one question can make me freeze up when asked, it’s “what’s your favorite recipe?” That question is the culinary version of “so tell me more about yourself!” Your mind begins to spin through the Rolodex of every meal you’ve made, and it’s nearly impossible to narrow the answer …

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The 13 Best Grocery Hacks to Save Money Now

Are You Feeling the Grocery Pinch? Food is one of the essentials that humans need to survive. And if you’ve found yourself reading this article, you’re looking for ways to make that need less expensive. Maybe you’ve resolved to build your finances, have felt your wallet tightening from inflation, or you just like a good …

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Do You Know This Surprising Fact About Mushrooms?

The Building Blocks of Flavor When it comes to cooking, recipe creation is something that people either love or dread. For those of you that dread it, I get where you’re coming from. Finding the perfect balance of sweet, salty, acidic, bitter, or umami can take many failed recipes along the way. However, I stuck …

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Everything You Need to Know About Blanching Foods

What is Blanching? In the world of cooking, recipes can be comprised of their unique language. One term you may have come across in recipes or food guides is blanching. You’re not alone if you’ve come across the term and wondered what it is. While it may sound similar to bleach, blanching does not involve …

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Easy Baked Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Pecans

Butternut Squash Is a Winter MVP Butternut squash is one of the most popular winter vegetables, and for a good reason! The flavor is sweet with layers of nuttiness, making it perfect for oven-roasting, soups, and even ravioli. Whole squash can last up to three months when properly stored, making it ideal for bulk purchases when …

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Seven Kitchen Knife Maintenance Tips You Can Start Now

Kitchen Knives are A Culinary Investment As a home cook, one of the best purchases you can make is a set of kitchen knives. A quality set of knives will help develop your cooking skills and replace overpriced and space-hogging gadgets designed for only one purpose. Because knives are one of the most used kitchen …

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The Best Easy and Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Not All Fries are Created Equal An element I love about cooking is that the flavors and aromas can help trigger memories and nostalgia. When I think of some of my favorite memories, it’s hard to beat the smell of freshly made French fries at the beach or state fairs. While I love their smell, …

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Instagram Christmas Tree Centerpieces Sweepstakes

Changes to Flavors of Paradis LLC When I launched Flavors of Paradis LLC in early 2021, most of my content was focused on cooking and baking recipes, ingredient guides, and kitchen tool knowledge. While I will continue to upload content relating to those topics regularly, I wanted to offer you more. When entertaining friends and …

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Easily Make a Stunning Christmas Tree Centerpiece

Upgrade Your Home Decor This Holiday Season When hosting events during the holidays, incorporating seasonal decor is an easy way to create a warm and cozy atmosphere for guests. While premade decorative pieces save time, the cost can quickly add up. With a creative eye and shopping seasonal bargain sections, you can create jaw-dropping decorative …

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This Easy Bourbon Cocktail Will Impress Your Holiday Guests

Creating the Perfect Signature Cocktail Between the sun setting earlier each day and the clocks soon turning back an hour, it’s hard to deny the holiday season’s approach. While I’m not looking forward to the snow and cold, I am excited to host and entertain family and friends. Some of you may be cringing at …

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