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Full Disclosure

Posted in : news on by : Dave

According the the US Federal Trade Commission, effective Dec. 2009, all bloggers have to disclose any connection they might have to producers of products that they review. I just wanted to reiterate my policy, which is up on the About page… Cooking Monster’s Code of Ethics Here at Cooking Monster, we’re not averse to accepting
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Roasted Winter Squash Pasta

Posted in : dinner, recipes on by : Dave
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So I had this scheme to make pasta with the flesh from some autumn squash. It turned out pretty good, though I’m not sure if it was worth the trouble. In the end, I couldn’t really detect any flavor difference, though the pasta did have a nice golden-orange color, and I imagine it had more
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Whoops.

Posted in : news on by : Dave

Due to a problem with my old webserver, I had to do a little shuffling, and in the end, lost a couple weeks worth of posts as well as about a dozen comments. Sorry about that.  Things should be otherwise back to normal.

Boycott Whole Foods?

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So, I’m feeling a little torn. Recently, the CEO and co-founder  of Whole Foods, John Mackey, wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that criticized President Obama’s health-care initiatives. In it, he insists that Americans don’t have an intrinsic right to health care, and in a bit of self-service, he suggested that if
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Maple-Glazed Ham Steak

Posted in : dinner, recipes on by : Dave

¼ cup water ¼ cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 ham steak Combine water, syrup, butter, soy sauce, and ketchup in a frying pan big enough to hold your ham steak. Bring to a slow boil, and lower the heat to a simmer. Add the ham steak,
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Foodie Jargon for July

Posted in : musings, trivia on by : Dave
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A monthly look at new words and phrases about food. eatertain v. Kessler spends a lot of time meeting with (often anonymous) consultants who describe how they are trying to fashion products that offer what’s become known in the food industry as “eatertainment.” Fat, sugar, and salt turn out to be the crucial elements in
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Eleven Herbs and Spices Revealed?

Comments : 1 Posted in : dinner, news, recipes, tricks & techniques on by : Dave
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Ron Douglas, author of America’s Most Wanted Recipes, claims he has discovered the secret recipe after lots of chicken, and years of testing. According to an article in The Guardian, the secret ingredients are : 1 teaspoon ground oregano 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground sage 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
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