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How Long to Boil Asparagus?

Asparagus is the first vegetable I was able to get my kids to actually eat! I was on my own quest to start eating more vegetables, so I started experimenting with boiling asparagus. What I learned was that when I boil asparagus for the right amount of time, no more and no less, I end […]

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How Long to Boil Brats?

Even though Bratwursts may have originated in Germany, you don’t have to go all the way there to enjoy one! Brats are becoming popular worldwide. There are so many types available: pork, beef, vegan, even veal. And they are quite easy to prepare. One of my favorite ways to cook brats is to boil them! […]

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How Long to Soft Boil An Egg?

Soft-boiled eggs are a delicacy in every season. There is something about firm egg whites and silky, creamy golden yolks that make our mouths water. But ending up with a hard boil egg when you are craving a soft, jammy yolk is the biggest letdown. Luckily, we’ve cracked the code for the perfect soft-boiled egg. […]

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How Long to Boil Red Potatoes?

Red potatoes don’t get near enough credit as they deserve. They are just as delicious as regular baking potatoes and can be prepared in similar ways. My favorite way to cook these delicious starches is to boil them! They come out soft and tender every time and I can season them exactly how I want. […]

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How Long to Boil Corned Beef?

With the Holidays right around the corner, what better meal to prepare than corned beef? It’s deliciously tender and melts in your mouth. All it takes is a little patience to get it just right. Corned beef is one of those foods you can let simmer and walk away from for a couple hours, as […]

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How Long to Boil Crawfish?

Yum, crawfish! My kids like to call them baby lobsters. Even though you can get them any time of the year, they are especially tasty in the summertime! Whenever we go to the beach, we all pick one night to just much on boiled crawfish. The ocean setting, the smell of fresh salt water in […]

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How Long to Boil Carrots?

Carrots are the one vegetable my kids refused to eat until I started boiling them! And I have to admit, I have started enjoying eat carrots more too! Sure, you do lose some of the nutritional value when boiling carrots, but it’s better than not eating vegetables at all. Whether you like them with a […]

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How Long to Boil Artichokes?

Artichokes are one of those vegetables that you really have to boil and prepare carefully before eating. There are parts of the plant you want to avoid eating. Not all of the artichoke is edible! When boiled correctly however, the artichoke can make a delicious and complimentary side to any meal! I always boil the […]

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How Long to Boil Broccoli?

Boiling broccoli is as much a science as it is an art form. It took me years to realize I was boiling broccoli wrong. The florets would come out too mushy, while the stems would be too hard. I just couldn’t find that happy spot in which both the florets and stems were cooked evenly! […]

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How Long to Boil Sweet Corn?

Growing up, my parents would always serve sweet corn at dinner, cookouts, and family gatherings. And I have kept the tradition with my own kids. Sweet corn is exactly how it sounds, it’s corn that’s sweet. My kids actually prefer the sweeter taste. And, hey, if it gets them to eat a vegetable, that’s ok […]

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