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  • How To Cook Green Beans

    Learn to cook green beans and mushrooms with Chef Mark. Green Bean and Mushrooms Recipe: Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon XVO olive oil 8 ounces sliced button or crimini mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup white wine 1/3 cup chicken stock 1 lb fresh green beans 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Method 1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil, adding 1 tbsp salt. Add trimmed green beans, […]

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  • How To Make Eggnog

    Get in the holiday spirit with this fantastic eggnog recipe (lactose free) from Chef Mark. Dairy Free Eggnog Recipe: Ingredients 4 Extra Large Organic Whole Eggs 4 Extra Large Egg Whites 1 & ¾ qts Vanilla Soy-milk ( 7 cups) 4 oz. granulated sugar ¼ tsp Salt 2 & ½ Tbsp Vanilla Extract 1 tsp Ground Nutmeg 3/4 cup of Rye or American Whiskey 4 tbsp Cornstarch Method: 1. Whisk eggs until well mixed and no whites are visible. 2. […]

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  • Live Show - How To Make Sugar and Ginger Brea...

    Here is the archived copy of How to Make Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Cookies by Chef Mark from LearnToCook.com. This class aired live on November 29, 2012. You can get the recipes that accompany this video here: https://learntocook.com/cookies/how-to-make-sugar-cookies/ and here: https://learntocook.com/cookies/how-to-make-ginger-bread-cookies/ Join us for future classes, check out our free live cooking class schedule here: https://learntocook.com/cooking-classes/

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  • How To Make Fruitcake

    It’s fruitcake time! Learn how to make fruitcake with Chef Mark. Fruitcake Recipe: Ingredients 9 oz. sweet butter 4 oz. brown sugar 4 oz. dark brown sugar 3 extra arge eggs 4 Tbsp. Armagnac or Brandy Zest and juice of a naval orange Zest of a Meyers lemon 8 oz. of whole raw almonds ground fine 9 oz. walnuts, pecans, filberts or almonds coarsely chopped 1 & ¼ lb. mixed dried fruit chopped into bite sized pieces and in the […]

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  • How To Make Sugar Cookies

    Learn how to make sugar cookies for the holidays with Chef Mark. Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies Recipe: Ingredients: 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder ( check expiry date) 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1 cup granulated sugar 8 oz. unsalted butter (softened at room temperature) 1 extra large egg, lightly beaten (egg should be at room temperature) 3 Tablespoons half-and-half 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Method: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F 2. Sift together all-purpose […]

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  • How To Make Ginger Bread Cookies

    Get ready for holiday festivities and learn to make ginger bread cookies with Chef Mark Dowling. Ginger Bread Cookie Recipe: Ingredients 4 oz. sweet butter 4 oz. Brown sugar 6 oz. molasses 1 Egg, whole extra large 12 oz. All-purpose Flour 1 tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp Salt 2-1/2 tsp Ground Ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg ½ tsp. Ground Cloves Method 1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the molasses and egg and […]

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  • How to Make Peanut Brittle

    Let LearnToCook.com help you create this melt in your mouth peanut brittle! Chef Mark walks you through, step by step, in creating the perfect peanut brittle. This recipe is easy to make and will be a hit with everyone. This snack is perfect for any time of year! Peanut Brittle Recipe: Yields 5 lbs. of brittle Ingredients 4 cups granulated sugar 1 pt. light corn syrup 8 oz. of water 4 oz. butter 5 cups raw peanuts or nuts of choice […]

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  • Baked Apples with Cinnamon Custard Sauce Reci...

    The holiday season is a perfect time to try LearnToCook.com’s Baked Apples With Cinnamon Custard Sauce! Baked Apples with Cinnamon Custard Sauce Serves 8 Ingredients: 8 each apples 1 each lemon, for juice and zest 4 oz. unsalted butter, softened ½ cup brown or maple sugar, plus more for the top ½ cup hazelnuts or pecans, toasted and finely chopped dried fruits – raisins, currants, cherries, cranberries ground cinnamon 2 cups liquid (water, apple cider, sherry, maple syrup, etc.) Method: […]

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  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe

    In addition to having parker house rolls as part of your holiday menu … make it complete with this classic recipe for mashed potatoes from LearnToCook.com! Perfect Mashed Potatoes Yield: 8 servings Mashed potatoes are best made with starchy potatoes, such as Russet (Idaho), and are one of those simple yet elegant dishes that require attention to technique if they are to be first-rate. Ingredients: 3 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut in to even sized pieces 2 Tbsp. salt 3 […]

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  • Parker House Rolls Recipe

    LearnToCook.com has the perfect recipe for dinner rolls to accompany any meal…

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  • Sweet Corn Pudding Recipe

    After preparing your complete holiday meal of turkey, gravy, rolls, cranberries, and green bean casserole … enjoy this super simple dessert recipe, from LearnToCook.com Sweet Corn Pudding Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 4 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed 4 large eggs 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup whole milk ¼ cup sugar 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature 2 Tbsp. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt Method: Preheat oven to 350°F and butter an 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. […]

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  • Green Bean Casserole Recipe

    In addition to classic turkey gravy, LearnToCook.com presents this wonderful green bean casserole recipe. It is great for the holidays, to entertain dinner guests, or for a family dinner. Great for all occasions! Green Bean Casserole Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: For the topping: 2 medium onions, thinly sliced in half moons 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp. panko bread crumbs 1 tsp.salt For beans: 1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed 1 gallon water 2 Tbsp. kosher salt For sauce: […]

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