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An Easy Peasy Cooking Column by a Fun Loving Foodie
Carl Minding loves to cook, create great food and DIY photo tutorials in his super cool home kitchen. His instructions are clear and easy to follow for a novice while more experienced home chefs can take the recipe up a notch by customizing it.
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Welcome to my Flirty Guide food column. My name is Carl Mindling and I am enthusiastic about food. And I love every facet of food from recipe writing to cookbooks to shopping to prep to photography and watching my dishes come to life. When I entertain it is always about food first. I also love to dine out and often bring my favorite restaurant foods home for a makeover. And speaking of feeding, I crave feedback so be sure to send me your comments. I am always intrigued by culinary adventures and love to share them with like minded fantastic foodies.

Unless otherwise noted, all Cooking with Carl photos are by Carl Mindling.

Mashed Potato Tacos

Breakfast Bars

Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad

Peach & Mozzarella Salad
Grilled Peach &
Mozzarella Salad

Easy Antipasto

Asparagus with

DJ Carl Mindling
Carl is also a Professional Wedding and Event MC and DJ

CLICK HERE to visit his website iMCevents.com
Pasta Salad

Easy Asparagus with Vinaigrette Sauce

I am an asparagus lover so this recipe had me from the cover photo of the Williams Sonoma Kitchen Library Vegetable edition. I can always enjoy asparagus even with nothing on it but this simple vinaigrette sauce with hard boiled egg yolks takes it to a whole new level. Click Here for the recipe...

Easy, Colorful and Fun Antipasto Appetizer is Served

Looking for Superbowl Sunday simplified? This no-cook appetizer is as easy as opening cans and jars and chopping some fresh vegetables but it opens up a world of flavors and goes a really long way at crowd pleasing. There really are no tricks to it so let's just get started with our photo tutorial. Click Here for the recipe...

Grilled Peach, Mozzarella, Arugula & Spinach Salad

Grilled Peach & Mozzarella Salad

This salad has only four ingredients and it couldn't be simpler. The only cooking step is to grill the peaches and let them cool down before joining the other three ingredients. CLICK HERE for the recipe. . .

Pasta Salad

Carl Cooks: Carl's Killer Confetti Croni – The Salad That Says Summer

This playful salad is delicious, healthy and easy to make! It's also an original that Carl created himself but he's sharing it with us here on The Flirty Guide. Click Here for the recipe...

Finished Bars

Carl Cooks: Breakfast Bars - High In Protein & Deliciousness

Here's a breakfast idea of champions and a great way to start your day. If you crave a sweet treat in the a.m. try making it one of these healthy alternatives instead of a doughnut or pastry. CLICK HERE for the recipe. . .

Mashed Potato Taco

Carl Cooks: DIY Mashed Potato Soft Tacos

Sam had me from his table of contents and I knew we were on the same page when I saw his recipe for Mashed Potato Tacos. I am all about unprecedented combinations in cooking. I love mashed potatoes and I love tacos so the pairing was not only logical, but pure genius as far as I was concerned. CLICK HERE for the recipe. . .

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