Dinner at Restaurant Cerise in Bryn Mawr

March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Dinner at Restaurant Cerise in Bryn Mawr

Dining Out in Bryn Mawr – Restaurant Cerise One of my favorite restaurants in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia is Restaurant Cerise. It took over from a burger joint that just so happened was called Burger Joint and did a complete makeover of the look and cuisine. Chef Ben Thomas, a graduate of  L’Academie […]

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Recommended Freezer Storage Times

March 20, 2015 0 Comments
Recommended Freezer Storage Times

How Long Can I Freeze These Foods & Leftovers? Have you ever looked in your freezer and found some meats or shrimp or leftovers that have been in there for a while and ask yourself, “I wonder how long I can freeze some of this stuff?” I know I do and then I wished I […]

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New Silicone Gloves Are Better Yet | KitchenTuff Giveaway

March 16, 2015 47 Comments
New Silicone Gloves Are Better Yet | KitchenTuff Giveaway

Silicone Gloves With Better Design Many years ago I purchased my first pair of silicone gloves that worked well but were stiff and difficult to work with. Yes, I could stick my hand into a pot of boiling water to remove a cooked lobster but the problem was holding on to it. These gloves were […]

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Pan Fried Salmon with Maple Ginger Glaze Recipe

March 12, 2015 2 Comments
Pan Fried Salmon with Maple Ginger Glaze Recipe

  How to Make a Maple Ginger Glaze for Salmon This is a great technique for cooking salmon filets that is quick to prepare AFTER you prep all the ingredients. Not that any of the prep work is difficult, it just takes time to peel and mince a bunch of ingredients. For example, zesting an […]

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Spicy Braised Chicken Recipe

March 3, 2015 1 Comment
Spicy Braised Chicken Recipe

Korean Braised Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetables Let me state from the start: this dish is spicy!  It made me flush while eating it but most spicy foods make me flush a little. I didn’t think the kids would enjoy it because of the spiciness but both did. My youngest daughter Maddie had a bad […]

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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

February 24, 2015 0 Comments
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

Shell Stuffers Stuffed shells are one of the greatest comfort foods around. Easy to prepare especially when you already have some spinach and ricotta filling sitting in the refrigerator just waiting to get packed into some pasta shells. My wife and I prepared some eggplant rollanti stuffed with a spinach and ricotta filling last week […]

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Pork Ragu Recipe

February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Pork Ragu Recipe

One of My Favorite Sauces for Fresh Pasta My friend Geoff is an excellent cook and an even better baker. You may have seen his recipe for The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. He has also shared with me his Apple Pear Cake and Chocolate Cake recipes. He is also a wonderful pasta maker. At least […]

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Spaghetti with Tomato Caper Sauce Recipe

February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Spaghetti with Tomato Caper Sauce Recipe

A Delicious Quick & Easy Midweek Sauce for Spaghetti Last night my youngest daughter was at a meeting for young entrepreneurs and my wife had to work late. My oldest daughter was prepping for her SATs with a tutor and I knew she would be hungry when she finished up. I didn’t have anything planned […]

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How To Boil Pasta

February 9, 2015 1 Comment
How To Boil Pasta

Pasta Cooking Technique Plus Lemon Angel Hair Pasta Recipe When you think of cooking pasta, the first thing you typically do is throw a pot of salted water on the stove and bring to a full, rolling boil. This is perfect for dried pasta but fresh pasta is too delicate to be cooked above a […]

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Taleggio Cheese

February 5, 2015 0 Comments
Taleggio Cheese

Taleggio – One of My Favorite “Value” Cheeses Lately I’ve been on the hunt for “value cheeses” and the washed rind Taleggio from Italy is one of the best examples I can describe that fits my idea of a great value cheese.  Taleggio is a washed rind cheese that can be found in every gourmet […]

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