Bacon Wrapped Dried Apricots With Sage Recipe

May 26, 2015 0 Comments
Bacon Wrapped Dried Apricots With Sage Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Anything Sounds Good To Me My wife showed me how to make these delightful morsels of deliciousness over the weekend. She picked up the recipe on the internet but when I went to find one to work with, I found several different versions. They all look good and are basically the same but […]

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How to Broil Salmon Recipe

May 18, 2015 2 Comments
How to Broil Salmon Recipe

Broiling Salmon Is Quick, Easy & Efficient You may be asking yourself, did he say “broil” salmon?  Who broils anything anymore? There are lots of great ways to cook salmon – roast, poach, steam, grill but why broil? I like to think of broiling salmon as upside down grilling. Yes, there are a few differences […]

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The Egg Foam Method In Baking

May 14, 2015 0 Comments
The Egg Foam Method In Baking

The Egg Foam Method of Combining Ingredients When Baking This is the last of the series describing how to mix (combine) ingredients when baking by my friend and professional baker Chef Jenni. She saved this method for last because it is the only method in which the addition of chemical leaveners is not the norm […]

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Baking Two Stage Method

May 8, 2015 0 Comments
Baking Two Stage Method

The Two-Stage Mixing Method There are many methods for mixing ingredients when it comes to baking. Not being much of a baker myself, I asked my friend Pastry Chef Jenni Field to explain various methods of mixing, where and when to use them and tips for doing it properly. You can read her post Important […]

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Penne Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

May 4, 2015 0 Comments
Penne Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

How to Make a Delicious Pasta Meal with Roasted Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella In our house we typically have a weekly “What’s On Hand” meal where my wife and I find ingredients in the refrigerator and pantry that need to be used sooner than later and prepare a pasta dish, stir-fry or Mexican fajita. This […]

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Important Mixing Techniques For Baking

April 28, 2015 0 Comments
Important Mixing Techniques For Baking

How to Achieve Great Baking Results from Proper Ingredient Mixing I am not much of a baker so I asked my friend Chef Jenni, a great baker and even better educator, to explain in more detail the different ways of mixing ingredients to come up with the best baking results possible. It’s important to first […]

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Penne Pasta with Genovese Sauce Recipe

April 22, 2015 8 Comments
Penne Pasta with Genovese Sauce Recipe

A Classic Pasta Dish From Naples Italy My wife read about this recipe in the New York Times a few weeks ago and we had to give it a try. It is a very simple southern Italian dish that reminds me a little of another favor pasta sauce but from the northern town of Bologna […]

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Basic Roast Beef Recipe

April 12, 2015 0 Comments
Basic Roast Beef Recipe

Simple Rump Roast Beef Recipe I was in our local organic supermarket called Mom’s for the best blueberry muffins in the township and noticed they had some organic meats on sale for 50% off. I don’t typically purchase organic meats for several reasons, all of which probably don’t make any sense and I’ll revisit this […]

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All About Slow Cookers

April 7, 2015 0 Comments
All About Slow Cookers

You Say Crock Pot, I Say Slow Cooker Slow Cookers You might know slow cookers by a trade name:  Crock Pot.  Crock Pot is a name like Thermos, Jello or Keenex, where a brand name has become synonymous with the product.  But a Thermos is a “vacuum bottle,” and Kleenex are “facial tissues.”  And a […]

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Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa Recipe

March 29, 2015 0 Comments
Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa Recipe

How to Make Black Beans and Corn Salsa? This is a very simple, chunky salsa that is wonderful served with hearty tortilla chips.  It is open to interpretation—feel free to add some cooked shrimp or other seafood to it, maybe some diced roasted chicken or even some cooked shredded pork and turn it into a […]

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