Penne Pasta with Genovese Sauce Recipe

April 22, 2015 6 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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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 4 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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