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The Camera Eats First

May 19, 2017 1 Comment
The Camera Eats First

A Snapshot of Foodie Photographers by Nell Jones You are out to dinner with your group of friends at the restaurant that you found by looking through one of many famous food Instagram accounts.  (Life hack: if you are trying to decide which restaurant you want to go to, look up the restaurant on Instagram […]

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Potato Gnocchi with Vegetable Noodles Video

January 12, 2017 0 Comments
Potato Gnocchi with Vegetable Noodles Video

How We Prepared A Quick & Easy Dinner With Gnocchi, Pink Sauce & Zoodles My daughter’s been home from college for Christmas break and we’ve been trying to make some of her favorite meals. A couple of nights ago my wife took my youngest daughter skiing for the day so when I asked my oldest […]

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Ratio Chart for Converting Fresh Herbs to Dried Herbs

January 5, 2017 2 Comments
Ratio Chart for Converting Fresh Herbs to Dried Herbs

How To Convert Fresh Herb to Dried Herbs Let me start by saying, I try to use fresh herbs over dried herbs as much as humanly possible. We grow fresh herbs in the spring and throughout the summer and many of them last through the fall and some right into winter. If we don’t have […]

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

December 2, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Holiday Gift Guide

All I Want For Christmas in 2016 Each year I make a wish list of cool toys for the kitchen that I would love to find under the tree Christmas morning.  It’s sort of my Dear Santa letter that I send this time of year. I’m not sure Santa is checking out The Reluctant Gourmet, […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2016

November 21, 2016 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2016

  The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner in 2016 Is Back Under $50 The price of a Thanksgiving meal according to The American Farm Bureau Federation is now less than $5 per person. Before you get too excited, last year it was $5.01 per person so not much of a decline but I’ll take it. Every […]

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Pasta and Rice Conversions

November 8, 2016 2 Comments
Pasta and Rice Conversions

Pasta and Rice Conversions & Equivalents How frustrating is it when you’re cooking dinner from a great recipe you found in your favorite cooking magazine that says you need 2 cups of cooked rice but you have no idea how much dry rice that takes. Or what if you need to know how many cups […]

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Fall Soups Infographic

October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Fall Soups Infographic

Fall Soup Recipes I was sent an email from PersonalCreations promoting this cool infographic for fall soups that I thought you might enjoy. It offers some very simple ideas for classic Fall soups. If you are interested, I have posted many of these same soups on my site that are a little more involved and […]

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Intro to Dining Etiquette

September 17, 2016 1 Comment
Intro to Dining Etiquette

How to Teach Your Kids Proper Table Manners My mother hosted elegant cocktail parties in the 1960’s, punctuated by martini’s, deviled quail eggs, and all the latest orange-on-pink raw silk fashions. Her attention to elegance extended to the family dinner table, where we were expected to display impeccable table manners and were briskly taken to […]

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In Search of the Perfect Lobster Roll

August 15, 2016 0 Comments
In Search of the Perfect Lobster Roll

My Wife & Daughter’s Pursuit of the Perfect Lobster Roll While Touring New England Colleges Contributing Writer – Meg Jones Last February, we coupled my daughter’s wheelchair basketball tournament in Baltimore with a search for the best lobster roll in the area.  That was pretty successful, and a lot of fun, so we decided to […]

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How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Celebrity Chef Quiz

August 2, 2016 2 Comments
How Well Do You Know Your Favorite Celebrity Chef Quiz

You may know your favority celebrity chef’s favorite cooking ingredients or style of cooking they enjoy most, but how well do you really know your favorite chefs? Here’s a quick quiz to test your knowledge. And please be sure to share the quiz with all of your friends and family on Facebook and Google+.   […]

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