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3 Chili Beef Chili Recipe

April 7, 2014 3 Comments
3 Chili Beef Chili Recipe

Have You Discovered Blue Apron Yet? On Saturday Fed Ex dropped off a couple of large boxes from Blue Apron, “a new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences.” A friend of ours sent us their once-a-week subscription service because they were out of town and thought we would enjoy the service and […]

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Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin and Apples Recipe

March 5, 2014 4 Comments
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin and Apples Recipe

Talk About A Simple Pork Tenderloin Dish My wife purchased the Crock-Pot Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook and has been trying them out on us. This week we enjoyed two recipes from the book but I think this was the better of them. What’s so great about a slow cooker is convenience. You add […]

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Crock Pot Lamb Stew Recipe

February 22, 2014 6 Comments
Crock Pot Lamb Stew Recipe

How to Make the Best Crock-Pot Lamb Stew with Vegetables This recipe was adapted from our 1975 edition of the Rival Crock Pot Cooking cookbook. Not sure if it came from my wife’s mom or my mom or we found it at a book fair but it’s filled with more than “300 recipes especially for […]

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Braised Sage Pork Chops Recipe

January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Braised Sage Pork Chops Recipe

Simple Sage Pork Chops My youngest daughter Maddie requested pork chops for dinner. My wife and I thought that a strange request only because we couldn’t remember her ever asking for them before. So here’s a simple recipe for braised sage pork chops that are easy to prepare and have tons of flavor. Reluctant Gourmet […]

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Korean Style Beef Stir Fry Recipe

October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Korean Style Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Beef Stir-Fry Gangnam Style Have you ever cooked with kimchi, pronounced [KIHM-chee]  also spelled kimchee? Do you know what kimchee is? I heard of it but really had no idea what it is until I adapted this recipe from one of my cooking magazines. Kimchee is a Korean pickled side dish made with fermented vegetables […]

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London Broil

September 5, 2013 2 Comments
London Broil

London Broil – Meat Cut or Cooking Technique? There are many common misconceptions about London broil and what exactly it is. When I was a kid, my mother would make London Broil for our family on occasion. She would walk into our local butcher, ask for “London broil,” and was inevitably handed a piece of […]

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Veal Saltimbocca Recipe

June 27, 2013 0 Comments
Veal Saltimbocca Recipe

Alternative Cooking Method To Traditional Veal Saltimbocca Veal saltimbocca, which probably originated in Brescia, (a region of Lombardy in northern Italy), is a specialty in Roman cuisine.  Quite simply, it is veal sautéed with prosciutto and sage in a butter/wine sauce.  In the traditional fabrication method two sage leaves are placed on a veal cutlet […]

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Lamb Filet Mignon with Sauteed Spinach Recipe

April 28, 2013 0 Comments
Lamb Filet Mignon with Sauteed Spinach Recipe

Filets Mignon of Lamb with Sautéed Spinach and Spring Vegetables In my interview with Chef Alain Braux, we talked about his cookbook How to Lower Your Cholesterol with French Gourmet Food and I asked him to share a recipe from the book. Until I read his book, I found it difficult to believe you could […]

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Meatloaf Nicois Recipe

April 26, 2013 0 Comments
Meatloaf Nicois Recipe

Pain de Viande Niçois or Meatball Nicois This recipe comes from Chef Alain Braux’s cookbook Healthy French Cuisine and is an example of how to prepare delicious, healthy, French meals for a lot less than might imagine. I interviewed Chef Braux asking him, “Is there a recipe from the book that I can share with […]

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Pork Spring Rolls Recipe

March 20, 2013 2 Comments
Pork Spring Rolls Recipe

Quick & Easy Spring Rolls Are The Best Finally, the days are starting to get longer. And while many people don’t like the artificiality of Daylight Savings Time, I appreciate that Ben Franklin came up with it. Having more daylight in the afternoons and evenings is invigorating, and I tend not to feel rushed since […]

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Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe On a recent trip to State College, PA, my wife stopped at Tait Farms to pick up some local products including a Strawberry Dark Chocolate Sauce that my daughter thought would be a great ingredient to try in a new gelato or ice cream. I also had some Dark […]

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

How About Some Chocolate Ice Cream with a Bit of Trail Mix While I was down in the basement working out, I heard my youngest daughter upstairs in the kitchen preparing something.  My daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get around so I could hear the wheels rolling back and forth as […]

July 25, 2014 5 Comments
Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

 We Used Starbucks Hot Chocolate Mix For This One Maddie and I were thinking about making some homemade ice cream and since chocolate is her favorite, we thought we would give that a try. I looked in the recipe book that came with my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Gelato Maker and found a basic recipe […]

July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Gelato Recipe

Fresh Seasonal Strawberries Make For Great Gelato By now you know I am the proud owner of a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker given to me by my neighbors Bob and Barbara for my recent birthday and I’ve been experimenting with it to learn how to make great homemade ice cream and […]

June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato

What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream & Gelato I celebrated a big birthday at the beginning of the month and my wife invited some friends over including my neighbor who gave me a Cuisinart Commercial Quality Ice Cream & Gelato Maker (ICE-100) as a birthday present.  This past weekend, my youngest daughter and I put […]

June 20, 2014 5 Comments

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