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A New Look at Fish Sauce

February 16, 2017 1 Comment
A New Look at Fish Sauce

My wife’s friend Laura from Chicago shared these thoughts that I wanted to pass along, especially since we recently wrote that a good substitute for Golden Mountain Sauce, which we included in our recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Steaks, is fish sauce. Fish Sauce – A Not-So-New Go-To for Chefs and Home Cooks by Contributing Writer […]

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Fleur d’Aunis Washed Rind Cheese

February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Fleur d’Aunis Washed Rind Cheese

A Great Value Washed Rind Cheese – Fleur d”Aunis I really like this cheese because it is a “value” cheese” however it is still an imported cheese from France so it’s not going to be that inexpensive. It’s also a “washed rind” cheese that is first bathed in Pineau des Charentes, a Cognac-fortified aperitif wine […]

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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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Rice Cooker Rice and Beans Recipe

November 20, 2016 0 Comments
Rice Cooker Rice and Beans Recipe

How to Made the Best Rice and Beans in a Rice Cooker I don’t eat enough rice and beans. They are good for you by providing lots of protein, fiber and vitamins, low in fat and filled with complex carbs. They are relatively cheap and so versatile. Serve them as a side dish, add them […]

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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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Historic Harriton House Apple Tasting

October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Historic Harriton House Apple Tasting

Heirloom Apples Abound This weekend I had the opportunity to attend a Fall apple tasting at the Historic Harriton House in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Hosted by curator Bruce Gill who collects heirloom apples from various locations throughout the area, some varieties over 300 years old and still being grown for eating “out of hand”, baking […]

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Pork Fabrication Video

July 9, 2016 0 Comments
Pork Fabrication Video

  Where Do the Various Pork Cuts Come From On A Pig? I am very interested in knowing exactly where the various cuts that I’m purchasing and cooking come from on a pig. I know most of the general prime cuts but I’m fascinated in knowing exactly where on a pig’s carcass the cut is […]

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Trader Joe’s Is Going Mango Crazy

June 13, 2016 1 Comment
Trader Joe’s Is Going Mango Crazy

How Many Way’s Can You Sell Mango at Trader Joe’s? Was at Trader Joe’s this weekend to do a little shopping with my wife as we do most weekends and everywhere I turned there were products featuring mango. I’m figuring June must be mango month so I looked it up online and yes it is. […]

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Spring Into Summer Wine Tasting

May 25, 2016 0 Comments
Spring Into Summer Wine Tasting

Great Wines to Drink This Spring & Summer Last week my wife and I attended a wine tasting at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The event was hosted by The Starr Catering Group who handle many of the Museum’s dining operations. They also provided the food that was specially selected to show off the wines […]

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Spicy Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

May 4, 2016 0 Comments
Spicy Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Sweet Potato Mashers I adapted this recipe for mashed sweet potatoes from one of my cooking magazines. It’s pretty straight forward for any mashed potato dish except for the addition of an Anaheim pepper to spice it up a little. Anaheim Peppers This variety of pepper is a milder variety of the New Mexico chili […]

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