Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

  What’s That Turkey Dinner Going to Cost in 2017? Well, not as much as last year if you buy all the same things in the same amounts as you did last year according to the Farm Bureau’s 2017 Survey.  In fact, this is the lowest cost in 5 years. For the last few years […]

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Food Photography Made Easy

November 9, 2017 2 Comments
Food Photography Made Easy

How to Take the Best Photos of Your Meals Not only a “reluctant” gourmet, I’ve been a “reluctant” food photographer but that’s going to change over the next few months. Why? Because I’m now friends with professional photographer Tim Turner who has forgotten more about shooting food images than I’ll ever know. Tim has been […]

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$1000 Food Safety Awareness Scholarship Program

November 1, 2017 0 Comments
$1000 Food Safety Awareness Scholarship Program

HACCP APP Is Offering a $1,000 Scholarship $1000 Scholarship for food service & hospitality students using food safety as an ingredient. The HACCP APP is offering a $1,000 scholarship for any “student pursing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality.”  The company, HACCP APP, sent me an email to let me know about the […]

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How to Calculate Fish Yields

October 25, 2017 0 Comments
How to Calculate Fish Yields

How Much Fillet Will A Whole Fish Yield? A couple of weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law took me out to dinner while my family was at a wedding in Wyoming. We decided to try a restaurant I’ve heard about, passed many times but never dined at since it opened. Their specialty is seafood and […]

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Simple Roasted Potatoes Recipe

October 13, 2017 3 Comments
Simple Roasted Potatoes Recipe

How to Make Basic Roast Potatoes In our house, my wife is Queen of the All Things Potato. She makes the best mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes, baked potatoes and my kids can’t get enough of her roasted potatoes. Her method of preparing these roasted tubers is simple and described below. I already have a […]

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Veal Stock Recipe

October 5, 2017 0 Comments
Veal Stock Recipe

How to Prepare Restaurant Quality Veal Stock It’s time to learn one of the fundamental skills in culinary school; the technique and end-product upon which almost every other aspect of French cuisine rests: stock. The French chefs were experts in procuring every bit of flavor from the leftover bones of the pigs, cows and chickens […]

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Couch Potato Explained

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Couch Potato Explained

What Does “Couch Potato” Mean & Where Does It Come From? It’s football season and for many of us who really enjoy the game or any other sport shown on T.V., we have the potential to turn into “couch potatoes”.  And now there are all these great shows on cable television like Game of Thrones […]

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Simple Green Bean Salad Recipe

September 25, 2017 0 Comments
Simple Green Bean Salad Recipe

Fresh Green Beans Just Right When I think of green beans, my memory takes me back to my childhood and the Green Giant. My mom served most of our vegetables from a can in the 60’s except summer time when we had a garden and the green beans from the Green Giant were one of […]

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My Best Sous Vide Swordfish

September 16, 2017 0 Comments
My Best Sous Vide Swordfish

How to Sous Vide the Best Swordfish Ever Three times this summer I grilled fresh swordfish and only once was I really happy with the outcome. The other two times I was quite disappointed with the results. Was it luck the one time? Could it be the fish itself? Or perhaps my cooking technique? I […]

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Sous Vide Water Balls

September 6, 2017 1 Comment
Sous Vide Water Balls

The Advantages of Using Sous Vide Water Balls I recently purchased a bag of sous vide water balls and love them. They are used to help keep the heat in the container when using the sous vide cooking technique to cook steaks, poultry, seafood and vegetables. Do You Need Sous Vide Water Balls? I suppose […]

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