How NOT to Cook with Water – Boiling

April 19, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Cook with Water – Boiling

The Boiling Technique Mistakes Boiling occurs when water reaches 212F (100C).  There are a couple of caveats that come with that, however.  First, the temperature 212F (100C) applies only to water.  Other liquids boil at slightly different temperatures. Second, that temperature holds true at sea level.  For every 500 feet above sea level you go, […]

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How NOT to Cook Pasta

April 16, 2018 1 Comment
How NOT to Cook Pasta

  How Not To Cook Pasta & Tips for Perfect Pasta Thanks to the great American melting pot, pasta is a staple in the United States.  When “spaghetti and meatballs” turns up on children’s menus, you know that what was once brought over by Italian immigrants is now as American as apple pie. I’d be […]

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How Not To Cook

April 11, 2018 1 Comment
How Not To Cook

How Not To Cook – Common Cooking Mistakes & How to Avoid Them A while back I started writing a cookbook, How NOT to Cook – Common Cooking Mistakes & How to Avoid Them. I wrote about a dozen chapters on mistakes I’ve made over the years and how I ultimately learned the right way […]

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InstaPot Chicken Curry Recipe

March 30, 2018 0 Comments
InstaPot Chicken Curry Recipe

How to Make Indian Style Curried Chicken Thighs in Your InstaPot Last night I was home alone and needed a quick and easy meal and was in the mood for Indian cuisine. I purchased a package of boneless / skinless chicken thighs earlier in the day and had in hand all of the other ingredients […]

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Best Foods at NCAA Basketball Schools

March 14, 2018 0 Comments
Best Foods at NCAA Basketball Schools

March Madness Favorite Foods It’s the start of March Madness and I just watched this very interesting slideshow at Food Management, a website that “features trends and best practices, products and solutions’ for noncommercial foodservice institutions.  With the start of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, they are looking at 16 schools in the tournament and put […]

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Spicy Shrimp and Red Lentils Recipe

March 8, 2018
Spicy Shrimp and Red Lentils Recipe

How to Make Spicy Shrimp and Red Lentils Last night we prepared this Indian style shrimp and lentils dish from one of our Food Network magazines.  It was delicious, easy to prepare and a great weekday meal.  There is a little prep but no more than 15 minutes alone or half that if you are […]

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InstaPot Bolognese Sauce Recipe

February 28, 2018 2 Comments
InstaPot Bolognese Sauce Recipe

How I Made My Favorite Bolognese Sauce In An InstaPot Bolognese is one of my all-time favorite Italian sauces for pasta. I think of it as comfort food, a meal that makes me feel good. I like it so much, I have a few versions of it on my website including Bolognese Sauce Recipe, Bolognese […]

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Roasted Pistachio Crusted Trout Recipe

February 21, 2018 0 Comments
Roasted Pistachio Crusted Trout Recipe

How to Roast Pistachio Crusted Trout We are trying to eat more fish in our house, at least once or twice a week. Trout is a favorite, quick and easy to prepare and quite reasonable priced. I picked up this farm raised trout at Wegmans. Roasting Fish Rule Our general rule of thumb for roasting […]

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Restaurant Quality Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak

February 11, 2018 0 Comments
Restaurant Quality Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak

How to Make Restaurant Quality Blue Cheese Sauce for Steak There are countless number of notable blue cheese sauces available but this one is an exception and one I would consider restaurant quality because it uses an ingredient essential to classic sauces. That ingredient would be demi glace, an extremely rich brown reduction sauce used […]

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InstaPot Black Bean Soup Recipe

January 27, 2018 1 Comment
InstaPot Black Bean Soup Recipe

How to Make Incredible Black Bean Soup in an InstaPot For Christmas, I received my very first InstaPot, the most popular holiday cooking gadget as reported by Amazon. This amazing multi-cooker is part sauté pan, slow cooker, ricer, steamer, yogurt maker and most importantly, a pressure cooker The first thing I prepared after receiving it […]

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