Grain Conversions – Dry To Cooked

August 22, 2017 0 Comments
Grain Conversions – Dry To Cooked

What Is the Dry To Cooked Grain Yield? Have you noticed how many different types of grains there are today?  I’m learning about new varieties regularly especially since I’ve changed my diet because of my heart issues.  Eating more whole grains offer a satisfying way to make sure I’m getting all my nutrients while cutting […]

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Grill Roasted Spicy Corn on the Cob

August 16, 2017 2 Comments
Grill Roasted Spicy Corn on the Cob

How to Roast Corn with Spicy Garlic Butter on the Grill It’s August here in Philadelphia which means great local corn from Pennsylvania and New Jersey is available so we are eating corn on the cob as much as possible. Most of time we husk, boil and serve with butter from our Butter Betty dispenser […]

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Tarragon Red Currant Jelly Sauce Recipe

August 8, 2017 0 Comments
Tarragon Red Currant Jelly Sauce Recipe

How to Make a Tarragon Red Currant Jelly Sauce? Sauce is my thing. I would make sauces for all my meals if I had my preference. No matter how great my wife or I cook something, everyone always comments on the sauce. Or if you just happen to overcook something, a good sauce will help […]

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Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sherry Cream Sauce Recipe

August 4, 2017 0 Comments
Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sherry Cream Sauce Recipe

Pan Fried Nut Encrusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sherry Cream Sauce I sometimes think of boneless, skinless chicken breasts as a blank canvas to experiment with different cooking techniques, ingredients to incorporate into the cooking and sauces to serve with them. Here is a great example of this. There are lots of ways to […]

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Greek Style Turkey Burgers Recipe

July 23, 2017 0 Comments
Greek Style Turkey Burgers Recipe

  How to Make Greek Style Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce This week my oldest daughter Nell and I were on our own. My wife and youngest daughter were heading to Salt Lake City before heading up to Wyoming for a wedding. Nell and I dined out a couple of times but she said she […]

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Culinary Classes for Kids

July 12, 2017 0 Comments
Culinary Classes for Kids

Why Cooking Classes Are Great For a Child’s Development In the traditional sense, culinary schools are usually geared toward adult learners who want to start a career in a restaurant or other formal cooking capacity. However, many schools and independent culinary facilities are taking advantage of a new trend that skips adult learning altogether: cooking […]

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Spotlight Town – Durham North Carolina

July 9, 2017 0 Comments
Spotlight Town – Durham North Carolina

A Real Foodie Destination In Durham, North Carolina My daughter wanted to start a new “Spotlight Town” section of the Reluctant Gourmet, where we will highlight different towns for their amazing cuisine and interesting culture and history.  The first town in this section is Durham, North Carolina which happens to be where she is going […]

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Revenge of the Lunch Lady Recap

June 27, 2017 0 Comments
Revenge of the Lunch Lady Recap

Making School Lunches Great Again by Nell Jones I recently came across an article written by Jane Black, titled Revenge of the Lunch Lady, about the lunches offered in public schools. The article, originally published in the Huffington Post, highlights a public school cafeteria in a small town and a woman who works towards improving […]

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Krazy About Kale

June 13, 2017 2 Comments
Krazy About Kale

When Did Kale Become So Popular? by Nell Jones Kale has become wildly popular in the last decade, now available in the form of smoothies, chips, salads, and more.  Some people live by it and some people just like to make fun of those who live by it. But where did it come from and […]

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Simple Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Simple Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe

How to Make A Creamy Mushroom Soup My friend Paula just taught me how to make this very simple and delicious mushroom soup. When you taste it, you would think there must be a lot of cream in it because it is so rich and creamy but that’s not the case. I have enjoyed a […]

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