Tips

Turkey Basics

November 22, 2006 5 Comments
Turkey Basics

Turkey Tips For Thanksgiving Cooking a turkey is not that difficult. In my opinion, it’s all the side dishes and desserts that become intimidating. But for those of you who are just a little intimidated or “reluctant” about cooking the Thanksgiving bird, here are some basic cooking tips that might help. I’ll also supply you […]

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Sauteing Chicken Breasts – How to Keep From Burning

October 17, 2006 3 Comments
Sauteing Chicken Breasts – How to Keep From Burning

How to Keep Chicken Breasts From Burning When Frying I received an email from Jason who tried my recipe for Sautéed Chicken with Garlic and Shallots and was having some problems. He said, “the chicken breasts are taking nearly twice as long to cook through! I’m following the recipe exactly, using a fairly thick pan […]

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Cooking with Red Chili Peppers

September 27, 2006 1 Comment
Cooking with Red Chili Peppers

How to Cook With Red Chili Pepers Someone emailed me asking about cooking with a red chili pepper. Here’s what they said, “Hi. I’m going to make the pasta in garlic oil tonight. I have a small red chili pepper that I grew in a pot on my deck that I really want to use. […]

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Dinner at Sola’s in Bryn Mawr

September 10, 2006 3 Comments
Dinner at Sola’s in Bryn Mawr

My Dinner at Sola’s on the Mainline Friday night our neighbor offered to watch our two young daughters so my wife and I could go out for an impromptu dinner. I said yes before she could even finish her offer. We decided to try a new (new to us) restaurant called Sola in Bryn Mawr, […]

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Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

August 10, 2006 2 Comments
Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

Talking with Joe the Butcher About Meat Today I had a pleasant experience while shopping at one of our local supermarkets. I met a retired meat cutter with over 30 years of experience who was working in a different department because of a bad hip. His name was Joe and he was a wealth of […]

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6 Great Grilling Tips

April 24, 2006 10 Comments
6 Great Grilling Tips

Six Of My Favorite Grilling Tips Either you love to grill or you hate it. There is no in between. I love to grill but I don’t always follow my own guidelines so I mess up. I compare it to day trading, something I tried a few years ago to some success but failed in […]

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Salad Dressing Tip

April 9, 2006 5 Comments
Salad Dressing Tip

Tip – Don’t Use Expensive Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Salad Dressing There is no reason to use good olive oil when making a mustard vinaigrette. Why? The mustard overpowers the taste of the olive oil. You might as well use vegetable oil or canola oil. You do however want to use decent French mustard […]

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Pasta Tip – Don’t Add Oil

March 23, 2006 5 Comments
Pasta Tip – Don’t Add Oil

Why You Don’t Want to Add Oil to the Water When Cooking Pasta I get a lot of emails from visitors who have read my pasta tips page with the suggestion of adding a little oil to the pot of boiling water to prevent the pasta from sticking together. I did this for years until […]

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