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Cost of Thanksgiving 2014

November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving 2014

  The cost of a Thanksgiving Dinner is up in 2014, but not by too much! I just read an article about the cost of Thanksgiving this year (2014) is going up but not by much. According to AP News, The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 people is expected to […]

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A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

September 2, 2014 2 Comments
A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

How To Prepare An Incredibly Romantic Valentine’s Day Meal Guy’s, How Would You Like To Prepare An Incredibly Romantic Meal For Your Loved One? Skip the expensive restaurant this year and treat you wife, girlfriend, significant other to a delicious, romantic dinner prepared by you right in the comfort of you own home. Forget fighting […]

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What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread

July 16, 2014 38 Comments
What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread

What Is The Difference Between French Bread and Italian Bread? Both Italy and France are countries that specialize in bread making. Sure, when we sit down to eat at a restaurant in the US we are given a bread basket to start off our dinner. But bread is essential to almost every meal in Italy […]

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Everyday Food Phrases Explained

July 8, 2014 2 Comments
Everyday Food Phrases Explained

Food Expressions We Use All The Time Without even realizing it, we often use food-related phrases, idioms, colloquialisms, expressions, or whatever you want to call them in everyday language. Sometimes we don’t think about the origins of these fascinating food phrases or how they became so conventional in the English language. The other day, my […]

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Dining Out In Washington DC

April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Dining Out In Washington DC

Our Dining Experience In The Nation’s Capital Over Spring Break we visited Washington DC for a few days going to the great museums, monuments and even were able to tour the White House which was a blast. Because Maddie was in her wheelchair and could not climb up the stairs, we had to go through […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Check out my wife and daughter preparing this recipe over the holidays for Christmas dinner. It was perfecto. This Chocolate Cake Recipe Made Me Look Like a Baker As many of you know, I’m not much of a baker but I’m working on it….slowly. My daughters and wife all like to bake cookies, cakes and […]

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Cooking Fat and Oil Smoke Points

February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Cooking Fat and Oil Smoke Points

What Are The Smoking Points For Common Cooking Fats & Oils? It’s a good idea to know the smoke points of your favorite cooking fats and oils because if you exceed the smoke point temperature, it no longer is any good for cooking or eating.  Besides using a thermometer to know the precise temperature, the […]

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Beef Fabrication Video

February 6, 2014 1 Comment
Beef Fabrication Video

Where Do the Various Beef Cuts Come From On A Cow? How to Butcher a Cow in Just One Hour I have to admit I’m a little obsessed about where different cuts of steaks and roasts come from on a cow. I want to know the exact location of a rib eye compared to the […]

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide

December 9, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Holiday Gift Guide

My Reluctant Gourmet 2013 Holiday Wish List I’m a little late this year with my Holiday Gift Guide. I think it has to do with how late Thanksgiving was this year but here’s what I’ve seen so far and thought you might find interesting. All of these items can be found at Amazon.com where I […]

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How to Deconstruct A Turkey

December 6, 2013 4 Comments
How to Deconstruct A Turkey

How to De-construct and Then Re-assemble a Thanksgiving Turkey I call this technique for cooking turkey “De-constructed Turkey” and adapted it from Julia Child’s The Way to Cook where she calls it “The Re-assembled Roast Turkey”. Last year was my first attempt cooking a turkey this way and it was such a success my wife […]

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