Cooking Techniques

How NOT to Cook with Water – Boiling

April 19, 2018 1 Comment
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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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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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 2 Comments
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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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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How to Roast Garlic

February 21, 2017 4 Comments
How to Roast Garlic

You can never have enough garlic. We cook with a lot of garlic in our house. Next to onions, garlic is the second most used ingredient excluding salt and pepper. Garlic is used in so many of the recipes we prepare, we always have two or three heads on hand. From pasta sauces to stews […]

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Beef and Mushroom Crock Pot Stew Recipe

December 13, 2016 0 Comments
Beef and Mushroom Crock Pot Stew Recipe

How to Make Beef Stew With Mushrooms in a Crock Pot Last week we had a Stew Challenge on my Facebook’s What I Cooked For Dinner Last Night. The idea is for everyone in the group to prepare a favorite stew and share it by submitting a photo. I knew I was going to have […]

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How to Sous Vide Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

November 17, 2016 35 Comments
How to Sous Vide Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make a Great Hard Boiled Egg That Peels Easily If you like hard boiled eggs made the classic way, you are going to love the results you’ll get by preparing them sous vide.  Sous vide means “under vacuum” in French and is a cooking technique in which you vacuum-seal ingredients in plastic bags, […]

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