Mojo Glaze Recipe

May 13, 2016 0 Comments
Mojo Glaze Recipe

Got My Mojo Glaze Working The definition for “mojo” is a magic charm, talisman, or spell. Over the years, mojo has been used in song titles and lyrics including “Got My Mojo Working, a blues song written by Preston “Red” Foster and made popular by Muddy Waters in 1957. Jim Morrison of the Doors used […]

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Culinary Terms Quiz

May 7, 2016 3 Comments
Culinary Terms Quiz

  One of the reasons I started The Reluctant Gourmet website over 20 years ago was to teach myself how to cook. One of the problems I faced as a newbie cook was culinary terms. There were so many of them I didn’t understand and needed to learn to even begin my culinary adventure.  Mis […]

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Spicy Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

May 4, 2016 0 Comments
Spicy Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

Sweet Potato Mashers I adapted this recipe for mashed sweet potatoes from one of my cooking magazines. It’s pretty straight forward for any mashed potato dish except for the addition of an Anaheim pepper to spice it up a little. Anaheim Peppers This variety of pepper is a milder variety of the New Mexico chili […]

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Top Selling Cookbooks in May 2016

May 2, 2016 0 Comments
Top Selling Cookbooks in May 2016

What Are 5 Top Selling Cookbooks in May of 2015? I’m a huge fan of cookbooks and like to keep up with the best selling ones and share them with you from time to time. So from my research, here are the Top 5 Best Selling Cookbooks at this moment just in case you are […]

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Basic Saute Spinach Recipe

April 25, 2016 2 Comments
Basic Saute Spinach Recipe

“I’m strong to the finish, cause I eat my spinach…” This sauteed spinach side-dish is a huge hit in our house and one we go back to time and time again. There are lots of ways you can alter this recipe by adding a little of this or a little of that but we like […]

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Pickled Mustard Seeds Recipe

April 20, 2016 0 Comments
Pickled Mustard Seeds Recipe

Pickled Mustard Seeds Make a Wonderful Garnish I found this recipe as part of a Blue Apron package featuring salmon as the entry. The pickled mustard seeds were used as a finishing topping for the salmon to give it an extra layer of flavor and they did just that. I’ve used mustard seeds in a […]

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Eating Pinchos in San Sebastian

April 17, 2016 0 Comments
Eating Pinchos in San Sebastian

Top Dining Experience in Spain On our journey through northern Spain, we stayed in the city of San Sebastian where I had one of my Top 5 favorite dining experiences. Our guide Jess started us out in a very narrow bar, Bar Paco Bueno, that was packed with locals enjoying pinchos (I’ll explain in a […]

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Difference of Opinions

April 12, 2016 0 Comments
Difference of Opinions

Sometimes we agree to disagree! My girls are good eaters. Most of the time they will try whatever we put in front of them. Every once in a while you can see they are not happy with our choices. That’s where the idea for this cartoon, Difference of Opinions, originated from. I don’t think I’ve […]

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La Boqueria Market in Barcelona

April 8, 2016 0 Comments
La Boqueria Market in Barcelona

The Very Best Food Market in Spain While in Barcelona we had a couple of hours free to ourselves so my wife, daughter and I headed up the Ramblas to visit The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria or more commonly called La Boqueria. This is one of the biggest and most famous food […]

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Eating My Way Through Northern Spain – Barcelona

April 5, 2016 0 Comments
Eating My Way Through Northern Spain – Barcelona

In Barcelona, It’s All About Tapas I’m just back from a trip to northern Spain that included stays in Barcelona, San Sebastian, Logrono in the Rioja region and Madrid. All I can say is wow, these people know how to eat, drink wine and live. It was one of the greatest food adventures of my […]

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