How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

March 20, 2017 0 Comments
How to Avoid the Freshman Fifteen

How to Avoided Putting On Those Dreaded 15 Pounds As a Freshman in College by Nell Jones, contributor and my daughter When people would ask me what I most nervous for when going to college, I wouldn’t say schoolwork, I wouldn’t say being away from home, I would say the freshman fifteen.  Everyone tells you […]

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Old Farmhouse Chutney Sauce

March 13, 2017 1 Comment
Old Farmhouse Chutney Sauce

How to Make a Simple Chutney Sauce For Your Favorite Meats & Vegetables I call this Old Farmhouse Chutney Sauce because the first time I prepared it, I used a jar of Stonewall Kitchen’s chutney given to me as a housewarming present.  You can use any of your favorite commercial chutneys or one of your […]

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Brussels Sprouts Hash Recipe

March 2, 2017 0 Comments
Brussels Sprouts Hash Recipe

A Great Side Dish Featuring Brussels Sprouts & Apples Last night we enjoyed our second Hello Fresh meal that included Brussels Sprout Hash. My family and I enjoyed the entire meal and I’ll be writing about my experiences with Hello Fresh after I try some more of their tasty dinners but I wanted to share […]

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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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A New Look at Fish Sauce

February 16, 2017 1 Comment
A New Look at Fish Sauce

My wife’s friend Laura from Chicago shared these thoughts that I wanted to pass along, especially since we recently wrote that a good substitute for Golden Mountain Sauce, which we included in our recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Steaks, is fish sauce. Fish Sauce – A Not-So-New Go-To for Chefs and Home Cooks by Contributing Writer […]

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Fleur d’Aunis Washed Rind Cheese

February 14, 2017 0 Comments
Fleur d’Aunis Washed Rind Cheese

A Great Value Washed Rind Cheese – Fleur d”Aunis I really like this cheese because it is a “value” cheese” however it is still an imported cheese from France so it’s not going to be that inexpensive. It’s also a “washed rind” cheese that is first bathed in Pineau des Charentes, a Cognac-fortified aperitif wine […]

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Marinated Radishes and Greens Salad Recipe

February 9, 2017 0 Comments
Marinated Radishes and Greens Salad Recipe

Delicious Salad Greens Served with Marinated Radishes Basically, this is a salad dressing recipe featuring marinated radishes that can be added to any type of greens or used as a condiment for other dishes that work well with the peppery taste of a radish.  I can see myself combining this dressing with chickpeas sometime soon. […]

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Culinary Careers and Hollywood Fame

February 6, 2017 0 Comments
Culinary Careers and Hollywood Fame

Who Wants To Become a Famous Chef The popularity of culinary school has been on the rise in recent years, and celebrity chefs have a lot to do with it. In the past, the only way to achieve true “fame” as a chef was to become noted in your city for great cuisine and a […]

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Mornay Sauce Recipe

February 2, 2017 8 Comments
Mornay Sauce Recipe

How to Make a Easy Mornay Sauce at Home I think of a Mornay sauce as the older cousin of Bechamel sauce which is confusing because Mornay is basically Bechamel with cheese added to it. This would make you think Bechamel must have come before Mornay but most people suspect Bechamel was created around the […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks With Curried Bok Choy Recipe

January 30, 2017 2 Comments
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks With Curried Bok Choy Recipe

Cauliflower Steaks Are Hot Now & It’s Not Just the Curry Sauce At the beginning of August, when our oldest daughter was packing for college, I announced that once we were down to three at the dinner table, I’d be serving more cauliflower steaks.  This declaration occurred at a roadside farm stand on the North […]

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