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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I Broke My Butter Bell

October 6, 2006 5 Comments
I Broke My Butter Bell

What is a Butter Bell? Also called a French butter bell crock or butter keeper, a butter bell is a ceramic two-piece dish that stores butter out of the refrigerator. When I first read about it in one of the cooking magazines, I didn’t believe it would keep butter fresh. After thinking about it a […]

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Quick Pasta with Tomato Sausage Sauce

October 3, 2006 23 Comments
Quick Pasta with Tomato Sausage Sauce

We Call It “Sausage Sauce” This is one of the easiest shortcut meals you can make when you just don’t feel like cooking or don’t have a lot of time. Since my wife isn’t eating pasta this month, the sauce by itself is enough for her to eat as a meal. Serve it up with a […]

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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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Grilled Pork Chops On Rosemary

September 21, 2006 3 Comments
Grilled Pork Chops On Rosemary

I cooked these pork chops on my charcoal grill because I wanted a hotter fire that I could control more easily but a gas grill would work too. The recipe calls for starting them over a hot fire and finishing them on the cooler side of the grill. WARNING – Don’t walk away from the […]

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

September 18, 2006 4 Comments
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

How to Prepare a Simple and Elegant Eggplant Parmesan This is the Eggplant Parmesan recipe that my wife and I served at a dinner party. This is a very cool dish because it’s nothing like the Eggplant Parmesan you are used to. It’s not served with any pasta, it’s grilled and everything is cooked right […]

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Fennel and Grape Harvest Bread Recipe

September 14, 2006 0 Comments
Fennel and Grape Harvest Bread Recipe

We had a dinner party for 8 over the weekend and served pork as the main course with a very cool eggplant Parmesan and a fennel and grape bread that I’ll give you the recipe for now and the others later this week. Oh, I did start them off with the little appetizer stimulator we […]

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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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What Mayonnaise Tastes Best

September 4, 2006 92 Comments
What Mayonnaise Tastes Best

What Is The Best Tasting Mayonnaise Around Today? I was looking through my latest addition of Fine Cooking, one of my favorite cooking magazines, and saw an article on “Rating Mayonnaise”.  I’m not sure what your favorite mayonnaise is but it’s most likely the one you grew up with and you aren’t going to change […]

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Lime Zest and How to Best Zest It

August 30, 2006 2 Comments
Lime Zest and How to Best Zest It

What is Lime Zest and How Do I Zest A Lime? I received an email from a visitor asking about “lime zest” – what it is and do I mean, “pulp”? Lime zest is the outermost part of a lime that is used to add intense citrus flavor to recipes. It is not pulp but […]

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