A Birthday Butter Feast

December 6, 2006 0 Comments
A Birthday Butter Feast

It’s birthday season at our house and the girls get to choose what they want for dinner. My oldest daughter wanted all her favorite foods that could be dipped in butter. Not great for my diet but we obliged. Artichokes We started out with fresh artichokes that were trimmed and simmered. To trim an artichoke, […]

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Sometimes Cutting an Onion Can Be So Emotional

December 1, 2006 1 Comment
Sometimes Cutting an Onion Can Be So Emotional

Do Cutting Onions Make You Cry? Of course they do unless you’re wearing Onion Goggles like we do in our house.  I’m hoping these cartoons will add a little humor to some everyday cooking situations that you may have found yourself in. Tee shirts, aprons & other fun stuff I have printed some of these cartoons on […]

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Food Processor Gift Ideas

November 28, 2006 0 Comments
Food Processor Gift Ideas

What Food Processor Am I Getting For Christmas? I wanted to tell you about the new food processor I just ordered from Amazon.com, one of my favorite online sources for cookware, cutlery & just about anything else you can use in your kitchen. Plus, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and free shipping on orders over […]

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What Would It Be Like to Cook In a Restaurant

November 27, 2006 0 Comments
What Would It Be Like to Cook In a Restaurant

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to cook in a professional kitchen? I think Thanksgiving was a great opportunity to get a small but meaningful feel for it.  If you were responsible for preparing the Turkey feast for let’s say ten people, imagine what it would be like to cook for 10 […]

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Turkey Basics

November 22, 2006 5 Comments
Turkey Basics

Turkey Tips For Thanksgiving Cooking a turkey is not that difficult. In my opinion, it’s all the side dishes and desserts that become intimidating. But for those of you who are just a little intimidated or “reluctant” about cooking the Thanksgiving bird, here are some basic cooking tips that might help. I’ll also supply you […]

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Cornbread Recipe

November 21, 2006 4 Comments
Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread – A Must at Our Thanksgiving Table My wife does most of the holiday cooking because she is a lot more organized than I am. Yes, I help with the bigger items on her menu but she likes to prep and prepare most of the smaller side dishes a day or two before Thanksgiving. […]

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Veal Stew with Mushrooms Recipe

November 14, 2006 6 Comments
Veal Stew with Mushrooms Recipe

Hot to Make a Delicious Veal Stew with Mushrooms Sunday was a rainy dreary day, perfect for cooking and watching football. It was one of those days I didn’t mind chopping, mincing and dicing while watching the Eagles beat up on the Washington Redskins. When I asked my wife what kind of stew she’d like me […]

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Mascarpone Cheese

November 13, 2006 5 Comments
Mascarpone Cheese

What is Mascarpone? First of all, mascarpone is a fresh cow’s milk cheese that is classified as triple cream.  It’s very rich because of its 60% to 75% milk fat content. Mascarpone has a soft texture like cream cheese making it spreadable. It is whitish to straw yellow in color and when fresh smells like […]

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Do You Own a Splatter Screen?

November 3, 2006 3 Comments
Do You Own a Splatter Screen?

Do you use a splatter screen in your kitchen? You know one of those round screens you put on top of your frying or sauté pan to prevent the hot spatters from making a mess of your stove top or jumping up and hitting your face. I’ve owned one for years but hardly used it. […]

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Braised Chicken with Apples and Pears

October 31, 2006 8 Comments
Braised Chicken with Apples and Pears

A Perfect Fall Meal There’s nothing like braised anything when the weather gets cooler and you’re not out firing up the grill. Not that braised meals aren’t perfect any time of the year. They are, but the fall and winter is when I am looking for something more hearty. Nothing satisfies that hunger more than a […]

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