Finding Your Favorite Cookbooks in the Library

June 21, 2006 1 Comment
Finding Your Favorite Cookbooks in the Library

Libraries Are Filled With Many of Your Favorite Cookbooks Summer is here and my girls are out of school on vacation. My 8 year old came home with a reading list for her summer reading so we took a visit to the local library to pick up a book. I love libraries and I have […]

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Roquefort Dressing Recipe

June 20, 2006 9 Comments
Roquefort Dressing Recipe

A Classic Stinky Cheese Salad Dressing Suzy F. emailed and asked if I had a good recipe for Roquefort dressing. The recipe below is a classic and easy to prepare at home. It calls for using Roquefort cheese, hence the name, but I recommend you substitute any blue cheese available like Danish Blue or one […]

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Tuna Salad

June 18, 2006 0 Comments
Tuna Salad

For lunch, my wife put together this simple but delicious tuna salad served with fresh tomatoes. There must be hundreds of ways to make tuna salad depending on what you have on hand. I love these types of recipes that you create by making it up as you go along. Trouble is sometimes they are […]

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Arugula and Olive Salad

June 17, 2006 1 Comment
Arugula and Olive Salad

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about arugula in Walnut Vinaigrette Over Wilted Arugula, a tasty salad that requires sautéing. Now I would like to tell you about a great salad recipe adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Jacques Pepin’s Table called Arugula and Olive Salad that is served with a simple lemon […]

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Sweet Corn Relish

June 15, 2006 3 Comments
Sweet Corn Relish

Here’s a simple Corn Relish Recipe you can prepare and serve with chips or as an accompaniment to grilled fish, hamburgers, sausages. It also works great as a condiment in tacos and burritos. PrintSweet Corn Relish Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 2 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Yield: 3 cups Ingredients3 ears of fresh sweet corn […]

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Grilled Marinated Previously Frozen Tuna

June 10, 2006 10 Comments
Grilled Marinated Previously Frozen Tuna

Second Life for Tuna Ok, I’m 3 for 3 when it comes to recipes from the new cookbook, Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures & Glazes. I hope Jim doesn’t mind me posting another of his recipes but this one I used on some tuna turned out great. I highly recommend you check out his cookbook but […]

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Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak

June 7, 2006 14 Comments
Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak

The Other Red Meat Now that I have this new Weber charcoal grill and the weather has been so nice, I am trying to learn how to cook all my favorite meats all over again. For years I only used a gas grill because I couldn’t be bothered with getting my hands dirty from real […]

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Simple Brining Tips

June 4, 2006 3 Comments
Simple Brining Tips

7 Important Brining Tips I mentioned a simple brine I made for some pork chops from my friend Jim Tarantino’s new cookbook, Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures & Glazes. Now I want to mention a few brining tips from his book that should be very helpful. By the way, this book is filled with tons of […]

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Mussels Topped with Corn/Tomato Salsa Recipe

June 1, 2006 1 Comment
Mussels Topped with Corn/Tomato Salsa Recipe

Another appetizer my sister-in-law whipped up last weekend for our family gathering involved steaming mussels in some white wine and topping them with a simple salsa made with corn, tomato, and a few other ingredients. They were a real treat, easy to prepare and a huge success. The recipe calls for using a hot sauce […]

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Mango Salsa with Black Beans

May 30, 2006 1 Comment
Mango Salsa with Black Beans

For Entertaining We had a great weekend in State College celebrating a bunch of family birthdays. As usual, we stayed at my wife’s sister’s home, who takes on organizing meals for every family gathering. She is a wonderful home cook who puts on these incredible feasts that are unique, entertaining and delicious. One of the […]

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