Sautéed Chicken with Tikka Masala Sauce

April 18, 2006 7 Comments
Sautéed Chicken with Tikka Masala Sauce

Another Great Shortcut Meal Another “shortcut meal” I pulled together this week was prepared by sautéing some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in olive oil and butter and finishing in a commercial sauce I found at Whole Foods. The Tikka Masala Sauce is from Maya Kaimal’s line of products.  She is an expert on Indian food […]

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Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce

April 13, 2006 9 Comments
Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce

Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce This recipe comes from Chef Jim Ruch, a boat chef from Florida who travels all over the world cooking on various size yachts for all sorts of interesting people. We met online when he asked me to help promote his cooking DVD, One Pan Wonder. This recipe is […]

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Salad Dressing Tip

April 9, 2006 5 Comments
Salad Dressing Tip

Tip – Don’t Use Expensive Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Salad Dressing There is no reason to use good olive oil when making a mustard vinaigrette. Why? The mustard overpowers the taste of the olive oil. You might as well use vegetable oil or canola oil. You do however want to use decent French mustard […]

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Shortcut Meals

April 8, 2006 13 Comments
Shortcut Meals

For Nights You Wanna Cook But Don’t Really Feel Like It There are nights I just don’t feel like working too hard to put together a dinner for the family. I’m sure every home cook responsible for preparing meals every day feels this way once in a while. In fact, it’s my opinion finding “short […]

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Osso Buco Leftovers

April 4, 2006 0 Comments
Osso Buco Leftovers

What to Do With Leftover Osso Buco If you tried my beef shank osso buco recipe from the other night and had any leftovers, you may be interested in knowing what I did with mine. Osso buco is one of those great meals that not only is fantastic the night you make it, but may […]

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Osso Buco Revisited

April 2, 2006 12 Comments
Osso Buco Revisited

Osso Buco with Beef Shanks I love classic osso buco (AW-soh BOO-koh) made with veal shanks that are braised in wine, stock and a whole bunch of vegetable ingredients. Some home cooks are not thrilled with using veal as an ingredient, others may find veal shanks too expensive so I thought I would give beef […]

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What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

March 30, 2006 52 Comments
What Are Your Favorite Cookbooks?

Some of Your Favorite Cookbooks Right now Philadelphia is hosting the 22nd Book and the Cook event that pairs cookbook authors with local restaurants. In past years, the event has brought Philadelphia such food stars as the late Julia Child, Craig Claiborne, Ming Tsai and many more. So I thought it would be fun to learn […]

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Toasted Shrimp and Tomato Recipe

March 30, 2006 3 Comments
Toasted Shrimp and Tomato Recipe

I love finding recipes in unusual places like this one that I found under the lid of a container of Nature Sweet grape tomatoes from Costco. I’m the type of home cook who can’t pass a rack of recipes in the supermarket without thumbing through to find a few that might work at home. Not […]

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Salt is Salt – The Rest is Hype

March 25, 2006 29 Comments
Salt is Salt – The Rest is Hype

Did you know that there is no difference between sea salt, kosher salt and regular table salt? Well, that is except for size, shape, texture, added ingredients and PRICE. Yesterday I was listening to Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane while in the car driving to the supermarket to find something for dinner. She was interviewing […]

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Pasta Tip – Don’t Add Oil

March 23, 2006 4 Comments
Pasta Tip – Don’t Add Oil

Why You Don’t Want to Add Oil to the Water When Cooking Pasta I get a lot of emails from visitors who have read my pasta tips page with the suggestion of adding a little oil to the pot of boiling water to prevent the pasta from sticking together. I did this for years until […]

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