Smoked Salmon Cones with Green Herb Salsa

May 4, 2006 1 Comment
Smoked Salmon Cones with Green Herb Salsa

One of my wife’s best friends from college, Beth Roberts, met her husband on the Internet. So did Beth’s best friend. So the two of them got together and wrote a book, Finding Your Mate Online: No Fear, No Embarrassment, Just Love! I asked Beth to send me the recipe to one of her first […]

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

May 1, 2006 2 Comments
Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

“Barbecue Bob’s Barbecue Sauce” Last night I had an impromptu dinner at my friend, Barbecue Bob’s house, where he was grilling up some chicken and hot dogs for the kids. He grills on a Weber Kettle Grill and uses 100% lump hard wood charcoal and you can really tell the difference. I will get into […]

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6 Great Grilling Tips

April 24, 2006 10 Comments
6 Great Grilling Tips

Six Of My Favorite Grilling Tips Either you love to grill or you hate it. There is no in between. I love to grill but I don’t always follow my own guidelines so I mess up. I compare it to day trading, something I tried a few years ago to some success but failed in […]

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Penne Pasta with Artichoke Sauce Recipe

April 19, 2006 2 Comments
Penne Pasta with Artichoke Sauce Recipe

An Artichoke Sauce for Pasta I found this recipe on a box of penne pasta last night that I cooked for my kid’s dinner. It’s a simple, straightforward recipe that I adapted a little but I can’t wait to try. If you read my blog or visit my web site, you’ll notice I am always […]

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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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