What’s Cooking at Your House This Summer?

August 10, 2006 11 Comments
What’s Cooking at Your House This Summer?

I’ve been going on in this blog telling you what I’ve been cooking this summer but would love to hear what you’re cooking. I interested in hearing from my newsletter subscribers, bloggers and daily visitors what special dish have you tried this summer season. I’m sure there’s a lot of grilling going on and plenty […]

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Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

August 10, 2006 2 Comments
Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

Talking with Joe the Butcher About Meat Today I had a pleasant experience while shopping at one of our local supermarkets. I met a retired meat cutter with over 30 years of experience who was working in a different department because of a bad hip. His name was Joe and he was a wealth of […]

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What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

August 8, 2006 12 Comments
What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

Leftover Pork Chops Can Be Great The Next Day We had some leftover pan roasted  pork chops that needed to be used up and because of the heat I wanted to keep it simple. So, I thought a simple sauce served with rice pilaf and some grilled eggplant would work. Since the meat was already […]

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Penne Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

August 2, 2006 0 Comments
Penne Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus with Pasta Every once in a while my wife asks me to make something she has a desire for and Sunday night it was penne pasta with asparagus which we just happen to have in the refrigerator. The asparagus was the young, thin stalks that are so tender and delicious. So I did a […]

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Lamb Burgers – Who Knew?

July 31, 2006 7 Comments
Lamb Burgers – Who Knew?

Friday Night Lamb Burgers with Barbecue Bob & Bert We have been taking turns dining with Roberta, Robert and their family on Friday nights and last night was no exception. It’s hot here in the Philadelphia region so Bob & Bert decided on Lamb Burgers served with grilled eggplant and a yogurt mint sauce, corn […]

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Summer Succotash Recipe

July 28, 2006 5 Comments
Summer Succotash Recipe

Succotash – Don’t You Just Love The Sound of It? Succotash (SUHK-uh-tash) comes from the Indian word sohquttahhash or broken corn kernels. It is a popular US favorite especially in the southern states and consists of lima beans, corn and sometimes red peppers that have been cooked. I found a recipe for succotash in some […]

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Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Puree

July 23, 2006 5 Comments
Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Puree

Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Puree This recipe came from Chef Alan Bickel who I have interviewed in my Novice to Pro section and who wrote the wonderful article about life in a professional kitchen called The ‘Rest’ of the Kitchen. Don’t be alarmed by the number of ingredients for this recipe. You are basically […]

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Curry Chicken in a Clay Pot

July 16, 2006 7 Comments
Curry Chicken in a Clay Pot

Old School Cooking If you have never tried cooking in a clay pot before, you may want to think about giving it a try. There are a lot of advantages including juicier meats and poultry, low fat cooking, and my favorite, one-pot-meals that make clean up easy. I initially learned about them when I received […]

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Sweet Potato Vichyssoise Recipe

July 9, 2006 7 Comments
Sweet Potato Vichyssoise Recipe

Filling and Refreshing Cold Sweet Potato Vichyssoise I love soup so I am looking for some interesting cold soups that I can serve on these hot summer days that are both filling and refreshing. I found a great recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks, Williams-Sonoma’s New Orleans. What I like about this cookbook besides […]

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Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Recipe

July 5, 2006 11 Comments
Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Berts Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Did you ever notice how many different ways there are to cook barbecue ribs? After doing a little research in my cookbook library, I was amazed at the number of techniques, marinades, mops, sops, bastes, brines you can use to prepare the perfect rib. Once again it shows me, there […]

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