Mango Mexican Chicken Recipe

October 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mango Mexican Chicken Recipe

A Recipe From One of My High School Buddies One of my best friends from high school contacted me and told me how his daughter Jen started a cooking blog at  www.topateonyourplate.com and asked if I could call her to talk about her site. Jen is part time math teacher, full time mom and from […]

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Simple One Pot Pasta Recipe

October 10, 2013 0 Comments
Simple One Pot Pasta Recipe

Easy Pasta Dish With Easy Cleanup! Can You Really Make A Pasta Dish With Tasty Sauce With No Water? I found this one-pot pasta idea on Facebook, found a recipe and sent it to my oldest daughter. My wife was out of town so she decided to make it for dinner. We had all the ingredients […]

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Why are Chef Hours So Long

October 9, 2013 3 Comments
Why are Chef Hours So Long

Why do Chefs Have to Work Such Long Hours? One of the first things every new or aspiring chef hears is how long the work days are. Chefs and cooks are notorious for working between 50 and 70 hours per week, oftentimes on weekends, evenings, and for up to 12 hours per day. The rate […]

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Korean Style Beef Stir Fry Recipe

October 7, 2013 2 Comments
Korean Style Beef Stir Fry Recipe

Beef Stir-Fry Gangnam Style Have you ever cooked with kimchi, pronounced [KIHM-chee]  also spelled kimchee? Do you know what kimchee is? I heard of it but really had no idea what it is until I adapted this recipe from one of my cooking magazines. Kimchee is a Korean pickled side dish made with fermented vegetables […]

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Bloomy Cheese or Washed Rind Cheese

September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Bloomy Cheese or Washed Rind Cheese

What’s The Difference Between Bloomy and Washed Rind Cheeses? Both are surfaced ripened cheeses but different. There is an exponential amount of information to know about cheese and cheese classification. Go to any cheese counter or crack open a guide to cheese and you will be inundated with endless choices, varieties, and classifications of cheese. […]

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The Grechetto Grape

September 23, 2013 2 Comments
The Grechetto Grape

Grechetto Di Todi Superiore If you are a wine drinker, I’m sure you’ve heard of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling but have you ever heard of Grechetto? I didn’t either until this weekend when I sampled a 2011 Grechetto Di Todi Superiore made in the Colli Martani DOC. I was very excited by […]

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Culinary Degrees Types

September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Culinary Degrees Types

What Are the Differences between AOS, AAS, and AA When you’re choosing a culinary school, one of the things you want to be sure and look out for is the type of degree or diploma awarded upon graduation. Many culinary schools don’t offer traditional degrees at all, instead opting for certificates of completion or diplomas. […]

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Bean Conversions

September 19, 2013 28 Comments
Bean Conversions

Dry Beans To Cooked Beans To Canned Beans I love beans but don’t love soaking beans overnight and then cooking them for hours in the middle of the week to make one of my favorite bean dishes. Yes, I know there advantages to cooking beans from scratch including nutrition, flavor and cost but there are […]

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Roasted Mahi Mahi and Swordfish On the Grill Recipe

September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Roasted Mahi Mahi and Swordfish On the Grill Recipe

Roasted Fish Cooked On the Grill Sometimes recipes just happen. In my case it happens more often than not. I like to get ideas from cookbooks and cooking magazines and then use what I have on hand to come up with something entirely different. That’s the case here. The night before preparing this recipe we […]

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Flippin Fish

September 12, 2013 2 Comments
Flippin Fish

How to Flip Fish With a Wide Spatula One of my first video tips, this one shows you how I flip fish with a wide, stainless steel spatula. This spatula is a great tool for turning fish but also works for lots of kitchen tasks like removing an enchilada from a pan, over-sized omelets, large […]

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