Roasted Diced Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Roasted Diced Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts Recipe

An “All-In-One” Side Dish This is one of those great side dish recipe that your entire family will love… that is if they like potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Lucky for me, my kids do.  It’s an “all-in-one” recipe that combines a starch and a vegetable that’s fun and nutritious. It couldn’t be easier to prepare. […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

March 12, 2014 0 Comments
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Check out my wife and daughter preparing this recipe over the holidays for Christmas dinner. It was perfecto. This Chocolate Cake Recipe Made Me Look Like a Baker As many of you know, I’m not much of a baker but I’m working on it….slowly. My daughters and wife all like to bake cookies, cakes and […]

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Four French Beef Cuts I Did Not Know

March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Four French Beef Cuts I Did Not Know

How Little I Know About Côte de Bœuf Yesterday, I read this interesting article in the New York Times by Elaine Sciolino about how France is starting to import beef from other countries including the United States because the French cows are bred to be “big, powerful, muscular races of cows in France that were […]

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Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin and Apples Recipe

March 5, 2014 4 Comments
Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin and Apples Recipe

Talk About A Simple Pork Tenderloin Dish My wife purchased the Crock-Pot Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook and has been trying them out on us. This week we enjoyed two recipes from the book but I think this was the better of them. What’s so great about a slow cooker is convenience. You add […]

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Culinary Training and the 10,000 Hour Theory

March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Culinary Training and the 10,000 Hour Theory

How Does the 10,000 Hour Theory Apply to Cooking The theory of 10,000 hours is phenomenon that has been sweeping the way the world looks at success, and the culinary industry is no different. As more and more people strive to reach the top of the career ladder (whether that means owning your own restaurant, […]

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Cheese Fondue Recipe

February 25, 2014 4 Comments
Cheese Fondue Recipe

A Classic Cheese Fondue We typically don’t eat much fondue in our house, maybe a couple times a year but in the past few weeks I’ve enjoyed three fondue nights so I thought it must be time to do a little research and write about preparing a delicious fondue at home. One of our fondue […]

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Crock Pot Lamb Stew Recipe

February 22, 2014 21 Comments
Crock Pot Lamb Stew Recipe

How to Make the Best Crock-Pot Lamb Stew with Vegetables This recipe was adapted from our 1975 edition of the Rival Crock Pot Cooking cookbook. Not sure if it came from my wife’s mom or my mom or we found it at a book fair but it’s filled with more than “300 recipes especially for […]

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Twice Baked Potato Recipe

February 20, 2014 2 Comments
Twice Baked Potato Recipe

The Best Twice Baked Potatoes Ever I think my wife makes the best twice-baked-potatoes I’ve ever tasted. She keeps them simple but rich with butter, cream and her special ingredient, sour cream. If you can stick with just 1/2 a potato, the calories aren’t too bad but that’s almost impossible. If we’re having a big […]

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Homemade Oatmeal Scones Recipe

February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Homemade Oatmeal Scones Recipe

A First Attempt At Making Homemade Scones Our friend Betsy is a dance movement therapist and is working with my daughter Maddie and me to stretch our muscles and strengthen our cores. For Maddie, it is to help her with cerebral palsy, for me it is to help me deal with the years. Betsy’s husband […]

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Cooking Fat and Oil Smoke Points

February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Cooking Fat and Oil Smoke Points

What Are The Smoking Points For Common Cooking Fats & Oils? It’s a good idea to know the smoke points of your favorite cooking fats and oils because if you exceed the smoke point temperature, it no longer is any good for cooking or eating.  Besides using a thermometer to know the precise temperature, the […]

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