How to Soft Boil Eggs

January 17, 2014 10 Comments
How to Soft Boil Eggs

  How to Prepare Soft Boiled Eggs Crack! The shell breaks and the top comes off. Gooey, the yolk drips down the side. This is a soft-boiled egg. I’m not sure if soft boiled eggs are as popular now as when I was a kid growing up in the 60’s but I sure have great […]

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Shrimp Boil Recipe

January 13, 2014 6 Comments
Shrimp Boil Recipe

George’s Simple Shrimp Boil With Lots of Flavor My wife hosted a dinner party this weekend for work colleagues and their spouses. One of the spouses was my friend George, an avid fisherman, clammer, crabber and a pretty darn good cook. He brought to the party his special shrimp dish that I will now affectionately call […]

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Chicken Posole Recipe

January 9, 2014 2 Comments
Chicken Posole Recipe

A Traditional Mexican Soup But Made With Chicken Posole is a Mexican dish that’s traditionally prepared with a less expensive cut of pork like the shoulder but can also be made with chicken or turkey. It is basically made the same way except you substitute chicken or pork. I prefer using thigh meat because I […]

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Simple Shrimp Risotto Recipe

January 4, 2014 6 Comments
Simple Shrimp Risotto Recipe

When we need a quick and delicious meal, shrimp risotto to the rescue! Do you have nights where you haven’t planned anything for dinner but want to put a great meal on the table that everyone including the kids will enjoy? In our house, that means shrimp risotto. I already have a recipe for shrimp […]

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Simple Reduction Sauce

January 2, 2014 6 Comments
Simple Reduction Sauce

How to Make a Simple Reduction Sauce A reader wrote to me to say that he cannot make a reduction correctly.  He said that it never reaches a saucy consistency unless he uses a slurry or a roux to thicken it.  He wants to know if he is missing something. I love reductions and reduction […]

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Pollo Guisado Recipe

December 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pollo Guisado Recipe

  Pollo Guisado Otherwise Known As Braised Chicken We are celebrating the Christmas holidays in the Dominican Republic in a town called  Cabarete. It’s Christmas Eve and we treated ourselves by hiring local Chef Catalino along with his wife to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner so we can enjoy the island and still be home […]

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide

December 9, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Holiday Gift Guide

My Reluctant Gourmet 2013 Holiday Wish List I’m a little late this year with my Holiday Gift Guide. I think it has to do with how late Thanksgiving was this year but here’s what I’ve seen so far and thought you might find interesting. All of these items can be found at Amazon.com where I […]

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How to Deconstruct A Turkey

December 6, 2013 4 Comments
How to Deconstruct A Turkey

How to De-construct and Then Re-assemble a Thanksgiving Turkey I call this technique for cooking turkey “De-constructed Turkey” and adapted it from Julia Child’s The Way to Cook where she calls it “The Re-assembled Roast Turkey”. Last year was my first attempt cooking a turkey this way and it was such a success my wife […]

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Carrot Fennel Soup Recipe

November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Carrot Fennel Soup Recipe

Carrot Fennel Soup Adapted from Kim O’Donnel’s The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations My neighbor is an investment advisor and each month we receive his firm’s newsletter with various articles celebrating “life in America”.  I found this recipe in the most recent edition. I love carrots and think fennel is one of the most under-rated vegetables […]

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Thanksgiving Tips From Facebook Friends

November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Tips From Facebook Friends

21 Thanksgiving Tips From Me and My Facebook Friends Every November I try to come up with a collection of Thanksgiving Tips to make everyone’s turkey day just a little bit easier. I love this holiday because it typically brings family and friends together for a big meal and plenty of catching up. For years, […]

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