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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What to Pack in Your Childs Lunch Box

November 12, 2013 0 Comments
What to Pack in Your Childs Lunch Box

What To Pack In Your Kid’s Lunch Box My youngest daughter Maddie gave me the idea for this post and even helped write it. For many years, one of my stay-at-home responsibilities was making lunch for the kids. Sounds easy enough but for those of you who prepare your child’s lunch every day, five days […]

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Temporary Jobs for Cooks and Chefs

November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Temporary Jobs for Cooks and Chefs

What Are the Pros and Cons of Working As a Temporary Chef? The best chef jobs are hard to come by, and it can take years of putting in hard work before you’re even ready to apply. In the meantime, it’s important that you build your resume and skills in a way that reflects well […]

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Mushroom Barley and Kale Minestrone Soup Recipe

October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mushroom Barley and Kale Minestrone Soup Recipe

A Twist On Classic Mushroom Barley Soup I love mushrooms anytime of the year but especial in soups and stews in the Fall. Kale seems to be the “hot” ingredient for 2013 showing up everywhere including kale chips and raw kale in salads. Put them together with a bunch of other “soup” ingredients and you […]

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Kale Slaw with Toasted Almonds Recipe

October 24, 2013 1 Comment
Kale Slaw with Toasted Almonds Recipe

My friend Geoff prepared and served this kale slaw at a recent dinner party. He served it with Barbecue Bob’s smoked brisket and then we all watched the Michigan football game. Geoff and his wife both graduated from Michigan and are avid fans to say the least. I think he told me he found this […]

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10 Facts About Lobster You May Not Know

October 20, 2013 3 Comments
10 Facts About Lobster You May Not Know

Everything You May or May Not Want to Know about Lobster Lobsters are interesting creatures. Most of us think of them as an expensive dinner choice on special occasions but they weren’t always so popular with diners. They have been around a long time and can live a long time. What do they eat? Do […]

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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 4 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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