Pan Seared Chicken Breasts Over Quinoa Recipe

September 18, 2014 2 Comments
Pan Seared Chicken Breasts Over Quinoa Recipe

 Pan Seared Chicken Breasts Served Over White Quinoa with Dried Cherries, Pistachios and Goat Cheese Last night we prepared pan seared chicken breasts and served them over a most delicious white quinoa salad prepared with dried cherries, toasted pistachios and fresh goat cheese. It’s the quinoa salad that makes this meal so special. Yes, you […]

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Apples Pecans and Craisins Salad Recipe

September 10, 2014 0 Comments
Apples Pecans and Craisins Salad Recipe

Apple, Pecan & Craisin Salad with a Sweet Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing My wife adapted this recipe from one we received with our weekly CSA package of local fruits and vegetables. She basically used “what’s on hand” in our pantry and refrigerator and you can do the same in your house. The dressing is a simple […]

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Plating, Presentation, and Food Carving

September 3, 2014 0 Comments
Plating, Presentation, and Food Carving

Why Food Presentation Is So Important One of the most fun things you’ll learn in culinary school is plating and presentation. Your food’s appearance is as much a part of the culinary experience as taste. Being able to make appealing, colorful dishes that entices the eyes as well as the palate is a hallmark of […]

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A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

September 2, 2014 2 Comments
A Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

How To Prepare An Incredibly Romantic Valentine’s Day Meal Guy’s, How Would You Like To Prepare An Incredibly Romantic Meal For Your Loved One? Skip the expensive restaurant this year and treat you wife, girlfriend, significant other to a delicious, romantic dinner prepared by you right in the comfort of you own home. Forget fighting […]

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The Best of the Wurst

August 30, 2014 6 Comments
The Best of the Wurst

An Introduction to German Sausages Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Bockwurst….all part of the wurst family. They may all sound very similar but they are very different. You have your pork varieties, then your veal varieties and then there is the veal and beef varieties and so on. I don’t know about you, but I still have to […]

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Teaching Your Kids To Cook

August 28, 2014 3 Comments
Teaching Your Kids To Cook

Kids Can Cook -The Benefits of Teaching Your Kids How To Cook Every week I receive emails from parents interested in finding cooking and baking classes for their kids. Some are interested in a one time cooking lesson, some want to hold a birthday party, some are looking for a summer cooking camp. Then there […]

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Top 5 Meal Planning Tips

August 26, 2014 2 Comments
Top 5 Meal Planning Tips

My Favorite Top Five Meal Planning Tips Meal planning: a fairly basic concept that can transform the way that you prepare meals for you and your family. Planning ahead can do wonders for the meal-related stress you may experience at dinner time: kids are nagging, the dog is underfoot, and your spouse is minutes away […]

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Gnocchi and Hen of the Woods Mushroom Recipe

August 21, 2014 2 Comments
Gnocchi and Hen of the Woods Mushroom Recipe

Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Sweet Corn and Thyme Brown Butter Sauce My wife and I were out for an event this weekend and my oldest daughter Nell prepared this Blue Apron recipe for gnocchi and maitake mushrooms for her sister and herself. When we came home from our event, I gave the gnocchi a try […]

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Culinary School Warning Signs

August 19, 2014 0 Comments
Culinary School Warning Signs

What Are A Few Warnings That A Culinary School Is Not Right For You? The majority of culinary schools out there provide quality education and training in keeping with professional-level standards. Whether you attend a big-name school like the Culinary Institute of America, or if you opt for a local community college program, you can […]

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Caprese and Panzanella Salads Combined

August 18, 2014 5 Comments
Caprese and Panzanella Salads Combined

What Happens When You Combine A Panzanella Salad With A Caprese Salad? It’s August and the best time of the year for fresh local tomatoes in the Philadelphia area so we are always looking for great recipes featuring local produce. I will even go so far to say there are only a couple or three […]

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