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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Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Chocolate with Almonds Gelato Recipe On a recent trip to State College, PA, my wife stopped at Tait Farms to pick up some local products including a Strawberry Dark Chocolate Sauce that my daughter thought would be a great ingredient to try in a new gelato or ice cream. I also had some Dark […]

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Eggplant Sofrito Recipe

July 31, 2014 2 Comments
Eggplant Sofrito Recipe

  Graffiti Eggplant Sofrito Is A Perfect Side Dish For Everything My wife and I are always looking for good side dishes to serve with our main dishes. This eggplant sofrito recipe comes from a delicious meal we received from Blue Apron, a new concept in grocery delivery where you receive complete meals with fresh […]

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Chunky Monkey Pancakes Recipe

July 28, 2014 2 Comments
Chunky Monkey Pancakes Recipe

My Daughter’s Favorite Pancakes – Chunky Monkey Patties I’m guessing there are many recipes out there called Chunky Monkey Pancakes but this recipe comes from my daughter’s 8th grade teachers “eBoard” where she posts homework, projects, AND recipes. I’m not sure where her teacher found this recipe for “Chunky Monkey Patties” but it is definitely […]

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Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

July 25, 2014 5 Comments
Chocolate Trail Mix Ice Cream

How About Some Chocolate Ice Cream with a Bit of Trail Mix While I was down in the basement working out, I heard my youngest daughter upstairs in the kitchen preparing something.  My daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a walker to get around so I could hear the wheels rolling back and forth as […]

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