Simple Fennel and Olive Salad Recipe

October 6, 2014 2 Comments
Simple Fennel and Olive Salad Recipe

Sliced Fennel Salad Is So Good & Good For You Fennel is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with and one of the most under-utilized vegetables around. See my post, Fennel & How to Use It to read more about fennel. We served this simple salad with pan-fried salmon last week and will prepare […]

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Roasted Rosemary Cashews Recipe

September 25, 2014 4 Comments
Roasted Rosemary Cashews Recipe

Danger Alert. These Cashews Are Dangerously Addictive If you are looking for a little sumpin sumpin to serve to friends and family, don’t have much time and want it to taste so good no one will be able to stop eating, this is the snack for you. Think about it, cashews are difficult enough to […]

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Spinach Balls Recipe

September 22, 2014 4 Comments
Spinach Balls Recipe

  A Good Old Fashioned Appetizer Recipe for Spinach Balls This recipe comes from my wife’s collection kept in a notebook filled with loose pieces of paper, some original, some copies but all containing some of my wife’s favorites.  This recipe has one of her mom’s friends name attached to it but who knows where […]

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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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