Kellys Christmas Crack

December 7, 2017 0 Comments
Kellys Christmas Crack

How to Make the Simplest Christmas Crack This Holiday My wife arrived home with holiday glee in her eyes with tales of an incredible Christmas treat prepared by her boss that she just had to immediately recreate for our family and friends. She could barely set down the bags of ingredients she just purchased for […]

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Beginner Food Photo Analysis

November 30, 2017 0 Comments
Beginner Food Photo Analysis

How a Professional Photographer Looks at a Food Photo I’m working on my food photography skills with the help of professional food photographer, Tim Turner. In my first post, Food Photography Made Easy, we looked at light placement and how it can completely change the feel of the photograph. In other words, how to make […]

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffle with Fried Egg

November 25, 2017 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Stuffing Waffle with Fried Egg

How to Make Waffles from Leftover Stuffing This year we cooked way more food than everyone could eat so there were a lot of leftovers even after sending everyone home with a doggie bag. One of those leftovers was stuffing, some that was cooked with the turkey and some that was cooked separately in a […]

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Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

November 16, 2017 0 Comments
Cost of Thanksgiving Meal 2017 Lowest in Five Years

  What’s That Turkey Dinner Going to Cost in 2017? Well, not as much as last year if you buy all the same things in the same amounts as you did last year according to the Farm Bureau’s 2017 Survey.  In fact, this is the lowest cost in 5 years. For the last few years […]

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Food Photography Made Easy

November 9, 2017 2 Comments
Food Photography Made Easy

How to Take the Best Photos of Your Meals Not only a “reluctant” gourmet, I’ve been a “reluctant” food photographer but that’s going to change over the next few months. Why? Because I’m now friends with professional photographer Tim Turner who has forgotten more about shooting food images than I’ll ever know. Tim has been […]

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$1000 Food Safety Awareness Scholarship Program

November 1, 2017 0 Comments
$1000 Food Safety Awareness Scholarship Program

HACCP APP Is Offering a $1,000 Scholarship $1000 Scholarship for food service & hospitality students using food safety as an ingredient. The HACCP APP is offering a $1,000 scholarship for any “student pursing an education in a restaurant, food-service, or hospitality.”  The company, HACCP APP, sent me an email to let me know about the […]

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How to Calculate Fish Yields

October 25, 2017 0 Comments
How to Calculate Fish Yields

How Much Fillet Will A Whole Fish Yield? A couple of weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law took me out to dinner while my family was at a wedding in Wyoming. We decided to try a restaurant I’ve heard about, passed many times but never dined at since it opened. Their specialty is seafood and […]

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Simple Roasted Potatoes Recipe

October 13, 2017 3 Comments
Simple Roasted Potatoes Recipe

How to Make Basic Roast Potatoes In our house, my wife is Queen of the All Things Potato. She makes the best mashed potatoes, twice baked potatoes, baked potatoes and my kids can’t get enough of her roasted potatoes. Her method of preparing these roasted tubers is simple and described below. I already have a […]

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Veal Stock Recipe

October 5, 2017 3 Comments
Veal Stock Recipe

How to Prepare Restaurant Quality Veal Stock It’s time to learn one of the fundamental skills in culinary school; the technique and end-product upon which almost every other aspect of French cuisine rests: stock. The French chefs were experts in procuring every bit of flavor from the leftover bones of the pigs, cows and chickens […]

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Couch Potato Explained

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Couch Potato Explained

What Does “Couch Potato” Mean & Where Does It Come From? It’s football season and for many of us who really enjoy the game or any other sport shown on T.V., we have the potential to turn into “couch potatoes”.  And now there are all these great shows on cable television like Game of Thrones […]

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