Kitchen Knives | Choosing and Buying

September 16, 2012 3 Comments
Kitchen Knives | Choosing and Buying

Kitchen Knives and Cutlery By contributing writer Mark R. Vogel Chefs both have a myriad of other tools, but their blade is their primary instrument. You can get away with that cheap peeler, and you certainly don’t need a spoon rest, but a good knife is indispensable. If you’re like most people, you have one […]

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Lasagna Recipe

September 16, 2012 4 Comments
Lasagna Recipe

How to Make a Simple Lasagna at Home I call this basic recipe “Lasagna – One Two Three” for three reasons. It’s as easy as one-two-three to make. It’s just as easy to make three at a time so you can eat one now and freeze the other two for another time. It is delicious! […]

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Spinach and Roasted Pepper Lasagna Recipe

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Spinach and Roasted Pepper Lasagna Recipe

This Little Piggy Went to Market Every few months my wife and I host or are hosted by a couple of neighbors for dinner and a movie. It’s a great way to visit, eat a delicious meal, and watch a movie although you never know what is going to be served. Last time out we […]

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Pizza Rustic

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Pizza Rustic

  A Friend’s Childhood Memory of Pizza This pizza recipe is adapted our friend Laura. She grew up in an Italian household so I am thrilled she sent me her grandmother’s recipe. Here is what she says, “This was my grandmother’s recipe and it was her mother’s, and probably older than that. What makes it […]

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How to Cook a Capon

September 16, 2012 1 Comment
How to Cook a Capon

Capon of your Dreams This is another recipe from a wonderful home cook by the name of Lea. It sounds great and I look forward to trying this and more recipes from her kitchen. Here is a favorite that you might like to try if you get in the mood to BBQ. Its a really […]

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Making Incredible Sauces at Home

September 16, 2012 12 Comments
Making Incredible Sauces at Home

My 5 Step Method for Preparing Professional Quality Brown Sauces As a home cook, one of the hardest things for me to accomplish when first starting out was making a rich velvety brown sauce to serve on steak, lamb, veal, pork, or even chicken. I could put together a pretty good pan sauce using the […]

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Links

September 16, 2012
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  Clifford A. Wright – Cook and Author

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Mashed Potatoes Recipe

September 16, 2012 43 Comments
Mashed Potatoes Recipe

What is the best recipe for mashed potatoes? In my family, mashed potatoes were one of the first things I learned to make. It was also one of the first things I taught my daughters to cook. Mashed potatoes seem to appeal to almost everyone. But here’s the tricky thing. Ask ten people how they […]

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Beans, Salsa and Tortillas

September 16, 2012 1 Comment
Beans, Salsa and Tortillas

Beans and tortillas. Soul-food from the gods. This is one you think about for days until you remember to soak the beans the night before. Pinto beans covered in water, 2 sprigs of green onions, one half bun of garlic and low slow heat. Salsa to be made and tortillas to roll out. Ice cold […]

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Roasted Garlic Puree Recipe

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Roasted Garlic Puree Recipe

How to Make Roasted Garlic Puree Even if you are not a fan of garlic, you may be surprised how much you like roasted garlic and roasted garlic puree. The roasting process takes some of the bite out of garlic giving it a mellow, milder flavor that’s great for adding to other dishes or just […]

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