How I Come Up With Recipes

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
How I Come Up With Recipes

Where Do Recipes Come From? Often I am asked where I come up with the recipes I write about and do I make them all up from scratch. Wherever I look I seem to be able to find interesting recipes. Cookbooks, magazines (cooking and non-cooking), supermarket isles, television shows, the Internet and of course newspapers. […]

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Restaurant Recipes

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Restaurant Recipes

Learn the secrets to some of the most popular restaurants Recipes from The Cheesecake Factory, KFC, Red Lobster, The Olive Garden, Hard Rock Cafe plus many, many more! With two young children under the age of 10, we often go out to many of the restaurants mentioned in this book and I’m sure I have […]

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Risotto Milanese Recipe

September 16, 2012 3 Comments
Risotto Milanese Recipe

Risotto Milanese Recipe Often I am asked by friends to teach them how to make Risotto because they think it’s difficult to prepare and because of the mystique created by restaurants. It’s never on the menu but always there as a “Special”. And then we are told by the waiter to be prepared for a […]

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Roasting Peppers | How to Roast Peppers at Home

September 16, 2012 2 Comments
Roasting Peppers | How to Roast Peppers at Home

How to Roast Pepper at Home You can purchase roasted red peppers in a jar and they are fine when you need them for a recipe, but there is nothing easier than making your own roasted red peppers with fresh red peppers. The price of red peppers fluctuates throughout the year so why not roast […]

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Roast Turkey | How to Roast a Turkey

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Roast Turkey | How to Roast a Turkey

How To Prepare A Great Roast Turkey For The Holidays Most of us only prepare roast turkey once a year at Thanksgiving but we all want that turkey to be perfect. I’ve tried lots of methods for roasting turkey – breast up, breast down, cooked whole, de-constructed, fresh turkeys, frozen turkeys, organic free range turkeys […]

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Sainte Maure de Touraine Cheese

September 16, 2012 1 Comment
Sainte Maure de Touraine Cheese

Creative Commons: Tangopaso Hey, There’s A Stick In The Middle Of My Cheese! The first time I tried cutting into this cheese, I noticed a stick in the middle of it. It looked like a cheese Popsicle. It turned out to be a straw and not a stick and is used to help the cheese […]

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Tips For How to Make Restaurant Quality Brown Sauce

September 16, 2012 2 Comments
Tips For How to Make Restaurant Quality Brown Sauce

How to Make a Great Brown Sauce 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 dripping after sautéing […]

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How Much Heat To Use When Sauteing

September 16, 2012 11 Comments
How Much Heat To Use When Sauteing

How Much Heat Should I Use When Sauteing? I recently received an email from a reader asking about the type of heat to use when sauteing. They wanted to know if I use medium, medium-high, or high heat.  They also wanted to know about the heat of the pan and the fat you cook with. […]

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All About Saute

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
All About Saute

 A Saute Cooking Primer Into The Frying Pan By Contributing Writer Mark R. Vogel Sautéing is cooking food in a small amount of fat over high heat. A sauté pan, (a.k.a. skillet or frying pan), with straight sides is known as a sautoir, and with sloping sides, a sauteuse. A high quality sauté pan is […]

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Seafood Orzo Salad Recipe

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Seafood Orzo Salad Recipe

How to Prepare a Great Salad with Seafood and Orzo Several years ago while we were still living in Park City, Utah, my wife, daughter, and I went to several of the Utah Symphony performances to meet up with friends for an enjoyable evening of music and dining. What a great way to spend an […]

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