Fried Peppers really require no recipe…but it doesn’t hurt to offer a few tips on cleaning and frying them…and a few suggestions on how, or more accurately, what, to serve them with. There’s one main ingredient…peppers, but currently there are at least 25 species of them. Then there’s olive oil, which is made from […]
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Top 5 Awesome Recipes…you can make in under 25 minutes.
Most nights most of us need dinner on the table fast. We don’t have time to luxuriate in the kitchen…that’s for weekends. So here’s my… Top 5 in under 25 From Simply Recipes – Sautéed Zucchini with Gruyere. You can see the awesomeness in the photo. Total prep and cook time…22 minutes From Cookie […]
Asparagus…a love story…and recipes!
Asparagus season is upon us, here in the northeast US. I know it may not seem like much to those of you who live in warmer climates but I’m doing a happy dance! So in this post, I’m celebrating one of my favorite vegetables. First, a few tips on cooking asparagus, which can be roasted, […]
How to Sauté Green Beans or Any Dense Vegetable
I couldn’t make this just about beans…because the truth is this method will work for any…and I mean any dense or firm vegetable. Sauté – unlike frying – is to cook food quickly (usually well under 10 minutes) in a wide, flat bottomed skillet, in a small amount of oil, over high heat. That’s why […]
Demystifying Tempura Batter
I’ve gone tempura crazy! Why, because I LOVE it. Tempura is a great way of frying seafood and vegetables, without the oil that frying them would add. Both get cooked perfectly on the inside, while being encased in a crunchy, crispy outer layer, while the flavor of each vegetable is enhanced. I especially loved the […]
A New Way to Learn How to Cook Online
Cooking just got up close and personal. It’s like having your own personal chef in your kitchen. Click here to see what, There’s a Chef in my Kitchen is all about.
It Doesn’t have to be Hard – Or Time Consuming
I’m talking about cooking of course. I know that getting a meal on the table every night isn’t always easy or fun. I get it. You’re busy and by the time you get home from work or after a day chasing or driving kids around…you’re more than tired. You’re exhausted. So I’ve decided that starting […]
When cooking is something that has to get done for practical reasons, it can easily become a chore. Yet even when the chore is one that will take hours – such as making pasta for a crowd – if it’s shared by many hands, it becomes a pleasure. So this holiday season, whether you’re […]
Fruits and Vegetables are Fuss Free
Usually, whenever you hear anyone say that they just don’t like most vegetables and won’t even try certain ones again, you can bet that somewhere along the line (usually in childhood) someone made them eat their veggies in an overcooked, mushy state, devoid of any life because it was steamed away. No wonder so many […]
6 Simple Tips that Instantly Make You a Better Cook
Cooking certainly isn’t rocket science, but it is a science. I learned quickly after ruining too many of my sautéed sauces with the burnt garlic or over-salting my share of soups, that though I loved cooking by instinct, some rules are there for a reason. There’s far too many “good rules” to list here, but […]