Category: Recipes

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 5 – High Heat)

This is part 5 of an open-ended and ongoing series of posts. In case you missed them, the previous posts were Part 1 - Good Pans, Part 2 - Shallots, Part 3 - Pine Nuts, and Part 4 - Knives. One ...

Ginger…Not just the Mary Ann Alternative

I used to be big Gilligan's Island fan. And around the time it was popular there were a number of those silly questions comparing Ginger--the Movie Star--and Mary Ann--the girl next door: 1) Would you rather be Ginger or Mary Ann? 2) ...

Wines from the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon

Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc I ran across a story at KansasCity.com talking about the wines chosen to be served at President Barack Obama's Inauguration Luncheon today; a Duckhorn Vineyards 2007 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and a 2005 Golden ...

Goat Cheese Crostini

This is a great recipe to serve as an appetizer or a quick canapé. It is especially easy and quick in the event of an impromptu or unexpected holiday gathering. A crostini is a little toast topped with something tasty. ...

Mario Batali cooks and pairs the dish with wine

These two videos show culinary master, Mario Batali, cooking a classic Italian dish and then pairing it with two wines. I can't wait to try it myself.

How to perfectly brine a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner

I think that most home chefs have gotten the word that brining is a crucial step when cooking turkey. If not, they should. Brining your bird brings flavor, texture, and most importantly, moisture to the table. If you are already ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 3 – Pine Nuts)

It may seem strange that edible seeds found inside of pine cones are something that could elevate your cooking ability, but pine nuts are versatile and bring a lot to the table. The delicious taste of a toasted pine nut ...

Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 2 – Shallots)

The first installment in this series discussed the importance of having a few high quality pans. Admittedly, despite being a necessity for the home chef, high quality pans are a big investment. Happily, the star of this article is much ...

Be a Superstar Home Chef (Intro)

This is the first in a series of articles geared toward helping you take your home cooking to a higher level. This series will focus on individual ingredients, techniques, and styles that can take good food and make it great. ...

Delicious Sunday Brunch Quiche

This is what my family will be waking up to this morning. Breaking with my usual way of doing things, I will post this recipe in traditional format. Just don't get used to it. However, as usual, feel free to ...

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