How To Roast Chicken

How To Roast Chicken

Pulling a tender, juicy roast chicken with crisp, golden brown skin out of the oven is so rewarding. For a simple side, roast a pan of in-season produce like spring onions, ramps, new potatoes or carrots during the last 20 minutes of cooking. INGREDIENTS 1 Whole Chicken (4 Pound) 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1/2 Teaspoon […]

Cast Iron Pans

Cast Iron Pans

Chefs love cast iron’s durability and its ability to evenly retain heat. What’s old is new again. Cast iron comes in all sizes from pans that hold a single fried egg to 20-inch giants that weigh 25 pounds and take up two burners. You can pick up a cast iron pan for $25 to $300. […]

Fresh & Healthy Hacks

Fresh & Healthy Hacks

A little more protein and a little less sugar really do add up to living a healthier lifestyle. Here are nine easy hacks to keep you on track. Skip the butter and sour cream. Salsa is your baked potato’s new best friend. Peanut butter powder will flavor smoothies without the fat. Move over mayonnaise. Greek […]

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Reducing Sodium In Your Diet

Let’s face it; most of us eat way too much salt. A high-sodium diet can increase risk of high blood pressure (hypertension), which can lead to cardiovascular and kidney disease. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day, which is about 1 teaspoon of salt. The good […]

Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring. We rejoice in longer days and the vision of growth and rebirth after a long winter. The seeds planted last autumn have germinated over the winter, have become buds, and are beginning to break through the cold earth. These are signs of renewal and hope that start to stir within each of us. […]

Making The Most Out Of The Restaurant Experience

Making The Most Out Of The Restaurant Experience

Whether you’re a frequent or an occasional restaurant diner it’s nice to know a few inside tips on how to maximize your experience. If you’re health conscious, don’t buy into claims that the food you order will meet your needs. Most restaurants don’t make food that’s healthy. They’re job is to make it taste good. […]

A Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Dish

A Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Dish

It’s that time of year again, in America, when the beer turns green and the aroma of corned beef and cabbage fills the air. The dish is so comforting, but just what is corned beef? The term has nothing to do with corn, but was the English term for a small granule, such as a […]

Choosing The Right Flour

Choosing The Right Flour

Have you ever wondered what the difference between cake flour, bread flour, and pastry flour is? Is it ok to substitute all-purpose flour that call for a specific flour type? These are questions that I get asked often. Choosing the correct flour is about controlling the amount of gluten in your dough. Gluten is a […]

Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in unsaturated fat and is also an anti-inflammatory, but all olive oils aren’t created equally. As you may have heard, not all imported olive oil is 100% pure olive oil because it’s mixed with other types of oils. It’s important to know what type of olive oil you’re purchasing. To avoid […]

Forcing Bulbs 🌷 💐

Forcing Bulbs 🌷 💐

In Winter Months I Like To Force Bulbs Indoor, Which Fills My Home With Blossoms. It’s Very Easy To Do With Just A Few Simple Steps. You Will Need To Chill The Bulbs If They’ve Not Already Been Chilled. Place Them In The Crisper Drawer Of Your Refrigerator For At Least 5 Weeks (Keep Them […]