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Bacon

November 8, 2014

Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat. It is usually made from side and back cuts of pork, except in the United Sates, where it is almost always prepared from pork belly. The side cut has more meat and less fat than the belly. Bacon may be prepared...

Tiny Kitchen Cooking Utensils

March 24, 2014

Tiny Kitchen Cooking Utensils Several years ago I moved from a beautiful giant kitchen to a truly tiny kitchen. It took me awhile to get myself used to cooking in such a small space, but as one would expect, I adapted rather well. New York City apartment kitchens, like many urban...

Shaking The Salt Habit

February 27, 2014

Shaking The Salt Habit We all know that sodium is an essential mineral that is found in all foods. We need sodium to help regulate our body’s fluid balance, but we probably don’t need as much as we’re getting however. The American Heart Association recommends limiting sodium intake to 1500...

A Few Words About Flour

January 18, 2014

A Few Words About Flour Playing with different flours in your favorite recipes can create new flavors, aromas and textures. Try using a little of another kind of flour in recipes that call for refined white flours; aside from having less flavor, white flour has been stripped of most of...

Whipped Cream

December 9, 2013

Whipped Cream I can’t stand that whipped topping stuff you find in the freezer section of the grocery store or that stuff that comes from a spray can.  It’s so much better to make the real thing to top your awesome holiday desserts.  Here is a super easy Whipped Cream...

Baking Essentials

December 7, 2013

Baking Essentials The holidays are for baking.  Here are my Baking Essentials that will ensure that your holiday baking goes smoothly.  Alcohol: If you are baking with brandy or whiskey it is best to use good quality spirits to flavor your recipes.  I like to use brandy and whiskey to...

A Few Words About Hamburgers

June 30, 2013

A Few Words About Hamburgers A delicious, juicy, tender hamburger can be yours, if you choose the right ground beef.  The amount of fat directly contributes to the juiciness of the burger, so the leaner the beef, the drier the burger.  Some markets state the cut of beef used for...

Feta Cheese

April 24, 2013

Feta Cheese Choose the right Feta for your dish! Goat’s Milk Feta: Goes with pita bread, olives, grapes, cherry tomatoes & pasta Sheep’s Milk Feta:  Goes with watermelon and red onion salad, pizza, lamb & anchovies Cow’s Milk Feta:  Goes with Greek salad, olive oil, rosemary and thyme, black beans,...

Ways To Enjoy Asparagus

April 11, 2013

Ways To Enjoy Asparagus Spring is here and asparagus is in-season.  Here are some ways to enjoy such a wonderful seasonal vegetable. Quick Pickle:  Combine vinegar, cumin, coriander, garlic and chile flakes and pour into a jar.  Add the asparagus spears and place in the fridge for a few days. ...

Easy Homemade Gifts

December 20, 2012

Easy Homemade Gifts   Many of us are running low on disposable money or we are tired of spending time at the mall getting gifts that your recipients are just going to re-gift anyway.  Here are some “From The Kitchen” Easy Homemade Gift ideas.   Jar Gifts.  It’s so easy...

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