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Cooking Winter Squash

Cooking Winter Squash

How to cook rich, perfectly roasted winter squash without any prep work. This method works for winter squash of any size, so adjust the roasting time as needed. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roast the whole squash on a baking sheet until the skin is papery and a fork inserted into two or three different […]

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. […]

Marinate In The Morning

Marinate In The Morning

It’s so easy, but takes a tad bit of planning. Just pop meat in a heavy-duty resealable bag with your favorite marinade in the morning, refrigerate, and later in the day all you have to do is throw flavorful meat on the grill. You’ll be so impressed with yourself that you’ll feel like giving yourself […]

Making The Most Of Seasonal Berries

Making The Most Of Seasonal Berries

Just a few fresh berries add color and nutrients to a salad, cocktail, or mocktail. Stock up on fresh berries, wash and freeze them in a single layer on a sheet pan. Then transfer to a freezer bag for future smoothies and baked goods. Add a handful of berries to a parfait, with yogurt for […]

Poultry

Poultry

Have you ever reached into the cavity of a fresh chicken and found it frozen inside? Poultry can be chilled to 26 degrees and still be considered fresh. Water may freeze at 32 degrees, but poultry flesh doesn’t freeze solid until it reaches 25 degrees. The extra few degrees will lengthen the shelf life of […]

Cooking With Coffee

Cooking With Coffee

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly brewed morning coffee whether it’s perked, dripped or pressed, it’s the most favorite part of my day. Coffee is my morning ritual, but coffee is not just for mornings. If you have a bit of extra brewed coffee or grounds lying around then you can “perk” up the […]

Food That Boost Energy Levels

Food That Boost Energy Levels

It’s January and many of us are working towards our health goals. Choosing foods that give us energy are important in keeping on track. Some foods that boost energy levels include cashews, chicken, salmon, and beans. Cashews Cashews are high in magnesium and help to convert sugar into energy. Magnesium deficiency can lead to low […]

Holiday Menu Ideas

Holiday Menu Ideas

Everyone who’s cooking for the holidays wonders what he or she should make for the holidays. I like to keep it simple and typically follow the “don’t experiment on your guests” rule. Hors D’oeuvres Mini Crab Cakes With Remoulade Sauce Cold Seafood Platter (Lobster Tails, Jumbo Shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat) Stuffed Mushrooms (Crab, Sausage, […]

The Secret Ingredient For Ridiculously Crispy Chicken

The Secret Ingredient For Ridiculously Crispy Chicken

The Secret Ingredient For Ridiculously Crispy Chicken For years I experimented with ways to make chicken extra crispy until one day a chef friend and I were discussing this issue. He told me that the trick is to use baking powder on “skin-on” poultry. I was a bit surprised and put it to the test […]