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How To Cook Almost Any Roast

How To Cook Almost Any Roast

We at Tiny New York Kitchen get it! Especially during the holidays you don’t want to ruin a good piece of meat. Here are some general guidelines for producing the best results for your holiday meal. Remove meat from the refrigerator at least an hour before roasting so it can come closer to room temperature. […]

Cookie Essentials

Cookie Essentials

If you’re looking for some useful tips on making and baking the best cookies you and your family has ever tasted then these basics will get you on the right path for cookie success. Butter It’s true that nothing is better for the flavor, richness, texture, and color of cookies than butter. If you have […]

Garlic

Garlic

What’s the deal with pre-minced garlic?! Here at Tiny New York Kitchen we’re generally not big fans of buying already prepped vegetables, but jarred minced garlic is actually the worst. Stored in water or oil and kept shelf-stable with the help of chemical preservatives, it smells and tastes like a bad joke about garlic. Bitter […]

Fresh Herbs

Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs have delighted the senses and tantalized the taste buds for centuries. In medieval times great bundles of herbs were strewn on castle floors as a natural air purifier. Brides often chose to wear delicate crowns of flowers interwoven with herbs upon their heads, and both Western and Eastern medical practitioners may employ herbal […]

Essential Flavor Builders

Essential Flavor Builders

The best way to be a good cook is not to worry about being a perfect cook. Give up on perfection, or at least any ideas you may have that perfection is a fixed thing against which you must measure everything you do. Nothing we cook will look will look exactly the same as a […]

For Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs

For Perfectly Hard-Boiled Eggs

Place room temperature eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Add 1 tablespoon vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the water to help prevent the shells from cracking and the whites from running should the shells crack. Bring the water to a boil over […]

Grilling Fish

Grilling Fish

Grilling season is upon us and many want to grill fish, but have questions on the best way to do it. Here are some easy tips to help you get the most out of your fish grilling experience. Ask Your Fishmonger. Fishmongers are knowledgeable and can recommend the best fish for dinner. They will clean […]

Date Night At Home

Date Night At Home

Going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day is a risky affair. Even the best restaurants can have “overload difficulties” on such a busy night where couples have expectations of restaurant perfection. A better way to manage expectations is to take control of them yourself. Food is a language of love. You know what you like […]

How To Roast Beef

How To Roast Beef

Standing Beef Rib Roast How Much To Buy: A 54 to 5 Pound Roast Serves 8 to 10 Keep meat at room temperature for an hour or so. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rub roast with lots of olive oil, cracked peppercorns, minced garlic, kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons of an herb or spice rub, […]

Boiled VS. Steamed

Boiled VS. Steamed

Steaming eggs is the secret to hard-boiled eggs that are consistently perfect. Don’t place an egg in boiling water. That lowers the temperature of the water and makes it hard to nail down a precise cooking time. Do steam in a steamer basket. The eggs don’t touch the water, which means they don’t lower the […]