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Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar Most brown sugars are made of white granulated sugar to which a dark syrup has been added. Dark brown sugar has a mild molasses, and light brown sugar has a milder, lighter syrup, which may also be molasses. Dark brown has a slightly stronger flavor, but they may be used interchangeably. You can […]

Old Fashioned Food Coloring

Old Fashioned Food Coloring

Old Fashioned Food Coloring Next time you have a need to use food-coloring trying using natural dyes the old fashioned way. Just do what grandma did, and use fresh beet juice for red; turmeric for yellow, and blueberry juice for blue. You’ll save money and have peace of mind that you used truly natural dyes. […]

Turkey Roasting Instructions

Turkey Roasting Instructions

Turkey Roasting Instructions Remove turkey from refrigerator at least 1 hour prior to roasting. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place turkey in sink and remove neck and giblets. Place in roasting pan and brush with melted sage butter and season with kosher salt and pepper.  Place turkey in lower third of oven and roast for […]

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving is nearly here. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner don’t panic. Here are some important tips that will help you get organized and ensure that your meal goes smoothly and tastes delicious. What’s important is enjoying being with family and friends. Plan your menu according to the number of guests you’ll have. Order your turkey! […]

Pierre Franey's Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

Pierre Franey’s Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

Pierre Franey's Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

Simmering Apples Into Sauce

Simmering Apples Into Sauce

To make a refreshing, savory applesauce, I recommend using Fuji apples. There is no need to add sugar because they are extra sweet on their own. If you prefer your applesauce a bit more tart, McIntosh apples will do nicely as their tangy flavor balances with a tender texture. 

Why I Like Kosher Salt

Why I Like Kosher Salt

I nearly always cook with kosher salt.

A Note About Grilled Steaks

A Note About Grilled Steaks

Steak is perfect for the grill.

A Note About Zest

A Note About Zest

A Note About Zest   The intense flavor and aroma of citrus zest adds great flavor to so many foods from soup to sauces to cookies and cakes.  The real trick in using lemon, lime or orange zest is to remove only the outer, colored layer of the peel.  Avoid the bitter white pith underneath.  […]

If you cook naked wear an apron.  This is an important safety tip.

If you cook naked wear an apron. This is an important safety tip.