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Cooking For Yourself

Cooking For Yourself

In theory, it should make little difference to your health whether you cook for yourself or let someone else do the work. But unless you can afford to hire a private chef to prepare meals exactly to your specifications, letting other people cook for you means losing control over your eating life, the portions as […]

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 […]

Winter Citrus Fruit

Winter Citrus Fruit

Winter Citrus Fruit is a beautiful natural ingredient that will perk up the winter table with generous juiciness and vibrant vivacious hues. Citrus fruit have a beauty that cooks can incorporate into their winter meals. As an added bonus they are an excellent snack for that nagging sweet tooth. They can bring a bit of […]

About Pears

About Pears

There are almost as many varieties of pears as there are apples, but only a dozen or so are readily available in stores. Pears are related to apples, but are much more fragile and are more often eaten raw than cooked. They have fine white granular flesh and a core containing the pips (seeds). Most […]

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple is so very versatile because you can use it for savory or sweet, hot or cold dishes. Grill over indirect heat and the sugars in the pineapple concentrate bringing out a sweet and meaty fruit that is ideal for endless summer recipes. 6 Ways To Use Grilled Pineapple Slice and serve with grilled […]

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 […]

Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized Ginger

Crystallized ginger is fresh ginger that has been slowly cooked in sugar water and rolled in coarse sugar for preservation. It has a sweet, spicy taste and can easily be made at home. “Work With What You Got!” © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2017 All Rights Reserved

Bake Better Cookies

Bake Better Cookies

December is here and is cookie-baking heaven. Here are some basic tips to make a better cookie. Split the dough. Work with half of the cookie dough at a time when rolling and cutting cookies. Too much handling of the dough makes cookies tough. Keep the other half refrigerated since chilled dough is easier to […]

Lattice Crust 101

Lattice Crust 101

Lattice Crust 101 Creating a lattice crust isn’t as difficult as it looks. Follow these easy steps and you’ll have a pretty and traditional looking pie. Using a pastry cutter or knife, cut pie crust into 1 inch strips. Trim off the ends. Lay on top of the filling, leaving a 1 inch space between […]

The Best Apples For Apple Pie

The Best Apples For Apple Pie

The Best Apples For Apple Pie It’s apple pie season and it’s important to choose the best apples for apple pie. Choosing the right apples for baking can be a daunting task. I mean, seriously, there are over 7,5000 apple varieties. When it comes to pie not all apples are created equal. Choose a mix […]