When we get together, we are always sharing new cooking and kitchen tips and tricks with each other. From slicing and dicing, to spices and sauces, to special ingredients, we hope you’ll see some things here that will help make your recipes even better.

 

Lamb Steaks with Scallions

Lamb Steaks with Scallions

Eat Healthy, Fast and Delicious Whether you have a vegetable garden or a nearby farmers market, it’s summer and there ...
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The Stock Pot

The Stock Pot

In most every pantry, you’re bound to find some packaged stock, bullion or broth. A stock is basically a necessity ...
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Cooking Methods Part I - Heat

Cooking Methods Part I – Heat

I catch myself at times talking about cooking, imagine that! And, it’s fun when discussing foods and the methods used ...
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Make Lunchtime at Work a Real Meal

Make Lunchtime at Work a Real Meal

Things are changing. You won’t find teachers lounging anymore, not for years, but they do pop in to use the ...
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Lightning Fast Deconstructed Cheese Steak

Lightning Fast Deconstructed Cheese Steak

How do we get people who don’t like to cook or don’t think they’re good cooks to read a blog ...
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Always Handy Tomato Paste

Always Handy Tomato Paste

Tip: Add to that list of always- on- hand- ingredients: tomato paste. Those cute little cans are still too much ...
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The view from Trastevere's Janiculum Hill.

Falling in love with Rome

I never thought I’d go to Europe. I simply had no interest in going. When I was growing up, all ...
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Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic Reduction

A Balsamic reduction is a great thing to have ready in your pantry. It’s quick and easy and is a ...
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Ribs and let's Braise

Ribs and let’s Braise

I’ve written before that summer is grill time. And, indeed it is! Today, however, is a bit breezy, cool and ...
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Technique - Reductions, Stocks, and Sauces

Technique – Reductions, Stocks, and Sauces

A reduction is an important technique to master in cooking. It is a crucial component of making stocks and sauces ...
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