'Cooking Tips'


English: Teriyaki-like marinade for chicken th...

English: Teriyaki-like marinade for chicken thighs (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marinating meat is a popular and relatively cheap way to spice up any dish.  The technique has been in use for many thousands of years.  It has often been used as a way to preserve as well as tenderise meat in the pre-refrigeration era (most of human history).  This is probably …

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If you watch cooking shows or read cooking magazines, you’ve probably seen the term mise en place (meece on plaz) bandied about a fair amount. Just because mise looks a lot like mess, don’t be fooled–it’s the exact opposite!

Mise en place is French for “put in place” and is your basic prep work before any recipe. At it’s highest …

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I’ve often said that our hands and the best kitchen tools every made. They can do so many things and are always (sorry, I have to) close at hand. They can break items down and combine others together. They can mix, measure and mold. And it is those same hands that guide and utilize all the rest of the tools …

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Grill Favorites


Beef and Corn on a Charcoal BBQ grill

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I love the summer because with the summer comes nice weather and BBQ food. In Ohio, the only good time to cook BBQ food is in the summer due to the nasty weather, snow and rain. Finally the weather is getting nicer and I am ready to get out my grill and start off the season right.…

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Babbo Rosemary and Olive Oil Cake with Sugared...

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Butter/Margarine   –    Olive Oil

1 teaspoon  –  3/4 teaspoon
1 tablespoon –  2 1/4 teaspoons
2 tablespoons –  1 1/2 tablespoons
1/4 cup –  3 tablespoons
1/3 cup –  1/4 cup
1/2 cup –   1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
2/3 cup –  1/2 cup
3/4 cup –  1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon
1 cup …

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My Cookbook Collection 015

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Do you love to cook and have a lot of great ideas? I know my mom has been making my “Favorite” recipes for years and I have them written down, but not all in one spot.

I have multiple cookbooks with the best of the best recipes, but it takes up a lot of …

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winter squash soup
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Like I said before, I went to Leadership Academy for Alpha Chi Omega this weekend. It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of busy busy work and speakers.

For each meal, we sat in a huge banquet room and enjoyed food together. On Saturday when we sat down for lunch we had …

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