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Men and Cooking

77 % of the chefs in restaurants in the US are men. So why do so many men either hate, avoid or just stink at cooking? To me the reasons are simple – either they just don’t want to learn how to cook or they are intimidated by anything more than simple grilling of steaks. Click on "Men and Cooking" to keep reading this.


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Chicken Recipes · Recipes

Grilled Jerk Boneless Chicken Thighs As we wind up our Chicken Thigh series, we are grilling some Jerk Boneless thighs. Grilled Jerk chicken is a dish that Jamaica is famous for, although it is made across the Caribbean. Jamaican jerk is a blend of spices including scallions, garlic, ginger and thyme, along with allspice (called pimento in the islands),…… Continue reading Grilled Jerk Boneless Chicken Thighs

Chicken Recipes · Recipes

Pan Fried Chicken Thighs with Lemon This could be the simplest way to cook bone-in Chicken thighs. After getting the skin nice and crispy, turn the thighs once to get them cooked through. Ready in less than 30 minutes, and they don’t have to be watched or monitored, except when you turn them over. Paul Bertolli, in “Cooking by Hand:…… Continue reading Pan Fried Chicken Thighs with Lemon

Chicken Recipes · Recipes

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Thighs Next up in our Chicken Thigh series is a simple Oven-Baked bone-in Chicken Thigh, with a Parmesan Crust. Dipped in a butter-wash instead of an egg-wash, and coated with an herbaceous parmesan spice rub. Serve with coleslaw and roasted potatoes, for an easy weeknight meal. Ingredients 2-4 Bone-in chicken thighs¼ cup butter meltedSalt & Pepper to taste1 cup freshly…… Continue reading Parmesan Crusted Chicken Thighs

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Broiled Chicken Thighs in 15 minutes

Our Next Series is Chicken Thighs Bone-in Chicken thighs are the most economical cut of chicken.  Broiling cooks the chicken faster than baking, taking under 20 minutes because you are using direct heat. The caveat is that all ovens are different, so times are approximations. The taste is great, with plenty of acidity from…… Continue reading Broiled Chicken Thighs in 15 minutes


My Dad’s Italian Meatball Recipe

We conclude our Meatball Series with what meatballs really should be: Italian, handmade, little round balls of flavor, served with a red sauce over pasta.This is part of the DeSando Family Spaghetti & Meatball recipe (Desando Family Spaghetti & Meatball Recipe). My dad cooked the meatballs in the red sauce that simmered all night. The…… Continue reading My Dad’s Italian Meatball Recipe

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Eggplant “Meat”balls w/Marinara & Pasta

Next in our Meatball Series is Eggplant “Meat”balls, served over pasta and a Marinara Sauce. Takes Spaghetti & Meatballs to a whole new level. This vegetarian recipe is simple and makes a great meal for the whole family, even carnivores. INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil1 pound eggplant, peeled and cut into one inch cubesSalt…… Continue reading Eggplant “Meat”balls w/Marinara & Pasta