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Scary Times – Where do we go from here?

A lot of us are in limbo, with “Shelter in Place” orders in many states, including here in Wisconsin. From what I have been able to gather, everyone in the country has plenty of toilet paper, but food supply may be limited to frozen foods or basic pantry staples in many US households. Every home…… Continue reading Scary Times – Where do we go from here?

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How to Slice & Dice an Avocado

Avocados are one of nature’s best foods, having been dubbed a “SuperFood”. The avocado is one of the most nutrient-full foods available. Ounce for ounce, they are among the richest in fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium among all fruits. I love avocados and eat 1-2 a week. In our house, it’s not a…… Continue reading How to Slice & Dice an Avocado

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Chinese carryout – Leftover rice recipe

  When you get Chinese carryout, aren’t you always amazed at how much rice is left over? And the next day, it’s hard as a rock in the carton. You could just throw it away. Or….. You can be slightly creative and make that leftover rice into a nice side dish for dinner later that…… Continue reading Chinese carryout – Leftover rice recipe

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Thanksgiving Tips & Recipes – 2018

Thanksgiving Short Cuts Splayed Turkey recipe – Although I love the idea of a beautifully browned whole turkey sitting in the middle of the dining table, I have yet to master cooking it that way. Instead, I like to break down the turkey: I braise the legs slowly while I roast the breasts. This way,…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Tips & Recipes – 2018

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October is National Pasta Month

Not sure why, but October is National Pasta Month. As an Italian, I am all for that. I will be posting several of my favorite pasta recipes over the month or so. First a couple of tips about cooking pasta: Always make sure you have a pot of boiling water going before adding the pasta.…… Continue reading October is National Pasta Month

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Olive Oil vs Vegetable Oil

Cooking tip – Olive Oil vs Vegetable Oil: What’s the difference? For Professional Chefs, the type of cooking oil you use is important. To those of us who are everyday home cooks, the difference may not be something to overthink. Olive Oil tastes like olives and vegetable oil tastes like, well, not much. Vegetable oils…… Continue reading Olive Oil vs Vegetable Oil

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Thanksgiving Short Cuts

Splayed Turkey recipe – Although I love the idea of a beautifully browned whole turkey sitting in the middle of the dining table, I have yet to master cooking it that way. Instead, I like to break down the turkey: I braise the legs slowly awhile I roast the breasts. This way, I know everything…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Short Cuts