RSSTechniques and Tips

Bobby Flay on Cooking at Home, Sandwiches and More

Bobby Flay on Cooking at Home, Sandwiches and More

| April 19, 2011 | 12 Comments

Yesterday, I woke up in New York to a beautiful blue sky and a day filled with fabulous adventure … and sandwiches. Do you like sandwiches? I do. But not plain, slapped together ones. They need to be built with precision and care. They need to be well-thought out and considered. So, when the PR […]

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Eat. Live. Be. – Portion Talk

Eat. Live. Be. – Portion Talk

| February 28, 2011 | 6 Comments

No matter how well I plan every month, the last day ends up being a hair-pulling busy-fest, where I race to get the last of the month’s assignments in before deadline — as in midnight, and the new month. No matter how well I do at planning, I end up so busy I can barely […]

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Searching for the Perfect Homemade Pasta Recipe: Part 1

Searching for the Perfect Homemade Pasta Recipe: Part 1

| November 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

If there was just one carb to darken my doorway for the rest of eternity, it would be pasta. My kids request it nightly. I like it. My husband likes it. And there are endless ways to flavor and dress it. As far as versatile ingredients go, pasta is right up there. Typically, we eat […]

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On Crafting a Recipe

On Crafting a Recipe

| September 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

Recipe creating is a hard process. It starts with an idea. Then it becomes an attempt at a recipe. Then it must be tested and retested and tweaked until it’s perfect. And sometimes, all the efforts in the world can’t make it right. This sandwich was fabulous on the day that this photo was taken, […]

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Deboning the Bones

Deboning the Bones

| August 12, 2009 | 4 Comments

The first time I roasted asparagus, the browned bits at the tips made my heart thump. Surely, it must be ruined, I thought. Heck, I almost didn’t serve it … what a mistake that would have been. As much as I love to cook, some aspects of cooking frighten me. It’s a classic case of […]

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Intuition in Cooking

Intuition in Cooking

| October 4, 2008 | 4 Comments

One of my greatest fears in cooking, before I knew how to cook, was making something incorrectly. What if roasting a beet would make it poisonous? (It won’t.) What if I accidentally failed to cook that chicken for long enough? (A greater fear should have been overcooking.) If I was unfamiliar with an ingredient, I […]

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Adventures in Tenderizing Steak: Part 1

Adventures in Tenderizing Steak: Part 1

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

My husband loves a good steak. I think if he had his way, we’d be eating steak every single night. In fact, we did eat steak every night for a bit early on in our courtship. But, let’s face it, good steaks are a little pricey to have often. And when you have kids to […]

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Tips for a Flawless Risotto

Tips for a Flawless Risotto

| August 16, 2007 | 0 Comments

Finally! Finally I have perfected my risotto technique. After making it twice this week with creamy, perfect results, I am feeling pretty good about the little rice dish. Unfortunately I have also learned that I am not that fond of it – I like cleaner flavors then you get with a risotto. C’est la vie! […]

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