Fried rice is one of my favorite dishes and a goto the night after ordering Chinese food. I invariably end up having leftover rice, and after a night in the fridge, the rice ends up drying out and is never really great on its own. However, that dried-out, leftover rice makes the perfect platform for fried rice. I also always have a few vegetables lying around that are easily cho
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There are a lot of great cuts of pork, but perhaps the most common (other than bacon) is the pork chop. Over the past several years, the pork council as done a great job marketing the other white mean and I'm seeing chops served across the gambit from the most inexpensive restaurants, up to the Michelin Star places. And there’s a good reason…they are quite tasty, and work really well with a t
Simple pasta dishes are a favorite for my wife and I after a long day at work. They are (by definition since I call them simple), easy to make, filling, and when you throw the right ingredients to together, very healthy. This recipe video, for Fettucini with Tomato and Olives, hits on all those points. It is my “quick and dirty” take on a pasta puttanesca, that you
Putting twists on fairly standard ingredients, in addition to being potentially delicious (or admittedly disastrous) is just plain fun. In this recipe video, I do just that, by taking standard gnocchi, normally soft and pillowy, and frying them up in a bit of olive oil, to make the outside crispy…almost French fry like. While the center of gnocchi stays soft and creamy, frying t
Nobody (except maybe your dentist) wants to see you bite into an olive pit. Those little guys, despite be very small and harmless looking, are hard and rocks, and it could really ruin someone’s day to bite unexpectedly into a pit. So, is this quick cooking video I show you my technique for removing an olive pit.
Granted, you can find olives that are already pitted…and if you like them, and can find them…by all means use them. But, if you come across some that need pitting, you can follow these simple steps: