While vegetables can be great very simply prepared - especially when fresh and in season. However, I also love through a few vegetables together to combine flavors and textures that really make something special. This recipe for Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomato is simple to prepare, and makes a great side dish for chicken, pork and fish. Give it a try, and hope you enjoy it!
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Vegetable soup is one of those recipes, like chili, where isn’t really a recipe. There are so many different versions and styles, you can try a 1,000 versions without any repeats. In fact, frequently “clean out the fridge” day at my house frequently results in a pot of vegetable soup on the stove, because I’ll make it with just about anything I find. In this recipe, I show you a pretty basic
For me Superbowl Sunday is as much about the party as the game itself. We all want to game to come down to a final two minute drive by our favorite team to win the game…but just as much (at least for me) I want to hang out with cool people…drink several beers and eat some tremendous game day food. Weather you're hosting a party this year, or just keeping it small, I’ve compiled f
There are several ways to thicken a sauce, each with its own characteristics. On method, which I have to admit, I under-utilize is to use cornstarch and a little water. Using cornstarch is nice, because unlike say a roux, or other flour based thickeners, you don’t really need to cook out the raw taste of the flour for several minutes – with cornstarch you’re ready to go right away. I'll some
Have you ever cut open a lemon, or lime, ready to squeeze all that tangy, delicious juice out into a drink or into a marinade, and found just the most paltry trickle, slowly falling away despite your best kung fu death grip? It’s disappointing I know. Well, I’ve got a technique that’s going to help you out. And while I can’t guarantee that from every orange you squeeze, the juic
Here is a quick recipe for a delicious corn and tomato salsa that I use frequently with tacos (both steak and chicken), but also goes great with fish and chicken as a side dish, or sauce. During late summer with both the corn and tomatoes are at their peak this is perfect cool accompaniment to so many things.
Here’s a short video showing a trick I use whenever I need to stabilize a mixing bowl. You may ask, what do I need to stabilize a mixing bowl? And that’s a legit question. The most common time I use this technique is when I’m making a vinaigrette – a process that really requires three hands.
Everyone should have a simple balsamic vinaigrette into their repertoire. Sure, it’s pretty easy to grab a store bought dressing, but sometimes you run out, sometimes you don’t have the right kind, and sometimes (most of the time for me) homemade just tastes better.
Deglazing a pan is the first step in making a number of sauces (particularly pan sauces), and a cooking technique that every home chef should know how to do. The process of deglazing uses a liquid to “free-up” or pull off crystallized bits of protein, called fond, from the bottom of the pan.