Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Deglaze

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

 

Sauce from Deglazing

Sauce from Deglazing

Wednesday Word

Deglaze (Cooking Technique)

If you watch any cooking television programs, or thumbed through recipes you’ve most likely heard or seen the word “deglaze”.  This is referring to adding a bit of water, broth, wine, vinegar, or other liquid to a hot pan that has brown bits stuck to the bottom, often from searing meat or sautéing vegetables.  (more…)

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Braise

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Braised Fennel

Braised Fennel

Wednesday Word

Braise (Cooking Technique)

From the French – brasier
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Banana Pudding with Cookie Wafers

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Serving of Banana Pudding with Wafers

Serving of Banana Pudding with Wafers

Thursday Throwback

Banana Pudding with Cookie Wafers

Growing up my mom would make this dessert when we had family gatherings.  For best flavor, I prefer to let the pudding sit overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
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Learning from Cooking Shows

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Learning from Cooking Shows

I’ve learned a tremendous amount about cooking and how to cook from watching cooking shows.  But let me clarify, I learned from shows that actually show and tell you how to cook, not the food and cooking competition shows.  Some shows I’ve learned from are Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals, Giada at Home, Barefoot Contessa, Tyler’s Ultimate, Good Eats, and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.  I’ve learned everything from the way to cut an onion, how to sauté an onion, searing meats, and various flavor combinations.  Many of the television cooking hosts will give tips for prepping ingredients and ways to use various kitchen tools.
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Substituting Ingredients

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Rosemary, Sage & Thyme - Illustrated by Erin Gennow

Rosemary, Sage & Thyme – Illustrated by Erin Gennow

Tuesday Tip

Substituting Ingredients

I found myself at a loss last weekend when I was looking for two less then common fresh herbs.  Finally, after a farmers’ market, a gourmet grocery store, and two chain grocery stores I decided to go with a substitute.
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