2015 Christmas Feast

2015 Christmas Menu Avocado Crème Filled Eggs with Pomegranate Arils Gravlax on Rye Toasts with a Mustard Dill Cream Winter Pomegranate Salad with Fig Vinaigrette Bulgur Wheat Salad with Fresh Herbs, Lemon and Pomegranate Seeds Whole Roasted Prime Rib Brandy Au Jus...

Gravlax

2.5 lbs salmon, fillets bones removed skin on 2 oz coarse kosher salt 2 oz granulated sugar 1 Tbsp fresh crushed Tellicherry peppercorns 1 tsp fresh crushed coriander seeds Fresh dill, chopped Combine salt, sugar, pepper and coriander seeds. Press the spice blend into...

All About Pan Sauces

Want to turn up your home cooking? Turn to pan sauces. Often, I am asked what is one culinary secret that can improve a home chef’s success when looking to enhance their home cooking. My answer is always pan sauces. [Read...

Quick Roasted Beets

Quick Roasted Beets

Preheat oven to 375. Peel, and slice beets 1/4 inch thick. Toss with extra virgin olive oil, coarse kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper (I prefer Tellicherry Peppercorns). Roast beets for 30 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet. Yum. LET'S GET COOKING!...

Lemon Squeezey

Lemon Squeezey

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them! Please pass the salt, pepper and lemon. Salt and pepper are staple seasonings in any kitchen but there is another ingredient that should also be within reach: lemons. [Read More] LET'S GET COOKING!...

Sharp Knives

Converted all my knives from 20-degree blades to 15 degrees. Wow, now we are talking sharp. Fabricating this 8 piece chicken was a snap. Already down one band aid from bumping one of the knives! They will require a little more maintenance but so far I think it will be...

All American Hamburger

All American Hamburger

If you know me well, or maybe even if you don’t, you know that I am not a huge fan of hamburgers. Ham, yes. Hamburgers, no. I did not grow up eating them, and I am not even sure why. We were an all-American family who enjoyed many of the normal American traditions,...

My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

We wait all year long for fresh ripened tomatoes as they taste unlike any you purchase at the store. Why is that? Well I am sure there are lots of reasons but the store bought tomatoes simply just don’t compare. So now that garden fresh tomatoes have arrived, what do...

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