Recipe for Turkey Sheppard’s Pie

Making one dish meals like Sheppard’s Pie is quick, easy and economical.  I make this one with turkey instead of the usual beef because I like to save my “beef days” for a big, juicy steak!  So in this recipe you can still get your meat and potato fix, just with lower calorie, lower fat […]

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  January 22, 2011   No comments

End of the Year Food Proverbs

“I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.”   ~ Heywood Brown “There is no such thing as a little garlic.”  ~ Me and so many Others “Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.”  ~ Chinese proverb “Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, […]

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  December 22, 2010   No comments

More Food Proverbs

“Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” G.K. Chesterton “The art of dining well is no slight art, the pleasure not a slight pleasure.”  Michel de Montaigne “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”  Anthelme Brillat-Savarin “Hunger is the best sauce in the […]

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  November 27, 2010   No comments

Spinach and Mushroom Risotto Recipe

I made this fantastic Spinach and Mushroom Risotto recipe the other day and wanted to share it with you! Risotto is made with the short-grain Italian rice Arborio, using the technique of gradually stirring hot stock into a mixture of rice and onion to create a creamy and chewy consistency.  The broth can be meat, fish, […]

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  October 29, 2010   No comments

Food Sayings

“Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.”  William Shakespeare “It’s good food and fine words that keep me alive.”  Moliere “Cookery has become a noble art, a noble science, cooks are gentlemen.”  Robert Burton “A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.”   Dr. Samuel Johnson

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  September 29, 2010   No comments

Kitchen Tips #2

Salad greens can be easily bruised so when washing carefully dip them in and out of a large bowl of water, then dry them on paper towels. When measuring spices always use a measuring spoon or pour them into your hand  instead of straight into the food you are cooking so that you don’t accidently […]

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  August 27, 2010   No comments

Kitchen Tips #1

    When chilled, fresh herbs will become limp and blacken.  So put them stem side down in a glass of water and keep them in a cool place in your kitchen.   It’s easy to make coconut milk if you can’t find it in your local grocery store.  Put shredded coconut in a jar, […]

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  July 23, 2010   1 comment

Food Proverbs

“Worries go down better with soup.”   Jewish proverb “Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.”  Chinese proverb “Of soup and love, the first is best.”  Spanish proverb “Laughter is brightest where food is best.”  Irish proverb  

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  June 28, 2010   No comments

Recipe for Mustard Baked Beef Ribs

I’m always looking for a new way to prepare beef ribs instead of with good ol’ BBQ sauce, which I love, but every once in a while I want something different.  Over the last several years I have become a big lover of mustard, one of those things I just hated as a little kid! […]

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  April 15, 2010   3 comments