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29 Egg Recipes for Much More Than Breakfast via Food52

July 18th, 2017 Comments off
“The Incredible, Edible Egg” — as the old advertisement used to say. I found several different recipes I want to try from this article. My favorites include Shakshuka Focaccia, Bacon & Egg Ramen. Savory Ris-Oat-to with Poached Egg by Ali Conklin, and Sheet Pan Eggs by Ali Slagle. To be honest, I’m still reading my way through all the recipes and I might find even more I like. — Douglas
 
 

In culinary school my cooking instructors touted the importance of eggs: The traditional chef’s toque is rumored to have 100 folds, one fold to represent the hundred ways to prepare an egg. We’d be forewarned that sometimes the skills test given during line cook interviews would simply be to cook an egg.

Regardless of technique and form, it’s undeniable that eggs are an indispensable ingredient, well suited for any time of the day. Here are 29 of our favorite ways to use them:

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10 Bits of Cooking Savvy We Picked Up Hanging Out in the Kitchen via Food52

April 28th, 2017 Comments off
I have learned most — if not all – all my best cooking tricks from watching others, whether that is television chefs on the Food Network or Maria Gaetana in Agira — looking over her shoulder while she fried up cotoletta vittelo (Veal Cutlets) for pranza while all the other uomini (men) stood outside on the balcony smoking.
 
So, as a reinforcement of learning by watching, here are 10 great ideas you can apply in your kitchen — hopefully to great success! — Douglas
 
 
In the same way that I’m in awe of friends who have learned new languages by “immersion”—but how do you start, I’ve wondered? And what keeps you from just, you know, staying silent for all of eternity?—I am also confounded by older, wiser, better cooks who tell me that I’ll learn to cook by, well, cooking.
 
But how? It never seemed to add up. I’ve held a brain in biology class, and it really isn’t very much like a sponge.

And yet, when I think back to how I cooked five years ago, and think about the knowledge that I seem to have osmosed, I’m shocked to realize that just the act of cooking is also an act of learning. Nearly every recipe—even those not billed as life-changing—has a valuable tidbit or takeaway that can be applied to other future recipes.
 
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Meatball Sandwiches from last night

April 24th, 2017 Comments off

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits and Honeyed Cream via Joy the Baker

April 19th, 2017 Comments off

Strawberries, Rhubarb, biscuits and cream. Not much more to say about this except YUM! — Douglas

 
I swear… as soon as we wind our clocks forward and tack that extra hour of daylight to our evenings, I’m sure it’s summer.  I’m sure it’s time for a new pair of (now age appropriate) jean shorts, time for pink wine and pink sunsets, time for me to start chasing the sound of summer waves crashing on summer beaches.  

Time, really… for me to hold my horses.  

Because spring. Because there’s this easing into summer that usually involves lots of spring rain and surprisingly crisp days and just blooming flowers. In these gloriously crisp and blooming days we get welcome early strawberries and right-on-time rhubarb.  It’s only natural that we combine the two in some sort of pie iteration.
 


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Noted: Cheesy Grits with Eggs Recipe

April 3rd, 2017 Comments off
Yes, yes and yes. Bon Appetit hits the nail on the head with this recipe. I would probably skip the jalapeños, but otherwise, bring on the breakfast. — Douglas
 
 
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Hearty Chicken Soup for my sick wife

January 26th, 2017 1 comment

Hearty Chicken Soup for my sick wife

Hearty Chicken Soup for my sick wife

Rosanne is down with a cold, so nothing like a good hot bowl of chicken soup to provide a little comfort. I usually ad lib my soups, so this one has the typical onion, carrot, celery and left over chicken, but I also added mini past shells, a little potato, kale from our own garden and a can of chickpeas. It ended up being very tasty — and hearty — if I do say so myself. 

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No. 11 Peanut Butter Fudge | Welch’s 24th Annual Christmas Cookie Party

December 14th, 2016 Comments off

No. 11 Peanut Butter Fudge | Welch's 24th Annual Christmas Cookie Party

No. 11 Peanut Butter Fudge | Welch’s 24th Annual Christmas Cookie Party


From Alton Brown’s Recipe – simple but rich. You only ever need a piece or two to satisfy. 


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No. 5 Strawberry Milk Chipsters | Welch’s 24th Annual Christmas Cookie Party

December 8th, 2016 Comments off

No. 3 Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies | Welch’s 24th Annual Christmas Cookie Party

December 6th, 2016 Comments off

Homemade chicken soup for dinner via Instagram [Photo]

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