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Back to Basics: Roasted Garlic

Back to Basics: Roasted Garlic

Fridays are for the beginner cook! Roasting garlic is simple and quite versatile. It can be spread on toasted bread, put in mashed potatoes, added to various dips…you name it. Follow these simple steps: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.2. Take a desired number of […]

Back to Basics: Chocolate Sauce

Back to Basics: Chocolate Sauce

Fridays are dedicated to the beginner cook. Chocolate Sauce http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sensational-Chocolate-Sauce/Detail.aspx I made a chocolate sauce for the first time last week. I thought it was important to highlight on the blog because it was tasty, versatile, and EASY! Just follow the few short steps in […]

Back to Basics: Pan Frying Fish

Back to Basics: Pan Frying Fish

Fridays are dedicated to the beginner cooks. Pan Frying Fish http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/good-eats/pan-fried-fish-recipe/index.html I’ll let the great Alton Brown guide you this week. The link offers a wonderful recipe, but more importantly, please pay close attention to his frying technique. It’s brilliant and EASY! I tried it […]

Back to Basics: Hollandaise Sauce

Back to Basics: Hollandaise Sauce

Fridays are dedicated to the beginner cook. Hollandaise Sauce A few years ago I took a cooking class at http://www.urbanchefhouston.com. Great class and instructor! One of the things we learned from Chara was how to make an authentic Hollandaise sauce. I always thought it was […]

Back to Basics: Sweet Potato Fries

Back to Basics: Sweet Potato Fries

Fridays are dedicated to the beginner cooks. Sweet Potato Fries Sweet potato fries are gaining in popularity. I usually just buy a monster frozen bag at Costco to be done with it. Sometimes, however, I make the real thing. Why? Because it’s still easy! Peel […]