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Monthly Archives: December, 2009

Tip of the Day x5

5 Tips to Becoming a Better Cook By no means am I an expert; at work I am reminded daily that I have lots to learn on the road to … Continue reading

December 22, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tip of the Day- Parmesan Cheese

I love Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, but I have to admit I sometimes buy Grana Padano or Asiago cheese instead because the real stuff is so expensive. If you do splurge for … Continue reading

December 17, 2009 · Leave a comment

Homemade English Muffins

Few things are as comforting as a toasted english muffin. They are crunchy on the outside, chewy under the crust, perfect with butter and soup. I have never met anyone … Continue reading

December 16, 2009 · 3 Comments

Tip of the Day Revision

This morning we made better bacon in the oven, but I have an addendum to my previous Tip of the Day. Be sure to use a cookie sheet or baking … Continue reading

December 15, 2009 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Day- Soups with Noodles or Rice

I’m feeling a little sick today, and my sore throat and stuffy nose are asking for a homemade chicken noodle soup. Today’s tip is how to make a homemade noodle … Continue reading

December 14, 2009 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Day- Better Bacon

Bake your bacon. I love bacon, but it’s got to be just perfect for me to justify the grease. I recommend ditching the frying pan; bacon can burn really easily … Continue reading

December 12, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tip of the Day- What to do with stale baguettes

I never seem to eat a whole baguette before it gets too hard. I recently learned that stale baguettes can be salvaged as thinly sliced crostini if you pop them … Continue reading

December 11, 2009 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Day

This tip may be old news to some readers, but I recently learned to store tomatoes on the counter, not in the refrigerator. The refrigerated air will make the normally … Continue reading

December 10, 2009 · Leave a comment

Tip of the Day

I don’t have Eggs Benedict at home as much as I would like, given the calorie total and preparation difficulty of Hollandaise sauce. Today’s tip is simple: just skip the … Continue reading

December 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Review: The Refuge

Did you know there was a happening Belgian gastropub in San Carlos? That’s right, San Carlos. I didn’t know, but I was lucky enough to go there a few weeks … Continue reading

December 8, 2009 · Leave a comment