Blog Archives for category Technique

Homemade French Fries

Homemade French Fries

My oldest son, Dylan, is constantly testing my culinary knowledge.  He’s five so he’s really the only one of my… Continue reading »

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Whether you’re whipping up egg salad sandwiches for a Friday Lenten meal or making a batch of these delicious Southwest… Continue reading »


How to Make a Roux

A roux (pronounced: “roo”) is a classic base for sauces, gravies and soups.  It serves as a thickener and is… Continue reading »

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Homemade Potato Gnocchi with Mushroom Cream Sauce

I often hear, “My favorite restaurant has the best gnocchi and risotto…I wish I knew how to make them at… Continue reading »

Great Grilling Tips

With the forecast tomorrow calling for the first 70 degree day that Chicago has seen in over 6 months, I… Continue reading »


Use these tips and tricks to cook perfect pasta every time!  It all starts with the water.  No, it doesn’t… Continue reading »

How to Care for Your Cast Iron Skillet

One of the most versatile pans I have in my kitchen is my cast iron skillet.  I can get it… Continue reading »

Classic Gravy

This post may seem a little odd and ill-timed considering that Thanksgiving was celebrated weeks ago, but this is a… Continue reading »

Better Tasting Brussel Sprouts

Brussel. Sprouts. What two words can conjure up more fear and queasiness in the hearts and stomachs of America’s youth?… Continue reading »

Cook Perfect Meat Every Time!

Check out the info-graphic below – created by yours truly!  My first time making one!  The finger touch method is… Continue reading »


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