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Archives for July 2010

Chef DK Kodama

by TT July 28th, 2010| Chef Interviews
Almost two years ago, I spent a fabulous two weeks on the islands of Kauai and Maui.  I had the great fortune of enjoying many wonderful meals at many different restaurants.  Of course, two weeks at two islands isn't nearly enough time to sample even a fraction of the

Calphalon Unison Slide Nonstick 10″ Fry Pan with Poacher Insert

by TT July 26th, 2010| Equipment Reviews
With a flock of fourteen chickens, rarely do we lack eggs at our house.  Gathering about nine eggs a day on average, there are plenty to be used for cooking, baking, and as breakfast dishes.  While I prefer egg white wraps and an occasional scrambled egg or omelet, the

The Best Restaurant in the Rocky Mountain Region

by TT July 23rd, 2010| Regional Best, Restaurant News
After ten days of voting, the poll for the best restaurant in the Rocky Mountain Region closed at the end of the day yesterday.  With a a delicious assortment of restaurants from which to choose, picking the best wasn't easy.  However, faithful restaurant patrons and Think Tasty

Savory Scones

by TT July 21st, 2010| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
I have been baking scones for over a decade.  They're an often requested breakfast dish and a favorite among family and friends.  Depending on which person you ask, the best scone filling varies: blueberry/white chocolate chip, cinnamon chip, chocolate chip.  As you can see from this list, I have stayed

Pomegranate Molasses

by TT July 19th, 2010| Recipes, Simple Solutions
We aren't fans of reality television at our house.  However, we do adore both Food Network and the Cooking Channel, which is why there is one reality show that we watch regularly:  The Next Food Network Star.  While we won't cancel Sunday evening plans to watch it, we have

Cielo Restaurant, Scottsdale, AZ

by TT July 16th, 2010| Regional Best, Restaurant News
Last month, Think Tasty readers had the opportunity to choose the best restaurant in the Pacific Hawaii region.  With ten wonderful restaurants from which to choose, it was not a simple decision.  Many loyal patrons cast their votes and shared their opinions of their favorite restaurants.  When

Fig Jam

by TT July 14th, 2010| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces, Tapas Monday
At our house, fun dinners typically fall into one of two categories: make your own _________ (could be pizza, panini, quesadilla, etc.) or munchies.  Recently, we had a make your own panini night, which made that dinner fun for everyone.  As all of our tastes vary, the requests for

Best Restaurant- Rocky Mountain Region

by TT July 12th, 2010| Regional Best, Restaurant News
Moving east from the Pacific Hawaii region, Think Tasty now heads to the Rocky Mountain region.  Encompassing Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, we will share our top ten picks from the many that were submitted.  For the next ten days, readers will have

Nectarine Soup

by TT July 7th, 2010| Recipes, Soups & Stews
It is hot.

That's about all I feel inspired to write at this moment.  With temperatures in the high 90s and lots of humidity, the weather is less than comfortable.  As my mom (who lives in Florida) explains, I just am not used to these wonderfully warm days.  That is

Parmesan Squash Cakes

by TT July 2nd, 2010| Appetizers, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, as I find it to be quite versatile.  From breakfast dishes, such as zucchini bread, to side dishes, such as zucchini stuffed with spinach and cheese, to entrées, such as stirfry, it is a wonderful ingredient.  Last year, I made Zucchini Cakes