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Archives for June 2012

Chef Grace Nguyen

by TT June 28th, 2012| Restaurant News
If you are like most adults, you probably have times when your day is too busy to prepare dinner.  Unfortunately, quite often you are left with poor choices, such as greasy takeout meals or a cookie cutter of a dinner at a chain restaurant.  If you live in the

Coffee Cake Muffins

by TT Jr. June 27th, 2012| Breads, Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
My family members, or at least my step-dad, are avid soccer watchers.  His favorite team at this point is England, and they happened to be playing Sunday against Italy.  So, in honor of the game, we had a small get together with munchies and friends.  I volunteered to make

Simple Tomato Preparations

by Elizabeth Skipper June 26th, 2012| Ask the Chef
Fresh tomatoes are available locally.  I enjoy eating them just sliced, but are there other simple preparations that will allow me to highlight their flavor but do no more than slicing?

Ah, fresh local tomatoes. They're one of the best arguments for eating locally and seasonally. The answer to your

Boqueria Flatiron, New York, NY

by TT June 25th, 2012| Restaurant Reviews
Summer has returned, and with it, so has my increase in business travel.  With a little bit of coordination, my husband and I usually are able to schedule our business travels so that they align for the same dates in the same city.  Last week was our first week

Chef Matthew Boland

by TT June 21st, 2012| Chef Interviews
When you think about a vacation at a Caribbean resort, you probably envision beautiful beaches, crystal blue water, and days of lounging.  Although you'll be sure to dine during your stay, food may not be the focus of your trip.  However, food can play an important role in your

Vinegar

by Elizabeth Skipper June 20th, 2012| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Vinegar. The thought isn't exactly mouthwatering. Your reaction might be more one of mouth-puckering. But the kitchen and the cook would be poorer without vinegar, and our dishes a lot less lively.

The word comes from French and means, literally, sour wine (vin = wine & aigre = sour.) Wine

BLT Eggs

by BnB Finder June 19th, 2012| Best BnB Bites
People often talk about a favorite bite of food, that perfect combination of flavors that delights your taste buds.  If you enjoy deviled eggs and BLT sandwiches, this appetizer is that perfect bite.  Shared with us by Andon-Red Inn Bed and Breakfast, it makes a wonderful munchy for

Dessert Crepes

by TT June 18th, 2012| Breakfast Dishes, Desserts
Last week was filled with events for our family.  In a four-day span we attended an elementary school promotion ceremony, a middle school academic awards night, and a middle school promotion ceremony.  Thus, our evenings were busier than usual.  So, on Wednesday with just our regularly schedule events, we

Chef Wes Morton

by TT June 14th, 2012| Chef Interviews
When you think of Southern food, there are a range of locations that you may imagine, though I don't think that many people envision Washington, D.C.  However, contrary to that thought, there is a renowned D.C.-based restaurant that has a menu inspired by the South, Art and Soul

Cheddar Chive Cornbread

by TT Jr. June 13th, 2012| Breads, Recipes
Last week we had breakfast for dinner, which is one of my favorite things to have.  We decided upon eggs so I opted to make cornbread with it.  Now I love cornbread; it is a very classic, understated, yummy item.  But plain cornbread can get, well, plain, not to

Oatmeal for Cookies

by Elizabeth Skipper June 12th, 2012| Ask the Chef
I like to make oatmeal cookies, but some recipes call for old fashioned rolled oats while others ask for quick oats. Does it really make any difference which one I use?

The author of any recipe which specifies the kind of oatmeal to use thinks so. On the Quaker Oats

Carrot Cupcakes

by TT June 11th, 2012| Desserts
It's hard to believe that it's been so long, but four and a half years ago I wrote about making carrot cake for my parents.  Since that time, carrot cake has become a favorite dessert item in our house, serving as the dessert of choice for many birthdays
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