Archives for April 2013


Easy Salmon Fillets

by BnB Finder April 30th, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
This quick but delicious fish dish lives up to its name and makes a great entree for a weeknight dinner -- almost as easy as frozen fish sticks, but better for you, more natural, and a whole lot better tasting! Starting with salmon fillets, you can likely find the

Chicken Sliders

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 29th, 2013| Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes
When your Sunday has included a late, hearty breakfast and an afternoon filled with shopping and a stop at a sidewalk café, dinner needs to something light and simple. It would have been an ideal picnic dinner, but with the threat of temperatures that would descend with the sunset,

Chef Jason Avery

by Rachel Dushkewich April 25th, 2013| Chef Interviews
Looking for a relaxed, neighborhood restaurant in New York City with amazing cuisine to boot? Look no further than The Quarter in New York’s West Village! Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, The Quarter makes a perfect destination after a day of shopping and
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Pan Sauces: Quick and Delicious

by Elizabeth Skipper April 24th, 2013| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
One of the easiest and quickest ways to cook thinner, smaller pieces of meats is to pan-fry or pan-grill them. However, served up as soon as they're cooked, without any embellishment, the results can be boring. Chicken, no matter how good it is, or steak, is just that. Pan


by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 22nd, 2013| Recipes, Simple Solutions, Tapas Monday
Everyone in our house loves cheese.  My husband and I have always enjoyed a wide assortment of cheeses, and as the kids mature, they also have expanded their palates.  I can see this growth when my 15 year old tells me that she has a strong craving for brie
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Chef Gerry Tice

by Rachel Dushkewich April 18th, 2013| Chef Interviews
Looking to blend historic Boston experiences with cutting-edge culinary flavor? Look no further than the OMNI Parker House! Savor Boston Cream Pie at its birthplace where literary greats like Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson hosted their “Saturday Club!” Just as historic as its location

Pork Chops: Boneless, Bone-In, and More

by Elizabeth Skipper April 17th, 2013| Ask the Chef
Is there a difference between boneless and bone-in pork chops, besides the bones? Is one type better for a certain type of cooking, or are they interchangeable?

Yes, there is; but there's more to the question. Or rather, that's not the only question. There's more than one kind of pork
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Maine Lobster Benedict with Lemon-Herb Butter

by BnB Finder April 16th, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
This is Maine's very own take on that brunch classic, Eggs Benedict. It comes to us from the Chadwick Bed & Breakfast in Portland, which promises "a five-star gourmet breakfast each and every morning". (But this dish could also serve as a light though very special supper

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

by Michele Pesula Kuegler April 15th, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
We have had our ice cream maker for about a year and a half.  In that time we have tried a number of flavors:  vanilla, coconut, pistachio, coffee, and more.  We haven't used the ice cream much in the last few months, as winter weather isn't necessarily conducive to
Chef Carrie Levin

Chef Carrie Levin

by Rachel Dushkewich April 11th, 2013| Chef Interviews
Looking for classic American comfort food, complete with a neighborhood ambiance, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side? Look no further than Good Enough to Eat! Chef Carrie Levin, living in Belgium, London, and France, brings international techniques and experience to down-home American favorites! Never overpriced
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Using Salts

by Elizabeth Skipper April 10th, 2013| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Given how frequently I'm asked about salt(s), perhaps a column on the salts found on my counter and how I use them is of interest. Here's the line-up: coarse Celtic sea salt in a grinder, fine Celtic sea salt in a shaker, extremely fine Real Salt (that's the name
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S’more Brownies

by BnB Finder April 9th, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
With the Louisville Cardinals going to the Finals, here's a treat from one of their hometown's premier B&Bs, the Inn at Woodhaven.  These may take a little longer than s'mores made around the campfire, but if you have time to bake brownies, you also have to time