Archives for July 2013

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Pepper: Any Color, Just Grind It Fresh

by Elizabeth Skipper July 31st, 2013| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Salt & pepper. Trips off the tongue, doesn't it? They're so often linked we don't pay much attention to just the pepper portion of this seasoning duo. Lots of us use pepper as an adjunct to salt without really thinking about it.

Common and reasonably priced now, piper nigrum has

Strawberry Wiggles

by BnB Finder July 30th, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Here's a no-fuss dessert or snack that's perfect for the hot weather. If you've ever tried making jello with yogurt instead of cold water, you know it's as easy as instant pudding and tastes a lot better. Well, this is even simpler -- just a couple of minutes in

Cherry Almond Pancakes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 29th, 2013| Breakfast Dishes, Recipes
Pancakes are a favorite breakfast dish in our house, both for the maker and the eaters.  As the maker, I like pancakes because they are quick to make, easy to clean up, and can be modified individually.  Even though they're a simple dish, it still gives me the warm-fuzzy
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Go Coconuts over Tilapia!

by James Maynard July 26th, 2013| Video
Coconut-crusted tilapia is a light, delicious healthy main course which can help you family eat more fish, with all of its health benefits. It is a near-perfect dish for summer nights, as hot days begin to cool. For people who love coconut, this odd fruit mingles wonderfully with the

Behind the Scenes at a Cooking Show

by Jane Wangersky July 25th, 2013| Tasty Thoughts
That half-hour to one-hour episode of your favorite cooking show is the product of hours and days of work by people you'll probably never see onscreen. We spoke to Jason Black (not his real name) who recently worked on the crew of a national TV show where cooks compete
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Grilling Fish: What You Really Need

by Elizabeth Skipper July 24th, 2013| Ask the Chef
I would like to cook fish on the grill during this hot weather. However, I don't own a special fish grill basket. Is it possible to cook fish without one?

Special baskets just for fish were created to avoid one of the biggest hurdles to successfully cooking fish on a grill,

Lemon Artichoke Strata

by BnB Finder July 23rd, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Artichokes for breakfast? Well, why not, especially if you're on vacation and the B&B hosts are cooking? But if it still seems a little strange, try pairing this lemony dish with a green salad for a meatless but filling supper. The artichokes and lemon aren't the whole story --

Strawberry Sauce

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 22nd, 2013| Desserts, Recipes
I made cheesecake this weekend, so obviously I needed to make a topping for it.  At least in my opinion, I did.  While I love cheesecake, whether it be cream cheese-heavy, ricotta-heavy, or a blend of the two, I find that its flavor is one-note.  The texture, albeit creamy,
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Chicken Saltimbocca Made Easy!

by James Maynard July 19th, 2013| Video
Chicken saltimbocca is one of those dishes that looks a lot harder to prepare than it actually is, making it a dish that you can prepare to really impress someone. Most people, even fairly good home cooks, will seldom or ever make chicken saltimbocca, and most people never eat

Fresh Summer Recipes

by Julia Loschiavo July 18th, 2013| Recipes
All summer, I've had the pleasure to talk with chefs who utilize fresh, local, garden-grown ingredients to create their menus. Taking inspiration from them, here are four seasonal recipes from the Think Tasty archives to add some flavors of the season to your next meal. Bonus points if your
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Berries, Jams & Jellies

by Elizabeth Skipper July 17th, 2013| Techniques, Tools, and Tips
Summer's in full swing, although many of us here in NH are wondering when we'll get to enjoy it. It's either been too wet or too hot and humid to want to venture outside except at dawn or dusk, and of course that's when the mosquitoes attack. But weather

Almond Cake

by BnB Finder July 16th, 2013| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
Do you ever find yourself in the mood for home baked, from-scratch cake -- but you don't want to put a lot of time or work into it? This recipe is perfect for those times. It's simple but rich and uses mostly materials you already have. You don't even