How to Stop the Double Dip!

Oh the dreaded “double dip”!  We have all seen it happen. You are at a party and someone takes a half-eaten chip or vegetable and dunks it back into a bowl of dip that is being shared with a group.  Some people are oblivious to the fact that they are doing it while others are aware but try to covertly cover up their actions. No body wants to be “that guy” but sometimes you can’t just resist- especially when the dip is good!...more

How to Make a Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

There is nothing like a cup of really good iced coffee on a warm summer day. You know you are in for a treat when the barista hands you a cup filled with liquid that sparkles like a dark diamond. Taking that first refreshing sip, the flavors slowly blossom, starting with the robust, toasted notes of the coffee beans and ending with a slightly sweet flavor that lingers on your lips. There is no need for sugar or milk; with one sip, you are totally in the moment. ...more
Odetomrskatzcohn my parents always have Chock full 'O Nuts at home so I grew up around it.  It ...more

Cocktails From the Garden: Strawberry-Tini

“Dance as if no one is watching, sing as if no one is listening, and live every day as if it were your last” ~ an Irish toast It’s official, strawberry season is in full effect!  It seems like every farmer’s market stand and grocery store has a huge display of fresh strawberries as soon as you walk through the door.  Perfectly plump and bursting with flavor, now is the time to be stocking up and enjoying the sweet tastes of this summer fruit. ...more
Looks lovely.  can't wait to try them out soon.more

Sweet and Spicy Asparagus

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How to Make Perfect Bacon Every Time

There are certain sights and sounds that are associated with cooking bacon.  The sizzle and pop of the fat while frying.  The smoky aroma that fills the kitchen immediately makes your mouth water or your stomach start to grumble.  Watching the meat slowly brown while carefully timing when to flip to keep the edges from burning.  The sweet relief of cold water as you try to calm the searing pain of the grease that just hopped out of the pan and beelined straight for your bare hand (always my favorite!). ...more
I had an Aga range  (http://www.aga-ranges.com) and it came with a deep broiler pan with a rack ...more

Go Nuts for the Cronut!

Dubbed the "Willy Wonka of NYC" by the New York Post, Dominique Ansel has cemented his place in culinary history as the creator of the Cronut.  Introduced in May 2013, cynical New Yorkers, food critics, and wide-eyed tourists rub shoulders every morning as they line up to taste his signature creation....more