Slow Cook: Rice Pudding with Strawberries and Toasted Almond

May 18, 2019

Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cook Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Rice pudding is a dish found in myriad iterations all over the world. The premise is simple: rice cooked in liquid and sweetened. The natural starches in the rice thicken the liquid to create a rich pudding. While many rice pudding recipes are as simple as that, we wanted to bring a few extra ingredients to the table to really make this dish shine. In our recipe, we call for..

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My Cook: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

May 15, 2019

Serves: 6

Total prep time: 25 minutes

Total cook time: 3 hours 45 minutes

Ah, carrot cake. Is there any better way to consume vegetables than in a sweet, spicy and fragrant cake topped with tangy cream cheese frosting? I think not. This recipe brings together all of the elements that make carrot cake so wonderful without overwhelming your palate with spice. We wanted cinnamon and ginger, but only enough to complement the taste of the carrots..

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Slow Cook: Vegetarian Black Eyed Peas and Collard Stew with Cornbread

May 14, 2019

Serves 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Cook TIme: 5 hours and 40 minutes

This recipe is our vegetarian adaptation of Hoppin’ John, a southern dish traditionally served on New Year’s Day to bring good luck and wealth in the year ahead. The black-eyed peas, vegetables, and collards are simmered until saucy and fragrant. The stew is served over perfectly cooked white rice and alongside fluffy, rich cornbread. All these delectable elements cook..

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Slow Cook: Osso Bucco with Creamy Polenta

May 10, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 9 hours

Osso Bucco translates to “bone with a hole” in reference to the bone marrow visible in the cross-cut of the veal shank. You can substitute lamb or pork shanks for the veal, but it is important to get the cross-cut shank for the most traditional preparation. The marrow from the bone helps to flavor the braising liquid and adds richness to the sauce. Slow cooking the polenta yields a creamy..

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My Cook: Meatballs with Marinara and Garlic Bread

May 7, 2019

 

Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

We’re making dinnertime quick and easy with this classic meal. Our simple meatball recipe comes together in a flash thanks to meatloaf mix (a blend of pork and beef), which is convenient and flavorful. Garlic and parmesan cheese add depth of flavor to the meatballs, while egg and panko breadcrumbs act as binders to hold all that deliciousness together. The meatballs are..

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My Cook: Breakfast Sausage Casserole

May 2, 2019

Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Cook Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

We wanted a savory breakfast that packed eggs, sausage, and hashbrowns all into one easy-to-make dish. Better yet if it required minimal prep so that we could assemble it the night before and have it ready to go in the morning. Instead of peeling, shredding, and draining raw potatoes, we call for frozen, shredded hash browns to speed the recipe along. To save on clean up,..

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My Cook: Steak au Poivre with Smashed Potatoes

May 1, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Steak au Poivre is a luxurious staple of French restaurants all over the world. A juicy medallion of beef (traditionally the prized fillet mignon cut) is crusted in a layer of coarsely ground peppercorns and seared to perfection in a hot skillet. The pan sauce that accompanies the steak is prepared in a dramatic flourish tableside as the cognac is flambeed to cook off the alcohol and then reduced..

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My Cook: Salmon with Lentils and Green Beans

May 1, 2019

Serves 2

Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hr, 40 minutes

This simple and light dinner is a great meal for early summer nights when it starts getting warm enough to enjoy your dinner al fresco. Perfectly cooked salmon fillets top a warm lentil and green bean salad that’s tossed with a bright vinaigrette seasoned with dijon mustard for a little spiciness and fresh dill, which is a classic herb for pairing with seafood. Let the lentils soak up..

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How to pick the right coffee grinder

April 27, 2019

While pre-ground coffee is convenient, nothing beats the flavor of freshly-ground beans. To get the best out of coffee you should aim to grind the beans just before brewing. Roasted beans gradually lose flavor over time but grinding accelerates this process. Ground coffee has a larger surface area and oxidises quicker thus losing a lot of flavor. For this reason, it’s best to purchase whole bean coffee and grind it as needed.

Types of coffee..

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A Beginners Guide to Soave Wine

April 19, 2019

Today we’re going to take a look at an Italian classic: Soave. This wine is made from Garganega grapes and produced near the Soave village in Northern Italy. This region is known for its zesty white wines that pair wonderfully with Italian seafood. The hills around Soave are volcanic, which makes the region particularly fertile. Combined with the Italian climate, this makes for ideal vineyard cultivation conditions.

Types of Soave

Far from..

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