How long is a turkey good for?

How long is a turkey good for?

Forgive me if I pause to discreetly gag while writing this, dear reader, but our house currently smells of roast wet dog. The lesson to be portioned out from this is that the expiration date of a fresh turkey should not be stretched — not even by a couple of days....
Chili recipe: Chicken Chili with Beans (recipe and video)

Chili recipe: Chicken Chili with Beans (recipe and video)

I love to cook, and one of the easy, healthy, go-to chicken recipes that I make quite a bit is Chicken Chili with Beans. I thought I would share it — and experiment with making a YouTube cooking video. I start off by making my own beans. I use my pressure...
Recipe for oven fries: Healthy roasted potato fries

Recipe for oven fries: Healthy roasted potato fries

I have been craving potatoes lately. I wake up drooling at the thought of eating McDonald’s hash browns — maybe six or eight of them — for breakfast. At dinner time, I imagine myself tipping large orders of French fries into my mouth straight from...
Turkey brining, how to carve a turkey: Alton Brown

Turkey brining, how to carve a turkey: Alton Brown

The thought of Thanksgiving dinner coming up and people having to figure out how to carve the bird reminds me of two extremely helpful things: The baseline cutting trick, as demonstrated by Alton Brown in the video above from his Food Network show Good Eats. This...

‘Top Chef Masters’ premieres tonight on Bravo

A new Top Chef season premieres tonight at 9:00 Central on Bravo, Channel 70 on Time Warner Cable here in southeastern Wisconsin. However, it’s not the regular Top Chef, but instead a spin-off series called Top Chef Masters. On the positive side, instead of...
Frogmore Stew shrimp recipe (Lowcountry boil)

Frogmore Stew shrimp recipe (Lowcountry boil)

In late June and early July of 2003, we vacationed in the South Carolina Lowcountry, staying in Beaufort and visiting Charleston, as well as Savannah, Georgia. One of the meals we ate on the trip and have made many times since is a shrimp recipe called “Frogmore...

Chicken kebabs on the grill: A quick, low-meat dinner

For more quick and easy healthy meal ideas, see our list: Easy, healthy recipes With warmer weather comes our desire to grill — but the notion of grilling usually conjures up images of fatty pork, heavy beef or troublesome chicken. We would like to cook...
Goya pasta pumpkins

Goya pasta pumpkins

Amy made a trip to Racine Produce today, and came home with this bag of pasta pumpkins. “They’re so cute! I had to get them,” she beamed. Looking at the ingredients, I find neither pumpkin nor calabaza listed, just semolina, FD&C Yellow No. 5,...

Food Allergy Mama Kelly Rudnicki is blogging and baking

Meet Kelly Rudnicki, mother of four in the Chicago suburbs. Here’s an introduction from her website: My second child, John, was diagnosed at age one with severe dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut and legume allergy. He also is asthmatic, so the likelihood of a life...
Madhur Jaffrey recommends this pressure cooker

Madhur Jaffrey recommends this pressure cooker

Madhur Jaffrey recommends this pressure cooker Why a pressure cooker is like magic If you ask, many people will tell you that you cannot find Indian food in Racine. The one Indian restaurant we did have closed a while ago, and it was not spectacular to begin with....

‘Good Eats’ on YouTube

I have written here before about Good Eats — about the steel-cut oatmeal show, the gumbo show. Good Eats is one of my all-time favorite shows on television. At the same time, I currently loathe the Food Network. Where I once looked for Anthony Bourdain to...
Recipe: Roasted Potatoes with Mustard and Rosemary

Recipe: Roasted Potatoes with Mustard and Rosemary

For more dinner ideas, see our list of Easy dinner recipes, chicken recipes, side dishes. As the weather here already begins to turn cooler, our oven is getting some use again. Last night we roasted a chicken, accompanied by a simple, rustic roasted potato recipe that...
‘Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie’

‘Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie’

Even on public television’s extensive menu of food and cooking shows, Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie is a standout offering. It’s a globe-hopping, half-hour magazine of on-location footage and interviews featuring all sorts of fascinating topics from...
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