How to Build a Better BLT

The basics of building a better BLT sandwich from the type of bread to the thickness of the tomato slice to the variety of lettuce you opt for. Yes, there are rules. A BLT is not a hard sandwich to master, and nearly everyone has the ability to figure out how to slap bacon, lettuce, […]

How to Build a Better Burger

What makes a better burger? Here are Ole’s tips for grilling and building a better burger at home. Use quality meat with some modicum of fat. The premise is simple: the lower the percentage of fat, the drier the burger. Sure, lean hamburger is wonderful for taco meat and tomato-based meat sauce. However, doing away […]

Brioche Apple Cinnamon Rolls

A brioche cinnamon roll enhanced with the tartness of early season apples happened in our kitchen today, and Shaina wasn’t even home. Shaina is off today. Not by choice, but by force. Currently she is traveling around the West Coast promoting her book and talking to people and attending the International Food Bloggers Conference. Traveling […]

The Right and Proper Way to Bake a French Fry

How to bake a good and crispy french fry at home. Here are three different methods we tried, each with different results from boiling and pre-baking to letting them soak. As part of my french fry flavor creation for Alexia Foods, I needed to figure out the right and proper way to make baked french […]

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Nonstick Frittata in a Stainless Steel Pan

Today I’m hosting Kitchen Tip Tuesdays for Tammy of Tammy’s Recipes while she’s away on vacation. If you have a favorite kitchen tip of your own, please feel free to link back and link up down at the bottom. Thanks! We no longer own a nonstick pan. Not a single one. It just isn’t something […]

Steak au Poivre – The Showstopper

Steak au Poivre is one of those gorgeous meals that fills the house, is showy to make in front of guests and makes you want to curl into the couch after dinner, completely content and satisfied. Tenderloin filets are pan fried and then added to a rich, creamy pepper sauce. Sometimes you need a showstopper.  […]

How to Roast a Turkey in 5 Easy Steps

Remember the scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where the turkey comes to the table, browned and glorious, and then as Clark goes to carve it the whole thing deflates? Here, let me refresh your memory. This doesn’t have to be you. Roasting a turkey can be easy, and it doesn’t take as long as […]