Marinades Do’s and Don’ts

Marinades Do’s and Don’ts

What is a marinade? By definition it is a sauce, typically made of oil, vinegar, spices, and herbs, in which meat, fish, or other food is soaked before cooking in order to flavor or soften it. Make sure your marinade includes an acidic component to…

Onions; Which, When, and Why

Onions; Which, When, and Why

Onions, love ’em or hate ’em, they are a staple in most recipes. They add flavor and depth to most dishes. There are many different types of onions. Which one should you use? Can you substitute?  How will substituting effect my dish? Let’s take a…

How and Why  to Dredge

How and Why to Dredge

Dredging also referred to breading, means to dip food such as poultry, fish, or meat in flour, cornmeal, or bread crumbs to help preserve moisture during cooking. Some reasons why you would want to dredge your food before frying or sauteing: The coating keeps the…

Caring for Cast Iron Pans

Caring for Cast Iron Pans

Wash with soap only once. When you first get your new pan, wash it with a mild soap. This is the only time you will use soap on your pan. Avoid harsh scouring pads as this will remove the ‘seasoning’ you will be try to achieve.…

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

One of the easiest things to make for breakfast. There is considerable controversy on how to cook the best scrambled eggs. Should you add milk? Should you add water? I have done a lot of reading on this matter. I’ve visited multiple chefs’ websites and…