Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

A Moist Turkey

Whenever I serve a turkey meal to holiday guests, they always complement me on how nice and moist the white meat is to eat.  This leaves me to believe that they have had dry tasting turkey meals on other occasions. … Continue reading

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Canned Foods

For almost forty years, my husband and I enjoyed going camping with our family. For the first twenty years, we enjoyed our twenty-five foot cabin cruiser and the last twenty years our motor home. Both of these camping vehicles had … Continue reading

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Apples

The magic of apples starts in the springtime when their blossoms come to life. They are so pretty, that way back in the 1940s the Andrew Sisters, a singing trio, had a hit song with the lyrics: “I’ll be with … Continue reading

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Garde Manger- The Restaurants Cold Food Station

This is my favorite station, in any professional kitchen ,as it is the area where the Garde Manger chef makes beautiful masterpieces for buffet tables or colorful and tasty canapés for a cocktail party. It has its practical and mundane … Continue reading

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Save money

Money, or lack of it, can be an important factor in meal planning, food purchasing and even preparation. When I was a food and beverage manager, I used to get three bids on each of my meat, fish and produce … Continue reading

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Time Savers

As time is one of the main factors in the way we cook. These lessons try to give you the knowledge and techniques that are used by the best chefs, but sometimes you just  don’t have the time to do … Continue reading

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Holiday Tip

Hate to carve a turkey in front of guests at a holiday celebration?  DON’T ! This old family tradition is an over rated, out dated, and time consuming ceremony that is really not appreciated or needed. Yes, it is impressive … Continue reading

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Holiday Suggestions

  Best end of Home gardening season recipe for using up all those left over green tomatoes and peppers. Smell delicious when cooking and makes a nice gift for your friends and family. The LaCuisine  casserole dish featured in my … Continue reading

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TIP OF THE WEEK!

If you are planning on attending the exciting six state fair called the “Big E” in West Springfield, Ma., take time to rest your tired feet at the booth that sells those waterless stainless steel pans. These PRICEY  pans  are … Continue reading

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Tip of Week- World’s Finest 7 Ply Cookware Set (KT17ULTRA)

It is always wonderful to have a beautiful set of pans that you can proudly display hanging from a rack in your kitchen, However, it is more important that this same set be able to preserve more flavor from the … Continue reading

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