Monthly Archives: March 2011

NATIONAL POULTRY DAY: ROASTING A PERFECT CHICKEN!

So why am I blogging an article that someone else wrote?  Well, its because this is the most comprehensive article I have read with stunning how to pictures.  This is the perfect set by step for the home cook.  I … Continue reading

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APRITADA- Spanish Pork Stew with Tomato Red Pepper Ginger Broth

This soup has a history in my family.  My grandmother made this to cure colds, my mother taught me how to make this when I was just a boy.  The sweet and savory flavors of the red pepper are what … Continue reading

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Curried Florida Stone Crab Claws with Hot Marmalade Dip

  3 pounds Florida stone crab claws (thawed if frozen) 1/3 cup orange marmalade 1/4 cup Florida lime juice 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 clove Florida garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon curry powder   … Continue reading

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DIY Granola!

For those cereal fans that want to take a natural approach. A healthy and tasty version that will stick to your ribs! 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats(not quick cooking) 3/4 cup wheat germ 2-3T brown sugar (or not for … Continue reading

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KING CAKE: Wouldn’t Be Mardi Gras Without It!

History of Mardi Gras King Cake Hundreds of thousands of King Cakes are eaten during Mardi Gras each year in New Orleans, Louisiana. In fact, a Mardi Gras party would not be authentic without the traditional King Cake as the … Continue reading

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NATIONAL COLD CUT DAY: Creating the Perfect Charcuterie Platter

  What belongs on a perfect charcuterie plate? I think there should be a mix of cooked and air-dried meats, and a food with some amount of acidity to compensate for the meats’ richness. For the acidity, for me, the … Continue reading

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NATIONAL BANANA CREAM PIE DAY: Try it as a Gelato!

  Gelato, or Italian ice cream, tastes rich and creamy like traditional ice cream but usually has less fat because it is made with milk and just a bit of cream.There is no skimping on flavor, however. The egg yolks … Continue reading

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