Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus should be every busy cook’s vegetable BFF. Seriously. It should be part of your regular vegetable rotation based simply on the fact that it’s delicious, good for you and you can roast it up […]


Sides Matter

I’m always on the lookout for a quick and delicious side dish, especially around the holidays, and if there’s something I can do to a vegetable to make it the least bit appealing to the […]


Waterbath (Bain Marie)

Creamy cheesecakes. Silky crème brulée. What do they have in common? They owe their smooth textures to a water bath or bain marie. A water bath is used to gently cook delicate foods, especially egg-based […]


How to Pop Corn

Anybody else remember Jiffy Pop Popcorn and how exciting it was to watch that foil tin nearly burst at the seams as the popcorn popped and popped and popped on the stovetop? Jiffy Pop was […]

Time Temperature Danger Zone

Time Temperature Danger Zone

How scary does that sound? The Time Temperature Danger Zone (TTDZ, for short) includes temperatures between 40° Fahrenheit and 140° Fahrenheit. Keeping foods in this temperature range can lead to rapid bacteria growth, which can […]

Poach an egg

How to Poach an Egg

Learning how to poach an egg is an art form. For me, a poached egg is all about the yolk. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll eat the whites, but even at their perfectly plump and […]