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Kitchen Knife Reviews – Product Comparison

Knife sets are an indispensable tool for any cook whether at home or in a restaurant.  It's important that you see this tool as an investment and not simply an expense.  You'll be rewarded for years to come with a great set of knives. We made the investment in the J.A. Henckels knive set below more than 7 years ago.  They are performing the same today as they did the first day we bought them. It's also impo ...

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Some of the cookware I use

People always like to know what type of cookware are used in the kitchens of famous chefs.  While I'm by no means famous I can let you know what I use on a daily basis when preparing meals. First off when it comes to cookware, the old motto "you get what you pay for" really does apply.  Over the years I have used many different varieties of pots and pans.  Some have been great purchases and some... not so g ...

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Follow Bryan on Pinterest

For those of you who love to "pin" make sure to check out Bryan's new page on Pinterest.  He has 12 different food related boards and hundreds of pins which are growing daily. Looking for his culinary creations? How about Enticing Entrees? Interested in Delicious Desserts? Do you like Scrumptious Side Dishes? Are you into Beautiful Breakfasts? Do you love Amazing Appetizers? Check all of Bryan's Pinterest b ...

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Why Shouldn’t You Salt Meat Before Cooking?

One of the biggest faux pas when it comes to cooking meat is to salt it prior to cooking. What the salt actually does is draws the juices out and impedes the browning of the meat. Instead, add salt once the meat is already half cooked. Then taste it when it’s done and if more salt is needed you can add it then. The result is juicy, tasty meat that doesn’t contain more salt then it needs! ...

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Always Marinate Foods In A Glass Or Ceramic Dish

Most marinades contain an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice, vinegar or wine that can react with metal and cause off-flavors in your food. To save on cleanup, try marinating your fish or meat in a large plastic bag with a zip closure. Set the bag on a plate or in a shallow bowl and refrigerate, turning the bowl occasionally to distribute the marinade. ...

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Should You Use Salted Butter Or Unsalted Butter?

Butter is available both with and without salt. The salt is added for extra flavor and to help preserve it so it has a longer shelf life. The problem is that sometimes the salt in butter can be more than a recipe needs. Choosing unsalted butter gives you more control over how much salt your dish contains. If you only have salted butter, the best thing to do is omit approximately ¼ teaspoon of salt per ½ cup ...

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Get More Juice From Your Citrus Fruits

When a recipe calls for the juice of lemons, limes or oranges, make sure you get every last drop by first rolling the fruit under your palm on a hard surface. Press down as hard as you can as you roll. Then simply slice it in half and squeeze. You’ll find you get significantly more juice to add lots of flavor to your dish. ...

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The Trick For A Juicer Roast

To keep all of the natural juices inside your roast, sear it on all sides in a hot skillet with a little vegetable oil before putting it in the roasting pan. A few seconds per side is all it takes since the point is not to cook the meat but rather to toughen up the outside so that the juices don’t flow out while it’s cooking. Then be sure to use a shallow roaster to retain more of the moisture. Uncover the ...

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Selecting The Best Meat, Poultry, & Fish and How To Store Them

Choosing the best cuts of red meat Red meat such as beef, pork and lamb should have a moist, red surface with no signs of drying or surface film. The fat should be a creamy white color and should not be dry. Look for even, well-cut meat that is free from sinew and excess fat. To store your meat, it is best to loosely wrap it on a plate and put it in the coldest part of your refrigerator so the air can circu ...

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