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Roasted Bone Marrow and bacon onion jam

Roasted Bone Marrow and bacon onion jam

Bone marrow is one of those expensive appetizers or small plate items on the menu. They are delicious on a toasted baguette and some kind of onion jam. However, you can roast bone marrow at home. Not all butchers will cut the bone marrow lengthwise…

Dinner Rolls and the secrets behind making these soft dinner rolls.

Dinner Rolls and the secrets behind making these soft dinner rolls.

  Here is my favorite website to get the recipe for dinner rolls https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/big-batch-quick-dinner-rolls-recipe. It’s a great recipe I have a few things I’d like to tweak to make outstanding dinner rolls to impress the dinner guest. One thing I stress about making bread is…

Avocado Toast Guacamole style

Avocado Toast Guacamole style

The best avocado toast to me is guacamole! Super ripen avocados ready to be mashed up and turned into delicious guacamole. It’s simple to make and takes only about 12 minutes to put together. Ingredients Serving size 4 people Guacamole 3 large super ripe avocados…

Hot Tea drinking

Hot Tea drinking

At the age of forty drinking hot tea takes on a whole new meaning for me. It went to infrequently in my teens, twenties even early thirties because I was into other beverages. When I was a kid I drank a lo sugary ice teas,…

Marshmallows!

Marshmallows!

My favorites website for making marshmallows is King Arthur’s https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/homemade-marshmallows-recipe My best tips for making successful homemade marshmallows always have a candy thermometer on hand you can’t do this without it. I suppose you could but the gaging of when the corn syrup and water…

Food Festival Edition: Chicago Gourmet 2019, Lights, Camera, Napkins!

Food Festival Edition: Chicago Gourmet 2019, Lights, Camera, Napkins!

Lights, Camera, Napkins! “ Rain or shine it’s Chicago Gourmet time !” It was a dark and rainy Friday night on the eve of the Chicago Gourmet. I had prayed and asked God, “please let the sunshine come out to play on the Chicago Gourmet…

Roasted Chicken with Maille Dijon & Honey Mustard rub

Roasted Chicken with Maille Dijon & Honey Mustard rub

There are probably hundreds of roasted chicken recipes out there. The most popular way to roast chicken is with dry spice rubs and brines. However, this was my first time trying a dijon and honey mustard rub and I’d totally do this again.  The mustards…

Braided Bread:  4 and 5 stranded braid

Braided Bread: 4 and 5 stranded braid

Practice makes perfect as I have heard from my instructors when it comes to braiding bread. Popular braided breads like Challah and milk bread. I love a good egg wash on all braided breads, as it brings in a nice golden crust color when it…

Salted Chicken with Garlic and Ginger sauce

Salted Chicken with Garlic and Ginger sauce

Chinese salted chicken with a garlic ginger sauce is a simple good meal for any day of the week. I personally made it because I had a bad cold and wanted some excuse to eat garlic and ginger with some salted chicken. This can be…

Baking and Scaling

Baking and Scaling

  Someone has asked me ” Why doesn’t my recipe comes out the same every time?” There are a lot of things to consider when aiming for consistent baking results. When we cook, there’s a lot of forgiveness if we under or over salt something.…