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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 poached chicken with Ginger garlic sauce

Salted poached chicken with Ginger garlic sauce

Chinese salted chicken with a garlic ginger sauce is a simple good meal for any day of the week. However, I recommend bringing the chicken with a dry salt rub overnight before poaching it in a pot of water. I personally made it because I 

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. 

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

  The best banana bread recipes I have ever found to use is ” Flour’s banana bread.” There are several blogs and website that give you the recipe for the Flour’s banana bread recipe. You can easily look it up on google search and find 

Whole30: Orange Chicken

Whole30: Orange Chicken

Whole30 allows for us to use 100% pure juice for flavoring a dish. I took that idea and made orange chicken with, diced sweet potatoes, broccoli, and onions. I use 100% freshly squeezed orange I get at the local supermarket. It’s easy and anybody can 

Potstickers

Potstickers Potsticker skins 3 cups of Flour Wheat flour or all-purpose flour 1 1/2 Teaspoon of salt 1 cup of hot water 1 cup of cold water Potsticker

Whole30: Scramble eggs with sweet plantains and Avocado

Whole30: Scramble eggs with sweet plantains and Avocado

  Whole30 breakfast can be elaborate or simple. Somedays I like to make a hash with grass-fed whole30 compliant sausage. Other days I just want scrambled eggs, with sweet plantains and a few slices of avocado. Recipe serving 2 Ingredients 1 ripe plantain 1/2 teaspoon