When You’re Hungry in Hungary

    Hungary is the one country most renowned for their the use of paprika     In Hungary, the spice is just as commonly used as salt and pepper are here in the United States and is an everyday ingredient in the most of their daily cooking.     In fact, they add severalContinue reading “When You’re Hungry in Hungary”

Paprika…The What

Event though most of have a conainer of paprika sitting way back far in the spice cabinet, waiting to be pulled out only on those rare occasions when you make deviled eggs…kike once or twice a year…paprika is a spice that has way more to offer than we give it credit for. But what exactlyContinue reading “Paprika…The What”

Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers

The perfect stuffed bell peppers are filled with the perfect mixture of the perfect ingredients—such as ground beef, tomato sauce and rice— and then topped with just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection. A classic dish. Bell peppers are a comfort food at its finest…even though if you’re like me, you absolutelyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers”

Making the Perfect Waffles

Now that we’ve learned how to make the perfect pancakes, let’s move on to making the pancake’s kissing cousin…the waffle… You might think to yourself, we just learned how to make the perfect pancake batter…can’t I simply use the same recipe to now make waffles…     Actually… No!!!   Waffle batter and pancake batterContinue reading “Making the Perfect Waffles”

Making the Perfect Eggplant Parmesan

The perfect Eggplant Parmesan boasts of perfectly cooked eggplant slices perfectly layered with the perfect amounts of mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce….the ultimate comfort food of Italian cuisine…wonderfully cheesy and tomato-y without weighing you down with too much water or oil.     *********** Ingredients 2 large eggplants 1tsp salt 1/4C olive oil 1tsp minced garlicContinue reading “Making the Perfect Eggplant Parmesan”

Eggplant…The How

Eggplant has slightly bitter flavor and spongy texture that many people say that they don’t care for, but how many of these people have had eggplant dishes that have been prepared so that the eggplant becomes tender when cooked and develops a rich, complex flavor…so that the eggplant absorbs cooking fats and sauces to enhance itsContinue reading “Eggplant…The How”

Eggplant…The What

Eggplant has had an interesting part in folklore around the world for many centuries,. For example, eggplant in India, the eggplant was believed to cause people to go insane….yet according to the Kama Sutra eggplant is erotically stimulating when rubbed onto the penis…male organ. or whatever yuou wanna call it, so much so that isContinue reading “Eggplant…The What”

Corn…The How

One of my goals in researching and writing this blog has been to get more acquainted with different cooking methods…including what foods work best for which technique…and how to use each method in creating not only meals that are healthier, but also more delicious. One of the most common ways to cook corn is toContinue reading “Corn…The How”

Making the Perfect Refrigerator Jam

  I have always had the ink/ling to carry on the family tradition of home canning. Growing up, I’ll never forget my grandmothers and my mom standing in the kitchen for hours after hours, days after days making homemade jams and jellies. Yet being a minimalist…and being afraid of the whole canning process, this hasContinue reading “Making the Perfect Refrigerator Jam”

Making the Perfect Scones

In the last post, we talked about how to make the perfect biscuits… Now let’s learn how to make the biscuit’s closest kid—the scone—anotherf quick bread that is made using very similar ingredients and techniques. The perect scones are moist, light, tall and fluffy…slightly crispy on the outside…puffy and tender on the inside…with just the right amountContinue reading “Making the Perfect Scones”