How-To

How to Make a Perfect Pan Sauce for Virtually Any Protein

A pan sauce. How could something that both sounds ridiculously simple and IS, in fact, ridiculously simple transform any meal from “good for a Tuesday” to “perfect for company?”  A pan sauce is, in its simplest form, nothing more than using a liquid (water, stock, wine etc.) to loosen the brown bits from a pan […]

How-To

How to Easily Save Greens That Are About to Spoil

I know not everyone has a green thumb. I’m lucky to have a yard planted to the bursting point with herbs and greens as well as other delicious comestibles. But even if you don’t grow them, when you shop at a farmer’s market or your local grocery store, I’m betting we both sometimes run into […]

How-To

What Is Madeira Wine and How Is It Used In Cooking?

Madeira, a robust and flavorful fortified wine, is famously long-lasting—but what else do you need to know about this Portoguese libation?      What Is Madeira?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Madeira is a Portuguese fortified wine. It’s made on the Madeira Islands, off the coast of Africa.  Dry varieties are typically served before or between meals […]

How-To

How to Carve a Turkey the Easy Way

Congratulations on your perfectly roasted turkey! It’s going to be delicious. But, even though you’ve got a gorgeous golden-brown bird on the table, you’re not in the end zone just yet. The last step of the turkey cooking process is perhaps the most stressful: carving.  It can be a messy and somewhat unpleasant-looking affair (no […]

Everyday Meals

How Long Can You Keep a Frozen Turkey?

If there’s one surefire way to ruin a Thanksgiving, it’s serving your family a spoiled turkey. Here’s what you need to know about freezing a turkey safely:  How Long Can You Keep a Raw, Frozen Turkey?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated You can keep a frozen turkey for a whopping two years, according to Butterball.  […]

Everyday Meals

How to Freeze Lasagna In Three Easy Steps

Lasagna is a delicious pasta/casserole hybrid—that’s one of the reasons it actually freezes really well. Here’s how to perfectly freeze and reheat your lasagna:  Should You Cook Lasagna Before Freezing?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated If you have the option, it’s better to hold off on cooking until right before you’re about to eat the […]

Food Trends

How to Store Fresh Herbs So They Last Longer

Tired of throwing out wilted, browning herbs after just a couple days? Here’s how to easily stretch out their longevity by weeks: How to Prep Herbs For Storage Eating healthy should still be delicious. To wash or not to wash before storing? This is a contentious issue among chefs. People in the “no wash” camp […]

Food Trends

How To Make the Most of Your Free Time Right Now

We all know the drill by this point: The coronavirus has ground “normalcy” to somewhat of a halt worldwide. Though lots of states and businesses have started reopening, there’s still a lot of stress and uncertainty surrounding the virus, when a vaccine will be ready and publicly available, and whether there is credence to reports […]