Everyday Meals

How to Make Bolognese Sauce

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup finely diced onion ½ cup finely diced celery ½ cup finely diced carrot 1 pinch salt 1 ½ pounds ground beef salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 ½ cups 2% milk 2 cups white […]

Slow Cooker

How to Make Coquilles Saint-Jacques

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup diced shallots ½ pound white button mushrooms, sliced salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 cup white wine 1 pound sea scallops ½ cup heavy whipping cream 1egg yolk 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon 1 teaspoon lemon zest 4 […]

Equipment

Here’s How To Safely And Quickly Put Out A Grease Fire

I recently found myself in a rather terrifying situation in which my tiny electric grill went from “hmm, that doesn’t normally get that hot” hot to “ohmygod, that is a fire” hot in a matter of about three seconds. It was luckily the first grease fire I’d ever encountered, but that also meant I had […]

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.  […]