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.  […]

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 […]