Chef's Notes, Desserts

Halloween Decisions: Angel or Devil’s Food Cake

Happy Halloween! It’s the spookiest day of the year and while candy is great, we prefer to bake! The hardest part is deciding which cake to make.  Here are our favorite recipes for indulgent and rich Devil’s Fudge Cake, and light and airy Angel Food Cake. Devil’s Fudge Cake Makes […]

Chef's Notes

Hump Day How-To: How to Cook Legumes

It’s soups and stews season and we often see recipes that call for cooked beans.  If you are in a rush, canned beans are a convenient way to get beans into your favorite dish, but we guarantee that beans you cook yourself will have a better flavor and texture. Beans, […]

Chef's Notes

10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette is a simple cold sauce typically made from three parts oil and one part vinegar.  Vinaigrettes are extremely versatile and can be used for other things besides dressing for green salads. They are great as a marinade for grilled or broiled foods; to dress salads made from pastas, grains, […]

Chef's Notes

Sunday Meal Prep: Cookie Edition

The holidays sneak up fast (it’s basically already November!). We always have grand plans for our cookie plates, but they tend to be the first thing to go when the to-do list gets too long. This week, we’re borrowing some time from our Sunday meal prep to get ahead of […]

Chef's Notes, Free Recipes, Main Dishes

Day Off Project: Porchetta

Makes 6 to 8 servings Traditional porchetta can be made several different ways. This simplified preparation calls for a boneless pork loin cut into quarters, surrounded by Italian sausage with sautéed onions and fennel added, and wrapped in a butterflied pork belly. The whole thing is then tied and slowly […]

Chef's Notes

Food Fact Friday: Pizza Vs. Flatbread

Are all flatbreads pizza but not all pizzas are flatbreads or is it the other way around? Some might say a thinly rolled out pizza is a flatbread and call it a day. But the difference between the two really comes down to the ingredients, they both need flour, water, […]

Chef's Notes

10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Risotto

Risotto is a dish many of us love, but few of us attempt to cook at home. It may seem intimidating at first because the method for cooking risotto requires you to constantly be watching it, stirring it and hydrating it for 20 minutes or more to prevent sticking or […]

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Hump Day How-To: How to Store Fresh Herbs

How to Store Fresh Herbs Adding fresh herbs to any dish adds that special touch that dried herbs or spices just cannot give. The color, aroma and flavor of fresh herbs is something everyone wants in their cooking but is sometimes hard to achieve when you are in a pinch […]

Chef's Notes

10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Pound Cake

Pound cake has been around since the 1700’s and gets its name for containing a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. It is a simple recipe with few ingredients and one that we believe every home cook should know! Now, our recipe varies slightly from the 4 basic ingredients, […]

Chef's Notes, Salads, Side Dishes

Meal Prep: Grain Salad

It’s that time of the week again when we have to start thinking about the meals to come for the week. We think that Sunday is the perfect day to batch cook a few simple dishes and ingredients to make the work week go by smoother. Today we are talking […]