Vineyard Style Dinner

  About a month ago my parents came to town for a special occasion, my mother's birthday. Being that we are observant Jews, going to a restaurant to celebrate on a Friday night, the eve of her birthday was out of the question, so I took it upon myself to gather the troops and get everyone … Continue reading

TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKILLET

Ever finish cooking and find that there is still burnt food stuck to the bottom of your skillet, even after you've cleaned it? Simply add a drop of dish soap and enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, and bring to a boil on the stove. That burnt food will lift and your skillet will be as … Continue reading

HOLD ON TO THAT EXTRA WINE!

Got some wine left over from your last meal? Stop! Don't throw it out! Pour that perfectly good wine into a ice cube tray,  freeze, and pop a few cubes out whenever needed. Often sauces or casseroles dishes such as bolognese call for wine so this little trick should come in handy, and … Continue reading

KEEP YOUR POTATOES FRESH

I often like to buy bags of potatoes so that I always have them when I decide that I need them. My only problem? Those damn potatoes love to start budding those little nubs. Well, it turns out we can stop that from happening! All you need to do is stick a an apple in the bag with the potatoes … Continue reading