Tag "Tips"

Dinner

Meal Plan May 16, 2016

My goal with this week’s meal plan is pretty simple: a smaller grocery bill. I know I’m not breaking any news by saying that grocery prices are going through the

Strategies

Karine Talks Meal Planning (Again) And Her Kids Pick Their Dinner Faves

Yesterday, I posted about my undying love for Ceri and Laura and how their meal planning strategies have changed my life forever. (If you missed it, I forgive you, however

Spring

Karine Talks Meal Planning

I kid you not: I am writing/posting this with less than an hour (edit update: now less than 15 minutes) to get food on the table for three of my

Articles

What’s So Great About Eggplant

I could just say “Parmigiana” and we could all get out of here early but, really, anything tastes yummy covered in cheese. There has to be more value to a

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Chef Notes: Your Pesto Guide

I don’t know about you but I’ve had a bumper crop of herbs this year, in particular my basil, sage, and parsley. As the summer is winding down (yeah I’m

Chef's Notes

Chef Notes: Okra

A recent foray back to my birthplace reintroduced me to a largely overlooked vegetable. Not overlooked in the American south but certainly in most of the north and definitely in

Chef's Notes

Chef Notes: Simple Hummus

Hummus is one of those dishes that is wonderfully versatile. It can be served traditionally as a dip with soft pita bread or you can serve it as a dip

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Chef Notes: Z’houg Sauce

I’ve got a new sauce for you. It’s kind of a chimichurri (an Argentinian sauce used on grilled meats) or pesto style sauce. It’s quick and easy to make and

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Chef Notes: Cast Iron Cookware

Nothing brings back more memories of both of my grandmothers than cast iron cook wear. They are a staple in every respectable “old school” home cook’s, not to mention all

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Chef Notes: Brown butter, baby

Who doesn’t love butter?  I’m talking about the real deal, not margarine, not real butter mixed with olive oil, and not some “healthier” blend of oils made to taste like