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Healthy & Economical Cooking Classes at UMMA Center

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During much of 2013 I had the incredible fortune of being invited to teach healthy and economical cooking to students at the UMMA Center (Urban Muslim Minority Alliance) located in Waukegan, IL.  Earlier in the year I spoke with Arshia Ali-Khan, Director, Business Development & Marketing at UMMA Center, about sponsoring one of their fundraisers. She told me more about the ... Read More »

Upright Roasting Rack for Chicken and Small Poultry

upright rack for poultry

One of the most useful tools I have in the kitchen for roasting chicken and other small birds is this upright roasting rack that actually folds away for easy storage. Once you put the pieces together, you basically just plop the bird down in their by placing its hollow cavity face down onto the rounded middle section. The pointed “feet” ... Read More »

Substitutes for Alcohol in Cooking

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Although it may be debatable to some whether or not alcohol really does burn-off in cooking, the issue remains to be something many people simply leave to the scientific facts and then decide what they’ll do about it once they know more. Check out this alcohol burn-off chart for more info on that.  The MHK chart below shows some of my favorite ... Read More »

The ‘Cook What You’ve Got’ Challenge

Pie made from cast iron pan

Many of you already know that recently I’ve moved- within Chicago but still across town and with enough stuff to require a truck much larger than I’m capable of driving (though my husband seemed to enjoy getting behind the wheel of anything larger than his tiny, gas-saving compact car). I’ve shared  some of the photos, angst and toils surrounding the move ... Read More »