Have you ever cooked eggs one day, washed the dishes and then realized that they still had a funny egg smell to them? You re-wash and wash again, but it always comes back? I have one answer that could...
There is nothing more frustrating about cooking {to me} than waste! I buy fresh products with really good intentions to use them all up in a timely manner, but sometimes life just gets in the way and I don't...
Some people consider anything old to be "junk", while to others feel they're preserving a piece of history when hanging on to something 'old'. I personally think it's neither and I have an affinity for a lot of new...
Did you ever open your refrigerator to see that the milk has gone bad or that the soup from last night’s dinner is completely frozen? If yes, then that’s when you know you need a refrigerator thermometer. Maintaining the...
This isn't really a formal recipe post but more of a suggestion for what you can do with summer veggies- stew them in herbs, oil and their own wonderful juices. Read on to find out how. Use a large saute pan...
I recently received this series of questions from a reader who wrote in to ask how to make her mechoui (roasted lamb) dish turn out great. She was making it for an Iftar and was really interested in getting the...
This is how I remove stubborn food remnants from my pans (aluminum or stainless steel): 1) sprinkle the area with baking soda; 2) spray or pour vinegar on top, then watch it fizzle (my favorite part); 3) Let sit...
Caution ahead: There's a lot of chopping on this list, so let's talk about what can get chopped away first. And yes, it is easy to do a little extra when you're already chopping at mealtime now, anyway. If not,...

Freezing Tomato Sauce

I always get pretty large jars of tomato sauce, yes mostly because I'm Italian and grew up with it as a staple ingredient- we put it in just about everything  we make.  I've noticed over the years that I use...
Gorgeous lamb steaks are all I need to get my mind racing about the multitude of ways I can serve them up, but they do seem rare to find, perhaps because they're not often requested by customers.  All you...

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