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The Basics: Cheddar Cheese

Cooking Essentials  The Profile Cheddar Cheese Cheddar, originally from England, may be identified as a semi-hard to hard cheese. Young Cheddars are generally made from pasteurized cow’s milk whilst many aged are not. When properly cured, expect a crumbly texture, conversely a smooth consistency may be noted if the cheese isn’t aged for very long. Common […]

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The Basics: Box Grater

Cooking & Baking Essentials The Technique Box Grater A box grater is a useful kitchen tool everyone should have that makes shredding cheese, vegetables & even frozen butter for pastry applications a snap. Each side offers different sized holes that deliver the perfect result depending on what is being grated & it’s connected at the […]

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The Basics: Monterey Jack Cheese

Cooking Essentials  The Technique Monterey Jack Cheese Monterey Jack cheese is a semi-hard, American produced cheese made from cows milk with a mild flavor that has excellent melting capabilities. Although it may be sparingly found already shredded, the smooth texture & consistency may best be utilized when purchased in blocks. It may then be shredded […]

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Fall Entertaining: Taquitos

Fall Entertaining Southern Socials Taquitos Taquitos are the corn tortilla cousin of the flauta— crispy, fried tacos that may be served with an array of salsas & toppings including Charred Salsa Verde & Salsa Roja, sour cream, diced tomatoes, chopped onion, cilantro & minced hot peppers. For the best results, be certain to use a […]

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Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class: Lesson No. 9 Oil

Rebecca Gordon’s Cooking Class Cooking Skills Lesson No. 9 Oil The Objective: Today’s lesson focuses on oil & the ways it may be used in a variety of cooking applications ranging from savory main dish dinner solutions, side dishes & appetizers to baked goods. Oil is available in many styles. Some are better for sauces […]

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Cooking Classics: Flautas

Cooking Classics The Technique Flautas Flautas are a simple main dish authentic Mexican specialty consisting of flour tortillas, meat & cheese that is rolled & deep fried until golden brown. Think of them as alternatives to traditional tacos. They may be served atop a bed of crisp iceberg lettuce & garnished with a number of […]

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Cooking Classics: Chimichangas

Cooking Classics The Technique Chimichangas Chimichangas are basically fried burritos that generally include beans, a meat, cheese & rice as some of the basic components. Unlike Authentic Beef Enchiladas, Grilled Chicken Chimichangas use Homemade Flour Tortillas as the base instead of corn tortillas. This tutorial features an authentic Mexican cuisine classic that are just a bit […]

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Cooking Classics: Arroz Roja

Cooking Classics The Technique Arroz Roja Mexican red rice, commonly referred to as Arroz Roja, may be seasoned with tomatoes, onion, garlic & spices. Preparing the dish in chicken broth offers a bit more good taste. One of the key factors in making a delicious batch is the quick procedure of toasting the spices & […]

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