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The Basics: Penne Rigate

Cooking Essentials The Technique Penne Rigate There are two types of penne pasta, rigate, which translates to grooves & lisce meaning smooth. Penne Rigate is a versatile noodle ideal for a number of recipe applications including macaroni & cheese, cold salad applications & tomato or dairy based sauces. It’s a short extruded pasta style may be […]

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Cooking Classics: Greek Pasta Salad

Cooking Classics The Technique Greek Pasta Salad Greek Pasta Salad is a good summer side dish to offer guests for casual gatherings or to family any night of the week. Garden vegetables & freshly snipped herbs celebrate the season & compliment a box of pasta flawlessly. The Greek Vinaigrette is effortless to prepare from scratch […]

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Cooking Classics: Greek Vinaigrette

Cooking Classics The Technique Greek Vinaigrette Vinaigrettes offer such excellent flavor & use many common ingredients you more than likely already have stocked in the kitchen. Oil & either fresh citrus or vinegar serve a the base, then garlic, herbs & seasonings fine tune the blend. Although fresh herbs are preferred for an undeniable bold taste, […]

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The Basics: Red Onions

Cooking Essentials The Technique Red Onions  Red onions, more technically classified under the allium cepa cultivar, refer to several types of onions that are produced & sold under different names throughout the globe. Red onions typically tend to be rather large in size however there are some varieties in which the shape & weight are smaller. Red Italian onions, […]

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Cooking Classics: Pickled Onions

Cooking Classics The Technique  Pickled Onions  Pickled Red Onions utilize a quick technique to impart wonderful flavor without the need to process them. Small batch refrigerator methods may be applied to a number of seasonal vegetables including yellow granex onions, cucumbers, jalapeños, assorted peppers & many others. Since the onions will not be canned for […]

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Cooking Classics: Steak Sandwiches

Cooking Classics The Technique Steak Sandwiches  Once you learn how to grill outdoors, steaks may be used for all sorts of delicious meals including salads or in sandwiches. Made from scratch components will always taste better so brush up on tutorials for crafting Rustic Batards or Brioche Rolls to serve as the base, then Homemade […]

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The Basics: Digital Thermometer

Cooking Essentials The Profile Digital Thermometer A digital thermometer is the best & most accurate way to determine if foods have been cooked to the proper temperature. They may be used to gauge many beef cuts ranging from ribeyes, New York strip & eye of round steaks to determining if side dishes containing eggs such as […]

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The Basics: Eye Of Round Steaks

Cooking Essentials  The Technique Eye Of Round Steaks  Eye Of Round Steaks are cut from Eye Of Round Beef Roasts which are taken from the round portion of the cow, more specifically from the rear leg just above the shank. It is a relatively economical cut known to be lean & have good beef flavor. Eye Of […]

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