The Basics: T-Bone Steak

Cooking Classics The Profile T-Bone Steak T-Bone Steaks are a mid-level priced beef cut that may be enjoyed with an array of delicious sides ranging from salads such as Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Wedge Salad or a Caesar Salad to russet potato dishes including Crispy Baked Potato Wedges, Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, Cheddar-Parmesan Twice Baked Potatoes & Classic Potato Gratin. T-Bone Steaks are […]

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The Basics: Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Cooking Essentials The Profile Crushed Red Pepper Flakes  Dried & crushed red chili peppers are used as a spice in many dishes as well as sparingly as a condiment. They include the fleshy portion of the pepper, the membrane & the seeds with the latter components holding a good deal of the heat. A variety of […]

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Cooking Classics: Tex-Mex Steak Seasoning

Cooking Classics The Technique Tex-Mex Steak Seasoning  An impeccable custom spice blend can truly elevate many common beef cuts. Steak, in particular, is no exception. Once you learn how to cook may of your favorite styles, be prepared to explore beyond basic salt & pepper which opens up a new realm of good taste. Tex-Mex […]

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The Basics: Cumin

Cooking Essentials The Profile  Cumin Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum cyminum, is a spice from the same family as parsley, Apiaceae, most commonly grown in the middle east & India. The seeds are collected from flowering plants then dried & used in a variety of cuisines. It’s a drought tolerant annual that thrives over months […]

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The Basics: How To Craft A Custom Spice Blend

Cooking Essentials The Technique How To Craft A Custom Spice Blend  The key to creating most anything special is being certain it’s well balanced & a custom seasoning blend isn’t any different. The concept is rather simple & requires four basic fundamentals which include sweet, spicy, salty & herb or seasoning elements. When combined just […]

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The Basics: Paprika

Cooking Essentials The Profile Paprika Paprika, traditionally made from Capsicum annuum, is a spice consisting of ground dried peppers. Although most often known for it’s sweet & mild flavor, some varieties can be a bit more spicy depending upon the type of pepper that is used. If spicy, the heat may be attributed to the […]

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Cooking Classics: Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

Cooking Classics The Technique Crispy Baked Potato Wedges Crispy Baked Potato Wedges may be prepared any night of the week for a comforting side dish ideal to serve with a variety of beef cuts ranging from Eye Of Round Beef Roast, Beef Chuck Shoulder, New York Strip Steak, Top Sirloin Steak & Ribeye Steak. Accompany […]

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The Basics: Parchment Paper

Baking Essentials  The Profile  Parchment Paper Parchment paper is one of the most crucial products a baker should have in their equipment. If bread, pastries, cakes & cookies are unable to release from pans, your time & efforts have been wasted. Parchment paper is a natural product made from plants such as fir, sugar cane, cotton […]

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