I love cooking with cast iron. Guess I’m just old school. Recently, I noticed my skillets and Dutch oven needed re-seasoning. Previously, I’d used vegetable oil to season them. This time, I decided to use flaxseed oil after reading a Cooks Illustrated article. They tried it in their test kitchen and came away impressed with […]
Deer hunting is in full swing now. Have you ever wanted to try dry aging venison meat? You can do it. I took a back-strap cut I was given last year and laid it on butcher paper uncovered in the refrigerator, allowing it to dry age in the controlled, chilled environment. I turned it every […]
This week’s tip is all about getting that ‘made from scratch’ taste without the time and work.
So what makes the perfect baked potato? Whether it’s heated in a microwave, baked in the oven or in a bed of campfire coals, it’s an internal temperature of…
We’ve all done it. You know. That steak you were planning to cook for supper tonight? You’re already on your way to work and realize you forgot to transfer it from the freezer to refrigerator last night to thaw. Don’t worry. You can still prepare a great steak from a frozen chunk of beef.
Last week, I told you about that go-to cookbook in my kitchen – my mother’s. If you’re not fortunate to have one like that, try any one of the cookbooks listed below. They contain many outstanding recipes. Part of the fun of cooking is trying recipes and finding your favorites. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by […]
Mom’s cookbook. You know the one. That iconic red, three-ringed binder known universally as Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book. There’s a good chance your mother or grandmother had one, too. My mom is long gone. But when I want to get close to her – feel her presence – all that’s needed is to open […]
Don’t cheat and repeatedly peek under the lid when cooking rice. All of that moisture is needed to make it right.
Better bacon? What’s that about? I thought just adding bacon to any food makes that food better. So how can it be possible to make bacon better? By adding bacon to it?
“Flavor first.” That’s what Mom always said. “People feel full, because they’re satiated by flavor not volume,” she’d say.