Monthly archives: January, 2017

How To Make Custard

Not the kind that goes on trifle. Lord, I get a headache just taking out the double boiler. Buy Bird’s, I can’t make it any better than that. I’m talking about baked custard. Bread pudding is custard, Rice pudding is custard. The proteins in eggs stiffen up when heated. Even soufflé is custard, the whites…


Make a Breading that doesn’t stick to the pan

Thanks to the brother-in-law for this one, I tried for years and failed. Good thing I pay attention. There are a few secrets to good breading, I will divulge them all. You need 2 pans and a bowl, square cake pans work best because they have steep sides. Pan 1 is plain flour. The bowl…


Balance, Balance, Balance

Jamie talked about the five flavors in his food list; sweet, sour, salty, bitter and earthy (he knows the correct word; I just call it dirt flavor, raw mushrooms and soy both have it). I’m only concerned with the sour. Acid is missed so frequently. Stew that’s too beefy tasting, desserts that are sickly sweet,…


Home Cooking vs. Processed Foods

If you think fast and ready-made food is the easy way out, think again. Today, it’ll cost you in both time and money. Over the long-term, it might even hurt your health and undermine your efforts at living a healthy lifestyle. Anyone can buy “diet” versions of their favorite meals, but these processed foods are…


The Top 10 Home Cooking Health Benefits

Social eating has become a staple trend in American society. No longer do we choose to hang out with friends without having a foray into the eating meals prepared by others. We go out to eat at both fast food and lavish restaurants, order take out or to-go, snack on hot dogs and popcorn at…


Chocolate Caramel Truffles

If you like how chocolate and caramel go together you will definitely love these caramel and chocolate truffles. Sweet, a bit salty, chocolaty and chewy, with a great flavor and a crispy texture coming from the cocoa nibs, quite hard not to get in love with them. These amazing truffles are really easy to prepare…


Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes are a refreshing dessert perfect for winter holidays and any other occasion. A chocolate moist base, filled with a white chocolate mint ganache, topped with a cream cheese and mascarpone frosting which is simply incredible, creamy, flavorful and holds its shape really well.   For the chocolate cupcakes I’ve used the recipe…


Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie is an amazing irresistible dessert in form of a giant chocolate chip cookie that is easy and quick to prepare perfect for any occasion. It is served warm, right after you take it out from the oven, while still soft inside, with melted chocolate and slightly crispy edges. Topped with ice…