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How to Make Risotto

By Christopher Stewart | May 10, 2013

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Photo: C. Hubs

Risotto is one of those dishes that bring amazing thoughts to mind. Risotto feels like luxury in a bowl, and each time a restaurant has risotto on the menu, I want to know all about it. Risotto is actually very flexible and works well with a lot of different flavors and combinations. Restaurants incorporate mushrooms, herbs, cheeses and  a lot of other delicacies into risotto and it’s hard not to  love every minute of it. Making risotto at home, may seem scary for some but it’s actually quite easy.  Follow these tips to creating the perfect risotto for dinner this week.  Read More

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How to Perfectly Pan Sear Fish

By Christopher Stewart | May 9, 2013

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Photo: Susan H.

Have you ever had a crispy seared piece of fish at your favorite restaurant, tried to replicate it at home and your fish not only didn’t get crispy, it stuck to the skillet, and flaked apart? Yea, same here. Pan searing is a classic cooking technique in restaurants and its a great way to enjoy a crispy crust and a lightly cooked piece of fish. The freshness and flavor of the fish shine through using this cooking technique and we have narrowed down 3 key steps to making the perfect sear at home.  Read More

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How to Frost a Cake

By Christopher Stewart | May 8, 2013

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Photo: Olga M.

I have a major sweet tooth, especially when it comes to cake and cakes with rich and super creamy frosting. I’m not sure what’s better, a slice of  moist fluffy cake or the thick layers of decadent frosting. Picture perfect cakes are a pleasure to look at in bakery windows everywhere and even better when you can eat them. Cake decorators all over each have a different technique for frosting the perfect cake, just like chefs have their techniques for slicing super thin vegetables. When baking and frosting cakes at home, unfortunately a cake decorator isn’t next to you guiding and directing your swirls of creamy frosting (until now). Frosting in hand you are wondering how they do it, perfectly every time with every cake.  Make your cake the centerpiece of your next birthday or event with these helpful tips on how to frost a cake.  Read More

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How to Make Fresh Pasta

By Christopher Stewart | May 7, 2013

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Photo: Svacher

When time is of the essence, making anything from scratch can be difficult. You don’t want to mess up but you want to make a delicious meal. Pasta is quick and easy and very versatile when it comes to adding flavors and ingredients. From something subtle like sliced garlic and olive oil to something classic like Bolognese sauce, pasta can withstand lots of different flavors. It’s easy to reach for boxed pasta, but making fresh pasta at home is much more rewarding. I strongly believe that once you have freshly made pasta, you will never go back to eating boxed pasta again. But what do you do when you don’t have a pasta machine at home? Easy! Break out the flour, eggs and homemade  sauce and  follow these 3 steps to making fresh pasta at home without a pasta machine.  Read More


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