Tag Archive: What’s Cooking

Dec 24 2021

What’s Cooking: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Here’s something special for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, Crème Brûlée French Toast, that can be prepared the night before and tossed in the oven with a pan of bacon at the same time.

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Nov 24 2021

What’s Cooking: Pan Gravy and Carving the Bird

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving dinner is the gravy made from the pan drippings. Here are Alton Brown’s directions for making a smooth, not greasy dressing. It’s actually pretty easy. Now the last task is carving the bird, for which you’ll thank yourself for investing in an electric knife. It really makes it …

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Nov 24 2021

What’s Cooking: Turkey Technology

Oh dear, it’s that time of year again when you invite all the family members and friends whom you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving 2019 to partake in the great American traditional gorge. Last year’s Thanksgiving was pretty much downsized due to the CoVid-19 pandemic and no vaccine. This year will be almost normal except …

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Nov 23 2021

What’s Cooking: Getting It Together for Thanksgiving

For those of you who haven’t realized Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, snap out of it! Time to get on the road, into the grocery store and but the bird. Unless it’s fresh, that is not a frozen boulder, it’s going to take 2 – 3 days to thaw in the refrigerator. If your brining, you’ll …

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Nov 22 2021

An Anthology of Turkey Day Helpful Hints and Recipes

I’ve been a little remiss with posting these days, that’s because I’ve gone back to my real life job which can be really time consuming. I took this week off to get ready for the “Big Carb Gorge” better known as Thanksgiving Day. So without ado, here are some of the recipes I posted in …

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May 05 2021

What’s Cooking: Cinco de Mayo Quesadillas & Margaritas

Adapted from diary originally published on May 5, 2012, the 150th anniversary of defeat the French forces by the Mexican Army at the Battle of Puebla. It’s May and it’s getting warmer here in the northeast. Today is Cinquo de Mayo, the only battle that the Mexican army won in their war with the French. …

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Mar 13 2021

What’s Cooking : Pie for Pi Day

It is also the eve of Pi Day, 3.14, the Greek symbol representing the mathematical constant used to calculate the area and circumference of circles. To celebrate the ancient symbol, let’s bake a pie. What’s your favorite? Mine is Lemon Meringue quickly followed by pumpkin, summer berries and apple, also quiche which can be eaten …

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Dec 28 2020

What’s Cooking: Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding

In Merry Old England, a beef Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding is a traditional Christmas dinner. In my home were we don’t stand on tradition very often, we serve this on New Year’s Day. The best method for preparing and cooking this pricey piece of meat comes from none other than Alton Brown. It …

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Dec 24 2020

What’s Cooking: Crème Brûlée French Toast

Here’s something special for Christmas morning breakfast or brunch, Crème Brûlée French Toast, that can be prepared the night before and tossed in the oven with a pan of bacon at the same time.

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Dec 19 2020

Visions of Sugarplums Dance in Their Heads

Reposted from December 21, 2019. This is one of my favorite recipes for the Holidays to bake for family and friends. Republished from 12/11/2011 from the What’s Cooking Archives at The Stars Hollow Gazette In Autumn, the appearance in grocery stores of stacks of candied fruit and mountains of nuts in all their wonderful variety …

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