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Spanish Tortilla Recipe for Two

Tweet This is a dish that I originally saw on America’s Test Kitchen, and have made regularly since that time.  It’s like a large, fluffy frittata that is full of vegetables.  Served with a green salad, it makes a easy, tasty lunch!   I played around with the recipe so that it is good for two people (some ingredients were halved, others were not).   Caution:  This is a typical recipe that you might find...

Instant-Read Thermometer Buyer’s Guide

Tweet I am in the market for a good instant-read thermometer.  Through my research for this site, I’ve come to realize the importance of ensuring the internal temperature of meat reaches a specific temperature for it to be deemed safe to eat.  This is one area of cooking where ‘winging it’ is not encouraged.  But, for some reason I haven’t been able to make a decision on which one to buy.    Perhaps...

Most Useful Item – AccuSharp Knife Sharpener

Tweet – Fighting the bane of the home cook, a dull knife. –   A dull knife is one of those things a home cook puts up with.  It just seems too difficult and intimidating to learn how to properly use a sharpening stone.  What if you damage your knives in the process?  Better to have dull and somewhat usable knives, instead of being in a situation where you have ruined your knives and are now in...

New America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Cookbook

Tweet I’m so excited!  There is a new America’s Test Kitchen cookbook that is about to be released… only this time it’s chock full of healthy recipes!  The chefs at America’s Test Kitchen typically go to great pains to test and perfect all kinds of recipes for their show.  The only caveat is that those recipes, while very delicious, delectable, and even decadent, have not been high on the health...

Review: The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook

Tweet America’s Test Kitchen has put out a compilation cookbook looking back on the 10 years the show has been on public television. As with typical ATK style, each recipe is accompanied by detailed explanations as well as instructions.  The final recipe they present is, in their opinion, the “best” only after testing, tasting, and revising the recipe until perfect.  It is this process that is interesting,...

Microplane Grater/Zester

Tweet I found out about the Microplane Grater/Zester a number of years ago watching the Urban Peasant.  James Barber was so happy with this little tool he was almost giddy.  It’s a take on a rasp, a woodworkers tool that has metal teeth and can effectively shape wood in the hands of a skilled craftsman.  I watched as James took  a nice chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano to the grater and had a beautiful mound of...
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