“Perfect” scrambled eggs

Eggs are an interesting study in opposites. They can be learned to cook relatively easy, but require significant skill to produce a proper egg dish. Cooking to too high a temperature creates a dense, rubbery egg. Cooking to too low of a temperature creates food safety problems. So what’s the right way to cook [...]

Grilled Margherita Pizza

The Pizza Dough: (Makes 2 crusts) *1 package rapid rise yeast * 1 cup warm water (8 oz) (100 – 110F) * 2 tablespoons white vinegar * 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour +/- 1/4 cup based on humidity * 1 tablespoons of olive oil * 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar * 2 1/2 [...]

Grilled Chop Salad

1 slice of seedless watermelon, about 1″ thick 1 small zucchini Head of radicchio 2 belgian endives 1 clove of roasted garlic – minced 3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive OIl 3 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar 1/4 Tsp Salt

Preheat Grill on medium setting. If you have a grill thermometer, try to get the temp between [...]

Mediterranean Potato Salad

3 lbs of red and purple potatoes 1 medium yellow onion 1 Tbs Extra Virgin olive oil for sauteing 1/2 cup of minced fresh parsley 1/4 cup of minced fresh mint 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste 1/2 tsp of citric acid (optional)

Clean [...]

Watermelon Pico De Gallo

2 cups of watermelon cut into 1/4″ cubes 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, and cut into small pieces 1/2 of a JalapeƱo, seeded and chopped into tiny pieces 2 Tbs of chopped cilantro Whisper of red onion (approximately 1 Tsp) Juice from whole lemon 1 Tbs honey

Put slices of red onion in a [...]

Tillamook SUPER Cheese Souffle

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With the Loaf Love Tour taking place right now, it seemed the appropriate time to make a cheese souffle. Here’s my problem with traditional cheese souffles – it’s all egg, and very little cheese. So I decided it was time to make a cheese souffle FILLED with so much cheese flavor that it can [...]

How long can I keep my spices?

Spices

When I was a young culinarian, my mom had a large tin of “Jamaican Ginger” that was pulled out of the back of the spice cabinet every year to make a secret Christmas cookie. As the years went on, and on, and on… the secret ingredient became less and less potent.

30 years [...]