Instant Pot promises you the perfect hard boiled egg. Therefore, we decided to put the Instant Pot to the test.
Our goal is to achieve the perfect egg as pictured by the Instant Pot recipe (above). Keep in mind, we don't have a "test kitchen", we cooked these eggs in a typical-kitchen like many of you will have. Armed with our Iphone and no special tools except the Instant Pot, we embarked on our quest to cook the perfect hard boiled egg. Will we succeed?
Fill your Belly with the Taste For Winter - Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Sausage and Greens | Vicki James
All the foodie magazines extol the virtues of legumes these days. They are a great source of fiber, minerals and vitamins. They are recommended for weight loss programs because they fill you up. And, of course, they are sustainable, so they help reduce the carbon footprint. So, what’s not to like? The taste, according to my husband. He also objects to the texture. He will eat black beans in chili, but no other kind. We had a big breakthrough a few years ago when he admitted he liked my split pea soup.
Sooner or later the day will come when you have to feed a vegetarian. It may be a neighbor you're entertaining, or a colleague from the office. Maybe one of your children brought a vegetarian friend home from college. If you’re lucky, the vegetarians in your life are willing to eat dairy products or fish. Then it's no big deal. The real problem comes when you find yourself providing dinner for a true vegan. But don't worry, I've got you covered. Read More
I have been doing a lot of smoking over the holidays. I smoked a turkey, a tenderloin and now I am doing ribs. Of course, I plan on writing about my adventures with each, but the ribs are the biggest challenge. I have done turkeys and tenderloins, but never smoked ribs.
1. Roure Cullerot - $16.99 - Winemaking practices go in waves--what once was hailed as the latest flashiest most fashionable practice becomes stale, and we are drawn back to older ways.
Avignonesi Cantaloro Rosato - $13.99 - Avignonesi is an old estate and an established wine brand in Italy, nestled in the hills of Montepulciano in Tuscany. A successful Dutch lawyer, Virginie Saverys, realized her dream of changing careers and working in wine when she acquired the estate in 2009. A cancer survivor, Saverys is committed to holistic health and uses biodynamic and organic practices in the vineyards and cellar. Biodynamics is essentially holistic health applied to land -- creating a self-sustaining ecosystem of plants and animals without using pesticides and herbicides to control the land. Over the last decade, Avignonesi has grown to 175 hectares, making it the largest biodynamic winery in Italy. In an interview on grapecollective.com, agronomist Adriano Zago opens up about his work in biodynamic conversion at Avignonesi.
When I first found this recipe on-line (myrecipes.com), I knew immediately that I had to make it. It was too bizarre not to try! A pecan pie inside of a cheesecake? I thought of Turducken, the duck inside of a turkey. This concept seemed equally strange, yet had the potential to blow other Thanksgiving dessert options out of the water. Mind you, I had already decided to make my husband’s favorite Pumpkin Cheesecake, so charting a new course for Thanksgiving filled me with trepidation. The Pumpkin Cheesecake, from an ancient Bon Appetit magazine, had long been a Thanksgiving mainstay. However, I described the Pecan Pie Cheesecake to my husband and he was as intrigued as I was. I promised to make him a Pumpkin Cheesecake for Christmas if he was disappointed. Actually, I lied. I have already decided what I’m going to make for Christmas and it’s not Pumpkin Cheesecake. Pumpkin is something I prefer to leave behind once the Christmas festivities kick into full gear. That meant the stakes were high!
We heard Big Bob Gibson’s cooks some of the best barbecue in Alabama. It’s white sauce divine. That was enough to get us to Decatur Alabama to give it a try.
Alimentari's fall menu has a creative item on its menu-pumpkin pasta, yes pumpkin. However, I really love pumpkin. In fact, pumpkin pie is my favorite Thanksgiving treat. So, as I saw the Pumpkin Cavatelli on the menu, I said to myself, why not?
Keep in mind that Chattanooga Tennessee's Alimentari is a jewel of an Italian restaurant. As you can see from the fall dinner menu above, there is nothing bad on this menu. If you love Italian, then you will love Alimentari.
But what about that Pumpkin Cavatelli? Before we talk about the Cavatelli, let me introduce you to the Fried Malfatti--a warm cheesy treat that makes anyone's stomach smile.
This is saw's BBQ. It is a dive, but don't let that dive appearence fool you. saw's BBQ claims it is the best BBQ in America. I am not sure of that, but it is unique and pretty damned good.