How to Make a Roast Chicken, Butterflied

A golden butterflied chicken with roast vegetables in a one-pan meal

Introduction There is something I must tell you. It has to do with recipes. I don't share a recipe with you unless I truly believe in its intrinsic value. What do I mean by this? Take this roast chicken, for example. I like that it produces several servings with very little stove time. What is … Continue reading How to Make a Roast Chicken, Butterflied

How to Set Up Kitchen Storage: The Food Storage Areas

Introduction Spam. SPAM. There. I said it. If you are gasping, nay, reeling from the word that refers to the preserved meat that comes in a can, you might not want to read on. Still there? Well, you my friend, will be rewarded with golden nuggets of information about how to survive and even thrive, … Continue reading How to Set Up Kitchen Storage: The Food Storage Areas

Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part II:- The Oven and Baking

Introduction Let me be frank. Baking is not a necessity in most households, especially if we have just a few people to feed in our small homes. When I say 'baking', let me clarify. Baking, to me, is the process of making sweet treats for desserts or snacks, anything that is complementary to main meal … Continue reading Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part II:- The Oven and Baking

Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part I:- The Oven and Meals

Introduction The days are getting decidedly cold. For some of us, this chilly weather right now, is paired with social distancing. If you are like me, you want any excuse to keep warm indoors. But with all these holidays and hours indoors and mostly at home, how do we avoid going stir-crazy? Maybe we even … Continue reading Kitchen Equipment and Appliances: Part I:- The Oven and Meals

With Thanksgiving

Introduction I have to tell you something. I know it is a little controversial to say this during Thanksgiving week, but here goes. Turkeys intimidate me. They confuse me. Turkeys are dry if not prepared the right way. They are large and I have struggled, wrestling with, prepping, seasoning, cooking and carving such large birds. … Continue reading With Thanksgiving

Comfort Apple Cake

Introduction I have been thinking about Thanksgiving and how small gatherings are going to be this year, in the United States. I asked myself what would make great candidates for hybrid dishes. These are dishes I define as celebratory enough for the holidays but do double duty as meals and snacks for work-from-home days and … Continue reading Comfort Apple Cake

Apple Crumble

A bowl of apple crumble Introduction There are two times in the year I anticipate seasonal fruit with great excitement. The first is strawberry season and the second is apple season. The common denominator for both these juicy fruits is that they make brilliant crumble - apple crumble and strawberry crumble. They are both slightly … Continue reading Apple Crumble