Month: February 2017

Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise is one of the five French master sauces, and it is really satisfying to make (and eat!) Keep practicing and you’ll be able to whip this up in less than 10 minutes-your eggs and vegetables will thank you. Set up a double boiler,…

Grenadine and a Polka Dot Bikini

Polka Dot Bikini Cocktail

Grenadine is great to have on hand at all times. It’s great for people who don’t drink in artisan caliber sodas or an amped up flavor in cocktails that don’t need just sugar and red dye. Grenadine isn’t a cherry flavor, its pomegranate! It…

Glazed Ham

Glazed Ham with rice and naan

Everybody loves “that” ham at the holidays, but waiting in line for 45 minutes and paying $80 annoys me, so this past holiday season I tried to make my own. It was so successful, I think we ended up going through four full-size hams…

Martinez

Martinez Cocktail

Thought to be the precursor of the martini, the Martinez has been around since the mid 1800’s. It is said to be a twist on the original Vermouth Cocktail (which was vermouth, lemon, bitters and maraschino liqueur). This drink is a classic that I…

Chicken Burrito

Chicken burrito

Full disclosure-I have so much leftover chicken in my fridge right now. We threw a party and ordered a few too many breasts, so I’ve been trying to use them like crazy. Along with the other leftovers, I decided to get creative and see…

French 75

French 75

This is Sauce and my go to post dinner cocktail. It is an absolute classic with roots all the way back to the 1910’s. The most believable story says its birth was a happy substitution of champagne for soda in a Tom Collins. The…

Cadillac Sliders

The Cadillac is Salty’s favorite sandwich, and for good reason. He named it the Cadillac in homage to the car, because this sandwich has everything he wants and nothing he needs. While I personally prefer a few more vegetables on my lunchtime sandos, I…

Valentine’s Day

Steak oscar with asparagus, potatoes and fresh hollandaise

Whether you’re trying to impress someone or you want to spoil yourself without having to watch gross couples at some overpriced prix fixe dinner, this Valentine’s Day can easily be a gastronomic success, if nothing else. Anybody in the restaurant industry will tell you…

Corn ‘N Oil

Corn 'N Oil

Someone ordered this drink for me a few years ago in Florida, claiming I would love it. Two sips and I was hooked. Corn ‘N Oil is a Caribbean drink with completely unknown history. Rich and sweet, blackstrap rum is the star of this…

Chicken Paillard

Chicken Paillard

Chicken Paillard (pie-yard) might be spelled fancy, but it is an incredibly simple and endlessly versatile item. My favorite topping is a simply dressed salad, but this chicken can be used for everything from sandwiches to shortcut satay. You can also prep and freeze…

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