Thursday, February 26, 2015

Apple Pie Pork Chops

North American apple harvesting began at Jamestown in 1607. They brought with them seeds and cuttings from Europe, while the original varieties planted were not all suited for cultivation in the New World, their seeds began to produce all new varieties of American apples. Many of these apples were bitter, unlike the sweet varieties we enjoy today, but they had an important purpose, cider.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Chili Beef Soup


The tomato was feared in Europe for over 200 years. The fruit got a bad rap from the start. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Teriyaki Beef and Noodles



Today, teriyaki dishes are found in several type of cuisine. Teriyaki is a way of Japanese cooking. The word, teriyaki is 2 words. Teri means luster and yaki means broil or grilled. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ham and Black Bean Soup

Our word soup comes from French soup, which derived from Vulgar Latin suppa, from the post classical Latin verb suppare, to soak. This indicated bread soaked in broth, or a liquid poured onto a piece of bread. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Smashed Avocado

The avocado is home to Mexico; there are larger varieties of avocado, the Haas has the creamiest, most delicious flesh. Nearly all avocados grown in Mexico are Hass.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Saucy Smoke Sausage

The heat of peppers confuse you? A while back I wrote an article about the pepper heat rating, known as the Scoville Scale. This chart would be good to print or scan and take to the store next time you go grocery shopping.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Brined Pork Chops



Before industrialization, it was very expensive and labor intensive to harvest the mass quantities of salt necessary for food.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Homemade Ranch Dressing

More than 50 years ago, cowboy Steve Henson, born in Nebraska, dreamed of being rich. With his sweetheart Gayle, he did what so many young men before him had done and headed west.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Garlic Skillet Chicken

Cast iron skillet is a chef staple. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, think about buying a case iron skillet. It’s a great investment.You can also splurge for enameled exteriors in nice colors or shapes to fit your needs.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Broccoli and Cheese

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is related to cauliflower. Its cultivation originated in Italy.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Baked Catfish with Lemon and Garlic

The origin of the lemon has not been determined, science suggests it may be northwestern India, where they have been cultivated for more than 2,500 years. 

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