Category: Kitchen Tips

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November 19, 2020

By Peg Kern

Decadent Brownie Sundaes with Hot Fudge Sauce

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, USA

A good brownie sundae has been one of my favorite desserts since childhood. I remember going to Friendly's with my father and ordering it every time. This version uses homemade ice cream, but you could use store bought as well. That being said, it's perhaps the simplest ice cream you can imagine – it doesn't even require any cooking! The fudge sauce recipe makes 3 cups. I usually divide it… Read
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November 10, 2020

By Peg Kern

Fall Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Salad with Goat Cheese & Pomegranate

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes

Fall is pumpkin season to us, and we've featured plenty of pumpkin recipes over the years. But did you ever see a picture of a beautiful pumpkin dish and decide to recreate it? That's how this tasty pumpkin and sweet potato salad recipe started! The pumpkin and sweet potatoes are sweet, so we use half balsamic (which is also sweet) and half lemon juice for the dressing - nice and… Read
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November 3, 2020

By Peg Kern

A History of Sandwiches and a Sandwich Recipe

Filed Under  Cooking Videos, Food History, Kitchen Tips, Recipes, Italy, USA

It's national sandwich day, and we're asking ourselves: do sandwiches exist in the cuisine of every country in the world? What defines a sandwich? Does a wrap count? What about a sandwich in pita? A burrito? A spring roll? A crepe? Let's make things easier and say that to be a sandwich, it has to have something 'sandwiched' between two pieces of bread. One piece of bread folded over doesn't… Read
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August 27, 2020

By Peg Kern

Recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup with Mint Pistou

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, Recipes, France

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, but I would say also that in cooking abundance is the mother of invention! For instance, what to do when your CSA box is full of one type of vegetable? Or when you buy 10 pounds of carrots from your local wholesaler? At our house, this last has translated into a lot of carrot soup, and the most recent batch was… Read
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August 21, 2020

By Peg Kern

How to Dry Fresh Herbs at Home

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, What's Up at TIK

If you like to cook, then you've probably already realized that not all dried herbs are the same. How many of us have old jars of little-used herbs that have been sitting around for years in our cupboards? And how often do we find when we go to use them that they are practically tasteless, odorless, and ... useless? Learn how to use fresh and dried herbs on a cooking… Read
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August 6, 2020

By Peg Kern

Favorite Cookbooks and Why We Love Them

Filed Under  Kitchen Tips, What's Up at TIK

What's the best cookbook? Do you prefer one that covers all the bases, or do you like specialized cookbooks, one for bread, one for desserts, one for appetizers? Do you like cuisine-specific cookbooks, one for Greek food and a different one for Italian? I confess, I'm all of the above. I love cookbooks. Even though I, like most people, find a lot of recipes online (heck, I post a ton… Read
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