The Chef

What you all should be familiar with. Recipes, tips and stories from my past life in the kitchen, and my current life as the cook of the house.

 

I Can Cook & So Can You!

Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.                             ~Marcel Boulestin There are hundreds, if not thousands of secrets in the culinary world. If you were to lay down all of the secrets side by side, it would create a chain that could go around Earth twice. …Or something like that. These secrets …

Buckle Up.. It’s the Slaw

Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray..                                                     ~Unknown Hello to the first day of Spring!! Aside from a few of those in the North, it’s been a rather mild Winter for most of us. But as of today it is officially behind us and a season full of new beginnings is set and ready to bloom. So what better way to ring in Spring than with an easy recipe for a …

Pie Hard: With a Vengeance

                   Mmmm… Pie Pants…                                      ~Homer J . Simpson Nothing is homier than a freshly baked pie. Many believe that the Ancient Greeks originated pie pastry… This has me wondering… They are also believed to be the discoverers of the mathematical constant π, or Pi, which coincidentally is 3.14. Why …

Pi r square… No, Pie r round!

When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.                                           ~Jack Handey For most, today is just a regular day. But to us geeks, today is Pi Day! Why is it Pi Day? Well, a …

So Easy to Whip Up, You Can’t Beat It

Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream at all unless it’s been whipped with whips. Everybody knows that.                                         ~Willy Wonka Let me guess… You buy whipped cream in an aerosol can. No? Ok, then you buy it in a tub in the freezer section. Yeah, I knew it; I could smell your kind from across the internet. I …

Pancakes… It’s What’s for Breakfast

  I remember when I was a kid I used to come home from Sunday School and my mother would get drunk and try to make pancakes. ~George Carlin Picture this: It’s Sunday morning and you want to make your family/that special someone/your dog or cat a nice breakfast. You reach for the trusty box of everyone’s favorite fictitious pancake making Aunt, but alas, there’s hardly enough mix for 1 pancake. It’s a dark and …

There and Back Again…

  If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~J. R. R. Tolkien If you know me and you’re keeping count, this would be my third attempt at blogging. I say that because I don’t want to scare any new followers into thinking something terrible happened if I don’t update this, when in reality, I’m just unbelievably lazy. To those who are new, I …