The video I’m sharing was made for the Women of Philadelphia Cream Cheese contest a few years ago. I’ve watched many of these videos over the past year or so, partly because of my love for cream cheese and partly for viewing how home cooks make videos of their recipes. At some point I’d like to try my hand at it!
Taco Pasta is a recipe that is simple to make but complex in flavor. I have made it once before and think now I will need to enjoy it again soon after re-watching the video!
Making stock is a basic that all home cooks should know how to do. Besides it being a lot more tasty than what you buy in the can or box, it’s also a lot cheaper to make your own. You can use up veggies in your fridge so they don’t go to waste (big money saver) and try using different combos of veggies to find a stock you love. Continue reading
A local grocery store’s recent ad proclaimed this time of year as “Hatch chili time.” The late summer may be Hatch pepper (and many other peppers) time, but I say anytime is roasted pepper time! When you roast a pepper, the skin gets all burnt and the flesh get soft and oh so tasty. Continue reading
I love making my own tomato sauce. You make it the way you want it to taste, you know what’s in it and it’s easy to make! Use this as a stepping stone to make your own, you can add whatever you want to it: green peppers, jalapenos, red chili flake, celery, carrots… the ideas are endless! Continue reading
Are you a watcher of everything cooking on YouTube? I love to watch these videos, it has become a fun way for me to get inspiration for new recipes. I thought it would be fun to share some of the videos I enjoy here, and if you find any that you enjoy please share! Continue reading
This tip is something I’ve been following for at least 2-3 years and is one of my favorites. Many grocery stores will mark down their meats when they get close to their sell-by date. When I’ve brought up this tip in the past, a few people have said that they think the meat is spoiled or is about to spoil. There is nothing wrong with this meat (I’ve asked the guys behind the meat counter to verify)! It’s just marked down because the store will not be able to sell the meat after that date and rather than let it go to waste, they will mark it down and try to still make a little money on it.
What I do pretty much anytime I go to the grocery store is visit the meat department. Some stores have an area of their meat cooler that they put all the marked down meat in, some will keep the marked down meat in the same area as the non-marked down meat. Check out what your store does and make it a habit to check it out when you hit the grocery store! If I know I will not be using the meat I bought in the next day or so, I will put it into the deep freezer (perhaps my favorite appliance ever) and it will keep for 2-3 months.
One note, it’s not a budget saver if you buy more than what you need or what you will use before it goes bad! Even with the best of deals, it’s wasted money if it ends up in the trash
Yesterday I posted about how Julia Child is a culinary inspiration for many cooks everywhere, myself included. But before I ever knew about Julia, my mom started me towards my love of cooking. The earliest memory I have of cooking is helping my mom make Goulash. Not a difficult dish to make, but when you’re 5 or 6, it’s tough! She showed me how to defrost the ground beef, how to brown it (of course she was watching very carefully when I was near the stove so I didn’t hurt myself!) and how to mix everything together to make a delicious meal. Continue reading