We all love apples and everybody has their favorite. Mine is Gala, while my husband enjoys Granny Smiths and Honeycrisps. Many people are surprised to learn that “eating” apples aren’t necessarily the best for cooking, although some apples can be used for both. Below is a list of the... Read More | Share it now!
Category Archives: Creating a New Recipe
Soup Really Is Good Food!
Okay, so most of us grew up enjoying classic Campbell’s chicken noodle or tomato soup. It was the ultimate comfort food on a cold snowy day. As kids, we thought it was the best thing ever. But let’s be realistic, how many of us still enjoy it as adults? What once seemed great doesn’t... Read More | Share it now!
Everything you want to know about corned beef but were afraid to ask (including Barb’s signature recipe!)
Corned beef has been around for a long time (since the 17th century), but why is it called “corned beef”? Well, it has nothing to do with corn at all. In those days, corn simply meant a “small particle”. So to “corn” beef was to pack it with a small particle, salt in this case. But... Read More | Share it now!
Chicken and Waffles (A Seasoned Personal Chef Learns Something New)
Over my many years as a personal chef in the Washington, DC, area, I get many interesting requests for particular dishes. Sometimes the client wants a common dish with a particular twist, or sometimes it’s a request for something I’ve never prepared. Recently, I catered a party for 30... Read More | Share it now!