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Category Archives: Appetizers & Sauces

Replicating BJ’s Restaurant Santa Fe Eggroll
Appetizers & Sauces

Replicating BJ’s Restaurant Santa Fe Eggroll

As a foodie and home cook, one of the fun things to do in the kitchen is try to replicate [more]

Go Green – Green Salsa, That Is
Appetizers

Go Green – Green Salsa, That Is

Chips and salsa are a simple snack food for when lounging around on the couch watching TV, and especially when [more]

Making a Sofrito
Kitchen Tips

Making a Sofrito

Sofrito is a technique of chopping up vegetables really finely and then cooking them in tomato paste to make a [more]

Mastering the Roux
Sauces

Mastering the Roux

Open yourself up to a world of stews, sauces and gravies with this basic roux technique. It’s so simple that [more]

The Versatile White Bean Crostini
Appetizers

The Versatile White Bean Crostini

Creating this white bean and mushroom crostini is a nice dish to have in your appetizer repertoire if the normal [more]

Traditional Mexican Red Salsa
Appetizers

Traditional Mexican Red Salsa

It seems that I could not get enough of salsa this weekend because I made more today. This time it [more]

Pork Dumpling Soup & Cream Cheese Crab Wonton
Appetizers

Pork Dumpling Soup & Cream Cheese Crab Wonton

Wontons, both fried and in dumpling form, were on the main menu for Test Kitchen Tuesday. As with anything the [more]

Summer Vegetable: Fresh and Spicy Arugula
Pasta

Summer Vegetable: Fresh and Spicy Arugula

Arugula was one of those vegetables that I did not appreciate until recently. Perhaps because it looked very similar to [more]

Hollandaise sauce, take 2
Eggs

Hollandaise sauce, take 2

Who doesn’t love the silky, buttery taste of hollandaise sauce that comes dressed on top of those perfect poached eggs, [more]

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