How to Zest a Lemon

Learning how to zest a lemon isn’t exactly easy.  The zester’s that are on the market are small and difficult to handle not to mention ineffective.  In the instructional video below I will introduce you to one of my favorite kitchen gadgets ever, the Microplane.  It is easy to use and highly efficient. Once you master […]
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How to Separate Egg Yolks from Egg Whites Using a Water Bottle (so cool)!

How to Separate Egg Yolks from Egg Whites Using a Water Bottle (so cool)! Ingredients: 1 egg 1 water bottle, empty 2 plates Directions: Crack an egg onto one of the plates.  Take the empty water bottle, give it a little squeeze, position the mouth of the water bottle on the egg at an angle, […]
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Roasted Chiltepin & Lime Zest

  I decided I wanted to come up with a homemade cranberry sauce recipe that was spicy and that I could use more than 1 day per year.  So I had this idea for using chiltepins.  Never heard of the humble chiltepin?  Neither had I a few years ago, but the chiltepin is native to […]
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Asparagus Appetizer Recipes With Truffle Oil

  Asparagus  with Parmigano-Reggiano and Truffle Oil An asparagus appetizer always seems like a good idea, but getting the right balance is the trick.  There are so many recipes that either leave the asparagus to fly solo or drown it in a cream-based sauce that mutes the flavor.  That is why good asparagus recipes will […]
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How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream

The first time I wanted to make homemade whipped cream I called my mother, of course. I asked her how to make it. On the other end of the phone I heard a small warm chuckle and then she said, “Gina,  whipped cream is one of the easiest things in the world to make.” And […]
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