Category: Tips and Shortcuts

Spatchock Turkey

Thanksgiving Lessons Learned

As promise, I am sharing here the lessons I learned by having a “Potluck” -“Shortcuts” kind of Thanksgiving. Making the Menu, and knowing who was making what went well. I made a schedule of my own assignments and use of the oven to warm up meals by the hour on...

November Cooking Tips

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush declared November as “Native American Heritage Month”, so we are talking about the most indigineous food there is in all of the Americas: Corn. [Maiz] Last month we talked briefly on the “Maize-terfully Delicious!” corn. This month we’ll explore more uses of corn masa...

Cooking Tips for October

Growing up we had the heaviest meal at 2 pm and supper was the light meal around 7 pm. One of the light meals I liked the best were “Chiles Rellenos” and other vegetables cooked in the same egg batter.  Many years later on a wine tour near Madrid in...

Cooking Tips September

1st. – Cook – Refrigerate – Use.     Do Not Freeze. I prefer to chop and cook, once or twice a week, and then use the cooked meat and vegetables during the week as I need them; changing sauces, or cooking techniques. The point is to avoid defrosting, boiling,...