Archive for February, 2010

Garlic Night

Confession is good for the soul so I’ll confess that I was a closet store bought minced garlic user. That is until I broke down and purchased a garlic press and started doing it the old fashioned way. Pressed or minced the flavor is 1000x better than from the jar and it’s not much more […]


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Just Jus

This week’s menu has a number of dishes thatĀ incorporateĀ a sauce, either as a main part of the meal or as an enhancer. Tonight’s sauce was a relatively simple pan sauce made from roast chicken drippings, chicken broth and red wine. The receipe for the chicken is Alton Brown’s B & B Chicken. Basically a whole […]


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Hash Browns: Solved

After incorporating the “wash and drain” step into the hash brown preparation I think I can call this quest solved/over. For the past several weeks I’ve used different types of potatoes (Russets, Whites, Yukons, etc) and they’ve turned out perfect every time. The secret was washing that starch off after shredding – it was never […]


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Past Banana Blast

I lived in Houston, TX for a time growing up and for a Mother’s Day brunch our family visited Brennan’s of Houston. I was probably all of 7 or 8 at the time. At any rate I was reminded of all of this not by my mom, but by a friend commenting on how much […]


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