Ashley gives us a mouthwatering recipe for cognac-pecan skillet brie and teaches us that going camping doesn't mean that you have to forgo great food.
Cooking is hard in my house lately. On doctor’s orders, we are doing two months of dietary restrictions, and it has thrown all of our eating habits into an uproar. Confession, I didn’t think it would be this hard. I mean, my husband was already intolerant of gluten, meaning that we have gluten free meals all of the time, essentially. Not to mention that I am part of a blog and business that deals with food allergies and making allergy-friendly [...]
This past Saturday night, instead of going out with friends or having a date night out with my husband, he and I decided to stay in and make a GREAT meal. And I do mean great. Lately, most of our time has been completely filled with extra meetings, assignments, friends, and travel, so we needed this time to reconnect to our kitchen. As I was prepping the dressing for a steak salad, I paused and realized that it didn’t take [...]
One of my favorite ingredient substitutions is dates in place of sweeteners. They still are high in sugar but they have other great benefits, like reduce blood pressure and a good source of fiber. I like making date paste. It's easy and can keep in the freezer for 3 months! If you are looking for other great substitutions, head over to our education section, and check out my top 8 corn substitutions... having good substitutions on hand makes cooking and baking easier, and prevents [...]
I don’t think of myself as being much of a cook. Which is maybe a weird way to introduce my first contribution to a food blog, but one of the great things about the Mary Lee Kitchen community is that everyone has a place at the table—even those who are culinarily challenged like me. It’s less that I’m a bad cook as it is that I’m an excessively time-crunched one (who doesn’t relate to that?) I usually have way less [...]
*The following blog post is from Lindsey Wright of Dear Wilderness: Exploring Beauty, Wellness, and Balance. Follow her blog here. Like many people, Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. Even in sunny California, I make a concerted effort to have everything feel as cozy as possible. We get cinnamon candles going, we have holiday music playing, we string garland and lights, and best of all, we cook. The food we make in the month of December is just as much a part [...]
www.fibrenew.com While sitting at dinner with my husband and my friends a few nights ago, the topic of oils came up. What oil can I (Elizabeth) have? What oil has a high heat? What is the truth about olive oil? When the four of us were discussing this, none of us had an exact answer and left even more confused about the oils we should use for cooking, baking, frying, sautéing, dressing, etc. EVOO has become a household [...]
Alton Brown now has a podcast! I love Alton Brown. For a long time I had a hard time watching his show because it was too scientific. I would watch the Food Network because it was my time to just chill out and watch pretty and tasty things being created. Mostly I didn’t want to think too hard about the food that I was going to eat or cook. Alton’s television show, Good Eats, demonstrates how to cook certain items in [...]