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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Great Cookbook for Parents!

So I stumbled across a cookbook the other day...actually, did not stumble, just heard about this on Kids Place Live. Yes, when you have smaller children, you find your radio magically turns to these stations. We actually love it. I actually find myself listening to it and then realizing the kids are not in the car. (strange)

Anyway, they were talking about this cookbook called The Mom 100 Cookbook by Katie Workman. It is filled with some really good recipes that have been "tested" on picky eaters and worked. I couldn't believe it, so I went to my neighborhood Barnes and Noble and looked for this novelty item. Sure enough, there it was...in all its glory.

Looking through the cookbook, I found these recipes were actually well-prepared, nicely seasoned and looked to be items that my kids would enjoy. Well, I purchased the book and fixed a few of the dishes and wow!, my kids actually enjoyed them.

So if you are in the market for a new cookbook, make sure you check this one out. You will not be disappointed.

Mom 100 Cookbook Page

Monday, April 2, 2012

Creating Edible Easter Eggs?!

Easter is this Sunday and a lot of you will be dying Easter eggs with your kids. Now the question is, do you eat the eggs afterwards? I can tell you that growing up, I did, and it has created only slight side effects...like my youngest son was born with a third ear on his chest. KIDDING!

Another thing I learned during Culinary School is you don't want the green tint (not the dye green) around the outside of the yolk. This is not good for you. It is actually too much of the sulfur.

So, how do you create hard-boiled eggs the right way and what can you do with them afterwards. Easy.

Place your eggs in the pot with water covering them. Heat it to a boil then take it off heat and let them sit there about 10 minutes. It is that easy.

I was like to make devil eggs with them for Easter lunch and dinner or snack. Just slice the eggs in half and take out the yolks. Place in a big bowl. Add horseradish mustard, sweet pickles, roasted peppers and anaheim chiles. Place the mixture back in the center. Sprinkle with a little paprika and your done.

That is simple.

Happy Cooking
Ordinary Chef