Mom’s Surprise + Knife Winners

On the set of CBS10 in Tampa – pouring drinks and showing how to open a pomegranate without a squirty mess <- short video clip Last week, my mom, dad and handsome, smart, cardiologist, SINGLE brother from California came to visit us in Florida and see the kids. We usually have family visits a few times a year, but generally …

Not so enthusiastic about numbers

How can you resist those pleading eyes, those eyes that say, “Mama, please don’t make me go to school…” as if it was the most horrible punishment I could ever dream up for a 5 year old. When I was in kindergarten, I remember it was all fun and we’d spend our days playing in the dollhouse and dress up. …

How to Sharpen Your Knives

ch um…okay, I lied. I’m not going to talk much about SHARPENING knives…but rather HONING or STEELING your knives. But I think most home cooks think that using the rod pictured above is for sharpening. Read on – I’ve interviewed Chad Ward, a knife expert and author who will show you step by step how to properly hone your knife. …

Artisan Steak Tasting Winner

So, instead of using the normal random number generator generously provided by my psychic friends, I decided to choose the winner of the Artisan Steak Tasting Package a little differently. Cuz, I guess there’s nothing random about having a psychic pick a number…there’s no randomness when the psychic is three steps ahead and knows who has already won. And really. …

A Nifty Trick: How To Peel and Cut Kiwi Fruit

These little fuzzy kiwi fruits are fussy to peel, because the skin is so incredibly thin, and a perfectly ripe kiwi is delicate to handle. But it’s still one of my favorite tropical fruits, as I love the sweet, tart, juicy fruit with the crunchy little black seeds! Wanna know my trick to peeling kiwi fruit? It’s super simple, the …

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Broccoli Beef Recipe

After moving out of the dorms in college, I found an apartment to share with 3 others. My job was to cook, and as long as what I put out on the dinner table was better than instant ramen, I didn’t have to clean the kitchen or vacuum. A mighty fine trade of labor, if you ask me! But then …