The Accidental Gourmet

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Kitchen Tips

I was cleaning out my hard drive (I ran out of space again ) and I ran across a long list of kitchen tips I have collected so I thought I would share some. Soup or Stew too salty Make sure you never measure seasonings right over the pot or bowl. It's just too easy for your hand to slip, the cat to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 31, 2005

A Yummy I just had to slip in...

I was checking through my emails and a girlfriend sent me this to try. Like me, she's not really a baker but she said this worked really well last week at an office party. Let me know how it works for you. Jumbo Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 (6-ounce) package NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

When life gives you lemons…

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right? That was my day today. I have been chasing down a virus on my PC most of the day. I got stiffed by an eBay buyer and now I have to repost the item at a huge cost to me. My car is still broke down, I have a headache and I just ran out of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Deserts without Guilt

Whether you are diabetic, dieting or simply restricting calories for any of a number of reasons deserts are often the first things to be cut from your diet. These gems will reverse that situation quickly. Fresh Fruit Pie 1 cup cut fresh fruit 2 cups sugar free whipped topping 1 box sugar free jello... Sign in to see full entry.

Eat Your Veggies…

When you were a kid I bet you heard those three words every day of your life. I didn’t but then again I would eat just about anything that wouldn’t eat me first. Well here are seven good reasons for you to make your mama happy. Zuchini Soup ¼ cup butter 1 cup onions or leaks, sliced 1 cup potatoes,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I know it’s weird but…

Humans are complex creatures. Unless you have a twin there is no one like you and even if you have a twin, through the marvel of nurturing you will still be different in some respects. Which takes me to tonight’s culinary foray: the weird things people eat We have all heard the ghastly stories about... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

One Night In Mexico

About a decade ago I was lucky enough to spend a month in Mexico. This was long before I was in a wheelchair and I could still dance and party and do all the things that are really fun and really not good for you. And the thing I loved most about that time was the way the locals timed their lives.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Flavored Vinegars

Flavored vinegars are a real easy way to add flavor and variety to dishes without adding a lot of calories or fat. And there are tricks to making it quick and simple that let you enjoy your creations much sooner. The basic “how to” is really simple. Add some of your flavorings to one cup of vinegar... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 24, 2005

Relishes and Pickles

Ok, you have several jars of leftover pickle juice in your refrigerator. Do you toss them? Don’t you dare! You have the beginnings of some really tasty relishes and pickles. You can enjoy any of these as soon as you like but the longer they sit the better they get. Crispy Cucumber Chunks Add a half... Sign in to see full entry.

Dips and Sauces

Meat, pasta, rice and potatoes are very boring without spice; be it herbs, seasonings, marinades sauces. These sauces are very easy and really make the ordinary special. Very Honey Dijon ½ cup clover honey ½ cup Dijon mustard ¼ cup white wine 1/8 teaspoon salt a dash of fresh cracked black pepper... Sign in to see full entry.

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