Homemade Beef Jerky & Hamilton Beach® Food Dehydrator Review

Not all counter-top appliances were created equal. When I first started cooking I was all about getting a hold of the latest gadgets and gizmos for my kitchen. The flip-able pancake pan? Check! The active-fry minimum oil fryer? Sign me up! A combination sandwich maker, coffee brewer, and pizza oven? Yes! Yes! Yes! What I […]

Grilled Artichoke Hearts

We’re big artichoke fans in our house. It’s funny how people who’ve never tried them before look at you like you’re from Mars when you bring them out. We usually trim the prickly outer leaves, boil them up whole, and then eat them one leaf at a time with a tasty dipping sauce. Occasionally though […]

Kung Po Chicken

Marinating a recipe’s protein in cornstarch and sake is a Chinese technique known as silkening. It gives food a tender, velvety texture like the awesome Orange Beef recipe. I made this delicious recipe for Kung Po Chicken for my wife on Valentine’s Day one year (back before the days of her peanut allergy…) In addition […]

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