Chef Rick

How to Clean Copper Pans

Copper cookware is a stylish, durable, and luxurious addition to your kitchen. But if you decide to bring this sheen and beauty into your kitchen, you should also know how to clean copper pans. Unlike stainless steel and other materials used for cookware, copper pans are delicate and can be tarnished or stained. Not only …

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Soul Foods

Many people have asked me what “soul food” is. There are as many different opinions on it as there are people in the world, it seems.The term its self first came into the language in the 1960s, used mostly by African-Americans living in the urban areas of the North to describe the foods that were …

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Bananas Foster

This is my version of this famous New Orleans dessert which was invented by Ella Brennan, Chef Owner of the legendary New Orleans restaurant “The Commander’s Palace.” The recipe is easy, but requires flaming, and you should read the safety instructions carefully before attempting it.4 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise4 tablespoons unsalted butter1/2 cup dark brown …

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Autumn Butter

Delicious any time of year.1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice1/4 cup heavy cream1 cup softened butterMix together in medium bowl. Serve on hot biscuits or pound cake.If you like this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy this cookbook:The Jamlady CookbookAuthor: Beverly Ellen Schoonmaker AlfeldPublished by: Pelican Publishing Company; Number of Pages: 288Price: …

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Low Country Recipes

What is The Low Country?The Low Country is a low-lying region located along the South Carolina coast of America. It is characterized by its unique culture as well as dense agriculture, tourism, environment, industry, beautiful sights, and welcoming tribal people and communities. Architecture is also a big part of The Low Country, as the houses …

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Muffaletta Sandwich

Makes 6 servings.3 large garlic cloves, crushed1 cup chopped green olives stuffed with pimientos1 cup pitted and chopped “black-ripe” olives or Calamatas1/2 cup roasted sweet red peppers, chopped1 cup olive oil3 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar1/3 lb. salami1/2 lb. provolone cheese1/2 lb. mild cheese1/3 lb. mortadella1/3 lb. prosciuttoCook’s note: The roasted red …

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Cake Baking Tips

Ingredients:Invest in good chocolate, fruit fillings, nuts etc. You will taste the difference if you start with the best ingreedients.Always use fresh eggs. Eggs separate best when cold, but egg whites whip up best at room temperature.Butter gives the best flavor.A cake is a treat. Live a little!Mixing:Prepare all the necessary ingredients.Before mixing the batter, …

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Muffaletta Bread

Ingredients For Muffaletta Bread (1 loaf)1 cup warm water (110 degrees)1 tbsp. of sugar1 package active dry yeast (about 1 tbsp)3 cups bread flour1 1/2 tsp salt2 Tbsp vegetable shorteningSesame seedsMaking The Dough Combine water and sugar in a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Stir in the yeast. Let it stand until it becomes foamy, about …

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