Cooking Week: Don't overlook the help
Tip of the Week:Don't overlook the help
Life is busy, so be sure to take advantage of the extra help when you can. Ask the butcher to cut, bone or skin the meat you are buying to save you the hassle, and ask the fishmonger to skin or fillet the fish, too. Precut veggies like broccoli and carrots are also a great way to reduce prep time.
Easy recipe: Fruit Salad with Tequila
4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons tequila
2 cups cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and diced
2 cups honeydew, peeled, seeded and diced
2 cups seedless grapes, halved
2 cups pineapple, peeled and diced
1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved
Garnish with lime zest
In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, limeade and tequila. Mix in fruit. Refrigerate for three to four hours. To serve: Garnish with lime zest.
-- The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes/ ARA
Did You Know?
If two raw foods touch, but the will be cooked to the recommended temperature, the foods will be safe to eat. – FoodSafety.gov
A staple of the Mexican diet in many areas are nopales, also called nopalitos. What are they?
B. Green Beans
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Wise to the Word:white chocolate
Not really chocolate at all, white chocolate is typically a mixture of sugar, cocoa butter, milk solids, lecithin and vanilla. This product can't be officially classified as "chocolate" because there is no chocolate liquor in it, which means there's also very little chocolate flavor. White chocolate must be melted very slowly over low heat to keep it from scorching and clumping.
Number to Know
1,565: The Spinach and Artichoke Dip at Applebee’s is 1,565.
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