How To Grill A Perfect Steak

Restaurants do things differently than you would in your kitchen. Sometimes that means they make something that you would never try. For instance they'll spend a whole day making a stock, because they know they're going to get a hundred orders for the special that night. But there are a lot more tricks that you can use. Today's post is one of those tricks. … [Read more...]

Rib steak with broiled asparagus and broccoli

You might think after three days of eating prime rib I'd be a little tired of it for a while. If so, you'd be wrong. Maybe if I had gone four days straight then I'd have gotten tired of it. I guess I'll have to try it sometime and see. Until then, I'm going to keep enjoying days like this past Saturday. I took the girls to the West Side Market, had some lunch on the balcony, and picked up a rib steak and some veggies for dinner. … [Read more...]

How to make a standing rib roast — and the world’s greatest leftovers

The traditional showpiece of the American holiday meal is either a roast turkey or a giant ham. If you really want to impress someone, go instead for a standing rib roast. The recipe is about as simple as can be and the preparation is even easier. The key is a simple preparation of the best cut of meat you can get. You may look at the length of the directions and wonder how I can say it's easy. It's because there aren't very many steps that each step is so important. And when you're working … [Read more...]

One Simple Rule to Improve Everything You Cook

It's easy to get discouraged when you first start learning to cook for yourself. Nothing tastes as good as what Mom used to make. Heck, you can't even top the stuff that comes out of a box or a can or the frozen-food aisle.If this describes you, there's one thing I'll bet no one has ever told you that will get you through this roadblock: use salt. … [Read more...]