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Buttered Potatoes

https://youtu.be/Gq-RoLv8mN4 This is one of the best recipes you'll ever make and it's so simple I almost feel stupid writing it down.  But this is so overlooked by most cooks because it's so simple.  Everyone's so busy looking for new and exciting ways to cook things, that they've forgotten how…

Lemon Curd

https://youtu.be/tUZ_3rFfDK8 Lemon curd is really a type of pudding usually made out of citrus, but I've also seen cranberry, mango and the like.  But the ones that are the most popular are lemon, lime, and orange... the tart citruses.  That said, it's definitely kind of a pudding, but it's also…

Grilled Ribs

https://youtu.be/2xApEq145L8 Today we're making grilled pork ribs.  Only we don't do it like so many others do.  I don't like to smoke my ribs for hours and hours.  I prefer to grill them for a short time to get a lovely grill tasts as well as a mild char and…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

https://youtu.be/uu_sBh05x5s   This recipe makes DELICIOUS dough, incredible cookies loved by all. They’re cakey, not too rich, and very fluffy. One of the MAJOR keys to good cookies is to have the butter at room temperature (which is actually slightly cooler than a Texas room): the butter should still keep its…

Chouquettes

https://youtu.be/f2QW2gYqlhA   A chouquette is a lovely little French pastry.  It's easy to make, and very lovely in its simplicity.  A chouquette is really just a ball of pate a choux that's been sprinkled with pearl sugar and baked.  And while sugar is often used, you can also use mini…

Pate a Choux

https://youtu.be/Q8bQYdslwrU Pate a choux (pronounced "paht ah shoe") is a staple of French pastry and extremely versatile so I'm filing it under basics because I believe every cook should know how to make this basic pastry.  It's used to make éclairs, profiteroles, and a host of other things.  It can be…

Another Great Bread Pudding

https://youtu.be/n54ahEh5XTc I love this method for bread pudding because the unsoaked bread on the outside gives it a great contrast both in taste and texture to the creamy custard inside.  You're going to love this version.  The rest of this post is mostly like the last one because there's not…

Homemade Ricotta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHR4YfFJums Nothing, and I mean Nothing beats homemade ricotta.  The stuff you get in the store is shredded cardboard compared to this.  The aroma alone is enough to send you into a frenzy.  And you know what... it's so incredibly easy to make you'll never buy it again.  It's great…

Paris Soup

https://youtu.be/Ls2Uh-T7VcE This is a wonderful soup where everything is done from scratch so it's a little bit of trouble, but it's more than worth it.  We call this Paris soup because we were staying by Paris for a month with the family a couple years ago and this is a…

Boning Chicken

https://youtu.be/5eGoTfabyoo There's not going to be any recipe in this post.  This is a video to show you how to separate a chicken into all its parts.  We call that boning a chicken.  In this case we're using the meat for stock, but that won't always be the case.  This…
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