In The Kitchen

Mandoline

By Linda Hoffman | March 22, 2013

A tool that I love to use, that makes super thin slices quick and easy to create, is the mandoline.   Granted, good knife skills facilitate slicing, but to make consistent, equally thin slices and do it quickly, nothing beats the mandoline.   They used to be very expensive, and some models still are, but I purchased…

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Making Pie Crust

By Linda Hoffman | January 30, 2013

The last pie crust he made went straight into the trash!  He’s the cook in the family, does all the cooking for himself and his wife.  Completely frustrated by pie crust–this from a man who makes profiteroles, for heaven’s sake–he had just about given up and decided to use store-bought crusts.  For Christmas, his wife…

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Linda’s Fish Chowder

By Linda Hoffman | January 14, 2013

Most of us make New Year’s Eve or Day one of celebration with family and friends.  I like to use New Year’s as a time to review my plans and goals for the coming year, to be sure I’ve set the ladder I’ll be climbing against the right wall.  I love this day and look…

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