TIP OF THE DAY: Country-Style Ribs

The first ribs we remember were spare ribs, a childhood favorite at Chinese restaurants. Then, came barbecue joints and baby back ribs. More recently, country-style ribs have become the “it” rib; and they’re not even ribs. They’re cut into rib-like shape from a pork chop An article in The New York Times praises this inexpensive…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cassoulet & Cannellini Beans

[1] A hearty dish of cassoulet. Here’s the recipe from The New York Times. [2] This “pared down” cassoulet takes just one hour! Here’s the recipe from The View From Great Island. [3] The original cassoulet pot shape, with slanted sides. It is the source of the word “casserole.” Here’s the detailed history of cassoulet.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Yes, It Is Safe To Refreeze Thawed Foods (Mythbuster)

[1] Frozen steak (photo courtesy Mart2Go.com). Frozen chicken breasts (photo courtesy The Spruce). [3] Frozen salmon (photo courtesy Frozen Tuna Fish). Frozen shrimp (photo courtesy Chef Julie Yoon).   Going through a pile of articles we tore out to read “later,” we found one that was well worth sharing. It’s about refreezing thawed foods. What…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Top 10 Turkey Cooking Tips

Have you been blasted with turkey tips this season? If not, these tips, adapted from Whole Foods Market, will help you out: 1. PLAN FOR THAWING If you purchase a frozen bird, plan ahead! Depending on its size, the turkey could take half a day to defrost for small for small birds, or multiple days…
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RECIPE: Slow Cooked Pork Tacos

Celebrate National taco Day, October 4th, with this recipe from Melissa’s The Great Pepper Cookbook. Prep time is 30 minutes, total time is 3 hours, 50 minutes. The recipe is made in a Dutch oven, but you can easily make it in a slow cooker. RECIPE: SLOW-COOKED PORK TACOS Ingredients For 12 One-Cup Servings 3…
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