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My Quest for a Baking Sheet Cleaner
Polish Potato Pancakes
Pasta Carbonara
Artichoke Salad with Quinoa
Ham and White Bean Soup
How to Cook Your Easter Ham
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My Quest for a Baking Sheet Cleaner

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If you’re like me your baking sheets probably look a little bit like this.Cleaning a baking sheet

Baked on food, residue from commercial sprays and just overall use.  Well I tried this product to see if it works.

Cleaning a baking sheet Here’s the photo results.

Cleaning a baking sheetCleaning a baking sheetCleaning a baking sheetAs you can see it really didn’t clean it well.  I used a nylon scrubbing pad as well in hopes it would help.  This cleaner claims to make your aluminum sheets look like new again….well it didn’t.  Oh and don’t let it splash onto your cotton t-shirt….look what happened….Cleaning a baking sheetThose are holes…my new black t-shirt is ruined now.  :-( My quest continues for a product that actually cleans baking sheets!

 

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Polish Potato Pancakes

Posted in Breakfast, Potatoes, Recipes
Polish Potato Pancakes
Print This Post   Polish Potato Pancakes Recipe Courtesy Chef Bryan Woolley   Ingredients:   6 medium sized Klondike potatoes, washed and grated 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and grated 2 large eggs 1/4-1/2 cup flour salt and pepper to taste    Instructions:   Add everything except the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add enough flour to hold the mixture in a thin batter. Heat a Read More

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Pasta Carbonara

Posted in Italian, Main Course, Pasta, Pork, Recipes
Pasta Carbonara
Print This Post Pasta Carbonara  Recipe Courtesy Chef Bryan Woolley   Ingredients:   1 pound spaghetti, cooked al dente 6-8 bacon strips cooked, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon freshly chopped garlic 1 cup chopped onion 4 eggs, beaten Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves (for garnish) Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Instructions:   Cook Read More

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Artichoke Salad with Quinoa

Posted in American Dishes, Recipes, Salads
Artichoke Salad with Quinoa
Print This Post Artichoke Salad with Quinoa Recipe Courtesy Chef Bryan Woolley   Ingredients:   1 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 cup diced onion 1 tsp thyme 2 cups chicken broth 2 cups artichoke hearts, drained 1 cup chopped parsley Juice and zest of one lemon Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Instructions:   Heat a large sauce pan on the stove and add just Read More

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Ham and White Bean Soup

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Ham and White Bean Soup
Print This Post   Ham and White Bean Soup Recipe Courtesy Chef Bryan Woolley   Ingredients:   1 1/2 cups canned Great Northern or other small white beans 1 ham hock or leftover ham bone 5 cups low sodium and fat chicken stock 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chopped leek bottoms 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 cup chopped carrot 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground Read More

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How to Cook Your Easter Ham

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How to Cook Your Easter Ham
Easter is another great food day of the year.  Family and friends gather to eat and celebrate their friendships and religious beliefs.  Making a delicious Easter Ham is both rewarding and easy.  Here’s how I make mine.   Most hams on sale during this time of year are spiral cut.  This is Read More

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Honey Glazed Easter Ham

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Honey Glazed Easter Ham
Print This Post   Honey Glazed Easter Ham Recipe Courtesy Chef Bryan Woolley   Ingredients:   1 (5-6 pound) ham 2 tbsp molasses 1 cup honey 1 stick butter   Instructions:   Score the ham and place it in a foil lined baking dish. Place the ham in a 350 degree oven and roast until the internal temperature reaches 145 degree. While the ham is cooking Read More

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Easter Potato Salad with Ham

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Easter Potato Salad with Ham
[Recipe}   Easter Potato Salad with Ham Recipe Courtesy Chef Bryan Woolley   Ingredients:   12 eggs, hard boiled 6-8 Klondike Rose potatoes cooked and diced 3 carrots peeled and diced 1 cup fresh or frozen peas 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley ½ cup chopped green onions 2 cups diced ham 1 cup mayonnaise salt and freshly cracked pepper   Instructions:   Hard boil eggs, cool and peel.  Set Read More

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Couscous Fruit Salad

Posted in Fruit, Recipes, Salads
Couscous Fruit Salad
Print This Post Couscous Fruit Salad Recipe Courtesy The American Heart Association   Ingredients:     2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoons finely chopped shallots 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 cups cooked whole-wheat couscous 1 cup chopped nectarine 1 cup mixed fresh berries, such as blueberries and raspberries 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds Read More

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Great Cooking Tip for Roasting!

Posted in Blog, Chicken
Great Cooking Tip for Roasting!
When roasting chicken in the oven it’s important to allow for air circulation.  The hot air that surrounds the food in the oven cooks it.  If air flow is inhibited food can’t cook evenly.  To remedy this simply line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up and Read More