If you were lucky enough to get some Le Creuset cookware as a family heirloom, or maybe it’s been a while since you bought your Le Creuset pieces and you forgot, I’m going to show you how to “crack the code” and figure out what size your LeCreuset cookware really is. [Read more…]
Pepper steak is one of the classic take out items of Chinese food restaurants and Take Out Stands across the country. While it bears little resemblance to its original dish (which contained pork, by the way), it’s still a fast and easy to prepare meal that’s quite delicious. [Read more…]
If you’re looking for an easy to prepare and tasty seafood recipe for your crockpot or slow cooker, this is it. While the recipe calls for flounder, almost any white fish like halibut, tilapia, or swai can be substituted. This recipe is very kid friendly and is an easy way to get picky eaters to add some seafood to their menu. The vegetables help keep things healthy and kids love it. You can make a double batch for leftovers the next day. If your guests prefer something with a little more kick, try adding in bit of cayenne pepper or tabasco sauce. Sometimes I’ll add in Rocky Mountain Seasoning from the Spice House to give it a little more flavor. You can use white potatoes or red potatoes; if you substitute Yukon gold potatoes, they are a little denser and will take slightly longer to cook. If you don’t have baby carrots, diced regular carrots work just as well. If you happen to have a bay leaf or two on hand, adding one in will bring some flavor to the party. Just don’t forget to remove it before serving.
- 3-4 Flounder medium filets, diced
- 2 sticks celery, diced
- 3 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 3⁄4 cup baby carrots
- 1⁄2 cup white wine, optional
- 1⁄2 teaspoon old bay seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- salt & pepper to taste
- Dice the flounder into chunks about ½" to ¾" cubes.
- Peel and dice the potatoes. Dice the celery into ½" slices.
- Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker. Mix to make sure everything is well blended and covered by the cream of mushroom soup. The mixture should be pretty goopy and thick; it will thin out as it cooks.
- Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 4-6 hours until carrots are fork tender.
In this review, we’re going to take a look at the Knappmade Chain Mail Cast Iron Scrubber. One of the things that I discovered when I switched to an induction cooktop was how much better cast iron cookware performed compared to stainless steel/aluminum core cookware like All Clad. Now, don’t get me wrong: I love enameled cast iron like Le Creuset. But unless you are Elmer J. Fudd Millionaire who owns a mansion and a yacht, your most economical choice for cast iron cookware will be from Lodge. While non enameled cast iron is really great at giving you that golden delicious brown crust you want, it’s kind of a pain in the butt to clean and re-season, especially if you use it on high heat. Thankfully this chain mail scrubber makes a tough job that much easier. [Read more…]