Baked Potato & Cheddar Cheese Soup Recipe

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If you’ve ever met me in real life, you know that I’m a big Disney World fan. Ond one of my favorite special events to attend is the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. One of the classic recipes that makes an appearance almost every year is the Canadian Cheddar Soup. While it’s really good soup, I’ve always felt it lacked that stick-to-your-ribs, OMG-that-was-so-good, I-can’t-believe-I-ate-so-much quality to it. I’ve been playing with the recipe for a number of years. After much experimentation, I found that I could achieve the result I was looking for by adding baked potato and few other ingredients. [Read more…]

Inside Out Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Inside out chicken cordon bleu recipeChicken Cordon Bleu is a classic recipe that that became popular in the mid 20th century. It’s based on the schnitzel, which comes from Switzerland. Typically, the chicken is either butterflied and the cheese is placed in the middle, or it’s rolled up in spiral like a roulade. While both styles of preparation are very pretty to look at, they are somewhat difficult to execute, as you want the chicken to be cooked in the middle without drying out on the outside. This “inside out” version is lot easier to get right. [Read more…]

Chain-Mail Cast Iron Scrubber Review

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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…]