Kemper McMaster II

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diy modern and very cool cooler

well, just like last year, and the year before that — we’re throwing ourselves a little birthday picnic for our shared birthday week. so of course i …

Something to Cook: Peninsula Grill's Oysters Rockefeller

<b>Christmas Eve tends to find me</b> grease-splattered and bleary-eyed<b>,</b> slaving away at some dinner menu that I will later admit to being lunatic in its scope and ambition. Roast goose, consommé, bouillabaisse, a croquembouche — these defiantly laborious dishes have all adorned my holiday table at one …

Classic Party Fondue

4 Servings<p>Raclette is the most mild tasting of these three cheeses, while Comté and Gruyère deliver some sharpness. For a crowd-pleasing mix, try 3 parts raclette to 1 part Comté and/or Gruyère.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound raclette cheese, Comté, and/or Gruyère, grated (about 5 cups)<p>1 …

Recipes

The Food Lab: How to Make Creamy Vegetable Soups Without a Recipe

When I was a totally green cook with my first serious restaurant job, working under Chef Jason Bond at what's now a landmark Boston restaurant, No. 9 Park, there were many moments when I learned a new technique or perfected an old one and said to myself, "holy crap, I just made this?" But the very …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Try one of our 20 steamy soup slow cooker recipes to warm your belly on a frosty day.<p>Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy …

Slow Cookers

Grief-Free Meat Grinding

Whether you’re making steak tartare or homemade sausage, get critical information on how to grind meat at home and get great texture results—not the …

Cooking

Crockpot Pork

I made this crockpot pork for Dave last week. I am always looking for new things to make for him, to keep things interesting. I don’t know why I …

Crock Pot Swiss Steak With Tomato Soup Recipe

• Cut the round steak into 6 to 8 serving-size portions.<br>• In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and pepper.<br>• With a meat tenderizer, rolling pin, or …

Hummus with Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

Heat oven to 300°. Toss pine nuts and olive oil in a bowl until evenly coated. Transfer to a baking sheet; bake, stirring occasionally, until golden …

Recipes

Crispy Five-Fragrance Calamari & Dipping Sauce | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Five-fragrance powder is also known as Chinese five-spice, five perfumes, or five heavenly spices. It is indeed heavenly: sweet, sour, bitter and pungent, all in one blend. This recipe calls for adding the spice to both the flour coating and the dipping sauce to double the flavor. Use rice bran or …

Berry Cheesecake Tarts

Toasted Sage Gnocchi with Sautéed Asparagus & Caramelized Shallots - Adventures in Cooking

I didn’t encounter gnocchi for the first time until I left for college and found them in the aisles of the nearby Trader Joe’s. I immediately fell in …

Hazenlut Panna Cotta With A Honey Cocoa Glaze - Adventures in Cooking

Sometimes in the summer I find myself craving the nutty flavors of fall, slightly over-excited for the next season on the docket. But the heat…oh the …

Classic Pad Thai

I have Lukas to thank for transforming my kitchen into a place of adventure and firsts for me recently. (i.e. as in this recipe, too.)<p>Take pad thai. …