Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

I don’t think there is a bigger debate within families of who’s mom or grandma has the best potato salad. My Mother In Law won’t even eat potato salad if it’s not her’s. But to me, my grandma’s potato salad is the best although this is not my grandma’s potato salad, not at all. The…

Classic Beef Stock

Beef stock is the base to my favorite soup, who doesn’t love a French onion soup when it is done right? But beef stock is so much more than a soup base just like chicken stock you can add it to just about anything you’d add chicken stock to, add it to a pot roast…

Classic Marinara Sauce

Growing up, my mom was definitely the cook in the family. My dad really had 3 recipes that all involved opening a can of beans and adding ketchup to it. My mom is a pretty good home cook but she was taught by her mom who was the definition of a 50’s housewife, casserole this casserole that….

Classic Chicken Stock

Chicken stock is the most versatile and easiest to make, really it’s like a gateway stock to a life and freezer full of different stocks.  Every rotisserie chicken carcass, every bone that has been de-boned is saved until I have a gallon bag full of chicken bones.  If I’m out of stock but I don’t have…

Asian Chicken Stock

Why do I make an Asian style chicken stock? The simple answer is, I really love Ramen! I was making Chicken Long Rice and I had extra broth, I thought, well this is half way to ramen broth why don’t I save it for the next time I need broth? The next time I made…