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Janet A. Zimmerman

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By Janet A. Zimmerman

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • A New Way to Cook Mushrooms Created: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Soaking mushrooms and then piling them into a pan and cooking with a little water is not only the easiest way to cook them, but also results in deeply flavored, beautifully browned mushrooms with n...
    • Recipe: Easy Tomato Sauce Created: Monday, March 18, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      This tomato sauce for pasta or pizza is simple to make but packed with flavor.
    • Egg Cups: Savory Breakfast Cupcakes Created: Saturday, December 12, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      I'm sure these egg cups are an old idea, but I've never seen recipes for them. They're delightful little cupcakes arranged on a hot plate at brunch buffets.
    • Pita Sandwiches Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Of all the breads you can make at home, one of the fastest pita sandwich breads are the easiest. Here's a pita recipe and six favorite sandwiches using it.
    • Dinner on a Budget Created: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Eating on a budget doesn't mean eating poorly. Some of the finest dishes ever created were developed by people trying to economize.
    • Recipe: Red Wine Butter Sauce Created: Thursday, August 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      This simple red wine sauce is a great finish for all types of meat and poultry. It is versatile and goes well with any type of meat.
    • Beef Enchilada: More Tex than Mex Created: Monday, September 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Beef Enchiladas are one of my favorite ways of using up leftover beef - or chicken or pork for that matter. But they're also great made from scratch.
    • Tip: Perfect Soups, Stews, and Braises Created: Saturday, October 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Fall and winter seasons for soups, stews, and braises. These are cooking methods that involve cooking in liquid but many make the mistake of boiling meat." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Ingredient/Technique: Thickeners Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn about the multitude of ways to thicken sauces useful for cooking. You have common options like cornstarch and different ones like arrowroot." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Cameron Stove-top Smoker: An Indoor Alternative Created: Monday, May 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Cameron's Stove-top Smoker isn't a replacement for a genuine outdoor smoker or grill. But it can provide genuine wood smoke flavor indoors.
    • A Modern Easter Menu for Two Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Glazed salmon is complemented with crisp potatoes and a scrumptious asparagus salad in this modern, elegant Easter menu.
    • Recipe: Honey-Mustard Glazed Salmon Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      A sweet and tangy mustard sauce gives salmon fillets extra flavor in this quick, easy recipe.
    • Recipe: Chimichurri Steak Tacos with Pico de Gallo Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Fresh salsa complements seared steak slices tossed with chimichurri in these simple but delicious tacos for two.
    • Making the Most of Pork Created: Friday, September 04, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Leftover pork is far easier to deal with if you plan in advance. These recipes are quick, easy, delicious and quickly reduce a pork roast to fond memories.
    • The Other Half: Avocados Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Seven delicious ways to use up the other half of that avocado -- plus tips on storage that will keep it green and fresh.
    • Recipe: Chimichurri Sauce for Two Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      This spicy, tangy herb sauce from South America is traditional with steak but also enhances fish or chicken.
    • Recipe: Baja-Style Fish Tacos Created: Saturday, February 09, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Crisp battered fish, avocado cream and spicy cabbage are layered in these delicious Baja-style fish tacos.
    • Recipe: Mexican Shrimp "Ceviche" Cocktail Created: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      This Mexican-inspired shrimp cocktail is not a true ceviche -- instead, the shrimp are lightly poached in lime-infused water and marinated in lime juice while they cool. The combination of shrimp, ...
    • Recipe: Modern Club Sandwiches for Two Created: Monday, June 03, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Grilled bread replaces the usual toast in this delicious update of the classic club sandwich, with bacon and tender chicken breast.
    • Recipe: Guacamole for Two Created: Sunday, April 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Creamy ripe avocado is enlivened with jalapeno and onion in this classic Mexican dip. The small serving is perfect for two.
    • Recipe: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad for Two Created: Sunday, February 09, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Grapefruit and avocado slices combine in this easy yet elegant salad for two.
    • Recipe: Corn and Avocado Salsa Created: Sunday, February 10, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      This fresh, crunchy salsa is mild and slightly sweet from the corn. It's delicious on tacos and quesadillas, or eaten with chips.
    • Recipe: Egg and Avocado Salad Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Egg salad is enhanced with delicate, creamy avocado for a delicious sandwich filling.
    • Traditional Chicken Wings: Made from Tiny Buffaloes Created: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      I first had chicken wings in Buffalo, and they couldn't have been simpler. The wings were fried but not battered and tossed with hot sauce and butter.
    • Recipe: Meringue Shells with Lemon Cream Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Silky lemon curd and whipped cream top crunchy meringue shells in this luscious dessert for two.
    • Recipe: Lemon Mousse for Two Created: Monday, March 25, 2013 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Lemon curd lightened by whipped cream makes an easy and delicious lemon mousse for two.
    • Recipe: Veracruz-Style Fish Fillets Created: Thursday, September 05, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Spicy tomato sauce with capers and olives turns fish fillets into a delicious Mexican entree for two.
    • Recipe: Avgolemono Soup for Two Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
      Egg enriches this simple Greek chicken and rice soup, while a splash of lemon juice adds a perfect bright note.
    • Recipe: Mayonnaise Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Making mayonnaise is easier than you might think; this easy recipe makes about a cup.
    • Great Ingredients for Two: IQF Shrimp Created: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      Frozen (IQF or Individually Quick Frozen) shrimp are one of the best ingredients you can buy when you're cooking for two. They thaw and cook quickly, and they're so versatile you never have to feel...
    • Recipe: Cajun Chicken and Dumplings for Two Created: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014
      A Cajun twist elevates ordinary chicken and dumplings to a savory, complex dish you'll love.
    • Recipe: Potato and Cabbage Salad with Corned Beef Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      This unusual twist on corned beef and cabbage makes a delightful change from the usual St. Patrick's Day fare, or a delicious main dish salad any time.

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