5 Ways to Cut the Fat

Oven-fry potatoes instead of making or buying French fries. Use herbs, spices, fruits and salsas to flavor your food. Substitute reduced fat cheeses for full-fat ones, and cut the amount you use. Choose Canadian bacon or turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. Coat chicken and fish in breadcrumbs rather than batter, and bake them instead of frying.

Grilled Salmon

Ingredients: ¼ cup butter, melted ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons white wine 1¼ pounds salmon fillets Directions: In a medium glass bowl, mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, and white wine. Stir until brown sugar has dissolved. Reserve a small amount to use as a basting sauce; the remainder is used as a marinade. Place salmon fillets in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour in m...

Food Presentation Is Key

One of the keys to good cooking is to understand the role of all our five senses in helping us to enjoy food. One sense often ignored, however, is sight. A pleasing food presentation will help your other senses start to anticipate that something enjoyable is about to happen. Here are some tips you can use to please the eye at your dinner table: Any edible garnish should be compatible with  the underlying food Do not decorate with anything inedible Complex dishes require simple garnis...

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

As seen on Fox 2 News' Cooking School Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil 1 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp(raw; 20 to 25 per lb) 4 large garlic cloves, minced fine ¼ cup capers ½ cup dry white wine or sherry 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 5 tablespoons unsalted butter ¾ lb capellini (angel-hair pasta) ½ cup Pear or Cherry Tomatoes ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley ¼ cup fresh lemon juice ¼ cup Shredded Parmsean Directions: Bring a 6- to...

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Utensils: 1 saucepan 1 mixing bowl (that will sit on top of saucepan) Measuring cup Measuring spoons Whisk Fondue serving set Fondue skewers Handy fuel or denatured alcohol Ingredients: 2 cups heavy cream 1 pound premium semisweet chocolate(chocolate chips if you want) 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon brandy Strawberries, bananas, pineapple, brownies, marshmallow, cookies, or any other dipping item of your choice Directions: Put approximately 4 inches of w...