Living Well


Coffee Shop Quality Joe at Home

Coffee—whether it powers your mornings, gets you through the mid-afternoon slump, or is your evening time pick-me-up, a good cup of joe can go a long way. The next time you find yourself needing a boost of energy, don’t wait in line at the coffee... …more


Delectable Chicken Pad Thai

Pad thai is all about balance—a perfect combination of sweet, sour, and salty mixed with a little spice—that enhances every sense of the flavor palate. This dish is not only known for its vibrantly rich characterizations of tastes, but also its soft,... …more


New York Strip Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce

This decadent recipe starts with a finely marbled cut of meat and ends with a rich and creamy whiskey-based reduction. The steak is juicy and seared to form a light crust around the outside. It takes on the mild, herbal flavors of the butter, garlic,... …more


Perfecting Your Knife Skills

Julienne, brunoise, mince, and batonnet: what do these four terms have in common? They are all basic knife cuts. To excel at these knife strokes, it’s important to learn how to hold, sharpen, and clean knives properly, as well as to understand the... …more


Disinfecting the Kitchen After Cooking with Raw Meat

When cooking with meat it’s important to not only make sure it reaches a certain temperature before consuming, but it’s also crucial to properly disinfect the kitchen after handling the items. Raw meat, poultry, and fish carry numerous diseases that... …more


Safe Cooking Temperatures for Meat and Seafood

If you enjoy cooking hearty dishes that include red meat, poultry, or seafood, you should always make sure the products reach the proper temperature before consuming. Determining doneness of meat by sight alone can often lead to food-related... …more


How to Cook with and Clean Stainless Steel

Stainless steel cookware is known for its durability and superior performance compared to its counterparts, and is often a chef’s favorite choice. However, if you have never cooked with or cleaned stainless steel before, it’s important to note that it... …more


Best Homemade Scrambled Eggs

A recipe that you might have learned growing up is how to make scrambled eggs. It seems pretty simple —  you crack a few eggs in a bowl, whisk them with a little salt and pepper, maybe add some milk, and then cook them in a pan. While these... …more


How to Properly Dice an Onion

The chili recipe calls for diced onion and your chopping skills just aren’t up to par. Don’t panic, there is a simple solution to your dicing woes and, quite frankly, you are not alone.  A lot of individuals dislike chopping onions, which is... …more


How to Properly Wash Fruits and Vegetables

By the time you bring home your food from the grocery store, it has already gone through quite a journey- From being picked in a field, stored in a facility, transported on a truck (or airplane), and placed on your grocery store's shelves, there's no... …more