Archive for October 2016

What You Need to Cook Like a Texan

Oct 29th, 2016 | By | Category: cooking tips, show tips, the show

Like any distinctive cuisine, to cook with a Texas flair, you have to have the proper ingredients, gear and know-how to make flavors come to life. In this case, to speak with a Texas–and even TxMex–accent.



Homesick Texan (podcast)

Oct 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Whether you were born in Texas or got here as fast as you could, it’s a place that gets under your skin and into your blood and bones and muscle; no matter where you go in the world Texas goes with you.



Mexican Chocolate Chewies

Oct 29th, 2016 | By | Category: baking and desserts, blog, cook something

Chocolate chewies are light, crisp, and, yes, chewy chocolate cookies that are studded with chocolate chips and pecans.



Lisa Fain is the Homesick Texan

Oct 29th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

You don’t have to be a seventh-generation Texan to feel a deep connection to the Lone Star State and a sense of longing when you are away from it. That Lisa Fain does have those very deep roots made her longing that much more pronounced.



Tips for Making Cheese Soup

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips

My brother-in-law, Steve Piekarski, says he’ll eat soup any time of year; a steaming bowl of goodness on a 100 degree day sounds great to him. So it comes as no surprise he makes soup at home, and offers these tips for making great cheese soup.



Brother-in-law, Home Cook, Badass Biker

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio

To look at Steve Piekarski, from North Aurora, Illinois, you might assume he is a gruff, abrasive, tattooed badass biker. And you’d be right. But, my brother-in-law is also a funny, creative guy who loves my sister Toni, and his two girls.



The Big Cheese: Soup for a Crowd (podcast)

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Cook big or go home. That’s my brother-in-law, Steve Piekarski’s, philosophy of food. And he proved it to me on a visit last fall by making 12-quarts of cheese soup for three people.



Wisconsin Divinity: Cheese Soup

Oct 20th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fall, soups and salads, winter

My brother-in-law Steve Piekarski is a good home cook. He and my sister Toni both enjoy food that is hearty and unfussy, such as hearty cheese soup. Neither is opposed to using convenience foods in their cooking, either, such as pasteurized prepared cheese products. You know: Velveeta.



Baked Dijon Salmon

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fish and seafood

This is one of Esmée Williams’ personal recipes, and it appears on Allrecipes.com. About the recipe she writes: “This is a wonderful way to prepare fresh salmon fillets in the oven. Be sure to make extra, your family will be begging for more!”



Allrecipes’ Esmée Williams

Oct 13th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Esmée Williams is the corporate voice of Allrecipes’ home cooks, championing features that make everyday meal planning easier and more rewarding.

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