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Experimenting with Indian Cuisine

Being a chemist, I experiment with products methods every day. For me, the kitchen is just another place for me to try out new ingredients and flavors. Last week, I tried a new Indian dish with a group of friends and the experiment was a success. I’m sharing it because iCook experimentally!

Stop Whining and Add Wine

Sometimes, like most cooks, I get in a cooking rut – it’s like writers block I guess, but applies to cooks. Chicken, pasta, and variations of beef seem to be on the menu way too often. But you can jazz up these routine dishes by cooking with wine. iCook with wine to make things better!

Not Yo’ Mamma’s Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice is an old family favorite but this week I decided to jazz it up with a new twist. I was ecstatic when I found this recipe for Chicken and Mushroom risotto. Sometimes iCook just to take things up a notch.

Hail Spring!

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. Ironically someone forgot to tell Mother Nature because we had snow flurries! When the weather is cold and nasty I always want to whip up a nice pot of soup, stew or chili. iCook to brighten up a cold and damp day!

I'd do anything for love - and meatloaf

It’s been a hard week and I’ve been craving some comfort food, namely my wife’s special meat loaf. It takes a couple of hours to make because its special - but the recipe is for two loaf pans, so we can have some now and freeze the other for a quick weeknight meal. iCook meatloaf that can satisfy any meat craving.

Anytime is Bread Pudding time

Easter Sunday is just a few weeks away.  Chances are that many of my our readers will be preparing a special meal - with desert. I recently came across a bread pudding recipe that I think is the perfect fit for your Easter feast  - along with those hot cross buns. iCook to celebrate the holidays.

Spice Cake with a Twist

Some friends recently joined us for dinner and brought the most amazing cake for dessert. It was a Rye Honey cake with dates and Five Spice powder  - no it wasn’t weird it was delicious. It had a lovely flavor that topped off a great evening. I asked our guests if I could share the recipe and here it is. iCook a different kind of spice cake.

Oven baked Chicken Parmesan

By the time the family gets home from after school activities, sports, the gym and work, they’re hangry!Are you pressed for time but have to get dinner on the table? How about a ‘no muss’ and ‘no fuss’ baked chicken parmesan for dinner - something you can pop in the oven  and cook in a matter of minutes! Sometimes iCook even though I don’t really have the time.

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Shanks!

A shank is the part of the leg between the knee and ankle. In my efforts to cook more "nose to tail”, I took on the lamb shank for this week’s recipe. iCook for sustainability as well as taste.

If a Cake is your wish!

It’s a tradition at iList to celebrate birthdays with a special treat prepared. We had a birthday just last week and they requested a “Chocolate and Peanut butter cake”. Now I am a huge fan of this combination, so I took it as a personal challenge to find the right recipe. iCook says to let them eat Cake!