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Cauliflower... with a little spice!

Cauliflower isn’t exactly a crowd pleaser. You typically must smother it in cheese or hollandaise sauce, hide it in a casserole or add other vegetables to make it a bit more palatable. It is not our “go to” vegetable for dinner but we’ve discovered a new way to jazz it up - southern Indian style! iCook cauliflower because it’s good for you!

A Spicy Tagine on a cold day

Cold weather rushed in like the roadrunner and with it came the requests for soups and stews in our house. This week we are going to prepare a delicious Moroccan stew called a Tagine using Lamb, green olives and lemon. Sometimes iCook with my Tagine because I’m bored with the same old stew.

Comfort Food

I know the Holiday season is fast approach because it’s getting hectic around our house. End of year work projects and planning for holiday guests. When I’m feeling a bit stressed, I like comfort foods. What’s your favorite comfort food? One of my wife’s favorites is chicken pot pie. iCook comfort foods to soothe the soul.

Torte: When any old cake won't do!

We recently celebrated my wife’s birthday. I usually make some sort of decadent chocolate covered cake for birthdays. But this year my wife decided that she didn’t want a regular cake – she wanted a chocolate and raspberry torte. iCook to keep my wife happy especially on her birthday!

Ratatouille - The dish, not the movie!

Ratatouille is a classic French comfort food that is inexpensive and easy to prepare. It’s a great dish for this time of the year when squash is plentiful. Ratatouille also happens to be the name of a cute movie about a rat that cooks – but I digress. iCook Ratatouille but without the cute rat!

Chicken & Pork Together Again

Some foods just go well together. iCook has brought chicken and pork together with a sweet-sour pan sauce called Chicken Scarpariello. It’s a classic Italian-American dish which draws from peppers, rosemary, garlic and sweet Italian sausages. This week iCook is going Italian!

Under the Paducah-an Sun

A couple of months ago, I picked up a new cookbook based on the flavors of Tuscany. Since this is Barbeque on the River week, I thought it appropriate to share a recipe from the book for a pork roast flavored with garlic and rosemary.

Soups of my past

Are you loving the cooler nights – seems like there's a hint of crispness in the air.  It’s the perfect time to start making soups again. A big pot of soup can yield fast lunches or dinners, or a hearty snack to tie you over until your next meal. iCook soup because it warms the soul.

It's as easy as pie!

I was having dinner with some friends recently and chose a set menu that included pie for dessert. I haven’t had pie in ages and it got me thinking about baking. My family is full of cooks and they’re no slouches at baking. iCook pie because it’s that easy!

Spicing up Snack Time

College football is in full swing and the pro football is about to start. You’re ready for the ‘big game” but you need snacks. Tired of the same old chips and salsa, or bland cheese and crackers? How about a couple of spicy snacks to fuel your game? Today we are going to whip up some Grilled Jalapeno Poppers and Garlic-Buffalo Drumettes. iCook with the spice of life!