“N” is for Night Night!

Why on earth do I say that at the end of a show? So thanks for joining me in my Hot Kitchen tonight, have fun turning up the heat in your kitchen, and we’ll see you next week.   When we were creating the show, we tried several different lines. That is the one that […]

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“M” is for Merlot

Merlot is my favorite red cooking wine. The fruity nose and the soft, oaky tannins tend to be lovely. The wine imparts a soft sweetness without the astringent qualities of tannins. I’ve tried using cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, syraz, chianti, malbec, and just regular table wine. Here’s a breakdown based on my experience and palatte of […]

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Hot Kitchen Flaming Rack of Lamb Recipe Demonstration

“L” is for Lamb Chops & Love

Or ‘Lamby’ as we affectionately call it. Lamb is one of our favorite gourmet meats to eat, though typically we only have it a few times a year. Lamb is a very romantic experience for us, we have a long history and Lamb has a big role in our love. To us, lamb is special. […]

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“K” is for Kitchen

Most of you know that Hot Kitchen is our cooking show. My husband Tracy and I do the whole thing ourselves.   Unlike ‘professional’ cooking shows, we actually cook in our own kitchen, and it hasn’t been retrofitted with a bunch of fancy equipment. The Hot Kitchen you see is the same kitchen that I […]

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“J” is for Jicama

Jicama is a lovely little root vegetable that tastes like an apple and a potato had a baby. It is tender enough to eat raw and a favorite ingredient in Latin-American cuisine. It is a tropical root vegetable.   The first time I tried Jicama it was raw, sprinkled with some dry pico de gallo […]

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“I” is for I can’t believe they call that food!

High Fructose Corn Syrup: When did grains decide to turn themselves into heavy thick syrup? They didn’t. Grains naturally ferment and turn into alcohol! There is no high fructose corn syrup in nature. A common offender on recipe labels near you.   Soy Lectithin: An extract of soy oil that is used to ‘stabilize’ nearly […]

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Hot Kitchen White Bean Hummus Recipe Demonstration

“H” is for Hummus Recipes

 Hummus. By name it sounds like it might be alien. Rest assured it is very much a human food. Hummus is a yummy bean dip that is frequently served at Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influenced cafes, carts, and restaurants. Hummus has long been a favorite “poor girl’s” lunch. When paired with whole grain flatbread, and […]

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