Hey Y’all, Paula Deen Is Coming To Town

September 23, 2010

If you are a Paula Deen fan and you live in Virginia, Paula Deen is coming! Cookbook author, television show host, chef and down-to-earth Southern belle, Paula Deen will entertain you while she shows you her latest cooking techniques and shares her newest southern recipes. On October 1st, Paula will be at the Landmark Theatre […]

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The Colors of Fall

September 22, 2010

WELCOME TO THE FIRST DAY OF FALL I just love ALL the colors and flavors of the fall season. Soup simmering on the stove. Meat braising in the pan. Spaghetti sauce bubbling in the oven. Chili to warm up a cool, fall day. The possibilities are endless. Welcome to fall. Pictured are 7 quart round […]

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Kitchenarian Project 50 – Chef’s Knife

September 21, 2010

Look at this.  How am I supposed to choose the best kitchen knife? I love them all. Well, almost all of them. Having people look at all my knives is a bit awkward; a little bit like people peeking into your shoe closet! I am hoping that my husband is not reading my blog today, […]

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Kitchenarian Project 50

September 20, 2010

I am embarking upon a kitchen project, probably better described as an experiment. I am going to comprise a list of the top 50 kitchen tools and essential equipment for your kitchen. You may think this is easy and many of you probably wonder how someone would ever need 50 kitchen items, but actually I […]

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Homemade Marshmallows

September 19, 2010

Once the fall season begins, s’mores and hot chocolate are ideal for a warm, delicious treat to beat the cooling weather. Also around this time, the Kitchenarian breaks out one of her confectionary masterpieces in our kitchen – homemade marshmallows. Most people don’t really comprehend the fact that you can actually make marshmallows yourself, nor […]

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From the Recipe Box: Breakfast Polenta with Chorizo and Queso Fresco

September 18, 2010

In celebration of Epicurious’s 15th birthday, here is my most recent favorite recipe from epicurious.com. I made this in July when I was cleaning out the pantry and found a bag of polenta. I went to the website, searched for recipes with polenta and found this delicious meal. Even though the title is long, the […]

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Happy Birthday Epicurious! Fifteen Years Of Good Food

September 17, 2010

Epicurious is fifteen years old.  If you are not familiar with epicurious.com, it is a popular website that offers recipes and cooking tips.  But it’s more than that; it also features entertaining ideas and restaurants reviews. This site is a reference tool for any foodie or foodie wanna-be. I have gotten some of my favorite […]

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Turning Up The Heat

September 16, 2010

The time has come to turn up the heat – I have now launched my facebook page for The Kitchenarian. If you enjoy reading my blog, like to cook, or just like to eat and read about cooking, please go to facebook and join my page. I am looking forward to writing more about the […]

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Cookin’ Up A Storm – The Comfort Brothers

September 15, 2010

I love it when people discover their passion and find a way to turn it into a vocation. Don’t we all want to wake up every morning excited and happy to be doing what we love? Let me introduce you to two men who have accomplished that: Jim Starnes and Bill Hamby with Comfort Brothers […]

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Barefoot Contessa Book Tour!

September 13, 2010

I am not your typical star-struck school girl that goes gaga over celebrities, but I must tell you that I adore Ina Garten. I own all of her cookbooks and I use them often. She has a new cookbook coming out next month and she will be on a book tour this fall. Her new […]

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