america’s test kitchen

At the beginning of the month, Angela and I made the decision to switch to a vegetarian diet for a month. The reason for me was a simple one. I wanted to see how I felt after a month of not eating animal protein. So, we both researched what we could and could not eat. […]

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This past weekend was something that I was very much looking forward to. I’ve been super exhausted the past few weeks (due to extended weight workouts and longer distance runs). On Saturday, I did a 6 mile run on the treadmill. I had planned to run 6 miles outside but the rainstorm outside said no […]

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Back To School

by Willie on June 19, 2014

in Cooking School, Daily

Over the last few months, I’ve really gone back and forth on the decision to go to a culinary school or a culinary type school. Time and cost have really been the major factors in deciding if I wanted to take the leap. I looked into a few schools locally but the cost was incredibly […]


When the new year started, I made a “resolution” to create 52 different dishes for the year of 2014. It’s a way for me to cook on a regular basis and also try different dishes that I would normally not try. This week’s dish is a Quesadilla Pie. I found the recipe in the America’s Test […]


Salt To Taste

by Willie on January 13, 2014

in Daily, Food Fuel

Have you ever read a recipe that says the phrase “Salt To Taste”. It is one of those phrases that tends to haunt a beginner cook. How much salt should be added when cooking? Should I use table salt, Kosher salt, or sea salt? Isn’t adding salt bad for you? Recently, I was listening to […]