What’s a Cook to do?

Want to know how to peel an onion? When you should cover a pot? How to thicken gravy? How about when to beat egg whites? Stuff a fish? Crack a coconut?
Even how to fix cracked pie crust? Cut perfect orange wedges? When to use what herbs?

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Ask Roni Q&A _v01 – Video Post

This weeks video is a little bit different. I’m heading out of town friday for a couple of days and there was just no way I could squish in a cooking video before I left. Instead, I decided to do a some Q&A with questions I have received from the site. Read the rest of this post »»

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Ginger Garlic Chicken with Vegetables

I guess you can call this a stir-fry but I don’t have a wok and I really steam the veggies so I’m not really sure what to call it!

I bought some fresh ginger this weekend, it was my first time. Normally I make stir-fry meals with ground ginger and that works out great but I wanted to try something new. I’m glad I did! The fresh ginger has such an awesome smell and it’s much easier to work with then I thought. Just a simply peel the skin off slice and dice like you would garlic.

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Ask Roni – Whole Wheat Flour

Hi Roni,
I am planning on making your pumpkin muffins this week, and so I was wondering…Are there general rules to follow when substituting regular flour for wheat flour in a recipe? When you swap in wheat flour, does this change the amount of baking powder, liquid, or any other ingredients in the recipe? I have family recipes for pumpkin bread and banana bread and I would love to learn how to make them healthier with wheat flour. Thanks!
-Megan

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Quick Ramen Noodle Lunch – Video Post

I can’t be the only one who lived of Ramen Noodles in college, can I?

Well they finally lightened them up and in a pinch they can be used to make a quick lite meal! Seriously! Check it out…

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Blackened Ahi Tuna with Simple Mango Salsa

Let me confess right now, this is the first time I’ve every bought and prepared a tuna steak. So, yeah I’ll admit it, I’ve been kinda scared to give them a try at home. Recently I had an some Ahi Tuna at a Japanese restaurant and it was awesome! I’m also a HUGE fan for the tuna appetizer they have at outback.

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Mini Egg Muffins

A while back Kalyn posted a recipe for Egg muffins and it intrigued me. I mean, basically it’s a single serve frittata you could carry to work! Then I saw Giada make Mini Frittatas and I just had to make this idea my own (I only say that because I CANNOT make a recipe as is, it like a personality flaw).

So this morning, in attempt to get my eating habits back in order I decided to give them a try. Read the rest of this post »»

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skewers

I received an “Ask Roni” email the other day from Deanna requesting shrimp recipes so when I saw them at the grocery store tonight, I thought, humpf, Why not?

So upon returning from the store I whipped up a quick marinade, let the shrimp sit for about 20 minutes while I put the groceries away and then I grilled them on skewers.

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Provolone Pita Pizza

This was a complete impromptu lunch. I wasn’t even planning on posting it but it came out really good and the toddler loved it so what the heck!

Most of you know, I’m a bit pizza obsessed but I go through phases. For weeks at a time I’ll invent tons of home pizzas using what ever I have on hand as crusts (tortillas, pitas, english muffins) and sauce (tomato paste, tomato slices, pesto). Read the rest of this post »»

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Roni’s Chicken Surprise – Video Post

As I say in the video, this is an old favorite of mine. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s good! ;~P The toddler had 3 bowls!! (well toddler bowls so that was about a full serving). He kept saying, “more, pwease.”

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Veggie Kabobs

Tonight I defrosted some turkey tenderloins and planned to grill them but I had no idea what to serve as a side dish. I wanted to make something on the grill (I hate cooking in and out of the house at the same time. If I’m grilling I’m grilling everything).

So I pulled out every veggie in the fridge, made a marinade, pulled out the skewers and viola! Instant fun side dish!

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