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Hot Dogs: What You Should Know about Them

hot dogDoug Sohn owned a Chicago restaurant named Hot Doug's, a popular spot celebrated for its sausage sandwiches.

Tips on Making Food Appealing, Food Safety and BPA (again)

salmon patty with sour creamThe first two Q/As below are about good food but not in the sense of nutrition; they're about good food meaning the person eating it does so with pleasure and enthusiasm. The third and fourth Q/As are about developing a protective sense as to what stores offer that might be a health risk--food possibly contaminated by temperature abuse or store receipts that might get BPA on your hands.


How to Reheat Leftover Steak-- Advice from Experts

SteakIn an upscale restaurant, my husband ordered a prime steak that was about the size of a full-grown cow.  Of course, he couldn't eat it all in one sitting, so he brought it home and labeled it "leftovers." He was looking forward to having 2 great meals for the price of one.  The next evening, he challenged me to warm up the remaining steak, duplicating the delicious flavor and texture of the restaurant version.

Kids and Cooking: A Good Combo

kids and cookingIs cooking fun? Maybe you think it's work, but kids see things differently. A 3-5 year old can get a big kick out of peeling or cracking eggs, scraping carrots, smearing butter on toast, decorating a pizza with toppings, stirring cheese into macaroni, or building a sandwich.  Supervised chopping and cutting is also an enjoyable challenge for a young youngster. And as the years advance, hopefully the child who has had pleasant experiences with cooking will move on to making one dish independently and then, in the teen years, preparing a whole meal for the family.  How can you get kids interested in cooking?  Why should you?  This article answers both questions.

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