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Feb 20 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Making Hard-Boiled Eggs

For many, hard boiling an egg seems simple, but many people have asked about a method with good results. While there are many techniques, this is the way I hard boil eggs. The eggs cook completely, the yolks are fluffy and bright yellow, and the eggs peel easily.

Jan 25 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Chocolate Orange Bundt Cake

Taking a little help from a box of cake mix, this double chocolate Bundt cake features bits of candied orange peel. Easy to prepare – and you can omit the orange peel or substitute with dried fruit, nuts, coconut, etc. This cake feeds a large group and has always been a crowd pleaser. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar or an easy glaze. You will also get a video tour of the vintage Hamilton Beach Model G mixer used to prepare the cake!

Dec 14 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are a holiday tradition for us, but they are a welcome treat anytime of year! These feature a buttery cookie coated in chopped nuts with an apricot center! You could make these with any kind of preserves that you prefer, but the apricot is a nice change from the ordinary. Easy to make and even easier to eat and enjoy

apricot-thumbprint-cookies-recipe

Dec 8 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Creamy Mushroom Rice

A great side dish and easy to make in one pot, this rice has a robust mushroom flavor and creamy texture. You can make it using a variety of rices and mushrooms, and it’s hearty enough to serve on its own for those who really love mushrooms!

creamy-mushroom-rice-recipe

Nov 9 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Curry Squash Soup

Celebrate autumn with this seasonal savory soup that uses butternut squash. It can easily be made vegetarian, and can be done start to finish in under an hour. It can also be made with or without curry, but either way this soup is perfect for a crisp fall day!

curry-squash-soup-recipe

Nov 2 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Cheese Garlic Biscuits

These buttery and savory biscuits are like the ones offered at a national seafood chain restaurant, but completely homemade and easy to make! Warm from the oven, they combine garlic and sharp cheddar, and are tender and light! Great with any meal!

cheese-garlic-biscuits-recipe

Sep 20 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Oatmeal Pie

This is a super-easy pie to put together and a great option when you don’t have any fresh fruit to use for a filling. It delivers a nice, oatmeal flavor. The pie isn’t too sweet, so it pairs well with fresh whipped cream or ice cream, and only requires a handful of ingredients.

Oatmeal Pie recipe

Sep 1 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food: Cooking for 100 at the “Wash-In”

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Aug 10 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Rhubarb Pineapple Pie

This is a great combination of flavors…tart rhubarb and sweet pineapple. They go well together and if you have a lot of rhubarb left in the freezer from the early summer harvest this is a good way to use it! A fairly simple pie to make and unusual enough to be an interesting offering for your guests. Great on its own or with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Pineapple Rhubarb Pie recipe

Jul 20 / Kevin Piotrowski

Cavalcade of Food – Whole Wheat Bread

Here is a simple two-loaf recipe for a good tasting whole wheat bread. It includes a little molasses, which deepens the flavor. This bread is great on sandwiches and is excellent toasted. While the recipe isn’t complicated, the process takes about 3 hours from start to finish as the dough needs to rise twice.

Whole Wheat Bread recipe