Chicken Kabobs: 100% Healthy and Guaranteed Moist

Using a tried-and-true approach, based on a 4,000-year-old track record from India, will guarantee your guests are not gnawing on rawhide meat. If you’re a nube on the grill and tried cooking chicken, there’s a 65% chance your meat turned out dry and tough. Birds can be a bitch on the grill. If you glaze... Continue Reading →

The Steak-Grilling Recipe that Forever Sets the Bar

Those steaks you’ve enjoyed at fine-dining establishments can’t hold a candle to this recipe. You’ll never consume steak again without comparing it to this. If you are a nube on the grill, don’t be intimidated. I get it. Your life has turned out like the movie, Knocked Up. You impregnated a fine young woman that... Continue Reading →

New Summer Reading Series, Coming from The Father Apprentice

Hear ye! Hear ye! I'm pleased to report that later this week, The Summer BBQ Series will debut on The Father Apprentice. These will represent brief and easy-to-make meals centered around the grill. Everything I've learned that makes grilling easy, and provides a dad the opportunity to be a chef hero, will grace your web... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Great Pancakes

Yum. There's nothing... NOTHING better than cooking pancakes with your kids. It's easy to get them involved, there's a fantastic pay off for everyone in the family and it's a great way to introduce your kid(s) to cooking. This is likely so obvious, so mundane that you've stopped reading BUT WAIT! If you don't finish... Continue Reading →

Beef Bourguignon is so C’est Bon!

One of the easiest recipes that will make you look like a true chef. Just don't refer to yourself as one, otherwise you'll sound cocky. Beef Bourguignon is so choice. The key to this dish is the roux, which is when you stir in flour while you're browning vegetables. It's a tried and true method... Continue Reading →

Bourbon-Pepper Pan Sauce and NY Strips: A Vegetarian Nightmare

It was on a cold and snowy Sunday when I made one of my first proper pan sauces. Thankfully, it did not suck. Frankly, that’s all I aim for as an amateur chef, and the cooking Gods will smack me down if I associate the word ‘chef’ with my name ever again. This dish turned... Continue Reading →

Kids Cutting with Knives in the Kitchen

If you’re assuming this title reflects a negligent parent, who lets their son cut vegetables and fruit with little concern for their safety, you are partially correct. The latter is correct, negligent is inaccurate by all measures! My son does not wield Gingko or Cutco knives. The ones he uses are manufactured by StarPack. He’s... Continue Reading →

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient That Made America Fat and Diabetic

I worked for Men’s Health Magazine for a total of nine years during my career and it represents an outstanding experience. It wasn’t just the people that worked there, it was the mission behind the brand: health, wellness, and in many cases, the magazine featured stories that were truly thought-provoking. Yes, they continue to have... Continue Reading →

The Greatest ‘Gravy’ on the Face of the Earth

If you dislike Italian food, this post is not for you. My hunch is this represents 1% of the population so I’ll assume most readers have not clicked away yet. Food Courtesy: https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/ If you want to cook the greatest sauce, or ‘gravy’ as pure-bred Italian-Americans refer to it as, set your alarm clock for... Continue Reading →

The Best ‘Cooking Manual’ EVER

Want to make beef stroganoff? How about coq au vin? Intimidated? Don’t be. I’ve got something better than a recipe, which is simply a list of ingredients and written instructions. Sometimes, what the chef-authors describe in writing doesn’t translate into a tasty meal. It’s easy to miss a step or to be unfamiliar with a... Continue Reading →

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