Cool Stuff – Recipes
“How To Make Hot Pink Pasta”

 Looking for different ways to style up your pasta dish? I added just a hint of beet juice to an ordinary pasta recipe and ended up with vibrant bright pink noodles. This recipe will not only taste delicious but will wow your dinner guests! What you’ll need: 1 ¼ cup of all-purpose flour 1 cup of semolina flour 3 eggs 2 Tablespoons of Beet juice 1 Teaspoon Sea salt 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil […]

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“Video: Farmer’s Cheese”

I have several homemade cheese recipes on this website as well as in my latest book “Modern Pioneering.” Well, I thought I’d also show you how to make it on video, since we all learn so differently don’t we… Here is the recipe for this cheese in case you want to make it ASAP after watching this video: Homemade Farmers Cheese Pin It

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“How to Debone a Bird”

I have been taking requests from you over the past months on what kind of cooking and modern pioneering tutorials you’d like to see on this site. So keep making your requests in the comments and I’m happy to oblige whenever possible. Today it is “How to Debone a Bird,” which can be used with all kinds of birds, from chickens to quail. Enjoy! PLEASE NOTE: To watch a crisp, […]

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“How to Quarter a Chicken”

I’m all about cooking with economy, finding ways to do more with less, save scraps and turn them into something delicious, and channel the inner pioneer in you. Buying a whole bird is way more economical than buying its parts. Plus you get the carcass left over to use for delicious soup or stock. Here is a how-to video to take you through the process. Try going for a whole […]

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“How to Make Caramel Apples”

I was just in New York where I did my all time favorite fall activity. It gives me pangs of nostalgia. And all of those childhood memories of frolicking through the orchards come rushing back. (Photo credit: Gordon Pellegrini) I went apple picking! My brother and I have plans for cider making and we were on a mission to get just the right apples. (Photo credit: Gordon Pellegrini) I ate […]

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“How to Make Fresh Mozarella in 30-Minutes”

A few weeks ago I was blessed to end up, somehow, serendipitously, among some of my favorite people who also happen to be food bloggers. We met at Ree’s ranch in Oklahoma and I’ll tell you more about the magic of the place later. But now, I’ll tell you about some of the deliciousness that ensued. We made fresh mozzarella! Rebecca from Foodie With Family gave us such a wonderful […]

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“How to Clean & Cook Soft Shell Crabs”

Soft shell crabs are in season! “Soft shell” is just the term used when regular crabs have recently molted their outer shell. Blue crabs for example, are most common. Ideally you buy them when they’re still alive and bring them home for a feast. They are in season May through September, but can be found frozen the rest of the year typically. Oh, and did I mention they’re delicious? And […]

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“Homemade Grape Nuts”

Homemade cereal, what a revelation! This recipe for homemade grape nuts thrilled me. I’ve made homemade granola before, but never grape nuts. So I was excited to give this a try. You will need the following things: Sprouted Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (I used regular whole wheat flour and it worked well!), Light Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt, Molasses, Buttermilk, and Butter. First you’ll combine your dry ingredients, then your […]

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“Herbal Sugars”

Since we’re officially in Spring now, herbs are going to take over my life. I love every minute of it. They are growing like wildfire on my deck and on a stump in the front of my house. It thrills me to the core. So I’m going to do everything I can to embrace them. First up: Herbal Sugars. This is a cinch and makes a wonderful gift. And it’s […]

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“Homemade Almond Milk”

I made this a few months ago and failed to share it with you. How could I? From time to time I test and photograph a recipe from one of the members of Tasty Kitchen, the fabulous community recipe website of my friend Ree. Well I tested this one and it was lovely and you ought to know about it. One thing that is pretty much always in my refrigerator […]

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