Tuesday’s Tip a.k.a. Culinary 101: Blanching Broccoli

By: | 1 Comment | On: July 8, 2016 | Category : Blog


I’m starting a new section in the blog to be named either Tuesday’s Tip or Culinary 101.   It’s not in permanent marker yet, so I’d love your opinions or any other suggestions for names.  In this section, I will provide weekly cooking tips to make things a bit simpler for you in... more

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It doesn’t get any butter than this

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 6, 2016 | Category : Blog


Butter lettuce dressed with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and then topped with Cherry Tomatoes and Avocado Slices.  This is simply divine.  Change up the dressing with your best fresh herbs in the ice box or back yard: I used Cilantro, Basil & Dill from the PK Garden. more

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Happy harvest @ Putzel Kitchen

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 1, 2016 | Category : Blog


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You can’t beet this garden to bowl salad

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 15, 2016 | Category : Blog


Another great homegrown salad of romaine, kale, baby carrots & beets from the Putzel Kitchen garden. more

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Romaine Quinoa Salad

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 14, 2016 | Category : Blog


I love leftovers for lunch.  It beats a sub sandwich any day of the week.  Today a I filled my plate with fresh picked, organic, home grown Romaine lettuce from my garden.  I topped it off with quinoa tabbouleh and a few drizzles of buttermilk ranch dressing.  Now that’s clean eating... more

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Mac ‘N Cheese that is Green & Gouda

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 6, 2016 | Category : Blog


Think out of the ice box and combine leftovers to make a mac ‘n cheese that is genuinely “gouda.”  Don’t get stuck in a rut…macaroni can be so much more than the orange stuff that comes out of a box.  This past week was filled with great stuff to top off... more

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watermelon: perfect for anything

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 3, 2016 | Category : Blog


Watermelon is the quintessential refreshing summer fruit.  As it may be obvious in the name, watermelon is 91% water, and therefore an excellent source for staying hydrated on a hot day. Whether it’s carved, cubed or served in wedges, this sweet, juicy fruit is perfect no matter how you slice... more

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It’s all in the presentation

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 25, 2016 | Category : Blog


Sometimes the simplest things are the best.  Try layering slices of tomatoes and cucumbers on a platter.  Here we finished it with salt, pepper, basil chiffonade, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  This easy salad is beautiful, delicious and fast! more

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Fire Up the Grill for Steak Night

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 20, 2016 | Category : Blog, What's for Dinner


The forecast calls for a beautiful weekend, so get ready to fire up the grill for steak night! I love this Grilled NY Strip Steak Recipe to season the meat.  Finish it with a slice of simple, herbed butter which takes minutes to make, but gives it a restaurant quality flavor.... more

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Quick Aromatic Chicken on the Grill

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 26, 2016 | Category : Videos

Quick Aromatic Chicken on the Grill

I ran into my friend Heather at the store and she asked what I was making for dinner.  You asked and you shall receive.  Here is a short cooking demo on tonight’s chicken dish: For the original recipe, click the link below: Garlic & Rosemary Grilled Chicken more

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