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YES! You Can be a Food Gourmet and a Skilled Gourmet Cook Too

Yes, even you can cook up wonderful meals and impress your loved ones! Ever thought that gourmet cooking is not for you, or that you do not cook well? Then it’s time to total...

Salad Packs A Health Punch

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables can help you ward off heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Include dark green, leafy vegetables, yellow, orange and red fr...

Almond, Almonds Everywhere

More people are calling almonds their favorite nut-and they are putting their almonds where their mouths are. Over the past six years, American almond consumption has increase... is it made?

We all know the effects (and after-effects) of beer. But lifting a glass of cool liquid to your mouth on a scorching hot day, have you ever stopped to consider the processes a...

Dine in Style Every Day With a Few Simple Steps

In Italy, stylish dining has long been embraced as a relaxing way to unwind after a busy day. So before you order takeout and eat in front of the television, take a cue from t...

Culinary Traditions Of France

French cuisine is the amazingly high standard to which all other native cuisines must live up to. The country of France is home to some of the finest cuisine in the world, and...

Tips for Better Barbequing

Tips for Better Barbequing If you are new to barbequing, chances are you have run into some problems when it comes to barbequing. Barbequing, like anything else, takes practi...

Delicious Desserts

A "Dessert" is a meal course that usually comes after dinner. Most often Dessert foods are of sweet food but can also be of a strongly flavored food, such as cheese, like chee...

7 Steps for World Class Gourmet Coffee

For a change, a good cup of coffee would be nice. It does take some time and some energy to find a great cup of gourmet coffee these days. If you do know of a perfect coffee s...

A Gourmet Chocolate Gift Basket Is The Perfect Gift

There are many online specialty stores that offer nothing but the best in chocolate gift baskets. They offer a great assortment to choose from, and you can even individualize ...

Convince Skeptics With Easy Vegetarian Recipes

If you are thinking of following a vegetarian diet for certain causes - religious belief, health reason, economic reason, animal rights - you will face a barrage of uninformed...

Clothes Dryer Lint Is a Fire Hazard

A clothes dryer doesn't look scary or dangerous. Unfortunately, it is the cause of more than 20,000 house fires every year totaling millions of dollars in damage. Regular clea...

Barbequing - An American Tradition

No matter if it is the 4th of July, or just another day in the summer, chances are someone in your area is barbequing. Barbequing has become a standard American tradition for ...

3 Great Coconut Shrimp Recipes

If you love coconut shrimp, here are three different, but very good coconut shrimp recipes to try. Coconut Beer Batter Fried Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa 2 eggs 1-3/4 cups al...

4 Easy Tips for Making Iced Coffee Drinks at Home

A big chill is sweeping the coffee industry as iced coffee beverages gain popularity. According to the National Coffee Association, the percentage of Americans who drink iced...

Juicy Shrimp with Roasted Chile and Avocado Sauce

THE INGREDIENTS SAUCE 3 Anaheim chile peppers, each about 6 inches long 1 ripe Hass avocado, coarsely chopped ¼ cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons roughly...

Cherry Plum Crumble

Recipe: Cherry Plum Crumble   Try out Chef Barbara's Cherry Plum Crumble! This adorable little fruit is about the size of a small plum. It has a gorgeous red-purple hue and ...

Why I Love Cheesecake

What can be more soothing to the soul, tummy-filling and sociable than having a piece of cheesecake? These are just some of the reasons why I love cheesecake. Just thinking ab...


When Thanksgiving rolls around, I have this annual discussion with my friends centering around one question: how are you going to grill your turkey? Yes, the question is not w...

Walnut Pesto

Chef Barbara's Walnut Pesto   Ingredients 1 cup packed basil 1 cup packed Italian Parley 1 cup Baby Spinach ¾ cup olive oil 1 cup toasted walnuts 1 ⁄ 2 cup finely gr...

Cooking Classes

NEW! Monthly Cooking Classes!! Cooking classes are hosted at Barry’s Appliance in Brigdewater, NJ by our Corporate Chef, Chef Barbara of Chez Barbara. Our cooking classes help...

Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup

Chef Barbara's Butternut Squash and Parsnip Soup--A sweet and warming soup. Can be eaten as a starter or main course as it's quite filling. The perfect way to warm up as it ch...

Applesauce Pumpkin Spice Bread

Applesauce Pumpkin Spice Bread --Pumpkin bread made a little healthier with applesauce instead of oil! The perfect Fall treat to satisfy a pumpkin craving and great for shar...