Best Grilling Times For T Bone Steak

Ask every meat-lover you know and steak will definitely be one of their favorites. True enough, steaks such as porterhouse or T-bone captures the heart of every carnivore due to its rich taste and great flavor. On the other hand, eating and enjoying steak is different than actually cooking one. In fact, many people are having a hard time grilling that perfect steak at hand. With this problem in mind, we are about to reveal the best grilling times for T Bone steak as well as other tips for every known enthusiast.

Indeed, there is no satisfying meal than mashed potatoes and a huge piece of steak. Add some gravy and you are bound to one gastronomical feast. With regards to proper cooking, all you have to remember are the following:

First, to grill that perfect and juicy steak, you have to equip yourself with the right and proper cooking equipment. Be it a charcoal or electric grill, the key to having the best steak in town always starts with preparation of materials and ingredients. As for the grilling times for T Bone steak, here is a simple guideline. For T-Bone steaks that are 3/4 inches thick, the best cooking time would be from 10 to 12 minutes. As for the 1″ thick T-Bone, the suggested grilling time would be 14 to 16 minutes.

These suggested times are great tips for beginners, especially if you are not that skilled in cooking. It is also best to concentrate on cooking your steak separately before adding other ingredients such as vegetables. In this case, you do not have to focus on two things at once and multi-task. When following these grilling times for T Bone steak, remember that 1-1/2 inches thick meats are supposed to be placed on racks that are about 4 inches above the heat. It is also recommended to allot 2 to 3 minutes per side of cooking to achieve desired doneness.

Another great tip is that you have to make sure that your coals are medium hot. It is also best to use tongs in turning meats to avoid eventual loss of juices. Marinating the meats beforehand is also preferred, as this helps in adding flavor and taste. Suggested grilling times for T Bone steak, meanwhile are also helpful reminders to avoid overcooking of desired meat pieces.

As a general rule, a beginner should remember to prepare his materials, ingredients and food items before grilling. Estimated times are usually interpreted by grilling one side of the steak until brown if not half the suggested time for grilling. From there, you can now turn the meat over and continue cooking. Grilling times for T Bone steak can definitely help you in perfecting the art of cooking steaks. And while many tips and suggestions are welcome, using your own judgment is still necessary in achieving what seems to be the perfect, juicy and delicious T Bone come dinner.…

The Fish We Cook – Orange Roughy and Mahi Mahi


Sometimes called deep sea perch, red roughy or pacific golden roughy, the orange roughy is caught in the seas off New Zealand sometimes at depths of up to 3300 feet. It has a bright brick-red skin that fades to a yellowish red after the fish dies. The roughy has a comparatively large head and averages 3 ½ pounds and 18 to 22 inches in length but can grow to 15 pounds. It also has a very long lifespan, living up to 149 years. Because of its slow maturity and the fact that they have been very important commercially they are in danger of over fishing. There are some retailers that refuse to sell orange roughy because of the danger of it being over fished. The orange roughy has been compared in taste to petrale sole. It is usually sold as skinned fillets, either fresh or frozen. Compared to other fish orange roughy is rather low in omega-3 fatty acids. Sold primarily in fillet form, its snow-white meat is very mild in flavor and low in fat. The best way to cook orange roughy is to bake, broil, deep fry, pan fry, sauté, poach or steam.


Mahi mahi is a Hawaiian name given to the dolphin fish. Not to be confused with the dolphin that is a mammal, this fish can be found in tropical waters throughout the world. There are two types of dolphin fish that are sold as mahi mahi, the common dolphin fish and the pompano dolphin fish. The mahi mahi does not live a very long life, 4 to 5 years is tops. It averages 2 to 5 pounds but can grow to 76 pounds and 6 feet in length but fish over 40 pounds are rare. It is one of the world’s fastest swimmers reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour. Mahi mahi is very popular for both sport and commercial fishing and are featured in restaurants world-wide. Alive, it is a very colorful fish with a blue-green back and a light belly with tinges of gold, but these colors fade when the fish dies. Mahi mahi has a very firm flaky meat with a distinctive delicate, somewhat sweet flavor and a moderate fat content. Its meat is rather pink in color and remains fairly moist after cooking. The best way of cooking mahi mahi is to bake, broil, grill, deep fry, pan fry or poach.…

How to Clean a Kitchen

Cleaning advice on how to clean your kitchen. It does not matter if the kitchen is a little messy or totally out of place, the formula is the same. You must always go into your room and overlook a starting point where you want to begin. Start out in sections, first start putting up any dishes left out into your dishwasher, then proceed to put up any cooking accessories laying around, whether its cooking spray, a can of Maxwell House Coffee, Sunbeam bread, or Captain Crunch Cereal, or whatever is left out on counter tops or dinning table.

By now your counter top should be clear, leaving only the items that will permanently remain on the counter. Start spraying your counter down with Mr. Clean Cleaning Solution, make sure you lift and wipe under all appliances, while working your way around the kitchen make sure you wipe down all your wood cabinets, with Pledge orange or lemon oil. Now spray another rag with Mr. Clean Cleaning Solution and remove all fingerprints from switch plates, spray another rag with Mr. clean cleaning Solution and wipe down all open baseboards and all wood trim. Now get your ceiling fan duster and clean ceiling fans, remove all cob webs.

Use Glass Cleaner to clean all windows and window sills, wipe down outside of stainless steel refrigerator with stainless steel cleaner. Clean inside and outside of the microwave. Leaving the sink for last because you will constantly be using your water, and for mopping your floor. Find a cleaning solution that you prefer. We have several brands that we use and I like the ones that have a pleasant smell but yet effective at doing the job. Mr. Clean has a nice line of smell good disinfectants cleaner that really work well and leave a longer repeating scent.

When you start cleaning your stove, keep in mind the condition of the stove. If you find the stove in pretty bad condition you will need a stronger chemical to cut through the tough grease. We use a product called Mr. Muscle. This is an oven cleaner product that cuts through the grease, this powerful solution removes anything that's hard to remove from your stove. You just spray Mr. Muscle on to your stove, and clean it off. The good thing about it is that you do not have to wear a mask, it's fume free, with no harmful chemical. Try this product on tough to clean ovens and stove tops.

Now that your kitchen is clean, let's focus on determining your approach to give your floor a clean glossy finished look. Lets go ahead and sweep the floor making sure you move and sweep under the tables and chairs, move trash cans, pick up any area floor rugs, depending on the sizes of the rugs, shake it out, sweep it off, or vacuum the rug for any visible trash.

After sweeping your floor go ahead and run your mop water. Most kitchen floors are either …

Restaurant Style Recipes

There are may reasons why most people enjoy eating out in restaurants. These include the social atmosphere, the fact that we are being served by waiters, but, most of all, the fact that we can get our favorite dishes, prepared by professional chefs and cooks, in just the way we like them. I think it would also be fair to say that many people have a favorite restaurant or restaurants, and the reason that they would pick them out as favorites, is because they love some special dish that is on the menu.

No matter how much you enjoy eating in restaurants though, it's not always possible, or even desirable to go. Sometimes it is simply more affordable, practical or convenient to eat at home. Additionally, if you have a family, and especially if you have young children, eating together at home around the kitchen or dining able, can be a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day's events and bring you all closer together.

But what you could find combine some of the portions of the restaurant dining experience with eating at home? One idea that you could try is to prepare some dish restaurant style dishes at home in your own kitchen. This may sound daunting, but if you get a cookbook containing recipes for your restaurant favorites, I expect that you will probably find it easier than you might have thought. Cooking at home is not of course a substitute for going to a nice restaurant, but it will allow you to enjoy your favorite restaurant-style recipes, on those occasions when it's simply not possible to eat out. …

Benefits of Bolu Cookies for Health

Sponge cake is one of the foods that you often encounter at certain occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and other events. This food has a sweet taste that fits well in the mouth and has a very soft texture. These foods have different types of shapes and flavors. Then, this food is one type of food that everyone likes.

Talking about this food with its soft texture and delicious flavor, it makes you addicted to trying it. Although this food is sold in many places, you also do not hurt if you want to make your own in an easy way because these foods have a variety of health benefits for the body, bolu cookies receipe is also easy to find anywhere, ranging from various bookstores, also you can look it up on the internet. For those of you who want to know what are the benefits and efficacy of this sponge bun, here are the benefits.

  1. Good for eye health

Efficacy of the first sponge bread can help you in maintaining eye health. Apparently not just carrot vegetables that can keep your eye health. But this food is also very good for maintaining eye health. Therefore, to anticipate bad things can happen, as well as you eat these foods that can help you in maintaining better eye health.

  1. Help the diet program

If you have excessive weight would want to lose weight somehow. In this case, the diet is one way that many recommended so that no impact for health. In reducing body health, it turns out to eat sponge bun is one solution for your weight loss.

  1. Good for bone health

Sponge bread in it has vitamin D content that serves as a vitamin to help the absorption of calcium for bone. No wonder if this food becomes one of the foods that are useful to prevent the occurrence of bone loss.

  1. Immunity

The content of selenium in the sponge bun is very good at maintaining the health of the body. You need to know the many different types of diseases, should be anticipated by eating healthy foods, such as these foods and exercise regularly.

  1. Muscle formation

Sponge bread has a high enough protein compound that can be used in healthy and helps muscle growth. Because in the processing of this meal is much in fermentation with a variety of foods that are using one of the eggs in this food. while the egg itself is very good for you who are the process of muscle formation.

  1. For the maintenance of body cells

Sponge bread is also able to maintain healthy body cells. This is because the content in this food has a protein compound. While the protein has a very good role to produce and replace the body cells that have died.

  1. Maintenance of body cells

The ingredients in this food can help you in the process of metabolism. Metabolism will form a healthy body because all the process of digestion, absorption of nutrients and the processing …

How to Cook Whole Chicken in a Barbecue Oven

So how do you cook whole chicken in a barbecue oven? Is it any different than cooking it in a traditional convection oven? Sure is. And we're going to share a few tips with you to make sure your chicken barbecues up just right!

Whole chickens are used a lot in commercial environments to cook for restaurants, company picnics and other large events where they're cooked in much larger ovens that will handle 20 to 40 chickens at one time.

For this article, I'll focus on how to cook whole chicken on a smaller scale, your barbecue oven, one chicken at a time.

  1. Do not undercook or overcook chicken. It usually takes about 2-1 / 2 to 3 hours to barbecue and must be checked off and on to make sure it is not getting cooked too much, which will burn your chicken, but you do not want it undercooked either.
  2. Keep your grill at low temperatures, about 230 to 250 degrees. The secret to most great barbecued chicken, one with moist, tender meat and smoky skin is to keep your grill at low temperatures and cook slowly. Do not think that the chicken is not cooking or getting done quick enough. Give it time and you will be happy with it at the end by just taking your time. Be patient and the end results will be very tasty.
  3. Spice rub before you put chicken on the barbecue. Rubbing the chicken with spice rub is a great idea in the beginning will give it great taste at the end.
  4. Add sauces at the end. Do not add any sauces until near the end of the barbecue. When the chicken is almost done, start applying the sauce. The sauce only needs about five minutes to cook on the chicken. Remove the chicken with tongs when you start seeing any signs of charring.

To bring this all together and make things work correctly on how to cook whole chicken, it takes patience and close attention to what you are doing in order to have your meal of chicken come out correctly and enjoy it after putting the time into barbecuing chicken. Add any vegetables to the chicken and make it a very healthy meal. …

2 Delicious Low Calorie and Vegetarian Recipes For An Awesome Lunch!

Vegetarian Pastitsio

  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 12oz Morningstar Farms Recipe Crumbles or similar product
  • 1cup chopped onion 8oztomato paste
  • 1/3cupwater up to 1/2 cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1cup elbow macaroni
  • 6tbl grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon or more to taste
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg optional
  • 12oz evaporated skim milk 1 can
  • 4tsp light butter or margarine
  • 2x eggs lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9″ x 7″ or similar deep 11 cup casserole dish with vegetable cooking spray. Put a pot of water up to boil.

Spray a 9″ or 10″ nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray. Saute onion for 1 or 2 minutes; add the vegetable protein crumbles and saute for another 5 minutes or so. Add the tomato paste, water, salt, pepper and some nutmeg and cinnamon. Cook for another minute or two. Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile cook the elbow macaroni according to package directions for the minimum amount of time to become just *barely* al dente. Drain under cold running water to stop cooking, then drain again. Return to pasta cooking pot and toss with 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 or 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.

Spray casserole dish with cooking spray. Layer 1/2 of the macaroni evenly in the bottom of the casserole. Spread the vegetable protein crumbles over the macaroni layer. Sprinkle with just a touch more cinnamon and 1 or 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan. Cover with the remaining macaroni.

In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly. In a small saucepan, heat the evaporated skim milk with the remaining tablespoon of butter. Whisk half of the warm milk/butter mixture into the eggs, then return the eggs mixture to the saucepan and whisk with the rest of the milk.

Pour the milk/butter/egg mixture evenly over the entire casserole; it will not lay on top but will sink down – this is just fine. Dust the top of the casserole evenly with the remaining 1 – 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan.

Bake the casserole for 1 hour, or until egg mixture is set and top is crusty and golden. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 – 15 minutes before serving.

Note: I used regular, not fat-free, parmesan; Land O’Lakes light butter; Morningstar Farms brand vegetable protein crumbles (which, by the way, I thought were *much much much* better than the Green Giant Harvest Burgers for Recipes kind).

This recipe was *great* and not too much of a hassle to make, not even on a weeknight. I will definitely make it again; can see it becoming a family standard. It is also something I would make for company – vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

I must say that with a big old mound of spinach and some French bread with roasted red peppers, this made quite a filling and satisfying feast. And it was a *lot* more food for not many more calories than a _Lean Cuisine_ or similar type frozen entree.

NOTES : Serve with French bread and …

Walt Disney World Fine Dining – Jiko The Cooking Place

When you first think of dining at Walt Disney World you would be forgiven for not first thinking of the opportunities for a fine dining experience. In reality Walt Disney World offers some excellent restaurants which are more than worth a visit by tourists and locals alike.

Jiko – The Cooking Place is a particular favorite of mine. It is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Chef de Cuisine Anette Grecchi Gray presides over this AAA Four Diamond Award winning restaurant. The origins of her creations for the menu were her participation in 1999 in the 25th anniversary of the South African Cook’s Society in Johannesburg. She cooked for African dignitaries and traveled into the bush to learn the cuisines and culture of the South African tribes.

The Jeffrey Beers designed interior is a fabulous mix of warm colors,taking it’s inspiration from The Lion King, and creating an inviting and sophisticated atmosphere. You are warmly greeted by African students who are participating in the Disney one year cultural exchange program. The focus of the restaurant are the twin wood burning ovens in the open kitchen. Diners can choose to sit at the bar and observe the chefs prepare the food for the restaurant.

The style is American cuisine blended with influences from Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean and India. This is an unusual mix, but it works beautifully. There is not anything too challenging here though. I found the originality refreshing. Familiar dishes are offered with a different blend of flavors and ingredients. Appetizer offerings include Green Asparagus Soup, Tikka Marinated Ahi Tuna, and Kalamata Olive Flatbread a particular favorite of mine. The signature dish is the Wood Grilled Filet Mignon with macaroni and cheese and red wine sauce. An unusual combination, but it works wonderfully. Other items include Durban Shrimp Curry,Tamarind Braised Beef Short Rib, and Wood Grilled Pork Tenderloin. I recommend that you order the cheese plate which has selections of goat and sheep’s cheese.

Many of the waiters are sommeliers and will be glad to offer samples of wine before you decide on a bottle. They will expertly guide you through the exclusively South African wine list. With over 1800 wines, Jiko has the largest collection of South African wines of any North American restaurant.

Not forgetting the dessert, my favorite is the Flourless Chocolate Mocha Cake Stack with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Other current offerings include spiced fruit sorbet and Green Apple Mascapone Trifle.

This fine dining restaurant has an unusual feature. A children’s menu. My young children, who are very familiar with and enjoy dining out in high quality restaurants, appreciated the quality of the food. The menu has the usual kid’s offerings of macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese and pizza but they are cooked from scratch with high quality ingredients. Our family is always very happy at Jiko.…

Types of Digital Meat Thermometers

There are different types and kinds of digital thermometers available in the market today. Meat thermometers are gadgets used to measure the temperature of meat, whether turkey meat, ham, roasts, and even poultry. The types of digital thermometer being sold in the market today have specification depending on the type of use.

Digital meat measuring temperature is helpful to us because by measuring the temperature, we make sure that the meat is ready to eat, the bacteria are destroyed, and the health threats are minimal and manageable. At the same time, if we take a closer look at it, meat thermometers are to our advantage since it will give us an appropriate temperature rate that is conducive for eating. This article will be dealing more about the types of meat measuring temperature and their usage.

The first type of digital thermometer is the regular meat thermometer. These are the typical meat thermometers that are used and inserted toward the meat being processed in the oven. These types of meat measuring temperature are easy to read. They go along with the meat in the beginning of the cooking. There are a lot of models, and brands of regular thermometers. This type is also called oven-proof meat thermometers since it works best inside the oven.

There are particular brands that have several features like a long probe. This probe is inserted to the meat while it is being cooked. This will allow really accurate results. However, what is commendable is you don’t have to open the oven to check if the meat has reached a desirable temperature since the digital display can be seen outside the oven. This type of meat thermometer is the most commonly used meat measuring temperature today.

Another type of digital meat measuring temperature is called the instant-read digital type of meat thermometer. The good thing about this type of thermometer is you don’t have to leave it from the start to the end of the cooking. All you have to do is to let the meat finish cooking, after some time, while the meat is freshly out from any cooking container and it is still hot, you can insert the digital meat thermometer into eat and the gadget will be giving you a quick reading for just a few seconds.

The logic behind it is the ability of this thermometer type to show the reading in split seconds while the meat is still hot. The temperature of the meat allows the reading to be accurate.

Another type of digital meat thermometer is the pop-up type. These types of meat thermometers are commonly used in poultry an seldom use at home. Another type of meat thermometer is the micro-wave safe thermometer wherein it is specifically designed to be used for microwave ovens only.

These are just some of the common types of digital meat measuring temperature being used by many people. For those health-conscious people out there who wanted to make sure that they are eating safe meats …

Taking a New Look at Restaurant Chairs

Nutritionists have been warning people not to go to restaurants and eat because it contributes to weight gain. They instead recommend that people buy groceries and cook their own food. They stress the fact that it is always healthy to eat home-made food. However, people always like to go out and eat in a restaurant. It is a common now a day practice to take your friend or family members to a restaurant. Restaurants have never been a new phenomenon to people. In the olden days, restaurants used to cater to the needs of foreigners who embark on long journeys and also to the needs of people who want a change in their regular food habits.

There are many reasons why the people chose to go to restaurants. For some people, it's always been a time consuming activity to buy the groceries and cook the food by them. Some others can not even find time to cook the food. Other people simply want a change in their regular diet. Here, people always look forward to eating out at restaurants.

There are people who visit another town or country once in a while for various reasons. This is another reason why people chose to eat at restaurants. They actually are away from their homes and so they can not phone home and order the food to be transported over for them. So, the only option for them is just to go to some restaurant and eat.

People are always drawn to variety. Here, need for variety is also one of the important reasons why people love to eat out. They want to taste the food of different countries and cultures around the world. It is interesting to note down the fact that restaurant and culture have become harmonious. For example, it is so common to find American, Japanese, Chinese restaurants in a given city. Most of us know the cooking of only our traditional food. But, we also have to satisfy our taste buds that demand for some exotic foods. So, we all try to taste the inter-cultural food items to know more about other cultures.

Generally, there are many things that make the restaurants memorable. The first and foremost thing is obviously the food items. The food items should properly be cooked and served. But, another important point to take care of is the look of the restaurant. The restaurant 'look can be enhanced by having interior décor by placing beautiful wall paintings, etc. More importantly, restaurants chairs must be properly designed. The look of the restaurants can either be enhanced or decreed by the restaurant chairs. There are some restaurants that offer other social events such as live band. So, people spend more time in restaurants and so restaurant chairs must be properly designed to make them comfortable. This makes the customers to give mouth publicity to the restaurants. …