What if I told you that I dreamed up an easy, fun, and stress-free way to make a scrumptious, unctuous lasagna that anyone (even your kids) can make? It’s Ravioli Lasagna! Think about it; doesn’t it make sense to simplify … Continue reading Recipe: Ravioli Lasagna – Easy & Fun!
Tips & Tricks for Dry-Aging, Cooking, and Resting This is an update to my 2020 post about cooking restaurant-quality steak in 15 minutes, with a new video, a PDF of my recipe, and many more details, tips, and tricks. It’s … Continue reading Restaurant Quality Steak at Home: Chef’s Techniques
Part of my job as Test Kitchen Director/Senior Food Editor at Fine Cooking Magazine was to develop a series of kitchen tips relating to the featured recipes in that issue. Back then, I’d keep a notebook close at hand when … Continue reading Test Kitchen Tips & Tricks
Anatomy of a Recipe I met Chef Mamie Nashide in May of 2015 after enrolling in a ramen cooking class hosted by the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, an organization of professional women in the food industry. I’ve always been … Continue reading Chashu Ramen
Gone, but not forgotten. I was the last Test Kitchen Director and Senior Food Editor at Fine Cooking Magazine until the publication was sold on June 1, 2020. I remember the day vividly. Three months into the pandemic, we were … Continue reading RIP Fine Cooking Magazine
I’ve meant to post this recipe for a while, and now that my arm is finally out of the cast, I’m actually getting to it. I’ve had this idea in my head to create a really flavorful lasagna using fresh … Continue reading Ravioli Lasagna with Tomato and Alfredo Sauces
It’s Peach Truck season! We have been waiting for it all year. And when the truck arrives, my friends and I hoard several boxes of these blushing beauties and gorge ourselves on one of the most deliciously sweet, juicy fruits … Continue reading Everything’s Peachy!
Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad is my answer to that inevitable question that many chefs are asked, “What would be your last meal?” Most definitely, this is one of them. This dish just does it for … Continue reading Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad
In case you didn’t know, I’m on TikTok as @ChefDianaAndrews! It’s mostly Chef Quick Tips from my time in the culinary test kitchen and professional recipe development. Stop by my TikTok profile for a visit and comment on this post … Continue reading Chef Diana’s Quick Tips on TikTok
This recipe is really all about the carrot tops and transforming them into something delicious to eat rather than tossing them or composting them (although the latter isn’t a bad thing to do). I hadn’t thought about carrot-top pesto in … Continue reading Carrot-Top Pesto with Pasta and Diced Carrots
It dawned on me the other day that I should be posting videos to some quick tips and tricks to make your life easier in the kitchen since that’s one of the things I specialize in. If you’ve been following … Continue reading Longer Lasting Lettuce
I’m continuing with my recipe posts devoted to one of my favorite methods of cooking; broiling. Take a look at my latest video below. I’ll show you how to make delicious charred zucchini in the broiler. You won’t believe how … Continue reading Charred Zucchini with Rigatoni, Peas, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mixed Herbs
My last virtual cooking class was so much fun! The company that hired me was kind enough to forward the link to the YouTube video, so I thought I’d share the recipes and the class with you. OK, I agree … Continue reading Virtually Yours
In preparation for a recent virtual cooking class for a beautiful local farm, my client asked me to submit a list of ideas that would be vetted by the registrants. I thought I’d keep things pretty veggie-centric, focusing on sheet … Continue reading Cauliflower-Vegetable Fried Rice
Happy New Year! Lately, many people have been asking me how to care for and maintain their cast-iron skillets and pans. Since I’m still recuperating from 2020, rather than writing a lengthy post, you can watch this quick video. As … Continue reading Cleaning & Caring for Cast-Iron