How-tos:  how to cook corned beef brisket, the newbie guide

It’s that time of year again.  About two weeks before St. Patrick’s Day, the bulk corned beef and prepackaged slabs begin to appear in every grocer’s meat case.   For 11 months of the year, most of us make do with sliced corned beef from the deli.  In March, however, shoppers suddenly want the real thing;…

How-tos:  new ways to cook old favorites – Catfish

With more people eating fish and seafood these days, if only through Lent, home cooks are always looking for new twists on old stand-bys.  One of those stand-bys is catfish.  After all, it’s been around for a while … like since the late Cretaceous period (no wonder the poor thing needs a new outfit!).  …