At Mimi's Table

. . . lessons from an older and wiser girl

Bake Your Bacon

My grandmothers, mother, and I always cooked bacon in a frying pan.  Over the years, I've had a number of burns on my hands and arms from hot splattering grease.  Ouch!! grannie geek, cooking tips, bake your bacon Enter my friend, Colleen.  Colleen was familiar to cooking for a ...

Mascarpone Cheese Substitute

at mimis table cooking tips mascarpone substituteI found this substitute when I couldn't find mascarpone cheese in my neighborhood.  It worked very well in a frosting I made for an orange cake.  What a lifesaver! 1-8oz package regular cream cheese, not low fat 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 21/2 tablespoons ...

A Word About Using a Pressure Cooker

parts of a pressure cooker

A Word About Using a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers cook ingredients at lower temperatures under pressure.  Foods cook quicker, retain more nutrients, and meats tenderize.  Once you've learned to use one safely, a pressure cooker is a valuable tool.  But, once you have ...

Cooking Tip – Chicken Thighs

tomatoWhen I was raising my family, I bought whole chickens and cut them up.  Happily, our family was split in half, as far as chicken meat preferences were concerned, so everyone got the pieces they wanted.  Besides, whole chickens were always cheaper (remember 29¢ per pound whole chickens? ...

Cooking Tip – Keep Fresh Citrus Handy

zested citrus fruits, oranges, lemons, limes

Orange, Lemon, Lime Zest

I always have fresh citrus fruits in the kitchen close at hand - you know, just a couple of lemons, limes and oranges.  The juice and/or zest of any of these can be shaken into a ...

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