We’ve all been to the Dream Dinners stores, squeezed out the olive oil into the tiny tablespoon sized measuring cups or poured red wine into the larger cup sized measuring cups, and thought “WOW! This is so cool!”
I’ll admit for the bulk of my culinary life, I was using the standard measuring cup, where you would have to lift the cup up to eye level to see if the bottom of the curve of the liquid was at equal level to the line, or I would just keep the cup on the counter and I would squat down and close one eye so I could see where it was. Once I started using the Dream Dinners measuring cups, I didn’t understand why measuring cups weren’t made that way in the first place! It seems so simple. So logical.
Now I have my own set of read-from-the-top measuring cups – saving me the up and down yo-yo movement of pouring, squatting and reading the level, adding/taking away liquid, squatting and reading, adding/taking away liquid again because I added or took away too much the first time, squatting and reading the level yet again, etc. If you would like your very own set of yo-yo resistant, read-from-the-top (officially, they’re “angled”) measuring cups, they are available on amazon.com in 4 sizes:
With 4th of July practically upon us, I thought I’d share some grilling tips courtesy of the Dream Dinners Mar Vista store that were posted on cheftouchedtips.com: 1. Don’t overheat! If the heat is too high or if you have the meat too close to the heat (if broiling), then the meat will dry out…. Continue reading →
Summer Rice Salad (Serves 6) Ingredients: 1 cup long grain brown rice, raw ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup pistachio nuts ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped 2 tsp. minced garlic ½ tsp. black pepper 2 Tbsp. canola oil ½ cup canned chick peas (garbanzos), drained and rinsed ½ red pepper, cored, seeded, and finely… Continue reading →
Are you heading out on a camping trip this summers? Check out one camper’s tips on how to have great meals while roughing it in the woods: As for camper Steve Bradt, of Nashua, he too likes to keep the dishes to a minimum and does so with the help of homemade dinners he puts… Continue reading →
Review: I’ll admit that my memory of this meal was very different than how it actually tasted. The breading mixture with the pecans was delicious – to the point that I’d mix it in with my rice and just eat those two things together. Good flavor and lots of crunch to the breading. This is… Continue reading →