Author: Peggy Filippone

All about artichokes including history, cooking tips, and health benefits.
Food Articles

All About Artichokes


Learn all about artichokes and get cooking tips for this edible thistle. Find out why you shouldn’t drink wine with artichokes, along with the fascinating history and lore.

Make Soup - Tips and hints for making the best soup ever. Chicken broth.
Food Articles

Soup Tips


How to make soup may seem like a no-brainer to some. Here are some tips on making your homemade soup a star at the table. A hearty soup can be a meal in itself.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes - tips and hints for making the best mashed potatoes.
Food Articles

Perfect Mashed Potatoes


Perfect mashed potatoes can be a challenge for aspiring new cooks. Here are some tips and hints to make the best mashed potatoes ever.

Cinnamon Cooking Tips. Cinnamon Sticks and ground cinnamon.
Herbs & Spices

Cinnamon Cooking Tips


The pungent aroma of cinnamon is unmistakable, usually evoking dreams of hot cinnamon rolls from the oven. Learn all about the history, lore, health benefits, storage, and cinnamon cooking tips.

What is paprika? Learn all about this versatile spice and how to cook with it.
Herbs & Spices

What is paprika?


What is paprika? Alas, poor paprika has been vastly underrated by most Americans. Most keep it on hand primarily to use as a garnishing sprinkle of color to breathe life into deviled eggs. Paprika in large amounts lends not only color, but fabulous flavor to many different foods including meats, vegetables, and sauces.

Spinach Pesto Brisket is quickly cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot. Make in advance.
Beef Recipes, Ethnic, Jewish, Main Dishes, Nut Recipes, Spinach Recipes

Spinach Pesto Brisket Recipe


Spinach Pesto Brisket is a unique way to prepare this popular beef cut. The Instant Pot ensures a tender, juicy result. This dish is even better made the day before and also may be frozen for future use.

Peruvian Spiced Chicken. Authentic recipe with a simple yet tasty spice blend that may be used also on meat and fish.
Chicken Recipes, Ethnic, Main Dishes, Poultry Recipes

Peruvian Spiced Chicken Recipe


This authentic Peruvian chicken recipe comes from the South American nanny of the author’s family. The spice blend may also be used on meats and seafood. This delicious recipe is designed for the Instant Pot® so it is quick and easy.

Hazelnut cooking tips, measures, and substitutions. Hazelnuts are also known as filberts or cobnuts.
Food Articles

Hazelnut Cooking Tips


All you ever need to know about hazelnuts, also known as filberts or cobnuts, including cooking tips, how to measure, substitutions, selection, storage, and history.