National Restaurant Association Show - Chicago

National Restaurant Association Show - Chicago

We're quickly coming up on the most wonderful time of the year! Here in the VacMaster offices we have been a buzz and working tirelessly for weeks just to prepare for it. Have you guessed it yet? Next…
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Leek Salad with Morels and Ramps

Leek Salad with Morels and Ramps

I have a thing for leeks I love their sweet, mellow taste, and I personally prefer them in my cooking over other onions. Granted they do require a bit more preparation, but you don’t have…
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VacMaster's Three Vacuum Sealing Basics

VacMaster's Three Vacuum Sealing Basics

There are many in's and out's, a lot you can learn about the world of vacuum sealing. Vacuum sealing, it sounds so simple, until you start trying to find the right machine for your lifes…
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Mint Julep with a Bit of Lime

Mint Julep with a Bit of Lime

It turns out that the Julep is a family of drinks that combine mint, sugar and ice with any spirit you’re choosing. That all being said, bourbon has come out as the front runner and the liquor o…
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Lamb Tacos with Chilies and Tomatillo Salsa

Lamb Tacos with Chilies and Tomatillo Salsa

I don’t think I’m going to rock anyone’s world here but the taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling and just so you know, I'm a suck…
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Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Ingredients: 1/2 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed 5 cloves garlic, peeled and cracked 1 medium white onion, peeled, cored and quartered 1-3 m…
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Simple Mashed Potatoes Sous Vide

Simple Mashed Potatoes Sous Vide

Are you a meat and potatoes type? I know I sure am, and mashed top the list of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes. One of the best things about mashed potatoes is the versatility, there seems no end…
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Fried Blueberry Pie with Root Beer Crust

Fried Blueberry Pie with Root Beer Crust

My first memory of a fried pie was the cinnamon laced apple version at our local McDonalds. Granted my palette back then was more than a tad immature but I loved them, that crunchy, blistered, gol…
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Prime Rib with Morel Mushrooms Sous Vide

Prime Rib with Morel Mushrooms Sous Vide

If National Prime Rib Day has you thinking about this succulent  cut of meat, I vote you cook it sous vide!Back in the day, Prime Rib used to refer to a “prime grade” standing rib roast, but thes…
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Spring Cleaning and Seasonal Wardrobe Change

Spring Cleaning and Seasonal Wardrobe Change

It's time! The seasons are changing and once again I find myself doing the seasonal wardrobe swap! Now that winter seems to have taken its leave, and we're seeing warmer and sunnier days, I'm ready to…
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Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roast

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roast

As much as I enjoy a perfectly executed whole turkey with the glistening juicy breasts taking center stage it’s hard not to be impressed with this culinary icon. But dig down a bit deeper and when…
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