Daily Incorporating Of Movement

by Chef Murph K.T. Diet and exercise are important partners in achieving/maintaining a healthy weight. But how much exercise, and how intense? While resources like gyms are great for slimming down and bulking up, they are also expensive and require time a solid block of time. This is a difficult commitment for many people.  We…

Chef Murph’s, How to Boost Productivity 6 Ways

by Chef K.T. Murphy Wouldn’t you love to end your workday with everything finished on time and handed in? Maybe even get a head start on tomorrow’s work? That probably sounds more of a fantasy than reality. In the Kitchen you must keep dead lines or knowbody eats.  Being more productive throughout the day means…

Fitness Tips For Busy Professionals

By Chef Murph Any worker in America can attest to just how bad working can be on your health. Whether it’s sitting at a desk for eight hours, looking at a computer screen or spending your shift on your feet, running around an emergency room treating patients. We risk repetitive strain injury, stiff joints, eye…

Cajun Lemonade Drink

by Chef Murph Cajun Lemonade Drink Ingredients (makes 1) 1 1/2 ounce vodka or light rum 1/2 ounce Pimm’s No. 1 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1 ounce 7-Up Directions: In a shaker with ice, combine all ingredients except the 7-up. Just before serving, add the 7-up…

Buffalo Chicken Salad

by Chef Murph Buffalo Chicken Salad Ingredients: 4 cups lettuce, chopped 2 large carrot, shredded 1/2 cup of your favorite cheese 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt & pepper to taste 2 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp hot sauce ½ tsp. Cayenne pepper Ranch (or your favorite dressing) Directions: Boil, bake, or fry chicken until done….

Bohemian Cocktail

by Chef Murph Bohemian Cocktail Ingredients (makes 6): 9 oz. Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth 12 oz. Orange Juice 6 oz. Cranberry juice 2 oz. Grenadine Directions: To each glass… Add ½ glass of ice Pour in 1 ½ oz of Vermouth Next add 2 oz. orange juice & 1 oz. cranberry juice Finally add…

Game Day Menus

by Chef Murph Game Day Menus You just can’t have a great Game Day party without wonderful foods to enhance the enjoyment of the event. Whether you are a plan-ahead kind of person or need some last minute meal or snack ideas for your Game Day party, these three menus will help to make your…

Game Day Parties: Appetizers

by Chef Murph   Make Ahead Appetizers Whether it’s game day, holiday parties, or family get-togethers, it’s best to try to prepare food in advance. If you are hosting a party, making food ahead of the event allows you to be more relaxed and enjoy yourself. Consider some of these ideas the next time you…

Hosting a Game Day Party

by Chef Murph Tips for Game Day Parties Football Back, Hockey; no reason you can’t still enjoy a party. In fact, if you have football fans (or any sport fans) in your home, these tips for hosting a game day party will help you make sure a good time is had by all. However, be…

Turning Everyday Dinners into Spooky Meals

by Chef Murph When it comes to holidays, the family cook may feel frustrated because they feel they are in a rut. They want to offer their family something different but may not be able to come up with ideas. Consider turning everyday dinners into spooky meals leading up to Halloween. Start with your traditional…

Measurement Conversions

  by Chef Murph The United States often uses a different measurement system than the rest of the world. There are different units and systems of measurement for different parts of the world, but a good portion uses the metric system. One of the main reasons I use my chart is when a bud chef…

Cooking Substitutions

by Chef Murph Knowing a few main baking substitutions can be very useful. A time might come when you have to bake for someone with specific allergies, or you might be out of a key ingredient. You might also want to make a few healthier substitutions or maybe you just enjoy doing things a little…

Barbecue Rubs Made Easy

by Chef Murph Any mixture of ground spices used for seasoning any raw food can be classified as a “rub”. This mixture is usually applied heavily to meats which creates a flavored coating. Rubs can be used in a variety of ways. Rubbed food can be cooked right away or left to marinate. The flavor…

Which Wood Chips To Use When Grilling???

by Chef Murph There’s nothing quite like grilling during the warm summer months. When you choose to grill with wood chips, you can infuse the meat with delicious flavors that you can’t get otherwise. While you can use any type of wood chip when grilling, some chips go better with particular types of meat. Use…

Keeping Cool in the Kitchen

by Chef Murph Keeping Cool, Cooks know that as the temperatures outside increase, the desire to cook decreases. This isn’t due to lack of wanting to cook, but instead, the need to keep the home as cool as possible. This is why baking is done mostly in the winter months and cool dishes are served during…

You Can Help Raise Healthy Kids

by Chef Murph Good Food Makes for Better Decisions  The focus on health and fitness has increased in the past few decades, and it’s not because humans are healthier than ever and want to be even healthier. It is the fact that 2/3 of Americans are either overweight or obese.Worse yet is the fact that 31.8%…