Kirk Leins
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YouTube feedback and lentil soup

Started Dec 20, 2010


Started Oct 26, 2010

Healthy school lunches
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Kirk Leins commented on the recipe 'Crepes'
"I love it, SD. Tell him to keep taking pics. Thanks for your support on this site. Kirk"
Mar 20, 2009
Kirk Leins commented on the recipe 'Crepes'
"Major yum. Is that Nutella I see? BTW, we should probably tell everyone that caster sugar is also known as superfine sugar. You can find it in the baking aisle. Like the name says, it's a finer, more granulated sugar. It dissolve better in cold…"
Mar 20, 2009
Kirk Leins posted a blog post

Spaghetti Amatriciana

This is my recipe for the classic Roman staple. If you like bacon, tomatoes and pasta, this is your dish. Enjoy.SPAGHETTI AMATRICIANA1 lb. DeCecco Spaghetti½ lb. Pancetta, diced small (you can also use quality smoked bacon)2 medium onions, diced2 cloves garlic, minced(1) 28 oz. can whole San Marzano tomatoes, Broken up by hand¼ Tsp crushed red pepper¼ C reserved pasta cooking water¼ C Pecorino-Romano cheese, grated2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepperFreshly…See More
Mar 20, 2009
Sylvia and Kirk Leins are now friends
Mar 20, 2009
Sylvia replied to the discussion 'Let's see your favorite "go-to" recipe'
"I have a "Egg McMuffin-like" sandwich that's easy to make, and good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Step 1: The egg. Spray a ramekin (a small ceramic or glass bowl) with a little cooking spray and crack an egg into it. Take a…"
Mar 19, 2009
Sylvia replied to the discussion 'Let's see your favorite "go-to" recipe'
"How about posting that recipe in this site? Nice blog by the way."
Mar 19, 2009
Kirk Leins commented on the recipe 'Nice and Easy Pasta Salad'
"Confetti pasta can be a lot of things. Sometimes it refers to the size of the pasta and sometimes it refers to colored pasta. For this recipe you could almost anything. Rotini, bow ties, small shells, penne, and elbows would all work really well.…"
Mar 19, 2009
Sylvia commented on the recipe 'Breakfast Bruschetta'
Mar 19, 2009
Sylvia commented on Kirk Leins's video

How to Host a Party: Hummus & Stuffed Mushrooms

"Well done, Kirk. Can't wait to put these tips to good use."
Mar 19, 2009
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Mar 19, 2009
Kirk Leins commented on the recipe 'Chicken Breasts Hawaiian'
"Kenny bustin' out with a recipe. Thanks, buddy. It looks great."
Mar 19, 2009
Kirk Leins and MagaPeach are now friends
Mar 18, 2009
Kirk Leins posted a blog post

Breakfast Bruschetta

It may say "Breakfast" in the title, but it's also great for dinner.BREAKFAST BRUSCHETTA (serves 2 to 3)- 4 to 5 large eggs- 1 12 to 14-inch French baguette- 2-3 tbsp of sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained and chopped- 1 heaping tbsp store-bought pesto sauce- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil- 1 tbsp unsalted butter- 1 5-ounce package of goat cheese- salt and pepper to tasteHeat oven to 400 degrees.In a small bowl, mix together pesto and olive oil and set aside.In a large mixing bowl, whisk…See More
Mar 17, 2009
Kirk Leins commented on Kirk Leins's video
Mar 16, 2009
Roy Patrick Tan replied to the discussion 'Let's see your favorite "go-to" recipe'
"I just posted my favorite go-to recipe on my blog: one-pot penne puttanesca."
Mar 16, 2009
Kirk Leins commented on the recipe 'Benihana hibachi chicken'
"Hey Peach, I love that you enjoyed something at a restaurant so much that you recreated it at home. I do the exact same thing. Bravo!!!!"
Mar 16, 2009

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Cooking Experience:
Watch your back Emeril! (great experience)
Favorite Recipe:
Anything I feel like eating at the moment :)
About Me:
I am a self-trained personal chef who's been cooking for 35 years. Aside from having spent time cooking in professional kitchens, I've provided my services as a cooking instructor, speaker, food writer, and TV producer. My mission in life is to help people do more cooking at home. Hit me up!

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Kirk Leins's Recipes

No-Knead Bread courtesy of Sullivan Street Bakery

Posted on March 29, 2011 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Guinness and Cheddar Spread

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 3:56pm

Nori-Crusted Filet Mignon

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 3:16pm

Easy Linguini with Clam Sauce

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Mama Lesmo's Fricasse de Pollo

Posted on October 11, 2010 at 3:00pm

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At 12:23pm on September 18, 2010, Michael Stice gave Kirk Leins a gift
Thanks for the opinion on the Bass. Sea bass is good with almost any style of cooking... I have not had it in sushi, however.
At 3:26pm on July 12, 2010, Laur gave Kirk Leins a gift
At 2:02am on June 16, 2010, Samuel W Gaines said…
Hi Kirk,
Pardon this informal inquiry, but ... I am an editor of an Alzheimer's caregiver magazine (Preserving Your Memory). We have a regular food and recipes column that focuses on healthy dishes, and we'd like to feature you and this website in our next issue. How may I get in touch to set up an interview, if you are interested?
Thanks in advance!
Sam Gaines
At 8:48pm on June 8, 2010, Tony Pinto said…
Nice photo!
At 2:23pm on May 18, 2010, çiğdem durukan said…
thank you are so polite....I think I don't have the MOOD to cook these days...schools are about to finish here in Turkey..and we have a big bunch things to cover and organize. ..I think that's why !! I'm a little bit EXHAUSTED...I'll soon get back to my normal MOOD and add new recipes....take care :) PS : It's wonderful to be a member of such a friendly foodie society...:))
At 10:11am on April 28, 2010, Solich Thorsten gave Kirk Leins a gift
At 8:37pm on March 15, 2010, Cathie Pinto said…
Hi Kirk - no, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth! But we did move into our new house in October, and the schedule has been insane - I still have lot of boxes to unpack! Loved the videos of my son and daughter-in-law! I told Tony that I was going to have you come to my house and show me how you would set up my kitchen and make it more workable. :-) Still trying to get a pattern down for my cooking, entertaining, etc. Gonna get my 11 month old granddaughter working in the kitchen at an early age!
At 7:12am on March 15, 2010, Kimberly said…
So sorry to disappear, but I've been busy wedding planning (4-18) and trying to lose weight... i.e. eating vs. cooking. I'll be back soon.
At 11:22am on March 13, 2010, Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D. said…
I am ready! Are you ready to veg out??? :) I am very much looking forward to it! I alrady have some ideas...I will e-mail you them. Can't wait to meet you!
At 3:14pm on February 3, 2010, Dustin Luther said…
Hey Kirk! Thanks for the connection. I'm totally loving the idea of the site and look forward to playing around some more!

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