Category: Foods & Culinary

brain foods

Food Ingredients Your Family Should Avoid

When we adopted a new dog this year, the woman running the pet adoption agency suggested that I switch all of our dogs to holistic, natural and organic foods. I scoffed and continued feeding them Nutro since we never had a problem with it, especially during the pet food recall in 2007. But something this woman...

education books

Essential Cookbooks

There are cookbooks strewn around my office as if they were confetti. Page corners are turned down, sticky notes grace pages with scribbled writing, torn pieces of paper bookmark pages of recipes that the family liked or did not like. I have Filipino cookbooks I got from the Philippines so I could cook the family meals...

halloween

Easy Halloween Dinner Party Menu

You love the idea of having a Halloween party, but the menu can be scarier than the creepy decorations and monster movies. The menu must be also a healthy menu. Reel back from your fear by creating an easy black and orange themed menu. Full instructions are below. Beverages: Colored Fruit Drinks -Orange Fruit Drink -Purple...

chicken salad

Dollar-stretching Dishes from Across the Atlantic

As grocery bills rise higher and higher, creating meals that are meatless, or that require very little meat, is becoming the norm for many American families. While this may be a new phenomenon here, our neighbors across the pond in England and Ireland have been cutting back on meat consumption for decades without sacrificing any of...

ice pops

Delicious Homemade Ice Pops

Rather than buying a bunch of sugary, frozen popsicles from your grocer’s freezer this summer, why not invest in a few ice cube trays and wholesome ingredients to make your own? These yummy, delicious ice pop recipes are guaranteed to taste great and are much healthier for you, too! Strawberry Ice Pops Simple strawberry ice pops...

cooked turkey

Cooking The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

So you’re cooking the Thanksgiving turkey this year — congratulations! You have just volunteered for the one assignment that can make or break the holiday meal. After all, the turkey is the star of the table, and no matter what else you put out, it’s the one thing everybody always remembers. If the pressure is starting...

cupcakes

Cake Decorating Tips That Will Make Your Cake Look Store Bought

The presentation of the cake is the focal point of any celebration, so you want to make sure that when you bring the cake out at your next event, it’s a “Ta Da!” moment. That doesn’t mean you have to go to a trendy patisserie and plunk down several hundred dollars for one of the shop’s custom creations....

red wine cabernet

The Worthy French Red Wine

French red wine has a history dating back more than 2,600 years, stemming from Roman and Grecian viticulture. Wine varieties include 24 individual types of red grapes used to make French wines in more than 14 major wine producing regions. France is esteemed for their wine culture with hundreds of varieties each carefully designed over time...