Category: Foods & Culinary

sandwich

Reinventing the Sandwich

Americans love sandwiches. In fact, this love affair has grown so much in the past few years that the sandwich has taken on a new importance. In a interview with CBS News’ Sunday Morning, Harry Balzer, owner of the NPD Group, which studies America’s culinary habits, said, “This country’s number one entrée served in American homes...

soup

Recipe for Yummy Chicken Soup

If you’re like me, you are watching your weight and looking for ways to eat healthy while still filling up on your favorite cold weather foods. Here’s a recipe for chicken soup that is so good, healthy, and filling, it will warm you from the inside out. I use a crockpot because it is more convenient for me, but feel free to cook...

restaurant

5 Tips on Starting Your Own Restaurant

The process of starting a restaurant requires dedication, timing, and patience. If you want to avoid financial problems and slow sales shortly after launching your restaurant, you’ll need to follow five steps. Study the Market When people crave food, they always buy appetizers and meals that suit their taste buds. Because there are thousands of meal...

pizza

Pizza Recipes that Pop

Pizza is a staple of the America diet. Most people’s familiarity with it comes from national chains that feature assorted toppings, a 2 liter-sized soft drink, and delivery in warp speed. However, when you grow up Italian-American, pizza is much more than the meal deal of the week; it is part of a cultural heritage that...

food scrambled eggs

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Now I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I have to say that I make a mean batch of scrambled eggs. Perhaps I eat eggs too much, but each time they come out yellow, fluffy, and absolutely delicious! True, scrambled eggs are supposed to be one of the easiest things to make, so it’s...

Pumpkin Pasta

How to Cook with Fresh Pumpkin

When most people think about cooking or baking with pumpkin, they probably think about opening a can. However, there is another alternative — using fresh pumpkin. It may appear on the surface that you are going through a lot of extra work to end up with the same product as you find inside those cans. But if you look...

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...