If you have a child that is a picky eater, consider introducing healthy foods such as sandwiches made in cute shapes. Peanut butter sandwiches will turn into adorable shapes using your cookie cutters. Be creative and choose shapes your child loves. Make smiley face pancakes for breakfast to encourage your picky eater. Start by dropping pancake batter for the eyes and smile. Let this cook for one to two minutes before adding the rest of the batter to the pan. Keep chopped celery and carrot sticks in the refrigerator for a healthy snack. (more…)
June 16, 2013
April 11, 2013
If you are new to baking, you probably imagine yourself creating delicious treats from yesterday, such as the treats that your grandmother might have made. Although you might find the task of baking to be a bit stressful, it can actually be therapeutic once you get the hang of it. However, you need to follow a few tips in order to ensure maximum success at baking.
First of all, make sure that you have the essentials that you need. Test the temperature of your oven to make sure that it is right, and consider stocking up (more…)
June 25, 2012
Eating healthily will not mean you have to limit your options. Choosing to make use of a wide range of vegetarian meal ideas and recopies will offer you a way to satisfy any appetite without having to involve fatty, calorie rich meats as part of the menu. Learning more about the options you have for veggie recipes and lighter ways to prepare your next meal can be a great advantage for any cook.
Weather you are interested in offering your guests a vegetarian option for your next dinner event, or just adding more nutrition to your weekly (more…)
November 17, 2011
Trying to eat healthy is difficult when you have a sweet tooth. You don’t have to feel bad when you eat something sweet. There are sweet and healthy foods you can eat that will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding fat and calories.
Real Fruit Smoothies
If you love milkshakes but don’t love the fat and calories you can try making a real fruit smoothie at home. This frosty drink is easy to make and has very little fat. Because you are making it at home you can choose (more…)
November 2, 2011
How To Cook A Delicious Romantic Dinner
A romantic dinner is the time to bring out fine china, gleaming silver, sparkling stemware and exquisite linens. Add touches of flowers and candles. This should hint at the romance of the dinner awaiting. Baked Cornish hens are an ideal dinner for two. Stuffed with wild rice and mushrooms, they are a complete entree. Lobster tails served with baked potato and Caesar salad is also a romantic entree for two that takes little preparation time.
Vive La Romance
Try a French accent for your romantic dinner. Begin with fine (more…)
October 20, 2011
It is said that there is nothing new under the sun. That may be true, but a little personal flair can turn an old classic dish into a new and exciting dining experience.
A cheese-based recipe can be transformed by trying out your favorite new exotic cheese. Transform Mac & Cheese into a gourmet meal using smoked provolone, for instance. Asiago Au Gratin potatoes are another easy example of making a simple substitution for a new and interesting flavor.
Experimenting with an unusual sauce or rub can change ho-hum barbeque ribs into a “can-t get enough,’ finger (more…)
September 12, 2011
Whether you learned to cook watching your Direct Tv Packages or you’re classically trained at a French cooking school there are a few dishes you’ve got to know how to make
Gumbo: Making a good roux is much harder than given credit for and this thickener can be applied to so many other great bases. If you want to make a great chicken pot pie or a bchamel sauce you’ve got to know how to make gumbo.
Buttercream: Baking isn’t that hard but making great cakes (more…)
April 26, 2011
For world travelers, one of the most enjoyable things about visiting any region is to sample the local cuisine. Some ethnic foods have become a mainstay of people’s diets, no matter where they are from or what their ethnic background may be. People everywhere seem to, just, love Italian dishes rich and hearty, Greek cuisine is another favorite and many develop a craving for Chinese. One ethnic cuisine that seems to have become a staple across America, having been imported from our neighbors to the south is Mexican food.
Almost all (more…)
April 14, 2011
Keeping certain items on hand in the kitchen at all times can be very helpful. By maintaining a supply of staple kitchen items, you are sure to be prepared if you have unexpected company show up for dinner or you need to whip up a meal quickly.
There are five kitchen staples that are definite must haves. They are pasta, spices, beef and chicken stock, flour and beans. For starters, it is good to always keep (more…)
January 21, 2011
Melissa d’Arabia was the season five (August 2009) winner of the Food Network’s The Next Food Network Star and many suspect her win could be attributed not only to her talent in the kitchen, but to the way she embodies family home cooking in an economical time when staying in is more common than going out.As with all Network Star winners, the channel gave her a show of her own, and in her Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d’Arabian she “pairs her varied culinary and life experiences to provide food lifestyle solutions and approachable recipes for all stages of life,” according to the network.Staying true to her show’s title, she offers tips such as: (more…)