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Tue, 9 Oct 2007 09:00:00 -0400A French philosopher once said that eating alone was sadder than destitution. Certainly, no one likes to eat alone. Now that you have perfected that filet mignon, or vichyssoise soup, (or whatever your signature dish is), you will want to show off to your friends! But hosting a gourmet dinner is much more than good food. In order to truly impress your friends and acquaintances you must use as much skill and attention to details in entertaining as in the preparation of the food. Do not shy away from hosting if you are not by nature the next Martha Stewart. This article contains tips to turn your meal into a real event.
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:00:00 -0400Planning a campout? Here are some really terrific Camp Fire recipes . Great ideas for open fire cooking!
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:00:00 -0400Does the idea that good food has to take a long time to make keep you from spending time cooking? There are many ways to help speed and efficiency in the kitchen. The arrangement of your kitchen, as well as the tools you use, make all the difference. Don't give up on trying to expand your skills and abilities. Try these suggestions to make gourmet cooking well within your time constraints.
Tue, 3 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0500Beans will be filling, satisfying and incorporate many necessary nutrients into the diet. Combined with rice they are a complete protein and provide all the 8 amino acids for the body. They are inexpensive and packed full of flavor. It doesn't get much better than beans.
Tue, 27 Mar 2007 09:00:00 -0500A trip down the baking aisle in a grocery store presents the pastry chef with more options for chocolate than the candy counter. But if you’re stuck in a pinch, is it okay to substitute semi-sweet chips with a bittersweet bar? What can a glimpse at the list of ingredients tell you about a chocolate bar? Besides color, is there any real difference between white chocolate and milk chocolate? And why does European chocolate feel different in your mouth than American? After reading this article you will be able to answer these questions. However, we can’t guarantee that you’ll make a better chocolate mousse!
Tue, 20 Mar 2007 09:00:00 -0500One of the greatest experiences of being human is to be out in nature. There is just something about being in the fresh open air of the wilderness that makes a person feel more alive, more grounded. The stresses and responsibilities of life lessen in the great outdoors and it is less complicated. After a long day hiking or on the river even if exhaustion is felt, it is refreshing and invigorating. Along with the hard work comes a hearty appetite and a good meal is welcomed by everyone. Even food tastes better when enjoyed in nature and it is received with enthusiastic appreciation. The supper that is tasty is all the more satisfying. A cook can really get rave reviews at a camp. If some thought and a little preparation are made a great meal can be enjoyed and increase the quality of the outdoor experience. Here are some suggestions.
Tue, 27 Feb 2007 09:00:00 -0500People are creatures of habit and largely base choices on that which is familiar. Although some habits are good, cooking the same types of food over and over zaps creativity and breeds indifference in the kitchen. Food is not only necessary for survival, it is also a main source of enjoyment. Making the most of our meals increases pleasure and happiness. If your dinner hour is hum-drum bring something less predictable home from the market. One thing certain to add variety to your meals is broadening your selection of mushrooms. Mushrooms add flavor, texture and nutrition to appetizers, soups, salads and entrées. The possibilities are endless, and the results are fabulous.
Tue, 23 Jan 2007 09:00:00 -0500Recipes and craft ideas for bring romance into your relationship. Creative romantic recipes for Valentines Day.
Tue, 9 Jan 2007 09:00:00 -0500Do you love good food, but could do without the extra calories? Consider these tips to eat gourmet while still keeping an eye on your waist line.
Tue, 2 Jan 2007 09:00:00 -0500Check out these collection of cooking and shopping tips:
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Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:00:00 -0500Peppermint Marshmallow Sauce
Thu, 7 Dec 2006 09:00:00 -0500Festive Holiday Trifle
Tue, 5 Dec 2006 09:00:00 -0500Christmas Plum Pudding with Brandied Cider Sauce
Fri, 1 Dec 2006 09:00:00 -0500Christmas Chocolate Mousse
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:00:00 -0400Get ready, a cooking revolution is at the kitchen door. What the cell phone did for the telecommunication industry, induction cooking is now doing for the food industry. While the technology has been around for decades, in recent years it has been greatly improved upon, already taking hold in Europe and Japan. There can be no doubt that magnetic induction promises to be the most attractive cooking option on the market. In this article we will discuss how induction cooking works, how it differs from electric and gas stovetops, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the new technology.
Tue, 8 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Specific steps to assist with food preparation of various types of foods. Learn the basics!
Tue, 8 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Easily locate recipes for your favorite dishes, desserts, drinks and appetizers. Fantastic free online cookbook of gourmet recipes.
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400During the Great Depression, popcorn at 5 or 10 cents a bag was one of the few luxuries that struggling families could afford. When other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived.
Mon, 24 Jul 2006 09:00:00 -0400What exactly does it mean to be a gourmet? Does watching public television cooking shows on Saturday morning while folding the laundry count? How about being fascinated with Julia Child and having all of her cookbooks on your Amazon wish list? Knowing what zest, garam marsala and charcuterie mean, does this qualify you as being a gourmet? Where did the term come from and what exactly does it mean?