Eat Lots of Food for Half the Calories ! The Hungry Girl way is a method of making favorite foods in a manner that is less fattening. It also gives you ways to “bulk up your portions so that you can eat a lot of food, and not gain weight. The author, Lisa Lillien, is […]

Hungry Girl – Large Portion, Low Calorie Recipes

Respected food writer, Monica Bhide has written for well-known publications such as Food and Wine and Cooking Light. In her article, “The Crackling Spices Of Indian Tempering”, she writes about a cooking method common to Indian cuisine called “tempering”. EXCERPT: ” … Tadka translates as “tempering.” It is a method widely used in Indian cuisine, […]

Cooking Basics ~ Cooking Terms: Indian Tempering

Mark Bittman, is one of America’s best-known, most widely respected food writers. Happy to suggest two cookbooks written by him. One for those who want to learn how to cook and the other for those who have a goal to eat healthy with an emphasis on consuming green leafy vegetables (that would be moi!). How […]

Cooking Basics ~ How to Cook Everything – Emphasis on the Greens

The spice trails taken by the Europeans can be traced backwards from India to Arabia (formerly Asia Minor) to Africa to Egypt and all the way to the ancient Greco-Roman world. Wars were fought over precious spices and in the end … we all won! Because the end result of the wars and the global […]

Cooking Basics ~ Spice Spotlight: Saffron, Cardamon, Curry and Turmeric

The beauty of living in America is its diversity. Especially its food diversity. It may be the same for other countries as well. But the USA is my home so my “opinions” via my food or foodie experiences can be spoken with authority. Or at least, with a reasonable amount of certainty. :) World cuisine […]

Cooking Basics ~ Create Your Own Regional Feasts of India

On September 20, 1519, Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1489-1521), set sail from Spain on a mission to find a western route to the Spice Islands. He reached the cost of South America and then navigated the strait linking the Atlantic and the Pacific which now bears his name, the Strait of Magellan. He crossed […]

Cooking Basics ~ Stock Your Kitchen Cabinet with Exotic Spices

Pretty Pickle Labels for Your Homemade Pickles My mom made many pickles over the years to feed our large family. I’m glad to see that pickling is still popular. There are even some quickie ways to make refrigerator pickles now. After you fix a batch of your special pickles, you’ll want your jars to look […]

Pickle Labels

Mother’s Magnificent Recipes My mom was an excellent cook! She grew up in the country, where they made everything from scratch. From milk gravy with sour dough biscuits, homemade pie or cobbler, wonderful cakes, and the list goes on and on. I’m going to share a few of her great recipes here. Unfortunately she didn’t […]

Mother’s Magnificent Recipes

You Can Cut Up a Watermelon in a Variety of Ways There are a variety of ways to cut up a watermelon. It pretty much depends on your own personal preference as to how you choose to do it. If you’re cutting it for a party or for guests, you might want to do it […]

Cutting Up a Watermelon

Easy Broccoli Casserole Recipe This is an easy recipe for broccoli casserole. Great for a side dish or a main entree, this easy broccoli casserole recipe is bursting with flavor and oozing with cheese.  In fact, this easy broccoli casserole recipe is so close to comfort food it can’t be called a vegetable casserole.  Easy […]

Easy Broccoli Casserole Recipe
Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas Cookies Recipe. Try my version of Christmas Cookies Recipe that I learned how to cook during my many years baking up cookies for my young children. My kids are big fans of cookies at Christmas or any time of the year! This Christmas Cookies recipe is one of our favorites. We probably bake these Christmas Cookies recipe […]

Christmas Cookies Recipe

Easy Halloween Popcorn Pumpkins Recipe My Halloween Pumpkin Balls Recipe is a fun treat to serve your Halloween Costume Party guests. Just follow these quick and easy directions to learn how to make Halloween pumpkin balls. Your guests will love the flavor and these treats will fit right in the theme of your costume party. […]

Halloween Popcorn Pumpkins Recipe

Swedish Pancake Recipe is one of the best cooking secrets in the chronicle of tasty and delicious food items. It is a Sweden’s gift to the rest of the world. A pancake is a lean, flat surfaced, circular shaped cake cooked from a liquid or semi liquid mixture made of flour, eggs, and milk etc., cooked on a […]

Swedish Pancake Recipe – A gift from Sweden
Easy Hamburger Slider Recipe

Best Hamburger Slider Recipe You have seen the popular Slider Burgers on shows like Hells Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey. Here is a recipe for hamburger sliders that will blow you away. Very quick and easy to fix, these hamburger sliders will fill your tummy with cheesy hamburger goodness. This Fast Hamburger Sliders Recipe is perfect […]

The Best Hamburger Sliders Recipe
sweetpotatopie

Homemade Sweet Potato Pie Yummy!!  Sweet Potato Pie.  Similar in color and texture to Pumpkin Pie, but healthier and more readily available.  Though recognized mostly as a Thanksgiving dish, this Sweet Potato Pie recipe can be made anytime of year for a tasty, healthy treat or after dinner dessert.  Having its origins in the southern […]

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Mexican Recipes with Chicken

Easy Mexican Recipes with Chicken Looking for a way to eat healthier and maybe shed a few pounds?  Try making Mexican recipes with chicken instead of pork or beef. You can substitute the carnitas in your Mexican food recipes with chicken rather than fattier meats.  When you make Mexican recipes with chicken instead of fatty […]

Mexican Recipes with Chicken

Top Recipe Binders with Grandma’s Best Recipes Grandma is the best cook over isnt she? So why not save all her priced recipes so you could try them on and pass down the recipes for generations to enjoy. Take a look at these recipe book binders that are dedicated to those special recipes by Grandma. […]

Make a Recipe Book with Grandma’s Recipes
chunkysaladrecipe

Easy Chunky Salad Recipe Sometimes you just want a salad.  A big salad.  This Easy Chunky Salad Recipe will definitely satisfy the need for a big healthy salad.  Most people make a salad the same way.  Chop up some lettuce, a tomato, and some cucumber.  Maybe a little onion and/carrots.  Then they top it with […]

Easy Chunky Salad Recipe
BBQ Recipe Binders

Recipe Binders for BBQ Recipes. Organize your BBQ recipes in a BBQ themed recipe binder. These bbq recipe binders are offered with full bleed, full color artwork and photography. BBQ Recipe binders are a great gift for Dads who love to grill! Get your Dad a bbq recipe 3 ring binder! Do you throw a lot […]

BBQ Recipe Binders
Strawberry

A chocolate strawberry smoothie rocked my world today!  After a session of hot yoga this morning, I decided I needed a cold treat that would offer me a little protein and iron to boot.  I daydreamed of my smoothie the whole way home from the gym, carefully deciding what ingredients I would throw into the blender.  […]

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
hamburger seasoning recipe

Easy Hamburger Seasoning Recipe Here is an easy to make hamburger seasoning recipe, that combines some common seasonings found in most peoples homes. To make a great tasting hamburger seasoning just follow my easy recipe directions below.  Grilling hamburgers is a summer time tradition. Don’t settle for plain tasting grilled hamburgers recipes, instead make this […]

Hamburger Seasoning Recipe

A wiener is technically the same thing as a hot dog or frankfurter, but dogs and franks are often beef-based, with a garlicky flavor and a teeth-teasing snap that their casings give them, whereas a wiener is soft, skinless, bland and often pork-based. Usually a wiener is not at all my dog of choice, but […]

Rhode Island “New York System” Weiners/Wieners (aka “Gaggers”)
rye bread loaf

Easy To Make Rye Bread Recipe Do you like baking bread at home?  Would you like to try an Easy Rye Bread recipe.   Rye is a hearty grain, and this easy rye bread recipe will yield a very healthy and hearty loaf of bread.  This recipe for rye bread is easy because it requires no sourdough […]

Easy Rye Bread Recipe

Are you planning a BBQ or want to roast the perfect chicken for dinner? Tired of your chicken always coming out with the same bland boring taste? Add some flavor to your dinner tonight by using the right blend of herbs and spices. When cooking poultry there are several basic herbs and spices that you […]

Best Herbs And Spices For Cooking Poultry

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