Are you aware that what you feed your family on a daily basis affects their health? Since the family eats at home the majority of the time compared to eating at restaurants, you should be very aware of what you serve on the table. Your family’s health is in your hands and this is a huge responsibility but with knowledge, you can do it.
You can protect the heart and blood vessels by preparing less saturated fat meals. Remember, not all fats are bad. You just have to know how to identify the bad ones. The ingredients you will use and the way you cook the food will make a big difference in cooking healthy food for the heart. Continue reading
Many busy families have trouble preparing healthy meals either during the week or when there are games and other activities on the weekend. Trying to eat food that is good for the whole family becomes quite a challenge. One of the easiest and quickest ways to eat a healthy meal is to have homemade soup on hand. Soup is tasty, filling, and good for you anytime, but especially on a cold fall or winter day. Continue reading
Barbecue is a method of cooking done by placing the slab of meat over an open fire. The person can use wood, charcoal or gas and after a proper cooking time, the barbeque is ready to serve. The secret that makes this meal delicious is not what was used to cook the meat. It is also not where the meat was bought. This is all goes down to the sauce that was used to make the meat stand out.
Barbecue sauce is what the person puts on the meat while it is cooking, and should be applied when the meat is almost cooked and not when it was just been thrown on the grill to avoid burning the meat. There are many ingredients that will vary the taste of the barbecue sauce and all are available at local supermarkets. Continue reading
What do you usually do on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Sit back and enjoy the view from your front porch? Sip on your lemonade while enjoying a nice swim in the lake or get the family together for a nice Sunday afternoon barbeque? Well, there are a lot of things that you can do to asure yourself that you’ll have a good time on your day of rest and getting together to rekindle old ties with family would be the best way to enjoy a Sunday.
But preparing for a barbeque cookout can be brutal. There are a ton of things that you need to take into consideration like what kind of food to cook, how much to cook and how many people are coming. That and a lot more. People nowadays are quite particular about what they eat. And in a family barbeque the idea is to enjoy the food, the company and have a guilt free eating experience. So to keep in mind what to cook is one of the hardest things to consider. Here are some tips on how to make your afternoon chicken barbecue a smashing hit. Continue reading
As a huge fan of anything made of pumpkin, I’m always on the lookout for great recipes that include this delicious fall favorite. I’m also partial to pies rather than cakes, so this recipe was a hit with me before I hardly took my first bite. If you try this recipe, please let us know your thoughts. Continue reading
For many people Thanksgiving is a day of family, feasts, and football or a film at the nearest movie theater. Others meet the day with loneliness and dread. Still others enjoy spending the day alone. Here are a number of ideas to help you have a great day if you find yourself alone on Thanksgiving. Starting the day with at least a tentative plan and a positive attitude will help reduce any feeling of loneliness. Continue reading
Since the very early days of mankind food has played a vital part of society in rituals, ceremonies and the daily living. As civilization has developed, man’s method and ways of preparing food has become more complex and more tasking. Food has also played a big role in the formation of rituals and ceremonies that man has come up with either to please the gods or to entertain guests. There are more than a thousand superstition and traditions that are connected to food, many of them having to do with the preparing of the food. There are certain steps and procedures that involve proper food preparation. Continue reading
Most adults in the United States understand the importance of Thanksgiving, held on the last Thursday of November. Our friends in Canada celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. People gather together with family and friends to share a meal reminiscent of the first feast shared between the Indians and the Pilgrims.
A Thanksgiving gathering can consist of many people or just a few, and provides an opportunity for everyone to give thanks for what each has in his or her life. Typically, there is a huge meal, usually with turkey, dressing, and all the side dishes that go with this prominent feast day. Here are just a few ideas if you’re looking for something different this Thanksgiving. Continue reading
Barbecuing is already a complicated task as it is but barbecuing chicken can be even more complicated especially to the novice. Unlike pork and beef, which you can slice in just the right thickness so that it will cook at a precise degree, chicken can be trickier to manage.
The greatest challenge in making chicken barbecue is the fact that you have to cook the inside without making the outside a charred mess! This can be really difficult as you cannot see the inside. This is why some people cut a small part in the piece to open the chicken up and let the heat inside.
Remember that eating half-cooked chicken is dangerous so make sure that you serve chicken that is completely cooked. You will know that a chicken is already cooked when the juices run clear. You can also use a meat thermometer to find out the temperature of the chicken dish. An internal temperature of at least 170 degrees Fahrenheit is okay. Here are some tips and warnings that will help you in coming up with a really great chicken barbecue meal. Continue reading
Mothers everywhere often complain around holidays that they are often stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun elsewhere in the house or outdoors. Never is that more apparent than on Easter Day. However, this was not the case with my mother. Even before becoming a second grade teacher when I was ten-years-old, my mother was including us kids in her homemade holiday projects, especially in the kitchen. She later included her grandchildren to their great delight!
This year, why not get your kids involved in Easter kitchen activities rather than doing everything yourself. Together, you can create memories that will last a lifetime! Continue reading