It's almost picnic and camping time across most of North America. For that next trip into the woods or at the park, consider these treats-especially for the kids.
This is every kid's favorite (including big kids). Simply put a marshmallow on a stick, roast it, and while it's still hot, slap it against a piece of chocolate bar and sandwich it between two graham crackers.
Cut a banana... Read More
Martha Stewart ruined it for everyone. Perfectly sane people now operate under the belief that, in order to have friends over, they need a year of planning, an entire book's worth of chi-chi appetizers, and a venue that looks like it was decorated by a movie set designer.
Martha lied. Having a successful party doesn't require expensive food or intensive cooking skills. Here are five festive tips for feeding your friends that aren't dependent on... Read More
Although cooking in bulk may sound like a lot of work, in the end it really saves you time and money. There are a number of ways that you can accomplish bulk cooking based on your availability and how many people you are cooking for. Cooking in bulk is typically done every-other-week or once a month; however, there are a number of combinations in between that you can try.
Planning Your Menu for Bulk Cooking ... Read More
Some like it hot -- hot dogs, that is. Imagine a device that would enable you to heat your franks and toast your buns at the same time. It's no joke. There's actually such a thing and we've put this crafty kitchen aid to the test.
Hot dog connoisseurs rejoice: the invention of the century has finally arrived! Here is a device that lets you pop in your hot dogs and buns together, press down, and make preparing hot dogs as easy as toast.... Read More
Life is hectic and the last thing you want to do after a long day's work is slave over a hot stove. That's time that can be far better spent on homework, housework or even gym work. It is possible to enjoy a healthy, home-cooked meal without spending all evening in the kitchen. There is a time-saving technique that will minimize your meal prep time during the week. It's called cooking in bulk. We're talking about doing a week's... Read More
For large families or busy parents with no time to cook every night, bulk cooking can be a lifesaver. Not only is bulk cooking a huge timesaver, but it can also be economical and cut down on wasted leftovers. With smart planning and the right recipe ideas, you can have a whole month's worth of healthy meals ready to go!
There are a few different methods for bulk cooking: freeze and reheat whole meals,... Read More
Trying to cook healthy can often be a sticky situation. But it's not as difficult as you might think. There are plenty of things you can do to reduce your bottom line when it comes to fat and calories. The first fat-trimming trick is to invest in a decent quality nonstick pan. Cooking with a nonstick pan requires little oil and enables you to prepare your food without vegetable, canola or other high-fat oil. This is beneficial... Read More
Swordfish belongs to the group of fish that have recently become more appreciated for their contribution of omega-3 essential oils to the diet. These fats, which have to be provided by the diet, have now been shown to have a host of health giving benefits including combating rheumatoid arthritis, heart attacks, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, psoriasis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and even migraine... Read More
Much of our holiday stress is self induced. We all love the holidays and want to them to be a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience. We tend to spend a great deal of time and effort engaging in various activities trying to make the time period extra special. Our desire to have the best holidays possible often delivers irony, just like O. Henry's Gift of the Magi. Instead of enjoying the holiday season, we spend our holiday season stressed and... Read More
Summertime--and the living is easy! But the kitchen is hot!! It's time for some cool cooking recipes and tips!
1. Cook outdoors. When you have some time, perhaps on the weekend, grill up several entrees at once. Then freeze and you have your main dishes ready for the next week. To help you out, here is a marinade recipe that I use for the "cheap" cuts of beef and pork:
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown... Read More