It's possible to cook for a party -- or last-miute guests -- without spending all day prepping your food. These low-maintenance yet decadent appetizers can be prepped the day before, so you'll just have a few last-minute additions, and voila , ready to go! These appetizers speak for themselves, and believe it; the conversation won't lag.
Garlic Toasts with Red Pepper Aioli
(Adapted from Giada de... Read More
by Jennifer Mae
Summer is grilling season and time to break out the burgers. Plain old hamburgers won't do this summer. So be creative! Surprise your family and friends with a hamburger loaded down with fabulous taste. Look for unique toppings, mix-ins and condiments for your heavenly hamburgers.
Here are some creative ways to grill your family and friends some heavenly... Read More
Firing up the grill is a great way to cook in the summer! Here are a few grilling tips and a couple of recipes, too. For great grilled burgers, form the patty gently. Smashing the meat forces out moisture.
Sear both sides of the burger on both sides, then move the burger and cook with indirect heat till done.
Use a meat thermometer to gauge when the meat is done. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of... Read More
You don't have to roll through the drive-through or deal with health concerns to enjoy some of your favorite fast food treats at home! These delicious, easy recipes feature the flavors of your favorite chain restaurant with less expense and health-guilt.
Don't think that just because they say "fry" in the name that French fries have to be cooked in a vat of oil. You can make tasty, crispy... Read More
As a parent, you have a strong influence over how much fast food your child eats. Find out how to set some guidelines to follow when eating out that will teach them how to make healthy choices as adults.
In the 'olden days' there were no video games or televisions. People ate all their meals at home or sometimes at another family's home. All the food was prepared from scratch and a lot was home grown. Most families would only go... Read More
You love burgers, but you're watching your waistline. That doesn't mean you have to resort to eating a dry patty of meat. Sure, you'll want to ditch the cheese and the mayo. Think about it. Just one slice of cheese has about 70 calories and 6 grams of fat while a tablespoon of mayo has 110 calories and 11 grams of fat. Of course, there are ways to trim the fat without trimming the taste. You can still enjoy a burger that packs a mean... Read More