by Dawn Lewis
Roasted peppers are a great way to bring out flavor and add unique flavors to many different dishes. Peppers, either sweet or hot, can be roasted in a variety of ways. Once they are roasted they can be added to salads, casseroles, sandwiches, and much more. Let's first look at two different ways to roast peppers.
One way to... Read More
If you just can't resist rich desserts, know that you are not alone. Everyone craves a sweet treat every now and then but whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, keep a fantastic figure, or can't eat sugar for medical reasons, searching for a delicious sugar-free dessert can seem impossible (or expensive).
Don't despair! If you like your desserts fresh and enjoy being in your kitchen, you can whip... Read More
A sizzling, succulent steak; just the thought of one makes your mouth water. But how hard it is to properly prepare the best beef? You can surely get a sublime grilled steak at a fancy steakhouse, but how many times have you been disappointed with the steaks at a friend or neighbor's backyard barbecue? Or worse, at your own?
You may have premium barbecue equipment, but you... Read More
There's good news for health-conscious meat lovers -- you can enjoy heart-friendly leaner varieties without having to choke down your meal for survival. These may be new methods to you, but they won't require very many new tools or techniques.
Fatty meat is dangerous for your circulatory system but your taste buds give it a "thumbs up" because fat, along with salt, excites our oral sensors. It also provides "lubrication" within the meat which... Read More
Believe it or not, there are actually people out there that think the only way to prepare their favorite proteins -- and other mealtime staples -- is by frying it in Crisco. Not so much. In reality, there are many diet-friendly ways to cook - sautéing, poaching, broiling, smoking, roasting are just a few. Most whole foods start out as healthy. It's the techniques we use to cook the food that make the transformation from healthy... 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
Sometimes, the simplest thing that you can do to improve your overall diet is simply to adopt a more healthy cooking method. Rather than relying on fast food restaurants or prepared foods, you will find that by taking advantage of a healthy cooking method you will be able to get the entire flavor that you are looking for along with considerable benefits to your overall health.
The first healthy cooking method that you are going to want to be... 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
by Angela Pollock
Knock out the fat! That has been George Foreman's signature saying since 1995 about his line of grills. The George Foreman Grill has come a long way from the simple countertop versions found in college dorm rooms. This kitchen aid can be found in a multitude of colors, styles and shapes with outdoor versions now being available to consumers. But do these grills... Read More
One of the best things you can do for your family is to cook healthy, nutritious and delicious meals. Science is proving what we have long suspected: the food you eat is largely responsible for how healthy you are. In addition, the eating habits you instill in your children are likely to be with them for the rest of their lives. Those are some very good reasons for serving your family the most nutritious meals that you can possible make.... Read More