There's nothing like making your own broth. The flavor is richer and more complex than store bought. Even the process of making your own broth is more satisfying. It is surprisingly easy and inexpensive to do. Your homemade broth can be used to make far more than legendary soups. Even more enticing, you can use your homemade broth to create better tasting stews, sauces and gravy,... Read More
Stretching a dollar is high on everybody's list these days. The same goes for eating a healthy diet. These two things may seem to be mutually exclusive at times, what with the high price of organics and specialty health food items. But you can save yourself some money and time by making the most out of the produce that you purchase on a weekly basis.
Minestrone with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and White Beans ... Read More
Conscious eating is all the rage, with numerous movements-local first, all organic, green living, etc.-celebrating the virtues of consuming foods that are good for the body and the Earth. This is great news for American families who have an interest in following a more balanced and healthy diet, as the market for nutritious and more natural food products has grown at a staggering rate.
But with this... Read More
by Elizabeth Kelly
Sometimes it seems like the secret to successful dieting hinges on just a few seconds of your day. You've been so good: writing in your food journal, sticking to the plan, passing up the office snacks. Then it happens. It may be that moment when you get home from work, or just a fleeting thought while you're watching TV. You're craving something, and you're... Read More
Do you feel like you are always rushing around, leaving little time for kitchen duties? If you follow my blog, you know I believe in cutting back on trips to the drive thru and encourage more home-cooked meals and family dinners. I know it isn't always easy, so here are three quick and easy soup recipes.
A bowl of soup, a roll, cornbread or crackers and you have a quick meal. You can add a salad and/or dessert if you like, but it isn't... Read More
Lean, juicy beef, mutton, and veal, form the basis of all good soups; therefore it is advisable to procure those pieces which afford the richest succulence, and such as are fresh-killed. Stale meat renders them bad, and fat is not so well adapted for making them. The principal art in composing good rich soup is so to proportion the several ingredients that the flavor of one shall not predominate over another, and that all the articles of... Read More
by Barbara Pena
Sometimes getting dinner on the table seems like a daunting task, but with a little preplanning, it can be quick and easy -- and even save you money. These quick and easy dinner recipes make getting dinner on the table faster than ordering takeout!
This first recipe is great for the... Read More
By Janet Martin
Gym memberships usually increase during the month of January because everybody seems to want to start their year with a resolution to lose weight and become healthier. However, after a few visits to the gym, many people start to become less enthusiastic in their efforts to be buff because of... Read More
Eating healthy can be a challenge in today's fast-paced world. Finding fresh, wholesome snacks to supplement a busy lifestyle while maintaining proper nutrition isn't always easy. Nutrition and ease of preparation are important to many people who are hungry for a quick snack but don't want the calories or the inconvenience of a trip to the local fast-food restaurant.
A great solution may be just a few steps away... Read More
An important factor in being a good cook is to understand how to properly measure ingredients. With many recipes, the correct measurement of ingredients can either make or break a recipe. This is especially true in baking where every tiny teaspoon counts!
There was a time when cookbooks did not use terms like teaspoon, tablespoon or cup. Instead, they used phrases like "nice leg of spring lamb" or a "handful" of beans. Sometimes,... Read More