14th September 2016

Hosting a Great Party

The one thing everyone will remember about a party is the food. If you are hosting a party, then be sure to take a little extra time when you plan the menu. There are several popular foods that can please a crowd. The type of food you should serve depends on the guests you will be entertaining. Here are some great ideas that can make sure your guests clean their plates. Remember Appetizers You may ...
15th December 2015

Alton Brown’s Dumbest Kitchen Gadgets

I do love a cool kitchen gadget as much as the next person but there are some out there that just leaves you scratching your head. Food Network's Alton Brown nailed this list. Having said that, I do want that Wolverine claws, HAH!
7th October 2014

3 Amazing Recipe Apps for the Home Cook

Every home cook will tell you that cooking is a learning process, and that you’ll continue to amass a wealth of recipes as you refine your cooking skill and style. While our parents and grandparents used to make binders and notebooks of all the recipes they’d discovered, home cooks of today have a better tool at their disposal: their smartphones. Gaming Realms, the company that acquired Iceland Bingo in 2013 and won several awards for its ...
15th May 2014

Utilizing Your Kitchen Leftovers and Saving Money

No matter how many cooks there are in the kitchen, one thing they will always agree upon is that there are bound to be kitchen scraps left over after nearly every meal. Whether it is the tops of an onion or a carrot, a sprig of leftover herbs, an orange peel, a spoonful of rice or half a cup of sauce, it seems that there is always something to be reckoned with after preparing a ...
16th August 2013

Spices – A Way of Stimulating Your Appetite

The aroma and flavor that spices add to food is the key reason why people like Vasco da Gama made voyages across the Indian Ocean looking for spices. To date, spices are some of the most prized commodities in the world. Thanks to improved infrastructure, you can get spices as far as from India to spice your foods with. In addition to being used to add flavor and taste to foods, spices have also been used ...
11th June 2013

How To Make The Best Ice Cream This Summer

There’s nothing better than finding an ice cream stand on a warm summer’s day. Ice cream represents the pinnacle of British weather, and although the UK doesn’t offer the best climate, there are some glorious days to be experienced during the brief summer months. Thanks to technological advances in the kitchen, it’s now so much easier to make your own ice cream at home, and whether its strawberry or chocolate that catches your eye, you’ll ...
19th April 2013

Decanting Wine – Questions and Answers

Decanting wine divides opinion among wine experts. While some say that it only serves to impress, others say it is a vital means of getting the best out of certain bottles. If you are unsure about whether you should decant a wine, this guide should answer all of your questions.   Why Decant Wine? While the practicalities of decanting are debatable, it cannot be argued that it is a great way of impressing your guests and establishing that ...
6th December 2012

Christmas Gifts From Your Kitchen

There really is nothing wrong with giving food items as Christmas Gifts. And it's even more special if you make the goodies yourself. Christmas time is baking time so it's always a good idea to double or triple your baked goodies so you have enough cookies, brownies, cinnamon rolls, or cake pops for the family, relatives, friends, neighbors, Teachers, mailman, or whomever else you want to give a gift to this Christmas. I personally like ...
27th October 2012

10 Herbs & Spices That Can Prevent Breast Cancer

A healthy diet is essential to vitality, but did you know that adding a touch of spice to your favourite foods could also boost their potency against breast cancer? There are many ways to incorporate cancer-fighting foods into your diet, but adding these 10 anti-carcinogenic herbs and spices is an effortless way to boost your odds against this devastating disease no matter what diet you follow. Read on to learn more about how these wonderful ...
11th October 2012

How-To Un-Clump Ground Beef

When browning ground beef (or pork, turkey), the meat seems to always be in clumps form. The usual way to un-clump the ground meat is by using a wooden spoon or a fork to break the meat apart. But for years I have been using one kitchen gadget that works even better in my opinion. The good 'ol whisk. Yup, that thing you use to beat eggs. But how do you whisk ground meat? Well, ...
20th February 2012

Shrimp Scampi W/ Fettuccine

What exactly is a Scampi? According to Seaffod Experts website; Scampi is a type of lobster and is one of the world’s finest delicacies. There are, however, other species frequently referred to as scampi. For example, in the Midwest region of the US freshwater shrimp (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) are referred to as scampi. So again, what exactly is scampi? Is scampi a crawfish? Is scampi a crayfish? No, scampi are small clawed lobsters that unfortunately look a little ...
18th December 2008

Bacon Wrapped Beef Stuffed With Portobello Mushrooms, Cheese, and Asparagus

... And caramelized apples on the side. Sorry but adding the caramelized apples on the title would've made it too long. After reading Connie's (Pinoycook) Penne with creamed portobello mushrooms I was reminded of the bacon wrapped beef stuffed with portobello mushrooms, cheese and asparagus dish that has been sitting in my folder since October. Yes I know, I'm so behind :) . This is actually a variation of the bacon wrapped ...