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Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth: How to Make Peppermint Patties From Scratch

June 11th, 2013

Peppermint patties: They're not just in candy stores anymore (and they're not just for pining after Charlie Brown, either). If you're interested in making your own candy from scratch, you might be pleasantly surprised. It's not too difficult, as even a novice chef can master the art using little more than the equipment and ingredients found in a typical...

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How to Make Chinese Spring Rolls with Pork

June 11th, 2013

Spring rolls are among the tastiest at-home treats that you can make yourself, and with Chinese New Year coming fast, cooking them with family could be a fun holiday activity. Below is a recipe for Chinese spring rolls with pork (minimum of 50 rolls). Wrapper According to Steamy Kitchen,Wei-Chuan is the best wrapper brand for spring rolls. Some people try to use pasta...

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Four Great Smoothie Recipes To Mix Up Your Day

June 7th, 2013

Smoothies are a great way to combine various fruits and sweets into delicious, nutritious concoctions. Not only do they require limited culinary skills, but they can be enjoyed on the road or in the comfort of your kitchen. Here are a few smoothie recipes you may want to try out. Green Julius This recipe from SmoothieWeb.com is a well-rounded beverage packed with vitamins....

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Tips For Making Fruit Smoothies

June 7th, 2013

Out of all the beverages that could be construed as dessert-like, virtually none are as healthy as fruit smoothies, depending on how they're prepared. These multifaceted, delicious drinks can be low in fat, high in vitamins and just as flavorful as the somewhat more decadent ice cream-based milkshakes. Not only that, when it comes to ingredients, there's practically...

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Some Ideas for Creative Spins on Scrambled Eggs

May 30th, 2013

A venerable staple of breakfast, scrambled eggs are easy to make, low-cost and are both vegetarian meat-lover friendly. In addition, according to IncredibleEgg.org, eggs contain a respectable amount of nutrients, and can contribute to weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy and keeping eyes and and brains in tiptop shape. Scrambled eggs are well and good all by...

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Tips For Making Your Own Donuts

May 30th, 2013

Do you love donuts, but don't want to have to head to your local cafe to get one whenever you have a craving? If so, then you should know that you can easily make donuts at home yourself, and have these delicious treats whenever you'd like. You could even make enough donuts to create a cake out of them for someone special! When you're going to make donuts, you have two...

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How to Make an Applesauce Cake

May 30th, 2013

This summer, don't bring the same old coleslaw or bucket of store-bought cookies to your barbecues - make something that will truly surprise and impress people. While chocolate cake and pies are always staples at these summer events, you should try making a different dessert, like an applesauce cake. This cake is not only delicious, but it's also perfect for summer...

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Some Guidance on Making Flavored Popcorn

May 28th, 2013

As much as practically everyone enjoys a bowl of popcorn when they're watching a movie, or just in the mood for a light snack, popcorn can be a little bland on its own. Often, melted butter is added to the exploded kernels for flavor, but even that can get repetitive, not to mention a poor choice for people worried about their cholesterol intake. Luckily, there are many...

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Must-Have Purchases for Your Summer Barbecues

May 23rd, 2013

When the warm weather seasons are on the horizon, many homeowners will take every advantage of the favorable temperatures and get their family and friends together for seasonal barbecues. If you consider yourself a major grill master, you know that your grilling supplies and other products can enhance not only the flavor of your food, but also your enjoyment of cooking it....

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Creative Ideas for Homemade Vegetarian Pizza

May 23rd, 2013

For those who do not partake in meat, a slice or a whole pie of pizza can be a handy go-to for lunch or dinner. But you don't have to limit yourself to the vegetarian toppings and styles offered at your local pizzeria. Not only are there loads of off-beat ideas for yummy meatless pizza you can throw together at home, there are even a plethora of dairy- and meat-free...

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