How To Eat a Lobster

December 14th, 2012

Does any other food have more potential for disaster than lobster? It's not every day you see adults wearing bibs, but somehow these crustaceans manage to bring out our messy sides no matter how hard we try. It may seem like there's no way to access all of the meat without frustratedly snapping off tiny specks of shell until it finally gives way. But eating lobster doesn't...


General Advice for Making Bouillabaisse

December 14th, 2012

Those who are fans of shellfish and all things French are probably avid eaters of bouillabaisse. The stew - which normally contains multiple different kinds of seafood - originated in the largest municipality in France apart from Paris: Marseille. Anyone who's considering whipping up a batch of bouillabaisse at home could look at some of these hints. Recipes from Epicurious,...


Tasty Mexican Chocolate Cake

December 13th, 2012

If you've never had Mexican chocolate cake, now's the time to learn how to make it! This delightful recipe is a wonderful take on the traditional dessert, giving it a little bit of a kick and adding some other unique flavors to the mix in the process. If you have a potluck or dinner party coming up, try preparing this dessert and you might just wow your guests with how great...


How To Make Your Favorite Fair Treats At Home

December 7th, 2012

In between rides and games, it's custom for carnival-goers to indulge in tasty treats as they walk the fairgrounds under the bright lights and loud noises. You can bring a piece of the carnival home by making these delicious desserts in your own kitchen. Cotton candy No carnival trip is complete without the wispy, sugary delight of cotton candy. There's something satisfying...


Simple Ways to Deal With Your Leftovers

November 26th, 2012

Leftovers are almost inevitable, whether it's the week after Thanksgiving or the weekend after a Friday night dinner party. Although you can always heat up your food and eat it as it was originally prepared, this is a great opportunity to get creative and turn your extra cuisine into something new. Working with leftovers doesn't have to be a simple matter of microwaving and...


Tips For Cooking with Peanut Butter (And Making Your Own)

November 12th, 2012

Among the staples of American snacks and lunches, it is often said that none surpass peanut butter. Many people note that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches remain one of the earliest things they can recall eating. Or, perhaps they preferred to nosh on slices of bread complemented by peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches stand as a possibly...


A Habanero Sauce Recipe for Hotheads

November 8th, 2012

Do you love spicy food? Some people just can't get enough of that burning sensation! Although we don't know a lot about the nutritional effects of eating highly seasoned food, according to the New York Times, it has a few crucial uses in tropical cultures. Heat tends to suppress the appetite - if you're living in a climate where it's always hot, you may need something to...


How To Make Your Own Pasta

October 25th, 2012

Pasta is almost as close as you can come to a universally loved food. It seems everyone has a favorite dish, whether it's fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti bolognese or a heaping pan of lasagna. Although pasta is fairly inexpensive to buy, perhaps you've always wanted to make your own! It may seem like a difficult prospect, but you'd be surprised at just how simple it is to...


How to Make Old Fashioned Hard Candy

October 19th, 2012

Have you ever thought about making your own candy? It may seem like a difficult prospect, but doing so is actually relatively simple. If you've never done it before, you only need a few basic ingredients that you may already have lying around the house. Once you've gathered them, the process shouldn't take too long. Note that making hard candy requires a fair amount of...


How To Make Delicious Meatloaf

October 18th, 2012

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that seems to elicit a strong opinion from everyone. Some people absolutely adore it, while others consider it little more than a hard, tasteless block of brown meat. Making delicious meatloaf isn't necessarily easy - if you're not careful, you'll end up with a dish that's dry, crumbly and not particularly tasty. However, this recipe, adapted...