Scallops 101

October 12th, 2012

Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't think of seafood without having scallops come to mind fairly quickly. With a unique texture and distinct ocean flavor in every bite, scallops are one of the most popular seafoods out there. According to, they're low in calories while packing a nutritional one-two punch of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. They also contain a fair...


Making The Perfect Fried Egg

October 10th, 2012

Frying an egg for breakfast can be accomplished quickly and easily if you're on the go, but if you have a little extra time before work or on the weekend, you may want to hone those griddle skills and turn an ordinary breakfast food into an extraordinary mid-morning delectable delight. You can follow these few tips for a much-improved egg experience! Take your time Due to...


Fun Homemade Apple Drink Recipes

September 25th, 2012

Apple juice This delicious drink will go perfectly in your thermos. According to Mother Earth News, first you'll need to cut up your apples (as many as you want turned into juice!) in small pieces using a knife or a pie cutter. Don't worry about peeling the apples. Put your apples into a large pot and add about 2 inches of water. Put a cover on the pot and let them simmer on...


Two Delectable Cheeseburger Recipes That Are Sure to Be Hits

September 18th, 2012

Next time you're having a barbecue, you may want to grill up something extra special. Here are a couple of great cheeseburger recipes that your guests are sure to remember. All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers This recipe from Taste of Home Magazine is perfect for sun-filled patriotic holidays. First combine 2 tablespoons of finely chopped onions, 2 tablespoons of ketchup, 1...


Grill Your Way — Try These 2 Different Types of Charcoal

August 28th, 2012

Charcoal's a great way to give your food a nice smoky flavor and have a pleasant scent permeate your barbecue zone. Charcoal comes in a variety of forms, and before you go out to buy a bag, you may want to consider which one you prefer.Lump charcoalAccording to Weber, the grill company, lump charcoal's made from logs that are put underground and covered with metal and earth....


Creative S'mores Recipes that Go Beyond the Campfire

August 16th, 2012

Whether you and your friends are gathered around the campfire or you just want a tasty treat on a rainy day, s'mores are a surefire way to treat your taste buds. A part of what makes s'mores so special (besides their deliciousness) is that you can't just pluck them out of a bag - you have to take the time and effort to cook and construct them, and the end product is always...


How to Grill Corn-on-the-Cob

August 15th, 2012

When you think of corn-on-the-cob, the first thing that comes to mind may be the veggie removed from its husk, tossed in a pot of boiling water and served with butter. While this is certainly a delicious and effective means of eating corn, have you tried throwing it on the grill? It takes a little more work, but the results can be incredibly tasty. According to the Reluctant...


The Best Foods to Bring on a Camping Trip

August 15th, 2012

Just because you and your family are planning on roughing it for a few days doesn't mean your stomachs have to. While there are a few nutritional concessions you'll have to make before heading into the woods for a weekend, camping food doesn't have to be limited to cans of beans and trail mix. In fact, with a bit of foresight, you can enjoy some delicious meals without that...


Grilling 101

August 14th, 2012

Most of us have that one friend who fancies him or herself the grill master. It seems every weekend in the summer you're invited to a barbecue. While the food may be delicious, have you ever wondered how you can achieve similar results? Grilling up a hockey puck burger may seem easy enough, but there's a lot more to the fine art of outdoor cooking than meets the eye. If...


How to Make Tuna Salad

August 13th, 2012

There are so many different ways to make tuna salad that it's difficult to cite a specific recipe as quintessential. A large part of preparing this dish comes from your own resourcefulness and being able to work with whatever you happen to have on-hand. However, there are certainly a few basic steps that practically every tuna salad requires, which you'll want to familiarize...