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Few fish offer the rich flavor of salmon, which is also loaded with nutrients that are not only heart-healthy but boost one's mood. It's truly one of the wonder foods of the sea, and extremely versatile. Baked salmon can be simple or sophisticated, and it's so easy to make that novice cooks won't have to shy away from featuring it on their menus.Salmon is...more
Although grilled cheese is one of the simplest lunches to cook, there is a certain quality about it that makes it a classic American food staple. If you're getting a bit tired of using the same grilled cheese recipe, there are many things you can try out to create a more unique and delicious sandwich.Here are just a few things you can do to spice up your next grilled...more
With the spring season fresh out of the gates and warm weather creeping through the clouds of a long-lasting winter, families everywhere are getting ready for the rising temperatures. After hibernating for the coldest months of the year, many are looking to not only increase their fitness routines, but revitalize their eating habits.The grill is one of the most popular cooking...more
When zucchini comes to mind, many people may envision a rich tomato sauce and Italian-style dishes. While that's a perfectly good way to use this delicate and nutritious vegetable, zucchini is also a great choice for sweet, spicy bread, with or without nuts. When made into zucchini bread, this summer squash shows how much flavor and moistness a simple...more
For those who think that everything tastes better with bacon, the bacon bowl was inevitable. It became famous "As Seen on TV," but this mouth-watering invention is here to stay, if bacon lovers have anything to say about it.The bacon bowl is built on an inverted mold with a handy lip to catch the bacon fat and spouts to pour it off. Once the crisp "bowl" is removed from the...more
You've probably been craving a satisfying dessert lately, and have been on the lookout for a new recipe to fulfill your cravings. Why not consider making some delicious red velvet cupcakes - but with an ice cream sandwich twist? The best part about this dessert is that it's relatively easy to make, requiring a simple set of materials and food. Check out the...more
When you think of cream cheese frosting, the dessert that comes to mind is probably carrot cake. Somewhere along the line in cakedom, an imaginative pastry chef thought that carrots would work just as well in cake as they do in a stew and came up with a creamy, cheesy spread that offset the cake's spices perfectly.Cream cheese - made principally of skim milk, milk fat...more
Whether you're a seasoned home chef or just beginning your quest for culinary competency, your bookshelf can benefit from the addition of some key cookbooks. Since most people cooking at home aren't professional chefs, the most helpful recipe books won't be the most complicated and specialized. Here are a couple of cookbooks to cover the essentials...more
Chicken pot pie has made a bit of a comeback recently as a comfort food for all occasions. Depending on its preparation, homemade chicken pot pie can be a great dish to add to a potluck meal or even as a single-serving treat. With certain low-calorie ingredients, fresh chicken and plenty of vegetables, chicken pot pie can satisfy even the most stringent of nutrient...more
With the abundance of fresh produce beginning to appear on your grocery store shelves, eating healthier and losing a few of those extra pounds before beach season has never been easier. Spring is the ideal time of year to experiment with a few seasonal salad options, and they can be a refreshing addition to your diet. Here are a few options that you can whip up in no...more