Backyard Barbeque – 5 Things to Add to Your Backyard for a Flawless Party...

Apr 29, 2014 by

Hosting a traditional backyard barbeque is a great way to begin celebrating warm weather with friends, family and loved ones surrounding you. When you are planning a backyard barbeque on your own, there are a few things you should consider adding to your checklist to ensure your party is entirely flawless, regardless of the number of guests you plan to host.   A Variety of Barbeque Foods Offering a variety of barbeque foods is highly recommended if you have invited any guests you are picky or even those who are vegetarians. Offering different types of kebabs that are vegetarian and also include pork, beef, chicken and shrimp are all advisable if you want to offer the most variety possible at your next backyard gathering.   Delicious Desserts Providing delicious desserts is not always necessary,...

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So Many Fish In the Sea: Four Seafood Dishes to Try Before You Die...

Apr 26, 2014 by

  Seafood is well-known for its health benefits, but the recent trend towards healthier foods may have caused you to overlook that it also can be more than a little delicious. With centuries of seafaring cultural polish on many seafood dishes, you have an entire world of perfected fish entrées to choose from – but here’s the cream of the crop.   Humble Fare for Humble Tables The Southern crab boil or crab bake includes much more than just crab, although fresh crab is the centerpiece of the dish, and most likely the most expensive ingredient (unless, like some Southerners, you caught it yourself). Along with copious helpings of butter, corn on the cob, skins-on potatoes, smoked sausages and perhaps a little more spice than you can handle, boiled crab is transformed into a...

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Baker’s Birthday? Five Great Gift Ideas for the Avid Baker in Your Life...

Apr 24, 2014 by

  Anyone with an avid baker in their life knows what a blessing it can be. They also know, though, how difficult it can be to shop for a baker, especially bakers who already seem to have everything. Finding a gift for a baker doesn’t have to be difficult, though. Here are five gift ideas for the avid baker in your life. Kitchen Scale Some recipes call for weighted objects rather than volumes, which means a lot of converting (or internet searching) to get the correct conversion. If your baker doesn’t have a kitchen scale, this gift will save them a lot of time and trouble later, or may encourage them to try recipes they’ve been avoiding. A scale will be a much-welcomed addition to your baker’s kitchen. Piping Set Young or amateur bakers...

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Important Techniques for Easy Desserts...

Apr 21, 2014 by

Dessert can be as simple as a plate of fruits or a piece of chocolate, or warm baked goods that can take hours to prepare, something sweet to conclude a meal. There are a bunch of easy dessert techniques you can learn such as baking, candy-making, whipping, mixing, melting, tempering, glazing, frosting, piping, decorating, plating, freezing, sifting, topping, layering, flambéing, and frying to make a wide range of desserts and sweet gourmet recipes including cakes, cookies, ice creams, sorbets, pies, tarts, pastries, gelatins, custards, biscuits, candies, crepes, and puddings. Baking a cake is one of the first things any homemaker or cook should learn to make a special and easy dessert for family and friends. Chocolate cake is one of the most popular types of cake and never fails to impress. Basic gourmet recipes...

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Barbecue Tips for Chicken, Fish, Beef, and Hot Dogs...

Apr 18, 2014 by

Grilling out is one of the world’s favorite past-times. Almost anything can be grilled to add a new level of flavor, or to infuse a smokiness to existing foods. Everyone has their favorite grilling secrets. But here are some tips you might not know about to take your cue to a new level. Chicken on the Grill Made Tastier   Paul Kirk of www.finecooking.com recommends a few things when it comes to grilling your chicken: Lower the heat and let the chicken cook longer. Leave off any sauce that you are going to put on until the end, and use spice rubs to fuel the flavor of your meat. The sauce is usually the culprit behind a charred glaze on chicken. Here are some different flavoring options to try: • Try a marinade of...

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In The Kitchen: Five Foods You Need For A New Selection Everyone Will Love...

Apr 7, 2014 by

If you’re tired of the same old food at mealtimes, there’s a wealth of new food choices that will not only perk up your meals, but are nutritious and easy to make or find as well. Here are five items you will want to try today: Stuffed Vegetables Bland veggies like sweet green or red peppers are given a new lease on life when they’re stuffed with rice and ground beef. Olives, of course, are also stuffed. The good news is that olives can be stuffed with just about everything besides the pimentos they’re paired up with in the store. Big green olives can be stuffed with smoked salmon, anchovies, jalapeno and other types of peppers, roasted garlic and blanched almonds. Light party appetizers such as stuffed olives are a must have and just...

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