5 Foods Every Good Wedding Party Should Have...

May 15, 2014 by

When people talk about wedding parties, “How was the food?” is always one of the first questions asked. As such, you want to make sure your wedding includes delicious and memorable selections. Take a look at these five foods every good wedding party should have to begin.   A Customizable Food Bar People love being able to customize their food selections and a food bar set up with one key menu item and several ways to add variations is the perfect way to accomplish this. One great option for offering this is with a mashed potato bar with different toppings like chives, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, and flavored butters. Serve the potatoes in a martini glass for a sophisticated touch. You could even go the route of a fruit pizza bar with cookies, frosting and...

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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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Paleo Diet Meal Ideas That Taste Great!...

Jan 12, 2014 by

The paleo diet involves a lifestyle of food that matches similar items eaten during the early existence of humans. These foods include items that can be hunted or found like meats, fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds. This diet also removes agricultural items like grains. However, just because pasta’s not on the menu, doesn’t mean you can’t eat great tasting meals while on the plan.   Breakfast Cut an avocado in half and remove the seed. Scrape out just a small amount of the avocado flesh (about 1 to 2 tablespoons) enough to fit one egg. Crack an egg directly into the avocado bowl. Place in a 425 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes until egg white sets. Sprinkle with your favorite herbs like chives or cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.  ...

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Turkey Tricks: Five Ways To Use Turkey That You’ve Never Tried...

Jan 11, 2014 by

  Turkey can be a wonderful star of any meal; however, the traditional turkey dinner is rather labor intensive and the traditional options for serving up turkey can get a bit tiresome. If you seem to have fallen into a routine with how you serve turkey, it may be time to mix things up.   Omelets     When people think of turkey, they generally have a vision of it as a dinnertime food. However, it can be easy to start off the day with turkey incorporated into breakfast in the form of an omelet.     Turkey-stuffed omelets can kick off your day with a healthy dose of protein while delivering great flavor. Add shitake mushrooms, spinach, cheddar cheese to round things out for a delicious and healthy omelet. If you are feeling...

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Southern Themed Dinner? Four Fun Dishes To Consider...

Dec 25, 2013 by

  Nothing says great comfort food like southern dishes. These are often hearty and packed full of protein and carbohydrates that deliver an amazing flavor. There is almost always some type of chicken on the table, and biscuits are a necessity so that they can be used for dipping in gravy. The following has four fairly common, but very fun, southern dish ideas for you.     Fried Chicken   This is a classic when it comes to southern food. There are several ways to prepare fried chicken, but the easiest way is to roll it in flour and fry it in about an inch of vegetable oil. Add a little salt and pepper to the flour for seasoning. You can also get a chicken breading that gives a little more kick to the...

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Healthy Dental Diet: Four Foods That Are Good For Your Teeth...

Dec 7, 2013 by

  Taking care of your teeth requires more than daily brushing and a trip to the dentist. Your diet is just as important when it comes to dental health. To keep your gums healthy, teeth clean and smile bright, incorporate these four foods into your diet on a regular basis. Cruciferous Vegetables Even Mother Nature wants you to floss, and she’s going to help you do it. Vegetables from the cruciferous family like broccoli, cauliflower and cucumbers naturally cleanse your teeth from plaque and buildup. Not only do they scrub your choppers, they also contain calcium that lends itself to development of strong teeth and bones. Just don’t use them as an excuse to skip flossing! A family dentist Indianapolis families can visit has suggested that flossing is essential for preventing periodontal gum disease,...

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Digestion Trouble? Four Ideas For Helping Restore Natural Digestion...

Nov 18, 2013 by

 Digestive discomfort is a nearly universal experience at some point in life. That doesn’t mean, however, that it needs to be ongoing. Here are a few tips and tricks from the healthcare experts, sure to settle most tummy troubles for good. Drink plenty of water Did you know that your gut depends on a good hydration status in order to keep everything in working order? Most of us, however, fall short of drinking nearly enough water on a daily basis. In some cases, simply starting the day with a tall glass of water improves fluid levels sufficiently to prevent the bloating or discomfort that can accompany sluggish digestion. Get enough fiber Dietary fiber, the indigestible part of carbohydrates, is an essential element for overall and digestive health. Unfortunately, most people only get about half...

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