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Recipes Using Buffalo Chicken I make daily lunch for my son who works nearby. I am recently widowed and we started this routine because we both needed to process the loss of my husband and his father. It’s been beneficial for both of us. This also gives me a meaningful project: making menus, shopping for […]

Buffalo Chicken Recipes

Need Some Ideas For Using That Sour Cream In The Fridge? I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine ever opening up my fridge without seeing a tub of sour cream in it. I use it on so many meals, it makes everything a “comfort food” to me when I slather it on top, […]

3 Things To Do With Sour Cream

Been dining out in American restaurants for practically all my life; and there are always two condiments you can find on any table: mustard and ketchup (or catsup). That’s what I thought, until I started traveling to various states in the United States. When I got to Texas, I noticed that, in addition to mustard […]

Cooking Basics ~ Do You Have a Favorite Condiment?

Do you often find yourself reflecting back on many fond childhood memories. Many children, especially little girls, can probably remember having a tea party. My big sister had a blue and white tea set and she enjoyed pretending we were having a tea party. I wasn’t allowed to play with the toy dishes by myself […]

Gifts for Tea Lovers : Do you Like Pretty Teapots?

Some say that in France, a typical meal has 5 (or 7) components or courses. Here is a variation of the courses: Apéritif, Hors d’Oeuvres, Soup, Main Dish, Salad, Cheese, Dessert. But no matter the number of courses, the meal usually begins with the apéritifs / hors d’oeuvres. Americans would call this part of the meal […]

Cooking Basics ~ Eat Like the French!

Make a Big Pot of Sausage Bean Chowder and Share with Your Neighbors! This sausage bean chowder is wonderful on those cold winter nights! It’s easy to make and serves a family of four easily. Double the recipe and share with neighbors. More often than not, though, my husband brings in his group of golfers […]

Sausage Bean Chowder Recipe

Eat Lots of Food for Half the Calories ! The Hungry Girl way is a method of making favorite foods in a manner that is less fattening. It also gives you ways to “bulk up your portions so that you can eat a lot of food, and not gain weight. The author, Lisa Lillien, is […]

Hungry Girl – Large Portion, Low Calorie Recipes

Living in Austin, Texas is great for those who want to practice healthy eating habits, with diligent nutrition conscious folks insisting that we must all have servings of fruits and veggies daily. Yes California also has such a reputation. But if sometimes you want so badly to enjoy your favorite snack , and not feel […]

My Favorite Snack and Guilty Pleasure : Potato Chips

This nugget is a follow up to my other web page titled Is a Season Your Reason to Drink Tea? (which I was happy to publish because it gave me an excuse to suggest some chocolate tea products). Are you a tea drinker? If so, you are lucky lucky lucky! Why? Because not only are […]

Gifts For Tea Lovers : Novel, Unique and Useful for Tea Drinkers

Respected food writer, Monica Bhide has written for well-known publications such as Food and Wine and Cooking Light. In her article, “The Crackling Spices Of Indian Tempering”, she writes about a cooking method common to Indian cuisine called “tempering”. EXCERPT: ” … Tadka translates as “tempering.” It is a method widely used in Indian cuisine, […]

Cooking Basics ~ Cooking Terms: Indian Tempering

Mark Bittman, is one of America’s best-known, most widely respected food writers. Happy to suggest two cookbooks written by him. One for those who want to learn how to cook and the other for those who have a goal to eat healthy with an emphasis on consuming green leafy vegetables (that would be moi!). How […]

Cooking Basics ~ How to Cook Everything – Emphasis on the Greens

The spice trails taken by the Europeans can be traced backwards from India to Arabia (formerly Asia Minor) to Africa to Egypt and all the way to the ancient Greco-Roman world. Wars were fought over precious spices and in the end … we all won! Because the end result of the wars and the global […]

Cooking Basics ~ Spice Spotlight: Saffron, Cardamon, Curry and Turmeric

One of my favorite ingredients in milkshakes and smoothies is bananas. They give delicious drinks a delightful sweetness and they add texture. This recipe is easy and whips up in just a few minutes with hardly any prep. Share this easy banana milkshake with someone special. Ingredients: 1 ripe banana sliced 2 scoops vanilla ice […]

Easy Banana Milkshake Recipe

The beauty of living in America is its diversity. Especially its food diversity. It may be the same for other countries as well. But the USA is my home so my “opinions” via my food or foodie experiences can be spoken with authority. Or at least, with a reasonable amount of certainty. :) World cuisine […]

Cooking Basics ~ Create Your Own Regional Feasts of India

Seldom drink tea because of my coffee addiction. But other members of my household love to brew! They are not tea experts (yet!) and are always experimenting with different flavors – from caramel apple to licorice to green tea to black tea to … on and on and on. Found an interesting blog post written […]

Gifts for Tea Lovers : Is a Season Your Reason to Drink Tea?

On September 20, 1519, Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1489-1521), set sail from Spain on a mission to find a western route to the Spice Islands. He reached the cost of South America and then navigated the strait linking the Atlantic and the Pacific which now bears his name, the Strait of Magellan. He crossed […]

Cooking Basics ~ Stock Your Kitchen Cabinet with Exotic Spices

Starting With The Ancient Greeks Much of what the ancient Greeks ate and drank was decided by their religious beliefs. Some foods were eaten because it was thought that they were favorites of a god that they worshipped. Meat was never eaten unless it was sacrificed or hunted down. They did not believe in raising […]

Greek Cooking- Old To New

Slush Cup Maker On a hot steamy summer day, turn your boring liquid drink into a cold refreshing icee with a slush cup maker. Slushies are a tasty treat and cool you off. However, buying them at a snowball stand can be expensive, especially for a family. Not only do you save money by making […]

Slush Cup Maker

Sexy Cakes and Cupcake Ideas Find the perfect Sexy Cupcake Ideas for your bachelor party or Valentines Day treats. Finding unique cupcake ideas for Valentines day can be a cheap affordable way to show someone your delicious sexy side. Cute cupcake ideas for sexy treats for bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, Valentines day, anniversaries and more. […]

Sexy Cupcake Ideas

Cheese Salsa Crustless Quiche Cheese Salsa Crustless Quiche is an easy, healthy dish versatile enough be served for any meal. We sometimes have breakfast for dinner and this quiche works perfectly. It has just a few ingredients and is very simple to put together. Having no crust, this egg dish is low carb and it […]

Cheese Salsa Crustless Quiche

My Favorite Cookies As a Child When I was a kid, we would visit my Grandma every summer. She and gramps lived on a farm down south. It was always horribly hot and the mosquitos were big enough to carry you away. I never even noticed, as the eyes of a child only see the […]

Grandma’s Molasses Cookie Recipe
Easy Biscuit Recipe

Fast and Easy Biscuit Recipe for Breakfast My Best Easy Biscuits RecipeEasy Biscuits Recipe. Biscuits for breakfast, sounds good right? Try my easy home made biscuits recipe! It’s perfect for a biscuits and gravy recipe. What can you do with my easy biscuits recipe? How about biscuits and sausage gravy? Or eggs, bacon, and home made […]

Easy Biscuit Recipe
Homemade Pancake

Easy Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe From Scratch. Looking for an easy recipe to make homemade pancakes from scratch?  Check out the recipe videos featured below for quick and easy directions for making pancakes at home from scratch. Don’t waste your money of that store bought name brand mixes. Make your own from home any time […]

Easy Homemade Pancake Mix Recipe From Scratch
Halloween Deviled Eggs

Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe Try my version of deviled eggs recipe that is perfect as a spooky Halloween treat. Your guests will scream in horror with these Halloween deviled eggs! Don’t worry though cause they will love the taste! My Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe offers a great scary treat to serve your Halloween costume party guests. Serving […]

Halloween Deviled Eggs Recipe
Hamburger Steak Recipe for Beginners

Steak Marinade Recipe for Grilling. Try my version of Steak Marinade Recipe for Grilling that I learned how to cook during my many years of grilling steaks for the family. Dip your steaks in my steak marinade recipe for grilling! Use my steak marinade recipe for grilling out during this upcoming backyard cookout season. Marinating your steaks before […]

Steak Marinade Recipe for Grilling

An Easy & Authentic Recipe For Beef Curry This is a really nice beef curry… it tastes authentic and is quite spicy so cut down on the amount of chilli if you don’t like your food to be too hot! Sometimes a homemade curry can be a little bit thin, but the consistency of this […]

Authentic Tasting Beef Curry Recipe

Holiday Punch Recipes with Alcohol. Try my versions of Alcohol Punch Bowl Recipes that I learned how to make hosting parties with my friends and families over the years. I think you will enjoy these Holiday Punch Recipes with Alcohol. When drinking a holiday punch that has alcohol in it, you want to be sure you won’t be driving home! I […]

Holiday Punch Recipes with Alcohol

Easy Broccoli Casserole Recipe This is an easy recipe for broccoli casserole. Great for a side dish or a main entree, this easy broccoli casserole recipe is bursting with flavor and oozing with cheese.  In fact, this easy broccoli casserole recipe is so close to comfort food it can’t be called a vegetable casserole.  Easy […]

Easy Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Best Halloween Punch Recipe Fun Halloween Gummy Worms Punch Recipe. Halloween costumes parties and haunted house events offer the perfect opportunity to create weird, wacky and even scary punch drinks to serve your Halloween Party guests. Scary Halloween punch recipes are fun, and they offer a creative way to add to the theme of your […]

Halloween Punch Recipes

BBQ Chicken on the Grill Recipes Chicken recipes for the grill will come in handy during the next backyard cookout you host for your friends and family. Do you enjoy grilling? Do you host barbecue cookouts?  These chicken on the grill recipes will blow you away with taste! These BBQ Chicken Recipes for the Grill are […]

Chicken on the Grill Recipes

Quick and Easy Stuffing Recipe for Turkey Try my version of Stuffing Recipe for Turkey that I learned how to cook during my many years of preparing holiday dinners for the family. Prepare a nice holiday meal for your entire family using our quick and easy recipes for Thanksgiving. Below is a simple recipe for the stuffing […]

Easy Stuffing Recipe for Turkey Dinners
Christmas Cookies Recipe

Christmas Cookies Recipe. Try my version of Christmas Cookies Recipe that I learned how to cook during my many years baking up cookies for my young children. My kids are big fans of cookies at Christmas or any time of the year! This Christmas Cookies recipe is one of our favorites. We probably bake these Christmas Cookies recipe […]

Christmas Cookies Recipe