Easy Easter brunch with a pantry punch
The ingredients for an easy weekend breakfast or a special Easter brunch may be in your pantry right now. Holidays are the perfect time to sprinkle additional creativity or fresh new thinking into meals for family and friends and — by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected ways — you can craft new and delicious dishes sure to make everyone smile.
Brew your own beer for a celebratory treat
Beer enthusiasts know that sometimes finding the right brew can be a labor of love. While there are mass-produced commercial beers ranging from the palest ales to the richest stouts and a bevy of independent, small-scale bottlers, finding the right fit can still be difficult. However, there is something to be said for a beer that is constructed to perfectly fit an individual’s palate.
Identifying Flaws and Faults in Wine
Sniff, swirl, sip. Whether at home or at a restaurant, analyzing wine is a fairly straightforward process. And when you stick your nose in a glass of wine, you’ll typically encounter pleasant aromas like fruits, flowers and spices. Sometimes, though, a wine will seem off.
Bronze, don’t blacken, that chicken
“My advice to people at home is bronzing rather that blackening,” says Paul Prudhomme. “This avoids the smoke and the risk of handling a red-hot skillet while still achieving an excellent result.”
Make Jewish cuisine part of your Passover celebration
Passover is a Jewish festival that commemorates the story of Exodus. In that story, ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt, and men, women and children of Jewish heritage celebrated that liberation during Passover, a seven- or eight-day festival that is one of the more widely observed Jewish holidays.
New ways to trick your tummy to feel full on less
Researchers are uncovering new ways to trick your tummy so you eat less at meals.
Nutrition scientists at Pennsylvania State University have shown that people who eat a broth-based bowl of vegetable soup; a large, low-calorie, lettuce-based salad; or an apple before a meal consume about 110 to 190 fewer calories at the meal, including the calories in that first course.
Valentine’s Day dinner from the Made in Oklahoma Coalition
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and whether you’re planning a night in with good friends or a romantic evening at home with your lovebird, Made in Oklahoma Coalition offers three recipes that are sure to impress.
Rise and dine: Breakfast for any springtime celebration
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to make breakfast more special, gather friends and family around the table to make some new memories together. This recipe is full of flavor and, best of all, easy to make, so you have more time to spend enjoying a delicious meal with the people you love.
Berry-licious snacks kids can make
One of the best ways to get children to eat healthier food is to let them make it themselves. And these snack recipes using Florida blueberries and strawberries are so good — and so easy — you may have a hard time getting the kids out of the kitchen.
How to write a muffin recipe in the Smitten Kitchen
On "Smitten Kitchen," her 5-year-old food blog, Deb Perelman often writes about cooking recipes from cookbooks and other blogs.
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