10 Recipes Under $10

Cooking Is Easier Than You Think

When I talk about cooking, I am referring to the basic foods that give you the energy and nutrition to live. I’m not talking about creating culinary masterpieces such as croissants, a perfect roux, or beef Wellington.

We Be Jamming!

About a month ago, I stood in my kitchen covered with sticky jam that was also oozing everywhere on my countertop, stove top, and any other surface I had been recently. I had been Jammed.

Dora the Explorer Cake Tin, You Won’t Be Needing A Map!

Go with a Dora Explorer Birthday Cake and You are on to a Winner! It is such a wonderful cake to make and using the Dora cake tin makes it so easy and simple. You will be so impressed.

Southern Fried Cabbage: What’s Behind The Growing Popularity?

Southern fried cabbage, see why it continues to grow in popularity as a favorite southern side dish for millions of people. Find out what’s driving this growing trend, plus a simple recipe anyone can cook.

Cast Iron Cooking

Cooking with cast iron has been around for a very long time. The traditional Dutch oven has been around for hundreds of years. Iron cookware was used by early colonists and settlers to America and was well loved due to its extreme versatility and durability.

Simple Steps On How To Make A Rock Candy At Home

Learning how to make your own candies at home is one way of spending your free time and making your kids, family, and friends happy. There are actually many different kinds of candies that you can make at home. And, one of the easiest to make is rock candy.

Simple and Natural Ways to Keep Food Fresh

It does not matter what type of food you love to eat. Make sure you are consuming fresh and high quality foodstuffs.

The Meco Smoker: A Viable Option

A Meco smoker may not be the most well named brand on the market, but if you want great smoked brisket or ribs it may be the perfect choice for you. Professional pitmasters may think otherwise, but thousands or people who use these smokers regularly can tell you that Meco smokers simply get the job done and do it well.

Sesame Seed Spice Used in Cooking for Its Nutty Flavor

Sesame has been grown for centuries for its seeds that have approximately 50% oil content. Sesame seeds give a crunchy nutty flavor to foods. Sesame oil is also used in cooking.

Paprika Spice Is Red and Mild to Hot

Paprika is a spice that comes from the dried fruits of Capsicum plants, like bell peppers and hot peppers. Mild paprika comes from dried, ground mild peppers and hot-tasting paprika comes from hotter ones, seeds included.

Saffron Spice Imparts Yellow to Many Dishes

Saffron is a spice that comes from the brightly colored stigmas and styles of the purple-flowering saffron crocus plant. Harvesting the spice by hand makes it the most expensive spice in the world, but a little goes a long way. Saffron is used sparingly for its yellow color in many cuisines.

Turmeric Spice Is Yellow Hot and Full of Medical Promise

Turmeric is a pungent spice that comes from a plant in the ginger family. The yellow root is dried and ground to make the spice that is used in many cuisines and in traditional medicines. The curcumin content is responsible for its health effects.

Is the Vitamix Juicer Right for You?

Vitamix is loved by many professional chefs and critic and touted as one of the healthier ways to eat and drink food made from Vitamix. The company means it when their logo says “It is not a blender, it is Vitamix”.

Peppercorns Ground to Make Black Pepper Spice

Peppercorns are the natural form of our common table pepper that is typically paired with salt. Black pepper spice comes from a different type of pepper than the green, red, yellow, orange or purple ones you might eat as a vegetable. Peppercorns are ground to make black pepper spice.

Cookie Baking Tips – Chewy Vs Crunchy

What is your favorite type of cookie, chewy or crunchy? Apparently cookie manufactures think a crunchy cookie is the most popular. That is why there are so many varieties of hard, crunchy cookies and only recently have we seen a chewy cookie selection in the marketplace. But if you are tired of all the additives and the hard crunchy varieties, here are some tips you can use to bake your favorite type of cookie. Chewy or Crunchy, what is your perfect cookie?

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