Gourmands’ HEAVEN – HAM HOCK with BEER and CABBAGE. My husband ADORES it!




Easy to Follow and Quick Healthy Recipes

Many of us are health conscious. We only eat grilled food or vegetables. There are many quick recipes you can follow using these ingredients.

How to Create a Great Dinner When You Forgot to Thaw Something Again

It happens to all of us – you forget to take something out of the freezer for dinner. Heck, I’m not a morning person. It’s hard enough for me to get my butt out the door on time – let alone be thinking about dinner first thing in the morning. Yeah, me! Fresh food fanatic.

Reasons Why You Need to Get a Digital Meat Thermometer

Some people wonder why there are people who are making use of digital meat thermometer when they are cooking. Well, let it be known that this is not a piece that you simply can use whenever you wish to but there is a need for you to understand that this is a must. Meaning, you have to make use of it each time that you are cooking your poultry, meat, etc.

Tips on Buying a Turkey

It’s time to purchase that turkey. Here are some tips to remember when buying a turkey. When it comes down to finally buying a turkey, cost and convenience will come into play when deciding between a fresh and a frozen turkey.

How to Thaw a Turkey

You’ve decided to purchase a frozen turkey for your Thanksgiving Day dinner, now it is time to think about thawing that turkey so it is ready to be prepared. Thawing a turkey is not a difficult task, but it is something that needs to be thought about because it takes time. So, how do I thaw a turkey?

What is a Turducken?

What is a turducken? It is an odd name that is for certain. The name turducken comes from combining letters from Turkey, Duck, and Chicken.

How to Deep Fry a Turkey

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to cook up a turkey, deep frying may be the answer you are looking for. I know you may be thinking that all you are going to get is a greasy mess of a turkey, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Deep fried turkeys are moist and delicious and not at all greasy.

My 5 Tricks For Planning a Dinner Menu

Whether you have to do it every single day for your family or just once for a special dinner party, planning a dinner menu isn’t exactly a picnic. These five tricks may just make your life a little bit easier.

Romantic Dinner Recipes – 7 Tips For Planning a Romantic Meal

There’s no way to show off to a date quite like cookin’ up some romantic dinner recipes. But when it goes wrong, it goes terribly wrong! These 7 tips will ensure that romantic meal turns out seductively delicious every time.

Choosing Picnic Recipes For Gatherings Both Large and Small

Just because a great picnic is more about the company than the food doesn’t mean the food shouldn’t taste good. Making great picnic recipes isn’t always easy. But with these tips, it will be.

Create Your Own Weight Loss Recipes From the Ones You Love

Need to lose weight, but don’t know what to fix? I can tell you how to get the weight loss recipes your whole family will enjoy and never know they are losing weight.

How to Make Jerky – Step-by-Step Instructions

Making jerky at home is easier than you might think! Here are some easy step-by-step instructions for making homemade jerky, including suggested ingredients, gadgets, and tips. Your jerky will taste as good or better than store-bought jerky, and you can control the ingredients to avoid unwanted chemicals and salt.

The Grading of Beef – Choosing the Right Cut

You’ve heard the terms Prime Cut, Choice Cut, and even Select Cut, but you may not really know what it all means. Here is an overview of the main grades of beef to help you pick out a better quality cut. Beef is graded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) based on the age of the animal and how the fat is distributed throughout the meat (marbling).

Easy Ways to Increase Your Dietary Fiber Intake

How baking your own delicious whole-grain bread at home can help you increase your dietary fiber intake and enjoy that warm-from-the oven taste in just minutes a day. Adding fiber to your diet doesn’t have to be a difficult or arduous process.

How to Cook & Eat With the Seasons

It’s interesting to me how many people regard cooking as drudgery. I don’t get it. To me, cooking is a deeply sensual and highly personal act: the sights, smells, tastes, and tactile touch of it all can almost move me to tears.

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