I was INSPIRED for the lunch – A PUDDING made of meatballs with SURPRISE

You Don’t Have to Be Greek for This: Making Greek Yogurt Dressing

Saltsa yiaourtiou – Thankfully you don’t have to pronounce it to make it. The words are Greek for ‘yogurt sauce’ and refers to the Greek yogurt dressing that is gaining popularity today as a delightful topping over chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and onions. It is a dressing made with Greek yogurt, a kind of yogurt which is becoming more and more well-liked not only among Greeks but elsewhere as well.

Tips and Tricks on How to Prepare Your Homemade Barbeque Sauce

Barbeque is just not barbeque without barbeque sauce. The thick flavoring, poured onto meat during or after grilling, is what makes your barbecued chicken, beef or pork tasty and mouthwatering. There are a lot of commercial barbeque sauces in the market, but most of them are basically made up of the same key ingredients: tomato paste or ketchup, vinegar, sweeteners and spices. Wouldn’t it be more exciting yet money-saving if you simply made your own homemade barbeque sauce?

Simple Steps to a Tasty Homemade Ranch Dressing

Broccoli and carrot sticks, fried zucchini and onion rings, chips, French fries and chicken wings-they all have one soul mate when it comes to dipping sauce: ranch dressing. Aside from being a common dip for vegetables and fried food, the ranch dressing is also a best-selling salad dressing. Its origin can be traced to Steve and Gayle Henson who opened a guest ranch in Santa Barbara, California in 1954. In the ranch, they served the diners a special salad dressing developed by Steve by combining buttermilk and mayonnaise with a dry mixture of herbs and spices. The dressing was a hit among diners, and one of the guests even requested a large batch of ranch dressing to bring with him to Hawaii for a big party he was planning.

How to Make Bearnaise Sauce: Principles and Techniques

That smooth and creamy light yellow sauce that tops steaks, poultry and vegetables, Bearnaise sauce is a popular but tricky sauce to make. Culinary experts say perfecting this sauce is one difficult job. But given the right steps, guidance and practice, cooking up the perfect Bernaise Sauce is not impossible.

The Best Cooking Methods For Vegetables – Your Seasonal Produce From The Garden To The Pan

Why does the topic about vegetables make everyone delve continuously for seemingly unending queries? A casual chat about asparagus, tomatoes, lettuce, or Brussels sprouts and the likes can lead to unlimited subjects of arguments. It may be how one finds the other. To some, Brussels sprout may have foul flavor and a vile taste but others may find it so satisfying to their palate. One should have a know-how on cooking methods suited to each vegetable to bring out the best in them, flavorful and nutritious.

How to Choose and Cut a Ripe Jackfruit

Ripe jackfruits can be eaten as is but are also used in a variety of dessert based dishes such as custards, cakes and puddings. While it is relatively easy to find canned ripe jackfruit, it is another matter to choose a ripe jackfruit.

5 Effective Methods to Improve Knife Skills

Good knife skills are a sign of a well trained cook, and though they don’t instantly make you a good cook, they allow you to do more with the ingredients you have. Some other benefits of good knife skills are:

5 Secrets of Restaurant Salads

One of the most common questions friends and family have asked me since I became a cook is ‘how do restaurants make ____ taste so good’. This can be steak, seafood, veggies, sauces, dessert, or in this case salad. Now don’t get me wrong – restaurant salads can be notorious for being hit or miss in terms of taste. But when they’re a hit, they’re really a hit. Just like a good steak, eating a good salad at a restaurant leaves you thinking, ‘how did they do this?’ and ‘why can’t I make salads like this at home?’.

Onions – Something We Can’t Do Without

People often ponder what the ingredient you can’t live without is -my choice would have to be onions. Onions have been used in recipes for thousands of years. They are the second most important food crop behind tomatoes, have a universal appeal, are safely consumed by most people and are used in recipes from all over the world. They make many savory dishes better and have lots of other benefits as well. You can always get them, they store well and they are inexpensive given how long they take to grow.

The Art of Cooking the Perfect Omelette

You can either serve or eat an omelette or you can serve or eat THE omelette! The difference between a good omelette and an ordinary one is quite staggering considering that we are talking about the same and simple ingredients… eggs and some seasoning, maybe a filling of herb, mushrooms or cheese. But, it still is just a quick dish made out of eggs!

Simple and Healthy – Frost Bite: 8 Time-Saving Ideas Using Your Freezer

Recently, I made a video tour of my pantry. OK, I know that sounds a little strange. Allow me to explain.

Tips on How to Clean a Popcorn Machine in the Right Way

If you run a movie business or a small snack shop, you would need to offer popcorn to your customers to promote your business. To do that you need to buy a popcorn machine which is by far the most efficient tool to make popcorn. It does not need much manual effort and it produces a lot of popcorn at one time. However, to maintain the machine you need to wash it frequently; otherwise its service age would be reduced and the popcorn would become less tasty. What follows are a few tips as to how to clean the machine in a desirable way.

How To Bake The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been baking the same old chocolate chip cookies, long enough to build a business from its own secret recipe, building a huge customers base and still growing fast. So here are some tips that I am very sure will make your cookies turn out perfect!

What Makes Something a Finger Food?

While delicious foods are truly gratifying in every occasion, one of the things that add life to a gathering is a big platter of finger foods. You don’t want to make anything too difficult to hold and eat while everyone is chatting, so you prepare something delightful to bite and eat with hands which really helps keep things organized. Even if you’re short of time, you can still enjoy making these little party wonder food ideas without resorting to pre-made items.

Butter, Margarine or Oil? Which Is Best for You and Which Is Worst?

It depends on you. Are you on a low fat diet or are you looking to just eat better with no saturated fats? Each has pluses and minuses. In this article I will show you the benefits and hazards of butter, margarine and oil and which one is best for your health.

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