Five Secrets to Making Better Cookies

– Make sure your cookie sheets aren’t too thin. The heavier your cookie sheet, the less likely your cookies are to burn. If you can’t afford heavy-duty cookie sheets, you can cover your thin ones with layers of aluminum foil. – Experiment with the temperature of your oven. My oven is always hotter than what […]

Converting Recipes to Lowfat

The fat content in recipes can be reduced in a variety of ways: When buying hamburger, look for extra lean hamburger. This type has much less fat than regular hamburger. You can also substitute ground turkey for hamburger. Turkey has a slightly different taste, but it is good and generally costs less than hamburger. Ground […]

Vegetables – Health Food Or Killers

With the recent outbreak of e-coli traced back to bagged spinach of all things, the FDA now suggests consumers thoroughly wash all bagged produce (including salad) before consuming it to avoid the extreme diarrhea e-coli bacterial can cause. The e-coli bacteria can be found in any raw or undercooked foods. Most often outbreaks are linked […]

What Makes Soup Such A Great Comfort Food

When you’ve had a long day or are fighting a nasty cold, there just isn’t anything better than a good cup of soup. There’s just something about a bowl of that warm liquid that makes you feel better no matter what happened. Let’s take a look at what makes soup the perfect comfort food, and […]

Eight Reasons Why Menu Planning Is A Terrible Idea

Have you heard about meal planning lately? Families are busy and getting busier all the time. As families work on getting organized, many home managers are turning to meal planning as a way to eliminate the evening stress in their homes. However, meal planning is not for everyone. Here are eight reasons why meal planning […]

Prepare a Romantic Dinner At Home For Valentine’s Day

Remember those pre-child days when you would go out to a fancy restaurant or spend the weekend at a romantic get-away to celebrate Valentine’s Day? That may not be an option this year, but you can still enjoy a romantic dinner with your spouse. Here are a few ideas on how you can easily create […]

Eating In – The Health Conscious Choice

Health Benefits For Eating At Home If you are striving for an easier way to enjoy a healthy way of living for you and your loved ones, one of the most effective ways is to eat at home. Here are some helpful tricks. With our on the go attitude, eating in is many times exchanged […]

Picnic Backpacks

The next time you want to enjoy natural surroundings with your friend, spouse or loved ones, one of the things you should take with is a picnic backpack. While everyone is familiar with a picnic basket, picnic backpacks are the latest and greatest in a line of items to help you experience quality time together. […]

Enjoy The Summer By Planning A Picnic

With summer around the corner one of the things that numerous couples and families look forward to doing is having a picnic. When outdoors you can stop basically anywhere and have a picnic. For almost all creating a comfortable and natural ambiance around their picnic is extremely important and generally includes a cool picnic basket. […]

Pot & Pan Basics

Just as any good carpenter requires the right tools to get the job done, so does a cook require the right tools – in this case pots and pans. We don’t realize it, but pots and pans have a lot to do with the type of foods we cook and the quality and ease of […]

Meal Planning – The Economical Thing To Do

Meal planning is an excellent to save time, energy and money when feeding your family. For those thinking about meal planning, it is critical to note that you don’t have to sacrifice a delicious, healthy meal for a busy schedule or a limited budget. If you are looking for an awesome way to make meals […]

Cooking Tips

Food Preparation Guidelines ———- The difference between a good cook and a great cook can generally be as minute as a couple good cooking suggestions. Cooking ideas can help us make cooking dishes much easier and side step the many pitfalls in food preparation. While it has been said that experience, patience and knowledge are […]

Leftover Meals

Most refrigerators are filled with leftovers. While most of us hate to let food go to waste, the only option is to reuse food we couldn’t finish a few days ago and create dinner out of leftovers. While leftovers were once a delicious meal, sadly, to many family members they are no longer appealing. Fear […]

Dip Mix: What do you do with it?

It seems that everyone uses dip mix but me. I’ve managed to accumulate quite the collection of dip mixes. (Ranch, jalapeno, Mexican, etc.) What can I do with these other than make DIP? Signed, Drowning in Dip Dear Drowning in Dip, I hear you! I find myself in the same situation. But, I ended up […]