Category Archives: Eggs & Dairy Recipes

Eggs in Purgatorio


Eggs gently simmered in tomato sauce come out tender and creamy. Italians call this eggs in purgatorio because of the sauce’s hellishly red color. Eating this rustic dish with a spoon lets each bit of eggs and basil-rich, mildly hot sauce blend together in a divine mess. Hidden beneath the eggs, crusty toasted bread soft from soaking up sauce adds more savory pleasure. Great for brunch or a light meal, this dish’s bright red color makes it perfect for the holidays.

Do Eggs Need to Be Refrigerated?

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Eggs are something that are found in almost every common household, but how do your store your them, and do eggs need to be refrigerated? It is not uncommon for people to put everything from their butter to their fruit and vegetables in the fridge, but are eggs something that really need to be kept there before you decide to eat them?

How to Make Homemade Raw Butter and Whipped Cream


Nothing tastes as good as fresh homemade butter on your garden veggies or just made whipped cream to dollop on your home grown strawberries. You can make your own butter from raw cream from your cow or a share in a cow from a local homesteader. You can also use cream from the store if raw cream is not available, just remember, it doesn’t have the same health benefits as raw cream. It can be a good place to start learning if you’ve never made your own butter before. Making your own ensures you avoid preservatives and additives that cause many health problems.

How to Boil and Peel an Egg Flawlessly

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For an absolute newbie, learning how to boil an egg should definitely be the first port of call when learning how to cook. This can boost your self-confidence. You can now have a complete breakfast along with some cereals and a glass of cold milk. When I first learnt this, I felt really proud that I could make myself a simple breakfast without any help and without “wasting” even five minutes. This eventually opened my eyes for further experimentation.

Egg Salad Recipe: Old Fashioned Egg Salad


This article features four egg salad recipes: Old Fashioned Egg Salad, Avocado Egg Salad, Egg Salad with Shrimp, Best Egg Salad Sandwich.

Cheese Ball Recipe Appetizer


If you are entertaining in a pinch, one of the old classic standby’s is the perennial cheese-ball. It tastes great and pleases a crowd. Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks to the cheese-ball is one of its strengths – being the classic standby it is, it’s also been done to death! Unless you take particular care to make it memorable and savory, the cheese-ball can get real old real fast. While we want to maintain the smooth flavor palate of what makes the cheese ball a classic, we also don’t want our guests thinking that we are serving them a balled up grilled cheese sandwich. We want to add just a bit of sophistication while keeping it simple.

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Spinach


Time off with family over the holidays is a perfect occasion to serve a leisurely breakfast with a new twist – adding veggies.

Hearty whole-grain bread is layered with a mixture of sautéed mushrooms, spinach, onions and scallions. Unsweetened almond milk gives this dish a rich flavor in a healthier way than cream. Almond milk can be a smart choice for people who have difficulty digesting lactose; as a substitute for calcium-rich dairy, be sure to look for brands that are fortified with calcium and vitamin D.

Deviled Egg Recipe Appetizer


For those of you that are incurable egg lovers will love this Deviled Egg Recipe Appetizer. These particular deviled eggs are especially nice, but they also work well with the addition of caviar. Not only an elegant touch, if you prefer, but it can also be the centerpiece of your particular spread if doing some fancy entertaining. These are elegant eggs that your friends will remember and talk about for some time.

Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt: Which is Best?


It only takes a stroll down the dairy aisles of the supermarket to realize that there are literally hundreds of yogurt brands to choose from. Not too long ago one manufacturer produced the familiar fruit on the bottom yogurt. Now yogurt has expanded to endless brands, consistencies and flavors. Yogurt seems to dominate the dairy aisle these days.

Store Bought Eggs Versus Home-Hatched


A fresh-laid egg has a yolk that is deep yellow, almost a pinkish orange. The white holds together; the whole thing sits up in the pan and it tastes like an egg. By comparison, store-bought eggs taste flat.

The American Home Made Cheese


The making of Cheddar cheese and brick cheese is, of course, done commercially, but there is a kind of cheese that can be made very conveniently in the home. This home-made cheese, which is generally known as COTTAGE CHEESE, affords an excellent way in which to utilize left-over sour milk, particularly if a quart or more can be obtained at one time; smaller quantities can generally be used for baking purposes.If properly made, such cheese is very digestible.

Spanish Souffle Omelet


The souffle omelet is an omelet in which the eggs have been beaten until they triple in volume, It is then started on the stove top and finished in the oven where the eggs souffle up yielding an omelet with a huge WOW factor. This omelet is easy to make and the finished product is light, airy and quite delicious.

Indian Dal with Yogurt and Cucumbers

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Indian Dal Is a Perfect Summer Dish

“Expect a new heat record to be set today.” “Today will be grey and punctuated by thunderstorms.” “A beautiful day, perfect for being outside.” In July and August, I expect to hear all of these weather forecasts. Whichever it is, eating is necessary and dal, the Indian lentil dish, is a perfect choice.

Egg Salad with White Beans


This healthful combination of eggs, white beans and olives has a deliciously Mediterranean flavor and tastes great on whole-wheat toast with romaine lettuce.

Egg Substitute – What To Use


Are you stuck looking for an alternative to eggs in your recipes? If so, what is a good substitute for eggs in recipes. The list below will provide alternatives that work in most recipes.  Plus, a homemade egg substitute recipe that is less expensive, has fewer calories and is just as satisfactory.

Tips to Make Yogurt at Home


You can walk into any supermarket and be confronted by all manner of yogurts – flavored, frozen, low-fat, sweetened, unsweetened, and many others. However many of us would like to make yogurt at home, for reasons of economy or health.

Natural Ways to Keep Dairy Fresh


Trying to keep dairy fresh is notoriously hard to do, but there are ways to extend the shelf life of dairy and most other foods. The following are some suggestions;

Butter Versus Margarine

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There is a delightful rumor buzzing across the Internet about the origin of margarine.

Do You Know The Whole Truth About Milk?


Milk on cereals, milk in our desserts, milk in beverages and so on – anywhere you go, there is no escaping from milk. And for most of us, milk brings back childhood memories – it was after all our first food. However with the recent controversies surrounding milk, one begins to wonder if drinking milk really is safe anymore.

Simple Recipes for Making Goat Cheese


The art of making goat cheese ranges from a quick and simple process, to a long and complicated procedure. The soft spreadable form of goat cheese known as chevre is probably the best known of the soft cheeses; however, many other forms of soft cheeses can also be easily made with goat milk.

How to Make Mozzarella Cheese


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Mozzarella is one of several kinds of “plastic-curd” cheeses, originating in Italy.

How to Make Cheese at Home


Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a cheese at home and impress your friends or dinner party guests? Well now you can VERY SIMPLY!!

The Ultimate Egg Salad Sandwich

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When you write about food, even good friends hesitate to ask you over for a meal. Inviting me to stay for a summer weekend is even more fraught, no matter how much I assure them I’m content to munch on burgers or canned tuna with carrot sticks in exchange for the chance to soak up the sun by their pool.

Pasta and Eggs Make a Quick, Nutritious Meal

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Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the years. When health experts noted that eggs contain cholesterol and that too much cholesterol could create health problems, many people began to avoid the yolks and instead rely on egg whites for their scrambled eggs or omelets.

Leftovers Can Make Great Meals

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Developing recipes leads to lots of leftovers. Although I always aim to avoid food waste, my test kitchen is inevitably littered with odds and ends – a quarter cup of canned tomatoes, half a cup of beans and remnants of any other ingredients I happen to have on hand.

Cooking Eggs – 11 Ways to Cook The Right Way!


Not many know the simple ways of cooking eggs which anyone and everyone can use even if they are an expert in the kitchen.

Colorful, Cheap and Healthy – Name This Dish

Zucchini and Onion Frittata

What can be served as an antipasto, a main dish, or a snack; can be made using vegetables, from asparagus to zucchini, or nearly any other savory ingredient on hand, including spaghetti or smoked salmon; and is equally good served freshly made and hot or leftover at room temperature? A clue: This Mediterranean dish is made with eggs.

What to Do with All These Eggs?

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When you have chickens, you soon realize you can have eggs coming out the wazoo. Once you figure out you can’t give away any more eggs and your still sitting on an overwhelming amount, you need a way to use or preserve them.

Egg Cooking Techniques


Eggs are always an excellent source of protein and it is cheapest form of protein compared to meat.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs: How to Hard Boil Eggs


Eggs are one of nature’s finest and most edible form of protein which helps to control appetite.

Preparing Butter at Home without Butter Making Machinery


Instead of buying some unhealthy product from the market, you can choose to make butter at home.

Easy Making of Scrambled Eggs


Making scrambled egg is quite easy. But if you don’t know how to make scrambled eggs, read on, as this article will provide you with different recipes for scrambled eggs, with step-wise direction…

How to Make a Scrambled Egg

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Scrambled Eggs is a classic breakfast staple. It also said to be the busy cook’s best friend and that why many people would want to know how to make a scrambled egg.

Use Your Food Processor to Make Fresh Homemade Butter Quickly and Easily


Why Make Butter at Home?

Fresh homemade butter is one of the best things you will ever eat. Most people think it is silly to even consider making their own butter when it is so readily available pre-made. I presume those people have never tried this freshly churned delicacy. Try it once and you’ll know what I mean.

Breakfast Croissant


A perfect Sunday morning breakfast.