Category Archives: Cooking

Frequent Cake Decorating Terms

If you are new to cake decorating, then you can be confused by the many phrases for cake decorating. While these phrases may be intimidating at first, if you take the time to get familiar with them, then you will approach them with sureness. Presented below are many of the most common cake decorating terms,...
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Healthy Herbal Salads

Healthy Herbal Salads can be made in as many ways as you can imagine. You will be limited only in what you can buy in the store or grow in your own garden. (more…)...
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Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread – The Perfect Holiday Gift

No gift can be more heartfelt than homemade baked goods. But while a box of traditional Christmas cookies or a holiday fruitcake may be the norm, offering friends and family a delicious confection that is actually good for them is perhaps the most thoughtful gift of all. This week’s recipe for sweet potato bread does...
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Cooking with the Mung Bean the Ayurvedic Way

If your concept of including mung in your diet means topping off a salad with a few bean sprouts, think again. Mung beans, and their split, hulled version, mung dhal, can be used to create main dishes, salads, soups, spreads, savories, beverages and desserts. Read more

Speedy Semi-Homemade Baked Beans

Today, we appreciate classic regional American dishes as much as fancy European creations or exotic Asian cuisine. Thanks to television chefs, cookbooks and the Internet, we have learned to make many of them, so we can enjoy authentic Cajun gumbo and North Carolina barbeque, for example, without having to go on the road. Read more

Aromatic Rice: A Delicious Story

For years, when I wanted to emulate the fragrant, fluffy rice that I loved eating in Southeast Asian and Indian restaurants, I had to make a special trip to the ethnic food store. When I did make the effort, white varieties were the only options available. Today, however, most supermarkets offer an almost confusing array...
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A Fish Dish Priced Right

The first time food sticker-shock hit me was in fall 2007 at a butcher where I saw Japanese Kobe beef that cost $150.00 a pound. How outrageous, I thought, never expecting ordinary eggs to soon cost up to $4.00 a dozen and milk to climb to almost $5.00 a gallon. Read more