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What Dishes Can You Make with Strawberry

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strawberry_cStrawberries are in plentiful supply right now in the grocery stores at a fairly reasonable price and they are actually quite good - juicy, sweet and full of robust flavor. With temperatures now finally heating up, nothing is more satisfying at mealtime that a cool, crisp salad or a fresh summer dessert, chock full of fresh, ripe strawberries.

Freezing Food Properly

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asparagus_cFreezing is one of the easiest, most convenient and least time-consuming ways to preserve foods at home. The extreme cold stops growth of microorganisms and slows down changes that cause spoilage and affect quality in food. But you should know some peculiarities of freezing food.

Technique of Sauteing

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saute_cProbably the most important technique we can share with you is how to sauté properly. When you learn how to saute, you can prepare hundreds of meals with this technique. This technique is easy and allows you to prepare meals in a moment's notice. To be successful, you need to move the ingredients either with a pair of tongs or by tossing it in the air.

Seven Quick Snacks for Children

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snacks_cThese seven snacks are easy to make, fun for the kids and a few of them even sneak in some healthy ingredients along the way: Cracker Sandwiches with Bananas, Goldfish and Friends, Beetles and Worms in the Dirt, Honey and Peanut Butter Snacks, Popcorn and Chocolate Balls, Chili Popcorn, Squared Snack Mix.

Cooking Deviled Eggs

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deviled_eggs_cHow exciting or eclectic is a deviled egg? Actually, more than you may think. Deviled eggs are definitely not just for picnics and casual parties. They are not only attractive and delicious, but can also be made in advance

Which Method of Cooking Brown Rice Is The Best

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rice_cIt's not fair to ask brown rice to be white rice. Let brown rice be itself -- a chewy, nutty, highly nutritious whole grain with a personality of its own -- and save yourself the disappointment. We'll give you some tips and show you several advantages of cooking brown rice in the oven.

Make Great Dessert of Grilled Fruit

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grilled-fruit_cFruit is perfect for the grill because it is so easy to prepare. Fruit is basically made up of water and sugar and by grilling it you can concentrate the flavors by reducing the water and caramelizing the natural sugars. The process is very simple. You need sliced fruit, water, and cooking oil to make the most basic grilled fruit. What you will get is a quick and easy addition to any meal whether it is as an appetizer, side dish, or dessert.

How to Cook The Best Ribs Ever (+ video)

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ribs_cThe number one mistake people make when trying to grill ribs is too much heat. Barbecue Ribs should not be cooked quickly over a high direct heat source but low and slow. There are several ways that you can make great barbecue ribs on a grill and avoid making charred meat sticks. Here are some of them.

Michelle Obama is promoting healthy eating on TV

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michelle obamaThe television cameras were rolling, the journalists were scribbling and the first lady, Michelle Obama, was standing in a soup kitchen rhapsodizing about steamed broccoli. And homemade mushroom risotto. And freshly baked apple-carrot muffins. Mrs. Obama was praising the menu last week at Miriam's Kitchen, a nonprofit drop-in center serving this city's homeless. And she seized the moment to urge Americans to provide fresh, unprocessed and locally grown foods to their families and to the neediest in their communities.

Rachel Swarns

Barack Obama adds healthy eating options to White House menu

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White-house-chefAmerica's First Family are seeking to prevent the epidemic of obesity that has spread across the waistband of much of their country from infecting their gym-honed bodies and young daughters in the White House. President Obama has moved Sam Kass with him from Chicago. He specialises in health-conscious menus. The new assistant chef at the White House spoke at a "rethinking soup" seminar last year, which he described as "fresh, organic conversation about many of the urgent social, cultural, economic and environmental food issues" facing the US.

Tom Baldwin

Cooking Pasta Salad Step by Step (+ video)

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pasta_salad_cThe great thing about pasta salad is that you can make it ahead of time and refrigerate it. Then when you get home in the evening your dinner is all ready! Depending on what you have put in it, pasta salad will usually stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 2 days. Like any salad, add what YOU like and omit what you don't!

Cooking Elegant Dessert - Chocolate Bags

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bag_cHave you ever looked for an elegant dessert to present at an important party? How often have you searched and searched for a simple, yet expensive looking gift to give to a special friend? Have you ever had to prepare for a wedding, but wondered what you could do to make the wedding stand out above all the rest?

How to Harvest, Store, and Use Herbs & Spcies

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HerbsSpices_cImagine food without spices? It would taste really bland! But overdoing the spices isn't good either. Seasoning with herbs and spices means complimenting your dishes, not overwhelming the favour of the food. We have included useful tips on how to use your favourite herbs and spices, how to store them so they stay fresh and if you have a garden and love growing your own herbs - when to pick and how to dry them.

How to Stir a Cocktail

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mini-cocktail_cIf you are a James Bond fan , or have ever seen one of his movies, then you know how he likes his drink shaken, not stirred. But, even though the line is a movie classic, do you really know what the difference is between the two mixing techniques? Stirring is a much easier way to mix a drink.

How to Make Great Picnic

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picnic_cBy definition, picnics are a social entertainment, at which each person contributes food to a common table -- an excursion, or an outing in the open, a time free of ordinary cares and responsibilities -- and, a sink full of dirty dishes. This article will mention places where to make picnic, dishes to eat there, and not-to-be-missed list of essentials for the well-packed picnic basket. And, of course, some tips about picnics.

Learn to Cook Ribs

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asado_ribs_cIf you can't cook ribs, read this article and get all the necessary knowledge. If you're a great ribs cooker, also read it - maybe there are some unknown tips. You can also find information about sauces served with the ribs. There are numerous rubs and sauces available commercially. Some are excellent. But nothing beats the sense of accomplishment achieved by developing your own flavour profiles.

Cook Duck or Goose in The Right Way

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goose_cDuck and goose are poultry and considered "white" meat. Because they are birds of flight, however, the breast meat is darker than chicken and turkey breast. This is because more oxygen is needed by muscles doing work, and the oxygen is delivered to those muscles by the red cells in the blood. In this article you'll read about ways of cooking ducks and geese.

Creamy polenta (video)

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Polenta2_cWe're going to show you how to make smth very simple, but also very delicious. Polenta layered up with some cauliflower and cheese. Do you want to know a trick? Then watch it.

How to Prepare Polenta with Smoky Mushroom Ragout

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Polenta_cHere's a great vegan entree with loads of flavor. Ragout is a nebulous term that can refer to a main dish stew, or to a sauce over pasta - or in this case, over polenta. Mainly, it refers to ingredients slow-cooked over low heat, so I guess this recipe qualifies! And you can count the cost of your polenta at once.

Prepare Your Glass for Perfect Cocktail

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stakan_cChilled glasses are the best way to serve your cocktails. Glasses can be put in the refigerator before serving, or another common way is to fill the glass with ice before preparing the drink, swishing the ice around then emptying the ice before pouring. Either way will work and will chill your glass.

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