Cooking

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Many families in the United States today are faced with what appears to be a serious quandary; that of either eating healthy foods or eating foods that they believe will save time and money. After all, they no longer live in an era in which one income is sufficient and one person can spend an

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Beans, beans, good for your heart, the more you eat, the more you…well, you know the rest. The good news, though, is that beans are great for your body. According to WebMD, beans are packed with protein, high in fiber, loaded with antioxidants, low in fat, and rich in phytonutrients. Another bonus – they are

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If there is ever a cake that reminds me of my mum and my childhood, it has to be the Maid of Honour Tart. Whenever my mother made any pastry dish and there was pastry left over, she would always transfer that pastry into these lovely little almondy tartlets with that touch of sweet jam

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There are times when your work day is especially challenging and loaded with deadlines and long meetings.  The last thing you wish to do is to return to the nest and labor in the kitchen over a meal. Maybe you have school-aged children who have to be picked up from extra curriculum activities like football, basket ball, etc.

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Zucchini is a versatile summer squash that is a welcome feature in nearly everyone’s garden and farmer’s market. It easily takes on the flavors of the spices used in cooking and makes it an ideal garnish for a summer get together on the patio, or elegant dinner. The French term Julienne refers to long, thin

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Mousse is French for foam or froth. Chocolate mousse is an elegant French dessert which is wonderfully-textured, sinfully rich, and yet painlessly easy to make. The chocolate foam is created by mixing beaten egg whites with melted chocolate. It is easily prepared ahead of time, and is certain to impress even the most discriminating dinner

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There is more to the fall season than pumpkin everything. The alternative for the anti-pumpkin person is the delicious taste of homemade apple pies. Rather than purchasing a store bought pie from the local grocery store, consider baking one at home. To surprise visitors, consider baking a nontraditional apple pie. There are a wide variety

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To ensure that the eggs you buy retain their nutritious value for the longest possible time, whether you purchase the eggs at a grocery store, supermarket or directly from a neighboring farm where they raise chickens, make sure of the freshness of the eggs. Check the sell-by date stamped on the cartons at the supermarket