Memorial Day is the unofficial start of grilling season. And though your trusty grill likely will get a workout over the course of a fun-filled summer, Memorial Day is one of the days where it simply must perform.
Chances are, the last meal that made your taste buds dance was a product of impeccable seasoning. There’s also a good chance that some of those herbs and plants responsible for the delectable cuisine are plants you could easily be growing in your very own home. There comes a certain amount of pride knowing that […]
Barbecue expert Danielle Bennett offers some of her top tips of the trade for success on the grill.
We’ve all heard the saying “as American as Apple Pie” haven’t we? Well “Contrary to popular belief, apple pie isn’t American, it’s British. There were no apple trees or pies in America before the British settled.” – www.history.org
Were you as shocked as me to find out about that? Continue reading “Spice – Apple Pie Spice substitute #cooking”
This weekend, US Memorial Day (May 30) kicks off the unofficial start of summer. To celebrate the sun and warm weather, Americans will open their pools and fire up their backyard grills. Quartz caught up with Jack Bischop, the creative director at America’s Test Kitchen, a food lab in Boston, to talk about the easiest ways to […]
Tonight is our busy night. So we like to prepare simple comfort foods. This week we are having a ‘Jaque Classic’. We will be having her Tuna Casserole. In addition will be adding a new dish Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/26/2016 its #Comfortfood”
I’m always looking for a way to prepare fresh vegetables.
This is so much better than the traditional boiled to mush or canned versions. True they are blanched in boiling water but just blanched. If done right they retain just the right amount of snap for a nice and tasty mouth feel.
This is a Jaque classic. We don’t know where she came up with the recipe. But it is always good. Even the kids love it and actually request it!
I got the idea for a ‘crowd sourced’ 🙂 theme week from a good friend of the family and read about different types of theme weeks in an excellent article, Meal Planning 101: Create a formula for the week’s meal plan, on Good Cheap Eats blog.
Being relatively new to blogging and also wanting to get into the community spirit of the blogging community, I thought it would be fun to do a couple of theme weeks toward the end of June. Continue reading “Do you think ‘Theme Weeks’ would be fun?”
The weeks I have had the most success sticking to my meal plan are the ones where I have planned and prepped ahead. While it does take a little time up front, I enjoy not having to cook for myself every day and having grab and go options. So, at my place Sundays are for […]