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Appetizers

Appetizers are made to hold over the hungry and appeal to somebody who's waiting for their food. Appetizers are meant to be yummy, but not meant to be an individuals full meal. Lots of people hosting a get-together spend a lot of time and effort on the main course, as they should. As much as the main course should be the most appealing part, appetizers are important and shouldn't be forgotten about. Luckily, there are many easy and great ways to make an...

Desserts

When it comes to the holidays, the food we prepare and love tends to be outstanding (or so we hope). Guests at our holiday parties should leave feeling full and satisfied (and begging for our recipes--right!?). Empty plates or serving dishes are satisfying for every cook/baker! Leaving with almost as much as you brought is never fun! You want to shine! If you're looking for a dessert that meets fits the bill plus some, we've got you covered! A whole slew...

Healthy Choices

Acid reflux is one of the most common ailments in the country with over 60 million people experiencing symptoms at least once a month. Sometimes, the pain can be so severe that it affects everything you do, including getting a good night’s sleep. Knowing which foods to avoid with acid reflux is the easiest way to deal with this recurrent problem. There is a muscular ring that exists at the end of the esophagus and the start of the stomach. This muscle ring...

Recipes

Since its inception, the Today Show has offered a mix of news and human interest stories. A popular part of the show are the food segments, which offer recipes, food trends and news, people in the food industry, food preparation tips, healthy living, and more. These are often live demonstrations from the presenters and the Today Show anchors. Some popular food trends stories as noted on the Today Show are features such as: Cookies & Screem M&M's, Pumpkin...

Restaurants

White Castle is an American fast food chain. The first White Castle opened in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas, and is frequently considered to be America's first fast food restaurant. White Castle is often credited with changing America's view of consuming ground beef, and it has steadily gained in popularity due to its iconic "slider" burgers. When the chain first opened, these small, square-shaped burgers were priced at five cents each. Since first...

Remedies

When consumed in the right proportions, cholesterol is not a bad thing for the body. As a matter of fact, it occurs naturally and the body produces not less than 75 percent of the cholesterol contained in the blood. The other remaining percentage comes from the foods consumed by the body. Cholesterol only becomes problematic when it gets out of balance. If it gets completely out of balance, it can even cause heart disease, stroke and heart attack as...

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Spaghetti Sauce

Many families have their own special spaghetti sauce recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. People that have had authentic homemade spaghetti sauce ladled over a giant pile of pasta can admit that there is nothing quite like it. The perfect pasta sauce is a comfort food which satisfies on so many different levels that for some people, creating the perfect recipe can become a lifelong obsession. Other people simply heat some tomato sauce on the stove, throw in the basil and garlic, and are equally as happy. There are a plethora of recipes and cooking methods available from all over the world. Thanks to the internet, modern man has all of them at the tips of his fingers. So, let's get cooking. People who want to try making a spaghetti sauce from scratch might want to consider a few things Time Many spaghetti sauces...

French Toast

Forms of French toast date back to the Romans, according to Smithsonian.com . "French toast" in French is " pain perdu ", which means "lost bread." The French called it "lost" because the bread most often used was stale, either by accident or default. Other names for French toast include: Bombay toast Eggy bread (chiefly British) Poor knights' pudding German toast Freedom toast Records of the British tradition of frying bread and then soaking it in wine just before serving, or soaking bread first in wine or some other sweet/savory fluid and then frying it, date back to the 14th century. This 14th-century cookbook titled " The Forme of Cury ," compiled for Richard II, includes a recipe for Payne Fondew, which calls for Frying bread in grease or oil Soaking the fried bread in red wine cooked with raisins Finishing the dish with sugar,...

Bread Pudding

A dish that dates back centuries, when people did not want to waste any food and had few ingredients to use: bread pudding. Created for the purpose of not letting stale bread go to waste, families with little food or cooks wanting to use up leftovers made bread into a pudding that can be a sweet or savory dish. Using few ingredients for the basic recipe, it can be transformed into a myriad of different desserts just by adding a thing or two. Depending on the...

The Best Holiday Desserts for Christmas

When it comes to the holidays, the food we prepare and love tends to be outstanding (or so we hope). Guests at our holiday parties should leave feeling full and satisfied (and begging for our recipes--right!?). Empty plates or serving dishes are satisfying for every cook/baker! Leaving with almost as much as you brought is never fun! You want to shine! If you're looking for a dessert that meets fits the bill plus some, we've got you covered! A whole slew...

Foods to Calm an Upset Stomach

When the stomach flu hits, running to the store for medicine can be impossible. Fortunately, there are many common foods that can also help relieve an upset stomach. There are also many resources available online that can help victims of the flu to find relief without leaving the house. The following remedies have been used for generations to relieve symptoms of an upset stomach: B.R.A.T. Diet The BRAT diet consists of bananas, rice, applesauce,...