If you’re like me, you keep your eye out for crock-pot recipes that can
be thrown together in a hurry. There are plenty that I’d like to try,
but my busy schedule doesn’t always allow me to do a lot of preparation.
I’m often tossing ingredients into a crock pot before bedtime to cook
the next day or I’m hurriedly throwing things together before I walk out
the door in the morning. For me, browning meat is an additional step
that takes time and effort. It’s much easier for me to prepare recipes
that are simply “load and go,” no precooking necessary.
The popularity of poke cakes is undeniable. They are simple to prepare
and big on flavor. Poke cakes come in any imaginable flavor and can be
filled with pudding, sweetened condensed milk, and gelatin, to name a
few. Strawberry poke cake with whipped cream on top is certainly one of
the most common variations.
Garlic is a common ingredient in many different foods. The next time you
prepare dinner, instead of reaching for the garlic powder, roast your
own garlic cloves. Roasted garlic has a distinctive flavor and has many
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a festive and
eye-catching dessert? Top off your Irish stew or corned beef and cabbage
with a treat that will leave Irish eyes smiling.
Warmer weather is here, which means we will be on the move. Fill up with a hearty stew to give you energy to keep you going.
What is there not to love about chicken cordon bleu? A breaded cutlet of
chicken filled with ham and Swiss cheese is an elegant and classic
dish. Its origins; however, do not go back as far as you might guess.
The Easter Bunny will be hopping through town in less than a week. This
year plan a scrumptious Easter feast your family will enjoy and also
plan a little bit of springtime fun for the kids.
With spring still 25 days away and temperatures below freezing, we are
all feeling a bit chilled on the inside. Turn up the heat with a pot of
spicy soup to warm you from the inside out.
These days chicken tortilla soup is a popular addition to many
mainstream restaurant menus. This comforting and flavorful soup is
perfect as a starter or even a main dish served with a salad.
Open your heart and treat the love of your life with something sweet
this Valentine’s Day. Dessert dips don’t take a lot of time to prepare,
but will show how much you care in a big way.
What better way to win over your Valentine’s love than by making them a
heart-shaped dessert? These unique sweet treats are sure to steal their
Cheese makes everything better, and mozzarella is no exception.
Mozzarella originated in Italy and was traditionally made from Italian
water buffalo milk. Most of the mozzarella cheese available now is made
from cow’s milk. Mozzarella varies from fresh, soft cheese to semi-soft and is most commonly used in pizza, pasta and salads.
If you have a young daughter or granddaughter, chances are she’s a fan
of the movie “Frozen,” a 3D computer-animated production by Walt Disney
Animation Studios in 2013.
Marsala, a reddish-brown earth tone, was recently named the 2015 Color
of the Year by Pantone, a company known for the color-matching system
used in printing and manufacturing. The increasingly popular color has
been showing up more and more on the runway and on home furnishings.
Football fans across the country are eagerly awaiting the showdown
between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in NFL Super Bowl
XLIX. The biggest game of the year will take place on Sunday, Feb. 1, at
the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The week that falls around the beginning of the New Year means a change
in schedules and thinking. It’s possible your work schedule is a bit
lighter, allowing for a little more time in the kitchen. Additionally at
this time of year, many are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions
and how they want to improve their life in the coming year.
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