If you are like most people, then you look for ways to cook easy meals for your family. Whether you need something to save money or something for a family who is never at home, there are some creations that only require one pan. Chili and cornbread is a good example. All you need to do is pour chili in the bottom of a cast iron pan, pour cornbread mix on top of it, and bake the meal until the Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us have been conditioned during the past couple of decades to do everything as quickly as possible, and that includes cooking our evening meals. Although no one wants to come home from a hectic day at the office and stand over a stove for several hours, meal preparation can be a relaxing activity at the end of the day rather than just one more task to be hastily completed. Preparing food the old-fashioned way also results in much healthier fare than slapping something together quickly out of processed food products.
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One of my fondest memories from visiting my mother was rifling through her refrigerator for the tasty tidbits left over from previous day’s meals. In my mother’s eyes nothing was too small to be saved: A couple of sauteed mushrooms could be used to top a salad, leftover zucchini could be part of an omelet, and tomato sauce could top a meatloaf.
It’s not surprising that leftovers can sometimes be far tastier on the second day: When stored correctly a night in the refrigerator can do wonders when it comes to bringing out the intensity of flavors. Many will Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s economy, more people are eating at home rather than eating out in restaurants. However a cook can find themselves spending more money on their home-cooked meals than ones purchased in restaurants. Here are some simple ways to save money.
The slow cooker is an appliance to consider for saving money in a variety of ways. First, the slow cooker is energy efficient, using much less electricity than the stove or microwave. Second, the slow cooker allows you to use a Read the rest of this entry »
When the summer weather arrives, the first thing people want to do is grill in the back yard. There are some easy tips to make your grilling experience fun and easy.
Although charcoal grills are messier than propane grills, they give the food you are grilling more flavor and are rather easy to set up. Always begin with fresh charcoal in the grill. If there are old coals, dump them in a safe location so they are not in the yard. Stack Read the rest of this entry »
Even when it is prepared by one of the best gourmet chefs in the world, a meal is not a complete meal without sauce and gravy. Sauce and gravy are key elements that must be added to any kind of meat item for the dish to be a memorable one. Not that a meal can not be tolerated or even liked, but with sauce and gravy it will be loved.
The main reason why sauce and Read the rest of this entry »
Slow cooking is an old-fashioned method of cooking that offers many benefits. Ingredients made in a slow cooker are typically extremely tender and flavorful. Additionally, it is a time efficient method of cooking because one can simply place the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning before leaving for work and have a completed meal upon arriving home in the evening. A couple of recipes that come to mind when thinking of delicious slow cooker meals include pot roast and chicken tacos.The whole story can be found at http://wefarm.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/kalua-style-pork-in-the-slow-cooker/
Pot roast can be tailored to individual tastes, but the gist of Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve been given access to a hoard of new cooking channels through direct tv promotions you may be wondering where all the good old-fashioned cooking went. Have no fear – we’re here to bring back the delicious goodness of old and we’d like to start by offering suggestions for three things you didn’t know you could fry:
Pickles: Long a staple down in the south, fried pickles are surprisingly delicious. They’re salty and moist and most often served with some type of remoulade or ranch dressing Read the rest of this entry »
We all know about “Foodies”. People who are so obsessed with all the new crazes in food out there that most of them have never even seen a real home cooked meal. Have you noticed how recipe shows have you using either special cookware, white pepper, sea salt or other stuff like that? This is not the only way these recipes can be prepared. You don’t have to have white pepper or sea salt to Read the rest of this entry »
Every family has that one favorite chef that always served up delicious, hearty dishes at family gatherings and holiday celebrations. That person is often Grandma. With the current rise of processed foods and microwave recipes, it is easy to forget the magic of that downhome cooking. We can’t share secret family recipes, but follow these tips to cook the way your grandmother cooked and become the new favorite chef in the family.
Focus on Ingredients
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