Cuisine and Food

Holiday Cream Cheese Cookies

19 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

This is a very simple recipe for a different type of cookie that is light and crispy, with a nice flavor, without being too rich or too high in calories.  I first started making these cookies years ago when my children were older and outgrew holiday cutout cookies. Being egg-free, these cookies are good for […]

History of Chinese Chicken Salad

18 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

The Case of Chinese Chicken Salad Sylvia Lovegren wrote “Whatever its provenance, Chinese chicken salad, which was all the rage in the mid to late 1970’s, has virtually disappeared from restaurant menus.” (Fashionable Food, 1995, p.109). Today, Chinese chicken salad can be found on the menus of California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, Mimi’s Café, Claim […]

Guide to Argentinian Wines

18 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

“By the year 2015, the greatness of Argentinean wines made from the Malbec grape will be understood as a given. This French varietal, which failed so miserably on its home soil in Bordeaux, has reached startling heights of quality in Argentina. Both inexpensive, delicious Malbecs and majestic, profoundly complex ones from high-elevation vineyards are already […]

Health benefits of green tea

17 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

Research into alternative healing foods is flourishing. And in the case of green tea, much has been learned already. Green tea does contain caffeine, in lesser amounts than coffee. So it is applicable for weight loss plus certain antioxidants for heart health. There are also some lesser known, but equally important, benefits of green tea […]

Healthy Spring Cookout Recipes

16 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

This spring forget about the cholesterol-laden cheeseburgers, sidestep the fatty mayonnaise salads, say no to bowls full of chips.  Instead, infuse your cookout with good, and good for you, dishes that pack in nutrition without packing on pounds.  Sparkling Starters  Spring and summer cookouts often involve hot daytime temperatures, especially for the chef who is […]

Great Pancake Recipes

13 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

Every Friday night, we have pancakes. My kids absolutely love them, I think because we have different pancakes every few Fridays. It’s easy to do, and makes really good memories. Here’s what I do: First about a half an hour before I want to start cooking, I put my metal mixing bowl inside the freezer. […]

Gluten Free Dessert Recipes

13 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

Crustless Pumpkin Pie Ingredients 2 eggs 2 cups (1 can) of pumpkin 1 2/3 cups of evaporated milk 3/4 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon of allspice 1/4 cup of gluten free flour mix (rice flour, tapioca flour, potato […]

Enchanted Chai Spiced Tea Latte Mix

10 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

Enchanted Chai, a spiced tea latte mix from Caffe D’Vita is delicious hot, iced or blended.  It can be mixed with water or milk and one canister makes multiple servings.  Chai tea is a spiced milk tea that contains black tea, milk, spices and sweetener.  Chai tea originated in India.  It is currently a popular […]

Easy and Cheap Recipes for Children

9 Jun , 2016 Cuisine and Food

Home made pizza. Children love pizza and it is easy to make at home with the ingredients you have in the kitchen. It is also a great way to introduce new tastes – in the toppings that most children will not try otherwise. You needThe crusty ends of a loaf of bread Cheese,Tomatoes,Onionor Spring OnionA […]