Friday, August 15, 2014

Red Pepper Corn Bread

We have Native Americans to thank for the corn bread.  Its humble beginnings can be traced back to the Indians that European settlers came in contact with when they first arrived in America. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

9 To Die for Recipes with Cake Mix


You would have never guessed any of these decadent desserts started with store bought cake mix.  These recipes are a snap to make. You can make cookies from cake mix; you can make all kinds of stuff with cake mix. You can even make cupcakes with cake mix. Baking can be a piece of cake when you easy shortcuts like boxed cake mix. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Shrimp with Rice

Fresh shrimp should have firm bodies that are still attached to their shells. They should be free of black spots on their shell since this indicates that the flesh has begun to break down. In addition, the shells should not appear yellow or gritty as this may be indicative that sodium bisulfate or another chemical has been used to bleach the shells. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pineapple Ham Pasta Salad

Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. Pineapple and bananas are America's favorite tropical fruit. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BBQ Smoked Sausage with Rice


Akita Komachi Rice: 
One of the two japonica rice varieties favored by the Japanese for sushi, along with koshihkari. Both types are not limited to cultivation in Japan, and are grown in California and elsewhere.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Potatoes and Onions with Peppers

Onions are popular and a versatile vegetables in the world. They can be eaten in a number of ways raw, sauteed, baked, grilled, stuffed, pickled or fried. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Foil Packs Taking Over

In the back yard grilling or on a camping trip, foil pack meals are perfect. Cooking is simple. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ranch Chicken Tenders

More than 50 years ago, Steve Henson, from Nebraska, dreamed of being rich, like so many of us do.  He took his high school sweetheart Gayle, and they headed west.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Chicken Fruit Salad

Blueberries rank only second to strawberries in popularity of berries in America. Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the America diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. Raw blueberries provide you with the best nutritional benefits.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hot Dog Packets with Spicy ketchup


July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution, 1775 - 83. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Texmex Burrito

The story of rice in America began by accident in 1685, after a storm damaged ship docked in the harbor. of Charleston, California. The captain of the ship gave a small bag of “Rice Seeds Golded,”  as a gift to the local planter. While that might be so, it was not likely to be the first appearance of rice in the New World. Colonists from Europe had also brought rice to America in the 1600s. By 1726, Charleston was exporting more than 4,000 tons of rice a year, later became the standard of high quality rice throughout the world. When America gained independence 50 years later, rice was one of the major agricultural crops.

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