Some of us can’t imagine American Thanksgiving table without pumpkin pie.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
I hate to waste food. In my home we waste nothing. I hear too many stories about children going hungry. Nearly 16 million children face hunger in America. One in five kids faces hunger in America. Some children only get a meal in school and no meal on the weekends. Many other countries facing hunger.
Monday, December 1, 2014
A meat pie is a savory pie that can be filled with pork, beef, lamb, poultry, even fish, plus vegetables spice and herbs. There are many kinds of meat pie, different sizes and different pastry types. They can be made in a pie plate or a square or rectangular baking pan.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Fettuccine, the first pasta shapes were made by hand with simple tools. Fettuccine, which some credit with originating in Rome, are made from flat sheets of pasta cut into ribbon shape strands. It is one of the most popular pasta shapes.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Nobody knows exactly when Mozzarella production started, but this cheese has been around for centuries. Print reference to mozzarella in the twelfth century in connection with a monastery in Capua, but a better documented reference is found in a 1570 cookbook, written by the cook of the Papal Court, Bartolomeo Scappi.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Barbecue sauce has been used to add flavor to grilled and smoked meats for as long as 300 years. The history of barbecue sauce isn't clear, but we know that the mustard-based sauce that's native to South Carolina has been traced back to 17th century Germany. Barbecue masters have their own special sauce recipe, but depending on where you set up your smoker in the United States, you'll probably use a different style of sauce. This is because each region, sometimes even within a state, has its own signature style. Sauces are used in a few different ways. Some meats and ribs are marinated in sauce and then grilled and basted. Other meats, like beef brisket and pork butt, are typically cooked with a dry rub and then sauced after they've been sliced or pulled.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Pineapple is not native to Hawaii. It was first canned and became a major crop there, so therefore we associate pineapple with Hawaii and the islands.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The origins of mustard are unknown, but it is a Northern Hemisphere plant, the seeds have been found in Stone Age
settlements. Egyptians tossed the seeds onto their food, and
sent King Tut to the great beyond with a good supply in his tomb. The Sumerians ground it into a paste. Wealthy
Romans ground it and mixed it with wine at the table. Cultivated for thousands of years, mustard was
the main spice known to Europeans before the advent of the
Asian spice trade, Westerners had mustard long before pepper, which originated in India. Once trade routes were established,
ancient people from India to Egypt to Rome chewed mustard seeds with their
meat for seasoning.
Monday, October 13, 2014
Many researchers believe that the potato’s arrival in northern Europe spelled an end to famine there. Corn, another American crop, played a similar but smaller role in southern Europe. More than that, as the historian William H. McNeill has argued, the potato led to empire, “By feeding rapidly growing populations, permitted a handful of European nations to assert dominion over most of the world between 1750 and 1950.” The potato, in other words, fueled the rise of the West.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Choose fresh parsley over the dried form of the herb since it is superior in flavor. Choose fresh parsley that is deep green in color and looks fresh and crisp. Avoid leaves that are wilted or yellow as this indicates that they are either damage or over mature. Just like with any dried herbs, if you choose to purchase dried parsley flakes, try to select organically grown parsley since this will give you more assurance that the herbs have not been irradiated.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Can you imagine a family gathering without deviled eggs? I can’t. Deviled eggs are easy to make and everyone loves deviled eggs, so you can bet that the plate will be empty. Check out these deviled eggs. There is so many different ways you can make deviled eggs. It is important to boil the eggs just right.