Sunday, April 28, 2013

Baked Tilapia with Lemon Butter

The origin of the lemon has not yet been determined; science suggests it may be northwestern India, cultivated for more than 2,500 years. Arab traders brought the lemons to the Middle East and Africa sometime after 100 C.E

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Penne with Sausage and Peppers

History has it that mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidently fell into a pail of hot water at the cheese factory near Naples, soon thereafter the first pizza was made! New cheeses are often formulated when mistakes happen, so there well may be truth in the tale!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Baked Chicken Meatballs

No one is sure where the meatball originated and early recipes are difficult to find. It's easy to ascertain though, that meatballs as we know them, made with ground meat, were not possible until meat grinders were invented. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie

As you may have notice in your grocery store, bananas are picked and shipped green. They are the only fruit that actually develop better color, aroma, and sweetness when ripened after harvest. Bananas ripen rather quickly after being harvested and will also hasten ripening of other fruits in their vicinity.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Saucy Noodles with Ground Beef

If you could follow the scent of pasta through the millennia, it's no exaggeration to say that the entire history of civilization would be traced. The trail would span cultures and continents ranging from Asia, Europe, the Mid-East, America, and parts of Africa, and reach back at least 3,500 years. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Honey is as old as record history, dating back to 2100 B.C. where it was mentioned in Sumerian and Babylonian cuneiform writings, the Hittite code. It is thought to even older than that. Mustard has been used as a condiment for thousands of years.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mini Meatloaves

I love food history because it’s full of surprises. Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935. One of the recipes from the Presley Family Cookbook was “Sunday Meatloaf.” 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Naked Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie used to be a much livelier dish. In Roman Empire days, these pastries sometimes had living birds under the crust that would burst out of the shell when served. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Roasted Shrimp

Easter, celebrates Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead, Christianity's most important holiday. 

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