Memorial Day, American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died for our country. It was originally known as Decoration Day; it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by decorating graves with flowers, flags and wreaths, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. It marks the beginning of summer.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Brining is a great way to add moisture to any meat and is beneficial with pork. The real benefit however is going to be with thicker cuts of meat. If you are using thin chops brining may not be the best way to go.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Honey is an organic, natural sugar alternative with no additives and it is easy on the stomach, adapts to all cooking processes, and shelve life is indefinite.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Where do salad dressing get their names? Manufacturers come up with new flavors all the time, some consumers like to stick to their longtime favorites in salad dressings. Such as, French, Italian, ranch and Thousand Island.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Rice in America began by accident in 1685, after a storm damaged ship from Madagascar docked in the harbor of Charleston, SC. The captain of the ship gave a small bag of “Golden Seede Rice, “as a gift to a local planter.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Taco rice (takoraisu) is a Japanese dish. It’s a taco served on a bed of rice. The two main ingredients are rice and taco seasoned ground beef. You can add what you would add to a taco, such as cheese, shredded lettuce and tomatoes. The rice soaks up the flavor of the seasoned ground beef.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
One of my favorite meals is tacos. The main ingredient in tacos is the seasoned ground beef. You can buy the store bought taco seasoning packets, but no need to when you can make your own taco seasoning. And, you probably already have the ingredients on hand.