savers: Don't let hosting get in the way of holiday fun - The small talk leading up to the holidays
might focus on food and presents, but enjoying the company of
loved ones is what's really at the heart of the season. So if
you're planning on hosting, don't let kitchen duty keep you from
catching up with family and friends.
all-purpose sauce, or even as a salad dressing. It is good on
grilled or baked salmon, burgers and beef, or tofu.
is upon us once again and Pioneer Thinking joins the festivities
with some delicious Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Soup and Roasted Pumpkin
Seed recipes. Easy to make and wonderful to share this time of
Want to throw a summer party
that creates just the right atmosphere and leaves your guests
raving about your ingenuity? The secret to making any party a
success, say professionals, is to use personalized touches that
delight and enchant your guests. more>>
On Mothers Day, breakfast
in bed is nice. If the weather is balmy and bright, being served
outdoors, on the terrace, deck or patio, is even nicer. What
could beat basking in the mild morning sun, sipping cold juice
while being waited on? Recipe for Breakfast
way to celebrate the season than with a fun family craft project
that gets into the spring spirit? These adorable bonnets made
with sugar cookies and cupcakes are easy to make. Even the youngest
member of the family can make their very own bonnet with a little
help from mom, dad or an older sibling. Turn the whole family
into hat designers! more>>
St. Patricks Day is
perfect for celebrating the renaissance of great cooking in Ireland.
Today, travelers go for the food, rather than despite it, touring
the country to enjoy the breathtaking, green countryside and
the dynamic energy of the cities. No longer condemned to breakfasts
loaded with several kinds of fried pork, followed by a day of
overcooked, monotonous pub fare, visitors now savor gourmet dishes
as healthful as they are memorable. For
a taste of Ireland try the Contemporary Colcannon recipe >>
The coming of spring is celebrated
in India with the colorful, exuberant festival of Holi. Bonfires
are lit to banish the last nights of winter, people throw colored
powders into the air and theres dancing in the streets.
Like all joyous festivals, Holi is also an occasion for feasting.
Welcome spring this year - and celebrate Holi - with the delicious
flavors of India.Red
Lentil Dal recipe >>
You dont have to leave
the state or the country to get away from the winter doldrums.
You can take a break in your own kitchen by preparing dishes
from the sunny southwest. Get
Turkey Fajitas recipe >>
Looking for ways to save money
at the holiday season? How about giving gifts specially made
in your kitchen? My kids' 4-H Club made several of these gift
items for a holiday project a few years ago. more>>
You know the old song "Christmas
Eve will find me... where the love light glows- I'll be home
for Christmas...." Well, Christmas Eve will find me lounging
on the couch, watching snow flakes falling gently while sipping
my old fashioned cocoa (made with real milk heated on the stove).
I admire the lovely tree piled high with gifts and my joyful
heart swells at how blessed I am. more>>
Halloween get-together is a tradition that allows us to recapture
some childhood memories and have a thrill in the process. But,
what's a party without punch? For those of you who haven't scared-up
your own formula, try this recipe for a frighteningly flavorful
Witches Brew that will definitely take your guests' breath away.
The most popular purchased
lunches to eat at the office are sandwiches, wraps and salads.
But they can be full of hidden fats and calories and poor nutrition
bargains. The only way to get a true bargain is to make your
almost that time of year again. Youre standing, dumbfounded,
in front of a mound of hard boiled eggs, sliced ham and chocolate
Easter bunnies. The stress of it is almost enough to send you
to bed for a week--or at least tear most of your hair out. Here
are a few ideas and recipes to help you avoid both of those.
are a great time for spending time with family. One favorite
family activity of mine is baking! It's also a great time to
teach your children how to find their way around the kitchen
while also having fun with them at the same time. Try out some
of these recipes and get in the holiday spirit! >>more
that provide the most efficient energy sources will help to fuel
the athlete for success. A diet built around high levels of complex
carbohydrates protein intake is the best approach. >>more
Day, treat that special man in your life by surprising him with
breakfast in bed, with a stick-to-the-ribs, hearty breakfast
that's also nutritious, health-protective and great tasting.