The Different Types of Food Smoking
Food smoking is a technique that dates back thousands of years, to perhaps when fire was first invented. In those days it was used for mainly preserving food. Today the process is used to flavour, cook and preserve food using wood chips, wood dust or charcoal briquettes.Don’t Hide the Broccoli From Your Kids
Hiding vegetables in food so that your children don’t know what they are eating is just wrong. This does such a disservice to your kids education in nutrition and in the long run encourages bad habits. Instead, teach your children in fun ways about the value of proper nutrition and expand their world.What Goes Best With an Easter Ham?
Traditionally, Easter ham is THE main dish of any Easter dinner with my family. I know others agree. However, there are many other side dishes that can be paired with ham. The choice is as varied as the number of hams being served. It’s often a matter of taste and preference. Here are my choices for side dishes and recipes that can be served with Easter ham:Cooking With Cactus – When to Include It in Your Meals
Cactus is known to be a plant which holds water and can provide hydration to animals in the desert. A lesser known fact about cactus is that some varieties, such as nopales, prickly pears and Indian figs are very suitable, and tasty, for eating.How To Have Healthy Bread Recipes With Bananas
Healthy bread recipes with bananas are gaining popularity these days among lovers of these tropical fruits. The good news about this is that they need not compromise their wellness while enjoying the sumptuousness of the baked goods of their dreams. If you are one of these fanatics, here are some baking ideas that can help you make tasty pastries from these healthful fruits.Homemade Popcorn From The Skillet
Remember those good ol days when the family would gather around the family table or sofa and spend some family time together playing games and eating popcorn? I remember those days, I also remember when popcorn required some attention and did just entail sticking a prepackaged bag of kernels into a microwave.Cooking Pinto Beans on the Stove
Pinto beans do make a healthy yet very flavorful dish. They have been a popular choice in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine for many years.3 Reasons Great Cooks Buy Their Spices From Online Spice Shops
Online spice shops are an easy way to get quality domestic and overseas spices and seasonings without the expense of setting up individual accounts with wholesalers or purchasing them from exotic locales. When you purchase spices online, you can find exactly which ones you prefer and have some great reason for that purchase you may not get from other places.Homemade Granola Bars
Everybody likes granola bars but did you know that they are super simple and cheap to make at home? When you make homemade granola bars you can customize the flavor and texture to suit your particular tastes and you can make them as nutritious or decadent as you like.How to Flavor Avocados – Use It As A Cream Cheese Or Butter Substitute
If you are trying to cut down on “bad” fats, try using avocados in your baking recipes. With its creamy, light flavor and high fat content, it is a healthier alternative to cream cheese or butter.Tips for Gluten-Free Cooking
Gluten-free cooking might seem overwhelming at first. Gluten can hide in commercial products, and it can be difficult to achieve the same consistency as with wheat flour. Learn some basic tips to make your gluten-free recipes just as good as the original.How to Cook With Convection Ovens
There are some widely used methods for converting cooking temperatures from a regular oven to a convection type oven. One way is to cook your food for the same length of time except reduce the temperature by 25 degrees in a convection oven.