Category: Recipes

It’s Grilling Season

Just a few quick and easy recipe ideas to get your grilling season started. Hash Browns package of frozen hash browns (I microwave mine on high for 4 minutes while still in the vacuum sealer bag) two layers of heavy duty aluminum foil spray foil with cooking spray place hash …

3 Tasty Spring Recipes

Avocado, Cucumber, and Berry Salad 2 cups mesclun/baby spinach/cos lettuce (or a mixture of all three) 1 tangelo (or orange) 1/2 cup blueberries 1 small cucumber (like Lebanese or half a telegraph) 1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado 3 strawberries (or more if you like) 1 cm fresh root …

Best Healthy Thai Spring Rolls Recipe

Most spring rolls are filled with healthy ingredients, but the deep frying form of cooking them counters all that healthy benefit with saturated fats. Healthy Thai spring rolls take out the fried fat component and leave you with a fun, exotic alternative. You can maintain the original Thai flavors without …

Best Low-Calorie Recipes for Picnics

When we think of picnics, images of fried chicken, sandwiches, chips and cookies spring to mind. However, packing low-calorie foods for your picnic doesn’t have to be difficult. Read on to discover some easy low-calorie recipes for picnics. Cucumber Sandwiches Cucumber sandwiches are refreshing and delicious picnic fare, not to …

Sunny Springtime Drink Recipes

After a long, cold winter, thoughts turn to spring – the yard, flowers, birds, and sunshine. If you’re thinking about your patio or porch and come cool drinks already, here are some recipes that will take you to that sunny place. Strawberry Kiwi-tini This party drink can be made for …

Southern Spring Asparagus Salad Recipe

While asparagus is available year round (since most of it is grown in sunny California and Florida), nothing says spring has sprung quite like seeing the asparagus crop at its height in your grocery store in the month of April. In fact, this great little plant loves the sunny spring …

Best Healthy Spring Recipes

The human body is an amazing vessel. To keep it running at peak performance, high quality fuel is necessary. The science of Natural Hygiene promotes the concept the body possess everything it needs to clean, heal and maintain itself. With the proper nutrition, the body does blossom and flourish just …

Best Spring Bass Recipes

Spring is the perfect time for freshwater bass fishing. Many folks practice catch and release with bass, but there is nothing wrong with taking a few home for the table if you are so inclined. If you want tips on catching bass check out these articles: How to rig a …

Best Speckled Trout Recipes

It’s time for southern anglers to start catching speckled trout, which means it’s time for me to break out the spring speckled trout recipes! Speckled trout are a beloved inshore saltwater sea trout that also taste terrific on the table. They are caught throughout southern coastal waters often on live …

Best Carolina Seafood Recipes

Here are three recipes for fish commonly caught by inshore Carolina saltwater anglers in the spring. Included are Whole Flounder Poached in Clam Broth, Redfish Creole, and Broiled Bluefish with Black Olives. Whole Flounder Poached in Clam Broth 1 fresh flounder (3 or 4 lbs), whole dressed with head left …

Best Raw Tomato Soup Recipe

This soup is sufficient for serving four. It is especially delightful when you are trying to get relief from warm conditions. It does not require you to stretch yourself too hard or spend too much time for preparation. This soup can be a tasty and easy-to-make dish that allows you …

Mom’s Best New England Clam Chowder Inspired Soup

New England Clam Chowder, by definition, is a thick, creamy, soup made with a milk based broth, potatoes and chunks of clams. Taking that basic inspiration, this soup uses the combination of traditional Clam Chowder, extra vegetables and broth-but, without thickening the soup, yielding a flavorful clam dish. Ingredients 6 …

Cinco De Mayo Carnitas Recipe

Cinco De Mayo has become a holiday, like St Patty’s Day that we American’s celebrate every year with partying, but we are celebrating culinary fare as well. As a lover of spicy foods and as a Californian – where great Mexican restaurants are abundant – I eat Mexican at restaurants …

Best Redfish Recipes

Redfish are a popular inshore saltwater species in the south. They are also called red drum, puppy drum, channel bass and spottail bass. Fishing for redfish is great fun. Redfish hit especially well in the spring and are tasty fish for the table. Redfish are a valuable recreational fish and …

Curried Pumpkin Soup

I’m no professional chef and I really don’t cook very often, mainly because of time constraints, but I really like to cook and have come up with some dishes that leave others wanting more. Most recently I make a curried pumpkin soup that was a big hit at a recent …

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Roast

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta roast serves 4 to 6. This recipe is meant to be done in a Crock pot or similar slow cooker. Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes skinned and sliced into roughly ¼ inch slices (you can also spiralize them in an electric spiralizer) I prefer to use a …

Cranberry-Nut Winter Cake Recipe

The cold days of winter are the perfect time to warm up with a homemade cake. A Cranberry-Nut Winter Cake with Bourbon or Nutmeg Whipped Cream Topping is the perfect way to beat the chills! Why not try this recipe out next time you are looking for a winter cake …

Grandma Hill’s Yeast Cake

Ingredients 1lb plain flour 1oz of yeast pinch of salt (Check out our recommended salt and pepper grinder sets!) 1 tsp baking powder 1lb mixed dried fruit, washed and dried 4oz butter and 4oz of lard 5 oz demerara sugar 3 eggs Method Put yeast to rise in basin covered with …

Two Delicious Uses for Potatoes

Yummy Potato Soup in the crock pot or on the stovetop This is so easy to fix especially when I got most of the ingredients at he surplus store for almost half price or more. I cook this in the crockpot overnight or cook it on the stovetop until potatoes …

Corn Stuffed Squash

This recipe for Corn Stuffed Squash is one I’d like to share with all of you. It is a very easy yet elegant recipe for fall and the upcoming Spring. I used fresh whole kernel corn, and mixed it with the “meat” of the hard-shelled squash. I also added onions, …

Easy Island-Inspired Recipes

Are you missing those warm summer days? The cooler weather makes many of us long for the summertime sun – and all the fresh fruit and wonderful food that goes with it – but these Caribbean-inspired dishes are an easy way to bring a little bit of summer back into …

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is a great meal to make for a large group and one of my favorite Mexican recipes. This recipe for chicken tortilla soup is great for it’s easy preparation and its distinctive flavors are sure to be a hit with everyone! TORTILLA SOUP 1 rotisserie chicken 4 cans chicken …

Recipes for Flavorful Fried Tofu and Tofu Soup

Tofu-it’s versatile, healthy, and inexpensive. And if you have the right recipes, tofu can have outstanding taste and texture. While I am not a vegetarian, living abroad in Asia helped me discover the wonders of this soy product that easily replaces meat. Try these two recipes and see if you …

Quick and Simple Potatoes for the Grill

If you are anything like me, you love a good meal of meat and potatoes. I know, probably not the healthiest meal I could prepare for my family, but man cannot live on vegetables alone. Or at least I cannot. Of course, the easiest way to make potatoes is to …

How to Make S’mores: An Easy Campfire Recipe

If you are looking for an easy camping recipe, or are wondering how to have fun around the campfire, making s’mores while camping is a must! These ooey, gooey confections made with melted chocolate, toasted marshmallows, and crispy graham crackers probably takes the cake for most popular camping recipe! S’mores …

Spicy Vegetable Goulash

Whenever I try a new recipe I always like to change or tweak something about it to make it my own. Quite often for my own personal taste that involves adding some spice!! The base for this goulash recipe I got from a little student’s cook book years ago when …

Deviled Eggs: A Necessary Easter Recipe

Every family Easter gathering requires a plethora of hard boiled, dyed eggs. It is important to have a great deviled egg recipe if you don’t have one already. Many families have their own recipes and eggs with other seasonings may just taste wrong to these people. It is that way …

Basic Russian Easter Recipes

Saturday night around 10pm we Russians begin our Paschal Liturgy (Easter Church Service). Usually things wrap up around 2-3am and we celebrate with a feast in our ‘Easter baskets’. Everyone puts something different in his or her basket but there are 3 staples; dark red Easter eggs, Kulich, which is …

Easter Sunday Salad Recipe: No Cooking

This Easter Sunday Salad Recipe is so delicious, and it is so easy! There is no cooking involved, so you could enjoy making it together with a special little one who wants to help. It is fluffy and yellow, and it just makes you think of little baby Easter Chicks …

Potato Surprise Casserole

This Easter recipe is a must-have at my house every year. The entire family just goes on and on about how they love it. At least I hope they do and their not just making it up. It is a very simple Easter recipe with very few ingredients. The dish …

Easy Yummy Easter Recipes

Corn Souffle In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together: 1 can cream style corn 2 cans whole kernal corn – drained (yellow or bi color) 1 can whole kernal corn – not drained (yellow or bi color) 1 box jiffy corn muffin mix 1 small onion finley chopped with …

Make Delicious Olive Oil Cheese Rollups

Well our recipe today is an eastern food snack that could be prepared in minutes . First of all the ingredients : White cheese Options (Veta, white salty cheese , or any spread cheese you prefer). Olive Oil (Here’s some olive oil dispensers you may like) Bread (Has to be …

A Very Easy-to-Make Spinach Curry in Minutes

Ingredients: 1lb bag of spinach or 2 medium sized fresh spinach bunch Methi or Fenugreek (found at most Indian grocers and sometimes in the ethnic section at No frills) Turmeric powder (2 teaspoons), red chili powder (2 teaspoons) and salt (to taste) 2 chopped fresh tomatoes (with the best food …

Decorate Easter Basket Cupcakes

You can use your favorite store bought cupcakes or cup cake mix and transform them into Easter basket cupcakes with the kids. It only takes a few minutes to decorate Easter Basket cupcakes and it is such a fun craft! Kids of all ages can make this simple craft, but …

How to Make Easter Bunny Ice Cream Sandwiches

You can make simple Easter egg ice cream sandwiches using pre made materials form the grocery store. If you are looking for some Easter bunny themed desserts, then check out this idea for Easter Bunny Ice cream sandwiches. To Make This Easter Bunny Themed Dessert You Will Need: Brownies Icecream …

5 Foods Made from Leftover Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Leftover Easter bunnies can get a little overwhelming, especially if you have more than two children. There are so many uses for left over Easter bunnies. Here are a few of my favorites: Left Over Easter Bunny Uses #1: Melt That Bunny! You can always use left over chocolate Easter …

The Tastiest Hummus Recipe Around

Hummus is great for parties, perfect for a snack, in a wrap and very easy prepare. The recipe is great served in its existing state, but it is also very easy to make a multitude of different flavors by adding one or two additional ingredients to it. Prep time is …

St. Patrick’s Day Green Recipe Ideas

Luck is not just for the Irish! Even if you are not Irish, its fun to celebrate in some form. Preparing food on St. Patrick’s Day can be more fun than you think. The obvious appetizers in green are split pea soup, celery soup, a mixture of green lettuce for …

Lucky Charms St. Patrick’s Day Party Snack Idea

Here is a fun snack idea for a classroom St. Patrick’s Day party. The recipe is very simple, using only 4 ingredients, and no added green food-coloring. It takes an already sweet cereal and makes it even sweeter. To top that, it gets sprinkled with gold-colored sprinkles. Ingredients: 6 cups …

Make Traditional Irish Meatcakes on St. Patrick’s Day

Original Irish Ingredients During the Great Famine or “An Gorta Mor” (1845-1852) much of Ireland’s healthy livestock perished. In fact, due to starvation and immigration, the population of Ireland itself dropped from 10 million in 1840 to 5 million in 1880! When families did have access to good meat, they …

St Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

An easily prepared treat for St Patrick’s Day that you may want to create are St Patrick’s Day cupcakes. Nothing makes these cupcakes especially significant to St Patrick’s Day other than the decoration; however, they are colorful, tasty and covered with shamrocks. The fastest, and easiest, preparation would be to …

An Upside Down Turkey Recipe

With the holidays just around the corner, it is indeed a time for reflection. While reflecting, I remembered the time I decided to purchase a fresh turkey from a farm in New Hampshire. I was always the designated turkey cooker, back when I had my mind, and thought I would …