Browsing: Food and Dining

What better way to show your love for your special someone on Valentine’s Day than by cooking a romantic meal for two. Here are five delicious and easy dishes to prepare for your sweetheart. Oven Baked Mushroom Chicken and Risotto Cooking the risotto in the oven allows you to easily prepare a creamy risotto dish without the need to spend a lot of time stirring. Ingredients 1 minced sweet onion 1 minced garlic clove 1 pint quartered mushrooms 4 cups chicken broth 1½ cups Arborio rice 1 cup hot water 4 tablespoons butter ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and…

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Before you toss stale croissants, try one of these creative ways to re-purpose them. Croissants are buttery French pastries made from layers of tender phyllo dough that melt in your mouth. Get extra mileage and long-range deliciousness with the simple recipes below. Easy Bread Pudding Croissants are so rich and buttery that they make the perfect base for a delectable bread pudding. 1) Cut leftover croissants into small cubes and place in a large mixing bowl. 2) Combine two cups of whole milk with two medium eggs and whisk until smooth. 3) Add 1/2 cup of white sugar and a…

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About 40 million people eat pizza in the US every day. Pizza is a versatile, fan favorite and it can fit just about any diet. Below are pizza recipes that cater to a variety of dietary needs. Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza Cauliflower has become a powerhouse in the food community due to its flexibility. In addition to being naturally gluten-free, cauliflower is also low-carb and Keto friendly. Ingredients: • 1 head cauliflower, stalk removed • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • 2…

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Gingerbread houses are a fun, time-honored tradition for many families. The joy of gathering around and helping to decorate and build this sweet holiday decoration is a happy memory for many. If you’d like to break away from using store bought kits and want to put your own spin on your gingerbread house, here are some gingerbread house decorating ideas to get you started. Make it Monochromatic Using one color scheme can really make your project pop. Buy different types of candies in shades of the same color and let the texture of the candies be your focal point. Pastel…

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Thanksgiving is a time of year to connect with family and friends and share a meal together. However, holidays that are centered around food, are difficult when you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions. You may not know how to adjust your holiday menu to accommodate your guests. Here are some stuffing recipes, suggestions, and substitutions that your guests will be thankful for. Binding your Stuffing with Egg Substitutes If you have guests that are allergic to eggs or who are vegan or paelo, use one of the egg substitutions below in your stuffing recipe. Egg Substitutes • Use…

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Doughnuts are perfect rings of deep-fried goodness and there’s nothing better than a homemade doughnut. Make these easy handcraft doughnut recipes yourself at home. Supplies Needed Flour Sugar Milk Butter Yeast Eggs Oil (for frying) Vanilla extract Equipment Needed Mixing bowl Spoons/spatulas Hand/stand mixer Pot/deep-fryer (for frying) Baking sheet (for baking) Homemade Doughnuts from Scratch Autumn Apple Donuts Ingredients 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup of thinly sliced apples ⅔ cup milk ¼ cup butter Any type of oil for frying (vegetable, peanut,…

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National Sandwich Day is an opportunity to indulge in your favorite sandwich. Whether it’s shawarma in a pita, batata vada or aloo bhaji in a pav, a classic Reuben on rye, or classic Danish smørrebrød with pickled herring, sandwiches are popular around the world. Here’s a variety of sandwich recipes for National Sandwich Day. Bánh Mì This Vietnamese sandwich has been gaining popularity around the globe in the last few years, but to be fair it’s also a New Orleans staple and indeed is the third most popular sandwich in that city after po’ boys and muffalettas. This is due…

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Halloween is over; you are the proud owner of bags and bags candy. You don’t want your kids to binge eat all of their candy over the next few days, but you don’t want to throw it out. Why not repurpose it into a tasty dessert? Here are some great suggestions for desserts made from your trick-or-treat candies. A Chocolate Fondue If your sweet bounty includes large and small chocolate bars, you are in luck. Melt these down in the top of a double boiler, a small slow cooker or a fondue pot. Cut up fresh fruits such as apples,…

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Fall is the perfect time for pasta. Pasta is easy to cook and provides an endless source of fall recipes. Macaroni and Cheese With Butternut Squash Enliven this classic comfort food with an autumn vegetable and lots of cheese. Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons of butter • 1pound and a half of squash • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour • 2 cups of whole milk • 8 ounces of your favorite shredded cheddar cheese • 8 ounces of macaroni • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs Directions: 1. Cut the squash in half and until tender under the fork or about…

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Labor Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning. While drinks and games will be a fun part of your celebrations, you know that most people are going to be looking forward to the food. To ensure that you have an event that will be talked about for months to come, start prepping for recipes that are as mouth-watering as they are fun to make. Texas Brisket Who can say no to a delicious brisket? You’d be hard-pressed to find a non-vegetarian/vegan who doesn’t. Even better is when the brisket is made Texas-style. You’ll just need…

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