Gourmet hamburgers are always a big hit at Labor Day parties and I found some recipes that are sure to delight your tastebuds. Everyone has their own special style of creating gourmet burgers and there really is no right or wrong way, as long as it turns out juicy.
Gourmet Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches are the perfect Hurricane Party food; particularly, if children are present. Everybody loves PB&J and it definitely ranks at the top of comfort foods. Additionally, sandwiches can be prepared a day or two ahead of time, which can come in handy if the power goes out. Wrap individual sandwiches in plastic wrap to retain freshness.
When I say these margaritas are mind-altering, I am serious. Actually, I think the mind alteration comes from the fact these things are so incredibly smooth, you tend to suck them down rather than sip them. It's a little too easy to over-indulge, so be careful.
Spicy pecans are a must-have at Hurricane Parties. Actually, spicy pecans are great for any party and make excellent gifts as well! They are easy to make, require few ingredients, taste ever-so-yummy, and provide the body with essential fatty acids.
For those of us who live in Hurricane Alley, hurricane parties are a way of life. Typically hosted in a spacious home equipped with hurricane shutters and generators, people unite to have fun, reduce stress, and literally eat all the food in the house -- at least frozen and refrigerated foods ;-)
Are you looking for ways to trim fat from your diet? Are you bored with the same ole' side dishes or burnt out on your summer salads? Would you like to learn more about vegetarian cooking or find delicious, yet healthy, recipes? If so, I have a resource for you!
I published "Twenty of the World's Healthiest Foods" and while I did receive a paltry offer, the editor commented the topic was "too broad". Okay. The article is about healthy foods - 20 of them to be exact. The focus is 20 healthy foods. Can someone please tell me what is "too broad" about it? Is it the fact that I listed 20 foods? Is 20 too many for any one person to comprehend?
The Hell's Kitchen Finale was intense as tempers flared and food was burnt. I was rooting for Bonnie, the Underdog, but in the end Rock won out. I'm happy for Rock though and for once, I actually agree with Chef Gordon Ramsay.
Spicy Boiled Peanuts are part of the Southern culture and a necessity at hurricane parties. They are super easy to make, but take a few hours to cook. You can make them plain or spicy. You can add beer or vodka or tequila. You can eat them hot (the preferred method) or cold and they can be frozen for up to six months.
What's your favorite summer cool-down recipe? Is it a frothy beverage, a cold and creamy soup or a tantalizing crisp salad? Perhaps you have a family recipe for homemade ice cream or gelato? Whatever it is, it could win you a KitchenAid Chef Series Food Chopper from Nubella.com.
Are you in need of an energy boost in the morning? Instead of reaching for that pot of coffee, make yourself a bowl of Blueberry Oatmeal Energize instead. This recipe is provided by Viveca-Stone Berry, founder of FatigueBeGone.com and author of "Fatigue Be Gone Jumpstart eGuide".
There's no doubt about it -- fresh herbs offer a more bountiful flavor than dried herbs. However, with fresh herbs you don't have the luxury of keeping them on the shelf in the pantry. Whether you've grown your own fresh herbs or purchased them from the store, it's important to properly store them in order to retain their freshness.
This is one of my all-time favorite summer salad recipes. It's super easy to throw together and low in calories. You can have it for lunch or dinner and can serve the chicken hot or cold. Whenever I bake chicken breasts for dinner, I like to bake a few extra so I can add them to salads. Preparing the chicken ahead of time greatly reduces the prep time!