One of my family’s favorite activities is cooking out on our patio. Over the years, we’ve tried a variety of outdoor cookers: gas grills, charcoal grills, ceramic grills, and outdoor ovens. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. If you’re looking to buy a grill but not sure which one to get, I’m going to outline the pros and cons of some of the best types of outdoor grills to help you choose one that fits your family’s needs.
Fun Food Stuff
Yep, there’s a new recipe being used for Cadbury eggs in the U.K. Here’s my take on the great Cadbury eggs Easter candy debate in the U.S. Good to know!
This post definitely caught my attention on Twitter: ‘High quality, low cost chef and paring knives, great for cooks on a budget.’ See why I love the knives, but in the end I decided NOT to buy them on OpenSky… not yet anyway.
Different cultures around the world – even right here in the U.S.A. – have acquired a taste for some really bizarre foods. Here’s an interesting look at weird food on TV, strange foods from other countries, weird food at McDonalds, and the 2 latest crazes: deep fried food and food on a stick!
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As seen in this video, it’s a proven fact that bottled drinking water is no better than tap water. Here are all the reasons you need to stop wasting money on bottled water.
A superfood is one that provides multiple health benefits when it is included in your diet. Superfoods are often overlooked. This video will introduce you to many superfood items from around the world.
Chocolate dipped bugs — including chocolate covered crickets and chocolate covered grasshoppers — are the latest food sensation that everyone’s buzzing about. Here’s where to buy them, and ways to make some unusual chocolate dipped foods yourself.
Chocoholics rejoice! There are 3 new reasons that dark chocolate benefits health enough to raise it to superfood status. Finally, the chocolate bar with almonds is recognized for all of its health benefits.
Canned goods stacking competitions are the latest rage. Using canned goods to Create works of art is a tool often used by engineering and art schools alike. Break out your supply of tuna and give it a try, you might find a new career from your effort.
For a healthy snack you can’t beat nuts and berries. They’re packed full of disease-fighting goodness that should be included in your diet every day. Here’s why…
Breakfast is one of the 10 most delicious foods to eat when you’re drunk. There are 9 others. What’s your favorite drunk food when you’re eating late?
Bananas come in a neat disposable and biodegradable handy wrapper. Here’s how to impress your friends — or your kids — by serving pre-sliced bananas within an unopened banana peel or by making individual bite-sized slices of bananas within the peel. Plus how to peel bananas like the monkeys do!
See why I think Google Docs is the Perfect recipe organizer! I hadn’t heard of many people using Google Docs for organizing recipes before, but I knew that Google Docs would serve my purpose well — from a practical standpoint. Turns out, Google Docs is a fairly sophisticated way to organize recipes!
Make your own nutritional labels to better watch your calorie and fat intake when eating homemade foods.
While there are 37,500,000 chef blogs online – give or take a million. There are 4 in particular that I find myself going back to read frequently.
Back when I was a kid, my dad used to make Spam (along with his fried eggs with ketchup), but only on special occasions. I like it really crispy, so the edges almost curl up. I don’t put anything on my Spam sandwich — just Spam.
See how Michael Pollen, author of In Defense of Food. An Eater’s Manifesto turned my philosophy upside down by explaining how the all these celebrity food shows on TV have actually helped turn cooking from a participation activity into a spectator sport! People aren’t cooking anymore? Hmmm…
The Scribd site is very well done. After signing up for my free account, I browsed for cookbooks and found a page with a slew of them. Many of the titles are small publications from Scribd community members, but as I scrolled down I found cookbooks by Jamie Oliver, Wei Chuan, and other popular chefs.
What do you do when you look at your bookshelves and you see more than 100 cookbooks there? If you’re Heidi Swanson, you break out the pans. And the computer.
Heidi is an award-winning photographer and author who one day in 2003 decided it was time to stop buying books and start cooking what’s in them.
The founder of GlobalGormet.com, which is one of the first cooking sites on the Internet, and more recently NewGreenBasics.com, Kate Heyhoe has written several cookbooks. But it’s her latest book, Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen — the New Green Basics Way, that tackles HOW you cook. Which, she says, is just as important as WHAT you cook.
Big Oven was the first recipe software program I downloaded that was completely new to me, and yet I knew right away that it was the best one for meeting my recipe organization needs. Here’s my review of Big Oven, Mastercook, Mealmaster, Cookn, Living Cookbook, and Now You’re Cooking.
On Shameless Chefs, Shameless Dave and Shameless John show up at a house where only the person who invited them knows they’re coming. They surprise the other guests and then get to work in the kitchen — sometimes pulling the guests in with them. Don’t miss their videos… and recipes!
A collection of the best ways to organize recipes, including recipes you’ve found online, in magazines, and on recipe cards. Lots of do-it-yourself ideas, plus links to the most popular recipe software programs.
Check out all 4,000 food inventions that were submitted for the Dining in 2015 contest and let me know what you think! Judges were looking for the most interesting designs in cutlery, tableware, cookware, and cooking tools.