Pizza Perfection

There is clearly an excessive amount of hype surrounding the idea of cooking pizzas in a wood-fired oven. When you sit down at look at the facts, a gas oven actually provides some advantages that the competition simply cannot offer. The romance of a wood-fired oven can’t be beat, however with the concerns of sustainable forestry practices and smoky emissions, it makes sense to have a look at a cleaner and safer option.

Variations of Butter: How do They Compare?

Margarine, butter, vegetable oil, I Can’t Believe it’s Not… – let us count the ways that “butter” has been transformed into an alternative form. Whether claiming to be healthier, containing less fat, or just formed as a lesser dairy version of its original model, companies from across the globe have transformed the substance of butter … along with its taste. But out of all the different combinations sitting in our grocer’s shelves, how does each model compare to one another?

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Is British Food Boring?

For many years British food was considered to be bland and boring, and British chef’s found it difficult to hold their head’s high in the Culinary world. After all, one could argue that one could hardly compare the British famous “fish and chips” with the French’s “Escargot” or the Italian’s Lasagna. So it would seem that there really is little to commend British fare or is there?

The Secrets of Pakistani Cuisine

Pakistan is a relatively new country northwest of India and west of China.  It has only been 65 years since this chunk of land the size of Texas was separated from India.  The food, however, developed over a much longer time and melds flavors from neighboring countries, Iran, Afghanistan, and India.  This blend of Indian and Middle Eastern, with a touch of the Far East, make for aromatic, and often spicy dishes.

Quality Ingredients Equal Quality Cookies

Quality cookie ingredientsIf you’ve ever picked up the cheapest possible chocolate chips before you started a baking spree, you’re not alone. The cost of everything seems to be on the increase these days, and virtually everyone is looking to save a little cash here and there. Skimping on your ingredients as you bake, though, is never a good idea. Not sure why? Check out this overview.

My Favorite Fruit Tart Summer Dessert

Fruit tarts are fabulous treats that you and your family will love. If you have an upcoming party or you just want to add variation to your usual desserts, fruit tarts should definitely be a part of your menu. Everybody adores the sweet and delightful taste of this food item. Moreover, it makes a healthy snack because the ingredients are packed with essential nutrients that your body needs.

Easy Soup Recipe

Witches Brew Stew

This recipe comes from my good friend Robbie Foster.  She sent my family some of this soup when my wife had surgery.  My family really enjoyed this soup so I asked her for the recipe.  This soup is absolutely amazing and it is surprisingly easy to make.

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A Creamy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

 

Butternut Squash Soup

This soup recipe is creamy and hearty.  Your entire house will be filled with the aroma of butternut squash while this soup is cooking.  Using fresh butternut squash is important for achieving the best results.  Butternut squash is in season during late summer and early fall.

Lentil Soup

Hearty Lentil Soup Recipe

This recipe uses just a few simple ingredients.  This soup is a vegetarian recipe.  However, you can change the flavor of this soup by using chicken broth instead of vegetable broth.  You can even use a mixture of equal parts vegetable and chicken broth.  Beef broth is not recommended for this soup.  If using a low sodium broth, you may need to add some salt.

Raspberry Mousse

Raspberry Mousse Recipe

If you are using frozen raspberries to make this recipe, make sure they are thawed completely before using.  For best results, use fresh raspberries.