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Recipes Jam Tarts

Sand Tart CookiesINGREDIENTS:1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup granulated sugar1 egg, beaten1 3/4 cups sifted flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 egg white, lightly beaten1 tablespoon sugar, mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon PREPARATION:Cream butter and sugar and stir in well beaten egg. Sift flour and baking powder together, blend with creamed mixture to make a soft dough. Set […]

Recipes Hummus

Hummus that ROCKS! 1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed1 TBSP or 3 cloves garlic1 TBS chili garlic sauce1 tsp sesame oil3 TBS lemon juice1/4 tsp salt4 pitted black olives, kalamata or another hearty-flavored olive is recommended. Add all ingredients to your food processor and whiz around until it attains the texture you find most […]

How to Stop Honey from Crystallizing

Honeybees have been around for centuries; therefore it is fair to say that honey has been sweetening our lives for many eons.  Honey is a natural sweetener for our coffee, tea, and other beverages.  Many use it for baking and cooking purposes.  Nutritionists have expressed that this sweet delight is loaded with essental iron, calcium, […]

How to Season with Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil, a relative of peppermint, is a delightful herb to grow and to use as a healthful seasoning in food. There are over 40 varieties of basil, with sweet basil as the most common. Fresh Sweet Basil is incredibly easy to grow, and is also readily available in any good supermarket. The health components […]

How to Limit the Effects of a Hangover

In college I could keep up with anyone who was drinking alcohol, but at a price. My silly pride produced many hangovers and one case of alcoholic poisoning. I am glad those college drinking days are long over. Now I occasionally enjoy a beer or a nice glass of wine. However, many people like to […]

Recipes Beef Stew

Beef stew not only makes for a hearty and wholesome dinner, it is also a classic comfort food. Large, succulent pieces of beef, which literally melt in the mouth, served perhaps with some warm, crusty bread on a cold winter’s night, can be just the ticket after a long, hard day. Although beef stew will […]

Soups Stews

Cream of mushroom soup is a delicious, rich, simply soup that’s been a favorite of Americans since Campbell’s came out with canned cream of mushroom soup many years ago. It is a  simple soup, generally made with roux, cream/milk, and mushrooms. Although often used with other dishes (say, as a gravy) due to its versatility, […]

Recipes Ground Beef Picadillo

Looking for a quick and simple meal to make for your family tonight? Ground Beef Piccadillo is your perfect solution! This is very different and delicious, kind of like a Moroccan chili. This dish is mainly served with any type of bread, however it also tastes great over plain rice. Considering the dish is mildly […]

Recipe for Egg Salad

I reallycan’t say that it’s a certain time of the year to eat a good egg salad sandwich. I have never liked my eggs any other way except boiled. If eggs are scrambled or over easy you can forget it because I won’t touch them. My mom would make my brothers and I egg salad […]

Should Cell Phones be Banned in Restaurants – No

To begin to ban cell phones in public places is to deny the advantage they were made for and that is safety and protection. Granted many people utilize the ‘on the person phone’ for social function but in most cases that position belongs to the untried and clumsily social young. You can tell who they […]