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Kitchen Triumphs with Lasagna

Kitchen Triumphs with Lasagna

I’ve been an avid foodie ever since I can remember. I don’t just love to eat, I love to cook too. I see my adventures in the kitchen as little challenges that test not only my creativity but my technical skills as well. One of my most memorable kitchen triumphs was successfully making my first Read more…

What is Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day?

What is Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day?

We’re all familiar with various national holidays and commemorative days – Christmas, Independence Day, Thanksgiving; even Valentine’s Day, Easter or Halloween. But there are also more obscure holidays that will make you scratch not just because of the holiday itself but what its origins are. One example of a strange holiday is the one that Read more…

A Gnocchi Affair

A Gnocchi Affair

Italian food is more than just pasta and pizza. Italian cuisine is so much more than these familiar staples. If you take the time to actually explore what Italian cuisine has to offer you’ll discover a lot of dishes that are so delicious it will shoot up your list of most favorite foods. A perfect Read more…

The Great Gluten Debate

The Great Gluten Debate

One of the raging diet battlefields is on the subject of gluten. Gluten is something that we tend to eat everyday. It is found in baked products, bread and pasta. Gluten byproducts are used by vegetarians as a meat alternative and a source of protein. But on the other side of the fence are people Read more…

Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog!

Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog!

If there’s one food that truly deserves a commemoration day it will have to be hot dogs. Today, July 20, is National Hot Dog Day and it’s a perfect day to reminisce about the hot dog. Hot dogs are a universal favorite and, for children, the ultimate food of the gods. I have yet to Read more…

Versatile Tapioca: From Pearls to Powder

Versatile Tapioca: From Pearls to Powder

Tapioca. The word sounds so exotic. The word evokes some strange, mysterious substance. But in reality tapioca is a common ingredient produced from a common plant and used for very common purposes. Tapioca is a starch produced from processing cassava root. The cassava is a plant that is native to South America but is now Read more…

Kids Love Beans and Franks

Kids Love Beans and Franks

Children are notoriously finicky eaters. If there’s ever an ultimate test for patience and maintaining composure in the face of extreme adversity, it would be cajoling small children to eat what’s on their plate. Kids, surprisingly, have very strong ideas about what they want to eat. And oftentimes, what they want are food that’s not Read more…

French Fries: The Quintessential Fast Food

French Fries: The Quintessential Fast Food

The world is obsessed with fast food. In almost every corner of the world, except maybe in some places in remote Africa (that is if you won’t count tribal minorities catching a gazelle) you can find fastfood places that sell these unhealthy, nutritionally deficient food items. Or it’s actually being served inside your home! Just Read more…