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Spice Up Your Meals with Some Rum

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Rum is one of those alcoholic drinks that is very enjoyable to drink – you don’t get that bloated feeling after. And just like many other alcoholic drinks, rum is an excellent addition to the dishes that you regularly make at home. Even if you are a teetotaler, a dash (or two) of rum will Read more…

Getting Creative with Panini

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Everybody loves a good sandwich to take care of a growling stomach. This is especially true when one does not have enough time to sit down for an elaborate meal. With a properly made sandwich, one can go without eating for hours. There is this special kind of sandwich that hails from Italy, which you Read more…

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…

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…