Sleepyheads Love Cookie Pancakes.

Delicious cookie pancakes are even more fun topped with jam or whipped cream. Here’s the newest way to serve up some fun at breakfast. Turn everybody’s favorite fluffy pancakes into scrumptious Cookie Pancakes. Think of the happy possibilities–Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes, Snickerdoodle Pancakes, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, with aromas guaranteed to get your sleepyheads out of bed and racing to the breakfast table. All you do is add a few fresh ingredients to pancake mix and then get creative. The best news? These cookie pancakes are so delicious, your family can either dress them up with jam or whipped cream, or keep it simple on busy mornings and just grab some to go. Breakfast has never been more fun! Chocolate Chip …

Save Money The Crock Pot Way

Saving money – is something we would all like to do. Whether you are struggling to manage day to day or earning a six figure salary, saving is something we all think about. There is one thing we can all save on. The one thing we all do, every day, several times a day. We all … Eat. And food these days can be so expensive. It is quite easy to go to the grocers and spend your entire weeks pay just on food. Meat especially can put a hole in anyone’s budget. After a long day at work, the last thing you want is to spend the rest of the day in the kitchen preparing dinner. So the quick …

Recipes Cooks Can Trust And Love

Many cookbooks these days are long on dazzle and flash, and short on good recipes that we can instantly trust and love. New York Times best-selling author Phyllis Pellman Good gives us recipes that include ingredients we already have on hand or can easily buy-recipes that are easy, foolproof and will make our families smile. Good’s series of slow-cooker cookbooks, “Fix-It and Forget-It,” sold more than 6 million copies! Now, her new “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Cookbook” (Good Books, $15.95) offers readers even more tried-and-true, welcome-home recipes for stovetop and oven cooking. A collection of more than 675 recipes submitted by at-home cooks from around the country, the “Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Cookbook” features mouthwatering favorites such as “10-Minute Meatloaf” and “Frozen …

Raining Outside? Try Indoor Barbecuing!

Yes, there is such a thing as indoor barbecuing. But hey, indoor barbecuing doesn’t mean using your ever-reliable wood or gas grill. First of all, that’s illegal in most places because it’s a major fire hazard. Second, it could kill you since these types of grills produce large amounts of carbon monoxide. What you need to know is that there are two basic types of indoor grills – the open grill and the folding contact grill. Indoor Barbecuing 101 An open grill is pretty much like the electric version of the wood/gas grill. It provides you with the outdoor barbecuing feel as you occasionally turn the meat while cooking and even produces flavor closer to the outdoor variety. . On …

Mess-Free Cooking With Slow Cooker Liners

Good news for anyone tired of soaking and scrubbing a slow cooker. New liners make cleanup a snap. Simply line the slow cooker bowl and cook. The liners, which fit round and oval cookers, provide a barrier between the inside of the slow cooker and your food. Once the slow cooker has cooled, simply toss the liner. Slow Cooker Liners make even messy recipes easy. Try this cheesy Slow Cooker Baked Ziti. Add all the ingredients together before you head out for the day and by evening, dinner will be waiting for you. SLOW COOKER BAKED ZITI Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 6 hours Makes: 6 to 8 servings 1 Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner 1 pound ground beef 1 …

Planning Helps Make A Party Perfect.

Keep dinner simple. Heat frozen vegetables and precooked smoked sausage together for a complete meal. Parties and family gatherings are popular this time of year. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a birthday, graduation, a holiday or the start of your favorite sport’s season, entertaining can be quick, simple, affordable and fun if you plan ahead. • Stock your pantry, refrigerator and freezer with essentials such as precooked, hearty smoked sausage, assorted frozen, refrigerated or boxed side dishes, a variety of vegetables (frozen, fresh or canned), canned or refrigerated soups, and grated cheese for delicious meals in minutes. • Choose recipes you can prepare ahead to spend more time with guests. • Last-minute party? Quick and easy solutions are available to …

Low Fat Cooking

If you are looking for a healthier way of eating for health, diet, or just for the sake of a longer life, you should make sure you know about low fat cooking. You don’t have to give up the foods you love; you just have to find a new way of enjoying them. You can still have fried foods, but you do have to make sure you don’t have them as often as you may be having them now. The key is moderation, and finding the right oils to use while cooking. For a long time people use vegetable oil for low fat cooking because they thought it was better than use Crisco. At least this was how it was …

Cooking With Eggs

We use eggs in so many recipes. They are a staple in the kitchen. An egg can be cooked alone – boiled, poached, fried, scrambled. Or used as an ingredient in baking, batters and cakes. Alternatively use an egg to thicken sauces or to add air to lighten dishes. The egg is truly amazing. And without it – well our menus sure would be dull. But do you know much about the egg? Chances are that you have never even given it a thought. Well it is time you did. The most critical aspect of the egg is – it’s air content. (bet you thought I was going to say the shell). When first laid, the egg has barely any …

Light Calorie Cooking: How To Cook Low Calorie Foods Which Still Taste Fantastic

Many people these days want to control their diets so they are eating low calorie foods, but low calorie foods that still taste great. The way to get low calorie foods that taste great is through light calorie cooking. There are a few tips to consider when embarking on light calorie cooking adventures where the calories are low but the taste is high. Margarine As Opposed to Butter When following recipes when preparing a meal, there are many recipes that now list a choice between using butter as an ingredient or margarine. By using margarine in the recipe instead of butter the cook cuts the caloric content significantly yet still keeps a good taste overall. It is very hard to …

Freezable Breakfast Tacos – Easy Breakfast Idea

Looking for a quick and easy way to tackle the breakfast rush? The key to eating a nutritious breakfast is planning ahead. On busy days, it is great to have these in the freezer, ready to microwave and go. 1 dozen eggs ½ cup milk Salt and pepper to taste 1 package frozen hashbrowns 1 pound breakfast sausage 1 jar salsa 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese 8 oz shredded monterey jack cheese 20 flour tortillas medium size You will need parchment paper and ziplock bags for wrapping and freezing. 1. Prepare the hashbrowns according to the package directions. 2. Fry the breakfast sausage. 3. Scramble the eggs with the milk and salt and pepper. 4. Mix the hashbrowns, sausage, and …

Cooking on a George Foreman Grill

When it comes to convenience and enjoyment when cooking there are very few appliances in my kitchen that can compete with my George Foreman grill. While there are many different sizes and styles to the George Foreman line of grilling machines I have the George Foreman Next Grilleration Grill, which allows us to do almost anything on our grill. This grill even comes with the ability to make waffles in addition to all the wonderful meals that the traditional George Foreman grill can assist with when it comes to cooking. This handy grill is completely awesome when it comes to cooking no matter what time of the day it is. For breakfast, you also have the option of using the …

Cooking: 3 Ways To Bring Summer Dishes To The Table Year Round

When it comes to summer foods, most people want to look forward to it. Summer food cooking does not have to be limited to the summer months, though. Even during the fall and winter, you can get out that grill and make some great dishes that will feel good and remind you of warmer days of relaxing. Here are three ways to easily bring the memories of summer to the table. 1.Use your grill year round. It’s that simple. Your favorite ribs and your tasty steaks can be cooked on your grill during all months of the year. If you have a porch or a garage, then you can have your grill. Use caution, of course, to make sure that …

Cooking Shows

Cooking shows have been around a long time. Now, more than ever, the love of cooking shows has gone to a whole new level. The food network produces dozens of shows, showing a variety of cooking methods and types. Depending on the type of cooking you like; watching a cooking show can be fun. Some of the hosts/hostesses focus on baking, some on quick meal plans, while other can show you how to put on a full party spread. Whether you style is elegant and gourmet or quick and tasty, there is a cooking show waiting for you. Come with you pens and paper and take notes, there is much to learn when watching one of these shows. You may …

COOKING OF GRAINS.

All grains, with the exception of rice, and the various grain meals, require prolonged cooking with gentle and continuous heat, in order to so disintegrate their tissues and change their starch into dextrine as to render them easy of digestion. Even the so-called “steam-cooked” grains, advertised to be ready for use in five or ten minutes, require a much longer cooking to properly fit them for digestion. These so-called quickly prepared grains are simply steamed before grinding, which has the effect to destroy any low organisms contained in the grain. They are then crushed and shredded. Bicarbonate of soda and lime is added to help dissolve the albuminoids, and sometimes diastase to aid the conversion of the starch into sugar; …

Cooking Jobs

Some may like cooking enough to do it for a living. Some cooking jobs may cover the titles of; apprentice cook dietary cook first cook grill cook hospital cook institutional cook journeyman/woman cook line cook second cook short order cook Most of these type jobs don’t require formal education and can be learned under another professional. The tasks involved with cooks in this area may include but are not limited to: – Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods – Prepare and cook special meals for patients as instructed by dietitian or chef – Schedule and supervise kitchen helpers – Oversee kitchen operations – Maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment – May set up …

Cooking Gourmet Syle

Going from standard cooking to gourmet may require some culinary training. You need some amount of talent and skill to enter this world of gourmet dining. Those who eat from gourmet restaurants have intensely picky and precise on what they like. They are willing to pay the big bucks for their gourmet dinner and will let you know if what you’ve served is not what they expected. Gourmet cooking can be fun. It requires a creative eye, a well tuned pallet, and a genuine skill. If you can make your entrée look like a masterpiece, taste like heaven, and can peak unique interest, then gourmet cooking may very well be the place for you. Attending a culinary school is a …