How to Prepare Bitter Melon

What Is Bitter Melon? Bitter melon is a tropical, vining vegetable that is popular in Asian cooking. It is not a melon at all but actually an edible gourd, a member of the squash family, that imparts a unique bitterness to foods. Oddly, the pith of the melon will become red and sweet when it…

Vietnamese Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls

These healthy spring rolls are light and refreshing with an exotic flavor. They make a wonderful, easy appetizer or side dish to complement an Asian meal. This recipe is vegetarian and vegan. Vietnamese Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls This recipe should make about a dozen rolls, but it really depends on how far you stretch the…

Sweet Tomato-Based Barbecue Sauce Recipe

When my husband and I decided to make Brunswick stew last weekend, we wanted to make our own barbecue sauce for it, since it is one of the main ingredients to that sweet stew. We were left with the dilemma, however, of deciding what sort of barbecue sauce to make. As anyone who has lived…

How to Make Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted red peppers are a delicious ingredient used in many different dishes. They are wonderful on pizza or in an artichoke dip. Use them as toppers for hors d’oeuvres, perhaps over crackers with special cheeses. Roasted red peppers taste very good with feta or chevre, and they pair well with kalamata olives or artichoke hearts….

Raspberry Crisp Recipe

When I was young, my family had two rows of raspberry bushes growing behind our house. My mother would send us children outside on summer mornings, laden with pint baskets, and we would extract the juicy berries from between the snaggy, stickery vines, filling our little green baskets, the juice staining our hands. I remember…

Gourmet Omelette Recipe with Tips and Tricks

When I was young, my father would scramble some eggs with onions and maybe a couple of other vegetables, top it with cheese, and call it an omelette. While his scrambled-egg dishes were delicious, I know now that they weren’t really omelettes. Omelettes do involve beaten eggs and fresh ingredients, but the similarities end there….

Easy Fresh Fruit Juice for Summer

I can’t help myself…in the course of my unpacking, I have unearthed my granny’s recipe folders, along with her much-used and now, almost cover-less cookbook. Browsing through the yellowing pages, I keep finding old favorites and, on careful re-reading, new ones. Sitting by the wide-open window, my kitty and I are desperate for any shred…

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

A Classic Dish in 30 Minutes! Chicken Parmesan has become a classic dish in Italian-American cuisine, and is almost always sure to please because of its simplicity and ability to feed even the hungriest of mouths. This recipe is simple and will have you dishing out Chicken Parm in no time! Ingredients 1lb Boneless, Skinless…

Easy Onion Parmesan Biscuits

This bread is quick and easy to make and your guests will love it. It’s a savory version of traditional southern breakfast biscuits. There are several variations to this recipe that can adapt it to different types of entrees but this is one of my favorites. Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour, sifted 5 tablespoons cold…

Fun and Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy Carbohydrate Snack Mix One way to have a healthy, low carb treat is to make trail mix. There are a lot of delicious choices including dried fruits, roasted nuts and seeds and dried or jerked meat. I really like dates, plums and raisins but you should be cautious with the quantity of these in…