Category Archives: Food & Beverage

Tamarind is a Fruit Widely Known in Cuisines Around the World

In the US, Tamarind is a less known fruit. The tamarind tree will not grow to produce fruit in temperate areas. Native to Africa and common in India, interest in alternate cuisines has made it somewhat more available in the … Continue reading

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Three Quick Recipes for Cookies Without Heating the Oven

Cookies are always great to make and have on hand. Sometimes the mess or thought of heating up the oven is enough to banish that thought. With these three recipes there is no baking required and kids love to help. … Continue reading

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Three Cakes with Unusual Names that are Easy to Make and will Delight the Family

In the later 1950s and early 1960s, Mom discovered the Wacky Cake. All these years later, my recollections of this cake evoke feelings of fun and sharing, with the delight of having a delicious cake as the outcome. The other … Continue reading

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Try Three of My Favorite Beverages Discovered in Guatemala

While living in Guatemala, I was introduced to many refreshing beverages. Three in particular are great thirst quenchers, made from natural fruits or plant products. Easy to prepare, they are far healthier choices than many beverages on the market today. … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Bagels is a Delicious Budget Friendly Treat for the Family

Making bagels provides far more satisfaction than running to the store for a quick buy. The flavors make these a heartwarming treat for the whole family. They are versatile, making it easy to change flavors, pleasing everyone as desired. Making … Continue reading

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Beautiful and Economic Crepes for Sweet or Savory Applications

Crepes are easy to make, using basic ingredients. They can be used to make a simple meal look and taste gourmet. Whether wrapping them around store bought rotisserie chicken or making Crepes Suzette, they are a beautifully economic way to … Continue reading

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How to Make Delicious Inexpensive Soft Pretzels at Home

Everyone loves soft pretzels, at theaters, theme parks, malls and other places. They capture the senses with their soft insides and chewy exteriors and yeasty goodness. Now there is no reason to miss out on enjoying these treats at a … Continue reading

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Delicious Slovak and Serbian Traditional Easter Foods

Keeping old traditions alive is a wonderful thing. Remembering and making recipes my grandparents brought with them from Europe keeps them active in the family, so these can be passed along and enjoyed by yet another generation. Both my grandmothers … Continue reading

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A New Look at an Old Pound Cake Recipe the Pros and Cons

Forty years ago my sister sent me the ingredients for a pound cake. It is extremely rich, and delightfully flavorful. The one difficulty with the recipe is that the cake has unfailingly stuck to the pan. I decided to update … Continue reading

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Delicious Artisanal Breads for the Home Baker

There seems to be a resurgence of the No-Knead breads that were popular a few years back. People have played with the recipes and come up with more and more ways to make a simple recipe even simpler. An idea … Continue reading

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