How To Transform Plain Vanilla Ice Cream Into An Elegant Dessert


If you're new to the world of throwing elegant dinner parties for friends and family, you may be struggling with how to prepare an elegant dessert without spending hours in the kitchen. Many people mistakenly thinking that desserts need to be elaborate affairs featuring layers of rich chocolate or otherwise labor-intensive, but truly elegant desserts add finishing touch on a great meal rather than overshadow them -- and many people don't want to finish a good meal with something heavy and overly sweet.

30 August 2017

Two Uniquely Flavored Sugar Cookie Recipes For The Holiday Season

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Sugar cookies are delicious, but do you ever find yourself wishing that they had some more unique flavors? This holiday season, serve your friends and family sugar cookies made with one of these two recipes. They'll love the variation. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Made with ground cinnamon, these sugar cookies may remind you of snickerdoodles. They have a tender, slightly crisp texture. Ingredients: 1 stick of unsalted butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 2 1/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Cream the butter and the sugar until smooth.

29 August 2017

Unusual Chocolate Truffle Flavors For Unique Treats

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When it comes to elegant treats and desserts, few things garner as much attention as chocolate truffles. Unfortunately, with so many different types of truffles readily available from local confectionaries, it can be difficult to find something that is truly unique when you're looking to make a real statement. Whether you're looking for a gift or you want something for a party, there are some out-of-the-box options that you can consider.

28 August 2017

4 Tips For Trying Indian Cuisine Without Getting Burned

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Indian food has a reputation for being hot and spicy, and that can scare away diners who dislike very hot spices on their food. However, you shouldn't let the cuisine's spicy reputation prevent you from trying out this flavorful cuisine. It is possible to order Indian food with milder flavors, and if you're curious to try the cuisine but don't want to risk burning your tongue, it helps to know what you can order that won't be too hot.

25 August 2017

3 Foods You Should Buy Organic


Making decisions about groceries affects both your family's health and your budget, so it pays to be informed. One way to help ensure your family gets plenty of nutrient- and vitamin-rich food is to trade out some of your normal grocery purchases for organic items. Organic food tends to have more real, wholesome ingredients and fewer fillers and preservatives. When deciding where to start focusing your organic food purchases, consider these three food items:

23 August 2017

5 Reasons To Invest In A Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

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Whether you own a restaurant or are building an outdoor kitchen, a wood-fired pizza oven can be a great investment. Most people love eating pizza, and having a wood pellet pizza oven will help you make food that is very popular with all ages. Some of the top reasons to install a wood-fired oven in your restaurant or home's outdoor kitchen include: Eat your Pizza Faster Wood-fired pizza ovens heat up to a very high temperature, which means that they can cook your pizza a lot faster than a traditional oven.

20 August 2017

7 Ways To Keep From Packing On The Pounds While Dining In Mexican Restaurants

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Love Mexican food but don't care too much for the high fat and calorie content found in many Mexican foods? Fortunately, many ways exist for diners to enjoy Mexican food without packing on the pounds. Following are just seven of the many ways you can keep fat and calorie content to a minimum while dining on delicious Mexican cuisine.  Ask for Corn Tortillas  Ask your server to swap out flour tortillas for those made from corn.

14 August 2017