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Friday, February 24, 2017

1,000-year-old Middle Eastern recipe book claims to have the ultimate hangover cure


Written nearly a thousand years ago, the Kitab al-tabikh (book of cookery) written by Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq, is the most comprehensive work of its kind. It includes more than 600 recipes for culinary and medicinal dishes, including a well-known ancient Middle Eastern hangover cure, ingredients for enhancing sexual performance, and dishes for curing a range of health problems. The ancient text has been translated by Nawal Nasrallah, a former professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Baghdad, into the ‘Annals of the Caliph’s Kitchen’, making these fascinating recipes accessible to the English-speaking world for the first time.

Very little is known about Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq, the author of the text, except that he died in 961 AD, and that he was commissioned to write a cookbook on the dishes of Caliphs, Lords and dignitaries of the time. Many of the recipes are thought to have been acquired from much earlier writers and may be much older than 1,000 years.  Read More Here!

ZOJIRUSHI Electric Skillet Makes Any Recipe a Breeze!


ZOJIRUSHI Electric Skillet has many ‘talents!’ Making meals that are versatile, easy and don’t require a ton of time are some of the important variables I am looking for when thinking of dinner for family on the daily basis. Of course, food we enjoy eating has to be yummy and pack some important elements like protein, good carbs, fiber, microelements and amino acids.

Having a ton of food prep gadgets in the kitchen can be hard to eliminate! However, discovering new ways of food preparation could open unlimited horizons to our time and food prep efficiency. I’ve discovered ZOJIRUSHI Electric Skillet that is so unique in its design that I can’t stop telling everybody how MUCH I ADORE cooking with it!  Find Out More Here!

Everything I Know About Roast Chicken I Learned From Thomas Keller


Epicurious's best roast chicken recipe is also our most popular. Which is not surprising given the key words involved: "Thomas Keller" (people like Thomas Keller!) and "roast chicken" (literally everybody likes roast chicken!).

Just how popular, though? The recipe's ranked four out of four forks by over 700 Epi readers who have made it at home—and 94 percent say they'd make it again. The last person to add a review, in late January, offered a typical rave: "This is the BEST and SIMPLEST ROASTED CHICKEN RECIPE EVER!"  Get This Delicious Recipe Right Here!


19 Life Hacks You Should Teach Your Kids


In spite of having the suspicious word “hack” in their term, life hacks are actually beneficial in nature and don’t require any form of actual electronic hacking to work. Because they save time and free up (or even make) space, and because they require little effort and the simplest of things to work, life hacks are usable and doable by virtually anyone, including kids.

With proper parental supervision, kids learn faster through the first-hand experience of the life hacks. As supported by Dr. Robert Lehman from the Pediatric Affiliates of Hampton Roads, “Involving your child in mind-stimulating activities, as well as providing support to meet his optimal needs, results in more positive outcomes including greater school success, healthier behavior, and improved family relationships.”

Here are but a few of the plethora of useful life hacks that you can use with your kids around the house for extra convenience:


Pączki (Polish Jelly Donuts)


Pączki (Polish Jelly Donuts)

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

You’ve heard of Dunkin’ Donuts? What about Drunken Donuts? Polish pączki  are a traditional pre-Lenten treat usually served  on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday (Shrove Thurday-Tłusty Czwartek ) in Poland and Polish communities.

What is Shrove Thursday?

Shrove Thursday, also called Fat Thursday, is a Polish version of Mardis Gras, Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. With sweets abstained during Lent, it is customary to enjoy these jelly donuts, the way some might enjoy Beignets.

What is the difference between a paczki and a donut?

Essentially a paczki is a jelly donut made with an egg-enriched dough. The drunken part  comes in when a little vodka is added to the dough to inhibit the development of gluten. This keeps the dough more tender and soft.

5 Simple Life Hacks That Will Solve Your Everyday Problems - More Mich


What The Heck Are Life Hacks?

The word hack has so many different meanings. For the purpose of this article, I’m referring to a hack as an inexpensive quick fix that solves a problem. You can typically find these life hacks lying around your house, just waiting to be put to work.

A usually simple and clever tip or technique for accomplishing some familiar task more easily and efficiently. Life hacks are all about eliminating life’s manifold frustrations in simple and deliciously clever ways.

We have so many bigger issues in our lives that require more in-depth problem solving, patience and follow through. It’s therapeutic to have quick fixes that cost hardly anything, don’t exhaust a lot of brain power or energy, and serve multiple functions.  Find the 5 Life Hacks Right Here!

Easy Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe


One of my favorite recipes to make for my family is Teriyaki Glazed salmon. I used to make this recipe the least once a week. However, I started exploring different salmon recipes like Honey Garlic Salmon and Honey Garlic Butter Salmon. One of the things I love most about this recipe is that you can start prepping to make this recipe the night before or you can decide to make this recipe on a whim. I try my best to allow the salmon to marinate for 1.5 hours. I create my menu plan once a week (I think I'm going to start exploring creating a menu plan for the entire month. ) This allows me to make sure that I have everything I need to create this recipe. Plus, give me the time to allow this recipe to marinate. Like most of the recipes that I make. This recipe will be back in rotation for my upcoming menu plans. It's delicious and a family favorite.  

Find this tasty treat right here!


You Know You Want It - Bacon Cheddar Cream Cheese Dip


You know all those recipes you drool over and save to Pinterest? Now you can move their ingredient lists to your shopping list in one quick swipe. This is how you do it.

I am a bona fide foodie. I like reading recipe books, looking at pictures of food, and making up my own creations. I love eating fresh foods and unusual combinations.

This Bacon-Cheddar-Cream Cheese recipe is a crowd pleaser at our house, although we always call it the “hot dirty dip”. It’s one of my sis-in-law’s “famous” creations that we all crave.  Get this tasty dip recipe right here! 

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn) with Salmon and Shiitake


Vietnamese Spring Rolls are very easy appetisers or party food to make. And because they are not fried like the more well known crispy fried spring rolls, they are amazingly healthy as well, filled with fresh ingredients, alongside any cooked meat you’d like to stuff them with.

In the West, these tend to be called summer spring rolls, but they don’t have to be a summer affair. In fact, we always make them for Chinese New Year, and that’s always in the winter!  

Delicious Homemade Chocolates! Yes!


Chocolate might be our very favorite treat. In fact, we love chocolate so much that even when we’re eating something sweet that’s not just a store bought chocolate bar, we usually pick the chocolate flavor in that as well! We’ll take chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, chocolate pie… you get the picture.  Get the scoop right here!

Mango Jalapeno Margarita - The 3 Minutes Drink


Mango Jalapeno Margarita (3 Minutes Drink) : Sweet with a twist of spiciness is what makes this margarita the star of any party. The combination of mango, jalapeno and tequila add just the right kick to put you in a merry mood. Make this for your friends & family on this #cincodemayo or #mothersday  or just about any party.  Get the drink recipe here!

Yummy Baked Chocolate Fudge Doughnuts. | How Sweet It Is


I’ve got one more little chocolate recipe here for your super sweet teeth. It’s totally NOT a Monday recipe, unless you plan on making it tonight for Valentine’s Day breakfast tomorrow.

Which you totally should... For yourself!
Oh! Here’s a question.

Is a doughnut breakfast or dessert? At least, for you – is it breakfast or dessert?

Get the delicious recipe here!



Foodie Call with Justin Warner!


Foodie Call with Justin Warner

Justin Warner chats with an array of culinary gurus about the latest food trends, then makes something creative with the star ingredient.



Sunday, February 12, 2017

These 5 Amazing Apple Crisps Recipes Will Have You Begging For Seconds!


There’s something extra special and welcoming about a bite of homemade apple crisp. It’s gotta have the right amount of crunch, the right amount of sweetness and the right amount of warmth … and maybe a side of vanilla ice cream to top it all off. We’ve searched and found 5 of the absolute best in apple crisps recipes around. They’ll have both you and the family begging for seconds. Take a peek and try one out! Get The Recipes Here!

The Key to Success is a Clean Home


Hey everyone! This is a little different from the posts that I normally do, but hey, I am a lifestyle blogger, so why not share some tips and tricks I’ve learned since becoming a stay-at-home wife? Hopefully you can gain something from my experiences. Plus, as a bonus just for you, all of these ideas are budget friendly! So let’s get into it: Read More Here!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

A Starter of Smoked Salmon, Marinated Artichokes and Blood Orange


Remember the Chargrilled Marinated Artichokes we did a couple of posts ago? I used those artichokes for this Starter of Smoked Salmon, Marinated Artichokes and Blood Orange for a business lunch I catered to yesterday. Business lunches tend to be light, the clients aren’t usually fans of carb heavy meals in the middle of the day, understandably so, I would say.

This starter of smoked salmon, marinated artichokes and blood orange, can easily be turned into a salad, by increasing the number of orange slices and artichokes, and by adding some salad leaves. Not only are the colours a feast for your eyes but all your senses are going to be paying attention to every single bite you take. Just what my clients need to stay awake for lunch meetings! 

Man pours white vinegar into toilet tank for one very clever reason


From hair-clogged drains to stinky toilets, cleaning the bathroom is probably the most-hated regular household chore. Fortunately, the folks at  Household Hacker have made it their mission to make life "easier, more fun, and specifically more exciting" with their life hacks, tutorials, pranks, and advice. This video outlines their collection of tips to make cleaning the bathroom less unpleasant.  

Best Life Hacks for the A.M: Rise, Shine, and Kill It


The way you start your day can often set up the way the rest it will go. Rushing out the door, half ready, with a snack bar in your hand may not be the best way to make sure you absolutely crush the rest of your day.

Around one in nine Americans are late to work at least once a week. Though sometimes traffic is to blame, we often know the truth of the matter is that our morning routines just aren’t reflecting our real needs.

New Life Hacks knows that starting off on the right side of the bed is one of the best life hacks out there. You’ll feel better and have a better day all once you get your mornings into a routine that sets you up for success.

We focus on making your life easier and better through the best life hacks around. This guide contains the best life hacks for the morning so that you can rise, shine, and kill it: Every. Single. Day. Read More Here!

Our 10 Favorite Seafood Recipes Your Family Will Love


Lucky for me my husband and kids enjoy fish and seafood as much as I do, so it’s something we eat often. Here are 10 Favorite Seafood Recipes of mine.

I will take food from the sea just about any way you want to give it to me. My husband likes it all and our kids are big fish eaters. I teamed up with FultonFishMarket.com a few months back on both a recipe and a Twitter Party and in addition to becoming a customer, I have told more people about their ocean to your-front-door delivery than you can possibly imagine.  Read More Here!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Tofu Scramble Recipe - Southwestern Style - Healing Tomato


Tofu Scramble With Southwestern Flavors – This is a quick vegan breakfast recipe full of flavors and nutrition. The southwestern flavors in this scrambled tofu recipe are the perfect way to start the day! Get The Recipe Here!

How HelloFresh Makes Home Cooking Easy and Fun!


Recently, I've been hearing about all these dinner-delivery kits that show up on your doorstep with pre-planned dinners and groceries, neatly organized and ready to cook. I thought maybe they could save me some much needed time and energy to make my life easier. Over the past few years, making dinner has become a chore. I used to like to cook, but recently, I've been too tired to decide what to make for dinner, and my husband and I revert to the same boring meals every day. I tried a few dinner delivery services first, but HelloFresh, which came recommended by a friend (greatly appreciated), totally changed my lifestyle.  Read More Here!

20 household tips to make your life easier!


At the beginning of each year I have the sudden urge to PURGE (pun totally intended) and organize my house. I’m always looking for cool tips and things that make my life easier. Send any great tips you have my way! :) Today I’ve rounded up 20 household tips to make your life easier. YEA! Are you wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Yeah… I was too. ;)  Read More Here!