• Help your child find his or her inner chef AND get a homemade dinner for you!

    You know the saying — “Give someone a fish and they will eat today, teach them to fish and they will eat for a lifetime”.  Cooking is such an important life skill, yet it is becoming lost in our ever busy society full  of processed and prepared foods.  Bring the...

  • Go From “Food Preparer” to “Home Cook” in 2017!

    “No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.”  — Julia Child As we turn the calendar to another year, it gives us the opportunity and desire to start new and fresh in many areas of our lives.  Many of you may have eat healthier on your list...

  • Seasonal Wonders

    Fall brings a host of humble, underrated vegetables.  They are not as glamorous, succulent or sweet as their summer counterparts, but they should have a promenient place at our fall & winter table.  Many of us have never even tried some of these cold weather gems.  Do your taste buds...

  • The Herbs of Summer

    Few ingredients have the power to transform a recipe the way fresh herbs do.  What would pesto be without basil, or salsa sans cilantro? Whether used by the pinch or by the bunch, fresh herbs pull a recipe together by infusing the dish with unparalleled aromas and flavors.  Sometimes, when...

  • The Perfect Pie Crust

    Keys to a Perfect Pie Crust: Make sure butter, shortening and liquids are very well chilled. Use a food processor for quick, hands-free mixing. Don’t overwork the dough. Roll dough between large lightly floured sheets of parchment or waxed paper to prevent sticking and allow for easier transfer to pie...

  • During this holiday baking season, here are answers to some common questions:

    Why do recipes call for unsalted butter then add salt? The amount of salt differs between brands of butter. By using unsalted butter, you are able to control the amount of salt, and thus flavor in the finished product. Also, salt is a preservative giving salted butter a longer shelf...

  • Keys to Lump-Free Gravy

    The classic method of preparing turkey gravy is by making a roux from the drippings.  Start out by making your roux right in the roasting pan on your stovetop.  (You may need to straddle the pan across two burners).  Pour off excess fat from pan, leaving browned bits on bottom.  For each cup...

  • The Secret to Creamy Fruit Sorbets

    Fresh fruit sorbets and sherbets like the mango coconut version featured, are super easy to prepare at home.  You will need a blender and an ice cream maker, but after that it is all in the ingredients and their proportions. We all know that water freezes at 32 degrees.  We...

  • Health Benefits of Strawberries

    Strawberries have many health benefits.  Here are just a few: Supply Needed Vitamins One cup of sliced strawberries provides 163% of your daily dose of vitamin C (more than a whole orange) and 12% Daily Value (DV) of fiber, as well as 9% DV of the B vitamin folate, all...

  • Benefits of drinking tea

    “True teas,” such as black, green, oolong and white teas, come from the leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. The thousands of different varieties of teas available in the world only vary by the region it was grown, the time of year picked, and the processing method.   What many...