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How to Make Chicken or Turkey Gravy

When you prepare an exceptionally nice meal, there’s one food that makes the meal very complete: gravy. Some people believe that making gravy is quite difficult; however, it’s actually almost effortless and even fun. The process is not time-consuming, expensive...

Stop Making Us Wait at Grocery Checkout Line

Grocery stores sure have changed over the past decade. Today, not only are they bigger and ‘better’ carrying a plethora of items to suit anyone palettes but they are also designed to save the consumer time. The grocery store,...

How To Deal With SPAM – The Edible Stuff

There have probably been more jokes made about Hormel's SPAM than any other food on the planet. It was featured in a Monte Python's Flying Circus skit, and the term has been applied to unwanted e-mails. The first Project...

Pots and Pans – Selecting Cookware for your Kitchen

Cookware consists of different types of pots and pans that are used for specific purposes, however, some pieces of cookware can be substituted for a type you may not have and still accomplish the type of cooking you want...

How Long Can A Person Survive Without Food

What would you do if you had to survive without food? Imagine any number of scenarios where such a situation might occur, whether they involve being stranded in the wilderness or finding yourself homeless and out of money. Food...

Judging A Restaurant By It’s Name

A name is just a name. It is a way to identify something. But it can go deeper than that. The word 'name' comes from the Latin word , “nomen”. William Shakespeare said, “What's in a name? That which...

Is It A Parents Responsibility To Teach Their Children To Cook

We hear so much about parental duties and responsibilities these days that it seems that the majority of parents are failing their children woefully. Of course, you have to keep in mind that you only get to hear about...

Tipping Waitresses and Waiters – How Much Should You Give?

Everyone who dines out is familiar with the practice of tipping. Whether you are accustomed to just leaving $2.00 on the table, or adding 15% or more to your credit card transaction, like most of us, you will leave...

Mustard – Spicing Up Your Food

Mustard seeds, highly valued for their oil content, can be traced to different areas of Europe and Asia with the white variety originating in the eastern Mediterranean regions, the brown from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, and the...

Should The Government Regulate The Amount Of Food We Can Eat or Drink

The recent attempt by New York City to ban the sale of drinks larger than 16 oz. has sparked a national controversy in the U.S., and rightly so. Aside from the obvious stupidity of not being able to buy...

Espresso Makers – Buying a Pump or Steam Maker

Any die-hard espresso fanatic knows how expensive the habit can be, especially when an espresso drink made at a popular chain will set you back nearly four dollars each day – that’s $120.00 per month! While ordering an espresso drink on the go affords a level of convenience, there...

Avocado – High Content of Heart-healthy Monounsaturated Fat

The avocado enjoys a racy past belied by its seemingly innocent and rather chubby appearance. Considered a fertility food as well as an aphrodisiac in its earlier days, the avocado was considered too improper to be enjoyed by image-concerned consumers until producers launched a massive campaign to change public...

Feeding a Family of Vegetarians

Many assume that the vegetarian diet is limited to pasta and salads. To the contrary, vegetarian diets are rich and varied, utilizing a wide range of grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. In addition, there are many meat-substitute products available in grocery stores that allow vegetarians to eat many of...