Food & Beverage

Fresh vs. Frozen Turkeys – Which Tastes Better

Choosing a turkey for a special meal – be it the holidays or just a large family get-together - used to be an easy task. Dad would go out to the barn, grab the fattest bird, kill it, and hand it over to Mom for plucking and preparation. Before...

Mussels – They are Excellent Grilled, Baked or Steamed

Mussels are a seafood delicacy that many individuals enjoy and are eager to order whenever they find them on a menu. They can be prepared in a number of ways – steamed, baked, grilled, or garnished with fancy sauces. Some people prefer them plain and simple while others enjoy...

How to Cook a Ham for Christmas

Almost everyone can remember how tasty Grandma’s cooking was at Christmas, especially the honey-glazed ham, mashed potatoes, green beans with slivered almonds and for dessert, apple pie a la mode. You may not be able to outdo Grandma, but you certainly can do an excellent job with these helpful hints...

Why Become a Vegetarian

For many people, the decision to become a vegetarian is not made lightly. In many homes across America, most meals must include meat in order to be considered complete. Meat is not simply a ingredient but a part of a broader culture. Hotdogs at baseball games, turkey at Thanksgiving...

Sweet Potatos

Everyone has heard of them, many have tried them, some even love them. The sweet potato is a rare treat for any potato lover as they usually only see their way onto ones plate no more than a couple of times a year. They pop up when your Aunt...

Potatoes – Interesting Trivia and Information

I say POE-TAY-TOE, you say POE-TAH-TOE, and some might even sadly say PAH-TAY-TER.” No matter how you pronounce them there is no sense denying the fact that potatoes are one of the most popular foods out there. Ever since I was a little kid I have loved potatoes, particularly in...

Great Red Wines for Under $25

In spite of our best efforts, the holidays hurt. We budget, we plan, and we...

Gifts For Wine Lovers – Books, Events and Wine

Finding a gift for a wine lover can be a daunting task. Like trying to...

Eight Top Wine Producing Regions of the World

Wine grapes grow mostly between the 30th and 50th parallel, in both the Northern and...

Canadian Wines – History and Trivia

If we were living in the late 50s, this period would be considered the Dark...

Calories in White Wine – About 90 Calories in a 4 oz. glass

Have you ever wondered about the calories in white wine? Do you fret over going...

Are Eggs Good For You – Facts and Myths

The debate on eggs has been going on since the 1960s, at least, and so...

Hard Boiled Eggs – Cooking the Perfect Egg

Hard boiled eggs are not that complicated to make, however there are ample discrepancies when...

How to Make Chicken or Turkey Stuffing – 5 Different Recipes

Making stuffing for your Christmas turkey can be a creative, fun and even a rewarding...

Reasons Why You Should Buy Organic Food

Every so often, trendy words come up, and they become the rage for a while....

Pots and Pans – Selecting Cookware for your Kitchen

Cookware consists of different types of pots and pans that are used for specific purposes,...

Popular Brands of Beer

Every beer drinker has a favorite brew. Some people are beer purists, drinking only imports and beers they consider “fine ales”. Some people drink...

The USA’’s Best Craft Beers

For much of the 20th century, beer choices for most of the country were limited to products by Anheuser Busch, Miller/Pearl, and if you...

Should Children Drink Coffee – Is it Harmful to your Child

For most of us, our days begin very similar. The alarm goes off. We blindly...

Espresso Makers – Buying a Pump or Steam Maker

Any die-hard espresso fanatic knows how expensive the habit can be, especially when an espresso...

How To Give Up The Coffee Habit

Upon waking up, a vast majority of adults in the US are almost completely dysfunctional...

Green Tea Vs. Black Tea – Which is Better?

You have heard the old saying “Well, you shouldn'’t judge a book by its cover.'”...

Coffee – Facts and Trivia

Coffee, a drink prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant and served hot...

How much Coffee is too Much?

Coffee is a drink that almost everyone enjoys. Whether you drink it because you enjoy...