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Happy Holidays Ladies! How about some food trivia for the holidays, for one of those before or after dinner games? Play the game like Charades or make up your own. Get the trivia from the paperback book Sojourn to Honduras Sojourn to Healing. You'll find some interesting and little known food and health facts for the Black community. Give the gift of good health and fun food trivia this season! It's not too late to order Sojourn to Honduras Sojourn to Healing. Order and preview at sojourntohonduras.com or amazon.com. Happy Holidays and don't forget to detox and cleanse after the holidays! Love you. Peace
I would have never considered such an a weird group of food. When i tell you I heard angels sing when I first bit into it. The sweet and crunchiness from the pecan to the hint of sweetness from the cranberries to the spinach inside the pita. Ladies I'm telling you this is a great and light snack especially if you are dieting. It wasn't too filling, it was just right.
Saturday, June 27 2009 @ 10:39 AM CDT Contributed by: Persi Views:: 715
I love this website, there are so many things I can relate to.
I started cooking from scratch out of necessity. I was poor and on a fixed income and food dollars had to stretch an entire month. I started buying basics, i.e., flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, shortening, eggs, etc. in large amounts. I figured it's better that way because then I can make lots of things. With the basics you can always make cakes, cookies, pancakes, breads, biscuits, etc. If you keep things like potatoes, eggs, pasta and cheeses, you can make mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, omelettes, potato salad, etc. I always stock the basics and wait for discounts on meats and fruits. I usually don't buy mixes or processed foods, I cook everything from scratch, just reach into my cabinets. Also, a good cookbook helps until you get use to proportions and combinations.
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Those babyboomers out here will remember the Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookbooks sold at the grocery check-out for 25 cents many, many, many years ago. Okay so I'm dating myself, but during those days women and men really baked from scratch. There was no prepared cookie dough, bread dough or cake mix. You had to know math, flavoring techniques and have strong arms since most recipes called for you to beat the batter 250-300 strokes with a wood spoon to form the cake batter.
I would love to learn how to cook- from scratch. I would love to be able to make homecooked, delicious, nutritious, healthy meals. I have literally bought dozens of cookbooks. I just don't have confidence in the kitchen- since my parents have cooked and are still cooking for me.
Can anyone offer any basic /essential cooking tips , advice, suggestions on learning the skill of cooking? Can anyone recommend any BASIC, ILLUSTRATED, COLORFUL cookbook? I am tired of buying lunch everyday at work.
Any advice will greatly be appreciated.
Thank You, Dee
4 comments Most Recent Post: 11/03 06:10AM by the cooking lady
I was thinking it is the time of year, I could smell good things in the house, like apples, peaches, pears, as mom enjoyed canning. I love the fruit and veggies she canned. I hated to wash the jars and thier lids, I hated to peel, cut,shell and snapped the beans, peas etc. smile!!!
Friday, July 20 2007 @ 11:52 AM CDT Contributed by: Blackrose35 Views:: 1,419
Remember the mimosa that Girlie gave us last year?
Here in MI, you never know what type of days will show up. There are times you think the weather person is right and it is going to be a steaming humidity day. Not true, that day is no humidity and in the low seventies as it is today.
My mind fell on something nice and hot. No! not a man. He couldn't get hot enough at this age. A drink to replace him. That way I know I can surely get the drink as hot as I can take it without a lot of work on my part.
Got me some of that leftover white rice from yesterday's dinner. Diced some onions, sliced and rinsed some leftover mushrooms, (always leave some mushrooms in the container so you will always have leftover fresh mushrooms!) diced a tomato into some nice chunks, and...let's see....heated my skillet, tossed in a couple spoons of organic Smart Balance until melted, then added the onion & mushroom mix; add salt, pepper and garlic to taste and toss some mo'. Once the mushrooms and onions look like they are cooked, toss in your leftover rice and toss some mo' until heated through. Once it is all heated through, toss in your diced tomatoes and toss some mo'. You're done! Am serving as a side dish with my homemade meatloaf and tossed salad. Let me know what else y'all might serve it with. Buon apetito! S'all good!
5 comments Most Recent Post: 11/03 07:05AM by the cooking lady