Difference between Gumbo and Jambalaya

Visit Louisiana in America’s Deep South, and you’re sure to come across gumbos and jambalayas of all descriptions. Cuisine in the area has both Creole and Cajun influences, and you’ll find versions of both dishes in both cuisines. Generally speaking, Creole cooking is based on French cooking with Spanish, Italian, German, African and West Indian […]

Difference between Fruits and Vegetables

While in a grocery store, we have no problem distinguishing between fruits and vegetables. Fruits are any sweet tasting plant products usually with one or more seeds (however, some are seedless). Vegetables are any savory or less sweet plant products. These are the common culinary definitions of fruit and vegetables. It can be confusing when […]

Easy Toddler Recipes

*Monster Menu: Recipes for Toddlers* These recipes are quick, easy, and toddler-friendly.  This means that they are 80% less likely to be rejected and flung at the wall.  Just kidding.  Toddlers throw perfectly good food around all the time and these recipes will be no exception.  That being said, before we get cooking, a few […]

Dairy Eggs

How To Make French Beignets Many people have never even heard of a beignet, but here in Louisiana they are actually quite popular. Beignets can be served any time of the day, as a complete meal or even as a snack. Beignets are a extremely popular items in the city of New Orleans, however there […]

Easy Recipes for Kids

I made these with a great group of preschoolers! Tons of fun. Super Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Mix together:1 cup of Peanut Butter1 cup of Granulated Sugar1 egg Once mixed, roll into balls and press down into a criss-cross pattern with a sugar dipped fork. Bake in an oven at about 325 or 350 degree […]

Entertaining with Elegant Easy and Fresh Asian Appetizers

Whether a person has Asian heritage or they like serving and eating food from this area, Asian appetizer make a nice addition to elegant entertaining. Quite often, hosts or hostesses feel stressed when planning a party, yet they want to start things off with good flavors and attractive servings. There are several Asian appetizers that […]

FDA Proposes Calorie Counts on Menus

New restaurant regulations proposed by the Obama regime promise to increase the cost of prepared foods while opening up restaurant chains to new sources of liability. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a deputy FDA commissioner blames “excess food consumption outside the home” for America’s obesity problem and believes that posting calorie information where people go […]

Easy Holiday Recipes for the Family

Ahhh, the joys of the holidays: shopping, wrapping, cooking and baking, cleaning and decorating, the endless lists of parties and get-togethers we look forward to, and some we feel obligated to attend. It seems like there’s more to do each year as we try to create a picture perfect Christmas for our families. I tried […]

Egg Noodles and Cheddar Bake

Egg Noodles and Cheddar Bake This is a perfect meal that is excellent for serving at brunch, lunch, or dinner. This recipe will make 6-8 servings. It is something that the whole family will enjoy. It only takes 45 minutes to prepare and less than 1 hour to cook. It is a very healthy dish […]

Ethnic Dishes with International Appeal

Enjoying Ethnic Dishes Opening your mind to another cuisine is essential to really enjoy foods in restaurants and in cooking a variety of different foods. There are many types of foods now widely available and the ingredients are no longer difficult to find in most places. Mexican food has been a favorite in the U.S. […]