Using and Cooking with Dill


When was the last time you used dill in a recipe? Has it been a while? If so, you aren't alone. Most people don't know how easy using and cooking with dill can be, outside of pickling and canning. Yet, there are many uses for dill. Here are a few dill facts and ideas to inspire your creative use of dill. Dill is believed to have originated in Eastern Europe or … [Read more...]

Cooking With Sweet Potatoes


Thanksgiving is generally the time most people think about eating sweet potatoes. However, you can enjoy them all year round. If you only eat sweet potatoes during the holidays, you should try eating them throughout the year. Not only are they delicious but they’re full of antioxidants; so, cooking with sweet potatoes more often would be a good idea. Native to Central … [Read more...]

It All Begins With Milk


It all begins with milk. Milk is the base product for many items we eat and use in cooking. It's also the universal beverage although not everyone drinks milk from cows. Some cultures drink goat, horse, sheep, yak, camel or water buffalo milk. In the United States most milk consumed comes from cows but there are some people who enjoy goat milk. Today, we categorize milk by … [Read more...]

Cooking With Nutmeg


What would eggnog and pumpkin pie be without nutmeg? I'll tell you. They would be bland and so would a lot of other bread, pie, cookie, egg, and milk based recipes. However, there is more to cooking with nutmeg than the sweet nutty taste of the dishes. Find out more about its history, benefits, uses, and nutrition facts. Nutmeg is the seed of the Myristica fragans tree … [Read more...]

Cooking With Cinnamon


When you think of using spices in recipes, cooking with cinnamon may come to mind. Cinnamon is often used in both sweet and savory recipes, which means that it is very versatile. You may be familiar with it's use in desserts, such as apple pie, donuts, and cinnamon buns or in spicy candies, tea, hot cocoa, and liqueurs. It's also an ingredient in chicken and lamb dishes as … [Read more...]

Tips For Using Apples In Recipes


There is an ample supply and a wide variety of apples available throughout the year. This makes apples one of the best loved and most used fruits. Although they can be eaten raw or cooked, it's important to get the right variety or type for the dish. Here are a few tips for using apples in recipes that will help to ensure your dishes have the best texture and … [Read more...]

Enjoy Pumpkin Recipes Year Round


The fall of the year brings cooler weather and shorter days. It also brings the harvest of pumpkins. We usually only think of the colossal orange wonders during September through November, but they can last for much longer. For anyone who wants to enjoy pumpkin recipes year round, you can also prepare your favorite recipes and can or freeze the dish for use … [Read more...]