Chicken Recipe

Every busy homemaker prefers to serve whole chicken dishes during family reunions and intimate gatherings with friends and associates. This is because whole chicken recipes usually serve a small number of people, making them convenient yet very tasty dishes.

Even for the most experienced cook, whole chicken recipes can be quite challenging. Unlike other dishes wherein you can taste them while cooking, you will only know how your dishes turned out after you pop it out of the oven. There is no way of knowing if you have put in too little or too much salt, pepper and other seasonings. Some homemakers, on the other hand, have difficulty in determining when the chicken is thoroughly cooked, and unlike beef or pork, chicken meat cannot be eaten rare. As a result, there is a tendency to overcook the whole chicken dish, even with the use of a meat thermometer.

The only way to be a master of whole chicken recipes is through patient but determined experimentation. While you are likely to make some mistakes the first time, take note of these errors and make the necessary adjustments in ingredients and cooking time. Before you know it, you would have perfected your whole chicken dish.

Give your cooking skills a go with these easy whole chicken recipes…
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Cool Summer Meals

Here are some quick and easy cold rice salad recipes for summer. These are flavorful and healthy recipes and make perfect summer meals quickly and, because of their easy preparation, you will be in and out of the kitchen in no time. Enjoy these simple recipes anytime. They are great meals for vegetarians or anyone looking for healthy meal choices.

Each recipe makes 2 to 3 servings.

Preparation Directions: For easy preparation, make the rice ahead of time and allow to cool before adding the rest of the salad ingredients. Just combine all the ingredients together in a bowl with salt and pepper to taste, cover, and chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.

Summer Basmati Rice Salad: Combine in a bowl and mix well: 2 cups cooked and cooled brown basmati rice, one-half cup canned cannellini beans (rinsed and drained), one-half cup snow peas (raw or lightly steamed), one-half cup sweet red pepper (medium dice), one-quarter cup black pitted olives (sliced), 4 cups baby spinach leaves, 2 tablespoons olive oil (or to taste), and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (or to taste). To serve: Serve this cold rice salad in bowls or on plates.
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Easy Summer Appetizers – Quick Summer Party Recipes

Looking for some easy party food that is quick to prepare and healthy too? Here are some simple and flavorful summer appetizer recipes that come together very quickly. Each one is made with just a few simple, wholesome ingredients and can be made with very little preparation, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your celebration. Bacon Shrimp Cocktail: In a bowl combine cooked, shelled shrimp (cut into chunks), some thinly sliced scallions, a couple of slices of crispy cooked bacon (crumbled), some sour cream (enough to moisten), some freshly squeezed lemon juice plus mix well. Serve this flavorful summer appetizer chilled in prepared baked puff pastry shells with a slice of lemon on the side.
Olive Spread Stackers: Take some crispbread crackers and spread a layer of olive tapenade on each cracker then top with sliced fresh mozzarella cheese, a couple of roasted red pepper strips, and a sprinkling of fresh chopped basil.

Ham and Cheese Roll-Up Appetizers: Take a slice of deli ham and place a thin slice of Swiss Cheese on top of the ham. Spread the cheese with a combination of sour cream and spicy mustard and a sprinkling of dried or fresh dill. Then place a thin breadstick (your favorite flavor – plain, garlic, cheese, etc.) on top of the cheese near the edge and roll up tightly.
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Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is gaining popularity at a breakneck pace both in the health and weight-loss worlds. Cooking Quinoa is quite simple. Here are some recipes you can use to prepare Quinoa.

Quinoa Oatmeal
You need 1 cup quinoa, 1 apple cored and chopped, 2 cups of water, crushed almonds, honey, 1 teaspoon cinnamon.Instructions: Mix quinoa, water, cinnamon, and apple in a pot and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat down to a and let the mixture simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer the contents to a serving bowl. Add the crushed almonds and serve with honey.

Quinoa Paella
You need 2 cups of quinoa, 2 cloves garlic crushed, 1 chopped red onion, 3 cups vegetable broth, 1/2 tsp saffron soaked in a cup of warm water, 1 red bell pepper (chopped), 1 cup green peas, 1 green bell pepper chopped, olive oil, lime,pepper and salt.
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All About Baking Tips

Are you new to baking? Faced with cold feet about never trying in the culinary arts? Do not be afraid; cooking is not as difficult as it seems. It’s difficult when you do not know what you’re doing. If you are one of those people who need help in cooking, here are some unique tips for cooking for you and also voila! Before you know it, you will be busy in the kitchen, rustle the storm!

Tips for Beginners

Here are a few tips on cooking that will help you prevent any catastrophe in the kitchen.

Disaster management

1. Always carefully read the recipe before proceeding with the heraldic baking task. This is vital because it ensures that you have all the ingredients of the recipes in your sleeves before you start the cooking task.

2. Check the expiration dates. You do not want your cooking to be messed up because of pure negligence.

3. Preheat the oven with a thermometer. This should be from twenty-five degrees colder to twenty-five degrees warmer.
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Breakfast Casserole

Entertaining for breakfast or for brunch? Do you need something ready for your family on the weekend or during the holidays? Breakfast Casseroles is the best of a break first you will wish to have and are very easy to prepare. This is a great way to make breakfast for a group of people. It serves about 6 and it can be fully made a day ahead of time except for the baking. When my wife’s family was down visiting, we just put one of these together the night before, then when everyone started waking up in the morning we just started the coffee, popped the casserole in the oven, and breakfast was served.


1 lb ground sausage (hot or mild)

6 eggs

2 cups milk
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Crock Pot Pulled Pork

For those of us who have used a Crock Pot Pulled Pork before…the secret is out. They are amazing – a “must-have” for family meals!

So how long have families been slow cooking their dinners?

The act of slow cooking has been going on for hundreds of years – ever since people started using an iron pot. People would hang food over a fire to cook, but unfortunately, it would take hours and hours.

Everyone knows how great it is to come home to a yummy smelling house and the relief that dinner is already made. There are always complaints, however, about food drying out or not tasting as good as it normally would. There are some rules of thumb that will make every Crock Pot Pulled Pork meal delicious.
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Benefits of Crock Pot Meals

If you looking for cheap, straightforward and quick cooking then using a Crock Pot is the only way to go.

When you are trying to prepare low budget meals for your family using the Crock Pot will help. Most people don’t realize the benefits associated with the utilization of a Crock Pot:

· Saves time – prepare your meals first thing in the morning and enjoy them as you walk through the door after work!

· Save Your Money – Buying cheaper meat and slow cooking will save your money and still give you the tender meat you desire.

· Lower The Power Bill – you don’t even have to turn the oven on. Save energy and backaches as you don’t have to stand there cooking at the stove-top anymore.

Crock Pot Cooking With You Favorite Recipes
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Summer Meal Ideas

When the weather condition is warm, the sun is shiny, and the days are long, the last thing one wants is to be stuck in the kitchen day after day making meals when you could be doing something else. Eating outside is a splendid idea in the summer, and this calls for lighter meals sometimes. There are a variety of great dishes that you can make, and you can even come up with some of your own for easy summer meals that won’t weigh you down or get in the way of having your summertime fun.

At the end of a lazy Summer day, when the family is relaxing and having fun the last point one wants to be is in the kitchen preparing meals. So instead of ordering takeaway why not try one of these quick and healthy meal ideas. With so many fabulous fruit and vegetables in season in Summer it is so easy to prepare faster, healthy meals the whole family will enjoy.

Fruit & Vegetables in Season in Summer

Beans, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Celery, Radish, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Strawberries, Fig, Cherries, Grapes, Lychees, Mushroom, Mango, Melons, Passionfruit, Nectarines, Pineapple, Spinach, Avocado, Coos Lettuce, Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Pear, Plum, Apricots, Peas, Rhubarb, Cucumber, Shallot, Sweet Corn, Squash, Zucchini.
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Baking Substitutes

Let’s face it: as expert foodies, baking enthusiasts, and recreational eaters, we just simply cannot be expected to give up our favourite treats altogether, as unhealthy as they may be; at the same time, we know it’s unwise to ‘sin today and repent tomorrow’ at the cost of our health. With a few minor switches, you’ll score added health benefits, as well as have fewer cravings and physical tolerance for sugary fixes.

Wisk by Cakesmiths conducts professional cake making courses at their exquisite baking studio facility in South Mumbai. Based in the heart of Kala Ghoda, our professional level courses are designed to accommodate baking novices, enthusiasts and professional chefs alike who want to hone and refine their cooking skills. Wisk has a compiled a list of necessary baking ingredients and their substitutes that are essential for those looking to up their health quotient:

Whole-wheat flour: Suitable for almost any baked good, whole-wheat flour adds depth, flavor, and nutrients. Wheat flour can reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Use cup of whole-wheat flour per cup of white flour.
Almond flour: In place of whole-wheat, almond flour contains no gluten and instead adds protein and omega-3s to your baked products. As it is a heavy flour, add � teaspoon of a rising agent per cup of flour to account for extra weight.
Black beans: Another gluten-free option, pureed black beans are especially great for brownies and are rich in protein.
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