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Using Planks Of Wood To Cook

Cooking meats or vegetables on planks of wood has become a popular cooking method. The wood infuses the food with interesting flavors, adding a little extra punch to a dish. Wood planks can be washed and used multiple times in both the oven and on the grill. Cooks should be cautious, however, that they only rinse their planks of wood. If they use soap, the soap can sink into the wood plank and then can transfer into the food the next time they're used.

Three Things You Should Know About Throwing Your First Grown-Up Dinner Party

If you've recently graduated from college and moved into your first fully fledged adult house or apartment, you're probably really looking forward to hosting grown-up dinner parties for the first time in your life. Following are three dinner party basics that will help make the evening come together in a seamless fashion.  Always Have a Starter Course Cheese, nuts, crackers and pate, and vegetable trays are all great starter courses. Having a starter course provides a transition between the arrival of your guests and the start of the actual meal.

Cater Your Next Event With Traditional Mexican Food And Fight Heart Disease

Want to cater your event, but need to take heart health into concern? Look no further than traditional Mexican cuisine. Many of the core ingredients that make up traditional Mexican food are delicious and may help keep heart disease at bay through their high fiber and monounsaturated fat contents.  Tomatoes Tomatoes contain lycopene which is a known anti-inflammatory agent. Higher rates of inflammation in the body can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

Two Tips To Help You Spruce Up The Meals You Cook At Home

Whether you're just learning how to become a cook, or you're an experienced cook who's looking to sharpen your chops, there are a number of directions you can go in.  You may have a growing family that you want to make delicious meals for, or there could be a special someone in your life that you're looking to impress.  Whatever the case, there are things you can do to make your at-home meals even more appealing.

Is A Mexican Restaurant O.K. For A Vegetarian Date?

If you're not a vegetarian, but are dating one, than it can be tricky to pick a restaurant. There are lots of places where the menu doesn't offer any vegetarian friendly entrees. This will make the evening awkward. Other places might only have one meal that is vegetarian friendly. You could always ask the restaurant to make something special, but that is oftentimes a hassle. Sometimes they won't accommodate you. It's easier to go somewhere that has several options for people who are vegetarians.