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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.

Three Health Benefits of Indian Food

Most people who enjoy Indian food already know it's delicious, but most don't realize the ingredients used to make those fragrant dishes also provide numerous health benefits. Here are three ways meals prevalent in Indian culture can be good for you. Disease-Fighting Spices The most iconic thing about Indian food is it's typically made using a wide variety of tasty and aromatic spices, such as turmeric, black pepper, ginger, and cinnamon.

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.

The Relationship Between Coffee and Acne: 3 Ways to Enjoy Donut-Shop K-Cups and Avoid Getting Acne

Coffee plays an important role in getting Americans up and about in the morning, with approximately 52% of the American population over the age of 18 needing to drink coffee every morning. Although a cup of coffee can give you the boost of energy that you so desperately crave and need, it also contains a lot of compounds that can worsen your acne significantly. If you enjoy brewing coffee at home every morning, this article will look at three tips that will allow you to enjoy your morning coffee while keeping acne at bay.

Understanding Picky Eating & Battling the Problem with Kaiser Rolls

Is your young child a picky eater? If so, you are not alone. Many parents often deal with the battle that their picky eaters bring to the table on a daily basis. Fortunately, the problem is not with your cooking. In all reality, the problem is likely related to genetics. The good news is, understanding your child's aversion to certain foods and knowing a few fun recipes to incorporate into mealtimes could help you gain the upper hand.

How Pastrami Sandwiches Became An American Kosher Staple

America is famous the world over for being a melting pot. One of the best side effects of having people from all around the world living in the U.S. is the effect such diversity has on food. If you've ever had a pastrami sandwich, you have America's melting pot to thank for the pleasure. Here is the fascinating story of how pastrami, a humble meat from Eastern Europe, became one of America's favorite Kosher staples.

How To Throw A Successful Pizza Party That Meets Everyone's Dietary Needs

Whether to celebrate a birthday, hold a sports event, or congregate with old friends, hosting a pizza party is a stress free way to get everyone together. Pizzerias tend to offer guests the freedom of movement in a large space, the opportunity to play games and reminisce without fear of being too loud, as well as the ability to let loose a little and forget about everyday life. But hosting a successful pizza party for a large group of people can be a disaster if special dietary needs aren't taken into consideration during the planning phase of the event.

Everything You Need To Know About Serving Absinthe At Your Bar

Do you own a bar? Are you looking for a product that your customers will love, and that can't be found at every other club, pub, and tavern in town? If so, chalk "absinthe" on your menu, and read on to learn everything you need to know about serving this unique alcoholic drink. What's So Special About It? Absinthe is an aromatic spirit concocted from a variety of herbs and flowering plants, including anise and fennel.