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How To Make Pre-Ground Coffee More Flavorful And Interesting

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These days, more and more people are buying whole-bean coffee and grinding it themselves rather than buying pre-ground coffee. It is true that freshly ground coffee is stronger and has more flavor than the average pre-ground coffee, but that does not mean you can’t still make a great cup of coffee with the pre-ground variety! There are many different types of pre-ground coffee, including the Folgers ground coffee selection. Here are four ways to make your pre-ground coffee more flavorful and interesting. Read More»

Summer's Almost Over: 4 Steps To Throw The Perfect End-Of-Summer BBQ

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Labor Day is just around the corner. Time to plan the last big party of the summer. If your BBQ has gotten a serious workout this summer, it might be time to give it a break, especially if you’ve decided to go all-out and make it a huge blowout party. Here are four steps to throw a killer neighborhood block party. Make It a Catered Affair You want to invite the whole neighborhood, but you don’t want to cook for everyone. Read More»

Four Steps To Cleaning Up In One Hour After A Big Barbeque

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Hosting barbecues is one of the best parts of summer. Having your family and friends come over to eat, laugh, and reconnect makes dealing with the hot weather worth it. It is also fun to have the grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and sides that happen mostly during barbecues. The least enjoyable part of a barbecue is the cleanup that happens afterward. There are ways to make cleanup less strenuous and take less time. Read More»

Food For Thought: What To Eat When You Don't Wanna Eat

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Staring down at a plate of food you know you normally love to eat, it can be hard not to become frustrated when you realize you’d rather do anything than put your fork to your mouth. But what about when this struggle with eating becomes a semi-regular occurrence, and the need for food seems like a chore instead of a pleasure? If you’re looking for tips and tricks that will help you stop dreading mealtime and start to be able to eat without disgust again, then here’s what you need to know. Read More»

Host A Hawaiian-Themed Luau Or Event Outside This Summer

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Make the most of the warm weather by hosting an outdoor party this summer; go for a Luau-theme to take your guests on a quick trip to the tropics! Host a Hawaiian cookout or barbecue to get family and friends in the relaxed vacation vibe; without ever leaving home. Try some of the following ideas and suggestions to give your party an authentic Hawaiian flavor: Your menu. Have your party catered so you can enjoy the festivities and friends without the work of preparing the food. Read More»

4 Ways To Use Dry Ice

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When you consider dry ice, you may simply think of the fog that is produced near the ground for horror movies. However, dry ice, which is actually a solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2), has many practical uses. Dry ice can make beverages sparkle. Many people like the fizz associated with a carbonated drink. Dry ice can be added to your water or other liquids to form a sparkly drink. It is often used in the production of sodas. Read More»

4 Tips For Eating Gluten-Free At A Chinese Restaurant

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For celiac patients and others suffering from gluten sensitivity, eating out at any restaurant is a challenge. Chinese restaurants often pose a particular difficulty. Not only does much of the menu contain gluten, there’s also often a language barrier between you and the staff that can make detailed questions about the menu difficult. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to avoid Chinese restaurants completely. Take a look at a few tips that will help you safely navigate a meal at a Chinese restaurant. Read More»

Ready To Start Dieting? Additiond To Make Salads Crunchy And Filling

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If you are trying to eat healthy and you want to incorporate a lot of salads into your diet, make sure that all the salads you eat are healthy and filling. Avoid the croutons or pretzels when you are looking for something crunchy to pair with your vegetables and other greens, and instead try these different options to give your salads new life. Chia Seeds Chia seeds are small and crunchy, and add texture and health benefits to a variety of salads. Read More»

Dining Out: 4 Helpful Tips For Ordering A Perfect Steak

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Dining out at a steakhouse is a wonderful treat. Whether visiting the eatery for a business meeting or a date, one thing is for certain: ordering a steak at a steakhouse is a must. While ordering a steak might seem like a simple task, a lot of people soon realize that it can be confusing. Unfortunately, this leads to people not enjoying their meal—or even worse, steak. The good news is that ordering a tasty steak doesn’t have to be difficult. Read More»

6 Culinary Restaurant Tools That You Need In Your Home Kitchen

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If you spend any time at all in the kitchen, you likely have run into some disappointment with conventional kitchen equipment and tools. The truth is, the best culinary products and tools come from a restaurant or professional kitchen supply store. Six culinary tools to covet and find for your own kitchen are: A French-press. If you have never had coffee from a French-press, then you are missing out. A French-press or coffee-press makes rich, robust coffee, but is also popular for making teas and infused beverages. Read More»