Archives for December 2015

History of Restaurant Kitchens

It’s hard to believe, but restaurants did not always exist. While it seems chefs and food services have been around since the beginning of time, the concept of a restaurant — where any paying customer could order from a menu — did not come into existence until the 1700s.

15 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Easy To Keep

Everyone loves the prospect of a brandnew year with exciting possibilities. But how many times have you set a New Year’s resolution for yourself only to find that come March, you’re back to your old habits wondering how you got off track?

Holiday Baking Recipe Tips

Whole wheat baking can be easy if you know the ins and outs of how to handle whole wheat flour. In this must-read article, I’ll cover how to pick the right flour, and how to adjust liquids and baking time.

The Busy Girl’s Entertaining Guide

This simple, chic, yet easy guide to entertaining is not only fit for the holidays but can be referenced any time you want to “put on the dog” yet don’t have much time to cook.

Lean Cut Of Beef

‘I want steak’, I screamed loudly, banging my knife and fork on the table. I was only three and we were seated at an upscale seafood restaurant when my Dad told me that there was no steak on the menu. It’s one of my his favorite stories to tell – and he tells it every year!

Facts on Coffee Consumption

This coffee infographic highlights how much coffee the world drinks every year, around 66 billion cups! And while the United States ranks #8 for coffee drinking, it is far behind the #1 coffee drinking country in the world… Finland. And did you know that brewed coffee can contain more caffeine than espresso?

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut squash adds flavor and color to this classic fall recipe. Since butternut squash is naturally creamy and non-fat, it creates the ‘risotto’ texture without relying on Mascarpone that is extremely high in saturated fat. Frozen butternut squash puree can be found in most freezer sections of your local grocery store.

Ways to Calm Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, also known as ‘Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease’ or (GERD), is an inflammation of the esophogus. The condition is caused by acid from the stomach, backing up into the esophogus… As an ocassional sufferer, here are the Do’s and Dont’s for eating that have worked wonders for me.