Mock Chow Mein Recipe

Recipe for Mock Chow Mein A family favorite growing up was mock chow mein casserole. Even back then I wondered at the name. Besides the obvious chow mein noodles, it was nothing like the chow mein we had out of cans. I’m not sure where it got the name but eventually I adapted it to …

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30 Minute Queso Recipe

Last year for Cinco De Mayo I happened to be on a fishing trip with my work and it didn’t even occur to me to make my office famous taquitos and queso blanco. So I made them on Sunday, brought them in on Monday, and called it Cinco de Monday. The queso is surprisingly easy …

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Best Cheesecake Ever

Simply the best cheesecake you will ever taste. The best recipes, I have found, are those with the simplest and fewest ingredients. Caprese Salad for example: vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, a few seasonings and olive oil. Perfection. This recipe, is one of those AMAZINGLY simple and perfectly delicious combinations. Please, don’t be intimidated …

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19 Ways to Enjoy Arugula

All about Arugula Also known as rocket, rucola, or roquette, this peppery green has been cultivated in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. With high levels of potassium and vitamins A and C, arugula is a nutritional powerhouse. It makes more of a punch, flavor-wise, than most other leafy greens, which lends itself nicely to …

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Kid Meat Eater

Are Kids Born Meat Eaters?

Back when I was a kid, my sister (the unrepentant animal lover) made the public declaration to our family that she was now a vegetarian. She was probably 15-years-old, which is old enough to make these sorts of choices without too much parental disdain, but my father begged to differ. While my father was hardly …

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can vodka go bad

Can Vodka Go Bad?

One of the most popular alcoholic mixers in the Western world, vodka is a deceptively innocent-looking distilled spirit with a strong, vibrant kick to it. Its clear, transparent, water-like appearance is a cunning mask for a beverage that often consists of a minimum of 40% alcohol content, and perhaps it should come as no surprise …

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can hummus be frozen

Can You Freeze Hummus?

Hummus’s popularity has grown considerably over time, and it can lend a Mediterranean flavor to just about any kind of dish. From use as a simple dip with crackers to a way to significantly improve a sandwich or even a funky pizza topping, hummus can be a great addition to many kinds of meals. When …

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Freeze Blueberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

Quick and Easy Way to Freeze Blueberries If you would like to enjoy blueberries all year round, the best way to do that is to freeze them on your own. The whole process is pretty straightforward and isn’t time-consuming. Many people freeze blueberries to use them in pies, smoothies, etc. and chances are you will …

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Does Coconut Oil Go Bad

Does Coconut Oil Go Bad?

Coconut oil has only recently shaken off the sorted reputation as being one of the worst oils to being one the best. In the early 1980s the ASA (American Soybean Association) funded a study that found unhealthy levels of saturated fats in coconut oil, the results stipulated that coconut oil had an overabundance of saturated …

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Freezing Yogurt Properly

Can I freeze yogurt?

Anytime there is a sale on yogurt, you pick extra up thinking you are going to eat it all, but you end up throwing some out because you cannot eat it all before the expiration date. This time if you purchase yogurt on sale in bountiful amounts, you should freeze it instead so it stays …

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does almond milk go bad

Can Almond Milk Go Bad?

Does Almond Milk Go Bad? Almond milk’s nutritious qualities have made it an extremely popular drink lately, and you may have fallen in love with it as so many other people have. You can make your own almond milk or buy it at most types of stores nowadays, and both have their individual advantages. However, …

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Preschooler Power Foods – Ten Nutrient Dense Foods for Your Preschooler

Some foods are naturally nutrient-dense – they contain a significant amount of one or more important nutrients relative to the calories they provide. The nutrient-dense foods you see on this list go a long way in helping your preschooler meet his/her nutrient needs each day. They are minimally processed and were chosen because they contain …

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Cream Cheese Taco Dip

This recipe is one of my favorite party dishes simply because everybody loves it and it’s so incredibly easy to make. Plus, you can store leftovers in the fridge for late-night snacking. Yum! Here’s what you need 2 boxes of cream cheese softened 2 small jars of medium Ortega taco sauce Shredded Lettuce 1 bag …

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