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Hawaiian Slaw

This Hawaiian Slaw Recipe is one special number.  Out of this world with pretty much anything. However, there is nothing more that I love than some smoked pulled pork, whole Hog or Brisket with a couple sides of homemade fries, potato salad, some Hawaiian Bread and a ice cold home brew!


Chicago Hot Dogs Recipe

It doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious making your own Chicago dogs only takes a few more minutes than your basic hotdog. You can grill, boil, or steam the hot dogs just don’t forget the toppings. Dice the onions and slice the tomatoes and cucumbers (or you can add a pickle spear if […]


Tips for Storing Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices can make an ordinary dish extraordinary and are a must in a well stocked kitchen, but how long can they be stored? Spices come from the roots, bark, and seeds while herbs come from the leaves and seeds of plants. The shelf life of herbs and spices is very long, however their […]


Vegetable and Bacon Orzo

This is a wonderfully simple orzo dish. Orzo is a small Italian pasta and it even looks a little like rice. It is made from wheat semolina, however it was originally made from barley, in fact Orzo means barley in Italian. It is easy to prepare and has a summer flavor to it, a welcome […]


Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is an ancient spice grown in Asian countries. It has long been viewed to have medicinal properties as the native Indian people often apply it to their skin and it is a big part of religious ceremonies. Recently, scientists have found a compound called curcumin in turmeric to possibly have cancer fighting properties. Curcumin […]


Green Velvet Cupcakes for Saint Patricks

The following fun recipe for Green cupcakes, perfect for Saint Patrick’s comes from NutMeg Nanny a wonderful food blog:    


Guinness Cupcakes!

  The following fantastic and creative recipe comes from High Low Food Drink a wonderful New York Food Blog. Ingredients:    


The Forbidden Rice: Black Rice!

The following recipe comes from Cottage Cozy We have a wide range of herbs, spices, and rice on our site, including black rice. This is a wonderful Chinese inspired recipe using black rice, so next time you’re buying rice why not have a change! Black rice (Forbidden Rice) is a heirloom variety of rice. The […]


Fun Cinnamon Facts and Recipes

Cinnamon is a tree and its bark is used to make the spice The best cinnamon is Ceylon from Sri Lanka, a related spice called Cassia is sold as cinnamon and is referred to as Chinese cinnamon or Indonesian, we well them all. Cinnamaldehyde a compound in the bark gives cinnamon its scent and flavor […]


Baked Tandoori Chicken

This is a wonderfully simple chicken dish, that would go well with vegetables and rice or with a salad.    


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