Easy Weekly Menu Planning
Getting a healthy meal on the table every night does not need to be a struggle. The key is to have a healthy meal plan that is flexible enough to accommodate the stresses of working families. The USDA recommends that Americans increase the consumption of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, while eating less fat and sugar. Traditional Southern meals often contain far more fat and sugar than they should, but healthier options are available. Aim to eat healthy versions of your favorites on an everyday...
How to Choose Citrus: All About Oranges
On Oranges and All Things Citrus
Oranges are something I have always enjoyed. I have eaten them off the tree since I was young and have eaten them from unripe to dried out old. When you get an orange or any citrus for that matter, that is ripe, there is no better flavor in the world. The best orange comes right off the tree. Pick a ripe fruit, cut open in the cool winter sun and consume it right there. It is so juicy that the fluid runs down your forearms as you eat. Flavors abound, the sweetness...
How to Make Good Cornbread with Recipes
Southern Style Cornbread
by Diane Watkins September-7-2009
Cornbread and corn sticks are traditional in the south. They are easy and quick to make, providing you know a few secrets. Since they are made with a chemical levening agent such as baking soda or baking powder no lengthy risings are needed – thus the name “quick bread”.
When making quick breads like cornbread it is important not to overwork the dough. Combine the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients...
Baking a Whole Country Ham
Baked country ham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Allow time for soaking overnight.
1 whole country ham
½ cup molasses
1 cup brown sugar
Wash the ham well under running water. Put into a large pot and cover with cold water. Let soak overnight.
Next day: Drain the water, rinse the ham, and cover again with fresh hot water.
Add the molasses and 1 cup brown sugar. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 3 hours, adding more water as needed.
Six Tips for Cooking the Perfect Pancakes
by Terry Telford
Pancakes are the staple of a delicious breakfast and the highlight of a casual brunch. But for many weekend chefs, the first pancake inevitably ends up in the trash can or the belly of the family pet. So what’s the secret to perfect pancakes? How can you master the art of cooking right from the very first pancake? Here are a few of the most frequent pitfalls of the pancake artist:
Strawberry on Pancake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
* Leaving lumps in the batter. Although many people...