Cold Cuts and Cheese Platter

Beautifully arranged cold cuts and cheese on a platter can be a centerpiece of your buffet style entertainment. With a little addition of fruits and vegetables those platters are easily adaptable to any seasonal celebration. Let’s look at some basic rules of arranging cold cuts and cheeses. ~ Choose wisely. ~ When choosing your meats… Read more Cold Cuts and Cheese Platter

Defrost Turkey Thanksgiving Poultry Thawing Meat Turkey Thawing Defrosting Turkey

Turkey defrosting: Days and days Since the first Thanksgiving, when the Plymouth Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors gathered in 1621 for a bountiful feast, turkey has been an annual Thanksgiving Dinner tradition. For centuries, folks purchased fresh turkeys, or they slaughtered and dressed their own poultry. However, in recent decades, with increased urbanization and… Read more Defrost Turkey Thanksgiving Poultry Thawing Meat Turkey Thawing Defrosting Turkey

Different Types of Rice from around the World

Rice has become a common grain around the world and has become important for its nutritional value. There are currently over 40 thousand varieties of rice, which have been organized into four major categories: Indica, Japonica, Glutinous, and Aromatic.  The differences between the varieties of rice range from grain length and shape, stickiness and texture,… Read more Different Types of Rice from around the World

Cooking with creamed corn

If you could pick an all time favorite cooking ingredient, what would it be? Some cooks would choose creamed corn. A plain old (preferably not so old) can of creamed corn, the kind available in pretty much any store. The reason creamed corn is a popular food is because it is surprisingly versatile. It can… Read more Cooking with creamed corn