Fresh basil can drastically enhance the flavor of so many dishes, making it a common staple in most kitchens. While it can be difficult to use all your fresh basil before it reaches its expiration date, knowing how to properly preserve your basil will allow you to enjoy it at your leisure. If you are
Valentine’s Day is not complete without candy, flowers, cards, and of course, a special dinner. Instead of dining out this holiday, show how much you care by preparing a special gourmet meal for your significant other. Below are four delicious seafood dinner recipes for the special someone in your life. Lobster Risotto Ingredients: 1/2 pound
Perhaps you were hosting a New Year’s Eve party, or maybe there was a great discount on champagne at the liquor store. Regardless of the reason, most people have an abundance of leftover champagne after the clock strikes twelve. Since most people only drink this sparkling beverage to ring in the new year, finding alternative
If you hit the gym in the next few weeks, you will find it pack with New Year’s resolutioners. But as February approaches, many of these commitment makers will slowly trickle out of the gym and back into their old habits. To make sure you are not among those who forgo their fitness resolutions, here
The most infamous of all New Year’s resolutions is pledging to develop healthier eating habits. With all the holiday indulgence causing feelings of guilt, many people really do manage to maintain a healthier lifestyle for the first few weeks of the new year. However, more often than not, after a few weeks most people resort
When hosting an elegant Christmas dinner, you want to create a dressy but approachable atmosphere for your guests. To help you strike this balance, below are some tips for your holiday event. Color Palette For a Christmas dinner, a neutral palette of golds, silvers, and creams can create a luxurious and sophisticated impression. You can
Have you ever dreamed of successfully growing herbs from small seedlings? While many people worry that it is a tedious, time-consuming process, the below tips help demystify the method and give you the keys to successfully growing your own herbs. Selecting Indoor Seeds When growing herbs indoors, some varieties are simply more successful than others.
Cleaning, cooking, accommodating guests — the to-do list for Thanksgiving goes on and on. To help you simplify and expertly execute your Thanksgiving tasks, below is a schedule adapted from the Food Network to help you have a stress-free Turkey Day. Three weeks ahead: Prepare your guest list; confirm how many people will be there.
While most people are dreaming of a Thanksgiving turkey and all the delicious fixings that accompany it, your gluten-free diners may be dreading the difficulty of sticking to their gluten-free lifestyle on this day of eating and indulgence. To ensure the feasting is a positive experience for everyone, here are some tips and recipes to
Pasta is a universal food and anyone can cook it, right? Not exactly. While the process for cooking pasta seems as simple as dumping a box of pasta into a pot of boiling water and waiting for it to get soft, there is more to it than one might think. If you want to achieve