Monthly Archives: May 2016

Potato Salad

Family Favourite Potato Salad. As the weather starts to warm up, we all start thinking about having a barbecue or going on a picnic. This is one dish that we never leave behind. Ingredients: 1 kilogram Desiree Potatoes 6 Rashers Bacon 5 Eggs 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley 2/3 cup Whole Egg Mayonnaise 4-5 Tablespoons Sour

Cake Recipes

This is a recipe that is delicious and fun to make for both young and old. It cannot get any easier either.1 store bought cake mix any flavour3 cups of fruit cut into small pieces (your choice)1 bag of mini marshmellows1 cup of sugar or Splenda1 pkge instant Jello (any flavour to accent the fruit

What is a Cookie Exchange

There are undoubtedly as many approaches to a “Cookie Exchange” as there are recipes for cookies! Some exchanges are based on a number of people who come together to exchange cookies that have been pre-baked at home. Some are “all business” – tightly organized with invitations and lists so that you don’t end up with

The Health Risks of Eating at Restaurants

Ive always made it a point to try and stay away from restaurant food, whether it be fast food or a nice sit down place. There are two main reasons that stick out in my mind when i say this. The amount of fat and calories that are in everything you get, and the preparation

What is Vanilla Essence

An essence is an extract, therefore vanilla essence is the same as vanilla extract. Vanilla essence is formed by soaking vanilla beans in alcohol. You can make your own vanilla essence by  slicing two fresh vanilla beans into small pieces and putting them into a small container. After that pour brandy or a light rum

How to Soften Brown Sugar

It’s baking day and as you gleefully reach in for the brown sugar to add to the mixing bowl, you can already taste what the delightfully sweet cake you’re making is going to taste like. Then you see it. The lump of sugar melded into a rock like hardness, impossible to break up, fluff out,

The Benefits of Pizza Hut Gift Cards

One year at Christmas, I stumbled onto the idea of Pizza Hut gift cards. It was my never ending search to find a gift for my sister in-law and brother in-law. They are attorneys who have everything and more that money can buy. Obviously, way above my family on the food chain. The attorneys were

Easy Recipes for Kids

Here’s a very simple and fun recipe for kids to make. It’s good for them too! My daughter loves making Ants on a Log. Ants on a Log Recipe You will need some: Celery sticksPeanut ButterRaisins Just fill the celery sticks with peanut butter and put the raisins on top for your ants. If you

Non Alcoholic Halloween Drinks

I’ve come across some great Non-alcoholic Halloween drinks to serve up at your next Halloween party, and they can be fun for everyone. These drink recipes are quick, cheap and easy with just a few ingredients! All the ingredients you need are cheap and you could also buy them in bulk sizes to make more

Absolut Berri Acai Pineapple

Ah, the pineapple. That sweet, luscious, exotic fruit that is synonymous with all things good about Hawaii! It is hard to deny that rush of joy that almost always accompanies a bite of that juicy treat. Many tropical-tasting cocktails feature the flavor of pineapple, which calls back to mind long summer days at the beach