When You’re Hungry in Hungary

    Hungary is the one country most renowned for their the use of paprika     In Hungary, the spice is just as commonly used as salt and pepper are here in the United States and is an everyday ingredient in the most of their daily cooking.     In fact, they add severalContinue reading “When You’re Hungry in Hungary”

Paprika…The What

Event though most of have a conainer of paprika sitting way back far in the spice cabinet, waiting to be pulled out only on those rare occasions when you make deviled eggs…kike once or twice a year…paprika is a spice that has way more to offer than we give it credit for. But what exactlyContinue reading “Paprika…The What”

Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers

The perfect stuffed bell peppers are filled with the perfect mixture of the perfect ingredients—such as ground beef, tomato sauce and rice— and then topped with just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection. A classic dish. Bell peppers are a comfort food at its finest…even though if you’re like me, you absolutelyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers”

Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo

If I were to talk about both choosing the perfect ingredients for your gumbo and using the perfect method, this would be an extremely long post. Instead we’re gonna talk about the perfect ingredientsw…and talk about method in the next. Making the perfect gumbo is about like decorating a Christmas tree. There are an umpteenContinue reading “Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo”

Making the Perfect Cajun Gumbo

The perfect Cajun gumbo is not exactly a soup…not exactly a stew…but an ultimately thick and hearty dish consisting of the Cajun Holy Trinity…celery, bell peppers and onions…and perhaps one or several varieties of meat and seafood—such as andouille sausage, shrimp, and crab….and, what I think is the best part, the okra. The perfect Cajun gumboContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cajun Gumbo”

The Cajun Holy Trinity

Usually when I think about  bell \peppers, the first thing that  comes to mind is stuffed bell peppers. However, the most common use of bell peppers is the almost daily use of “The holy trinity,”…used just about in every recipe…such as Cajun foods and Creole foods like etouffee, gumbo, dirty rice, red beans and ricer,Continue reading “The Cajun Holy Trinity”

Bell Peppers…The Which

Now that you know what bell peppers are and why you should include bell peppers in your quest for a healthier diet…and a few great recipes to use them in…let’s make sure that we’re selecting the best bell peppers and storing them correctly. ********************* Selecting Bell Peppers   Like most other fruits and veggies, bellContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Which”

Bell Peppers…The Why

Before we start talking about which bell peppers to buy, how to store them, and what to do with them when you get them home…let’s learn why we should add them to our diet.       Fresh, raw bell peppers are very good for you. They are made of 94% water. The remainder consistsContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Why”

Bell Peppers…The What

When you think about peppers, the first thing that you probably think about is just how hot they can make your food…   But there is one type of pepper that contains hardly any capsaicinoids, the chemical typically found in peppers that are to blame for making other peppers so hot.   This pepper is theContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The What”

Making the Perfect Raspberry Pancakes and Waffles

    A towering stack of freshly made pancakes has been a classic breakfast treat for generations…not only for breakfast around here, it is also one of our family’s favorite meals for dinner. Pancakes are also relatively cheap to make…consisting of ingredients that most of us keep stocked anyway—such as flour, eggs, milk, and butter.Continue reading “Making the Perfect Raspberry Pancakes and Waffles”