Posts by category: Food and Cooking

What information should recipes contain?

Well, folks, when it comes to recipes, we all know we need a bit more than "a dash of this" and "a sprinkle of that." Ideally, a recipe should contain a detailed list of all ingredients required, specific quantities, and step-by-step instructions to whip up your culinary masterpiece. Don't forget the cooking time, temperature, and the number of servings your dish yields! And hey, if it includes a bit of history or personal anecdotes, it's like the cherry on the cake, or should I say, the frosting on our baking blog! So, let's get cooking and let our recipes be as flavorful as our food!

28 July 2023
What's your best cheap dinner recipe for a large crowd?

In my recent blog post, I shared my go-to, budget-friendly recipe for feeding a large crowd - a hearty, delicious chili. It's a simple recipe that allows you to throw everything into a pot and let it simmer, freeing you up to mingle with your guests. With inexpensive ingredients like ground meat, beans, and canned tomatoes, you can easily serve a crowd without breaking the bank. I also offered some fun and affordable suggestions for toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped onions. This meal is not only cost-effective, but it's also a crowd-pleaser, ensuring your guests leave with full bellies and happy hearts.

11 July 2023
What is the best way to freeze ground beef for easy meal prep?

Freezing ground beef is a great way to save time and money when it comes to meal prep. The best way I've found to freeze ground beef is by flattening it into thin, even layers in a freezer bag. This allows it to freeze quickly, preventing ice crystals from forming which can affect the texture. Plus, the thin layers make it super easy to break off the exact amount you need for a meal. Just be sure to label and date the bags so you know what you have and when it was frozen.

10 May 2023