How Sports Drinks are different from Energy Drinks

If you compare sports drinks versus energy drinks, what exactly are the differences between these similar drinks? First of all, sports drinks, have added salt, water, and sugars, which are meant to help a person’s body absorb fluid more readily. The salt helps the body to protect itself from water intoxication, or hyponatremia, which can…

How do you Make Toad in the Hole

‘Toad in the Hole’ is a well-known and traditional British dish that dates right back to the 18th century. Today the dish consists of thick meaty sausages served in a light and crispy Yorkshire pudding, it is one of the ultimate comfort foods and makes a filling and economical meal. No one seems to be…

Guide to German Beers

Beer to Germany is like celebrity is to the rest of the world; it’s a national obsession. There are over 1300 breweries in Germany, which is more than any other country in the world, and the Germans sit third on the current beer consumption per captia world table, losing out only to the ever impressive,…

Freeze Stawberries to use later

Strawberries are a special treat. They can be used in many sauces and desserts. They are wonderful to have fresh around the house. However, for some areas the season for fresh strawberries doesn’t last too long. Frozen strawberries will keep their flavor. However, the color and texture of the berries often change. A little red…

Have you got a Recipe for an Orange Fruit Cake

A good old fashioned fruit cake is a handy cake to have in the cake tin, ready to serve a slice when an unexpected guest turns up or you just fancy a piece of cake. This particular recipe combines the zest and juice of an orange with a regular fruit cake and is such a…

Great Swedish Pancakes

My family is fiercely proud of our Swedish heritage.  The Swedish flag flies proudly in front of our homes, on our walls, dish towels, plates and even our watches.  Some of us have gone to Sweden to visit our not-so-distant relatives while others have read Stieg Larsson books just because he is Swedish (and also…

Easy Recipes for Kids

A recipe for peanut butter fudge for your kids to help with. I don’t know where this recipe came from but it is simple and fast, great for cooking with kids 1/4 c. light corn syrup1/4 c.margarine18 oz jar peanut butter1 1/4 c. confectionary sugar1 tsp. vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat melt syrup…

Do you have an Asy Stew Recipe for two People

When it comes to cooking a good hearty stew for two people, many people are put of by the thought of the long cooking time and wonder if it’s worth the while. One answer to this dilemma is to cook larger amounts and then to put in two portion servings in containers, labelled with dish…

Determining how much to Spend on a Gift Bottle of Wine

For the wine aficionado on your Christmas list, a bottle is always a good choice. But the most expensive wine you can find may not be, even if money is no object. The first thing to consider is how much you can afford. Wines can cost anywhere from less than $5 to several hundred dollars….

Creative Amaretto and Whiskey Cocktails

It seems that we currently exist in the ‘Cosmo Generation’, where the definition of a ‘creative cocktail’ is one which attempts to fuse Tequila, Rum and Vodka together with a few arbitrary mixers and bizarrely call it a ‘Something-tini’, or a ‘Something-daiquiri’.  Perusing some cocktail menus of late, I cannot help but wonder where all…

Cocktails Liquor

When throwing a great cocktail party, you of course will need some great cocktails. Whether your party has a specific theme or is just a gathering of friends, you will want to serve cocktails that really impress! Check out a few of these easy recipes for cocktails that will really wow your guests! COTTON CANDY…

Cajun Recipes

File (fee-lay) Gumbo One of the many privileges of being raised in north central Texas is the abundant richness of cultures. Within driving distance to the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern Louisiana a person can experience a mixture of cultural cuisine. In fact the very term “Creole” in definition signifies mixed origins. A bowl of…