Foods that Boost Immune System

Sick of fighting flu the entire monsoon? Tested everything within your reach to keep the nagging flu at bay, but without much success? Have you incorporated the foods that boost immune system in your diet? Maybe, it is the main change which you require to make a part of your daily life. A diet comprising plenty of servings of colorful fruits and vegetables, coupled with at least 8-10 glasses of water is the least you need to boost your immune...

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How to Make Perfect Sauces for Home Cooking

Break the Cycle So many people use processed ingredients in their cooking that it almost becomes second nature. When compiling our shopping lists for the week, the process is often to decide what we want the main part of a meal to be, and then deciding which jar or packet of sauce you are going to buy to accompany it. That said, many people are now going down the healthier and much more fun route of buying whatever ingredients they need, and...

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How to Impress Your Date With Home Cooking

Brave Move We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve been telling our friends about this exciting new person that we’re dating, only to be told that we’re on our own once we disclose that we’re about to take on the final frontier and actually cook for them. Hosting a date at home and cooking is a brave move at the best of times, and even more so if you are in the early stages of any potential relationship. We...

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Last Minute Baking – How to Cater For Unexpected Guests

Unexpected guests landing on the doorstep can send fear through anyone, especially if they have empty bellies and you are not adequately prepared. If you want to make sure you are always ready for these eventualities, there are plenty of desserts which won’t take long to bake. These cakes can even be personalised to suit your guests and will ensure they leave feeling happy and satisfied. You only need a few ingredients for most of these, so...

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Easy, Healthy, and Bite-Size Appetizers

Planning a party can be a challenge. There’s so much to prepare, from the venue and decorations, to the table design and food. But before you get all frazzled, let’s make it easier for you. Here are some suggestions for sumptuous appetizers that are definitely a cinch to make. 1. Serve Up Hot Appetizers Warm food and sauces are wonderful fare during chilly nights. Tartlets, empanaditas, stuffed mushrooms, pigs in blanket, roll ups...

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ONION SOUP

Serves 4-6 1/4 cup CRISCO all-vegetable shortening or 1/4 CRISCO stick 6 cups thinly sliced onions (about 4 medium) 4 cans (14.5 ounce each) beef broth 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, divided 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened 6 slices French bread 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Melt Crisco in a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until tender but not brown, stirring occasionally. Add broth and 1/4 teaspoon hot...

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QUICK AND EASY SPINACH PIE

Serves 4-6 2 10-ounce packages chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry3 -4 green onions, chopped4 eggs, lightly beaten1/2 cup cottage cheese 1 4-ounce container crumbled feta cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon dill 10 sheets phyllo dough, thawed CRISCO Butter Flavor* No-Stick Cooking Spray Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with Crisco No Stick Cooking Spray. In a...

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