Although you can make an upside down cake with virtually any type of fruit, the most traditional is the pineapple upside down cake. This delicious cake is made by placing a layer of fruit in the bottom of the pan and then covering it with batter. After the cake is baked, the pan is inverted and the sugar and fruit juices combine to make a sweet, caramelized cake topping. This is a classic that every home cook should experience making. I've found two recipes — one that's simple and another that's more complicated — so read both and decide which one suits you and your culinary needs. For the recipes, read more
Baking up a heart cake is a delicious way to celebrate Valentine's Day. The only difference a heart cake has from a regular cake is the shape — which makes the cake festive and special. I've found two recipes for you to experiment with. One is simple and requires no extra equipment. The other is a little more difficult and involves a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Take a look at both when you read more
If you are searching for something to serve a crowd on Super Bowl Sunday, think about making pulled pork sandwiches. Super-moist, melt-in-your-mouth pork piled high on a soft bun is both filling and celebratory. The pork is slow cooked and best made in advance, giving you plenty of time to enjoy company and the game. You don't have to be a chef to make these hearty sandwiches, a home cook with elementary culinary skills can master them. For two recipes — one easy and another that requires a little more time — read more
Sweet flavors pair nicely with pork tenderloin. While the classic pairing is apple sauce, the combination of barbeque sauce and maple syrup work wonderfully too. Cooked together with sweet potatoes, this one dish meal is perfect for a Friday night. No time is spent slaving over the stove because the entire thing bakes in the oven!
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When hosting a child's birthday party don't go gourmet. Instead serve crowd pleasing kid's food like pizza. Be sure to have an easy snack on hand for kids who may be hungry during the kindergym games and festivities.
Crunchy vegetable sticks with a cheesy ranch dip will hold off hunger pains until pizza time. Serve both plain cheese and pepperoni pizza on paper plates with lots of napkins. To get these recipes, read more
Classic Eggs Benedict is the ultimate brunch comfort food. Toasty English muffins, topped with crispy ham, delicate eggs, and a luxurious hollandaise sauce is like heaven on a plate. Oddly, it's one dish that I consume on a regular basis, but don't know how to make! I've decided to change that by experimenting with some recipes. Once I have mastered the beginner version, I will move onto the more challenging expert recipe. To learn how to make Eggs Benedict, read more
Chocolate fudge is my mom's all-time favorite holiday sweet. She's not much of a cook, so we usually make it together. It's an excellent dessert to make with loved ones because the final result is decadently rewarding. There are a million fudge recipes out there, but I prefer one that highlights the pure chocolate flavor by omitting walnuts.
I've found two recipes, one that is simple and another that takes a little more time, equipment, and expertise. Whichever you choose, whip up a batch soon. Fudge is delicious on a holiday dessert buffet and divine wrapped in cellophane and presented as a homemade gift. For the recipes, read more
When it comes to cooking delicious and rapid weeknight dinners, shrimp is a great ingredient. It cooks quickly and takes on the flavors that are added to it. Tonight's shrimp meal comes together in 20 short minutes. The shrimp is cooked with diced tomatoes and sun dried tomato salad dressing making for a rich but simple dish. The mixture includes sautéed zucchini and salty feta cheese. To see the recipe, read more
Technically speaking, stew is a method of cooking in which food is covered with liquid and simmered slowly for a long period of time. However in today's age, who has time to waste stewing ingredients for large amounts of time? It's almost 2008 and a swift, scrumptious "stew" can come together in under 40 minutes!
Cut the sausage, peppers, and celery into small pieces to ensure quick cooking. Use canned beans and tomatoes for maximum flavor in minimal time. For the recipe to this delish dish, read more
Portobello mushrooms are the meatiest of mushrooms. When stuffed with a bunch of cooked veggies, they make an excellent dinner. This recipe is quick, tasty, and hearty. If you've invited vegetarian guests to Thanksgiving dinner, these would be a scrumptious side dish. Make them tonight or make them later, either way you'll need the recipe so read more