Cream cheese originated in France in 1035, but the deliciously wonderful flavors and textures we have today are due mainly to the creators, past and present, of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand.
Quail eggs: How do I love thee; let me count the ways. Tiny, tasty, and easy to cook. I purchased a dozen quail eggs from a friend at the farmer's market. He asked for recipes. Here is what happened.
Curious about the different types of blue cheese? From mild blue cheese to the very strongest, learn all about this fabulous treat. I've also included useful tips on spotting quality and keeping it fresh.
These Paleo egg muffins are delicious and easy to make. They are perfect for on-the-go busy cooks. Learn how to make healthy egg omelet muffins!
Do you enjoy eating eggs as part of your breakfast meal? The most common egg preparations are fried, scrambled, and omelets. To reduce the use of cooking oil, why not try eggs Florentine? This is my recipe for eggs Florentine with longanisa and mushroom.
Roasted garlic herb butter is a work of art—but no one needs to know how ridiculously easy it is to make. Great for bread, vegetables, or for roasting or finishing meats, you'll look like a rockstar!
A how-to with photos, discussion, and a Frequently Asked Questions section, teaching you how to successfully make your own, healthy yogurt.
Coddled eggs are traditionally a form of partially cooked eggs, used in the preparation of, particularly salads. This article looks at how coddled eggs can safely be adapted to find a whole new way of enjoying cooked eggs for all members of the family.
Scrambled eggs are an awesome way to start the day, especially when you have a yummy recipe that's both straightforward and delicious! Customize this recipe with your favorite toppings or sauces to start your day on a good note.
Cheese is not just an appetizer or a garnish on your burger. Learn how to create a cheese course as a dessert, the end to a special meal.
Have you ever been curious about how breast milk tastes? I was given cow's milk and human breast milk to compare without knowing what types of milk they were. Read about the results!
In this article, pictures and text show you how to make fresh goats' cream butter at home, with an old-fashioned churn. (You may shake it in a jar, too, or use a food processor.) It includes tips on equipment, goats' butter uses, and troubleshooting.
Quail eggs are small, delicate, and delicious. Care has to be taken when handling and cooking them, but this guide affords tips as well as recipes for cooking and serving them to perfection.
Hop in the car, head to the supermarket and grab some Greek yogurt. You're about to see how easy this recipe is. Even the kids will ask for seconds, and they'll have fun building their own sundaes.
You never know when a piece of bushcraft is going to come in handy. Learn how to cook an ostrich egg with this guide.
Want to learn about cheese options in Portugal? Check out this guide to the twelve best Portuguese cheeses.
The real deal, called Parmigiano-Reggiano, can legitimately be made only in the region stretching west and north of Bologna, Italy, but fakes swamp the market.
The story of blue cheese is long, spanning centuries, and slow, following the natural rhythm of the seasons. Let me share the history (and recipes) with you.
Have you ever found yourself with leftover egg yolks? Perhaps you made meringue or 7-minute icing. I can't bear to throw away perfectly good food, so let's rescue those leftover yolks and use them in imaginative (and tasty) ways.
Eggs are a great source of protein and make a substantial contribution to your daily vitamins and minerals. Why not learn to make the perfect sunny-side up egg?
From cheese to meat to chocolate, fondue has something for everyone. In this article, I'll discuss the background of traditional cheese fondue and give my top three recipes for this delicious dish.
Queso blanco made with yogurt culture is particularly good for slicing for sandwiches, frying into delicious cheese snacks, or chopping into chunky omelettes, hashes, and soups. Learn how to make this semi-hard pressed cheese at home (photo guide included).
Recipe for easy homemade honey butter with variations such as adding orange rind, lemon rind, cinnamon, and pecans. Step-by-step photos and video included.
Find out how to fry halloumi cheese in just 10 minutes for use in salads or as a delicious Mediterranean side dish. This article also shows other ways to cook this delicious cheese.
Traditionally, real buttermilk is prepared from dahi, which is homemade yogurt. My recipe describes the traditional way of making it as substitutes abound all around.
I used to cook in a restaurant and learned to make the perfect omelette—it's so easy once you grasp the basic technique.
Evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk are completely different products but tend to look a lot alike. I hope you find this article on what I learned about these canned milk products is helpful!
This page shows you how to peel a hard boiled egg (in my opinion). It includes step-by-step instructions, lots of photos, and how-to videos.
Learn how to make homemade mozzarella cheese in just an hour. Known as "30 minute mozzarella", this is one of the easiest cheeses to make and rewards your efforts with almost instant gratification.
You'll be surprised to learn how easy it is to make real cream cheese at home. Creamy, rich and tangy, it beats anything you can buy at a grocery store.
Yes, you can poach an egg just like the fancy restaurants do, simply by using a microwave. In fact, that's probably how the fancy restaurants do it, too. Here is a tried and proven, step-by-step procedure to poach an egg quickly, exactly to your liking.
Hard boiled eggs are great for salads. Here are some tips to make your hard-boiled eggs easy-to-peel.
The egg—once shunned as ticking cholesterol time bomb is now recognized as a much-needed part of a healthy diet. Let me show you how to cook this versatile (and delicious) nutrient-rich food.
Deep-fried camembert is a popular starter, but it is often served with a disappointingly bland salad. This recipe is for quick and easy deep-fried camembert and a delicious accompanying salad.
Have you ever found yourself with leftover egg whites? Perhaps you made a rich custard or sponge cake. I can't bear to throw away perfectly good food, so let's rescue those leftover whites and use them in imaginative (and tasty) ways.
Herb butter is an incredibly simple and easy way of making butter tastier and more interesting. This article shows how to make basic herb butter and provides serving suggestions.
In this simple recipe guide, I describe how to poach eggs in an egg poacher and in boiling water. I also look at poaching eggs in the microwave using egg rings.
Photos and step-by-step instructions for making homemade yogurt. It also includes ideas for flavoring and serving yogurt.
This article explains the difference between organic eggs, pastured eggs, cage free eggs, and other conventional eggs. Learn which type of eggs give you the most benefits.
Like many cheeses, making feta goat cheese is not complicated. It requires mostly common kitchen utensils, some time, and some refrigerator room. The results are first-rate.
You have some extra cheese in the fridge with no immediate plans to use it. Can you freeze it? This mom tried it, and this is what she found.
Egg white is a great source of protein and can be used to make delicious desserts. It can also be used as a glue and is found in some paints and vaccines.
Make a restaurant-quality fried cheese entrée in about 10 minutes with this saganaki recipe. Find out which cheese to choose and the different frying methods used for cooking saganaki.
Brie—a cheese as rich in history as it is in flavor. I’ll share with you facts, folklore, and luscious recipes for the cheese that was ‘fit for a king.’
Do you love eating a salad before starting your meal? This quick and easy egg salad is made with a vinaigrette instead of the traditional mayonnaise.
Duck eggs make a wonderfully tasty and refreshing change from chicken eggs and can largely be cooked almost exactly the same way. This article features ten different ways in which you can cook duck eggs (or chicken eggs) to help ensure your egg recipes and dishes never become boring or repetitive.
The versatile egg can be boiled, poached, fried, scrambled, made into a quiche or a cake, and more. Here you'll find some time-tested secrets for making eggs come out great.
Make homemade butter for kids from cream using just a jar and marbles. Tastes great and easy for kids to do!
Pickled eggs: You either hate them or love them. Well, for the pickled egg lovers out there I have worked on a spicy recipe for some time, and I think it is now just about perfect! I hope you enjoy.
It will be the holiday season before you know it! Top your desserts in style with fresh, homemade whipped cream that does not deflate and keeps for days.
What is the difference between brown and white eggs? Yellow and orange yolks? How can you tell an egg is fresh, fertile, or free-range? These and many more answers await!
I feel bad dumping out spoiled milk, but I always just assumed there was nothing to be done but feel a little guilty and buy a new jug. It seems I was wrong! Here's how you can use spoiled milk.
Some bright spark came up with the counterintuitive idea that to make cheese more attractive and marketable it should be mouldy.
How do you get perfect scrambled eggs without using a nonstick pan? I've got the secret you're looking for.
Fresh, organic eggs are quite different from their factory-farmed counterparts. A protective layer called the "bloom" has been washed off, leaving the egg vulnerable to bacteria and leading to a shorter shelf life. This article is a short introduction. Get to know your eggs!
Whether you have aversions to dairy, are watching your weight, or just don't have butter on hand, here are some substitutes I've tried and loved in my baking adventures!
The creaminess and saltiness of the cheese, the sweetness of the chorizo, and the pungency of the spring onions add exciting flavors to your favorite breakfast meal. Try this easy to make recipe at home.
Really good scrambled eggs are light and fluffy and taste delicious. Once you know how to make them, they are a quick and easy snack. Here are my tips for making the best eggs ever.
What is Caspian Sea yogurt (aka matsoni)? How did it get from Eastern Europe all the way to Japan? Find out one of the newest secrets to Japanese longevity—and the tastiest!
Shell fish will taste great dipped in your own golden streaming and rich, solid free drawn butter! A Simple to follow video guide for making "Clarified Butter" (drawn butter). Step by step written directions to print out or bookmark are also found.
Ghee, or clarified butter, is said to be a superfood. So, what is it and why do people say it is a healthy fat?
Fresh eggs, cage-free eggs, free-range eggs, grade A eggs, brown eggs, white eggs: What's the difference? Here's a primer on egg quality and how raising your own eggs—or buying them locally from a hobby farmer—can put a tastier egg on your table.
Do you love omelets? Here are some ideas for fillings and toppings, along with delicious combinations.
Are "fresh from the nest" chicken eggs better than store-bought eggs? Cage-free, organic, farm-fresh, free-range—all buzzwords to get you to purchase expensive eggs. Are they really any better?
Which foods go well with cottage cheese? Are you looking to add something other than fruit? Here are six great ideas for unexpected cottage cheese mix-ins, as well as a sweet dessert treat at the end!
If you love yogurt like I do and appreciate healthy homemade treats that are easy to make and taste great, you might love this easy, convenient, and extra detailed recipe for homemade yogurt in a thermos! Created with love for those who need simple but detailed recipes, like me.
Organic milk can be expensive. Is it worth it? I purchased Simple Truth Organic Milk and gave it a try. This review will let you know if it is worth the extra money to buy organic milk.
Cheese fondue is one of my secret indulgences and one of my family's New Year's Eve traditions, but it is a delicious treat for any time. Here's a favorite made with delicious Swiss cheeses.
Making yogurt at home is easy, and does not require any special equipment. I've made yogurt dozens of times using this method, which I describe step-by-step with photos. Save money and have fun making your own yogurt!
Have you ever tried a sardine omelet for breakfast? Enjoy this simple yet nutrient-packed morning meal today.
If you're craving a soft-boiled egg that is cooked to perfection, this easy recipe is for you. The eggs are cooked so that the yolk is runny, but the egg white is still firm. They're easy to peel after sitting in an ice bath, and they make for a quick breakfast on busy mornings! Enjoy!
Do you love omelets for breakfast? I do! They're a great source of protein, and they're so delicious, too. Today, I will teach you one of the most popular omelet recipes that I make onboard our cruise ship.
Fried eggs seem like a fairly simple production. Actually, there are a number of things that can go wrong when frying an egg, and this article addresses each of them in turn.
Which is best: organic, pastured, free-range, cage-free, or battery eggs? A number of factors contribute to the answer: nutrition, contamination risks, animal welfare, and environmental impact.
Egg salad is a quick and easy make-ahead snack that works well as a topping for romaine lettuce, crackers, or whole wheat bread. This dairy-free recipe is great for those participating in Paleo or Whole30 diets.
Do you love eating eggs for breakfast? Eggs give me the energy I need to start my day. I enjoy making omelets because they are endlessly versatile and fun to make. This is my special eggplant omelet with ground chicken.
Making a perfectly cooked, sunny-side-up egg is simple once you know a few little tricks. With these seven easy steps, you'll have another awesome kitchen trick under your belt—and a delicious breakfast!
I have accidentally combined everything that is great about a frittata, an omelet, and a quiche. I call it my crazy egg pie. If you have eggs, you can probably make it right now and it will be delicious! Includes recipe, walk-through & pics. You can do it!
Ever wonder what mascarpone cheese is or how to use it in baking or cooking? Here is everything you need to know about this rich Italian cheese.
In his 1990 book, The Food of China, E.N. Anderson writes that he once heard a Chinese person describe cheese as “the mucous discharge of some old cow’s guts, allowed to putrefy.” Tut, tut.
If you're looking for an easy cheese souffle recipe, Tony Award winner Julie Harris had her own personal favorite. This cheese souffle for two is quick and easy to prepare. Give this a try and eat like a movie star!
For expats and Spain-lovers alike, this Spanish omelette recipe will not disappoint. It was created by my husband after realizing how cumbersome it is to make a tortilla de patata. This was such a success in our family that I decided to share it so you can satisfy your cravings with half the work.
We've all been at a potluck where there were several different trays of deviled eggs. Some taste fantastic... and some? Yikes. Why aren't they good? I'm about to explain what makes a delicious deviled egg, plus tell you how you can make the best deviled eggs ever.
What's the difference, and why do brown eggs cost more than white? Learn all the egg vocab you need to know to get the best eggs for yourself!