A delicious soup recipe that will quickly become a Fall favorite in your kitchen. Soup is the ultimate comfort food and this one's the sweetest! It's a life-saver, time-saver and money-saver too!
Garlic that unexpectedly turns blue during cooking or pickling can be quite an unpleasant surprise to both new and experienced cooks. How does garlic turn blue? Is blue garlic safe to eat?
Try some of these side dishes to turn a filet mignon into a complete meal. Recipes for salads, potatoes, and vegetables are included
What's the secret to crispy, restaurant-style french fries? Learn how to choose the best potato for frying. Also included: step-by-step instructions and photographs for making tender, unforgettable fries.
Six great potato recipes, including baked, roasted, mashed, and fried (fries or chips). Step-by-step instructions with videos and photos so that you can easily follow the recipes. How to make recipes with potatoes.
Turning a bag of dry pinto beans into a hearty meal does not have to be daunting! Beans make a cheap, nutrient dense meal. Find out how to make it easy.
This delicious and easy gazpacho recipe makes good use of fresh garden ingredients. Also includes videos of other ways to make it.
Lithuanian cuisine is known for its simple and hearty dishes; our traditional fare tends to be naturally filling, made from local ingredients, and only lightly seasoned with salt and herbs.
Sour cream, cream cheese, butter, and half & half make these mashed potatoes decadent and yet versatile—the ultimate comfort food. They go well with meatloaf, milanesa, and roast chicken.
All I can say is "AWESOME"! These fried green tomatoes were simply amazing. The best I've EVER had. We do fried green tomatoes every year for my birthday/4th of July dinner. I decided to find a new recipe because the ones we made were only so-so. I'm a believer and a lover of your technique and recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with us!
An easy recipe for crispy, aromatic, baked stuffed aubergine—a delicious vegetarian dish that you can use for a starter, a main course, or as an accompaniment to meat.
This recipe, Cheesy Potatoes is a definate crowd pleaser. If you are having company coming over, don't hesitate to put this on the menu. Your guests will be full of compliments.
Ever wanted to try the popular Southern dish poke sallet, often called "poke salad"? I'm a native of the rural United States and am here to show you how to detoxify and prepare this delicious dish.
A cool-weather super-food, kale is packed with vitamins. Enjoy it raw in salads, braised or stir-fried as a side dish, or incorporate it into a fantastic vegetable pie.
Swede turnips (also called rutabaga) are sometimes hugely under rated as a cooking and eating vegetable. This page explores different recipes and serving suggestions for swede turnips or rutabaga, perhaps helping you sell their taste benefits and versatility to your family.
Dozens of chefs have given this classic their own personal spin; however, “more” is not necessarily "better." Let's get back to basics and find the perfect salade niçoise.
There is controversy over the safety of eating daylilies. This article tells you why and helps you make informed decisions about whether you should eat your daylilies.
Nutritionists say that we should eat three to five servings of green vegetables every day. Here are some tips for adding more vegetables to your diet.
Weekly routine of freezing keeps the household in pinto beans for all the recipes that need them. A few decades later and one has probably saved money and practiced good eco green habits.
Corn tops the chart as the most-produced grain throughout the world. I'll give you a brief history of this luscious food, how to find the best-tasting, and (of course) provide some recipes.
Read about the three steps to crispy, tender sweet potato fries. Also included: how to choose safe and healthy cooking oils and deep-frying safety tips.
Summer—the weather is hot, and you don't want to stand over a hot stove. Here are some main dish salad recipes that will please your family and keep you cool as a cucumber.
How to make a traditional Spanish omelette with potatoes and onions, as an entree, appetizer, or for tapas.
Learn about Oregon's natural wild mushrooms and truffles. Learn about their seasons and environments and how to collect them to be used in your food.
Celtuce is a variety of cabbage with both the leaves and the stem suitable for eating and cooking. This page features a variety of raw and cooked serving recipes and suggestions.
Find out here. Four methods were tested, and one came out on top. Using the winning method, you'll get perfect mashed potatoes every time.
Describe your idea of perfect potato salad. Tangy with vinegar, bright with mustard, a contrast of creamy potatoes and crunchy vegetables, or perhaps something even more exotic? Let me show you how.
Crockpots make cooking beans a total breeze. I've included step-by-step instructions and serving suggestions.
A delicious and simple meal with a combination of savory and vibrant flavors, easy to make and superbly filling.
An easy guide to making pureed pumpkin from scratch. Once made, the puree can be frozen and then used as the base for a number of great pumpkin recipes.
This guide shows you how to buy, store, cook, and measure any bean you decide to make. Beans can be as gourmet as anything else we cook.
Radishes get a bad rap and are usually only added to salads for color. Radishes aren't just for salads! Here is a simple, yummy recipe for pickling radishes that I promise you'll love.
An old time favorite - made simple. Enjoy this quick recipe that is so delicious and tastes just like stuffed peppers.
I created this side dish after we had been out of town and didn't have a lot of ingredients on hand to cook for dinner. I improvised with the veggies we had in the fridge and made this delicious veggie medley.
Tofu: eaten by millions but so misunderstood. If you love it, you'll love this article. If you're unsure, I know I can convince you to try it. And haters, I hope you keep reading. I might convert you.
Here you'll find a step-by-step guide with photos that teaches you how to easily can and pickle garlic and dill green beans.
A no fuss and easy to follow, step by step method on how to make falafels. A healthy falafel recipe which you can complete in 30 minutes. Great for brunch, lunch, dinner or for a snack.
Lots of tips for seasoning and cooking corn-on-the cob: grilling, microwaving, roasting, frying, and batter-frying.
Would you like to prepare a simple salad dressing for your meal? Try my easy to make 5-ingredient vinaigrette recipe. It's a salad dressing with a sweet touch.
Portobello, or breakfast mushrooms, are the best mushrooms for stuffing due to their size. This page includes a number of very different tasty recipes for stuffings, as well as serving suggestions.
Zucchini squash is a popular vegetable to grow in backyard gardens. With the right growing conditions, you can get a large crop from just a few plants. Here are 10 suggestions if you have more zucchini than you know what to do with.
Butternut squash is a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. With these delicious recipes, you can make mouthwatering dishes.
Baked potatoes—Fifteen ideas for how to turn this easy side dish into an inexpensive meal for one or an easy family weeknight dinner. Ingredient lists, recipes, and helpful hints—they're all here!
All bananas were created equal right? Nope! Some are definitely better than others for making fritters. Let me share my favorites with you.
Learn how to make a traditional Russian potato salad "Olivier" with this step-by-step recipe. Pictures, tips and the healthiest way to make it.
Raw radicchio is a bold, assertive, and somewhat bitter green, but cook gently and it melts into sweet, creamy bliss. I’ll tell you how to grow, select, and use this beautiful vegetable.
A new spin on a traditional potato pancake recipe, incorporating fresh veggies. Super easy to make and deliciously yummy. Serve this side dish just in time for summer or at your next holiday dinner.
Pickled onions are something of a British culinary institution. This page shows how easy it is to make chip shop style pickled onions at home.
How do you cook parsnips? Are you looking for ideas a little bit different from the norm? On this page, among other ideas, you will find recipes for parsnip mash, parsnips roasted with chicken and other root vegetables and even parsnips roasted in Scotch whisky marmalade!
Broccoli--gray, mushy and stinky, or bright green, crisp, and floral. It's all in how you cook it. Treat it gently. Let me show you how to coax broccoli into a treat your family will love.
A recipe for the best green beans you've ever tasted: fresh, delicious green beans simmered in chicken broth with new potatoes and onion slivers.
Text and photos teach you step-by-step how to preserve winter squashes or pumpkins by pressure canning.
Freezing seconds from local farmers is an easy, inexpensive way to stock up on tomatoes and NEVER BUY CANNED TOMATOES AGAIN!
Stuffed cabbage is one of the many traditional, frugal, and absolutely delicious recipes from Limousin, the rural heart of France. This recipe transforms regular ingredients into a feast!
Chip shop style potato fritters make an excellent variation on potato based meal accompaniments. This page shows you how to easily make potato fritters at home, every bit as good as you will get from a fish and chip shop.
Pumpkin Bisque--How many ways can we make you? Sweet, savory, vegetarian? I have something for everyone--even carnivores will love these recipes.
Learn how to freeze green beans and other garden vegetables and discover time-saving equipment that will make home freezing vegetables a breeze.
Don't like cabbage? Want to find out how to take it to new levels of tastiness? This page includes several recipes for sauteed sweetheart or pointed cabbage, helping you to enjoy cabbage at its best.
Healthy salads can be delicious and are fun to create. Purslane, mizuna and tatsoi are tasty and nutritious greens that are great additions to a salad.
Zucchini (courgette) recipes of a number of different types to suit a wide variety of tastes. Includes baked, griddled and roasted zucchini recipe ideas and more.
Nutritious, delicious and as versatile as you want it to be, curly kale is an ingredient that can hopefully help put the negative reputation of cabbage to bed. This article contains 10 very different recipes to try out at home.
Packing a lunch for work or school every day saves significant dollars every month- here are some ideas for easy-to-make, healthy lunches for each day of the week!
Don't let the many varieties of winter squash intimidate you! Just because they look odd doesn't mean you can't eat them.
You might be surprised that you can also plan dinner while stopping to smell the roses! Here you'll find ten easy-to-find (or grow), edible flowers to spice up your cooking game.
A quick and easy way to make vegetables taste great. This tasty recipe offers easy preparation and a quick clean-up for busy cooks.
These 14 delicious ways to use your extra pumpkins will surprise you and delight you. I hope you get the chance to try out each one of them and bone up on your pumpkin roasting skills this season. No more wasted pumpkins for you!
Do you have lots of summer squash? Here are some delicious recipes to prepare your abundance of squash. Grill, bake, stir-fry, sweet or create a salad!
Many people have never heard of the Morel Mushroom so I would like to give you a brief background on this delicious fungal creature. Mind you, my research has not gone in depth because I would much rather hunt for these wonderful little morsels than...
Listeria is a bacterium that can live in animals and humans but also survives in soil and water, where it contaminates plants. It causes a disease called listeriosis. Not everyone gets sick from a Listeria infection, but in some people the infection is deadly.
Don't kill your weeds, eat them! Have fun learning to identify the weeds in your yard, then picking the edible varieties to make a salad. You'll also find a yummy vinaigrette recipe in this hub.
Variations of a family favorite recipe for corn relish. Ingredients for a small batch include frozen corn kernels; bagged, shredded cabbage; bell peppers; mustard; and apple cider vinegar.
What do you do when your garden is loaded with zucchini? Gadzukes! Head to the kitchen with all the little squashes and fill your freezer with great zucchini dishes for those days when your garden has been iced over with frost.
The best mashed potatoes do not come out of a box or a pouch. It starts will real potatoes, and in less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy the real thing!
Potatoes are an incredibloy versatile cooking ingredient. This page is devoted to exploring a number of less obvious ways in which potatoes can be cooked and enjoyed to perfection.
Step by step instructions for preparing potato pancakes using a store bought mix. This is great for first-timers or cooks looking for helpful tips and fresh ideas. Goes with any meal all year long.
Oven-roasted tomatoes are healthy and delicious! Follow these easy instructions using your home oven and get suggestions on how to use these gems in meals, appetizers, or snacks.
Looking for a delicious Brussels sprouts recipe? This Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe will have your mouth watering and begging for more! It's also a delicious fat burning food!
A delicious and nutritious recipe for fresh vegetable soup with cannellini beans, including variations to make it vegetarian or vegan.
California cuisine is a rapidly evolving food trend with a wide range of meaning and many different approaches. Let's find out how it came to exist and what makes it so unique.
When harvest brings in the butternut squash, it's time fire up the oven and bake this delicious vegetable in pies or serve it as a simple, nutritious side dish.
Potato pancakes are also known as latkes. You needn't be Jewish to make or enjoy them. Let's look at their origins, and then try some fun recipes.
For such an unassuming vegetable the carrot certainly has an amazing history; carrots are as old as time, multi-cultural, and did you know that they were part of World War II propaganda?
Green salad—the start of many evening meals. Is your salad bold or boring? You can take your green salad from being a sad, forlorn afterthought to an exciting introduction to the main course. Green salad should and can be enticing, flavorful, and PERFECT.
Pizza Margherita with basil and tomato is easy to make on a gas grill. Easy homemade pizza dough recipe included.
Green peas are loaded with nutrients and are a very healthy food. There are many ways to prepare peas and many foods that are improved by their addition.
Boxty, or Irish potato pancakes, are simple to make and delicious to eat. Crusty golden brown outside and fluffy and tender inside, these are economical and just plain delicious.
Spinach is an easy and delicious side dish, and this recipe has only two ingredients! Despite having so few ingredients, it always comes out tasting fresh and like the simple flavor of spinach. This recipe is a hit at our house—even my 5-year-old will eat it!
Historical background about the Great Depression and how families survived through frugality and food consciousness.
In the United States, Okra is a traditional southern staple. Here are a few of the many ways to prepare and enjoy this vegetable.
Not only is this classic Italian recipe light and delicious, it's also low in sodium. See how this Eggplant Parmesan measures up to the restaurant version nutritional scorecard.
This recipe for roasted white potato fries comes together quickly and is a crowd-pleaser. Requiring just a few flips in the oven, this recipe is simple and no-fuss, making it an easy side dish for any meal.
A warm salad consisting of greens such as Swiss chard and kale, roasted acorn squash, dried cranberries, fresh apple, and pecans tossed in a maple apple cider vinaigrette.
Baked beans don't have to be boring. Here are some recipe ideas which let baked beans achieve their maximum potential.
Dried beans are a healthy, inexpensive food. Read how to prepare and cook them properly. This recipe works for just about any type of dried bean.
Learning to can fresh green beans in a pressure canner is easy and can provide a nutritious side dish with no preservatives or additives.
Easy photo directions for quick cooking white beans from scratch without soaking, plus recipes, tips and nutritional information.