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fireworks 4th of July

Some unsuspecting people in a mall food court were suddenly serenaded by a flash mob. Happy 4th!  

Novak Djokovic

Some people feast on champagne immediately after a championship win; Novak Djokovic snacked on grass after beating Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon men's singles final. "I felt like an animal," he said of the curious culinary celebration...

cake pops

These recipe blog posts have some great ideas for your 4th of July barbecue, some traditional and some not.  Try one of these recipes this year. Patriotic Cake Pops An easy dessert featured on Eclectic Recipes that is fun for you and the kids...

Strawberries

This is the perfect dessert for a hot summer night. It is frozen, light, creamy, and sweet - all in one. My mother used to make this with a Grape Nuts crust, and we all picked out the cereal bits from the sweet pie filling. I have made it more kid...

soda

Americans are still consuming more soda than any other beverage, including water. This is not that surprising considering that advertisers are still aggressively marketing the sweet stuff. Ad Age's Leading National Advertisers report, "Coke...

marshmallow

If you've always wanted to learn how to make edible patriotic bald eagles, now you have your chance. Although this recipe is by no means healthy, it's actually possible to make it more nutritious. Instead of Oreos, use a gluten free or...

mcdonald's

McDonald's UAE and Neutral Fuels LLC have just joined forces to recycle vegetable oil into biodiesel in the United Arab Emirates. The vegetable oil will come from the 90 McDonald's restaurants in the area; as a part of the deal, McDonald...

Watermelon

Watermelon Bloody Mary A summertime twist on this classic cocktail. Minted Watermelon Cooler The ultimate refresher! Watermelon Martini The sweet vodka martinis are an elegant summertime cocktail. Watermelon Cucumber Cocktail Sweet, simple, and...

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William and Kate Middleton continued their tour of Canada with a visit to the Institute of Tourism in Montreal for an interactive cooking demonstration. The royal couple cooked alongside culinary school students using local ingredients....

purple cabbage

Spice up your holiday festivities with this flavorful coleslaw. Horseradish and Dijon mustard bring the heat which is balanced with the sweetness from the orange juice. Adding purple cabbage makes this salad even more festive and increases the...

chicken salad sandwich

Chicken salad sandwiches are an easy lunch or dinner.  If you are worried about the carbs, skip the bread and place the chicken on a bed of butter lettuce.  This salad has all the components you could ever want in a dish, sweetness from...

whole wheat bread

Baking homemade bread is one of the most relaxing activities that a person can do.  Not only is it an activity good for the soul but also good for the tummy.  Making your own whole wheat bread puts you in control of the ingredients- no...

Cranberry Mint Sorbet

  Sorbet is so easy to make at home, I don't know why everyone isn't doing it! While classic flavors are at the top of any beginner's hit list - strawberry, raspberry, lemon, watermelon - there are so many different combinations...

flag cake

Many patriotic pies and cakes contain food coloring, refined sugar, and generally aren't that healthy. Check out these updated holiday themed desserts which are perfect for those adhering to a paelo, gluten free, vegan, or raw diet. Paleo...

omelette

Mastering egg cookery is a fundamental facet of becoming a professional chef.  One of the recipes being the standard French omelet.  These omelets are different from the American version because they are thinner and more delicate. ...

Apricot Tart

Apricot Muffins With a half apricot embedded in each muffin, these are simply divine. (Scroll down for the recipe in English). Apricot Tea Cakes These individual tea cakes combine two classic flavors, apricots and almonds, in a moist and...

zucchini

Use you summer zucchini bounty to make these delicious guilt free muffins which are a perfect addition to your holiday brunch spread. The hemp seeds add healthy fat and protein which balances the sweetener, and the lack of grains is beneficial for...

taco-inspired crafts

These clever taco-inspired crafts will make you want to run for the border. This simple Mexican staple food has been reinterpreted into everything from hair pins to little robots. Which of these taco-inspired crafts is your favorite? 1. Yummy Taco...

Crops App

Twitter is such a useful tool. It is like reading that scrolling thing at the bottom of the screen while the news is on. I pay attention to the scrolling (my Twitter feed) while I am waiting for pages to load, searches to search, and phone calls to...

Rainbow Jello

Ah Jello, who doesn't love it? What makes it so great, is that for just a few cents, you can make a sweet dessert treat, your kids will love. Jello makes a fun ingredient for quite a few desserts that are not always so jiggly. I used to live...

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