Traditional Cuban Recipe Moros Y Cristianos

Traditional Cuban Recipe Moros Y Cristianos

  We recently had an opportunity to travel to Cuba. Our people-to-people exchange gave us the chance to meet with Cubans and experience, among other things, their love of sharing a meal. And through it all, one dish appeared over and over again, whether prepared at a restaurant, in a church kitchen or at home – Platillo […]

The Original Red Velvet Cake Recipe

The Original Red Velvet Cake Recipe

  While the Waldorf Salad may tell you exactly where it originated, did you know that Red Velvet cake also originated at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel in the 1920’s? In celebration of National Culinary Arts Month, Hilton Worldwide is sharing some classic recipes and their unique history and encouraging everyone to Be A Weekender […]

Caipirinha – Brazil National Cocktail

Caipirinha – Brazil National Cocktail

  Whether you’re watching the World Cup soccer games or not, a refreshing cocktail goes great with summer. And one of the best is the national cocktail of Brazil, the tasty Caipirinha. Made from Brazilian cane liquor known as Cachaça and mixed with lime, the classic Caipirnha is deceptively easy to drink while packing a bit […]

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Easy Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

  by Diana Laskaris   We were recently invited to by Hamilton Beach to test their Stand Mixer.  We were not financially compensated for this review. The opinions shared are our own and based on the experience we had.  As you may already know, I am known not only for my tasty food, but also for […]

Secret Recipes and Hidden Kitchen Treasures

Secret Recipes and Hidden Kitchen Treasures

  by Diana Laskaris (the Messy Chef)   We were recently invited to test the Hand Mixer from Hamilton Beach. We were not financially compensated for this review. The opinions shared are our own and based on the experience we had.      There’s an urban legend that has been passed around in various forms […]

Tasty Food And Good For You Too

Tasty Food And Good For You Too

    Are you looking for ways to eat tasty food that’s not punishing to your waistline?  Summer is right around the corner, which means bathing suit season. That’s got many of us focused on how we’re eating will affect our figures.  But more than that, the news is full of stories about genetically modified foods, gluten-free diets, vegan meals, […]

Understanding the Crus of Beaujolais

Understanding the Crus of Beaujolais

  by Lesley Quinn   Beaujolais is that light easy to drink wine made from the Gamay grape variety in the Burgundy region of France. On the label you can expect to see 5 different types of Beaujolais.   If on the label you see just the single word Beaujolais you are purchasing the most […]

Greek Easter Bread A Colorful Treat

Greek Easter Bread A Colorful Treat

  Anyone who’s been around a Greek family at Easter knows that there are many traditions that continue down through generations. The  dying of bright red Easter eggs (the egg being the symbol of rebirth and the red color signifying the blood of Christ) is one of them. Embedding some of the bright red Easter […]

Crunchy Oven-Fried Chicken

Crunchy Oven-Fried Chicken

  We love the crispity crunchiness of fried chicken. That southern fried tradition is a part of the American food lexicon. But not all of our waistlines (or cholesterol levels) appreciate the finer points of deep fat fried foods. Lucky for you, we’ve made a recipe that give you all the crispity crunchiness you desire […]

A New Recipe for Travel And Health

A New Recipe for Travel And Health

  We’re launching a new “Health & Lifestyle” section under “Plates” where those with health and dietary concerns can look for recipes and recommendations with their health consciousness in mind. Gluten free, vegan and other designations will appear in the tags for items in this category.  Today we also offer a simple recipe that even […]