The Easiest Sangria Recipe

There are many versions of Sangria. In Spain they often contain a measure or two of the local liqueur. The basic recipe is: 750ml medium red Spanish wine4 oz Spanish brandySplash of soda water or LemonadeJuice of one orange and one lemonSliced whole lemon, orange …

Izakaya

An Izakaya is a Japanese pub.  Accordingly, these establishments focus on serving a vast variety of alcohol, especially sake (rice wine), but menus full of tapas-style small plates of food compliment the drinks.  Upscale, home-style, and street foods alike find their way to the table, …

Strange Facts about Cupcakes

These are some strange, not so strange, and mouthwatering facts about cupcakes. * Cupcakes have always been popular. Children loved them before adults knew that these bite-sized beauties in the fluted paper cups could be as simple or as fancy as the cook’s imagination allowed. …

How to Bake a Pound Cake

Bon Appetit! My baking experience comes with the love for eating decadent sweet desserts. I believe in order to bake a great pound cake is to start with love added into the ingredients and not to bake when angry. The best pound cake ends with …

Getting Food in a Foreign Restaurant

Ah, you’ve traveled to Europe for that continental tour and are exploring around.  It is an exciting time and you want to have “real Experiences” in each country that you visit, and that means getting out of the tourist destinations and trying something truly local.  …

Florentine Cookies

Florentine Cookies I am an expert at making these little Italian delights. Florentines are Italian cookes that do not require the use of flour and they are very thin. The texture of these cookies come from the chopped nuts. They are an Italian tradition for …

How to Make Cinnamon Toast

Not getting enough grain products? Feeling bad about the precious nutritional value of a simple piece of toast that you are missing? Look no further as this recipe combines the goodness of toast and the delightfulness of taste into one fantastic sensation. Not only will …

How to Find a Pumpkin Patch

There are many ways to find pumpkin patches where you live. One of the easiest ways is to go to weekend farmers’ markets in your town or within easy driving distance. 1, In the harvest months, from late September through early December, you’ll find many …