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Tips For Organizing Last Minute Meals

If you've had a bad day all day long and traffic coming home was a disaster too, when you finally do get home the first thing you hear is "What's for dinner?" You're drained from your day and that's the last thing you want to hear. These days' funds are tight and calling for a pizza may simply not be possible. Now you've got a hungry husband and clamoring kids to feed, and quick! You go to the kitchen and while you want to just cry, you search the cabinets for something easy to fix and that can be on the table fast. Here's where a little creativity is a very handy thing to have. A little meat of practically any kind, pasta and some kind of sauce is all you need. A little fruit is a kicker. With this in mind, the next time you go to the grocery store you can pick up a few simple things to keep in the back of the cabinet for next time. Make a meal from ground beef and beef flavored quick cooking rice to fill a family of four. The pasta sides in a packet and a couple of pieces of chicken will make a meal in a ...


Bread: A Staple in Your Kitchen

Bread is a staple food in almost every country. Although different countries prepare it differently and may have different names for it, bread is a universal food that everyone enjoys. In America, white bread is the most popular but that is changing with growing awareness of the health benefits of multigrain breads. Thanks to the diversity of American citizens, many varieties are available for purchase in bakeries, markets and grocery stores. The most common kind of bread found in grocery stores is sliced bread. But fortunately this type of bread can also be split into varieties. There is simple white, wheat, whole wheat, potato, oat and multiple kinds of bread with varying grains baked in. Sliced bread would fit into the yeast bread category. Alongside sliced bread in the store, you can find many other varieties of yeast type breads. For sandwiches, burgers or hot dogs, there are buns to fit each one. Bagels and English muffins are among the miscellaneous types of bread at grocery stores. Some people pref...


Top Tips For Turkey Day in America

Next to the Fourth of July, the holiday that is quintessentially American is Thanksgiving. Observed annually on the fourth Thursday of November, the day commemorates one of the great legends of American society, a harvest feast at which the colonizers known as Pilgrims invited their Native American neighbors to a feast at which they thanked God for their survival. The centerpiece of this contemporary feast has become the bird that Benjamin Franklin proposed as the national symbol: the turkey. Of course, old Ben wasn't referring to the toms and hens that grace Thanksgiving tables today. Turkey back then was a wild bird and required the same kind of preparation that other game did. These days, cooks preparing for Thanksgiving need hunt no farther than their local supermarkets for a turkey that has been cultivated domestically for large breasts and meaty thighs and legs. A contemporary turkey hunt for most home cooks starts with deciding what kind of turkey to buy - fresh, frozen, natural, free-range, kosher, ...


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