You CAN thaw and refreeze meat: five food safety myths busted

Article provided by Cathy Moir, via Creative Commons Copyright. Ms. Moir is a Food Safety Specialist, Senior Food Microbiologist and Team Leader for Microbial and chemical sciences with the CSIRO Food and Nutrition, and is Vice President of the Food Safety Information Council, a not for profit organization. A more complete profile is included at the end of […]

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March Food Holidays

January | February | March | April | May | June July | August | September | October | November | December DAY HOLIDAYS International Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday (February or March) Maple Syrup Saturday, 3rd Saturday National Hot Cross Bun Day, Good Friday (March or April) National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day, Easter (March or April) March 1: National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day March 1: National Fruit […]

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‘The Drunken Botanist’: The plants we love to drink

In this week’s guest post we have an excellent guide to plants that make the world’s best drinks followed by a couple of recipe’s to boot. Food Writer, Laura Brehaut of Postmedia News, originally published this libation piece on Canada.com (May 31, 2013); however, she has graciously allowed reprint here with her creative commons copyright designation. I hope you […]

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What’s Your Food Story? Request for Foodies, Writers, or just Food Writers!

Over the years, Food Stories has always extended opportunities for food writers to submit material to the site for guest publishing because who doesn’t love a great food story, right? Well, times they are a changing and now Food Stories NEEDS foodie content as opposed to just accepting guest bloggers from time to time. For the […]

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The Pumpkin

With today being Thanksgiving, here in the U.S., I thought this fabulous poem, by John Greenleaf Whittier, would be a nice addition to our collection of Americana on this truly American holiday.   The Pumpkin   Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun, The vines of the gourd and the rich melon […]

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Hello, it’s me

Hello, it’s me … and it’s a very important day. Adele has released her much-anticipated album, 25, it’s my husband’s birthday, and I’m re-entering the blogosphere after a significant time period away. Adele is an amazing artist/singer, she’s won many awards, and the world has been waiting years for her next album. Her first release from her most […]

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March Food Photo/Art Contest is in Full Swing

It’s March 2015 and things are all abuzz over at our sister site – It’s a new cycle for the Monthly Food Photo & Art Contest. FFG is a photo gallery for food photos so not every picture is an entry into the monthly contest. In order to be in the monthly contest, you must identify your entry […]

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Official Royal Anzac Biscuit Recipe

I knew ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Day was coming up and since I’ve never had Anzac Biscuits, I couldn’t resist giving THE royal recipe a go. If this ANZAC Biscuit version was good enough for Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Prince William & Harry then they are certainly good enough for me. People Magazine ran […]

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Low Carb Almond Cookies

Recently, I tripped across this gorgeous food photo over at Food Foto Gallery and was quite enamored with the simplicity of the recipe that could easily be made low carb. Almond Cookies for Passover are probably not officially Passover approved with my modification of the low carb sugar substitute; however, one could easily just use […]

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Low Carb Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

These cookies are crazy good and perfect on a low carb diet. Great for diabetics or anyone not wanting to overindulge in processed carbs. Honestly, I’ve been making these for months and only recently realized that I never put them on the blog. Today, that changes. PrintLow Carb Double Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies Ingredients1-1/2 cups […]

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Moravian Sugar Cake

Happy National Coffee Cake Day! I recently learned about Moravian Sugar Cake and started searching online for a recipe to try. After an extensive search, I saw this recipe on a fellow foodie”s site (Online Pastry Chef) and I knew that it was the one I needed to try. According to Cooks Country, Moravian Sugar […]

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Crab Rangoon Dip

A few months ago, I saw this recipe for Crab Rangoon Dip on a fellow foodie’s site (Kitchen Riffs) and I knew that I just had to try it. I served mine with baked wontons that I made from wonton wrappers and topped with fresh chives. Snag the recipe over at John’s site and fall in love, […]

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Caramel Cake

Happy National Caramel Day! April 5th is a fun day around our house. Not only is it national caramel day but it’s also my birthday so it’s the perfect occasion for a caramel cake. I chose to make the Easy Caramel Cake from America’s Test Kitchen. Trust me … It did not disappoint. Next time […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise with Grapeseed Oil

I’m probably a little late to the mayonnaise-making craze but I only recently discovered how simple and tasty this is to make at home. Who knew? Julia Child’s Mayonnaise Recipe is a classic and one of the types of recipes that just sounded too fussy for me to even give it a go; however, I […]

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

I’ve never really been much into beer but I have heard that Guinness pairs well with chocolate so I thought I’d give it a go. I have to say that I really liked this cake as it was so different from the types of things that I usually make; however, the hubs was less than […]

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Baked Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes & Kale)

The St. Patrick’s Day theme continues with my delectable version of Irish Colcannon. Colcannon is traditionally made with mashed potatoes and cabbage but I decided to try curly kale which turned out fabulous. Being a diabetic, I usually eat pretty low carb and I rarely eat potatoes so I’m always looking for a reason to […]

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Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve got Irish food on the brain. Not only do I love March and spring but green is my favorite color so I always look forward to this time of year. I also look forward to classic, easy, no fuss recipes and Irish Soda Bread completely fits the bill. […]

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Jalapeño Poppers

Every January, when the new year rolls around, my mind turns to appetizers. You know, New Years parties, the super bowl, March madness … Just reeks of small bites and festive occasions so I start thinking of appetizer recipes. For some reason, I had jalapeño poppers on my mind and decided to try my hand […]

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Bake Your Bacon

I eat a vegetarian diet most of the time but it’s pretty hard to say no to bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right? When I do get the hankering for some bacon, I like to go for the best and for me that’s Organic Sunday Bacon by Applegate Farms. I like their’s because it’s uncured, […]

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Dog Biscuits

February 23rd is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. While I have no dogs in my home (we’re a cat family), I couldn’t get past the thought of trying to make dog treats. Since I have a friend at work that has two lovely canine’s, I thought I’d give it a go and share with all […]

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