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Energy Drinks Negative Health Effects

The New Energy – Liquid Crack In A Can So you’re low on energy and coffee doesn’t cut it anymore? A popular alternative in liquid energy comes in small, bright cans, packing a big punch. Walk into any convenience or grocery store, and you’ll see various brands of Red Bull, Adrenaline Rush, Full Throttle, and […]

Tips for going out to Eat alone

Many of us equate dining out with sharing time with friends and family over a good meal.  While the idea of going out to eat alone may sound solitary, depressing and more than a little lonely, it doesn’t have to be that way.  Eating out is often viewed as a social activity and a way […]

Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

From what I had read, one of the main drink ingredients for any drinks related to Cinco de Mayo is tequila. There’s going to be plenty of drinks that have tequila as an ingredient. The drinks served for Cinco de Mayo is no different. Here’s one example which is a common drink called a Tequila […]

Choosing the right Wine to go with your Meal

It used to be that red wine was served with red meat, and white wine with fish and chicken. It was an easy rule that most people could remember, and it took the guesswork out of choosing a wine for a particular menu. However, with today’s varied cuisine, and a huge assortment of wine varieties […]

What to do if you Order a Meal in a Restaurant and don’t like it

One of the many pleasures of dining out is the opportunity to try new and different foods from the everyday fare you are used to eating at home.  Whether you’re trying an unusual item on the menu or experimenting with an entirely different type of cuisine, you know you’re taking a risk when you order something out […]

Fruit Pies Freeze well

Fruit pies will keep for about three months in the freezer and still be as fresh, or almost, as when first baked. A well stocked freezer with several fruit pies ready for thawing out and serving will come in handy during busy holidays. Too, freezing uses up the excess amount of apples from the backyard […]

Candy Making 101

If you hate baking, try candy making. I started making candy a few years back. Before then I spent many hours in the kitchen making dozens of cookies for Christmas. I never enjoyed baking because many times you have to chill the dough, then you have to wait for the cookies to bake, and if […]

Step by Step Guide to Making Pie Crusts

Pie crust, while not difficult to make, takes some practice, and it requires finding the right recipe. It also takes some equipment. Of course, you need a rolling pin. These can be made of wood, plastic, glass, marble, or various other composites. Anything that is smooth, and remains relatively cool is the best choice if […]

How to Make Apple Pie Filling

Apple pie is only as good as the apples you use, and the kind of apple you choose depends on whether you want a sweeter apple or one that is fairly tart. This pie favorite is one of the easiest to make from scratch. Start with a good baking apple, such as Granny Smith or […]