Meatloaf isn’t the most complicated of recipes. It utilizes a tasty blend of aromatics and spices to augment the taste of whatever meat you make it with. For many cooks, however, meatloaf remains a bit of a mystery.
My parents are fond of telling me that they remember a time before ranch dressing. While ranch was invented in the early 1950s, it wasn’t popularized until the mid-1980’s. Ranch dressing used to be a much more involved affair, requiring you to mix a packet of spices and flavorings with your own mayonnaise and milk. Nowadays, of course, you can get it by the bottle in your local market.
Barbecue traditionally involves long cook times over low heat. You take a cut of pork, ribs, or brisket, you put it in a smoker or a barbecue, and you leave it over smoldering coals for several hours. If the wait doesn’t make you hungry, the smell will. While the final product is always worth it, I always hate the part where I have to sit idly by for several hours while delicious barbecue aromas waft their way to my nostrils.
When growing up, I had the luxury of having a pomegranate tree in the backyard. It was small and didn’t bear much fruit, but it was always a treat to come home from school and find a bowl of pomegranate seeds awaiting me. My mother taught me how to handle and seed pomegranates at an early age.
It is relatively easy to find an array of great-tasting vegan options at grocery stores today.Although some of these needs a little prep time,having quick, healthy and vegan-friendly snacks on-hand is no longer difficult by any means.
Halloween is traditionally a time for treats. When you’re a kid, it’s fun to put on a costume and go around getting candy from all of the houses in the neighborhood. As an adult, however, it’s less acceptable to trick or treat. You’ll have to satisfy your sweet tooth a different way!