Six Sizzling Trends In The Restaurant Business

Six Sizzling Trends In The Restaurant Business

Let’s face it; we live in a county of finicky eaters. Styles and trends in the restaurant industry seem to change just as quickly as those in the fashion world. While there are some foods that never seem to change always have a large following, those of us who live and breathe restaurants know that in order to keep our customers happy, we have to give them what they want. And often what they want is change. If you are feeling like your menu is stagnant and you’re struggling to…

Top Four Herbs and Spices for Your Kitchen

Top Four Herbs and Spices for Your Kitchen

Everyone knows how much good herbs and spices can add to your dishes. But which ones are the best and most popular in American kitchens? The five below are the ones that you really cannot afford to do without as you cook your next meal. Remember, herbs and spices are always best when they are freshly ground or chopped. Most dried herbs and spices on the shelf in the grocery store lost their potency long ago. Buy small, fresh quantities of these great herbs and spices and grind them up…

Toaster or Toaster Oven? How do I decide?

Toaster or Toaster Oven?  How do I decide?

The holiday sales coming up are a great time to pick up those small home appliances you’ve been meaning to purchase as a gift.  Or why not treat yourself to an upgrade or replace a broken or nonfunctioning appliance.   You have lots of options when searching for this type of appliance, but let’s talk about toasters and toaster ovens. Consider these tips when shopping for a toaster or toaster oven. 1.  Which one you should you buy?  You may find that you want to have both available.  But if you…

How to Cook Sauerkraut

How to Cook Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is the German food that most people know the best. It is green cabbage that is sliced very finely and is then fermented by bacteria in lactic acid. This fermentation process is the same as occurs during pickling, and gives the cabbage its sour taste. Thus the dish is known as sauerkraut, or sour cabbage. Sauerkraut can be bought in many German grocery stores and in many outdoor markets in all parts of Germany. You can eat this German delicacy raw, and it is packed with minerals and vitamins…

Great Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

Great Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall

The weather is starting to turn cooler. The leaves are just beginning to turn.  There’s football in the air.  It’s time to bring the slow cooker out of the cupboard and try some of these delicious recipes.  Whether the gang is all coming over to watch the Sunday game, or whether you just want to have a hot nutritious meal ready for when the family gets home, these recipes will delight your friends and family. They’ll think you’ve been cooking all day when all you did was toss in the…