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Christmas Cookies

How you decorate your christmas cookies depends a great deal upon what kind of cookie they are and who they are intended for. Are they gingerbread, shortbread, chocolate chip or some other imaginitive variety? And are they for general consumption, for tree decorations or for gifts or stocking fillers? Whatever …

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Same Food different Atmosphere

It may just be that camping brings a little magic to the table. It could be that the method of cooking makes a big difference. It might be that the menu is planned a little better. Maybe it is all about everyone pitching in and adding their own special touch …

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How to Cook Asparagus on the Grill

Fresh new asparagus spears and barbeque grills should be two of the most heralded harbingers of spring. Both are tonics to the eye, the spirit, and the taste buds. The first asparagus spears to emerge are usually eaten in the garden; they seem to lose their first shock of licorice …

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How to Make Snow Cones at Home

Snow cones are no longer relegated to carnivals and amusement parks. When the weather is hot and sultry, a simple machine to shave the ice and a plain white paper cone for the snow ball are all you need to make this quick and easy summer treat. Samuel Bret introduced snow …

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The Difference between Yams and Sweet Potatoes

Yams and sweet potatoes are terms that are used interchangeably in the United States. However, they are not the same at all. Ask any botanist. Sweet potatoes are a plant native to the Americas. They are actually members of the morning glory family of plants. They are believed to have …

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