Enjoy this unusually savory vegetarian dish of red beans and rice—it's been tested in our kitchen and is well-loved in our home.
There is controversy over the safety of eating daylilies. This article tells you why and helps you make informed decisions about whether you should eat this flower.
Here is one simple practice to follow to keep your Stella de Oro daylilies and other re-blooming daylilies flowering continuously throughout the growing season.
This recipe for Sally's rich, creamy, and tart oil-free salad dressing uses ingredients that are compatible with Joel Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" program.
Candy birthday corsages for girls went out of fashion a long time ago. Is this vintage tradition ready for a comeback?
This article shows you how to generate short story ideas by collecting found objects and examining them through drawing.
If you find it difficult to convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius, it may be because you are a right-brain learner. Here are visualization tips to cement the differences between degrees F and degrees C in your mind.
For as dramatically beautiful as rhododendron blossoms are in the height of their spring bloom, rhododendron leaves are equally fascinating, and even mysterious, during cold weather. You can learn to estimate outside temperature, without a thermometer, by observing the changing shapes of...
How to lose 15 pounds relatively painlessly and also make this healthy food plan work for the rest of your life.
Here are ten great tips for making any hot and hearty soup a great success—even when something goes wrong.
I became an invisible older woman on the day of my fifty-first birthday. That day’s visit to a local convenience store, a place I had visited frequently for years, put the spotlight not so much on the way I view myself, but on the way a younger generation views an older woman.
Garlic that unexpectedly turns blue during cooking or pickling can be quite an unpleasant surprise to both new and experienced cooks. How does garlic turn blue? Is blue garlic safe to eat?
Do you have an ice bucket or two? Here are five practical and clever ways to re-purpose an ice bucket. An ice bucket isn't just for ice.
Lessons learned in childhood can help us play nice in life’s sandbox. Here are the lessons I learned in childhood that can do more good than harm as life’s sandbox expands while the world grows smaller.
Learn how to make your own signature soups using Manischewitz cello soup mixes as basic soup starters.
Use these ten tips to help avoid and reduce back and knee pain while you garden.
Train whistles, horns, and bells are much more than necessary warning systems. For many, they evoke a haunting sense of melancholy and longing. Enjoy watching these videos and listening to the captivating sounds of American train whistles, horns, and bells.
The hugely popular Bisquick Impossible Quiche of yesteryear disappeared when our diets shifted in the 1980s from old-fashioned comfort food to a more modern sensibility. Join me in my search to find and make this retro family favorite.
You will save money and be kind to your body by packing your own satisfying, healthy road trip foods. In this article, you will find a food list, prep methods, and tips for keeping road foods safe.
This is a little story from the 1950s about a dentist who was a sadist. This is a true story. It took place in my small home town when I was eight years old.
Whether you want to write a cookbook, publish your original food recipes online, or share recipes with friends, use these 10 tips to make your recipes easy for others to follow.
My mother's former employment for S&H Green Stamps entitles me to call myself a company child. Those were the days of the company taking care of its employees.
This easy weekly menu from Sally's kitchen features foods we associate with autumn and winter, foods such as roasts, winter squashes, root vegetables, cabbages and chards, hearty soups, and citrus fruits.
Learn how to make Polish kielbasa and cabbage, a simple, hearty meal that pleases a crowd without breaking the budget.
You can bring herbs indoors for the winter, whether in their live forms or as preserved herbal essences. Learn to know your herbs and their requirements in order to have their bounty with you throughout the winter.
Despite our best efforts, most houseplants transitioning from the outdoors to the indoors will show, to some degree, signs of stress. Here are 10 tips for making that transition as stress-free as possible.
Between the mid-1800s and the 1930s, spittoons were as common in American households as pots and pans and as common in American public places as trash cans. It was the golden age of spitting in America. These photos tell the story.
Chives are among the world’s most versatile and prolific herb plants. Chives are so versatile that they can be an inspiration for countless projects and money-making, money-saving adventures. Here are 10 inspiring ideas for using chive plants.
It’s been weeks since I mounted an offensive campaign in the garden on marauding Canada thistle, bindweed, and bugleweed invasion forces. Victory will be mine!
Stuffed veal breast is one of our Polish family's favorite meat dishes. It is easy to prepare, smells fantastic roasting in the oven, and has a beautiful presentation.
Ever since the tuberculosis bacterium and its transmission modes were identified in the late 1800s, municipalities across the country have struggled with enacting and enforcing effective laws against spitting.
How disgusted are you when you see someone hocking a glob of gunk out of his throat and shooting that loogie out? Let's take a look at spit and spitting for some insight into why guys spit.
Join me while I step away from the world of bread making machines and back into the strength, joy, and balance of working bread by hand.
Molecular gastronomy, the science, has brought us a keener understanding of why things work the way they do when we cook foods, but it has also promoted new and sensational styles in cuisine.
Here in the USA during the summer months, sweet corn is busting out all over. Whether you grow your own sweet corn or buy it, here's how to make sure the corn you eat in this wonderful season is fresh and full of sugar.
We get writer's block, otherwise known as white page syndrome, blank canvas terror, or frozen brain, from time to time. Here's an easy writing exercise based on particle, wave, field theory to help you overcome writer's block.
Cooking for just yourself is always a challenge; however, cooking for one can be both enjoyable and easy. This step-by-step guide walks you through each day. And there's only one day of prep!
This wonderful recipe was invented by a dear French Canadian friend. It is easy, it is quick, and it is comfort food of the highest order. It also comes with a poem.
I used to be afraid of cooking beef because it wasn't common in my home growing up. But I eventually learned how to make the perfect roast beef—every time. And you can, too, despite your fears.
Russian dressing was the hot salad condiment of the 1960s. Sadly, the bottled versions seem to have gone missing in recent years. You can find my family recipe here!