Brunch is a great way to enjoy a lazy weekend morning and early afternoon. Unlike the hustle and bustle of weekdays, weekend mornings can often be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace.
The apple is a versatile fruit that can be used in everything from desserts to breakfast foods to savory dishes for dinner. While reaching its peak season in the autumn, apples continue to be widely available throughout the year, and most supermarkets carry up to five varieties of popular apples to pick from.
Dessert might not be a nightly staple for many couples, but it is an indulgence couples allow themselves on special occasions, including Valentine's Day. While nice restaurants often boast impressive dessert menus, men and women who want to go the extra mile for their significant others this Valentine's Day may want to make a homemade dessert to enjoy after dinner. If expanding your dessert horizons is on your to-do list, then consider combining blueberries and corn in this unique yet delicious recipe for "Sweet Corn Créme Brûlée With Blueberries" courtesy of Marguerite Marceau Henderson's "Small Sweet Treats" (Gibbs Smith).
Enjoying the cuisine of other countries is a popular reason to travel. Many foodies have found their love of food has taken them overseas, opening doors not only to international cuisine but international culture as well.
For those who can't afford or find the time to travel abroad, it's easy to bring the cuisines of other cultures into your own home. Doing so can still shed light on other cultures while also turning dinner time into something to look forward to. Those interested in learning about Spanish cuisine should consider the following recipe for "Sage and Canela-Rubbed Lamb Chops With Grilled Peaches" from James Campbell Caruso's "Espana: Exploring the Flavors of Spain" (Gibbs Smith).
No matter how delicious a main course may be, a great dessert has a way of being the most memorable part of a meal. Perhaps because it's the final thing a person eats during a meal or maybe because diners tend to find dessert irresistible, the final course, when done correctly, makes a lasting impression.
Certain activities are unique to autumn, and apple-picking certainly falls into that category. Many families look forward to their annual trips to nearby apple orchards, where they can spend beautiful autumn afternoons picking fresh apples everyone can't wait to take a bite out of.
Grillmasters anxiously await the return of warm weather when they can fire up the grill and get back to making their favorite foods. This grilling season, try something new with "Grilled Feta-Stuffed Figs" from Andrew Schloss and David Joachim's "Mastering the Grill" (Chronicle Books).
Few breakfasts are as beloved as French toast, a dish so hearty and fulfilling that many people enjoy it for dinner. Though traditional French toast is very popular, the traditional recipe can be altered to make the dish even more delightful. Such is the case with the following recipe for "Panettone French Toast With Caramelized Apples" from Norman Kolpas' "Buongiorno!" (Contemporary Books).
The popularity of Thai food in North America continues to rise. But even the most devoted of Thai food fans may not know how easy it can be to prepare their favorite Thai foods at home. Fried rice is one of the more popular Thai dishes that can be easily cooked up from the comfort of your own kitchen. Those who want to try their hand at Thai cuisine can use the following recipe for "Pineapple Fried Rice" courtesy of Katie Chin's "Everyday Thai Cooking" (Tuttle).
Like Mom always said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But breakfast can also be the most boring meal of the day for those people unwilling to spice up their morning routine. For those unafraid to try something new at the breakfast table, the following recipe for "Citrus Salad With Vin Santo and Mint" from Norman Kolpas' "Buongiorno! Breakfast and Brunch, Italian Style" (Contemporary Books) combines a famed central Italian dessert wine with popular morning fruits.