My 17-year old son and friends arranged a spontaneous BBQ recently, pooling all their spare change, and heading to the supermarket to buy the cheapest meat they could find.
I was entrusted with marinading their purchase - scrawny chicken wings that were so poorly plucked that I was surprised they didn't fly off the kitchen counter themselves - and admit I had to avert my eyes as I did so.
(You'll pay more for Meatland's premium quality chicken, but you'll get what you pay
When next you prepare a buffet meal - especially if your menu includes essential salads - stand back from the serving table and make sure you've included enough red in your selection.
It's a known fact that red stimulates the appetite and attracts attention - the language of color is communicated more quickly to the brain than words or shapes - and it's for this reason that red is so commonly used in fast food logos and food packaging.
Add 'red magic' to meal times with p
We're currently enjoying a honeymoon weather-wise with brilliant, blue skies and welcome sunshine.
Come nightfall, however, the cold sets in, and winter comfort food is the order of the day.
Enter the simplest and undoubtedly most delicious beef 'n vegetable casserole you ever made!
Just 2 -steps is all it takes to produce a meaty meal that can be easily prepared ahead of time, lasts perfectly on a Shabbat plata, and stretches to feed a crowd.
Let winter do its worst.
Let's be honest, in unseasonably icy weather like this, you can never have enough winning soup recipes.
A hearty vegetable soup is always a hit, but who has the time and inclination to stand in a cold kitchen chopping vegetables, especially when there are alternative preparation methods at hand?
Chop up a couple of onions, reach for a bag of frozen vegetables, open a can of beans, and then return to the couch to eat chocolate while your meal-in-a-bowl looks afte
We all need a few 'Fake It' dishes in our recipe arsenal.
'Fake It' dishes look and taste as if you've slaved over them for hours when, in reality, they were assembled in mere minutes.
(Don't admit this to guests and blow your cover.)
This decadent Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Hazelnut Tart is a prime example.
Just like the luxurious Ferrero Rocher truffles that provided inspiration for this divine dessert, this easy-to-fake chocolate tart combines crisp wafer, hazelnuts,