4 Mouthwatering Food Blogs I Read Every Week
Food and history are my passions ... and I love reading food blogs from around the world. The following four blogs are ones I go to over and over. Each, in some way, reflects my interest in my own heritage and the foods that have impacted it and inspired me to keep learning.
Food Blog #1
Ranked number 94 in the Top 100 UK Food Blogs, Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen is focused on real food, but simple food that fits a busy life. I love reading this blog ...
5 Kitchen Gadgets that Will Make Cooking Easier
My friends ask me all the time what my favorite kitchen gadgets are. Gadgets have to really make sense and make my life easier for me to buy them. Sometimes, it's easier to just pick up a good knife and do things the old fashioned way! However, I've found these 5 kitchen gadgets and tools to be pretty indispensable.
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1) Ground Beef Chopper
I saw someone use this ground beef chopper...
Why I Love Paprika Recipe Manager
Ever since I started using a computer, I started using recipe management software. That was a long time ago ... and that first software is long gone! When I began blogging, I started looking for a recipe manager that would fit my needs to organize recipes I create for my blog as well as recipes I find online. I tried various things for various amounts of time, all web-based managers, but none of them had the strength I needed. I wanted web-based because it allowed me ...
Immigrant Meals from the Late 1800s
I recently discovered a cookbook titled "Fifteen Cent Dinners for Families of Six", an 1877 version of a budget friendly cookbook for immigrants living in New York City. Originally published by Juliet Corson, this cookbook is now part of the American Antiquarian Society's cookbook collection.
Corson, the founder of the New York Cooking School, published the 44-page pamphlet during a time when poor immigrant families were prevalent in New York City. Many lived in squalor.
Black Sheep Ancestors
I've never found what I considered a "black sheep" ancestor among the branches of my family tree. There have been a few that I wondered about ... you know, the ones who seem to disappear into thin air, or even appear from thin air. I've never actually proven that scoundrels existed in my family. I'm sure they did, though. I descend from Scottish highlanders, and can't imagine at least one of them wasn't a little naughty.
If you suspect that one of your ancestors might have strayed ...
Why I love the new Ancestry website
When I logged on to Ancestry.com this morning, I was met with a message about their updated website. Of course, I was given the choice of keeping with the familiar website or checking out the new one. I jumped at the new one ... for one reason ... lifestory.
Out of curiosity, I clicked on my grandpa's profile to check out the new features.
On the surface, the new site looks cleaner and refreshed. You essentially see the same type of family tree layouts and can still click on a ...
Product Review: Dash Egg Cooker
My mom bought me this cute little egg cooker for Christmas ... it's made by Dash. I wanted to use it for awhile before writing a review and, come to find out, they've release a new one! Oh, well. Amazon has the new Dash DEC005BU BLUE 6 Egg Rapid Cooker w/ Poaching Tray & Measuring Cup for $19.99 plus shipping and they're just too cute!
From what I've read of the new one, mine isn't much different. I love that I can cook 7 hard boiled eggs without worrying about water on the ...