Recipes

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Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

Butternut Squash – Perfect For The Season

You may be called upon to “bring something” at a holiday get-together or even to prepare something for yourself (or a date).  Remembering that we Suddenly Solos may not aspire to Top Chef stature but would like to show some kitchen competency, here is an easy to prepare seasonal recipe that will give you stature

Make Some Gazapacho – A Great (and easy) Summer Treat

Make Some Gazapacho – A Great (and easy) Summer Treat

Instead of using the stove, use your blender! This zesty take on tomato soup takes only a little time to prepare and can be a meal in itself for you and a lucky guest. Here’s how to make it: Ingredients: 2 scallions 1 English cucumber, seeded and cut into chunks 1 large red or orange

Adult Summer Drinks

Adult Summer Drinks

First of all, we use the word “adult” because we assume you know that alcoholic beverages are NOT a way to stay hydrated during the hot weather.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite. But if you are comfortably air-conditioned and looking for some twists on the usual summer drinks with vodka, gin, and tequila, how

The Thrill of the Grill!

The Thrill of the Grill!

Besides the traditional “go-to” foods (burgers, dogs) there are many other tasty treats that can be prepared on your grill during these summer months.  How about: Lamb Chops.  Chops about an inch thick cook in three to four minutes on direct heat. Since lamb is high in fat, it can cause flare-ups, so watch them

Add a Little Spice to Your Recipes

Add a Little Spice to Your Recipes

  Eating a healthy, well balanced diet is essential but even the best of us can get a bit bored with our salads and home-cooked concoctions after a while. Well, Linda Gassenheimer who writes the column,  “Dinner in Minutes” (DinnerInMinutes.com) suggests that we can pep-up tired meals by making our very own flavored vinegars and

Hot Dogs And You: Great Together, But…

Hot Dogs And You: Great Together, But…

With July 4th just around the corner, it’s likely that you and that all-American favorite, the hot dog, may be meeting soon!  There is really no other food group that completes the holiday for us guys. But as with any food, there are always precautions you should take to stay healthy if you are doing the

One Skillet Meal

One Skillet Meal

If you don’t already have one, a cast iron skillet is a must-have. Cast iron has been used in kitchens for centuries. It cooks items evenly, retains heat and above all, it’s fairly inexpensive and lasts a lifetime when cared for properly. Most skillets come pre-seasoned from the manufacturer. It’s important to never put your

I Yam What I Yam: Olive Oil’s Benefits:

I Yam What I Yam: Olive Oil’s Benefits:

It has been accepted for some time now that olive oil’s abundance of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) is considered a healthy source of dietary fats.  MUFAs may lower your total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. MUFAs may also help normalize blood clotting. And some research shows that MUFAs may also benefit insulin levels and

Egg Whites Can Lower Blood Pressure

Egg Whites Can Lower Blood Pressure

At the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held last month, researchers revealed that a substance found in egg whites reduces blood pressure as much as a low dose of Captopril, a blood pressure medication. “Our research suggests that there may be another reason to call it ‘the incredible, edible egg,’”

Meatloaf Recipe – Comfort Food!

Meatloaf Recipe – Comfort Food!

Just because we’re on our own, let’s not deny ourselves the pleasure of a “Mom-used-to-make” meal like meatloaf!  This is truly a hands-on recipe that does not take long and will provide enough good eating for a few days! 2 pounds ground beef 1/2 medium onion, grated 1/2 teaspoon thyme 3/4 cup ketchup, divided (1/2

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