Grandma's Coffee Cakes

Remember the smell of Grandma's kitchen as she was pulling out a freshly baked coffee cake from the oven? Grandma's coffee cakes will bring back the childhood memories and are well-known for the quality and flavor that they bring to an age-old tradition. People love the taste of a well-made coffee cake, but so many of us live without these little pleasures, because we simply don't have the time to either bake or hunt all over town for a good coffee cake. Fortunately, there are online resources which offer a wide selection of coffee cakes, rum cakes, and other gourmet treats.

In addition to Grandma's coffee cakes, a good online resource will also offer tea pots, French press coffee makers, and other gourmet items that make great gifts. Giving flourless chocolate tortes or sour cream coffee cakes to friends and family for holidays and other celebrations is always well-received. Instead …

Pasta : A Quick And Easy Recipe

If you're looking for a quick and easy pasta recipe, to cook for your family, yet complex enough to serve at a dinner party, follow these simple instructions.

This recipe feeds four hungry people.


1 pound of any type of dried pasta you prefer.

1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, San Marzano if possible

4 tablespoons of the best extra virgin olive oil you've got

1 small yellow onion

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

A pinch of sugar

1/4 cup of the best parmesan cheese available and more for garnishing

1/4 cup of fresh basil, finely chopped, plus 4 small sprigs for garnishing

In a large saute pan, wilt the onion and garlic in the olive oil, on a low heat. Pay close attention so the garlic does not turn brown and burn. …

A List of Herbs and Their Uses

Herbs have been used for centuries for healing as well as in cooking. Having a knowledge of herbs makes maximum use of these versatile plants. For medicinal herbs it is important to consult a professional herbalist as there are certain precautions to be taken when using herbs. This article is just to be used as a guide.

  1. Anise Hyssop – Useful Medicinal Herbs. Apart from the beautiful flowers that attract butterflies this herb is used to treat coughs and wheezing. In the kitchen the leaves can be used in salads or to make a refreshing tea, taken hot or chilled.
  2. Chives – This herbs uses are mainly for the kitchen. The flowers of chives can be used in salads, adding a bit of colour to the meal. They are milder in flavour then the leaves. The leaves give a delicate flavour to many dishes such as fish, shellfish, salads and

What to Serve for Food at a Poker Game

A poker party is a fun time to relax with friends. Having quick and easy food on hand is important so that everyone including the host has a good time!

Nachos are a staple at many parties. Instead of plain salsa, try livening them up with a nacho dip. Most of these are variations of the following: A base of sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning, then a layer of salsa, or of diced tomatoes and shredded lettuce, and then a layer of shredded cheese, and some recipes call for olives or onions as well.

For a sweeter poker party, sugar cookies can be cut into hearts, clubs, diamonds, and spades with cookie cutters and colored with black and red frosting. Square cookies can also be made to look like dice with strategically placed chocolate chips.

Buffalo wings can be purchased from your local deli or supermarket and are …

Healing the Natural Way – Natural Healing Herbs and Spices

When it comes to dealing with an illness or disease, how many of us really want to deal with the side effects of most drugs forced upon us by the medical profession. It seems to me that the side effects can be just as complicated or painful as the disease or illness being treated. Listed below are some natural healing herbs and spices and their healing power.

* Curcumin, found in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It basically works the same as COX-2 inhibitor that reduces the COX-2 enzyme responsible for the pain and swelling of arthritis. Curcumin can also shrink colon polyps when taken with a small amount of quercetin. Quercetin is a powerful anti-oxidant that can be found in onions, apples, and cabbage. In addition, according to a study published in the 'Journal of Alzheimer's Disease,' curcumin can also help clear plaques in the brain that are characteristic …

Benefits of Apples And Usefulness For The Health

Benefits of Apples And Usefulness for the Health

Apples and efficacy benefits for health – The benefits of this fruit very much at all other than it tastes good too easy to obtain efficacious for the treatment tables. Let us try to see what the hell the usefulness of this apple that include indigestion, stomach disorders, anemia, wekness, dental care, dysentery, heart disease, arthritis, eye disorders, cancer, gout, and skin care. yes there are many health benefits of apples


Apples can be eaten raw directly or through a variety of dishes such as fruit salad and custard. Apple juice drinks are also common around the world. hmm Fruit juices including apple juice is my favorite but I prefer the tablets of avocado juice (Curhat) or you like papaya juice, banana juice, or fruit juice dragon ^ _ ^?

Benefits of Apples for Health – Below my jelasin some uses …

Espresso Coffee Pods

Every now and then, a new technology comes along that raises the bar, and in the last two years, espresso coffee pods have done just that. These pods are paper packets filled with a pre-measured amount of finely ground coffee. They are used with a specific type of espresso machine designed for home use.

Using these espresso coffee pods makes producing a fine cup of espresso as easy as using a tea bag. The resulting brew is full-bodied and aromatic, and has an excellent layer of crema on top. For all its ease, though, the pod method does have its drawbacks.

For one thing, it’s expensive. Using espresso coffee pods will cost you less than buying your espresso and cappuccino at Starbuck’s, but it will be significantly more expensive than brewing regular coffee or using a regular espresso machine. Secondly, your choice of beans is a good deal more limited …

Can Stress Hurt My Health?

Stress, or the excess of it, can hurt your personal health both physically and psychologically. Unchecked, stress is a silent killer, by the time it comes into focus as a problem some level of damage is usually already inflicted. The ability to deal with and conquer stress varies with each individual, and can mean the difference between an early grave or a long and productive life. This process is preceded by the realization that mounting stress is have a negative impact on the quality of life, and should be addressed immediately.

At it's foundation, stress invokes a survival instinct, a fight or flight response to a situation that an individual deems is of great importance. Physically, the heart rate increases, blood pressure rises and respirations are deeper and more frequent. If left unchecked with no immanent relief in sight, stress can have catastrophic impact on both short and long term …