cooking at home

Are You a Flexitarian?

People of all ages living all over the world are looking for ways to be healther and wealthier. Baby Boomers in the U.S. (named after the so-called "baby boom" that created more births in the U.S. than at anytime in history) are now referring to themselves more often as "Baby Zoomers." A Zoomer is one who, though in their 50s or 60s is maintaining an incredibly active and healthy lifestyle. 60 is the new 30, as they say.

weeknights with Giada

hidden treasure cookies

 

These delightful treats have a crumbly, buttery outside hiding a delicious and surprising chocolatey burst inside. You can use any flavor of chocolate kisses you like, or mix and match to enhance the surprise.

3 1/2 sticks butter, softened

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla Hershey's kisses - any flavors Confectioner's sugar Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.

5 Outside The Holiday Gift Box Ideas

 

It's that time of year again when we're all straining to think of unique gift ideas. We want to be known for giving gifts that are memorable and creative. Yet too often we run out of time and energy during this hectic season. Before you go out and buy that gift card take a look at our list of 5 unique gift ideas.

 

Vintage or Antique Holiday Decorations

tips for a terrific turkey day

As Thanksgiving approaches, we know that what happens on this day can set the mood for the other holidays to come. With so many challenges of time, money and emotional stresses among them, we've got a few tried and true tips to make sure this holiday is low on wear and tear and high on good times, good food and happy memories. Read our list of possibilities and apply those which will work best for you. Remember, this is supposed to be a loving time full of thanks, not another stressful obligation. We're so thankful for your support, we wanted to give a little thanks right back to you.

Thanksgiving from Diana's Kitchen

It's that time again. Time for us to gather around the table with family and friends and eat the tasty treats that go along with our Thanksgiving dinner. I have to confess that as someone who likes cooking for large groups, I enjoy preparing all kinds of "once a year" (or maybe two or three times a year for some of the more versatile dishes) dishes that everyone looks forward to around this time. I am so thankful for all the wonderful people in my life, their health and happiness, that the entire process of cooking a meal for them to celebrate how grateful we all are is pure joy for me.

the how and why of trick or treat

Whether you have little hobgoblins that like to dress up and visit the neighbors on Halloween night or you like to celebrate yourself with costume and fun, you likely know that Halloween has become huge. This year Americans are expected to spend some $6 billion (yes, that's billion with a "B") on costumes, candy and decorations - second only to holiday spending on Christmas. And while Halloween, the holiday we know today has carved out its own identity, the traditions that make their way into it have existed since ancient times.

oktoberfest at home

Are you looking to put some oomph into your oompahpah? Even if you skip a fall trip to Germany, you can still make your your very own authentic German style celebration any time of year.

now you're cooking with wine

We at PoshPorts love wine. We love to drink it, share it, talk about it, and yes, even cook with it. But sometimes it can be a challenge to find the right wine for the right recipe. Some recipes make it absolutely simple saying only use red or white wine as your ingredient. We think that is generally fine, but there is one rule that we'd generally adhere to: if you wouldn't drink it outside of the food you're cooking, don't put it into the food you are cooking.

pasta - italian family style

We love family, we love pasta. We think pasta makes for a great family style dinner just about anytime. If you're like us, you enjoy mixing and matching different sauces with different pastas. Some believe that you should use a thin pasta like cappelini (or angel hair) with lighter sauces such as pomodoro and thicker or ribbed pasta such as penne, rigatoni or fettuccini, which can stand up to and hold heartier sauce like the meaty bolognese. We, however, believe that, as it is with wine, so it should be with pasta. Drink what you enjoy! Eat what you enjoy!

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