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Use your slow cooker to your advantage

By Jeannie Nichols MSU extension There are many styles and sizes of slow cookers and all of them can make your life easier. By Jeannie Nichols, Michigan State University Extension Slow cookers are useful kitchen appliances that can make your life easier year-round. Michigan State University Extension offers these advantages of using a slow cooker: Cool cooking – Your […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Barbecue

Every spring, North Americans gear up their grill, stock up on the meat and prepare for many mouth-watering barbecues. But how much do we really know about the art of barbecuing? From the familiar pastime’s origins to surprising tips and tactics, this list will provide you with all the information you need to wow your […]

The Olive – History and Production

The Olive tree dates back to early ancient times in both biblical and classical writings.  In these early writings, the olive oil is referenced as a symbol of both goodness and purity, and the tree represents peace and happiness.  In ancient times, the oil was also burnt in sacred lamps at temples during the Olympic […]

Beginning Wine Tasting

Wine really does deserve some serious attention if you ask me, it’s a lot more than just a drink. It is for this reason that I find it very strange that there is no defined tasting procedure which has a universal acceptance. It is common that the majority of wine tasters follow their own set […]

Baked Apples

Ingredients 3 cup chopped apples, cubed (Granny Smith) 2 cup fresh cranberries 1/3 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, granulated 1 cooking spray 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend 1/4 cup canola oil Directions 1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 8″ x 8″ baking dish with […]

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