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Hard-Boiled Quail Eggs with Matcha Salt

Most people eat their first hard-boiled quail egg out of curiosity. When they taste how much flavor these little quarter-ounce quail eggs have, especially when dipped in [more…]

Shrimp Finger Sushi

Shrimp finger sushi is a beloved sushi bar staple. The process for making shrimp finger sushi isn’t difficult, and the sushi looks (and tastes!) amazing. [more…]

California Inside-Out Roll

Some people say that the California inside-out roll was invented in Los Angeles during the early 1960s for people new to sushi bars. The California inside-out roll became [more…]

Food Gift Ideas

You can make someone feel special anytime of the year with a homemade food gift. Try the following recipes (just click on the link!) for a scrumptious gift from your kitchen: [more…]

Roasted Cauliflower Cream Soup

Roasting cauliflower caramelizes the vegetable's natural sugars and deepens the flavor in this recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Cream Soup. Cream soups are often laden with fat and calories, but this one [more…]

Zippy Zucchini Bites

This recipe for Zucchini Bites cooks up in a zip and makes a delightful appetizer. If you don't have zucchini, substitute grated yellow crookneck, pattypan, or 8-ball squash. [more…]

Velvety Vegetable Soup with Tarragon Cream

Root vegetables star in this recipe for a velvety vegetable soup topped with a flavorful tarragon cream. Often overlooked and underappreciated, root vegetables such as rutabaga and parsnips are nutritional [more…]

Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing

In the mood for something a little exotic? Try this recipe for Sweet Potato Salad with Mango-Curry Dressing. Sweet potatoes are ideal for the health conscious — they’re highly nutritious, contain huge [more…]

Fresh and Light Roasted Corn and Shrimp Salsa

Roasted corn, shrimp, bell pepper, and sweet onion make a chunky, flavorful, salsa to eat by the spoonful (when no one's looking). You won't find this yummy salsa on a grocery store shelf! [more…]

How to Cook Toasted Snacks in 5 Minutes as a Student

One of the fastest ways to cook a 5-minute snack, as a student with limited time, is to toast it up! Being creative with what you throw between the toast will make others drool with jealousy. [more…]

How to Cook Jacket Potatoes as a Student Snack

Jacket potatoes are a snack full of slow-releasing energy. It is easy to cook up this finger food designed to help students work through the night, cram in as much as possible and give you a fighting chance [more…]

How to Make Delicious Dips as a Student Cook

Dips are super-easy for a student cook to whip up, especially on a budget for the thrifty student. If you’re looking for something to nibble on – crisps, breadsticks or sliced vegetables – add a bit more [more…]

How to Wow Your Date with Starters before the Main as a Student Cook

Starters are perfect for dates. As a student, your date won’t expect you to cook anything other than a main course, so when you bring out a starter, it’s a subtle way of showing how much you care. [more…]

How to Cook Up Light Bites on a Student Budget

If you’re looking for boring sandwiches, look somewhere else. Here are some ideas for cooking up some original light bites on that student budget. These are delicious and cheap! [more…]

How to Make Protein-Packed Snacks in 5 Minutes as a Student Cook

These snacks will show off your not so amateur student cooking skills and provide a protein-packed punch in 5 minutes to help get you off to your next class. [more…]

A Collection of Images from Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

The images in this gallery are from Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies. The images appear in the order that they appear in the book. [more…]

A Quick List of Time-Tested Wine and Cheese Pairings

Who doesn’t love saving time (it allows you to do other things, like eat more cheese)? Check out the handy table below and take the guesswork out of wine and cheese pairings. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

How to Make Your Own Cheese

Despite how technical modern cheesemaking has become — even where small producers are concerned — it all comes down to the same few basic steps that you too can follow: [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

Three Cheeses from the British Isles

France is usually the first place to come to mind when thinking about ancient cheese heritage, but the United Kingdom has a long, historic tradition of cheesemaking. Here are three you should try: [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

How to Make Homemade Ricotta

Unless you’re fortunate enough to live near a specialty food or cheese shop that sells fresh ricotta, your best bet is to make your own. It’s fast and easy, and the sweet, milky flavor and fluffy texture [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

A Collection of Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies Images

Sometimes it’s tough to see the details of the images in your e-reader of choice. To get a closer look at the images included in Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

Three Cheeses from North America

Interesting fact: the Pilgrims may have had cheese stored in their rations on the Mayflower, but the first commercial cheese factory didn’t open in the United States until the mid-19th century. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

Ten Great Cheeses to Try

While you probably already have your favorite go-to cheeses, here are ten more you might enjoy too! The list below includes a variety to please most palates. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content for the E-Book Creating the Perfect Cheese Plate In A Day For Dummies

Kale and White Bean Soup Recipe

This recipe for Kale and White Bean Soup is packed with iron, calcium, protein, and fiber, and tastes great. The creamed vegetables delight all five senses. [more…]

Recipe for Mixed Greens with Citrus, Fennel, and Almonds

In this salad of mixed greens, the light sweetness of fennel, oranges, and almonds creates a vibrant contrast to the dark greens. A dizzying array of lettuces and greens are popping up in farmers’ markets [more…]

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