Cooking for Company

Have you ever been in a position where you have not only to cook for a group of people but also to impress them as well with the cooking? You might be hosting a dinner for the boss or your in-laws, and all eyes and taste buds will be focused on your cooking. When it comes to this, the cooking rules change. Don’t worry, with a few tips; you will have fun. Prepare Know what you are planning o cook. It will be much better if you understand what the visitors can and can’t eat. The best way around this is to talk to people who have hosted the group before to get some tips. For a big group, you need to estimate the ingredients you need for the whole preparation. You can estimate the quantities you need by using the family as a yardstick. If you are five in a family and you are expecting five guests, you can easily estimate how much food to cook. Since you have set the dinner to be at a particular time, you …read more

Create Healthier Sodas Using a...

We all love a cold soda on a warm day. Unfortunately, the drinks you buy from your local mall is loaded with artificial colors and flavors and packed with artificial sweeteners. Over time, consumption of these compounds might lead to negative effects on health. With a home soda maker, you can create a healthier alternative to the store-bought sodas. Because you are the one in full control of all the ingredients, you can avoid any artificial additive that might not be the best for you. Fresh All the Time Making your sodas from the comfort of your home allows you to come up with fresh beverages for your family all the time. You can choose the kind of ingredients that suit you and even experiment some more. Remember that the carbonate isn’t the issue; the main thing you seek to avoid is the numerous artificial ingredients that are found in store-made sodas that make them bad for your health. The Replacements Instead of using artificial sweeteners in the soda, you can use honey or real fruit to sweeten the drink. …read more