Monday, February 27, 2006


A Chocolate Fondue Fountain Will Make Your Next Party A Hit

My brother bought a chocolate fondue fountain several months ago now and we sure are enjoying it. Every time he has a get together he brings it out and everytime it's a hit.

So I decided to create a page on my website sharing my experience with chocolate fondue fountains.

After extensive research my brother bought a Sephra Elite which runs about $250. My neice decided she had to have one to but couldn't afford the price tag so she bought a Rival Chocolate Fountain. Her's ran about $50. That's quite a difference in price.

By saving $200. my neice will have to endure a little more noisy machine and she won't have the luxury of removing the basin for washing. Clean up is a bit more of a chore.

She didn't use a quality chocolate such as the kind you can buy from Sephra so the actual chocolate dipping experience was not as good as my brothers. Also she had to add quite a bit of oil to the chocolate when melting. This oil is required to ensure that the chocolate will flow easily through the chocolate fountain. Sephra doesn't require any additional oil. It's specially formulated. All you have to do is melt it and add it to the fountain.

So you can see, I am partial to the Sephra chocolate fondue fountain. But I will say that the Rival is still a great value for the price. It has received good reviews as well.

Stop on over to my chocolate fondue fountain page and read more of my tips on buying a chocolate fountain and dipping ideas. You'll soon see why chocolate fondue fountains make great entertainment and dessert.


Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Shredded Beef Recipe

I love it when I stumble onto a great recipe. This one is Comforting Shredded Beef Recipe.

A nice lady gave it to me while I was shopping at Whole Foods about two months ago. She was telling the butcher how she cooked this beef nice and slow so that it came out real tender.

I was waiting to buy some chicken and struck up a conversation with her. She was kind enough to send me the recipe in an email.

So I ended up buy a bottom round roast from Whole Foods which is probably the most inexpensive piece of beef you can buy from them. Their free range beef can be kind of outragious.

Any way this recipe turned out to be a keeper. My husband loved the dish and so did I. It has great flavor from the cognac and wine and combined with the simmered onions, man look out.

I love serving this over rice or noodles. So if you love shredded beef do yourself a favor and try this recipe. Then let me know how you like it.


P.S. When the lady sent me the email, it says this recipe is from the Silver Palate. It turns out that this recipe is in the The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook

Friday, February 17, 2006


Homemade Pico De Gallo Recipe

Do you love fresh salsa? I know I do. The homemade stuff is far superior than store bought and I will show you how to make fresh Pico de Gallo salsa.

Once you see how easy it is to make it at home and how far superior the flavor is you won't be buying it in the store again.

This homemade salsa recipe is perfect in tacos, burritos, fajitas, you name it. It's even delicious as a side dish to grilled chicken or fish. Consider trying it on top of scrambled eggs as well. Delicious.

This is Mexican food at its' healthiest. All the ingredients are fresh vegetables. You can even vary the "heat" by adjusting the amount of jalapenos you use.

So if you get a craving for fresh salsa and chips check out my Pico de Gallo recipe.

FYI-- Pico De Gallo means "Rooster's Beak"

See you at the main website for more mexican food recipes."

Have a healthy day,

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


Cooking Tips-cleaning mushrooms, fix burnt sauce

Everyone can use a cooking tip or two. It's amazing some of the things that people come up with.

So if you like cooking tips a reader of mine sent in a couple useful tips. One is about cleaning mushrooms and the other is how to get rid of that burnt taste when you burn spaghetti sauce. If you cook a lot of spaghetti you might want to check this out in case the unthinkable happens to you.

Lastly, I've included a tip I use on how to save left over onion in the fridge. It even cuts down on the odor.

Check out all my mexican recipes and cook up a fiesta.


Thursday, February 09, 2006


Chicken Taco Recipe

Every so often a visitor to my site will send in a recipe to share. This week it is a chicken taco recipe.

This is a very easy recipe with only two ingredients for the filling and you can even make chicken enchiladas with the chicken taco filling.

So if you like green sauce or chile verde salsa rather than the traditional red enchilada sauce, check this out.

I've also found a great site for saving money when you eat out. Click on the link below to see if there are restaurants in your area. You can get $25 dollar certificates for $10 dollars.


Monday, February 06, 2006


So Maybe I Will Continue With A Few Updates

I see that people keep coming to this blog so it's hard to ignore. I've decided to contiue updating it when I can.

Here is what I've add to my website blog in January:

A visitor sent in this mexican roast beef crockpot recipe. It sounds super easy to make. This visitor works as physical therapist and has very little time to cook. Using a crock pot to prepare her meals in the morning before she goes out the door is a great solution.

When she gets home this dish's aroma is filling her home and is done when she walks in the door.

Not only that but this recipe starts out as a roast the first night and the left overs make delicious enchiladas the second night. What could be better than cooking once and getting two great meals out of it? Don't miss this mexican roast beef crockpot recipe, you'll love it.


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