Entertaining, Holidays & Special Occasions

Shrimp Moilee
'My first trip to India was with Mum and Dad when they were leading one of their Spice Discovery tours. I was enthralled by the amount of fresh seafood available in Cochin, in the southwestern state of Kerala. This recipe from that region is easy to make and tastes amazing. The flavors are fresh,... More »
Indian Ratatouille with Five Spices (Panch Phoran Tarkari)
Panch phoran, the signature five-seed blend used in Bengali food, is magical. Author of Easy Indian Cooking, 2nd Edition, Suneeta Vaswani, says it's versatile and easy to use, and its distinctive flavor is perfect in both Indian and non-Indian dishes. More »
The Taco: A Brief (and Delicious) History
In the early 1500s, the Spaniards discovered on their explorations to North America that ground corn bread, a small flatbread, was a staple item in the diet of the Aztec people. Some indigenous settlers living near water wrapped small fish in the flatbread while others chose meats roasted over open... More »
Shaking Beef with Purple Onions and Watercress
A few easy steps and you’ll have a hearty centerpiece for a quick meal with rice, or a spectacular starter. This popular dish is traditionally served with Red Rice, a simple fried rice with a generous dollop of tomato paste which transforms everyday white rice into a handsomely colored... More »
Fig Wonton Bites
These appetizers offer fantastic flavor and are oh so easy. More »
Crispy Spring Rolls with Sweet and Hot Garlic Sauce
You are in for a bit of work when you make these spring rolls, as you will need to stir-fry the noodle filling, shape the rolls and then deep-fry them shortly before serving. Believe me when I tell you that they are worth every bit of the effort and are worlds better than the ho-hum spring rolls... More »
Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Spice Bars
Nothing smells better than freshly baked gingerbread! You'll be sure to please all ages with these delicious bars. More »
Gingerbread Cake
Heady with sweet spices, this gingerbread fills all of your senses and leaves you longing for more. A bright burst of lemon in the icing makes this cake sing. More »
How Do I Get Started With Aromatherapy?
Wondering How to Get Started with Aromatherapy? Want to get the perfect gift for someone special?   Lora Cantele, author of The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness, says “The recipes are not at all difficult. They don’t take long to make, and most of them... More »
Peacharita Jam
A peachy twist on a classic cocktail creates a fun and fanciful jam. More »
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