Give Your Food FLAVOR With Holland House Cooking Wines

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One thing that I love to do when cooking different meat is to give it flavor. With foods like beef and chicken there are so many different spices, rubs and marinades that you can use to make your meat full of flavor. Another thing you can choose to use to give your meat flavor is WINE!

For those that like to cook, Holland House has a variety of wines specially formulated for cooking.

Holland House Cooking Wines

Holland House has been making their cooking wines since 1887. They use premium wine stock to create a perfectly balanced taste and aroma. While many wines loose their flavor once you start cooking with them, the Holland House cooking wines stand up to cooking temperatures to keep the flavor.

From red to white, Marsala to sherry and several in between, there’s a bottle of Holland House Cooking Wine to pair perfectly with every menu. Holland House is a quick and easy way to bring bold flavor to almost any dish. Made with fresh grapes, hand selected from our fine wineries for their rich robust flavor, then fermented and blended with our special seasoning just for cooking and flavor that lasts!

I like to use the Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine as part of my marinade with my chicken but almost any of these cooking wines would work well with chicken.

Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine

If you have never tried cooking with wine, I suggest giving it a try because not only does it give your food some added flavor, cooking with some wines like red wine can also have some health benefits too!

Below are some of the Holland House recipes that you might want to try:

Do you cook with wine? What do you cook?


Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

This is a partnered post with Old London®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

I can’t help it but I love avocados. Not only can I make some great guacamole, I also find other ways to incorporate avocados into my meals. I consider the avocado a superfood because of all of it’s benefits. Since I love egg salad and an avocado can bring some foods great flavor I added some avocado to my egg salad and the results were delicious.

Instead of putting the egg salad on some bread I chose to use some of the Old London® Ancient Grain Melba Toast for a light bread replacement.

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

This would not only make for a great snack it would also make for a great appetizer if you happen to like having unique foods at your parties. Old London has a variety of products that would go well with this Avocado Egg Salad recipe like their Melba Toast, Bagel Chips, Melba Snacks and Flatbread.

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And now for the Avocado Egg Salad Recipe for those that want to try it.

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Avocado Egg Salad
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 8 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 medium or large avocado
  • ⅛ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fat free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • ½ tablespoon chopped chives
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • Bacon pieces (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat. Once water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let eggs remain in water about 15-17 minutes then cool completely before use.
  2. Peel eggs and then slice in half. Remove egg yolks and keep only half of the egg yolks, discarding the rest. Chop egg whites into small pieces.
  3. Remove skin and seed from avocado then cut avocado into ½ pieces and set aside.
  4. Smash egg yolks and add into a medium bowl. Add mayonnaise, yogurt, salt, lemon juice, pepper, chives and avocado and stir to blend ingredients well.
  5. Add chopped eggs to mixture and stir to blend.

 


Winter Comfort Food Without The Calories

On average, people gain around five pounds over the festive season. All those delightful little chipolata sausages, stodgy puddings and novelty beers have to go somewhere and it tends to be the waistline. Thankfully, Christmas is now behind us. If you’ve made some healthy eating resolutions for the New Year, don’t be despondent that it isn’t salad season quite year. There are plenty of delicious, hearty and lean foods that can give your body the energy and nutrition it needs to step into a year of good health.

oatmeal

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Breakfast

For the most crucial meal of the day, you’ll need food that can give you a slow release of energy to sustain you without snacking. Oats are a wintry staple, and wonderfully diverse when combined with healthy toppings. Add blueberries and apple to blitz your five a day early, swirl in honey if you crave a little sweetness or sprinkle with crushed walnuts or almonds to get your day’s protein in as early as possible. You’ll feel so satisfied you won’t even notice it’s time for…

Lunch

What’s more comforting on a winter afternoon than hunching over a steaming bowl of hearty soup? Low in calories, high in nutrition, it’s the perfect meal to batch-cook over the weekend and portion up for workdays. For variety and protein whip up a Spanish omelette with whatever leftover vegetables you find in the fridge, or add Greek yogurt to a baked potato for a healthy alternative to sour cream.

Dinner

If every dinner ends up involving some variation on the potato, switch things up by cooking a side of healthy brown rice instead. Rice cookers take the stress out of cooking after a long day at work, and make it easy to prepare family-sized batches with little fuss. Accompany with grilled sea bass, oven-cooked salmon or pancetta-wrapped chicken breast for a delicious, healthy dinner.

Dessert

Eating healthy is all about moderation, so don’t forget dessert; it’s your reward after a day of good behavior Make a scummy fruit crumble with cranberries, apples or rhubarb and make your topping with oats to show a little willing. Top with reduced fat ice cream for a truly comforting end of day treat!


Easy To Make Desserts – No Bake Recipes

Looking for something sweet and easy to make? How about some pie or maybe even some truffles?

Easy to make desserts

Easy To Make Desserts

Below you will find some delicious and easy to make desserts that will help satisfy those sweet cravings and even impress your guests.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Milky Way Pie

Milky Way Ice Cream Pie

 No Bake Cake Batter Truffles

Cake Batter Truffles

 Peanut Butter “Cheese” Ball

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

 Banana Pudding Trifle

Banana Pudding Trifle

 Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna

Peanut Butter Chocolate Lasagna

These are just a few of the yummy desserts that you can make without baking. Which one of these desserts do you want to try?


How To Make Pretty Cake Pops For Any Occasion – #eBayGuides

How to make pretty cake pops

Cake pops are delicious, can be cute, pretty or even funny and can be a great addition to any party or festivity. The possibilities are endless and can be something fun to make with the kids.

I recently published an eBay Guide that shows you how to make cake pops. Read my guide “How To Make Pretty Cake Pops For Any Occasion” for some fun ideas to get you started.