How to Wet Brine Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Brining a Turkey for Thanksgving locks in those juices | Foodal.com

Do you look forward to moist meat year after year, only to find that your Thanksgiving turkey is dry and disappointing? Try brining! We share our tips for making a concoction of salt, sugar, spices, and water to seal the moisture into your bird, with delicious roasted results. Read more on Foodal now.

The Health Benefits of Coffee

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Have you heard that coffee is bad for your health? Recent evidence shows that people should drink more coffee, and that it’s good for you. Read more now.

Cook’s Essentials: A Wish list

Chef's wish list | Foodal.com

Salivating over the latest gadget for your kitchen? Read our curated list of favorite tools, and separate the chaff from the wheat when choosing your gear.

Tips for Planning a Wine Party

Group Of Happy Young Friends Toasting Wine Glass Outdoors at party

Wine appreciation was long the province of an elite few, those who could spend thousands of dollars to build a cellar and enjoy it with their country club friends or professional partners. Now, however, wine is available to the masses, and with new health benefits (particularly for the red varieties) announced almost daily, the masses …

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How to Get a Picky Child to Eat Healthy

Grouchy young boy with plate of broccoli.

The daily battle usually begins with my little “angel” around 7 a.m. Droopy-eyed and half asleep, my 6-year-old wanders to the family table, and scoots into his chair. When his head finally lifts from the table and his yawning subsides, the screeches of discontent ring out as inevitably as the deafening chirp of my alarm …

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Seven Benefits of Cooking From Scratch

Preparing food from scratch | Foodal.com

Many of the younger generation have never been taught the skill of cooking from scratch. Younger people eat packaged foods most of the time, indulge in fast foods, are afraid to make mistakes, or simply refuse to learn to cook. This used to be something passed down from mother to daughters or to sons. It …

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The Health Benefits of Fresh Herbs

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Many herbs and spices offer potent healing powers and health benefits. However, many of the bottled spices found at the grocery store have been irradiated, not to mention that they have generally been hanging around on the shelf for quite awhile, which nullifies the health benefits (and, in many cases, the flavor and aroma). To …

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Kitchen Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen | Foodal.com

Spring is here, and you know what that means – plenty of thorough cleaning! Don’t know where to start with cleaning your kitchen? Want to make sure you get to everything, from top to bottom, inside and out? Foodal’s helpful tips will help you to get started. Read more now.

Heart Beet Patties with Pecorino Garlic Butter and Beet Greens Pesto

Valentine's Day Heart Beet Patties with Pecorino Garlic Butter and Beet Greens Pesto dish on a white, porcelain plate on a linen napkin on a black background.

Want to use all of the vegetable, without any waste? Heart beet patties with pecorino garlic butter and beet greens pesto are the answer. Made with the roots, stems, and leaves, these baked vegetarian delights make a delicious appetizer or entree. And they’re perfect for Valentine’s Day! Get the recipe now.

A Spanish Noche Buena Christmas Dinner

Spanish Fish Chowder | Foodal.com

Ready to start a new holiday tradition, with menu items that can be prepared in advance? Celebrate Christmas Eve Spanish style, with a selection of tapas and plenty of wine, seafood chowder, and homemade roast lamb with potatoes. Get the menu and tips for preparing the perfect holiday feast now on Foodal. Read more.