Until the American invention of granulated sugar in 1820, sugar was purchased in sugarloaves. These early conical-shaped, earthenware sugar molds were integral to the process of draining the brown syrup of cane juice to produce white sugar. Today sugar molds are purely decorative, topping desserts
Homemade ravioli is a gourmet treat that not many people will even consider trying to make. Of course, the traditional way to make the ravioli is by hand, rolling out the dough and stuffing it and then pressing and cutting it into squares. If you get a ravioli maker, you will be able to make ravioli
Sherbet lends itself well to punch because it's available in a variety of fruit flavors and dissolves easier than ice cream due to its lower milk content. The punch is one of the last things you should prepare for a party, because you want it to serve it fresh. To keep it cold without watering down
Steaming vegetables cooks them quickly while retaining both their vibrant colors and nutrients. To steam broccoli and carrots, you need a vegetable steamer insert placed into a pot. This low tech method for steaming applies to other vegetables as well and even to fish and chicken. Opt for this cooki
Rumballs are chocolate cookies with a rum flavor. You can make them using only a microwave and a few common ingredients. They may serve as a holiday or hostess gift. Rumballs don't spoil quickly, they ship well and are great fun at parties.
Clearwater Beach's proximity to Gulf waters makes it a seafood lover's paradise.clearwater beach image by FotoWorx from Fotolia.comPart of the Tampa Bay metro area, Clearwater Beach, Florida, lies along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's west coast. The town's beachfront...
Ireland has a long tradition of beer brewing, as well as a thriving pub culture. There are many varieties of Irish beer, some of which are now becoming available in the United States. Some American breweries are even producing Irish-style beers. While there are numerous Irish and...