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Don't waste your time on box cake mixes. Whip up a homemade rum cake from scratch for rum cake like none you've ever tasted before: light, moist and exceptionally rummy. For adults only!
How do you make banana rum cake at an elevation of 9,000 feet? Learn about the science behind high altitude baking. Also included: high altitude baking adjustments for fabulous cakes at any altitude.
You can make healthy Mexican food! Choose from ground beef or the following options: black beans, ground turkey, chorizo or fish fillets. Learn to make crispy tostada shells without deep frying.
Learn how to make healthy homemade protein shakes, popular with muscle-building athletes and dieters looking for meal replacement. Also included: a chart of common proteins to vary your smoothies.
Learn how to make Joshua's famous margaritas. How can you choose the best-tasting tequila? Which liqueur complements tequila and lime better than triple sec? Also included: An interview with Joshua.
Learn how to make Pisco Sour, the national cocktail of Peru! Try either the Authentic or Quick & Easy Pisco Sour recipe. Also included: substitutions and how to find ingredients in the United States.
If you crave a quick & easy dessert, microwave mug brownies are just the thing! This recipe calls for ingredients you have around the house: Hershey's kisses, chocolate chips or chocolate bars. Enjoy!
Learn about the health benefits of Sacha Inchi or Savi Seed. This article includes suggestions for adding Sacha Inchi to your diet and beauty regimen.
Peruvian purple corn, or maiz morado, offers numerous health benefits. Learn how to make chicha morada, the refreshing purple corn drink.
Purple corn, or maiz morado, offers numerous health benefits including prevention of diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Learn how to make purple corn extract for daily health benefits.
The richest, creamiest smoothie is also quick and easy to make. Full of healthy ingredients it is gluten-free, raw, vegan, dairy-free and can be salt and sugar-free. And best of all, it's economical!
Learn how to make soft sugar cookies with fluffy buttercream frosting. Keep extra cookie dough in the fridge for fresh cookies anytime! Also included: easy cookie decorating ideas.
Wild berries are a common summer sight all over the world, and are often free for the taking. Learn to make quick and easy berry sauce, a delicious and elegant accompaniment for many desserts.
Are you looking for an easy but elegant dessert? Pannacotta is fast and easy to make, yet simply delicious. Dress it up with fresh fruit or chocolate shavings. Why not try panna cotta today?
One bite of this tangy, creamy mango cheesecake will transport you to tropical paradise. Tips included for perfect cheesecake every time.
Do you really need a recipe for cinnamon toast? Learn what makes this cinnamon toast "deluxe".
These quick and easy mini bundt cakes, full of fresh berries & lemon zest, will make your guests think you've slaved in the kitchen for hours!
A quick and easy recipe for delicious homemade applesauce. Learn which apples to choose for best flavor. Also included: applesauce variations and serving suggestions.
Can easy banana bread really be moist? Learn 4 easy tricks for moist banana bread every time. Also included: optional variations and fancy streusel topping.
Learn how to make easy chicken salad from garden fresh ingredients for a quick and healthy lunch! Serving suggestions and variations are offered.
Learn about the 3 steps to crispy, tender sweet potato fries. Also included: how to choose safe and healthy cooking oils and deep frying safety tips.
An index for Vespa Woolf's recipes, organized in specific categories.
This recipe makes 30 moist, chocolatey cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Learn how easy it is to pipe frosting for picture-perfect cupcakes. Also included: supplies you need to make the most elegant cupcakes you've...
This substantial and healthy soup is brimming with fresh vegetables, chunks of chicken and the most flavorful broth you'll ever taste. Also included, recipe variation for converting leftover turkey into tortilla soup.
What's the secret to crispy, restaurant-style french fries? Learn how to choose the best potato for frying. Also included, step-by-step instructions and photographs for making tender, unforgettable fries.
This rich and gooey dessert will be a hit with your family and friends! Plenty of photographs and step-by-step instructions lead you through the recipe for perfect blondies every time. Also included: tips for cutting...
If you're looking for upscale dining in Cusco, read reviews for Cicciolina and Baco restaurants. Plenty of colorful photos and suggestions for ordering are included.
A review of Indio Feliz restaurant in Aguas Calientes, Peru near Machu Picchu. Find out what to order from the Franco-Andean menu.
Can outlining help you create recipes? Learn about visualization, technique and how to stand out in the sea of food writers.
What are the benefits of writing on HubPages? Learn about residual income, technical challenges and the supportive community.
How are new recipes made? Learn how to educate yourself and find inspiration before you get started.
How do you know when a recipe has been plagiarized? When can a recipe be called original? How can you create your own recipes? Find the answers to these questions and more in this article.
Not only is this tabouli salad gluten-free and delicous, but it also boasts cold-fighting properties. Learn what makes tabbouleh the "Super Salad"!
A smoky, creamy dip perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike. Learn about a tasty and authentic alternative to tahini, a main ingredient in baba ganoush dip.
The perfect dessert for a special occasion, this moist layer cake is filled with chocolate-cherry ganache and finished with cream cheese frosting.
Italian pesto is loved the world over. But have you ever tasted Tallarin Verde, or green noodles, the pesto of Peru? Creamy and mild, it is the favorite dish of many Peruvian children. Step-by-step instructions and...
Learn the secret to thick, rich tomato soup from garden fresh or canned tomatoes. Serving suggestions are also included.
Pot roast is a time-saving and economical choice for the home cook. Which cut of beef yields the juiciest, most tender pot roast? Which cooking method is the easiest and most foolproof? Also included: our favorite...
Peruvian aji sauce transforms chicken and French fries into something special! Learn how to make this spicy, addictive sauce.
Chicken & dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. But is it possible to enjoy them on a gluten-free diet? Learn how to make gluten-free chicken & dumplings and whether or not they measure up to the traditional...
Learn how to make authentic English muffins with chewy texture and plenty of nooks & crannies. The secret is in the method! Also included: a recipe for English muffin sandwiches and homemade blueberry English...
Learn what's so special about Andean pink salt. Is it really better than table salt? How is it best used in the kitchen? Find out what's all the hype behind artisanal sea salt.
Are you looking for a gluten-free dessert, or perhaps a special gift for a friend who has celiac disease? Dark chocolate bark is easy to make and will end any dinner party on a sophisticated note. This candy boasts...
An independent restaurant review with plenty of photos for Granja Heidi, a Cusco restaurant serving European-style cuisine with a Peruvian flare.
How do you make the best mango lemonade? Learn about a secret ingredient that makes this thirst-quenching beverage unforgettable.
What's the secret to the best limeade? Learn how to make summer's most refreshing beverage...with or without a blender! Also included: how to utilize the whole lime for economical limeade.
What's the secret of authentic guacamole? Learn which garden fresh vegetables to choose and how to combine them. Tips are included for choosing avocadoes and keeping guacamole green for several hours.
Nothing says summer like Pico de Gallo, a delicious way to enjoy fresh tomatoes. Quick and easy, this step-by-step recipe with photos can be adapted to individual tastes. Variations are included, plus tips to ensure a...
How often do you run out the door without breakfast? Do you frequent fast food joints for a breakfast sandwich and coffee? Are you tired of the same old, boring breakfast food? If you'd like a quick, tasty meal that's...
Corn tortillas are nutritious and great for a gluten-free diet. Since some commercially-produced corn tortillas contain gluten, though, your safest bet is to make them at home. How do you make corn tortillas from...
With store-bought ingredients, Italian calzones are quick and easy to prepare. Economical and versatile, they're great for families. And kids love to make them! Try this recipe for dinner tonight.
Dan Dan noodles are nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare. Learn more about sichuan peppercorns and how they will electrify your meal.
Made with plenty of blue cheese and bacon, this grown-up macaroni & cheese is Xtra cheesy, Xtra creamy and Xtra flavorful! Try it with a side salad and glass of wine.
Mashed potatoes are a family-friendly dish. But how can you avoid soupy, gooey, lumpy or dense potatoes? Learn 10 easy steps for creamy mashed potatoes every time!
Who doesn't love cinnamon buns? With a kiss of real maple syrup, these rolls are irresistable. Try them for breakfast or afternoon snack with a cup of hot tea.
Fried ice cream came into popularity in the United States in the early 1980's, thanks to a Mexican restaurant chain. This extra special recipe includes a sopapilla "plate" and pear-honey sauce.
Inspired by the Mexican rice drink, horchata ice cream pairs well with bananas and butter caramel sauce. Try this silky ice cream sundae as the perfect ending to a spicy feast.
With the increase of food-bourne illness, food safety is a concern of everyone. But how can we protect ourselves and our loved ones? Read about three simple precautions that could save your life.
Did you know that extra virgin olive oil, when used for high temperature cooking, transforms into a poisonous pool of free radicals that ravage the human body? Learn how choosing the right cooking oil can protect your...
Cracker Barrel's pancakes are light and fluffy with crisp edges. You can buy an expensive mix in their gift shop, but why not try making them at home? Learn about a secret ingredient and special method that will produce...
At least 23% of Americans don't own a BBQ grill. Are you doomed to a bleak existence, void of the comfort of homemade barbecue? Learn how to bake succulent, fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs in your oven.
Sample five smoky BBQ sauce recipes from the main barbecue regions of the United States. Also included, the origin of barbecue sauce and BBQ cooking methods.
Homemade waffle cones and Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. What could be better? Learn how to make both and you'll earn rave reviews from every member of the family.
Whole grain pita is versatile, nutritious and easy to make. This simple recipe includes ideas for quick and healthy meals using pita bread.
Soufflé, a classic French dish, needn't be intimidating. Modern techniques mean soufflés are easier to make than ever before. Versatile, delicious and perfect for brunch, they're sure to impress.
A recipe for egg bagels with an overnight rise in the refrigerator, which makes for ease of preparation in the morning. Just boil and bake. A great idea for Sunday brunch!
Pair the bittersweet richness of chocolate cookies with the velvety sweetness of homemade vanilla ice cream and you have a fudgy ice cream sandwich that's hard to beat!
Mole, or Mexican BBQ sauce, has gained popularity due to the efforts of culinary genius Rick Bayless. This simplified recipe for red mole yields a silky, sweet, smoky sauce. A Scoville chart of dried chiles is included.
Step-by-step instructions for making homemade espresso ice cream and chocolate sauce, followed by assembly of this sophisticated sundae.
This easy homemade salsa, bursting with garden-fresh flavor, comes with a disclaimer: once you’ve tasted authentic Mexican salsa there’s no going back. You’ll never again buy insipid jarred salsa!
Osso buco, an elegant alternative for pot roast, will make your guests feel special.
Discover three recipes that add pizzaz to homemade Italian tomato sauce.
Learn the secret of sweeter italian spaghetti sauce without added sugar. Once you've tasted this homemade sauce full of garden-fresh ingredients, you'll never again buy store brands! US and metric measurements. Also...
Looking for quick and healthy breakfast ideas? Muesli made with fresh fruit, yogurt and raw oatmeal was developed by Swiss physician Maxiilian Bircher to cure his patients. Delicious and nutritious, it will give your...
Naan bread is quick and easy to prepare with this special shortcut. Made with whole wheat flour, it's more nutritious than traditional naan.
Read about Mulligatawny, spicy lentil soup. Learn how to choose or make your own garam masala and follow an easy recipe that will transport you to the East!
What's the secret of the best chili? It's all in the chili powder! Learn how to make or choose chili powder that will give your chili depth and complexity.
Learn how to make homemade caramels using fresh ingredients and finishing salts. Includes step-by-step instructions and photographs to lead you through the candy making process.
Learn how to make tender, melt-in-the-mouth scones. Encrusted with dried blueberries, these scones boast intense flavor and delicious chewiness.