Holiday Herb/Spice Blends FREE Printable Charts

Per your requests—Larger Format design with less ink used…… Home for the Holidays When Halloween rolls around here at Casa Colleen I start preparing my kitchen for the homemade sights, smells, and tastes of the coming holidays. Being a consummate Foodie, I stock my cupboards with all the goodies I… Read more“Holiday Herb/Spice Blends FREE Printable Charts”

Mexican Spice Blends InfoGraphic FREE Printable!

The herbs and spices of Mexico are more extensive than just common taco seasoning. Get creative on your next culinary adventure by learning a little more about the herbs, spices and spice mixes of our brothers “South of the Border”. While this popular cuisine can be dragon-fire breathing hot stuff (usually on… Read more“Mexican Spice Blends InfoGraphic FREE Printable!”

FREE Printable Labels for DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen

Part 7 of the Series on DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen A reader asks, “How do you make your labels?” Good question! I design my labels in Photoshop, import them into Microsoft Word, and make a PDF file which I can then print when I start my gift-giving… Read more“FREE Printable Labels for DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen”

How to Use Dehydrated Potatoes in Your Cooking

Learning to Cook with Dehydrated Foods Nutrition Facts The white potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum L. One medium-size potato has just 110 calories and is fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free. Whether the skin is yellow, blue, purple or red, potato nutrition is good for… Read more“How to Use Dehydrated Potatoes in Your Cooking”

The Best Part of Waking Up, Naturally Flavored Coffee Beans

So you love your morning cup of Java flavored? Nothing wrong with that. However, what IS wrong are the chemicals used to flavor commercial coffee beans. And the expense? Holy cow! Add to that, your favorite beans may not be available in different flavors which can be off-putting when reaching… Read more“The Best Part of Waking Up, Naturally Flavored Coffee Beans”

Not into Spicy Foods? Try French Herb Blends

It’s fun to experiment with combining different herbs and spices, but there are a few combinations that have withstood the test of time. These classic seasoning blends have been used for centuries to flavor meat, fish, poultry, soups, stews and vegetables. Discover what gives each its unique flavor and how… Read more“Not into Spicy Foods? Try French Herb Blends”

Taste the Seduction of Homemade Liqueurs

Part 6 of the Series on DIY Holiday Gift Giving from the Kitchen The word “liqueur” derives from the Latin word “liquifacere” which means to melt or dissolve—the flavorings used to make liqueurs are dissolved in an alcohol and simple sugar syrup. Liqueurs are distinct from eaux-de-vie, fruit brandy, and flavor… Read more“Taste the Seduction of Homemade Liqueurs”