20 Ways to Add Personality and Punch to Your Cooking!

Written by Joi Sigers

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13. Serving Italian food? Softly play Italian music inrepparttar background.

14. Invest in several sets of dishes, as many as your budget will allow. Matchrepparttar 113104 "mood" of your meal you're serving withrepparttar 113105 "mood" ofrepparttar 113106 dishes you'll be serving it on. For example, if you're serving seafood, either a "Lighthouse" dish pattern, or blue dishes would be perfect. Asian food is great on black or floral dishes. Hamburgers? Red, white and blue!

15. When making grilled cheese sandwiches, use a thin layer of cream cheese alongside your typical slice of cheddar. Serve with a knock-out salad or your favorite soup.

16. Set aside a Saturday for Candy making. Try out fudge, taffy and even molded candies. If you have someone inrepparttar 113107 kitchen with you, it's even funner. If not, at least you don't have to share your spoils!

17. Make a tradition out of trying a new, challenging bread recipe onrepparttar 113108 first Sunday of every month (or any day of your choice, of course!) Start out withrepparttar 113109 basic loaf, then move on to Sourdough, Wheat, Irish Bread, French Bread, Twisted Loaves, etc.

18. Place sprigs of parsley on special dishes. Your family will appreciaterepparttar 113110 extra-special thought and it looks really pretty!

19. Buy thick "Texas Toast" for making French Toast. Prior to dipping intorepparttar 113111 egg bath, cut a slit in each ofrepparttar 113112 bread's corners, fill each with 1 Tablespoon of softened cream cheese. Prepare as you normally would. Serve with syrup, a dusting of powdered sugar and a few fresh, plump strawberries. Delicious!!!

20. When serving Refried Beans, warm a small amount of Sour Cream until it hasrepparttar 113113 consistency of whipping cream. Top each serving of beans with a teaspoon ofrepparttar 113114 sour cream and top with chives or diced green onions.

Remember: Cooking is an art, so get creative and have fun with it!

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Helen's Homemade Fishcakes Recipe

Written by Helen Porter

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You then have 2 options Option 1 - lightly dust in seasoned flour (sale & pepper) flour and fry straight away OR Option 2 - dust in flour, then in eff then in breadcrumbs. Dont buy shopped breadcrumbs use some bread toast it and crunch up to make your own crumbs but remember season them!

Serve with a wedge of lemon and salad with perhaps a oil and balsamic reduction dressing

Helen Porter, internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, writes exclusively for www.helensrecipes.com

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