Food Safety Pages. Check them out!
Buffet and Party Safety
Also includes what to do if your guests have been
delayed at least an hour
Golden Rules of
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any
question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product,
throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips
is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms,
such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or
ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food.
The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can
cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics.
The biggest party crasher
at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can't see them
you can't taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs
hours or days later.
Check out all of Linda's wonderful
Dinner Party Menus
Restaurant and Dinner
Party Manners and Etiquette.
(Hors d' oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche, & Snacks)
How many appetizers to make for your party?
Menu and Recipes - How To Plan A Picnic
How about an old-fashioned family 4th of July
Picnic? This meal will definitely bring back childhood memories of hot 4th of
July holidays waiting for the fireworks to begin.
Also check out the
4th of July - Independence Day
refreshing and delicious! Taste just like the lemonade Grandma used to make.
secret to perfect lemonade is to start by making a sugar syrup.
Dissolving the sugar in hot water effectively disperses the sugar in the
lemonade, instead of having the sugar sink to the bottom.
Southerners swear by their traditional sweet ice tea and drink it by
gallons. In the South, ice tea is not just a summertime drink,
it is served
year round with most meals. When people order tea
in a Southern restaurant,
chances are they will get sweet ice tea.
You will definitely love this sweet tea!
friend, Andra Cook
of Raleigh, NC is famous for her delicious North
Carolina barbecue bean recipe. These wonderful tasting beans are always a favorite at any
gathering she brings them.
They especially seem to be a favorite of men!
Favorite Potato Salad
This is my family's favorite potato
salad recipe. A family gathering would not be complete without this salad.
I've tried many other potato salads, and as far as I am concerned, this
is the best!
Chunky Avocado Salad - Guacamole Salad
version of guacamole was shared with me by Marisela Reyna of Hillsboro, Oregon. I really like this chunky version
of guacamole over the
mashed ones. It can be served as an appetizer or a salad with either corn or
The elements of the perfect
hamburger are a patty of ground beef in a soft round bun, served with ketchup, pickles,
and onions. You may add other condiments, whatever you like, but the meat itself must be
of prime quality or its not worth the effort. What people prefer on
their hamburger can vary from region to region in the United States.
Southern Fried Chicken
The quintessential southern
dish is fried chicken. There are as many recipes for fried chicken as there are
southern cooks, with most being passed down through generations.
This is my Mother's, Dorothy Hagerman, apple pie
recipe. It is so good!
Nothing could be a more typical, totally American, dessert than strawberry shortcake.
Plus what could taste better during your local strawberry season?