Monthly Archives: December 2013

  1. Cooking Advice: Stock Up on Indian and Spanish Spices for 2014

    Cooking Advice: Stock Up on Indian and Spanish Spices for 2014

    Indian Spices It’s no secret that everyone here at Cilantro The Cooks Shop are true foodies in every sense of the word. That’s why we’ve been hungrily devouring all of the year-end food trend predictions and cooking advice. Based on...

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  2. Unique New Years Eve Food Traditions

    Unique New Years Eve Food Traditions

    New Year’s Eve is full of many traditions, particularly food centered traditions! Depending on the country the traditional foods can vary greatly. Some families even have their own unique personal traditions. Here are some common (and one not so...

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  3. Unique Ways to Use a Cookie Cutter

    Unique Ways to Use a Cookie Cutter

    Cute Cookie Cutters If you have a knack for baking, chances are you are frequently asked to make delicious baked goods for upcoming holidays, birthdays, and weddings. As you brainstorm new ideas for entertaining guests, consider using a simple...

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  4. Ring in the New Year With These Dinner Menu Ideas

    Ring in the New Year With These Dinner Menu Ideas

    If you are looking to ring in the new year with a delicious meal with the company of your family and friends, here are some great New Years Eve dinner menu ideas to enjoy before the ball drops. Ham Spread Makes...

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  5. 5 Fun New Years Eve Drink Ideas

    5 Fun New Years Eve Drink Ideas

    For most people the holidays don't officially end on Christmas. And for good reason! For the last month or so we have all been inundated with dinners (so difficult!), shopping mayhem, and family gatherings. So why wouldn't we want...

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  6. 5 Tips for Making the Perfect Cupcake

    5 Tips for Making the Perfect Cupcake

    Cupcake Beauties We’ve all watched competitive baking shows that make creating an attractive cupcake look easy, only to find ourselves with a frosted baking mess while making our own. Fortunately, by following a few simple steps, you can go...

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  7. No Christmas presents in Cuba or a story of Coconut Rice Pudding

    No Christmas presents in Cuba or a story of Coconut Rice Pudding

    Rice Pudding During that last minute rush before Christmas, when everybody was trying to catch up and buy those last few presents for their relatives I had my final exam.  I met a girl there and we began chatting.   She told me...

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  8. The Only 3 New Years Eve Finger Foods You Will Need

    The Only 3 New Years Eve Finger Foods You Will Need

    New Year's Eve can be a very long night. So keeping your party guests nourished and ready for the big countdown is important to ringing in the new year. Here are 3 simple and fun New Years Eve finger foods to...

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  9. How-to repurpose your holiday leftovers

    How-to repurpose your holiday leftovers

    Holiday Ham Can your holiday turkey "still be found haunting the kitchen" in the words of Elvis Costello in "The Saint Stevens Day Murders"? Here are a few simple things you can do with your holiday leftovers. Turkey: If you've...

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  10. Cooking with Leftovers Made Easy

    Cooking with Leftovers Made Easy

    Holiday Leftovers It goes without saying that after Christmas you're going to have leftovers. So after all of your relatives leave, all the presents have been opened, and your kitchen is overflowing with tons of great food, there's only one...

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