What one pastime brings joy to all those it touches? Good Cooking! For those that enjoy creating delicious food, we delicious food lovers salute you. It’s never been easier to get started in gourmet cooking. Cooking lessons are never farther away than your television with the popularity of FoodTV on cable and satellite television, and […]

Beer Can Collecting

Beer Can Collecting is alive and well. The internet is helping to bring together collectors, buyers and sellers of the vintage beer, brewery collectables and even soda can fans. The first beer can was produced in October, 1935 by the American Can Company and Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company. Although the prohibition years put a damper […]

How is Beer Made?

Beer dates back to the earliest recorded times. It is an alcoholic beverage where sugars from barley, wheat, other grains or rice is used to produce sugars which combined with yeast ferment to produce alcohol. Flavored with different hops and variations in brewing techniques, beer is as unique and distinctive a beverage as any. Beer […]

Apple Picking

Want to bring the family together in a fun activity? Get some exercise and plenty of sunshine? Well, how about apple picking? Generally speaking, and depending on the area where you live, apples are in season from August through November. Check your local orchard for exact dates. Just think – homemade apple pie, apple sauce, […]

Stop Whining … and start Wine-ing

With Wineries in every one of our 50 states, what better place to learn all about wine than to visit them during your travels. Take the tours, see how the wine is made and sample fine wines in the tasting room. Talk to the Winemaker. You’ll find your host is usually most enthusiastic about his […]

Cooking Contests

Cooking Can Be Fun and Profitable, Too Camilla Saulsbury of Bloomington, IN won $100,000 for doing something she loves. She won the national chicken cooking contest for her Mahogany Broiled Chicken with Smoky Lime Sweet Potatoes and Cilantro Chimichurri. She competed against 50 other contestants – one from each state and the District of Columbia […]