Entries by Melanie Mendelson

How To Peel An Avocado

Peeling an avocado is really easy.  All you need to peel an avocado is a knife and spoon. Let’s peel an avocado and reveal the beautiful smooth tasting light-green avocado flesh inside! Before you peel an avocado, make sure it is ripe – nobody wants to eat tough avocado that is not yet ready :)  […]

Salad With Lettuce And Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

This is a very simple salad that can be put together in less then 5 minutes, especially if you are using packaged lettuce leaves.  You can make this salad with any kind of lettuce – the picture above shows romaine lettuce. Cherry tomatoes are a great addition to simple salads like this.  Cherry tomatoes are […]

How To Pick A Ripe Avocado

When the avocado is ripe and ready for eating, the skin peels away from the flesh very easily, and the inside of the avocado is soft and mashes easily with a fork.  Ripe avocado is full of flavor – it tastes smooth and buttery.  An avocado that is not yet ripe is tough and tasteless. […]

Mexican Beef Enchiladas Recipe

This meat enchiladas recipe tastes very authentic, and goes really well with guacamole!  This recipes makes amazing enchiladas that taste exactly the the enchiladas from your favorite Mexican restaurant! Nobody can refuse these delicious tortilla roll-ups stuffed with the seasoned ground beef and topped with melted oozing cheese!  This enchiladas recipe is very versatile – it can be […]

Lemon-Butter Fish Recipe

Fish cooked in lemon-butter sauce is very flavorful.   You can use any kind of white fish.  The photo above shows tilapia fish in lemon-butter sauce. Lemon-butter fish recipe is also very quick to make – it won’t take longer then 20 minutes from start to finish!  Fish in lemon-butter sauce goes really well with rice […]

Blueberry Bundt Cake Recipe

This blueberry bundt cake recipe is very easy.  All you do is mix the ingredients, pour into a bundt pan and bake.  No complicated preparation steps, no cream, no frosting, no layers – a cake recipe can’t get easier than that.  Even if you are not experienced in baking, this blueberry bundt cake recipe is […]

Fried Red Onions Recipe

Many recipes start with frying onions and then adding other ingredients, but if you really like sauteed onions, you can make it as a stand-alone side dish!   If you are always sneaking the onions from the frying pan, this recipe is for you :) If you wondered why fried onions taste so good, it is […]

Roasted Small New Potatoes Recipe

Small potatoes (a.k.a. “baby potatoes” & “new potatoes”) are about 1.5 inches in diameter.  They are delicious roasted! Small potatoes are very easy to prepare.   In fact, cooking the new potatoes is much easier than regular potatoes, since you don’t have to peel them!  The skin of small new potatoes is very thin and edible. […]

Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp fried rice is a very popular dish, and it’s so easy to make at home.  Once you try making shrimp fried rice by following this easy recipe, you will never order it from Chinese takeout! Shrimp fried rice is a great way to use leftover rice.  In fact, fried rice tastes best when it’s […]