Recipes Information

Parenting - The Irrational Vocation


There are some grounds to assume that a cognitive dissonance is involved in feeling that children are more a satisfaction than a nuisance. Why do people bother with parenting? It is time consuming, exhausting, strains otherwise pleasurable and tranquil relationships to their limits. Still, humanity keeps at it: breeding.

It is the easiest to resort to Nature. After all, all living species breed and most of them parent. We are, all taken into consideration, animals and, therefore, subject to the same instinctive behaviour patterns. There is no point in looking for a reason: survival itself (whether of the gene pool or, on a higher level, of the species) is at stake. Breeding is a transport mechanism: handing the precious cargo of genetics down generations of "organic containers".

But this is a reductionist view, which both ignores epistemological and emotional realities - and is tautological, thereby explaining something in terms of itself. Calling something by a different name or describing the mechanisms involved in minute detail does not an explanation make.

First hypothesis: we bring children to the world in order to "circumvent" death. We attain immortality (genetically and psychologically - though in both cases it is imaginary) by propagating our genetic material through the medium of our offspring.

This is a highly dubious claim. Any analysis, however shallow, will reveal its weaknesses. Our genetic material gets diluted beyond reconstruction with time. It constitutes 50% of the first generation, 25% of the second and so on. If this were the paramount concern - incest should have been the norm, being a behaviour better able to preserve a specific set of genes (especially today, when genetic screening can effectively guard against the birth of defective babies). Moreover, progeny is a dubious way of perpetuating one's self. No one remembers one's great great grandfathers. One's memory is better preserved by intellectual feats or architectural monuments. The latter are much better conduits than children and grandchildren.

Still, this indoctrinated misconception is so strong that a baby boom characterizes post war periods. Having been existentially threatened, people multiply in the vain belief that they thus best protect their genetic heritage and fixate their memory.

In the better-educated, higher income, low infant mortality part of the world - the number of children has decreased dramatically - but those who still bring them to the world do so partly because they believe in these factually erroneous assumptions.

Second hypothesis: we bring children to the world in order to preserve the cohesiveness of the family nucleus. This claim can more plausibly be reversed: the cohesiveness of the social cell of the family encourages bringing children to the world. In both cases, if true, we would have expected more children to be born into stable families (ante or post facto) than into abnormal or dysfunctional ones. The facts absolutely contradict this expectation: more children are born to single parent families (between one third and one half of them) and to other "abnormal" (non-traditional) families than to the mother-father classic configuration. Dysfunctional families have more children than any other type of family arrangement. Children are an abject failure at preserving family cohesiveness. It would seem that the number of children, or even their very existence, is not correlated to the stability of the family. Under special circumstances, (Narcissistic parents, working mothers) they may even be a destabilizing factor.

Hypothesis number three: children are mostly born unwanted. They are the results of accidents and mishaps, wrong fertility planning, wrong decisions and misguided turns of events. The more sex people engage in and the less preventive measures they adopt - the greater the likelihood of having a child. While this might be factually true (family planning is all but defunct in most parts of the world), it neglects the simple fact that people want children and love them. Children are still economic assets in many parts of the world. They plough fields and do menial jobs very effectively. This still does not begin to explain the attachment between parents and their offspring and the grief experienced by parents when children die or are sick. It seems that people derive enormous emotional fulfilment from being parents. This is true even when the children were unwanted in the first place or are the results of lacking planning and sexual accidents. That children ARE the results of sexual ignorance, bad timing, the vigorousness of the sexual drive (higher frequency of sexual encounters) - can be proven using birth statistics among teenagers, the less educated and the young (ages 20 to 30).

People derive great happiness, fulfilment and satisfaction from their children. Is not this, in itself, a sufficient explanation? The pleasure principle seems to be at work: people have children because it gives them great pleasure. Children are sources of emotional sustenance. As parents grow old, they become sources of economic support, as well. Unfortunately, these assertions are not sustained by the facts. Increasing mobility breaks families apart at an early stage. Children become ever more dependent on the economic reserves of their parents (during their studies and the formation of a new family). It is not uncommon today for a child to live with and off his parents until the age of 30. Increasing individualism leaves parents to cope with the empty nest syndrome. Communication between parents and children has rarefied in the 20th century.

It is possible to think of children as habit forming (see: "The Habit of Identity"). In this hypothesis, parents - especially mothers - form a habit. Nine months of pregnancy and a host of social reactions condition the parents. They get used to the presence of an "abstract" baby. It is a case of a getting used to a concept. This is not very convincing. Entertaining a notion, a concept, a thought, an idea, a mental image, or a symbol very rarely leads to the formation of a habit. Moreover, the living baby is very different to its pre-natal image. It cries, it soils, it smells, it severely disrupts the lives of its parents. It is much easier to reject it then to transform it to a habit. Moreover, a child is a bad emotional investment. So many things can and do go wrong with it as it grows. So many expectations and dreams are frustrated. The child leaves home and rarely reciprocates. The emotional "returns" on an investment in a child are rarely commensurate with the magnitude of the investment.

This is not to say that people do NOT derive pleasure and fulfilment from their offspring. This is undeniable. Yet, it is neither in the economic nor in the mature emotional arenas. To have children seems to be a purely Narcissistic drive, a part of the pursuit of Narcissistic supply.

For further elaboration, please refer to: "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sections.

We are all Narcissists, to a greater or lesser degree. A Narcissist is a person who projects a (false) image to the people around him. He then proceeds to define himself by this very image reflected back at him. Thus, he regards people as mere instruments, helpful in his Sisyphean attempt at self-definition. Their attention is crucial because it augments his weak ego and defines its boundaries. The Narcissist feeds off their admiration, adoration and approval and these help him to maintain a grandiose (fantastic and delusional) sense of self. As the personality matures, Narcissism is replaced with the ability to empathize and to love. The energy (libido) initially directed at loving one's (false) self is redirected at more multidimensional, less idealized "targets": others. This edifice of maturity seems to crumble at the sight of one's offspring. The baby evokes in the parent the most primordial drives, a regression to infancy, protective, animalistic instincts, the desire to merge with the newborn and a sense of terror generated by such a desire (a fear of vanishing and of being assimilated). The parent relives his infancy and childhood through the agency of the baby. The newborn provides the parent with endless, unconditional and unbounded Narcissistic supply. This is euphemistically known as love - but it is really a form of symbiotic dependence, at least in the beginning of the relationship. Such narcissistic supply is addictive even to the more balanced, more mature, more psychodynamically stable of parents.

It enhances the parent's self-confidence, self esteem and buttresses his self image. It fast becomes indispensable, especially in the emotionally vulnerable position in which the parent finds himself. This vulnerability is a result of the reawakening and reconstruction of all the conflicts and unsolved complexes that the parent had with his own parents.

If explanation is true, the following should also hold true:

  • The higher the self confidence, the self esteem, the self worth, the clearer and more realistic the self image of the potential parent - the less children he will have (the Principle of the Conservation of the Ego boundaries)

  • The more sources of readily available Narcissistic supply - the less children are needed (the substitutability of Narcissistic sources of supply)

Sure enough, both predictions are validated by reality. The higher the education and the income of adults - the fewer children they tend to have. People with a higher education and with a greater income are more likely to have a more established sense of self worth. Children become counter-productive: not only is their Narcissistic input (supply) unnecessary, they can also hinder further progress.

Having children is not a survival or genetically oriented imperative. Had this been the case, the number of children would have risen together with free income. Yet, exactly the reverse is happening: the more children people can economically afford - the fewer they have. The more educated they are (=the more they know about the world and about themselves), the less they seek to procreate. The more advanced the civilization, the more efforts it invests into preventing the birth of children: contraceptives, family planning, abortions. These all are typical of affluent, well educated societies.

And the more Narcissistic supply can be derived from other sources - the less do people resort to making children and to other procreative activities (such as sex). Freud described the mechanism of sublimation: the sex drive, the Eros (libido), can be "converted", "sublimated" into other activities. All the sublimatory channels and activities are Narcissistic in character: politics, art. They all provide what children do: narcissistic supply. They make children redundant. It is not by coincidence that people famous for their creativity tend to have less children than the average (most of them, none at all). They are Narcissistically self sufficient, they do not need children.

This seems to be the key to our determination to have children:

To experience the unconditional love that we received from our mothers, this intoxicating feeling of being loved without caveats, for what we are, with no limits, reservations, or calculations. This is the most powerful, crystallized source of Narcissistic supply. It nourishes our self-love, self worth and self-confidence. It infuses us with feelings of omnipotence and omniscience. In these, and other respects, it is a return to infancy.

Appendix

Question:

Is there a "typical" relationship between the Narcissist and his family?

Answer:

We are all members of a few families in our lifetime: the one that we are born to and the one(s) that we create. We all transfer hurts, attitudes, fears, hopes and desires - a whole emotional baggage - from the former to the latter. The narcissist is no exception.

The narcissist has a dichotomous view of humanity: humans are either Sources of Narcissistic Supply (and, then, idealised and over-valued) or do not fulfil this function (and, therefore, are valueless, devalued). The narcissist gets all the love that he needs from himself. From the outside he needs approval, affirmation, admiration, adoration, attention - in other words, externalised Ego boundary functions. He does not require - nor does he seek - his parents' or his siblings' love, or to be loved by his children. He casts them as the audience in the theatre of his inflated grandiosity. He wishes to impress them, shock them, threaten them, infuse them with awe, inspire them, attract their attention, subjugate them, or manipulate them. He emulates and simulates an entire range of emotions and employs every means to achieve these effects. He lies (narcissists are pathological liars - their very self is a false one). He plays the pitiful, or, its opposite, the resilient and reliable. He stuns and shines with outstanding intellectual, or physical (or anything else appreciated by the members of the family) capacities and achievements. When confronted with (young) siblings or with his own children, the narcissist is likely to undergo three reactive phases:

At first, he perceives his offspring as a threat to his Narcissistic Supply Sources (his turf, the Pathological Narcissistic Space). He does his best to belittle them, hurt (also physically) and humiliate them and then, when these reactions prove ineffective or counter productive, he retreats into an imaginary world of omnipotence. A period of emotional absence and detachment ensues. The narcissist indulges himself in daydreaming, delusions of grandeur, planning of future coups, nostalgia and hurt (the Lost Paradise Syndrome). The narcissist reacts this way to the birth of his children or to the introduction of new centres of attention to the family cell (even a new pet!).

Whatever the narcissist perceives to be his competition for scarce Narcissistic Supply is relegated to the role of the enemy. Where no legitimacy exists for the uninhibited expression of the aggression and hostility aroused by this predicament - the narcissist prefers to stay away. He disconnects, detaches himself emotionally, becomes cold and disinterested, directs transformed anger at his mate or at his parents (the more legitimate targets).

Other narcissists see the opportunity in the "mishap". They seek to manipulate their parents (or their mate) by "taking over" the newcomer. Such narcissists monopolise their siblings or their new-born children. This way, indirectly, the narcissist basks in the attention directed at the infant. An example: by being closely identified with his offspring, a narcissistic father secures the grateful admiration of the mother ("What an outstanding father he is"). He also assumes part of or all the credit for baby's/sibling's achievements. This is a process of annexation and assimilation of the other, a strategy that the narcissist makes use of in most of his relationships.

As the baby/sibling grows older, the narcissist begins to see their potential to be edifying, reliable and satisfactory Sources of Narcissistic Supply. His attitude, then, is completely transformed. The former threats have now become promising potentials. He cultivates those whom he trusts to be the most rewarding. He encourages them to idolise him, to adore him, to be awed by him, to admire his deeds and capabilities, to learn to blindly trust and obey him, in short to surrender to his charisma and to become submerged in his folies-de-grandeur. These roles - allocated to them explicitly and demandingly or implicitly and perniciously by the narcissist - are best fulfilled by ones whose mind is not fully formed and independent. The older the siblings or offspring, the more they become critical, even judgmental, of the narcissist. They are better able to put into context and perspective his actions, to question his motives, to anticipate his moves. They refuse to continue to play the mindless pawns in his chess game. They hold grudges against him for what he has done to them in the past, when they were less capable of resistance. They can gauge his true stature, talents and achievements - which, usually, lag far behind the claims that he makes.

This brings the narcissist a full cycle back to the first phase. Again, he perceives his Siblings or sons/daughters as threats. He quickly becomes disillusioned, in one of the spastic devaluation reactions typical of his appraisal of humans around him. He loses all interest, becomes emotionally remote, absent and cold, rejects any effort to communicate with him, citing life pressures and the preciousness and scarceness of his time. He feels burdened, cornered, besieged, suffocated, and claustrophobic. He wants to get away, to abandon his commitments to people who have become totally useless (or even damaging) to him. He does not understand why he has to support them, to suffer their company and he believes himself to have been trapped. He rebels either passively-aggressively (by refusing to act or intentionally sabotaging the relationships) or actively (by being overly critical, aggressive, unpleasant, verbally and psychologically abusive and so on). Slowly - to justify his acts to himself - he gets immersed in conspiracy theories with clear paranoid hues. To his mind, the members of the family conspire against him, seek to belittle or humiliate or subordinate him, do not understand him, stymie his growth. The narcissist usually finally gets what he wants and the family that he has created disintegrates to his great sorrow (due to the loss of the Narcissistic Space) - but also to his great relief and surprise (how could they have let go someone as unique as he?).

This is the cycle: the narcissist feels threatened by arrival of new family members - assimilation of siblings or offspring - obtaining Narcissistic Supply from them - overvaluation of these new sources by the narcissist - as sources grow older and independent, they adopt anti narcissistic behaviours - the narcissist devalues them - the narcissist feels stifled and trapped - the narcissist becomes paranoid - the narcissist rebels and the family disintegrates. This cycle characterises not only the family life of the narcissist. It is to be found in other realms of his life (his career, for instance). At work, the narcissist, initially, feels threatened (no one knows him, he is a nobody). Then, he develops a circle of admirers, cronies and friends which he "nurtures and cultivates" in order to obtain Narcissistic Supply from them. He overvalues them (they are the brightest, the most loyal, with the biggest chances to climb the corporate ladder and other superlatives).

But following some anti-narcissistic behaviours on their part (a critical remark, a disagreement, a refusal, however polite, all constitute such behaviours) - the narcissist devalues all these previously over-valued individuals. Now they are stupid, lack ambition, skills and talents, common (the worst expletive in the narcissist's vocabulary), with an unspectacular career ahead of them. The narcissist feels that he is misallocating his resources (for instance, his time). He feels besieged and suffocated. He rebels and erupts in a serious of self-defeating and self-destructive behaviours, which lead to the disintegration of his life.

Doomed to build and ruin, attach and detach, appreciate and depreciate, the narcissist is predictable in his Death Wish. What sets him apart from other suicidal types is that his wish is granted to him in small, tormenting doses throughout his anguished life.

About The Author

Sam Vaknin is the author of "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited" and the editor of mental health categories in The Open Directory, Suite101, and searcheurope.com.

His web site: http://samvak.tripod.com

Frequently asked questions regarding narcissism: http://samvak.tripod.com/faq1.html

Narcissistic Personality Disorder on Suite101: http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/npd


MORE RESOURCES:
5 recipes to reacquaint you with the joys of frozen fruit  The Washington Post

We're often reminded to eat more *fresh* fruit. It's good advice, of course, but it's so much easier to do in the warmer months when we're awash with in-season ...


Classic Harvey House recipes  CBS News

From "The Harvey House Cookbook" come dishes served at the legendary restaurants that dotted the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe rail line across the ...


Lower your blood pressure with Joy Bauer's superfood-filled recipes  TODAY

Nutritionist Joy Bauer makes healthy and superfood-filled garlic bread, pumpkin and spinach meatballs and dairy-free banana ice cream.


What Are 'The Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond's Most Popular Recipes?  The Cheat Sheet

At this point, most people have heard of The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. This blogger turned Food Network star is well-known for supplying her fans with ...


10 Recipes Readers Love  New York Times

Quick lamb ragù, Moroccan chicken pie and more recipes.


Egg facts and recipes | The Coastland Times  The Coastland Times

North Carolina's egg farmers are located all over the state from Hyde County to Cherokee County. The farmers have approximately 9 million birds which lay ...


Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes | Food  The Courier-Express

As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including ...


Class offers recipes and guidance for cooking for older adults  Traverse City Record Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — Making sure your elderly parents or other loved ones are eating well can be a challenge. A Cooking for Seniors class sponsored by Oryana ...


These Oscar party recipes are as good as gold  The Washington Post

You might as well give these recipes an Oscar, too.


Recipe: Andrea Nguyen’s Shaking Beef  Monterey County Herald

CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device. Shaking beef is a Vietnamese restaurant favorite in the Bay Area — hello, The ...


Design Recipes: The dos and donts of artificial flowers  Pratt Tribune

From peonies to orchids, roses, succulents and lilies, all these flowers and more can help brighten and add color and interest to a home.Gone are the days of ...


Perk Up Your Winter Palate With These Roasted Vegetable Salad Recipes  WBUR

How do you brighten up boring winter veggies? Roast them for a winter salad, says Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst. She brings host Robin Young a pair ...


Celebrate National Margarita Day with recipes, deals from local restaurants  WSB Atlanta

Not that you needed an excuse to drink one, but Friday is National Margarita Day. Atlanta has plenty of places to go enjoy one...or a few.


17 Oscar Party Recipes Based On Your Favorite 2019 Academy Awards Nominees  Bustle

After much debate about the categories that will be aired, the songs that will be sung, and the hosts that won't be hosting, the 2019 Academy Awards are finally ...


5 Mouth-Watering Comic Books With Recipes  Book Riot

Here is a mouth-watering collection of comic books with simple, corresponding recipes including Korean food, croissants and soup, and even insects.


READ Salads Solves Dinner Time Crunch with Â"Can OpenerÂ" Recipes  Broadway World

Between work, the kids' extra activities, health club and everything else, some days there just isn't time to make a great tasting meal. . . or so it may seem. Not so ...


16 Best Whole30 Fish Recipes - Whole30 Seafood Recipes  Men's Health

Fish doesn't have to be boring at all. With these 16 healthy, Whole30-friendly recipes, you're not skimping on taste one bit.


5 Feel-Good Breakfast Recipes For Non-Morning People  Refinery29

No matter if it's a busy weekday morning or a lazy Sunday, the idea of cooking breakfast at home — when you could otherwise grab a store-bought bacon, egg, ...


10 Vegan Banana Bread Recipes For Banana Bread Day!  One Green Planet

The comforting smell and taste when making a classic banana bread is sure to put a smile on your face.


Winter food doesn’t have to be heavy. These light and fresh recipes provide a little relief.  The Washington Post

So often, winter food is described as hearty: Thick stews, warming soups, gooey trays of mac and cheese. Sure, it's nice, but it can all start to feel a little heavy, ...


Meatball recipe has roots in Africa  Tuscaloosa News

Evi Aki is a first-generation American, the daughter of Nigerian immigrants. She was on a path to become a doctor when she started a food blog as a creative ...


10 Plant-Based High-Protein Recipes to Help Build and Strengthen Muscles  One Green Planet

To help you get the goodness of plant-protein, we've brought you 15 delicious plant-based recipes from our Food Monster App that can help build muscles and ...


How recipes like Alison Roman’s cookies and chickpea stew went viral  Vox.com

You could say Alison Roman has a knack for developing recipes that will break the internet. In the fall of 2017, Roman, a food writer, released her first cookbook, ...


Recipes (2/24/19 issue): The reuben - this savory sandwich is a true classic  ECM Publishers

The sandwich is the quintessential portable food and one that has scores of incarnations.


Behind the NYT Cooking Section That’s All About Ditching the Recipe  New York Times

The Times's no-recipe recipes, which invite readers to wing it in the kitchen and tailor recipes to their tastes, started on a whim back in 2014.


Exclusive WWE: The Official Cookbook Recipes Celebrate D-Generation X  Screen Rant

WWE: The Official Cookbook comes out soon, and we've got two exclusive recipes that pay tribute to D-Generation X members Triple H and Shawn Michaels.


Stop shaming recipe bloggers for writing a lot  Mashable

Recipe bloggers are often derided for writing long narratives. Here's why we should leave them alone.


The right recipe for Valentine’s Day — whether you love it or love it not  The Washington Post

A special recipe for nearly everyone, even the haters.


Four recipes for easy one-pot fish dishes  The Guardian

Simple and seasonal seafood ideas – hake with olives and preserved lemon, mussel and clam curry, plaice and salsa verde or spicy mackerel.


Anna Jones’ recipes for snacking seeds and dipping bhaji  The Guardian

Moreish maple, chilli and rosemary snacking seeds, and lipsmacking seeded bhajis with sunflower seed raita.


You Don't Need a Recipe  New York Times

My day job is recipes. As the food editor of The New York Times and the founding editor of NYT Cooking, I spend a lot of time laying out strict instructions for how ...


Design Recipes: The beauty of black and white  Sioux City Journal

Black and white are two of the most popular but often overlooked colors. In many instances, people don't consider them colors and simply ignore them.


With this simple recipe, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to make butter chicken from scratch  The Washington Post

If you've relied for too long on your local takeout or the Trader Joe's frozen stuff, now's the time to get cooking.


Best Super Bowl Recipes: Wings, Chili and More  The New York Times

The New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams kick off Super Bowl LIII on Sunday at 6:30 p.m., Eastern time. Whatever jersey you're wearing, you're ...


Kid-friendly recipes: Gnocchi and carrot cake sandwich cookies  TODAY

Alejandra Ramos makes cooking fun and easy for kids with ricotta gnocchi and frosting-filled carrot cake sandwich cookies.


Ella Mills of “Deliciously Ella” is shifting all her wellness habits during pregnancy—here’s how  Well+Good

Ella Mills is expecting. Here's what Deliciously Ella recipes for pregnancy health look like—for food, exercise, and general wellness habits.


Cinnamon-Spiced Brioche French Toast - TODAY.com  Today Show

Take French toast over the top with crispy bacon, sautéed apples and sweet spiced cinnamon sugar.


Recipe: Dr. BBQ's ranch chicken mac & cheese  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

We're happy to be continuing a new segment on the FOX 13 4 O'clock News. It's called One Hour Suppers with Dr. BBQ.


Recipes: James Martin embraces British food  LeaderLive

Following his popular foodie road-trips around France and America, popular TV chef James Martin is back with a new show - James Martin's Great…


Joy Bauer's superfood-filled recipes for date night  TODAY

Joy Bauer makes super-food filled spicy chicken, pomegranate sangria and pumpkin pancakes for a romantic night in.


'Counting On' Star Jinger Duggar Asks Fans For 'Healthy' Recipes — Is She Shading Sister Jill?  OK!

Jinger Duggar's sister Jill may have an array of recipes on her family blog, but the Counting On star isn't interested in using them! Instead, Jinger took to ...


James Martin recipes: three tasty, home-grown dishes from Great British Adventure  inews.co.uk

Martin's new book Great British Adventures celebrates everything – and everyone – that Britain has to offer.


'Zaitoun': Recipes From The Palestinian Kitchen  NPR

NPR's David Greene talks to food writer and human rights campaigner Yasmin Khan about her latest cookbook, and the travels that inspired a collection of ...


Best Tuna Melt Recipe - How To Make Tuna Melt  Delish.com

Tuna lovers! Meet your ultimate sandwich. With just the right amount of crunch, melty cheddar cheese, and a couple good slices of tomato, you might even ...


Is Shrimp Healthy? Shrimp Nutrition, Calories, Recipes, And More  Women's Health

Shrimp is a seafood that has gotten a bad reputation for having high cholesterol—so is shrimp healthy or not? This shellfish is actually very healthy and high in ...


Recipe: Hot Water Cornbread  Alabama NewsCenter

Cornbread is just a staple in the South. There aren't many meals that aren't perfectly complemented by a golden brown skillet of it. That said, we do have our ...


11 Recipes to Make with Weight Watchers 2-Ingredient Bagel Dough  Parade

Click the slideshow above to view 11 Recipes to Make with Weight Watchers 2-Ingredient Bagel Dough.If you're following the Weight Watchers diet plan then ...


Recipe: El Burrito Mercado  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Check out the recipe below: EASY CHILAQUILES RECIPE Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde*): 1 pound *fresh* tomatillos 2-3 *fresh* serrano chiles (or jalapeños are ...


Our 5 Best Homemade Margarita Recipes  Outside

I witnessed the birth of my first real margarita more than a decade ago, at a beachside snack shack with a palapa roof and sand floor in Todos Santos, Mexico.


Blogger Spotlight: Stephanie Davies of The Vegan Recipe Blog!  One Green Planet

She has dedicated herself to a healthy and active lifestyle, which led her to go vegan in 2017, a decision she says has been the best decision of her life ...


3 New Valentine's Day Cake Recipes That Prove You Made an Effort  Bon Appetit

New recipes for a fail-safe chocolate cake, a dairy- and gluten-free chocolate cake, and molten caramel cakes—because nothing says “I love you” like a ...


5 Recipes to Help Fuel Your Winter Outdoor Adventures  Healthline

Once the cold and wet weather arrives, it can feel almost impossible to leave the house. But science shows that even during the winter months it's important for ...


As Recipe Cards Disappear, Families Scramble to Preserve Cherished Memories  The Wall Street Journal

The internet is making paper recipes obsolete, but many modern cooks see the cards as tangible mementos of favorite foods and the beloved cooks who made ...


Spaghetti with pistachio, chilli and lemon recipe  The Guardian

An easy vegan weeknight pasta supper, packed with zest and spice.


Best Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake Recipe - How to Make Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake  Delish.com

Want to replicate the Shamrock Shake in your house? This Copycat McDonald's Shamrock Shake recipe from Delish.com is the best.


Yotam Ottolenghi's flavourful soup recipes  The Guardian

A lemony lentil soup, a restorative chicken, pasta and parmesan bowlful, and a smoky aubergine broth thick with spicy goodness.


Greek yogurt biscuit recipe with Chadwick Boyd  FOX 5 Atlanta

ATLANTA (FOX 5 ATLANTA) - Lifestyle Expert and Host of "Reel Food" Chadwick Boyd stops by with a lesson on how to make Greek Yogurt Biscuits. Chadwick ...


Shop with a Dietitian: 5 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes and Shopping List  Healthline

Changing your eating habits and creating a sustainable meal plan are both helpful to managing diabetes. Check out this diabetes-friendly shopping list and ...


13 Instant Pot Recipes That Cost Less Than $2 Per Serving  Self

Save time and money by using your Instant Pot. These Instant Pot recipes use affordable ingredients to keep the cost for every serving to under $2.


Joy Bauer's low-carb breakfast recipes and skinny bagel recipe  TODAY

Enjoy a hearty breakfast with this delicious low-carb quiche or a high protein cinnamon raisin bagel.


Ree Drummond’s Favorite Breakfast Is Indulgent and Delicious—Here’s How to Make It Healthier  Cooking Light

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, is famous for her dishes and recipes that are comforting and cowboy-approved. Learn more about one of her very.


Duck Liver Pate With Port Aspic Recipe By Narsai David | KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM  KCBS

A wine tasting that food and wine editor Narsai David recently attended inspired him to dig out a recipe that was the basis for one of the most popular dishes at ...


Here's Why You Should Add Amla To Your Daily Diet: Try These 3 Interesting Amla Recipes  NDTV News

Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is one of the fruits that used in many Ayurvedic and traditional medicines. It is known to provide effective treatment to ...


Bringing alive lost recipes  The New Indian Express

Sultans and Maharajas may be long gone, but the taste of their royal delicacies still lingers strong.


Four winter pasta recipes from the kitchens of Bancone  The Guardian

Lamb ragù pappardelle, shrimp tagliolini with seaweed butter, chestnut tagliatelle and a novel way to cook lasagne sheets.


Want to win a trip to California? Submit your healthy recipe here for a chance!  TODAY

Nutritionist Joy Bauer wants to see your healthy recipes. She'll pick a winner to join her on a trip.


DC pastry chef's recipe books stolen in car break-in  WJLA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC7) — The search is on for a local pastry chef's most prized possession: her handwritten cookbooks, full of some of her favorite ...


Best Philly Cheesesteak Cabbage Wraps Recipe - How To Make Philly Cheesesteak Cabbage Wraps  Delish.com

Cabbage makes these Philly Cheesesteaks from Delish.com the perfect low-carb option.


Chicken and Rice Soup with Garlicky Chile Oil  Bon Appetit

This comforting chicken soup tastes like it took hours to make but comes together in a flash. Simmering a handful of uncooked rice directly into soup is a great ...


Recipe: Spanish Garlic Soup is a flavorful way to warm up  OCRegister

23Garlic and saffron give an irresistible depth of flavor to the broth that forms the base of this Spanish soup. A slice of toasted rustic bread is placed in the bottom ...


Recipe: Lighten up with Prezzo’s chicken meatballs  Sun Sentinel

Q We recently visited Prezzo and ordered the spaghetti squash with pomodoro and a choice of traditional or chicken meatballs. I opted for the chicken meatballs ...


Egg Curry Recipe | How to make Egg Curry in 2 ways | Quick Food Recipes | The Foodie  Times Now

Watch how to make two very easy egg curry recipes - the omelette curry & the boiled egg curry. Ingredients- Omelette 2 Eggs 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder 1 Tsp Red ...


Best Birthday Cake Blondie Recipe - How To Make Birthday Cake Blondies  Delish.com

These bars from Delish.com are moist, chewy and full of comforting vanilla and chocolatey goodness—a basic blondie on crack.


Mayor Adler sends coveted queso recipe to the moon  KXAN.com

Austin city leaders are putting queso on the moon...sort of.


Good Eats: Over 30 tasty low-carb recipes that will keep you feeling full  AOL

Low-carb is a part of the ever popular ketogenic, paleo and Atkins diets. These recipes will help keep you on track — you won't even miss all the carbs!


Yotam Ottolenghi’s Valentine’s Day recipes  The Guardian

Unconventional Valentine's recipes for confit duck legs with herby roast kohlrabi, topped off with a fragrant coffee cream pud to give your evening a lift.


Giada De Laurentiis' recipes for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at home  NBC News

Follow Giada's DIY Valentine's Day dinner recipes for a three-course, chef-curated romantic meal to remember.


God's recipe includes lots of love | Religion And Values  messenger-inquirer

My husband Robin was reluctant to be a guest on my Shaped by Faith radio program.


15 Kid-Friendly Crock-Pot Recipes For Your Super Bowl 2019 Party  Romper

Super Bowl Sunday to me is the perfect kind of day for just vegging out. It's not a holiday, but it has a pretty similar vibe — many of us get together with our ...


5 Sugar-Conscious Valentine’s Day Recipes to Make Your Heart Melt  dLife.com

Cinnamon Flan recipe below from celebrity chef, Ingrid Hoffmann's new cookbook, Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy. You might be asking yourself, how it's ...


Dublin Cheeseboard-Stuffed Appetizer Bread Recipe by  The Daily Meal

Inspired by a vacation to Dublin, Ireland, this cheese- and meat-stuffed bread is everything you want from a cheeseboard, except it's portable. This recipe won ...


Nothing says ‘happy birthday!’ like a Funfetti cake, and our recipe upgrades the fun  The Washington Post

Funfetti from scratch? Yes, it's as awesome as it sounds.


Recipe: Prawns in tomato, mushroom, feta and ouzo sauce  Global News

Alexi Makris, co-owner of The Greek in Vancouver, shares a simple yet delicious recipe that's quick to make.


Believe it or not, this is the most Instagrammed recipe of all time  The New Daily

It's a spiced chickpea stew with coconut and turmeric. And somehow, this brightly hued dish managed to become the most Instagrammed recipe on the It's a ...


Ben & Jerry's releases Valentine's Day recipe for single folks  Fox News

No lover? No problem. Ben & Jerry's hopes to fill the hearts – and ice cream bowls – of Valentine's Day skeptics this year with an exclusive new flavor, perfect for ...


Sick Of Eggs? Try These Low-Carb Keto Pancakes For Breakfast  mindbodygreen.com

If you've been looking far and wide for a way to satisfy your carb cravings without knocking yourself out of ketosis (and maybe take a break from your go-to ...


MIO snack recipes are perfect for an Oscars party  Tulsa World

Whether you are hosting an Academy Awards party on Sunday, or your family just enjoys a good snack night every once in a while, these recipes from Made in ...


Milk Bar’s cake truffles and 3 more healthy copycat recipes  Well+Good

From Milk Bar's cake truffles to Le Rivage's french onion soup burger, Skyler Bouchard shares her gluten-free and vegan copycat restaurant recipes.


A steak au poivre recipe too good to be true?  The Takeout

Marco Pierre White, if you've never heard the name, was the O.G. bad-boy British chef, a man who infamously broke a young Gordon Ramsay and reduced him ...


Start Your Day Off Right With This Beyoncé-Approved Breakfast Salad (Yes, Salad)  mindbodygreen.com

The founder of 22 Days Nutrition, New York Times best-selling author, and author of the new book The Greenprint, Marco Borges is passionate about ...


Secret pot pie recipe draws crowds at the Betsey | News, Sports, Jobs  Marietta Times

A bustle of activity greeted visitors to The Betsey Mills Club on Friday as about 20 volunteers and workers prepared carryout containers filled with delicious c.


Kraft Heinz's Financial Recipe Turns Sour: Tara Lachapelle  Crain's Chicago Business

Kraft Heinz Co.'s facade is beginning to crack. After the close of trading Thursday, the packaged-food company delivered a triple whammy to investors: It said it ...


home | site map
© 2006