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  • Cranberry Salsa

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    Elise
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    This is a quick and easy salsa recipe made with fresh cranberries, apples, ginger, scallions, cilantro, and chilies that is especially good with turkey (see our turkey tacos), but can be used with any dish that calls for fresh salsa. Continue reading "Cranberry Salsa" »
  • Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

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    Heidi Swanson
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    This is the week each year I get asked for vegetarian thanksgiving recipe ideas, so I thought I'd update my list of favorite recipes and ideas from the archives. I've also added a few recipes I've come across on other sites that looked exciting. It's also the time of year I like to re-read this. I hope those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week have a wonderful time with friends, and loved ones. xo -h Roasted Vegetable Orzo - Roasted delicata squash and kale tossed w/ orzo pasta & salted yogurt dressing. A Favorite Pie - You could do apple-huckleberry, straight berries, pear-cranberry,…
  • Fight Food Waste -- Love Food Don’t Waste

    80 Breakfasts
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Hi folks…you still there?  I hope so, because I've been a bit pensive lately, a bit meditative, and usually, when I surface from these states, I have a thing or two to share.  And where else would I share it but here…a space where no one can interrupt me and I can ramble to my heart’s content.  So apologies in advance in case I am a bore!For those of you who are wondering, after this post, my father is a little better, although the general condition has not changed.  Right now, all we can do is make sure he is as comfortable as possible.  Emotionally I don’t…
  • Ginger Cookie Bark

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    Anna
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Ginger Cookie Bark — A New Addition to the Cookie Bark Family First there was Brownie Bark, then along came Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark and  Monster Bark  followed closely by Snickerdoodle Bark. Somewhere in between was an oatmeal version, but it was lighter and more of a cookie brittle. So far, my favorite members of... Read More » The post Ginger Cookie Bark appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • BLAST FROM THE PAST: GF & SOY-FREE (OR NOT!) VEGAN SELTZER WAFFLES WITH CRISPY SWEET POTATOES & LIGHT CHIK'N GRAVY

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    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
     Back in November 2011, I was a bit obsessed with waffles. While revising my Vegan Seltzer Waffles (made with club soda, which makes them nice and light), I decided to also develop a gluten-free and soy-free version, so we were eating waffles for breakfast and dinner quite a lot. Finally satisfied with both my gluten-free version and my wheat version (probably to my husband’s great relief!), I began working on a vegan version of “chicken waffles,” a popular, but very high-fat, restaurant dish. It has always intrigued me, but I was never satisfied with my attempts at…
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  • Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

    Heidi Swanson
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    This is the week each year I get asked for vegetarian thanksgiving recipe ideas, so I thought I'd update my list of favorite recipes and ideas from the archives. I've also added a few recipes I've come across on other sites that looked exciting. It's also the time of year I like to re-read this. I hope those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week have a wonderful time with friends, and loved ones. xo -h Roasted Vegetable Orzo - Roasted delicata squash and kale tossed w/ orzo pasta & salted yogurt dressing. A Favorite Pie - You could do apple-huckleberry, straight berries, pear-cranberry,…
  • Rye Pasta

    Heidi Swanson
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    My little Marcato Atlas pasta machine has been out on the counter for the past couple of weeks. It is compact, stout, heavy for its size, and manual. I've had it for more than ten years, but perhaps less than fifteen. And it teaches me lessons about making pasta that I forget and have to relearn each time there is an extended gap in our time together (of which there are many). I like to use the Atlas to make egg pasta - "00" flour enriched with an impossible number of electric yellow egg yolks, good for fettuccine and tagliatelle. But I've switched things up the past few days and have been…
  • Maintaining a Long-term Blog

    Heidi Swanson
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    I've been posting to this site for a dozen years. I was twenty-nine when I started, an enthusiastic home cook with a creative streak, and a good number of cookbooks. You could probably describe me in much the same way now, but older, with a bit more perspective and better knives. Over the years I've been asked many questions - both via email, and in person - many of them curious about the process of writing cookbooks, or having a site like this. So, I thought I'd attempt a slightly different type of post today - exploring the theme of maintaining a blog over an extended time period. It's…
  • Coconut Quinoa Bowl

    Heidi Swanson
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    I'm looking at the photo I'm posting here, and realizing it looks like a good number of bowls I've posted in the past. But the photo doesn't tell the whole story, so I hope you'll look at it with fresh eyes. What you're looking at is a quirky, unique bowl of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. And the next time you have leftover quinoa (other other favorite grain) give it a try. You toast almonds and coconut in a skillet before adding crushed garlic. Then use the same skillet to flash cook a bit of kale, finishing it off with a dousing of lemon juice. Everything comes together in a bowl with…
  • Beet Caviar

    Heidi Swanson
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
    I'm lucky to be the occasional recipient of Josey Baker experimentations. The other day Josey handed me a still-hot loaf of 100% einkorn bread - substantial, fragrant, a dark brown crumb with a craggy top-crust. It smelled like a great brewery - all malt, and grain, and warmth. And it begged to be treated right. The first question to come to mind was slicing strategy...the consensus was: 1) Allow the bread to cool completely. 2) With this loaf - not too thick, not too thin. Not to digress too much, but when it comes to toast, the thickness or thinness of the slice is key. Some breads lend…
 
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  • Fight Food Waste -- Love Food Don’t Waste

    4 Nov 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Hi folks…you still there?  I hope so, because I've been a bit pensive lately, a bit meditative, and usually, when I surface from these states, I have a thing or two to share.  And where else would I share it but here…a space where no one can interrupt me and I can ramble to my heart’s content.  So apologies in advance in case I am a bore!For those of you who are wondering, after this post, my father is a little better, although the general condition has not changed.  Right now, all we can do is make sure he is as comfortable as possible.  Emotionally I don’t…
  • Hi, Hello.

    11 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Hi there.  I know I’ve been away for a bit.  I know it’s been a little quiet over here.  I wish I could tell you (as I usually do) that work, Halloween planning, big school decisions, friends, life, and a million and one everyday things kept me too busy.  I wish.  I wish for the insistent demands of the many mundane things that usually vie for my attention.  Vie for all our attentions.  That steady, sometimes tedious, sometimes dull, sometimes frenetic, yet steady thrum of normalcy.  I wish.My father is sick and has been in and out of the hospital…
  • Buttery Broiled Sole

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    I was flipping through a parenting magazine a couple of days ago, reading all the articles packed to the brim with how-to’s and good advice and words of wisdom…and I felt a familiar sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.  Familiar because I realized, surprised, that I always feel this way when I read parenting magazines – like everything I’m doing is not exactly right and that grave consequences will surely follow.I realized further, although fashion magazines get a lot of censure for giving girls negative body image, and impossible (and quite limited) standards of beauty, I…
  • The Wagyu Bacon Giveaway...We Have a Winner!!

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    How is everyone doing this wet and windy Friday?  Another typhoon has hit our shores and, as I've seen report after report on the news, floods abound and power is already down in some areas.  Now is the time to stay home and hunker down with your family...or with a good book and a bowl of something extra yummy.  Others are not so lucky, so do check out relief operations nearby.  I know San Antonio Parish in Makati has already started accepting donations -- just look for this hashtag on twitter:#SanAntonioReliefOpsOn other news, rain or shine, I promised one of you some…
  • It's Friday....and some bits & things for the weekend!

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    It's Friday and I'm down with horrid bug.  It's been going around these parts, first with the little girl, then with the little boy, and then finally with mama...where it has settled with some vengeance in the form of achy bones and a really painful throat.  Not much of a Friday night for certain but I'm burrowing down with my family and that, above all, gives me great comfort.Between managing the sickies and work there hasn't been much time for puttering in the kitchen.  As such, I thought I'd share as some of the delicious food (and drink!) I have been enjoying in and around…
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  • Ginger Cookie Bark

    Anna
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:29 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Ginger Cookie Bark — A New Addition to the Cookie Bark Family First there was Brownie Bark, then along came Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark and  Monster Bark  followed closely by Snickerdoodle Bark. Somewhere in between was an oatmeal version, but it was lighter and more of a cookie brittle. So far, my favorite members of... Read More » The post Ginger Cookie Bark appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • Buttermilk Pie

    Anna
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Buttermilk Pie — An Unexpected New Favorite Buttermilk pie was never high on my list of desserts until a few years ago. My sister-in-law brought one to Thanksgiving dinner and everyone went crazy over it. If she’d made that buttermilk pie, I would have asked for the recipe, but she’d bought it from a lady... Read More » The post Buttermilk Pie appeared first on Cookie Madness.
  • Wayward Chocolat Chocolate Fudge Brownies

    Anna
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Today’s recipe comes courtesy of Wayward Chocolat, an artisan chocolate company located right here in Austin, TX. Aside from the fact it’s from Texas, Wayward Chocolat is unique in that it’s enriched with antioxidants.  Ingredients in Wayward include  rosehips and berries sourced from Alaska; and one piece of Wayward Chocolat is said to have  as... Read More » The post Wayward Chocolat Chocolate Fudge Brownies appeared first on Cookie Madness.
 
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  • BLAST FROM THE PAST: GF & SOY-FREE (OR NOT!) VEGAN SELTZER WAFFLES WITH CRISPY SWEET POTATOES & LIGHT CHIK'N GRAVY

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
     Back in November 2011, I was a bit obsessed with waffles. While revising my Vegan Seltzer Waffles (made with club soda, which makes them nice and light), I decided to also develop a gluten-free and soy-free version, so we were eating waffles for breakfast and dinner quite a lot. Finally satisfied with both my gluten-free version and my wheat version (probably to my husband’s great relief!), I began working on a vegan version of “chicken waffles,” a popular, but very high-fat, restaurant dish. It has always intrigued me, but I was never satisfied with my attempts at…
  • VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR (& BLENDTEC GIVEAWAY!) FOR JULIE HASSON'S YUMMY NEW BOOK "VEGAN CASSEROLES": TRUFFLED CAULIFLOWER MAC & BUMBLEBERRY COBBLER!

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Check out the giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win a BlendTec 725 Designer Blender! Five runners up will receive a copy of Vegan Casseroles. (USA addresses only-- sorry about that!)Fabulous new book by the gorgeous and talented Julie Hasson!  A must for every vegan household!I do not pay this compliment loosely!  I have many vegan cookbooks (and non-vegan, too) and love the odd recipe in just about each of them.  But very few of them have so many "possibles" flagged that will no doubt be made many times, because they are so simple to make and…
  • VEGAN "SCALOPPINE", MY FALL-BACK QUICK MEAL, THIS TIME "AL LIMONE"

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Vegan Scaloppine al Limone ( made with "Breast of Tofu")with Chanterelle Mushrooms on a bed of Orzo, with roasted asparagusScaloppine is the term used for very thin Italian-style cutlets (or "scallops" or "medallions"), quickly prepared with a savory sauce.  My vegan version of this Italian favorite is made with thin seitan cutlets, commercial vegan cutlets, or my Breast of Tofu Crispy Slices, which I usually have marinating in my refrgerator for quick meals.     Scaloppine are sauced in a number of ways, and no doubt you will make up a few of your own once…
  • OAT GROATS W/ CHANTERELLE MUSHROOMS & APPLES IN CREAMY WINE SAUCE; ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD W/ VEGAN “BACON” & PECANS

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 pm
    These dishes made up a fine fall dinner we enjoyed the other night. They are both easy to make, and very tasty and satisfying, as well as nutritious.  Both definitely to be made again!I recently obtained some organic whole oat groats from a friend who rolls his own oats in a little manual mill every morning for breakfast.  He buys them in a bulk and charged me much less than what I would have paid even in our local bulk store (where they are selling for $6 a pound, can you believe!). If you live in the States you can buy them for a good price from Bob's Red…
  • ADVENTURES WITH "OATRAGEOUS OATMEALS": COCONUT OAT VANILLA NUT CREAMER & STEEL-CUT OAT SAUSAGE CRUMBLES

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    I was so  excited when I heard about Kathy Hester's new book on cooking with oats!  I love oats and regard them as a staple in my kitchen.  They are so healthful, homey, accessible, inexpensive and, well, indispensable.  We have oatmeal (with rolled oats) almost every morning, and I had used oats to make flour, in muffins, cakes, cookies, breads, waffles and pancakes, even to thicken soups.  But, in this book, Kathy has revealed what a chameleon the humble oat can be in the kitchen-- the vegan kitchen in this case!When I agreed to review the book and be a part of the…
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  • Curried Turkey Soup

    Elise
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    This curried turkey soup made with leftover turkey is fashioned on a classic Anglo-Indian curried soup called “mulligatawny“. It couldn’t be easier to make; you start by cooking some onions, carrots, celery, and yellow curry powder, add stock, apples, rice, cook for a bit, then stir in the chopped cooked turkey. Drizzle a little cream in at the end. So easy! It’s also one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life. Continue reading "Curried Turkey Soup" »
  • Cranberry Relish

    Elise
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    One of my favorite things to make for Thanksgiving and the holidays is raw cranberry relish. There’s no cooking involved, just using a grinder or a food processor to grind up and mix together raw cranberries, tart green apples, a large seedless orange, and sugar. It’s amazing how good it is! Great with roast turkey, or for leftovers on turkey sandwiches. Continue reading "Cranberry Relish" »
  • Creamy Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas

    Elise
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Why cook an extra big turkey for Thanksgiving or the holidays? Lots of leftovers! Here’s one of the best ways I can think of to use some of that leftover turkey—creamy cheesy turkey enchiladas—flour tortillas filled with chopped cooked turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, and cream cheese, and then smothered in a creamy salsa verde sauce, sprinkled with shredded Jack and baked until bubbly. Continue reading "Creamy Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas" »
  • Suzanne’s Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

    Elise
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    The single most requested dessert at our Thanksgiving table is pumpkin pie. (The second being apple pie.) In fact, pumpkin pie is so synonymous with the holidays that during this time you can find “pumpkin spiced” everything, from lattes to donuts. Continue reading "Suzanne’s Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie" »
  • Pecan Pie

    Elise
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    What’s your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Mine is a toss up between apple, pumpkin, and pecan pie. In fact, I love them all so much I make one of each for our T-day feast. (It seems like everyone in our family has their favorite, and if I don’t make them all someone will run to the store to fill the gap!) Continue reading "Pecan Pie" »
 
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  • Leftover Turkey or Ground Turkey and Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Make this Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime with Leftover Turkey or Ground Turkey, your choice!(Turkey and Pinto Bean White Chili with Lime was updated with better photos, November 2014.)Thanksgiving is only two days away, yikes!  If you're still looking for Thanksgiving recipes, I've shared 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads as well as my Top Ten Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes (and honorable mentions).  (And there are more than 100 holiday recipes ideas on the index page of Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes.)  I hope you have the menu narrowed…
  • Kalyn's Favorite Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (and some honorable mentions!)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 am
    Here's the 2014 updated updated list of my favorite healthy carb-conscious Thanksgiving recipes, plus honorable mentions!Thanksgiving is four days away, and here's my list of favorite top ten healthy Thanksgiving recipes to help you narrow down your menu.  Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday; I love both the idea of giving thanks for our lives of abundance and also the wonderful food that's enjoyed on that day.  This year will be the second time I've hosted Thanksgiving at my new house, where I have 24 family members coming for dinner and a few more coming later…
  • 25+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads

    Kalyn Denny
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    If you're looking for Low-Carb or Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes, these are 25+ of my favorites from ten years of sharing carb-conscious recipes for the holidays!I was a little shocked when I realized that I've now been sharing Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes for ten years on this blog!  If you visit that collection you'll find a wonderful assortment of Thanksgiving treats, all of which are definitely more carb-friendly than traditional holiday foods.  But not all my favorite Thanksgiving foods are recipes that can be categorized as low-carb in the strictest sense of the word,…
  • Easy Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese is an easy side dish that only needs 20 minutes in the oven.(For Phase One Fridays I feature Phase One Recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese is easy and delicious.  This recipe was updated with new photos, November 2014.)Here's another recommendation from the big list of Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes I've been spotlighting this month.  If you don't want a richer broccoli dish like Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan, this roasted…
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts only need 15-20 minutes in the oven; they can cook while you're carving the turkey.(Updated with better photos and step-by-step pictures November 2014.)  Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away?  It's time for me to start seriously looking through the Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes and making some choices! This recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts is not only the first brussels sprouts recipe I ever posted on Kalyn's Kitchen, but it's also the recipe that…
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  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes

    Elise
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Everybody seems to have their favorite way of making mashed potatoes. Some cook them with the peel on, some without. Some add a little of the cooking water to the mashed potatoes for extra starch. I have found that the single thing that makes the biggest difference for making perfect creamy, heavenly potatoes is the type of potatoes you use. Continue reading "Perfect Mashed Potatoes" »
  • Cranberry Sauce

    Elise
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:46 pm
    My father loves cranberry sauce. I think he looks forward to Thanksgiving just because he knows his slices of turkey will come with a generous serving of cranberry sauce on the side. Cranberries are only available fresh for a few months starting in October, so he’ll stock up in the fall and freeze several bags. When he finally runs out of them sometime in May, he’ll start buying the canned stuff. He’ll hide the cans in a remote corner of the pantry and eat up the canned cranberries all by himself. Continue reading "Cranberry Sauce" »
  • Cider Vinaigrette Roasted Root Vegetables

    Elise
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:57 pm
    One of my favorite sides to any holiday meal is roasted root vegetables. Parsnips, carrots, rutabagas, beets, sweet potatoes—they’re all so good! Root vegetables have a lot of natural sugars in them which caramelize when roasted at a high enough temperature. They’re also packed with vitamins and beta carotene. So, starchy they may be, but they are also good for you too. (As if I need any encouragement, you can’t keep me away from them!) Continue reading "Cider Vinaigrette Roasted Root Vegetables" »
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    Elise
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    If you show up at my father’s house with a bagful of fresh brussels sprouts to be cooked, he will howl and complain like a 3-year old confronted with liver and onions. Such then, is the sweet satisfaction of seeing this dyed-in-the-wool brussels sprouts avoider pick these roasted emerald jewels out of the pan and munch on them like candy. Continue reading "Roasted Brussels Sprouts" »
  • Cranberry Salsa

    Elise
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    This is a quick and easy salsa recipe made with fresh cranberries, apples, ginger, scallions, cilantro, and chilies that is especially good with turkey (see our turkey tacos), but can be used with any dish that calls for fresh salsa. Continue reading "Cranberry Salsa" »
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  • cranberry pie with thick pecan crumble

    deb
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Cranberries are, for me, one of the best things about late fall and they show up right in time, just as all of the other colors disappear. The ginkgo trees, always one of the last November holdouts, simultaneously ejected their green/yellow leaves last week and ever since, pretty much everything outside is looking rather… greige, but not like the charming shade of the boots I want. And then, out of nowhere, perfect red berries appear and things look up. I love cranberries the way I do sour cherries in June, except cranberries are easier to come by (here, at least), keep longer, cost…
  • crispy sweet potato roast

    deb
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    I have a complicated relationship with sweet potatoes. I think they’re one of these wonder vegetables — impossible to mess up cooking, pretty consistently delicious whether you buy them freshly-dug from the farmers market or from a grocery chain, aglow with vitamins A and C and chock full of fiber. [Which I mostly think about because I’m the mother of a sweet potato junkie.] I like them in cake, sweet biscuits and pie. I like them with goat cheese and a light vinaigrette, gratin-ed with a tangle of chard, with a strange-but-addictive mix of spices and roasted in wedges, and…
  • classic pumpkin pie with pecan praline sauce

    deb
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Given that finishing off the month November without a single slice of pumpkin pie is, for me, practically a crime against the season, it’s rather sad that this 8-plus year old site has only a single iteration of it, that it’s from 6 years ago, and not even the one I make on an annual basis. The 2008 recipe hailed from Cook’s Illustrated, those clever chefs that always push the envelope, this time in the name of the silkiest pumpkin pie they could come up with. It involved canned yams. It required a fine-mesh strainer. Three whole eggs and two yolks. It was lovely, but if…
  • pretzel parker house rolls

    deb
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    There are kitchen discoveries that lead to nothing but trouble. The first time I caramelized sugar, I knew I was ruined. Why would anyone want to eat drab white sugar if they could eat it cooked to a 100x as delicious toasty amber syrup? The first time I tried browned butter, I went on a butter-browning bender (cookies! breadcrumbs! crispy treats!) which, frankly, shows little sign of abating today. So, it should be no surprise that when I finally cracked the authentic pretzel-making code six months ago, I didn’t know where to stop. Everything comes up pretzel now! I’ve made…
  • pickled cabbage salad

    deb
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    I first discovered the peculiar subcategory of chopped raw vegetables called “health salads” some 14 years ago when a friend introduced me to the many wonders of the prepared foods aisle at Zabar’s. Even then, I found the idea of one type of salad being labeled “healthy” while my other favorite in the same refrigerator case, the Mediterranean Pepper Salad with Feta and Olives was, I don’t know, something akin to a heart attack on a cracker, somewhat eye-rolling but I now realize that it was the coleslaw-like salad’s mayo-free dressing that designated…
 
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  • Roast Beef

    Elise
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    My mother knows a thing or two about cooking beef. She knows all of the cuts and the best way to prepare them. Perhaps it’s because she came of cooking age during a time when most neighborhoods still had local butchers who prepared the cuts themselves and freely shared information with customers about what to do with them. Continue reading "Roast Beef" »
  • Mom’s Roast Turkey

    Elise
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    When I first started collecting family recipes, the one I really wanted to know was how my mother made her roast turkey, it was so good! The turkey breast was never dried out, but always tender and full of flavor. Her method? First she buys the best turkey she can (organic, free-range, etc.) and then she cooks the turkey breast-side down. She also cooks the turkey stuffing separately, not in the cavity, which makes it easier to cook the turkey more evenly. Continue reading "Mom’s Roast Turkey" »
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    Elise
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    If you show up at my father’s house with a bagful of fresh brussels sprouts to be cooked, he will howl and complain like a 3-year old confronted with liver and onions. Such then, is the sweet satisfaction of seeing this dyed-in-the-wool brussels sprouts avoider pick these roasted emerald jewels out of the pan and munch on them like candy. Continue reading "Roasted Brussels Sprouts" »
  • Foil Baked Salmon with Leeks and Bell Peppers

    Elise
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The first and most important thing I learned about cooking fish, is that you should only buy the freshest fish you can, and then cook it the day you buy it. The second most important thing I learned is that salmon can smell up the house if you cook it on the stove-top, so unless you can easily air out your kitchen, it’s best to poach it, or bake it in the oven. Continue reading "Foil Baked Salmon with Leeks and Bell Peppers" »
  • Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

    Elise
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    One of my favorite recipes from childhood is one for stuffed bell peppers. (We love them so much both my mom and dad have their own versions!) I’ve been experimenting with a quinoa stuffed version and have settled on this one as a great meatless approach to stuffed peppers.  Continue reading "Cheesy Quinoa Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers" »
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  • Turmeric Juice

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Found this originally on Feastie. Sounded interesting. http://www.helynskitchen.com/2013/07/turmeric-juice.html -- posted by Sica
  • Dahi Bara (Vada) Spice Mix

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Make your own home mix. Use it either with lentil dumplings in yoghurt (Dahi Bara) or in raita (Beaten yoghurt with diced veggies). Courtesy Chef Tahira Mateen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqanzD4u4ZM -- posted by whycallsarah
  • NDa Potato Rolls

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Basic rolls that are light and fluffy, baked in a rose knot. I use a KitchenAid mixer for this, but you can do it by hand too. Using boiling water will speed up the dough rise. -- posted by Chef BeeGee
  • Chaat Masala Spice Mix

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:14 pm
    This is a bold spice mix. A balanced mix of pungent flavor, color and aroma. Though it starts off with a tart sour taste when it meets the tongue, it has the mouth salivating instantly. Stores easily over a year. Recipe sourced from URDU speaking Chef Tahira. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqanzD4u4ZM -- posted by whycallsarah
  • Teriyaki Stir Fry

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Loads of fresh veggies, with slivered almonds or cooked teriyaki chicken. Serve with rice and top with #519639 Easy Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce. http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-teriyaki-marinade-and-sauce-519639 -- posted by BriarCraft
 
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Atlantis Steakhouse Coffeecake

    ChefTom
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe (shown below) is for a yummy coffeecake served at the Atlantis Steakhouse in Reno, Nevada.  Coffeecake doesn’t get much better than this.  Rich, tender butter cake is baked up with a sweet pecan filling and topped with a crumbly, aromatic streusel.  Enjoy this cake for breakfast or any time of day. Located inside the Atlantis Casino Resort, the Atlantis Steakhouse is the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award.  They proudly serve the nation’s finest steaks and feature a wine menu with over 300 selections. This coffeecake would be great to…
  • Maple Glazed Carrots

    ChefTom
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Thanksgiving is less than a week away and if you haven’t already, now is the time to finalize your menu.  We all look forward to indulging in a massive feast of turkey and all the fixings.  To help you create the best Thanksgiving meal yet, I’ve selected some great recipes for you to try.  First I have a secret recipe (below) for maple glazed carrots which are sweet and delicious. This recipe is only one of the 100 tried and true holiday recipes featured in the “Thanksgiving Cooking Made Easy” cookbook.  This cookbook features everything you need to create a memorable…
  • Panera Bread Creamy Tomato Soup

    ChefTom
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    As the bitter-cold weather begins to set in, there’s nothing that warms me up better than a piping hot bowl of soup.  Today’s secret recipe (shown below) will show you how to make Panera’s rich and creamy tomato soup at home.  This delicious tomato soup is seasoned with garlic and fresh basil to create a blend of wonderful flavors.   To create the perfect meal, I love to enjoy my tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. You can make your own grilled cheese by following this recipe on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= How to Eat…
  • Fin’s Clam Chowder

    ChefTom
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe (shown below) is for a rich and filling clam chowder with fresh whole clams in the shell.  This is a perfect dish to enjoy on a chilly fall evening. This recipe comes from Fins Coastal Cuisine in Port Townsend, Washington.  This classy Pacific Northwest cafe overlooks the Bay of Port Townsend with floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor seating.  Their menu uses the freshest local ingredients including seasonal seafood. We also have some more great chowder recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Single Mom Uses This Weird Trick To…
  • State Fair Pear Pie

    ChefTom
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Today I’ve selected some delicious new recipes (below) that are going to make for some excellent weekend meals.  These recipes easily come together with a few simple ingredients to create some amazing dishes.  For dessert, I have a yummy secret recipe for a state fair pear pie.  Select some of your favorite ripe pears at your local market to create this flavorful pie. This recipe is only one of the traditional fair recipes featured in the “Mouth-Watering Fair Recipes” cookbook.  This cookbook features over 100 of your favorite recipes from state and county fairs. Members of our…
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  • Purple Haze Smoothie

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    I recently had the opportunity to sample Cocozia’s new 16.9 ounce package of coconut water.  I often use coconut water in my breakfast smoothies and the larger size is perfect for making two portions.  Coconut water is always great for hydration, helps digestion, lowers blood pressure and is rich with nutrients.  This purple haze smoothie is sweet and full of wonderful goodness to start your day off right. 1 cup mixed berries 2 cups pineapple 11 oz Cocozia coconut water 1 cup rice milk 2 tablespoons protein powder 1 tablespoon flax seed oil Put all ingredients in a blender and mix…
  • Crock Pot Chicken Stew

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    This easy to prepare crockpot dish is full of flavor and perfect for a mid-week meal. 3 skinless boneless chicken breast – about 2 pounds – trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 large onion – diced 4 carrots, pealed and diced 2 celery stalks diced 4-5 potatoes, pealed and cut into 3/4 to 1 inch cubes 8 oz. mushrooms, cleaned and halved 2 – 14 oz cans chicken broth 1 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained 1 tsp celery salt 1 tsp dry thyme 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp black pepper salt, to taste 16 oz package frozen mixed vegetables Prepare vegetables. Clean, trim and then cube chicken. Place all…
  • Wiener Schnitzel

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Four 5-ounce veal cutlets, pounded 1/8_inch thick (about 11 inches long and 3 inches wide) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons German hot mustard 3 eggs 2 cups plain dried breadcrumbs 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 1 lemon, cut into wedges Place each veal cutlet in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound using the spiky side of a meat mallet. This is not to further flatten the meat, but to tenderize it. Lightly sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set up the breading…
  • Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

    admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
      These chicken Parmesan meatballs is a wonderful dish that is full of flavor.  Serve them over pasta, with bread, or you can make chicken parm meatball sliders. For the meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken ¼ cup dried Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 3 tbsp grated onion 1 tbsp dried parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¾ tsp salt ¼ tsp black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 large egg, beaten pinch of red pepper flakes 2 tbsp olive oil For baking: 12 oz marinara sauce 8 oz mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese To make the meatballs: Preheat oven to 400° F. Add…
  • Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    12oz assorted small tomatoes, cut into quarters 10oz mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tablespoon oregano salt & black pepper, to taste Place the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over the tomato and mozzarella mixture and toss to combine. Serves 4 Related Posts:Easy Beef Empanadas with Chimichurri – Served with…Tomato-Cucumber SaladSauteed Chicken Breast with Quick Tomato & Artichoke…Prosciutto &…
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  • Thanksgiving Leftover Special: Tom Turkey Kha Gai

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    One of the great blessings, and curses, of Thanksgiving is leftover turkey. The next day it’s great reheated, or made into sandwiches, but by Day 3 you want something that tastes like not turkey. That’s where this spicy Thai coconut soup recipe comes in. This is my take on Tom Kha Gai, and as usual I make no claim as to its authenticity. I do know it tastes amazing to me, and will make you forget you even roasted a turkey. There’s lots of everything going on here, so be prepared to adjust radically to your tastes. It should be fairly spicy, sweet, sour, and salty, all at the same…
  • Cranberry Sauce Like a Boss

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Just in case you’re still deciding on which of the roughly one million different cranberry sauces you’ll be going with this Thanksgiving, here are a few ideas. Technically, the Cumberland isn’t a cranberry sauce, but it’s close enough, and serves the same delicious purpose. If you're tempted, just click on the bold titles, and away you go. I hope you give one of these great sauce a try, and as always, enjoy! Tangerine Cherry Cranberry SauceCould you just use orange, and call it "tangerine?" Sure, why not, it's only your family you'd be misleading. Ginger Pear Cranberry SauceThis one…
  • Whole Boneless Thanksgiving Turkey – As Close to Turducken as I’ll Ever Get

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    If you’re a turkey, and you’re getting boned-out, there’s a good chance you’re about to become Turducken, which in this chef’s opinion, is one of the most overrated recipes of all time. When was the last time you sat down in a restaurant and thought, “I hope the chef’s doing a turkey, duck, chicken trio.” However, the idea of removing those pesky bones before your bird makes its grand entrance may be worth considering. Not only do you get an impressive looking roast to wow the table, but carving is significantly easier. I didn't have time to show here, but of course you are…
  • Singapore Chili Crabs – King of the Crab Recipes?

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Living in San Francisco, I’ve had more than my fair share of crab; prepared in more ways than I can remember, but I’ve never enjoyed it more than in this Singapore-style chili crabs recipe. Just be sure to have lots of napkins around. Lots of napkins. Apparently, this is the national dish of Singapore, and you can’t throw a rock without hitting someone eating a plate of it. By the way, that’s not something you’d want to try. Just ask Michael P. Fay.As far as I can tell, there’s no one standard way to make this. Besides the crab, and some kind of tomato product, I couldn’t find…
  • Lose Weight and Live Longer with the New Homemade Bread Diet!

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Word on the street is that tomorrow, November 17th, is National Homemade Bread Day, and to celebrate I thought I'd post a few of our most popular, and critically acclaimed videos. By the way, I have this idea for a diet where you get to eat bread, but only if you bake it fresh yourself. Since most of us are fairly lazy, this would become maybe a once a week thing, which has to be a better alternative than that daily dosage of supermarket, pain d'preservative. It's still in the brainstorming stage, and there's no book deal yet, but I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, go make some…
 
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    The Healthy Edge LLC

  • Holiday Recipes

    Amber Thiel
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    25+ Healthy Holiday Recipes For You To Enjoy! The holidays can be delicious and healthy and we can prove it to you! We would like to give The Healthy Edge Holiday Cookbook to support you through the holidays season. Simply visit our Facebook Fanpage and "like" us. Then click the "Free Holiday Cookbook" tab and get over 25 recipes for free.  At The Healthy Edge, we are committed to supporting you ALL YEAR long with empowering, fun and simple ways to make healthy happen! Check out our upcoming health series AND The Total Body Makeover Challenge beginning in January! Make 2015 the year you…
  • December Challenge: 31 Days of Fitmas

    Amber Thiel
    15 May 2014 | 9:57 am
    Don't Have Time to Exercise During The Holidays? The top objection for health during the holidays is, "I don't have time". We all know exercise takes time. Working out requires you to DECIDE to put yourself first above all other items on your schedule to make it  happen. The reality is that by the time you drive to the gym, workout, shower and return back to your life, you have eaten up a couple of hours of your day.  During the holidays, many people will decide to forgo the workouts and wait until their January resolution kicks in to move it back to the priority list. What if it was…
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    24 Oct 2013 | 2:00 pm
    8-Week Transformation Learn proven techniques to eat and live your way to better health and a slimmer waistline with The Healthy Edge 8 Week transformation program. Learn the foundation of a healthy lifestyle with simple, realistic and economical solutions for the obstacles holding you back. This transformation will leave you with the knowledge and tools to never have to diet again. The Healthy Edge Lifestyle on Vimeo. Professional Lifestyle Coaching. Our certified coaches are highly trained to support and hold you accountable through The Healthy Edge journey. Get expert advice, goal setting,…
  • GET EMPOWERED

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    24 Oct 2013 | 2:00 pm
    Sherry Goodwin Seattle from Pixel Dust Productions/Weddings on Vimeo. No More Diets Diets are a short-term solution to a long-term problem. 98% of people who lose weight gain it all back within 2 years. Why? Because diets are not a lifestyle. Most diets work against the health of your body to tick it into losing fat, water and muscle mass. After the diet is over, you are left with a confused and damaged metabolism and self-esteem. STOP THE INSANITY! Get empowered to learn how to work WITH your body to get results that a diet can NEVER give you! No More Scales Do you ever go up to an…
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    24 Oct 2013 | 1:59 pm
    Lose Weight It's the ultimate goal for many of us, but we go about it ALL THE WRONG WAY!  The weight is simply a side effect of health. The Healthy Edge focuses on working WITH your body instead of against it (like diets do) to speed up your metabolism, calm your cravings and support your body in releasing weight safely and for good! Regain Your Energy It's hard to get motivated to workout when you are exhausted. It's hard to keep up with work, kids, spouse and a social life when you are run down. One of the quickest side effects of a healthier lifestyle is increased energy. Imagine having…
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    Skinnytaste

  • Brussels Sprouts Gratin

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    These brussels sprouts are roasted until crisp, then topped with a light cheese sauce made with Gruyere and parmesan, then baked until brown and bubbling. If you are as obsessed with brussels sprouts as I am, you'll love these. Perfect to add to your holiday table! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Oven "Fried" Breaded Pork Chops

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Juicy, delicious, boneless pork chops coated with a seasoned crisp crust. Ready in under 30 minutes, easy and kid-friendly!When I was a kid, my Mom's friend Debbie often had my brother and I over for dinner because, well she lived right upstairs from us. We loved this, and she was so good to us. She would make broccoli,  Rice-a-Roni and Shake-n-Bake pork chops. Growing up in a home where my mom made everything from scratch, this was totally new to us and we loved it.As an adult, I know how processed (yes still yummy) those things are so I make them myself. One day I'll share my…
  • Raw Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Oil

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    This raw shredded brussels sprouts salad is so simple to make, even a 4 year old can do it (with Mommy's help). Tossed with a little olive oil, lemon juice salt and pepper, it makes a wonderful side dish to any meal, and my family loves it!Pictured above with crispy oven fried pork chops that I am sharing tomorrow, look out for them, they are so good!I'm just going to put it out there and say this recipe was developed by my youngest daughter Madison. She loves her veggies raw and loves a raw cabbage salad so one day while I was cutting my brussels sprouts preparing to saute them, she…
  • Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Not your ordinary tacos – these chicken tacos are spicy and exotic, made with my light peanut sauce which I make with PB2 (powdered peanut butter) sriracha, ginger and spices. To balance out the spice, I chose to serve these in crisp cool lettuce wraps but tortillas would work great too!A few months ago while visiting Asheville, NC with my friend Sandy (such a great food scene there!) we stopped for lunch at the White Duck Taco Shop, a creative taco joint where we had Bulgogi Tacos, Bangkok Shrimp Tacos and Duck with Mole Tacos.What do food bloggers talk about while eating lunch together?
  • Cauliflower Leek Soup

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    This creamy cauliflower soup is so quick and easy to make, you can whip up any night of the week! It's the perfect light soup if you want to have this as a first course, and leftovers are perfect for lunch.I love cooking with leeks, they have a sweet, delicate flavor which is perfect for this soup. Before using leeks, it is essential to wash them well, as dirt usually collects between the layers. When using leeks, you'll want to use the white and light green parts, I cut them right where the color changes to darker green. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • My gift to you: The Not Ketchup Holiday Recipe eBook

    Erika Kerekes
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I've been experimenting with my Not Ketchup fruit ketchup sauces for more than a year now. One of the things I discovered last Thanksgiving and Christmas is that Not Ketchup added a ton of flavor - with very little corresponding work - to my holiday menus. I've compiled some of my favorite holiday recipes into The Not Ketchup Holiday Recipe eBook, a free ebook that I'm delighted to share with
  • Falafel stuffed mushrooms and the joy of unexpected visitors

    Erika Kerekes
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    We live in a drop-in house. I know some people hate drop-in visits. I love them. They remind me of college, four happy years of back-to-back unexpected visitors. It helps that I'm not embarrassed by the mess that is my house. I assume friends will understand the Not Ketchup chaos. I'll clean up when I'm a millionaire. This past Saturday morning our friends G and N popped in during their
  • A giveaway from the Women Food Entrepreneurs

    Erika Kerekes
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    When I started Not Ketchup at the beginning of this year, I never imagined I would find so many creative, generous people willing to help me on my entrepreneurial journey. I've been lucky to fall in with a group of other women building natural food businesses. We call ourselves the Women Food Entrepreneurs and we "meet" in a private group on Facebook. Over the past few months we've shared
  • How to dress up rotisserie chicken, and big news about Not Ketchup

    Erika Kerekes
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup on the floor at Sam's Club - yes, that's right, Sam's Club I haven't had a lot of time to cook lately, and the photo above is one reason why. This summer has been all about Not Ketchup, my new food business. While my kids were away at camp, I made cold calls, met with new retailers, spoke at a conference, did store demos, and generally ran around trying to get
  • Erika's ultimate chicken burger, no grill required

    Erika Kerekes
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    I know you're supposed to grill burgers. But for chicken burgers - even when the ground chicken mixture includes plenty of dark meat - I find the grill too aggressive. There's nothing worse than a dry chicken burger. And that's what I get when I cook chicken burgers on the grill. My favorite chicken burger is moist, well seasoned, studded with chopped green onions, and cooked in a skillet on
 
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipe | Steamed Savory Cornflour Buns or Makki ke Dhokle – Picking a few beads of memories from childhood days..

    sanjeeta kk
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    ‘Life is a rough biography. Memories smooth out the edges.’ ~Dante G. Time can forget some memories, but there are some memories which can make us forget time and those memories make life sweeter. I was tagged in a thread by Susan to share some of my childhood memories in a group on FB. Growing up in 1960s and 1970s meant that we remained uninfluenced by technology and many other complex electronic gadgets. In simple words, our life was practically devoid of many material things such as Barbie dolls, Lego sets, Television, computers and cell phones. Which indirectly helped us enjoy…
  • Food Styling |Kadai Paneer or Quick Indian Cottage Cheese recipe – When hard work becomes a labour of love

    sanjeeta kk
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:37 pm
    “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” ~William James. There is nothing worse than having to wake up every morning and getting ready to go to work you don’t like. I joined my first corporate job after finishing my second masters’ degree, back in 1990. But soon found myself jumping from one job to another, before settling for the one I liked. May be, I was not ready to adapt myself to my new routine and  probably was intimidated by those high-pressured corporate jobs, during the initial…
  • Recipes | Orange-almond rice pudding and Lapsi, Two Festive Indian Desserts – Life is about people not things

    sanjeeta kk
    8 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” ~ Douglas Adams Even though I am not a big fan of “Kitchen Gadgets’ per se, I have bought quite a few over the years. Some of which are an absolute essential in my daily cooking while some others live permanently on the shelf, unused and much neglected. If only my ice-cream maker, juicer, coffee maker, electric kettle can talk…they would probably shout their heart out and tell you the misery of sitting idle for years in dark, lonely and claustrophobic loft of my kitchen Well, I like simple ways of…
  • Recipes | Baked savory flatbread Crackers aka Indian Namkeenpare – Reflecting and celebrating festive season

    sanjeeta kk
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    ‘Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness’. ~Richard Bach To be surrounded by friends who can send positive vibes and make you feel wanted and much loved from wherever they are is a great blessing. Thanks Lata, Sra and ‘A’ for the lovely festive gifts! Last few days went prepping and celebrating one of our biggest festivals, Diwali. I had a wonderful time with family and friends, whipping desserts, cooking grand feast and chatting all day long. Diwali preparations started a week before at my home, shopping for new clothes, buying crackers, cleaning the…
  • Recipe | Healthy Agathi leaves with Lentil – The city I proudly call home

    sanjeeta kk
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Adapting to new situations is absolutely essential to any kind of success or happiness in life. I was not born and raised in Chennai but have been living here for close to eighteen years. New language, hot climate, different food habits and strict rituals at in-laws’ home in Chennai intimidated this simple girl from Rajasthan at first. Change is always unpleasant to some degree, I guess. But over a period of time this city has grown on me. I fell in love with my new city as I learned to speak the local language and started to follow the rituals at home. And now, Chennai is the place I…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free)

    Lauren Keating
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    I can’t believe it’s already time for our monthly #ProgressiveEats dinner party – it seems like a I just shared my apple cider, ginger, and bourbon cocktails last week. This month, Jenni from Pastry Chef Online is hosting a holiday dessert extravaganza! Be sure to scroll all the way to the end, because there’s an amazing dessert line up! I made soft, chewy oatmeal cookies stuffed with Nutella. Just imagine it – a delicious oatmeal cookie with a gooey Nutella center.  Amazing, right? Plus, they’re gluten free! Since there’s so little flour in oatmeal…
  • Whipped Carrots with Sriracha Butter #SundaySupper

    Lauren Keating
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    This week, the #SundaySupper group is sharing ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers! Shawn and I eat at my parents’ house so I don’t usually have leftovers to deal with. I wish that I did! I wouldn’t turn them into something else though – I’d just eat Thanksgiving dinner again and again until they were gone. Or at least until all that was left as turkey, which I’d throw into a big pot of soup or cassoulet. Ok, I’d do something with the carrots. They seem to be a staple at every holiday meal, but I don’t know if anyone actually eats them, so…
  • Blueberry Almond Millet Porridge

    Lauren Keating
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    I’ve never been into oatmeal. Even when I was a kid, I wasn’t interested unless it had those weird eggs things that melted into gummy bears. Those were them best! (Do you remember them? Man, do I miss the 80’s!) Otherwise, it was Cream of Wheat for me. Please and thank you. I tried some steel cut oats the other day. Nope, not for me. I took about two bites and tossed the rest. Since I already knew I love puffed millet (especially in my earl grey granola bars), I decided to give millet porridge a try – and I loved it! For this blueberry almond millet porridge, I started by…
  • 30-Minute Bistro Chicken #WeekdaySupper

    Lauren Keating
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    On the weekends, I love spending hours experimenting in the kitchen (I can’t wait to share the soft pretzels I made recently – they’re PERFECT!) but when  it comes to weeknight meals, I can be incredibly lazy.I just don’t have the time or energy to cook anything too involved. That’s why recipes like this 30-minute Bistro Chicken are some of my favorites. It’s so easy to make and – since everything cooks in the same pot – it’s easy to clean up. Chicken thighs are one of my weeknight staples. As long as you buy small ones (about a quarter…
  • Curried Butternut Squash Bisque with Cashew Cream (Vegan)

    Lauren Keating
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    As I dropped the spoon back into the pot, a huge smile spread across my face. I’ve been dreaming about curried butternut squash soup for a while and I had a hunch that it would be good, but I had no idea it would be that good. It’s definitely a soup I’ll make over and over again – and I can’t wait to eat the leftovers for lunch all week!  I just posted a tofu curry pot pie recipe last week and I know that curry isn’t for everyone, but I can’t help it – I’m on a major curry kick lately. This recipe couldn’t be any more different from las…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Greek Quince Spoon Sweet (Gliko Koutaliou Kidoni)

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:58 am
    This is a recipe for another Greek spoon sweet, this time made with Quince - an often underrated fruit, but which has a wonderful taste!To see the recipes for other spoon sweets go here - Apple, Grape, Orange. Ingredients1kg quince1kg sugarJuice from 1 lemon500ml waterPreparationPeel the quince and remove the seeds and the hard centre.Finely slice the quince and put them straight in a bowl with water and half the lemon juice as you are doing this so that they don’t blacken.Drain the quince and put it in a pan with the 500ml water and the sugar.Bring to the boil and continue boiling for…
  • Greek Grape Spoon Sweet (Gliko Koutaliou Stafili)

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    It's a tradition in Greece to serve visitors with what is called a spoon sweet to accompany their coffee of tea. There are a variety of fruits that are used for this - this is an easy recipe for a grape sweet with almonds.We have previously posted recipes for Apple and Orange spoon sweets. Ingredients1kg seedless grapes800g sugar50g peeled roasted almondsJuice from ½ lemon50ml waterPreparationRinse the grapes well and put in a pan with the sugar and 50ml water.Bring to the boil and stir slowly so that all the sugar melts.Continue boiling for another 10 minutes.Remove from the heat, cover and…
  • Imam Bayildi Recipe

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    This is an easy recipe for Imam Bayildi - a Turkish dish, which has for a long time also been part of Greek cuisine.You need to use the long eggplants, not the round ones, and if you can get the striped eggplants, they are even better.Ingredients1 kg eggplants (long ones, not round. Preferably the striped variety.)5 medium onions finely sliced3 garlic cloves finely chopped1 kg fresh, ripe tomatoes grated4 tbsp parsley finely chopped500ml sunflower oil1 tsp sugarSalt and pepper to tastePreparationRemove the stems from the eggplants and deeply score each one 3 times lengthwise, spacing the…
  • Greek Beef with Plums and Quince

    5 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
     This is a delightful Greek recipe with a combination of beef and fruit. Try it - we're sure you'll love it!The grape syrup we mention in the ingredients is called Petimezi in Greek.Ingredients1kg beef (from a tender part) cut into 6 portions½ kg plums cut in half (remove stones)½ kg quince peeled and sliced2 large onions cut into thin slices½ kg fresh tomatoes grated1 tbsp tomato paste12 medium-size garlic cloves cut into thin slices150ml olive oil60ml grape syrup (petimezi)60ml vinegar5-6 juniper berriesSalt and pepper to tastePreparationRinse the beef and dry in kitchen paper.Put…
  • 10 Most Popular Greek Recipes On Pinterest For September

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    These are the 10 most popular Greek recipes from our boards in Pinterest this last month. Bean Soup (Fasolada) comes out on top! To go to the recipes, just click on the links. Follow us on Pinterestsymposio Bean Soup (Fasolada)Eggplant PapoutsakiaTzatzikiGreen Beans (Fasolakia)Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)Cheese Pie (Tiropita) with Feta and Bechamel BouyourdiPeinirliKeftedakia (Small Meatballs)Baklava Eat and Enjoy! ca-pub-5932202259726035
 
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    Pots and Frills

  • Lentil Chili with Fresh Garnish

    Pots and Frills
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Lentils usually come to my mind as a comfort food, some time in cold January. But winter weather has surprised us again this year so I decided to make a lentil dish to warm up. This time, it is a chili style lentil dish coming from South American tradition. This basic recipe is quite similar to all lentil dishes. It is cooked rather long with vegetables and many spices, as often lentil is. But what makes it different and interesting is the garnish that it is served with. Tomatoes and fresh herbs make a nice contrast to well cooked and spicy lentils. I used regular lentils for this recipe but…
  • Pear and Ginger Cake--Easy Fall Dessert

    Pots and Frills
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Pears are wonderful fall fruits. I like them particularly well in combination with different cheeses, and in salads. But somehow, besides using pears in savory dishes, I rarely make cakes with them. If any, I make a tart with pears, on a barely sweet base, since the fruits are quite sweet themselves, or mix them with cranberries. So I was very happy to find a new recipe for a pear cake. It seemed even more attractive to me because of the fresh ginger that the recipe called for. I already made a fish dish which was served with pear ginger sauce and I like that combination a lot as ginger added…
  • Pumpkin Pancakes--Savory or Sweet

    Pots and Frills
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Again, as always this season, I am left with a gigantic pumpkin from my porch that I have no heart to keep just for decoration and throw away after the first frost. So yesterday, to use this wonderful vegetable, I made pumpkin risotto for dinner. It was delicious but this dish just took care of two slices of my pumpkin. Today, I decided to make another pumpkin dish--pumpkin pancakes. I used my old Italian recipe for the zucchini pancakes, which I slightly changed, and the result came our very interesting. I threw to the batter a little bit of chopped rosemary, which is often paired with the…
  • Apple Pie with Olive-Oil Crust--Vegan Version

    Pots and Frills
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    In recent years, more than ever before, people follow all kinds of fashion diets and submit themselves to different dietary restrictions. Unfortunately, because of that it becomes increasingly challenging to respect everyone's dietary preferences. For instance, it is surprisingly difficult to offer a really tasty and elegant dessert that would follow strictly vegan dietary rules. So today I would like to share an apple pie recipe that happened to be vegan and which seemed to me very simple and interesting, even if you are not a vegan. I got this vegan pie recipe from my neighbor's mother who…
  • Round Zucchinis Roasted with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

    Pots and Frills
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Fresh zucchinis, even those late fall ones are so perfect that they do not require much cooking. Just sliced and lightly fried in olive oil with herbs can be absolutely delicious. And today's recipe is based on this idea. It came to me when I found in refrigerator a piece of leftover Gorgonzola cheese that had to be used rather fast. I decided to use it with round zucchinis I bought at Friday market. I also made a tomato sauce from fresh, barely cooked, tomatoes. Then I cut the zucchinis, baked them, and finished them with the cheese-walnut stuffing. A simple yet delicious fall dish was…
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    Passionate About Baking

  • Media Fam Trip | Jaipur Marriott … memories of a lifetime #JaipurMarriott #roadtrip #travel #Jaipur #India

    Deeba @ PAB
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:33 am
    Jaipur MarriottIt was a weekend to remember, a road-trip to Jaipur that took us for a most beautiful and memorable time well spent. It was an experience that brought whole new meaning to the phrase "little things that matter". A visit to Jaipur, the Pink City, will always hold the promise of magic. A visit to the Pink City hosted by the Jaipur Marriott resulted in magic, yet also doubling the joy and memories. The post Media Fam Trip | Jaipur Marriott … memories of a lifetime #JaipurMarriott #roadtrip #travel #Jaipur #India appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Baking |Light Pumpkin Pie … pie that thinks it’s a cheesecake #fall #dessert #pumpkin

    Deeba @ PAB
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    “Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.” Yogi Berra Light Pumpkin Pie. It’s difficult to not think pumpkin and get deluged by orange thoughts once fall is in the air. Come autumn, and pumpkin pie spice is the on the top of my head. It breaks my heart to […] The post Baking |Light Pumpkin Pie … pie that thinks it’s a cheesecake #fall #dessert #pumpkin appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Dessert|Saffron Pistachio Indian Bread Pudding {eggless} … with Mauviel1830 @thekeybunch #copperware #dessert #Indian #Diwali

    Deeba @ PAB
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Rich, sweet, festive yet made with staple pantry ingredients, the Saffron Pistachio Indian Bread Pudding is a quintessential Indian dessert, kept light by toasting the bread. Feel free to play around with spices and or/ingredients. The recipe is pretty basic. Use cardamom or star anise, maybe nutmeg for a change in flavour. Skip the condensed milk and use ricotta, mawa/khoya and sugar instead. The post Dessert|Saffron Pistachio Indian Bread Pudding {eggless} … with Mauviel1830 @thekeybunch #copperware #dessert #Indian #Diwali appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
  • Restaurant Review | SodaBottleOpenerWala, Khan Market …. a second branch of the quirky Irani Cafe, this time in Delhi #parsicuisine #SBOW

    Deeba @ PAB
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    It was a cozy small get together at the launch ... food enthusiasts from across the NCR, AD Singh in gentle attendance, drinks and food flowing non stop. Such a fun opening menu brought together by an ace team , drinks did the rounds with the heady Bawaji Nu Thullu and Raspberry Soda amongst the most popular, with the Shikanjiben following a close second. It was time to abandon the camera and nonsensical light headed banter took over! At SodaBottleOpenerWala, Khan Market, it all happened. then the food blew us away! The post Restaurant Review | SodaBottleOpenerWala, Khan Market …. a…
  • Baking | Avocado Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cake {Gluten Free}… New Zealand Avocado Season Launch #cake #glutenfree #healthy #wholegrain

    Deeba @ PAB
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    Avacado Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cake {Gluten Free} is divine. Fudgy fudgy fudgy. Sinfully chocolaty too, this fallen chocolate cake tasted even better the next day. It was fudgier, the chocolate taste was deeper, and it stayed as moist as moist could be. The crumb is delicate because the only flour in here is a gluten free buckwheat flour. The post Baking | Avocado Dark Chocolate Buckwheat Cake {Gluten Free}… New Zealand Avocado Season Launch #cake #glutenfree #healthy #wholegrain appeared first on Passionate About Baking.
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    Modern Mrs. Cleaver

  • Did You Miss Me?

    Brittany Smith
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    I missed YOU!!! I was Modern Mrs. Cleaver for years….many of you called me MMC and brought me smiles every day. I miss THAT! Things changed for me this year and I stopped blogging here at Modern Mrs. Cleaver. It was a difficult closure for me and I always wondered if that day would come, where I could return to sharing my recipes, my photos, my humor…MYSELF Honestly, I didn’t think it would shake me quite as it did. I’ve found myself thinking back on the times I would receive private messages, asking for my secret cake recipe that one of you wanted to make an elderly…
  • Farewell But NOT Goodbye…

    Brittany Smith
    13 May 2014 | 9:00 am
    I wanted to take a moment to post one final message here….As I thought I could do it yesterday and didn’t have the heart to make it through all that I wanted to say! I have been watching as so many of you have jumped over and liked the new pages I am managing…I’ve received the emails saying that you have subscribed to the new blog I am running…and I’ve been humbled by your support and kind words! Let me take you on a quick journey as I bring a close to this chapter: I started this page shortly after my husband and I decided that staying at home with the…
  • MMC News!!!

    Brittany Smith
    12 May 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Ok MMC fans, I have some news for you! I haven’t said much lately because it wasn’t really “official”. Anyways, due to some life changes, I’ve decided it was time to go back to work. Then a GREAT thing happened…one of the companies that I’ve worked with for a couple of years decided to put me to work doing what I love to do: Recipe creation, photography, and blogging! Pretty much a dream come true!! I get to stay at home with my kiddos and keep on cooking and blabbing Things have changed a little though, as I will now be representing their brands and…
  • Marinade Express Winner….

    Brittany Smith
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    I love today….I get to announce the winner of the Marinade Express! I believe I’ll be just as excited as the person who wins it because I’m anxious to hear how much they love it This machine has quickly become my favorite kitchen appliance and I truly hope the winner finds as much joy from this machine as I have. Let’s take one last look at this marinading, vacuuming, tumbling piece of wonderment…. Now please remember, if you aren’t drawn as the winner you can STILL use the coupon code for $50.00 off the price of a Marinade Express machine. Combine that…
  • The Marinade Express & Giveaway!!

    Brittany Smith
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Let me share with you how this whole post came about…. I’m a food geek {not news right} As such, I constantly search for products that pique my interest and THOROUGHLY put them to the test! Some pass…some fail….Some EXCEED expectation. As I was perusing products one day, I happened upon this Marinade Express and it caught my eye. It LOOKED nice and the brief info on Amazon was enough to make me look into this product further. What I read on the Marinade Express Website had me VERY curious. If this little beauty could do everything it claimed….I was bound to be in…
 
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    Whats4eats

  • Sweet Potato Pie

    chefbrad
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    (American, Southern-Soul sweet potato open-faced tart) Image by Infrogmation of New Orleans Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5Cancel rating No votes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Encebollado Ecuatoriano

    chefbrad
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    (Ecuadorian fish and onion stew) Image by Wikipedia: Emilio Mondragón Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5Cancel rating No votes yet Clumsily translated,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sindhi Biryani

    chefbrad
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    (Pakistani meat curry with rice) Image by Mainsar66 Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5Cancel rating No votes yet For this elaborate, celebratory dish, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Pho Bo

    chefbrad
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    (Vietnamese beef noodle soup) Image by Kham Tran 4 Average: 4 (1 vote) Seemingly simple, yet wonderfully complex, Vietnamese phở bờ (pronounced "fuh bah"), is more than just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    chefbrad
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    (Uzbek rice pilaf with lamb or beef) Image by Wikipedia: Ji-Elle Select ratingGive it 1/5Give it 2/5Give it 3/5Give it 4/5Give it 5/5Cancel rating No votes yet Pilafs are an important part... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    The Daily Dish

  • 10 Best Cranberry Recipes

    Kristina Vanni
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I think cranberries are one of the unsung heroes of the holiday season.  These healthy and delicious little berries are incredibly versatile in a variety of recipes from beverages and appetizers through main dishes and, of course, dessert! The following “10 Best Cranberry Recipes” utilize everything from fresh cranberries, to dried cranberries and even cranberry juice. Keep reading for the recipes…  Click on the title or image to view the recipe! 1)  Cranberry Almond Brussels Sprouts 2)  Cranberry Sage and Squash Soup 3)  Thanksgiving Cranberry Cocktail 4)  Easy…
  • Wild Rice Stuffing

    Kristina Vanni
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    As you plan your Thanksgiving spread, consider a little twist on the classic stuffing side dish.  This “Wild Rice Stuffing” is a hearty yet elegant accompaniment to your holiday meal! Keep reading for the recipe… I have always loved wild rice.  Growing up in Illinois we used to get beautiful wild rice from Minnesota.  In fact, I think the boy scouts in our area used to even sell it door-to-door as a fundraiser!  It is a stellar choice as a side dish because wild rice is high in protein, high in fiber and low in fat. In this recipe, wild rice is combined with vegetables,…
  • Turkey Gravy

    Kristina Vanni
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I have a Thanksgiving confession… I’ve really never been much of a “gravy person.”  Weird, right? Well, after making this recipe, I am now officially a gravy convert.  I am completely obsessed with this “Turkey Gravy with Fresh Sage!” Keep reading for the recipe… A whole new dimension of flavor comes from the addition of 1/4 cup of Maille Dijon Originale mustard
.  I think that twist is what took this gravy to the next level for me. My sister is in charge of cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, but I might give her a little hint that we should…
  • Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

    Kristina Vanni
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Your Thanksgiving turkey doesn’t have to be complcated.  In fact, you can make a tender and moist turkey with only 5 simple ingredients! This recipe is unique because it is glazed with elegant and flavorful Honey Dijon Maille Mustard. Keep reading for the recipe… All you have to do is take a pastry brush and “paint” the outside of the turkey with honey dijon mustard.  The cavity is filled with quarters of onion and lemon, and a bit of chicken broth is poured into the bottom of the pan to keep the turkey moist throughout the roasting process. I usually make my…
  • Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries

    Kristina Vanni
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you want to have your pie (and eat it too!) this holiday season, why not opt for a lighter version of one of your indulgent favorites. This “Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries” replaces half of the cream cheese in a typical cheesecake and swaps in non-fat Greek yogurt. Keep reading for the recipe… You won’t find any sugar in this pie – just a quarter cup of honey as sweetener.  (Of course, there are the sugared cranberries on top, but those are more for garnish!)  Also, the crust of this dessert is made with fiber-rich Grape-Nuts cereal with a little…
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    Cooks&Books&Recipes

  • 12+ Holiday Party Appetizer Recipes (So That You Can Enjoy Your Own Party)

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Check out How-To-Enjoy-Your-Own-Holiday-Party Appetizer Recipes by Cooks&Books&Recipes at Foodie.com 12+ Holiday Party Appetizer Recipes For several years now, my husband and I have enjoyed being part of a holiday progressive dinner party with a group of friends. It’s one of the highlights for our Christmas season. I’m sure you know how these dinner parties go: at each “stop” on the way, the host serves part of the meal, and the entire group then progresses from house to house for the rest of the dinner party: appetizers, soup, salad, main dish, dessert – or however you want…
  • {Today’s Cookbook} Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    4 Nov 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Why do you want to read Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten?   New York Daily News: She’s a stickler for details, toiling over recipes until she’s confident they’re as good as they’re going to get in the hands of a home cook. Especially the meals that she prepares ahead of time and then stores in the refrigerator or freezer until she has guests to entertain. Newsday: Hers is a casual approach to home cooking and entertaining — but do not take it for sloppy or indifferent. Even when preparing the do-it-early meals that are the focus of her new book,…
  • Southern Living Bourbon and Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups {Cookbook}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South's Favorite Food Groups by Morgan Murphy Publisher: Oxmoor House Publication Date: September 2014 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Bacon Bourbon Waffles A high-proof adventure, Bourbon and Bacon includes 140 of the South’s most amazing recipes that use one (or both) of these smoky ingredients. Morgan’s collections of cocktails, new infusions, punches, appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts will be a hit, whether you’re hosting a cocktail party, backyard barbecue, or elegant dinner. For bourbon enthusiasts,…
  • Bacon Bourbon Waffles {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Bacon Bourbon Waffles recipe from Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups Author Morgan Murphy: Bacon for breakfast: not a problem. But we had to work a bit harder to put whisky on the menu. Fortunately, the elegant and luxe Kessler Canyon resort in Colorado helped us out with this winner. Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee}: Bacon. Bourbon. Waffles. Bourbon, bacon drippings, and crumbled bacon are in the waffle batter, and there’s bourbon-spiked whipped cream to top the dish. Honestly, what more needs to be said?  My advice?
  • From Spiders to Ghosts: Halloween Recipes to Treat Everyone

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Check out From Spiders to Ghosts: Halloween Treats for Everyone by Cooks&Books&Recipes at Foodie.com Halloween Recipes to Treat Everyone I love Halloween. Well, let me be more specific. I love the non-gruesome version of Halloween: the “cute scary” version of spiders and ghosts and witches and vampires and costumes and treats (not so much the tricks). So when I look for recipes for Halloween treats, I don’t want the “monster brains” or the “severed fingers.” What do I want to serve up instead? Edible spiders: I’ve found three no-fail…
 
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    Tastydays

  • Cook Safely This Thanksgiving

    brent
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants Americans to have a safe Thanksgiving meal.commission wants americans to have a safe thanksgiving meal. according to the agency. the threat of kitchen fires triples on turkey day. c-p-s-c chairman elliot kaye says if you do have a kitchen fire, follow these simple tips. “elliot f. kaye, cpsc chairman) if you happen to have a fire, get a pan on it. cover it with a lid, cover it with something that will stay on to that pan. do not use water, do not use flour, it’s not like a normal house fire ” tim: kaye says unattended cooking is…
  • Middle Georgia Organizations Give Food Those In Need

    brent
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Some Middle Georgia organizations are making sure bellies are full this Thanksgiving holiday.this time of year is all about giving, and that’s exactly what some middle georgians are doing. 41nbc’s alexa rodriguez has more on how multiple organizations are helping those in need. nats it’s a time to give. nats and a time to say thanks. some middle georgia organizations are making sure bellies are full this thanksgiving holiday. “everyon should have a good meal and this is enough to get them started.” the first methodist food pantry in warner robins served more than…
  • Major Spike In Homeless Families

    brent
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    A soup kitchen in Nassau County is fighting to feed four times as many people as they did last year Check out Major Spike In Homeless Families on Tastydays which has thousands of cooking videos, food blogs, recipes, chicken recipes as well as featuring an extensive food dictionary. Also visit FoodFeed, the largest Food Tweeting website by Food Advertising firm, Gourmet Ads.
  • 11/25 Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes

    brent
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Dawn and KC make3 Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes? ? ? welcome back to “central pa live.” we’re in the kitchen now because it’s time to get cooking. i love to do that. i love to eat. i get here on the best day. pumpkin pie and ice cream. we try to figure out what we should make we are going to invite chef mario. he always comes on when you are here. he happens to be on vegas on convention or something. we had to cook ourself. we can handle this. can we? >> yesterday i talk to daniel. our floor director floor directing today. she said there’s a very simple recipe on booty…
  • 11/25 Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    brent
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    We recreate the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on the CPAL set!>> that’s all the time we have for today. thanks for joining us. coming up for tomorrow. skinny side dish before thanksgiving. by the bay biscuits. we learn about a special bird no danger to snow. thanks to k.c. oday for cohosting. it’s charlie brown thanksgiving. this is fantastic. we have photographer over there he edits and shoots for the show. daniel helps produce. helping troubleshoot and the microphones. this is it. we have popcorns, jelly beans. scott is whipping up the toast. thanks so much. thanks for this…
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Sorrel Liqueur

    Felix
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:49 pm
    You would have guessed already that Felix must be somewhere enjoying himself.  After all, there has not been a post for quite a while, and the Christmas season is right around the corner.  And I would say, you are quite right.  He has been very busy since he had been invited to play with a [...]
  • A Healthy Cereal Mix

    Felix
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Sometimes I have a hard time deciding which box of cereal to buy.   There are so many different brands and types.  Also, I have an added difficulty selecting a box that does not contain high  fructose corn syrup, excessive amounts of sugar, colouring and preservatives.  It is definitely not an easy task.  It can [...]
  • Banana Milk

    Felix
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    After my eye opener of a health rejuvenation experience, I felt that some health truths and a new way of thinking about health should be explored and shared with the wider public of Trinidad and Tobago. My advice is this: Don't stay stagnated in your views about health, but rather expand and open your mind [...]
  • Compere Magazine September issue

    tr1n1b0y2
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    It is now here for everyone to read.  I am referring to all the e-zines and giveaways we published for Simply Trini Cooking through the Compère Magazine.  In the past you had to subscribe to gain access to the magazine.  We have decided it would be best for all readers of Simply Trini Cooking and [...]
  • What you should know about diabetes

    Felix
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Diabetes is a growing problem in our country. With our population at an all time high in weight gain and a low in health care, the problem is only growing. Diabetes (or Diabetes Mellitus)  is a disease characterized by a malfunctioning metabolism and a high blood sugar level. The result can be low levels of [...]
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • Thanksgiving Meat & Cheese Board + Cranberry Mostarda

    Brandon Matzek
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    I know we covered Thanksgiving Appetizers here, but I’d like to elaborate a bit more on the Meat & Cheese Board element. A Meat & Cheese Board is a simple way to serve a variety of crowd-pleasing flavors with minimal effort.  For a smaller dinner party (6-10 guests), start with 2 cheeses, 1 meat  and 3 types of crackers or bread.  For a larger party (20 – 25 guests) up the amounts to 5 cheeses, 2 meats and 4 types of crackers or bread.  Each meat, cheese, cracker and bread should vary in flavor to give your guests plenty of tasting options.  To up the ante, serve…
  • Smoked Turkey + Garlic-Herb Dry Brine

    Brandon Matzek
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    I should start by saying that turkey isn’t really my thing. Year after year, I’ve failed miserably at making that perfect, picturesque Thanksgiving turkey.  The first Thanksgiving I hosted in 2009 (pre-Kitchen Konfidence) was the worst.  The night before Thanksgiving, I was fumbling around trying to wet brine a 22 pound turkey, salt water and turkey contamination splashing all about my kitchen.  The next day, I got the turkey out of the brine (hands burning from the salt), dried, and on to the roasting pan.  A roasting pan that I later realized was too big to fit in the oven.
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Rice Krispie Topping + 5 Other Thanksgiving Sides

    Brandon Matzek
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m definitely a sides man, and this year is no different.  I’m sharing a killer sweet potato side dish today with a curious crunchy topping. This recipe starts with a mix of sweet potatoes and yams in the oven, covered in butter, and flecked with glistening bits of kosher salt and black pepper.  After an hour roast, the skins will develop patches of golden caramelization, and the flesh inside becomes tender and melting.  With skins removed, the sweet potatoes and yams get whipped together with butter, cream, cayenne pepper and orange…
  • Miso Deviled Eggs + 5 Other Thanksgiving Appetizers

    Brandon Matzek
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    I’m sure you are all well aware that I love me some deviled eggs.  For the past several years, I’ve served kimchi deviled eggs for Thanksgiving, but this year, I’m switching things up. Miso Deviled Eggs start with a standard base of egg yolks and mayonnaise.  To this, I add yellow miso, dijon mustard, chive and lemon juice, a combination of flavors that just jumps in your mouth.  These deviled eggs are finished with a Japanese-inspired bread crumb topping of golden panko, toasted nori, and crispy chopped bacon.  The crunch of the topping balances the creaminess of the…
  • Pumpkin Chicken Chili [Giveaway]

    Brandon Matzek
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Today I’m giving away a gorgeous KitchenAid 4 Quart Cast Iron Pot PLUS I’m sharing an easy (and healthy!) recipe for Pumpkin Chicken Chili. Let’s start with the chili. Freshly ground chicken thighs, skin and all, are sautéed with onions, bell pepper and garlic until fragrant and brown. Flavor and body are added by way of chile powder, red pepper flake, cumin, pumpkin beer, pumpkin purée, red beans and fire-roasted tomatoes. The chili is finished with a dollop of rich sour cream, cilantro, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Made in just one pot, this…
 
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Gluten-free Cheesy Garlic Butternut Squash

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Christmas Menu - Are you including healthy, gluten-free recipes?The holidays are just around the corner! I bet, like me, you are thinking about your Christmas menu. We'll have traditional turkey, of course, but the side dishes are where you can get a bit creative. I look for sides that can be prepared ahead of time and then just thrown in the oven when the turkey is pulled out of the oven.Are you or any of your guests following a gluten-free diet? If so, you may have to think a bit harder and scrutinize labels for gluten in the ingredients. Of course, sensitivity to gluten means things like…
  • cranberry orange antioxidant smoothie

    22 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    With the Holiday season just around the corner, my mind and recipe book is turning to seasonal dishes and ingredients. Cranberries always come to mind this time of year - sauces, dessert, and treats abound but today I'm sharing this orange cranberry smoothie with a hint of vanilla. This smoothie is tart but still more sweet than not. If you like it more tart go ahead and add up to another 1/4 cup of cranberries.Makes 2 servings.Ingredients2 small oranges1/2 cup frozen cranberries1/2 cup yogurt1 cup milk1/2 tsp vanillaInstructionsThrow everything into nutrininja or blender.Blend 1 minute.
  • Roasted Carrot and Fennel Soup - Ninja Blender Auto iQ Review

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    What I hadI've been using a NutriBullet by Magic Bullet for about a year. Unfortunately, for the last 3 or 4 months the noise it produces is so loud it hurts my ears. Additionally, the underneath of the blade mechanism is full of rust. Too bad really as I was fairly happy with its performance. Knowing I had to replace it, I started doing some research. Sure, I'd love a Vitamix but I just couldn't justify the price and it would be too big to sit out on my counter for easy access to morning smoothies. The Nutriblender has a 900 watt model out but I wasn't convinced as I have read mixed reviews…
  • Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Bites and Cook Book Review - Dessert Mashups

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Do you have an intense sweet tooth? Or perhaps you're looking for a Christmas gift for someone who has one? Then you should buy a copy of Dessert Mash-ups by Dorothy Kern who blogs at Crazy for Crust. It puts together wonderful two in one combos or mashups of sweet treats!When my daughter saw the book on our dining room table, her eyes almost jumped out of her head and she immediately picked it up and started earmarking the recipes she thought we should try (pretty much all of them!).There are 52 recipes to try in the book. Recipes include mashups like lemon bar cheesecake, white…
  • Cookbook Review - Anupy Singla's Indian for Everyone

    4 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    We loved this North Indian Chicken  Curry! As you can see we added brown rice, broccoli and salad of onion, tomato and cucumber.Indian for Everyone!Do you love going out for Indian food? Would you love to make it at home but are intimidated by the thought of it? Then you should purchase a copy of Anupy Singla's new cookbook out called Indian for Everyone: The Homecook's Guide to Traditional Favorites. It's aimed at people just like you, who love cooking, love Indian food and flavors but are not sure where to start when it comes to making it at home. Like her previous…
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    Good Food Life

  • Wild Rice with Mushrooms

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Use a mixture of cremini mushrooms along with shiitake, chantrelle or other wild mushrooms along with an heirloom grain like faro or einkorn to really make this dish stand out. A hearty turkey stock or rich chicken stock will also help to bring out the earthy richness of this simple side dish. PrintWild Rice with Mushrooms Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 20 minutes Yield: Makes 8-10 servings Ingredients2 (6-oz.) packages long-grain and wild rice mix 3 tablespoons butter 1 large sweet onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 12 ounces assorted fresh mushrooms, trimmed and…
  • Baked Butternut Squash and Cheese Polenta

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    A great vegetarian main dish for special occasions. Delicious served alone or with sautéed mushrooms, braised greens or a simple tomato sauce. You can either make this as below, it will make a delicious polenta ‘pie’, or you can actually layer the polenta, then squash, then cheese a few times (always end with cheese), let it firm up and then bake to reheat for a polenta ‘lasagna’. Top the whole she-bang with a pile of wilted greens or light tomato sauce and you’re in business! PrintBaked Butternut Squash and Cheese Polenta Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 1…
  • Your Healthy Happy Holiday Gut

    Guest Blogger
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    If you’re like many of my patients this holiday season, the chaotic combination of travel, change in diet and routines leads to gastrointestinal distress. For most folks, that “distress” comes in the form of a slow bowel or frank constipation. My passion and mission is help people just like you reach optimal wellness and that includes daily bowel movements! The colon is a very important detox organ and if we don’t “go” like clockwork, our gut ends up absorbing much of the toxic gunk our bodies are trying to throw out! This can leave us feeling with brain fog, feeling bloated or…
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pumpkin pie not doing it for you? Looking for something a little less squashy and a bit more delicious? Well you’ve come to the right place! This takes the delicious fall flavor of pumpkin and adds a creamy, dreamy, sweet and tasty bit o’ cream cheese action! Believe me, nobody will complain, though you may not have much left over. PrintPumpkin Cheesecake Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 55 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: Makes 8 Servings Ingredients6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 large egg yolk 1…
  • Heirloom Apple Cake Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you’re bringing dessert for Thanksgiving, or hosting and looking for an alternative to the usual pumpkin pie, try this other holiday standard. No crust, no fuss, basically just mix, pour and bake, this is the foolproof cake for the beginning baker. Show up to your party with this cake in hand, some freshly whipped cream and you’ll be in line for accolades a’plenty. PrintHeirloom Apple Cake Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 1 hourTotal Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Yield: Serves 8-10 Ingredients¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½…
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    Eat In Eat Out

  • Turkey Taco Pizza

    Lori
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    Super delicious Turkey Taco Pizza is a great beginning to a holiday pizza party! Over the holiday season there will be company galas, family dinners and elegant cocktail parties. Looking to host something a little different? How about planning a more casual ‘Pizza Party’ and inviting the gang over to try several slices, while enjoying conversation and a... Read More » The post Turkey Taco Pizza appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Holiday 2014

    Lori
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    The holiday issue is online and it’s all about entertaining This has to be the best time of the year, gathering with friends, family and co-workers to celebrate, eat and enjoy! We’ve been working hard to put together a wonderful issue with inspiring holiday recipes, and gift ideas that will make entertaining a breeze. Take a look… How... Read More » The post Eat In Eat Out Magazine – Holiday 2014 appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Cherry, Coconut & Almond Granola

    Lori
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Easy make-ahead breakfast with this homemade Cherry, Coconut & Almond Granola Yes, I’m still fixated on breakfast … there are so many healthy options for the most important meal of the day, I’m just getting started! Granola from a box was always something I craved, but avoided, because of the high sugar and hefty calorie count. Does... Read More » The post Cherry, Coconut & Almond Granola appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Double-Pork Stuffed Bell Peppers with Apples & Maple

    Lori
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Inspired by a #porkalicious adventure to create Double-Pork Stuffed Bell Peppers! Last week I was invited on a media tour. I get invited to tons of these events, they all sound great, but I only have time to go to a few each year. When I received the invitation to “Porkalicious” from Ontario Pork, I... Read More » The post Double-Pork Stuffed Bell Peppers with Apples & Maple appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

    Lori
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    The quest continues for a healthy morning muffin… that tastes good too! Now that I have discovered the importance of breakfast and the need to add protein to the first meal of the day, sometimes you just need a good old -fashioned muffin fix. For years the first thing I ate in the morning… usually around 11:00 am… was... Read More » The post Healthy Morning Glory Muffins appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
 
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  • Apple Chutney

    Nicole
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Believe it or not I got this recipe from Barefoot Contessa! How bad can that be? Yes, she is known for making some sinfully delicious recipes, but her apple chutney recipe that she uses to put on top of a pork recipe was deliciously festive for fall. I had to share it with you. Click HERE for the original, full recipe. I modified the recipe slightly. You could make this and keep it for the week to put on top of pork tenderloin, chicken, or oatmeal in the morning. Apple Chutney Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 medium/large yellow onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2-2 1/2 tablespoons minced or grated…
  • Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

    Nicole
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Ever since I had stuffed acorn squash at Sunflower Cafe in Atlanta, I had been wanting to re-create it at home. The original version I had was stuffed with garlicky kale, beans, walnuts, rice, and cranberries. I switched it up and created a squash stuffing with what I had already at home. Did you know: Acorn squash is an excellent source of vitamin C! Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash, cut in half and seeds scooped out olive oil salt and pepper 1 lb. ground turkey 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. thyme 2 tsp. oregano 2 tsp. basil 1 tsp. crushed red pepper 12 oz.
  • Zucchini Soup Made with Cashews

    Nicole
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I have been loving using cashews as a “cream” instead of conventional cow’s milk cream. The cashew cream gives foods a decadent nutty flavor. Plus, it is approved on my LEAP diet. I came up with this zucchini soup recipe that is made with cashews and is perfect for the cool weather ahead! And it is a pretty easy recipe! It can be made vegan if you use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. This recipe is also gluten free if you use gluten free stock. Dairy free as well. Zucchini Soup Made with Cashews Ingredients: 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 yellow onion 4 cloves garlic,…
  • Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia

    Nicole
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Great alternative to 500 calorie lattes! Sweet Leaf was kind enough to send me two bottles of their Sweet Drops Liquid Stevia to try out. I got the peppermint mocha and English toffee! I had never tried them before because I thought, “what’s the point? I use plain stevia to sweeten some foods, why do I need different flavors?” Well, they come in handy when you are wanting a sweeter guilt-free treat! Positives: Natural, Zero Calories, Zero Sugar, Gluten Free, fun flavors, guilt-free There are many more positives to the Sweet Drops than negatives! There are so many different…
  • Dairy-Free Butternut Squash Soup

    Nicole
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    In the past, I didn’t like winter squashes, but over the last year I have come to love all squash. I especially love squash soup! To get in the mood for fall, I decided to make some butternut squash soup. I tried my own variation by using cashews as the creaminess in the soup, and coconut milk instead of cow’s milk or cream. I actually prefer this recipe since it has more depth of flavor from the nuts and coconut! But, if you prefer regular milk, then you can substitute it equally for the coconut milk, and substitute in some yogurt or cream for the cashews. Dairy Free Butternut…
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    Eclectic Recipes

  • iCoffee Review and Giveaway

    Angie McGowan
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    I recently had the opportunity to review a new coffee pot called the iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer. I was so excited to try it because you can use any k-cup in it, including other single serve pods. Before we had the Keurig Vue, which I liked for it’s performance, but didn’t like that you could only use specific Vue cups, which are becoming harder and harder to find. I have a feeling Kuerig may completely discontinue Vue cups in the near future because they don’t even sell a Vue machine anymore. In our quest for better coffee, we’ve found the hotter the brew,…
  • Bacon Egg and Spinach Salad

    Angie McGowan
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just because sumer is over, doesn’t mean you can’t have salads anymore. In my family, we love eating hearty salads like this one year round. Served with fresh bread, and maybe even a bowl of simple soup, this makes the perfect light dinner for a busy weeknight. For this salad, I start by crisping up some bacon and boiling my eggs. For perfectly crisp bacon, simply bake it in the oven at 400°. in 15 – 20 minutes your bacon will be perfectly crisp and ready for your salad. Next I cook my eggs. For perfectly cooked boiled eggs, simply place the eggs in a saucepan and cover…
  • Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallows and Spiced Cream

    Angie McGowan
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Over the years, I’ve made Thanksgiving more about homemade, from scratch dishes and less about anything that’s pre-prepared. And, during that time, I’ve also spent less and less time with my family on Thanksgiving and more and more time in the kitchen. Well this year, that ends. My goal for this Thanksgiving is to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible and still have that wonderful traditional turkey dinner. I’m going to utilize the frozen and dairy aisles as much as I can for this Thanksgiving. There’s so many little timesavers available. For instance, those incredible…
  • Lemon Rosemary Roast Turkey

    Angie McGowan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Are you ready? I think I am. I still have to go grocery shopping for the big day. I’m such procrastinator, I always wait until the last minute to go shopping, like Wednesday afternoon. Fortuneately all of our grocery stores stay very stocked with all the basics you need for your Thanksgiving Day Feast. We’re hosting a small Thanksgiving Day dinner again this year. I’ve hosted every year for quite some time now, and I can’t say every Thanksginng was filled with perfectly cooked Turkeys and sides, but I tried. I think even the most…
  • Italian Sausage Baked Ziti

    Angie McGowan
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    I’m so happy to be partnering with Johnsonville sausage today and sharing one of our favorite family recipes, baked ziti. Johnsonville wanted us bloggers to revamp our favorite Italian recipes by substituting ground Italian sausage for ground beef. And while this isn’t exactly an Italian recipe, since it’s an Italian American dish, I think it counts. Baked ziti os one of those classic comfort foods that we all love. The baked pasta, hearty sauce and cheesy goodness is just so amazing.  It’s the perfect dish to make anytime, whether it’s a busy weeknight, or to…
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Herb and Shallot Smashed Potatoes

    Lynne Webb
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    A tasty blend of buttery Yukon Gold potatoes mashed together with butter, cream, fresh thyme and sage and sautéed shallots. Continue reading →       
  • Thyme-Roasted Pearl Onions

    Lynne Webb
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Perfect for serving with roast chicken, turkey or pork, this easy side dish of roasted pearl onions is flavored with a simple combination of fresh thyme, butter and honey. Continue reading →       
  • Roasted Green Bean, Pepper and Shallot Salad

    Lynne Webb
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Roasted green beans, sautéed shallots and sweet bell pepper combine with a mustard vinaigrette to make a simple, make-ahead salad that's perfect for company meals. Continue reading →       
  • Marmalade-Glazed Carrots

    Lynne Webb
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:37 am
    Orange marmalade and Dijon-style mustard add a distinctive, sweet and tangy flavor to rounds of steamed fresh carrots. Continue reading →       
  • No-Baste, Herb-Crusted Turkey w/Mushroom Gravy

    Lynne Webb
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:54 pm
    A coating of mayonnaise and fresh herbs keeps this roast turkey moist and juicy without frequent basting. Continue reading →       
 
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Demarquete African Queen, Catongo & Grandiflorum Chocolates

    Judith Lewis
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    I’m a fan of Marc and his innovative use of chocolate. I love that he is working to expand what we know of as chocolate, choosing to make a ganache from the grandiflorum bean, a relative of theobroma cacao. I … Continue reading → The post Demarquete African Queen, Catongo & Grandiflorum Chocolates appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Judes Ice Cream Flavours Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    There’s something absolutely brilliantly amazing about ice cream that uses quality local ingredients. It always tastes better as though the love and care of the people making it seeps into the very fabric of the food. It wasn’t surprising to … Continue reading → The post Judes Ice Cream Flavours Reviewed appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Cornish Clotted Cream Cake Recipe

    Judith Lewis
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    I wanted a pound cake but had no butter only clotted cream so I used a Madeira cake and lemon drizzle cake recipe and freestyled this cake recipe using clotted cream instead of butter. Makes one 25cm round cake Ingredients: … Continue reading → The post Cornish Clotted Cream Cake Recipe appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Easy Plain Madeira Cake Recipe – Golden vs White Caster Sugar Test

    Judith Lewis
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:41 am
    I was lucky enough to go to the Cake & Bake Show and be invited to the VIP area by Baking Mad. While my interview about the Nielsen Massey vanilla was rejected by the Huffington Post (so I posted it … Continue reading → The post Easy Plain Madeira Cake Recipe – Golden vs White Caster Sugar Test appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Taste of Winter Returns to London at Tobacco Docks

    Judith Lewis
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    It was a cold evening with the promise of the winter to come when I went to the press preview of Taste of Winter (formerly Taste of Christmas) at Tobacco Docks. I have never been to an event in this … Continue reading → The post Taste of Winter Returns to London at Tobacco Docks appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Menu Mom

  • Coupons 11/17/14

    christine
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
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  • Gwynnie Bee

    christine
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    As I mentioned a couple days ago, I have been changing up my wardrobe a bit.  A lot of my clothes were old, didn’t fit, or simply weren’t me.  I have been cleaning out my closet, sticking with a few basic favorites, and then I subscribed to Gwynnie Bee.  For $10 for a month (to start) I figured it wouldn’t hurt to try.  This is a clothing rental service for women sizes 10-3X. I have been in a clothing rut for a few years – always gravitating to the same types of styles.  I am kind of bored with it and ready to try some new things.  I feel like this is the perfect…
  • BAND-AID’s with an Extra Purpose

    christine
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for BAND-AID® Brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. How many BAND-AIDs do you go through per week?  With five kids we go through BAND-AIDs at this house rather quickly.  I would say probably at least a box a month.  The older kids are liking the plain style these days but the little ones still like the designs.  Then of course I have to buy two boxes – one boy design, one girl design. Recently I have had the opportunity to…
  • October Wantable

    christine
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    I have been making some clothing changes lately.  Between trying to minimalize a bit, to just being tired of old ratty looking underwear and jammies, I have made a few changes.  (I’ll share about another one in a different post).  The first thing I did is sign up for a Wantable Box.  They have a few different options – make-up, accessories and intimates.  I went for intimates. The reasons I decided to sign-up are: – My underwear and mismatched jammies have seen better days – I looked at jammies at Kohls the other day and they were still $40 a pair on sale –…
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    Simple Plate

  • 20 Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

    Jennifer
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    They say that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m inclined to agree because…CHRISTMAS COOKIES! ‘Tis the season for Christmas Cookies galore and this bake-aholic is ready! I love baking all year long, and cookies are my very favorite thing to bake. You can whip them up with a few basic […]
  • Thanks and Giving Back: Build Your Blog 2015 Conference Ticket (Salt Lake City!)

    Mandi
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    With our final giveaway in this Thanks and Giving Back event, we want to help our fellow blogging friends. The ladies behind the screens, with minds full of content and ideas, who need a push. Who need motivation, new resources and information to make things happen. At the Build Your Blog conference (behind held in […]
  • Thanks and Giving Back: LG 32″ 720p 60Hz LED HDTV Giveaway

    Mandi
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Who doesn’t love cuddling up while the snow falls, with a mug of hot chocolate, and your favorite movie? Wouldn’t that movie look a million times better on a brand new LED HDTV? I thought so. As part of our Thanks and Giving Back giveaways, we have something HUGE for you! You can keep it […]
  • Thanks and Giving Back: KichenAid Classic 4.5 QT Stand Mixer Giveaway

    Mandi
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    What’s sweeter than a gorgeous KitchenAid appliance on your countertop, whirling together the ingredients for something delicious? Winning said stand mixer! As part of our Thanks and Giving Back giveaway event, we are thrilled to be giving one lucky reader the chance to win a KitchenAid Classic 4.5 QT Stand mixer (in either white or […]
  • Thanks and Giving Back: $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

    Mandi
    1 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    As we enter November and start to look back over the months of great recipes and posts shared here on Simple Plate, we wanted to give our readers a special thank you. We’re kicking off a four-giveaway spree with a very special $100 Amazon Gift Card – perfect for your holiday shopping! Whether you purchase […]
 
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Lentils with Tahini, Cumin, and Garlic

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    With all of this cold weather we’ve been having, I’ve been craving something savory and filling. Lentils and beans are two of my go-two wintery foods because they’re high in protein and fiber – which makes them satisfying and perfect for a hearty dish. I came across this recipe a while ago from one of my favorite cookbook authors: Yotam Ottolenghi. He is a lentil aficionado – and describes them as the ultimate comfort food, a staple perfect for an easy meal at home. I tend to agree – I’ll often turn to lentils, beans, etc. over potatoes or pasta…
  • What’s The Best Organic Formula For Your Baby?

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    We’ve all heard the advice: “Breast is best.” Exclusively breastfeed until your baby is 1 year old. Nurse on demand. Formula is “poison.” For a few moms, that advice is easy to follow: they had a natural birth, had so much milk they could donate it, breastfeeding was pain-free, and their baby latched effortlessly. And while I wish it were that easy, unfortunately for many moms, it’s not. Breastfeeding is HARD. Not hard as in “oh this is hard I don’t feel like doing it,” but hard as in: my baby won’t latch; I have low milk supply;…
  • Chickpea Stuffed Pita Sandwiches with Yogurt Sauce

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Whole wheat pitas are a great base for any sandwich. Low in calories, high in whole grains and fiber, and just enough of a fluffy texture reminiscent of bread – I love stuffing pitas with just about anything for a healthy lunch or dinner. The husband and I both love falafel and mediterranean food, but falafel is sometimes a bit too time intensive to whip up on a busy weeknight. These chickpea stuffed pita pockets have the essence of falafel without the long prep time it takes to make them! Pan-frying the chickpeas gives them a perfect crunchy texture, and the homemade lime tzatziki…
  • A National Chocolate Day Giveaway from Next Organics!

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    National Chocolate Day is today!! What an amazing holiday right? One devoted entirely to chocolate. My dessert weakness is definitely chocolate, and I always end my day with a couple pieces of dark chocolate — sometimes with a tiny bit of red wine for a health(ier) treat. So in honor of national chocolate day and my favorite dessert: dark chocolate, I’m excited to announce this month’s giveaway from Next Organics! They make natural, organic, dark chocolate covered dried fruits and nuts. They have everything from dark chocolate covered brazil nuts (these are so good for you…
  • Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    We have been making a lot of soups in our house lately. Mainly because: as a busy parent, they are such easy go-to-one-pot meals; soups are super easy for babies to eat (thanks to them being relatively soft); and soups are perfect in fall weather! I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, who has turned this soup into a bit of a family favorite. Kids love it, babies love it, and husbands love it too The best part about tortilla soup is you can add any mix-ins you like, all of which are delicious and healthy. Some of our favorites include: avocado (1 tbsp per bowl), diced red onion, chopped…
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    CulinaryChat

  • Hot & Spicy Mulled Cider

    CulinaryChat
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    Whether you’re preparing for a big gathering or hosting a small dinner with loved ones, make any get-together a special occasion with a twist on delicious, seasonal classics. Impress your guests with a Hot & Spicy Mulled Cider that will fill your home with enticing aromas and joyful memories.  Holiday cooking tips Here are a few tricks to use when preparing a special holiday meal: The post Hot & Spicy Mulled Cider appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • This Holiday, Create a Colorful Feast

    CulinaryChat
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
    As you prepare for this season of celebrations, consider recipes that offer a fresh approach to the traditional holiday menu. With its sweet simplicity and vibrant color, a garnish featuring California grapes can make your meal presentation even more enticing. Keep those mealtime traditions intact by serving favorites like Brussels sprouts, but pair them with sweet California grapes in a salad for the perfect balance of flavor and crunchy texture. The post This Holiday, Create a Colorful Feast appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Pork Chop Noodle Soup

    CulinaryChat
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    "If I wasn't a BBQ expert, I'd be cooking soups like this one all day long," said Chef Ray Lampe, BBQ expert and author of the just-released cookbook, "Pork Chop." He's referring to his modern interpretation of a classic comfort food dish, Pork Chop Noodle Soup - a dish he says is "a better cure for the common cold," filled with chunks of juicy, perfectly seasoned pork as well as carrots, celery, a blend of savory herbs and tender rotini pasta. Flavors that take you back Like many feel-good foods have the tendency to do, Chef Lampe's pork chop soup recipe takes him back to his youth, when…
  • Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo

    CulinaryChat
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors – pumpkin pie spice. A versatile blend of comforting ingredients like nutmeg and cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice can flavor a lot more than Thanksgiving pie. Add it to a savory pasta dish, like Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo. The post Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Family Flavorful Dinners Made in a Snap

    CulinaryChat
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    You don’t have to be a master chef to create great meals that your family will love. Simple yet flavorful and warming dishes are the perfect solution for busy cooks with hungry families to feed. Using high-quality ingredients helps guarantee you’re serving family meals you can be proud of, even when you’re short on time. The post Family Flavorful Dinners Made in a Snap appeared first on CulinaryChat.
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  • Week 17: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    Kerry
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    I had a big loss this week… 3.4 lbs! I think my loss this week is proof that even if you don’t see the scale go down every week, if you stay the course, eventually the weight is going to come off. This is why a gain here and there shouldn’t throw you off track. Throughout this process I’ve trusted that being consistent will get me positive results.  Speaking of trust… Self-trust is something to keep in mind as you move through the holidays. If you trust yourself to make the right choices, then you can just relax at every meal, holiday, vacation and event because you know you…
  • My One Week Juicing Experiment (Plus Green Juice Recipe)

    Kerry
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    At a friend’s insistence, I recently watched “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead,” a documentary about juicing that came out a few years ago. In the movie you see people transform their health by doing juice fasts and then incorporating juices into their everyday diet. Spoiler alert: the narrator does a juice fast for 60 days (and doesn’t die) that results in huge improvements to his health. And not gonna lie, he was kind of hot after all of the juicing (the Aussie accent probably helped). The day after I watched the film, I found myself at Bed, Bath and Beyond buying a…
  • Week 16: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    Kerry
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    I’m up 0.4 lbs this week. No big deal. Although I was kind of hoping to hit my official WW 20-pound loss since it was also my 16th meeting (yes, I did get a key chain). Now that the holiday season is upon is, it’s easy to get completely off track. I’ve always treated this time of year as a wash regardless of what diet I was on at the time. But my WW leader made a good point this week (she is full of good points) — how many days during the holidays are actually that difficult to navigate? It’s really just Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve…
  • Week 15: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    Kerry
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    2 lbs down this week. What?! I always lose the most when I least expect it. Last week I attended two gluttonous food events and had several meals out. I ate pumpkin pie ice cream, mac and cheese, alligator fritters (delicious, I promise), and more. Now I think I know what all those weight loss commercials mean when they say “results may vary.” Don’t try this at home, kids. Although maybe I AM on to something here… I’ve been around the Weight Watchers block before. While I never stuck to WW this long previously, I did do my fair share of research (anyone who diets frequently is…
  • Loaded Bell Pepper Nachos

    Kerry
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    Mexican food is my favorite. Mostly because it’s usually smothered in cheese. Unfortunately most things smothered in cheese are a zillion Weight Watchers points. But not these nachos… I recently saw someone on Instagram post nachos made with bell peppers instead of tortillas. That same day I was at the store grabbing ingredients to make my own. I’d seen baby bell peppers before but could never think of a way to use them. Until now.  As it turns out, slicing them in half makes the perfect pepper “tortilla chip.” You could definitely use a regular pepper and just…
 
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    Onion Rings & Things

  • Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders

    Lalaine Manalo
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Has it been a month since I was last here? Oh my. I am so sorry for having forsaken you like this. You see, I’ve been on and off with my recipe posting here at Onion Rings and Things since June and it just seemed, the more irregular I posted, the harder it was to get back on the saddle.  I’ve had these slow cooker root beer pulled pork sliders, among other things, in my draft box for weeks but every time I sit in front of the computer to work on it, my brain cells freeze and I  am stumped for words. I am hoping to slide back into my blogging groove as the “among other…
  • Southwestern Quinoa Salad

    Lalaine Manalo
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    I have to admit, this is the very first time I’ve ever tried quinoa. Before today, I didn’t even know how to pronounce the darn seed.  I went to our nearby Sprouts Market looking for kwuh-NO-ah and I was greeted by blank stares. “Oh, you mean KEEN-wah?”, answered an employee after I repeated myself for the fifth time and lead me to the appropriate aisle. You see, I saw my doctor a few weeks ago regarding persistent discomfort and swelling on my knees. Fortunately, he said my complaints were from nothing major. Unfortunately, he said they were from the weight I gained…
  • Potato Meatball Crockpot Stew

    Lalaine Manalo
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    I know, I know. The photo doesn’t leave much to get excited about. But my favorite people, let not this potato meatball crockpot stew be judged by my uninspired picture taking.  Just imagine coming home after a day’s labor to chock full of meatballs, potato chunks and baby carrots swimming in a creamy, flavorful broth. Or waking up to it. I prepared it in my slow cooker before I went to bed Friday night and when I got up Saturday morning, the whole house smelled heavenly. The aroma of piping hot stew was so inviting, I couldn’t resist serving myself up a hefty bowl for…
  • Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken, Caramelized Onions and Bacon

    Lalaine Manalo
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    My friends, look at that gooey mess of a mac and cheese. Just look at that spoonful filled with succulent chicken, cheesy macaroni, crisp bacon and caramelized onions. Do I really need to go on and on to sell you on this? It’s enough to make my heart go pitter-patter. This macaroni and cheese with chicken, caramelized onions and bacon has all the comforts of our childhood favorite but with extra goodies for grown-up tastes. It’s definitely a one pot meal that is sure to please the whole family. I used chicken breast tenders I lightly pan-fried with olive oil but you can easily…
  • Jalapeno Poppers

    Lalaine Manalo
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    One of the most shared and most pinned recipe here at Onion Rings and Things is the bacon-wrapped cheese stuffed anaheim peppers I posted last year. Can’t blame ya, folks. With crisp bacon, creamy cheese and spicy peppers all in one bite, they’re pretty hard to resist. Seriously good stuff. But as much as I love ‘em, the preparation can be a hassle what with the seeding and stuffing and wrapping. G and I had a few friends over the weekend and since I expected the bacon-wrapped peppers to go like crazy, I had to figure out a way to make a good amount in half the…
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    The Development of Taste

  • Being a bad vegan changed my life

    Renia
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. The first time I put a bite of steak in my mouth I nearly ralphed on my plate…I was 13. From vegan to carnivore and back Born and raised a strict vegetarian and sometimes vegan, my fundamentalist Seventh Day Adventist upbringing forbade only unclean meats, but frowned upon any animal byproducts. I was born into...  Read More » The post Being a bad vegan changed my life appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • 5 Recycled Wrapping Paper Ideas | Savor the Holidays #3

    Renia
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:39 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Oh my god ladies! Take a good look at this infographic and if it doesn’t make you a little sick to your stomach, you might have landed on the wrong blog. 50% of paper consumed in the United States is for wrapping gifts?! 4 billion tons of garbage from the holidays?! $5 for a roll...  Read More » The post 5 Recycled Wrapping Paper Ideas | Savor the Holidays #3 appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • How to plate like a chef | Savor the Holidays #2

    Renia
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. The two glaring differences between trained chefs and home cooks are practice and plating. We can’t do anything about the practice difference, unless we plan to go to work in a busy kitchen. Where we can even things out is with plating. We can do nearly everything a famous chef does at home, with about $10...  Read More » The post How to plate like a chef | Savor the Holidays #2 appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • How to prep lettuce for salad: Weekend Techniques #6

    Renia
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Does your lettuce come out of a bag? Is it already pre-shredded and supposedly pre-washed? I used to buy mine this way too. The pre-bagged stuff seemed simple and easy–and it is. However, there is a serious cost to it, in more ways than one. The bagged romaine at my local supermarket is $3.99. A...  Read More » The post How to prep lettuce for salad: Weekend Techniques #6 appeared first on The Development of Taste.
  • Savor the Holidays 2014: Year two and new lessons

    Renia
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. There is a war on Christmas happening in America. Bill O’Reilly and Fox News, consider yourselves vindicated (you’re welcome to say, “I told you so”). What’s this war all about you ask? Are Christians under attack? Are we about to start burning Christmas trees? Of course not! The war on Christmas is about one thing...  Read More » The post Savor the Holidays 2014: Year two and new lessons appeared first on The Development of Taste.
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    A Guy Who Loves to Cook!

  • We’re back in the kitchen!

    Ted Hall
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    At the end of July we packed up our kitchen and moved it, along with the rest of our life, to the Coachella Valley in Southern California. Michigan had been our home for the last twenty years but after experiencing our first “polar vortex” and all that entails, we decided we had had enough.Settling into our new home has consumed the lion’s share of our energies until this time but now we’re ready to get back in the kitchen and begin cooking again. Our change of venue won’t alter our food strategies; we remain committed to preparing dishes that invoke the foods we love with a more…
  • Cannellini and Escarole Soup

    Ted Hall
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    Whether you prepare Consommé, Bisque, Chowder or just Soup, you’re making something that just about everyone loves. 
Some soups, especially intense and clarified consommés or rich and creamy bisques are usually served as one of several courses in a meal. Others are equally appropriate occupying the “soup course” or as the star of the meal. 
This is one of those soups that serve as a complete meal - it’s hardy without being heavy and when served with a fresh loaf of crusty bread, a few crisp greens and some fruit no one will be looking for anything else to come out of the…
  • Baked Scampi

    Ted Hall
    22 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    Here’s a dish that is so easy to prepare you’ll feel guilty when your dinner companion raves about it. The flavor combination of tarragon, garlic and lemon are a natural with just about any mild seafood. We use them all sparingly to avoid overpowering the distinctive but delicate taste of the shrimp.If truly fresh shrimp is available to you, by all means use it for this recipe and any other time you prepare a dish with shrimp as the primary ingredient. But be sure that they are truly fresh and not “previously frozen” and then thawed. Almost all commercially available shrimp is frozen…
  • Simply Roasted Asparagus

    Ted Hall
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:47 am
    Number one on the list of the simplest things you can make in your kitchen is boiled water. Tap, pot, heat, done. Number two has got to be this dish. But roasted asparagus has boiled water beat, hands-down, when it comes to delicious things to eat. Frankly, asparagus prepared and served in any way is pretty okay in my book.Next time you’re tempted to steam up a batch of asparagus, remember this recipe. You won’t need to look it up, it’s that simple.Simply Roasted AsparagusYield: 2 Servings     Preparation Time: 5 Minutes     Cooking Time: 15…
  • Dirty Potato Salad

    Ted Hall
    28 May 2014 | 5:44 am
    Most potato salads have a nice, “linen” color. This one does not. Looks however, can be deceiving. Instead of boiling the potatoes we grill them until they are nicely charred, and mixing that flavorful carbonization with the pristine mayonnaise and sour cream doesn’t exactly look laundry fresh!Summertime means a lot of outdoor cooking at our house and not just with meat, poultry and seafood. Whole meals, including side dishes, can and should be cooked outdoors, but you can also use your grill to prepare cooked ingredients like these potatoes with terrific results and keep your kitchen…
 
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • Rawfully Tempting Herb Stuffing

    Barbara Shevkun
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Our monthly potluck/demo is tomorrow evening, and I wanted to create something fabulous  for our pre-Thanksgiving celebration. This stuffing is superb and can be ground into the most amazing "bread crumbs." Totally dry it makes a great munchy mix. Rehydrate it or only partially dehydrate it, for a soft, fluffy stuffing. I'm loving this recipe and the house smells so good too!READ MORE »
  • Thanksgiving Potluck and Chocolate Demo

    Barbara Shevkun
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    November 12th Central NJ Raw Vegan/Living Food Meetup - Come on out and join us.  It's time to get back on track ...before the holidays!! Eat healthy and get inspired to create some delicious dishes for your friends and loved ones. Bring a friend! Let's make some chocolate!!!! FREE DEMO.I'm really excited at how much our community has grown and look forward to meeting some of our newer members this coming month. Here's a great Thanksgiving treat.RSVP HERE or email  
  • Rawfully Tempting Red Slaw

    Barbara Shevkun
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    This delightful slaw is quick and easy to prepare. I apologize that it's been so long since my last post, but I've been enjoying my new grandson, Leo Bronze. His mommy is an artist and wanted a color for his middle name, so bronze it is. Being Grammy to a precious newborn requires some quick prep delights. I hope you enjoy this recipe.READ MORE »
  • Sunny Cherry Mango Smoothie

    Barbara Shevkun
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    I had some leftover mango in the freezer along with delicious fresh cherries. On top of that, a tray of freshly sprouted sunflower shoots was smiling at me. Why not combine them all?This was such a pleasant change and W and I enjoyed it a lot! Remember this is just a suggestion. Please feel free to make any changes, depending upon what you have available at home.READ MORE »
  • Mango Almond Milk

    Barbara Shevkun
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    YUM! YUM! YUM! Simple, light and totally refreshing. For a quick, easy, and delightful beverage that you can prepare in minutes, try this!  Feel free to add additional fruit, as desired, but the simplicity of this made my taste buds smile!READ MORE »
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    The HauteMeal

  • Brown Butter Oatmeal-Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Stephanie Augustine
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    There aren’t many desserts that are as ubiquitously pleasing as a classic chocolate chip cookie. While this particular recipe isn’t classic in the usual sense – the oatmeal makes it more of a hybrid, maybe? – I think the flavor is fully deserving of the word. There are so many things going on here, from the soft and chewy middle to the crisp, golden edges and wonderfully nutty butterscotch flavor. The oats give the cookies an especially nice texture, while a dash of cinnamon accents the chocolate just enough without making them taste like spice cookies. You’ll…
  • Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese

    Stephanie Augustine
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    There are lots of variations on macaroni and cheese, and everyone seems to have their own little secret for the perfect recipe – some mustard here, or a little onion there – so you may not believe me when I tell you that there are really, essentially, only two kinds of macaroni and cheese. It’s true, though. First there’s stove-top style, which stirs the macaroni into a mornay sauce. You can eat that kind right out of the pot, or you can top it with breadcrumbs and run it under the broiler for a little extra crunch on top, etc. Then there’s southern style. This…
  • Connect the Dots

    Stephanie Augustine
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s officially freezing in Chicago, and layers are my new best friend. When the snow starts, a sweater dress does impressive double-duty as a tunic over warm leggings. Jacquard Coat by Isaac Mizrahi Sweater Dress by Carmakoma Leather-Trim Leggings by ASOS Curve, similar option here Boots by ShoeDazzle, similar style here The post Connect the Dots appeared first on The HauteMeal.
  • Maple Roasted Squash with Spiced Pecan Crumble

    Stephanie Augustine
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sweet potatoes tend to get plenty of attention on the Thanksgiving table, but I don’t think you’ll even glance at them after taking one bite of these. Let the kids enjoy their marshmallow smothered tubers; this dish is just for the adults. Firm, sweet butternut squash is first roasted with maple syrup and a touch of orange zest, then topped with crunchy pecan crumble. The secret that saves the whole thing from mediocrity is berbere, an Ethiopian seasoning mix that combines warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom with the spice of ground red chiles. It adds just the right touch of…
  • Casual Tweed

    Stephanie Augustine
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Fall is my favorite season, but sometimes it feels like it only lasts about 5 minutes. The crisp, but comfortable weather swiftly gives way to “damn, it’s frosty out there,” sometimes (i.e. often) in the same day. A jacket like this is perfect for transitional weather – light enough to wear inside, but still substantial enough to keep me from freezing when a mild day turns into an evening that was chillier than I expected.   Draped Tweed & Leather Jacket by Live a Little Blouse by DKNYC (similar style here) Rockstar Skinny Jeans from Old Navy Boots and Bag by…
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Cucumber and Elderflower Collins

    Jennifer
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    The ultimate refreshing summer cocktail. The Cucumber and Elderflower Collins is floral, delicate and sure to be a winner at your next party. I thought it was time I introduced you to my favourite cocktail. The Cucumber and Elderflower Collins. Continue reading Cucumber and Elderflower Collins or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you…
  • Lemongrass, mint, ginger and kaffir lime syrup

    Jennifer
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    A deliciously refreshing and lightly perfumed syrup. Use it in a spritz, drizzle over pancakes or enjoy in cocktails. Hot days call for cold drinks. Lots of them. Continue reading Lemongrass, mint, ginger and kaffir lime syrup or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for republication or syndication rights. If you suspect copyright infringement please contact me.
  • Fragrant Coconut poached Romanesco & Chickpeas {vegan}

    Jennifer
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    A delicious, quick and easy fragrant vegan dinner of coconut poached romanesco cauliflower. Serve with your favourite rice or steamed millet or quinoa along with a wedge of lime. My favourite thing about weekends is not sleep-ins. In part that is probably because I seem incapable of sleeping beyond 6am, but in reality the thing I look forward to most about the weekend is the farmers markets. Continue reading Fragrant Coconut poached Romanesco & Chickpeas {vegan} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to…
  • Creamy mushroom vegan alfredo {vegan + dairy free}

    Jennifer
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    A creamy dreamy mushroom vegan alfredo sauce without the cream, making it dairy free too. Yes, it is possible. Let me show you how! I’ve been absent from this space for far longer than I had originally anticipated. I’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes, including moving house, but I’m back and I’m back for a good cause. Continue reading Creamy mushroom vegan alfredo {vegan + dairy free} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and text) are copyrighted to Delicious Everyday and may not be republished in part or…
  • Flourless Chocolate Fondants {gluten free}

    Jennifer
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Impossible to resist the oozy molten chocolate goodness of a chocolate fondant. These flourless chocolate fondants can be prepared in advance. As a chocolate lover there are not many chocolate things I don’t love. Chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, chocolate macarons, and chocolate ice cream – I love them all. But there is nothing quite like the anticipation of digging your spoon into the centre of a chocolate fondant. A dry cooked centre is bitterly disappointing, but a soft centre that bursts and oozes onto the plate the moment it is freed from its chocolatey walls is a thing…
 
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    The Dinner-Mom

  • Pizza with Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onions

    Marjory
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Flat Bread Pizza with Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onions and Spinach is a melding of buttery fall flavor that will make everyone look forward to pizza night! PIZZA NIGHT!  These two words always make me smile! They always have. I did not grow up in “foodie” family. (Sorry mum!) But, I did grow up in a […] The post Pizza with Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onions appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip

    Marjory
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Dunk Baked Green Bean Fries into a Balsamic Yogurt Dip or eat them hot out of the oven. Either way, you’ll satisfy your need to crunch and get a healthy dose of veges in this fun appetizer or side dish. How about some fries with your turkey? While many are looking forward to a creamy, […] The post Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

    Marjory
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Creamy Butternut Squash Soup gets a burst of sweetness from honey, a little zing from orange juice and a wee bit of heat from white pepper. It’s a party in a bowl! I bet you weren’t expecting to find orange juice in this recipe! But, your taste buds will thank you for the very pleasant surprise. […] The post Creamy Butternut Squash Soup appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Pumpkin Dip Recipe Variations

    Marjory
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    This creamy pumpkin dip recipe can be made three ways: dairy-free, guilt-free or indulgent with a candied pecan topping. There’s a version for every occasion! This pumpkin dip recipe is sweet and creamy and tastes like cheesecake. I mainly experimented with various types of cream cheese and sugar. Thank goodness it’s easy to whip up this […] The post Pumpkin Dip Recipe Variations appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Farro Stuffing with Cranberries and Walnuts #SundaySupper

    Marjory
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Farro Stuffing with Cranberries and Walnuts is a healthy twist on a holiday dinner staple that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor. So, go ahead and eat a big bowl the next day! Shhh…I’m messing with tradition. Just in case my family reads through this post before Thanksgiving, I want to assure everyone that we will have […] The post Farro Stuffing with Cranberries and Walnuts #SundaySupper appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • bread bhatura recipe, how to make quick bhatura with bread

    dassana amit
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    bread bhatura recipe with step by step photos – quick recipe of bhatura made with bread slices. bhatura are leavened fried breads that are usually served with spicy chickpea curry, which we call chole masala or chana masala. as the recipe title suggests, this recipe of bhatura is made with bread slices. apart from bread, whole wheat flour/atta is also added. i came across this idea while browsing facebook on a blog here. i liked this idea of making bhatura with bread slices, since they were quick to prepare. from the first go, i chose to make my own version as i have enough…
  • vegetable hot and sour soup recipe, how to make veg hot and sour soup

    dassana amit
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    vegetable hot and sour soup recipe – step by step recipe to make a spicy, sour and hot vegetable soup. come winters and we really look forward to having hot bowl of soups in the season, even though we are not much of soup lovers. its the magic of winters, i think. its not only soups, but we also prefer steaming hot dal or veg stews. soups are so comforting and warm in this cold and dry season. as a person who loves this season in india, i also look forward to the fresh vegetables and greens available in the local markets. sharing today a favorite soup recipe from the fusion indo…
  • kadai chole recipe, how to make kadai chole gravy recipe | stepwise

    dassana amit
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    kadai chole recipe with step by step pics – tangy and spiced chickpeas curry made in a kadai. chole as well as rajma (kidney beans) is a weekly affair in a punjabi home. so once in a week, i end up making punjabi chole or rajma chawal. in fact whenever, there is a festival or celebration, these two famous legume dishes along with punjabi kadhi & dal makhani is always considered in the menu. since chickpeas are regular at home, i have already added some chickpea curries on the blog like – punjabi chole, methi chole, palak chole, amritsari chole, punjabi chana or south…
  • veg handi recipe, restaurant style veg diwani handi recipe

    dassana amit
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    veg handi recipe – creamy restaurant style vegetable handi recipe with step by step pics. who doesn’t like restaurant food at home. we also do and are no exceptions. this recipe of vegetable handi is inspired from the rich heavy food that is served in restaurants. once in a while, its alright to be indulgent. after all we don’t eat everyday from the restaurants. for this veg diwani handi, the gravy or base is made from cashew paste, onion-tomatoes and cream. a bit sweet, mild and creamy gravy. generally, the veggies are fried or sauteed. i have steamed the vegetables. the…
  • besan toast recipe, how to make bread besan toast recipe

    dassana amit
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    bread besan toast recipe with step by step photos – one of those quick breakfast recipes that can be made in a jiffy. just takes about 15 to 20 minutes. all you need is besan/gram flour, the usual indian spices-herbs and bread. i make these pretty often on days when a quick breakfast is the need of the hour. the recipe is how i have been making these savory toasts for many years. i won’t call it a savory eggless version of french toast. as i have had french toast made with eggs before, both savory and sweet ones. this besan toast does not taste like the french toast made with…
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    Healthy from Scratch | Healthy from Scratch

  • Japanese Hot Pot

    Samantha
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    UncategorizedCourses: Main /  SoupCuisines: JapanesePreparation30 min.Cooking20 min.Ready in50 min.
  • Japanese Hot Pot (Shabu Shabu) – Spicy Miso Broth

    Samantha
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Japanese Hot Pot (Shabu Shabu) - Spicy Miso Broth 2014-08-17 19:57:57 Serves 4 For this recipe you can use any combination of meat / seafood and veggies, this is just what I chose to use. I am using a spicy miso but there are many to chose from. Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 50 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 50 min 565 calories 50 g 97 g 22 g 51 g 7 g 951 g 1685 g 14 g 0 g 13 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 951g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 565 Calories from Fat 194 % Daily Value * Total Fat 22g 34% Saturated Fat 7g…
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

    Samantha
    20 May 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast 2014-05-20 18:42:40 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 min Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 55 min 200 calories 5 g 123 g 6 g 31 g 2 g 109 g 219 g 0 g 0 g 3 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 109g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 200 Calories from Fat 51 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 9% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 123mg 41% Sodium 219mg 9% Total Carbohydrates 5g 2% Dietary Fiber 0g 1% Sugars 0g Protein 31g Vitamin A2%Vitamin C0%…
  • Posole – Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew

    Samantha
    15 May 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Posole - Mexican Pork and Hominy Stew 2014-05-15 19:04:37 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 2 hr Total Time 2 hr 15 min Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 2 hr Total Time 2 hr 15 min 206 calories 28 g 1 g 11 g 6 g 2 g 185 g 1162 g 5 g 0 g 7 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 185g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 206 Calories from Fat 89 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11g 16% Saturated Fat 2g 8% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 1mg 0% Sodium 1162mg 48% Total Carbohydrates 28g 9% Dietary Fiber 13g 52% Sugars 5g Protein 6g Vitamin…
  • Maple Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

    Samantha
    15 May 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Maple Chicken and Brussels Sprouts 2014-05-15 18:39:51 Serves 4 Write a review Save Recipe Print Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr 5 min Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 1 hr 5 min 457 calories 36 g 82 g 20 g 34 g 4 g 329 g 324 g 22 g 0 g 15 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 329g Servings 4 Amount Per Serving Calories 457 Calories from Fat 180 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 31% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 3g Monounsaturated Fat 12g Cholesterol 82mg 27% Sodium 324mg 13% Total Carbohydrates 36g 12% Dietary Fiber 5g 22% Sugars 22g Protein 34g…
 
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    Long Island Pulse

  • Recipe: Crispy Chicken Drumsticks

    info@lipulse.com
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Simple….check!  Budget-friendly…..check! Super tasty…..check! Welcome to a week-night dinner that will meet all your criteria and the best part is NOBODY will be arguing over that last drumstick.  After all they are the star of the show! Ingredients • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil, good quality • 8 drumsticks • 1 teaspoon adobe seasoning • ground pepper • 2 shallots sliced into wedges • 8 whole garlic cloves Directions 1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and coat the bottom of a large foil-lined baking pan with one 1 tablespoon of olive oil. 2.) Arrange the chicken on pan…
  • Recipe: Halloween Mix

    info@lipulse.com
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    I have to tell you that I am a sucker for a festive party mix and Halloween is just the time to do it! I made my first one about a year ago and I can already predict it will be a tradition in my house. The kids obviously LOVE it and this nosh is the perfect nibble to whip out for some company. Just know my friends, that it is VERY ADDICTING! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Ingredients 2/3 cup sunflower butter 1/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup white chocolate chips 9 cups Chex Rice Cereal 1 cup powdered sugar 1 /2 cup M&M’s (only yellow, brown and orange colors) 1 cup packaged…
  • Recipe: Tomato Vodka Sauce Fussili with Broccoli

    info@lipulse.com
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Back in the early stages of our relationship, my husband, without fail would always order the “Pasta alla Vodka” whenever we did Italian food on our dates.  Cute it was, but it started to get a little boring.  I used to corner him and try to convert him into some other rustic Italian fare.  However, he wasn’t budgeting; not even more a second on this meal.  Many years later…we are talking a good 13 or so, crazily enough, I’m not sure that he has picked up a fork to this dish at all.  Could he have forgotten about it OR maybe his healthier side kicked in a…
  • Recipe: Glazed OREO Bars

    info@lipulse.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    I was contemplating posting something healthy to kick off the school year, but just had to share this one with you first!  (We have the whole school year to go that way!)  These bars are by far (am I rhyming) one of my favorite treats ever.  Why?  Because they are simple, delicious and with just few ingredients.  Plus they are always…and I mean ALWAYS a hit!  Let me know what ya think Ingredients 22 Oreo Cookies crumbled 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup dark chocolate chips 1 cup white chocolate chips half stick of butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2…
  • Truffle & Mushroom Ravioli

    info@lipulse.com
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    You open your fridge and find yourself staring blankly for a minute, maybe two, until it hits you; there is nothing!  That defrosted chicken that you could have sworn was in the back of the shelf is no longer there. You frantically open the freezer and “Hallelujah,” frozen truffle ravioli is staring at you in the face.  Oh, the possibilities you have and here is one that is just so simple and delicious.  Dinner is “Oh so DONE!” Phew….. INGREDIENTS • 1 package of prepared truffle ravioli • 1/4 cup low-fat half & half • ½ cup white wine or cooking broth • 2…
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    Vegetarian Indian Slow Cooker

  • Vegetarian Kids Lunchbox Ideas

    Pravina Parikh
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Some time back I was invited to participate in Kids Lunch Box Recipes Event by IndusLadies - the largest online community for Indian women in the world. The selected recipes were to be published in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Colorful Protein Pancake (Puda) Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Did you like Spinach Paneer Wraps recipe I published last week? Well this week I am writing about these simple pancakes or pudala (puda) my daughter usually makes as simple way to sneak-in some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spinach Paneer ( Cottage Cheese ) Wrap Recipe: How to make Spinach Paneer Wrap

    Pravina Parikh
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This is a simple and healthy lunch box recipe. Just like my slow cooker spinach daal , vegetable pulav and kansar, Spinach Paneer wrap are also staple for my grand-kids lunch-box. It is very easy to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kansar Recipe Using Slow Cooker: How to Make Kansar in Crockpot

    Pravina Parikh
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    If you liked my last post regarding Traditional Gujarati recipe Kadhi using slowcooker or crockpot, you will also like this another Gujarati Traditional recipe kansar or kamsar using slowcooker.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Slow Cooker Gujarati Kadhi or Tempered Buttermilk Recipe

    Pravina Parikh
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Kadhi is a traditional recipe from Gujarat region of India. It is very simple preparation of yogurt and some tempering which is very comforting food.  Kadhi is usually served with Khichadi (rice... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Oh-So-Easy Fish Tacos

    chrystal
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    I held out as long as I could. For years I have been seeing fish tacos circulating around the internet. Within the last year or so it seems there was s fish taco explosion. I just couldn’t fathom the thought of having fish as a Mexican meal ingredient, much less have it on a taco. No, Sir. That was not for me. Every time I saw a platter come near my table when Mr. Yum and I would eat out, I would turn up my nose. I mean, how could anyone put fish on a taco? The fish would mix with the hot sauce , lettuce, tomato, cheese, and beans.  That just never sounded really yummy to me. My weight…
  • Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cup Oats

    chrystal
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I know yesterday I knocked your socks off with my Brownie Batter Oatmeal. If you missed it, click it. Go ahead. I promise I will wait for you Now, get ready. Mind. Blown. Not only did I recreate the brownie batter, I added some extra protein for good measure.  And if the title didn’t already give it away, that wonderful, scrumptious topping is all natural peanut butter…..all nice and melted. You’re welcome. In all seriousness, its obvious I am on an oatmeal kick. It’s snowing out and I am tired of eggs. Dudes, seriously. I eat them almost every day.  So be prepared,…
  • Brownie Batter Oatmeal

    chrystal
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I have this really weird obsession with oatmeal. Call me crazy, but it’s like dessert in a bowl to me. I can’t eat it plain. My mom will eat it with a little bit of sugar and milk. Yeah, love you mom, but that’s not going to cut it for me. I’ve been trying to watch my carbs/sugars lately and get back on track with healthy, cleaner eating. Oatmeal, while obviously not low in carbs, is full of good carbs and fiber. Plus, it is really cheap. I do like to splurge though and buy McCanns steal cut Irish oats when they are on sale. But I am ok with old-fashioned whole grain…
  • The Yuck Stops Here {33} #stoptheyuck

    chrystal
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    And so we meet again! Fancy that. I don’t know about where you are, but winter it coming in with a bang here in Michigan. The wind is ripping right through and causing quite a disturbance in my poor bones. #arthritissucks my friends. And I fear if this keeps up I am going to have to pack my stuff and move back south. I do love #PureMichigan and all of the beauty four seasons bring, but every year the cold winter weather seems to cause me much more grief than the year before. So, let’s talk about some of your best winter tips. How do you deal with the cold?? Now that I got my…
  • 18 Warm Salads for Cool Nights

    chrystal
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    As I peek out my window I see the flurries that wisp through the air as if they are frantic to find a place to land before they become a pellet of water on someone’s windshield. I don’t know about you, but when the wind starts to rip through my old house causing many creaks and moans, the last thing I want to think about is a nice and cold garden fresh salad. Don’t get me wrong, I actually love salad and I eat it on more days than I don’t. But, during the winter it is a struggle. When it came time to do my Foodie sponsor post for the month, I knew I wanted to find some…
 
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Chicken Cilantro Meatballs With Yogurt Sauce

    Kenton Kotsiris
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    To our fellow American readers, can you believe Thanksgiving is this week? To everyone else, can you believe it’s almost Thursday? The overall message really is that the end of the year is almost here. Next month will be Christmas, and before we know it we’ll be ringing in 2015. It’s always around this time, when we come together with family, that I start to reflect on the year, where I’ve been and start to focus on where I’m going; what’s in store for Jane and I in 2015. Next year will be a busy one for us. Besides this website and all the projects that will finally come to light…
  • It’s All Greek To Me: A Cookbook, Greek Biscotti, and Giveaway!

    Kenton Kotsiris
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    This post is sponsored by Benbellabooks & It’s all Greek To Me Hello everyone, I’m really excited to share with you a new Greek cookbook written by the talented, Debbie Matenopoulos. Her team reached out to Jane and I with work of her new book, “It’s All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family’s Century-Old Recipes.”  We knew of her from TV and knew she talked a lot about Greek cuisine and the Mediterranean diet, so we were eager to check out her first cookbook. She is actually an inspiration for Jane and I, as we would…
  • Sliced Zucchini Fried In Batter | Kolokythakia Tiganita

    Kenton Kotsiris
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Yesterday, Jane and I were extremely excited (and nervous) to release our first cooking video! If you haven’t seen it, you can watch it here (Greek Pumpkin Pie), it’s above the recipe at the bottom. We’d been discussing making videos for some time. We’d shot a few, with us in front of the camera, but we were not happy with them. Not having good equipment, our voices sounded bad, like we were too far away. We bought one of those mic clips, but syncing up the audio was hard, and we still thought it didn’t sound too good. With all that, we decided to scrap the idea. We continued…
  • Greek Pumpkin Pie | Kolokythopita

    Kenton Kotsiris
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    Every year Jane and I head to our local farm for their annual pumpkin patch. What’s cool about this location however, is that you get to pick your pumpkin right from the ground, still attached to the vine. It’s always a fun experience and this year was great because my family came down and we took my niece to it for the first time. From a cooks perspective, one thing Jane and I find joy in is experiencing the whole process of picking our pumpkin, coming home, and making pumpkin pie from scratch. We know exactly where the pumpkin came from and we know it’s fresh and for some reason it…
  • Greek Stuffed Tomatoes With Meat and Rice

    Kenton Kotsiris
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Well, it’s back to reality for Jane and I. We’ve just come back from one of the best trips we’ve ever had. We explored: Dublin, Brussels, Ghent, Bruges, Amsterdam, and Paris. We planned all our hotels via booking.com (which is aswsome by the way) and lefts the days open for whatever. It proved to be the best mix. Waking up in a city and planning what to do as we strolled down undiscovered streets is what we loved the most. While there were so many wonderful moments, here is some of our favorites Dublin: Guinness factory, Jameson distillery, Brazen head, live river dancing and irish folk…
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  • Classic Lasagne

    Penny
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Delicious traditional recipe for this classic dish - easy to make - just takes a little care. Read More... The post Classic Lasagne appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Chilli With Beans

    Penny
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Vegetarian Chilli is an easy and delicious low cost recipe using store cupboard items. Great for a nutritious and tasty, filling mid week meal. Make it as hot or mild as you like! Read More... The post Chilli With Beans appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • Moroccan Chickpea Soup

    Penny
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    This spicy soup recipe is made with chickpeas, tomatoes and spices. Nutritious, delicious and easy to make. Read More... The post Moroccan Chickpea Soup appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • How Not To Overspend At Christmas

    Penny
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    It's all too easy to spend over your budget at Christmas time. take a few moments to read this article for some Christmas money saving tips Read More... The post How Not To Overspend At Christmas appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • How to Make Yorkshire Puddings

    Penny
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Yorkshire puddings like my Mum makes...well almost as good! Lovely with roast dinner. Best served with gravy.... Read More... The post How to Make Yorkshire Puddings appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
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  • Creole Macaroni and Cheese

    redbeansanderic1
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
      As you know, New Orleans is a food lovers paradise.  It’s not just the fancy restaurants serving the great Creole foods, but the small restaurants, food trucks and especially the home cooks that know how to put a great spin on an ordinary dish.  With the right ingredients you can give any recipe a good Creole twist or a Cajun kick.  It’s no different with the classic macaroni and cheese. The boxed version of mac-n-cheese has been a favorite to practically everyone for a long time, the division of Kraft Foods that houses the Macaroni and Cheese brand makes $16 billion…
  • Creole Roasted Turkey and Holy Trinity Stuffing with the Pope and the Hot Nun

    redbeansanderic1
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
        Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away, do you know how you’re going to season your bird yet?  Why not add a Creole twist to it and jazz up the flavor, and get one “hot” side dish to go with it! I already made my turkey this year, I had to cook the one I had frozen from last Thanksgiving that I received from my work, since the general consensus is that a frozen turkey lasts only about a year before it’s considered bad, I didn’t want to waste it. This was my first time ever cooking a turkey that wasn’t out of a Banquet Foods frozen TV…
  • COOKBOOK REVIEW: Begue’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery

    redbeansanderic1
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Madam Bégué’s Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery by Elizabeth Kettenring Dutrey Bégué Forward and revised recipes by Poppy Tooker   Now comes a ghostly epicure, His breast filled with dismay, Ah me, he signed, then loudly cried I never should have gone and died Until I met Bégué. – from Bégué Recipes Cookbook.  Guest book entry written by H.M. Mayo At the old Bégué Restaurant, in the late-1800’s, guests were encouraged to write down a memory they’ve had while dining there.  Besides the tourists that ate at the restaurant for the famous…
  • How Do You Red Bean, ROBERT MEDINA?

    redbeansanderic1
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Cooking has always been a part of Robert Medina’s life.  Like most kids in the Crescent City, he grew up around some great cooks.  He wanted to be in the kitchen helping out as the meals were being prepared, carefully watching the steps needed to cook and put a great meal on the table for the family. After serving in the Navy and attending college, Robert worked a series of jobs that left him unfulfilled.  He wanted more.  Following his father’s footsteps, he joined the New Orleans fire department.  On his first day of work, he entered the kitchen, there was an older guy…
  • COOKBOOK REVIEW: TREME Stories and Recipes by Lolis Eric Elie

    redbeansanderic1
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    TREMÉ Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans by Lolis Eric Elie “This book is like a picture of the real New Orleans I’ve come to know.  It’s multiracial.  It’s formal and fanciful, planned and improvised, and above all soulful.” Janette Desautel, TREME Coobook, Introduction At first glance you might see this cookbook as a companion book to the hit HBO show Tremé, and it really appears that way. Author Lolis Eric Elie wrote the book as if the chef character in the show, Janette Desautel, wrote the book herself. He wrote it as telling her stories of…
 
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Our 2014 Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide

    Allison
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Can you believe we only have a week until Black Friday? I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready for the holidays this year. They really snuck up on me! Snuck up on me? Sneaked up on me? Whatever, haha! The point is, I’m totally unprepared. At our house, as you can probably imagine, we like to give kitchen gifts. We all have so many gadgets and gizmos that my mom actually specifically said NO KITCHEN STUFF and I’m running out of cabinet space! Luckily, Jessica recently moved into her first apartment, so there are plenty of cabinets to fill there, now that she’s…
  • Easy Apple Tart with Toasted Pecans

    Sharon
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Fall is here and so is apple season. There are so many great kinds of apples available for eating and baking. Here at The PinterTest Kitchen, we like to make apple crisp, applesauce pancakes, apple pear scones, caramel apple cookies… pretty much anything with apple in it! We posted a huge list of apple recipes earlier this month if you’re interested. I was watching Pioneer Woman the other day and she made an easy apple tart that looked delicious. The crust part is a sheet of puff pastry that is thawed and cut in half. I forgot how easy the puff pastry is to use. Line a baking…
  • Buffalo Chicken Ring Recipe

    Allison
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Y’all know how much I love quick and easy recipes, right? Our blog is filled with them: Korean Beef, S’mores Dessert, Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins, Pain Au Chocolat, Thin Crust Pizza… the list goes on and on. It seems like I’m always short on time, so a recipe that doesn’t take all day is going to easily find its way into regular rotation in this house. I don’t even have kids. I mean, seriously, how did my mom work full time, do craft shows, and have dinner on the table every night when Jessica and I were kids? I know that everyone thinks their mom is a…
  • Mushroom Bacon Spinach Salad

    Sharon
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Food blogging is all about trying new recipes, but sometimes the old favorites are what we crave most. The other day I made some chili and wanted a salad to go with the chili. I like to make the Strawberry Spinach Salad that was posted here on The PinterTest Kitchen about 2 years ago. It is still one of our favorite salads and it is simple to make. But, it’s not strawberry season and we like to use what we have on hand. I had some mushrooms, onions and a hard boiled egg in the refrigerator. I also microwaved a few slices of bacon until crispy. Everything’s better with bacon,…
  • Breaded Lamb with Brown Butter Sauce (Or, How Lamb is Not Like Sour Cream)

    Allison
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    I have a confession, dear readers: I don’t like lamb. I know, I know. Crucify me if you will! Here, have my food blogger badge and my food lover badge and my sane person badge. But I’ve given lamb a fair shake, I promise. Every time I try it, I think, “Maybe this time my taste buds will embrace the lambiness.” True story: when I was a child, I didn’t like sour cream. Today, I love it. Maybe lamb is like sour cream! Spoiler alert: lamb is not like sour cream. Growing up, my parents owned a butcher shop in a small rural community. The above picture is from one of…
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  • Conchiglie Prawn Pasta

    Matt
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    Conchiglie has to be one of my favourite forms of pasta. You can pick it up at most supermarkets and it comes in lots of different sizes – the bigger the better for me. If you come across the really large conchiglie shells then you can even fill them and serve them like an open tortellini. Either way, they’re delicious and have a great texture to them. This recipe is a particularly easy one to pull off. It’s ideal for those nights you get back late from work and don’t feel like doing a whole lot. Also, it’s really comforting. If you’re not a huge fan of…
  • Coconut Prawn Curry

    Matt
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    This meal was a staple part of my diet when Laura and I were travelling across Thailand. This means that for me, it’s not only a great tasty meal but it’s also filled with nostalgia. As we’re moving closer to winter now, this is a great warming dish and you can add more chilli if you’d like it to have more of a kick – it’s already got a fair kick so be careful! Coconut Prawn Curry Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Serves: 2 peopleServing Size: 516gCalories per serving: 507Fat per serving: 30.8g Ingredients200ml coconut milk…
  • Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Breakfast

    Matt
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Huevos rancheros is an awesome Mexican breakfast meal that’s packed full of energy to kick your day off. There’s lots of ways to do cook huevos rancheros but this is my take on the popular recipe. I love a mixture of beans within the dish as it adds lot of different textures and gives the whole meal a little more substance. It’s also worth noting that this makes a great lunchtime snack as well as a breakfast dish, plus it keeps well for a few days in the fridge so you can just reheat any leftovers in the morning for breakfast. If you want, you can serve the huevos rancheros…
  • Italian Stuffed Aubergine

    Matt
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Stuffed aubergines always look like they take a lot of skill to pull off but they’re actually really simple to put together. It’s also a really flexible meal to cook because you can fill them with pretty much anything you’ve got in the fridge. If you’re after a small, light meal then you could just go with a little cheese and tomato filling. If you’re looking for something more substantial then you could fill the aubergine with rice, quinoa or cous cous. Even if you’re not a huge fan of aubergine in other meals, you may like this – that’s…
  • Plum Frangipane Tart

    Laura
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    The rich autumnal flavours of this tart make it perfect for any Autumn dinner parties you may be having. Stunning and fairly simple to make, this plum tart is mouth-wateringly good. I always prefer to make my own short crust pastry, but shop bought is fine if your low on time. If you are making your own pastry, you can adapt to suit you; I’ve used nutmeg, however cinnamon or orange zest would go equally well in this wonderful dessert. Plum Frangipane Tart Prep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Serves: 4 peopleServing Size: 301gCalories per serving: 915Fat…
 
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    Kip Kitchen

  • Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe. How to Make a Hot Chocolate in 2 Minutes

    Arnaud Pinoit
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two It's not really winter yet but it's getting colder. You want to wear your woolly socks, sit in front of a crackling fireplace, and nurse a piping hot drink in your hands. What could the hot drink be? How about a delicious homemade hot chocolate which you can prepare in 2 minutes? It's good for the cold and good for you! The post Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe. How to Make a Hot Chocolate in 2 Minutes appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Deep Fried Camembert Cheese Recipe — Fried Cheese Wedges Starter

    Arnaud Pinoit
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two Camembert cheese. Some love it. Some hate it. If you love it, read on. (Sorry, haters, but there are probably other recipes you'll like here) The post Deep Fried Camembert Cheese Recipe — Fried Cheese Wedges Starter appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Madeleine Cookie Recipe — An Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe

    Arnaud Pinoit
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two This madeleine cookie recipe is my customized version of the traditional French Madeleine recipe. Look into your kitchenware to see if you have a shell shaped madeleine baking pan, or simply get one here. This French pastry recipe requires very little effort. I bet you'd soon be baking these madeleine cakes for friends. Be prepared to see your popularity skyrocket! The post Madeleine Cookie Recipe — An Easy Homemade Cookie Recipe appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Easy Muffin Recipe with Yummy Fresh Mangoes & Coconut Milk

    Arnaud Pinoit
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two It's very easy to find blueberry muffin recipes online and yes, they're very good. To introduce more variety, I'm going to share with you today an easy muffin recipe that contains mango, coconut milk and white chocolate. The post Easy Muffin Recipe with Yummy Fresh Mangoes & Coconut Milk appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
  • Vegetarian Cake Recipe–How to Make a Vegetarian Cake by Oven

    Arnaud Pinoit
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Arnaud Pinoit has a new article on Kip Kitchen - Quick and easy meal ideas for two As it's almost summer, I decided to cook a quick, easy and healthy summer vegetarian meal using the oven: a Mediterranean flavor vegetarian cake without sugar. And you know what? It's your turn to try it! The post Vegetarian Cake Recipe–How to Make a Vegetarian Cake by Oven appeared first on Kip Kitchen.
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    I Eat Therefore I Cook

  • Roasted Avocado Salsa

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This dip takes classic flavors and turns them on their heads. The roasted veggies give the salsa a slightly smoky flavor while still maintaining its creaminess. This would be great for a party or just sitting by yourself eating a whole bowl (I won’t tell, I promise). I used this as a side to one of my many Mexican inspired dishes. The key is to let it sit for a few hours in the fridge to let the flavors blend. Place all ingredients on a baking sheet. Roast avocados till then are slightly browned. Dice avocado in the skins. Add the corn, tomatoes, lime and cilantro. Roasted Avocado Salsa…
  • Short Rib & Barley Soup

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is a real “stick to your ribs” kind of soup. I usually eat about half a bowl and am super full.  It is so comforting and perfect for fall. The basis for this recipes comes from my grandma (Hi Grandma!) as she used to make this for us quite a bit as a kid. I loved it so much that I decided that I had to share it with all of my lovely readers. It seems like it takes a long times to cook, but most of the time is just letting the soup simmer. There really is not a whole lot of “hands-on” cooking time. I made this on a busy weekday and you can too. Enjoy! Brown short…
  • Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    So if you took a chocolate chip cookie and a pumpkin muffin and mixed them together, you would have these bars. And yes they are egg less, which sprung more out of necessity than planning. You all know what I am talking about. The moment where you realize your ran out of eggs, and there is no way you are running out to get some more. But even egg less, these are so good. I think we ate most of them in one sitting. Grab some fresh out of the oven and a big glass of milk and you have heaven on a plate. The pumpkin spice flavor mixes with the chocolate chips for some great eats. Make the batter.
  • Salmon Tostada Salad

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    The salmon just keeps on coming. It has been so cheap lately that I have had to contemplate “how can I use all this salmon?” Seriously. First world problems. But it has lead me to be a bit creative with my salmon. This is a fresh take on a tostada that takes out all the heaviness and grease and replaces it with healthy omega-3s and fiber. Eat this a couple of nights and watch how healthy your skin becomes. Add green chilies and salsa on top of a fillet of salmon. Make a foil packet and place in oven. Make avocado cream, get out lettuce, cheese, cilantro, salsa. Bake tortillas in…
  • Sourdough Patty Melts

    I Eat Therefore I Cook
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    To tell the truth, I have never had a patty melt before I made these myself. Traditionally, these are made with rye and sometimes mayonnaise, but I am not a fan of either. So I made this with sourdough, cheddar,provolone and pickled onions. These were so easy to make and really delicious. Be warned that these are very rich, so I suggest a lighter side such as roasted asparagus or a salad. This is a great meal for weeknights. Everyone will love these. Brown the ground beef and caramelize the onions. Melt butter in a frying pan and assemble the melts. Cook them on each side. Sourdough Patty…
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  • Carrot almond oats soup recipe | Easy soup recipes

    Harini
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    Carrot almond oats soup recipe is one of the easy soup recipes that you could whip up in minutes on a cloudy gloomy day. With its vibrant color and robust flavor,this is a very comforting and warm soup,this could easily become a meal in itself when served with some toast/bread. This carrot almond oats soup is very creamy and rich despite no cream is used here,the wonderful texture is from carrot while almonds lends it characteristic earthy flavor to this soup. With winters fast approaching, soups are a great way to stay warm. This carrot almond oats soup will be a great hit with kids/toddlers…
  • Sweet potato chips recipe | Sakkaravalli kizhangu chips recipe

    Harini
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Sweet potato or sakkaravalli kinzhagu is one of favorite veggie/tuber. I love to eat this tuber boiled and mashed with some jaggery/sugar,it tastes simply great that way. This sweet potato chips recipe is my favorite too and this chips tastes very different from normal vazhakai or potato chips. This sweet potato chips have a natural sweet taste along with a very subtle aroma and it is absolutely delicious. Th other day I bought 2 large sweet potatoes just for making chips and they were gone in no time :). In market,you will find two varieties of sweet potatoes,a slightly pinkish one and…
  • Easy garlic rasam recipe | No grind garlic rasam |Poondu rasam recipe

    Harini
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    Garlic rasam/poondu rasam is one staple at home during monsoons whenever sore throat and cold come home uninvited :). As most of you must be knowing garlic is an excellent ingredient with loads of medicinal properties and it greatly helps in fighting cold,but some people cannot tolerate the strong odur of garlic and I am one among them,if you take a look at most of my gravies or side dish,I would have used only ginger and no garlic :P,if there is one dish that love which highlights garlic,then it has to be this garlic rasam/poondu rasam. I am blogging today an easy garlic rasam recipe,this…
  • Roasted bell pepper soup recipe| Easy soup recipes| Healthy recipes

    Harini
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    Weather is changing very frequently here and that sure shows its impact on our health too Sore throat,common cold and cough and sluggishness comes along with rain and a piping hot bowl of soup is the perfect remedy for this We love soups of any kind on a gloomy day,be it a special one like this roasted bell pepper soup or a simple mug of milagu rasam (yum any day !). I saw this simple recipe for roasted bell pepper soup in many magazines,tv shows and I wanted to make this for a long time. In fact I bought red bell pepper 2-3 times especially for this roasted bell pepper soup,but ended up…
  • Indian cooking-ingredients checklist

    Harini
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:29 am
    Indian cooking- ingredients checklist,the most handy ingredients to store in your pantry/cupboard and freezer to make cooking a breeze,this list was in pipeline for quite sometime and here I am out with it finally :). Apart from blogging about recipes, I also want to post some basic tips,handy hints and any resourceful information like this,as these would help any cooking enthusiastic. When I posted these tips and tricks,I got many requests from my readers,mostly working women asking me for this ingredients checklist and only after that did I myself got checking what I really store :). Though…
 
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    The Low Fat Chick | Healthy, Low Fat Recipes

  • Chicken and Vegetable Enchiladas

    lowfatchick
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    I am really into Mexican food and anytime I make it at home, I always enjoy it. This enchilada recipe is the first I have made that has a sauce I just want to put on any Mexican dish I make. It is very easy and the flavor it top notch. Fresh enchilada sauce beats […]
  • Healthier Sweet & Sour Chicken? You betcha! It’s baked!

    lowfatchick
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    Awhile ago I had to give up on having Chinese food takeout, as the calories were so high. Chinese food has a fool you quality, where you often think it could not be so bad for you, but it is when not cooked at home. High calories, salt, msg, oils, and white rice are a […]
  • Lighter Shrimp Pad Thai

    lowfatchick
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    I enjoy eating Thai food, but sometime when you eat it while out and about, it is laced with lots of oil and sodium. This recipe from Healthy Cooking magazine solves these problems with a flavorful Shrimp Pad Thai. I do not like cilantro, but if you do, sprinkle 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro when you […]
  • Hearty Paella…A Spanish Favorite

    lowfatchick
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I went to Spain a few years ago and had the pleasure of visiting three cities. Everywhere I went there was Paella, especially at the market in Madrid. When I think back on that trip, it was one of the best culinary adventures I ever had. So, I learned how to make Paella. My cousin […]
  • Quick & Easy: Rosemary Cheddar Muffin Biscuits

    lowfatchick
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    Found this recipe on Tasteofhome.com but it was not skinny enough for me. I substituted some ingredients and fell in love with this recipe. Light, airy, and so tasty. I kept eating these with my breakfast, but it makes great muffins for a dinner meal as well. Very easy!  Goes into my vault of regular […]
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    Food Recipes

  • Spicy Meat Ball in Rich Tomato Sauce

    foodrecipes
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    Recipe & Photography: Brinda Bungaroo Spicy Meat Ball in Rich Tomato Sauce Ingredients: For the meat ball 250 g quality lean minced beef 1 medium size small chili, finely chopped ( should you wish you may consider deseeding the chilli before chopping, I used purple hazel chilli in this recipe) 1 free-range egg 2 tablespoons semolina (instead of breadcrumbs) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds 1teaspoon Sumac spice (Sumac is a north African spice from berries with a pleasant fruity-tart flavour) Pinch of powdered clove and cinnamon A few fresh sage leaves, finely…
  • Adam silly mocktail

    foodrecipes
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Mocktail Ingredients: Caramalized sugar Peach syrup Cherries Cranberry juice Preparation: Muddle caramalized sugar and peach syrup in a tall glass. Add crushed ice to the glass. Add two cherries and fill the glass with cranberry juice. Garnish and serve. Recipe Video: The post Adam silly mocktail appeared first on Food Recipes.
  • Udipi Sambar

    foodrecipes
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:35 am
    Udipi Sambar Ingredients: Brinjal – 250 gm Bottle Gourd – 200 gm Carrot – 200 gm Drumstick – 2 Shallots – 200 gm Tomato – 250 gm Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Cooked Toor Dal – 100 gm Tamarind puree – 1/2 cup Jaggery – 2 tsp Water For Masala paste: Chana dal – 2 tsp Urad dal – 2 tsp Fenugreek – 1/4 tsp Coriander seeds – 3 tsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Red chilli – 6 A pinch of Asafoetida powder Grated fresh Coconut – 2 tbsp For Tempering: Coconut oil – 2 tsp Mustard seeds –…
  • Coconut Poli

    foodrecipes
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Coconut Poli Ingredients: For Dough All purpose flour – 1 cup A pinch of Salt Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Water – 1 cup Coconut oil – 1 tsp For Filling A little Water Jaggery – 1 cup Grated fresh Coconut – 1 cup A few Cardamom pods Ghee Preparation: In a wide bowl add All purpose flour, salt, turmeric powder and water gradually while knead it. Once dough is ready, add coconut oil, gently rub into the dough, its gonna make it little more softer and smoother, just knead it little. Keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes. Grind the grated fresh coconut without adding…
  • Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry)

    foodrecipes
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:47 am
    Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry) Ingredients: Crab – 250 gm Ginger & garlic paste – 2 tsp Coriander powder – 2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Chilli powder – 2 tsp Besan flour – 50 gm Rice flour – 50 gm A few Coriander leaves Salt to taste Oil for frying Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry) Preparation: Mix all the ingredients and marinate for an hour. Fry the crab, until it’s golden brown & crisp. Recipe Video: The post Kakrar Bhaja (Bengali Crab fry) appeared first on Food Recipes.
 
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    Food52

  • How to Make Frosted Cinnamon Rolls at Home

    Izy Hossack
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home. Today: If there's anyone who can make a mean cinnamon roll, it's Top With Cinnamon's Izy Hossack. Follow her recipe and you'll have the perfect holiday breakfast without the trip to Cinnabon.  Being a daily consumer of cinnamon, you'd think that I would've been eating cinnamon rolls for a long time. But up until the age of 14, I actually hadn't even heard of them. Sure, there are pain aux raisins and Chelsea…
  • Southern Cooking Redefined: Sean Brock's "Heritage"

    Rémy Robert
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites. Today: Get to know the new Southern cooking, by taking a look at its heritage -- Sean Brock is here to guide us.     Leafing through the pages of Heritage feels like eating your way through a buzzy restaurant’s tasting menu. There are the grabby nuggets that draw you in, the vivid colors of strewn sauces and tweezered garnishes, the bits of genius that let you know you’re in good…
  • 10 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table (and Beyond)

    Jahmekya Birhan
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whether you're looking for a new brussels sprout recipe for your Thanksgiving spread or just a way to spruce up your sprouts during all of the cold months ahead, look no further. These 10 recipes will help you find something exciting to do with your sprouts. Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts & Thyme by Cassie Jones   Momofuku's Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes     Kale, Cabbage, and Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad by Kenzi Wilbur    "Pot-Stuck" Brussels Sprouts by Marian Bull…
  • Braised Belgian Endives (Indivie Intere a Crudo)

    Emiko
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home. Today: Do as the Romans do and slow-cook whole endives for an effortless winter side dish. This recipe for a simple but delicious Roman side dish was plucked out of one of Ada Boni's old cookbooks. The original Italian name of the dish, indivie intere a crudo (literally "whole, raw endives") is a reference to the fact that they go right into the pot without being blanched first, not unlike a famous Roman recipe for broccoli…
  • Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Pie

    Catherine Lamb
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.  Today: Don't panic -- the perfect pie is within your reach. Here's everything you need to make it a reality. Pies can be scary. For a dish so simple and beloved, people are surprisingly hesitant about tackling it, especially when the pressure is on -- particularly right now, in preparation of Thanksgiving. But really, what is a pie but crust, filling, and a little bit of love? Make it vegan, make it raw, make it a…
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  • Old German Honey Cookies

    Loubna
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    I found this old German honey cookies recipe on allrecipes.com a couple of  months ago and made them a few times already. They are super easy to make and don’t require any special tools. I was surprised on how soft, chewy and tasty they turned out. So I decided to share them with my lovely […] The post Old German Honey Cookies appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Khoresht-E Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Stew)

    Loubna
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    Khoresht-E Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Stew) is my husband’s absolute favorite meat stew. Khoresht means stew in Farsi, and Bademjan means eggplant. This eggplant stew is pretty easy to make and packed with flavor. The preparation and ingredients are very similar to Ghaymen. Both Khoresht-E Bademjan and Ghaymen are usually served at Persian dinner parties along […] The post Khoresht-E Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Stew) appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Double Chocolate Bread

    Loubna
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
    We just bought the Keurig coffee maker and I thought chocolate bread would taste really good with a fresh cup of coffee.  So I made this yummy double chocolate bread. Let me tell you, this was one of the best breads I’ve ever made, and I just had to share it with you. I wanted […] The post Double Chocolate Bread appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Mrouzia, Moroccan Tagine with Raisins, Almonds, and Honey

    Loubna
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    Mrouzia, Moroccan Tagine with Raisins, Almonds, and Honey is an easy traditional Moroccan dish served mainly during the holidays and dinner parties. It is a dish that is made with lamb, but you can also make it beef. There are several ways of making Mrouzia, but they all will have ras el hanout and safron. Today, […] The post Mrouzia, Moroccan Tagine with Raisins, Almonds, and Honey appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

    Loubna
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Plain oatmeal can be pretty boring, but by adding apples and cinnamon you’ll spice it up a bit and give it more flavor that your taste buds will appreciate. In addition to being really delicious, this oatmeal is also a filling and nutritious, which will give you that morning punch of energy. Also, this apple […] The post Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal appeared first on Tajoon.
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    Leibfood

  • Pasta with Oyster Mushrooms, Prosciutto and Fresh Sage

    wp_admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Combined with the subtlety of pasta with oyster mushrooms and the delicate saltiness of prosciutto, this dish makes for an easy, elegant midweek meal and is a definite crowd pleaser! I absolutely love the richness of flavors in this dish. Admittedly, with mascarpone, this dish is a bit of a calorie bomb, but sometimes we need to give way to comfort foods and simply enjoy them. Especially homemade ones that are filled with good wholesome ingredients that taste fabulous to boot. To reduce the calories in this dish, go ahead and substitute the mascarpone with reduced-fat cream, though I…
  • Roasted Hokkaido and Porcini Mushroom Stir-Fry

    Michaelle
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    There are some great things about this time of the year. I definitely miss all the summer berries, but I welcome the arrival of some amazing vegetables that come into season in fall. One of them is winter squash. At the moment, the outdoor markets are piled high with every type of imaginable. Stir-fries are about as easy as it gets. For this, I wanted to make a hearty vegetarian stir-fry, so used Hokkaido squash instead of tofu. I just brushed each piece of the squash with a mix of sesame oil and soya sauce and baked it for an hour or so. After cooking for that long the squash becomes so…
  • Banana Bread (Egg & Dairy-Free)

    Michaelle
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I owe this perfectly simple and healthy recipe to a dear friend of mine in Geneva. It’s deliciously sweet thanks to a little aromatic honey and orchard fresh apple juice­­. Amazingly healthy, this banana bread recipe can be transformed into something divine by using your favorite variety of honey or maple syrup for its caramel-like overtones. We had fresh apple juice from the farmer, so used that for this recipe. But if you love peach or pear juice, spruce it up and use that instead! The wonderful thing about this banana bread is it that it is so amazingly simple to prepare and is perfect…
  • Parsley Tuna Salad

    Michaelle
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’m always on the look out for new ideas for creating that perfect mix of ingredients that really make a salad exciting. My recent obsession with using fresh herbs inspired this one, which is truly tasty. The refreshing combination of fresh flat-leaf parsley, cool mint, red sweet pointed pepper, crunchy celery, red onion, and chunky tuna tossed with an ever-so-vibrant tangy lemon dressing with salty capers and anchovies is nonething less than tasty. This parsley tuna salad is so simple, so delicious. Packed with an array of flavors and loads of vitamins, this is a fantastically quick salad…
  • Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas in a Cream Sauce

    Michaelle
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Peas are much more than boring. Bursting with green goodness, they can be ridiculously yummy! Harmonious and perfect together with pasta, they add a delicious sweet flavor that is an amazing complement to the refined saltiness of prosciutto. Tossed in a creamy sauce, this makes the perfect, yum factor meal for kids and adults alike—in all its simplicity, it just works. It pairs perfectly with a simple herbed garlic bread and a side of fresh, crisp salad greens. Yum. Simply toss your choice greens with a simple French dressing—but just enough to brighten up their flavor, so you can enjoy…
 
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    Behind The Blue » Recipes

  • No-Stress Easy Appetizers for Parties

    Mary Hoover
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Holiday season is approaching and that means it’s […] The post No-Stress Easy Appetizers for Parties appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Drink Your Pumpkin Pie! Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    Aiyana Baida
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    When fall comes around, my world becomes a pumpkin wond […] The post Drink Your Pumpkin Pie! Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Pie Smoothie appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • The Art of Making Pumpkin Pie

    Marie Hickman
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Nothing evokes autumn like the taste of pumpkin. Now th […] The post The Art of Making Pumpkin Pie appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce

    Marie Hickman
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This delicious BBQ sauce can be used to baste ribs, mea […] The post Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce appeared first on Behind The Blue.
  • Soy-Dijon Grilled Salmon

    Yoly Mason
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Although we love to grill year-round, there’s not […] The post Soy-Dijon Grilled Salmon appeared first on Behind The Blue.
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    Musings from the other side

  • Smoked Salmon Salad with Cucumbers, Toasted Walnuts, Pomegranate Seeds, Avocados and Baby Spinach

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Will you look at that? It is starting to feel a lot like summer! Probably not so much for 97% of my readers that live in the northern hemisphere so I'll try and keep it down about it around here, but I can make no promises, it is glorious out! Salads pretty much make themselves in summertime. Why, you ask? No cooking. Beautiful fresh produce. Swim suit season. Need I go on? I don't know about you, but whenever I have a wholesome nutritious salad for dinner, I feel like giving myself a good pat on the back. "Well done, Bach! You are getting healthier already!" You don't do that? Just me…
  • Bo Kho - Vietnamese Spicy Beef Stew

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    The first time I had Bo Kho was at a Vietnamese restaurant called Far East Cuisine at a strip mall in Tallahassee. I kept going back again and again to that restaurant just for their Bo Kho. I am sure they had other things on their menu, and I might have even tried a few over the years but their Bo Kho was love at first bite. Bo Kho is Pho's distant spicy, stewy cousin flavored with ginger, star anise and lemongrass. I haven't found it on the menu at any of Vietnamese restaurants I have frequented here in NZ, which is such a shame! I have decided to try and recreate the magic by turning to…
  • Roasted Bell Pepper and Tomato Soup with Black Pepper and Rosemary

    27 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Do you ever feel like your body needs some TLC in the form of nourishing food after a business trip?I have been eating out every single day this past week because I was away for work. I had disappointing Mexican food, disappointing Italian food, disappointing Chinese food, disappointing kebabs, disappointing Malaysian food and disappointing peri peri. I think I have managed to convey the theme - Disappointing. Step up your game Auckland!  I couldn't wait to get back home and nourish my body with healthy home cooked goodness. The long weekend couldn't have come at a better time. With the…
  • Abraham's Bolivian Hot Chocolate

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:32 pm
    The weather has been playing ping pong lately. Warm days followed by chilly nights. I am still getting used to the weather in New Zealand. Definitely a change from the long hot and humid Florida summers. This hot chocolate recipe is one that will warm your soul on those chilly in-between nights. One of our friends, Abraham, makes this deliciously spiced hot chocolate using cacao from Bolivia, which is to die for.  I always demand request a cup when we visit him and his beautiful family. And he always graciously makes some. This is his recipe, except I have used Whittaker's dark chocolate…
  • 17 Essential Indian Spices

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Are you new to Indian cooking and feel overwhelmed by the long list of ingredients in a typical recipe? Overwhelmed by the vast array of spices at any Indian grocer? Not sure where to start and what it is for? This list will help you take the mystery out of what you need to start with. This list only includes the absolute essential spices that make a great start to an Indian pantry: 1) Turmeric (Haldi)Turmeric, in its dried powdered form is ubiquitous in Indian cooking. It is one of those spices that we add in our dishes without giving it a whole lot of thought. It goes in…
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Roasted Lemon Chicken

    Tekesha
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Brining a chicken is letting it soak in a seasoned solution so that the meat takes on the seasoning and also stays incredibly tender during the cooking process. Traditionally, people brine turkeys because the meat can be so dry if you don’t, but brining chicken is an easy way to get spectacularly juicy chicken. The brining solution doesn’t have to be exact. It’s generally water, a lot of salt, a little less sugar and some kind of seasoning, such as honey or orange slices. For my version, we’re using scallion. Some people put vinegar in their brines as an added flavor. I would caution…
  • Southern Green Beans

    Tekesha
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Around this time of the year, everyone is looking for that perfect fresh green bean side dish. I love a good green bean casserole, but my most requested green bean dish is this easy little number. These green beans just melt in your mouth with all their buttery deliciousness. They’re excellent paired with chicken, turkey, ham and even all on their own! You’ll need: 3 lbs fresh green beans 2 sticks of butter 1 tbsp dried parsley 2 tbsp season salt 3 strips of bacon 8 cups of water Trim the ends off your green beans. Place them in a large pot and add the butter, parsley, season salt,…
  • Steak and Asparagus Dinner

    Tekesha
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is an elegant winter meal that comes together surprisingly quickly. I feel like it needs to be made while wearing a cashmere scarf and lots of diamonds. If only I owned a cashmere scarf and lots of diamonds :-). There are a couple minutes of prep work, but this is all going to cook lightning fast because the oven and the stove are going to be lightning hot. Perfect for a cozy evening when you want to eat something special without being stuck in the kitchen all night. Light a fragrant candle and get together your ingredients: 1 lb asparagus spears 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic powder 1…
  • Bacon and Onion Breakfast Lasagna

    Tekesha
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Even though I love eating bacon for breakfast, I rarely put it in breakfast recipes. I always just eat it on the side. I’ve been missing out on the massive flavor boost from letting other ingredients cook in the smoky, salty bacon fat. As soon as I saw a version of this on CheapEasyLowCarb’s YouTube channel, I realized what I’d been missing. This breakfast lasagna / breakfast casserole / breakfast bake is seriously good and super easy to make. There’s cheesy eggy bacony oniony goodness in between two layers of sliced turkey, topped with thin slices of tomato that…
  • Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Ham

    Tekesha
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 am
    It’s a super special Halloween edition! Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love all the scary movies, the creepy ghost stories, seeing teeny tiny kids dressed up in costumes. Love it! Instead of candy or a dessert, why not whip up a unique pumpkin soup for your Halloween soirée? This version is grown and sexy. What makes it grown and sexy? This guy… COGNAC. It adds so much more flavor than the traditional white wine. Gather together: 1 onion, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp dried rubbed sage 1 tbsp ground ginger 1/4 cup of Cognac 28oz can of pumpkin puree 4…
 
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    Sian's Magazine

  • Easy Meal Planning and Quick Recipes

    Sian
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As I am in New York on holiday with my family this week we probably won’t be eating in every night as there are so many different cuisines to try but I still wanted to share a meal plan with all of you.
  • 10 Effortless Ways to Get Your Five a Day

    Sian
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Surprisingly enough I read recently that some people don’t eat any vegetables or fruit, EVER!We all know that we need to eat at least 5 a Day. The World Health Organisation in 1990 recommended that everyone should consume 400 grams of vegetables and fruit in 5 different x 80 gram portions which is just under 3 ounces per portion or 1 medium piece of fruit or 3 tablespoons (serving spoons) of cooked or raw vegetables! So obviously we know what we need to eat, maybe we’re struggling with why. Otherwise why are there still people not eating vegetables or fruit!!!Why Do We Need to Eat 5 A…
  • 10 Utterly Divine Flavour Combinations

    Fiona
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Don’t you love the way a certain ingredient can totally enhance the flavour of another ingredient? Whether it is peanut butter and jam or strawberries and cream, some foods just taste better when served with another. Usually opposites attract; sweet and sour, crunchy and smooth, juicy and chewy, salty and sweet…I decided to put together a list of my favourite ingredient pairings. Some are normal and some are just plain weird. Let me know if you have any others to add.1. Mango and Chilli PowderI tried this in Guatemala and it is amazing. In fact, the Guatemalans add chilli powder to a lot…
  • 5 Simple Meals to Cook For This Week – Meal Plan

    Sian
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As I am off to New York next week I've gone with some really simple and quick recipes this week which hopefully I can make inbetween a little exploring
  • The Ten Commandments of Cooking

    Sian
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Life becomes more orderly when you include a few simple rules in your life. Food is no exception. By creating a few directives and following through, it is possible to take the complexities out of cooking and eating. Let’s start with the following 10 Cooking ‘Commandments’. Think you can live by these? Or would you add any of your own?1. You shall have fresh food sourced from no one other than genuine farmers and food producers.2. You shall not make fat, sugar, salt or large portions your idol.3. You shall not take ‘dinner time’ in vain. Keep it special!4. Remember and share the…
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    Chef Masterclasses

  • Tour the De Bortoli Cheese Room

    Chef Masterclasses
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Join us as we take a tour of the amazing Cheese Room at the De Bortoli Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley.
  • Adam Mead’s Perfect Cheese Platter

    Chef Masterclasses
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:16 am
    Chef Adam Mead from De Bortoli in the Yarra Valley shows us how to put together the perfect cheese platter, matched with sparkling wine. Pin It
  • Leanne De Bortoli Talks Rococo Premium Cuvee

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    Our friends at De Bortoli Wines have recently launched a new sparkling just in time for Spring; Rococo Premium Cuvee.  Now in actual fact, it is not NEW, new. But it’s a new take on this fabulous sparkling wine.
  • Bread and Butter Pudding with Currants

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup currants juice and zest of one orange 3 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup cream ¼ cup caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped ½ tsp ground cinnamon 6 slices of day old white bread 40g unsalted butter softened, plus extra for greasing 1 tbs demerara sugar METHOD Preheat oven to 170c fan forced Heat the orange juice gently in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add the currants, set aside to cool. Combine the eggs, milk, cream, caster sugar, orange zest, vanilla seeds and cinnamon in a jug. Whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside. Spread both sides of bread slices…
  • Kingfish Carpaccio with Blood Orange, Fennel & White Anchovies

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    INGREDIENTS 400gm fillet Kingfish 400gm castor sugar 400gm sea salt Zest of one lemon Zest of one orange 2 fennel Segments from two blood orange 100gm watercress 50gm white anchovies Lemon juice Extra virgin olive oil METHOD Combine the sugar, salt, lemon zest, orange zest and the juice of the lemon together. Place a small amount in an even layer on the bottom of a tray. Place the kingfish on the curing mix and cover with the rest of the mix. Cover with cling film and transfer to a fridge for three hours. Remove the kingfish from the curing mix and rinse under cold water. Dry with paper towel…
 
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    Harriet Emily

  • SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    I can’t quite believe I’ve made these. I think I’m in love with a recipe. I just can’t stop eating this gnocchi. I’ve always enjoyed gnocchi, so much so that in my household we even call them clouds of heaven. Before making these, I’d never made fresh pasta, let alone gnocchi. Being an avid googler, I’m always interested in learning how to make things myself from scratch. I’ve always been fascinated by past making. So, after some searching, I discovered sweet potato gnocchi! I’d never even known there was such a thing.  I love the flavour…
  • BLUEBERRY AVOCADO PANCAKES

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:41 am
    Yes, that’s right. These pancakes are made with avocado! Hence the slightly green colour. I love breakfast, and pancakes are of course one of my favourite recipes to make. I always aim to create recipes with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, so I thought I would do the same with this dish. I recently made some banana scotch pancakes, and remembered how much I love thick, fluffy pancakes. I just knew I had to make something similar again. When planning this recipe, I remembered how not everyone is a fan of bananas, so decided to use different ingredients, so that more people could…
  • TOFU SATAY

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Whenever I’ve eaten chinese food in the past, I’ve always chosen satay. There is never a time when I don’t want to indulge in it! I am a complete peanut butter addict, so there’s nothing more perfect for me. However, I always found that there was never enough sauce to keep me happy. This recipe makes a generous amount for two people, so that other sauce lovers can enjoy this recipe as much as possible. It’s amazing how easy it is to make yourself at home, as it only uses a few simple store cupboard ingredients. Of course, with every meal I make, I like to pack…
  • CINNAMON, GINGER & APPLE OATMEAL

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:09 am
    Oats are my favourite ingredient when it comes to breakfast. They’re a great way to fill you up, and give you just enough energy to keep you going until lunch. What I like most about oats is their creamy texture, especially when made with milk – my usual choice being almond or coconut. You can also pair almost any flavour with oats due to their mild taste, so I like to experiment with lots of different ingredients. One of my favourite flavour combinations is ginger and cinnamon. I knew that each of these paired well with apple, so in this recipe, I tried mixing the three…
  • BANANA SCOTCH PANCAKES

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    I always find that people tend to be lovers of either thick pancakes or thin pancakes. When it comes to sweet, breakfast pancakes, I think they’re best thick. I think that’s because when I have pancakes, I like to see a tall tower sitting on my plate. I’ve always loved the light, squidgy texture of scotch pancakes. I just knew that I had to recreate them somehow, in my own way, and today was that day. Using a banana adds not only a sweet taste, but also helps to lighten and bind the mixture together. Perfect for these pancakes. Don’t be alarmed by the thickness of this…
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  • Maple- Apple Sandwich Bread

    delicerecipes
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    These tender loaves, which are not particularly sweet, will stay moist for several days due to the addition of grated apple. We like the bread best made with a combination of hard red whole-wheat flour (such as King Arthur Traditional) and the milder white whole-wheat flour (from winter wheat), but you can use your choice. For ease, make the dough in a standing electric mixer with the dough hook attached. 1 cup warm filtered water (105°F to 115°F) 1/4 teaspoon sugar One 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast 1 cup whole milk 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, at room temperature 2 tablespoons olive oil,…
  • Cheese Omelet

    delicerecipes
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    We love omelets with almost anything. See below for some ideas. 4 large eggs 1/2 tablespoons cold water 2 pinches of kosher salt Pinch of freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or unsalted butter 1/2cup shredded (packed) cheese of your choice, such as Cheddar, Swiss, or Monterey Jack (2 ounces) 1.Combine the eggs, water, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; beat with a fork until well blended. 2.Add the oil to a 9-inch well- seasoned cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the eggs and cook, scrambling constantly with a fork, a silicone spatula, or a…
  • Skillet Whole-wheat Pita

    delicerecipes
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    These tender flat breads for breakfast for kids  are nothing like the usual dried-out thin storebought variety made of white flour. If this is your first time making bread, this is a great recipe to try. It was inspired by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Daguid, who wrote Flatbreads and Flavors.The breads cook quickly in a castiron skillet on top of the stove; the kids will love kneading the dough and then watching the small breads puff. The dough will keep for days in the refrigerator, so you can bake the flatbreads all at once or as you need them over a four- day period. 1/2 cups warm water…
  • Daily nutritional guidlines

    delicerecipes
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    what to feed your kids and why           scalling the food pyramid       There’s a reason why kids have to be in their late teens to vote, drink, or drive. It isn’t until then that they’ve gained some measure of maturity or self- discipline. That need for good judgment also applies to their nutritional choices. Just as we would never leave a six-year- old unsupervised with a kitchen knife, nor should we leave him with a cupboard packed with candy. Kids of all ages need some healthy eating guidance to ensure that they are getting a nutritious diet. This book will help you help…
  • Belgian Waffles

    delicerecipes
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    These yeasted waffles are light, crispy on the outside, and slightly gooey (not cakey) on the inside. Although they take a little bit of planning, they are heavenly. Serve with warmed pure maple syrup. If you don’t have a Belgian waffle iron (see Cooks’ Note), use a regular iron, which will only result in thinner waffles. 1/2 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F) 2 tea spoons sugar One 1/4 -ounce packet active dry yeast 2 cups whole milk 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose fl our 2/3 cup whole-wheat fl our 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 large eggs, at room temperature…
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  • Avis Own Chocolate Truffles

    zrecipes
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Avis’ Own Chocolate Truffles, a true delight! This recipe is very simple and it’s hard to believe how delicious it is! Ingredients: 5 ounces (150 grams) sugar 1.7 ounces (50 grams) margarine 1.7 ounces (50 grams) cocoa powder 30 cheese crackers 1 egg 2 tablespoons whisky or brandy 1 tablespoon soluble coffee Sugar to powder […]The post Avis Own Chocolate Truffles appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Almond Cake

    zrecipes
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    You will not find it hard to make this Almond Cake recipe, plus it’s delicious! Ingredients for the cake: 12 ounces (350 grams) almonds 10 ounces (300 grams) sugar 9 eggs Start by grinding the almonds without removing the skin. Separate the egg yolks from the whites and whip the whites stiff. Then, add the […]The post Almond Cake appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Berliner Rings recipe

    zrecipes
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    These pastries are delicious! The Berliner Rings recipe is great for a pleasant afternoon tea. Ingredients: 12 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons sugar (they should be quite filled) 1 teaspoon yeast 2 eggs Making the Berliner Rings Start by beating the eggs very well. Then, add the sugar, the butter and the flour […]The post Berliner Rings recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Cheese Based Cake

    zrecipes
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    This cheese based cake recipe is very quick and easy to make. Ingredients: 4 eggs 17 ounces (500 grams) sugar 8.8 ounces (250 grams) flour 1 teaspoon fine salt 2 teaspoons bicarbonate 1 teaspoon cinnamon Lemon zest 2 cups milk How to make Cheese Based Cake Start by mixing all the ingredients, except the milk […]The post Cheese Based Cake appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Potatoes Bread (Broas) recipe

    zrecipes
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    This Potatoes Bread “Broas” recipe is a great choice to serve alongside tea or even for kids to take to school. Ingredients: 35 ounces (1 kilo) potatoes 35 ounces (1 kilo) sugar 35 ounces (1 kilo) flour 5 ounces (150 grams) butter 7 eggs 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon yeast Dried and candied fruit How […]The post Potatoes Bread (Broas) recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
 
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    Marie's Cravings

  • Macarons with Chocolate Ganache Filling

    Marie
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    I’ve eaten quite a few macarons in my lifetime but I never took a fancy to them because they were overly sweet. The ones I’ve eaten at least. They were so sweet, the sweetness would go straight to my head. Like a brain freeze but perhaps more aptly termed “sugar freeze”. Macarons are known to be notoriously finicky and difficult to make. Just look at ‘em wrong and they won’t come out right. But coming across a couple of food blogs I saw that many have bravely attempted to make macarons in their home kitchen and succeeded at it. Being a kiasu person I rose to the…
  • Lemon Curd

    Marie
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    My mom brought back lemon curd from a recent vacation and before two weeks were up, there was barely an eighth of the jar left. Yes, it was that good. So good I think it practically ranks right up there with Nutella. The fact that my mom bakes the most delicious bread could’ve also been one of the contributing factors to the quickly diminishing lemon-y goodness. Knowing I wasn’t about to find any lemon curd next to the kaya spread at the supermarket, added to the fear I was going to wake up one day with no lemon curd left to spread on my bread, I decided to take things into my own…
  • Green Tea Cupcakes

    Marie
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    I started to develop a taste for green tea when I discovered the wonders of salmon sashimi. And when I’m spending a good chunk of my monthly pay check on a few slivers of fish, admittedly extremely good fish air-flown across the South China Sea, I’d think twice before forking out even more money for a fancy drink. Which is why I always order good ol’ regular green tea. I find green tea a hugely satisfying beverage whether ordered hot or cold. It doesn’t break the bank and I sure ain’t complaining about the health benefits. Definitely an added plus in my book. So when a good friend…
  • Batik Cake

    Marie
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Batik cake was a childhood favorite of mine. I remember visiting friends and relatives during celebrations and at least one or two of the house we visited would definitely serve batik cake. Looking back at the time, I had no idea it was made of chocolate. To me, all that mattered was that it was delicious and plentiful. Imagine the mind-blow when I first found out. So that’s why it’s so good. I did know that it was made of Marie biscuits though and I thought it was pretty cool that something so delicious contained a biscuit named after yours truly. At least, I like to think of it that…
  • Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

    Marie
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Still riding on the sugar high from my cinnamon rolls, I was raring to make something else with yeast. There’s just something about being elbow-deep in flour working that bread dough I find quite magical. Perhaps it’s seeing the combination of simple ingredients transforming into a product that looks nothing like what it’s made of. Or maybe it’s the fluffiliciousness you get from freshly baked breadOr that delightful smell. I contemplated making cinnamon rolls again, but I figured it would be best, health-wise at least, if I stayed away from anything…
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    Yummy Indian Kitchen

  • Palak Pakoda,Palak Bhajiye,Spinach Fritters,Snacks

    asiya
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Palak Ke Pakodey/pakora or Spinach Fritters are deep fried fritters made out of chick pea flour batter(besan in hindi). This is yet again a tea time snack which can be served with hot cup of tea and also can be given as a starter. This is a wonderful snack in which chopped spinach is added to the chick pea flour batter to enhance the taste of plain fritters. I have also posted bhajiyas which are made of urad dal which are urad dal vadas or split black gram bhajiye which can also be had as a tea time snacks or evening snacks. There are so many different kinds of snacks that can be made with…
  • Moong Dal Pakodey Recipe,Snacks Recipes

    asiya
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Moong Dal Vada or green gram lentils Fritters are deep fried fritters which are used as snacks or as starters.  Moong dal vadas can also be called as moong dal bhajiye or pakodas or vadas. The recipe here which I have posted is in the form of snacks.                         Moong Dal or split green gram is available everywhere and the fritters made out of it are very crispy, healthy and can be enjoyed with a hot cup of tea as tea time snacks. Vadas or fritters can be made with different kinds of lentils like chick pea flour(besan), bengal gram(chana dal), urad…
  • Lamb Trotters Soup,Mutton Paya Soup|Aatu Kaal Soup Recipe

    asiya
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
      Paya Soup or lamb trotters soup is a heavy stew created from trotters/ feet of goat or lamb, bones from the leg with rich gelatin marrow covered with meat. Most cultures will have  variations of the Paya recipe in their own way. India being such a culturally varied country, each region adapted this recipe and added a few changes according to their taste. In North India, mutton/goat/lamb paaya is served as a dish  with rotis or usually naan or as a soup. Whereas in South India it is prepared as a main dish to be served with rice or rotis. Paya shorba or soup is basically made from lamb…
  • Beans Curry Recipe,Phalli Ka Salan

    asiya
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Beans Curry Recipe or it is usually called as Phalli Ka Salan in Indian Hyderabadi lingo is a very simple recipe and I have decided to post few basic and simple recipes for beginners to learn the Indian cooking art from the scratch. This is made in a different manner and instead of adding red chilli powder like in other curries, here in this recipe I have added green chilli paste. This is a great vegetable which is commonly made in Indian households as a curry to be eaten with rotis. I have also posted okra/bhindi curry, aloo baingan curry(brinjal potato curry) as  basic cooking recipes for…
  • Bhindi Masala Curry,Spiced Okra Curry,Bhindi Ka Salan

    asiya
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Bhindi Masala Curry,Spiced Okra Curry,Bhindi Ka Salan is a traditional Indian recipe made with okra or bhindi as it is commonly called is a wonderful curry made with simple ingredients with a wonderful taste which can be eaten with either rotis or rice/chapathis. This recipe is commonly made during breakfasts. Just by adding few ingredients such as onions and tomatoes gives out all the flavors that should come out from bhindi. We always used to have this dish during breakfasts or as a side dish along with dal recipes. Bhindi/okra is a vegetable which can be used to make many many dishes like…
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  • Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

    Margaret Anne
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Time to give your salad a makeover. This roasted sweet potato, wild rice, and arugula salad is bursting with fall flavor... Continue reading » The post Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad appeared first on Natural Chow.
  • Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

    Margaret Anne
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:44 am
    These fluffy whole wheat pumpkin pancakes are light and full of delicious autumn spices. Packed with some seriously healthy ingredients,... Continue reading » The post Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes appeared first on Natural Chow.
  • Natural Living Monday 11/10

    Margaret Anne
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Thank you for joining us on Natural Living Monday. I am excited to see the great things you have been... Continue reading » The post Natural Living Monday 11/10 appeared first on Natural Chow.
  • 10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice

    Margaret Anne
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    This 10-Minute Veggie Fried Rice is incredibly easy to make and is bursting with loads of Asian flavors. So delicious, easy,... Continue reading » The post 10 Minute Veggie Fried Rice appeared first on Natural Chow.
  • A Hectic Life

    Margaret Anne
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes, life gets hectic. The day I had yesterday was a perfect example of that. The first thing I did... Continue reading » The post A Hectic Life appeared first on Natural Chow.
 
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    Weelicious

  • Bentgo Giveaway – 5 Winners!

    C. McCord
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    it should come as no surprise that I’m a sucker for a good Bento-style lunch box. This 5 winner Bentgo giveaway should be right up your alley if you’re looking for a cool holiday gift for your kids or even for a friend. With their easy to clean compartments Bentgo boxes are ideal for kids 3-7 years old, and I especially love that they’re BPA-free. The creative folks at Bentgo were also kind enough to share some lunch-packing inspiration with a few of these recipe ideas: Large Compartment: Apple Cheese Wraps Second Compartment: Very Berry Spinach Salad Third Compartment:…
  • Thrive Market Brings Organic Products Cheaper and Closer to Home

    robert
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:15 am
    When family life gets hectic, there’s just not enough time to shop. This is especially true when you’re looking for the best natural and organic products that can be hard to find at your local neighborhood market. That’s why I’m overjoyed with the arrival of new online store,Thrive Market. Thrive makes it easy and affordable to get the healthy products I want for my family—not only do I save time because everything is sent directly to my front door but also I get peace of mind that I can find all my favorite products from the brands I already trust and love in and out of the…
  • Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites Video

    C. McCord
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    I love firsts. No matter whether they are big or small, the first time for almost anything is special and worth cherishing. First day at school. The first time you fall in love. Your first car. The first steps your baby takes. The first word your child speaks. Yes, even the first time you break with tradition and try a new recipe for the holidays can be momentous in its own way. I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve dinner for our families for the past 15 years and even though I create recipes for a living I’m a creature of habit. I sort through cooking magazines and cookbooks…
  • Tiny Corn Muffins Video

    C. McCord
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you visit Kentucky there is one thing you will likely be eating regularly: cornbread. My tastebuds get all warm and fuzzy just thinking back to my childhood in Louisville and my grandmother’s cornbread, which she baked in corn-shaped copper pans. Heaven. I took years of trying to recreate my grandmother’s exquisite cornbread and transferred all that knowledge into a bite-sized muffin. When done wrong, cornbread can run the gamut from painfully dry and tasteless, to greasy and so laden with butter or oil that it overpowers the fresh taste of the corn. However when done right…
  • Dye-Free Confetti Cupcakes + Seriously Delish Cookbook Giveaway

    C. McCord
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    A birthday party simply wouldn’t be the same without yummy cupcakes to help celebrate. But what about the artificial colors found in most store bought cupcakes? These Dye-Free Confetti Cupcakes are my worry-free party solution. They’re so darn cute, and as you can see from Chloe’s reaction below, absolutely delicious! My kids’ school has (thankfully) knuckled down this year on snacks, food-dye and artificial coloring and the amount of sugar that parents can bring for birthday celebrations. I’m all for moderation, so on occasion I will let my kids eat just about anything,…
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    Arousing Appetites

  • Gibanica

    Cyrus Roepers
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    One thing I love about our little project to internationalize our upcoming holiday meals is how and from where recipe inspiration can come from, literally anywhere. For example, I had no idea about any type of dishes from Serbian cuisine, but we were really pleasantly surprised to learn about how many amazing recipes are out […] Come see the full Gibanica post on Arousing Appetites.
  • Fattoush

    Cyrus Roepers
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    With the holiday season coming up, Heather and I both thought it would be fun to find ways to “internationalize” our upcoming holiday meals with our friends and family. Not that we don’t love what you’d traditionally find around the Thanksgiving table (trust me, we do), but this seems like it will be a really fun challenge. […] Come see the full Fattoush post on Arousing Appetites.
 
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    My Real Food Family

  • Healthy Baking Substitutions

    MyRealFoodFamily
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    I think it’s safe to say that the official holiday baking season is here.  It’s the time of the year when baked goods are out in full force!  Indulging here and there won’t hurt but it is possible to make some healthy substitutions that can cut down on fat and calories.  Don’t get me wrong here – these substitutions don’t make these healthy, but they make them healthIER.  Not only that, these substitutions will never be detected by anyone that eats them!  So try out some of these baking substitutions this season and let me know what you think!  …
  • Idiot’s Guides: Slow Cooker Cooking

    MyRealFoodFamily
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    I am so excited to tell you about this awesome cookbook!  Rachel from The Stay at Home Chef sent me a copy of her new cookbook “Slow Cooker Cooking” to review.  I won’t even wait until the end to tell you that I love it!  You all know by now that I love my slow cooker and use it regularly so a book filled with over 150 easy-to-follow slow cooker recipes is perfect! Even if you don’t like using cookbooks or cooking at all, this is a great cookbook to own.  The pictures are stunning and will make you hungry.  Each recipe has a mouth watering picture with it so…
  • Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

    MyRealFoodFamily
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    You guys know by now that I’m a huge fan of using my slow cooker.  It’s just so easy to add a few ingredients.  And as much as I enjoy soups and chilis from the slow cooker, sometimes the family wants something else.  So I delivered with this moist and juicy lemon garlic chicken.  We didn’t even need a knife to cut the chicken in pieces!  And the flavor was amazing! Print Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken Ingredients1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried parsley juice…
  • 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

    MyRealFoodFamily
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Cranberry sauce is a staple on most Thanksgiving tables.  But did you know that cranberries have some incredible health benefits?  For such a tiny little fruit, they really pack a powerful punch!  Just look at some of their benefits:     But I know that most people don’t load up their Thanksgiving plate for the health benefits offered, so I’ll get right to the recipe.  Actually, cranberry sauce is something that I’ve never served at Thanksgiving.  Why, you ask?  Because I thought it was gross and I didn’t like it.  Growing up, we always had canned…
  • Slow Cooker Gluten Free Stuffing

    MyRealFoodFamily
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve had a lot of requests for a healthier stuffing recipe so I had to get to work!  I didn’t realize that stuffing was about the favorite dish at Thanksgiving tables across the country.  I guess technically it’s considered dressing instead of stuffing since it doesn’t actually get stuffed anywhere (besides your mouth).  I’m actually not sure that I’ve ever eaten stuffing that was made from scratch so I think that’s why I’m surprised that it’s so popular.  You see, I grew up on boxed stuffing.  I know, it was a tragic childhood!  I…
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    The Elite Beat

  • Gluten Free Birthday Cake Recipe

    ashmcmahon27
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    It’s the beginning of birthday season in my household, and to celebrate I created a delicious recipe for a festive cake. Staying somewhat traditional, my husband asked for a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Easy enough! The catch – I offered to bring the cake to the family celebration and didn’t have time to make a test run. So it was all in and hope for the best. Luckily, I love to bake and so I had a few points of prior knowledge that really helped. I also did my research. A few notes for all my GF bakers out there – 1. Make sure to get an all-purpose flour. This…
  • Festive Treats: Savory Tomato Dessert Recipe

    ashmcmahon27
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Opening up the fruit versus vegetables argument, I explored the realm of tomatoes and realized that it can make for a pretty fantastic dessert. In addition to its rich, red flavor – tomatoes are filled with lycopene, Vitamins A, C, K and folate. I teamed with Dei Fratelli, a Toledo-based tomato product company, to create a savory tomato dessert made with cans of the brand’s diced tomatoes. These products are gluten free and all natural, and best part of all, the farms are located within a 50 mile radius so the tomatoes are pulled straight from the vines and put into the…
  • Coriander Chili Almonds Recipe

    ashmcmahon27
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:44 pm
    As the temps get colder, the recipes get hotter! Why not, right! We’re still celebrating National Vegan Month and now I’m bringing you a recipe for a delightfully delicious snack that you can whip up in no time (it literally takes about 10 minutes to make). Almonds are not only a delicious nut, it’s also a wonderful source of protein. And if you’re a vegetarian, vegan or just looking to get healthy – it’s always nice to add more protein into your diet.   Despite being a simple dish, you may not have everything you need in your home. Before you start,…
  • Tandoor Chef is Quick, Easy and Healthy!

    ashmcmahon27
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    I worked with Tandoor Chef last weekend for a cooking segment and had the opportunity to try a couple of the brand’s frozen meals. The family-owned company specialized in restaurant quality Indian cuisine in the form of frozen dinners that can be enjoyed at home. One thing that really stands out to me is that Tandoor’s products are gluten free and vegetarian. A few products are also vegan and are all sold at a great price point – around $4 to $5 each. I tried two meals and am going to give you the low down on each! Chicken Curry with seasoned Basmati rice First off, I was…
  • Happy National Vegan Month: 10 Sources of Vegan-Approved Protein!

    ashmcmahon27
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    National Vegan Month is in full swing and as more individuals consider switching over to the lifestyle, it’s important to weigh all the benefits and disadvantages. While there are many benefits on the health side, it’s also important to realize that you will need to find other sources of protein to make up for the lack of fish and meat in your diet. To make your job a little easier, I compiled a list of 10 sources of vegan-approved proteins that are not only full of nutritious benefits, but also delicious and versatile. Almond Milk – 1.5 g in 1 cup unsweetened milk. The more…
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    The Kitchen Invader

  • Mixed Vegetables with Quail Eggs

    Chellet
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Mixed vegetables dish is typically any combination of vegetables cooked with meat or seafood. Often sautéed and with sauce thickened with cornstarch. You’ll find a lot of mixed veggie dish in Chinese restaurants like chop suey. And a lot of mixed vegetable dishes are influenced by this Chinese dish. At home, we usually cook mixed vegetable with quail eggs whenever my lola (grandma) or aunt order from my mom. They love this dish so much because it is a complete viand on its own. There’s chicken, prawns, and quail eggs. Truly a complete dish, just add rice, and you’re sure…
  • Crispy Fried Breaded Cream Dory

    Chellet
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    Cream dory is a variety of fish that’s a close cousin to catfish due to its white and buttery fillet. It has a mild flavor, but slightly marinating it in salt and pepper makes it taste heavenly especially when cooked deep-fried. We couldn’t think of any appropriate dish or recipe for cream dory. So, the first time and the succeeding cooking sessions that we did, we only stick with breading and deep-frying it. However, we made sure we have a few varieties of dips and sauces for this fish dish. If you don’t like making sauces for breaded cream dory, tomato ketchup, soy and…
  • Hamonado

    Chellet
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Who doesn’t like hamonado? This Filipino dish is probably influenced by the Spaniards or was invented by our ancient ancestors as a local twist to the foreign ham. Needless to say, this dish has many versions just like any other typical Filipino dish. No matter who invented or introduced the hamonado to us Filipinos, we are thankful for this delectable and festive dish that’s easy to prepare anytime. In our family, hamonado is an all-occasion and non-occasion dish. When my grandma cannot cook at home, she would tell my mom to cook for them this dish on a weekend. Ingredients: 1…
  • Drunken Shrimp Pasta

    Chellet
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    You won’t get drunk with this pasta dish, I promise! The original Kitchen Invader (my sister) wanted to try Italian shrimp scampi since last week. The problem is we cannot find any lemons  at the grocery and even at the town market. It’s expensive here in our country ‘coz we don’t grow lemons locally. Our only option is to use kalamansi juice in place of lemon juice. So, to make the story short we went all-Filipino with the missing ingredients namely white wine and lemon juice; hence the name Drunken Shrimp Pasta (Nilasing na Hipon Pasta). We used gin in place of…
  • Sweet Potato Salad

    Chellet
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Who wants a healthy (sort of) sweet potato salad?! The original kitchen invader – a.k.a. my sister – saw a couple of sweet potato salad recipes online last week. As always, we are ready to try any recipe that has ingredients within our reach. And this one is meat-free, easy to prepare, nutritious and very delicious. Here’s the recipe… Ingredients 1 kg yellow sweet potato 200 grams mayonnaise 1 medium sized carrot, diced 1/4 cup chopped spring onions 2 green bell peppers pickle relish salt and pepper sweet potato salad (no mayo yet) Procedure 1. Boil sweet potatoes…
 
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    The Tastes of India

  • Through My Lens – Hardworkers

    Puja
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:25 pm
    This is not just a picture. We all can learn a lot from these Ants. Have you ever heard a story about an ant and an elephant ? Any ways let me narrate the story for you. There lived an elephant in a forest. It was big and powerful. The elephant was so strong that it could fell the trees. It could also kill lions, tigers and other wild animals. In course of time, due to its big size and great strength, its pride grew bigger and bigger. One day, the elephant met an ant. Looking at the ant, the elephant laughed, “What a puny creature you are! You look so weak and tiny! I pity you. Look at me.
  • 10 Quick and Easy Indian Recipes When You are Short of Time!

    Puja
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Easy Indian Recipes? …you would ask! Most Indian recipes take a lot of time and no wonder why it does so. The amount of time that goes into making the various masalas and the mixtures that are used in most of the Indian recipes makes it imperative that it take so much time. While that doesn’t deter me or, any other Indian in a kitchen to stop experimenting, it is also a challenge to go into the kitchen and make something that is quick and easy – an easy Indian Recipe. My experiments with cooking, is all based on an attempt to make something that is real quick so that I can…
  • Through my Lens – Hanging Flowers

    Puja
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
      A misconception to call you a tree Yet your petals just fill me with glee Sort of shaped like a heart, A true work of art Hanging for everyone to see  Poem courtesy by R Thimote The post Through my Lens – Hanging Flowers appeared first on The Tastes of India.
  • Coconut Chutney Recipe

    Puja
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Coconut chutney recipe is one of my favorite side dish for almost all kind of South Indian Recipes like idli, dosa, pongal, rava kichadi, vada etc. While there are many variations of preparing coconut chutney, this is the simplest method. I know that most of the people would know the method of making this chutney especially the people from South India. But those who are bachlors and from North India might not be aware of how it is made. So this recipe is specially for all those people. I always prefer serving this simple coconut chutney along with masala Coconut rava kichadi and pongal. 5.0…
  • Tip of the Day – Garlic Health Benefits

    Puja
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Dear Readers, First of all a very good morning to you all Do you know the reason – Why you should eat raw garlic daily ? Garlic is often used to add flavor to the recipes. However, garlic can also be used as a medicine to prevent or treat a wide range of aliments and diseases such as… Boost immune system Blood pressure management Reduce cholesterol Antibiotic Improves circulation Heart health Reduces fat in the liver Wards off cough and colds Break down blood clots Reduce rick of heart attack and stroke Cancer prevention Aids respiratory problems Ear infection remedy Sore throat…
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    Co Go FooD

  • Dark Chocolate and Banana Rye Bread - Recipe

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:59 am
    Dark Chocolate and Banana Rye Bread3 ripe bananas, mashed80ml Coconut oil80g Black Treacle80g Light Brown Muscovado Sugar2 eggs, lightly beaten½ teaspoon vanilla extract185g Rye Flour40g Cocoa¼ teaspoon Salt1 teaspoon Baking Powder½ teaspoon Cinnamon¼ teaspoon Nutmeg60g Lindt Dark Chocolate pieces, kept in their squaresPre-heat the oven to 170°C and lightly grease and line a 9 inch loaf tin.In a large mixing bowl beat together the bananas, coconut oil, treacle, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.In another mix sift together the rye flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.Add…
  • Easter Welsh Cakes - Recipe

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Easter Welsh Cakes225g plain flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp mixed spice100g butter75g caster sugar40g currants25g mixed peel30g marzipan, cut into small chips30g chocolate chips1 egg, beaten2 tbsp milkSift together the flour, baking powder and mixed spiced.Rub the flour together with the butter by hand, using the tips of your fingertips until the mixture resembles course breadcrumbs.Add the sugar, currants, mixed peel, marzipan and chocolate and mix well.Pour in the beaten egg and bring the mixture together with your hands to form a dough, if more moisture is needed add some milk but you…
  • Chocolate, Banana and Peanut Brittle Tiffin Cake - Recipe

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    Chocolate, Banana and Peanut Brittle Tiffin Cake400g chocolate – milk or dark or a mixture of both2 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed200g Lotus Biscoff Biscuits175g peanut brittle, roughly chopped50g dates, de-stoned and roughly choppedA good pinch of sea saltMelt the chocolate in a large bain marie set over simmering water.Turn the heat off the water but do not take the chocolate off the bain marie, you want it kept smooth and melty whilst you are adding the other ingredients.Add the bananas first and mix in thoroughly to make sure they are well incorporated.Crush the Lotus Biscoff…
  • Chocolate and Gingerbread Stroud Green WI Cake - Recipe

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    Chocolate and Gingerbread Stroud Green CakeFor the chocolate and ginger cakes:495g plain flour180g cocoa3 tsp ground ginger1 tsp cinnamon2¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda1½ tsp baking powder¾ tsp salt360g unsalted butter300g light brown sugar335g caster sugar or golden syrup sugar9 eggs3 tsp vanilla extract180g dark chocolate with ginger, melted then cooled360ml whole milk360ml boiling water70g dark chocolate with ginger, chopped into chipsPre-heat the oven to 170°C. Line and grease 1 x 23cm round cake tin and 1 x 20cm round cake tin.Sift together the flour, cocoa, ground ginger, cinnamon,…
  • Caramelised Mango and Banana Rum Bundt Cake - Recipe

    23 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Caramelised Mango and Banana Rum Bundt CakeAdapted from 2 recipes: Tropical Caramelized Mango Bundt Cake from vintagekitchennotes.com and Banana Bourbon Pound Cake from The Outsider Tart’s Baked in America385g cubed fresh mango (about 2 mangos)1 tbsp unsalted butter1 tbsp sugar675g golden caster sugar1 tbsp lime zest1 tbsp grapefruit zest450g unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature3 ripe bananas, peeled and roughly mashed6 eggs600g plain flour2 tsp baking powder115g sour cream2 tsp vanilla extract120ml dark rumIn a large frying pan melt the butter on a gentle heat. Add the sugar. As…
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  • Pineapple, Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

    Jamie
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    Photo by TinyTall Yep, I know what you’ll say … “It’s is not quite the perfect time to make smoothies !!”,  but the other night I did it anyway with a half of my fresh pineapple I had left from my dessert. In this pineapple smoothie I added kiwi, an apple and  unsweetened condensed milk. I put all these ingredients in my blender and presto … you have an excellent dessert/drink  full of vitamins !! On the left side you can see how it looks like…   Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 very ripe kiwis 6 slices…
  • Easy OREO Truffles Recipe

    Jamie
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:38 am
    Photo by Corey Ann   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 2 hours Total time 2 hours 30 mins   Serves: 42 Ingredients 1 package (350 g) finely crushed Oreo cookies, divided 1 packet (250 g) of cream cheese brick softened 2 packages (225 g each) semisweet chocolate Instructions Set aside 1 c. tablespoons of cookie crumbs. Mix the remaining cookie crumbs and cream cheese until they get smooth texture. Scoop from the mixture and shape into 42 1-inch balls. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Melt the semisweet chocolate as directed on the package. Dip the balls in the chocolate, then place…
  • Chocolate tart with cocoa powder – Recipe

    Jamie
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    Photo by ChodHound Chocolate tart with cocoa powder   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 45 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 250 g dark chocolate dessert 3 egg yolks 20 cl of liquid cream ½ glass of milk 2 c. tablespoons of cocoa powder 1 shortbread dough butter for the pan Instructions Preheat the oven. Put the shortbread dough in a pie pan. Prick the dough with a fork and garnish it with parchment paper. Bake for 10 min. Remove the tart from oven when it is barely golden. Let it cool and keep the oven on. Pour the cream and milk in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil,…
  • Chicken breast stuffed with berries and rosemary

    Jamie
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Photo by swanksalot Chicken breast stuffed with berries and rosemary   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 40 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 chicken breasts 5 sprigs of rosemary 120g of red berries 30ml raspberry vinegar 15ml of liquid honey Salt and freshly ground pepper 40ml mustard 40g butter 15ml oil Pics of wood (toothpicks) or cooking rope Instructions Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C). Spread flat the chicken and try it on the top side for thickness, then position it from left to right and open like a wallet. Open the breasts to the right. Proceed in the…
  • The Beneficial Effects of Drinking Kombucha

    Jamie
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Photo by iriskh Drinking kombucha has fascinating and positive health properties, its regular consumption is effective against a variety of benign to severe ailments. But its virtues are still little known today, because few scientific studies have been conducted on the kombucha. Kombucha is an incredible beverage Some authors see it as a miracle cure that can cure almost all diseases, even cancer. In all cases, the consumption of kombucha is not a substitute for seeking medical advice of your health problems. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, good food choices, kombucha can help them stay…
 
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  • Spiced Turkey Rub

    Laurel Blow
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am working hard this week to fit in enough recipes on Bread & With It to help you prepare for Thanksgiving. Luckily, this year I'm being treated to dinner at my sister's house, so I won't have to repeat this process again on Thursday! Other than making candied yams and Michael's green bean casserole; we will have a very laid back Thanksgiving this year. It's a big job, preparing for your whole family to eat together under one roof. I think we can all agree that the best turkey is tender, juicy, and flavorful. There are many ways to achieve this. This year I decided to try…
  • Cranberry Sauce

    Laurel Blow
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Did you know that most cans of cranberry sauce from the grocery store are made from high fructose corn syrup? I don't understand the need to put these chemicals in our bodies. I've seen the effects of it in my life, and it gets even more upsetting when I think about the majority of American people. Cancer, diabetes, chronic headaches are just a few things (it seems) everyone has! Oh... I'll tone down my crazy health rant. I have a tendency to get overly excited about this topic. So... as you know, Michael and I are pretty picky about what we eat. We are picky in the…
  • Tucking Bird Wings

    Laurel Blow
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Preparing your bird for cooking is a messy job. It takes a few times to get used to it. Reaching your hand into the carcass of a dead bird to remove its neck and giblets is... well... there really isn't anything to compare the feeling to. My kids make a point to tell me how gross it is that I'm tucking bird wings and reaching my hands into a dead bird. I don't enjoy the job, but someone has to do it. They are typically very good at helping me prepare dinner, but for this task I am on my own. One of the things we do to save grocery money is cook whole chickens instead of buying specific…
  • Turkey Cooking Times & Temperatures

    Laurel Blow
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Every year right before Thanksgiving, I scramble for accurate turkey cooking times and temperatures. I know I'm not the only one that has this problem, because I get several calls each year asking me the same question! It's usually these calls that begin my search for the answer. I'm glad that I'm finally putting this together, because now I know where to find the answer to my question every year... Bread & With It! When preparing your bird for Thanksgiving dinner make sure you follow these five steps and refer to the Turkey Cooking Times and Temperatures table below. Every bird…
  • Black Beans and Sausage Bow Ties

    Laurel Blow
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Good morning world and all who inhabit it! I'm feeling a little extra peppy this evening after a delicious black beans and sausage bow ties dinner! While this dish may be amazing all on its own I have to say that our sausage really made this recipe sing! My Uncle went hunting recently with some friends and bagged himself a big 'ol dear. He was very generous and gave us some dear sausage. This was my first time eating dear, and it was good! I was a little surprised. For some reason I had a feeling I wouldn't like it, but I could not have been more wrong. This dish is packed with so…
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