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  • Winter Shandy Punch

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    Heidi Swanson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    This time last year I made a winter punch, it was prosecco and gin-based with seasonal citrus, ginger and rosemary. It was crowd-pleaser, and a looker, and I ended up making it numerous times. More than anything, it was a recipe that bolstered my punch-making confidence. Part of me thought I should simply ride that punch for another year or two, as my go-to punch recipe. While the other part of me thought I should try to up my game with something new this winter, take things in an entirely different direction. So that's what I did. I started thinking about making something easy-drinking and…
  • Mini Chocolate Croissant Cookies

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    Anna
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Making homemade croissants is still on my bucket list,  but at least I can say I’ve come close.  Sort of.  These miniature chocolate croissants are a nice little substitute for the real thing and much, much easier.  The other cool thing about them is they are made with ingredients you probably have in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SIMPLE-BUT-DELICIOUS LEEK & GIGANTE BEAN (OR WHITE BEAN) SOUP; & YUMMY VEGGIE SANDWICH ON HOMEMADE SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD

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    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    This was our lunch the other day and you could hardly hope for a more delicious, inexpensive and healthful, even though it was made from simple ingredients and leftovers.  The soup is my rendition of an Italian soup and, in true Italian style, the flavor belies the simplicity of the few ingredients.  My husband raved over it and wants me to make it regularly.The sandwich was made with thin slices of my second batch of homemade sprouted wheat bread made with minimal flour.  (Read about my first trial here.)  I didn't have much to make a sandwich out of, so I…
  • Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere

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    Elise
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few years ago my father announced to his now very grown kids that he would no longer be participating in Christmas gift exchanges and encouraged us to follow his lead. As Scrooge-like as this may sound, it has turned out to be quite the blessing. Instead of racing around the week before Christmas stressing over buying presents for our grown family members, who quite frankly are in no need of additional material possessions, we focus on holiday meal planning instead. We love prime rib for Christmas dinner and seafood for Christmas eve. All the sides are open for discussion, as well as the…
  • Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Red Pepper, and Lime (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

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    Kalyn Denny
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Chicken salad gets festive with Christmas colors!The holidays are absolutely the hardest time of year to stick to a more carb-conscious eating plan, and when I go to a party I'm always grateful if the hosts offer a few healthy-eating options.  And when I'm taking a pot-luck dish, I always try to take a lower-carb favorite that's something I love so I won't feel deprived if there end up being lots of other things I don't want to eat.  I already have a favorite red-and-green chicken salad that's amazing if you're a green olive fan.  But…
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  • Winter Shandy Punch

    Heidi Swanson
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    This time last year I made a winter punch, it was prosecco and gin-based with seasonal citrus, ginger and rosemary. It was crowd-pleaser, and a looker, and I ended up making it numerous times. More than anything, it was a recipe that bolstered my punch-making confidence. Part of me thought I should simply ride that punch for another year or two, as my go-to punch recipe. While the other part of me thought I should try to up my game with something new this winter, take things in an entirely different direction. So that's what I did. I started thinking about making something easy-drinking and…
  • Rosewater Shortbread

    Heidi Swanson
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Looks like there is a big storm headed our way, so I'm going to sneak these in here, and then do a few fun things like check all the batteries in the flashlights. Also, I know this is holiday cookie season, and perhaps these beauties aren't altogether appropriate - but I can't help but share them with you. They're buttery whole wheat shortbreads fragrant with rosewater, flecked with toasted nuts, and dried rose petals. They have a crunchy dusting of sugar on top that provides a satisfying, sweet tongue scratch, and are punctuated with black sesame. I'm not even going to lie - it took a few…
  • Mashed Potatoes & Clouds

    Heidi Swanson
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    There are a disproportionate number of sky photos in my iPhone. As in, photos of the sky. I noticed it the other day when scrolling back, back, back looking for a picture I took in Fez. I saw lots of clouds, sky scapes, shots out a plane window, and (hands covering face) sunsets. The cloud shots are my favorite, and a lot of them have been taken recently - it has been a good cloud season here in San Francisco. Before the rain settled in. Anyway, I wanted to share a few of them with you. And that got me thinking about figuring out a recipe tie-in. Meringues, right? Giant billowy ones - we make…
  • Favorites List (11.28.14)

    Heidi Swanson
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:04 pm
    A few favorites for the holiday weekend...heavy on the reading. I'm in between books, please let me know if any of you are reading anything (books, articles, anything!) you'd recommend. xo -h - Driving with Yohji Yamamoto (video) - Salvage Beast - Can't remember if we've talked about how much I love these. After churning through earbuds over the years, they were well worth the splurge. - When Ofili Met Sidibé - Loomer & Weavers - Hopes & Dreams - Lisa Eldridge Facial Massage technique (video) - Extreme Wealth & Fruit Loops - Salt of Kanawha (video) - The Julia Child of Weed - Claudia Dey &…
  • 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,…
 
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  • Mini Chocolate Croissant Cookies

    Anna
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Making homemade croissants is still on my bucket list,  but at least I can say I’ve come close.  Sort of.  These miniature chocolate croissants are a nice little substitute for the real thing and much, much easier.  The other cool thing about them is they are made with ingredients you probably have in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Coconut Meringue Pie

    Anna
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time In honor of Todd’s birthday, I’m sharing a recipe for Coconut Meringue Pie. Will this one replace our all-time favorite Coconut Cream Pie?  I’ll have to get back to you on that, but for now I can tell you that this one is very good and different in that it has a higher ratio of... Read More » The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Frozen Peppermint Cream Pie

    Anna
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time This frozen peppermint cream pie came from an attempt to use up some Peppermint Schnapps I found in a lunchbox in the garage. As shady as that sounds, the fact is I’ve been keeping my liqueurs in those little tin lunchboxes they sell at Old Navy, and I found a box in the garage full... Read More » The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • SIMPLE-BUT-DELICIOUS LEEK & GIGANTE BEAN (OR WHITE BEAN) SOUP; & YUMMY VEGGIE SANDWICH ON HOMEMADE SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    This was our lunch the other day and you could hardly hope for a more delicious, inexpensive and healthful, even though it was made from simple ingredients and leftovers.  The soup is my rendition of an Italian soup and, in true Italian style, the flavor belies the simplicity of the few ingredients.  My husband raved over it and wants me to make it regularly.The sandwich was made with thin slices of my second batch of homemade sprouted wheat bread made with minimal flour.  (Read about my first trial here.)  I didn't have much to make a sandwich out of, so I…
  • MY SECOND SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD EXPERIMENT: EASY SPROUTED WHEAT TORTILLAS (NO FLOUR)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    If you read my blog post from 1 week ago about making sprouted wheat bread, you'll know I'm experimenting with making breads from dough made from sprouted hard wheat kernels, with little or no flour.  My first loaf bread came out beautifully, but the dough was so sticky that it took me WAY too long to clean up my food processor and mixer.  I didn't know if I'd try it again (after soaking everything in warm water, it took me about 20 minutes of scrubbing to clean everything, and the sponge had to go into the garbage can!). But after I let the dough rise in an oiled bowl I found that…
  • MY FAVORITE VEGAN BORSCHT

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:26 pm
    When I published my last post on sprouted wheat bread, I promised to post this soup recipe (it's a little late, I'm afraid!).  This soup has a pretty long history in my life.  Many years ago I read a cookbook by a Russian woman who lived in the United States.  I liked her Borscht recipe very much.  She claimed that it was given to her by someone who had been in the Tsar's army-- thus the name.  Now, this was in my pre-vegetarian days and the soup included beef.  Eventually, in the 1970's, I became more interested in eating vegetarian and I revamped the recipe in…
  • TEASER ABOUT SUCCESSFUL SPROUTED WHEAT BREAD (MINIMAL FLOUR)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This is going to be a short post with no recipe (YET!).  I promise to post a great soup recipe in the next two days to make up for this!  But I just had to post the photos of an experiment I did today (started several days ago). I prefer not to buy sprouted wheat flour-- it's very expensive.  And, in any case, we grind our whole wheat flour, so we have lots of wheat kernels in the house at all times.  So,. because I am interested in bread with a lower glycemic index rating (which may have a positive influence on my husband's triglyceride levels-- sourdough breads are…
  • ONE-POT VEGAN PASTALAYA (JAMBALAYA'S COUSIN)

    Bryanna Clark Grogan
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Here's a quick, tasty family meal for a quick blog post!  I love the idea of one-pot pasta dishes (see here) and when I heard about Pastalaya, a modern Cajun/New Orleans dish similar to the rice-based Jambalaya, but using pasta instead, I was intrigued and had it on my list to "veganize".  It's spicy and super-flavorful (even better the next day!) and can be a full meal.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!Printable RecipeBRYANNA'S ONE-POT PASTALAYAServes 4Some recipes I've seen use rotini pasta in this type of dish.  I used some organic Garofalo brand "casarecce" pasta…
 
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  • Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere

    Elise
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few years ago my father announced to his now very grown kids that he would no longer be participating in Christmas gift exchanges and encouraged us to follow his lead. As Scrooge-like as this may sound, it has turned out to be quite the blessing. Instead of racing around the week before Christmas stressing over buying presents for our grown family members, who quite frankly are in no need of additional material possessions, we focus on holiday meal planning instead. We love prime rib for Christmas dinner and seafood for Christmas eve. All the sides are open for discussion, as well as the…
  • Cioppino

    Elise
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    “I’ll make cioppino,” my brother John announced as the family discussed what to make one Christmas eve a few years back. “Great!” said my father and I, relieved that someone else would do the cooking that night. “Have you ever made cioppino before?” Dad wisely asked. “Uh, no, but it can’t be that hard, just make a tomato base and throw in some fish, clams and crab.” Okay. Relief short lived. Continue reading "Cioppino" »
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Elise
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Cream of mushroom soup has been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Of course when we were growing up it was Campbell’s and it came in a can. But even as an 8 year old I took great pride in heating my own soup, and discovered for myself how much better it was if you added milk instead of water, and how important it was to slowly add the milk while stirring so it wouldn’t form clumps. Continue reading "Cream of Mushroom Soup" »
  • Confetti Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

    Elise
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Now here’s a fun way to prepare shrimp that’s also quick and easy. The shrimp are sautéed in olive oil with finely diced red and green bell pepper, along with garlic and grated ginger, and then tossed with angel hair pasta. So festive! Continue reading "Confetti Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta" »
  • Prime Rib

    Elise
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Prime rib claims center stage during holiday season for a very good reason. It is the king of beef cuts. It’s called a standing rib roast because to cook it, you position the roast majestically on its rib bones in the roasting pan. Beautifully marbled with fat, this roast is rich, juicy, and tender—a feast for the eyes and the belly. Continue reading "Prime Rib" »
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  • Rotisserie Chicken Christmas Salad with Avocado, Red Pepper, and Lime (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Chicken salad gets festive with Christmas colors!The holidays are absolutely the hardest time of year to stick to a more carb-conscious eating plan, and when I go to a party I'm always grateful if the hosts offer a few healthy-eating options.  And when I'm taking a pot-luck dish, I always try to take a lower-carb favorite that's something I love so I won't feel deprived if there end up being lots of other things I don't want to eat.  I already have a favorite red-and-green chicken salad that's amazing if you're a green olive fan.  But…
  • Stuffed Pepper Soup Recipe (Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:10 am
    It's soup weather, and this Stuffed Pepper Soup is perfect for a cold winter night.(Stuffed Pepper Soup is being featured for Friday Flashbacks, where I share recipes from the past that you might have missed.  This soup is one of my favorites; I'm making it for the Denny Family Christmas Party next weekend.) I have a notebook on my desk where I jot down recipes ideas, both things I spot on the web and those that seemingly just pop into my head.  And sometimes an idea pops into my head and when I check online I notice that other people have had the same idea.  That's what…
  • Easy Broccoli and Radish Salad Recipe with Gorgonzola (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    This Broccoli and Radish Salad Recipe with Gorgonzola is a healthy red-and-green salad for your holiday buffet!(Easy Broccoli and Radish Salad with Gorgonzola was updated with better photos, December 2014.)Everywhere you look on Pinterest and on the blogs there are Christmas cookies, and even though I do have a few ideas for low-sugar and sugar-free cookies, truthfully I'm tired of the sweets and ready for something green and crunchy!  This Easy Broccoli and Radish Salad with Gorgonzola is the kind of simple salad I'd make for myself for a quick lunch, but don't you think the…
  • Santa's Milk Drive, and Other Things I'm Thinking About on Tuesday (12-16-2014)

    Kalyn Denny
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Milk is a much-needed donation at your local food bank!I confess I don't like everything about the holidays (The sweets!  The overspending!)  But one thing I do love about this time of year is the way many of us are inspired to do things to help others.  Yes, I know some people donate for tax purposes.  But whatever motivates it, when people give to help those who are less fortunate, it's all good. Sadly, one in seven people in America face hunger, and many Americans rely on food banks to have enough food for their families.  And milk is one of the least donated items to food…
  • Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onion (Gluten-Free, Meatless)

    Kalyn Denny
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    These Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onion are a healthier nibble for holiday parties or the Superbowl!I've been a little distracted by the new design for Slow Cooker from Scratch, and now it feels like I went to bed in November and when I woke up there were less than two weeks until Christmas!  And I do have a few new holiday recipe ideas I want to share before things get too crazy, starting with these Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onions.  Yum! I love this combination of flavors, and if I went to a holiday gathering or Superbowl party and found a…
 
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  • Christmas Challenge #21: Shine on, you crazy diamond.

    Rebecca Crump
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
    We’re doing 25 days of Christmas challenges to get that holly-jolly mojo flowing. Click here for the full Countdown to Christmas Advent calendar. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”–Edith Wharton “You just gotta ignite the light / and let it shine / Just own the night / like the 4th of July.”–Katy Perry Today’s the Winter Solstice, so tonight will be the longest night of the year – especially if you get suckered into watching the four-hour Sound of Music…
  • Christmas Challenge #20: Bask in the glory of Hugh Grant’s booty-shake.

    Rebecca Crump
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:12 pm
    We’re doing 25 days of Christmas challenges to get that holly-jolly mojo flowing. Click here for the full Countdown to Christmas Advent calendar.  I bet you’re hustling like we are today – cooking, cleaning, washing, shopping, wrapping, taking showers and running back out the door. So, there’s no real challenge today. Just the suggestion to steal a minute or two to bask in the glory of Hugh Grant’s booty-shake. It’s like a hot toddy for your eyes.ÂContinue reading: Christmas Challenge #20: Bask in the glory of Hugh Grant’s…
  • Christmas Challenge #19: Start a weird tradition (or keep one going).

    Rebecca Crump
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:29 pm
    We’re doing 25 days of Christmas challenges to get that holly-jolly mojo flowing! Click here for the full Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar.  Tonight’s the final Late Show with David Letterman Christmas episode. If you’re a fan like me, you know the Christmas show almost always includes three things: Jay Thomas telling the “Lone Ranger” story, he and Dave tossing a football at the meatball on top of the show’s Christmas tree, and Darlene Love singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” the way she has on the show since 1986.
  • Christmas Challenge #18: Lock down your breakfast menu.

    Rebecca Crump
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    We’re doing 25 days of Christmas challenges to get that holly-jolly mojo flowing! Click here for the full Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar.  It’s Christmas morning! The presents have been opened. The stocking are unstuffed. And now it’s time for the Most Wonderful Breakfast of the Year. No pressure. To help that dream along, today’s challenge is to lock down your breakfast menu. Here are 12 of our favorite breakfast recipes, just in case you need a little inspiration. Most can be made ahead, so come Christmas morning, you’ll have…
  • Christmas Challenge #17: Bring it like Preston.

    Rebecca Crump
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    We’re doing 25 days of Christmas challenges to get that holly-jolly mojo flowing. Click here to see the full Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar.  Three years ago, Preston Leatherman filmed today’s video, “Dancing with an iPod in Public: Christmas Edition,” and I will never, ever get sick of it. The smiles, the high-fives, that insane shirt… Preston brings it, y’all.  Not to mention those sweet dance moves. Christmas Eve is just a week away, so I’m challenging you to bring it like Preston. Turn up your favorite Christmas music,…
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  • Scalloped Potatoes with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere

    Elise
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few years ago my father announced to his now very grown kids that he would no longer be participating in Christmas gift exchanges and encouraged us to follow his lead. As Scrooge-like as this may sound, it has turned out to be quite the blessing. Instead of racing around the week before Christmas stressing over buying presents for our grown family members, who quite frankly are in no need of additional material possessions, we focus on holiday meal planning instead. We love prime rib for Christmas dinner and seafood for Christmas eve. All the sides are open for discussion, as well as the…
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Elise
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Cream of mushroom soup has been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Of course when we were growing up it was Campbell’s and it came in a can. But even as an 8 year old I took great pride in heating my own soup, and discovered for myself how much better it was if you added milk instead of water, and how important it was to slowly add the milk while stirring so it wouldn’t form clumps. Continue reading "Cream of Mushroom Soup" »
  • Roasted Cauliflower

    Elise
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cauliflower. Plain, simple, and on its own, rather unimaginative. But roasted? Until the edges get all browned and caramelized? Totally different story. Roasted, cauliflower becomes nutty and buttery, but without any nuts or butter. Roasted, it is the perfect vehicle for garlic, olive oil, lemon and Parmesan. Continue reading "Roasted Cauliflower" »
  • 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" »
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  • deep dark gingerbread waffles

    deb
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    I know, I know, we just talked about gingerbread two weeks ago, in a biscotti, hot chocolate-dipping format. It’s too soon! I completely agree with you. But this was a request; a commenter asked if there was a way to transplant the intensity of everyone’s favorite gingerbread cake into a waffle format. Asking me this is like asking a Muppet if they like to count. I live for this; I thought you’d never ask. True enough, the so-called gingerbread waffles I browsed on the web seemed to be in name only; pale beige specimens, softly spiced, more gingersnap than gingerthud. Proper…
  • endives with oranges and almonds

    deb
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    I realize this might not look like much. It probably looks suspiciously like a salad, which means it’s probably going to be the last kid picked for your holiday cooking olympics. It doesn’t taste like ginger, linzer or crushed candy canes. It smacks of January Food, the stuff of resolutions and repentance, and there’s no time for that now. But I need to tell you about it anyway, urgently, because the preoccupation with this salad has hit me so intensely, so wholly, it’s basically the only thing I want to eat, and since I’m ostensibly the grownup here, this is…
  • jelly doughnuts

    deb
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    I have been promising you a recipe for homemade jelly doughnuts for as many Hanukahs as this site has been in existence, which is to say 9, including the one that begins next week. This might lead you to conclude that I like neither fried food, doughnuts or even jelly, or all over the above showered in unholy amounts of powdered sugar, but this couldn’t be further from the truth, which is that I like them so much that if they want a chance to live out their short shelf-life destiny, they should stay far from my home. These round jelly doughnuts are sometimes called sufganiyot, or at…
  • gingerbread biscotti

    deb
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    It’s scientific fact that the most decadent hot chocolate needs the perfect dunking cookie. Last week, the hunt for this led me to assault family and friends with bold, high-stakes queries such as “would you rather dunk graham cracker flavored, snickerdoodle or gingerbread biscotti in your hot chocolate?” Don’t let it ever be said that the Smitten Kitchen shies away from the hard questions! Gingerbread was the clear winner, and while I aim to please, I couldn’t quite shake the feeling that a little snickerdoodle-style roll in cinnamon-sugar is never unwelcome in…
  • decadent hot chocolate mix

    deb
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    Here is how I’ve made hot chocolate for most of my life: heat some milk in a saucepan, add a bit of unsweetened cocoa and sugar and whisk. Form lumps. Be unable to break up lumps. Get frustrated, try again, this time slowly slowly slowly whisking milk into cocoa and sugar, hoping to form something of a cocoa roux. Heat mixture until steamy and drink merrily, trying to ignore faint background of chalkiness. Hooray for cocoa? Until this week, that is. This week, I saw a recipe for a homemade hot chocolate mix in this month’s Cook’s Illustrated that had my undivided attention…
 
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  • Cioppino

    Elise
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    “I’ll make cioppino,” my brother John announced as the family discussed what to make one Christmas eve a few years back. “Great!” said my father and I, relieved that someone else would do the cooking that night. “Have you ever made cioppino before?” Dad wisely asked. “Uh, no, but it can’t be that hard, just make a tomato base and throw in some fish, clams and crab.” Okay. Relief short lived. Continue reading "Cioppino" »
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Elise
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Cream of mushroom soup has been a favorite of mine as long as I can remember. Of course when we were growing up it was Campbell’s and it came in a can. But even as an 8 year old I took great pride in heating my own soup, and discovered for myself how much better it was if you added milk instead of water, and how important it was to slowly add the milk while stirring so it wouldn’t form clumps. Continue reading "Cream of Mushroom Soup" »
  • Prime Rib

    Elise
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Prime rib claims center stage during holiday season for a very good reason. It is the king of beef cuts. It’s called a standing rib roast because to cook it, you position the roast majestically on its rib bones in the roasting pan. Beautifully marbled with fat, this roast is rich, juicy, and tender—a feast for the eyes and the belly. Continue reading "Prime Rib" »
  • Roasted Cauliflower

    Elise
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cauliflower. Plain, simple, and on its own, rather unimaginative. But roasted? Until the edges get all browned and caramelized? Totally different story. Roasted, cauliflower becomes nutty and buttery, but without any nuts or butter. Roasted, it is the perfect vehicle for garlic, olive oil, lemon and Parmesan. Continue reading "Roasted Cauliflower" »
  • Mom’s Turkey Soup

    Elise
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    Every Thanksgiving my mother takes what’s left of the turkey carcass and makes a delicious turkey soup that we enjoy for days. The first step is to make the stock, which you can get started on right after dinner. Continue reading "Mom’s Turkey Soup" »
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  • Frugal Gourmet Red Cabbage

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    This is traditional with an English Christmas dinner since it was one of the major winter vegetables available in old London town. -- posted by Piwonka7
  • Elaine's Caramel Snack Mix

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Chex cereal, pretzels, nuts, M&M's all covered in caramel -- posted by RecipeJunkie
  • Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:04 pm
    Soft cut out sugar cookie recipe that keeps its shape and dough does not need to be chilled before baking- perfect edges every time! -- posted by Chef #1803539977
  • Chicken Enchilada Dip

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Delicious! Got this recipe from the AZ Republic - credit Jan D'Atri. -- posted by agileangus
  • Rum Balls

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:32 pm
    My family bakes up the scraps from the Fannie Farmer Sugar Cookie recipe and crumbs that for the base of these delicious cookies -- posted by dangerousmezzo
 
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    The Restaurant Recipe Blog

  • Wreath Cookies

    ChefTom
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    Christmas is coming up next week and now is the time to finish up your shopping and finalize your menu for Christmas day.  To help inspire your holiday cooking, I’ve included some great recipe ideas from our forum below.  First, I have a secret recipe for festive wreath cookies. This recipe is only one of the tried and true Christmas recipes featured in the “Christmas Cooking” cookbook.  This cookbook contains over 100 delicious Christmas recipes to create the perfect holiday meal. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire cookbook with their membership.  If…
  • Cakes & Ale’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Citrus Glaze

    ChefTom
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    Cakes & Ale is all about the good things in life and that is exactly what they offer at this restaurant located in Decatur, Georgia.  Zagat has rated them one of the best restaurants in Georgia.  At this restaurant, imaginative farm-to-table dishes are made with seasonal ingredients.  They also run their own bakery that offers some amazing treats. Today’s 5 star secret recipe is for one of Cakes & Ale’s delicious cakes.  A moist cream cheese pound cake is topped with a tangy citrus glaze made from fresh lemons, limes and oranges. We also have a ton of yummy cake…
  • Red Lobster Macadamia and Coconut Crusted Salmon

    ChefTom
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Today’s secret recipe is for a delicious salmon dish served at Red Lobster.  Salmon filets are cooked perfectly with a crust of chopped macadamia nuts, coconut flakes and panko bread crumbs.  The result is a tender flaky fish with a crunchy crust on top. Complete your meal by serving your salmon with a baked potato and a steamed vegetable.  If you can’t find fresh salmon, you can easily prepare this recipe with halibut instead. We also have a great selection of salmon recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Improve Your Health –…
  • Luce’s Eggplant, Mozzarella, and Saffron Rice Bake

    ChefTom
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Today’s 5 star secret recipe (shown below) is for a delicious eggplant dish from Luce in Portland, Oregon.  Slices of roasted eggplant, tomato sauce, rice and cheese are layered together and baked to perfection.  This dish is loaded with wonderful flavors that will have everyone coming back for second helpings. Luce is run by a couple with deep Italian roots and the wonderful flavors on their menu reflect that.  They serve house-made pastas and seasonal entrees along with a fantastic wine list. We also have a ton of great eggplant recipes on our forum: Go Here Enjoy!
  • Baked Potato Soup

    ChefTom
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    The first day of winter is just around the corner and the temperatures are already dropping.  To help you get ready for these upcoming cold days I’ve selected some delicious soup recipes (below) that are full of rich flavors.  First I have a secret recipe for a cheesy baked potato soup with crumbled bacon. This recipe is only one of the fantastic soup recipes featured in the “€Great Tasting Soup Recipes“€ cookbook.  From flavorful stocks to hearty soups, this book covers all the bases. Members of our Discount Cookbook Club will receive this entire cookbook with their…
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  • Tiramisu Martini

    admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:58 pm
    1 part espresso flavored vodka 2 parts Rumchata ice Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake well.  Strain into a martini glass and serve. Related Posts:Brownie MilkshakesBaked Zucchini SticksTomato-Cucumber SaladBasic Pizza DoughChimichurri
  • Provolone & Salami Stuffed Mushrooms

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    3/4 lb. fresh mushrooms 3 tsp. olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1/4 c. finely chopped salami 1/4 c. finely grated Provolone cheese 2 tbsp. bread crumbs 1 tsp. butter Rinse mushrooms – pat dry – remove stems. Chop the stems, then brush caps with olive oil. In a large skillet heat 1 teaspoon olive oil, add chopped mushroom stems and onions – cook until golden. Stir in salami, and cheese. Melt butter, mix in bread crumbs. Stuff mushroom caps with filling.  Top with some more cheese. Bake in 425 degree oven 6-8 minutes. Serves 6-8 Related Posts:Easy Spinach & Mushroom TartletsRoasted…
  • Quick Potato & Corn Chowder

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    This delicious soup is hearty and perfect for the Fall and Winter.  Easily prepared in about 30 minutes. 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth 1 clove garlic, minced 3 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 cup 2% milk, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon herbs de provence cayenne pepper, to taste 1/3 cup all-purpose flour In a large saucepan, cook onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add garlic, broth and potatoes; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15…
  • B-B-B Chili

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Hearty and spicy chili that’s loaded with BEEF, BEER and BEANS! 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups onions, chopped salt, to taste Cayenne pepper, to taste 1 1/2 lbs. stew meat, cut into cubes 1 lbs lean chop meat 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 small hot pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin crushed red pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons dried oregano 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 cups crushed tomato 1/4 cup tomato paste 4 cups beef or vegetable stock 1 cup beer (stout works well) 1 (15-oz.) can red kidney beans 1 (15-oz.) can dark…
  • 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 until…
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • Crispy Honey-Glazed Ham – Looks, Tastes, and Sounds Like the Holidays

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A great holiday ham glaze needs to have three things; a wonderful flavor, a gorgeous, shiny appearance, and a crispy, crackling crust you can hear across the room. I’m happy to report this easy to make glaze has all those things in abundance. This honey glaze will work on any size or style of ham, and as long as you keep the mixture quite thick, and caramelize it properly at the end, you will be the proud owner of a magazine cover-quality ham.As I mention in the video, this was an uncured, fully-cooked, country-style ham, and if you use something similar, I’m recommending you pull it at…
  • Truffled Cauliflower Gratin – Now 100% Truffle Oil Free

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:12 am
    This cauliflower gratin would typically be “truffled” with truffle oil, but I’ve never been a big fan. Truffle oils are almost always synthetically produced, one-dimensional, and way too overpowering. So, in this otherwise humble gratin, we’re going to use another, much more delicious delivery system…truffle pecorino. For less than $10 worth of cheese, I think you can get a much nicer, truer truffle flavor – plus, it’s cheese. By the way, if you know they actually make this cheese with synthetic truffle oil, please keep it to yourself, and don't spoil it for me.  This…
  • Culinary School in a Box, and Too-Good-to-Eat Christmas Cookies

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    My friends at Allrecipes.com have put together a series of online cooking classes, which could make a great gift for the foodies on your list. Whether they admit it or not, we all know your friends and family are envious of your culinary abilities, and secretly wish you’d teach them some of your skills. Since that’s not going to happen anytime soon (hey, you’re busy, and they can’t afford your rates anyway), why not do the next best thing, and make them learn themselves? With any luck, they’ll practice their “homework” on you. Plus, think of all the time you’ll save wrapping a…
  • The Cornish Pasty – Going to Fall Down a Mineshaft? This is the Meat Pie For You!

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:42 pm
    This Cornish pasty is one of those rare recipes that novice cooks will find easier to make than experienced bakers. That’s because to make this to its original, and very sturdy specifications, you’re forced to over-mix the dough…a cardinal sin that literally gives pie makers nightmares. Like any pastry dough, we’re just adding just enough ice water to bring everything together, but unlike classic pie dough, we’re going to knead the mixture for a couple minutes past that point.  Thanks to a little thing called muscle memory, this is not going to be easy for some of you. Get over…
  • Next Up: Cornish Meat Pies

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
 
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    Easy Recipes, Tips, Life, Travel, DIY - Savorysweetlife.com

  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mint Crinkle Cookies

    Alice Currah
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Christmas and cookies go hand in hand like Valentine’s Day and hearts. This year I’ve been intentional about not baking too many holiday cookies and only making the ones I really really love. And boy, do I love these chocolate minty bites of bliss, also known as Christmas Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies. Known as chocolate […]
  • Save Your Favorite Savory Sweet Life Recipes on Yummly

    Alice Currah
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    So many people spend so much time searching the internet for recipes forget about them later because they store them in the browser’s bookmarking system.  There is an easier way to store all those recipes you find in a visually organized way.  I am happy to let you know you can now save Savory Sweet […]
  • Homemade Sour Cream Gingerbread Pancakes

    Alice Currah
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    The holidays is always bittersweet for me.  Coming from a large family, Thanksgiving to New Years has become a time of remembrance of family who have passed away.  This time of year doesn’t have the same warm fuzzy feelings as it once did.  It’s been almost three years since my dad passed away abruptly just […]
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    Skinnytaste

  • Sausage, Cheese and Veggie Egg Bake

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Eggs baked with sweet Italian chicken sausage, broccoli, roasted peppers and mozzarella cheese. I love the convenience of making a large breakfast casserole when I have friends and family over for breakfast or brunch. I also set out some fruit, a yogurt bar, coffee and juice. You can use any combination of vegetables to make this casserole, but I love how the broccoli and roasted peppers mimic the festive Christmas colors.I worked with Ziploc to create a sponsored post sharing a recipe, their containers and some "life lessons". I thought I would share a few things I learned from all…
  • Pressure Cooker Pozole (Pork and Hominy Stew)

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    This stew made with pork, hominy and spices is so comforting, especially on a cold winter night. And leftovers taste even better the next day. Topped with avocado and a squeeze of lime, it's the perfect balance of flavors and textures.This recipe is ever so slightly adapted from Martha Stewart's new cookbook, One Pot. When I say ever so slightly, all I did what reduce the amount of oil used. We all loved how it turned out, excellent dish for a chilly night. Her book has everything from slow cooker, pressure cooker, stock pot and skillet recipes that only require one pot – brilliant…
  • EASY 5-Ingredient Nutella Almond Butter Cookies

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    These cookies are amazing!!! And so easy to make,  you don't even need a mixer!  I recently discovered that Nutella has just about the same amount of fat as almond butter, which gave me the idea to add them to my nut butter cookies. I played around and found using half Nutella and half almond butter is the perfect combination which created the perfect texture and flavor. Enjoy! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • 3-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    These flour-less almond butter cookies are SO good, and made with only 3 ingredients (almond butter, raw sugar and an egg)! They are so easy to make you don't even need a mixer, so these are perfect for any beginner baker.I participated in The 4th Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap to raise money for Cookies For Kids Cancer, a wonderful non-profit organization that raises money to help kids with Cancer. I swapped cookies with three bloggers, all of which requested a cookie made with no white flours or white sugar and that could handle shipping without the need for refrigeration. These…
  • Loaded Cauliflower "Mash" Bake

    10 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Creamy mashed cauliflower made with a touch of whipped butter, buttermilk, garlic and herbs and topped with cheese and bacon – you'll swear it's loaded with fat!A few weeks ago I stopped to eat lunch with the family at Pizzeria Uno. I ordered a burger and somehow the waiter talked me into getting the loaded mashed potatoes – OMG! Yes, it was a moment of weakness but some of my best ideas come from those moments. This version is so so good, lower in carbs and makes the perfect side dish to any meal. Enjoy! Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
 
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    In Erika's Kitchen

  • Broccoli fritters

    Erika Kerekes
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:35 pm
    I never liked deep-frying. It always seemed like a huge production. So much oil. Such a mess. Having to clean the stove after it was over. I avoided it for years. But then there was that day a few years ago when I made onion pakora according to instructions from Rashmi of YumKid. Such sizzle! So crispy! And I remembered: Fried food is downright delicious. These broccoli fritters are worth
  • 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
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    Lite Bite

  • Recipe | No-Bake Cheesecake with Cottage Cheese & Nutella – A quick & easy festive dessert

    sanjeeta kk
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
      “Desserts are made of sugar and love”  No wonder most of us like to round off their meals with something sweet. A delicious meal is great, but a dessert is even better. A handful of fresh fruits, few biscuits, a little yogurt or cottage cheese and you are in for a refreshing and healthy treat everyday. Dessert recipes that are easy on the stomach are preferred anytime in my home to heavy & creamy ones. Nothing is more  rewarding than to see my children appreciating & preferring these home made healthy desserts over store bought ice creams. A good amount of heavy…
  • Recipe & food styling | Rose and Fennel Oat Cookies – You can’t go wrong where there is love & inspiration

    sanjeeta kk
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ~ Vonnegut It has been over 5 years already and I still remember that moment when I decided to start a blog. My hands were unsteady, my heart pounding hard & loud….and I clicked that ‘enter’ button to begin my online journey through Lite Bite. I had absolutely no idea or expectation as to where this journey will take me to. But what an amazing journey it has been! Over the years, I am able to carve a beautiful path to reach to my dreams through Food blogging with the support of…
  • Recipes | Easy and healthy Indian curries and flatbreads – My warming winter comfort foods

    sanjeeta kk
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:43 am
    “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~ Edith Sitwell. Winter season is a celebration of food. Lower temperature and abundance of fresh produce make winter the most favored season for food lovers. Hmm….well, the temperature in the city where I currently reside, hardly dips below 20° c.  Do you think this could be a reason for me not to indulge in some of my favorite winter comfort foods? Not in the least. Come winter season and I start craving for certain recipes which…
  • 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…
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    Healthy. Delicious.

  • Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers from Sugar-Free Mom

    Lauren Keating
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy and healthy way to satisfy your Mexican food cravings. Quick homemade enchilada sauce makes them extra tasty! These stuffed peppers are sugar-free and gluten free.  I always love a good stuffed pepper recipe. I don’t make them often, but they’re always a big hit when I do. I especially love using untraditional fillings, like jambalaya. As I was flipping through a review copy of the new Sugar-Free Mom cookbook looking for recipes to try, these Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers caught my eye and I knew I had to try them immediately. Red bell…
  • Eggnog Sugar Cookies

    Lauren Keating
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    These crunchy eggnog sugar cookies are a festive addition to any Christmas gathering. Egg yolks, rum flavoring, and lots and lots of nutmeg give them all the flavor of the classic holiday drink – without the calories.  In my world, the holiday season doesn’t start until I’ve poured my first glass of eggnog. I love it – I have ever since I was a little kid. These days I’ve switched to coconut nog and, even though it’s still delicious, it’s not quite the same as the real deal. I thought I’d make up for it by incorporating eggnog flavors into other…
  • Pistachio Cardamom Cookies

    Lauren Keating
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    Take a break from traditional gingerbread and sugar cookies and mix things up with these Pistachio Cardamom Cookies! They’re crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle, with the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, salty, and nutty flavors. ‘Tis the season for cookies! When it comes to Christmas cookies, I have a tendency to go a little crazy. The holiday season always seems like the perfect excuse to bake tray after tray. This past weekend, I tried made recipes: eggnog sugar cookies that I’ll share next week and these pistachio cardamom cookies. I first made these last year,…
  • Quinoa Fried Rice – A great way to use leftover ham

    Lauren Keating
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Quinoa fried rice is a great way to use up leftover Christmas ham – and vegetables, too! On the table in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is high in fiber and protein.  The first time I saw quinoa fried rice on a menu, I thought it was brilliant. I loved the idea of mixing things up by using a grain other than rice. When I realized it was also an excellent way to use up leftovers, I knew I had to learn how to make it! As you have leftover quinoa (or think to make it ahead of time), it can be on the table in about 25 minutes. It’s perfect for a weeknight – especially this time of…
  • Lentil and Kale Soup with Merguez

    Lauren Keating
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    This hearty and comforting lentil and kale soup recipe comes together with practically no effort at all and uses ingredients that I almost always have on hand. It’s high in fiber and protein to keep you full!  Next time there’s snow in the forecast, forget about running to the store for milk and bread – this lentil soup is all you need. It’s ridiculously good and really easy to make. With the exception of merguez, which can easily be swapped out for Italian sausage, the ingredients are all staples that I always have on hand. Merguez is a North African sausage made…
 
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Greek Christmas Sweets

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
    Time to start thinking about getting those Greek Christmas sweets ready! Every year you'll find Melomakarona and Kourambiedes set out on the tables in every house. Along with this is the special Christmas Bread - Christopsomo (Christ's Bread). Which is your favourite? Just click on the links below to go straight to the recipes and start baking!CHRISTOPSOMO (Christ's Bread)KOURAMBIEDESMELOMAKARONAEat and Enjoy! ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Top 15 Absolute Favourite Greek Recipes

    7 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    We've put together here a list of the most popular Greek recipes on our blog over the last few years. We were originally going to make it the Top 10, but some of them were so close that we decided to extend it to the Top 15! To go to the recipes just click on the links.And thanks to you all for making these recipes, and many others, popular!1. LAMB KLEFTIKO2. TZATZIKI3. DOLMADES (STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES)4. PASTICHIO5. CHEESE PIE (TIROPITA)6. VEGETARIAN MOUSSAKA7. FASOLAKIA (GREEN BEANS)8. TIROKAFTERI (SPICY CHEESE DIP)9. EGGPLANT DIP (MELITZANOSALATA)10. SOUVLAKI11. LAMB YOUVETSI12. BEAN SOUP…
  • 10 Most Popular Greek Recipes On Pinterest For November

    3 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    These are the 10 most popular Greek recipes from our boards in Pinterest this last month. Yet again, 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 PapoutsakiaKourambiedesGreen Beans (Fasolakia)Peinirli Tirokafteri (Spicy Cheese Dip)Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)Cheese Pie (Tiropita) with Feta and BechamelGigantes (Butterbeans)BouyourdiEat and Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 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…
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    Pots and Frills

  • Roasted Onions with Walnuts and Pancetta--Italian Style

    Pots and Frills
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:15 pm
    For me, being Polish, traditionally, the Christmas Eve supper is the most important meal during the whole Christmas season. This is the day when I make and eat all my favorite Polish dishes: cabbage with dry porcini mushrooms, cooked yellow peas, clear beet soup, herrings, and pierogi with cabbage, just to name a few. But because of my kids, who are still very picky and eat only certain dishes from a long list of traditional Polish Christmas food, this feast lasts only one day. Then, for the rest of Christmas Holidays, I prepare dishes that come from other culinary traditions, less meaty than…
  • Cooked Spinach Salad--Meditearanian Style

    Pots and Frills
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    This salad, coming from a Moroccan cuisine, is not a typical spinach salad because spinach used in it is not fresh but cooked. It is also better to use large spinach leaves for it, which have more texture and a richer taste rather than baby spinach leaves, which are often is used in salads because they are more tender and delicate in taste. The only challenge involved in preparing this salad is that it calls for many green ingredients and spices. They combine into a wonderfully rich taste. For me, preserved lemons and saffron are the ingredients that contribute most to defining this salad's…
  • Almond Cake with Persimmon Compote

    Pots and Frills
    29 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    This very nice Italian-style cake is one of the easiest cakes to make. It can be prepared entirely in a stand-up mixer. In principle, it is a cheesecake, but it does not taste like one. True to its Italian roots, it is made with the ricotta cheese, which gives it a nice moist texture but it does not stand out in the taste. As a result, the cake is very delicate and tastes more like a sponge almond cake than a cheesecake. I decided to garnish this cake with persimmons, which are now in season and are easily available in most of the stores, especially Asian and Middle Eastern. They have a…
  • 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…
 
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    A Cornish Food Blog | Jam and Clotted Cream

  • Giveaway: £25 House of Fraser Gift Voucher

    Beth Sachs
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    The lovely folks at House of Fraser have kindly given me a £25 gift voucher to give away to one Jam and Clotted Cream reader ....just in time for Christmas!To enter:To win the prize all you need to do is;1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries2. Entries can be via blog comment, Twitter, Facebook etc3. UK entrants onlyFor more information on how to enter blog giveaways using Rafflecopter please see this short video.Rafflecopter will tweet, like and follow on your behalf. For information on finding the URL of your tweet please see this. a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Christmas Meal Plan 2014

    Beth Sachs
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    Its been way too long since I was here. Those that follow me on Instagram or Twitter will know I'm currently expecting baby number 3 and working 5 days a week so its been extra busy. The baby is due at the beginning of April and I am due to start Mat Leave during February half term (when I hope to be able to start blogging again more regularly). Anyhow, to ease me back in gently I thought I'd post my Christmas week meal plan which will hopefully provide you with some inspiration and ideas for your festive get togethers. Due to moving to a bigger house in Februrary (with a rather large…
  • Malteser Cheesecake

    Beth Sachs
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    Oh my goodness this was good but not for the faint hearted! I felt compelled to do a 3 mile run the morning after the night before. A little slice goes a long way.I was trialling this for the safari supper that I'm hosting in August and it's definitely going on the menu! Now I've just got to figure out what else I'm going to make to feed 100+ people - eeek!!print recipeMalteser Cheesecakeby Beth Sachs July-7-2014An indulgent chocolaty double layer cheesecakeIngredients200g Malted Biscuits, crushed100g Salted Butter, melted10 Maltesers, crushed4 TBSP Caster Sugar600g Cream Cheese300ml Double…
  • Meal Plan 7th July - 13th July 2014

    Beth Sachs
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    Apologies for the short absence -I think its called end-of-term-itis! It seems to be a merry go round of sports days, school fete's, parents evenings, gardening and DIY projects at the moment. I've also been asked to host the dessert course for the village Safari Supper in August which means 100+ people through my house - and making enough desserts to feed them all. I haven't firmed up what I'm going to make yet so need to do that asap!I made a really nice pot roast chicken in a creamy tarragon sauce on Saturday which I will blog soon and trialled a couple of cheesecakes for the Safari…
  • Really Easy Apple and Gooseberry Crumble

    Beth Sachs
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:17 am
    My mum gave me a bag of early season gooseberries the other day - lovely and tart at this time of year and perfect for cooking with. The kids and I decided to make a HUGE apple and gooseberry crumble to enjoy over the weekend  - and there is plenty leftover for weekday puddings too.I'm a custard with crumble kind of person (apart from I have it for breakfast with Greek Yogurt!), as is my daughter, but the boys prefer theirs with clotted cream. Whichever you decide I can guarantee deliciousness!print recipeApple and Gooseberry Crumbleby Beth Sachs June-9-2014A delicious fruity crumble…
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    The Daily Dish

  • Holiday Dips and Bites

    Kristina Vanni
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Holiday parties are in full swing!  Many of us will be entertaining guests over the next few weeks from now through New Year’s Eve.  I am always on the lookout for new and exciting crowd-pleasing appetizers to serve. This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend a Hellmann’s Holidays tasting event with celebrity chef Tim Love!  He shared some of his favorite quick and easy holiday dips and spreads to help make your party a huge success. Keep reading for the recipes…   Everyone always loves a hot dip with warm crusty bread.  This “Artichoke Dip” is extra…
  • Bombay Mix

    Kristina Vanni
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    You know when you start snacking and then it tastes so good you keep telling yourself, “just one more bite.”  Then, of course, suddenly the bowl is half empty. Yep, that’s exactly how I felt when I first made a batch of this savory and spectacular Bombay Mix! Keep reading for the recipe… This recipe is a new take on snack mix that is sure to knock your socks off. Start by toasting Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and cashews in a dry pan.  One they are golden brown and fragrant, they can be transferred to a large bowl.  In the same pan, toast some curry powder, mustard…
  • Coffee and Chocolate Rice Pudding

    Kristina Vanni
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Feliz Navidad!  If you are looking to add a little south of the border flair to your menu this holiday season, this recipe for Coffee and Chocolate Rice Pudding is for you. In this unique preparation, coffee is infused into the rice and chocolate takes this creamy dessert to the next level. Keep reading for the recipe… Another unique twist in this recipe is that it uses Cocoa Pebbles cereal milk to add even more chocolate goodness.  I also like to throw in some cinnamon sticks while the rice is cooking with the milk.  The result is a rice pudding like you have never tasted before.
  • Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer

    Kristina Vanni
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    It looks like I have a new go-to appetizer for holiday entertaining! These stuffed mushroom appetizers are a bit of a trick.  They feel “meaty” yet they are completely vegetarian.  (They can even be made vegan by skipping the cheese on top.) There is even a bit of dry white wine used in the recipe, that way the rest of the bottle can be enjoyed with you guests! Keep reading for the recipe… There’s no waste in this recipe because you use both the mushroom caps and the stems.  After removing the stems from the mushroom, they are finely chopped and sautéed with the…
  • Leek and Gruyere Breakfast Quiche

    Kristina Vanni
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Entertaining during the holiday season means planning more than just festive dinners and whipping up show stopping desserts!  We are often hosting overnight guests and need to plan ideas for breakfast or brunch while they are in town. This rich Leek and Gruyere Breakfast Quiche is easy, impressive and ready to serve a crowd.  Plus, it has a mouthwatering twist – bacon in the crust! Keep reading for the recipe… The real treat in this recipe is the savory crust.  It is made from a combination of ground Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and bacon!  The filling is made with leeks,…
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    Cooks&Books&Recipes

  • Christmas Cookies, Two Ways: Super-Festive, Super-Easy (or Both!)

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    Check out Christmas Cookies Two Ways: Super-Festive, Super-Easy (or Both!) by Cooks&Books&Recipes at Foodie.com Christmas Cookies, Two Ways: Super-Festive, Super-Easy (or Both!) I have two and only two requirements for Christmas cookie recipes: (1) super-festive; (2) super-easy. However, my favorite recipes don’t need to fulfill both requirements. What I mean is that if a recipe is super-festive, I can forget the need for it to be super-easy – and vice-versa: a super-easy recipe doesn’t have to be super-festive. These 12 recipes fall across the spectrum. I’ve been spending…
  • Oyster Po’ Boy {Recipe}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Recipe for Oyster Po’ Boy, from The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Cookbook Oyster Po’ Boy {Grand Central Oyster Bar} Authors Sandy Ingber and Roy Finamore on Oyster Po’ Boy: This sandwich is our tribute to New Orleans. Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Kim: Although I love all kinds of seafood prepared in all possible ways, my favorite way to eat seafood is fried, which seems to enhance the true flavor of the dish. I chose to test the Oyster Po’ Boy recipe since oysters are readily available in my area. The list of ingredients was simple and featured a…
  • The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant {Cookbook}

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Cookbook by Sandy Ingber and Roy Finamore Publisher: Stewart, Tabori, and Chang Publication Date: October 2013 Buy on Amazon Featured Recipe: Oyster Po' Boy In any discussion of New York City landmark restaurants, the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant stands in a class by itself. From its unique position in the Terminal’s lower level, with the famous ‘Whispering Gallery’ at its entrance, waiters have been serving up platters of the freshest seafood for a century. Here are more than 100 of the restaurant’s classic…
  • Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Model 3SL Giveaway

    Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    Miracle-Gro AeroGarden Giveaway: Start Your Own Indoor Garden Now So perhaps you, like me not too long ago, may be thinking: “What’s an AeroGarden, and why would I want one?” And maybe like me, you’ve heard of “hydroponic gardening” and wondered what it was but never actually took the time to find out. Well, I can now give you some info. The technical definition is that hydroponics is “a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.” Here’s my short story: an indoor garden, no mess or bugs, plug-in…
  • 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…
 
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    Tastydays

  • Pretzel Crusted Chicken Will Be Hit Appetizer For Holidays

    brent
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    News 3’s Vicki Gonzalez talks with Jim Cropper and Shannon Venturo of The Cheesecake Factory, who are here to show viewers how to make an easy appetizer that is sure to please your holiday guests.>> ok, this is one of my favorite restaurants. i go there frequently. with christmas just days away and the end of hanukkah, it can get stressful. joing me today is jim coker and shannon from the cheesecake factory. pretzel-crusted chicken. >> yet. i wanted to art with our appetizers we make everything from scratch every day. you can enjoy any of these or taken to your holiday parties. we have…
  • CiKitchen – Healthy HolidayBaking

    brent
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Champaign – Meijer Healthy Living Advisor is sharing healthy holiday recipes your family will enjoy.>> welcome back. everywhere you look, there are holiday goodies to enjoy. >> indeed so tempting to eat more than one treat this time of year. it makes you wonder what would happen if we chose more healthier ingredients and we could have more. >> here to answer that, maribel, registered dietitian. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> sometimes people think of eating healthy and they get scared, they think it is not as good as the fatty, sugary stuff. >> if you make substitutions, you…
  • Drunken Mushrooms & Grilled Lamb Chops With A Pomegranate Wi

    brent
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Drunken Mushrooms & Grilled Lamb Chops with a Pomegranate Wine Sauceis next. >> ladies and gentlemen, we wanted to bring laura back in for the holidays from the the crave factory to serve something extra special. we’re getting mushrooms drunk today. >> drunken mushrooms. >> i’ve seen that before, but i didn’t know how you did. >> what we’re going to do is take two sticks of butter. >> we already have them going. >> uh-huh. >> then we’ll add in some garlic. >> okay. >> yep. >> i’ll do it. i feel like i’ll get to work here. a little bit of garlic.
  • CiKitchen – Holiday Treats Reveal

    brent
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Champaign – Sharing healthy holiday recipes.only you can come to the station between 8:30 and 5:00 to get your prize. >> back in the ci kitchen with maribel, dietitian. we started with cookies. >> cranberry apple walnut cookies and just made it a little bit healthier by using a white whole wheat flour so really fun and a great way to get the kids excited about christmas and in the spirit, especially if they had to make cookies for santa. >> these you substituted the avocado for the butter, which is really smart. and i’m dieing to try these. what went into this one? >> the…
  • Red River Ranch Fine Meats – Holiday Hot List Week 5

    brent
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Red River Ranch Fine Meats Check out Red River Ranch Fine Meats – Holiday Hot List Week 5 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.
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    Simply Trini Cooking

  • Pumpkin Macaroni Pie

    Felix
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Want a little more fibre in your diet? Then you need to try this pumpkin macaroni pie recipe. How it's done, you won't really taste the pumpkin too much but it's there helping you you along. When I first heard about it I wondered about the taste and if it would really peak my interest. [...]
  • Corn Salad

    Felix
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:09 pm
    This Christmas season instead of over doing it like the masses at this time I decided to take another path and still in good spirits celebrate but in a simple way. In fact taking this step off the beaten path has had me taking a good look  from the outside so to speak in the [...]
  • Pumpkin Ponche de Crème

    Felix
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    This pumpkin ponche de crème is de bomb..... The last post with the guava wine simply whetted your appetite and now that you're ready for more, this pumpkin ponche de crème is the perfect drink for a one two knockout ...Yeah that puncheon rum will have you wheeling lol :) Talking about knockouts, a few [...]
  • Guava Wine

    Felix
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    This guava wine has been curing for some time now but if you get your hands on some guava this Christmas season here is a simple wine recipe to make guava wine. There's not much to it because you're not really cooking lol :-) but it will still take some skill and close attention. First [...]
  • Simply Trini’s 7th Anniversary

    Felix
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:37 pm
    We truly have a lot to celebrate.  It is Simply Trini Cooking's 7th Year Anniversary.  On the whole it has been an enjoyable and busy time here.  We have posted almost 500 recipes and a little over 200 articles on the site to date.  It is a remarkable accomplishment!  And I hope this commitment to [...]
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    The Creamright Blog » The Creamright Blog |

  • Gingerbread Cream

    Creamright
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Ingredients: 1.5 cups heavy cream .5 cup milk .5 cup chocolate sauce 1/4 cup gingerbread spice mix ( to taste ) Preparation: Stir together all ingredients and pass through the iSi funnel & sieve. Put into a 1 US pint Whipper, screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Meringue

    Creamright
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Ingredients: 10 pieces Egg white 3/4 cup Sugar 1 tsp Lemon juice 1/2 tsp Salt Preparation: Pass the egg white through a fine mesh sieve and stir in sugar in a casserole dish. heat to 50 °C (122 °F). Ensure that the sugar fully dissolves. Beat briefly with an egg whisk, remove from the heat, and cool the dish by placing on ice water. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Shake vigorously before serving. Tip: Can be served warm by pouring the mixture into…
  • Panna Cotta Espuma

    Creamright
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Ingredients: 1 cup Milk 1/2 cup sparkling wine 1/4 cup Powdered sugar 1/4 cup Milk powder 2 pieces Sheet(s) of gelatin 2 tbsp. Amaretto 2 cups Sugar syrup 1 pieces Bunch of basil 5 pieces Sheet(s) of gelatin Preparation: Bring the milk, water, milk powder, and sugar to boil. Dissolve the pressed gelatin in the mixture. Add amaretto. Pass the mixture through the iSi funnel & sieve directly into the 1 US pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger and shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Shake vigorously before serving. For the basil jello, dissolve the pressed gelatin in 2…
  • Jalapeño Tequila ( Rapid Infusion )

    Creamright
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Ingredients: 36 g of thinly sliced, seeded and deveined green jalapeño pepper 470 ml abv blanco tequila Preparation: Put all ingredients into a 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake and then vent by pressing the lever down fully. Screw on 1 more N20 cream charger. Rest for 2 minutes and then vent by pressing the lever down fully. Rest for 1 minute. Pour through the iSi funnel & sieve into a container. Rest for 10 minutes.
  • Thyme Vinegar ( Rapid Infusion)

    Creamright
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    Ingredients: 1 cup White balsamic vinegar 35 g thyme Preparation: Coarsely cut the thyme and put with white balsamic vinegar into a 1 US Pint Whipper. Screw on 1 N20 cream charger, shake vigorously 5 times, and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Afterwards quickly vent the iSi Whipper by pressing the lever. Pour the vinegar through the iSi funnel & sieve into a glass.
 
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    Kitchen Konfidence

  • What I Drink: Apple & Quince Sparkler

    Brandon Matzek
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Today on Kitchen Konfidence, we’re once again getting boozy. The Ginger Snap cocktail that I shared last week is for all your Holiday parties.  This Apple & Quince Sparkler is for New Year’s Eve.  It’s light, crisp, seasonal and 100% fabulous.  It’s also the next signature cocktail in the What I Drink series, a spirited collaboration between me, Brian from A Thought For Food, and Vijay from Noshon.It. The last time we got together, the three of us shared our go-to cocktails, including an Old Fashioned (made with Vanilla Sugar), a 1794 Cocktail, and a…
  • Savory Waffles with Rosemary, Ham and Dubliner Cheese

    Brandon Matzek
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    I hate to admit this, but I recently spent $200 on a new waffle iron. Crazy, I know. But I love waffles. And so does Jorge. So I feel like it’s more of an investment piece for the kitchen ;). Since purchasing this beast of a machine, I’ve been cooking up waffles almost every weekend. Buttermilk waffles topped with fresh fruit and nuts. Pumpkin waffles drizzled with ginger syrup. Spiced vanilla waffles dotted with leftover cranberry sauce. And these Savory Waffles with Rosemary, Ham and Dubliner Cheese. Studded with rosy chunks of Black Forest ham, these buttermilk waffles are…
  • The Ginger Snap Cocktail

    Brandon Matzek
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Happy Friday!! And Happy Holidays as well.  I can’t believe there are just 13 days left until Christmas (and 15 days until my Birthday)!  This Holiday season is flying by, but at least we’ve got 2 weekends left before the big day.  Ample time for Holiday cocktail parties.  This year, I’m serving up this Ginger Snap Cocktail.  Ginger is a favorite spice of mine, so I decided to come up with an easy-to-make cocktail that’s just bursting with ginger flavor. The Ginger Snap starts with Malahat Spirits Co. Ginger Rum.  Malahat Spirits Co. is a local San Diego…
  • Five-Spice Shortbread Cookies with Candied Clementines

    Brandon Matzek
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    Let’s talk Holiday cookies. My standards are chocolate chip cookies, and super spicy ginger snaps.  But each year, I like to throw a new cookie into the mix to keep things interesting.  This year, it’s these Five-Spice Shortbread Cookies with Candied Clementines. I don’t even try to hide the fact that I love Chinese Five-Spice Powder.  The five spices are: cinnamon, clove, star anise, fennel seed and Szechwan peppercorns.  Traditionally, it’s more of a savory spice, but I love using it in desserts and drinks.  It’s similar to pumpkin pie spice, but with a…
  • That Time I Met Nigella Lawson

    Brandon Matzek
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Several months ago, ABC invited me to take a behind-the-scenes tour of a taping of The Taste.  I enjoy the show, and it was an opportunity to potentially meet Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Marcus Samuelsson and Ludo Lefebvre, so I was like, “Yes, please!”  Continue reading for photos from the experience plus a story about how I 100% geeked out when I first laid eyes on Nigella.Continue reading: That Time I Met Nigella Lawson
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    Within the Kitchen

  • Drunken Beef and Potato Stew

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Vancouver rarely gets really cold. Usually our winters are mild and rainy with a few periods of snow thrown in over the season. This year, however, has been colder than usual...and I'm not complaining because it has also been sunnier than usual...I'll take sunny & cold over mild  & rainy anytime!And let's face it, cold weather is perfect for cooking up soups and stews. Stew is exactly where my mind went to when I was trying to decide on a recipe to create for The Little Potato Company. Have you heard of them? If not, you've probably seen them...they're in lots of grocery stores…
  • Feta Olive Pesto Spread

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    We're about to embark on that time of year when snowflakes fall on nose and eyelashes, bells jingle, and family and friends come home for the holidays! All of this means more parties, get togethers and nights filled with the angst of trying to decide what to feed all of these people!This spreadable feta-olive pesto spread is perfect - if you take some shortcuts, it's super easy and fast to put together and if you take the long way it's still not that hard. It will definitely impress your guests if you serve it like we did - in individual serving cups (sake cups) with little bread sticks!I use…
  • Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    These cookies are soft, cakey, chocolately and with just a whisper of coconut flavor. They are possibly my favorite chocolate chip cookie. I used coconut oil because I didn't have any butter on hand. I wasn't sure I would like it since I don't use coconut oil often but taking this risk paid off! And when they are still warm and gooey, omg, they are nirvana on your tongue!Makes approx 4 dozen cookies.Ingredients2/3 cup coconut oil, melted2 cups brown sugar2 eggs2 tbsp hot water1 tablespoon instant espresso powder2-2/3 cups all purpose flour1 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp salt1/2…
  • 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.
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    Good Food Life

  • Winter Squash and Pear Soup Recipe

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    Winter squash is abundant this time of year in many varieties and forms. Long beige tubes, round bumpy and green, blue warty pumpkin-types and more. Make the most of these incredible varieties by mixing with seasonal ingredients and using a simple preparation. Roasting squash is a simple way to cook and store for fast weeknight use. Just chop in half, remove the seeds and coat with a little oil. Lay the squash face down and cook until the skin is easily pierced with a sharp knife. Then you can either scoop out the flesh and store in freezer bags for later use or make a delicious soup like the…
  • Leeks Braised with Thyme

    Debra Dubief
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Braised leeks are meltingly creamy with a delicate flavor that is wonderful alongside so many things. The butter, liquids and herbs can be switched out to suit your meal or mood. Adding chopped apples to the leeks and substituting apple cider for part of the liquid adds a nice sweet note that is particularly wonderful with halibut or poultry. Or finish with chopped fresh tarragon and a squeeze of fresh lemon to serve with cous cous or salmon. PrintLeeks Braised with Thyme Ingredients4-6 leeks 3-4 Tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil 1 1/2 cups white wine or stock, or combination of both 2…
  • Why Spanish Tapas Should be at Your Holiday Party

    Louise Hasson
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    For those of you have been to Spain, the tapa bars may have been some of the most exciting dining discoveries of your trip. Tapas celebrate all that is good about regional Spanish cuisine.  In Spain, if you are near the shore, the finest seafood is served to you.  If you are in the city you are tantalized with deluxe cured meats: Serrano and Ibérico hams and chorizo. Wherever you travel your palate is drawn to the best of the region from succulent pork raised on acorns in the countryside to the flavor and aroma of fresh oranges from Valencia. Tapas are not dinner but they can easily be…
  • Balsamic Green Beans with Crunchy Shallots

    Gabriel Avila-Mooney
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    What really makes this green bean dish memorable is the robust sweetness of the balsamic reduction along with the crispy crunchy of the fried shallots. Not that the green beans are keeping up mind you, but the sweet-tart flavor of balsamic and the crunchy mini-onion ring bites will keep people going back for more. You better make a double batch. Tip: Just an FYI, these shallot rings are a great addition to top just about anything, from steaks and burgers to casseroles and soups. Make this one of your kitchen staples (they’ll keep well for about four days if fried correctly and stored in…
  • 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…
 
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    Eat In Eat Out

  • Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Side Dish

    Lori
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    Looking for a new and healthy side dish for the holiday table? Try delicious Creamy Mashed Cauliflower! I may be the only one in the world that really doesn’t like potatoes all that much. Are there others like me? Are some of you tired of the same old mash and looking for a new twist? Rejoice, here’s... Read More » The post Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Side Dish appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • S’mores Shortbread Cookies

    Lori
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Bring a bit of summer camping to the holidays with Easy S’mores Shortbread Cookies How is the holiday baking going? Too busy shopping and wrapping and shopping some more to think about baking cookies? Well if you have time for only one this year, try these S’mores Shortbread Cookies. What could be better than the combination... Read More » The post S’mores Shortbread Cookies appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Kennedy’s Famous Shrimp Dip

    Lori
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    O.K. so it’s not that famous… but it should be! I hope the Kennedy clan will forgive me for letting this family favourite out of the bag. The holidays would never be the same around our house unless I made Betty’s Shrimp Dip. This recipe has stood the test of time for some 70 years… so... Read More » The post Kennedy’s Famous Shrimp Dip appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • Chocolate Gingerbread Torte with Orange Mascarpone Whipped Frosting

    Lori
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    This ultimate holiday dessert brings together the rich spice of gingerbread with dark chocolate and fresh citrus. I’m sad to say that after 2 years and 24 cakes, this is my final Cake of the Month. In January I’m starting fresh with the first chapter of Sweet of the Month! You can look forward to new inspiring recipes for squares, pies,... Read More » The post Chocolate Gingerbread Torte with Orange Mascarpone Whipped Frosting appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
  • EIEO Cookie eBook 2014

    Lori
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Just in time for holiday baking – the EIEO Cookie eBook 2014 is here! It’s our 4th annual Holiday Cookie eBook, a free download for all subscribers! This year, once again, we included the 7 winners of our Christmas in July cookie contest along with 5 new tasty recipes. I encourage you mix it up this year by trying... Read More » The post EIEO Cookie eBook 2014 appeared first on Eat In Eat Out.
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    Nicole's Nutrition--Atlanta Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

  • Christmas Casserole

    Nicole
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:03 am
    I hosted Sunday family dinner at my house last week and was trying to think of something festive, yet healthy to cook. This recipe is also gluten free, soy free, and uses only a small amount of grain. I found this idea on Pinterest, and will link back to it if I can find it again. It actually is much healthier than it looks! The recipe is loaded with 5 bell peppers. It’s a good way to sneak veggies into a recipe! There is still a lot of cheese in here… But, this recipe makes enough for 8 people. We also served it with a side salad. Christmas Casserole Serves 8 people Allow 1 hour…
  • Easy Caramel Pecans

    Nicole
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Your typical caramel or sugary nuts have massive amounts of refined sugar and butter. I have tweaked the recipe slightly so that it is about half the sugar, and uses more natural ingredients. This recipe also happens to be super easy! It is perfect for the holidays and gift giving! I know my coworkers have loved them Easy Caramel Pecans (And Healthier!) Makes 1 small gift-giving batch Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plain, raw pecans (I just eye-ball it) 2 Tbsp. coconut oil 1 Tbsp. stevia 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. raw honey 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla extract…
  • Perfectly Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

    Nicole
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Sauteed Brussel sprouts is a staple dinner food item in my house. Maybe you think I’m crazy, but no, they are delicious! And this particular recipe does not involve bacon. (But, I will use bacon from time to time!) I even got my Mom (Psycho Holiday Baker) to try more than one bite (she typically hates Brussel sprouts). Sauteed Brussel Sprouts Ingredients: 3 cups fresh Brussel sprouts, cut in half (you can use frozen in a pinch) 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 large sweet yellow onion or red onion, sliced 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp. mustard seed (or 1-2 tsp. jar mustard) 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper…
  • 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.
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    Veena's Kitchen

  • Banana muffin recipe

    Veena
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:26 am
    Banana muffin is an easy and quick to make recipe.       Ingredients: Whole wheat flour(1/2 cup) All purpose flour/maida(1/2 cup) Baking powder(3/4 tsp) Egg (1) Butter (1/3 cup) Milk (1/3 cup) Banana... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eggless Semolina cake recipe

    Veena
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Eggless semolina cake is a healthy dish that I tried during this christmas season. It is quick and easy to make sponge cake. Ingredients: Semolina (1 cup) Whole wheat flour (1/2 cup) All purpose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baked chakli recipe

    Veena
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:42 am
    Baked Chakli is a crunchy and tasty tea time snack. This is a baked version of the original deep fried chakli. It has very little oil that makes it healthier dish. Ingredients: Rice flour (1/2 cup)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Baked sev recipe

    Veena
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Baked sev is a crispy and tasty snack.  This recipe is a healthier version of the original sev recipe. Enjoy this festival with this delicious and crispy sev. Ingredients: Bengal gram flour (1 cup)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nariyal ka ladoo

    Veena
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Nariyal ka ladoo or Coconut ladoo is very simple and popular dish that you can make quickly for the upcoming Diwali festival. Ingredients: Ghee (2 tsp) Cashew Nuts(few) Coconut(freshly grated of half... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Spiral-Sliced Ham with Cider-Bourbon Glaze

    Lynne Webb
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Glazed with apple cider, brown sugar and bourbon, this Southern-style spiral-sliced ham is a delicious, easy main dish to serve for company. Continue reading →       
  • Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash w/Winter Fruit Compote

    Lynne Webb
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    These buttery, oven-roasted acorn squash filled with a sweet winter fruit compote make a delicious side dish to serve with baked ham, roast pork or turkey. Continue reading →       
  • Southern-Style Green Beans

    Lynne Webb
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Slow cooked with smoky bacon and sweet onions, these Southern-style green beans are sure to become a family favorite. Continue reading →       
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits

    Lynne Webb
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Flaky, flavorful and mildly sweet, these easy sweet potato biscuits are great for breakfast sandwiches, or as an accompaniment to main dishes like baked ham. Continue reading →       
  • Eggnog Cocktails

    Lynne Webb
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Four recipes for holiday eggnog cocktails - classic spiked egg nog, eggnog martini, Mexican eggnog and a bourbon egg nog shake. Continue reading →       
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    Mostly About Chocolate Blog

  • Hotel Chocolat Wins Christmas

    Judith Lewis
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:09 am
    Luxury cocoa grower and chocolatier Hotel Chocolat has a dazzling 2014 Christmas collection. I know, I’ve eaten most of it *burp* You all know if you follow me on Twitter that I love Hotel Chocolat. I am always on the … Continue reading → The post Hotel Chocolat Wins Christmas appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Oh Yeah – You KNOW It’s Christmas with Thorntons Chocolates!

    Judith Lewis
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:09 am
    From the moment you open door number one of your advent calendar or hear your favourite festive tune on the radio, you know it’s Christmas. And Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without your favourite Thorntons chocolates. Even my nephew always … Continue reading → The post Oh Yeah – You KNOW It’s Christmas with Thorntons Chocolates! appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • The Chocolate Society Christmas Collection – Buy it NOW or you’ll be sorry!

    Judith Lewis
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:09 am
    It is a rare occasion that I am gifted with chocolate from The Chocolate Society. Despite offering to review things when they wished it, they have never sent me anything – UNTIL NOW and boy was it worth the wait. … Continue reading → The post The Chocolate Society Christmas Collection – Buy it NOW or you’ll be sorry! appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • OMFG WTF Should I Buy?!? My 2014 Holiday Picks

    Judith Lewis
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:09 am
    I’m Canadian and so besides a terminal need to be polite I also use “holiday” instead of Christmas. That’s also because half my family is Jewish and so clearly Christmas wasn’t the only thing happening in December but let me … Continue reading → The post OMFG WTF Should I Buy?!? My 2014 Holiday Picks appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
  • Palmes D’Or 2004 Brut Reviewed

    Judith Lewis
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    I’m still learning about champagne and so I try and ask questions. I try and ask a lot of questions and so last night I learned that champagne was discovered by a monk (thus Dom – and his name was … Continue reading → The post Palmes D’Or 2004 Brut Reviewed appeared first on Mostly About Chocolate Blog.
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    The Picky Eater: A Healthy Food Blog

  • Healthy Holiday Survival Guide from The Picky Eater

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The holidays are right around the corner! So begins the world of warm and cozy parties with family and friends, delicious baked goodies, home cooked meals, and tons of indulgence. With all of that going on, it can be hard to stick to a healthy diet and not go totally overboard for the entire month of December and part of January But luckily, with a few tips and tricks, you can have your holiday cake and eat it too – without adding on any extra pounds. Here is my holiday survival guide to take with you this season: Tip #1: Don’t Skip Meals! Before leaving for a party, eat a…
  • My Top 5 Foods for Healthy Skin & Hair

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Making your hair and skin healthier can start as soon as your next meal. While there are lots of products we can buy to make our skin and hair look better from the outside; the best way to get smooth skin and shiny hair is to improve the foods you’re putting into your body! Just like every part of your body, the processes that support strong vibrant hair and skin are dependent on the foods you eat. Other factors like stress, lack of sleep, smoking, etc. can affect how your hair and skin look – but assuming you are sleeping well, don’t smoke and are managing your stress – the foods you…
  • Cucumber Gazpacho

    Anjali @ The Picky Eater
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When I think of gazpacho, I typically think of hot summer days, sitting on the beach, traveling through Spain and Portugal, and ultimate relaxation. So it might be counterintuitive to make gazpacho in the winter, where it’s 35 degrees today, sunny but cold – with no beach in sight. Which is exactly why I decided to make it for a light dinner tonight I felt like recreating some of mine and the husband’s travels with a green gazpacho, some cheese, crusty bread and wine. It completely hit the spot. Refreshing, cool, slightly sweet – who says you can’t have a…
  • 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;…
 
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    CulinaryChat

  • Ham and Apple Butter Biscuit Sandwich

    CulinaryChat
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    While winter brings chilly temperatures and longer nights, there’s nothing that can bring a family together like a warm meal. In the hopes that everyone has a meal to share with loved ones, country music star Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, has teamed up with Smithfield, encouraging others to lend a ham to those […] The post Ham and Apple Butter Biscuit Sandwich appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Beef Up Your Holidays

    CulinaryChat
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    For many families, gathering around the table is as treasured a holiday tradition as gathering around the tree to exchange gifts with loved ones. With universal appeal, cuts of tender, juicy beef are ideal for a wide range of family-friendly dishes — from appetizers to special occasion holiday entrees. If your seasonal celebrations and commitments […] The post Beef Up Your Holidays appeared first on CulinaryChat.
  • Johnsonville Sausage Balls

    CulinaryChat
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    You don’t have to be an accomplished chef to host a memorable holiday gathering. The key is to keep it simple, get a little creative and plan ahead. Hosting a fun holiday party with family and friends should not mean endless hours in the kitchen and shopping for exotic ingredients. The post Johnsonville Sausage Balls appeared first on 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 […] 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 […] The post This Holiday, Create a Colorful Feast appeared first on CulinaryChat.
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    Snark & Pepper

  • Week 19: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    Kerry
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    BIG loss this week — I’m down 3.2 lbs! It is really weird to lose weight this time of year. I’m so used to hitting the reset button every January 1. I hope to hit my official 25 pound milestone next week. I get a charm for that one. I had an emotionally draining week after finding out my cat Hank has cancer. Instead of drowning my sorrows with food, it seems the stress made me eat less. So, this loss was a silver lining to an otherwise hard week. HOWEVER… I did have a moment where I wanted to eat my feelings and go get some french fries and a double cheeseburger when…
  • Week 18: Weight Watchers Weigh In

    Kerry
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Sorry for my long absence! I did go weigh in this past Saturday. It’s been a hectic week so I haven’t sat down to write up a post… I was up 0.4 lb after Thanksgiving/visiting NYC. I’m totally pleased with that. Just maintaining/not gaining much over the holidays will be a win for me. I added a new section to the site this week –> Weight Watchers FAQ I know this time of year everyone is thinking of their New Year’s resolutions (well, maybe not yet… that’s what December 31 is for), so I came up with some questions people thinking about joining…
  • 6 Awesome Weight Watchers Instagram Accounts

    Kerry
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    If you think Instagram is nothing but tweens posting selfie, think again. There’s a very active Instagram community around Weight Watchers, so it’s become a huge source of inspiration for me to follow a lot of fellow Weight Watchers. When I did Weight Watchers years ago, I used to hang around the message boards on the site to get meal ideas, tips and motivation. Now, I use Instagram for that. Times have changed. If you’re on Instagram and want to find other Weight Watchers peeps, search hashtags like #weightwatchers, #wwfamily, #wwcommunity, and #wwsisterhood. Once you find…
  • 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…
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    The Development of Taste

  • A Chocolate Lover’s Hot Chocolate Recipe and the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself This Year

    Renia
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. This is the sixth installment in our annual Savor the Holidays series. For today’s thoughts, we welcome back Joy B. Rudolph to share here thoughts on self-care and hot chocolate. As part of my faith tradition I celebrate Advent. This means I spend intentional time each day of December anticipating Christmas and what that day means...  Read More » The post A Chocolate Lover’s Hot Chocolate Recipe and the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself This Year appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts:…
  • Peppermint Chocolate Cherry Cookies

    Renia
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Can a cookie change the world? Maybe it can. This month it brought over 500 food bloggers together to take a whack at kids cancer. This year I participated in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014. The annual holiday tradition helps to raise money for Cookies for Kids Cancer, an organization that helps fight...  Read More » The post Peppermint Chocolate Cherry Cookies appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts: Valentine’s Day Cherry Cookies Recipe A Minimalist Guide to Holiday Baking Savor the…
  • How to Peel Tomatoes, Weekend Cooking Techniques #7

    Renia
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. Jacques Pepin mentions using a peeled tomato as a garnish. I tried it and it tastes great, but let’s be honest, that’s a lot of fussy nonsense for a garnish. The real reason we want to peel and seed tomatoes is to make a good sauce. This technique takes less than one minute to complete,...  Read More » The post How to Peel Tomatoes, Weekend Cooking Techniques #7 appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts: How to seed a cucumber: Weekend Cooking Techniques #5 How to make duxelles: Weekend Cooking…
  • A Minimalist Guide to Holiday Baking Savor the Holidays #4

    Renia
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Development of Taste - Recipes for life, love and dinner too. One hot December morning, not so long ago, I woke up with a surge of energy and decided to bake Christmas cookies for all my friends and family. Six different cookie recipes, $200 in ingredients and two full days of baking later, I remembered making pretty baked goods really isn’t one of my strengths. Most of my...  Read More » The post A Minimalist Guide to Holiday Baking Savor the Holidays #4 appeared first on The Development of Taste. Related posts: Savor the Holidays Day 5: Thanksgiving food prep help…
  • 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. Related posts: Bossy Salad Dressing Recipe & Why Bourdain vs. Vegans is Bullshit Act the way you…
 
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    Spanish Food and Cuisine

  • Chorizo Empanada Recipe

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    Chorizo Empanada RecipeEmpanada is a typical Tapas recipe from Spain, it is larger than the Mexican one and it can be stuffed with many different ingredients but the most common are chorizo, tuna and ground beef! Calories : 412 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: MediumNotesCheck out our delicious beef empanada recipe!  Food type: AppetizersMeatPorkSide dishesTapas
  • Baked Tuna In Tomato Sauce

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Baked Tuna In Tomato SauceBaked tuna fish recipe with tomato sauce! Discover how to prepare this delicious and easy to cook Spanish tuna recipe with tomato sauce. Calories : 439 calPrice estimation: More than 10 $Complexity level: MediumNotesThe best and juiciest tuna cut for this recipe is the head, but you can also use the uppper back meat (see tuna cuts). Food type: FishMain dishesTapas
  • Beef Tenderloin Recipe With Red Wine Sauce

    admin
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Beef Tenderloin Recipe With Red Wine SauceSpanish grilled beef tenderloin recipe with red wine sauce! A yummy beef recipe with an easy red wine sauce from Spain. Calories : 435 calPrice estimation: More than 10 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: Main dishesBeefTapas
  • Tuna In Tomato Sauce Recipe

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Tuna In Tomato Sauce RecipeTuna fish stew in tomato sauce, a typical fish stew recipe from Spain in a yummy and easy tomato sauce with onions and peppers. Calories : 354 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: MediumNotesIf you like tuna stew, take a look to our homemade Marmitako recipe, the famous Basque tuna stew with potatoes!  Food type: FishMain dishes
  • Caprese Skewers Recipe

    admin
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:07 am
    Caprese Skewers RecipeCaprese skewers, discover this Spanish-style appetizer recipe typical from Italy with Cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil! Calories : 132 calPrice estimation: 5 - 10 $Complexity level: Easy Food type: AppetizersSaladsSide dishesTapasVeggies
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    Rawfully Tempting™

  • Pecan-Carob Maca Milkshake

    Barbara Shevkun
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Oh Yum! Thank you Living Tree Community for another fantastic product. Of course this is lick-off-the-spoon-fantastic, but I was in a hurry and wanted to toss together a quick, satisfying beverage. I didn't quite measure everything, so amounts are approximate, but this is so reminiscent of a frothy milkshake. Feel free to adjust as needed.READ MORE »
  • Dairy-Free (Mocha) Almond Yogurt

    Barbara Shevkun
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    I was inspired to revisit almond yogurt when a client asked me to prepare some for her. I had forgotten how easy it was. Once the plain yogurt was made, I moved on to Mocha Almond Yogurt. What a delight! I even added some leftover Water Kefir I had in refrigerator, along with probiotic powder. I didn't quite measure things exactly, but will list to the best of my ability. Enjoy!READ MORE »
  • 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 »
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    The HauteMeal

  • The Top 10 Recipes of 2014

    Stephanie Augustine
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Goodness, where did the year go? It’s almost 2015 already! That means it’s time to look back on the most popular recipes that I posted during 2014. I must say you guys were definitely feeling the desserts this year; only 2 savory dishes made it into the top 10. Without further ado, here they are. Click any title or picture to go directly to the relevant post!   10. Ribeye Cap with Chimichurri Sauce What’s as flavorful as a ribeye, but as tender as filet mignon? The ribeye cap!   9. 6-Layer Chocolate Elvis Cake Super moist chocolate cake layered with a peanut-banana…
  • Faux Real

    Stephanie Augustine
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sleek leather and full-length fur (faux, of course!) is perfect for making a girl feel a little special, and I definitely felt cool in this outfit. Patterned tights were the perfect final touch to take an already fierce look to the next level – not to mention that I love how they make my legs look! Dress from SimplyBe, alternative option here, options also available on eBay Necklace by Eloquii, nice option here Patterned tights by Nu & Nu Pumps by Dangerous, similar style here Fur Coat, vintage Today’s earworm: Never Say Never by Romeo Void…
  • Pop of Neon

    Stephanie Augustine
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    This time of year my outfits have a way of defaulting to blacks and browns, so I have to remind myself to inject a little color into my life. This pop of neon yellow is the perfect accent under a blue houndstooth coat. A leopard clutch makes for a fun neutral accessory without being too matchy. Coat from Old Navy Sweater Vest by Torrid, similar style here Blouse by Worthington, lovely version here Jeans by Torrid Rose Gold Pumps by ShoeDazzle, nice alternative here Clutch from JustFab Earrings from ModCloth Today’s earworm: We’re Far Enough from Heaven by Deep Cotton…
  • Chicken Spaghetti with Spinach and Mushrooms

    Stephanie Augustine
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Chicken spaghetti sounds like it should be a really simple dish, doesn’t it? Yet more often than not the recipe for this kind of meal calls for canned soup and too much cheese. My version is a little more straight-forward, with fresh spinach and mushrooms, and finished in a creamy velouté sauce seasoned with plenty of garlic and a hint of cayenne pepper. Finish it off with a fresh green salad or a little garlic bread, and I can’t imagine how dinner could get much better. I love this for weeknight meals, because it comes together really quickly. In fact, when I’m making a…
  • Perfectly Plaid

    Stephanie Augustine
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    I can’t stand being cold, so when this coat landed on my doorstep it was something of a mixed blessing. I was eager to try it on and see how it looked – the shape and fabric are to die for – but I was a little apprehensive about exactly when I’d get to wear it given that the weather had taken a decided turn for the frosty. But this was surprisingly warm and versatile. It’s certainly not appropriate for, say, a blizzard, but it’s perfect for in-between weather, of which there’s plenty. And I’m a little obsessed with the plaid, which gives it…
 
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Chickpea Blini with Hummus and Mushrooms {vegan + gluten free}

    Jennifer
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:50 pm
    These fantastic chickpea blini are a great way to kick off your holiday celebrations. Topped with hummus, mushrooms and porcini they are vegan and gluten free! We’ve been eating a lot of chickpea crepes, also called socca, in our house of late. Continue reading Chickpea Blini with Hummus and Mushrooms {vegan + gluten 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 full without written permission and appropriate credit. Please contact me for…
  • Christmas Cookbook Guide – my favourite vegetarian cookbooks

    Jennifer
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I have a bit of a weakness for cookbooks. Ok, a bit of a weakness is an understatement. I love cookbooks and only wished my budget allowed me to add all the books I wanted to my collection. Some are beautiful, and I love flipping through the pages, despite the fact I know I’ll perhaps never cook from them. Others are more useful, and well loved, and used regularly. So I thought I’d share today some of my favourite cookbooks to inspire your Christmas gift buying. Starting with my favourite vegetarian cookbooks. Continue reading Christmas Cookbook Guide – my favourite…
  • Portobello Mushroom Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayonnaise {vegetarian}

    Jennifer
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Juicy portobello mushrooms and crispy baguettes come together in this vegetarian spin on the Vietnamese classic bánh mì. My parents have spent the last few months in France, and heading to the boulangerie to purchase freshly baked baguettes has become a daily ritual for them. After months of hearing tales from my parents of the amazing baguettes they’d been enjoying I started baking my own in earnest. Continue reading Portobello Mushroom Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayonnaise {vegetarian} or leave a comment ©2014 Delicious Everyday. All content in this feed (including photographs and…
  • 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.
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    The Dinner-Mom

  • Chicken and Rice Salad with Arugula, Almonds and Peppers

    Marjory
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chicken and Rice Salad with arugula, almonds, red peppers and a tasty sesame dressing is a quick and easy dish that is dressed to impress! It’s perfect for a potluck gathering…or last minute dinner plans. Ready or not…the holiday season is in full swing. Parties, presents and packing for trips are added to an already […] The post Chicken and Rice Salad with Arugula, Almonds and Peppers appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies

    Marjory
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies are light, crispy and very versatile. Whether enjoyed straight from the oven, drizzled with chocolate or sandwiched with a little ice cream in between, your friends and family are in for a delight.   There are cookie exchanges. And, then there are super-charged, GINORMOUS cookie exchanges. I made these for the latter…the 2014 […] The post Easy Oatmeal Lace Cookies appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Ambrosia Apple Dessert Nachos for #iloveAmbrosia

    Marjory
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Got 15 minutes? Then you can enjoy a delicious plate of Apple Dessert Nachos featuring Ambrosia apples. They’re a stunner at the holiday dessert table and healthy too! Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the #iloveambrosia campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time and was gifted […] The post Ambrosia Apple Dessert Nachos for #iloveAmbrosia appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin with an Herb Crust

    Marjory
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Roasted Pork Tenderloin is slathered with a lemony mustard sauce and pressed with a Parmesan cheese and fresh herb breading. It’s a delightful presentation that is as tasty as it looks! Yum Holiday and special occasion dinners are on my mind these days. This time of year we filled the monthly menu at our meal assembly […] The post Roasted Pork Tenderloin with an Herb Crust appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
  • Ideas for Turkey Leftovers and a Thanksgiving Poem

    Marjory
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Wishing family, friends and readers and very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy this Thanksgiving poem, some ideas for turkey leftovers and a wonderful day filled with many blessings! I am thankful for so many blessing, especially my girls, hubby, puppy and family near and far! And, Dinner-Mom readers. Your comments, sharing and feedback make […] The post Ideas for Turkey Leftovers and a Thanksgiving Poem appeared first on The Dinner-Mom.
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    Veg Recipes of India

  • veg makhanwala recipe, how to make veg makhanwala recipe

    dassana amit
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    veg makhanwala recipe with step by step photos – rich, creamy and buttery veg makhanwala recipe. makhanwala means a dish having butter. whether the butter is more or less depends upon the home chef. ‘makhan’ is the hindi word for butter. generally, in the everyday indian cooking we don’t add butter while sauteing. the recipe is made with either oil or ghee. of course there are some recipes that use butter and this vegetable makhanwala is one of them. this veg makhanwala recipe is adapted from the tried and tested recipe of paneer butter masala. in a makhanwala or…
  • vegetable soup recipe, how to make mix vegetable soup recipe

    dassana amit
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    mix vegetable soup recipe with step by step photos – a clear vegetable soup made with veggies. again an easy soup recipe that good for the winters. this soup recipe is the way i make tibetan thukpa minus the noodles. so when noodles are not there, i prepare this light, warm and nutritious soup. i have added moong sprouts in the soup and they do give a good taste and texture in the soup. though if you don’t have moong sprouts, you can just skip them. you can also add tofu in the soup. this soup is also a good way to use leftover veggies from the kitchen. just add whatever veggies…
  • sev tameta nu shaak recipe, gujarati sev tamatar sabzi recipe

    dassana amit
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    sev tameta nu shaak recipe with step by step photos – here’s a quick & easy gujarati recipe of sev tamatar sabzi. basically spicy, sweet and tangy tomato curry topped with crisp sev. i had got a couple of requests to post this recipe. one recipe request was a dhaba style version too. what i am posting now is a homely no onion no garlic version. i will be adding the dhaba style sev tamatar sabzi also in some time. an easy no frills curry recipe that takes about 20 to 25 minutes to prepare. this sev tomato shaak is too good and the sev adds a lot of flavor, taste and texture to…
  • gobi gajar shalgam achar recipe | gajar gobi shalgam pickle

    dassana amit
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    gobi gajar shalgam achar recipe with step by step photos – sweet and sour punjabi winter special pickle made with cauliflower, carrots and turnips. finally i am sharing a punjabi recipe of this popular pickle or achar. i never got around to making this recipe in the last couple of years. this time around, i did manage to make this pickle. usually back home we make a dry pickle. but i like mine to be covered with oil and i also add vinegar. if you want, you can reduce the amount of oil. you can also skip vinegar. this is a family recipe with a few variations of my own. the veggies are…
  • basic eggless chocolate cake recipe, whole wheat chocolate cake

    dassana amit
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    basic eggless chocolate cake recipe with step by step photos – a simple and easy recipe of eggless whole wheat chocolate cake. yes the cake is made from whole wheat flour. so one can have the cake and eat it too i have already made this cake a couple of times to use it a basic cake for various chocolate frostings. i have even made eggless black forest cake from this basic chocolate cake. the texture of the cake is soft and moist. not very moist like the eggless chocolate cake recipe i have already posted. the recipe is also vegan as i have used oil. but you can add melted butter too. i…
 
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    Long Island Pulse

  • How to: Make Fantastic Holiday Bark

    info@lipulse.com
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    One of my favorite reasons to “cook” instead of “bake” is because nothing has to be precise.  You can add a little here, touch up a little there.  Take a little taste as you go along without worrying about getting sick from a raw egg poking around.  If your recipe needs another dash of salt, just sprinkle it right in there.  That is why most (if not all of my desserts) are as least complicated as possible and this Holiday Bark is right up there. Only five-ingredients, minimal steps and tons of fun to make.  Plus the more unique each piece breaks up, the…
  • Recipe: Seared Brussels Sprouts

    info@lipulse.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Thanksgiving is ALL about the sides…no news flash here to anyone. By the way, please don’t think I am suggesting for you to spend hours upon hours slaving away in the kitchen..how fair is that? It’s your holiday too.  On that note, this brings me to my latest dish, “Seared Brussels Sprouts with Purple Grapes.” While this seasonal recipe is so simply prepared, it actually erupts with flavor and taste.  Bonus…it’s budget friendly which will ensure a true Happy Thanksgiving To You! Ingredients 10 oz. brussels sprouts halved and trimmed 3 garlic cloves grated or minced 3…
  • 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…
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    YUM eating

  • Apple Pie Oatmeal

    chrystal
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    I bet you thought I was done with my oatmeal kick. Haha. I tricked you But seriously. If you like apple pie you are going to love this with all its warm cinnamon-y delicious goodness. Plus – it’s healthy. Right? I mean, what could be wrong with oatmeal, cooked apples and cinnamon? I am a huge fan of apple crisps. I like apple pie but I totally suck at making pies that need their own crust. That is, unless I cheat and use a premade crust. And, have Mr. Yum’s help. Otherwise I put it in a skillet. I use my cast iron skillet for a lot of things. I know this sounds like it is…
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

    chrystal
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    It’s time for me to come clean. I’m not feeling very festive this year. We didn’t put our tree up. No decorations. Elmer our Elf came for his first visit over the weekend. Most of my shopping is done. Nothing is wrapped. I haven’t done any of my homemade gifts or packaged up my gift boxes for friends out-of-town. I made out 5 Christmas cards today. I’m just not feeling full of holiday cheer. My  little family is going through a lot. Friday my mother-in-law brought kiddo over and along with the child she brought a table top tree. So, I went downstairs to get our…
  • 15 Warm-Me-Up Winter Cocktails

    chrystal
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    So far here in MI our winter has been fairly mild. I have seen a few sprinkles of white stuff, but no real accumulation. Pretty odd for this time of year. Even odder is that today is almost 50 degree and it’s supposed to last until Tuesday when the temps drop and it looks like we might just get some rain, which will freeze overnight. Oh boy, oh boy! Maybe we’ll have a white Christmas? Speaking of Christmas, are you ready? For the most part, I am. This year I decide to do all my shopping online. We’re not much in the holiday spirit this year; we didn’t even put up our…
  • 5 Chocolate Smoothie Recipes {#giveaway}

    chrystal
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m excited to be able to share with you guys  FOUR chocolate protein powder based recipes for smoothies. I’m really excited to share my experience with Ideal Shape as well. If not for them, I would not have come up with a few new recipes to add to my new smoothie recipe book. If you missed out on my first one, you can find that on the smoothie post. If you are interested in more smoothie recipes, I have quite a few of them here on YUM eating for FREE! I love my smoothies. I do have a hard time with some of the more fruity flavors in the cooler months, so I thought it would be…
  • #HintingSeason with Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy

    chrystal
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    They aren’t lying when they say that electronics update at the speed of lighting…ok, well , mostly they say that about iPhones; at least in my circle. But I feel it’s true with a lot of gadgets these days. I just bought my Cannon T3i last year, right around the time I started YUM. I use my iPhone a lot and have joined quite a few iPhoneography groups over the years hoping to get better at my craft. I do have a small, older, simple point and shoot. While it works fairly well, I got tired of having to replace the batteries because I used it so much. When I decided to take my…
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    Lemon & Olives: Exploring Greek Cooking And Culture

  • Cilantro and Parsley Soup

    Kenton Kotsiris
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I really love Amazon more during the month of December. Being a prime member, this 2 day shipping, and cheap next day delivery options really make holiday shopping much much easier. Every year, Jane and I say we’re going to do all our shopping online to avoid the crowds. We’re not 100% there yet, but I have a feeling we will be at that point next year as we’re getting pretty good at planning out for things like cyber Monday and watching all the deals and just dedicating the time to sit down and know exactly what we’re ordering. Hopefully you too are able…
  • Stuffed Bell Peppers With Goat Cheese

    Kenton Kotsiris
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Well today Jane and I are happy to release our 4th cooking video. They have actually turned into a really fun thing. We are in the process of looking for good lapel mics and also trying to figure out how in the world we would effectively record both of us talking where one mic doesn’t pick up the other person. Video editing is complex, and while we’re only using what came with our mac, we are thinking about growing it and investing in some software. In the mean time, we love doing these ones with music that just focus on the most important thing – the food. This video was fun to…
  • Zucchini With Garlic & Olive Oil

    Kenton Kotsiris
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The month of December has been a busy one for us. We’re in the middle of Christmas shopping, which can cause a little dip in the business account, as we walk down aisles like this (Instagram photo) and of course there is something we need. Yep, #foodbloggerproblems I swear there must be people that sit around a table all day coming up with such unique kitchen accessories and when I see them, I wonder how I’ve been able to cook without it. The good news is, almost 90% of the time, we end up putting half of what we wanted to buy back. I mean, my yia yia didn’t have any of that stuff! I…
  • Shells Filled With Chicken Mediterranean Salad

    Kenton Kotsiris
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Naturally since Jane and I are budding food bloggers, we are obsessed with the food network. If you are unfamiliar with the channel, it is basically food related programs 24/7. Everything from cooking shows to games shows. It makes you hungry no matter what time of day you are watching, and we love watching it while we’re cooking or eating dinner. They have some really talented chefs on there, and it is cool to see them transform dishes and highlight unique combinations that you may not have thought about before. That last point is key for us. One of the things Jane and I plan on doing in…
  • Cinnamon Twist Bread

    Kenton Kotsiris
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Jane and I were at a little bakery by our house the other day. We visit the place often, grab a coffee, a healthy lunch, and plan our lives. Sometimes is simple things like errands to run, other times it’s fun stuff like wedding planning, vacation trips, and of course Lemon and Olives. The most recent trip was to discuss the latter. I know I’ve said this before, but we are still so surprised by what this site has become. In just 16 months we’ve met so many nice people, had great email conversations with our readers, heard family memories, and got to hear about the love for Greek cuisine…
 
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    The Baguette Diet

  • French Christmas dinner traditions

    Jess
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    The Christmas meals I’ve experienced in France are a big departure from the Christmases of my childhood. My family is casual. We set out the ham, turkey, and all of the casseroles simultaneously, and everyone serves himself as many times as necessary until reaching that slightly uncomfortable but incredibly satisfying level of overfullness. Then we wait until the thought of food doesn’t make us feel sick (not that long, actually) before grabbing a piece of pie. Or even better—a dessert sampler platter with a nibble of every dessert we can find. We’re rarely at the table for more than…
  • Crustless garam masala pumpkin pie

    Jess
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    Do you cook with garam masala? It’s one of my favorite spice blends as it instantly turns a bland bowl of sautéed veggies into an exotic, flavorful meal. Garam masala is packed with health benefits, too–supposedly the blend of healthy spices can help slow down the aging process and promote weight loss. Garam masala is made from a blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, fennel seeds, coriander, cumin, pepper, bay leaves, and star anise. I normally use garam masala for main-course recipes, but when I saw this article in the New York Times, I realized that garam masala is…
  • What do French people eat for dessert?

    Jess
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Chocolate mousse. Tarte tatin. Profiteroles. All the things Americans drool over when we imagine a vacation in France…Yes, French people eat these for dessert, and they’re proud of their national cuisine. But I always want to roll my eyes when my friends from home ask the inevitable: “How do French people eat éclairs all the time and not get fat?” because, well, they don’t! I think the French dessert eating paradox has three explanations.: 1. All of those classic French desserts? They’re not for every day. Indulgent desserts like éclairs, tartes, and gateaux are reserved for…
  • Hearty and healthy pumpkin chili

    Jess
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Despite the 1,001 cultural differences between France and the United States, I’ve noticed that we do share a few common characteristics. Like a love of chocolate, for example. And an obsession with Beyoncé. And McDonald’s consumption, unfortunately. Every time we visit Alex’s family, I can’t help but notice another common denominator that I suspect is shared not just between France and the U.S. but over the entire world: doting grandparents. For example: force feeding (since every grandchild is obviously far too thin), sweet stories about the good old days, homemade jams as Christmas…
  • A day of Parisian life

    Jess
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Before I moved to Paris, I had a romanticized view of Parisian life that I think many Americans share, complete with ample croissants, cafés, and high heels. But like any city, Paris looks completely different from behind a tourist’s camera than what we see in everyday life. My daily routine probably sounds a lot like a New Yorker or Londoner’s, but there’s definitely some French flair thrown in, like the long lunch break. Here’s how it goes: 8:00 a.m. Alarm clock! I get up, get ready for work and have breakfast. I made a big cup of coffee to drink on my way to work! 8:45 a.m. I…
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    Penny's Recipes

  • A Very Lidl Christmas

    Penny
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    A Christmas dinner from Lidl. Deliciously good value and so easy to make too! Have an easy Christmas this year! Read More... The post A Very Lidl Christmas appeared first on Penny's Recipes.
  • 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.
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    Red Beans and Eric... err Rice!

  • Cookbook Review: YOU ARE WHERE YOU EAT by Elsa Hahne

    redbeansanderic1
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    YOU ARE WHERE YOU EAT by Elsa Hahne This book has been out for a few years now and Elsa Hahne’s new cookbook THE GRAVY: IN THE KITCHEN WITH NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS is out, but YAWYE is a great book that’s in my collection and I wanted to share it. “Stories and Recipes from the Neighborhoods of New Orleans” And it’s filled with both!  I love stories in my cookbooks and this one features thirty-three people telling some memorable stories and offering family favorite recipes.  In all, the book has 85 recipes.  The recipes range from the New Orleans favorites…
  • Cranberry Beef Pot Roast and The Reveillon Dinner

    redbeansanderic1
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    (picture from GoNola.com) It doesn’t matter what time of year you go to New Orleans, you’ll find that it’s a really “giving” community.  Lagniappe is an often used practice which means “something given as an extra“, or “an extra gift”, and you’ll find a lot of that throughout NOLA during the Christmas season. One example are the Reveillon Dinners offered by many of the top restaurants.  New Orleans Online lists 48 restaurants that serve up “decadent four-course holiday feasts with all the trimmings” through December…
  • Baked Eggs and Mushroom Gravy & Caroling in Jackson Square

    redbeansanderic1
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    (taken from NewOrleansHotelCollection.com) One of my favorite places in New Orleans will always be Jackson Square.  There is so much to do and see there.  You have all the artists, street performers, fortune tellers, and musicians.  The sites are amazing; the statue of Andrew Jackson, St. Louis Cathedral, just people watching, and crossing the Decatur Street to  Washington Artillery Park and watch the Mississippi.  It really is an amazing place to be. Jackson Square is also a special place to be at during the Christmas time.  It’s all decked out with Christmas decorations while…
  • Emeril’s Holiday Cocktails and Recipes

    redbeansanderic1
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The holiday parties are in full swing. You may still have family members and friends coming in from out of town to help celebrate Papa Noel and Christmas with you. It’s nice to get together but after a minute or two, you might be eyeing the door and coming up with an escape route to get away. A couple of great places to get away to, or to take your family and friends to if you’re in New Orleans, is to one of Emeril Lagasse’s many fine restaurants to grab a holiday themed cocktail. Throughout the month of December his restaurants will be serving yuletide-inspired…
  • COOKBOOK REVIEW: Creole Flavors by Kevin Graham

    redbeansanderic1
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    CREOLE FLAVORS Recipes for Marinades, Rubs, Sauces, and Spices! by Kevin Graham   While most cookbooks naturally focus on the main entrée, popular appetizers, desserts and even drinks, they usually speed through another important category… the marinades, rubs, sauces and spices. Chef and Author, Kevin Graham, filled that void with 70 recipes that includes how to make homemade Hot Pepper Sauce, Creole Mustard, Sweet Butter, Creole Tomato Ketchup, oils, vinegar, the roux and adds a brief selection of some of the popular recipes for Red Beans and Rice, Seafood Gumbo and Jambalaya.
 
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    Non Veg Recipes

  • Chicken with Pesto Sauce and Chicken

    Nitesh Singh
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    Ingredients: Chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces: 2 Spaghetti boiled and drained :200 grams Fresh basil leaves :1 cup Oregano : 1 tsp Garlic cloves: 5-6  Parsley finely chopped: 1/4 cup  Salt to taste Pinenuts: 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese: 1/3 cup White sauce :3 tablespoons Milk: 1/4 cup Olive oil: 4 tablespoons Image Source: marthastewart.com Method: First of all we will prepare the
  • How to Cook Ginger Chicken

    Nitesh Singh
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Ingredients: Chicken cooked and cut : 500 grams Ginger chopped: 1 tbsp Dried mushrooms: 4  Soy sauce: 2 tbsp Chili Sauce:  1/2 tbsp Onion finely chopped: 1 Garlic clove crushed: 1  Vinegar: 2 tbsp Sugar: 1 tsp Tomato puree: 1 tsp Salt to taste Black pepper powder to taste Chicken stock 1 1/2 cups Oil: 1 tbsp Corn flour : 1 tbsp Image Source: whisksandchopsticks.wordpress.com Method:
  • Chicken Kathi Rolls

    Nitesh Singh
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Ingredients: Refined flour (maida) rotis 4 Boneless chicken breasts:  250 gm Ginger: 1/2 inch piece Garlic: 3 cloves Hung Curd:  4 tbsp Green chillies, chopped: 4  Salt to taste Cumin powder: 1 tsp Chaat masala: 1/2 tsp Onions, sliced: 2 medium Carrot, cut into thick strips: 1 medium Oil: 2 tablespoons Green chutney: 4 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, chopped:2 tbsp image source: youtube.com
  • How to cook Chicken Saronno

    Nitesh Singh
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Ingredients: Chicken breasts, boned, skinned and halved: 6 Flour Butter or margarine:1/4 cup.  Fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced: 1/2 lb.  Amaretto di Saronno: 1/4 cup.  Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon Chicken broth: 1 1/2 cup.  Cornstarch: 1 tbsp.  Patty shells Salt Pepper: as required Garlic powder: as required Curry powder: as required Image Source: recipegreat.com Method: Cut
  • How to Cook Chicken Pecan Quiche

    Nitesh Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    Ingredients: Chicken, cooked and cooled: 2 cup. Chicken broth: 1/2 cup. Flour: 1 cup. Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded: 1 1/2 cup Chopped pecans: 3/4 cup. Coarse pepper: 1/4 tsp. Veg. oil: 1/3 cup. Eggs, beaten: 3 Sour cream: 8 oz. or 224 gm Mayonnaise: 1/4 cup. Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded: 1/2 cup. Onion, minced: 1/4 cup. Dillweed: 1/4 tsp. Pecans, chopped: 1/4 cup. Salt: 1/2 tsp.
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    The PinterTest Kitchen

  • Our Favorite Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

    Allison
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    When my sister and I were little, we used to look forward to Christmas cookie day. A few weeks before Christmas, we’d make rolled sugar cookies with our mom and grandma. I used to love cutting out the shapes and decorating the cookies with colored sprinkles. We’d make several dozen – and believe me, everyone who got a cookie tray from my mom was glad we did! This recipe is killer. I’ll eat them with frosting. I’ll eat them with sprinkles. I’ll eat them with coffee. I’ll eat them for breakfast. On a boat, with a goat…you get the idea. Our rolled…
  • Fruity Pebbles Cookies

    Jessica
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    That’s right. Cookies with Fruity Pebbles in them. If you love this breakfast cereal, you’re going to love these cookies. Now I’m not a fan of fruity pebbles. In fact, I’m not sure if any of us Boyer ladies are a fan of them. But recently a coworker posted these on my wall on Facebook begging me to make them. I told her if she got me a box of Fruity Pebbles and she’d get a plateful of cookies. Needless to say, I have a box waiting for me on my desk within a week. So I got to baking… We just had our holiday potluck lunch at work (or lucky lunch as we call…
  • The Best Gingerbread Recipe Ever #fbcookieswap

    Allison
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    When I was a kid, my aunt made gingerbread one year, and thus began my obsession. My mother is affectionately known as the “cookie lady” in our neighborhood because she makes these huge delicious cookie platters to give away around the holidays, but she never made gingerbread. She probably skipped it because she already made sugar cookies, which you have to roll out, cut, and decorate, like gingerbread. It’s a lot of work when you’re making dozens upon dozens of cookies. I got the recipe from my aunt, and over the years, I’ve changed it a bit. Now, I have the…
  • $200 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card Giveaway!

    Allison
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Jeffrey has “banned” me from going into a few stores in the mall: Pottery Bard. Crate & Barrel. And of course, Williams-Sonoma. I don’t blame him. It’s tempting to blow an entire paycheck in that store! I have him “banned” from Brookstone and Gamestop, because he can be just as bad! Today, I’m saving you from the cringe-worthy credit card statements! We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite bloggers to give away a whopping $200 gift card to Williams-Sonoma for the holidays. You can enter daily over the next two weeks, with lots of changes…
  • Wild Greens and Quinoa Salad – #EatSmartVeggies

    Allison
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Okay, I’ll say it: Salads are way too high-maintenance. Come on, we were all thinking it. Unless you want a boring bowl of sad lettuce, salad requires you to purchase extremely perishable ingredients that need to be washed, chopped, and tossed before eating. And you need to eat those same ingredients several days in a row or you’ll find yourself with a fridge full of rotting half-used veggies. Until now. I was able to sample several of the brand new Eat Smart Salad and Stir Fry Kits, and oh baby, oh baby. The first one I tried was the Wild Greens and Quinoa Salad Kit, which has…
 
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    Oak Recipes

  • Slovakian-Style Eggs

    Site Admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Method: Soak the toast in the milk for one minute, then arrange the slices side by side in a large, … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Rancher-Style Eggs Crab-Melt Canapes Crab & Cheese Stuffed Bread
  • Eggs with Shrimp

    Site Admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Method: Immerse the eggs in boiling water, boil them for seven minutes and plunge them into cold water. Peel immediately.… Read full recipe >> Related posts: Crab & Shrimp Au Gratin Creamed Eggs with Shrimp Eggs with Shrimp Sauce
  • Egg Yolks on Toast

    Site Admin
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Method: Make a hollow in the center of each slice of bread, being careful not to cut all of the … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Eggs on Toast Bread and Butter Pudding Crab & Cheese Stuffed Bread
  • Egg Croquettes with Bacon

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Method: Melt the butter in a saucepan, add 2 tablespoons [30 ml.] of the flour, then add the milk by … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Deviled Crab Croquettes Beef Rolls Stuffed with Scallions Meat Rolls in Potato Pastry
  • Creamed Eggs with Shrimp

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    21 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Method: Mix the butter with the shrimp, mustard, cream, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Place the chopped eggs … Read full recipe >> Related posts: Crab & Shrimp Au Gratin Gratin of Hard-boiled Eggs in Creamed Sorrel Crawfish Or Shrimp Cocktail
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    Pescetarian.Kitchen

  • 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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  • Eggless fruit cookies recipe | tutti frutti cookies recipe

    Harini
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:19 am
    Eggless fruit cookies recipe or tutti frutti cookies recipe is a very easy to bake short bread kind of cookies and not even baking powder is needed here. It is so crumbly and crispy due to the addition of good amount of butter. These are those make ahead kind of cookies,you can prepare the dough,shape it into a log and freeze it,then bake just before 15 minutes,you wish to serve,warm cookies with a cup of tea is a great treat indeed! I am a big fan of this eggless fruit cookies and used to buy them a lot,but when I crossed this recipe and I tried it once,thats it,I stopped buying and I bake…
  • Healthy snacking ideas for toddlers and kids | Healthy snack recipes for toddlers and kids

    Harini
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Healthy snacking ideas for toddlers and kids-If there is one thing that is very challenging yet could be very rewarding and satisfying for moms,that would be making their toddlers/kids eat healthy food. But children are more inclined towards snacking that too they get swayed by ads or colorful stuff they see in shops (don’t ask me even if a toddler would be attracted,they are indeed!). Of course we cannot completely omit snacks,as snack also forms the integral part of the diet,healthy snacking keeps the toddlers going,boosts up their energy also bridges the gap between meals. Kids with…
  • Egg less banana bread recipe| Egg less quick banana bread recipe

    Harini
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    Egg less banana bread recipe with wheat flour,though the name specifies so,this quick bread should actually be called egg less banana apple bread This egg less banana bread contains no butter and sugar too and uses whole wheat flour,can it get any better :), this quick bread is so so tasty when served a bit warm,you can actually see it in pictures,I cut the bread hen actually hot as we wanted to have it hot,so slices were not perfect,but taste was ultimate so no one complained :). The combination of banana and honey is something unique and I really really urge you all try this,those who love…
  • Vegetable masala dosa recipe | How to make restaurant style vegetable masala dosa

    Harini
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
    Vegetable masala dosa recipe… Crispy dosa with delicious veggie masala filling is quite a common fare here,in many popular restaurants, unlike very popular mysore masala dosa this vegetable masala dosa is simple to make,you don’t have to make a separate chutney for this,just a quick veggie masala is the star here. This dosa is known as special vegetable masala dosa,maharaj masala dosa (no idea what is the reason though ),vegetable roast etc in restaurants, I tasted this in Sangeetha restaurant once and I wanted to recreate it at home. When we ate it at restaurant, the filling was…
  • Cheese capsicum paratha |Healthy recipes for toddlers/kids

    Harini
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Cheese capsicum paratha… think about eating a cheesy pizza only hidden inside a paratha :),yes this cheese capsicum paratha I would say is like eating a cheesy pizza minus the hard work and maida I came across this recipe in Tarla dalal site and it immediately caught my attention,after all we all know capsicum and cheese are made for each other and when stuffed inside a paratha it ought to taste good right,yes it did :). Apart from being tasty and healthy,it is super easy to make these parathas,the filling gets ready in 3-5 minutes practically,yeah just grate it and mix it. Here I have…
 
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    Food Recipes

  • Spicy Chayote ‘ChowChow’ Stew

    foodrecipes
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:23 am
    Recipe & Photography: Brinda Bungaroo Chayote Chayote, also known as “Chow Chow”, is this lovely pear shaped light green vegetable of gourd family. It is one of the well-recognized vegetables in Mauritius, mid-American regions and in some southern US states like California, Louisiana, and Florida. Chowchow is a perennial vine that climbs by clinging and it needs a well-drained moist soil and long, warm growing season to flourish. When I think of chowchow, I remember them in their natural habitat, running along fences, over shrubs, and even straight-up trees. My memory of these lovely…
  • 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…
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  • Christmas Gifts @ The Kitchen Gift Company

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Great Christmas Gift Ideas For The KitchenThis festive season we have made it our mission to source the most fabulous, cool and quirky kitchen gifts, and Santa's little helpers have just delivered!! From Kitchen Gadgets to unique Kitchen Accessories we are confident that our wonderful range will inspire you to choose the perfect gifts this Christmas. Browse Gifts For Men , For Women and even for the kids, where you will find an exciting range of Baking Gifts. So pull up a chair, have a glass of mulled wine and shop for the whole family from your kitchen table....Merry Christmas!!PERSONALISED…
  • DIY Wedding Ideas - Flowers, Favours and Fab Table Decor for a unique DIY Wedding

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Creative wedding projects, including DIY Wedding Favours, Vintage style Flower Arrangements and Unique Entertainment Ideas. Plus FREE Wedding Printables and a Mr & Mrs Wedding Gift Guide. Your wedding day, one of the happiest days of your life. One which has to be special, memorable and absolutely perfect. Of course it is an exciting time and you want a nice dress, the perfect venue, delicious food and gorgeous flowers, so proper planning is essential if you want to get hitched without a hitch!! Every couple wants their day to be the best ever, not only for themselves but also for their…
  • ​Top Fathers Day Ideas - Free Printables, Recipes And Downloads

    13 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Fathers Day Gifts & Some Cool Ideas For Dad To Make His Big Day Extra Special Yes!! it`s coming up to that time of year again when we celebrate Dads across the country. When is Fathers Day? we hear you ask.....well we are giving you fair warning before the special day on Sunday 15th June, which gives you plenty of time to plan an extra extra special Father`s Day? A card, present, food and drink are essential elements of a great Father`s Day, so here are some Top Fathers Day Ideas. Father`s Day Card Whatever you do NEVER forget a Father`s Day Card, otherwise you could find that Dads chauffeur…
  • £100 Gift Voucher Giveaway from The Kitchen Gift Co

    9 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    WIN a £100 Gift Voucher in our 1st Birthday Giveaway  To celebrate our 1st Birthday we are giving away £100 to spend on our website, To enter simply click the image above. We would also like to say a very big thank you to all our customers, followers and supporters who have helped us shape The Kitchen Gift Company over the last 12 months. From the setup and launch of the website to our first sales, they have all been milestones to remember but we couldn't have done it without the encouragement of our family and friends, who in the early days often bought things "just because"…
  • Bread Making For Beginners – Top 5 Tips

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Bread Making For Beginners – 5 Top Bread Making Tips Bread making for beginners can be pretty daunting, but here is nothing more satisfying and comforting than ripping into a freshly baked loaf (that you have made yourself) and slathering it with salted butter. Yum!! Even better is the undeniably delicious aroma of the freshly baked good stuff, of which I am certain after a mere whiff flicks the “feel good factor” switch in most of us and the world seems a better place for it. (What a horrible thought!! The world without bread). We know that crafty lot at the supermarket know exactly…
 
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    Food52

  • A Haiku or Two, on December Holidays

    Marian Bull
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    Haiku52:Our thoughts on food and cookingIn seventeen beats.    Marian letter from santa:"cookies not so great this year;revoked your presents" Sarah How could you not loveA holiday centered onOil and frying? Are you inspired to write a poem about your favorite winter holiday? The comments below are a safe space to express yourself.
  • Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

    Marian Bull
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron around your waist and a cocktail in your hand?  If you did: Congratulations; here's a retrospective for you. If you didn't: There's always 2015. Resolve to entertain more in the new year -- and get started with our most popular dinner party-friendly recipes from 2014. As with any…
  • Your Favorite Wholesome Weeknight Dinners

    Laura Bray
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.Today: Your favorite weeknight dinners to keep you going through the holiday rush. We've reached the peak of the holiday rush. It's down to the wire. 'Tis the time to finish shopping, wrap those presents, and complete all lingering holiday-related odds and ends. And duh -- you absolutely can’t forget to finish baking those amazing oatmeal cookies to leave for…
  • Fresh Rosemary and How to Use It at Every Meal

    Lindsay-Jean Hard
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more. Today: Haul out the holly and the rosemary. If you need a little Christmas -- right this very minute -- this woody herb might be just the thing. If you've ever wandered through a market, noticed rosemary in Christmas tree-esque topiary form, and grumbled about someone’s kitschy attempt to turn an herb into a holiday decoration, you’re going to have to retract that eye roll. Unlike candy's depressingly commercial connection to Sweetest Day,…
  • The 2015 Piglet Community Picks

    Julie Myers
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Welcome to the beginning of this year's Piglet! First up: the 2015 Community Picks. (Need some light reading until the tournament starts? Sign up to review a book below, and then catch up on last year's Piglet here.)  Today: We're still looking for cookbook reviewers! Scroll down to see which cookbooks are in need of more testers (look for a bolded author name), then call dibs on the one you want to review in the comments. Aside from the turkey and the cookies and the many, many pies, we love this time of year because it means we get to start thinking about…
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  • Moroccan chicken with potatoes and broccoli

    Loubna
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    This Moroccan chicken with potatoes and broccoli is one of those easy, healthy, quick, and delicious one pot meals I like to make on busy weeknights. It can be ready in less than an hour and doesn’t take much effort. Here is an added bonus, this dish tastes 10 times better the next day thanks […] The post Moroccan chicken with potatoes and broccoli appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

    Loubna
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    When you go to the grocery store this time of the year, you’ll find all kind of baking ingredients laying around the store. From sugar cookie mix to baking sodas, flour, pumpkin spice and of course chocolate chips. When I was grocery shopping the other day, I ended up a bunch of chocolate chip bags. […] The post Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Winter Salad

    Loubna
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    I had been using store bought pomegranate molasses for years to make Fesenjan and just recently I noticed a salad dressing recipe on the bottle. So I thought it would be great to make a winter salad using pomegranate molasses and fresh winter fruits, and that’s how this salad was born. I thought the original […] The post Winter Salad appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Fesenjan, A Persian Chicken Stew With Walnut And Pomegranate Sauce

    Loubna
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    My husband introduced me to Fesenjan, a Persian chicken stew with walnut and pomegranate sauce when we just met and I fail in love with it. I started making it shortly after. It took me a couple of years of practice to get it just right. Here I am almost 13 years later, sharing it […] The post Fesenjan, A Persian Chicken Stew With Walnut And Pomegranate Sauce appeared first on Tajoon.
  • Mahi-Mahi with Dijon Mustard

    Loubna
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    This Mahi-Mahi with Dijon mustard recipe is a very easy and quick. It’s also super delicious. Dijon mustard is one of my favorite condiment/ingredient. It has just the right amount of spice and tardiness, which makes the perfect marinate for fish or chicken. You can mix Dijon mustard with garlic, some herbs, and olive oil. […] The post Mahi-Mahi with Dijon Mustard appeared first on Tajoon.
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    Musings from the other side

  • Jiaozi - Chinese Pork Dumplings

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Dumplings are the kind of food I would eat every single day for every meal, if there were no consequences! They are so good! You simply can't go wrong with ginger and scallions - a match made in dumpling heaven - or any other heaven, to be quite honest.Dumplings are actually quite easy to make, they are just a bit time consuming. If I am making them by myself, I usually put on a good movie (or a Star Trek marathon anyone?) and entertain myself while I wrap them. It is ideal to invite friends over and make a night of it. Most people I have invited over for my "dumpling parties" have really…
  • Tandoori Chicken

    28 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Can we just take a moment and talk about why health food had gotten such a bad rap lately? Healthy food can be delicious, guys! Honest! That's what this post is about. We have a Tri challenge coming up next weekend. I am doing a 393 in a team and I am swimming 300 meters. Doesn't sound too impressive but swimming in the sea is hard for a lifelong pool swimmer! Because I want to avoid expiring at the end of my event, I have been training regularly. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Swimming training and Tuesdays - Soccer. Phew! And I am loving every minute of it. One of the things I love…
  • 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…
 
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    The Eat More Food Project

  • Chicken and Sausage Tray Bake

    Tekesha
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:04 am
    Short of flinging things into a slow cooker, is there anything easier than making a tray bake? Here in the U.S., I think we just call them “bakes”, but I’m sticking with “tray bake” because I like the sound of it. I first discovered a version of this watching Nigella Lawson. She threw some seafood on a tray and doused it in rose wine before roasting it all in the oven. I will never forget the episode because she appeared to eat a shrimp whole, shell and all, from the top of pile when it was done. My husband and I just looked at each other in horror. Is this a thing, eating shrimp…
  • Jamaican Chicken Foot Soup

    Tekesha
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    The weather here in Charleston has been all over the place. Hot one day, cold the next. Running the air conditioner and then running the heat. It’s a perfect storm for getting sick. One of the ways I ward off a cold is by drinking lots of soup. This is actually 2 recipes in one. First, we’re going to make chicken feet bone broth. Bone broth is packed with nutrients like gelatin to help your joints, anti-inflammatories to control stomach acids, and marrow to boost your immune system. You can read more about the benefits of bone broth here at Paleo Leap’s Eat This: Bone Broth post. After…
  • Chicken Salad

    Tekesha
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    I adore mayonnaise. I’ve even eaten it by itself before (don’t judge me, lol). My husband is not quite as enamored with it. It is a constant battle in our house with me surreptitiously trying to sneak more mayonnaise into things when he’s not looking. We go back and forth like that scene in Goodfellas when Pauly is warning Vinnie about putting too many onions in the sauce. Except for when it comes to this recipe. This one we agree on. The mayonnaise here is a fairly small amount and when combined with the lemon juice, the resulting texture is like a light, creamy dressing.
  • The Best Bolognese Sauce

    Tekesha
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Marcella Hazan. All the best Italian recipes come from this lady. So much emphasis on real, fresh ingredients! I love it! The very first sauce of hers that I made was her Tomato, Butter and Onion Sauce. I hesitated to try it for a long time because there were so few ingredients, I didn’t think it would be worth it. Wrong! Wrong! It’s the best thing ever. When I told my husband I was thinking of making Marcella’s Bolognese sauce, he looked me straight in the eye and said “That lady has another sauce recipe out there that we haven’t tried yet?! Of course you should make it!” So this…
  • 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…
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  • A Meal Plan For Christmas Week

    Sian
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Can you believe it, it’s Christmas week in a couple days! Didn't that creep up quickly. It's always good to choose a few easy meals to cook before the big day as you don't want to spend all your week cooking.
  • How Not to Overindulge To Much This Christmas

    Sian
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    In recent times, many of us have become more mindful about the amount of overeating, drinking and snacking we do over Christmas. To be honest it took me many years to realize that Christmas is no longer an excuse to pamper our taste buds into oblivion. But changing habits, even annual habits is difficult especially when food producers and retailers are screaming, eat, eat and eat more. Check out these simple ways of eating less than you did last Christmas.1. Attitude is everything. If you are in charge of the Christmas food shopping and treats, keep reminding yourself that the shops will be…
  • My Top 6 Christmas Sauce, Stuffing and Cake Recipes

    Sian
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    After Christmas Cookery classes in my cookery school, I often hear the students say they could live without the turkey, but could never live without the delicious sauces and sides that make up the Christmas dinner. And I wholly agree. Give me a roastie, plenty of the following and a slice of homemade Christmas cake and I’m an extremely happy Christmas camper.1. Cranberry Sauce and Port SauceWhilst canned cranberries are a ‘must’ accompaniment to a turkey dinner in America, on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, fresh cranberries have become very mainstream. The best thing about making…
  • Healthy and Quick Recipes – Meal Plan

    Sian
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Enjoy this week’s meal plan which is a million miles away from the turkey dinners we’ll soon be tucking into.
  • 12 Last Minute Gifts for the Foodie in your Life

    Sian
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    With a couple of weeks left to finish your Christmas shopping, it’s time to get some inspiration. Here are some great options for the foodies / home cooks in your family. Hopefully a few of these will find their way into my own stocking!1. One Cup Milk FrotherFor everyone who dreams of drinking a professional latte, cappuccino or a delicious foamy hot chocolate at home, this one cupper milk frother is ideal.2. Fruit and Nut Frenzy Giant 500g SlabForget the tins of chocolates this year and gift someone quality chocolate from Hotel Chocolat. And if you are quick, get the gift personalized.
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    Chef Masterclasses

  • Fisher and Paykel Social Kitchen

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:37 am
    The Queen Victoria Market (one of my favourite places) has a new pop up cooking School – The Fisher & Paykel Social Kitchen and it’s all kinds of awesome. As you can imagine, I’m VERY fussy when it comes to cookery master classes. I’ve been to many of them in my time, and some are better than others. SO, I am very excited to tell you about this one, as it was FABULOUS – and a MUST for any of you who like to cook. It’s aptly named ‘Social Kitchen’ because it’s exactly that. Social. I went along on my own (but you could easily get a group of friends together) and had a…
  • Nerida Meets Darren De Bortoli

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    While we were visiting Griffith (home of the De Bortoli ‘mother-ship’ winery), I also had a chat to Darren De Bortoli. Darren is the Managing Director of De Bortoli wines, and shared a fabulous secret with us about a dessert wine.
  • Emeri’s Ragu alla Bolognese

    Chef Masterclasses
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:35 am
    Ingredients 4 tbs Olive oil 2 continental sausages 1 small onion very finely chopped 1 small carrot very finely chopped 1 stick celery very finely chopped 500gm braising steak, minced or very finely chopped 200ml red wine (we use De Bortoli Deen Vat 1 Durif) 350ml crushed tomatoes 200ml beef stock 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried basil salt and pepper to taste Method Heat olive oil in heavy based frying pan, add continental sausages and fry gently for 2-3 minutes. Add chopped vegetables and continue frying until vegetables are soft, stirring often. Add the minced steak and cook until its lost…
  • 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
 
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    Great Chicago ItalianRecipes Blog

  • Italian Recipes-Great Chicago Italian Recipes and Cooking

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    Enjoy the many Italian recipes Chicago has to offer. This is a culinary adventure. An adventure of discovery
  • Italian Antipasto Salad Recipe

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    A great antipasto salad recipe is a meal in itself. Try my recipe and see why I can't get rid of my family on Sundays.
  • Ricotta Gnudi

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Just made Ricotta Gnudi topped with a simple basil tomato sauce. They were light and fluffy and flavored with fresh grated imported Romano cheese.
  • Dessert Recipes

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    Here's a few excellent dessert recipes to end a perfect Italian meal.
  • The Feast of the Seven Fishes

    20 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    La Vigilia is the night Italians and Italian-Americans celebrate Christmas Eve with “The Feast of the Seven Fishes“. It is one of Italy’s most celebrated traditions which began as a southern Italian
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    Harriet Emily

  • CHILLI WRAPS

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    I love pretty much everything about Mexican food. Although I think the main thing that stands out for me, is how easy it can be to make a really tasty, flavoursome dish. Having grown up with a big family batch of chilli for dinner once or twice a week, it’s easy to understand why I enjoy it so much. In fact, I’m surprised I’m not sick of it by now. However, there are so many little tweaks and variations you can make to chilli, you never have to have it in the same way twice. Whether you’re changing the spices, or adding different ingredients, there’s always a…
  • FRENCH TRUFFLES

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    I think I might be in heaven with these truffles. After such a busy time last week, I decided to take a few days off of cooking. However, I love creating new recipes so much that I just couldn’t help myself, and a couple of days later, got back in the kitchen. I was messing around baking some cupcakes when I discovered this recipe. I had some trex in the fridge that I was yet to use before. When I opened up the packaging, I had no idea just how similar it was to unsalted butter! Although excited at my discovery, I was slightly annoyed at myself for not using it before. So, I thought to…
  • CHOCOLATE OLIVE OIL TRAY-BAKE

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    I don’t know why I hadn’t previously used olive oil in my baking before. When I was younger, I used to loathe olives. I do like them now, but I think my previous dislike of them must have put me off using their oil. Normally, when cooking I just stick to my two favourites – hemp and coconut. However, feeling more risky, I decided to create this recipe with a change, using olive oil. When it comes to olive oil, you can get extra virgin, virgin, or standard olive oil. It’s important that you know the difference. When it comes to cooking, make sure you use a standard…
  • LEMON, LIME & POPPY SEED MUFFINS

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    I know I’ve been posting a lot of sweet recipes at the moment, but it is the holidays after all. A family favourite cake of ours is lemon drizzle. I have to admit I was never too keen, but my parents absolutely love it. I think it’s that I found it slightly too sickly for my taste. However, determined to change my mind and fall in love with a lemon cake, I decided to make these. Lemons and poppy seeds are a classic muffin combination, so I instantly decided to pair the two together for these. However, wanting to add my own twist, I also decided to add in lime. I love the…
  • GINGERBREAD MUFFINS

    Harriet Emily (Harriet Smith)
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    As much as I love that light, cakey texture that cupcakes have, sometimes I want something a bit more moist. When it comes to banana or ginger cake, they have to be that bit squidgy. Of course, that’s just my preference. But I find there’s nothing better than biting into a warm, soft, slice of one of those cakes. Banana or ginger cake have to be one of my favourite sweet treats. So, when I was sat thinking about those cakes, I got my inspiration for this recipe. Combining those two ingredients together, I was able to turn my favourite flavours into the perfect hybrid cake. The…
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    breakfast for kids - good recipes and ideas

  • Roast Beef Siberians

    delicerecipes
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Roast Beef Siberians This is the Reuben sandwich reinvented. We like to make the sandwiches small, using the narrow ends of the rye loaf or slices of party rye. 4 small slices rye bread (about 3/4 ounce each) or 2 regular slices rye 2 teaspoons honey mustard or Russian dressing 2 thin slices medium-rare roast beef or 4 thin slices steak (2 ounces) 2 slices Havarti cheese (2 ounces), torn into pieces About 1/4 cup Rainbow Slaw, or other prepared coleslaw 1.Lay the bread slices on a work surface and spread each with honey mustard. 2.Fold the roast beef and arrange on 2 of the bread slices.
  • 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…
 
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    Recipes, Easy and Healthy

  • Top Recipes November 2014

    zrecipes
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    The 6 most viewed recipes of November 2014 are: 1st place – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce – http://www.zrecipes.net/spaghetti-meat-sauce/ 2nd place – Octopus Fricassee – http://www.zrecipes.net/octopus-fricassee/ 3rd place – Turkey Steaks with Red Pepper Paste – http://www.zrecipes.net/turkey-steaks-red-pepper-paste/ 4th place – Avis Own Chocolate Truffles – http://www.zrecipes.net/avis-chocolate-truffles/ 5th place – Tigeladas (Abrantes’ Small Pudding) – http://www.zrecipes.net/tigeladas-abrantes-small-pudding/ 6th […]The post Top Recipes November 2014 appeared first…
  • Chocolate Cake (Brigadeirão)

    zrecipes
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:55 am
    Here’s the recipe for the famous Brigadeirão, portuguese chocolate cake! Is there anyone who doesn’t appreciate it? Ingredients: Ingredients for cake: 8 eggs 10.5 ounces (300 grams) sugar 3.5 ounces (100 grams) powdered chocolate 7 ounces (200 grams) flour Butter to grease 1 teaspoon yeast Flour to powder You should start the chocolate cake recipe […]The post Chocolate Cake (Brigadeirão) appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Portugal’s Own Broad Beans Stew

    zrecipes
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    For those who appreciate broad beans, this Portugal’s Own Broad Beans Stew is quite delicious! The smoked sausages give it a very nice flavour. Ingredients: 53 ounces (1.5 kilos) broad beans 1 black pudding (blood sausage) 1 smoked pork sausage 42 ounces (1.2 kilos) pork ribs 17.6 ounces (500 grams) pork flank 2 garlic cloves […]The post Portugal’s Own Broad Beans Stew appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Pork with Clams recipe

    zrecipes
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    This Pork with Clams recipe is great and it’s easy to make. Delicious! Ingredients: 17.6 ounces (500 grams) pork (cut into small pieces) 17.6 ounces (500 grams) clams 2 garlic cloves 1 lemon 3 tablespoons lard 1 tablespoon ground pepper Salt to your taste Pepper and lemon to your taste 1 bunch coriander How to […]The post Pork with Clams recipe appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
  • Mother-in-Law’s Own Almond Cake (Bolo da Sogra)

    zrecipes
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:48 am
    This…is actually a delicious cake, the “Mother-in-Law’s Own” Almond Cake! Ingredients: 8.8 ounces (250 grams) sugar 8.8 ounces (250 grams) peeled almonds 2 ounces (60 grams) flour 6 eggs Who to make Mother-in-Law’s Own Almond Cake: Start by mixing the sugar and the egg yolks, then add the peeled almonds and the flour. Lastly, add […]The post Mother-in-Law’s Own Almond Cake (Bolo da Sogra) appeared first on Recipes, Easy and Healthy.
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    Yummy Indian Kitchen

  • How To Make Tomato Rice Recipe,Rice Recipes

    asiya
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Tomato Rice recipe is a very delicious breakfast recipe made with rice and aromatic tempering. This dish gives out beautiful red color of the tomatoes and slightly tangy flavor of the tomatoes. It is a very colorful dish and is one of the common dishes of South Indian Breakfasts.            South Indian Breakfasts usually comprise of idli, dosa, chutneys, vada, sambar, lemon rice, tomato rice etc. Tomato rice is something I usually make with either steamed rice or cooked rice or left over rice. Lemon rice and Tomato rice are the best to make with left over rice.           …
  • Gulab Jamun Recipe With Khoya,Sweets

    asiya
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Gulab Jamun or Gulab Jamoon is a drooling sweet which is mouth watering for everyone. These are sweet round soft dumplings deep fried in oil and dipped in sugar syrup which bring out the deep red gorgeous color to the whole dish. The color of the jamuns is very important.          Gulab jamuns can be tried with several methods be it with normal gulab jamun powder or with khoya/maida or with milk powder. In this recipe I have made with maida and khoya which would give a wonderful taste.         Gulab Jamuns are almost made in every occasion be it birthdays, festivals,…
  • How To Boil An Egg,Fried Eggs Recipe,Egg Recipes

    asiya
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:19 am
    Fried Eggs is a very simple and easy recipe with boiled eggs. The eggs are fried in some spices which brings out an amazing taste. This dish can be tried when we are bored of eating the routine boiled eggs. This is a very quick dish which can act as a side dish with meals.         We usually make fried eggs when there is not enough food stuff and to make the available food stuff interesting I just fry the eggs. The eggs are not deep fried but just stir fried. Eggs can be eaten plain or with rice along with curries.           Eggs are very good for health and there are various…
  • Aloo Fry Recipe or Potato Fry

    asiya
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Aloo Fry/Potato fry is a recipe which is made with potatoes and it is one of the favorite vegetables which is opted by most of the Indian homemakers.            It is usually stir fried in oil with few spices which brings out fantastic aroma in the dish. This used to be our regular lunch box dish. This aloo ki sabzi goes well with sambar, rasam or chaaru or plain rice, dal recipes and rotis or parathas. We would always love to eat this sabzi with rotis.            I must say this is one of the best stir fried dishes. If I am opting to make only vegetarian then I prefer…
  • Mughlai Chicken Korma Curry Recipe

    asiya
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Mughlai Chicken Korma Curry is yet another  dish with full of creamy rich flavor of yogurt and all the nutty ingredients that are added into it to make this mouth watering Korma recipe. Kormas are always a part of Muslim households and they are made usually during occasions. They are always eaten with parathas, Naans or rotis or special pulav or bagara rice.                    This Mughlai chicken curry is surely going to be a favorite for trying out from my blog as it one of the mouth watering recipes.                 This dish is usually prepared with lots…
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    Natural Chow | Natural Chow

  • Salted Honey Caramels

    Margaret Anne
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    These homemade salted honey caramels are melt-in-your-mouth luscious, chewy, and heavenly. They make great gifts and are WAY healthier than the storebought kind. So, I made candy. And I didn’t even mess it up! I know, I know, candy isn’t technically real food. But I made these caramels because I wanted to share how easy it is to make a homemade treat that everyone will enjoy during this merry holiday season without the use of corn syrup (or HFCS). And, besides, these are meant to be treats, so obviously I’m not encouraging you to eat an obscene amount of these…
  • Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

    Margaret Anne
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    A simple, vegan, gluten-free dessert! These bite-sized peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough balls are dreamy and creamy all because of a secret ingredient. I’m not going to deny it. Chocolate is my weakness. Like, I don’t think I could go a week without eating some. I wouldn’t say I’m addicted, but it’s definitely something I don’t think I’d be able to live without. Ahem.  When a friend first told me about these cookie dough bites, I was a little hesitant to try making them. I mean, no flour, no butter, and they’re…
  • Gluten Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

    Margaret Anne
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Learn how to make the best gluten free cut-out cookies from scratch! They couldn’t be easier to make and are great for making with little ones! These have got to be the best gluten free sugar cookies I have ever had.  They may not be the prettiest cookies out there (my decorating skills are practically nonexistent), but they still taste amazing! Despite the fact that these are cookies, I tried to make them as healthy as possible, using unbleached pure cane sugar as a sweetener and uncolored icing to decorate with. I’ll admit, the sprinkles were a compromise, but the way I saw…
  • Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    Margaret Anne
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    Learn how to make perfect mashed potatoes every time with this visual step-by-step tutorial. These easy garlic mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal! Oh my gosh—you guys! This time of year, I’m running around like a crazy person trying to fit a million things into a day. And I tend to end up with more uncompleted tasks on my to-do list at the end of the day than I started with.  As the temperatures drop and the days get busier, I usually opt for a slow cooker meal. But if I don’t even have time in the morning to toss all of that into the…
  • The Best Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

    Margaret Anne
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    This sweet potato pie is truly the BEST! With a flaky tender crust and a smooth, sweet filling, this is a recipe worth making year after year. I’ve eaten a lot of pie in my day. But my favorite kind of pie has always been sweet potato pie. And after harvesting so many sweet potatoes from our garden this year, this sweet potato pie has been the only thing on my mind. I mean, we’ve already made sweet potato fries, chips, casseroles, granola, and so many other things. But everyone knows it’s all about the pie. I don’t think I have ever eaten a pie so delicious. My family…
 
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    Weelicious

  • How to Make Croutons Video

    C. McCord
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    A crouton recipe might seem a little unusual to you, but I think its actually quite useful…and timely. It’s a busy time of year, but it’s also a time that you’re hopefully home with the kids and want to come up with some fun and easy activities. The inspiration for this video came when I made a huge dish of stuffing for Thanksgiving. My eyes were obviously way too big when I ordered two huge loaves of challah to make it (the people at the bakery must have thought I was feeding a small army with them). I only wound up using one loaf and I didn’t want the other to go to waste, so…
  • Maple Roast Sunflower Seeds

    C. McCord
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    There are less than 9 days till Christmas! How did that happen? No matter how hard as I try to get ahead of myself in the gift department, time always seems to slip away from me. For past holidays I’ve made and gifted everything from Gingerbread Men Cookies to Double Chocolatey Hot Cocoa in a Jar, but sometimes the most simple gifts — like these Maple Roast Sunflower Seeds — make the best ones. All you have to do for this easy recipe is put all of the ingredients in a bowl, toss, dump onto a baking sheet and then bake until golden. When the sunflower seeds come out of the oven…
  • YumBox Giveaway – 5 Winners!

    C. McCord
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    When Kenya and Chloe were toddlers and I was running them around regularly to music class, the library and the park in between naps, I remembered the dreaded feeling of what to pack their snack food in and how to offer them the right balance nutritionally. When it comes to snacking and lunches for young kids, I find the same way as I do about bento box-style lunch boxes for school lunch. You don’t want your compartments to feel too small or too big, they must be just right. These YumBox containers not only have the perfect size compartments for little eaters, but have four of them in each…
  • Crispy Onion Rings Video

    C. McCord
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    You might think that making homemade onion rings is time consuming or just downright difficult. Well, I’m here to dispel those notions. It’s so easy! Watch this Crispy Onion Rings Video and get a few quick tips and tricks to making the crunchiest, sweetest and healthiest onion rings that your family is sure to love. Although I love fried onion rings, they’re not something you can eat all the time. So I feel much better making these baked Crispy Onion Rings. The outside is coated with bread crumbs so they have the crisp outer coating you expect onion rings to have, while their…
  • Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites Video

    C. McCord
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    How often do you hear the word meatloaf and immediately lose your appetite. Just the name can make you feel heavy. As a kid, I so wanted to like meatloaf, but honestly, it just wasn’t my favorite dinnertime fare. My mom used to make it with big hunks of bell pepper, onions and never enough ketchup for my taste. To me it always felt like a dolled up brick of meat. However, when I grew up, for whatever reason there was something appealing to me about the idea of making meatloaf for my own family (call it nostalgia), and I was determined to make sure my kids enjoyed it. I always felt like part…
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    Arousing Appetites

  • Gluhwein

    Cyrus Roepers
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    In terms of the Christmas spirit, there are very few that can beat the Germans. Every year, cities and towns throughout Germany (and Austria for that matter) set up the weihnachtsmarkt, or Christmas market, in a open and public area for people to gather and celebrate the holidays together. And so while you might not […] Come see the full Gluhwein post on Arousing Appetites.
  • Yalanci Sarma

    Cyrus Roepers
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    Since it is the holiday season, ’tis also the season for holiday parties! As part of our quest to find holiday-centric recipes from around the world, we also figured it would be a fun idea to find inspiration for bringing the holiday cheer to the bellies of your party guests. For today, as part of […] Come see the full Yalanci Sarma post on Arousing Appetites.
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  • Helicobacter pylori

    Martin
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    Helicobacter pylori infects about 50% of the world’s population and is a major cause of chronic gastritis, is strongly associated with the development of gastric and duodenal ulcers and has been linked with gastric adenocarcinoma and B-cell mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma [1, 2].  H. pylori Infection results in a sequence of events, ultimately resulting in […] The post Helicobacter pylori appeared first on iRecipes.
  • How to sift without a sifter

    Martin
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    Some recipes say to sift ingredients because they want you to measure flour after it’s been sifted, in which case you have no choice but to sift, unless the recipe also gives weights and you have a pastry scale. Sometimes sifting is called for just to combine dry ingredients such as baking powder and flour; […] The post How to sift without a sifter appeared first on iRecipes.
  • Which vinegar to use

    Martin
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Much underrated, vinegar can have almost as important a role in cooking as wine. Chicken simmered in sherry vinegar is every bit as satisfying as coq au vin. Poor-quality vinegar, in turn, makes less-than-flavorful salad dressings.So which vinegar to use? Sherry vinegar At one time this was the best value among vinegars, but the quality of […] The post Which vinegar to use appeared first on iRecipes.
  • How to sharpen knives

    Martin
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    Dull knives turn otherwise satisfying tasks such as slicing, dicing, and chopping into arduous chores. We try the latest new-f angled knife sharpeners, but they don’t work, and when it comes down to it, the idea of a sharpening stone or steel is just too intimidating. Expensive or not, any knife needs to have an […] The post How to sharpen knives appeared first on iRecipes.
  • How can I improve my memory?

    Martin
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
      How can I improve my memory? Ever find yourself walking into a room, then forgetting why you’re there? Take some omega-3s so you don’t forget this. A neuroscientist says: The best way to take care of your brain is to apply the same strategies involved in taking care of your heart, such as eating […] The post How can I improve my memory? appeared first on iRecipes.
 
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  • Sweet Potato Brownies

    MyRealFoodFamily
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    After my success with quinoa brownies, I decided to try some different types of flourless brownies.  I really thought that you had to have flour in baked goods like cookies and brownies to make them taste good.  I would have been the first to admit that using a vegetable instead of flour was a weird thing.  Seriously, how could it even look or taste the same?  But sometimes I can get a little adventurous in the kitchen  so I decided to go for it and try flourless brownies.  I made some sweet potato brownies and some black bean brownies.  The black bean brownies looked pretty tasty but…
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

    MyRealFoodFamily
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyBrothersSalsa #CollectiveBias Every family has certain things about them that they keep within their inner circle of friends and family.  My family is no different – except that I’m about to expose it to the world.  I’ve never publicly admitted this before but admitting it is the first step, right?  So here goes….my family eats an excessive amount of salsa…you might even say we are addicts.  We all love it!  And since we love Tex-Mex food so much, we…
  • Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

    MyRealFoodFamily
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I love a healthy, easy to make treat and these peanut butter brownie bites are great!  4 ingredients and 5 minutes is all it takes for this nutritious snack!  They are so easy to make and perfect for kids to help roll into balls.  With no added sugar, they are perfect for those watching sugar consumption!  These are vegan, gluten free, have no added sugar and require no baking!  What could be better than that?!? Print Peanut Butter Brownie Bites Ingredients3/4 cup raw walnuts 12 pitted dates 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter (or other nut…
  • 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…
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    The Elite Beat

  • Quick Holiday Recipe: Zesty Basil Sauce

    ashmcmahon27
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    It’s 4 o’clock and you’re expecting guests in just one, short hour! What to do? You have a couple frozen snacks in the freezer, but you want to make it look fancy. Not to fear – this quick and easy basil sauce recipe is delicious and involves no cooking. You can literally whip this up in about 2 minutes. I paired this garlicy yummyness with Fazoli’s frozen lasagna and stuffed breadsticks (found in the frozen aisle), but feel free to pair with anything. Even veggies and rice crackers (which I would eat to keep it gluten free). Your guests will be begging for this…
  • 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…
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    The Kitchen Invader

  • Food Storage – Knowing Your Food’s Shelf Life

    Chellet
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:48 am
    Knowing your food’s shelf life is essential to keep your family safe. Here’s a link to the infographic courtesy of All You, which I’ve just published on one of our main pages here on the Kitchen Invader blog.  Food Storage – Knowing Your Food’s Shelf Life
  • 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…
 
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    The Tastes of India

  • Microwave Hacks For Easier Microwave Use – Infographic

    Puja
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    It was not long back that I had my first encounter with a microwave. Maybe about 5-6 years.. But until about a couple of years back, the only real use that I had with my microwave was to heat the left over food. And for me, that job it did amazingly well. I never even dared to try doing anything else with my microwave. You may attribute it partially to the fact that I did not know what else I could do and then also to the fact that I was afraid of it as if it would turn into a monster if I ever tried anything else with it. It was only about 2 years back, that I experimented with baking…
  • Christmas Giveaway – Win an Amazon Gift Card

    Puja
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    The Christmas Amazon Giveaway – Participate Now! It is Christmas Time, and what better to celebrate the festive season than a Giveaway. So here we are with the Christmas Giveaway. Enter the Giveaway and Win a $30 Amazon Gift Card . If you want a chance to be the lucky winner, here’s what you need to do – bookmark this page and come back every day to enter and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck! Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter Form and take action. Enter Your name and…
  • Tip of the Day – Tulsi Green Tea A Perfect Cup of Health

    Puja
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Tulsi Green Tea Reviews: I started drinking Green tea called (18 herbs) when I started doing Low Carb diet but then I was little bored of drinking the same kind of flavor everyday. So I was just surfing the internet hoping I would get something different similar to the Green Tea and that is when I came across Organic India Tulsi Green tea. And guess what ? The aroma and the taste of it was very refreshing.     After I lost some pounds, I just stopped dieting and sticked to this Tulsi green tea. One should not drink water while having food hence I prefer drinking Tulsi green tea…
  • Cucumber Raita

    Puja
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    Chilled Cucumber Raita is one of my all time favorite side dish especially in summer season. Infact I should say it’s everybody’s favorite side dish. My father would always ask for raita along with his meals, and same goes with my Father-in-law as well. Sometimes we tend to drink raita and my mother-in-law would always scold me and everybody saying “stop drinking raita and have some food also ” Whenever I make any variety rice, stuffed paratha or spicy curries, I prefer making any kind of raita along with it. Meals can be considered as  complete only if raita or curd…
  • A Trip to Kerala (God’s own Country)

    Puja
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Dear Readers, First of all a very Good Morning to all of you. I hope you are good and enjoying holiday season. I am back from a Trip to Kerala after a week now and I was not able to post anything during that time, since I was a little too busy with the marriage preparations. But today I am not sharing any recipe or tips, but I am going to share my experience in Kerala and as discussed earlier in my previous post that our intentions through this Blog is not just to share Mouthwatering Recipes from the various states in India, but we are also trying to share information and our experiences from…
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    Good Cake Food

  • Easy Homemade New York Style Cheesecake - Recipe

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Start to Finish: 5 hours (includes cooling time)Prep Time: 30 minutesServings: 16Ingredients:Crust1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/4 cup of sugar8 tablespoons butter, (1 stick) meltedFilling4 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese, softened1 1/4 cup sugar2 teaspoons vanilla2 tablespoon lemon juice5 eggs2 tablespoons of flourSour Cream Layer1 pint of sour cream1/3 cup of sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 tablespoon lemon juiceGarnish (optional)Fresh sliced strawberriesStrawberry sundae syrupWhipped cream -- See my video for how to make home made Whipped CreamDirections:HEAT oven to 325°F.In a bowl mix…
  • School of Cake Decorating

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Wilton SchoolWilton School of Cake Decorating & Confectionery ArtWilton School Final Projects Cakes
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    15 Dec 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Kids Birthday Cake Idea
  • Campfire Cupcakes - Recipe

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Campfire CupcakesMakes around 12-16Chocolate CupcakesAdapted from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours165g plain flour60g cocoa powder¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda½ tsp baking powder¼ tsp salt120g butter100g light brown sugar112g caster sugar3 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract60g dark chocolate, melted and cooled120ml whole milk120ml boiling water, with ½ tsp instant coffee mixed inPreheat the oven to 180°C.Sift together the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.Whisk together the butter and the sugars for a few minutes until light and fluffy.Add in the…
  • Blackcurrant, White Chocolate and Thyme Muffins - Recipe

    10 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Blackcurrant, White Chocolate and Thyme MuffinsAdapted from Paul A Young’s Adventures with ChocolateMakes 12-14 muffins100g caster sugar100g soft light brown sugar2 eggs125ml light olive oil250ml whole milk20g thyme leaves1 tsp vanilla extract400g plain flour1 tbsp baking powder1 tsp salt150g white chocolate chips125g blackcurrantsfor the syrup:2 tsp palm sugar2 tbsp caster sugar2 tbsp water2 thyme sprigsPre-heat the oven to 200°C.Place the sugars, eggs, olive oil, milk, thyme and vanilla in a large bowl and beat together until smooth.In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking…
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    Bread & With It

  • Watercolor Trees

    Laurel Blow
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
      We are learning so much in art class! We are officially half way through the school year, and we have already taught many of the elements of art. This week the emphasis is on color. I want to really take my time with color, mostly because there is so much to know. I would like all my students to have a well-rounded understanding of color theory, and I just don't think that one quick lesson will cut it. I don't want to brag, but honestly... I think my art students are top-notch. They are the best of the best, and you will agree once you see their watercolor trees! This is a…
  • Christmas Pageant Backdrop

    Laurel Blow
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
      Hey guys! This week has really pulled me away from Bread & With It. I haven't been far, just not as proactive as I usually am. For Christmas this year the kids were involved in their school Christmas pageant. It was Colonial times themed. Being the artist in the group, they handed me some butcher paper and asked me to put together a Christmas pageant backdrop. I did... and it was so much fun! This isn't just my work though. I gathered several of the kids and had them all play a part in this masterpiece. It took quite a bit of time, but it was completely worth it! So, what do I…
  • Crochet Christmas Ornaments

    Laurel Blow
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    This year the kids and I are making our own ornaments for the tree! Aren't they cute? We've made crochet Christmas ornaments in various colors and sizes. They're really easy to whip out, and the result is stunning! I want to make several mini versions of these, and arrange them on a long string as a garland! They give your tree a rustic look! I love it!  These crochet Christmas ornaments make great projects for your yarn remnants throughout the year. I love this pattern, because we can use any size yarn with the appropriate hook size for the yarn. The larger weight yarn…
  • December Bar-Maids

    Laurel Blow
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lo-Lo by Bar-Maids has generously donated another giveaway gift! Bar-Maids is a small company in Brush Prairie, WA that makes Natural Organic Skin Care Products!  This is the last month of e-gift card giveaways! Bar-Maids is donating a $15.00 e-coupon good for any product on the Bar-Maids Online Store!! Let the giveaway begin! All of the Bar-Maids skin care products are handmade in small batches using local ingredients and packaged in eco-friendly containers. How To Enter 1. Make sure you are Subscribed to the Bread & With It Newsletter 2. "like"…
  • Cranberry Orange Pinwheel Cookies

    Laurel Blow
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    These cookies look so fancy! I really am impressed by these cookies. Not only do they look dynamic with a red swirl, but the flavor is outstanding. The cookie dough is infused with finely shredded orange peel, and rolled in a cranberry pecan mixture to create a pinwheel effect. Each bite of this cookie begins with smooth orange flavor and finishes with a delicate burst of cranberry. Cranberry orange pinwheel cookies are so good that I am going to bring them to the Christmas pageant, this Sunday, as my potluck donation. This Sunday is my kids' Christmas pageant for school. The…
 
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    Gourmet Project

  • Gingerbread Latte

    claudiar
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    spice up your Breakfast with this Starbucks style Latte! - addolcisci la tua colazone con questo Latte Macchiato in stile Starbucks!
  • DIY Foodie Gift Baskets!

    claudiar
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    how about making your own, GOURMET, Gift Baskets? - e se facessi tu dei meravigliosi, GOURMET, cesti di Natale?
  • Christmas Sangria

    claudiar
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    a great easy cocktail recipe for your Christmas Parties! - una meravigliosa ricetta per i cocktail dei tuoi Christmas Party!
  • Shrimp Burgers

    claudiar
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    Do you want to read worship in your partner’s face? And agree with him/her? - Vuoi leggere la parola “venerazione” negli occhi del tuo commensale? E dargli anche ragione?
  • DIY Christmas Table

    claudiar
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Genius Washi Tape Diy Christmas Table! - Decorazioni Natalizie in Wahi Tape per una Tavola Geniale!
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    The Yummy Lounge

  • Tomato Soup

    The Yummy Lounge
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
    Tomato Soup with CroutonsTomato soup is very popular in India. It is good in winter.  This soup is loved by all aged persons. This is a very easy to make recipe at home. It is a very creamy in texture and gives restaurant style test. This is 3 persons serving recipe.Ingredients:                Tomato – 5                Onion - 1                Garlic– 3 – 4…
  • Sukhdi - Gud Papdi

    The Yummy Lounge
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    Sukhdi - Gud PapdiSukhdi is a very famous Gujarati sweet, made in almost all home in Gujarat.  It is also known as Gud Papdi. Gud means jaggery. Sukhdi is made from whole wheat flour, jaggery and ghee.  Grated cashews and almonds can also be added. It is mostly consumed in winter. It is good for health also. Here is the very simple and easy to make recipe. You can store this in airtight container for 10-15 days.Ingredients:                Whole Wheat Flour – 250…
  • Masala Chai - Tea

    The Yummy Lounge
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    Masala Chai - TeaTea is famous beverage all over the world, gradually this tea have evolved with various flavors such as green tea, lemon tea, ginger tea and many more. Herewith, presenting the recipe to prepare one famous kind of tea, mainly used during winter or during cold, named as Masala chai in India. This recipe is to meant for 4 servings and will give a creeeeeeeaaaammmy taste. Mentioned below is the step by step method to make this recipe.Ingredients:                Milk – 3…
  • Homemade Chai Masala ( Tea Powder )

    The Yummy Lounge
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    Homemade Chai MasalaEvery Indians are fond of Tea. It is a very common morning beverages for Indian. Tea Masala powder or Chai ka Masala is a very flavorful and aromatic blend of Indian spices and herbs.Ingredients:                Dry Ginger Powder – 100 gms                Cardamom – 25 gms                Cinnamon – 50…
  • Spring Rolls

    The Yummy Lounge
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    Spring RollIngredients:                For dough:                                Purpose flour(maida) – 1 cup                                Salt – to…
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