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  • Perdue Sharply Cuts Antibiotic Use in Chickens and Jabs at Its Rivals

    NYT > Food
    STEPHANIE STROM
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    More than half of the chicken it sells can be labeled “no antibiotics ever,” a first for a major poultry company.
  • Spicy Chipotle Carrot Coleslaw

    This Mama Cooks! On a Diet™
    Anne-Marie Nichols
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias The best part of summer has to be grilling and having the excuse to indulge in anything you can cook up on the grill such as steaks, hamburgers, kebobs, grilled chicken – you name it! My husband obsesses all week long about what he’ll be cooking up on his fancy charcoal grill on the weekend. (He actually watches videos!) So I try to come up with a side dish recipe to compliment what he’s cooking. Lately, I’ve been obsessing over coleslaw. I’ve…
  • Strawberry Cooler Cocktail

    David Lebovitz
    David
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Whoops! A big problem with being a seasonally based cook (and in this case, cocktail drinker) is that things go in and out of season. Compound that with the fact that different things are available in different parts of the world at different times – hello my friends in Australia and New Zealand! – and it’s hard to hit it right for everyone. I don’t make a lot of cocktails with fruit, mostly because I spent the last few years being a fan of whiskey-based libations and had forgotten a bit about my long-lost friend, gin. But we’re pals again. I had written this…
  • A Good Appetite: Smoky, Juicy Mussels and Clams Pop on the Grill

    NYT > Food
    MELISSA CLARK
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    Shellfish deserve a turn during grilling season, and the leftover juice is a delicious bonus when soaked up with grilled bread. (Article plus video.)
  • OK, I Lied: It Sucks To Cook After Work

    Amateur Gourmet
    Adam Roberts
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Remember that time that I was a full-time food blogger? And I had the nerve to say things like: “You can cook after work! It’s easy.” Well I’d like to take that person, pin him against a wall, and say: “You have no idea what you’re talking about.” Because now that I have a full-time job, I come home happily exhausted (I love where I’m working) and the idea of making a big mess in the kitchen at 6:45 PM (when I get home) and then cleaning it up holds very little appeal to me on a weekday night. So the picture you see above is my saving grace:…
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    Amateur Gourmet

  • OK, I Lied: It Sucks To Cook After Work

    Adam Roberts
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Remember that time that I was a full-time food blogger? And I had the nerve to say things like: “You can cook after work! It’s easy.” Well I’d like to take that person, pin him against a wall, and say: “You have no idea what you’re talking about.” Because now that I have a full-time job, I come home happily exhausted (I love where I’m working) and the idea of making a big mess in the kitchen at 6:45 PM (when I get home) and then cleaning it up holds very little appeal to me on a weekday night. So the picture you see above is my saving grace:…
  • We Got Married (The Wedding Post)

    Adam Roberts
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:27 pm
    I was never a wedding person. Growing up, I’d watch the wedding scene in The Sound of Music and fantasize about writing a great musical someday. The idea of walking down an aisle held very little appeal for me (even if there’d be nuns singing a slowed-down version of “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?”) So when Craig and I got engaged almost two years ago at Rustic Canyon, I imagined us having a simple wedding at a nice restaurant somewhere. Maybe just our families and a few close friends at Blue Hill Stone Barns or The French Laundry; 12 to 15 people max. The…
  • My New Career: T.V. Writer

    Adam Roberts
    12 May 2015 | 10:39 am
    Ok, it’s time to spill the beans: starting next month, I’m going to be a staff writer on the new ABC Dan Savage-inspired sitcom “The Real O’Neals,” starring Martha Plimpton! To say that I’m excited would be a profound understatement. The show, based loosely on Dan Savage’s life, is one of only three new comedies that ABC is debuting this year and based on what I know so far, it’s going to be a great one. I hope you’ll all watch. Of course, this probably leaves you wondering: “What’s going to happen to the blog?” The…
  • Quick Queso with Chorizo (and Other Tex-Mex Delights)

    Adam Roberts
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Sometimes it’s nice to cook for friends who favor a particular cuisine because it steers you in a new direction. Normally, I default to European/Mediterranean things like pastas and chicken with couscous and preserved lemon and stuff like that. My friends Jim and Todd (you know them!) are Tex-Mex fans and so, when I cooked for them last week, I decided to pull The Homesick Texan Cookbook off the shelf to delight them with food that they love. Turns out, I love it too and now I have some new dishes up my sleeve to pull out at dinner parties. The one I’m most excited about? Queso…
  • On Cats and Gender

    Adam Roberts
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    Hey folks, here’s an essay I wrote for Medium on Saturday called, “What My Cat Taught Me About Gender.” Check it out!
 
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    Steamy Kitchen: recipes and cooking

  • Vietnamese BBQ Tacos

    steamykitchen
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    Americans are obsessed with grilling, and here to help master the backyard grill is New Orleans chef, David Guas, award-winning cookbook author, restaurant chef and host of Travel Channel’s high-heat, high-stakes grilling competition show, “American Grilled.” His new book, Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro is endorsed by my friend, Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe, who says, “David takes on outdoor grilling and we all want a seat at the table. I offer his Grilled Peach BBQ Sauce, Creole-Coffee Rubbed Cowboy Cut Bone-In Rib Eye and Grilled…
  • $75 Gift Certificate to The Cocoa Pod

    Jaden
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    Our friends at The Cocoa Pod is giving away a $75 gift certificate to their shop! You can buy raw cocoa beans and beautiful, decorative pods. We just roasted a batch of cocoa beans in the toaster oven and enjoyed nibbling the roasted nibs with our trail mix. While dark chocolate has health benefits, cocoa nibs are even better, with higher levels of antioxidants. Take a look at The Cocoa Pod’s offerings – and if you’re interested in hosting your own chocolate tasting party, read on! The $75 giveaway is at end of post. ~Jaden   How To Host A Chocolate Tasting Party…
  • Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista Review and Giveaway

    Jaden
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Mr. Coffee provided the giveaway unit It was quite a big change in my morning routine – to go from the cheap Aeropress that fits in my back pocket to a full fledged coffee drinks machine! With my Aeropress, I was limited in the types of drinks to create – that’s not a knock on the Aeropress, but it is because of my own laziness and preference. I don’t like adding cold milk to my coffee – and too lazy to warm the milk up. We tested the Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista for 1 week.  I enjoyed a different drink every single morning! The milk is poured into a container,…
  • Aervana Review & Giveaway

    Jaden
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Aervana is one of the most innovative wine products I’ve seen – combining the functionality of an aerator and a no-drip pour. We tried so many different wine aerators – from the classic wide, curvy body of a decanter to a strange magnetic powered aerator machine that swirled your wine. We like the Aervana. Sure, it’s another battery-operated wine gizmo, but its innovative design allows for sediment to stay where it belongs – at the bottom of the wine bottle. The unit pumps up the wine, adds in the air before allowing the wine to pour out into your glass. I like…
  • Oster Versa Blender Review & Giveaway

    Jaden
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Oster provided the product for giveaway In 1924, John Oster started a company in his garage. His first product was hair clippers for cutting men’s hair! These days, Oster is known for their kitchen small appliances, and is now owned by Sunbeam. While they’ve been manufacturing quality kitchen blenders for some time now, Oster hasn’t been able to compete in the high-end blender market that Vitamix and BlendTec have long dominated, until now. We’re impressed with their Oster Versa line – with an all-metal drive, dual directional blade, 1,400-watt motor that runs…
 
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    Rasa Malaysia: Easy Asian Recipes

  • Garlic Butter Sauteed Zucchini

    Rasa Malaysia
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Garlic Butter Sauteed Zucchini - skillet zucchini with garlic lemon butter. Easy, healthy and takes 15 mins from prep to dinner table. The post Garlic Butter Sauteed Zucchini appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes

    Rasa Malaysia
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes - juicy and plump roasted tomatoes loaded with Parmesan cheese. So easy to make, fool-proof and amazing! The post Parmesan Roasted Tomatoes appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers

    Rasa Malaysia
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers - sticky sweet and savory chicken on skewers. So easy to make, so delicious that you won't stop eating. The post Honey Sesame Chicken Skewers appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

    Rasa Malaysia
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks - crispy cheese sticks coated with Japanese panko and baked to golden perfection. Easy peasy recipe that everyone loves! The post Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
  • Baked Honey Soy Chicken

    Rasa Malaysia
    18 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    Moist, tender and juicy chicken thighs marinated with honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and baked in oven. Easy dinner for the family! The post Baked Honey Soy Chicken appeared first on Rasa Malaysia.
 
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    101 Cookbooks

  • Chia Breakfast Bowl

    Heidi Swanson
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:52 pm
    I know many of you are always on the lookout for quick, healthy breakfast ideas, and I have a solid for you. This chia breakfast bowl has been in high rotation here for the past couple of weeks. It's summery and bright, and if you can get on board with chia seeds in general, it's a nice way to start the day. Chia can be a funny ingredient to experiment with, and quite honestly, I'm not always a fan of chia preparations. That said, when I've found my groove with them, they're great - high in fiber, omega-3s, an ancient energy seed used by the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans. I make a version of…
  • Summer Melon Salad

    Heidi Swanson
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    I made this quick melon salad with the frog prince of melons - the piel de sapo. It has creamy, sweet, pale green flesh, and a blotched, pebbled green-yellow appearance. Piel de sapo means toad's skin. I bought mine heavy, with streaks of yellow edging out the green on one side - both indicators of ripeness. If you come across one of these hefty summer gems, spring for it. I wasn't sorry. Combined with some toasted almonds for crunch, serrano chiles and scallions to counter the sweet, small dollops of crème fraîche, cilantro, and a wash of sake, it's a summer refresher. Particularly if you…
  • Seed Pâté

    Heidi Swanson
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Make this seed pâté when you want something in your refrigerator that can easily assimilate into just about any snack or meal. It's one of those things that can cozy up to chilaquiles, be slathered on a quesadilla, dolloped on a yoga bowl, enjoyed alongside (or in place of hummus), spread on a tartine...you get what I'm saying. The base is made of seeds that have been soaked for a stretch and then blended into a creamy, full-bodied puree. In this instance I've worked in fresh herbs and garlic, but it's not hard to imagine many different ways to approach the base. I like to finish seed pate…
  • Printing a Cookbook

    Heidi Swanson
    8 Jul 2015 | 10:16 pm
    Settle in for a longer post than usual - this one covers some territory. I took a bit of a field trip a couple of weeks back. I went to see where my book was being printed because, more than anything else, I was curious. I had an idea of what happens when a cookbook goes to the printer, a general concept of what it might be like, but at the end of the day, I really had no clue. I spent twelve hours at a printer far from home, with a group of individuals who care deeply about how books are made, and I walked away with my understanding of the whole process flipped on its head. Let me start…
  • Summer Berry Crisp

    Heidi Swanson
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Heading into the holiday weekend, I thought I'd share this variation of my favorite summer berry crisp. I made it recently to finish a dinner celebrating my good friend Chanda's birthday. Blackberries, strawberries, and cherries cook into a thick, jammy, wine-spiked fruit sludge beneath a crispy, oat-flecked top. It's the good stuff, and silly simple. If you're heading out to do some camping, I bet you could do a brilliant campfire version in a cast iron Dutch oven. There's a version of it in my last book, but I doubled-down on the topping for this one. No one ever complains about too much of…
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    Alice Q. Foodie

  • Glastonbury Festival 2015

    Alice Q. Foodie
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Oh Glastonbury, you got me again.  I thought this second visit would be so much easier than the first - we were staying inside the festival in a tipi  which was at the top of my wishlist, some of my favorite bands were playing (even headlining!)  and having been there before we were old pros, we even knew where the secret piano bar was.  But guess what?  It still went by in a flash, and we still didn't get around to everything we wanted to do.  I  now realize that is completely impossible and one of the maddening yet enchanting thing about the festival.
  • NYC - Spring 2015

    Alice Q. Foodie
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    Well hello!  How is everyone doing out there?  I'm popping back in to talk about a trip we took to New York a few weeks ago.  I'd like to joke that this is turning into a travel blog, since I only update it when we go out of town - but I don't think that really works if I only post every six months or so.   Anyhoo....we ate some great food and did a lot of fun stuff and I really want to tell you about it - so here goes!  The main reason for the trip was to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch with John Cameron Mitchell on Broadway.  We booked the tickets for Thursday…
  • Verde y Crema, Tijuana with Club Tengo Hambre

    Alice Q. Foodie
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    I have another post about London in the works, but judging by the number of questions I've been getting about this trip, I'm thinking you'd probably rather hear about this first.  I'd been wanting to do one of the Club Tengo Hambre tours for a while, and this time the stars finally aligned.  Their tours to the Guadalupe Valley look like a lot of fun, as do the tacos and beer tours of Tijuana - but this one was an introduction to three of Tijuana's newest prominent dining destinations  - Verde y Crema, La Querencia and Mision 19.  We met on this side of the border and…
  • Fairweather at Rare Form - Downtown San Diego

    Alice Q. Foodie
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Hey now!  Look who's got the scoop! Sorry, but I can't resist - I'm just so excited to be writing about something that happened less than two months ago.  This past weekend I was lucky enough to see a Facebook post from the chef at Ironside, indicating that Consortium Holdings was opening an open-air bar called Fairweather over their new sandwich shop/delicatessen Rare Form this weekend.  It was sweet serendipity for me, because I was staying right around the corner from there with a friend this weekend at the Omni next to the ballpark.  She needed a little mini getaway so…
  • Lunch at St. John - London

    Alice Q. Foodie
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The problem with being a food lover in a great city full of fun stuff to do, is that at the end of the day - after doing all that stuff - it's hard to muster the energy for an evening of fine dining.   We solved that dilemma by keeping our eating in London pretty casual for the most part, with the exception of two pre-planned meals:  lunch at St. John and dinner at the Clove Club.  Other places I strongly considered:  The River Cafe, Wild Honey, Arbutus, the Ledbury (which was booked solid for the week) and Upstairs at Ten Bells. I had heard about St. John from several…
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    SimplyRecipes.com

  • Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

    Elise
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:18 pm
    I love grilled chicken, but chicken breasts can be a little problematic. They can easily get dry and overcooked, especially on the grill. A great solution? Chicken breast skewers! Continue reading "Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce" »
  • Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad

    Elise
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    If you tend a summer garden, then you are likely confronted with the same joyful dilemma that greets most of your fellow gardeners. When the tomatoes begin to ripen, they come in force! What to do with all these tomatoes? One of my favorite recipes for making use of fresh, ripe, garden tomatoes is this Italian inspired tomato salad with red onions, parsley, oregano, and avocados. Continue reading "Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad" »
  • Cheesy Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole

    Elise
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    You know what my favorite kitchen gadget is this summer? A spiralizer, or a spiral vegetable slicer. It’s basically a lathe that lets you turn a cylindrical vegetable such as a zucchini or sweet potato, into “noodles”, or in the case of zucchini, “zoodles”. I love pasta as much as anyone, but the truth is my body will not cooperate and let me eat as much pasta as I want without undesired consequences. So, the idea of making noodles with zucchini? Tempting, but could it possibly be as good as pasta? Continue reading "Cheesy Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole" »
  • Blueberry Buckle

    Elise
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Have you ever had blueberry buckle? Think blueberry muffin meets coffee cake and you’ll be somewhere in the vicinity of a blueberry buckle. It’s a blueberry cake with a dense batter and a streusel topping that “buckles” as the cake cooks. Continue reading "Blueberry Buckle" »
  • Summer Minestrone Soup

    Elise
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:39 pm
    When it’s summer’s high season, and the garden is overflowing with more vegetables than one can reasonably consume, a great way to make use of the bounty is to make minestrone soup. A few zucchini here, a couple chopped tomatoes there, some beans, grab the lonely leek that’s sitting in the fridge, add some chicken stock, a handful of pasta, and in a few minutes you have summer in a soup. Continue reading "Summer Minestrone Soup" »
 
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    Hungry Crowd

  • Video: How to Make Amazing Ribs at Home Without a Smoker

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:23:05 -0400
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers. If you don't have a smoker at home, you can still make some amazing 'cue using our Apartment Rib Rub on a rack of baby-backs. This recipe takes less than five hours start-to-finish, and can be done entirely indoors. The flavor closely resembles traditional...
  • 7 Cheesy, Gooey Enchiladas

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:31:54 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Whether they're filled with shrimp, chicken or vegetables, gooey, saucy, cheesy enchiladas are a crowd-pleasing pick for dinner. Plus, they're super-easy to make. Here are seven excellent enchilada recipes to make the next time you need to satisfy a serious comfort food craving:  1. Shrimp Enchiladas Feel free to experiment with the filling for these festive Mexican-style...
  • Every Dipping Sauce You’ll Ever Need

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:33:45 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Whether you’re snacking on a dumpling, feasting on roast chicken or crunching down on fresh vegetable crudités, a good dipping sauce can make all the difference. Here, 11 recipes for dipping sauces for every occasion. 1. Mint-and-Date Dipping Sauce  Padma Lakshmi calls this sauce “liquid heaven.” She purees sticky dates with fresh mint, lemon juice and chile, creating a sweet...
  • Down with Wine Dogma: An Open Letter from Winemaker Sean Thackrey

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:34:02 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    A lot of recent debate in the wine world has concerned questions of balance. Are black-fruited Napa Cabernets that weigh in at 15.5% alcohol a sure sign of wrongheaded winemaking, or are they exactly the way they should be? Is Pinot Noir at a less extravagant 12.5% balanced, nuanced and expressive—or is it just sharp, unpleasant and flavor-challenged? I wrote about the issue in my...
  • Ceramist Claire Catillaz Inspired These Party-Perfect Cockles in Broth

    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:04:13 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    All week, F&W is introducing artisans who inspired the outstanding summer recipes from our August issue. Clair Catillaz, the Brooklyn-based ceramist behind Clam Lab, creates rustic, minimalist designs with all the hallmark irregularities of hand-thrown clay. She became popular on Etsy around 2010 before going out on her own, acquiring a reputation for neutral-toned dishes that...
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    Portland Food and Drink

  • Jamison Restaurant to Close

    PDX Food Dude
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Fenouil along the park Under the title of, I can’t believe they lasted this long, comes the news that Jamison is closing. To our patrons and community friends: After much consideration, we’ve decided to close Jamison. Our costs for operation in this space have exceeded our ability to provide a quality dining experience at reasonable prices. We’re sad to say goodbye and want to thank each and every person who has ever graced our doorstep. We’ve enjoyed serving you, and being a part of your celebrations. Our last day of serving the community will be Sunday, August 2. We wish you all…
  • What are the Best Coconut Waters – We Rate 18 Brands

    PDX Food Dude
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    What are the best coconut waters? Judging by the amount of shelf space devoted to them in grocery stores, coconut water is a popular item. Not being a huge fan of the fruit, I had never tried it until it was recommended to me by several doctors. They extolled the virtues: low in calories, lots of electrolytes, more potassium than a banana, no fat, no cholesterol and an easy way to hydrate. I decided to give it a try, so on the way home from from St. Vincent’s one afternoon, I stopped and picked up a carton at Trader Joe’s. It turned out to be terrible; I nearly spit it out, and…
  • Adam Higgs Sells Acadia Bistro

    PDX Food Dude
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Seamus Foran is the new owner of Acadia Bistro, the Creole restaurant on NE Fremont in Portland. According to a press release, previous owner Adam Higgs will be in the restaurant for one more week – “It will be a week of celebration for Adam Higgs, who bids farewell to the stove after 25 years and 10 years of being a restaurateur.  Well-wishers are welcome to stop by to say goodbye and partake in a glass of champagne with Adam any time during the week, who will be working the front of the house.  On Friday, his final day, more bubbles will flow during dinner service, with free…
  • Four New Events Added to Feast Portland 2015

    PDX Food Dude
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:41 pm
    As you probably know, many of the Feast Portland 2015 events have sold out. However, if you still want to participate, four new events have been added: DRINK TANK: SHAKEN, STIRRED AND BUZZED: WHY WE REALLY LIKE BOOZE FRIDAY, SEPT 18, PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, 1219 SW PARK AVE, 12-1PM, $55 Pop Quiz: What do vintage champagne, light beer, and overproof whiskey have in common? Find out as Bon Appétit sits down with a few key players in the wine-and-spirits industry who’ll share drinking wisdom and closing-time tales. Includes a one-year subscription to Bon Appétit. Tastemakers Adam Rapoport, Bon…
  • House Spirits Tasting Room by Osmose Design Under Construction

    PDX Food Dude
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    House Spirits Distillery have announced they have started construction on a new public tasting room which is designed by Osmose, the same company behind Salt & Straw, Ava Gene’s and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Presently under construction in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, the new facility will be the largest distilling operation in Oregon when it starts up in September 2015.  The site will include a 1,100-square foot public tasting room that will tell the story behind each of House Spirits Distillery’s brands: its flagship Aviation American Gin, Krogstad…
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    Start Cooking

  • Gazpacho

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A cold soup is often what we need on a warm summer day. So join startcooking in preparing gazpacho. This cold soup is easy to make. Think of it as liquid salad. And it will make friends and family happy because everyone likes to enjoy a bowl of gazpacho.
  • Chili Peppers

    15 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Choosing the right hot pepper when preparing a Tex-Mex or chili recipe can be confusing. This startcooking video can help you. Learn how to handle and pick the right jalapeno, chili, or poblano pepper so you can impress your guests with a perfect recipe.
  • 7 Layer Dip

    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This delicious tex-mex 7 layer dip is a great party dish that everyone will enjoy. Learn how to make your own 7 layer dip recipe with this simple step-by-step video guide.
  • Vegetable and Chef Salad

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Make your own basic vegetable salad and then transform it into a chef salad with a just a few more ingredients.
  • Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    3 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Potato salad is a classic dish loved by all. This great video will show you how to make your own delicious potato salad with lemon vinaigrette!
 
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    ramen! ramen! ramen!

  • ramen battle ann arbor!

    edjusted
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Be there for the monster truck–err…monster ramen battle for charity. Five Ann Arbor/Detroit chefs will compete with their best ramen creations for you all to try. The winner gets $2000 for their favorite charity. Tickets and further details are available here and are $70 ea. The event is Sunday 7/26/15 from 4pm to 8pm at the Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor. Try 5 different ramen, pick your favorite, and help out a charity. Winners all around! Slurping Turtle 608 E. Liberty St Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-887-6868 media@slurpingturtle.com via the Detroit Free Press…
  • Ramenia-21 instant ramen maker

    edjusted
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Is this the future of instant ramen? This thing is way fancier than my k-cup coffee maker. I want one! …too bad it’s not real, but how cool would it be just to have a topping dispenser for things like onions and eggs? via KpopStarz Thanks to Donny @ Pie Dog for the tip off. Tags: ramen news
  • cup noodle vegeta

    edjusted
    25 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Get it? Vegeta…vegeta-bles…as in Cup Noodle Vegetables–err…Vegetable Cup Noodles. Giant vegetables raining down from the sky? I think I missed this episode of Dragonball. via Rocket News 24 Tags: cup noodles, ramen tidbits
  • the “right” way to eat ramen

    edjusted
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    There really isn’t an official right way to eat ramen, but Chef Teiichi Sakurai with Dallas ramen shop Ten Ramen has some great tips, namely slurp your ramen and eat quickly. Personally, I hate how soggy and soft noodles get when they’ve been sitting in soup too long. Enjoy! via Thrillist Tags: ramen tidbits
  • chicken ramen soup

    edjusted
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    It’s not exactly an easy recipe, but if you’re curious about what goes into making a ramen soup from scratch, here’s ramen chef Keizo Shimamoto’s take on a chicken-based ramen broth. Actual ingredients and step by step recipe here! Tags: recipes
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    Vegan Bits

  • The Best Protein You Can Eat

    Lane
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Last week, I asked you: What’s the number one question every vegan is asked? Of course, it's: Where do you get your protein? An article published today in US News & World Report discusses the top 9 sources of protein; several of the sources are plant based, none are red meat or "the other white meat." […]
  • Luxury Vegan Boot Camp — In France?!

    Lane
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Last year Jane and I vacationed in France. I really enjoyed the countryside in France and Paris, but being vegan in France is VERY  difficult. Man cannot live on baguette alone... While most restaurants were accommodating, we basically had to order off the menu at nearly every restaurant that we ate at. I recall, on […]
  • Are Mock Meats Safe?

    Lane
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    I wrote a recent article about protein; the number one question: Where to vegans get their protein? One of our readers, Marko M. Vegano (nice name, by the way... ), asked whether eating a steady diet of mock meats; those alternative meat products recently made popular by companies like Gardein and Beyond meat, is a reasonable, […]
  • What’s the number one question every vegan is asked?

    Lane
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:24 pm
    What's the first question every vegan gets asked? Where do you get your protein? If it's not the first question, it's certainly one of the top three questions. Protein is critical to a human diet, but it doesn't need to be animal protein; there are many reasonable plant based alternative sources. Protein is built from […]
  • The kitchen will for sure be a very different place in 10 years

    Lane
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    3D printers will make food in the future; the not too distant future. Natural Machines, the maker of Foodini, a 3D food printer, had a successful kickstarter program. The company believes that their product will be as revolutionary to the kitchen as the microwave was back in the 1970's. They see their product as a […]
 
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    Average Betty

  • California Avocado Flatbread Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    There's a whole, ripe avocado kneaded right in to the dough. That's what makes this California Avocado Flatbread so luscious. The post California Avocado Flatbread Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Spuds! Spuds! Spuds! at Food and Wine Conference #FWCON

    Sara O'Donnell
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I’m heading to my home state of Florida to do a live cooking demo for the Idaho Potato Commission this weekend at Food and Wine Conference 2015 The post Spuds! Spuds! Spuds! at Food and Wine Conference #FWCON appeared first on Average Betty.
  • My (2ND) Favorite (Everyday) Vegetarian Sandwich Video

    Sara O'Donnell
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:22 pm
    If you ever wondered what I go for on a pretty regular basis lunch-wise, wonder no more. Girl, I eat this often The post My (2ND) Favorite (Everyday) Vegetarian Sandwich Video appeared first on Average Betty.
  • My Favorite Everyday Vegetarian Sandwich Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    My (2ND) Favorite (Everyday) Vegetarian Sandwich might become yours too The post My Favorite Everyday Vegetarian Sandwich Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
  • Tuna and Egg Salad Pita Bites Recipe

    Sara O'Donnell
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    I liked tuna sandwiches best when my Mom would add chopped, hard boiled egg to the mix. I would try to get a little bit of egg in every bite. I still do The post Tuna and Egg Salad Pita Bites Recipe appeared first on Average Betty.
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    Joseph Mahon

  • Anti Aging Wrinkle-The Top Notch Solution for Facial Problems

    Ronald M. Evans
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Facial problems come in different ways on individuals. They can be as a result of wrinkles, sagging, acne, sunburns, age spots, and skin blemish among others. Such conditions cause a dull skin tone. When such problems strike, it is important to know that anti aging wrinkle serum is an essential ingredient in ensuring a healthy […] The post Anti Aging Wrinkle-The Top Notch Solution for Facial Problems appeared first on Joseph Mahon.
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    Washington DC: Restaurants and Food

  • 3 Wonderful Places To See in New York and New Jersey

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    The Brooklyn BridgeThe HighlineJersey CityThe Hudson Walkway, Colgate Clock, Empty Sky Sept 11, 2001 memorial and the Central Railroad terminal in LIberty State Park
  • My Best 5 Restaurants in Washington DC List for Shel Holtz

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
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  • Graduating from Coffee University at Vigilante Coffee in Hyattsville

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Vigilante Coffee Company is on Route 1 in Hyattsville's Art District very close to the Palette Apartments and the surrounding new retail with BusBoys & Poets, Tara Thai, Curry 6 and others.Vigilante Coffee company hosted a Yelp Elite event and explained the intricacies of Espresso coffee making, brewing coffee and the drying and roasting of coffee beans. Vigilante Coffee has arrangements with coffee growers to ship beans from different coutries in the world. At this event I saw beans from Nicaragua, Rwanda, Columbia. Can't make it to Hyattsville you can order the coffee beans online…
  • It Takes Team Work to Make Dreams Work - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Opens Fri March 6th

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to the original Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a great watch. Bollywood meets Hollywood in a way that you have not seen before. Weddings, music, romance are the key themes here. There is a message in the movie that rings true that after you retire , your money may not go as far as it would if you chose your own version of the Marigold hotel. Dev Patel is marvelous and extremely entertaininga. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith excel in their humor.  Richard Gere makes his appearence as charming as usual. Tina Desai as Sunaina is the voice of…
  • &Pizza Comes to Gaitherburg Downtown Crown

    Shashi Bellamkonda
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The &Pizza Team This is a guest post from my daughter Mitali Bellamkonda @BellmitI had never been to &pizza until today, but I had tagged along with my dad for their grand opening at the Crown in Gaithersburg. When we got there, the place was somewhat crowded, but not as loud as I was expecting. We could still talk at almost normal levels, albeit a little louder. The space itself is very narrow, something I'm not too fond of as it was a little difficult to get up and get drink refills and/or takeout boxes. The white walls made it feel more open and…
 
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    Coconut & Lime // Rachel Rappaport

  • Smoky Southwest Chili Mac

    Rachel Rappaport
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Love what you see? Get the recipe at Food Lion's new recipe portal.My thoughts:Food Lion hired me to visit one of their stores and create a recipe for their recipe portal around some of the ingredients I found there. I first went to site to look at the circular to plan my attack. I was able to email myself a grocery list I created which helped keep it on track. I hadn't been to a Food Lion in a while (they are a bit far from me and in hot weather I tend to shop closer to home) but I was really excited by what I found. I ended up with a ton of food I've been looking for (ground Siracha,…
  • Olive Oil-Poached Tomatoes over Pesto Gnocchi

    Rachel Rappaport
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Ingredients:for the tomatoes:3/4 lb mixed heirloom tomatoes, thickly sliced (about 1/2-3/4 lb)5 cloves garlic1/2-3/4 cup Bertolli extra virgin olive oilsea saltfreshly ground black pepperfor the pesto:2 cups fresh basil3 cloves garlic1/4 cup Parmesan1/4 cup Romano cheese1/4 cup toasted pignoli nuts (pine nuts)1/2 cup Bertolli extra virgin olive oilsea saltfreshly ground black pepperto serve:16 oz hot, cooked gnocchifreshly grated Romano cheeseDirections:for the tomatoes:Preheat oven to 300. Place the tomatoes, garlic, oil, and salt in a pie plate. Taking care that the tomatoes are fully…
  • Shishito-Crimini Home Fries

    Rachel Rappaport
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ingredients:1 1/2 lb Russet potatoes, peeled, quartered and sliced1 large onion, quartered and sliced4 slices thick cut bacon, diced4 oz shishito peppers, tops cut off8 oz crimini mushrooms, slicedsaltfreshly ground balack pepperDirections:Parboil the potato in a medium pot. Drain and set aside.Heat a large skillet. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease out of the pan. Return to flame. Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms and potato. Saute until the potatoes are golden on both sides and the pepper is soft…
  • Okra and Andouille Frittata

    Rachel Rappaport
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ingredients:9 eggs, beaten3 andouille sausages (I used chicken andouille), diced1 small onion, diced2 cups diced okra2 shishito peppers, minced1 ear of corn worth of corn kernels2 cups shredded, peeled potatoes*1/2 tablespoon Cajun seasoningolive oilbuttersea saltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Preheat oven to 350. Heat a small amount of oil in a 12-inch cast iron skillet. Brown the sausage on all sides.Whisk together the eggs, spices, milk, set aside. Add the okra, peppers, onion, and corn and sauté until the onions are translucent. Remove the sausage and vegetables from the pan and…
  • Zucchini and Feta Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

    Rachel Rappaport
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Ingredients:2 lbs ground turkey thighs2 cups grated zucchini1/2 cup crumbled feta1 egg, beaten2/3 cup matzo meal1 small onion, diced1/2 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon dried oregano2-3 tablespoons tomato pastekosher saltfreshly ground black pepperDirections:Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl, mix together the turkey, feta, egg, matzo meal, onion, spices and zucchini. Form into a loaf. Place in a loaf pan (or, preferably, a meatloaf pan). Brush the top with the tomato paste. Bake for 60 minutes or until fully cooked. Wait a few minutes before slicing.My thoughts:For some reason I had the odd urge…
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    Cheese and Biscuits

  • Som Saa, London Fields

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    For years, I thought I didn't like Thai food. Greasy spring rolls, rubbery chicken satays in a sickly orange sauce, soggy Pad Thai bulked out with a murky mix of frozen vegetables; at best it was boring, at worst that special kind of sweet, mushy blandness that speaks of a long time left in the freezer. And then I went to Thailand on holiday, and realised that I didn't dislike Thai food, I just disliked Thai food in the UK, which at the time (and until fairly recently) was about as close to the real thing as a Harvester is to the Hind's Head. Why the discrepancy? The same old issues that held…
  • Masala Grill, Chelsea

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    I've had the good fortune to eat some very, very good Indian subcontinent food recently. But then, eating good Indian food in London is not difficult. Even before the latest wave of culinary fireworks lit by the Sethi family (Trishna, Gymkhana, the upcoming Hoppers) we had things pretty good - an embarrassment of riches in Tooting for Sri Lankan and South Indian, Southall for Punjabi (not least of which is the brilliant, er, Brilliant), the Pakistani grills of Whitechapel spearheaded by the venerable Tayyabs; we are, for want of a better word, spoiled. In the context of such staggeringly high…
  • The Ritz Restaurant, Piccadilly

    20 Jul 2015 | 3:07 am
    For over a hundred years the Ritz has stood in its commanding position on the corner of Green Park, famous throughout the world as the last word in opulence and luxury. And despite my own occasional weakness for a bit of glitz and glamour, I had never been, partly because I'd heard very little about the food in the Ritz Restaurant (and as most food bloggers eventually learn "nothing heard" usually means "nothing good") but mainly because they insist on male patrons wearing a jacket and tie, and I wasn't entirely sure my mismatched "Granddad's funeral" outfit wouldn't make look like a bit of a…
  • The Marksman, Bethnal Green

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    The gentrification of Shoreditch is now so advanced and so final that even those that still privately bemoan the disappearance of the old working-men's clubs, the spit-and-sawdust pubs, laundrettes and pound shops, have stopped commenting on it in public. That battle has been lost. This is now a place of wine bars, speakeasies, popups and street food, £5 a pint and £40 a head, the new shorthand for London itself, beards the new bearskin, tattoos the new Tower Bridge. And I'm torn myself, for though of course I hate to see any part of our collective heritage priced out and forgotten, the…
  • The Kingham Plough, Cotswolds

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    On the first evening of a weekend out of London, lulled into a false sense of security by the general comfortable loveliness of the Cotswolds, I broke my own golden rule - "do your research". Perhaps in Madrid, or Istanbul, or Bangkok you can wander travel-sore and weary from your hotel/AirBnB/tastefully-restored-14th-century-farmhouse (delete as appropriate) to the nearest bar and be happy with the results, but this has never been true of the UK and definitely isn't true of Shipton-under-Wychwood. The pub we found ourselves in on Friday night was certainly handy, being barely 50ft from the…
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    Passport Delicious | London Restaurant Blog and Reviews | Londonelicious

  • 8 Things to Do in Berlin

    Krista
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    I went to Berlin last month! It was my third trip to this grittily artsy city, still emerging from the everything, all these years after 1989. 1989! I still remember my German aunt, married to my American uncle, convinced that the world was going to end the night the wall came down.I went to Berlin for the first time in 1993. What I remember most about that visit is the massive cranes, hovering above the rooftops. They were everywhere.In Berlin in 2015, I met up with my friend Karen. We got our MBAs together at the University of Chicago back in 2004. She lives in Geneva now with her husband…
  • 50 coffees with 50 people, Week #5

    Krista
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    50 coffees — my experiment in social learning since quitting my job last month — continues…sort of. This past week has been a lot more about socializing than learning. I’m a bit okay with that because it is summer after all but I’d like to tilt this back in a learning direction. Here’s what I’ve been up to…Dinner at Bouillabaisse with my friends Barry and Natalie and, uh, Bobby Chinn. My friend Barry invited me along to friends & family night at Bouillabaisse and I told him I wouldn’t really blog about it. Instead, I will talk about it in the 50 coffees sense. I learned the…
  • How I Save Money on Hotels Using Hotwire

    Krista
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    I love Hotwire.com. For those of you not in the know, Hotwire does a lot of travel-related things but I use it solely for hotel bookings. (Particularly after quitting my job, finding a new one, trying to be better about money, etc.) The gist is that you pay in advance for an unnamed, secret hotel. Paying in advance — non-refundable, mind you — and committing to an unnamed hotel can yield big savings. Really big. (But pay attention to the risks I mention later.) I’ve used Hotwire a number of times now to save a bundle on hotel stays in London, New York, Chicago and Madrid and I have…
  • I’m having 50 coffees with 50 people…Week #4

    Krista
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    50 coffees continues. And it’s all consuming. I have new rules. I try not to make any weekend plans. I save them for my non-Internet friends. (A tricky phrase to use, but you know what I mean. Your friends from your offline world.) And I try to take Mondays off. Also, I try to go to the gym four times a week and continue my Couch to 5K. Also, I’ve been trying not to set my alarm in the morning. Networking and being social is hard work, particularly when you’re a bit rusty at it. For a borderline introvert like me, it can be highly draining. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.Lunch…
  • Quick Trip to Chicago

    Krista
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:45 am
    I made a quick trip to Chicago last month. Very last minute. It kinda cracks me up that I’ve been back to Chicago THREE TIMES since leaving the city last June. Out of all the places my new job could have sent me…seriously??To be fair though, this third trip was more about me than about work. I knew I had some leftover holiday to take and I knew I wanted to see some people and celebrate some things so I went. And I had a nice time. But I don’t think I need to go back for a while now…Sleeping I stayed at The James hotel off Michigan Avenue, an excellent location if ever there was one.
 
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    Going Gluten-Free

  • Cappello's Gluten Free Pasta - A Review

    12 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    I know, I know, where have I been, why haven't I been cooking?  I have been, just not much new, etc. Been doing a lot of Trim Healthy Mama recipes that are not my own.  Occasionally, I break from my diet and do something uncharacteristically decadent and naughty!  (For my THM friends, these should ONLY be used in an E setting, not an S setting at all!  LOL :) )A while back, I read in a magazine about a new product line that specialized in fresh pasta.  Capello's.  There is Lasagna Sheets, Gnocchi and Fettuccini. Luckily, I live near a Wegman's and was able to…
  • Black Bean Chili (THM E)

    3 Apr 2015 | 7:19 am
    The weather in PA has been confusing to say the least.  Of course, this is rather normal around here.  One day it's hot, the next freezing.  And potholes are totally in bloom OUCH!  Our schedules are actually busier than normal and it's getting crazy.  Usually by Spring I'm ready to put away the crockpot and move on with fun spring menus.  This year, not so much.  Continuing to rely on the crockpot as I'm often out of the house during normal "dinner prep" hours...running kids to their evening activities.Yesterday, I combined my recipe for black beans with…
  • Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (THM E)

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Where've I been?  Here.  Buried under mountains of laundry, loads of dust and piles of paperwork.  Life has been a little crazy.  Three homeschooling kids, with lots of activities, I barely have time to breathe, let alone cook.Newfound desire to cook more often, and Trim Healthy Mama are inspiring me.  Tonight, we're having stuffed peppers.  Usually, you use beef, and rice, and all sorts of things that just are not, well, healthy.  Definitely warm and comforting, but...not good for a waistline you're trying to decrease.Hubby & I sketched out a menu for…
  • Baked Ziti With Homemade Ricotta

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    I was feeling rather domestic this morning.  I always find when I'm short on time, the only thing I really WANT to do is cooking.  I know, that sounds counterintuitive, but cooking and baking relax me.  Help me focus on something other than my worries.  I've always loved it.Anyway, last week I bought just a little too much milk, combined with the fact that my kids did not like the choices of cereals in the cabinet meant that there was WAY too much milk in my fridge this morning - all of it about to go bad!  I was able to salvage a half gallon to make ricotta cheese.
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Custard Cups

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Happy National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!  Seriously, folks, I can't even MAKE this stuff up to justify my baking bug.  I used to HATE pumpkin, but as I've aged, I've grown to love it, even crave it.  I'm still pretty picky about the things I eat with pumpkin.  I don't do pumpkin spice lattes (mostly because I don't do coffee...blech!), I don't do pumpkin flavored chocolate (icky!)...but I do do pumpkin cake.  Pumpkin cheesecake seemed like the perfect dessert.Since following THM, I've been trying to figure out a good pumpkin recipe that I can crave.  As my usual, I…
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    MyRSSCreator

  • Hey. Why Don’t You Take A PIC Already?

    ShanaShakes
    11 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    When we’re talking PIC replicators, you have to remember that Pins 6 and 7 of IC3 receive clocked data from J2, which is connected to a PC’s printer port. Keep in mind that when we use the printer port to transfer information between the PC and the PIC Replicator, we’re sticking with the traditional output-only and input-only lines of the port. The bi-directional features of the parallel port are not used in the PIC Replicator as some of the parallel port lines are dedicated to output functions only. Using the bi-directional capability in that instance could cause port-pin…
  • Considerations for Selecting A Laptop Data Recovery Service

    ShanaShakes
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:42 am
    If you have accidentally messed up your files and you have done all the possible means necessary to retrieve the files but to no avail, your final laptop data recovery option is to call on a data recovery service. There are numerous data recovery services found online, and there may even be some in your area. These services may be provided by local computer experts, or can be run by big computer companies. These services may be your final way to retrieve that much wanted data, and with the help of computer experts employed by these services, there is a good chance of laptop data recovery. The…
  • Mac Old Times Are Good Times

    ShanaShakes
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Humankind has gotten more comfortable with computers over the years, and I’m convinced that this has less to do with operating systems and Killer Apps than it does with simple, caveman-type responses to concepts of Scale. The Number One most terrifying concept to your basic caveman was, of course, God. So enormous that you couldn’t see Him, touch Him, or hear Him (the prophets notwithstanding), He nonetheless had a very real impact in terms of earthquakes, lightning, and other forms of mass entertainment of the day. Next down were the cave bears and saber-toothed tigers. Enormous,…
  • Does The Perfect Database Exist?

    ShanaShakes
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    I had a dream about a database beyond anything I, or anyone had ever seen. It was crazy. And when I got my hands on it, it all went like this: It was time to try the interface. I assumed the role of a student, and selected the basic search mode. The default box was keyword with an option to click on title, author, or source. The default operator was adjacency, and when I typed in my topic as a phrase, that’s exactly what I retrieved. As I read over the brief citations that were listed by relevancy in LIFO (Last In First Out) order, I was impressed. However, had I wished, I could have…
  • Data Recovery Experts Are Very Efficient

    ShanaShakes
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    The world of computers has grown adversely and there are some very vital services that come with the same. There are some experts who are needed in the day to day running of the computers for the hard drives keep on crushing from time to time. A data recovery expert is a very essential person who plays a very important role in the maintaining of efficiency in running the computer and hard drives. Most of the computer users are quite illiterate on an issue that concern the computer maintenance and that is why they rely on a data recovery expert. The services of a data recovery expert can be…
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    David Lebovitz

  • Strawberry Cooler Cocktail

    David
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Whoops! A big problem with being a seasonally based cook (and in this case, cocktail drinker) is that things go in and out of season. Compound that with the fact that different things are available in different parts of the world at different times – hello my friends in Australia and New Zealand! – and it’s hard to hit it right for everyone. I don’t make a lot of cocktails with fruit, mostly because I spent the last few years being a fan of whiskey-based libations and had forgotten a bit about my long-lost friend, gin. But we’re pals again. I had written this…
  • Cherry Clafoutis

    David
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    One of the first books that made me fall in love with France, and French cuisine, was Roger Vergé’s Entertaining in the French Style. Vergé was the chef and owner of Moulin de Mougins, his world-famous restaurant on the Côte d’Azur, near Cannes. I never went, but used to page through the book, admiring the relaxed, friendly lifestyle that always seemed to revolve around a table, laden with good food and plenty of local wine. It made me want to go and be a part of it all. In fact, there are two empty seats at that table, and I’d like one of them. Unlike a lot of chef…
  • Le Trumilou

    David
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    I was walking down the Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville on a recent warm summer night and passed by the outdoor tables of Le Trumilou. I like eating outside on a terrace in Paris but when they implemented the non fumeur law in France for restaurants cafés, the smokers went outside. It was kind of vexing because it was so nice that everyone could go outside and enjoy the fresh air. But now the air was so smoky that if you don’t want to smell that while you are eating, you have to go inside. I think it’s time for separate areas, or to limit people to two cigarettes per meal, like…
  • Gin and Tonic

    David
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Growing up in New England, gin and tonic is the classic summer drink. It’s bracing, fresh, cool, and not overly potent. The joke was that they tasted like after-shave lotion, but to be honest, most after-shave lotions smell pretty good. Often they’re scented with lime or something mentholated, at least they did when I was a kid and smelled them at the barber shop. That makes the taste of gin and tonic a Proustian memory for me. Another memory that I have that’s less pleasant was the first time I tried alcohol. I was perhaps eight years old and saw a bottle of whiskey that…
  • Homemade Tonic Water

    David
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Jennifer McLagan always seems to know what we want to read about, and cook, before even we do. She wrote a slew of popular and award-winning books, which include Fat (which bravely came out during the low-fat craze, and nevertheless was a big hit), Bones, and now, Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor. The book is a celebration of flavors that are on the cutting edge, taste-wise. Some things, like bitter melon, I can’t handle. Sorry. But others, like greens such as frisée and Belgian endive, bittersweet chocolate, and citrus fruits, I’m totally on…
 
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    Cybele Pascal

  • Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad

    cybele
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad   Makes 6 servings Free From gluten and all top 8 allergens With sweet crunchy corn in peak-season, it’s readily available and at the height of its deliciousness. While fantastic simply steamed or boiled on the cob, corn is also wonderful grilled, and can take center stage as a featured ingredient in salads, salsas, and many other sides.  When shopping for fresh corn, look for green moist husks that cling tightly to the corn. To determine if it’s ripe, look for deep brown silk tips or ends — however, the whole silk should not be dried…
  • Tess Masters launches new cookbook The Blender Girl Smoothies plus Kitchen Aid Giveaway

    cybele
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:42 am
    Dear Readers: Today is July 1st, to me the true beginning of summer and the perfect day to share the news that Tess Masters has published a new cookbook:  The Blender Girl Smoothies.  100 gluten-free, vegan, & paleo-friendly recipes, to help you “blast your way to good health and blended bliss”, all summer long.  Hurray! To those who read my blog, you probably already know, I’m huge fan of Tess Masters’ work.  I was wowed by her first cookbook, the Blender Girl, and wrote about it here.   Tess has taken something seemingly mundane and turned it into a high art…
  • Old Fashioned Strawberry Tart

    cybele
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Old-Fashioned Strawberry Tart   Makes 9½-inch tart Free From gluten and all top 8 allergens This beautiful tart disappears in only a few hours at my house; it’s that good. Nobody would ever guess it’s gluten-free and allergy-friendly. Look for small sweet fresh strawberries at your local farmers’ market and use fresh squeezed orange juice for the biggest burst of flavor. To make sure every last bit of the juicy filling makes it into your tart, I highly recommend using a rubber spatula when transferring the sauce and jam.   Shortbread Tart Crust 1 1/2 cups my Basic…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • Video: How to Make Amazing Ribs at Home Without a Smoker

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:23:05 -0400
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers. If you don't have a smoker at home, you can still make some amazing 'cue using our Apartment Rib Rub on a rack of baby-backs. This recipe takes less than five hours start-to-finish, and can be done entirely indoors. The flavor closely resembles traditional...
  • 7 Cheesy, Gooey Enchiladas

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:31:54 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Whether they're filled with shrimp, chicken or vegetables, gooey, saucy, cheesy enchiladas are a crowd-pleasing pick for dinner. Plus, they're super-easy to make. Here are seven excellent enchilada recipes to make the next time you need to satisfy a serious comfort food craving:  1. Shrimp Enchiladas Feel free to experiment with the filling for these festive Mexican-style...
  • Every Dipping Sauce You’ll Ever Need

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:33:45 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Whether you’re snacking on a dumpling, feasting on roast chicken or crunching down on fresh vegetable crudités, a good dipping sauce can make all the difference. Here, 11 recipes for dipping sauces for every occasion. 1. Mint-and-Date Dipping Sauce  Padma Lakshmi calls this sauce “liquid heaven.” She purees sticky dates with fresh mint, lemon juice and chile, creating a sweet...
  • Down with Wine Dogma: An Open Letter from Winemaker Sean Thackrey

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:34:02 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    A lot of recent debate in the wine world has concerned questions of balance. Are black-fruited Napa Cabernets that weigh in at 15.5% alcohol a sure sign of wrongheaded winemaking, or are they exactly the way they should be? Is Pinot Noir at a less extravagant 12.5% balanced, nuanced and expressive—or is it just sharp, unpleasant and flavor-challenged? I wrote about the issue in my...
  • Ceramist Claire Catillaz Inspired These Party-Perfect Cockles in Broth

    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:04:13 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    All week, F&W is introducing artisans who inspired the outstanding summer recipes from our August issue. Clair Catillaz, the Brooklyn-based ceramist behind Clam Lab, creates rustic, minimalist designs with all the hallmark irregularities of hand-thrown clay. She became popular on Etsy around 2010 before going out on her own, acquiring a reputation for neutral-toned dishes that...
 
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  • Move over Sigfried and Roy, the Torrisi Boys Are the New Stars of the Vegas Strip

    Greg Morabito
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
    The new Vegas project from the Major Food Group has an appropriately spectacular sign. To cap off a week when everyone was talking about the unstoppable Torrisi Team, here is a visual reminder that Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick are about to conquer Las Vegas: This was pretty much meant to be, spiritually for Carbone, I think. #vegasgram A photo posted by Kat Kinsman (@katkinsman) on Jul 31, 2015 at 9:07am PDT That is some monster signage. The new outpost of Carbone in the Aria resort is slated to open this October with a dining room influenced by the Rat Pack-era of the…
  • The Simple Goodness of the Peter Luger Hamburger

    Nick Solares
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Welcome to Burger Time, the burger-centric column by Eater's resident carnivore Nick Solares. This week he checks out the lunch time only burger at Peter Luger. Do not order the cheeseburger at Peter Luger Steak House. Don’t order the hamburger either, at least if it is your first time, or your tenth. Peter Luger has always been, and will always be, about the porterhouse steak. A dish that the restaurant has firmly cemented as the cornerstone in the cultural edifice that is the NYC steakhouse. The method of preparation and service Luger pioneered — broiled and sliced and…
  • A Spiffed Up Cubana Cafe Should Return to Smith Street Next Week

    Devra Ferst
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    Hopefully, that little al fresco porch will still be there. OG member of the Smith Street dining scene Cubana Cafe will make its official return sometime next week, says a staffer at the Flatbush Avenue location. The restaurant went dark abruptly this spring without any explanation, as several other restaurants on Smith Street have done in recent months, causing neighbors to worry that the space would simply become yet another empty lot. Newspaper is covering up the windows, but a peek inside reveals that the space is intact and has been spiffed up — though there's still some cleaning to…
  • Tolani, Sosa Borella, The Comfort, and Mezcla Are Dark for Now

    Devra Ferst
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    Four shutters to know about. LOWER EAST SIDE — Nine month old restaurnt The Comfort has been dark of late. A sign outside reads "We are closed for vacation. We apologize for any inconvenience. We'll see you after Labor Day." Owner Ira Freehof tells the Lo Down that he plans to reopen in September with a new menu. The restaurant has struggled since it opened with service and its concept, first calling itself The Comfort Diner and later shortening it to The Comfort. No word yet on what the new menu focus will be. [The Lo Down] UPPER WEST SIDE — South African wine bar Tolani served its last…
  • Consultant Con Man Busted, Bloomfield's Mystery Burger, and More A.M. Intel

    Greg Morabito
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Everything you need know about New York dining today, Friday, July 31. — A restaurant consultant by the name of John McKee recently admitted to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a handful of high profile Manhattan establishments, including The Highlands, Whitehall, Raoul's, and Agave. McKee was depositing checks made out to vendors into his company's bank account. DNAinfo reports that the crook moved approximately $79,000 of money from the Highlands into his account, and he pinched about $250,000 from Agave*, which is still going strong on Seventh Avenue. Manhattan…
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  • July 29

    Molly
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Today is our eighth wedding anniversary. It's also the 11th birthday of this blog, the first day of our first-ever corporate tax audit, and the day that my mother officially moves to Seattle. It's a lot of Big Adult Stuff, and I have lots of feelings, including immense gratitude for our accountant. But most of all, I'm glad that these two wide-eyed pups, the ones in this shot circa 2007, decided to take the great leap that is marriage, that they've kept at it, showing up, cooking, eating, building, building some more, figuring it out, duking it out, and loving, loving, for eight whole years.
  • We'll go from left to right

    Molly
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I promised cookbooks, and I shall deliver cookbooks. No more nostalgia! No more old photographs! No more zoning out with Danzig videos on YouTube because a man in a Danzig t-shirt just walked into the coffee shop where I am writing and reminded me of the song "Mother '93"! I will be useful.Four years ago, when we moved into the house where we now live, I started keeping a small collection of cookbooks on top of the refrigerator. Most of our books live in June's room, on the wall of shelves there, but that's down the hall from the kitchen, and I wanted to have my most-used, best-loved,…
  • July 10

    Molly
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:23 pm
    My mother tells me that she had always loved the house. She used to drive by and admire it. When I was thirteen, it came on the market, and she and my dad snatched it up. The house was built in 1948, old for Oklahoma, painted brick with wrought iron and ivy. It needed a lot of work, and they tore out walls and opened it up, changed everything. It was their biggest, finest collaboration, and they made it exactly what they wanted. It was weird in ways, or maybe quirky is the better word, with a mirror on the ceiling of the downstairs bathroom and Pepto-Bismol pink wallpaper in the…
  • June 26

    Molly
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I am feeling profoundly (or, as my fingers tried to put it, "feely profounding") inarticulate today in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. I keep thinking of my uncle Jerry, the first gay person I ever knew, whose death to AIDS in 1988 spurred me to activism as a young kid with moussed bangs and a Silence=Death sweatshirt, and in whose memory June carries one of her middle names. I wonder what he would say today. I'm grateful, relieved, elated, and beyond, that June will grow up in a world that's very different from what I knew in 1980s Oklahoma.It also feels…
  • One Tuesday, late-morning

    Molly
    13 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I come to you today, June 13th, a fine summer’s day on which you probably have no desire to turn on the oven, to talk about roasted chicken. More specifically, I want to talk about Thomas Keller’s Favorite Simple Roast Chicken, which I prefer to call TK’s Hot Buttered Chicken.I have long been a devotee of the Zuni Cafe recipe for roasted chicken. I imagine many of you feel the same way. Zuni’s recipe, which Judy Rodgers wrote with a rare and reverential thoroughness - may she rest in peace, and may more cookbooks be written like hers - relies on three things: using a small-ish bird,…
 
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  • Weekend Recap: This Week on Serious Eats

    The Serious Eats Team
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    The wonderful world of green tea, an ode to jellied foods, and getting to love baijiu, China's infamous firewater: see everything you missed this week on Serious Eats! Read More
  • This Week in Recipes

    The Serious Eats Team
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    The best shrimp cocktail, pizzas galore, and a no-cook, no-bake strawberry pie: see everything we made this week at Serious Eats! Read More
  • This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

    Vicky Wasik
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    This week, we paid a visit to the farmers market, did a little watermelon drumming, and celebrated Daniel's birthday with...canned fish? See it all in the slideshow! VIEW SLIDESHOW: This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters
  • Fire up the Grill for These Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers

    Morgan Eisenberg
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    While my mind typically jumps straight to barbecue sauce for chicken kebabs, I have a real soft spot in my heart for a different kind of sweet and savory chicken skewer—one that draws its inspiration from the sticky caramel glaze of Vietnamese gà kho (caramelized chicken), but is fortified with a citrus kick and some crunch from toasted sesame seeds and sliced almonds. Read More
  • Let Halloumi Take Over Your Next Pizza Party

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    The concept of putting halloumi on pizza along with cherry tomatoes and olives is something that would never have occurred to me. But I'm glad a friend of mine suggested it...even if the source of his inspiration is currently only legal in four states and DC. Read More
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  • Spicy Soppressata and Honey Were Born to Live Together on Pizza

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I'd never tasted honey on pizza before Paulie Gee introduced me to it, but it was so darn natural that it felt like every pizzeria should have honey on the table, right next to the red pepper flakes. Honey and spicy dry-cured sausage is one of those combinations that are just meant to be. Here's how to experience it for yourself. Read More
  • Like Mushroom Pizza? We're Gonna Take You to Funghitown

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know what's really not awesome? The mushroom pizza from NY slice shops, where you get a few pieces of canned or fresh mushroom on top of a slice of reheated pizza. I hated mushroom pizza as a kid, and I'm sure I'm not alone. But I've been taken on a one-way trip to Funghitown, and now that I'm here, I can only look at my past self in pity. Here's how to get there yourself. Read More
  • Zucchini Is a Terrible Pizza Topping! (Unless You Treat It Right)

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I love a good summer zucchini, but it's not the most exciting vegetable out there. It's bland, it's watery, and, for these reasons, it makes a terrible pizza topping. Every zucchini-topped pizza I've had in the past has been a watery disappointment. If there's one thing I love, it's being not-disappointed. So I made it my goal to come up with a technique for topping pizza with zucchini that really works. Read More
  • The Best Pizza by the Slice in San Francisco

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    I moved to San Francisco from New York a few months ago, and it's been fantastic. But despite it all, there's one thing I've been missing: A good New York-style slice of pizza. And I'm not talking a sit-down-at-the-table-order-and-wait-thirty-minutes type of slice. I'm talking the kind of slice that you grab on your way out of the train station or late at night while stumbling home from the bar. The kind of slice that can be hot and in your hands for a couple of bucks and a wait of no longer than five minutes. Luckily, it turns out there is great pizza by the slice in San Francisco. You've…
  • How to Make Meatball Pizza

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Growing up in New York, I'd never eaten a meatball pizza. Pizza is for eating out, meatballs are home cooking. It wasn't until I tasted the meatball pizza at Motorino and then at Best Pizza in Williamsburg that I discovered how great the idea is. But like all mashups, there's a bit of finesse to getting it right. Read More
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  • tomato and fried provolone sandwich

    deb
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Last November, I finally got my chicken noodle soup exactly the way I always wanted it but when I brought it to the table, I couldn’t eat it. This happens sometimes. Sometimes I just spend too much time working on a dish and I’m rather sick of it by the time we eat it, in only the way that a person with first world problems can be. I chalked it up to that. I did not chalk it up to the pregnancy I’d found out about approximately 15 minutes prior, because my mother never had morning sickness with either me or my sister, I never had morning sickness with my son, and certainly…
  • look what else we baked!

    deb
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    It has always amused me that despite being a species with only two options, we get so excited to learn that the next member of it will be one or another. But there I was blubbering like I had never heard news so unusual and wonderful when they told me it was a girl, because like my favorite childhood movie that we dusted off a couple rainy weekends ago, we’ve never had a little girl. We hope she’s going to like it here. ... Read the rest of look what else we baked! on smittenkitchen.com © smitten kitchen 2006-2012. | permalink to look what else we baked! | 1262 comments to date |…
  • very blueberry scones

    deb
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    My son was served an eviction notice at the 38.5 week mark, which means that as I now approach my 40th week of manufacturing a new human (that, ironically, we will likely spend the next few years threatening to eat) I have unquestionably never been this pregnant before. I’m beginning to feel a bit like a circus sideshow; I think that most women in my condition simply stay home, what else could explain what a spectacle I must be when I go anywhere? Yesterday, I had to go up to the hospital to fill out some paperwork, which led to possibly a new world record of awkward conversations in an…
  • green beans with almond pesto

    deb
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Just when I thought if my appetite ennui became any more listless I might have to change lines of work, the greatest thing happened: I ran out of space. I mean, I am fully At Capacity right now with baby, there is literally not another inch of my midsection that this child can annex for his/her condo renovation or whatever it does at night (you hear that, darling? mama even ceded her belly button!) and this has shifted my appetite one final time, yet at last for the better. Meat is out, starchy carbs are out, I just can’t, they’re too heavy, and in their place are heaps of…
  • oven ribs, even better

    deb
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    As I’ve already admitted, I’m a boring preggo. No crazy dreams, sobbing at diaper commercials, middle of the night ice cream binges, pickle benders, sheesh, about the only thing I’ve ever gotten downright stereotypical about — eh, aside from months of frenetic nesting as evidenced by a gardening frenzy, walls! freezer stash and perhaps a few hasty furniture purchases — was when my husband came home from the store without the requested watermelon. How could he! Watermelon is edible air conditioning. It might be the only reason I’ve survived the summer thus…
 
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  • Hot Dogs to Finish Out the Summer

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Food News Hot dogs have taken over our kitchens and we're happy about it! You can make all four varieties while the summer days continue and you need something new to put on the grill.   Pan Seared Pepper Dog Camp Fire Dog Pimento Panini Dog Spicy Aioli Feta Garden Dog    
  • National Cheesecake Day July 30

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Celebrate with one of these recipes! Food News Ready to celebrate National Cheesecake Day? Sure you are--with any of these great recipes that can be made at home. Or search the site for any of our cheesecake of the month special recipes! New York Style Cheesecake Irish Cream Cheesecake Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Double Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with a Coney!

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Try our sensational sauce recipe Food News Coney Dogs topped six ways to Sunday We Americans love our hot dogs. We even designate the month of July to observe National Hot Dog Month (which the dog grudgingly shares with National Ice Cream Month). This year we suggest you salute the good old American Hot Dog by enjoying a classic Coney Dog. We have a recipe for an outrageously tasty Coney Dog Sauce—check it out to find out the surprising secret ingredient that makes the sauce so delicious. We’ve got six suggestions for additional toppings that turn your Coney Dog Dinner into a real…
  • Free Hot Dog to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day

    23 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    Food News It's National Hot Dog Month--marked by most people with a special day on July 23. You can mark the date with Pilot Flying J, which is giving away one free Oscar Mayer hot dog to each customer who visits a travel center on July 23. To redeem your free hot dog on National Hot Dog Day on July 23rd, you will simply need to share a coupon available othrough PFJ’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can find it at: Twitter: @pilottravel·         Facebook: www.facebook.com/pilottravelcenters And to further celebrate National Hot Dog Day,…
  • Cafe Natasha

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    Destination: St. Louis, MO Reviews When a restaurant has been around for more than 30 years, there’s a pretty good chance they’ve perfected their menu, along with their sense of hospitality. That’s certainly the case with Café Natasha, right on South Grand Street in St. Louis, Missouri. Natasha Bahrami, otherwise know as “The Gin Girl,” has the “blessing and curse” of having the restaurant named after her. It happened when she was an infant, and her parents opened a downtown St. Louis restaurant to bring their Persian roots to life in food. She…
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    Greedy Gourmet

  • Paprika, Honey & Oregano Marinade

    Michelle
    19 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    A super simple marinade that can be used on seafood, chicken and pork. Poor Greece. Currently, it’s a sad state of affairs with years of suffering in the horizon. Although in some sense we can only read the newspapers helplessly, there is one thing we could actually do to help this nation. By going on […]
  • London Duck Tours

    Michelle
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    If you’re in London for the day, weekend or holiday, don’t miss out on this treat, the London Duck Tour. With the London Eye in plain view, the London Duck Tour bus stop in Chicheley Street. It’s very difficult to miss considering the garish yellow stand not-to-mention vehicles. Staff are well-organised with their booking lists […]
  • Roasted Beetroot & Pistachio Dip

    Michelle
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    For a while I thought we weren’t going to have a summer this year in the UK but the season finally pulled through, which makes this beetroot dip just perfect for the warm weather. Earlier this year I dined with May from Eat Cook Explore at Ceru, a new popup restaurant in London serving Levantine […]
  • The Forge

    Michelle
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    The Forge, based in Camden, is a not-for-profit organisation that opened its doors in 2009. It hosts a variety of different artists and music from all across the world that would appeal to music lovers. Upon entering the venue, no one was at the door to meet us, even though there were people around. We […]
  • BB Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    Michelle
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:23 am
    London bus drivers are notorious for their rudeness but don’t tar them all with the same brush. Riding around in central London enjoying the sights of famous landmarks while consuming a delectable afternoon tea spread proved to be quite an experience. If the red bus wasn’t eye catching enough, when pedestrians looked through its windows […]
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  • A $15 Minimum Wage Will Only Raise Big Mac Prices by About 22 Cents

    Chris Crowley
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Still probably too cheap. Giving fast-food workers a more livable wage shouldn't have much on an effect when you're deciding whether to buy that second Big Mac or not: According to a study conducted by researchers from Purdue University, paying fast-food workers $15 an hour — a wage hike recently endorsed by a New York wage board — should only increase the price of menu items by an estimated 4.3 percent. To put that into perspective, a Big Mac will go up from $5.23 from $5.45, a Filet-o-Fish's price will rise from $4.96 to $5.17, and a Chick-fil-A sandwich will cost $4.17, as…
  • Child-Banning Restaurant Says Business Is Better Than Ever

    Clint Rainey
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Fido is cool, but Junior is unwelcome. Here's a quick reminder that no matter how much adults smile and nod at kids, they still prefer to not dine with them: Flynn's, the restaurant in Australia that banned kids under 7 on July 5 to the ever-living fury of seemingly half the people on the internet, is actually doing the most business it's ever done in 14 years of service. Chef-owner Liam Flynn tells Business Insider that he just had a record-high sales weekend of people "drinking fine wine and spending up big" to celebrate serenity, or something. The original conflict started after Flynn had…
  • Babu Ji Will Debut Two New Flavors of Its Showstopping Kulfi

    Chris Crowley
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    What do you mean you have other plans? Jessi Singh has a knack for timing: With the heat wave raging on, the chef of Power Rankings regular Babu Ji will introduce two new flavors of his intensely creamy, altogether phenomenal kulfi. Starting tomorrow, there will be coconut-ginger and chai, made with equal parts cinnamon and clove. In other words, this means that you no longer have to just order three of the cardamom-pistachio flavor and act like it's totally cool. There are many good reasons to eat at this modern Indian restaurant — excellent buttered chicken, yogurt kebabs, refreshing…
  • America’s Last Dunkin’ Donuts Diner Will Close

    Clint Rainey
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    Somehow not an alternate universe. Uh, a Dunkin' Donuts diner? No lie, such a thing exists, somewhere near the bottom of Florida right above Miami, but for only one more day. Since 1962, this landmark spot has apparently thrived as a fast-food franchise in the greasy-spoon big leagues, cranking out grits, fried fish, and hash browns to patrons sipping from ceramic mugs at booths. It's the world's last, meaning it had siblings, though they must have gone out of commission eons ago. Now the full-service part is getting 86'd to give the location a face-lift and make it just like all the others.
  • The First of the ‘Hip’ Whole Foods Spinoff Markets Will Open in Silver Lake, of Course

    Chris Crowley
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:20 am
    Like Whole Foods, but only half your paycheck. Whole Foods has announced that the first location of its more affordable new chain, 365, will open next year in L.A.'s Silver Lake, going right for Trader Joe's jugular. The chain has previously promised more competitive prices and a hip vibe to appeal to millennials (yuck), but it hasn't announced much about the new concept aside from its location, size (30,000 square feet), and the fact that it may have a wine bar (how about a neo-bistro?). Taking a cue from Trader Joe's, where 80 percent of what's sold is private label, the stores will…
 
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  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.. **********************************************************1) As part of Legal Sea Foods’ “Endless Summer” at the Charles Square location in Cambridge, their outdoor Terrace Bar will feature a “Souped Up Gazpacho Bar” during the month of August. Legal Sea Foods will serve up a choice of four gazpacho bases that can be customized by adding up to seven toppings:August: Souped Up Gazpacho Bar Because: Cold soup on a hot day works,…
  • Umbria, Montefalco & Sagrantino: Wine Rising From The Shadows

    Richard Auffrey
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Montefalco is referred to as the "balcony of Umbria." Does that mean Sagrantino is beautiful Juliet, poised on that balcony, and that lovers of this grape are Romeo?It begins with the compelling food of Umbria, a cuisine of the earth that beckons to you. Cinghiale ("wild boar") prosciutto. Black truffles. Strangozzi (“strangled priest”) pasta, with Spoletina sauce. Zuppa di farro. Pecorino cheese. Simple and seasonal, bursting with the fresh flavors of the field. Who can resist such a bounty?A necessary accompaniment for all of these dishes is wine. In Italy, as in much of Europe, wine is…
  • My Most Anticipated Restaurant Opens: Chef Peter Ungár & Tasting Counter

    Richard Auffrey
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    The Tasting Counter is now open!Last December, in my year-end Favorite Restaurants post, I noted that my Most Anticipated Restaurant Opening for 2015 was the Tasting Counter, owned by Chef Peter Ungár (pictured above). As I said then, and continue to believe, Chef Ungár "is a highly skilled chef, who I believe is one of the best in this area, and has remained beneath the radar for many diners in the Boston area."I first met Peter in 2008 when I attended one of his Chef's Table multi-course dinners which was held in his home. I was thoroughly impressed with Peter's…
  • Thursday Sips & Nibbles

    Richard Auffrey
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    I am back again with a new edition of Thursday Sips & Nibbles, my regular column where I highlight some interesting, upcoming food & drink events.. **********************************************************1) Chef Carolyn Johnson of 80 Thoreau in Concord is presenting a special Striper menu, for one week only. From July 29 to August , you can order the special, four-course Striped Bass Menu for only $55. Chef Thoreau is very talented and fresh seafood is always a good choice so take advantage of this upcoming dinner.Menu--Striper Crudo (Summer truffle, hakurei, pickled…
  • Summer Port: Warre's 10 Year Otima Tawny

    Richard Auffrey
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    "All wine would be Port if it could."--Portuguese Proverb Sipping Port during the summer? It might sound crazy as many imagine that a glass of Port is most appropriate on a chilly autumn or cold winter night. However, because of the diversity of Port, there are some which do very well in the summer. For example, White Ports are commonly drunk in Portugal, mixed with tonic and ice, making for a refreshing summer libation. Rosé Port is also a lighter category of Port, and with a bit of a chill, it too will make for a pleasant summer drink. In addition, Port can be used in numerous summery…
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  • Why do we prefer eating sweet things?

    Connie Ngo
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Is the “sweet tooth” real? The answer may surprise you. Humans vary in their preference towards sweet things; some of us dislike them while others may as well be addicted. But for those of us who have a tendency towards sweetness, why do we like what we like? We are hardly limited by type; our preference spans across both food and drinks, including candy, desserts, fruits, sodas, and even alcoholic beverages. In this short (but sweet) animated video, we take a quick look at the science behind our preference for sweetness. Begin video transcript: Our sense of taste is unlike any…
  • Down the doughnut hole: fried dough in art

    Connie Ngo
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Fried dough has been enjoyed for centuries in various forms, from the celebratory zeppole of St. Joseph’s Day to the doughnuts the Salvation Army distributed to soldiers during World War I. So important were doughnuts for boosting troop morale that when World War II came around, the Red Cross followed closely behind the US Army as it advanced across Europe, offering doughnuts from trucks specially outfitted with vats for deep-frying. After the war, chains like Dunkin’ Donuts began dotting the landscape, first in the United States, and then worldwide. Our national love affair with these…
  • Darra Goldstein on the history of sugar

    Connie Ngo
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Sugar. Sweets. These words typically evoke images of playfulness, youth, and energy, but there’s much more to them than that. Sugar has had an important hand in many facets of history, not all of it fun and games (but certainly not all of it dreary, either). Did you know fudge played a huge part in American women’s college education? Or that the sugar refining process is quite dangerous? We asked Darra Goldstein a number of questions on sugar and its history, unearthing the good, the bad, and everything in between. The Oxford Companion reveals all — the juxtaposition of sweets…
  • Five unusual ingredients in sweets

    Connie Ngo
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    The number and variety of sweet treats in the world is staggering. Though many of us are familiar with the use of fresh fruits in desserts, flavorings in candy, and other ubiquitous ingredients, a great deal are unusual. They’re unusual in the sense that they’re “not commonly occurring,” or that we believe them to be so. With that, here are five ingredients you might find, but not expect, in your next dessert. Ambergris What it is: A waxy calculus that is created in the digestive tracts of sperm whales in response to irritation caused by the sharp, indigestible beaks…
  • Going sour: sweet words in slang

    Connie Ngo
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Through time, we use, reuse, and recycle words to our liking and even make up completely new words, much to some people’s chagrin. Even words about sweetness—sugar, honey, sweetie—aren’t exempt; in a number of cases, they have been re-spun and re-purposed to fit the uses of everyday communication. In the following excerpt, Jonathon Green, an expert lexicographer and contributor to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, gives us the rundown of the sweet terms and phrases that have been re-imagined and incorporated into slang. Slang—mocking, sneering, casting a jaundiced…
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  • #MySugarShorts Video: NYC Summer Blogger Conferences Finds

    MJ Tam
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    I've been wanting to launch my new video series of sweet faves and what better way to start this when I am fresh from all the summer blogging conferences and events at New York City. I've only chosen four products to include on here since I still have yet to go through my entire swag bags from Blogher15, BloggerBash, Getting Gorgeous, KidzVuz, and My Printly, all of which are events I attended here in NYC. (Yes, I'm still here as I wrote and made this quick video with my MacAir).I hope to continue in making more #MySugarShorts videos and hopefully turn it into a weekly segment. So stay…
  • Oh, that Beth Rosen!

    MJ Tam
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:33 pm
    How we normally are. For real! HihiFebruary may be a short month, but I packed it up with so many projects and I am tired and at the same time still walking around with the happy intoxication of it all. My list of "must blog about" here in SugarMyBowl is getting longer, but before I dig myself out of even deeper ground, I'd like to take a moment and talk about my business partner, Beth Rosen. On February 17th, Beth and I held our 3rd annual Women Driving Excellence (not to mention that this was just one of the many other projects we are also currently working on). The day went by…
  • Surprise! We got her good!

    MJ Tam
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:24 pm
    My youngest child turned 8 years old a few days ago and it just dawned on my husband and me that we've never given her a birthday party with her friends before. Sure - we celebrate it with family every year, but we've never planned one outside of the home just like what we did with our older boys. No need to tell you that we went all out especially with our firstborn. I'm sure many of you can relate!So yeah, guilt made me decide to throw her an impromptu party with her friends. First off, I needed something quick and easy but still fun for the kids. Something I can manage while I happen to be…
  • Bring On The Blizzard!

    MJ Tam
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:06 pm
    It was a perfect Sunday for us. My kids and I couldn't wait to get dumped on with snow! Just a few blocks from our house is a big beautiful hill that has brought in so much fun for the kids. We go there for kiting on summers and sledding on winters! As soon as we heard  of a major blizzard forecast coming to the city, we started gathering our gears and even called friends to meet there. Today's snow did not disappoint (has been snowing non-stop for the last 24 hours) and to make things even more perfect for the kids - their school called off tomorrow! SNOW DAY!We're supposed to end…
  • All About The Books - No Trouble!

    MJ Tam
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    My Bedside TableIt's been awhile since I've bought actual books for myself. As in YEARS! All the books I am devouring currently are on my iPad downloaded through iTunes. I miss it. Books. Real books. The feel and look of the cover, the flipping of pages, and the intoxicating scent of the book's ink, adhesive, and paper combined. Probably one of the big reasons why I can never clear my bedside stack of books. Strange as it may sound, at times I crack one open just to sniff. I should move them to the bookshelves with the rest of books. No, not just yet.Yesterday I started sorting through them.
 
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    Food Gal

  • Trou Normand — A Carnivore’s Delight

    foodgal
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
      Sure, you can choose a salad or veggie sides at Trou Normand in San Francisco’s South of Market district. But really, this restaurant is all about the meat. Local heritage breeds, whole-animal butchery, and up to 40 different kinds of house-made charcuterie and salumi offered daily are its hallmarks. It is the younger sister restaurant to Bar Agricole, both
  • I Think I Can, I Think I Can (Plus A Food Gal Giveaway)

    foodgal
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
      For years, I’ve suffered from a malady. One that I’ve shamefully hidden, glossed over and tried to ignore. You see, I am a can-o-phobe. There, I said it. I am one who has never canned. Oh sure, I’ve made jam. And I’ve made pickles. But all ones that could be easily stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Petrified that
  • Strawberry Tabbouleh — It’s A Thing

    foodgal
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    Who put strawberries in my tabbouleh? Food blogger Sara Forte, that’s who. And I’m grateful that she did. I love tabbouleh, but I don’t think I would have ever thought to substitute fresh strawberries for the usual tomatoes in it. The recipe for “Strawberry Tabbouleh” is from her new cookbook, “The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon” (Ten Speed Press), of
  • Three Energy Bars to Fuel The Summer

    foodgal
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
      During the summer especially, when we’re all hiking, playing tennis, biking, and traveling by car or plane, a healthful snack is a must-have. It has to be easy to pack. It has to refuel our tired bodies. And it has to taste good, of course. These three energy bars do the trick. Pure Organic bars don’t contain gluten, dairy,
  • The Go-To Weeknight Dinner for Carnivores: Maple and Soy Glazed Flank Steak

    foodgal
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
      When it comes to weeknight recipes, who doesn’t love easy and versatile? That’s just what “Maple and Soy Glazed Flank Steak” is all about. It’s from the new cookbook, “The Great Cook: Essential Techniques and Inspired Flavors to Make Every Dish Better” (Oxmoor House). The book, of which I received a review copy, is by James Briscione, who has
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    Erin Cooks

  • On Moving Back to Portland, Maine

    Erin
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Almost 10 years to the day after leaving Maine to live in Massachusetts I’ve come home. On June 5th CK and I closed on a condo in Portland. Yes, we’re home owners now! We’ve been in our new place for approximately 3 weeks. So far, so good. I love living in a walkable neighborhood again. Being close to amazing coffee, delicious restaurants, and endless coastal adventures suits us. Even the cats are happier. I also, once again, have a kitchen I enjoy cooking in (well…it’s a work in organizational progress but I do love my new bar stools) and after living in an apartment for 3…
  • PlateJoy Might Save My Grocery Related Sanity

    Erin
    5 May 2014 | 11:38 am
    Hi! It’s me. I haven’t written on here in forever and ever and ever. I can regale you with excuse after excuse but really I just needed a blogging break. A nice big, long hiatus was just what the WordPress doctor ordered. So what’s new? I just finished grad school, CK and I finally bought some curtains like the pseudo grown-ups we are, and we eat a lot of Paleo/Primal meals (just like everyone else in the universe these days). We’re not crazy strict about it but Monday-Friday we try our best to avoid grains, sugar, and the White Mochas at Starbucks. We’ve been doing this for almost…
  • Tropical Toffee

    Erin
    14 Dec 2012 | 4:13 pm
    Note: This toffee recipe recreation was originally published on Eat Boutique. If there’s one thing I’ve gleaned from paging through Liz Gutman and Jen King’s high calorie cookbook it’s that candy making is supposed to be fun. Bright colors, smiley faces and quirky images abound in The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook. My favorite image, a little turtle that declares, “nom!” appropriately graces the header of the edible turtles section. It would seem that he wholeheartedly approves of the pecan feet of his inanimate brethren and namesakes. What’s not to love? While sass and…
  • Pistachio-Cranberry Christmas Cookies

    Erin
    9 Dec 2012 | 10:00 pm
    These are actually my new go-to Christmas cookies. I’ve lost count of how many batches I’ve made. Last year I got obsessed baking everything under the sun with pistachios including this insanely good Pistachio Brittle. Then I found a recipe for pretty green Pistachio Cookies. Super cute, right? Also, insanely delicious. However, the recipe I found urged you to use a sugar cookie mix to make the cookies and that’s really not my style. Especially when there are all of seven ingredients in a traditional sugar cookie and they take maybe 5 minutes to whip up. So I…
  • Quest Complete: NaBloPoMo 2012

    Erin
    30 Nov 2012 | 12:03 pm
    Well I did it. Just barely and there actually were a few cat pictures used as filler but I still officially posted to my blog every single day during the month of November. Mission NaBloPoMo accomplished! Would I ever do this again? No. Never! But I’m glad that I did and I think going forward I will appreciate the few entries that I do manage to compose each month just a little bit more. If you missed out on my frantic ramblings over the past few weeks I think the highlights would have to be: My Cocktail Party Playlist The Recipes I Really Make Leftover Veggie Tray Soup French Macaron…
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    Laylita's Recipes

  • Mango yogurt popsicles {Helados de mango y yogurt}

    Layla Pujol
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    Quick and easy recipe for creamy mango yogurt popsicles made with yogurt, ripe mangoes, and honey. The post Mango yogurt popsicles {Helados de mango y yogurt} appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
  • Simple chocolate cake

    Layla Pujol
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    This basic and simple chocolate cake recipe is very easy to make and doesn’t even require a mixer. The post Simple chocolate cake appeared first on Laylita's Recipes.
 
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    Bake or Break

  • Best Chocolate and Peanut Butter Desserts

    Jennifer McHenry
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    If you've followed my baking adventures here at BoB for even a short time, you probably are quite familiar with my love of all things chocolate and peanut butter. I know that many of you share that love, too. One of the first recipe collections I put together was to celebrate chocolate and peanut butter. But a lot of good thing shave gotten baked since then, so I thought it was high time I did an updated collection for all of us that can't get enough of chocolate and peanut butter. Enjoy! And happy baking! Peanut Butter Fudge Cake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Peanut Butter…
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Brownies

    Jennifer McHenry
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    I've had a hankering to bake brownies for the last couple of weeks. The fact that I wanted to try something different was holding me back. Let me tell you, coming up with a variation of brownies I've not previously shared with you is a tall order after more than 9 years of making brownies for this blog. Cookies are generally never very far from my mind, either. Yet somehow I'd never thought about combining them with brownies. But once that idea got in my head, I knew I wouldn't be able to let it go until I'd make a cookie-brownie hybrid. I started with my favorite basic brownies recipe. I…
  • Blueberry Ginger Pie

    Jennifer McHenry
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    I was recently staring at some blueberries in my kitchen and brainstorming what to make with them. Once I realized I'd never shared a blueberry pie recipe with you, I knew that I'd sealed the fate of those berries. Blueberry pie is so wonderfully sweet, juicy, and messy, isn't it? Really, summer just isn't complete until you've enjoy a slice or two. A couple of years ago, I took a preserving class where we made some lovely blueberry preserves with a hint of ginger. I was surprised at how much that little bit of ginger improves an already good thing. It adds just a bit of spice that is such an…
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight

    Jennifer McHenry
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    Just about every church potluck I enjoyed in the South featured a dessert called Chocolate Delight. It was this magical dessert made up of layers of shortbread crust, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream. I always felt it was aptly named, as it was always a true delight to eat. I've only made that dessert a few times, and none of those recently. But I was recently inspired to give it a go when I saw a version that featured an extra layer made of peanut butter. Because what's better than chocolate? Chocolate and peanut butter, of course! A nutty shortbread crust gets things started. Mixing…
  • Berry Muffin Cake

    Jennifer McHenry
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Are you a morning person? I am most definitely not. It takes me a while to get going every day. Because of that, our breakfasts generally consist of yogurt for me and cereal for Quinn. Not very exciting, I know, but they serve their purpose just fine. As you can imagine, I don't get much baking done until a little later in the day. But sometimes, especially on a lazy weekend day, I want so much to be that person that gets up and bakes a nice treat for breakfast. This quick and easy muffin cake is the perfect solution! While this is called a cake, it's really just one giant muffin. But you get…
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    Skinny Chef

  • Washing Fruits and Veggies

    Jennifer Iserloh
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    Concerned about pesticides on your fruits and veggies? Shop organic as much as you can. I recently saw a chart from a book that has become one of my favorite resources – it’s by George Majelian. He calls the chart the “dirty” dozen: If you only have enough room in your grocery budget for a few organic “must haves”, zero in on cherries, peppers, celery, spinach, lettuce, potatoes, peaches, apples, nectarines, strawberries, pears, and grapes – since the conventional versions can be heavily treated. If your budget doesn’t allow for any organics at…
  • Healthy Happy Hour

    Jennifer Iserloh
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    Do you love going out with friends but hate the idea of racking up hundreds of calories from those sweet frozen drinks? See my Healthy Happy Hour drinks in the July 2008 issue of Self magazine, and find out how to make them fresh and light at home! These exotic combos are loaded with anti-oxidants and they’ll save your waistline. Try my favorite – the Strawberry Bloody Mary, perfect for brunch this weekend. Read the article » Related Posts Check out these eco-friendly cocktail recipes that are refreshing and enviromentally friendly. Find out how to avoid those “sugar…
  • Chicken Enchiladas

    Jennifer Iserloh
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Traditionally, enchiladas are soft tortillas dipped in salsa, filled, and then baked. In my version, chopped tomatoes mix with spinach and jalapeño to make a savory “salsa” on the inside. Enchiladas are a great dish to make-ahead dish that can be gently warmed before serving. Serves 4 PrintChicken Enchiladas Rating: 51 Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Yield: 8 enchiladasServing Size: 2 filled enchiladasCalories per serving: 440 caloriesFat per serving: 17 g fat (8g saturated) Ingredients1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small yellow or white onion, chopped…
  • Is Chewing Gum Bad for You?

    Jennifer Iserloh
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The short answer is yes – that is, if you chew gum with sugar. Sugar-packed gum, a favorite among children, add unwanted low-grade calories while coating their teeth with tooth-decaying sugars. So, what about sugarless gum? Many experts say that chewing sugarless gum can actually give you whiter, cleaner teeth. Here’s how it works: The gum stimulates production of saliva and increases salivary flow. That helps to “wash” the teeth and neutralizes some of the acid produced by bacteria that feast on sugar and other food particles in your mouth. The acid, which attacks…
  • Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Ricotta

    Jennifer Iserloh
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    Zucchini is such a tender vegetable, you can enjoy it without even having to turn on your stove. Eat it raw during the summer, when zucchini is at its peak. If you want to make this ahead of time, combine all the ingredients, but save the ricotta and fresh herbs to use right before you serve it. Serves 4 PrintZucchini Salad with Lemon and Ricotta Rating: 51 Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: 8 cupsServing Size: 2 cupsCalories per serving: 108 caloriesFat per serving: 7 g fat (1 g saturated) Ingredients1 pound zucchini, (about 2 large or 3 medium) 1/4…
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    BlogChef.net

  • Chorizo Quesadillas Recipe

    Bobby
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Chorizo sausage is great in a quesadilla. These quesadillas combine chorizo with pepper jack cheese and green onions. The quesadillas are cooked in the pan, then sliced and topped with a fresh salsa. The salsa is a simple combination of tomato, cilantro, white onion, jalapeno pepper and salt. It is important to have good chorizo sausage for this recipe. I find that a lot of the chorizo from the store does not meet my expectations but I can sometimes find fresh made chorizo from the meat department. If you want to make your own chorizo I have a delicious recipe for it on here. I like to serve…
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken Recipe

    Bobby
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Here is a copycat recipe for the Fiesta Lime Chicken at Applebee’s restaurant. This dish consists of marinated grilled chicken that is topped with a slightly spicy sauce, cheese, and Pico de Gallo. The chicken is marinated in ingredients such as teriyaki sauce and lime juice. The sauce gets a lot of its flavor from salsa, hot sauce, and Cajun seasoning. You can use less Cajun seasoning if you are not a fan of spicy foods. The Pico de Gallo is just a simple combination of tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno pepper, salt and lime juice. The best method to cook the chicken is on an outdoor grill but…
  • Steak N’ Shake Garlic Steakburger Recipe

    Bobby
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Here is a copycat recipe for the garlic steakburger from Steak N’ Shake restaurant. Unfortunately I have not tried this burger so I cannot comment on how close it is to the real thing. What I do know is that this burger is really tasty. What really makes this burger unique is the garlic butter that is spread onto the buns before they are toasted. For even more garlic flavor the buns are sprinkled on top with a little garlic salt and additional garlic butter is spread onto the top of the burger after it has finished cooking. Steak N' Shake Garlic Steakburger Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients:…
  • Maple Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

    Bobby
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:29 am
    These maple glazed pork chops are great on the grill. You can either use boneless or bone-in pork chops for this recipe. The glaze has an amazing flavor and is brushed on the chops while grilling. The glaze gets a lot of its flavor from maple syrup, honey, and spicy brown mustard. The pork chops are first seasoned with salt and pepper and then placed onto the grill and brushed with the glaze. I like to serve this recipe with a cold salad on the side. Enjoy. Maple Glazed Pork Chops Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 4 (3/4 inch thick) boneless pork chops kosher salt ground black pepper ¾ cup real…
  • Pizza Chicken Recipe

    Bobby
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    This recipe for pizza chicken is very similar to chicken parmesan but it is topped with pizza sauce instead of the marinara and also topped off with sliced pepperoni. The combination of chicken, pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni is delicious. You can use your favorite brand of pizza sauce for this recipe or even make your own. The most work that is involved is breading the chicken. The chicken is baked in the oven but you can fry it in about ½ inch of oil in a large skillet first and then bake it if you would prefer. I like to serve this recipe with spaghetti tossed with extra pizza sauce…
 
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    Sugarlaws

  • life, in pictures

    katy
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Here’s a parenting side effect that no one talks about: the photos. Oh my gosh, you guys.  The photos.  Let’s not discuss that I have an entire cloud storage account devoted to the 10,00 or so pictures that I took of Bear’s first year alone.  Let’s not discuss the 400 videos I took of his first year.  Let’s not even begin to discuss all the times my phone has run out of storage and the countless hours I’ve spent deleting shots of my shoes or my lunch or whatever it takes to make room for his goofy little smile or videos of him toddling…
  • ice cream for baby b!

    katy
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    I’ve written before about our love of ice cream this summer, but this little kiddo is nothing short of obsessed!  And mom feels about the same way.  (One bite for you, one bite for me…) It’s been really fun to be able to take Bear on little trips and outings, just the two of us!  Ice cream is a favorite, but in the past week, we’ve also done pizza and… get ready for this… sushi!  Yes, my little fourteen-month-old baby eats sushi.  I’m so proud!  (No raw fish yet… I got him an avocado roll!) We’ve had such a…
  • love wins.

    katy
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Last week was a pretty incredible one.  As I’m sure you all know by now, the Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling affirming the right to marriage on behalf of all United States Citizens, no matter their sexual orientation. And on Friday morning, minutes after the decision was published, I sat down, read the opinion, and cried tears of joy.  In our world, progress often comes very slowly and then all at once.  This victory was the result of years of courage and patience on behalf of the litigants, attorneys, and the entire LGBT community.  It was a long time…
  • changing times

    katy
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    He’s so big these days!  Bear started walking a few months ago, and I know it’s such a cliche to say this, but, seriously, chasing down a toddler is exactly as exhausting as it sounds!  He is such a blast these days — my tiny baby suddenly turned into a little boy!  I still can’t believe how fast it’s gone.  (Another cliche, but still completely true.) And here’s a new thing… he dances!  One morning, I was singing a song to him and he started dancing — it was actually the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. …
  • four tips for getting black-tie glam!

    katy
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Wedding season is officially under way, and I’m sure you guys have full social calendars this summer!  I’ve gotten my black tie prep routine down to a science (what can I say? this girl loves her gowns!), so I want to share a few beauty tips and tricks that will be helpful to you guys when getting your own fancy on this summer. Let me know if there is anything missing from this list that I should try!  Splurge on Luxe Locks Whenever I have a really exciting event coming up, I try to squeeze in time to get my hair done beforehand.  It adds a layer of polish to your look…
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • "In the Dough" video circa 1932

    KathyF
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:02 pm
    "In the Dough" video circa 1932Submitted by KathyF on August 2, 2015 - 1:02pm.I just ran across this video on Youtube and it is fascinating. It is titled "In the Dough" and is a silent film produced by Fleischmann's Yeast. I found the microscopic view of gluten strands and yeast cells fascinating and there is a section covering a laboratory demonstration of the effect of diastase enzymes in the dough.Video of rRtM0mdZTbE
  • Hello from Spain

    ensaimada
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Hello from SpainSubmitted by ensaimada on August 2, 2015 - 10:12am.Hello from Spain, My name is Ina, I´m a German native who lives more than 10 years in Northwest Spain, in Galicia, a very rich region in culture and gastronomy and it´s climate is very much influenced by the closeness to the Atlantic Ocean. Since Mid of June I´ve accomplished my traineeship in bakery and pastry according to the Spanish education sistem being a Tecnician in Bakery and Pastry. During my traineeship it ocurred to me to create workshops in bakery/pastry for foreigners who would like to be introduced into the…
  • Intense Workshops Bakery/Pastry in Spain

    ensaimada
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    Intense Workshops Bakery/Pastry in SpainSubmitted by ensaimada on August 2, 2015 - 10:08am.Hello from Spain, My name is Ina, I´m a German native who lives more than 10 years in Northwest Spain, in Galicia, a very rich region in culture and gastronomy. It´s climate is very much influenced by the closeness to the Atlantic Ocean. Since Mid of June I´ve accomplished my traineeship in bakery and pastry according to the Spanish education sistem being a Tecnician in Bakery and Pastry. During my traineeship it ocurred to me to create workshops in bakery/pastry for foreigners who would like to be…
  • shelf- life yeast or no yeast tortilla

    abhasib
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    shelf- life yeast or no yeast tortillaSubmitted by abhasib on August 2, 2015 - 9:41am.dear all,I want to sell fresh tortilla in local stores. Should I chose from non-yeast/ yeast tortilla receipe to increase its shelf life? Or yeast has no effect on shelf life?Thanks
  • Why Are They So Different?

    FrugalBaker
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:55 am
    Why Are They So Different?Submitted by FrugalBaker on August 2, 2015 - 3:55am.Hi everyone, hope all of you there are happily baking the weekend away. Anyhow, this is something that I have just baked and it really pique my interest on knowing the answer and I hope someone out there would be able to enlighten a newbie like me. Alright, so I presume some of you have seen my post on "Understanding Local Bread Flour" a couple of days ago. This bread is from the same dough that I made extra the other day. And because I wanted to have fresh bread twice weekly without having to make a dough twice…
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    Homesick Texan

  • Fried pickled okra

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    The other day I was discussing okra with a friend. He’s not usually a fan and thinks it mucks up the plate whenever it makes an appearance. “It’s just so slimy,” he said. "I don't know how anyone can stand it."I have to admit that for the longest time I felt the same way. About the only way I could stomach it was when it was fried, but even then I’d more likely say no to a batch than yes. It wasn’t until I was introduced to pickled okra that I realized that the slippery green spears could be crunchy, tangy, and crisp.When talking with my friend, however, he confessed…
  • Peach Dutch baby pancake

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    At times, I can be stubborn. That certainly was the case this week, as I stumbled through endless days of recipe testing that involved leaving on my oven, even though the temperatures were so high and the humidity so thick, I felt like I was back in Texas. While it wasn’t ideal baking weather, I was determined to make something new with peaches. And once I get an idea in my head, it’s hard to let it go, which is how I spent three days cranking up my air conditioner as I struggled over muffins, biscuits, and breads. In the end, none of the recipes were bad, but I just felt they weren’t…
  • Aaron Franklin's pinto beans

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    Now, I probably don’t need to tell you who Aaron Franklin is, but if you’re not familiar with him he has a barbecue joint in Austin called Franklin Barbecue, and is generally regarded as one of the finest pitmasters in barbecue. He’s most renowned for his brisket, and every day hundreds of people will wait in long lines to try a sample of his beef. He recently came out with a book called Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, which explains his method. While there aren’t many recipes per se, as far as cookbooks go it’s a wonderful read. The book starts off with the story of…
  • Cherry lime Dr Pepper salad

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    If you flip through most Texas cookbooks published in the last century, you’ll find recipes for congealed salads. Simply put, this is a salad is made with fruit, nuts, and gelatin. This longtime favorite was once a standard at most potlucks, church suppers, holiday dinners, and backyard barbecues. Whether the salads were pink, red, or green (or perhaps some combination of all three), these salads always took a place of pride on the table.My family usually has at least one at every gathering, but this seems to be the exception and not the norm. Unfortunately, the congealed salad no longer…
  • Mexican chocolate brownie ice cream

    Lisa Fain (Homesick Texan)
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:41 am
    Memory is a strange thing. For years I’ve been obsessed with a chocolate brownie ice cream that I ate when growing up in Houston. It was made by Blue Bell and I used to pull the half gallon out of the freezer, scoop out a big bowl, and then sit on a stool at the kitchen counter eating it in the afternoon on summer days. But I hadn’t seen it for years and wasn’t quite sure that it was real or not. When I was nine and moved to Houston from Dallas, I had Blue Bell ice cream for the first time. It was the late 1970s and Blue Bell was strictly a Houston-area brand, so I’d never heard of it…
 
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    The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

  • Strawberry Pretzel Pie

    Ree
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    I made this pie on an episode of my Food Network show a few months ago, but just realized over the weekend that I’d never made it here! Strawberries and pretzels are actually not an uncommon dessert combination, and this pie is such a lovely summertime masterpiece. The sweet strawberries are so lovely: they’re coated in a sugar/Jello mixture that diners have used for decades (that’s how the strawberries get that gorgeous shiny surface) but the pretzel crust, friends. Oh, goodness. It is tremendously yummy and as you’ll see from my warning below, it makes a delicious…
  • Two Super Simple Appetizers

    Ree
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    I’m in Colorado with my family for the week. Whenever we come to Colorado, I’m always trying to achieve the perfect balance of grocery buying and restaurant eating. (See this recipe, which I posted when we were here last Februrary.) I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered it yet, but I’m getting better and better. My brother-in-law Tim and his family often come with us, and one of my favorite things to do (well, among about 946 other favorite things here in beautiful Colorado) is to have a glass of wine with Missy in the evening, along with some kind of munchie or two. Tim…
  • Chicken Kale Pasta

    Ree
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:17 am
    You will love, adore, and stare at this dish. Not only is it beautiful and healthy, it’s really fun to look at! It’s the fraternal twin brother of this Chicken Florentine Pasta, but since I am on such a kale kick these days (which is approximately forty thousand hundred years after everyone else’s kale kick), I had to share this easy variation. This needs to be your dinner tonight!   Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken chunks in a single layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Don’t stir for a minute or two in order to allow…
  • White Casserole Dish Giveaway (Winners!)

    Ree
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:49 am
    The winners of the white casserole dishes are… #14797 Marty: “Baked spaghetti” #24859 Stephanie I: “Baked cabbage au gratin (for my carb free hubby).” Congratulations, winners! Contact prizes@thepioneerwoman.com to claim your pans! I use these white casserole dishes all the time. They are the best!     I love them, I adore them, and they’re tough, sturdy, and strong. And food looks purty in ‘em. Here are just a couple of examples of the things I like to make in mine!   Cinnamon Raisin Baked French Toast. Yum.       Baked…
  • Instafood!

    Ree
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    I love Instagram. Love, love, love it. Here’s my account to prove it: The Pioneer Woman on Instagram I post all sorts of different kinds of photos on Instagram—the kids, the dogs, the horses, the ranch, my husband, the cows, and my feet. (With shoes on, thankfully.) But one constant category of photos involve…food. There’s no getting around it. Here are some of my favorite food-related Instafood posts over the past few months! Many of the recipes below can be found here on my cooking website (just use the search bar above); others will be coming soon, whether here on…
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  • Get Your Go Britches On with Andrew Zimmern and Big Country!

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of U.S. Cellular. The opinions and text are all mine. In my lifetime, I’ve lived in seven states and traveled in all but five or six of them. My mother, who was born in France, loves to travel and took every opportunity to take us kids to historical sights here in the United States. She says the US is the most beautiful country she’s ever seen. I visited Washington D.C. five times as a child, went to Williamsburg, Virginia, Gettysburg, New York City, Albany, Philadelphia, Mt. Vernon, and many other places with her. My husband and I…
  • Gluten sensitive? Take Glutagest to avoid gastric distress after eating gluten

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    For those who have celiacs or a life threatening allergic reaction to gluten, going out to eat can be a nightmare. Even the slightest exposure to gluten can cause a medical emergency. However, those of us who have a gluten sensitivity where exposure to gluten can cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea have concerns, too. Traveling, going out to eat, or even dining at a relative’s or friend’s house is still a major hassle. It’s not always easy to avoid hidden sources of gluten. Your server might forget to order your salad without croutons – then pick off the croutons thinking it doesn’t…
  • Gluten Free Retro Shrimp and Macaroni Salad

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Today I’m participating in a blog hop called “Food From Fiction” and we’re sharing dishes inspired by our favorite books. My recipe, Gluten Free Retro Shrimp and Macaroni Salad, is also inspired by a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia. When I came back, I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil based on events that happened there in 1980. While the people in the story spend a great deal of time drinking cocktails and going to bars and restaurants, not many dishes are mentioned except for fried chicken. I found this surprising since I ate many a terrific meal in Savannah. Maybe the…
  • Spicy Chipotle Carrot Coleslaw

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FireUpTheGrill #CollectiveBias The best part of summer has to be grilling and having the excuse to indulge in anything you can cook up on the grill such as steaks, hamburgers, kebobs, grilled chicken – you name it! My husband obsesses all week long about what he’ll be cooking up on his fancy charcoal grill on the weekend. (He actually watches videos!) So I try to come up with a side dish recipe to compliment what he’s cooking. Lately, I’ve been obsessing over coleslaw. I’ve…
  • Dairy Free? Smucker’s® & Kroger Makes Everyday a Sundae!

    Anne-Marie Nichols
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    With the summer in full swing, I’m sure you and your family are trying to find ways to beat the heat. One of my favorite ways is going out for ice cream sundaes. However, when your child has a food sensitivity or food allergy to milk products, you do the next best thing – make ice cream sundaes at home. When I was recently asked by The J.M. Smucker Company to create some unique tips for their Smucker’s® toppings, I thought that showing how to use their toppings in dairy free sundaes would be a great idea. To get inspiration, I went to my local Kroger store and found their ice cream…
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  • Yellow Split Pea and Millet Cakes

    choosingrawgena
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    These flavorful, chewy, and nutrient-packed cakes are served with a silky smooth carrot miso sauce. A healthy, hearty vegan + GF appetizer
  • Almond Butter Chocolate Crunch Bars

    EatGood4Life
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Almond butter chocolate crunch bars done in 5 minutes. No bake, gluten free and vegan!
  • Kachumber

    sweetmiscellany
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    A refreshing raw dish to help you beat the heat of the summer! It's the perfect accompaniment to spicy curry dishes or dal.
  • Butterfinger Lush

    spicysouthernkitchen
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Butterfinger, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Lush. Dessert heaven!
  • Basil Cornbread Waffle Bites

    Chronicles of Passion
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Cornbread meets waffle in a bite sized treat. Gluten free and vegan, these are great for breakfast, brunch or snack time!
 
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  • American Baking Down the Decades, 1970-79

    PJ Hamel
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The King Arthur Flour Company marks its 225th anniversary this year. And we’re celebrating by exploring some of America’s favorite recipes, decade by decade, starting in 1900. Join us on this fascinating stroll through American food history. After the political and social unrest of the 1960s, the 1970s dawned full of hope and new beginnings: the first Earth Day was celebrated in April, 1970. And the decade ended with 1979’s Three Mile Island meltdown, the worst accident in American nuclear power plant history. In between were years of fuel shortages, with gas station lines…
  • Quinoa Pancakes

    Gwen Adams
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I’ll admit it – I tend to jump on the bandwagon when new healthy food trends pop up. Like quinoa. This ancient grain is all the rage lately, bringing protein and fiber to mouths all over the world. I like to cook up double (and triple!) batches for my weekly meal prep. Boy, does it make a lot! Quinoa is terrific added to salads, tossed with veggie-packed stir-fry, topped with a light garlic cream sauce and steamed broccoli, and as a side dish with salt and pepper. Come Friday, though, I usually still have about a cupful left, and am never quite sure how to use it up. I do like…
  • Muesli Cookies

    Gwen Adams
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    “Make a healthy cookie.” Kind of seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Don’t get me wrong, I’m really into healthy eating and working out daily and taking care of my body. But cookies are different. I’m of the mindset that cookies should be indulgent and worth every single caloric bite. Those little darlings remind me of my childhood– you know, when I could eat whatever I wanted and still be rail-thin; when mass amounts of sugar made me hyper– not comatose. So yeah, I went into this assignment a little skeptical that I would make something that could live up to my old…
  • A Better Bruschetta

    Julia Reed
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The dog days of summer are upon us. Long, hot afternoons and muggy nights are the norm. This time of year, bruschetta is at its best – tomatoes and basil are abundant, and cool, refreshing dinners are a welcome departure from the norm. Our recipe for bruschetta is already a fan favorite, but today we’re going to take it to the next level. With a few tips and variations, you can make a better bruschetta! Let’s start with the basics. The following simple tips will take the standard bruschetta from good to amazing.   1. Peel and gut your tomatoes It’s a dirty job, but…
  • Gluten-Free Croutons

    Alyssa Rimmer
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Ever baked a loaf of gluten-free sandwich bread, wrapped it up, and left it on the counter overnight only to wake up to find it hard as a rock? Yep, we’ve all been there! But fear not; while it might seem like all of your hard work as gone to waste, there’s a use for that stale bread: croutons! Before we dive into the recipe, though, I first want to share a few quick tips about storing gluten-free bread. Since I know you’d likely prefer to have fresh slices of sandwich bread to enjoy, here’s what we recommend for keeping your bread moist and tender. 1. Eat it as soon as possible (no…
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    The Perfect Pantry®

  • 40 fabulous slow cooker chicken recipes

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:39 pm
    At last, it's too hot to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. And anyway, who has time to cook when there are gardens to be weeded and beaches to be visited? Slow cooker to the rescue! To be honest, I can hardly remember how I cooked chicken before I bought my first slow cooker for less than $20 at the local discount store. Whether it's whole, in parts on the bone, or boneless, chicken responds so well to low and slow cooking. I hope you'll try some of these amazing slow cooker chicken recipes from food bloggers. And for even more ideas, check out Slow Cooker from Scratch, my go-to…
  • Garlic press: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. In The Downsizing, many kitchen gadgets that had been relegated to the back of the pantry drawers didn't make the trip from country to city. I found an old garlic press, like the one pictured above, and realized it had been years since I used it. Garlic presses are great for…
  • Greek chicken chopped salad with creamy poppy seed dressing {gluten-free}

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    One of my pet peeves is a recipe that requires you to make another recipe first (remember the beloved China Moon cookbook, filled with recipes composed of sauces you needed to make before you even got started?). Yet here I am, asking that very thing of you. Forgive me. If you didn't make a batch of shredded slow cooker Greek chicken right away when I shared the recipe last week, you can do it now, or substitute rotisserie chicken or even grilled shrimp in this chopped salad. Or, omit the protein and have yourself a dandy meatless salad. However, trust me when I tell you that the Greek…
  • Pan-fried tuna croquettes

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    My maternal grandmother, the only real cook in our family, used to make salmon croquettes for me when I was a little girl, and I thought they were the best thing ever. She started with canned salmon, and mashed in some frozen mixed vegetables (peas, carrots, corn), plus bread crumbs to hold everything together. And an egg. If there were any spices besides salt and pepper, I'd be surprised. She pan-fried the croquettes in oil, the same way she made potato pancakes for Chanukah. When I had a craving recently for Grandma's salmon croquettes, I grabbed instead a can of tuna from the…
  • Basil: like or dislike?

    Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. Do you remember when pesto was exotic, or when caprese was not a household word? Not growing up in an Italian family, I didn't know about the basil-based paste made with garlic and pine nuts and parmesan cheese, or the salad made from fresh basil leaves, tomato and mozzarella. Once…
 
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    A Cowboy's Wife

  • Cheesy Jalapeño Sausage Bacon Wraps

    A Cowboy's Wife
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own.  I’m pretty sure my husband would grill every day if he could.  After a morning of work on the ranch, he came home craving sausage.  I suggested kicking it up a notch by adding some VELVEETA® Jalapeño, jalapeños, and bacon!  I do believe I saw him drooling!  He got the grill going and in no time we had these mouthwatering jalapeño sausage wraps, cocooned in bacon with a grilled tortilla! You can do this any way you want but we cut a sliver out of the middle of a sausage and stuffed it with VELVEETA® Jalapeño and…
  • Grilling like a Pro with Char-Broil

    A Cowboy's Wife
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:19 pm
    This post brought to you by Char-Broil. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://acowboyswife.com/. I’ve been sharing several grilling ideas with you all lately but we couldn’t have done any of them without the incredibly buff Char-Broil Commercial Series™ 3 Burner Gas Grill. I feel a Tim Allen grunt coming on y’all! Me and my husband had the wonderful opportunity to review this bad boy and despite a 3 hour assembly, we can say, without a doubt, that it was worth every second! This grill rocks! As soon as the Char-Broil gas grill arrived, my cowboy immediately…
  • Cheesy Cowboy Taters (that’s potatoes for you city folk)

    A Cowboy's Wife
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. I don’t know if y’all know this, but my cowboy is pretty darn fantastic, and cute to boot!  When I’m running short on menu ideas, he always has something brewing in that ol’ brain of his and when things happen, he steps up and ropes the task in and just fixes everything.   He is a true cowboy, and he’s all mine.  Here lately, things have come up that have thrown me off schedule with a whole lotta to-do’s on my list, like these cheesy cowboy taters, but my cowboy rode in and saved the day…
  • Jalapeño Cheese Bacon Burger for Your Next BBQ

    A Cowboy's Wife
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    The post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own.  It’s not uncommon, here in Texas, to get our BBQ on!  Grillin’ and chillin’ is often our slogan for the summer and this evening, we made some mouthwatering jalapeño cheese bacon burgers!  I don’t know about y’all, but around here, we love to try new things with our burgers! My cowboy came up with this one himself! We have had some crazy rain and storms in these parts of Texas and with the rain blowin’ horizontal, it sure made it hard to grill anything.  Nevertheless,  my husband remains…
  • Grilling with Blue Rhino®

    A Cowboy's Wife
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    When most folks think about grilling, they tend to focus on what to grill, but there are other things to think about, like your gas grill’s propane tank.   Being a ranch family, full of testosterone, means a whole lot of beef will be eaten, and as much of it grilled as possible. We often alternate wood and propane, depending on the time and how hungry we are.  How many of you have seen the Blue Rhino® on your propane tank?  I’m sure many of you have, because their propane tanks are in gas grills everywhere! Now how many times have you started grilling and ran out of…
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    Cooking with Amy: A Food Blog

  • Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Shrub Recipe

    Amy Sherman
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    Once again, I’m a Canbassador. That means I receive a couple shipments of stone fruit, more than enough to preserve, and I share my results and recipes with you. I already received a large box of dark red cherries and will be working on peaches next. Dark red cherries have an intense flavor, they hold up well with other strong flavors and with that in mind I made two different recipes--Bourbon Cherries and Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Shrub.I’m afraid I didn’t pay as much attention to the recipe for Bourbon Cherries as I should have, and they will need four weeks to “settle" so I will not…
  • Monet's Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden at Giverny

    Amy Sherman
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Years ago I wrote about Monet’s Palate, a charming film narrated by Meryl Streep. It delves into the life of Monet at his home in Giverny. Monet’s passions were painting and gardening, but he also clearly enjoyed the pleasures of the table—eating, drinking and entertaining guests. A new book, Monet’s Palate Cookbook is less about historical and sometimes antiquated and inaccurate recipes left behind by his cook, and more about his life in Giverny. It covers his approach to gardening, eating and entertaining with plenty of recipes of course. The book begins with his passion for…
  • Can-It-Forward & Canning Jars Giveaway!

    Amy Sherman
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Cherry Vanilla Balsamic Shrub, Bourbon Cherries & Pickled CherriesOnce again I’m participating in two events that dovetail rather nicely. This Saturday is Can-It-Forward day hosted by Jarden Home Brands and they have generously sent me some canning supplies and are offering a giveaway of a coupon for a case of Ball jars (see the end of the post for how to win). I’m also a “canbassador” for Sweet Preservation, helping to share the joy of preserving fresh fruit from Northwest Cherries and the Washington State Fruit Commission. Fresh fruit and canning supplies! It’s a match made in…
  • The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook: Interview with Kimberly Yorio

    Amy Sherman
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    If you want to be a food writer, I highly recommend that you read Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob, but if writing a cookbook is your goal, you’ll also want to check out The Joy of Writing a Great Cookbook by Kimberly Yoirio. This no nonsense book takes you through every step of the process with tons of examples. Yorio has been a cookbook publicist, agent and co-authored several books, so she speaks from personal experience. From building your platform to proposals to social media this book really covers it all. Ready to go? Use the book as your guide, then enter to win a cookbook…
  • Michael Mina at Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

    Amy Sherman
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    I am just back from the 34th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival which is the longest running food and wine festival of its kind not just in Maui, but in the country.  It started out as a wine only event but morphed over the years. Today food is a big part of it with celebrity chefs, classes and tasting events. I got a chance to attend a lunch cooking demo class with Chef and restaurateur Michael Mina and was pleased to see RN74 Executive Chef Adam Sobel acting as right hand man. Michael Mina and Adam Sobel Here are some learnings from the event--- Mina said…
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    REAL EPICUREAN

  • 7 Great Things to Indulge You in Paphos

    Scott
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Image by Steve Parker used under the Creative Commons License. Greece is home to one of the oldest and unique cultures in the world, and part of its history lies on the Island of Cyprus, which has been inhabited since the 11th century BC. During that period Cyprus has been ruled by Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians and was eventually captured by Alexander the Great. Today the island’s stunning beaches and sites play host to lucky tourists, who flock to beautiful towns like Paphos for a share of the 340 days of sunshine each year. If you’re looking to book your flights to Paphos, here are 7…
  • Dehydrated Orange Slices

    Scott
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:29 am
    Sometime, when I wasn’t looking, Christmas crept up on us again. This year it hid its tracks well by not bringing the cold weather we’re used to; regardless, its appearance is always welcome in our house. The spirit of Christmas is, in my opinion, invoked by the familiar smells of cinnamon, cloves, mulled wine and oranges. I’ve already filled myself with copious amounts of eggnog, so it seems only right we try and enhance the seasonality even further. One of the things we bought this year was a dehydrator, and while we’ve dabbled with dried rosehips we decided that…
  • Expanding Home Cooking Horizons: The Best Appliances for the Male Home

    Scott
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The kitchen can, at times, be a rather daunting destination for us men. The good news is that it’s never been a better time to get familiar with the kitchen, and, all the glorious gadgets it can include. Cooking food has never been easier thanks to cookbooks, chefs on TV and recipe apps. Tesco offer a wide range of kitchen appliances that can mush, mix, marinate and caffeinate everything from pieces of meat to cups of coffee. For the ultimate experience with handy kitchen electronics, consider investing in a few of the following to turn the kitchen into a creative, efficient and delicious…
  • Back To Butter – Cookbook Review

    Scott
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    I have mixed feelings about the notion of “back to butter”. Part of me acknowledges the fact that butter has around 50% saturated fat, meaning high cholesterol and the associated increased risk of heart disease. The other half of me however dislikes processed food with a passion; margarine fits this description perfectly and is rumoured to contain carcinogenic ingredients. In this age of uncertainty where we are told everything is potentially bad for us, surely natural is the best choice… Back to Butter takes a philosophical view of this topic, dividing people into two…
  • Harrods Maison de la Truffe Hamper

    Scott
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    I have a bit of an addiction to truffles. They’re one of the luxuries I can’t afford on a day to day basis, but I can’t get enough of the pungent aroma whether they’re thinly sliced with a pasta dish or simply drizzled as an oil into an autumnal soup. Recently I was lucky enough to receive this Harrods Maison de la Truffe hamper. Worth £100 it contains goodies such as truffle oil, truffle salt, truffle breadsticks and porcini mushrooms. Harrods say that the hamper “contains a truly extravagant selection of truffle treats” and I can’t disagree –…
 
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    Kalyn's Kitchen®

  • 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from July 2015 (Gluten-Free, South Beach Diet, Paleo, Whole 30)

    Kalyn Denny
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:41 am
    Here are the 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from July 2015 that I posted on Kalyn's Kitchen or spotted on other great food blogs. Hope you enjoy!August, yikes! Part of my brain wants to scream with happiness because it's prime tomato salad season, and the other part wants to complain loudly that the end of summer is approaching.  Every year at this time I have to remind myself that summer actually lasts well into September and there's still plenty of time to enjoy garden produce. There are plenty of ideas with garden produce in this Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes…
  • Grilled Chicken Recipe with White Barbecue Sauce (and Ten More Tasty Ideas for Grilled Chicken)

    Kalyn Denny
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    It's grilling season, so don't miss out on this recipe for Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce!(For Friday Flashbacks I feature past recipes that have been my favorites, and this Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce is a tasty grilled chicken idea that's really delicious.)I love juicy grilled chicken breasts, (and that post with tips about keeping chicken breasts moist on the grill is one of the most popular posts on my blog.) But I'm not a fan of grilling chicken with the skin on, so when I saw a recipe for Grilled Chicken with Big Bob Gibson's White Barbecue…
  • Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)

    Kalyn Denny
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    I love these Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps with buffalo-spiced ground turkey, thinly sliced red cabbage, and crumbled blue cheese folded inside iceberg lettuce. This recipe for Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps is my latest low-carb recipe creation using Frank's Red Hot Sauce, and I promise to any Buffalo Sauce avoiders, this is the last recipe with this spicy sauce for a while. On the other hand, if you're a big fan of Frank's like I am, check after the recipe for links to my other tasty ideas with Buffalo Sauce!This recipe has a generous amount of hot sauce, so we're relying on…
  • Sauteed Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Mint, and Sumac (and Ideas for Using Sumac)

    Kalyn Denny
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    If you haven't tried Sumac, get some soon and then make this Sauteed Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Mint, and Sumac! This salad is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and delicious!When you read Chickpea Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, Mint, and Sumac, I'm hoping it's the word Sumac that jumps out at you.  If you're not familiar with it, Sumac is a middle eastern spice made from the dried berry-like fruit of some species of the Sumac plant.  (Don't confuse it with the invasive Sumac that grows wild in some places and causes a skin reaction similar to poison…
  • My Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes (and ten honorable mentions)

    Kalyn Denny
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Choosing a short list of favorite summer salads with garden tomatoes was a challenge, but here are my picks!There's no other food I look forward to quite as much as ripe summer tomatoes, and when good tomatoes are coming from the garden or farmers market, I can eat tomato salads or tomato sandwiches (with or without bacon) for days on end without getting tired of them. I first shared my picks for Ten Favorite Summer Tomato Salads with Garden Tomatoes back in 2011, when I'd just finished cleaning out my father's house with my siblings, and it was definitely tomato sandwiches (with…
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    Eating Out Loud!

  • Summertime Spiced Tomato Jam Recipe

    Allen Williams
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Tomato jam is a recent addiction of mine. We took a day trip up to Russian River in Guerneville California and I experienced a breakfast sandwich at a local diner that slathered the toasted bun with […] The post Summertime Spiced Tomato Jam Recipe appeared first on Eating Out Loud!.
  • Chocolate Pie Vintage Recipe Card

    Allen Williams
    18 Apr 2013 | 7:15 am
    Chocolate pie is one of my favorite pies that my mother makes. It’s thick, creamy and rich due to milk and eggs. However, this chocolate pie recipe surprised me by not containing either eggs or milk. […] The post Chocolate Pie Vintage Recipe Card appeared first on Eating Out Loud!.
  • Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe

    Allen Williams
    16 Apr 2013 | 10:49 am
    I haven’t had homemade breakfast sausage in a very long time, decades maybe. Sausage isn’t something we eat frequently, but that hasn’t stopped me from wanting to buy the KitchenAid Food Grinder Attachment. You see, we […] The post Homemade Breakfast Sausage Recipe appeared first on Eating Out Loud!.
  • Mason Jar Pin Cushion Craft Idea

    Allen Williams
    22 Mar 2013 | 10:00 am
    Mason jars serve so many purposes, so when I saw this tutorial for making a mason jar pin cushion, I just had to try it. I happened to be visiting my parents over a holiday weekend, […] The post Mason Jar Pin Cushion Craft Idea appeared first on Eating Out Loud!.
  • Graham Cracker Custard Pie Vintage Recipe Card

    Allen Williams
    28 Feb 2013 | 8:51 am
    When I think of graham cracker pies, I don’t think of custard. I imagine fruit-filled pies in an unbaked crust, but with today’s vintage recipe, this isn’t the case. The following vintage recipe is a lightly […] The post Graham Cracker Custard Pie Vintage Recipe Card appeared first on Eating Out Loud!.
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    FoodChannel.com Recipes

  • Chili Pesto Pasta Recipe

    2 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
      Tagged: chili, fettuccine, pasta, pesto, turkey breast, williams chili seasoning, Chili Pesto Pasta Recipe. Pesto sauce, Williams Chili Seasoning and bell peppers give this fettuccine a kick. This recipe courtesy of Williams Foods Company, C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc.   Foodie Byte Ingredients 1 package (1 ounce) Williams Chili Seasoning1/4 cup boiling water1 container (7 ounces) basil pesto sauce1 pound dry fettuccine1 green pepper, cut into strips1 red pepper, cut into strips1 yellow pepper, cut into strips1/2 cup sliced green onions3 tablespoons olive oil1 to 1 1/2 pounds…
  • Raw Italian Tacos

    1 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Prep Time:15 Serves:4   Tagged: This is an excellent vegetarian recipe that combines flavors and cultural styles in an interesting way. With cultural fusions trending right now, this is one recipe that will prove to everyone that you have good taste and aren't afraid to mix it up in the kitchen. To follow along with Dr. Ruby Lathon as she makes this delicious recipe, click here.   Foodie Byte Fresh cilantro is one of nature's best detoxification tools. It aids the liver in purifying blood and removes heavy metals from our body. The best part about cilantro is that it is incredibly…
  • Sesame Chicken Wings

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cook Time:14 minutes   Tagged: chicken, chicken wings, sesame seeds, super bowl, tailgating, williams sonoma, Instead of whole wings, whose bony tips burn easily in a hot oven and which are hard to handle for stand-up eating, this recipe uses the largest, meatiest sections of the wings. The marinade, a mild yet complex mix of Asian flavors, is also good on baby back ribs or chicken breasts or legs. Recipe courtesy of “Williams-Sonoma”:http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/recipedetail.cfm?objectid=D53FAA20%2D8318%2D43C4%2DBA4E2520A1CFA236. Adapted from Williams-Sonoma,…
  • Toasted Sesame Root Beer Cake

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:15 min Cook Time:45 min Serves:14   Tagged: confectioners' sugar, micro brewed root beer, sesame seed, yellow cake mix, Use micro-brewed root beer to add vanilla and ginger undertones to this easy glazed cake. It pairs perfectly with the delicate nuttiness and crunch of toasted sesame seed. Recipe courtesy of McCormick   Foodie Byte Ingredients 2 tablespoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sesame Seed, Toasted or 2 tablespoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection Sesame Seed, toasted1 bottle (12 ounces) micro-brewed root beer, divided1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix1 cup…
  • Seared Sesame Tuna with Lemon Grass and Lychee Coulis

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Prep Time:30 min Cook Time:25 min Serves:4   Tagged: bok choy, coconut milk, cooking, dinner, fish recipes, food, lemon grass, lime juice, lychee, mccormick® gourmet collection sesame seeds, seafood recipes, soy sauce, yellowfin ahi tuna, Seared Sesame Tuna with Lemon Grass and Lychee Coulis Recipe. Chefs are pairing Asian lychee fruit and lemon grass in seafood dishes, desserts and beverages. In this recipe, a lightly acidic and mildly sweet lemon grass and lychee sauce complements sesame and panko crusted tuna. Recipe courtesy of McCormick   Foodie Byte Ingredients LEMON GRASS…
 
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    Panini Happy®

  • What I’ve Been Up To — A Fun New Project and a New Company!

    Kathy Strahs
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Hey there! I can’t believe it’s been nearly 6 months since my last post. Time definitely flies when you’re having fun — and I’ve been having lots of fun, diving into a new cookbook project! Introducing…The 8×8 Cookbook No panini press this time, it’s all about the 8×8-inch baking dish (or metal pan). You know that little square dish that we usually pull out for brownies and cornbread? It’s also the perfect size for weeknight one-pan dinners, Sunday dinners, desserts, sides and brunches for a family of four to six (or, for a larger…
  • Turkey, Bacon Lattice and Havarti Panini

    Kathy Strahs
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Believe it or not, these Turkey, Bacon Lattice and Havarti Panini are the first sandwiches I’ve grilled in more than 7 months. I have been waiting for the right inspiration, and I got it this weekend when a fabulous new bakery, Manresa Bread (the first retail outpost for the two-Michelin starred restaurant Manresa), opened near me. I want to devote a whole post to Manresa Bread soon, but in the meantime, just gaze at the gorgeous levain I bought there on Saturday morning: This levain was better than any I’d ever tasted. It’s my favorite type of bread for panini, because…
  • Devouring the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show

    Kathy Strahs
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    So many booths, so many dreams! Imagine the world’s largest Whole Foods on a Friday evening…plus sales reps…and speed dating. At the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco on Monday, I was overwhelmed — dizzied, even — by the sheer volume of specialty food products and people looking to buy, sell, package and promote them. Meeting Nancy Silverton (see above) was definitely a highlight of the show for me. I’ve long admired her success as a chef and businesswoman and was extra proud to let her know that I used La Brea Bakery bread throughout much of The…
  • Diving Into Butter

    Kathy Strahs
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    My butter experience has changed, and I’ve been telling everyone about it. The initial shift happened during my 40th birthday dinner at Coi, in San Francisco. When it was time for the bread course, about an hour into our tasting menu, our server bothered to mention that the little individual loaves of Japanese milk bread he was setting on the table were accompanied by the restaurant’s housemade cultured butter and Maldon sea salt. The butter wasn’t just some anonymous off-white spread in a dish…they’d made it themselves, and there was rhyme and reason behind…
  • Those Cuban Sandwiches from the “Chef” Movie!

    Kathy Strahs
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    There’s a memorable scene in Chef — if you saw the movie this summer, you know the one — where John Leguizamo sways to Cuban music, massaging mojo marinade into a pork shoulder in a manner that probably deserves some privacy. When it’s falling-off-the-bone roasted, Jon Favreau, like a surgeon, shaves off a few test pieces…and determines it’s pretty perfect. It can’t be possible to watch that movie without desperately wanting to get into that roast pork and the Cubanos they assemble from it (well, unless you don’t eat pork). So I was excited to…
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    Appetite for China

  • New Online Cooking Class launched with Craftsy!

    Diana Kuan
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    So...some exciting news! Two months ago I traveled to Denver to film an online class series with Craftsy on making favorite Chinese restaurant dishes at home.  Because I'm frequently asked by readers who live outside NY about classes away from the city, this was the perfect way to reach home cooks all around the country and the world.After a ton of work prep work, filming, and post production review with the wonderful team in Denver, I'm happy to announce that Chinese Takeout Favorites, my very first online course, launched last week. In this course, you'll learn as…
  • Eating Chinese New Year Desserts with The Sporkful

    Diana Kuan
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Happy Chinese New Year! Unlike years past when I've gone home to Boston, I'll be ringing in the Year of the Sheep (or is it ram, or goat?) here in New York. For most of next couple weeks I will be teaching and catering dinner parties and fitting in a dim sum outing here and there. But last week, I started the eating part a bit early at the WNYC offices in Tribeca with Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, in a mini-collaboration project. For this week's episode (which includes some great soundbites from Eddie Huang about Fresh off the Boat) and the Notorious MSG) Dan also tries a…
  • Kung Pao Sweet Potatoes

    Diana Kuan
    6 Jun 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Hi again!I know, I know. It's been a while since I've posted a new recipe. Between running Plate & Pencil, teaching, and putting on Tangra Spring, I've been a little short on time, to put it mildly. Sadly, things like creating new recipes can sometimes go on the back burner.Also, this winter sure was long, wasn't it? I think the lack of sunshine, the frigid April that felt like March, and rainy May that felt like April made most of us feel a little less than inspired in the kitchen. Sometimes all I wanted was soup, spaghetti, pizza, soup, spaghetti, pizza, rinse, repeat. Anything that…
  • Tangra Spring! Chinese-Indian Pop-Up Dinner Returns May 22nd

    Diana Kuan
    13 May 2014 | 7:29 pm
    If you've been following this blog for a while you may have heard about Tangra, the seasonal Indian-Chinese supper club I formed with Chitra Agrawal of The ABCDs of Cooking. Well, after a long winter, we're finally doing a spring dinner on Thursday, May 22nd.Tangra was started last summer as a celebration of Indian-Chinese cooking. The names comes from a neighborhood in Calcutta where a Indian-Chinese hybrid cuisine first originated, but for this seasonal dinner series we've pulled out all the creative punches to create a spectacular, unique multi-course menu using…
  • On Food & Wine!

    Diana Kuan
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Thanks so much to Food & Wine for featuring Appetite for China today as their Blog of the Week and also for giving a shout out to Plate & Pencil! I had fun discussing various things close to my heart, including Chinese food around the world, dumplings, and of course, interesting cheese discoveries. Head over to Food & Wine for the full interview!
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  • Weekly Menu Plan #7

    Lori Lange
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week! This menu has been assembled with some of my favorite food blogging friends. We’re sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.  Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe. The weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week! Here’s the plan for WEEK #7 Continue Reading Weekly Menu Plan #7... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | No commentsThe post Weekly Menu…
  • Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake

    Lori Lange
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a delicious and easy summery dessert:  Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake We stayed in a lovely beach house on the Massachusetts coast a couple of weeks ago.  It’s a place we go every summer, and we enjoy it so much.  It’s something we look forward to all year long.  Everyone should have something like that!  I’m always amazed by the blueberries that I am able to find in Massachusetts.  They’re infinitely more perfect and plump than anything I can ever find on the West coast.  So I pretty much go blueberry-crazy whenever I’m in Massachusetts in the…
  • Honey Sriracha Orange Chicken

    Jen
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I have so been looking forward to summer – not because our weather in San Diego is all that different – but because I get to share my favorite grilling recipes with my foodie friends like my new obsessive worthy sticky, sweet heat Honey Sriracha Orange Chicken! After making this tender, juicy orange chicken bathed in Honey Sriracha Orange Glaze in the afternoon, I giddily ate it for lunch.   I giddily ate it again for dinner.  That night, I couldn’t stop dreaming about its perfect sweet heat and had to polish it off for breakfast.  The chicken all to myself was the…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #6

    Lori Lange
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week! This menu has been assembled with some of my favorite food blogging friends. We’re sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.  Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe. The weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week! HERE’S THE PLAN FOR WEEK #6 Continue Reading Weekly Menu Plan #6... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | No commentsThe post Weekly Menu Plan…
  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Here’s another edition of Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See: Has this hot summer had you in the mood for ice cream??  I have some great ice cream recipes for you- flavors that are crave-worthy!  Check out 15 AMAZING ICE CREAM RECIPES TO TRY THIS SUMMER.  Some of them require an ice cream maker machine, and some do not!Continue Reading Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 3 commentsThe post Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See appeared first on RecipeGirl.
 
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    What's For Lunch Honey? | Experience Your Senses

  • Summer Herb and Fruit Smoothies

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    After an amazing 3 weeks in India it feels good to be back home! Catching up on many things again and getting back into the swing of things for now. Before I left however I worked on another fantastic project with the Thüringen Tourism Board at a great location. My heroes were the magnificent wild... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • October 2015: Dubai Food Styling & Photography Workshop

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Dubai, is always a good idea! This pulsating city has risen from the desert, and today booms and bustles with a very unique charisma. Over the years Dubai has become a true mega food Mecca giving impulses and inspiration to chefs around the world. What may seem extraordinary and out-of-this-world... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Bollywood Cooking: Vegetable Split Pea Dal, Spiced Cauliflower Pumpkin and a Kumquat Chutney

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:50 am
    A humble feast! Meals that take me back to my nana and nani’s veranda on hot summer days in their Delhi home. As we arrived to spend several weeks of our vacation with the rest of the family I was always sure that the forthcoming days were going to be filled with lots of food where the hub of the... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • Riverside: London Photography and Styling Workshop 2015

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    London, always such a bustling and hip place, was the location for my second workshop this year. I always love coming here for short visits – perfect to soak up the energy of the city. While London is very much about urban dynamism, I also love the open-wide spaces, leafy escapes and the riverside... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
  • White Asparagus and Strawberry Salad with Vanilla Kissed Salmon Steaks

    3 Jun 2015 | 3:24 am
    After having lived for several years in the Breisgau region, one of the things I thought I would miss the most when I moved to Weimar, would be my beloved asparagus freshly harvested almost right at the doorsteps. Baden-Württemberg after all is known as Germany’s asparagus capital. A few years... [Read the rest of this post on my website]
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    Indian food recipes - Food and cooking blog

  • Bhindi Masala Recipe

    Sailu
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:56 pm
    bhindi masala, a restaurant style north indian okra dry dish that’s easy, quick and healthy bhindi masala Ladies finger or orka (bhindi) is a staple in Indian cuisine and a much loved vegetable in our home. I am maintaining an organic garden which is giving me good harvest of okra, eggplants, tomatoes, chilis, ridge gourd, ivy gourd, greens and more. You can see how green, vibrant and tender the home grown bhindi are from the image below. Last week, I made a popular restaurant style North Indian okra fry that makes for good side for chapathi, roti and rice. I have already blogged a…
  • Rasam recipe

    Sailu
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Rasam recipe, a traditional, authentic South Indian soup or appetizer made with tamarind rasam No South Indian traditional meal or thali is complete without ‘rasam‘. Literally translated, ‘rasam’ means extracted juice or liquid . There are numerous versions of the basic rasam recipe prepared down South with each home cook lending his or her own unique touch to the rasam preparation. I am sharing ~ an easy, most basic, simple, tasty South Indian rasam for beginners ~ a no fail recipe that can be made even by a 10 year old. ~ a rasam recipe without rasam powder and…
  • Rajma recipe no onion no garlic, easy north indian style

    Sailu
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:49 am
    Rajma recipe, easy North Indian style no onion no garlic kidney beans curry that’s satvik rajma masala no onion no garlic Yesterday I prepared a satvik rajma recipe no onion no garlic. Rajma or kidney beans curry is a favorite among the many North Indian main course dishes. I usually prepare rajma masala with onions as the main base, the recipe of which I have already posted. Today’s rajma is a simple straightforward Jain style recipe that doesn’t take too much of your time in the kitchen. Only the soaking time of kidney beans and the making of homemade tomato puree takes…
  • Mango Rasam

    Sailu
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:18 am
    Mango rasam is a South Indian style raw mango soup also popular as saar, saaru or charu Mango rasam Today I’m posting one my favorite comforting soup made with raw mango pulp. Mango rasam! Light on the stomach, easy to make and absolutely flavorful. In many telugu speaking households you will find homecooks whipping up a variety of raw mango recipes other than the famed avakai (mango pickle) and its likes including pachadi, pulusu, pappu (dal), curry and rasam. Down South, in Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Karnataka especially in the Mangalore region, mango rasam is prepared during the mango…
  • Mango Phirni

    Sailu
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:42 am
    Mango phirni, a North Indian style easy mango dessert made with mango puree, basmati rice & sugar Mango phirni Mango phirni is an ultimate comfort dessert in a bowl. A fantastically rich, creamy, silky smooth pudding that is popular as aam ki phirni in North India. Phirni is a festive sweet dish prepared with full fat milk, fragrant rice like basmati, sugar and cardamom. The main star of today’s easy mango dessert is fresh mango puree which is added to the basic phirni recipe lending it a fruity sweetness. The mango phirni recipe starts by boiling milk till it reduces to three…
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    Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog

  • Happy 21st Birthday To Somebody Today: Best Cake For Your Party.

    FoodBlog
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:46 am
    A friend posted this Cake on Facebook and I had to share it here — It’s the coolest! The post Happy 21st Birthday To Somebody Today: Best Cake For Your Party. appeared first on Nibbles of Tidbits, a Food Blog.
  • New And Interesting Food At The 2015 Orange County Fair.

    FoodBlog
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:49 am
    The Orange County Fair is happening NOW through August 16, 2015 — We’ll soon be there to taste some of the new FOOD items they’re serving up this year.  The BIG LIST is here: List of New and Interesting Food at the 2015 OC Fair.  Pictured is the Samoa Donut, a jumbo Donut designed after the popular Girl Scout Cookie, the Samoa aka Caramel DeLite, my favorite, made with Chocolate, Caramel and Coconut shavings.  We may have to try it.  We LOVE the OC Fair! Credit:  Thank you to the OC Fair Communication’s Department for the photo and list. The post New And…
  • Inspiration And Growth: The Largest Onion We’ve Ever Seen.

    FoodBlog
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Would you believe we grew this?  You shouldn’t because we didn’t.  We bought it at the Fullerton Market in downtown Fullerton.  Though I had a Sweet Onion at home, I had to get this giant one for $3.  You can see the size difference below, although it was more impressive in person. People stopped us to ask what it was.  It should’ve been entered in the Orange County Fair. We continue to tend to our real life garden and we’re starting to see the Radishes, Carrots, Eggplant, Purple Cabbage, Sweet Onion, Green Onion and possibly the Swiss Chard grow — We…
  • Tend To Your Garden: Hopefully It’ll Be Vegetables Galore Here.

    FoodBlog
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    In two raised garden beds newly built by my wonderful husband and part-time Nibbles of Tidbits photographer, Matt, we planted seeds to grow Carrots, Radishes, Beets, Purple and Green Cabbage, Eggplant, Sweet Onions, Swiss Chard, Butter Lettuce, Broccoli and a Lettuce mix — I THANK him for making one of my dreams come true.  I’ve always wanted a vegetable garden and ideally hope to grow most food plants available to utilize and enjoy on a daily basis, but happily start here. After only a few days we’re seeing life — What a joy. We’ve been excited to check and…
  • Western Theme Graduation Party Ideas: Congrats Chef Niece Bailee.

    FoodBlog
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Congratulations Chef Niece Bailee of Kids in the Kitchen — She graduated from high school and had the BEST American-Western Themed Party I have ever seen.  It was stylish and delicious. Her name was spelled on painted wood in rope, wild flowers were displayed throughout in cowboy boots, burlap was used as tablecloths, and photos of Bailee were perfectly peppered throughout. Strawberry Lemonade was served in mason jars. Homemade Tamales, Rice and Beans were served with a variety of fresh Fruit and Vegetable Salads, along with Chips & Salsa.  And there was an amazingly…
 
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    Comestiblog

  • National Cheesecake Day at Junior's

    Comestiblog
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    National Cheesecake Day at Junior's. On July 30, 2015, dine-in guests who order an entrée at any of the four Junior's locations will receive a slice of cheesecake (any variety) at half-price. (One slice per guest.)
  • Bastille Day on 60th Street 2015

    Comestiblog
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Happy Bastille Day! While la fête nationale is celebrated every year on le 14 juillet in France, FIAF's annual street fest took place on the 12th in la Nouvelle-York. Here is a sampling from the 2015 Bastille Day on 60th Street.
  • The Cake Lounge in Little Ferry, N.J.

    Comestiblog
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The Cake Lounge, Little Ferry, New Jersey. When I received an invitation to try this brand new restaurant, I wasn't sure quite what to expect. Walking past Palermo's Cafe & Bakery, and ascending the steps to the floor directly above it, I assumed this would be an intimate evening spot for desserts, drinks, and live music. Ah, but this charming place turned out to be so much more than, well, a...
  • Queens Taste 2015

    Comestiblog
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Queens Taste 2015, hosted by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, was held at the New York Hall of Science on 12 May. More than 600 hungry foodies rocketed their way to Flushing Meadows Corona Park to sample "the best food on the planet" at the thirteenth edition of this annual meet-and-eat event.
  • Bodegón

    Comestiblog
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Paulette Tavormina: Bodegón at the Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea. Her splendid tableaux of fruit, bread, and meat, alongside rustic pottery and cookware, are a veritable feast for the eyes. Inspired by Spanish painter Luis Meléndez (1716–1780), Tavormina's still lifes represent a deliciously balanced interplay of colors and textures against a contrasting black background.
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    Eat Real

  • Three-Cheese Creamy Chicken Quesadillas

    Sandy Smith
    17 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Here's a terrific meal you should have in your arsenal for when you're pressed for time and dinner has to be on the table in a heartbeat. Using Del Real's precooked chicken makes this dish come together lightning-fast. If you have a picky eater, just leave out whatever toppings he or she doesn't care for ~ these are easy to customize.Have unexpected guests or need a quick dish for a pot luck? Try making up a big batch of these creamy, spicy, filling quesadillas! They're guaranteed to be a friend-and-family favorite.Serve this with a green salad or veggies and dip for a balanced…
  • Review: Del Real Foods Heat-and-Serve Dishes

    Sandy Smith
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:33 pm
    I'm not generally a fan of pre-cooked packaged foods. I'm picky in a way that makes most of these products fall far short of what I like to eat--and what I like to serve to my family. I prefer scratch-made, authentic food without the chemicals and additives that most processed packaged foods are burdened with. That said, there are times when I've used ready-made products on a whim (shopping hungry gets me every time) or by necessity (barely enough time to eat, let alone cook) and have been pleasantly surprised.The first time I tried a Del Real ready-to-serve product falls into the "whim"…
  • Irish Soda Bread

    Sandy Smith
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    In my broad and complicated ethnicity, there is not a single iota of Irishness. I'm a first-gen American, and our family gatherings when I was growing up looked a lot like potluck day at the UN. We hail from Germany, Argentina, Italy, Ukraine, Colombia, and many points in between. But Ireland? Not so much.In spite of that, I love St. Patrick's Day. Actually, I love the foods of celebratory days in general, but there's something about the St. Patty's Day spread that is particularly endearing to me. All those easy-to-prepare comfort foods...and beer! What's not to love about that?My…
  • 5 Things Not to Do or Say to Someone Struggling with Anorexia

    Sandy Smith
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Guest post by Griffin SmithI’ll admit it. Having to deal with me is a pain in the ass. When I look back over the past year and my recovery efforts, I cannot help but be eternally grateful to those who have been patient and understanding with me.Anorexia nervosa and eating disorders in general are a bitch to deal with because they are not only an external battle (anorexic individual vs. the act of eating), but an internal one as well (your rational mind vs. your disordered thinking and habits). This conflict is frustrating to the sufferer but presumably even more so to onlookers who can’t…
  • Anorexia: A Day in the Life

    Sandy Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Guest post by Griffin SmithJanuary 2014My eyes snap open at 5:25 a.m., before the alarm even goes off. As I roll out of bed, I ignore the aching burn in my shoulders, legs, hell everywhere, which is surely a symptom of my musculature catabolizing itself. I stagger over to flip the light switch on my wall, and step on the scale for what will be the first of many times today. The number materializes across the dull, unlit, LED screen. 99.6. Up 0.4 lbs from yesterday. Unacceptable.I stumble through the dark and peer out my window. A foot of snow covers everything in sight. My heart starts…
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    $5 Dinners

  • New! Top Deals & Grocery Coupon Match-Ups – Week of August 2

    Jenn K
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    {Pin by clicking the Pinterest Button below!} This is your weekly (and friendly) reminder to check out the latest coupon matchups for the following grocery stores, drugstores, and big box & warehouse stores like Target and Costco…click on each link to find the current deals, coupon matchups and extra savings offers! Grocery Stores Aldi Dollar General Dollar Tree Earth Fare Family Dollar Giant Eagle Kroger – Atlanta Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Central Marketing Area Store Deals Kroger – Cincinnati Region Store Deals Kroger – Great Lakes Region Store Deals Kroger –…
  • Dinner in a Dash! The 30-Minute Meals Plan with Recipes & Shopping Lists is Here!

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Need dinner on the table in minutes? I want you to enjoy delicious meals in a hurry…because I know you’re in a hurry. I’m in a hurry too. And boy does that make the dinner hour stressful. I’ve had many afternoons when we get home from one activity, or finish a round of homework and look at the clock and there is literally 30 minutes until we have to be out the door for basketball practice, or Scouts. That’s 30 minutes to get dinner made, on the table, eaten, and regrouped and into the van to go. While I work hard to keep our schedule balanced and free from…
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Tomatillo Salsa + New 31 Days of 31 Minute Dinner Series

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    This, my friend. This meal was so so so so scrumptious. The rice, the beans, the steak…and the spicy, fresh tomatillo salsa. The spicy part is entirely optional, so don’t let that scare you away. Flank steak is a fantastic cut of meat – it’s inexpensive, takes on flavor well and grills up in a matter of minutes. And tomatillos – they have such a rich and fresh flavor. If you’ve never purchased tomatillos before, they look like tiny green tomatoes and usually have their leaves still attached and wrapped around the green fruit part. You want to buy tomatillos…
  • Drugstore Coupon Matchups & Best Deals – Week of August 2

    Jenn K
    1 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Every week I’ll be posting the best deals and coupon match-ups for all products at the different national drug stores. Here are a few highlights, and links to the complete list of deals. CVS ExtraBucks Get $1.00 ECB wyb participating writing products, limit 1 Expo Dry Erase Markers, 4 ct – $3.99 $1.00/1 Expo Dry Erase Marker Product – 7-26-15 SS; Includes 4 ct or Larger Only (exp. 09/20/15) Out-of-Pocket Price: $2.99 Final Price: $1.99 Buy 1; Use $1.00/1 Coupon; Includes ExtraCare Savings. Sharpie Markers, 8 ct – $3.99 $0.75/1 Sharpie Permanent Marker Product –…
  • Grilled Fish Tacos & Slaw ~ NEW 31 Days of Grilling Recipes

    Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Now this is how to enjoy a fish taco. The lemon juice soaks into the fish before it is grilled. Then the smoky flavor from the grill infuses into the fish with the lemon. Then you warm the corn tortillas on the grill. Then you make the tacos and load each one with a fresh coleslaw with a hint of dill. And if you’re feeling crazy, you can toss on a little shredded mozzarella cheese at the end for a little cheesy punch. Divine. Simple and divine. Here’s the recipe… Note: There is a print link embedded within this post, please visit this post to print it. Grilled Fish Tacos…
 
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    MyGourmet Connection

  • Coconut-Mango Popsicles

    Lynne Webb
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    These simple homemade popsicles combine coconut milk, fresh mango and ginger to make a cool, refreshing treat for hot summer days. Read more →
  • Hot Dogs Simmered in Beer

    Lynne Webb
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Hot dogs simmered in beer are deliciously tender and have a mild beer flavor that pairs perfectly with a topping of sauerkraut. Read more →
  • Bacon, Leek and Cheese Strata

    Lynne Webb
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    This make-ahead strata recipe combines toasted wheat English muffins, fresh eggs, bacon, sautéed leeks and Gruyère cheese and is a great choice for brunch, lunch or a light weeknight dinner. Read more →
  • Greek Potato Salad

    Lynne Webb
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Made with Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, zest and fresh oregano, this potato salad recipe is a lighter alternative to more traditional, mayonnaise-based versions. Read more →
  • Savory Pesto-Zucchini Bread

    Lynne Webb
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    A flavorful change from sweet quick breads, this savory zucchini bread is flavored with basil pesto and Parmesan cheese. Read more →
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    Eat Boutique - Food Gift Love

  • Carrot Top Pesto

    Maggie Battista
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    I hate to waste food. There are a million reasons why everyone should hate wasting food, and food waste is a serious topic for so many (including me). But I’m not going to dig into any of those serious reasons here because, one, I bet you know all of them already and, two, Carrot Top Pesto is meant to be all light and airy and not at all serious. In fact, I make Carrot Top Pesto most weeks as a way to play with my food. Since I hate to waste food, I play an unspoken game with myself each week. It’s called “How Can I Use Up All The Perishables In The Fridge Before I…
  • Eat Boutique is Hiring an Apprentice

    Kate H. Knapp
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    That’s right, folks! We’re looking for someone to join our incredibly-talented and food-loving team. Could that person be you? Our ideal Apprentice is: Eager to learn and gain valuable real-world experience, specifically the basics of running a content/story-driven online business Passionate about food, food gifts, crafts, blogs, and social media Interested in marketing, public relations, journalism, or social media Excellent at researching, writing, organizing, and taking photographs Proficient with Google applications, Word Press, and various social media tools Independent…
  • What We Love: Quick Summer Food Gifts

    Rachel Wilson
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Summer, and August in particular, is a time for travel: long vacations with family or friends, day trips to the beach or to the mountains, and shorter trips involving a picnic lunch or a BBQ. I’m a firm believer that one should never arrive empty handed, but right now I much prefer spending my time outdoors than in the kitchen, slaving away over a hot stove. This week, we’ve rounded up some recipes for quick food gifts to get you out the door, food gift in hand, in no time at all! MORE: No time to cook? Order our summer jam collection and bring a unique jar to each party. Use all the…
  • Apricot Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

    Denise Woodward
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    One of the many things I enjoy about contributing to Eat Boutique is that I have truly become a better hostess and a better guest. Since I’m always thinking about how to make and give food, sharing recipes here just makes sense. In fact, everyone who contributes to this food-gift-filled space is filled with a wealth of ideas around taking the act of cooking and eating to another level. That’s what Food Gift Love is, right? In the past, I would bring the token bottle of wine or flowers to my hostess of the evening; now I try to think a little more creatively when invited to an…
  • Mustard Sea Salt

    Maggie Battista
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    I have a complicated relationship with ribbon. String, twine or straight up fabric ribbon, every type is so very gorgeous. I love them all so much, I want them all right now. In fact, I can’t stand to toss gently used ribbon. I keep a jar of remnants in my kitchen and every time someone gifts me a package, the bow is unknotted, rewound, and placed into an overflowing jar. Okay, you got me… I may not unknot or rewind the remnants. I may just shove them as is into a big beautiful mess. My big beautiful mess, as you can see in these photographs. MORE: See more photographs of…
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  • Mei Mei’s Magical Kale Salad

    Sues
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:21 pm
    You can tell me to stop if you want. You can go back and count all of the kale salads I’ve posted on this blog over the last couple years and tell me you’re unsubscribing. I honestly don’t know what my kale salad grand total is, but I know it’s probably close to some sort of world record. And this is the second kale salad that I had at a restaurant and then ran home to recreate. But… If there’s one kale salad you make off of my blog, I hope it’s this one. If you hate kale and you’re starting to also hate me well then, I’m sorry. I’ll probably go back to posting things like…
  • Coconut Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes in Jars

    Sues
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am
    I know that I’m eleventy billion years late to the trend game with this one. It’s OK though because if you’re going to make fun of me for it, I’ll probably just retreat to my couch with a jar of cupcake and eat my feelings. It wouldn’t be the first time. And if you’re going to eat your feelings, I’m pretty sure a jar filled with cupcake is the best way to do so. In reality, I’m the type of person who only really eats my happy feelings. Sad and depressed feelings take my appetite away, so if you’re making fun of me, these cupcakes in jars…
  • S’mores Pavlova

    Sues
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:17 pm
    I’m pretty sure the only thing that could force me to keep my eyes open right now is s’mores. That’s how tired I am. And you know, even s’mores might be too much work for me at the moment. I’m legitimately sitting on the couch, too tired to even drink a glass of wine. That’s how you know it’s bad. I’m almost contemplating turning off the Bachelorette’s Men Tell All that I’m catching up on because my eyes will barely stay open (to be fair, this show is kind of a snooze fest right now, right??). I keep looking at my calendar because I…
  • Caramel Coffee and Doughnuts Milkshake

    Sues
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    What’s the best way to start every day? COFFEE, duh. No, doughnuts, duh. Ugh, I can’t choose, so I’m going to go with coffee AND doughnuts, side by side. But what about milkshakes? Wouldn’t starting every day with a giant milkshake be the best thing ever? It’s Friday, so I think dreaming of extra-large breakfast milkshakes is totally acceptable. Then again, I’d definitely say the same thing if it were Monday. You know me. Basically, I combined all these favorites: coffee, doughnuts, and milkshakes into one delicious treat. Plus, I added a super healthy dose of caramel (uh, healthy…
  • Grilled Scallops and Grits

    Sues
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Well, this is kind of embarrassing. But I have to admit something to all of you… Until the other day, I had never used a grill before. Yup, I have just grilled for my first time ever. To be honest, it actually took me a while to determine if that was actually the case. I mean, I say “we’re grilling!” all the time and Chris and I have dinner on the grill at least once a week. But you know what? It’s always Chris who’s doing the grilling. Sure, I do lots of the planning, prep, and plating, but when it comes to turning the grill on and actually cooking the meal, it’s all Chris.
 
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  • Roasted Shishito Peppers

    Dax Phillips
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    I’ve always been a fan of roasted peppers. There’s something about eating peppers raw (which I love by the way, especially Thai bird chilies), and eating them roasted. One of my favorite roasted peppers, and I am always a fan when eating Latino food and they plop one on my plate, is chiles toreados.  Chiles toreados is a roasted whole jalapeno pepper that is lightly oiled and salted, and when bitten into just screams deliciousness. The great thing about these roasted chiles is they may be a bit mild, medium, or pack a heck of a punch. Roasted shishito peppers is basically the…
  • The Ultimate BLT Sandwich

    Dax Phillips
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    I don’t know about you but our vegetable garden is off the charts right now. Tomato plants are taller than I am and blooming like you won’t believe. We’ve picked our share of beans, peas, broccoli, napa cabbage, and berries. It’s a real pleasure to head to the yard every day and harvest what we can, and then prepare a meal with fresh produce. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than that, and I wish I had more land to plant four times the amount that we already have. With that said, it’s tomato season and that means a few things, but one important one. That…
  • Open-Faced Sardine and Onion Sandwich

    Dax Phillips
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    I don’t know what it is, but when I am home alone and my wife and kids are out running errands, I decide to make something a bit naughty. I mean naughty in the sense where I don’t need a comment from any of the family members such as ‘gross’ or ‘what the heck is that?’. This was one of those times. A can of sardines and I have been having a stare down for some time now. You know that can I’m talking about. That can you quickly go past when shopping at the store. Not me. Those cans are something I take a look at carefully, and actually loved those darn…
  • Nueske’s Bacon Pizza

    Dax Phillips
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:56 am
    A couple of weeks back, it was pizza night. Yes, we have pizza night, and to me it trumps taco night. Well, let’s just say it is extremely close to taco night. I knew that I had my dough, and a bunch of cheese, also some miscellaneous vegetables, but I did not know if we had pepperoni. Lord forbid if we don’t have pepperoni for one of my picky eaters. With that said, I decided to not stop at the store and pick up pepperoni. I was going to take a chance on what I had at home. Low and behold do you think I had pepperoni? Nope. What was a man to do to accommodate this picky eater?
  • Pickled Rhubarb

    Dax Phillips
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    I’ve noticed a handful of restaurants around our area are offering great pickled vegetables as little sides. There is something about the pickled vegetables that really make many of the entrees shine. Something about the pickling that just cuts through the richness of any dish is right up my alley. As I noted in my rhubarb simple syrup post, I had picked up a bunch of rhubarb from my favorite farmers, and with some of the remaining rhubarb, I decided to pickle it and see how it was. Did I mention it was awesome? Pickled Rhubarb Recipe Now you can use your favorite pickling recipe, but I…
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  • Shrimp & Fresh Sweet Corn Grits with Basil

    Caroline
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
    I’ve bitten into a number of perfectly sweet, bursting kernels of corn over the past weeks as the season crescendos toward its height. During this time of year, many of my Midwestern produce favorites are nearing their prime and excitement mingles with anxiety over how quickly the plump blueberries, juicy peaches and sweet corn will be gone again. Each year, I toy with the idea of buying a deep freezer to preserve the sumptuous glory of late July/early August. Then, I realize I really don’t have the space and instead overbuy at farmer’s markets and stuff my little drawer freezer to the…
  • Earth-friendlier (and Prettier) Disposable Tableware

    Caroline
    15 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot better about casual entertaining. Because of my parents’ career, they entertained often from 300 person picnics in the backyard to intimate fine dining dinner parties. Caterers were a regular presence in our home as were linen tablecloths, sterling silver flatware and fine crystal. Condiments were put in serving vessels before they hit the table and paper plates were nonexistent. I have a great appreciation for beautiful tableware but after we had kids, high standards of entertaining hindered my ability to have gatherings because I just didn’t have the…
  • Vanilla Chia Pudding

    Caroline
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Have you jumped on the chia bandwagon yet? Chia pudding has become one of my go-to snacks. I make a batch at the beginning of the week and leave it in the fridge, spooning single servings into plastic containers for lunchboxes or snacks. When kale first became “trendy” I ate it just because of its health properties. Over time, I grew to truly love the tough, leafy greens and haven’t left it behind though I know it reached and passed its peak on the food-trend curve. Quinoa was another food that turned up on pages of all of the food magazines, began to line everyday grocery…
  • Blueberry Lemon Mint Cooler

    Caroline
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
    This post is sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten hooked on mixology and love tinkering to create an ideal cocktail combination. After a little analysis, I realized that it’s probably a factor of my life change as a mother of young kids that rarely has time to go out and drink bartender’s cocktails. When we do gather, it’s often with other families. I’ve gained a bit of a reputation amongst our peers as the one who is in charge of bringing the cocktails to the party. My old favorite hobby was honing recipes for baked goods, especially cakes. The time…
  • Quick Coconut Red Curry Seafood Chowder

    Caroline
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:32 pm
    It’s ALMOST too hot for soup. But until it is, we are going to keep ladling. Over the winter, we started making soup almost every week. We doubled recipes and used leftovers for lunch. It was amazing how happily the lunch boxes was transformed by little Hello Kitty thermoses filled with leftover soup.  So, we all got hooked. The green leaves are heavy on the trees, spring flowers have come and gone and school is out. Summer is finally taking hold in Chicago. I’ve dusted off the old popsicle molds and have been tending to my summer veggie garden in the backyard. However, like…
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  • Strawberry Cucumber Salad

    Skinnytaste Gina
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:23 am
    This easy light summer salad, made with cucumbers, strawberries, almonds and fresh herbs is great alongside grilled chicken, fish or for a light lunch you can double the serving and add some goat cheese to the mix or serve it over quinoa for more protein.I'm love using balsamic glaze over salads, it's not just pretty it's sweet and tangy and there's no need for oil. Delallo makes the best one I've tried, but I've also seen the glaze at Trader Joes. If you don't have it, you can certainly drizzle the salad with regular balsamic, although it won't be as pretty.
  • Cedar Plank Spice-Rubbed Salmon

    Skinnytaste Gina
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    I'm excited to share this guest post from my friend Jackie from CAFE, Celiac and Allergy Friendly Epicurian (A great source for gluten-free recipes!). A wonderful salmon dish made on a cedar plank topped with a brown sugar spice rub. If you follow me on Snapchat (username Skinnytaste), you probably saw me making this on the grill last week. I've included both my grilling method as well as Jackie's oven method. Please welcome her...I went to a friend’s house for dinner and they served a dish that ultimately inspired me to write this recipe. Besides the presentation being…
  • Low Fat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

    Skinnytaste Gina
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
     A super moist zucchini bread loaded with chocolate chips in every bite. Made with a whole wheat flour blend and lots of apple sauce in place of butter for results that are moist and delicious.I have so much zucchini I don't know what to do with it, then I was reading some comments on this older recipe and remembered how much we all loved this so I remade it and updated the photos. Madison was one when I first played around with this and loved it then, bit I wasn't sure how she would feel seeing small green specs (she doesn't like zucchini) in her bread now that she's five,…
  • White Bean Caprese Salad

    Skinnytaste Gina
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Nothing says summer like a Caprese salad, and this one is made with white beans for added protein and fiber. It's EASY to make, and there's no cooking required which is a bonus during these hot summer temperatures we're having this week.I served this as a side salad last night along with grilled fish and my husband really enjoyed it, but this would also be great as a main dish to pack for lunch if you increase the servings to 4 people. Perfect to make ahead and this can easily be halved. Click Here To See The Full Recipe...
  • Zucchini "Meatballs"

    Skinnytaste Gina
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    These meatless meatballs were a HUGE hit in my house, I even let my neighbors and friends try and everyone loved them! Made with grated zucchini, garlic, Pecorino Romano, basil, bread crumbs and egg, then baked in the oven and finished in a pomodoro sauce. Serve them as an appetizer, over zoodles, whole wheat pasta or with a crusty piece of bread on the side.A few weeks ago I made these awesome eggplant "meatballs" and the most asked question I got in the comments and on Facebook was can you make them with zucchini? Loving the idea, especially since I have a few giant zucchinis on…
 
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  • Tenderloin Museum Screens Definitive Documentary Love Me, Tenderloin, Aug. 13

    Peter Lawrence Kane
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    “One day it’s chicken, and the next minute it’s feathers.” We’re very  glad that, in addition to its exhibits and walking tours, the Tenderloin Museum has quickly become a venue for evening programming about the most fascinating and frequently misunderstood neighborhood in San Francisco. If you missed the sold-out screening of the rarely shown 1966 KQED documentary Drugs in the Tenderloin, you can redeem yourself with the museum’s next film, Love Me Tenderloin. …
  • Between Two Slices: Scolari's Good Eats in Alameda

    Adrian Spinelli
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Between Two Slices is SFoodie's Friday sandwich column by Adrian Spinelli. Today's entry is a guest post from our "quasi-vegetarian" chum, Spencer Watts.…
  • Machete Attack Leaves Two Men Injured Near Alamo Square Park

    Jeremy Lybarger
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:14 pm
    A disturbing attack near Alamo Square Park last night left two men injured, one of them seriously. …
  • Facebook is Having a Baby!

    Julia Carrie Wong
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatric resident at UCSF, is expecting a child with her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, a San Francisco resident and the man who owns all your data and is probably making money off you right now.  Zuckerberg announced the pregnancy on Facebook, and revealed that Chan has had three miscarriages. "It's a lonely experience.…
  • The Vintage Paper Fair Returns This Weekend

    Peter Lawrence Kane
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Like Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine or Dr. McGillicuddy’s Root Beer, Hal Lutsky’s Vintage Paper Fair is a wonderful cultural institution named for a person with a unique-sounding name. And it’s coming back to the Hall of Flowers this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1-2), rewarding the photography equivalent of a beachcomber with bizarre, hilarious finds.…
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  • The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle: Worldwide Culinary Performance Comes to Manresa

    Stephanie
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:36 pm
    On Thursday, July 9th 2015, 37 celebrated chefs from around the globe swapped restaurants for one night in a dining experience dubbed The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle. In this worldwide musical chairs production, the chefs not only swapped restaurants, they swapped lives, residing in their colleagues’ homes, working with their staff, dining with their friends and families, and feeding their cats. The Shuffle was sponsored by S. Pellegrino (you’ll notice that many of the participating chefs are also on the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua…
  • Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Mint Pesto and Sauteed Shredded Carrots

    Stephanie
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:01 am
    Whoa. Where did June go? These days have been go go go, so when my friends at Williams-Sonoma asked if I would be interested in checking out their new Recipe of the Day App, my eye landed on the simplest no-fuss recipe I could find, naturally. Luckily, it just so happened to be exactly what I needed. Something healthy, fast, and satisfying. Winner winner weeknight chicken dinner! Normally, chicken breast is not something I’d say I crave. It’s just a little ho hum for me on the regular. But, pair it with this mint pesto situation and my tune could not have changed faster. Fresh mint,…
  • Thistle Change You {Giveaway}

    Stephanie
    27 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Life is all about balance. So, while there are definite occasions for stick to your ribs ribs and phatty chocolate cake, and all the ice cream...there are also times to go a little lighter, a little cleaner. I’ve been trying get more greens into my daily diet and making an effort to do a “paleo mindful” / “whole 30 weekday” thing (Oh gawd, have I become an SF foodie parody of myself? Maybe, but at least I'll be a parody that glows from the inside out from all my newfound phytonutrients). Limiting the dairy and upping the veggies have been challenging -- good thing I have friends who…
  • Vietnamese Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps (Sous Vide/Slow Cooker)

    Stephanie
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Pulled pork gets a Vietnamese makeover with an umami-rich marinade of hoisin, fish sauce, and a punch of sriracha, mixed together with caramelized onions, aromatic ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Low and slow is the name of the game when it comes to transforming a humble cut of pork shoulder into something marvelously tender and juicy. You can achieve this in the slow cooker, as per the NYT (the inspiration behind this recipe), or you can break out the sous vide! I tried both. Both were wonderful, but I did prefer the sous vide version. A 24-hour sous vide treatment renders the pork meltingly…
  • Roasted Strawberry Pavlova Cake with Coconut Cream

    Stephanie
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Last week I shared this recipe for Balsamic Roasted Strawberries, and promised you a special dessert making good use of them…well here she is! This Roasted Strawberry Pavlova Cake is the loveliest of lovelies. You’ll typically see pavlovas as a single serving kind of dessert. Named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, probably because the cloud-like meringue shell resembles a poofy tutu, pavlovas are one of my favorite desserts. Light yet luxurious, and a textural delight. While you can certainly adapt this recipe to make individual pavlovas, I decided to go big and made a cake…
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  • 8 Ways to Practice Preparedness This Summer

    Jodi and Julie
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:31 pm
    We hope you are having a great summer so far and haven’t forgotten about food storage and preparednesstoo much with all the fun going on We actually have found summer to be a perfect time of year to practice different aspects of your preparedness and have a little fun while doing it. Here are eight ideas that you can use if you are looking to bolster your preps a little over the next few months. CAMPING: If you are camping with your family, grab your 72 hour kits and use those foods for meals. Practice cooking with your camping stoves, try different foods rather than sticking…
  • How to Make a #10 Can Grill

    Jodi and Julie
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    A few weeks ago we sent an email out about 8 Ways to Practice Preparedness This Summer. If you didn’t get the email make sure you are signed up for our Babystep Checklists which includes our newsletters too! One of the ideas was to do some powerless cooking activities with the kids. We’ve made #10 Can Stoves before but I thought it would be fun to try the #10 Can Grill which I’ve seen floating around on Facebook and Pinterest. It was so easy and would make a great little portable grill or a temporary one if you don’t have a big barbecue at your house. Here’s how…
  • Making a camping plan

    Jodi and Julie
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    We’ve talked a lot on our blog about how camping can be a good way to practice some of your preparedness skills. This summer we have a goal as a family to camp a 3-4 times. Last summer we went once during a major rainstorm for one night and it was a disaster. I was newly pregnant and feeling sick AND got food poisoning from a gas station treat on our way up to the campsite. Let’s just say anything this summer will be way better. That night has me determined to be better prepared for the elements and better prepared to go camping regularly. After last year’s disaster I…
  • Rhubarb Crumb Coffee Cake Recipe

    Jodi and Julie
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Sometimes I forget to check on my rhubarb … I didn’t quite realize that it would be ready to harvest in the spring, because I harvested a bunch last fall. Rhubarb is a beautiful thing! So the other day I went out and got a HUGE batch out of my garden. We were having a family dinner and I knew that I would be searching for an awesome rhubarb recipe to bring for dessert. I settled for a Rhubarb Coffee Cake recipe that was recommend by The Pioneer Woman since she never leads me astray. It was just the perfect combination of cake, fruit, and crumble. I took all the leftovers home and…
  • 9 Easy Ways to Use Freeze-Dried Vegetables

    Jodi and Julie
    29 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    At Food Storage Made Easy, we are strong advocates of using your food storage on a regular basis so that you can rotate through it, as well as learn how to use it in your regular cooking.  So to help you out with that, we wanted to share with you a list of ways we like to use our freeze-dried vegetables. Don't just let those cans or buckets sit in the basement until there is an emergency!  Also keep scrolling down because we are announcing a HUGE sale on Chef's Banquet Vegetable Buckets just for Food Storage Made Easy readers.   SNACKING: Some veggies are…
 
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  • Making Kimchi: How Long to Ferment Kimchi

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Five years ago I never thought I’d be asking myself how long to ferment kimchi. I consider myself an adventurous eater, but Korean food was something I’d never connected with. Kimchi in particular was tough for me, as it carried a bunch of flavors and smells I wasn’t used to. I generally limited my cabbage intake to either my Russian beef and cabbage stew, or the occasional stuffed cabbage roll. It didn’t matter that several dieticians and naturopaths had recommended I eat kimchi – aka, fermented cabbage – regulary to help with some digestion problems I…
  • Bellini Peach Jam Recipe with Champagne

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    – My peach jam recipe just got a whole lot more awesome with a little added champagne. –  Hallelujah, it’s PEACH SEASON! This is hands-down my favorite time of year for produce, that period between June and August where peaches are just bursting with color and flavor. When I go to the farmer’s market, I can smell them halfway down the aisle. Between the strawberries I’m grabbing for making strawberry-cranberry jam, my little basket it pretty full every week. Over the weekend I wanted a nice, summery drink that tasted like sunshine, and with so many peaches in my…
  • Ethel’s Easy, Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe

    Julie Dreyfoos
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    This week’s super easy, super fresh recipe comes from our own Julie Dreyfoos, production manager for Fearless Fresh and The Culinary Life. I’ve been trying to coax Julie into the limelight for a while now, and I’m excited that she’s decided to step out from behind the curtain and share a little bit of her childhood through a story about strawberry pie. (If you’re in a super pie mood, also check out my Spiced Summer Blackberry Pie and Nectarine Bavarian Pie.) This fresh strawberry pie recipe is made with the sweet strawberries of summer inside a buttery pie…
  • Fearless Fresh: It’s FINALLY Here!!

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Oh my GOSH! I am so excited and I can barely contain myself. I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had a big project under way, one that would totally redefine what I do in this newsletter and on the website. And it’s finally done! ​Before I ramble on for paragraphs about how elated I am to push this baby out into the world, here she is: The new FearlessFresh.com is ready! Click here to tweet and help spread the word! The new Fearless Fresh website is for people who want to get serious about cooking. It’s where I share friendly­-fierce guidance with steps and…
  • The Dark Knight Cake (Triple Chocolate Layer Cake)

    Stephanie Stiavetti
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    I love cake, but I have a serious aversion to bad cake. What do I mean by bad cake? Too-sweet cake. Too-dry cake. Boring cake. Uninspired cake. Cake that tastes like it’s made from a cake mix, or cake that has a texture resembling a used sponge from a college cafeteria dish pit. Some people believe that any and all cake is good, just for the sheer fact that it’s cake. I’m not like that. For me, bad cake is the worst form of baking heresy. And there are a lot of bad cakes out there. I’m always tinkering with recipes, trying to make them more interesting. More……
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  • That Beer is Soo Weird

    Sean Inman
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. What is the weirdest beer ingredient? And what makes it weird? Is it scarcity? Or is it an ick factor? Bugs, peppers and obscure fruits have been on the ingredient list of beers that I have imbibed this year and the trend towards even stranger ingredients doesn’t look likely to abate as brewers look to both stand out and chart new brewing territory. Is there an outer limit to tossing just any old thing into the fermenter? There are a spate of Peanut Butter and Chocolate beers on shelves but do any really taste like the beloved treat. Sugary breakfast cereals…
  • L.A. Beer Blast: The Best in Local Craft Beer

    Joshua Lurie
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. The L.A. Beer Blast lets Food GPS readers know what’s new at select L.A. bars and restaurants with great beer selections. You’ll also discover beer-related events in the area. That Beer is Soo Weird What is the weirdest beer ingredient, and what makes it weird? Is it scarcity or an ick factor? Your Beer of the Week is super simple and enter a craft beer contest. Numbered establishments on the map correspond to information below for easy reference. Please note that craft beers rotate frequently at these establishments, and kegs might kick between the time…
  • L.A. Secret Dishes

    Joshua Lurie
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. L.A. Secret Dishes is an exciting new Food GPS newsletter. This curated newsletter goes out every Monday and showcases one off-menu item from each restaurant, which is available through the following Sunday. This week’s secret is available July 27 – August 2, 2015. Just ask your server for the “Food GPS Secret Dish.” Chimney Coffee Candy BAE Sandwich Bacon, avocado and scrambled eggs with tamarind chile candied bacon, cheese crisp and Sriracha yuzu mayo on toasted milk bun ($7.50) Please check back next week for new L.A. Secret Dishes.
  • Firestone to Duvel

    Sean Inman
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. The Interwebs nearly broke a week ago when news of the sale of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. to Duvel Moortgat was announced. The night of the press release, I e-mailed David Walker a few questions about the business collaboration. Sean Inman – Will this partnership be primarily for financing purposes or will there be brewing done at other Duvel USA locales? David Walker – Both of these hopefully. SI – I assume that a Duvel – Firestone Walker collaboration beer is in the works? DW – Chehello! SI – When did the process of…
  • Italia Deli Porchetta Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

    Joshua Lurie
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Food GPS - Food. Drinks. People. On my last visit to Agoura Hills Shopping Center, I instagrammed about Szechuan Place. One Commenter suggested winning the lottery in 1995! That’s serious commitment. Italia probably looks pretty similar to how it did three decades back, with aisles of wine, a refrigerated case devoted to grab-and-go-items, and ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and 25-year-aged balsamic vinegar. Take a number and sidle up to the marble counter to order from a wall-mounted menu. I opted for Porchetta, which costs $12.99 for a 12-inch sandwich,…
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  • Zatta Melons Bowl Me Over!

    Greg Henry
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Walking down the center aisle of a farmers market this time of year is like walking through a candy store. Sure there are berries and stone fruit enticing us at every turn. But peaches, plums and saskatoons alone aren’t responsible for the intoxicatingly sweet fragrance. Summer melons are hitting their peak where I live and the aromas are incomparable – oozing honey – filling my summer mornings with the sweetest whiff of wonderful. However before you run right out to the Piggly Wiggly and pick up one of those green bowling balls that pass for watermelons or get lured in by the dirt…
  • Fennel-Edamame Chicken Salad Sandwich: Sqirl Food

    Greg Henry
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Los Angeles has all kinds of restaurants. Exotic ethnicities and regional American specialties. Meat. Seafood. Vegetarian. Vegan. Old-School. New-School. Fast Food. Slow Food. But have you ever been to a really great toast restaurant? This Fennel-Edamame Chicken Salad Sandwich is inspired by toast (and the stuff you put on toast) as imagined by Jessica Koslow of Sqirl, a restaurant in Los Angeles. If you’re not sufficiently impressed by the idea of a toast restaurant, then let me ask you this: Have you ever been to a really great burnt toast restaurant? Burnt brioche topped with…
  • Chocolate-Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies: Fussy but Fearless

    Greg Henry
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’ve got good news! My one and only food allergy seems to have been chucked into the gutter like an empty purse. I’ve been allergic to fussy cookies for as long as I’ve been baking. Cookies with frosting give me hives. Sprinkles or lacy details make my throat constrict tighter than a skeeter’s ass in a nose dive. Food dyes make me nauseous (and worried about stains to my tea towels). Please don’t get me started on cookies with flowers or any kind of lettering. My doctor says I could go into anaphylactic shock if I even come in contact with such a cookie.
  • Figs and Feta are Simply Perfect

    Greg Henry
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Figs and Feta served together on a plate with fresh mint is the perfect summer appetizer. Open a bottle of wine and very good conversation will soon follow. If I’m invited to the party I admit that conversation might revolve around figs. Because I love figs. I have been known to go to great lengths to acquire excellent figs. I’ve even been known to steal them from the neighbors. Though I prefer the term urban foraging. Very good figs are difficult to buy at the grocery store. They don’t pack and ship all that well. That’s because the very best figs should be allowed to…
  • How to Make Nectarine-Blueberry Fruit Pie

    Greg Henry
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Pie. Fresh fruit pie. We all aspire to that perfect triangle of sweet summer perfection. But sometimes we fall flat in our goals. Sure part of the equation is crust. Lard? Shortening? Butter? How cold? How crumbly? How to properly roll it out? There is room for endless debate. But the pastry is a debate I leave for another day. Because today I want to talk filling – specifically fruit filling for a perfect summer fruit pie. First let me set the stage. Perfect fruit pie is like porn; you know when you see it. You often sense it before you see it too. That’s because perfect fruit pie starts…
 
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  • Crushing On

    admin
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
    I was going to say I am glad the week is over as Lenny was extremely sick last week;  but, now I have it.  While I am thankful he is well, I am not digging being sick. UGH.  Keeping it short and sweet this Sunday with all of these great things I am Crushing On.   Have a groovy (and sick free) week! This panna cotta  This cocktail This inspiring photo journey These zucchini kofta This sangria These noodles These keychains These avocado recipes These bedrooms This zucchini bake This city   The post Crushing On appeared first on Chez Us.
  • Grilled Snapper Tacos

    Denise Woodward
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    Took a bit of a break from the kitchen as well as blogging for the past couple weeks.  We were attending and speaking at a conference, then we jaunted off to the mountains for some R&R.  As well, sometimes I just need to recharge.  Before we left, we worked on perfecting this recipe for Grilled Snapper Tacos as we want you to enjoy it during the last dog days of summer. This recipe was inspired tacos we had during our trip to Baja.  I still have to share that trip with you.  The simplicity of this taco recipe was really stunning.  We arrived at our hotel to find the staff stuffing a…
  • Peach Blackberry Galette

    Denise Woodward
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    Galettes are one of my favorite recipes to make;  both sweet and savory.  I am not much of a pie maker but give me a chance to make a sweet French dessert such as this recipe for Peach Blackberry Galette, and I am all over it. Two years ago I wrote and photographed a story for Spenser Magazine called Nature’s Candy.  The story was about an amazing man, Andy from Andy’s Orchard in Morgan Hill.  Andy grows the most amazing stone fruit I have ever bitten into, and I thought I had eaten some pretty great fruit my entire life until I spent 6 months on his farm.  I still remember…
  • Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

    Denise Woodward
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    When I set up our editorial calendar for the summer months with the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, I picked their Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio specifically for this month.  It is Lenny’s birthday and Pinot Grigio happens to be one of his favorite summer wines.  While I was working on recipes to serve with this lovely summer wine, I had a completely different one in mind and near completion.  Then Lenny brought it to my attention, since it was his birthday month, I should be serving the wine with one of his favorite recipes.  This recipe for Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms just happened…
  • Cherry PAMA Liqueur Sorbet Floats

    Denise Woodward
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:05 am
    Hot summer nights call for enticing cocktails that are memorable!  This adult version of a “float” is all about being playful as well as refreshing.  You are going to love these Cherry PAMA Liqueur Sorbet Floats as they are exactly that.  Playful and refreshing! When we are entertaining, we like to keep the setting light as well as casual. We want our guests to relax completely and enjoy themselves, and not be uncomfortable. Our settings tend to be more casually chic than white linen and Mozart. This summer we have been all about setting the theme of the evening in shades of…
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    Foodess

  • Light & Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken

    Jennifer Pallian
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    A secret ingredient keeps the coating super light and crisp on this juicy buttermilk fried chicken.Continue reading
  • Boston Cream Pie

    Jennifer Pallian
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:39 pm
    An impossibly moist vanilla cake filled with creamy vanilla pudding and topped with a chewy chocolate ganache.Continue reading
  • Moist Vanilla Cake

    Jennifer Pallian
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This moist vanilla cake is pretty much foolproof, using the easiest method and employing a secret trick to produce rich, moist results every time.Continue reading
  • Introducing a shiny new Foodess!

    Jennifer Pallian
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Foodess has gotten a makeover - I can't wait to hear what you think!Continue reading
  • Kid-Friendly Mini Quiches

    Jennifer Pallian
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    These muffin-tin sausage and cheese mini quiches are super kid-friendly and freeze beautifully for quick breakfasts on-the-go.Continue reading
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    Wandering Chopsticks: Vietnamese Food, Recipes, and More

  • Singaporean Roti John with Sardines

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Considering how much I love the Banh Mi Ca Moi (Vietnamese Sardine Sandwich), when I came across mention of a sardine sandwich in Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan's "A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family," I knew I had to try making it. Her friend, who is a chef, suggested cutting the fishiness of the sardines with sesame oil. I don't know if it really made that much of a difference for me
  • Banh Mi Ca Moi (Vietnamese Sardine Sandwich)

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:18 pm
    I admit, I don't come across too many recipes for sardines. I love them; the savory, soft fish in tangy chili tomato sauce. I usually eat them the way my mom served them when I was growing up -- reheating the sardines in a small pan on the stove top and adding a few dashes of fish sauce for flavor. Then, I'd either stuff them into toasted Vietnamese-French bread or use the bread to mop up the
  • Ca Kho Sot Ca Chua Thi La (Vietnamese Braised Fish with Tomato Dill Sauce)

    5 Jul 2015 | 11:13 pm
    I've said before, that when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, cooking with dill is something that is more common in the north. It's most well-known in Cha Ca Thang Long (Vietnamese Hanoi-Style Turmeric Fish with Dill), but I also encountered Ca Kho Sot Ca Chua Thi La (Vietnamese Braised Fish with Tomato Dill Sauce) when I was in Hanoi in 2005. It was on a boat trip down the Red River with
  • Pho-mplings (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup-Spiced Dumplings)

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    You guys! Why did this not occur to me sooner? A couple of years ago, I had the bright idea of making Pho Burgers, by grinding the spices I used for making Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup) and adding them to ground beef. You'd figure that after making Pho Burgers and Banh Mi Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup-Spiced Sandwiches), it would have dawned on me that I could use the spiced meat
  • Italian Shrimp Scampi Low Carb Zucchini "Noodles"

    4 May 2015 | 11:36 pm
    I'm not sure what sparked my craving for shrimp scampi, but I couldn't get the buttery, lemony shrimp pasta dish out of my mind. I've been trying to eat healthier though, so figured I could experiment with some zucchini noodles. Now, if you have a Zoodle Slicer or a Veggetti or whatever, this would go a lot faster, but I found julienning the zucchini worked just fine. It was actually quite
 
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    Edible Garden

  • Easy Fish Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk - Coconut Milk Fish Curry Recipe

    18 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Learn how to make an easy Indian-style fish curry with coconut milk, one of my go-to fish recipes, especially when entertaining.As you guys know, I am from Kerala and not vegetarian so that would mean I love fish. The gorgeous river fish so easily available there lends itself well to a variety of fish dishes, mostly served with rice, but some like fish moilee also go with idiyappam and palappam. If you plan to make your own coconut milk, this fish curry would taste absolutely heavenly but store-bought coconut milk works in a pinch too (and is usually what I go for). You can choose to go with…
  • Grilled Vegetable Sandwich Recipe, Easy Indian Evening Snacks

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Grilled vegetable sandwich recipe featuring boiled potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, a generous amount of butter, and some spicy chutney. In case the name is confusing, this is a sandwich that is grilled with a vegetable filling, not a sandwich with a filling of grilled vegetables. Or, did I just confuse you all further? :)Anyway, this is my kind of sandwich, you guys. It's immensely versatile and you can have one for breakfast, a snack, at a picnic, served a party, you know? One of those wonderful evening snack recipes that turn out great each time and can show up anywhere and look like its…
  • Dry Chilli Prawns Recipe - How to make Indian Chilli Prawns

    25 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    This is a recipe for Chilli Prawns made the Indian-Chinese way. I rarely cook with prawns partly because TH can't share but mostly because the prawns we get in Singapore are farmed and not as tasty. That said, I do like an occasional dish with prawns, especially on the spicy side. Making any Indo-Chinese dish requires preparation in advance and chilli prawns is no different. I batter-fried the prawns first and then made the rest of the dish but in retrospect, pan frying them would have worked just as well, maybe better. I'll surely try that next time but if you want to experiment that way,…
  • The Best Broccoli Mushroom Fried Rice, Step by Step Recipe

    14 Jun 2015 | 12:02 am
    Learn how to make broccoli mushroom fried rice, an easy step by step fried rice recipe with mushrooms and broccoli. Fried rice is a no-brainer for lunch boxes. Since I started making one-pot meals for lunch for TH and I to take to work, various types of fried rice have been making their appearance in my kitchen. I tend to add 1:1 ratio of rice to vegetables to make it as filling and nutritious as possible. This fried rice also tastes fabulous when made with brown rice, just make sure the rice is cooked well so it retains its chewy texture yet mingles well with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Chana Capsicum Curry - Easy Chickpeas Capsicum Curry Recipe

    5 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Chana and capsicum (chickpeas and bell pepper) meet in this delicious cashew-based curry that's mild yet flavourful. I love adding capsicum to curries and Kerala sambar. Its unique flavour lends itself really well to the spices we typically add to Indian curries, in my opinion. I made this capsicum chana curry as a side for my famous vegetable pulao when living in Sydney. I used to buy organic canned chickpeas there which were much smaller than the regular variety - almost the size of green peas - and so very flavourful. Hummus made with these chickpeas were delicious too. Anyway, I digress.
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    The Italian Dish

  • Easy Blueberry Crostata

    [Elaine]
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Have you ever made a crostata?  You might have been scared off because it requires making dough, but if you have a food processor, you can use my 60-second pie dough recipe, and that makes this... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Appetizer of Eggplant, Tomato and Burrata with Anchovy Breadcrumbs

    [Elaine]
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you have plans in the future to visit San Francisco and wonder where to eat, let me recommend a couple of restaurants to you that are really exceptional - A16 and SPQR.  They are sister... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Artisan Bread Update and a Bread Cloche Giveaway!

    [Elaine]
    27 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    In all the years of writing this blog, the most popular post ever has been the one I wrote about No-Knead Artisan Bread.  This method, popularized by Zoe Francois and Jeffrey... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Ragu with Fresh Tajarin Pasta

    [Elaine]
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    We were recently in Seattle, visiting one of our sons, and had dinner at Spinasse. Spinasse is known around Seattle as one of the best places to go for homemade pasta and it did not disappoint. There... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
  • Chocolate Cinnamon Babkallah

    [Elaine]
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    I discovered this recipe last year and made it for my youngest son who loves both challah bread and chocolate. This is a cross between a chocolate babka and challah bread and it's so good.  I... A new post from The Italian Dish! Click the title to get all the delicious details!
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    RecipeGirl

  • Weekly Menu Plan #7

    Lori Lange
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week! This menu has been assembled with some of my favorite food blogging friends. We’re sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.  Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe. The weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week! Here’s the plan for WEEK #7 Continue Reading Weekly Menu Plan #7... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | No commentsThe post Weekly Menu…
  • Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake

    Lori Lange
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a delicious and easy summery dessert:  Blueberry Gooey Butter Cake We stayed in a lovely beach house on the Massachusetts coast a couple of weeks ago.  It’s a place we go every summer, and we enjoy it so much.  It’s something we look forward to all year long.  Everyone should have something like that!  I’m always amazed by the blueberries that I am able to find in Massachusetts.  They’re infinitely more perfect and plump than anything I can ever find on the West coast.  So I pretty much go blueberry-crazy whenever I’m in Massachusetts in the…
  • Honey Sriracha Orange Chicken

    Jen
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I have so been looking forward to summer – not because our weather in San Diego is all that different – but because I get to share my favorite grilling recipes with my foodie friends like my new obsessive worthy sticky, sweet heat Honey Sriracha Orange Chicken! After making this tender, juicy orange chicken bathed in Honey Sriracha Orange Glaze in the afternoon, I giddily ate it for lunch.   I giddily ate it again for dinner.  That night, I couldn’t stop dreaming about its perfect sweet heat and had to polish it off for breakfast.  The chicken all to myself was the…
  • Weekly Menu Plan #6

    Lori Lange
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here’s an all-new weekly menu plan to help you with figuring out what to make for dinner next week! This menu has been assembled with some of my favorite food blogging friends. We’re sharing some of our favorite recipe ideas for you to use as you are planning out your meals for the week.  Just click any of the recipe titles or photos below to get the recipe. The weekly menu plan will be posted every Saturday morning so be sure to check back each week! HERE’S THE PLAN FOR WEEK #6 Continue Reading Weekly Menu Plan #6... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | No commentsThe post Weekly Menu Plan…
  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Here’s another edition of Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See: Has this hot summer had you in the mood for ice cream??  I have some great ice cream recipes for you- flavors that are crave-worthy!  Check out 15 AMAZING ICE CREAM RECIPES TO TRY THIS SUMMER.  Some of them require an ice cream maker machine, and some do not!Continue Reading Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See... ©2015 RecipeGirl | Permalink | 3 commentsThe post Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See appeared first on RecipeGirl.
 
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    Tamarind and Thyme

  • Gingerline’s The Secret Island

    Su-Lin
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:20 am
    Last month, I was invited to an event being put on by Gingerline – The Secret Island. I wasn’t familiar with the company and had to turn to their website to find out exactly what it was they do – and that turned out to be putting on dining experiences and The Secret Island was their first “multidimensional experience”. This event was being held in conjunction with the Singapore Tourism Board to celebrate 50 years of Singapore. As per their social media rules, no photos nor blog posts can appear until they give the all clear (that is, after their final day of The…
  • Lunch at Gymkhana

    Su-Lin
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    I wish I could say that my pre-birthday lunch at Gymkhana was outstanding but that would be a lie. In a weird way I’ve been wanting to write up the meal and yet at the same time I’ve felt entirely unmotivated to do so due to our overall general experience. I’ll start with the good. Good: the food. We booked for lunch last Saturday – I’d been really looking forward to trying this restaurant but as they close on Sundays, finding a day that would work for both me and Blai had been a bit of a challenge. Anyway, this opportunity arose and we went for their lunch menu:…
  • A Much Needed Weekend in Lille

    Su-Lin
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    Like the title says, this was a much needed weekend away. It was a girls’ trip and it was going to be all about food and shopping, a proper escape from the working weekends we’d all been having recently. We met at St Pancras after work on the Friday night and caught the last Eurostar train to Lille, arriving a little after 10pm. If you’re familiar with Lille, you’ll know that there’s not much open in the centre past 10 or 11pm but we did just manage to dump our bags at our hotel and then go straight to Flam’s for a flammekueche dinner. We sat outside and…
  • An Eggy Courgette Spaghetti

    Su-Lin
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    If you follow any of my other social media feeds, you can’t fail to notice that we’ve been consuming a lot of courgettes. Our two plants (one per person, based on advice I read online) having been pumping out the summer squashes and we can’t blink without another flower appearing. So far we haven’t got sick of them; this whole vegetable growing lark is still new and novel to me! This recipe was initially going to be a courgette carbonara but I then thought I’d rather like to chuck in quite a bit of garlic and some chilli too. And I forgot I had some thyme…
  • A Sweet Potato Paratha Taco

    Su-Lin
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The idea of using parathas instead of tortillas to make tacos came via a restaurant I passed while wandering around New York City. The place was called Goa Taco and the name was intriguing enough for me to note it down in my phone; however, it was only a couple weeks ago that I went through said notes and finally looked up their website. Yeah, there were tacos, but their shells were using flaky Indian flatbreads – parathas. Their fillings weren’t limited to Indian or Mexican ones either; anything went, really! My thoughts turned to this idea on the weekend, when I needed to come…
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    Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine

  • The Irish Burger

    The Food Hunter
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter This is my first Kerrygold monthly challenge post; but it won't be my last. I have always been a huge fan of Kerrygold Irish style butter, and though I knew they also sold cheese, I had never had an occasion to cook with it. That is all about to change with the monthly challenges. Each month I will be sent different products to work with and a theme. My job is to create an amazing recipe from whatever I am sent. This month we are celebrating summer with an outdoor BBQ and the challenge is to create a drool worthy burger featuring Kerrygold cheese. I put my thinking cap on…
  • Chef Rocco Whalen's Slow Cooked Ohio Bacon with Blood Orange Agrodolce and Ciabatta Crumble

    The Food Hunter
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter This past January, on the eve of Superbowl Sunday, I was invited to cover the Taste of The NFL, Party with a Purpose held at Westworld of Scottsdale. This event is a unique way to experience exceptional cuisine, meet NFL players and coaches, and support the fight against hunger. (you can read more about my experience here) It was during that event that I met Chef Rocco Whalen, of Fahrenheit Restaurant in Cleveland. A Cleveland native Chef Whalen started cooking at the early age of 19. After graduating from Pennsylvania Culinary he headed west where he worked for five years…
  • Tomato Basil Hummus Dip

    The Food Hunter
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter I've been invited to join this month's Progressive Eats dinner. What is Progressive Eats? Well it's a virtual version of a progressive dinner where people travel from house to house to share in different courses of a meal. For the virtual version a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes on their site and you go from blog to blog to check them out. This month's theme is herbs and it couldn't be more perfect for me. My garden herbs are growing wild and I love adding them to recipes when they are so fresh. Fresh herbs can dramatically change the taste of a dish,…
  • Target Made To Matter Products To Include StonyField

    The Food Hunter
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter People talk about wanting to being green all the time, yet say it is too hard. What they don't understand is how simple it actually is. There are a lot of things you can do to be more green especially in the kitchen. For example: switch from plastic containers to glass, use eco-friendly dish soap and chemical free cleaning products and grow your own or buy local whenever you can.  I do my best to be green, so you can imagine how happy I was to learn about the Made-To-Matter program at Target. The program makes it even easier to go green by offering effortless access…
  • Featured Mixologist Cortney Wilson & The Mushroom Manhattan

    The Food Hunter
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By: The Food Hunter Today's featured Mixologist is Cortney Wilson, assistant manager of restaurants and bars for Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Cortney is also the resident mixologist for District American Kitchen & Wine Bar inside the hotel. In her role as assistant manager, Wilson oversees operations of all food and beverage venues within the hotel As the restaurant’s primary mixologist, Wilson is able to indulge her true creative passion. She develops the seasonal bar and cocktail menus for District American Kitchen & Wine Bar as well as working with her team to craft the…
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    Flanboyant Eats™: Latin Fusion Cooking & Tasty Travels Under Pressure!™

  • #FlanFriday: Orange Marmalade & Ginger Flan

    Chef B
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It’s baaaaaaaaaack! Not sure for how long #FLANFRIDAY will make a cameo, but for now, let us all pause and have a moment of “yay!” for this over-the-top perfect flan. No better way to bring something back than with flavors, textures and aromas that leave you just about speechless. That’s …
  • 10 Edible Instagrams To be Good, Bad, Healthy and Happy

    Chef B
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:42 pm
    Instagram is fun. You learn so much about peoples’ lives from a simple square image. At least the niche they share gives you a great idea about their lifestyle and habits. I’m hooked to it. But also feel like I have a love/hate relationship with it at times. I can …
  • 4th Of July Eats with Sabra Hummus on ABC Tampa 7.2.15

    Chef B
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    I kicked off my summer media tour with my amazing friends at Sabra with a delicious spread for 4th of July on ABC in Tampa. My good friends in Florida are always eager to see what I’m working on. This time, I shard healthier alternatives to enjoying what’s considered the …
  • Spicy Hummus Deviled Eggs

    Chef B
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Growing up in a very traditional Cuban home meant our eating experience was very much focused on keeping our culture alive. I’d say 90% of everything I ate as a child was Cuban or some variation of Latin food. Seldom did my mom break out of her Nitza Villapol mode …
  • Summery Pickled Onions

    Chef B
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Looking for a way to elevate your eating experience at home? Pickle anything. Seriously.  It’s one of the easiest things you could make that will change you look at cooking from scratch. Pickled vegetables add brightness, crunch and simple but delicious flavor to a lot of different foods, but incredibly …
 
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    Farmgirl Fare

  • Easy Blueberry Bonanza Bars with Streusel and Oats — Recipe and Rave Reviews

    Farmgirl Susan
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Celebrate a blueberry bonanza with this super popular triple layer, anytime sweet treat (recipe here).These scrumptious Blueberry Bonanza Breakfast Bars are my favorite way to celebrate blueberry season. They can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries, and they don't have to be eaten for breakfast. I originally wrote about them back in 2006, and they've been one of my most popular recipes ever since.Don't let the three separate layers scare you away; they come together quickly and you only need to dirty up two mixing bowls. They also freeze beautifully. With the oatmeal…
  • Recipe: Savory Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto Pie with an Easy Cheesy Biscuit Crust

    Farmgirl Susan
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Scared of pie dough? This easy biscuit crust is perfect for beginners (recipe here).It wouldn't be summer on the farm without a shout out for this longtime favorite recipe from the Farmgirl Fare recipe archives. Enjoy! Are there ripe tomatoes in your neck of the woods yet? I was really behind with spring planting in the kitchen garden this year (no surprise there!) so it's still going to be a while before we're picking any tomatoes from our 23 plants, but that's okay. We had a whopping five inches of rain in three days last week (unheard of in July; the creek is even running…
  • Friday Farm Photo: Have a Colorful Weekend.

    Farmgirl Susan
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Any plans this weekend? I'm hoping to spend some time in the kitchen garden sowing a bed of Swiss chard and cucumber seeds (did I really order five different varieties this year?), finally getting the rest of my poor tomato and pepper seedlings in the ground (can you tell I'm a little behind?), pulling approximately 3,000 more weeds, and mulching everything I can with grass clippings—now that it's finally dry enough out there to cut the grass—and that wonderful, nutrient-rich manure/bedding hay from the sheep barn.I'll also be savoring the fact that our hayfield no longer looks like it…
  • Wordless Wednesday Dose of Cute: Wooly Blockade

    Farmgirl Susan
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:24 pm
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  • Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Well-Balanced Weekend.

    Farmgirl Susan
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    Mr. Midnight hunting at the edge of the hayfield.Any plans this weekend? We have a heat wave coming, so I'm going to harvest the rest of the lettuce in the kitchen garden—which looked a whole lot better before being pelted by last week's hailstorm—before it bolts any more than it has, and then hopefully catch up with all my spring transplanting before it's actually summer. My stunted basil and pepper plants and overgrown heirloom tomato seedlings will be thrilled.A friend who came by the other day for a quick visit said he'd heard that a lot of people's tomato plants were rotting because…
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  • one month in

    Shanna Mallon
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Yesterday at the doctor’s office, Rocco weighed a little over nine pounds. Nine pounds! Nine pounds might not seem like a lot, especially to my friend Jenna, whose baby came out two weeks after Rocco already weighing more than he does now, but, for a little guy who left the hospital one month ago today (!) only weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, nine pounds sounds pretty incredible. And, to a mama who’s already logged thousands of nursing minutes into an iPad app that led to those nine pounds, it sounds like some kind of small victory at the least. He’s growing! We’re doing…
  • HE’S HERE \\ Meet Rocco Timothy

    Shanna Mallon
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    One week ago today I was already days into labor, breathing through contractions at our house, believing any minute our baby would arrive. In fact, Rocco Timothy came into the world hours after that, Saturday, June 27, at 7:35 p.m., a little nugget not quite six-and-a-half pounds, with a full head of hair, adorable lips and the longest newborn fingers and toes. Everyone says he looks like Tim, which is a compliment to both of them if you’re asking me, and, from the moment we met him, he has stolen our hearts away with his tiny features, accidental smiles and kissable baby cheeks. I have…
  • Simple Buttermilk Biscuits from Jessica Fechtor’s Stir

    Shanna Mallon
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    “You can cook for one. A fried egg and toast, a potato with cottage cheese, a single artichoke, steamed. Baking, on the other hand? I don’t care how big your sweet tooth is, you can’t eat all those cookies alone. You bake to share. Baking means you have more than enough: more flour, more butter, more eggs, to make more cake than you need for just you. It means you have something to give away. Baking is an act of generosity and thereby an act of freedom, since to be generous is to be free from the smallness of thinking only of yourself. Illness had made me dwell unnaturally…
  • Maple Blueberry Coconut Oil Scones Made with Einkorn Flour (Dairy-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free)

    Shanna Mallon
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:10 pm
    I had a meltdown this weekend, full and total, lots of crying, the way pregnant women (or maybe especially this pregnant woman) are prone to do. Being pregnant has been weirdly easy for me physically—today at Trader Joe’s, the sweet cashier asked me how far along I am, “37 weeks!” I said, and she gave a sympathetic nod with her sarcastic “oh, man, I bet you’re feeling great.” Then I had to say, actually, I am! Falling asleep is different than it used to be, I have this whole pillow arrangement I’m pretty married to now, and I’ve noticed…
  • Notes on a Final Month of Pregnancy + A Peek at Baby’s Gray and White Nursery

    Shanna Mallon
    1 Jun 2015 | 10:34 am
    Our due date is less than four weeks away and the chances of going into labor much shorter than that. The nursery is ready—or ready enough, at least, with little clothes washed and folded and little diapers sitting on the changing table and a little bassinet filled with cozy blankets ready for our boy. The downstairs freezer has a dozen meals ready to be thawed and dumped in a crockpot. There’s a suitcase packed and ready in our room. We’re having a baby, this is really happening, and with every wild kick and extra stretch of belly, I believe it more and more. I have had so…
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    White on Rice Couple

  • Olive Oil Zucchini Layer Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

    Todd & Diane
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Let’s talk cake. We’ve had some in-depth conversations about some of our favorite desserts and why they always make their way onto our table. Cake holds a very high rank on our list, but only if it fits a few criteria. Our expectations of cake are really quite simple which is why this layer cake you see above is our go-to cake, especially when we have a bountiful zucchini year.  The criteria? First and foremost, we like un-fussy cakes that don’t need to look like they’re going to win a beauty pageant. We can leave it to the folks on the Food Network shows. Our…
  • “Inside a Watermelon” Margaritas – Fresh & Perfect For A Crowd

    Todd & Diane
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Our love for fresh watermelon this time of year grows as the watermelons become more sweet as they ripen on the vine. We went as far as to share our tip on spanking a watermelon to find the ripest and juiciest one. This technique has definitely helped us during our raging watermelon cravings while enduring this humid Southern California summer. But nothing is as fun and funny as this “inside a watermelon” juicing technique that we saw on buzzfeed and our friend Deb’s post on Facebook.  Here’s a quickie video of our margarita version:  This recipe for making…
  • Fish Soft Tacos and Low Carb Zucchini “Tortillas”

    Todd & Diane
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    Sometimes you just gotta experiment and take chances in the kitchen. We always are taking chances with new recipes, original ideas and these low carb zucchini “tortillas” are one of our surprise successes. Last week we shared our zucchini “soft” taco shells recipe or wraps made from grated zucchini and to our surprise, it was a huge hit on our Facebook page. Everyone seems to love zucchini and changing it up from the more common cauliflower crusts. And it’s the perfect time of year too as we’re in the peak of Summer zucchini season.  As promised,…
  • Grilled Tomato “Lollipop” Toasts & our Favorite Cherry Tomato Varieties {Video}

    Todd & Diane
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    This recipe story is updated with a new video. Enjoy! This is the first in a series we’re sharing for Summer on our favorite heirloom tomatoes that we’re growing. And we’ll have a delicious recipe included too! You can visit all our tomato recipes on our tomato page.   Oh we know they’re not really lollipops. But when we were grilling these little red jewels the term “tomato skewers” sounded so mundane. After plucking these super sweet cherry tomatoes from their vines, they were so cute and plump, it sounded more appropriate (and fun) to call them…
  • Easy, No Churn Creamy Caramel Macchiato Coffee Ice Cream

    Todd & Diane
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    We all have our vices and I’m certainly not immune to reaching into my stash of food vices when I need a pick me up. A few years ago I wrote about my food confessions and it was such a pleasure to read everyone else’s junk food sweets. Let’s admit it, we all have our guilty pleasures and back in 2004 another one of my favorite treats was a caramel macchiato. Grande size, please.  When I had my busy portrait photography studio, we’d be immersed in photographing and printing family portraits. Todd would be on the photo printer machine and I’d be tending to the…
 
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    Bay Area Bites

  • Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

    NPR Food
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    Listen to the Story on Weekend Edition Sunday: http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/wesun/2015/08/20150802_wesun_counterfeit_duck_confit_all_of_the_flavor_without_the_labor.mp3 This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition’s Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen. This week: We learn to make a “counterfeit” version of duck confit, a classic French dish that traditionally can take days to prepare. The Chef…
  • “Better Than Ice Cream”: Frozen Custard Comes To the Bay Area

    Shelby Pope
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Us Bay Area residents can be a proud bunch when it comes to food. And justifiably so! With a climate that guarantees us picture perfect produce year round, we live in a veritable Eden of fresh, delicious food, far, far away from places with canned vegetables and bizarre obsessions with egg sandwiches–places like the Midwest or the East Coast. Yet, there’s one area that they’ve got us beat: frozen custard, a frozen Midwest and East Coast treat that’s rich, creamy and definitely better than ice cream. At least, that’s what you’ll hear from the collection of Midwest and East…
  • Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

    NPR Food
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you’re well aware of the beverage’s staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas. For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. “I was working on another commission using watercolors, when all the sudden, I spilled all over the drawing,” she says. The Beatles, by Maria Aristidou (Courtesy of Maria Aristidou) Rather than trying to wipe up the mess, she took a moment to look. “The accidental spill, the shade of coffee, and how it…
  • GUIDE: Here’s Your GastroMagic Line-Up For Outside Lands 2015

    Carly Severn
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
    With 77 restaurants, 38 wineries, 32 breweries and numerous cocktail bars, the food offerings at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival (Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9) are almost as big a deal as the musical headliners. As local anticipation  reaches fever pitch, organizers have just released the official line-up for the festival’s GastroMagic foodie extravaganza! As with all things Outside Lands, the offerings are plentiful (for which, read: daunting) — so we’re here to break things down for you. Read on, or scroll down for the line-up in full……
  • Do Fish Names Encourage Fishy Business?

    NPR Food
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Order a rockfish at a restaurant in Maryland, and you’ll likely get a striped bass. Place the same order in California, and you could end up with a Vermilion rockfish, a Pacific Ocean perch or one of dozens of other fish species on your plate. This jumble of names is perfectly legal. But it’s confusing to diners — and it can also hamper efforts to combat illegal fishing and seafood fraud, says the ocean conservation group Oceana. Under current Food and Drug Administration rules, a single fish species can go by multiple names from the time it’s caught to the time it ends up…
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    Marx Foods Blog

  • Venison Jerky

    Matthew
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Soy Chile Venison Jerky   This tasty, simple recipe is a great way to make use of leftover raw venison.   Ingredients: 1.25 lbs Cervena Venison (we used pieces from a Denver Leg) ½ Dried Ancho Chile (0.2 ounces) 1 large Dried Aji Amarillo Chile (0.5 ounces) 1 tsp Black Peppercorns ½ tsp Whole Allspice ½ tsp Aleppo Pepper 1 tsp Sea Salt ½ cup Tamari Soy Sauce 1 tsp Pink Salt / Instacure #1 Juice of 1 Lemon 2 Tbsp Sugar   Directions: It’s much easier to thinly slice meat when it’s partially frozen. If you’re using fresh venison, trim off any silverskin and then freeze…
  • Salmon Chip Amuse Bouche

    Matthew
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Salmon Skin Amuse Bouche with Creme Fraiche, Dill, Pickled Red Onion, Lox & Ikura   This dish takes extra/leftover salmon skin and turns it into perfect single bites that look absolutely gorgeous.  Between the crunch of the salmon skin chip and the smokiness of the lox, they evoke bacon.   Read what an amuse bouche is here.   Wine Pairing: Champagne   Ingredients:                        Makes 4 Appetizer Servings  Skin from 1lb piece of Salmon (how to remove fish skin), scaled Sockeye Salmon Lox Crème Fraiche Dill Dill Pollen Ikura  …
  • “What the Doctor Ordered” Cocktail Recipe

    Matthew
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    “What the Doctor Ordered” Cocktail Recipe   Think of a more complex, gingery negroni and you’ll start to have a sense of what this complicated, delicious sipping cocktail is like.  Plus it’s healthy!  Ok, healthier than your typical cocktail.   Ingredients: 1 ½ oz Jamu Tonic Recipe 1 ½ oz Rye Whisky 1 ½ oz Seltzer Water ½ oz Tamarind Drinking Vinegar   Directions: Stir together all the ingredients in a glass with ice. Strain over ice & serve. __________ Browse More: Cocktail & Beverage Recipes Vinegar Recipes Turmeric Recipes The post “What the Doctor…
  • Great Grilling Recipes for Summer

    Matthew
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Starters Smoky Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad Cool, creamy burrata cheese drizzled with smoked olive oil & paired with warm, melting grilled peaches. Yum! Grilled Shishito Peppers Grilled or stir fried shishito peppers are a favorite bar snack in Japan and will add just the right amount of kick to get you started. Tri Tip Beef Satay Skewers Sliced super thin to capture as much char from the grill as possible, these marinated beef skewers are paired with a spicy, tangy, umami-packed satay sauce. Delicious! Bourbon Marinated Venison Skewers Unquestionably the star performer of our…
  • Venison Crostini w/ Cauliflower & Black Trumpet Gremolata

    Matthew
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Venison Crostini with Cauliflower Puree, Black Trumpet Mushroom & Preserved Lemon Gremolata   Rich, tender venison atop creamy cauliflower puree offset with an earthy, umami-packed gremolata.  You can make the components ahead of time for a delightful cold lunch (picnics!) or party food, or cook the tenderloin right before serving.   Ingredients:                                               Makes 6 Appetizers or 4 Light Lunches 1 Venison Tenderloin 1 head Cauliflower 1/2 tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Neutral High Heat Cooking Oil (Canola,…
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    Alosha's Kitchen

  • Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Stew

    21 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Chicken Enchilada Quinoa StewIngredients1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces1 small sweet or yellow onion, chopped1 bell pepper, any color, chopped3 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons cumin2 teaspoons oregano (I use Mexican)2 teaspoons chile powder (I use Ancho and New Mexican)1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup dry quinoa1 14.5-oz. can petite diced tomatoes1 7-oz. can diced green chiles, drained1 10-oz. can mild or medium enchilada sauce2 cups water1 cup frozen corn1 14.5-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded cheddar cheeseOptional, for serving:…
  • Chicken and Spinach Tortelloni

    20 Jul 2015 | 10:02 am
    Chicken and Spinach TortelloniIngredients1 teaspoon olive oil1-1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces1 medium sweet onion, finely diced3 cloves garlic, minced2 cups water1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)8 ounces raw spinach, steamed and minced (yields about 5 ounces cooked; you can substitute frozen)12 to 16 ounces refrigerated cheese tortelloni** (see note)1/4 cup half and half1/4 cup grated parmesanMethodHeat oil in large deep skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook for about 7-8 minutes,…
  • Hawaiian Pasta

    9 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    Hawaiian Pastainspired by Taste and TellIngredients4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped16 oz ham steak (or thick sliced from the deli), cubed1/2 large red onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce2 cups water1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon Kosher salt1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes12 oz dry penne pasta16 oz diced pineapple (fresh or canned)1 cup (4 oz) mozzarella cheeseChopped cilantroMethodHeat a large skillet over medium heat and add the bacon. Cook until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Discard…
  • Pound Cake

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:02 am
    Pound Cakeslightly adapted from allrecipesIngredients1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature3 cups white sugar6 eggs, room temperature3 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 tablespoons lemon juiceMethodPreheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) and grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan (see notes).In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar gradually (by about a quarter cup at a time) and beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, each time mixing gently until the yolk just disappears. Add the flour all at…
  • Cottage Pie

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    Cottage PieIngredientsFor the mashed potatoes:2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, quartered2 cloves garlic2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup half and halfSalt and freshly ground black pepperFor the pie:1 tablespoon butter1/2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 sweet onion, diced1 large carrot, diced1 stalk celery, diced1 clove garlic, minced2 tablespoons tomato paste1 pound lean ground beef (or venison, or turkey)1/2 tablespoon dried thyme1 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 cup stock (or water)2/3 cup frozen peas2/3 cup frozen cornMethodPreheat oven to…
 
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    blog.foodista.com

  • Peach Caramel French Toast

    ajeanroy
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:11 pm
    August is the month of plenty. It seems as if everything is growing and producing more than I can keep up with. So, my recipes reflect the seasonal foods and our dinner table is full of delicious things. All the hard work in the garden is finally paying off. 
  • Cheap and Plentiful From The Farmer's Market

    ajeanroy
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Working with a food budget can be quite a challenge. Every cook knows that eating healthy is the most important thing we can do for our families, while being able to afford that diet can be a little bit harder to do.
  • Paleo Avocado Ice Cream

    lrodrigues
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Paleo avocado ice cream is the easiest way to satisfy your craving for a sweet frozen treat.  Avocados are packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals and considered a superfood.
  • Peach Rosemary and Brie Tartlets

    ajeanroy
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Juicy peaches pair so well with the herbaceous rosemary and creamy Brie that we had to share this lovely summer recipe from My Bottomless Boyfriend. The crispy, light puff pastry makes the perfect base for t
  • The Easiest Summer Cucumber Salad You Will Ever Make

    lrodrigues
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Summer is ideal for light and refreshing salads with a crunch.  No vegetable gives quite a bite like the humble cucumber.  This simple cucumber salad will be your go-to side dish for the remainder of the season.
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  • Prevent Cancer Costs by Preventing Cancer

    Neal Barnard M.D.
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    A new report shows that global spending on cancer drugs reached $100 billion last year – a 10.3 percent increase from 2013. Experts predict that, at this rate, spending on cancer medicine will reach $147 billion by 2018. But, we could potentially save billions by halting the rise of lifestyle cancers. Approximately one-third of cancer [...]
  • Dog Goes Vegetarian, Loses 50 pounds

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
      People choose what they eat based on their belief system, which can include health, environmental, cultural or religious ideals; decisions that carry over to what they feed their family and their pets. In addition to health, ecological and religious concerns, vegetarians and particularly vegans are repulsed by meat consumption and driven by compassion for [...]
  • How Phytates Fight Cancer Cells

    Michael Greger M.D.
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Phytate is a compound found in beans, grains, nuts and seeds. The average daily intake of phytate in vegetarian diets is about twice that of those eating a mixed diet of plant and animal foods, which may help explain their low cancer rates. Aside from helping to prevent helping to prevent cancer dietary phytate has been [...]
  • Save Money, Get Healthy and Eliminate Package Waste… Deliciously

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Packaging, by its very nature is disposable. Meant to be tossed away… and is either the first or last thing we do when handing consumer goods. Choosing products with less packaging and especially that which is recyclable or compostable can make an important impact, but can we do better? Can we decrease waste pollution at [...]
  • 9 Delicious Vegan Cookout Recipes, Planet Friendly and Cruelty-Free

    Marie Oser, Managing Editor
    5 Jun 2015 | 8:32 pm
      All over America, grills are being readied as backyard chefs are gearing up for another weekend cookout. The summer barbecue season is upon us and  preparing healthful and delicious meals has never been easier! Choosing a meatless menu can be one of the most important choices you can make for yourself, your family and [...]
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    Meal Makeover Moms Kitchen

  • How to Cook with Beet Greens + a Recipe for Beet Green Omelet {Podcast #272}

    Meal Makeover Moms
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Don’t toss those greens! The next time you roast up a bunch of beets, go ahead and trim, wash, and sauté the mild-flavored greens and use them in this nutrient rich, protein-packed Beet Green Omelet.Tune in to this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast to hear all about the nutritional benefits of beets and how to roast them as well as our newest recipes for Beet and Strawberry Smoothies, Turkey Beetballs, and this Beet Green Omelet.Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to our show on iTunes.Links discussed on podcast: – How to make the perfect omelet – video on YouTube.
  • How to Roast Beets + a Recipe for Turkey Beetballs and Spaghetti

    Meal Makeover Moms
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    We dig beets.This hearty root vegetable is good for your heart, helps athletes run faster and longer, and it’s also versatile, so you can add them to everything from smoothies and salads to these turkey meatballs.Roasting beets brings out their natural sweetness, which makes for a truly family-friendly side dish. Read on for tips on how to roast beets to perfection and how to “weave” them into hearty meatballs.How to Roast Beets– Preheat the oven to 400°F.– Trim the stalk and root ends of the beets. Reserve the leaves for later use (we’ll tell you more…
  • A Summer Recipe for Strawberry and Beet Smoothies

    Meal Makeover Moms
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Quench your family’s summertime thirst with this nutrient-rich fruit and vegetable Strawberry and Beet Smoothie. It’s made with berry juice, strawberries, banana, chia seeds, and roasted beets.We don’t believe in “sneaking” vegetables into kids’ foods, but we do believe that “weaving” health-enhancing ingredients into everyday recipes is a good thing. For this naturally-sweet smoothie, we tossed half a roasted beet into the blender for an extra burst of fiber, vitamin C, and nitrates, a plant compound that boosts running performance.Quench…
  • Pickled Beet and Veggie Salad with Feta and Pecans {Recipe Redux}

    Janice
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    Backyard gardens are brimming with vegetables this time of year, and it’s fun to create recipes based on what’s fresh and ready to pick. Beets, cucumbers, onions, Romaine lettuce and fresh herbs were at their peak in my sister’s Olympia, WA garden during my recent visit, so we decided to create this pickled salad together.For me, the addition of cheese and nuts to a salad really makes it special, so we opted to add feta and toasted pecans to our salad. Another thing that’s special about this salad is the view of Puget Sound … and Mount Rainier when it’s…
  • Kids and Constipation + How to Add 5 Extra Grams of Fiber to Your Daily Diet

    Liz
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Does your child suffer from contraption? It’s a common condition in kids leading to pain, discomfort and frustration. Kids are considered constipated when they have fewer than three bowel movements per week, have a hard time having a bowel movement, or when their poop is hard and dry. I read an interesting article on the John’s Hopkins Children’s Center site about signs that constipation in kids may be getting worse due perhaps from lack of physical activity, inadequate water intake and fiber-poor diets.What’s a parent to do?If constipation is in issue in your…
 
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  • Checking Out #49

    dan
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    Welcome along on the start of this year’s vacation! We began our journey yesterday morning with alarms (I hate alarm clocks) at 4 a.m., showers, a pickup at 5 a.m., to the airport, all the usual check-in stuff, and on a plane shortly before 8 a.m., heading first for Lima. Four plus hours later landing there, more of the usual stuff, an hour and a half wandering the terminal, then back on another plane heading to Bogotá, the first time for both of us to visit Colombia. Around 4 p.m. local time (6 p.m. BA time at this time of year), landed, more of the usual official stuff, and finally…
  • Plate by Plate: All Prawn All the Time

    dan
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    Pretty as a picture, no? Basically, prawns/shrimp, five ways. Risotto of shallots and dried baby shrimp, made with broth from some prawn shells. Finished with a little butter. Ají de langostinos – the same yellow chili sauce we use to make ají de gallina, with prawns sauteed at last moment and then tossed with the sauce, then arranged on top. Sous vide 64° egg in the center. Crispy prawn head crumble – fried the prawn heads in oil until crispy, then drained them and blitzed them with toasted almonds and lemon zest. [Credit for that idea to Sara Oteri, a contestant on this…
  • The Sentinel of Villa Crespo

    dan
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    Roughly three months ago I had dinner at Paladar Buenos Aires, one of the other well regarded closed door restaurants here in town. I had a delightful dinner and enjoyed all the food, loved the ambiance… all the good stuff. Pablo and Ivana were warm and welcoming, we were all taken care of well, it was a great experience. Pablo had hinted at a new project in the works, and quite recently, the wraps came off the mystery with the opening of Kon Kon, Ramirez de Velasco 942 in Villa Crespo. Paladar continues – Pablo is running both kitchens, while Ivana is dedicated to the supper club…
  • Ay Sea Phood

    dan
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Several people have complained that I no longer do full write-ups of our Casa S dinners, having opted for a scattering of more detailed, individual recipes of dishes that have been particularly successful. On the other hand, when I was doing full write-ups, roughly the same number of people (possibly the same people, now that I think about it) complained that it was boring to read through descriptions of each week’s dinners, particularly since a couple of years ago we stopped doing the, more or less, never repeat a dish routine. We actually never had a never repeat a dish routine, but…
  • Bite Marks #20

    dan
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    I originally set out to do a little change-up on my Bite Marks series of quick looks at spots, more or less precursors to searching out places worthy of more in-depth reviews. I had this idea in my mind about doing something with Numb3rs that almost immediately began to feel like it was more work than it was worth. A first round stab at it was looking like a weird mashup of things with 7s and 8s in it. But I’ve decided to abandon that approach and just lump the first two spots looked at into round #20. So among those 7s and 8s, I spotted 887 Coffee & Lunch, at Paraguay 887 in…
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    MANGO and GINGER

  • The Hemingway Pub Crawl

    Kit Pollard
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I love this article, on PUNCH, about the lasting mystique of Hemingway the Boozehound and how that has made the bars he frequented - so many years ago - visit-worthy shrines.I'm certainly one of those people who makes a point of visiting Hemingway's old haunts. Last year, when we were in Paris, we ate (and drank) at Les Deux Magots, Cafe de Flore, Closeries des Lilas and Brasserie Lipp.On a previous trip to Paris, I spent a very, very entertaining evening at Harry's American Bar.I've also been to Sloppy Joe's in Key West (and to Hemingway's home there).That's a lot of Hemingway action.It's…
  • View through the Wine Glass

    Kit Pollard
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
    This is some interesting stuff.The Washington Post's Dave MacIntyre talks with a sommelier from Fleurie, a restaurant in Charlottesville, and she reveals all kinds of little things that influence the way she recommends wines. She's obviously very into the tailored approach and there are some cool insights here (such as: if you like to butter and salt your bread, you'll probably be more receptive to intense wines).She also speaks very delicately; she's careful not to sound judgmental or to offend, though it would be easy to do both when you are talking about pairing wines "not just with food,…
  • Boozy Clusters

    Kit Pollard
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    You know what science is good for? Affirming and formally categorizing the anecdotal stuff we already know. Today's example: this 2015 study that establishes the four archetypes of drunk people.(I found this on Facebook, via The Cut. And since I'm on vacation, it feels especially appropriate.)The study appears to be inspired by Buzzfeed-style lists (like all good scientific studies). Participants - students at the University of Missouri-Columbia - completed a 40-minute survey about their alcohol-related behavior (how much they drink and how they act when they drink). The participants each…
  • Beer Me a Beer

    Kit Pollard
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    It's a sudsy world these days.Between the loosening of brewing laws (locally) and a surge in craft brewing, the booze world in 2015 appears to belong to the beermakers. In 2014, craft breweries generated $19.6 billion of $101.5 billion U.S. beer sales - a 22% increase over the year. That is...a lot of craft beer.It's no surprise, then, that the beer industry is a strong player in the internet's coveted "people who make cool maps and write listicles using consumer data" market. Just today, I came across three good examples of the genre.My favorite is the map below. The Priceonomics website,…
  • Insta Data...on Food

    Kit Pollard
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Instagram's food data crunching and presentation is just on fire right now. They've created a cool, semi-interactive website focused on "The Food Capitals of Instagram" - the cities where certain frequently photographed foods are hottest.Since the data is driven by numbers, it's not a huge surprise that large global cities - London, New York, Seoul, Sydney - dominate the discussion. But there are still some intriguing findings.Like this: apparently right now, 7.5% of all photos of pulled pork originate in...London. That's a higher percentage than come from NYC, which is a whole lot closer to…
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    Mango & Tomato

  • Where To Dine In Mosaic District: Dinner At Brine

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Are you trying to make weekend plans or looking for a fun Friday dinner? If so, I highly recommend dinner at Brine. Last Friday I took the metro all the way to Dunn Loring station where my friend Mary picked me up and we drove to Mosaic District for dinner at Brine. I've been to the Mosaic District multiple times, but this was my first time checking out Brine. Ever since I've heard of Brine
  • Dinner in Under 15 Minutes: Charred Corn & Tomato Salad with Burrata & Lamb Loin Chop

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Let's be real: we all lead busy lives. Some of us are busier than others, but I still believe you have the time (if you choose it) to make dinner. You don't have to make dinner every day, but when you want to treat yourself to something other than cereal, takeout or a frozen meal, I have something that will only take 15 minutes from start to finish and will not only impress YOU but also those
  • Cucumber, Avocado & Sweet Pea Chilled Summer Soup

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Happy Monday! If like me you had a weekend of too much drinking, eating out, dancing and not enough sleep, this Cucumber, Avocado & Sweet Pea Chilled Summer Soup will invigorate you and make you feel like you are doing something good for yourself. A few weeks ago there was a debate about whether or not adding peas to guacamole was a good idea. I don't really care what you do, but I don't want
  • Fun Fundraiser At Studio Theatre In DC

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Good morning! Are you looking forward to the weekend!? I am! If you are like me and plan ahead, I have a great event to share with you. Next Saturday, August 1st, Studio Theatre is having a fundraiser. I was invited to attend and am happy to share the information with you. Come for the food, drinks, retail therapy, and more importantly to support a local theatre! STUDIO THEATRE PRESENTS ‘
  • How To Turn Hot Coffee Into Iced Coffee In FIVE Minutes

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    The first thing I thought this past Saturday morning when I woke up after a night of salsa dancing was "who is this in bed next to me???????????????" KIDDING. I wanted to see if you {whoever you are who may be reading this} were paying attention. No, what I actually thought was "fuck, I forgot to put my French press with finely ground coffee beans and cold water in the fridge the night
 
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    SheSimmers

  • Spicy Chicken Drummettes

    Leela
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    My apologies for a lack of updates on the blog lately. Excuses: 1. I’ve been traveling all over, 2. I don’t always have access to electricity let alone the Internet, and 3. my camera is broken (this photo you see here was taken with my phone). But I’ve managed to bully request another easy recipe […] ....
  • July 4th Celebration, Tropical Fruit (and Edible Flower) Edition

    Leela
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    I’m writing this from a jungle somewhere in western Thailand, and there are lots and lots of butterfly pea flowers, langsat, and rambutans around. I hope you like this tropical fruit (and edible flower) edition of July 4th celebration. I sure did (guess who ate the props). Happy July 4th to those who celebrate it. […] ....
  • Simple Thai Food: Sweet Dry Curry of Pork and Green Beans (ผัดพริกขิง)

    Leela
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    This is one of the recipes from Simple Thai Food that I’d like you to try especially, if you haven’t already. There’s no photo for it in the book, so I thought I’d add this recipe to the Simple Thai Food Recipe Photos category. Instead of long beans which are traditionally used in Thailand, I’ve […] ....
  • Bison Salad with Mountain Mint, Isan-Style

    Leela
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    “It’s a kind of mint,” a vendor at the market said to me as I inquired about the herb on the table between us—the herb I’d never seen before. He seemed unsure about its identity but said he believed it was a type of mountain mint that had just been foraged. He didn’t seem confident […] ....
  • Saksith Saiyasombut and Baby Back Rib Satay, Peanut Sauce, and Cucumber-Onion-Sweet Pepper Salad

    Leela
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Ask Saksith Saiyasombut about Thai food in Germany and he’ll probably heave a sigh. I know that, because when I recently raised the subject to the Hamburg-based freelance journalist and political commentator, his immediate reaction was exactly that: a heaving of a sigh—soft and sustained. It didn’t strike me as one of displeasure; if anything, […] ....
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    Unbreaded Site

  • THREE VITAL THINGS YOUR REAL ESTATE WEB DESIGN SHOULD INCLUDE

    Sonny Andrew
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am
    When you are creating your real estate web design you should always include aspects that tie your agency in with the community. People prefer to buy from a real estate agency that is truly local, and there are few instances when folks shopping for real estate will use an agency that is based outside their city, much less their state. Real estate is all about trust and developing a good relationship between the agent and the customer. One incredibly effective method for getting close to your client is to use images from the community on your website. You could for instance, get your real…
  • Hydroforming for your unique necessities

    Dan
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    So many different parts and pieces that are used on equipment and in other places today it’s important to be able to know newsstand how to be able to come up with this equipment. Sometimes being able to come across the right pieces and parts is not easy and one needs to be fabricated to be able to make it a possibility to be able to have what you need. It is very common within medical devices in within the medical industry as a whole that many parts pieces have to be to put together tomorrow to get it just right to get to do what they wanted to. Many people who may be able to be…
  • Top six reasons to replace the blinds in your home

    Randy Johnson
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:50 am
    1) Your current blinds are outdated. Most people, at some point in their lives have lived in a house where the window treatments were just downright out of date. This may have been the house you rented while you were in college, where everything seemed to be from a different decade. It could also have been the first home you and your spouse bought after marriage, where the blinds, paint, and carpet were all different themes. Updating your window treatments to something more modern, such as hunter douglas blinds, is a quick way to freshen up your home. 2) The blinds do not match your current…
  • THE THREE AREAS OF GPS TRACKING OIL AND GAS

    Sonny Andrew
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    Gps tracking of oil and gas is based off a central control station which monitors all shipments across the globe. Perhaps one of the things which have made gps tracking such an intricate part of how we ship things today is the fact that the monitoring of the gps units is such a simple task. Most large shipping companies have their own fleet tracking centers where hundreds of operators work in areas that look a lot like air traffic control centers. Each operator has a screen wherein he or she monitors a certain number of fleets which are transporting gas and oil either across the sea, over…
  • Ways technology is sharing the future of brain surgery.

    Caroline
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    Whether you are in need of surgery for your back pain or are looking into brain surgery alternatives, technology is shaping the way that neurosurgeons and physicians are able to treat people who are suffering from significantly damaging spinal problems. Indeed, just as the technological era has transformed our world in a multitude of ways, technology is having a revolutionizing impact on difficult surgeries like the ones that involve the spinal cord and the brain. With this in mind, you can understand why working with the neurosurgical team with the latest technology at their fingertips can…
 
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    In Jennie's Kitchen

  • somewhere over the rainbow

    Jennifer Perillo
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    Four years. As a friend wrote to me this morning, four years sounds so long, but when you’re living it…feeling it… every second of every minute, of every day, well, the time seems painfully slow, and yet, like it was just yesterday. I originally wrote this post a few months ago, and then I decided […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • cherry crapshoot dessert {or mixed berry crisp}

    Jennifer Perillo
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:40 pm
    I began a post on my Montreal favorites just after my last trip there in April, and it seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle. Or did I indeed post it, and have forgotten? It seems to be the story of my life these days, you know things being within reach in my mind, […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • it’s never too late – {sour cherry jam}

    Jennifer Perillo
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    What can I possibly say about sour cherries that hasn’t already been said before? Not much, I’m sure. But, I do have a confession. I’m incredibly late to the game in my love for them. I’ve passed them up year after year, for their sweeter bing cherry cousins. A week or so ago, I took […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • weighing in…

    Jennifer Perillo
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Funny, how I’ve decided to do Weight Watchers without a scale (yet). The last one I owned broke, and never registered beyond 25 pounds. It was my favorite scale ever, and not sure why I ever got rid of it. Kind of like the evil stepmother’s mirror from Snow White…who’s the thinnest of them all? […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
  • basil pistachio pesto

    Jennifer Perillo
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    At some point, around the middle of last week, I felt like I should start carving marks in the kitchen wall for each day I managed not to quit Weight Watchers. It felt so much more challenging than when I gave it a go twelve years ago. Then I reconciled within myself that this will […] Continue reading the rest of this post at www.injennieskitchen.com.
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    Marinate Me Baby

  • Ditka’s Italian Beef Sandwich Recipe

    Brian Child
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    I am a huge fan of Deli’s and the fine items the sell.  I have always been enamored with what few well cured cold cuts can elevate the pedestrian status of a sandwich.  I am going to share with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Episode 37 | Watermelon Gold

    MarinateMeBaby
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Watermelon’s are reaching maturity in our gardens.  In this episode we elaborate on the tasty, and thirst quenching ways you can utilize Watermelon’s Gold!  From fruit leather to watermelon themed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Whiskey Sour

    Danielle Edwards
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
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  • Episode 36 | Summer Screams for Ice Cream

    MarinateMeBaby
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    We sit down to chat about cooling off during summer’s blistering heat.  One of our most vivid memories is ice cream.  We discuss two websites that feature amazing ice cream recipes: Yummly who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Watermelon Cucumber Sparkler

    Brian Child
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    In the heat of Summer it is important to provide as many tasty ways to quench your thirst as possible.  The honest truth of the matter is water is boring and Soda Pop can be too clingy sweet when you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Midtown Lunch

  • Stop! It’s Hyderabad Time!

    Yvo
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Terrible attempts at 80s puns aside, looking for lunch one day we stopped at the Hyderabad Goat Kacchi Biryani cart. Boy, that’s a mouthful! Midtown Lunch is no stranger to the place, but it’s been a while so I decided to give it a whirl. What I whirled, after the jump! What drew my friend [...]
  • Hide Chan’s Summer Menu Makes Me Sweat

    Yvo
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    It’s no secret that I love Hide Chan and its just over ML limit ramen and make my way over there for treat yo’self Friday afternoon lunch quite frequently. But my most recent visit revealed a new(ish) summer menu! Prices and what I ordered after the jump… Alright, the only thing that possibly would be considered within [...]
  • Vendy Awards Release Some Major Nominees

    brianhoffman
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Do you have your tickets yet for the Vendy Awards on September 12? Yesterday the Street Vendor Project released the nominees in three of the categories to give you an idea of just how delicious this event will be. The Rookie of the Year nominees are almost completely comprised of vendors that hang out in Midtown. [...]
  • Croque Monsieur is French Grilled Cheese, But Is It A Better Value?

    brianhoffman
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    I have to admit that I’m skeptical of grilled cheese places. Why would I pay close to $10 for some bread and cheese, especially when I can just as easily make it at home. Even if there’s meat or some special sauce, it usually comes out to being way overpriced. Yet I can always be [...]
  • Penn Plates is Another UrbanSpace Food Fest

    brianhoffman
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
      I recently stumbled upon another food market in the vein of Broadway Bites and the Garment District. This one is slightly hidden above Penn Station between 33rd and 34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. It’s smaller than the other two, but that sometimes helps narrow down the choices. The vendors are mostly repeats [...]
 
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    Burp!

  • Weekend Copycat Brunch: Breakfast Poutine

    25 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    I owe a great deal of my home cooking inspiration to social media. Take for instance, the post from Milwaukee's Goodkind restaurant I ran across last weekend on Instagram.💥 HELLO BREAKFAST POUTINE. French Fries | Trippe Sausage Gravy | Arugula | Goat Cheese Curds | Egg. GET INTO IT. 💥@goodkindbayview #goodmorning #brunch #summer #eatwelldrinkwellA photo posted by goodkind (@goodkindbayview) on Jul 12, 2015 at 8:59am PDTMy first instinct was: "Whoa. I’ve got to get there and eat THAT."  But, a quick look in my wallet told me that staying home was the more prudent thing to do…
  • Our Best Mac: Throwbacks for #‎NationalMacandCheeseDay‬

    14 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    There are only a few things in the world that make us stop everything and pay homage. But, National Mac & Cheese Day is definitely one.After all, how can you resist the ooey gooey goodness of a beautiful bowl of noodles smothered in delicious cheese?We certainly can't.  And if you're looking for inspiration for tonight's dinner,  we're hoping one of these recipes might provide some cheesy, gooey inspiration.Moussaka Mac & CheeseIf you love moussaka, you'll love this mac & cheese hybrid featuring layers of delicious eggplant, lamb and cheesy noodle goodness.Benedictine…
  • Today Everything Changes: An Homage to 15 Years at Marquette University

    1 May 2015 | 11:03 am
    Today, everything changes.I'm leaving my career of fifteen years at Marquette University and moving on to start a new chapterMU photo from 10-12 years ago.My officeMy mantra.Me now.as a full-time food & dining writer for OnMilwaukee.com.It's a bittersweet transition. I'm so very exciting to start down this new and exciting path where my passions for food and writing intersect. But, I'm also feeling ALL the feelings when it comes to leaving a career that has made the difference for me in so many ways.So, here's a little homage to the past decade-and-a-half, including some secrets I'm…
  • 4 Recipes In Honor of #InternationalWaffleDay

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    It's International Waffle Day.  So, there's no better time to think about... waffles. And, lest you think they're just for breakfast, we'd like to help to change your mind.If you're a fan, you definitely want to check out these recipes.Cornmeal WafflesLet's start off with the basics -- a good solid waffle. These cornmeal waffles are light. And crisp. And flavorful. And the cornmeal gives them just the right amount of "oomph" to push them right past "good" and so far into "fabulous" that we have to just take a moment, right now, to reflect.Fried Chicken & Waffle SandwichThis beauty…
  • Chicken Apple Meatballs with Bourbon Sauce

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We're not here to sell anything.Nor are we here to tell you what to eat.OK -- maybe take that last part back. We are totally here to tell you what to eat. And these meatballs are it.Tender. Savory. And Bourbon!What more do you need to hear?I could sell you on the fact that grated apples add both moisture and a bit of flavor to the meatballs, ensuring they aren't dry.If I tell you they are brushed with butter and baked, does that make them additionally tempting?AND they have cheese in them!  Cheese, people. Delicious Parmesan cheese.What if I told you they keep nicely in a crockpot and…
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    GoodLife Eats

  • Easy Chicken and Bean Tostadas

    Katie Goodman
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
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  • No Bake Mango Lime Cheesecake with Fruit Salsa

    Katie Goodman
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
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  • School Nutrition Association ANC 2015 Recap

    Katie Goodman
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:53 am
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  • Hosting a Cheese Party & DIY Wine Cork Charms

    Katie Goodman
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
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  • 3 Simple Salad Dressing Recipes

    Allison Ruth
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
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    Tomato

  • My ten year bloggerversary and a truffle prize

    Ed
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:41 am
    This blog has come a long way along a long and twisting road since July 2005. 983 posts worth. Some of my first posts were short updates, rants or pictures that would be better posted on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook nowadays. And that’s why I probably don’t post as much here as I used to. The intention is there but other networks are grabbing my time, including my business blog and LinkedIn. In the early days there were maybe 20 or 30 people with blogs in Australia. Most of our connections were with other bloggers in the US, UK or Europe. It was very different. You needed a…
  • Ben Shewry goes alone

    Ed
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:09 am
    As many of you know Attica is the sole Australian restaurant in the world’s top50 list. This is a statement on the sale of the restaurant to Ben Shewry released yesterday: “In an exciting step forward for Melbourne Restaurant Attica, its world renowned and longstanding Executive Chef, Ben Shewry, has acquired the restaurant and the brand effective immediately. The deal will see Shewry have 100% ownership of Attica and oversee all operations at the applauded venue, which lays claim to being the only Australian restaurant to be in the 2015 World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.
  • The return of Homer Hudson

    thembicat
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Preface by Ed: If you remember Homer Hudson from the late 80s you may have wondered where it had gone. A product created purely as a brand, Unilever its owner decided it really wasn’t worth it and more recently has been pushing Ben and Jerry’s. Enter ad agency The Monkeys who bought the brand back with the aim of giving them a decadent ice cream experience. The latest limited edition packaging is from British artist Serge Seidlitz and the product itself is manufactured by Bulla in Melbourne. It’s still a brand created by an ad agency without much authenticity or backstory.
  • How food apps use algorithms to make recommendations for you

    Ed
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:16 pm
    “…algorithms are also responsible for fueling restaurant apps. Restaurant recommendation (or “discovery”) apps — from stalwarts like Foursquare to upstarts like MyFab5 — come up with recommendations based on algorithms’ interpretations of data (yours and theirs). Others, like the just-launched Luka and the six-month-old Flavour, apply algorithms to recommendations curated by professionals and tastemakers. But when biases, context, and emotion are removed from the equation, how effective are the algorithms when it comes to recommending something you’d…
  • Vegetables: the future of food?

    Ed
    5 Apr 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Livestock are not as efficient as plant based foods, according to a recent report from The Economist. And if we want to be able to feed an extra 1.8 billion people in 2050, we are going to have to think about the future of food product seriously. The report says: “According to the United Nations, livestock uses around 30% of the world’s ice-free landmass and produces 14.5% of all greenhouse-gas emissions. Making meat also requires supplying animals with vast amounts of water and food: in the United States producing 1kg of live animal weight typically requires 10kg of feed for beef,…
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    Cooking In Stilettos™

  • Celebrating Bacon Month And A Sizzling Giveaway #BaconMonth

    Aly
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    August 31st is International Bacon Day and my buddy Julie from Bread Booze Bacon celebrates this momentous day with something I thoroughly approve of – BACON MONTHContinue reading: Celebrating Bacon Month And A Sizzling Giveaway #BaconMonthThanks for reading Celebrating Bacon Month And A Sizzling Giveaway #BaconMonth on Cooking In Stilettos™™. Want to get social? Join Cooking In Stilettos™™ on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest             
  • Sweet and Salty Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Aly
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    When it comes to chocolate chip cookies in my repertoire, normally it’s all about the Rum Soaked Chocolate Chip Cookies or these Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.  However, I think these Sweet and Salty Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies might steal their their tried and true title and run all the way to the finish line because they are THAT good.  The flavor of an oatmeal cookie studded with dried cherries, rich dark chocolate chunks (no chips here) and sprinkled with a touch of vanilla salt to finish.  Don’t you want to bake up a batch just from reading…
  • Tried and True: Watermelon Salad with Ricotta Salata

    Aly
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    There’s a reason why I cannot watch Giada de Laurentiis’ travel show on the Food Network – namely because it puts ideas in my head of different flavor combinations and then I turn into the kitchen chemist with a theory of “little bit of this” and “let’s put in some more of that” and I don’t measure.  Ugh! Anywhoo – Giada happened to be visiting the Hamptons on this particular episode and she had a watermelon salad with some ricotta salata, red onion and arugula.  Wait – did she say my favorite green – arugula?  My ears…
  • Tried and True: Blueberries and Cream Quick Bread

    Aly
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    I absolutely love whipping up a quick bread for brunch – it’s easy to make and no need for me to face my irrational fear of all things yeast breads and the “OMG will it rise” conundrum.  One day I’ll face that baking bread from scratch fear – just not now.  I love that a quick bread comes together somewhat fast and for something that inspires me to turn on the oven in this summer heatwave, you know it has to be a recipe that is so worth me braving the heat (and the AC bills). With the abundance of fresh sweet blueberries everywhere, I figured I would play…
  • Sweeten Up Summer Brunch With A Skinny Cinnamon Horchata #DontHesitaste

    Aly
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    This refreshing libation was created using Sweet ‘N Low® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #donthesitaste I’ve been in brunch mode lately – there’s something so relaxing about a leisurely weekend brunch – enjoying the company of friends and family and afterwards, everyone goes about their day.  No worries as to staying too late, people getting too tipsy and whipping up brunch bites is something I absolutely love.  You can serve a signature cocktail, fresh juices and, of course, coffee and tea but what about something light and refreshing for summer?
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    A Hamburger Today

  • Traditional or Not, There's Technique at the Heart of Teriyaki Burgers

    J. Kenji López-Alt
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It may not be a traditionally Japanese combination, but that's not to say that teriyaki sauce doesn't go well with hamburgers. It does. Spectacularly so. But you can't just go to the store, buy a bottle of sauce, and start dousing your burger in it willy-nilly. There's technique at the heart of a good teriyaki burger—here's how I made mine. Read More
  • How to Make the Best Thanksgiving Turkey Burgers

    Joshua Bousel
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    These turkey burgers deliver an entire Thanksgiving meal on a bun in the most delicious way possible. The patties are seasoned with onion, celery, sausage, sweet potato, sage, thyme, and garlic to create a fitting base that's built upon with apple-cranberry relish, gravy, spinach, and fried onions, completing the holiday equation. Read More
  • Mini Grilled Gyro Burgers With Tzatziki and Pickled Peperoncini

    Joshua Bousel
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    A gryo-spiced beef-and-lamb mixture is formed into little patties, grilled, and topped with tzatziki and pickled peperoncini for one tasty sandwich. Read More
  • Burger Toppings Week: Insane Mornay and Mushroom Duxelles Burger

    Daniel Gritzer
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Loaded with intensely flavored mushroom duxelles, a flood of Mornay sauce, and crispy fried shallots, this French-inspired burger is sexy enough to make Escoffier blush. Read More
  • Mornay and Mushroom Duxelles Burger With Crispy Shallots

    Daniel Gritzer
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Loaded with intensely flavored mushroom duxelles, a flood of Mornay sauce, and crispy fried shallots, this French-inspired burger is sexy enough to make Escoffier blush. Read More
 
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    Kahakai Kitchen

  • Quick Salad Supper for a Warm Night: Zucchini & Tomato Salad with Mozzarella & Cilantro

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    Hot, humid days make me grumpy--even though compared with much of the country right now, we don't have it that bad here. Still, this weather makes me want to eat lighter and stay out of the kitchen as much as possible. This simple salad from Jacques Pépin is a great recipe for a hot night--it goes together quickly, tastes great, isn't heavy, and it makes the most of summer ingredients.   This recipe is pretty perfect as written so I pretty much left it alone. Since I had a few local sweet grape tomatoes hanging about, I sliced them and added them to the mix. The baby zucchini and…
  • Food 'N Flix July Roundup: A Virtual Chinese Food Feast for 'Eat Drink Man Woman'

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    I have missed hanging out with my friends from Food 'N Flix the past few months so it was a treat to be back and to be hosting this month, especially when I saw all of the incredible food that was inspired by July's film; Eat Drink Man Woman. (You can see my announcement post here for info about the film.) It's always such fun to see what inspired each participant and, with the cooking talent we have in this group, our virtual feast could rival the best Chinese restaurant.Get out your favorite pair of chopsticks (and a napkin to catch the drool), while we look at this month's roundup of…
  • A Healthier Honey-Walnut Shrimp, Served with Sugar Snap Peas & Brown Rice for Food 'N Flix July: Eat Drink Man Woman

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:28 pm
    I am hosting Food 'N Flix this month (you can see my announcement post here) and I'm so happy to share Eat Drink Man Woman (one of my very favorite classic foodie films) with the group. Of course I am sneaking in (the day before the deadline) to my own party as usual. ;-) I re-watched the film early in the month and decided on my dish, it just took me this much time to actually get around to cooking it.If you have not seen this sweet and funny Ang Leefilm about a widowed father and semi-retired chef and his three very different daughters,all who share their 'secrets' by announcing them at the…
  • Poached Salmon with Tomato Béarnaise Sauce

    26 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs, we are celebrating the five French Mother Sauces (Sauce Bechamel, Sauce Espagnole, Sauce Veloute, Sauce Hollandaise, and Sauce Tomate); the basic French sauces that most other sauces come from. Since we were to make a mother sauce or one of its children--a sauce derived from one of the five, I opened up my copy of Essential Pepin and went straight to the Basics chapter. Hollandaise sauce is one of my favorites, especially on top of Eggs Benedict, so I thought that I would start there. One of its most popular child or small sauces is Béarnaise Sauce with…
  • The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Orphan #8" by Kim Van Alkemade, Served with Poached Whole Plums with Vanilla-Honey Sauce & Labneh {Recipe}

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Today's TLC Book Tour stop features a review of Orphan #8, a historical novel by Kim Van Alkemade. I am pairing this intense and compelling book with a simple and comforting recipe for Poached Whole Plums with Vanilla-Honey Sauce & Labneh, a recipe inspired by my reading. Publisher's Blurb:A stunning debut novel of historical fiction set in the forgotten world of New York City’s Jewish orphanagesIn 1919, four-year-old Rachel Rabinowitz is placed in the Hebrew Infant Home where Dr. Mildred Solomon is conducting medical research on the children. Dr. Solomon subjects Rachel to an…
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    Chocolate & Zucchini

  • August 2015 Desktop Calendar

    clotilde
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    At the beginning of every month, I am offering a new wallpaper to apply on the desktop of your computer, with a food-related picture and a calendar of the current month. The desktop calendar is available in two versions: a US-friendly version that features Sunday as the first day of the week, and a French version (shown above) that complies with international standards, featuring Monday as the first day of the week. Our calendar for June is a photo of the gorgeous tomatoes my producer bestows upon us all summer, to our absolute glee. I make tons of tomato salads with them, and here are some…
  • July Favorites

    clotilde
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    A few reads and finds from the past month: ~ I wrote a piece in the Wall Street Journal on How to Get the Most Out of Your Local Farmers’ Market, with recipes and photos (guest-starring my then four-month-old). ~ I was a guest on Public Sénat’s television show La Politique c’est net to discuss food blogs and social media. You can watch the video (in French). ~ 10 best spots for ice cream in Paris. ~ I am having fun with these French/English language puzzles — great to while away a train ride this summer! ~ How to have a better lunch at your desk. ~ Happy news: Ippudo is…
  • Minimalist Kit for the Traveling Cook

    clotilde
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I am going to be traveling these next few weeks, doing some simple cooking in a couple of rented kitchens, and I’ve had enough hair-pulling experiences with crappy, dull knives and flimsy plastic spatulas to be stashing a few key utensils in my luggage this time. Because I am also traveling with a toddler and a baby who need their own minimalist traveling kit — including such essentials as toy diggers, special blankets, and stuffed monkeys — I really need to make my kit as trim as possible, and have elected to bring along: ~ My paring knife, freshly sharpened: rented…
  • Fire-and-Forget Pork Carnitas Recipe

    clotilde
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:28 am
    When Maxence and I moved back to Paris after living in California, one of the things we missed most sorely was Mexican food. Sure, there were a couple of Mexican restaurants in the city, but there was something a little dusty and unexciting about them. They lacked the freshness, simplicity, and fun that we’d come to expect from our favorite taquerias back in the States. Fast forward a few years, and we were positively thrilled to see Mexican food in general, and tacos in particular, become the new “it” cuisine among hip Parisians, with new spots popping up on the map at a…
  • Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt Recipe

    clotilde
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:50 am
    On a quick trip to London a year and a half ago, I spent an embarrassing number of hours exploring the aisles of the Kensington Whole Foods, stocking up on amazing British bean-to-bar chocolate and the paleo granola that inspired my own. In the dairy aisle I noticed with great curiosity that they sold coconut milk yogurt, and bought a small tub to have at breakfast the next morning — you know how I feel about hotel breakfasts. One spoonful and I was smitten: it had the smooth texture and lovely tang of dairy yogurt, but it was wonderfully aromatic, with that one-of-a-kind, subtle…
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    David Lebovitz

  • Strawberry Cooler Cocktail

    David
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:21 am
    Whoops! A big problem with being a seasonally based cook (and in this case, cocktail drinker) is that things go in and out of season. Compound that with the fact that different things are available in different parts of the world at different times – hello my friends in Australia and New Zealand! – and it’s hard to hit it right for everyone. I don’t make a lot of cocktails with fruit, mostly because I spent the last few years being a fan of whiskey-based libations and had forgotten a bit about my long-lost friend, gin. But we’re pals again. I had written this…
  • Cherry Clafoutis

    David
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    One of the first books that made me fall in love with France, and French cuisine, was Roger Vergé’s Entertaining in the French Style. Vergé was the chef and owner of Moulin de Mougins, his world-famous restaurant on the Côte d’Azur, near Cannes. I never went, but used to page through the book, admiring the relaxed, friendly lifestyle that always seemed to revolve around a table, laden with good food and plenty of local wine. It made me want to go and be a part of it all. In fact, there are two empty seats at that table, and I’d like one of them. Unlike a lot of chef…
  • Le Trumilou

    David
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    I was walking down the Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville on a recent warm summer night and passed by the outdoor tables of Le Trumilou. I like eating outside on a terrace in Paris but when they implemented the non fumeur law in France for restaurants cafés, the smokers went outside. It was kind of vexing because it was so nice that everyone could go outside and enjoy the fresh air. But now the air was so smoky that if you don’t want to smell that while you are eating, you have to go inside. I think it’s time for separate areas, or to limit people to two cigarettes per meal, like…
  • Gin and Tonic

    David
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Growing up in New England, gin and tonic is the classic summer drink. It’s bracing, fresh, cool, and not overly potent. The joke was that they tasted like after-shave lotion, but to be honest, most after-shave lotions smell pretty good. Often they’re scented with lime or something mentholated, at least they did when I was a kid and smelled them at the barber shop. That makes the taste of gin and tonic a Proustian memory for me. Another memory that I have that’s less pleasant was the first time I tried alcohol. I was perhaps eight years old and saw a bottle of whiskey that…
  • Homemade Tonic Water

    David
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Jennifer McLagan always seems to know what we want to read about, and cook, before even we do. She wrote a slew of popular and award-winning books, which include Fat (which bravely came out during the low-fat craze, and nevertheless was a big hit), Bones, and now, Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor. The book is a celebration of flavors that are on the cutting edge, taste-wise. Some things, like bitter melon, I can’t handle. Sorry. But others, like greens such as frisée and Belgian endive, bittersweet chocolate, and citrus fruits, I’m totally on…
 
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    Dorie Greenspan - On the Road and in the Kitchen with Dorie

  • Blueberry Galette: Crust from Baking Chez Moi, Berries from my Local Farmstand

    Dorie Greenspan
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
      I love looking at everyone’s blogs and Instagram feeds, especially on weekends – every weekend looks so delicious in cyberspace.  I cook all week, every week, and, like most people, I cook – and bake – even more over the weekends.  Last weekend I made the Tri-Pepper Burgers (again) and (again) they were loved, and I baked a galette (again).  And it was blueberry.  I'm having a blueberry moment, for sure. You’ve heard me say it before, but just for the record: I love galettes.  Sometimes called ‘rustic tarts,’ a galette…
  • Everyday Dorie: Blueberry Pie

    Dorie Greenspan
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
    I’ve been having a blueberry moment and it’s not over yet.  Blueberry Pancakes and Blueberry Jam, sure. Blueberry Syrup, Blueberry Ice Cream and Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie-Bars, which will be in my next book, Dorie’s Cookies – hey, that’s the first time I’ve written the title!  Blueberry Galette – so wonderful made with the Galette Dough from Baking Chez Moi.  A Blueberry-Buttermilk Bundt Cake (picture on my Facebook and Instagram pages), a work in progress, and this terrific Blueberry Pie, created for my Everyday Dorie column for…
  • Moka Dupont from Baking Chez Moi and Rachael Ray Magazine: The (icebox) cake you should make this weekend

    Dorie Greenspan
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    You never know where a recipe will come from and you certainly never know where it will go.  This simple could-be-All-American-but-it's-not icebox cake was the linchpin to my French friend, Bernard Collet's, birthday celebration and the first "fancy" cake in Baking Chez Moi.  In his family, it was called Moka Dupont because the filling was, in fact moka (or mocha) and the cake was originally made by his neighbor, Madame Dupont.  This month, a version of the cake, renamed Mocha Buttercream Icebox Cake is on the cover of Rachael Ray Magazine.  Good things travel.
  • Everyday Dorie: Potato Rosettes aka Four-Ingredient Wonders

    Dorie Greenspan
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    As you'll read in my Everyday Dorie column for Washington Post Food, I was never a less-is-more girl in the kitchen.  At least I wasn't when I was learning how to cook and bake.  My favorite recipes then were the things that were complicated and guaranteed to take at least a full day (if not a weekend) to make.  Those were the koulibiac days!  These days, I treasure recipes like these gorgeous Potato Rosettes: 4 ingredients; a few minutes of prep; a dish that looks pro; and a combination that inspires creativity.Here's the recipe.Here's the back story.And here's the link…
  • French Fridays with Dorie: The end of a 5-year adventure

    Dorie Greenspan
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Do you remember when Laurie Woodward, Joel Brown and Rachel Alvarez (who drew this chicken in a pot) got together to create French Fridays with Dorie?  And when Mary Hirsch and Betsy Pollack-Benjamin took on the work of running the group?  If you don’t that could be because you’d have to think back almost five years.  The online cooking community started so that its members could work their way through Around My French Table.  And now they have!Today is the final day of this remarkable group’s journey.  Almost 300 recipes and almost five years of…
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    Alexander Lobrano

  • Frenchie to Go | Summertime, and the Eating is Easy, B

    Alexander Lobrano
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Terroirs d’Avenir boutique   While we were enjoying a good, casual, off-the-cuff lunch at Frenchie to Go, chef Gregory Marchand’s breakfast-and-lunch eat-in or takeaway place next to his home table, Frenchie, I thought of the note a friend in New York who follows my Instagram feed sent me recently. “Don’t you ever just want to stay home and eat a big messy Reuben sandwich?” she asked, teasing me about the often beautiful and elaborate dishes that I share from the restaurants I go to of a given week in Paris as a food writer. Well, um, yes, in fact, I love a…
  • Le Restaurant du Palais-Royal, Paris | A Perennially Romantic Restaurant Gets a Great New Chef, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    14 Jul 2015 | 3:06 pm
    When summer blooms, the urge to dine outdoors sweeps through many major western cities, but perhaps nowhere is the choice of an al fresco dining venue more fraught than it is in Paris. Why? Landing a choice fresh-air table is a great Parisian seasonal game. If anyone can decide to sit down on one of the city’s hundreds of cafe terraces and order one of the worlds best summer meals–a glass of rose, an omelette and a green salad (more often mediocre than not, alas, in the French capital these days, since cafes generally contend with a clientele that’s even more…
  • Etoile sur Mer, Paris | Guy Savoy’s Very Good New Fish Restaurant, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:03 pm
    After chef Guy Savoy moved his eponymous three-star table to La Monnaie de Paris, the magnificent Paris mint building on the banks of the Seine in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés two months ago, his former premises on the rue Troyon have been transformed into a chic little seafood restaurant called Etoile sur Mer. This punning name requires a bit of explanation for English speakers, since etoile de mer is not only the French word for a starfish but a reference to the tentacular circular intersection around the Arc de Triomphe, which the French refer to as l’étoile (the star) and…
  • Grand Coeur | A Delightful New Brasserie in the Marais, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Tucked away in a courtyard in the Marais, and occupying the same space as The Studio, a long-running but not regretted Tex-Mex restaurant that claims a flickering wick of memory only by reminding me of how much I miss authentic Mexican cooking in Paris, Grand Coeur is a delightful new brasserie that serves a very good contemporary French menu. It also has one of the city’s loveliest terraces for out door summer dining, which is a Parisian passion. Grand Coeur (The Big Heart) comes with a seriously impressive pedigree, too, since it’s the creation of seasoned Marais restaurateur…
  • Le Bon Saint Pourçain | A Change for the Better in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, B+

    Alexander Lobrano
    4 Jun 2015 | 4:17 pm
    In Paris, the assiduously institutionalised exultation of the city’s past poses the same sort of risk as the sugar water in a bee trap. Like many people who live here, however, I forget how easy it is to succumb to the easy nectar of memory and to gloat over the beauty of a place that has pretty much shunned modernity, or at least inside of Le Peripherique, or the beltway that separates the city from the suburbs it ignores. So as luck would have it, just before going to dinner at the new version of Le Bon Saint Pourçain, a Saint-Germain-des-Prés bistro I’ve know for years,…
 
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    Cooking Up a Story

  • Tree Hive Bees- Scientific Research to Save the Honeybees

    Cooking Up a Story
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In an effort to save the honeybees, a veteran researcher, Lynn Royce, looks at tree hive bees to uncover the clues that may help their populations Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Alan Kapuler: Kinship Garden and Greenhouse Tour

    Cooking Up a Story
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story Research scientist and public domain plant breeder, Alan Kapuler, takes us on a tour of his greenhouse, he refers to as Kinship Garden. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • More About the Canning Process Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this newsletter edition, Marisa McClellan, of Food In Jars, talks about the overall canning process, a food swap, favorite posts, what you may have missed on social media and more. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Marisa McClellan: More About the Canning Process

    Cooking Up a Story
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Published on Cooking Up a Story Marisa McClellan, of Food In Jars, talks about the canning process. High acid foods & the purpose of adding sugar. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
  • Eggs 101 Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Cooking Up a Story
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Published on Cooking Up a Story In this issue, eggs 101 labeling on egg cartons, how to make dungeness crab, past favorite posts and this week's social media list. Cooking Up a Story - An online television show about food and sustainable living
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    Tomato Kumato

  • Chicken, Blackberries, Feta, Mango, Spinach & 10 Things I Really Like About France

    emiglia
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Tweet I really like French trains. Not because they’re usually on time, which, in my experience (and contrary to most), they tend to be, and not because they’re inexpensive, which, in general, they are (have you seen Amtrak rates lately? Yikes!). It’s mostly because I like the feeling of riding on a train that can take you through countless different types of countryside, through little villages and big cities. I like the fact that, for most people in France, riding a train is not a big deal, and I like feeling the same way as they do until I remember that I’m on a…
  • Chicken and Roasted Tomato Sandwich

    emiglia
    6 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Tweet Sorry not sorry*… I really like my life. You’re not supposed to say that. When someone asks you how things are going, you’re supposed to say, “OK.” You’re supposed to say, “All right.” You’re supposed to say, “Good, except…” Except I can’t. Ever since I left my job and became my own boss, I’ve been thrilled with pretty much everything that goes on in my life, from waking up to riding the metro in the middle of the day to spending my afternoons working at the American Library in Paris. For someone who…
  • Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad

    emiglia
    18 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    Tweet Isn’t it strange how some foods, some dishes, some flavors are associated with a place in time and space? Sensory memory is a strange, strange thing. One moment you’re walking down the street, worrying about something that will turn out to be inconsequential, and the next you catch a whiff of something: roasting peanuts or wet paint or a perfume you smelled once on someone now long forgotten, and you’re transported somewhere, some-when, else. I was back in Toronto last week to visit my friends from my first year of university there — the year before I started…
  • Hotel Stories and A Cheesy, Sausagy Baguette

    emiglia
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    Tweet I’ve missed my weird part-time jobs. Weird part-time jobs have been an essential part of my successfully living in Europe for this long. There was that time I corrected (i.e. rewrote) a lettre de motivation for a girl applying for university and essentially had to stalk her in order to get paid. I had a lot of time on my hands at the time and ended up calling her, repeatedly, and even though she pretended to be her own landlord when I called and then e-mailed me saying her wallet had been stolen, I eventually got my money — all 80 euro of it. Success. Then there was the time…
  • How the Grinch (ahem… the French Administration) Tried to Steal Christmas and Failed, Miserably. Also, Magret de Canard.

    emiglia
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    Tweet This is only the second year in the nearly eight that I’ve lived here that I’ve spent Christmas in France, but it’s the first time it happened at least partially by choice. I could have gone home this time. It was physically possible. I suppose that last time, when the French administration let me decide between going home and giving up my visa or staying and keeping it, I also had a choice, but it didn’t feel like a choice, not at all. This year, I didn’t have the choice in the way that many people feel like they don’t have the choice every year. My…
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    bell'alimento

  • Blueberry Balsamic Panna Cotta

    Paula
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    You all know how much I adore panna cotta (just do a quick search with the words panna cotta in the search box above and you’ll find a plethora of flavors). It’s a super simple dessert that will literally only take you 10 minutes of “working” time. The rest of the time your refrigerator does the work. That’s what I call winning. Why do I love it so? Because you can take the classic vanilla panna cotta recipe and by simply adding additional seasonal flavors it changes the whole scrumptious shebang. Making it perfect the perfect year round dessert. These gorgeous…
  • Death By Chocolate Layer Cake

    Paula
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lavazza. My birthday falls in the month of July (I was an early firecracker as my Mom likes to say still to this very day, and I gotta admit, the description still fits). I’m one of those people that really digs birthdays and tend to celebrate it for at least a week if not more. Doesn’t everyone? I also really dig chocolate and COFFEE so it was only natural that I made a celebration worthy cake that would make chocoholics and caffeine addicts rejoice right along with me. I am super duper pleased with how this one turned out. So much so it…
  • Creamy Garlic Aioli

    Paula
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
    While this may look like mayonnaise, Aioli isn’t mayonnaise. What’s the difference you ask?  Mayonnaise is basically an emulsion of bland neutral flavored oils (think canola), egg yolks, vinegar and/or lemon juice. Aioli, on the other hand, hails from the southern French region of Provence, and traditionally begins by using a mortar and pestle to bash cloves of garlic into a paste. Once you’ve got yourself a nice chunk of garlic paste, it’s then blended together with egg yolks, lemon juice and olive oil (for a more robust flavor). It magically thickens and transforms…
  • Herb Crusted Pork Chops

    Paula
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    These are pretty much my version of homemade Shake and Bake pork chops in grown up form. I would seriously get excited for shake and bake night growing up. There is something oddly exciting about shaking things up in a gallon zip top bag. Who knew? Well that’s unless you got too into it and the bag burst and then you were on clean up duty. Sigh. Maybe I was the only one? (...)Read the rest of Herb Crusted Pork Chops (270 words) © Paula for bell' alimento, 2015. | Permalink | 12 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Pork
  • Refrigerator Bread and Butter Pickles

    Paula
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    I have a lot of little quirks with food. For instance, I’m not a fan of cucumbers (I will totally pick them out if they’re in let’s say a salad) but I’m all about the PICKLES. I know, I know, it makes ZERO sense but try telling that to my taste buds. My all time favorite pickle is the bread and butter pickle. My Mom has made Bread and Butter pickles every single year she’s had a garden and that’s like well my whole life. Strange name for a pickle yeah? I can’t imagine eating them on buttered bread but whatever floats your boat.(...)Read the rest of…
 
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    Chef Tom Cooks - Recipe Blog

  • Corn & Zucchini Tacos

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 cups fresh white or yellow corn kernels 1 cup chopped white onion 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 medium yellow squash, diced 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper cayenne pepper, to taste 8-10 warm corn tortillas 1/4 cup tomatillo (green) salsa 8 teaspoons grated Monterey Jack cheese Heat half of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Toast corn 5 minutes, stirring; season with salt. Remove corn; set aside. Heat remaining 1…
  • Watermelon Margarita

    admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    It’s national tequila day…so why not celebrate with this refreshing recipe for watermelon margaritas. 1-2 cubes of fresh watermelon 1/2 oz. agave nectar juice of 1/2 lime 1 1/2 oz/ silver tequila ice watermelon wedge, for garnish Combine the watermelon, agave and lime juice in a glass and muddle together. Top with ice.  Add tequila and shake vigorously. Pour over fresh ice and garnish with a wedge of watermelon. Serves 1 Looking for some authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes?  Check out Recipes From South Of The Border !
  • How To Cook A Perfect NY Strip Steak

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The secret to a perfectly cooked steak is a really hot pan and making sure the meat is at room temperature.  The recipe below will show you how to make a restaurant quality steak at home. 12-oz. NY strip steak (about 1 inch thick) kosher salt fresh cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 sprig of thyme 1 garlic clove, crushed Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.  Pat dry on both sides with a paper towel. Season the steak with salt and black pepper on all sides. Heat a heavy cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot.  Add oil to pan…
  • Crispy Smashed Red Potatoes

    admin
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    3 pounds small red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & black pepper Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Place whole potatoes on a rimmed baking dish. Pour 3/4 cup water into pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow potatoes to cool for about 10 minutes. Toss potatoes with half of olive oil. Smash potatoes with bottom of a drinking glass. Drizzle with remaining olive oil. Season with thyme and salt & black pepper. Bake for 40 more minutes. Serves 4
  • Risotto with Peas & Ham

    admin
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    If you’ve never made risotto before, this is a great recipe to start with.  It’s pretty easy to make and is a great dish to impress someone with.  You could also get creative by using asparagus instead of peas for a great alternative.  Don’t forget the lemon zest, it adds a nice brightness to the dish. 1 1/2 cups arborio rice 6 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 garlic cloves 4 tablespoons butter 1 leek, thinly sliced and rinsed well (white and light green parts only) 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups fresh or frozen peas (thawed) 8 ounces thickly sliced deli ham, cut into…
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    The Bitten Word

  • Read Our Interview in "The Writer"

    Bitten Word
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
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  • The Best Way to Roast Tomatoes

    Bitten Word
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
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  • Tennessee Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Hoecakes

    Bitten Word
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
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  • Cucumber Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Pickled Onion

    Bitten Word
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
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  • Honey-Turmeric Pork with Beet and Carrot Salad

    Bitten Word
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
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    Sugar & Spice by Celeste

  • A Joyous Announcement!!

    Celeste
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    Photo by Brad W. Friends, I have such wonderful news to share with you.  Next week, my husband and I are scheduled to welcome a precious baby girl via c-section!  There are simply no words to rightfully express our excitement and joy.It's been a long, emotional and rocky road for us to reach this point, but it will all be worth it the moment we see our daughter's face for the first time.  Feeling her little kicks, jabs and punches has truly been one of the greatest blessings of my life.I know that you haven't seen me post many recipes lately, and now you finally know…
  • Blueberry Buttermilk Belgian Waffles

    Celeste
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Can I just say that my hubby is THE best?!?  I sure do love him.  This past Valentine's Day, he surprised me with several goodies - and a Belgian waffle maker was among them.  I was so excited to open up the box and give it a whirl.  There are lots and lots of wonderfully thick and fluffy waffles in our (very near) future!I wanted to start off with a classic recipe - nothing too crazy.  I pretty much love any recipe that incorporates buttermilk, so that seemed like a good place to start.  Belgian waffles are a little more involved than regular ole' pancake…
  • Christmas Giveaway - Christmas All Through the South - Southern Living

    Celeste
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
      Photos courtesy of Southern LivingFirst of all, Merry Christmas everybody!  It's that time of year again...my absolutely favorite.  A time that was so magical as a child, and yet still finds a way to be magical as an adult.  All of the twinkling lights, hot cocoa, holiday movies and music makes my heart happy.  And let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas!Today, I bring you a truly magnificent Christmas book by the awesome editors at Southern Living - Christmas All Through the South.  When I first received this book to review, I was delighted with…
  • Mom's Chicken & Dressing

    Celeste
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Hand-written recipes are the best.Who's ready for some Thanksgiving dressing??  Dressing is serious business around here.  Brad excitedly waits ALL year for the wonderful day that dressing graces his dinner plate.  In fact, I have to make 2 separate pans of it at the holidays.  One classic recipe, plus one with sausage added.  That way, there's sure to be plenty for leftovers after the hubbub of the big day is over.This year, we had an extra special treat when my Mom visited us.  She was in the mood for her famous Chicken & Dressing for dinner, and Brad and I…
  • Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Celeste
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
     You won't find any tricks here today...only treats!  Hopefully your costumes are ready and bowls of candy wait by the front door in preparation for tonight's festivities.I've seriously been craving something baked with apples and cinnamon lately, thanks to the arrival of my very favorite season.  Fall, I heart you.This bread was fabulous.  It was perfectly sweet, packed with fresh apples and delightfully cinnamon-y.  It's easy to make and will infuse your entire home with delicious wafts of goodness.I repeat, delicious wafts of goodness, people.  :)It was hard…
 
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    Restaurant Recipes - Popular Restaurant Recipes you can make at Home: Copykat.com

  • Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread

    Stephanie
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Have you ever wondered how to make crazy bread? You are in luck. Years ago in college I fell in love with the Little Caesar’s Crazy Bread. This delicious butter and garlic flavored bread is a treat. The Crazy Bread is even better when you make it with this copycat recipe.If you have never had these freshly baked bread topped with the flavors of butter and garlic, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, you are missing out one one of the best side dishes to have come out of a pizza place. These are served with their Crazy sauce, but you can eat these plain or with your favorite marinara.
  • Panera Bread Baked Potato Soup

    Stephanie
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Panera Bread Baked Potato Soup is a wonderful creamy soup that will warm your soul. It is filled with cream cheese, potato chunks, and bits of smoky bacon. You will soon fall in love with this recipe.Panera Bread is known for its wonderful soups. Every day they serve up many different types of soup. Their Broccoli Cheddar soup is amazing. Their baked potato soup is also very nice. For me, there is nothing like a good old-fashioned bowl of potato soup. Are you ever looking for a good potato soup recipe? This may be the perfect one for you, too.This recipe has very common ingredients in this…
  • Overnight Oats Recipe

    Stephanie
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:37 am
    You may have heard about these before, Overnight Oats are a hot trend right now when it comes to breakfast. Overnight Oats are an instant breakfast.If you haven’t heard about this type of oatmeal before, it is the oatmeal that you simply put in a container with a liquid, and you set in the refrigerator overnight. Then you eat this oatmeal without cooking it straight out of the refrigerator. This makes this recipe perfect for when you want something quick and easy straight out of the fridge. It is a cool breakfast that you don’t need to cook; that’s right this dish is eaten…
  • Subway – You Share, We Share

    Stephanie
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    “This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and SUBWAY® blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.” I love the Houston Food Bank, so when SUBWAY® Restaurants and Social Moms invited us to be part of the “You Share. We Share.” program, we were thrilled to take one day to talk about this great organization and how you can help it, and other local charities in your neck of the woods. From now through August 31st, SUBWAY® Restaurants are partnering with local charities to give back to their communities. When you eat at SUBWAY® Restaurants in the…
  • June 2015 Favorites

    Stephanie
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:41 pm
    A fun trip to Chicago, and learning about adult coloring books in more are in store this month. I seem to run late on these each month, I am just now recapping the month of June. For me, this has been an incredibly busy summer. This last month I went to the wonderful Eat, Write, Retreat Food Blog Conference in Chicago. I must say I love Chicago. It is hands down, one of my favorite cities.While there I came upon a new favorite Kalyn introduced me to Garrett’s Popcorn. I must say this popcorn is nothing short of magical. They don’t sell too many flavors, but what they do is…
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  • My First Grilling Experience

    Curt McAdams
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:42 pm
    I’m a bit late to the game, but better late than never! Wayfair.com is featuring stories, so I thought I’d throw my favorite early grilling stories. Sorry, i didn’t have a camera back then, so no photos are available of the actual events… Fortunately. Imagine that it’s 1978. Somehow, as a young teenage boy, I find myself alone at home. My good friend, we’ll call him B, comes over, and we walk up to the local Supervalu store and figure out what hunk of beef we’re each going to grill. Had we ever done this before? NO! Were we afraid we’d screw it…
  • San Diego 2015 – Part B

    Curt McAdams
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:02 pm
    San Diego 2015 – Part 1 was just the weekend after we got to San Diego. Part B is about the week… The first weekend of June was really great. The weather was perfect, even at dawn. Instead of clouds, we had clear skies, and everything was gorgeous! Monday, however, changed that a bit. It was cloudy again, but it did burn off by noonish. Tuesday was sunny, but hot for the beach area, and a bit humid. That turned cloudy again, and Thursday actually brought rain (drizzle), which continued into Friday for a cloudy day the whole day… Not the typical San Diego weather. We…
  • San Diego 2015 Part 1

    Curt McAdams
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:25 pm
    From late April through mid-June, I did a bit of travel here and there. It was mostly not work related, but the last trip was to a conference in San Diego. I’ve been to the same hotel 2 other times, and I’ve learned that June is typically filled with grey mornings that turn into sunny, fantastic days. This year was different, though; out of 7 days, only half the time was sunny. It even kind of rained a couple days! We made the best of it, though. My wife went with me, and we got in early enough to enjoy a beautiful Saturday on Coronado Island (not really an island) and La Jolla,…
  • Quick Dinner

    Curt McAdams
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    What do you do when it’s dinner, and you didn’t think about what you’re going to have? You look in the fridge and improvise, and, depending on how hungry you are, make something all quick-like! I had the following that caught my eye: Cheddar cheese Mole sauce Pulled pork and, in the pantry, some spicy blue corn chips All that sounds like pulled pork nachos to me! The pulled pork is just good any time.  The chips are spicy and crunchy. The cheddar cheese is just necessary, but the mole sauce brought everything together, crossing the bbq/Mexican boundaries and making it all…
  • Sous Vide Grilling

    Curt McAdams
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:01 pm
    In May, I went on a trip focused mainly on photography (get it? focused on photography???) with my uncle. After flying to Dallas, we flew to Albuquerque, then drove to Santa Fe and Taos, then drove across northern New Mexico to southern Utah and northern Arizona, taking a quick drive up into southern Colorado. In Utah, we went to the Vermillion Cliffs and Peak-a-boo Canyon, then headed back via Phoenix. It was a great trip, and I borrowed the best camera I’ve ever used, a Nikon D810, and used a rented Nikon 14-28mm f/2.8 to get some great photos (to me, at least). Enough of photos,…
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    The Naptime Chef

  • Ristorante Pizza on the Grill for Date Night In

    Kelsey
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    My husband and I love to go out to dinner, just the two of us, when time allows. Our weekdays are so busy and scattered it is rare that we have a lot of time together to chat and decompress. However, sometimes our usual date night agenda of dinner and a walk around town is thwarted by the lack of a babysitter or a sick child who needs our attention. On these nights, we throw ourselves date night at home. We get the kids to sleep, fire up the grill, and have a date on the back porch. One of the purposes of date night is to give me a break from cooking, which is why I like to buy dinner…
  • Steamed Summer Squash with Onion & Pepper

    Kelsey
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is one of those quick recipes that I learned from my Mom and eat on a regular basis. It is so simple it is hardly a recipe but I still want to share it in case you are looking for a new way to eat squash. The premise is simple: slice summer squash and vidalia onions very thin.  Set in a strainer over a pot of water and steam until cooked through and wilted. Stir in a thin sliver of butter, good sea salt and a grind of pepper, and enjoy. The beauty of this recipe is that it is both healthy and easy. The ingredients are incredibly inexpensive, even totally free if you happen to grow…
  • 4 Ways to Celebrate National Can-it-Forward Day + Giveaway

    Kelsey
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I love to wax poetic about the wonders of preserving. It doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, it truly can be simple and fun. Every year I join my friends at Jarden Home Brands to celebrate National Can-it-Forward Day. This year it is on August 1st! The day is full of events featuring prominent home preservers sharing their tips and expertise. Luckily this day will coincide perfectly with my yearly trip to Cooperstown. It is the time of the year when I do a lot of preserving, mostly of seasonal fruits I find at the Farmer’s Market, and this year will be no different. Jarden…
  • Grilled Romaine Salad with Roasted Garlic Ranch

    Kelsey
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It has been a big grilling summer around these parts. We’ve been firing up the coals nearly every night and eating outside as much as possible. It is so much easier now that the kids are older and can play on the swing set while we mill around the yard! Naturally I’ve seized this opportunity to work on a few new grilling recipes, including things like vegetables and desserts. One of our latest new favorites is this grilled romaine salad. Grilling romaine caramelizes the natural sugars in the lettuce and the resulting flavor is amazing. It is honestly so good you could just drizzle…
  • Squash Basil & Tomato Frittata

    Kelsey
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This summer I planted a TON of squash in our garden. I focused on that because we eat zucchini and summer squash all summer long, plus, we were getting a little tired of jalapeos. The other day I harvested three perfect squash and made it a goal to eat them at every meal. First up, breakfast. Since our morning breakfast routine is usually pretty frazzled I like to make frittatas. They basically require nothing more than a quick saute and whisk, then they are popped in the oven and forgotten until ready. Easy peasy, and so perfect for those minutes I am running around the house making lunches…
 
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    Art & Lemons

  • A year of us | day 263

    ArtandLemons
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:12 pm
    day 263 I listened to a story about a woman who visited Egypt in high school. She watched the cook make yogurt during her stay. The cook’s hands were tea stained along the creases, strong yet nimble like those of a dancer. She hummed a folk song her mother often sang about searching for stars in a sea of black figs. The milk heated in a copper pot. The cook dribbled the yogurt over her wrist like a baby’s bottle and when it warmed her wrist, she whisked in the yogurt. She then poured the yogurt into a glass jar and wrapped it with a thick towel before setting it the sun to culture.
  • A year of us | day 262

    ArtandLemons
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:37 pm
    day 262 “What are you looking at?” Light. Shadow. Pattern. He followed me on the trail with his camera then handed it over and ran to the river. He built a dam and I shot a roll of film. We ordered take out and he made plans for the tooth fairy’s arrival.
  • A year of us | day 261

    ArtandLemons
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    day 261 We made it down to the river when the rain came. It was soft at first. “This is where we were,” he said. He traced an arc with his hand from the riverbank down to the rocks where they played. I watched his swift angling over the rocks and felt the tug of him growing up. The rain fell all at once like a dunk booth at the fair, only I didn’t feel any cooler. “No glasses,” I said, “let’s run back to the car.”
  • A year of us | day 260

    ArtandLemons
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:56 pm
    day 260 “A guy in a silver pickup truck just pulled up and took our old couch.” Its pale gold color bleached even lighter by the sun but he didn’t notice or care. I had gotten used to the position of the couch in the front yard facing the road. I thought about setting up a projection screen across the road and having a drive-in movie night, without the drive or the long looping line to order popcorn and drinks. We could still recreate it. The couch, however, was central to the plan.
  • A year of us | day 259

    ArtandLemons
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:16 pm
    day 259 Empty again. I checked the mailbox while he napped; the film still hadn’t arrived. I paced back and forth with my notebook on the porch. I could see the edges of a scene for the story, then a clear glimpse of Henry seated at the kitchen table. Clanking the spoon on the edge of a bowl of warm vichyssoise. Cold soup was for the feeble. A bit early for lunch, but he supped all the same, with the crusted end of yesterday’s sourdough bread.
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    Very Culinary

  • Back To School LunchBox Ideas

    Amy
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Pear Honey Sandwiches

    Amy
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:29 pm
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  • Mandarin Orange Pretzel Dessert

    Amy
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • No Bake Almond Coconut Snack Bites

    Amy
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
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  • Chocolate Iced Coffee Frappe

    Amy
    17 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
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    POPSUGAR Food

  • 20+ Pasta Dishes With OMG Ingredients

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Tired of your usual pasta go-tos? Then mix things up with the likes of strawberries or caviar instead. We promise you'll be surprised: weird as they sound, these ingredients actually translate to dishes bursting with flavor. Rather than judge a book dish by its cover, open your mind (and stomach) and give these pasta dishes a chance. In turn, you may just come across a new favorite. - Additional reporting by Emily Bibb
  • The Best Method to Grill Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The only thing more satisfying than drinking a beer while grilling is incorporating the beer into the grilled recipes themselves, like this beer-brined grilled chicken breast recipe. Inspired by grilled beer-can chicken but infinitely easier, this recipe starts out with skinless, boneless chicken breasts that are brined in a beer-salt-sugar solution. Why brine? Without getting too heady, the beer-salt-sugar solution tenderizes the meat, locks in moisture, and seasons the meat throughout. It's a foolproof method for some of the best grilled white meat ever. Even if you don't add any seasoning,…
  • An Extremely Helpful Chart on How to Store and Use Blueberries

    Anna-Monette-Roberts
    2 Aug 2015 | 11:00 am
    Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry From fresh to frozen to freeze-dried, there are a myriad of ways you can buy blueberries, but how should they be stored and what recipes should they be used in? Enter in this chart, which goes over all the nitty gritty details. Source: Column Five Media Blueberry Recipes to Get You Started: Fresh: oatmeal with blueberries and nuts, blueberry mojito, eton mess, berry tartlets, and cheesecake bars Frozen: the perfect smoothie, blueberry compote, blueberry ricotta pancakes, blueberry-nectarine dutch babies, and blueberry corn muffins Freeze-dried:…
  • Ditch the Pile of Dirty Dishes and Make This 1-Pan Vegetarian Meal Instead

    Nicole-Perry
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    I would go out cook dinner tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear anything in my fridge. Like staring down your closet while moaning "I have nothing to wear," this is a thought that I'd wager has passed through every cook's mind at one time or another. In this case, my fridge was filled with a hodgepodge of odds and ends threatening to spoil - tomato- and butter-braised onions leftover from a batch of Marcella Hazan's tomato sauce, a bundle of kale on its last legs, and some sautéed wild mushrooms that were earmarked for a scramble that never came to fruition. Nine times out of 10, I…
  • How to Cook a Superclean Meal in the Dishwasher

    Brandi-Milloy
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    You heard me right, this is a whole meal you can cook in the dishwasher! No, we didn't go crazy - yes, it might sound absurd, but what do you have to lose? If you think about it, really think about it, the dishwasher is basically like a giant hot water bath, so for all those foods you eat sous vide, this is actually very similar in terms of technique. Now, there are some important food safety tips and tricks to getting this right - the most important being to have sealable glass jars so you don't get any soap in your food - so be sure to check this out before you start throwing your dinner in…
 
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    Food Wishes Video Recipes

  • The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ever.

    2 Aug 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I know, everybody says that, but I really mean it. These are, these have to be, the best chocolate chip cookies, ever. Crispy around the edges, chewy and chocolaty in the middle, and thin, oh so thin. The only way someone doesn’t love these, is if they prefer thick cookies instead, which, in that case, makes their opinion invalid, since they’re obviously crazy. Besides, you know you can just press two thin cookies together to get a thick one. Right?My “secret” formula has been adapted from Alton Brown’s famous, “The Thin” recipe, and is fairly foolproof. The only real variable…
  • Summer Vegetable Cavatelli with Fresh Corn “Cream” – Corn Not Cows!

    31 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    There’s a restaurant near us that features a burrata-filled tortellini, served in a cream sauce fortified with fresh, sweet corn. It’s a wonderful dish, and was the inspiration for this simple, summer vegetable cavatelli. I was going to use reduced cream, with fresh, pureed corn stirred in at the end, but then I had a thought. What if skipped the dairy altogether, and made the sauce 100% cob-based? I was also out of cream.So, I blended the fresh corn with some chicken broth, and ended up with what looked like corn milk. At first, I thought I’d made it too thin, but after a few tests…
  • Turkish Chicken Kebabs – Expect More

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:31 am
    I’d like to think that all the chicken coming off American grills this summer will be as tasty, juicy, and tender, as these Turkish chicken kebabs, but I know better. This has nothing to do with cooking skills, or quality of grills, but rather the unremarkable residue of low expectations. People simply don’t expect much from their grilled chicken, and that’s exactly what they get. They use too little seasoning, and way too much time on the grill, followed by the inevitable barbecue sauce cover-up. Sure, the chicken was dry, but at least we couldn’t taste it. It doesn’t have to be…
  • Next Up: Chocolate Chips Cookies

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
  • Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil – An Exceptional Summer Exception

    21 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    There are many people, myself included, that think cooking prosciutto is basically a crime against nature; but there are exceptions, and this plate of grilled peaches with burrata is one incredibly delicious example. Having said that, I used a domestic version, which works beautifully here, so we’re not expecting you to use up your precious prosciutto di Parma. As far as the peaches go, you want something ripe, and sweet, but still somewhat firm. Above and beyond not being too soft, you must also make sure you’re buying “freestone” peaches. Non-freestone varieties will not…
 
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    Around Mom's Kitchen Table

  • USB Flash Drive Jewelry

    Linda Sue
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    USB Flash Drive Jewelry: Fun Gift for StudentsUSB flash drive jewelry is not only attractive, it is the perfect USB for students. It is functional and may help students of all ages keep up with the drive. At the very least, it may help the instructor remember to whom a forgotten USB drive belongs.As a college instructor in a computer lab, I have often had students leave their USB flash drives in the lab computer. All too often, there is no name, and nothing to help the instructor discover to whom the USB drive belongs without opening the files saved on the drive to find a name.Most…
  • Backpack Safety for Back to School

    Linda Sue
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo: AlvimannDuring the years that I attended college, I learned how painful back strain and shoulder strain caused by a backpack can be. With school starting so soon, it is important to make sure your students know backpack safety to prevent injuries.Share the following videos with your student to teach him or her how to safely pick up and position a backpack.How To Avoid Back Strain With a Backpack Safety NoteBackpacks should not weigh more than 10% to 15% of your child's body weight.  Backpack Safety
  • Camo Backpack for School

    Linda Sue
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Kid's Camo Backpack for SchoolClick edit above to add content to this empty capsule.When purchasing back-to-school items, why not consider buying a kid's camo backpack? Kids love the camo look, and the backpacks come in a large variety of colors and styles. Whether your student is a boy or a girl, there is a choice perfect for him or her. Good backpacks for school are a necessity these days, since kids have so many books and so much (too much?) homework. When buying one for your student, be sure that the pack is the right size, is made of sturdy material so that it lasts…
  • Little Boy Cowboy Boots: Cowboy Boots for Kids

    Linda Sue
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Little Boys Cowboy Boots: My Son and His BootsWhen my son was very small, he begged for little boy's cowboy boots every time we went to the store. His dad had a pair that my son liked to put on and stumble through the house in.He was so cute trying to walk in boots that came up to his hips. We purchased him a pair cowboy boots for kids for his birthday. Tan with gold colored thread outlining the western boot pattern on the shaft, the boots were much easier for him to walk in than his dad's.My son was so cute tryingto walk in his dad's boots! Next time we went to his…
  • USB Bracelets for School and Home

    Linda Sue
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    USB Bracelets for SchoolTime for back to school shopping. So why buy a USB bracelet for school be on your list? Having a USB bracelet makes it easy to carry files for homework, favorite music, recipes, or videos with you easily.Almost everyone, children as well as adults, has access to a computer these days. Having a USB bracelet, also known as a USB thumb drive, makes it easy to carry files for homework, favorite music, recipes, or videos with you easily.Most local schools are now requiring many K-12 students to purchase a USB storage device for classes as part of their school…
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    Always Order Dessert

  • Bacon-Wrapped Habanero Pineapple Bites

    Alejandra Ramos
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    These spicy and sweet Bacon-Wrapped Habanero Pineapple Bites were one of the first appetizers to disappear at a recent party I hosted. I mean...let's be honest...bacon-wrapped anything is generally a hit, but these are especially lovely because they hit so many great flavor notes all in one perfect mouthful. I was inspired to make this recipe as part of my ongoing collaboration with Tabasco.
  • Feed Your Passion Episode 1: Chinese-Cuban Fusion at Calle Dao

    Alejandra Ramos
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    In the first episode of my new show Feed Your Passion with Alejandra Ramos, we visit Calle Dao--a Cuban-Chinese restaurant in Manhattan that's putting a creative spin on this classic fusion cuisine. Calle Dao is owned by Marco Britti an Italian-born musician who developed a passion for Latin food while traveling the world with acts like Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony (YES!).  While living in
  • Raspberry Rosé Wine Slushies

    Alejandra Ramos
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:32 pm
    New York City is on fire right now. At least, that's how everybody is acting. It's about 95 degrees, but feels like 105. It's humid. The sun is blazing. Total madness. But I confess that...I don't hate it! I'm one of those crazy people that loves the sun and the heat. Humidity feels good on my skin (horrible for my hair, but I just throw it in a bun and it's all good) and the heat is
  • Watch: Introducing my new food webseries!

    Alejandra Ramos
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Earlier this summer, I teamed up with brand new website Vivala.com to produce and film a project that I am incredibly excited to finally share with you! It's a brand new 12-episode food webseries called Feed Your Passion with Alejandra Ramos, where I'll take you along on a journey meeting inspiring men and women who have taken their love for food and turned it into an amazing
  • Corn and Black Bean Salsa Salad

    Alejandra Ramos
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:16 pm
    It takes about 5 minutes to pull this ridiculously easy Corn and Black Bean Salsa Salad together, but the final dish is one of those that's surprisingly good. I call it a "salsa salad" because it really is both! You can serve it up with a big bowl of salty chips (like these homemade tortilla chips!) or spoon it over tacos or serve it up on its own as a light vegetarian main course. It's also
 
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    Joyful Abode

  • Memories of Summer Boating

    Emily Chapelle
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Discover Boating for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “We should get a boat someday. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a boat?” My husband is a fan. He used to do little sailing outings for fun in high school with his NJROTC. And while he has no intention of ever going on a cruise (I may have to someday with just me and the kids, because I kinda want to!), his deployments on ships haven’t seemed to cause any waning of interest in the water. We’ll be driving down the desert highway, and see a truck go by, dragging a…
  • Coconut Flour Pancakes (Fluffy Paleo Pancakes!)

    Emily Chapelle
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This coconut flour pancakes recipe was first published in June of 2010, and since then we’ve made these pancakes probably hundreds of times (I’m not exaggerating). Almost every Saturday morning, we make a big batch, usually double the recipe, and have pancakes together. Then, the kids like to have the leftovers with sun butter or peanut butter and fruit spread – favorites are bilberry, strawberry, and apricot – throughout the week (links are to the ones we buy). So I figured it was time for an update! Prettier (and pinnable) photos, and an easy-to-print recipe. If…
  • How Long to Boil Corn on the Cob – Perfect Corn Every Time

    Emily Chapelle
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Answering the age-old question of how long to boil corn on the cob. But first, a little story… If there’s one thing that says “summer” to me, it might just be corn on the cob. When my family visited my grandmother in Michigan every summer, “Doo-Dah” would bring us corn on the cob for the requisite family cookout. My dozens of cousins and second cousins (well, close to dozens) and I sat in the yard, shucking the corn and taking off as much of the silk as we could, happily anticipating the feast ahead. A few short hours later would find us happily munching…
  • How to Make Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Emily Chapelle
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Chocolate chip pancakes are seriously the best… Every Sunday, my dad used to make a yummy homemade breakfast for all of us, and we’d gather in the kitchen for some nice family time. It was awesome, and man… that guy can make some breakfast! Sometimes it was waffles or french toast, but probably the most frequent (and my favorite) was chocolate chip pancakes (with lil’ smokies breakfast sausages…mmm). This isn’t his recipe, but it’s durned good. Here’s the recipe for my Chocolate Chip Pancakes, in case you don’t want to read the whole long…
  • A-Freaking-Mazing Artichoke Dip

    Emily Chapelle
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    This artichoke dip was originally posted in April of 2010, and has remained a consistent reader favorite as well as a party staple in my home. You will never regret giving this recipe a try! – Updated July 2015 with printable recipe and a more Pinterest-friendly image. A while ago, I posted another recipe for artichoke dip, but let me tell you – this one blows that one out of the water. This artichoke dip is thicker and richer, thanks to the cream cheese, and it also has a zing of flavor from the seasonings I added. This one is also grain-free (the other one used flour as a…
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    Hungry Crowd

  • Video: How to Make Amazing Ribs at Home Without a Smoker

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:23:05 -0400
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers. If you don't have a smoker at home, you can still make some amazing 'cue using our Apartment Rib Rub on a rack of baby-backs. This recipe takes less than five hours start-to-finish, and can be done entirely indoors. The flavor closely resembles traditional...
  • 7 Cheesy, Gooey Enchiladas

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:31:54 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Whether they're filled with shrimp, chicken or vegetables, gooey, saucy, cheesy enchiladas are a crowd-pleasing pick for dinner. Plus, they're super-easy to make. Here are seven excellent enchilada recipes to make the next time you need to satisfy a serious comfort food craving:  1. Shrimp Enchiladas Feel free to experiment with the filling for these festive Mexican-style...
  • Every Dipping Sauce You’ll Ever Need

    Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:33:45 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Whether you’re snacking on a dumpling, feasting on roast chicken or crunching down on fresh vegetable crudités, a good dipping sauce can make all the difference. Here, 11 recipes for dipping sauces for every occasion. 1. Mint-and-Date Dipping Sauce  Padma Lakshmi calls this sauce “liquid heaven.” She purees sticky dates with fresh mint, lemon juice and chile, creating a sweet...
  • Down with Wine Dogma: An Open Letter from Winemaker Sean Thackrey

    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:34:02 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    A lot of recent debate in the wine world has concerned questions of balance. Are black-fruited Napa Cabernets that weigh in at 15.5% alcohol a sure sign of wrongheaded winemaking, or are they exactly the way they should be? Is Pinot Noir at a less extravagant 12.5% balanced, nuanced and expressive—or is it just sharp, unpleasant and flavor-challenged? I wrote about the issue in my...
  • Ceramist Claire Catillaz Inspired These Party-Perfect Cockles in Broth

    Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:04:13 -0400
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:04 pm
    All week, F&W is introducing artisans who inspired the outstanding summer recipes from our August issue. Clair Catillaz, the Brooklyn-based ceramist behind Clam Lab, creates rustic, minimalist designs with all the hallmark irregularities of hand-thrown clay. She became popular on Etsy around 2010 before going out on her own, acquiring a reputation for neutral-toned dishes that...
 
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    Wholistic Woman

  • Getting Old As a Family of Two

    Wendy Hammond
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    I was kind of shocked when I looked at the photo above in my camera. I had a new phone stand and shutter remote that I was playing with and snapped this image intending to show off my new Stitch Fix skirt. “Uh, holy crap, I look old!” I thought. I decided I was definitely NOT going to post that on Instagram #OOTD. I wondered if it was the lighting or the fact that I didn’t use the “beauty face” feature or if I really do look like that. I showed it to DH when he got home and he laughed. “You look about 60!” he said. “The lighting makes your hair…
  • Green Living & Entertaining: Swap Out Paper & Plastic for Plants

    Wendy Hammond
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Image courtesy of Repurpose Recently, Repurpose sent me a set of their disposable tableware to try. I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t is best to use reusable tableware? Well yes, but if you don’t have that much reusable tableware or if you are doing a lot of outdoor entertaining (hello, summer!) it can be super convenient to use disposables. The cool thing about Repurpose’s line is that it’s made exclusively from plants. Repurpose’s cups, bowls, plates, forks, spoons and knives are made from corn, sugar and bamboo, all of which are annually-renewable…
  • Swiss Chard Quinoa Salad

    Wendy Hammond
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    You might recall this as a variation of the “Master Mix” recipe that I’ve posted before. It’s a long time favorite that I dig out every summer when the greens start piling up in the refrigerator. I came across this recipe when I was a member of Trillium Haven Farm CSA, and it’s fun to use these recipes that have such good memories attached to them. While making the Sauteed Swiss Chard, you can have a batch of quinoa going. Cook according to package directions. This makes a great make-ahead lunch for the week. Sauteed Swiss Chard with Onions, Garlic, Raisins &…
  • How I Use CoSchedule and EverNote to Simplify Blogging and Tame My Inbox

    Wendy Hammond
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Note: This post contains affiliate links So, you may have noticed that I’m in the midst of giving Wholistic Woman a makeover! For the past year or so I’ve been spending a lot of my spare time as co-owner of EatGR. It’s been quite a trip, launching an Indiegogo campaign and website. But things are mostly underway over there, and it’s time to turn my attention back to my first love, my own blog. I’ve been re-inspired, especially after the awesome Eat, Write, Retreat conference that I attended in Chicago. Not only did I get tons of ideas for food blogging, but I was…
  • Race Recap: Meijer LPGA 5K Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s

    Guest Post
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:13 am
    Mile 2 and feeling Grrreat! On Saturday I was invited to participate in the Meijer LPGA 5K Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s. It was my third 5K of the year and I think I’m starting to get addicted. Many of the “serious” runners in the running club that DH and I are members of dislike 5Ks. Can’t really get your stride yet, they say. Hardly worth putting on running clothes to run just 3 miles, they say. Too bad, it’s a lot of fun I say! This one was no different. Since it was sponsored by Kellogg’s (based in Michigan, for those of you not from here! Go…
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    The Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

  • Recipe: Whole Wheat Chocolate Coconut Scones — But First, Breakfast!

    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pin it At this point in my baking career and time as a home cook, I do feel as though the world might not need another scone. There are great cream scone recipes out there, and wonderful flaky butter scones; there are scones packed with whole grain oats and berries, and others cloaked in sweet, sugary glazes. So why another scone today? I happen to be a big fan of coconut and started to think about what would happen if I used coconut milk instead of buttermilk or yogurt in a scone dough — and then folded in a heap of toasted coconut and some dark chocolate bits. Would that, in fact, be a…
  • Why Freezing Is the Best Way to Preserve Cilantro — Herb Gardening 101

    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Pin it Whether it's the ongoing debate that a dislike of cilantro is determined by genetics or the recent stir caused by cilantro imported from Mexico, cilantro certainly seems to be a hot topic right now. While some crave its fresh, spicy flavor, others find it utterly unappealing. For me, I can't get enough of it. Not only can it be tricky to grow, but it also proves challenging to preserve. If you're a lover of cilantro, like I am, you've probably had some exasperating moments trying to successfully capture and prolong its flavor. Here are some tips to both extend the shelf-life of your…
  • The 5 Things You Need to Know About Making Better Ice Cubes — Tips from The Kitchn

    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pin it This is the time of year — smack dab in the dog days of summer — when I'm more than happy to hear the sound of cold ice cubes plinking into my glass. From a smart tip on storing ice, to an ingenious method for keeping pitcher drinks cold, here are five important things you need to know about making better ice cubes. READ MORE »
  • Your Food Through a Filter: Here's a Look Back at July's Frozen Instagram Theme — Last Month on Instagram

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    @heartbeetkitchen Pin it July's Instagram theme for The Kitchn was frozen – all those popsicles, drinks, and ice cream scoops that cool you down when it's basically too hot to live. We were so impressed with all your ideas! Here are some of our favorite photos that you shared with us throughout the month. We'll also reveal August's Instagram theme, which includes a special month-long contest with Staub. Care to join? READ MORE »
  • Everything You Need to Know About Growing Cilantro — Herb Gardening 101

    1 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Pin it We've finally reached the last herb in our Herb Gardening 101 series, and we've definitely saved the trickiest for last. Cilantro was one of the earliest herbs ever cultivated for culinary use — dating back over 3,000 years — and over that period of time, it has found its way into almost every major cuisine. Its tendency to go to seed at the slightest rise in temperature can make it a little frustrating to grow in hot, dry climates, but where would our guacamole, Asian spring rolls, or Dhanya Chatni be without this incredibly aromatic herb? Here's how to turn one packet of seeds…
 
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    foodista.com

  • Peach Caramel French Toast

    ajeanroy
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:11 pm
    August is the month of plenty. It seems as if everything is growing and producing more than I can keep up with. So, my recipes reflect the seasonal foods and our dinner table is full of delicious things. All the hard work in the garden is finally paying off. 
  • Cheap and Plentiful From The Farmer's Market

    ajeanroy
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Working with a food budget can be quite a challenge. Every cook knows that eating healthy is the most important thing we can do for our families, while being able to afford that diet can be a little bit harder to do.
  • Paleo Avocado Ice Cream

    lrodrigues
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Paleo avocado ice cream is the easiest way to satisfy your craving for a sweet frozen treat.  Avocados are packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals and considered a superfood.
  • Peach Rosemary and Brie Tartlets

    ajeanroy
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Juicy peaches pair so well with the herbaceous rosemary and creamy Brie that we had to share this lovely summer recipe from My Bottomless Boyfriend. The crispy, light puff pastry makes the perfect base for t
  • The Easiest Summer Cucumber Salad You Will Ever Make

    lrodrigues
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Summer is ideal for light and refreshing salads with a crunch.  No vegetable gives quite a bite like the humble cucumber.  This simple cucumber salad will be your go-to side dish for the remainder of the season.
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    Gigabiting

  • Your Social Media Profile Rendered in Ice Cream

    Janice
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    You’re Sweet and Cool and Kind of Nutty. You’ve already been assessed by Myers Briggs, done your colors, read your horoscope, and found your spirit animal. Now you can fine tune your personality typing with your own custom-matched gelato flavor. Talenti Gelato launched [...]
  • Food Emojis: Look What You Can Do With Them!

    Janice
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
      Emoji is the fastest growing language the world has ever seen. That’s right, language. It’s syntactic enough that the UK Guardian printed an emoji transcript of President Obama’s last State of the Union Address, and the Library of Congress recently catalogued its first emoji title, Emoji [...]
  • We’ll Choose a Dirty Restaurant Over a Clean One, as Long as We Think It’s Authentic

    Janice
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
      Authenticity is the value of the moment. Much more than a buzzword, it shapes our attitudes and our ideals. It rolls off the tongue when we speak of everything from politicians to blue jeans. Why would we let a little thing like [...]
  • Hot Day Hot Drink?

    Janice
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    It’s hot out there. How about a nice cold drink? You hear the clink of ice cubes in a tall glass, see the beads of sweat condensing on the outside, and you just know you’re in for some serious refreshment. [...]
  • More Men Grocery Shop, Few Reports of Testicle Shrinkage

    Janice
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
      It’s big news to retailers: men are no longer the hapless dolts of the household. They can finally be trusted to walk into a supermarket with a list and walk out with more than chips, bacon, and beer. Just [...]
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    Renaissance Culinaire

  • Special Dinner Plans? Are You Lash Challenged? Do You Hate Falsies?

    14 Jul 2015 | 11:37 pm
    I am a dabbler, not really someone beauty indulged, or even an enabler for that matter. As time goes on, and occasions arise that require a gal to transform, needs change to something usually thought of as a splurge or non-necessity. I hate using glue to stick false lashes onto my eyelids - absolutely hate, hate, doing it.For those who have shied away, or those of the male persuasion who might read this out of curiosity, using false lashes is an awkward, uncomfortable experience.What generally happens is the tiny, thin band, which holds the false lashes (which runs parallel to your own top…
  • Culinary Ninja Skills: Create Your Contingency Plan

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Are you a floater? By that I mean do you go through the motions, succumb to the monotony of life, not really worrying about the future - just the things that cause irritation on a daily basis ? If you answered yes  to this question - you just might be a floater.  Are you alone? No, there are millions, maybe billions of floaters out there living, working and surviving.  Unfortunately, in your little bubble, floater - padded with extra goodness no doubt, there is a small margin for error.  Maybe you love your job, and have been…
  • My $703.00 deli sandwich! #operatorerror #alwayscheckyourpurchases #safeway

    19 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    My $703.00 deli sandwich! #operatorerror #alwayscheckyourpurchases #food #safewayviaRenCulinaire on Instagram
  • Country Does Urban: Does Your Grass Bring Eggs to The Yard?

    18 Jul 2012 | 7:46 am
    These days the blogosphere seems to be all abuzz over Urban Farming. And why shouldn't we get excited about connecting with nature, beautifying our environments, turning a hard, grey expanse of concrete or chemically manicured, quilt of lawns into a eye pleasing edible greenscape? With the popularity of ever consuming technological devices, there is a growing digital divide - we as a society, are becoming less in-tune with our surroundings.The growing force behind this country-does-urban  lifestyle is the feeling of…
  • Food Photography #2: Three Flavors of Light

    14 Jun 2012 | 3:53 pm
    Today, let's take a look at some of the different flavors of basic lighting: Ambient Lighting, Built-in Flash, Off Camera Flash.“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.” - Audre Lorde©2012 Lee/Spinwave PhotographyClick to enlarge photo.                                                    Lighting Flavor #1: Ambient…
 
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    Comments for BiteClub Restaurants Dining and Food

  • Comment on Hooters opens by SheShe

    SheShe
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Regardless of how people feel about Hooters, the fact remains that Hooters is being sued this week by someone claiming to have been served alcohol at age 20. This is a frivolous lawsuit that was premeditated for monetary gain exclusively at the expense of hurting the franchise business partners. The parents of this person and this person have gone to great lengths to misconstrue, lie, cover up JUST to steel money from Hooters insurance carrier in the form of a frivolous lawsuit. There are many inconsistencies and lies regarding this lawsuit. I am surprised that Hooters insurance…
  • Comment on Secret Spot for Homemade Tortillas by Picasso

    Picasso
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:33 pm
    After waiting an hour plus for dinner was it worth it? No! Was not expecting the Taco Bell style of reaturant either. They could not handle the dinner traffic. Ordered the gordita and it was so oily it left reside in my mouth. They never even got our whole order to the table. Skip this place!
  • Comment on Secret Spot for Homemade Tortillas by Kyle

    Kyle
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:49 pm
    You just blew my spot up… Thanks… I’ve had the whole menu, I understand that some items lack a little flavor BUT the Torpedo burrito for $7 is huge and delicious everytime. You cant eat somewhere once and think you know whats up.
  • Comment on Secret Spot for Homemade Tortillas by sm

    sm
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    This is a wonderful place for great food the tortillas are amazing. The carnitas and al pastor are favorites. Hureche are really big and quite filling. Love this place. Nothing has worked in this space so Please visit. One note on service/ambiance, this is homemade, very good food….but you get the impression by decor that calling it a taqueria vs restaurant it will be “fast” food. Not the case, each item is prepared to an exacting standard and that takes time. This is a new little place with service/ but it is very slow. If you are looking for take out :call ahead. They take…
  • Comment on Secret Spot for Homemade Tortillas by Laura

    Laura
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Oh boy, you weren’t kidding that the food is fresh and awesome. But, they were very surprised to be so busy tonight so I think they can thank you for that!
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    Cooking with Thas

  • Easy Chocolate Swiss Roll Recipe- Swiss Roll

    Thas
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Easy to make and delicious chocolate swiss roll that will brighten up anyone… I am enjoying my long weekend. Yesterday after I got back from work, I felt like doing something special with my Man. Nothing fancy, I took my Man to one of our favorite beaches in the city. My plan was to have dinner at the beach and then enjoy the Sunset. To make it more personal, I even packed dinner with us: chicken sandwiches, fruits and pop corn. We sat on the sand along the banks of the beach and enjoyed the dinner. Soon after that, the sky was blanketed with heavy clouds and the Sun hid among the…
  • Foodpanda India Blogger Contest 2015- Eat, Blog and Win

    Thas
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
      Foodpanda in India is inviting all Indian food bloggers to participate in an awesome contest and win fantastic prizes. Foodpanda is the leading food ordering and delivery service that has made food ordering easy, fast and exciting. If you are a food enthusiast and a blogger living in India, then this contest is ideal for you. The contest is called “What’s Hip in Food This Summer?”. This is a phenomenal opportunity for you to showcase the trendy food items this Summer. Contest Timeline: The contest started on July 06, 2015 and ends at one minute before midnight…
  • Shrimp in Mint Cilantro Sauce

    Thas
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Shrimp cooked in Mint-Cilantro sauce, now that’s an aromatic and delicious dish… The other day while cooking with shrimp, I wanted to turn it into an aromatic and delicious dish. I’ve been harvesting  a lot of mint leaves from my veggie bed. Fresh Mint spreads a divine aroma and any dish will turn great if fresh mint is added. I made a sauce with mint, cilantro and green chilies and added to the shrimp. A fantastic shrimp dish with mesmerizing aroma and incredible taste, that can be prepared in less time. Enjoy! Preparation Picture Shrimp in Mint Cilantro Sauce  …
  • Thalassery Biryani Recipe- Chicken Biryani

    Thas
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A Biryani that is dear to the people in Thalassery- a town in Kannur district… Hope everyone who celebrated Eid had a wonderful celebration with friends and family. Honestly, I cannot think of an Eid without Biryani. A plate of biryani can bring so much happiness and celebration to me and to anyone who loves biryani. Every Eid, I try to make a different kind of biryani. This Eid, I wanted to try one of the popular biryanis in Kerala- Thalassery biryani. Unfortunately, I haven’t tasted this biryani at any restaurants nor made by anyone from Thalassery. I came across the recipe…
  • Arikadukka or Fried Stuffed Mussels- Malabar Recipe

    Thas
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Arikadukka or Fried Rice Dough stuffed mussels, a Malabar speciality snack… Yes, I am a huge fan of Malabar dishes and I am glad to have tasted some of the dishes cooked by my mom and my aunts while growing up. I have to tell you that all the dishes I have tried tasted so good that I would crave for those quite often. I have already shared the recipes for making some my favorite Malabar dishes. I love all the dishes and so hard to pick my most favorite among them. One of the dishes I’d been wanting to try in my kitchen was arikadukka or fried stuffed mussels. I’ve not…
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    A Sweet Spoonful

  • Whole Wheat Banana Bread

    megang
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Last weekend we went camping out on Orcas Island, my favorite of all the San Juan Islands. The trip had been on our calendar for a few months, but it seemed to sneak up quickly (hasn’t that been the case this summer?) leaving us scurrying like crazy to get out of the house Friday afternoon to catch our ferry. We’ve been to Orcas enough times to have a favorite swimming hole, hike, and bakery, but this trip would be different as we were going car camping with three other couples and a gaggle of kids. I knew that at 24 weeks pregnant it might not be superbly comfortable to sleep in…
  • Confetti Quinoa Salad

    megang
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:30 am
    We just returned from my mom’s cabin on Lake George in upstate New York where we often spend the 4th of July. As usual, each bedroom was packed with family members (this year the couch was even occupied for a night), and our days with reading, lounging on the dock, swimming a bit, maybe jogging down the road or playing tennis if you were feeling ambitious. We drank a notable amount of seltzer water; I managed to read three books and my mom threw us a family baby shower complete with balloons, chocolate cake and Mike’s rhubarb bars. In previous years, my mom has planned most of…
  • Toasted Coconut Popsicles (+ Some Big News)

    megang
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Hello from our guest bedroom where I have officially taken up refuge as our upstairs bedroom is stifling hot and my inexpensive drug store fan doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. We’re having a bit of a heat wave in Seattle, and Sam has been out of town all week so dinner has been a mellow affair, usually consisting of quesadillas or, on occasion, a big bowl of berries + whipped cream or popsicles. I finally just bought a popsicle mold and am not quite sure what took me so long, but I’m hooked and these coconut numbers were the first recipe I tried. The ingredient list…
  • Yogurt Crepes with Berries and Yogurt Whipped Cream

    megang
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    For many years, I’ve always made a summer to-do list. I usually set to work on it right at the beginning of June when the days feel long and ripe with possibility. The list often involves things like learning to bake sourdough bread or making homemade ricotta, doing an epic hike I’d read about in a local magazine, training for a marathon, or reading specific novels. It is always a pretty aspirational list, and I generally don’t make much of a dent in it — resulting in the guilty feeling come late August that I’d wasted too many lazy afternoons when I…
  • Thick and Creamy Cherry Almond Ice Cream

    megang
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    This past week we’ve had quite a heat wave in Seattle. I’ve been getting into the bakery early in the mornings so as to avoid the afternoon heat + hot oven combination, and it turns out the upstairs of our new house is quite a little hot box. I bought some aggressive blinds and a new fan and am hoping both will help cool things down a bit. The wool blanket is in the linen closet for the season, and Sam’s been making iced tea like it’s his job. Summer has arrived! A few nights ago, the thought of actually doing much real cooking seemed a bit overwhelming, so I figured…
 
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    lisa is cooking

  • Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Cobbler

    lisa is cooking
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I keep coming back to the book Huckleberry. I had a feeling this would happen when I first read it. I haven’t baked my way entirely through the Muffins chapter yet, but I did find out just how delicious the Chocolate Chunk Muffins are. And, I don’t know how I haven’t baked the Blueberry Brioche or made the Brown Rice Quinoa Pancakes yet but I will eventually. Lately, I’ve been flipping back through the pages of all the savory dishes for breakfast or brunch. The photos of the sandwiches cause... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • S’mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue

    lisa is cooking
    18 Jul 2015 | 3:41 pm
    It had been ages since I’d done any baking, and this was a great recipe for a return to it. I saw these bars in Food and Wine magazine back in April and made a mental note that I must try them. Anything of or related to s’mores is an easy sell on me. Whether it’s fancy s’mores with homamde graham crackers and marshmallows with divine varieties of chocolate, s’mores cookies, or any other similar concoction, I’m game. I deemed the 4th of July a good occasion for all-American S’mores Bars and... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Spicy Squid and Shrimp Stir-Fry

    lisa is cooking
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    In my last post, I apologized for all the salads lately. Of course, I blame this on the temporary kitchen. As long as we’re living in our temporary home waiting for our new home to be finished, I’m going to lack interest in spending time in this little kitchen that doesn’t have enough countertop space. I’ve been cooking mostly quick and simple things that don’t require much room to prepare with only a few forays into baking. Below is a photo of the current state of my new kitchen. It’s still... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Tomato Salad with Crisped Farro, Purslane, and Roasted Tomato-Miso Vinaigrette

    lisa is cooking
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Do you know what’s happened? Including this one, I’ve just given you five posts in a row about salads. Apparently, I don’t call it salad season for nothing. I promise to bring something else to the blog soon and maybe even bake something. But for today, here’s another really great salad for beautiful tomatoes. I received a review copy of The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson and immediately appreciated the book’s intent. Acheson was inspired to offer ideas for cooking with several common types of... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
  • Greek Salad

    lisa is cooking
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:09 pm
    This is a story of one of the simplest dishes having the most impact. I have this memory of a Greek Salad that I ordered at a restaurant in Palm Desert during one of our trips there. It was my favorite thing I ate that entire trip. Tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta makes for such a simple combination that it’s weird that I even remember it. But, it was perfect. When I read my review copy of A Girl and Her Greens, I found myself nodding in agreement with April Bloomfield’s description of her... This is just a summary. Visit my site for the complete post with photos and links.
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    La Fuji Mama

  • Sambal Matah (Balinese Raw Shallot and Lemongrass Relish)—Celebrating Jalapeno Mania!

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    I am a chilihead, so I always have my eye out for new ways to enjoy hot chili peppers.  My newest chili recipe acquisition was a recipe for Balinese Sambal Matah.  My take on this recipe will be the next thing I submit to a site I recently found out about that I am super excited about—Jalapeño Mania. Jalapeño Mania is a free go-to recipe resource for pepper lovers.  It is a user generated resource—pepper lovers submit their food photos/recipes (bloggers, brands, chefs etc….anyone with a website with recipes to share!) to be included so other pepper aficionados can be…
  • No-Churn Sweet Cream Gelato

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    18 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month and tomorrow, July 19th, is National Ice Cream Day?  My Mom’s side of the family has an affinity for ice cream.  Actually, that may be too mild.  Obsession may be more accurate.  They reverently celebrate Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day on the first Saturday in February every year and no family gathering is complete without several types of ice cream available for consumption.  So it’s only appropriate that I recognize the importance of this month.  To do so I decided I would share one of my new favorite cookbooks with you:…
  • Steak Satay with Spicy California Avocado Dipping Sauce

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    Father’s Day came and went during my long forced posting drought, which is a bummer, because I shared a recipe for a Balinese-inspired Steak Satay with a Spicy California Avocado Dipping Sauce for Father’s Day.  Luckily steak never goes out of style and we’re still in the middle of avocado season, so you can still make these!  Go and grab the recipe on The Scoop and read about my recent trip to Bali that inspired this dish!
  • The No Good, Very Bad, Litter Box Day

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:43 am
    This week I’m sharing an experience I recently had with our cat’s litter box, my children, and a well-timed text from a friend.  So hop on over to Multiply Goodness to read my post about “The No Good, Very Bad, Litter Box Day.”  
  • Reuben Sandwich with California Avocados

    Fuji Mama (Rachael)
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    I adore a good Reuben sandwich.  Hop on over to The Scoop to see my version that includes slices of California avocado.
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    Yoli Ouiya

  • Hello world!

    youiya
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    True Food Movement

  • How to Make a Simple Syrup: Regular or Strawberry

    Lisa Johnson
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Simple syrup might be something you think about as a bar essential, something bartenders mix into lovely concoctions for us to enjoy. But simple syrup has many uses in baking, as a sauce and yes in drinks like iced tea and lemonade. Here’s how to make a simple syrup, choose one of two ways, traditional or with strawberry flavoring.  The strawberry syrup disappeared quickly at our house, mostly on ice cream and iced teas. Ingredients 1 quart of strawberries 3 cups sugar 3 cups water Directions Hull the strawberries and cut them into chunks, small strawberries in two pieces, larger…
  • Asheville is for Foodies

    Lisa Johnson
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The people of Asheville exude warmth and Southern hospitality, always a kind word and a bright smile for slightly lost strangers. As for food, the locals plow that same charm into their food to the point that I want to move here. Asheville is for foodies, and here are some places we visited. If you’ve been to Asheville, NC please add your favorite places in the comments below. Early Girl Eatery We loved this place so much we went twice. The staff is super friendly; the neighborhood is great (especially for post-breakfast shopping), and the food was unbelievable. Dishes we recommend…
  • Party Like a Vanderbilt: 10 Biltmore Dinner Party Touches

    Lisa Johnson
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    credit: CarolinaMornings.com Biltmore is the largest private home in the United States. At 1,400 square feet, my apartment can fit into Biltmore 127 times over. (Yikes!) The house, built in the late 1800s, was designed for entertaining, hosting dinner parties on a jaw-dropping scale. The dining room boasts a triple fireplace, towering ceilings, large game hanging from the upper walls and impressed even the uber-rich. Some factoids: According to one curator, the current staff never opened the dining room table all the way. They’re not sure how long it is. The game, stuffed and…
  • Summer Entertaining Recipes

    Lisa Johnson
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Phew, we’ve been busy! True Food Movement has had the honor to appear in several places around the web, and we didn’t want you to miss out on some awesome stories and recipes. We realized after the fact that they provide a lot of great ideas for summer entertaining. Summer Themes and Trends 5 Deliciously Healthy Summer Party Themes: This blog post is a roundup of fun summer party ideas and how to do them in a healthful way. Luau anyone? How about a clambake? Check the link to find out more ways to entertain. The Most Delicious Food Trends for Summer. We guest posted with Enell.com, (a…
  • Cucumber Pineapple Salad Recipe

    Lisa Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I bravely sampled everything at a huge, over-laden table during a cooking day at a recent Chef’s convention. My mouth was ricocheting between sweet, savory, indian spices, seafood, asian, it was a happy extravaganza of flavors. The one dish that stood out from all the others was this cucumber pineapple salad. I barely realized what I was tasting until the flavors forced me to pause and savor. So if you’re cooking with 300 chefs and this is the best dish you came across (among MANY fantastic dishes) you should share it with others! This refreshing recipe was developed by Mai…
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  • KTCHN The Haus of Mimosa Brunch

    Ann Louise
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    After a long night of bar hopping in the East Village, I was in need of some serious hair of the dog to nurse my hangover. Lucky for me, KTCHN Restaurant had invited us in for The Haus of Mimosa Boozy Brunch show. I met Business Bitch Nikkia in Hell’s Kitchen, and off we went! The Haus of Mimosa is a comedic drag show, made up of queens Anita M. Buffem and Gina Marie Rittale. The ladies provide the entertainment for the afternoon, with comedic sketches and musical numbers, while you sit back and booze it up! We arrived just in time to be seated for the start of the show. Our waiter then…
  • El Rey Brunch

    Cori Sue
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are some people who are always pleasant to be around. I am not one of them—but my friend Emily is. She’s one of those good people who is good without being boring. She works hard at a good job, she’s a great friend, and a fun, cool wife to her husband. Despite being married, she’s always up for a fun night out drinking cocktails or brunch the next day. Yeah, Emily is a good egg. (Ha! brunch puns!) We met for brunch—intending to go to the Brixton, but it was closed. It was 90 degrees and we were both hungover but Emily didn’t let this dull her spirits—or mine. So, we…
  • Cellar Door Provisions Brunch

    Jacqueline
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The great thing about moving back to Chicago is being able to brunch with my closest friends from high school rather than limit our relationships  to Facebook messenger. So, when my friend Abbey wanted to get together for brunch, I was, of course, in. I suggested Cellar Door Provisions in Logan Square. And I brought along my husband, so I could try more dishes. From the outside, the restaurant looks unassuming with its menu written on butcher paper hanging in the window next to the door. However, you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you walk inside.. The place is cozy with one long communal…
  • Mango Frozen Yogurt

    Emily
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    Sooo..this happened last night. It all started with my growing guilt about my ice cream maker, an incredibly thoughtful gift from my fiance which has been collecting ice dust in my freezer since I received it. I couldn’t love a dessert more than ice cream. Pre- ice cream maker, all I wanted was an ice cream maker. What a grand idea, to make my own sweet treats instead of spending $10 on a pint of Talenti I’ll crush in one sitting? Turns out, it’s not as fun when you have to work to make your dessert. Planning ahead vs. curbing a craving are two very different things. Until…
  • Perla’s Brunch in Austin, TX

    Ally
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Austin, how I love you. I have family who live in the city, but my last visit in about the last 10 years was this year’s South by Southwest festival. I hadn’t experienced the new, hip Austin that so many of my peers are moving to or at least roaming the streets during bachelorette parties. During SXSW, I fell head over heels for the eclectic neighborhoods, fun ambiance, vintage shopping, and of course, food. I’ve been itching to return back to Austin at a less hectic time of year to truly experience it like a local. So last weekend, I booked a last minute trip to visit…
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  • Mexican Meatloaf Recipe Super Moist!

    Mely Martínez
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The recipe, opinions and text are all mine. Thank you Sun Trust Bank for your sponsorship.Last year someone sent me an email requesting a recipe for a wedding dinner, since it just happened that the future newlyweds received a donation of a lot of ground beef to be used for that special day. Well, this recipe could definitely be used for a wedding menu as a main course! It’s nice to see the new tendency of people to donate their time and talent (and I guess also food!) to a couple’s wedding instead of giving…
  • Mexican Steak Tartare

    Mely Martínez
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
     This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Kikkoman and Latina Blogger Connect. The Mexican version of Steak Tartare has almost the same ingredients as the pico de gallo salsa, which are onion, tomato, and lime juice. For this reason, this dish is sometimes called Carne a la Pico de Gallo, although Carne Tártara, Carne Apache, and Ceviche de Carne are more popular names for it. Of course, we love to change things and make them our own, and so the ingredients for carne tártara vary from region to region. Some optional items include capers, olive oil, cucumbers and radishes. So,…
  • Salpicon, Shredded Beef Mexican Salad

    Mely Martínez
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Salpicón is an easy shredded beef salad that doesn’t require too many skills in the kitchen, and includes some of the most common components of a salad like: lettuce, tomato, onion, and a dressing. This salad can also be prepared some hours ahead of time, and served either as a whole meal or as an entry for picnics or parties. It is a very practical dish for those hot summer days when you don’t want to spend a great deal of time in the kitchen... just make sure you cook the meat the night before in your crock pot or pressure cooker; the next day, shred the meat and reserve for later…
  • Cassava Fritters - Buñuelos de Yuca

    Mely Martínez
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    Cassava—known as Yuca in Mexico— is a starchy, woody root that has been in Mexico for more than two centuries, and is found in the states of the Yucatan peninsula. In the State of  Tabasco, it is commonly found in a dish called puchero, a stew made with beef and vegetables. Cassava is also used to make several sweet desserts, including these buñuelos (fried dough balls). It is a basic food in some southern states and is often cultivated in the family’s own vegetable garden. Yuca is also known as cassava, tapioca, and Brazilian arrowroot, and can be found here in the States in many…
  • You say Skewers... I say Alambres!

    Mely Martínez
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    Brochetas or Alambres  are our Mexican beef kebabs; they are made with a few ingredients that include onion, green pepper, bacon and beef. They are really easy to prepare and we love to grill them on our small cast iron Hibachi grill. But if you have a gas grill the results are still delicious. I sometimes prepare them indoors in my stove top cast iron grill. I live in an apartment and grilling outdoors is one of the things that we miss the most. InMexico, like in many countries we love to grill our “carnes asadas” (grilled meats) using charcoal. And, even though we like to grill…
 
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  • Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins Recipe

    Robyn
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    These blueberry banana bread muffins make a delicious treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack. So easy to make, these are banana bread muffins are full of flavor! My family loves banana bread, but let me tell you, this blueberry banana bread is one of our absolute favorites. It is the perfect mix of a blueberry muffin and banana bread in every single bite. They are so light and tender and just absolutely delicious! Thankfully, they couldn’t be much simpler to whip together! First, I start by prepping all of my ingredients. This only takes a few seconds, but makes all the…
  • Favorite Back to School Recipes!

    Robyn
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Favorite back to school recipes including a week’s worth of breakfast, treats for the lunchbox, plus quick and easy supper recipes! While we’re making sure we have everything ready to go from the school supply lists, backpacks packed, and clothes all ready for a bright new school year, we’re also thinking ahead about what in the world we’re going to make for breakfasts, to pack in their lunchboxes (or serve during lunch if you homeschool!), and for those busier than ever school nights! It gets hectic, but passes by quicker than a blink in the long run! I’ve…
  • Maple Berry Overnight Oats Recipe

    Robyn
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This maple berry overnight oats recipe is a busy family’s friend! Perfect for those rushed mornings or for a grab and go breakfast! I’m not really wanting to admit to myself that school begins next week in our area. I remember when I was in school (way back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth! HA!), we didn’t start back until after Labor Day weekend. And you’d think since we are homeschoolers, that we could just up and start back any ol’ time we pleased, but that’s just not the case for us. You see, since we started this homeschooling journey, we’ve…
  • Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe

    Robyn
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Pesto Chicken Salad makes a quick and easy recipe perfect for lunch or supper!  I am completely blown away at how quickly this summer has flown by. It just seems like a month ago that we were observing Memorial Day and making plans for all the things we wanted to do over our summer. One thing we’ve definitely been enjoying this summer is this pesto chicken salad! It has been a staple at my house for quick lunches and super easy suppers! In fact, we love to eat it cold just as well as we enjoy it hot making it a great make-ahead dish for storing in the refrigerator for lunches on the go…
  • Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

    Robyn
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes a moist, delicious recipe perfect for serving for breakfast, brunch, a snack or even dessert! One of my favorite ways to incorporate a little bit of green into our baked goods is with zucchini. I remember growing up, Mama would make her zucchini bread throughout the summer and I always thought it was absolutely delicious and never questioned why in the world she included zucchini into it! It was too good to worry about those little details. Now that I’m a good bit older, I still don’t question the logic. I just know that it makes for an ultra-moist…
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    A Couple Cooks

  • Juneau, Alaska

    Sonja
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Alaska…stole my heart. Last month, Alex and I took an epic trip there as part of a family vacation; my sister and her fiancé flew in from Burma and my parents from Minnesota. We met in Juneau, my sister’s fiancé’s hometown, and spent time with his parents. Having locals as tour guides was fabulous, and is hands down my favorite way to explore a place. The houses we rented were both true gems, and the scenery — well, you’ll just have to take a look. Hiking, fishing, bird-watching, drinking coffee, spotting whales, flying over towering mountain peaks,…
  • Berries and Peaches with Mint Syrup

    Sonja
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Why should we all use our creative power…? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money. ~Brenda Ueland Some people ooze creativity, but I would contend after my 33 years on this earth that we are all born with a creative spirit. Maybe it’s not easily visible in some people, but instead of singing or dancing perhaps it’s creative problem solving skills. Or, I’ve met engineers who are closet painters or sculptors. And I’ve learned from…
  • Creamy Pasta Marinara

    Sonja
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Alex and I love crazy, inventive dishes and exotic flavors, but when it comes down to it, simplicity reigns in our style of home cooking. So it was no surprise that this creamy marinara pasta caught our eye when we received the new cookbook Yogurt Culture by our friend Cheryl Sternman Rule. We don’t eat pasta often, but a slow-simmered tomato sauce combined with creamy yogurt and topped with peppery basil sounded enticing. The book is dedicated entirely to yogurt, and while that might sound overwhelming, the recipe ideas are varied and inventive: fruit compote toppings, savory…
  • Peach, Heirloom Tomato, and Burrata Salad

    Sonja
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    “Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.” ~Marcus Aurelius Are you like me, where you seem to be hurdled through your life at an incredible pace? Where even weekends and vacations can be a series of activities that leave you exhilarated but exhausted? It’s so easy to truck through life on autopilot, instead of stopping to savor the moment. Alex and I gave a little talk on mindful eating this weekend and it was a fitting reminder to ourselves to slow down and be mindfully present. And if there’s a place to be mindfully present,…
  • Peach Pie + Summer Peach Recipes

    Sonja
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Peach season is upon us, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my mom’s peach pie. It’s become a tradition in my family to enjoy juicy, summer peaches in this decadently creamy dessert. Unlike most of the recipes you’ll find here, it’s not a particularly healthy food, but it’s a summer tradition that’s as important to us as eating healthy the other 95% of the time. The pie has a family history of its own, which my mom tells in last season’s post about the best peach pie. The season for peaches is short in Indiana, so now’s the time…
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    Chow and Chatter

  • Strawberry Smoothie

    15 Jul 2015 | 4:13 pm
    One of the things I have really enjoyed this year is volunteering on the children's home farm, working in the strawberry fields was so rewarding seeing them grow and knowing that the sale of the strawberries helped the home. Strawberry season ended in North Carolina a while ago but one of the cool things about seeing family in Scotland is that I can have a second season. This simple smoothie is great as the season draws to an end and the strawberries are a little over ripe.Ingredients:a small box of strawberries1/4 cup of Greek yogurt a little honey if neededMethod:blend and enjoy this…
  • In Season Vegetable Soup

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:53 pm
    We love soups at our house in fact it is something my hubby asks me to make, the beauty of using in season produce is that flavor will be at its peak, and using a simple recipe the ingredients will shine. I made this one in the spring when new potatoes were in season one of my favorite farmers at the Tanglewood market had picked the potatoes a couple of hours before they tasted so fresh and earthy.Ingredients:a small bowl of new potatoesa handful of fresh parsley and oregano 1/2 an onion chopped3 cloves of garlic choppeda little knob of butter 2 small carrots choppeda bunch of…
  • Scuppernong Float

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:57 pm
    One thing I love about shopping at local farmers markets is that you get to discover local foods, that may be new to you. It was in North Carolina that I first had muscadine grapes, these grapes are native to the area and grow really well. They can be eaten, made into a juice, a wine or jellies. I confess to eat they are a tad sweet for my liking and they have tough skins. So a juice is a good way to go. The grapes grow well in the south, there are a few varieties one being the Scuppernong  found growing wild in northeastern North Caroline in 1810 by Dr. Calvin Jones Float. They are…
  • Edenton North Carolina - Photo Series

    21 Jun 2015 | 6:10 pm
    En route to North Carolina's Outer Banks we stopped for a night in Edenton. I had read about it as one of America's prettiest small towns its steeped in history and this made it a big draw to me. Its North Carolina's first colonial capital so it has British roots and boosts the States oldest courthouse that is still in operation from 1767. Its a lovely little town situated on the Albemarle sound a pretty body of water for fishing and boating. I confess its very small and could be done as a day trip really or maybe a coffee or spot of lunch en route to the coast. But if you love…
  • Jerk Shrimp with Caribbean Rice

    9 Jun 2015 | 8:23 pm
    One of our favorite ways to cook rice is this Caribbean inspired recipe I learn from a trip to Turks and Caicos, its easy to make and it transports you to a sunny Island. The day we cooked this, fresh wild caught local shrimp were on sale, good shrimp is perfect to lightly season and grill it takes minutes and is so good.Ingredients: One can of peas in coconut milk1/2 a red onion finely chopped3 cloves of garlic chopped salt about 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste one cup of uncooked rice shrimpjerk seasoning Method:saute the onion and garlic in olive oil for about 7…
 
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    Mission: Food

  • Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa

    Victoria
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Summer has been flying by this year. I can't believe July is already almost over! Towards the latter part of summer, a surplus of fresh corn simply begs to be grilled, roasted, and boiled. It's a wonderful ingredient to add a taste of summer to nearly any dish.I love using fresh corn, whether I'm making creamy and luscious corn soup or a truly unique pasta sauce featuring corn crema, pizza topped with cherry tomatoes and corn or a corn risotto.Corn is a great ingredient for delicious snacks as well. This roasted corn and black bean salsa is an incredibly easy and delicious way to…
  • The Dorrance

    Victoria
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Within a restored bank building in downtown Providence, is a fine dining spot that boasts some of the best craft cocktails in the area. The Dorrance is named after the street upon which it stands, and features vaulted ceilings and large windows which provide an open and airy vibe throughout the vast, elegant space. Private events, such as wedding receptions, are held here on Sundays and Mondays when the restaurant is otherwise closed.A gorgeous bar stretches across the center of the cavernous dining room, with a lounge area adjacent to it. Towards the back of one of the dining spaces is an…
  • Fettuccine with Corn Crema and Charred Green Onions

    Victoria
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I first explored Marc Vetri's newest cookbook Mastering Pasta back in April when I tested out the delectable Eggplant and Parmesan Rotolo. I was very impressed not only by this recipe, but by this incredibly detailed book about making homemade pasta. I had made just over 1 pound of pasta, but only used half of it for that recipe, freezing the rest for another occasion.That occasion came recently, with the arrival of fresh corn at the market. I decided to halve the recipe for Fettuccine with Corn Crema and Charred Green Onions to use my remaining half pound of dough (but the recipe below uses…
  • Kitchen Creamery: Homemade Stilton

    Victoria
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I'm definitely a kitchen do-it-yourselfer. I love learning how different things are made, and taking the time to make them myself from scratch whenever I have the opportunity. In addition to staples like fresh pasta and home-baked bread, I've dabbled a little in cheesemaking. I've made some very basic cultured dairy products, such as yogurt, ricotta cheese, mascarpone cheese, and creme fraiche, as well as a more complex mozzarella.I've been intrigued by cheesemaking, but never really went beyond my comfort zone. Well, enter Kitchen Creamery by Louella Hill. It should more aptly be called The…
  • Ellie's Bakery

    Victoria
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is a beautiful relationship in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island between an award winning restaurant and a bakery. The former is Gracie's, one of my favorite restaurants in the state, with fantastic, inventive seasonal menus to impress any gastronome.Down the street, the latter, Ellie's Bakery serves up breakfast and lunch bakery-style items, like sandwiches, soup, quiche, and other baked goods. Their relationship with Gracie's offers all of the bread served up at their sister restaurant, as well as macarons following dessert, and small chocolate chip cookies deposited by the…
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    Savoring Time in the Kitchen

  • Pistachio and Olive Tapenade

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    Do you love olives? Here is a recipe that I have been making for years and years.  When I looked through my archives, I was surprised that I hadn't shared it here yet.  This version of the classic tapenade does not include capers or anchovies but instead has an abundance of pistachios for crunch and delightful flavor.  Made with both green olives with pimento and Kalamata olives, you can see the bits of pimento and pistachio in each bite.  Cilantro, garlic, lemon juice and black pepper season the mixture along with a little olive oil to hold it all together.  This…
  • Simple Pickled Beets

    19 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    It's that time of year again. When a trip to the garden or farmer's market yields such beautiful produce that it makes you wish it could last and last. Here is one way to prolong some of that harvest by a couple of months, at least.  If they last that long :)Do you love beet root? I love beets just about any way...boiled, oven-roasted, hot, cold, and of course, pickled.   My all-time most popular post is one I did on refrigerator pickles, a recipe that I got from my mother years ago. It's so simple and so delicious. One of my readers asked if beets could be used instead of…
  • Cheese and Herb-Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers Appetizer

    10 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    We have many wonderful restaurants in the Milwaukee area, and have several that specialize in the current 'Small Plates' trend.  Hate it or love it?  Lots of people must love it because you can't get a table at the most popular of these restaurants unless you make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. I think it is fun to sample several different things during the meal.   One of these restaurants used to serve a goat-cheese stuffed mini bell pepper dish on its menu, and, while I am not a fan of goat cheese in general, they were delicious. However, I do like feta cheese,…
  • Pecan Bars

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    This recipe comes from a cookbook that I've had for a VERY long time, Creme de Colorado, which is a Junior League of Denver cookbook.  Honestly, it is one of the best cookbooks I have in my cookbook library.  I bought it when my daughters were little, used it often then, and I still refer to it today. If I need a recipe for an occasion, I will often pick up this cookbook first.  I'm sure you've had some version of a pecan bar at some time in your life but these honey-sweetened-caramel-mixed-with-loads-of pecans-on-a-shortbread-cookie-base bars are Irresistible!  Try to eat…
  • Herb and Garlic Breadsticks!

    20 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    These bread sticks are so easy to make but what is even better is how delicious they are!  Last week, after a busy day which included of watching our grandson play baseball, I was looking for a fast and delicious dinner.  Off to Sam's Club to buy a rotisserie chicken (I like theirs the best).  Their artisan breads are located right next to the rotisserie chicken case and I picked up a package of herb foccacia and put it in my cart thinking they would taste delicious with the chicken.  I started thinking that I could probably make them at home and they would be much better…
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    Roti n Rice

  • Grilled Lobster Tails

    Linda
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    These Grilled Lobster Tails are the ultimate appetizers. Only minutes to prepare and absolutely delicious hot off the grill.
  • Grilled Steaks with Balsamic Worcestershire Marinade

    Linda
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    Use any cut of meat for these Grilled Steaks with Balsamic Worcestershire Marinade. They are tender, juicy, and absolutely flavorful.
  • The Turkey Strut and Duck Waddle

    Linda
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    The Turkey Strut and Duck Waddle – watch this gobbler, display, fan, and strut in pursuit of a mate and a handsome pair of Mallard ducks waddling in the Prairie.
  • Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Sausage Stir Fry

    Linda
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Sausage Stir Fry – super quick and tasty with easily available ingredients. Perfect for weeknights.
  • Our Vegetable Garden – Part 2

    Linda
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Our Vegetable Garden - Part 2 is an expansion of the existing lot to include 2 more vegetable beds for fall planting of corn and green beans.
 
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    IndianSimmer - Indian food made easy plus more!

  • Strawberry Scones

    8 Jul 2015 | 5:51 pm
    We are the masters in jumping from one crazy thing to another here! The husband and I. First a tough pregnancy that kept me either on the couch or making rounds to the doctor's office. Sometimes multiple in a week. Then once finally the baby arrived (thankfully, happy and healthy!) and we barely got used to a newborn we thought this doesn't cut as "crazy enough" for us, so lets buy a house. Now, if you have ever hunted for a house in the San Francisco area then you must know that its more painstaking than giving birth to an actual human being. Spending the weekdays looking for the house and…
  • Mutton Do Pyaza and A New Beginning

    3 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    4 months! It's been 4 months today since the nurse put her in my arms for the first time. After nine long months of sickness, discomfort, cravings and wait, finally we saw that tiny little thing. Eyes like him, lips like me, nose - well I still believe they are my dad's but Papa disagrees.I had been through that emotion before. Thought I had figured it out and was pretty sure this time couldn't be any different. Sure, until lying on my bare chest for the first time, warming my heart up more than her body, she opened her eyes and looked into mine. Then into her dad's who was standing right…
  • Avocado Mint Pesto

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:52 pm
    After moving to the US, I got introduced to several new cuisines and flavors. While I immediately fell in love with some, there were a few that I just repelled. I can't believe I am saying this today, but the taste of avocado was one of them. From its confusing texture, to the smell and taste, there was nothing about this fruit that impressed me. I gave it a few tries but then made peace with the fact that this fruit is just not for me.Then, just like with every winter holiday, we went on a vacation as a family. This time it was a week spent in Mexico. The week that turned out to be one of…
  • Iced Masala Chai

    11 Jun 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Oh summer! How much I longed for you. How I wished and prayed for you to come visit. How I hoped for the sun to shine upon me and how I craved to put away my coats and gloves and pull out my bags of shorts, carefully hidden in the back of my closet. I had all these plans to bathe in your sunshine and had dreamt of not leaving my backyard for days. And then you came with all your glory. Oh, you came with all you glory! And now I wanna run away from you and hide in the bottom of a pool or glue myself to the air conditioning that my house doesn't have (lucky me!).All this was still alright as…
  • Lamb Kofta Curry

    28 May 2014 | 10:32 am
    I don't remember how old I was at the time but I think I was in grade four or five. Papa and I were arguing over a wrist watch. Well, me not having one wouldn't have mattered much if Seema's dad did not get her one. Seema, my classmate and "competition" at school. As usual she did something nice and her dad got her this watch. "Seriously, who buys a watch for a 5th grader? Well, loving dads of course," I was thinking while also admiring hers that had a black and white dial and a golden circular rim around the edges. It looked fancy and her wrist nice, against my bare arm. So I went to Papa…
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    Turntable Kitchen

  • Single Serving: Lewis Del Mar – Memories

    Matthew Hickey
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Rockaway Beach duo Lewis Del Mar caught our attention recently with their solid debut single “Loud(y).” In fact, we included it on a recent Pairings Box mixtape of the “best new music” we’d heard recently. Happily, they’re back already with an even more powerful follow up titled “Memories.” This new one is beautifully textured cut about selective memory built around sharp percussive bursts, crackling energy, and soulful (occasionally suggestive) vocals: “your hips were on my jawline / like the first heat of summer.”
  • Single Serving: Small Black – Boys Life

    Matthew Hickey
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Earlier this morning, Brooklyn’s Small Black announced their new album Best Blues will drop October 16th via the fine folks at Jagjaguwar. The album is described as “an album about loss, the specific loss of precious people in our lives, but also the loss of memories and the difficult fight to preserve them.” They’ve also shared the album’s lovely first single “Boys Life” which is built out from a vibe that sounds appropriately out-of-focus as it builds to a punchy, swirling climax. You can pre-order it here.
  • Single Serving: Holy Holy – Sentimental and Monday

    Matt Dillon
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    For being a band only a couple years in the making, Australian bred Holy Holy’s sound, content, and composition compares favorably to those of bands who have been making music for decades. Their debut LP When the Storms Would Come has (unfortunately for the rest of the world) only been released to Australia as of just a few days ago, however if the 3 previously released tracks streaming over on Soundcloud are any indication of what the rest of the album is made of, I have a feeling Holy Holy is going to be a buzz worthy band to fawn over. Each song presents itself much like a leather…
  • Single Serving: IYES – No Wonder

    Matthew Hickey
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Before last week it’d been months since we’d heard any new music from IYES. Then, last week, they dropped the rainbow-hued “So Crazy” and casually mentioned that it was the first single from “a few EPs” they’d been working on. Well, it certainly hasn’t taken very long for them to hook us up with another taste. Today we get melodically euphoric, disco-like single “No Wonder.” If this is what we can come to expect from the album, then we can expect great things. I’m loving this.
  • Single Serving: vōx – Claws

    Matthew Hickey
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    I’m definitely feeling this new single “Claws” from vōx (a.k.a. Sarah Winters). It’s brand new and may be one of her strongest singles yet. It’s built around a sweeping and cinematic soundscape, swirling harp notes, hip hop-inspired rhythms, and (of course) Winters’ warm croon. Take a listen.
 
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    Jersey Bites

  • Sunflower Maze at Alstede Farms

    Marina Kennedy
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Alstede Farms is a vibrant, 600-acre working farm in Chester. For the first time, the team has introduced its own sunflower maze, with the theme of farming in the Garden State. The giant sunflowers that tower over your head are planted in a clever design of pathways. They are currently in full bloom, making this a delightful spot for photographs.... Read More
  • Served Fresh, Right to Your Table

    Alex Esposito
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    If you’re a frequent visitor to Jersey Bites, you’re probably familiar with Jersey Fresh. If you’re new to the term, here’s a quick 101:Jersey Fresh began in 1984 as a government-sponsored radio ad campaign informing consumers about the availability and variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the Garden State. Over the years, it has evolved into one of the... Read More
  • Foodie Things to Do this Weekend and Beyond

    Alex Esposito
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:29 pm
    This weekend: Now through August 2: The 21st annual Clam Festival returns to Highlands for a fun-filled weekend. A four-day event, this festival has it all, from its massive, 120-foot-long food court, serving up succulent seafood from local eateries, to Sunday’s all-you-can-eat clam contest. Guests will also enjoy the beer and wine garden, carnival rides, and live music. Admission is free. Huddy Park,... Read More
  • Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease

    Melissa Beveridge
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    When it comes to cooking vegan-based dishes, Laura Theodore (a.k.a. The Jazzy Vegetarian) wants to make it super “ease-y.” Her latest cookbook, Vegan-Ease, which will be released on September 16, does just that, not only promising to make cooking vegan-based dishes easy, but also promising to make living a vegan-based lifestyle totally doable. “This cookbook is for novice... Read More
  • Dullboy in Jersey City

    Christine Florio
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Disclosure: This food/beverages covered in this post were provided to Jersey Bites for free. As always, all views and opinions are the writer’s own. I recently received an invitation to visit dullboy, a unique cocktail bar located in the heart of downtown Jersey City. With its laid back and endlessly intriguing atmosphere, dullboy is the first bar of its kind in the... Read More
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    A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis

  • Bread Crumb Crusted Baked Halibut with an Quick Lemon Beurre Blanc

    Chef Dennis Littley
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    As part of my new healthier lifestyle I’ve been adding more fish to my diet, simply roasting or grilling with sea salt, black pepper and olive oil. But as you can guess with my restaurant background I tend to do a little more than simply roasting from time to time. My Baked Halibut crusted with a mixture of bread crumbs, aged Romano cheese, lemon zest and parsley may be just a little over the top with the butter I used for the bread crumb mixture, but it certainly was delicious and worth the occasional splurge.  While shopping at Sam’s Club I found IQF Alaskan Halibut in a 1.5…
  • Brigantine Island and My Only Reason to Visit Atlantic City

    Chef Dennis Littley
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    We’re almost at the end of our five week road trip to the Jersey Shore and that means one last mini road trip heading north of Ocean City to Brigantine Island and Atlantic City. I’m not a gambler, and I also remember how Atlantic City use to be when I grew up in the area.   That being said I’m not too fond of what it’s become, so I limited my time there to what I consider the only reason to visit Atlantic City, The White House Sub Shop. But that’s enough of a tease for now, let’s get started with Brigantine Island. As we enter the Island over the…
  • How to Make Delicious Chicken Meatballs

    Chef Dennis Littley
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    One of the great joys in life has got to be meatballs.   Wonderfully seasoned balls of meats, pan fried to give them a little bit of crunchiness to the exterior then simmered for hours in tomato sauce to keep them plump, juicy and delightfully delicious. For almost 20 years now I’ve been making Turkey and Chicken Meatballs and have enjoyed them every bit as much as the traditional mixture of beef, pork and veal. Of course there are as many tasty variations on homemade meatballs as there are Italian Grandmothers, each with their own flavors and traditions.   Depending upon what I…
  • Ventnor, Margate and Longport – The Other Beach Towns

    Chef Dennis Littley
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Nestled between Atlantic City and Ocean City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport are the other beach towns.   Each with their own personalities and miles of beautiful uncrowded beaches.  These towns have always been populated with year round residents making them more of communities with beaches rather than just vacation destinations with beaches.   There’s history and generations of families that have lived in these towns and know they’re so much more than a suburb of Atlantic City. While Ventnor, Margate and Longport aren’t exactly tourist destinations, that doesn’t…
  • Garlic Shrimp and Supergreens with Pasta

    Chef Dennis Littley
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    I love the simplicity of pasta dishes, creating a topping in the saute pan and tossing it with perfectly cooked pasta. Just the words Garlic Shrimp start the juices flowing, and trust me this simple and delicious dish did not disappoint. I’ve switched over to Gluten-Free pasta (Barilla has been my GF pasta of choice) but Lisa still prefers her regular pasta (De Cecco).  And even though I cook two pastas this Restaurant Style Dinner was still easy and quick to make. My new favorite healthy greens to buy are a combination of baby red chard, baby tat soi, baby spinach, baby green swiss…
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  • Raspberries & Cream Pie

    Megan
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Raspberries & cream pie is just the thing to round out your summer. There’s always a magical time in summer when the organic raspberries go on sale for a ridiculously low price and I sort of lose my mind. Since there is no way to get local raspberries, those little containers are pretty pricey. But every year in the height of the season in California the little gems are priced to move, and I am grateful. So are my kids, who do their best to eat them all before I even get a crack. If you’re lucky enough to sequester a few boxes from tiny hands, I highly recommend you make this…
  • Learning Through Screens (#streamteam)

    Megan
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    We’re all learning how to balance life onscreen and off. This post is brought to you by Netflix.   These goobers are my world. In case you didn’t know, navigating parenthood and marriage is a crazy hard thing. While everyone (without children) thinks that babies are the hardest, it’s untrue. Babies have basic needs, and you tend to them every five seconds, but as they get older they have complex emotions and thoughts about messages they get from friends and raging hormones and WANT WANT WANT. While later parenting might not be as physically demanding, my brain and heart…
  • Lemon Sage Mustard

    Megan
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Mustard is an easy canning project, and citrus and herbs combine for this fragrant lemon sage mustard. Have you ever been to a food swap? A food swap is when a group of people get together to trade homemade goods like jam, pickles, bread, and even chicken eggs from backyard birds. I’ve been helping run ATX Swappers for four years now, and I’m always amazed at the creativity our swappers show. While you might expect the items listed above, we also get kombucha, beer, fresh sausage links, ice cream, bitters, and more. I kind of feel like I’m getting away with something when I…
  • Zucchini Crust Pizza

    Megan
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Got a glut of zucchini? Use it up in this crispy gluten free zucchini crust pizza, filled with fresh herbs! Lately on Instagram and Facebook I’ve been seeing plenty of photos of mammoth zucchinis, vegetables that are the size of my thigh. While my own zucchini plants never make it past a brilliant burst of flowers, it seems like everyone else out there is struggling under the load of a vegetable that flips from a summer crush to a summer stalker in a few short weeks. While classic zucchini bread is my kids’ preferred way of eating zucchini (seriously, just throw anything into a…
  • Easy Roasted Veggie Dip

    Megan
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    Get more veggies in your diet with this easy, addictive roasted veggie dip. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in nearly eight years of parenting, it’s that kids will eat pretty much anything if a dip is involved. I really can’t decide if small children or stoned college kids are responsible for the rising trend of ranch dressing with pizza. The love for dip doesn’t quite go away as we get older, though. We just eat it in more sensible ways, like with potato chips or vegetable sticks. We serve it at parties so people have a reason to linger in one spot but still…
 
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  • Savory Tomato and Zucchini Pie #FridayPieDay

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It's the last Friday of the month, and you know what that means - Friday Pie Day! But really, where did July go? I blinked and somehow here we are. Summer "vacation" seemed so much longer when I was a kid. Now we're just a few weeks away from my own kids heading back for another school year. But aside from that pending doom, what other two things can you count on when the last day of July is staring you in the face? Tomatoes and zucchini, that's what! It's funny, because I've gotten pretty lazy (busy really, but I could have carved out some time somewhere...) and haven't planted a garden in…
  • Pimm's Cup Ice Pops

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy icy cold cocktails. From frosty blended drinks, to tall sweaty glasses filled with ice cubes that clink and slosh every time you lift them, there's just something about raising a toast under the hot sun. Of course, sitting alone under a shade tree isn't so bad, either. As much as I enjoy sipping, it's no secret that I enjoy turning my cocktails into boozesicles even more. There were these Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops, and these Cherry Mojito Ice Pops, not to mention these Lemon Lime Margarita Creamsicles—and that's just to name a few. Sure, it's convenient to…
  • Garlicky Duck Stir-Fry inspired by Eat Drink Man Woman #FoodnFlix

    Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    "Eat, drink, man, woman. Basic human desires." This month's Food 'n Flix pick is a true "foodie movie". A delight for the senses, Eat Drink Man Woman is set in Taiwan and centers around widowed Master Chef Chu and his three unmarried adult daughters who still live at home. Each Sunday they come together to connect over a lovingly crafted elaborate family meal. The daughters are being pulled in their own directions by love and careers while they notice that their father's once flawless food is starting to lack flavor because he has lost his sense of taste. Sound familiar? Well, if you…
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    My Man's Belly

  • White Russian Icebox Cake

    Pamela
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    A no-bake icebox cake is the perfect dessert recipe for summer. This White Russian icebox cake combines coffee, cream and a touch of chocolate. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
  • Pasta Shells with Prosciutto and Lemon Crunch Topping

    Pamela
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Pasta dishes don't have to be boring. This pasta shells with prosciutto and lemon crunch topping is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. Check out the site to get the recipe and relationship advice you know you want.
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    Give Recipe

  • Peach Chia Pudding

    Zerrin
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Peach Chia Pudding is probably the healthiest sweet treat in summer that tastes really yummy. Peach is one of my favorite fruit and I love it as a snack when I crave for something sweet. So I love to use it in puddings too. It gives an amazing refreshment and sweetness to the pudding if...  Read More » The post Peach Chia Pudding appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Skinny Herb Lemon Chicken

    Zerrin
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Skinny Herb Lemon Chicken blows your mind with its flavors and juiciness. The lemon flavor is accompanied with garlic and herbs such as parsley, green onion and dried thyme and chili powder. You will be surprised how easy to make it. This is so GOOD that you don’t need extra chicken stock, heavy cream or...  Read More » The post Skinny Herb Lemon Chicken appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Homemade Pizza Sauce

    Zerrin
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Homemade Pizza Sauce will simply become your ultimate sauce in your kitchen and you will use it not only for pizza, but you will also want to use it in pasta or even toasts or sandwiches. It is so easy yet flavorsome that you will never want to use the store-bought version. Let me give...  Read More » The post Homemade Pizza Sauce appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Fresh Cherry Avocado Toasts

    Zerrin
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Fresh Cherry Avocado Toasts will definitely fancy your breakfast. It is ridiculously easy to make these, so you will never feel lazy to prepare something in the morning. Unlike hundreds of other avocado toasts around the web, these are not savory. Their sweetness comes from fesh cherries and a little honey drizzled over them. The...  Read More » The post Fresh Cherry Avocado Toasts appeared first on Give Recipe.
  • Unstuffed Zucchini Casserole

    Zerrin
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Unstuffed Zucchini Casserole makes an easy and quick meal. If you like stuffed zuchhini but don’t want to waste time scooping out the pulp, this recipe is what you need. You can definitely feel the same taste with the same ingredients yet with less work. And you can easily turn it into a crowd pleaser...  Read More » The post Unstuffed Zucchini Casserole appeared first on Give Recipe.
 
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    Restless Chipotle

  • Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Bar

    Marye Audet
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:50 pm
    I was recently asked by The J.M. Smucker Company to share my ideas for making any day a “fun day”. This post is sponsored by the company but all ideas and opinions are my own. With eight kids, three grandkids, and two in-laws you can imagine that we have a lot of birthdays around here.... Read More » The post Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Bar appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Deviled Chicken Recipe

    Marye Audet
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:53 pm
    This Deviled Chicken recipe is spicy, smoky, and just a little bit tangy. It’s one of those recipes that’s super easy but also absolutely mouthwatering with that 1950s style panache. Buttered bread crumbs are added to the top and bake up golden brown and crunchy. In the 1960s you didn’t hang around the house on nice... Read More » The post Deviled Chicken Recipe appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Chocolate Upside Down Cake

    Marye Audet
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Chocolate Upside Down Cake is a light, tender yellow cake that makes its own frosting as it bakes! The cake is buttery and flavored with pecan whiskey, a perfect combination with the dense, fudge-like topping. It’s quick and easy, too! Paging through one of my vintage cookbooks (circa 1950) I spied this recipe and knew... Read More » The post Chocolate Upside Down Cake appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • Homemade Mango Tango Ice Cream -No Churn Needed

    Marye Audet
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:38 pm
    This easy homemade mango tango ice cream is rich and decadent with bits of mango and lime sandwich cookie in each bite. It’s packed full of mango flavor and so addictive that you’ll want to keep the ingredients on hand so you can make it often. Best of all, no churn needed! I was thrilled when I... Read More » The post Homemade Mango Tango Ice Cream -No Churn Needed appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
  • 50 Best Ice Cream Recipes on the Internet

    Marye Audet
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Love ice cream? If so, then 50 best Ice Cream Recipes on the Internet is for you! A round up of 50 of the best ice cream recipes that I’ve found with links to each one. Grab a glass of something — it’s going to take you awhile to get through this list! I’ve divided... Read More » The post 50 Best Ice Cream Recipes on the Internet appeared first on Restless Chipotle.
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    BitterSweet

  • Silent Sunday: Tilt/Shift

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    Click on either of the last two photos above to download the full size versions. To save and enjoy either as your desktop wallpaper, right click the larger version, select “Set as Desktop Background,” and choose the “Stretch” option to fit to your screen.
  • Simply Bananas

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Does the internet need another recipe for banana bread? It’s a reasonable question, given the millions, if not billions, of hits that Google will pull up from the most cursory of searches, and one that I grappled with when deciding to share today’s post. By the strength of sheer facts and numbers, I would have to reason that one more dissertation on the blue and black / white and gold dress would probably be more innovative than yet another darned loaf of baked banana puree, and yet here I am, quick bread in hand. Statistics don’t tell the full story of the banana bread, as…
  • Frozen Corn is the Cure

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    25 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    Gathering up my bags and grocery list, I stepped out of my enclosed oasis of air conditioning and into the midday sun. Slamming the car door shut and turning to go, I suddenly found myself caught. It wasn’t unusual to find my shirt, or purse, or even hair entangled in a closed door, but when I looked down to the source, I was unprepared for what I saw. Oh… Shit was the only clear thought that passed through my mind upon discovering that it was, in fact, my right thumb being held captive, fully enclosed in the not only latched, but locked car door. Forget about that quick, routine…
  • Beat the Heat

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Summer rages on, turning enclosed cars into rolling ovens and frying the delicate petals of spring flowers to crispy brown ribbons. Temperatures on the east coast look comparatively mild by sheer numbers alone, but it’s the humidity that really beats one into submission. Dry heat is more manageable even in the extreme; it doesn’t seem to cling or weigh so heavily, adding insult to injury under the radiating sun. Spending more time out west has certainly increased my tolerance for the heat, so even though the daily highs regularly score higher than those in Honolulu lately, it…
  • Silent Saturday: On Wings Big and Small

    Hannah (BitterSweet)
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
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    International Cuisine

  • Chicken Soulvaki Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    2 Aug 2015 | 3:56 am
    Ingredients 1/2 C olive oil 1/4 C lemon juice (use real lemon) or red wine vinegar (I use half of each) 1/4 C red wine 1/2 t minced garlic (I put more like 1 T. I luvs me some garlic) 1 T oregano 3 Whole Chicken Breasts cut into 1″ squares. Directions Let marinade for at least 3 hours. Then take skewers and put onion-chicken-mushroom-chicken-green-pepper-chicken. Do this for until all the chicken is used up. I don’t like to make these until the guests come over. Participation required. I also like to use different colors of peppers – orange, red,etc. Grill these and brush…
  • Fish Curry Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:13 am
    (Hot & Spicy) Ingredients: 1lb Tuna (or Shark, Red Mullet) 4 tablspn Red pepper powder 2 tblspoons unroasted curry powder 1tablspn black pepper 4 cups water 2 tablspns vinegar to taste Salt 1 clove garlic Instructions: Wash fish and cut into cubes. Add vinegar and salt and knead into the fish. Then mix in red pepper powder, curry powder, black pepper and garlic and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Horchata de Almendra (Almond Horchata)

    FoodRecipes
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:39 am
    Real Horchata from Valencia is made with Chufa (Tiger Nut). Unfortuantely, Chufa is not available (that I know of) in America. A suitable substitute for the Chufas are Almonds, which give the Horchata the same texture and similiar taste. Horchata is not a dairy product and contains little fat, so it is often refered to as “the drink of the gods” for it’s rich but lowfat flavor. Ingredients: 1/2 kilo (1 pound) Almonds 1/2 kilo (1 pound) Sugar 1 Lemon 1 Cinnamon Stick 1 Pinch of Salt 2.5 liters Water (warm) Directions: The first step is to remove the skins from the almonds.
  • Shemai – Sweet Vermicilli

    FoodRecipes
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:17 am
    This has been my all time favorite dessert. Ever since I was very little, I can remember asking for seconds and thirds. What makes this dessert unusual is that it is not as sweet as most subcontinental desserts. It is fairly simple to make. Make sure that the vermicelli is very fine. Ingredients: 1 stick Butter 2 handfuls Very fine vermicelli 4 cups Milk 1 pint Whipping cream 1 handful Raisins 3 tblsp Sugar 4 Almonds (optional) peeled and thinly sliced Instructions: Melt butter in a 4 qt pot. Break vermicelli into 3″ pieces. Over low heat stir vermicelli into butter until it turns light…
  • Avgolemeno Recipe

    FoodRecipes
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:53 am
    Ingredients 1/2 cup uncooked rice or orzo 7-8 cup stock juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp. water 2-3 eggs salt and pepper to taste Directions Prepare a stock by boiling slowly lean lamb, meat bones, or chicken with enough water to cover. Strain stock when meat is done. 1/2 hour before serving, boil stock and add rice or orzo. When orzo is done, reduce heat to simmer. In a bowl, beat eggs with 2 Tbsp. water and the lemon juice. Spoon broth into egg mixture STIRRING CONSTANTLY to prevent curdling. After adding about 5 Tbsp. broth to eggs, add eggs to the broth on the stove STIRRING CONSTANTLY. Remove…
 
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    Mary Makes Good

  • Workshops and Classes Coming Up Soon!

    Mary Helen
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    I have two very different classes going on Saturday, August 8th in Austin, Texas. In the morning I'll be leading a free workshop on DIY natural beauty at Whole Foods Domain. Later that day I'll be at Faraday's Kitchen Store teaching a hands-on class on rolling sushi. It's going to be a busy day but I'll be doing what I love best - making beautiful, delicious, and things with my hands. DIY Natural Beauty at Whole Foods Domain 11920 Domain Drive Austin, TX August 8, 11:30 - 1:30 pm This free demonstration-style workshop will include demos on four recipes from my book, The Natural Beauty…
  • Book Update: Anchors Away!

    Mary Helen
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    At long last my book has arrived. At this very moment copies of The Natural Beauty Solution are shipping out to all corners of the globe. Today I shipped books to Australia, Spain, Belgium, and the UK! I shipped books to strangers in Montana and friends in Connecticut. Books are making short trips across the city of Austin and long journeys to places like Colorado and California. It's a simultaneously terrifying and marvelous feeling to know that something you've written is about to be read (or at least skimmed) by so many people.  I can't thank those of you who placed…
  • Stuffed Everything Pretzels

    Mary Helen
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Do you know what I miss most about growing up in the Northeast? I miss the bread. The bagels, the hard rolls, the pretzels! It's just not the same anywhere else. Actually, I take that back - at least partially. I did encounter the same kind of bread outside of the tri-state (CT, NY, NJ) area once. It was during my trip to Italy - where I often turned a corner to discover a scene that could have been mistaken for my childhood in Yonkers. I'm not Italian by blood, but I am fairly certain my heart was adopted by way of my stomach long ago. Anyway, bread. Oh bread! It's a wonder…
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  • Fresh Cherry Crumble Cake

    Ren Behan
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    We were lured by the huge crates of English cherries at St Albans Market over the weekend. By the time we arrived home, the children had eaten a whole bag of cherries between themselves – in the back of the car – and yes, there were cherry juice stains everywhere. The second bag I had earmarked for a cherry crumble cake, made to a recipe my mum had given me over the phone a few days earlier. This is an easy cake that you can either make in a rectangular tin – I’d go for a 12″ x 9″ traybake tin, or as we did, a deep round tin. It depends whether you are in…
  • Wholewheat Fettuccine with Kale by Amy Chaplin

    Handpicked Recipe
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    Yesterday I shared a book review of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen, a new recipe book by New York-based chef Amy Chaplin, who creates vegetarian and vegan recipes. Today (with the publisher’s permission) I’m sharing my favourite recipe from the book, which you can find on page 98 of the UK edition – Wholewheat Fettuccine with Kale, Caramelized Onions and Marinated Goat’s Cheese. I didn’t have the marinated goat’s cheese to hand (there’s a recipe for that, too, in Amy’s book on page 116) so I used a mild and creamy locally produced…
  • Review: At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin

    Ren Behan
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well By Amy Chaplin UK Edition: Jacqui Small LLP, June 2015, Currently £17.00 on Amazon US Edition: Roost Books October 2014 Genre – Healthy Eating (Vegan/Vegetarian) You might have noticed that there is a health food trend happening at the moment and as a result, there’s a plethora of healthy eating and ‘whole food’ books to choose from. At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen is an award-winning vegan and vegetarian book, written by Amy Chaplin and it’s certainly a book that stands out to me. Amy was former executive…
  • Roasted Summer Vegetables with British Goat’s Cheese #TasteOfSummer

    Ren Behan
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Roasted Summer Vegetables with British Goat’s Cheese Most of the time we associate roasted vegetables with autumn or winter, in that root vegetables roast so well and sweeten up in the process. But I find that certain summer vegetables get on very well with a drizzle of cold-pressed rapeseed oil in a roasting tin before going into a hot oven. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been roasting plenty of British asparagus during the asparagus season – now sadly pretty much at an end. I actually used salad potatoes in this recipe, which I wouldn’t normally roast, but after…
  • French-Style Irish Beef Salad by Bord Bia

    Handpicked Recipe
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    When the Irish Food Board sent me this recipe to try recently, I couldn’t wait to make it, pack it up and take it on a picnic. It almost looked too pretty to transport, but actually, it travelled well. I kept the tomatoes and the boiled eggs whole and in a separate container until I was ready to serve the salad. Although the star of this salad if the grass-fed Irish Beef, there’s a French influence from the Dijon mustard and I loved the addition of the capers and gherkins, too. A fresh baguette on the side and a glass of perfectly chilled rosé is all you need for a perfect al…
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    Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine

  • Whole Grain Homemade Pasta Recipe with Spinach

    Ivy Larson
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Ivy Larson  For years now I have been saying I should add a homemade pasta recipe to my culinary repertoire. However, I didn’t own a pasta maker and to be honest, the whole idea of making homemade pasta seemed a tad bit overwhelming. But it was over breakfast a few weeks ago that I finally realized making... Read More »The post Whole Grain Homemade Pasta Recipe with Spinach appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Creamy Spinach Green Sauce Recipe

    Ivy Larson
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Ivy Larson  This dairy-free creamy spinach green sauce recipe is perfect on pasta, chicken, tofu or shrimp. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and it totally makes the meal! I came up with the green sauce recipe on the first day we made homemade pasta (click HERE for the homemade pasta recipe) and I have since... Read More »The post Creamy Spinach Green Sauce Recipe appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • The Clean Cuisine Dinners Cookbook is Here!

    Ivy Larson
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Ivy LarsonI can’t tell you how excited I am to share my newly released Clean Cuisine Dinners cookbook with you! Without a doubt, dinnertime is the meal people tell me they struggle with most. Because let’s face it: figuring out what to make your family for dinner at the end of a long day can be... Read More »The post The Clean Cuisine Dinners Cookbook is Here! appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Chipotle Sauce Recipe Makes a Great Dip Too

    Ivy Larson
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Ivy LarsonInitially, I developed this chipotle sauce recipe as a flavor-booster with the intention of jazzing up our ho-hum baked tofu dinner. But really, because it’s texture is somewhat on the thicker side, this is one sauce that can just as easily be served as a dip or sandwich spread. If you are looking at the... Read More »The post Chipotle Sauce Recipe Makes a Great Dip Too appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
  • Homemade Apple Pie Energy Balls with Maca

    Ivy Larson
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    Ivy LarsonIf you are not familiar with energy balls, surely you have heard about energy bars. My first introduction to energy bars was not a very good one. In 1992 I was a sophomore in high school and was gearing up for a week of Outward Bound as part of an “extreme” school field trip designed... Read More »The post Homemade Apple Pie Energy Balls with Maca appeared first on Clean Eating with Clean Cuisine.
 
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    On My Plate

  • Good Food isn't Decadent

    James Kiester
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:35 pm
    -"Decadent" [dek-uh-duh nt, dih-keyd-nt] has traditionally been defined as, "something, or someone, which is decayed, spoiled, rotten, or sinful."  Subject: A bacon cheeseburger | Date: 01/15/2010 | Photographer: Like the Grand Canyon |This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.Bizarrely, we've assigned the label to rich delicious food.  I can't watch Food Network with hearing about some tempting morsel being described as decadent.  Every time I hear it, I want reach through the screen and pop Giada's bobble-sized head right off of her…
  • Whole Foods Charges High Prices..... Well No Sheep Dip Batman!

    James Kiester
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:48 pm
    -Subject: The interior of the largest Whole Foods in the United States, located on Houston Street in the East Village of New York City. | Date: 08/25/2008 | Photographer: David Shankbone |This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.According to a recent article in USA TODAY, a current investigation, by New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs, has concluded that Whole Foods stores have been overcharging for pre-packaged foods.Did they really need to investigate to figure this out?  Seriously?  Next they'll look into the…
  • Jack In The Box's Black Pepper Cheeseburger - A Review

    James Kiester
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    -I like a peppery burger, so when Jack In The Box advertised a new "Black Pepper Cheeseburger" (an all beef patty with two slices of melting Black Pepper Cheese, plus onion rings, hickory smoked bacon, and Peppercorn Mayo, all on a gourmet signature bun) I wanted to try it.Unlike recent Sriracha & Ghost Pepper labeled fare, the "Black Pepper" title implied, to me, the presence of a hint of spice without a punch of tongue searing heat.  A HINT of spice is right.  I got a hit of peppery flavor on every third or forth bite.  The rest of the time it tasted like a slightly dry…
  • The Newest Bizarre Fast Food Trend

    James Kiester
    13 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    - A year ago, pretzel buns & crusts were all the rage.  Then fast food chains began adding watered down versions of Sriracha Sauce to sandwiches and tacos.  Next we were treated to a variety of toned down Ghost Pepper laden dishes.So, what can we look forward to next?  Apparently, the next fast food trend, to hit the U.S., will be the addition of hot dogs to dishes.  Carl’s Jr. has already begun to market their 1/2lb. Most American Thickburger: a 100% Black Angus beef patty with American cheese, a split hot dog, and kettle cooked potato chips on a Fresh Baked…
  • A Million SHU Fast Food? Really?

    James Kiester
    25 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    -Weighing in at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs)* the hottest chili in the world is Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Pepper.  To put that value into perspective, Poblano Peppers rate between 1,000 & 1,500 SHUs**, Sriracha Sauce is 2,200 SHUs**, Original Tobasco Sauce is 2,500 SHUs**, Cholula Sauce (my favorite hot sauce) chimes in at 3,600 SHUs**, the popular Jalapeño Pepper delivers from 2,500 to 8,000 SHUs**, and Dave's Insanity Sauce weighs in at a whopping 180,000 SHUs**.Eating these peppers has been known to cause chemical burns in the mouth and throat, burning eyes, heavy…
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    Our Tasty Travels

  • Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl Recipe

    Erin De Santiago
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    I’ll be the first to admit that much of what I’ve been eating lately has been anything but healthy. I’m trying to make an effort to shed the extra pounds from the last three months working in Europe — along with all the other extra pounds I’ve already been holding on to for several years! And, my recent “diet” certainly hasn’t been helping me towards that goal. Now that I’m back home in Belize, it’s time to start taking advantage of all the fresh fruits we have here. I’ve tried smoothies a number of times before, but I…
  • Exploring Reggio Emilia’s Gastronomy

    Erin De Santiago
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Reggio Emilia is one of the cities that make up the heart of the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. It’s home to a number of interesting sights, and certainly the gastronomy plays an important role in Emilia Romagna’s cuisine as well. I’ve been to the region about eight times, but I’ve never had the opportunity to explore Reggio Emilia until last month. I’ll have a number of more in-depth posts coming in the next few months on some of the exciting culinary riches of the region, but for now, I want to share some of the best eats and drinks we discovered in Reggio…
  • Reggio Emilia’s Craft Beer Scene

    Brett Domue
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Reggio Emilia is well known for its balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Lambrusco wines, and its beautiful city center. But Reggio Emilia is also becoming a welcome part of the craft beer scene of Emilia Romagna, Italy. Parmigiano-Reggiano at #Blogville, during #terrelambrusco. A 2012 vintage cheese, well aged. Perfection waiting to be consumed. A photo posted by Brett Domue (@metsbwd) on Jun 26, 2015 at 12:50am PDT On our recent visit to Reggio Emilia in June, 2015, I wasn’t holding out too much hope for finding a great selection of craft beer. We were staying at the Albergo…
  • Introduction to Chilean Wine

    Erin De Santiago
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:04 am
    When you think of South American wine, Malbec from Argentina is likely the first one that pops into your head. However, there is much more to the wines of South America than just that one varietal. Sometimes, Chile gets a bad rap for putting out only cheap production wines, but there is a lot of quality wine being produced in the geographically rich country. Much of Chile’s terrain shares similarities with some of the world’s great wine regions, something that was not lost on winemakers in Europe. If you’re planning a road trip through Chile to explore some of the…
  • Riegeler Landbier by Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei – #OTTBeerDiary Day 181

    Brett Domue
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    This post is a part of the 2015 New Beer Every Day Beer Diary Challenge, #ottbeerdiary.  Over the course of 2015, I will be trying a new beer every day. Please read the background in the link above, and enjoy reading about the most recently tasted beers below. If you’d like to join the challenge as well, let me know in the comments below, and be sure to check out Grown-up Travel Guide and his #grownupbeerdiary, where Andy Higgs came up with the diary format in use below. You can catch up on all of our posts as part of the challenge under the tag ottbeerdiary. Day 181: June 30, 2015…
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    Jake On Food

  • Michigan Blueberry Cornbread

    Jake
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Organic Blueberry Cornbread Recipe Fresh Michigan blueberries are in season now and they are wonderful in this cornbread recipe. I picked up most of my ingredients at the Allen street farm market.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Czech style Pork Goulash

    Jake
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    I really love this recipe it is simple and delicious home style comfort food that is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. 1 lb pork cut into cubes 1 med onion diced 1/4 cup lard 1/4 tsp... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Czech Kolacky My Families Recipe

    Jake
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:21 am
    This is my families Kolacky recipe which I made many times with my Grandfather. While many of you may be Paczki for Fat Tuesday, I will be enjoying these tasty pastries! Prune is a Traditional... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to make Homemade Crunchy toffee style Popcorn

    Jake
    13 Feb 2014 | 9:34 am
    I don’t know about you but I really love Crunching and Munching on Toffee coated popcorn. I decided to make this recipe for my Super Bowl Sunday Feast. It is really not very difficult to make a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    VittlesVamp

  • The Gift of Meat

    VittlesVamp
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Any excuse to go Astoria's Muncan Food - Serbian butcher shop extraordinaire - is alright by me. My latest excuse? A friend's birthday. What better gift to offer up than a selection of delicious Serbian meat products? And, once I led my pal Allison into the meat-riffic shop, strewn with gorgeous smoked slabs of pork ribs, thick garlands of sausage and an abundance of house-cured salamis, she most certainly felt like the birthday princess she has always dreamed she could be on the glorious anniversary of her birth. No need for a birthday hat or a cake when you can celebrate with warm, chewy…
  • We Can't Have Nice Things

    VittlesVamp
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    What do we do when we find a hole-in-the-wall Chinatown treasure? We write about it so freaking much that I have to wait for 45 minutes on the street on a summer night to get to a ramshackle table with my BYOB beers and order dinner. Not cool. And yet, I get the irony. I'm part of the problem. That said, Spicy Village, a dingy Henan spot in Manhattan's Chinatown, is already firmly on foodies' radar screens. But word has unfortunately spread further than necessary, as evidenced by the suburban neophyte diners to our left who were scared of most of the ingredients on the menu. Thankfully, I was…
  • The Truth Is...

    VittlesVamp
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    You're looking at this table filled to overflowing with barbecue goodness at Brooklyn's Morgan's BBQ, and you're thinking I'll regale you with tales of Papa Vamp introducing me to my first-ever taste of slow smoked brisket. Well, the truth is that I don't think Dad and I've ever gone out for real deal 'cue together. But, it is Father's Day, so I felt that a meaty spread was a necessity in order to capture your attention. And, while my father didn't teach me about the beauty of Texas-style smoked meats, I do have one particular Papa Vamp food memory that makes me smile - his Sunday morning…
  • Basque Country on Avenue B

    VittlesVamp
    31 May 2015 | 3:45 pm
    I don't pay call on Donostia in the East Village all that often, but I'm always delighted when I do amble into this very Spanish tapas bar on Avenue B. Sit down and the menu is defiantly Basque and all tapas. No paella here to coddle the masses. How about Esparragos Blancos instead, stalks of white asparagus with a healthy dollop of Romesco sauce and a sprinkling of chive? Or Alcachofa pate, an addictive spreadable artichoke puree, pale green and rich, ready to slather on slices of crusty bread that have been brushed with fruity olive oil? Order up an itty bitty savory cone La Viña-style,…
  • Chocolate & Bourbon Brooklyn-Style

    VittlesVamp
    8 May 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Organic bean-to-bar chocolate factory meets premium Bourbon distillery. I was deeply concerned that I'd have to plow my way though a sea of hipsters to check out Cacao Prieto in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Happily, there was ne'er a precisely groomed bushy beard or ironic tee-shirt in sight. Instead there was genius swoon-worthy chocolate... ...and equally brilliant barrels and bottles filled with Widow Jane Bourbon and Rye. Not gonna tell you much more, because I think you should go yourself and take the full-on tour with tastings. All I can say is that I'm craving another one of those Pistachio and…
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    WindsorEats.com FoodBlog

  • Cream and Peas Help Make A Great Pasta Dish

    windsoreats
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:36 pm
    We’re in the dog days of summer and that can only mean one thing: Eat Your City Restaurant Week is fast approaching! Tortellini alla Panna con Piselli (Cream and Peas) The week has become a popular and much anticipated event throughout Windsor-Essex and this year is no exception. Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge is once again participating in the event and wanted to give a sneak peek at one of their dishes while at the same time letting you try it out at home. Cream + Peas + Pasta = Delicious! This Tortellini alla Panna con Piselli (Cream and Peas) should be fairly easy to make, taking no…
  • Enjoy a Family Sunday Funday at Formula First

    windsoreats
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Club Il Cavallino and Formula First are hosting another edition of their family oriented Sunday Funday event. From 10:00am to 2:00pm on August 9, 2015, bring out the family to enjoy a day of fun in the sun. There will be activities for kids of all ages including: Power wheel rides, miniature and remote control car races Face painting, temporary tattoos and bouncy castle Learn all about cars, safety and automobile maintenance Exotic car show Zoo 2 You exotic animals Classic cars, trucks and tractors Much more. Proceeds from the event benefit The Safety Village. Entry is $5.00 per person with…
  • One of the Best Mint Juleps You’ll Ever Have

    windsoreats
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    There ain’t no party like a Mint Julep party ‘cuz a Mint Julep party don’t stop! Who wants a Mojito? That’s the saying, right? That’s what we believe and we’re sticking to it, especially after having Mark Dutka, bartender extraordinaire and owner of Blind Owl, guide us through the simplicity of making a fine Mint Julep. The beginning of an authentic Cuban Mojito As mentioned in our Authentic Cuban Mojito recipe post, we’re in the dog days of summer and peoples gardens and usually jam packed with mint. Making these cocktails are an easy way to impress…
  • Refresh With An Authentic Cuban Mojito

    windsoreats
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Get green! It’s mint season and we’ve been hearing from plenty of you that your gardens are so full of the stuff that you don’t know what to do with it. As is usually our response, we say, “make a cocktail!” \mō-ˈhē-tō\ We sat down with Mark Dutka, owner of Blind Owl and craft cocktail bartender extraordinaire, as he guided us through two easy to make cocktails that will not only help you go through your supply of mint, but, also keep you refreshed during those dog days of summer. Look at the concentration on Mark’s face One of those recipes is a…
  • Bright Bikes, Gourmet Sausages, Food Trucks & Wine on Tap This Weekend

    windsoreats
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Summer is flying by so we’re making sure to pack our days (and yours) with some good times and great food. Friday Night Lights! Our weekend starts on with another edition of our free Friday Night Lights bike ride this Friday, July 24, 2015. The fun group ride encourages cyclists to decorate their bikes with lights as we explore the Windsor night life. All my friends know the low rider…   We had approximately 60 riders on the last ride and are hoping to beat that number so invite your friends! The ride begins at the new location of Robbie’s Gourmet Sausages at the…
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    Eat in OC

  • 4 Reasons Why An Ice Cream Fundraiser Would Be A Huge Success

    OC Restaurants
    1 Aug 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Summer is the perfect time to have a fundraiser. Kids are out from school, and their parents are looking to keep them entertained and occupied. That’s why a lot of people … from charities... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Best Tips For Running Your Dream Mobile Cafe

    OC Restaurants
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:11 am
    Did you know that, according to Business Insider, 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year worldwide? In fact, the coffee industry is worth 100 billion U.S. dollars globally, and it’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why You Should Spice Up Your Yummy Dinner Ideas With Hispanic Flair

    OC Restaurants
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Taco night just got upgraded. Here are some healthy meal ideas (and a flan recipe — gotta indulge a little) with authentic Hispanic flair to make your meals more fun and wholesome. Desayuno... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hummus is the Ultimate Choice For New Party Appetizer Ideas

    OC Restaurants
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Did you know that from 2012 through 2013, Canada grew 158,000 tons of chickpeas? Canada is actually a top five exporter of chickpeas worldwide. What does that have to do with your next backyard BBQ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Tips For Going Greener At Your Restaurant

    OC Restaurants
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Last night, I joined the thousands of other Americans willing to invest in fine dining once in a while and took my dad out for Father’s Day at a relatively upscale local restaurant. I’m... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Brown Eyed Baker

  • The Weekend Dish: 8/1/2015

    Michelle
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hello and happy Saturday! I’m so thrilled that the nasty, super-hot and humid weather we had at the beginning of the week has moved on out and been replaced with gorgeous, warm and breezy days. I’ve been enjoying sitting outside in the shade with Joseph… Duke and Einstein love to sun themselves nearby. I hope you get to enjoy some fantastic weather this weekend! What are you up to in the kitchen? As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy! On Brown Eyed Baker This Week The Whole30: I…
  • Friday Things

    Michelle
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    1. Joseph says Happy Friday! He’s had a busy week – he’s been up on his hands and knees rocking like he’s riding a horse and reaching up and grabbing the top of the pack n’ play and trying to grab the top of the crib. I feel like there’s an awful lot of baby proofing and mattress lowering that’s going to be necessary soon! 2. I love Ina! >> 21 Times Ina Garten Was More Iconic Than Anyone On Instagram 3. Ugh, I just hate the Cecil the lion story  4. I’m never awake late enough to watch Jimmy Fallon, but I love seeing clips of some of his…
  • S’mores Cookies

    Michelle
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re still in the thick of summer (hello disgusting heat and humidity wave!), which means there is still plenty of time for s’mores to be eaten. I love a good ol’ big marshmallow charred over a fire and sandwiched between graham crackers with chocolate in the middle. However, I’m also not picky, and I’m just as happy to eat a cookie with crushed graham crackers, miniature marshmallows and milk chocolate chips. If you’re having a summer party and don’t have access to a fire, these cookies are the next best thing! (Also, no sticky fingers!) This recipe…
  • Garlic-Herb & Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes

    Michelle
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    One of the cornerstones of Sunday dinners at my grandma’s house were her famous roasted potatoes. Famous to us, and anyone else who had the opportunity to taste them, of course. Everyone clamored for them, my uncle would hoard the bowl, and it would never fail that after my grandma pulled a baking sheet out of the oven full of potatoes, she would be sitting in the kitchen peeling another few pounds for a fresh batch. Pretty much every member of my family is a bottomless pit when it comes to roasted potatoes… she ruined us! I shared my grandma’s roasted potato recipe a…
  • Peanut Butter Layer Cake with Chocolate Frosting

    Michelle
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    For as much as I love peanut butter, it’s pretty surprising that I’ve never attempted a peanut butter cake before now. I think I’ve tried to put peanut butter into just about every other baked good that I can think of, but it never occurred to me to make a peanut butter cake, doh! Last weekend, my husband took a bite of one of my ice cream cone cupcakes with the chocolate frosting and asked if peanut butter cake was a thing, and could I make one with chocolate frosting? Yes, and yes! I started researching peanut butter cakes and came across quite a few recipes that ran the…
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    Honest Cooking

  • Canadian Fried Beaver Tails

    Kelsey Siemens
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The stretched fried dough, shaped like the tail of a beaver, is unique to Canada, but so delicious when doused in cinnamon-sugar that everyone should try it. By Kelsey Siemens Beaver tails are a uniquely Canadian treat (just like these Nanaimo Bars). Also, who doesn’t love fried dough?! Beaver Tails are kind of like a giant stretched out doughnut that’s in the shape of a beaver tail! There’s a company called BeaverTails here in Canada that sells the most amazing ones topped with anything you want! My favorite is the classic cinnamon and sugar combo, so that’s what…
  • Salmon Crudo with Horseradish Cream

    Honest Cooking
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Recreate this stunning no-stove-required meal as a cool dish on a warm summer day. Get the full written recipe here. The post Salmon Crudo with Horseradish Cream appeared first on Honest Cooking.
  • S’More Chocolate Tarts

    Kristin Rosenau
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Similar to the outdoor treat, these s’more chocolate tarts are not as sweet and feature a dark chocolate filling in a cookie crust and topped with a touch of marshmallow topping. By Kristin Rosenau Campfires and s’mores compose many of my childhood summer memories. As a Girl Scout growing up, s’mores were our reward after a long day of hiking, canoeing, and cooking dinner over the flames at camp. We would sing silly songs and toast marshmallows, stretching out these perfect moments with a just one more, please. I hold these memories particularly close when settling into the…
  • Bánh Mì Hot Dog Toppings

    Kathleen Kiebler
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Take a break from classic toppings with this America hot dog that meets Vietnamese flavors with spicy Sriracha-mayo, pickled carrots and diakon, fresh cucumbers, jalapeños, and cilantro. By Kathleen Kiebler It’s no secret that I have a bit of a Bánh Mì addiction. Ok… it’s a serious Bánh Mì addiction. A Vietnamese sandwich with ingredients rooted in Vietnam and French colonial Vietnam – it’s the ultimate fusion food. I have already made a Lemongrass Pork Bánh Mì. AND a Breakfast Bánh Mì. It started off innocently enough, I found a local Bánh Mì shop, started eating lunch…
  • Take a Bite Out of Awesome Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Annelise McAuliffe
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    August 2nd is Ice Cream Sandwich Day, so we have to celebrate with stacks that are a bit more than just two cookies filled with vanilla ice cream. Originating from a push card in New York City in 1899, today the ice cream sandwich comes in all shapes and sizes. Check out these fun renditions so you can chill out with a sweet treat. By Annelise McAuliffe One of our favorite things about ice cream sandwiches is that you get to choose how involved you want the process to be. Going for gourmet? Make your own ice cream to fill the homemade creation, whether that is a cookie or croissant. Looking…
 
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    Between the Pages

  • Harry's Delivery Service

    Between the Pages
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Need a birthday cake in a flash? Have no fear! The Buckbeak Birthday Cake delivery service is here! The Buckbeak Birthday Cake Delivery Service is the brilliant brain child and creation of Janerva MacPherius, better know to us mere muggles as Janette MacPherson.  Janette made this amazing edible sculpture for the Birthday Mischief Managed collaboration. Birthday Mischief Managed is a collaboration between cake decorators to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s 50th birthday. I don’t think I’d order a cake from the Buckbeak Birthday Cake delivery service! If I did, I’d ask for a more experienced…
  • Stay Awhile At This Hagrid's Hut Cake

    Between the Pages
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Magnificent Harry Potter Cake featuring Hagrid’s Hut was made by Roses and Bows Cakery. The detail of this cake is incredible. The wooden doors have metal hinges and knockers. Each stone is separate and the roofs and chimney show each individual shingle and brick.  This cake is part of the Birthday Mischief Managed Worldwide Collaboration of Food Aritsts to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s 50th Birthday. The collaboration went live on July 31st the date of H.K. Rowling’s and Harry Potter’s birthday. This edible Hagrid’s Hut will be on display at the Manorhamilton library in Leitrim,…
  • This Magical Harry Potter Cake Grows Cupcakes

    Between the Pages
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This Wonderful Harry Potter cake was created by Mitchie Curran, aka. Chef Mitchie, of Mitchie’s Munchies and is inspired by Herbology Studies at Hogwarts. Chef Mitchie came up with the wonderful idea of creating a character for herself in the Harry Potter universe called Michaeleas Cuuragusta.     This character is named the Headmistress of Birthday Mischief which is explained below. Michaeleas created a new kind of Wizarding plant that can be given as a birthday gift. Seeds are planted and a spell is cast causing a flaming blue birthday cupcake to bloom before the birthday…
  • Wonderful Usagi Yojimbo Cake Topper

    Between the Pages
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    This wonderful Usagi Yojimbo Cake Topper was made by The Bunny Baker Café & Cake Studio.  The detail on Usagi Yojimbo is perfect; he looks like he walked right off of one of Stan Sakai’s covers.  Usagi is in a classic pose resting on his knees.  He is wearing the outfit you almost always see him wearing.  To me, it looks a lot like a gi.  The pants have wide legs, the top wraps around and ties in the front, and it also has loose sleeves.  His pants are black.  His top is blue with white trim.  He has his two swords; one is in his hand and one is in a sheath. Usagi Yojimbo was…
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    Barbecue Tricks

  • Grilling for Beginners: 8 Easy Marinades for a Delicious Barbecue Dish

    Bill West
    19 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    By Adrian T. Cheng Flavor is what defines whatever you cook on the grill. The longer you marinate your meat, the more flavorful it will be. Keep in mind that chicken is ideally marinated for a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 12 hours, beef, pork and lamb for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 24 hours while fish and other seafood will be most flavorful if marinated for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes only. So whether you’re in the mood for just a classic steak or something more festive, here are 8 quick and easy meat marinades for grilling: Classic Steak…
  • Coffee BBQ Rub

    Bill West
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Starbucks BBQ? … I’m not sure we will see any grande sized Starbucks BBQ sauce cups pop up in stores anytime soon but there ARE a few tips and tricks you can use with coffee to really liven up and give some cowboy swag and extra depth to your sauces and rubs. Watch the video HERE Many times coffee is used in sweet or dessert type recipes and it’s not typically thought of as a savory ingredient ( until now). I think of coffee recipes as a “sitting around the campfire cowboy” type food. At least that’s what comes to mind for me. Coffee brings a little…
  • Chili Powder How To

    Bill West
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    Just updated a quick video on making your own chili powder… It’s a real trick to help you win a competition.  Too may people lean on the mass produced power from the grocery store.  Fresh makes a huge difference. Originally posted HERE (full text recipe) it breaks down an easy way to get the edge on your next chili cook off. Watch HERE – Chili Powder   http://barbecuetricks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/chili_powder_small.mp4  
  • BBQ Ribs That Fall Of The Bone

    Bill West
    31 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Simple as one – two – three?  Actually this BBQ ribs trick is as easy as “three two one”. The trick is to break down the low and slow cooking process into three easy to remember segments and add in some time spent wrapped in foil. Works for gas grills… works for charcoal… even in an electric smoker. Or – gasp – the oven. You start with a stable low and slow temperature on your grill while you prep the ribs – and we’re talking pork ribs here – with the rub of your choice.  We like pulling the membrane off the back with a paper towel for good…
  • Traeger Pellet Grill

    Bill West
    17 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Pellet Grills are like magic. The are a barbecue trick in and of themselves because they cook with real wood instead of other fuels sources like charcoal and propane.   It’s the most convenient way to get real wood taste and great smoke flavor.    We have tested the new Traeger Texas pellet grill and it is a winner. Pellet Grills Benefits and Tricks: Pellet cookers like the Traeger (and Rec Tec) allow the pitmaster (or is it pellet master?) to hold a low and slow consistent temperature over a very long cook. See the latest Traeger Deals  on Amazon. Another plus on the Traeger is…
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    In A Half Shell

  • There’s More Than Just Oysters at St. Roch Market’s Curious Oyster Co

    Julie
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:34 pm
    When I visited New Orleans for the first time last year, I was completely blown away by the oystering history and culinary traditions of Louisiana. New Orleanians take oyster love to a whole new level, and amazingly, it’s been only getting better. Enter: Curious Oyster Co, a brilliant new raw bar in St. Roch Market. Late last month, I had the opportunity to revisit New Orleans and speak at the Sustainable Seafood Blog Conference (which I’ll write more about later). I decided to arrive a few days early to explore. The Curious Oyster Company is one of the founding vendors…
  • Cape Cod Oyster Tour Continues at Chatham Shellfish

    Julie
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    You are probably familiar with the phrase, “The world’s your oyster,” but I am here to convince you that the oyster can also be your world. Over the last five years, I have traveled for oysters. There’s nothing quite like savoring them straight out of the water, and I have spent a lot of time seeking these briny morsels out all over the world. For my latest adventure, I had the opportunity to shadow Steve Wright, the farm manager for Chatham Shellfish Company on Cape Cod, Massachusetts a few weeks ago. Cape Cod is one of the great American oyster farming regions. The bracingly cold,…
  • While You Were Slurping

    Julie
    29 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    #INAHALFSHELL Oyster Instagrams of the Week: Did you know that oyster knowledge can score you free shucks? That’s what happened to @qui_est_moi (right)! Speaking of knowledge, @pleasurehouseoysters shows us something crazy you probably didn’t know about oyster farming (right). Want your pic to be featured? Tag your IG’s with #inahalfshell and follow @inahalfshellblog!   – Hooray! My 33 Oysters on the Half Shell journal is available for purchase. – Need to do this: visit this 300 km Australian Oyster Trail. – So they shut down oyster beds in…
  • A Handy List of Oyster Shuckers, Caterers and Mobile Raw Bars

    Julie
    29 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    I’m a huge fan of shucking my own oysters, but when it’s about planning a celebration or business event, nobody’s got time for that! If you’re less, “do it yourself,” and more about “do it for me,” look no further. Here’s a quick compilation of shucking services, caterers and mobile raw bars from around the country that can help take your event to the next level. Oyster Shuckers, Mobile Raw Bars & Catering Services NEW YORK:  Open Oyster, Brooklyn Oyster Party, Oyster XO, Long Island Oyster Co BOSTON: Boston Raw Bar Catering, Island…
  • While You Were Slurping

    Julie
    15 May 2015 | 7:16 am
    #INAHALFSHELL Oyster Instagrams of the Week: What a nice #Shellfie from @anhiedukes (left)! Learning and shucking shot from @jodidangerous (right). Want your pic to be featured? Tag your IG’s with #inahalfshell and follow @inahalfshellblog!   – Oyster heaven: Hama Hama hits upon a tasty business model. – NYC’ers: Grand Banks is back! – Washington oyster farms using pesticides? Doesn’t sound good to me… – Prince Harry recently earned himself some oyster cred. – Here are 12 Oyster Deals across Rhode Island. – New Orleans…
 
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    Grocery Coupon Network Blog: Couponing Secrets Exposed!

  • Dorm Deal Roundups B2S College Deals for the Week!

    Carly Mancl
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Weekly Dorm Deal Roundups Dorm Deals of the Week Heading back to college soon? Maybe it’s your first year of college and you are looking for the best deals on must haves for your college dorm! Check GCN weekly for our new Dorm Deal Roundups! Know someone heading to college? Check out these College Stockpiling Tips and Care Package Ideas! Don’t forget to check out our College Stockpiling and Care Packages Tips! Our Favorite Dorm Deals of the week! Target Deals You can shop Online and check out all the Back to College Deals this week at Target! Comforters starting at just $18.99…
  • ShopRite Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (8/2 – 8/8)

    Carly Mancl
    2 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    ShopRite Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up Deals ShopRite Deals of the Week Here are this week’s ShopRite Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up Deals for the week of 8/2 – 8/8. Make sure to add ShopRite Digital Coupons to your card to save as well! There are great deals this week! Many household, and personal care deals too!  $0.99 Purex, $0.49 General Mills Cereal, $0.49 Juicy Juice, $0.49 Nature Valley Granola Bars, and more! Back 2 School Deals *Buy $12 and Save $4 Instantly with items pictured (limit 1) Items with a * are included in the Buy $12 and Save $4 promo. *Mead Five Star 1-Subject…
  • Walgreens: Purex $0.60 each at Walgreens!

    Carly Mancl
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    Just $0.60 each after coupon and Ibotta and SavingStar Stack at Walgreens! Hot Price on Purex Laundry Detergent at Walgreens $1/1 n any ONE (1) Purex® Liquid, Ultrapacks® or Powershot™ Detergents 30oz/18ct. or larger Printable Coupon We have a new Purex Coupon available to print today!  This makes for a great deal at Walgreens after stacking!  Please note you will need to also use SavingStar and Ibotta. This is a great stock up price for Laundry Detergent! Walgreens deal thru 8/8 Purex Detergent or Ultra Packs-3/$6 Use three $1/1 n any ONE (1) Purex® Liquid,…
  • Dollar General Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (8/2-8/8)

    Samantha Doerfler
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:53 am
    Weekly Ad Deals Save with Coupons at Dollar General Check out the great deals on your favorite brands at Dollar General this week! You can save even more when you shop with coupons to get more bang for your buck. Check out the best deals below. Here are the top deals: Hellmann’s Mayo $2.99 Knorr Rice or Pasta Side $1, B3G1 FREE Charmin Basic $4.95 $0.25 off ONE Charmin Basic 4ct or larger Final Cost: $4.70 General Mills Family Size Cereal $3.50 $0.75 off one box Cocoa Puffs cereal $1.00 off 2 General Mills Big G Cereals $0.75 off ONE BOX Trix cereal $0.50 off (1) Honey Nut Cheerios…
  • Kmart Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up (8/2 – 8/8)

    Carly Mancl
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    Kmart Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up Deals Kmart Savings and Deals for the Week Here are your Kmart, Weekly Ad Coupon Match Up Deals for the week of  (8/2 – 8/8).  Unfortunately, Kmart is not doubling coupons this week. Let’s hope for another double coupon event soon!  These are still some great deals you can score with coupons this week!  Shop Your Way Rewards Members can get some great deals! Back 2 School Deals Free Cinch Sack with Backpack Purchase Backpacks-20% off and get a Free Cinch Sack with Backpack purchase-$5.99 value RoseArt Colored Pencils-$1 BIC Pens 10 pack-$1…
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  • Coconut Noodles (or Zoodles!)

    Hilah
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:05 am
    Coconut Noodles Video (Scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD5mk71v-0E I made this for a last-minute side dish to take to a pool party. I have the most best friends because they always welcome my food experiments as willing guinea pigs and even offer constructive feedback. Though this coconut noodle salad evidently needed no adjustments because it was gone in two seconds. Even the picky 18-month-old baby liked it! Make these with all zucchini noodles for a super low-carb noodle salad. Try different combinations of herbs: basil, cilantro and mint all go great with…
  • Taco Salad

    Hilah
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:06 am
    Taco Salad Tortilla Bowls! (scroll down for printable recipe) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y_ZRwsnFQc No rinky-dink healthy taco salad, this one is served up in a flour tortilla bowl just like at Taco Bell. Except you make it at home. Without the questionable ingredients. You can still have it with Taco Bell sauce, though. Taco Salad Recipe – Printable 5.0 from 1 reviews Taco Salad   Save Print Cook time 10 mins Total time 10 mins   Author: Hilah Johnson Serves: varies Ingredients Flour tortillas, taco or burrito size Spray oil Choose any toppings you like: Refried beans Lettuce…
  • Easiest Ice Cream Pie

    Hilah
    18 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    Ice Cream Pie (Scroll down for printable recipe!) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG5xl3YJVoE Chris’s grandma Pauline clipped this basic recipe from a magazine, probably in the early 1980s, judging by the food photography and yellowing of the paper. The original instructs how to make ice cream sandwiches with the “dough”, but Chris remembers her always making an ice cream pie with it. Aside from buying one from Baskin Robbins, this is the easiest ice cream pie you’ll ever eat. Use any ice cream flavor, but we really like Neapolitan style with vanilla, chocolate and…
  • Pineapple Lamb Skewers

    Hilah
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    It’s July! Which to my mind means it’s officially grilling season. The American Lamb Board asked me to come up with a recipe using a boneless leg of lamb and a grill and a beer pairing for it as part of their summer grilling contest. Most people think of a leg of lamb as a stuffy affair (literally stuffed maybe) all tied up and roasted rare and served on a china platter to a table full of British diplomats. Whoa-ho. Not in my backyard, buddy. Instead of cooking it whole or even butterflied, I took the simple and quick route and cut it up to make kebabs (or skewers? Do you call…
  • Easy Homemade Baby Food (without a blender!)

    Hilah
    11 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Easy Homemade Baby Food (scroll down for printable baby food recipes) //www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6dQ_uWmRcI I get asked daily what I’m feeding Flint now that he’s old enough for solid food. I’ve been keeping his babyfood pretty simple (until we’re sure he’s not going to react to any foods) but not boring or bland because I want him to develop a broad palate — as much for my benefit as for his! If I can manage to raise a kid who will eat just about anything without a groan or a whimper, I’ll be a happy mama. Here are four of Flint’s favorite…
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    AL DENTE GOURMET

  • The Super Vegetarian Roll // Vietnamese Inspired Rolls with Pickled Sauce // (Vegetarian) //

    Aldy
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Hello! Hello! Aldy here! Well first of all let me tell you that this blog has been under a lot of changes lately, so mostly I've been submerged into blogging + design for the last couple of weeks. There are still a few things that need to be fixed but I'm getting there, so if you get an error while browsing the site, just let me know, ok. On the other hand I'm working on a little project too and I'd let you know soon. So stay tuned!Now, today I'm sharing with you these AWESOME vegetarian rolls because they are so easy to put together and so deliciously flavorful that you couldn't believe it.
  • Maple Apple Cake // Easiest Refined Sugar Free + Gluten Free + Milk Free Cake //

    Aldy
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    This apple cake is the kind of baked treat that push me to a “must have break” in the afternoon. Believe me! (the perfect indulgence while Lia takes her usual nap)… a cup of tea, a book and a good slice of this apple cake and everything becomes a super –nice- happy-moment.  Gratifying myself with something that I made just feels so good! Funny about this cake is that I’d have never thought in a million years that I would be making + eating a cake without gluten + refined sugar and milk!  Since changing my eating habits, I started experiment a lot with gluten free flours…
  • Almond Salty Caramel Buckwheat Granola / Feel Good + Nutricious Granola / (Refined Sugar Free)

    Aldy
    29 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Hey, pretty people! How are you?.. Me, well I have been GRANOLA(ZING) (granola + amazing = granolazing) (I know this is not a word but, believe me, this is the only way to describe how delicious + nutricious this granola is!) - so as I was saying; I've been Granolazing my morning breakfasts + afternoon snacks with this buckwheat granola! And obviously I needed to share this recipe with YOU !!!! This granola is completely refined sugar-free has aSUPER-nice caramel flavor(which I deeply love)+ the buckwheatwhich is gluten free + also nutritiously packed with vitamins B1, B2, and minerals…
  • >> Turmeric + Garlic Popcorn >> Food That Can Elevate Your Mood + Make Sugar Cravings Go Away

    Aldy
    16 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    One thing that I’ve learned while stop eating refined sugar (and other processed foods) is never to let myself go hungry. Being hungry is one of the main reasons that make us fall into those sugar cravings that provoke the need to eat refined food load of sugars and starches. Believe me, I put myself as a guinea pig to experiment enough and discover ‘the body’ is not prepared to make the right food choices and is not selective either while coping with a hungry-empty stomach. And that’s when foods lacking of nutrition make their way to our mouth and can make the cicle of sugar and bad…
  • Roasted Onions + Red Bell Pepper Pasta Sauce and Spinach + Ricotta Crepe Cannelloni (Vegetarian)

    Aldy
    1 May 2015 | 7:45 pm
    And yet, here it is another meat- free recipe FOR YOU! In my last post, I shared this vegetarian burger recipe, and I thought that it would be a good idea to share another meat-free favorite of mine. If you’re a vegetarian or just trying to eat less meat, I’m positive that you’d fall in love with this recipe entirely. So vegetarians ‘and also omnivores’ are welcome to try it!This recipe has a lot of meaning to me, and that’s because it has my mother’s name written all over it. Me and my brother’s would stand by the kitchen’s table looking at my mom (almost impatiently) while…
 
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    Spicie Foodie ™

  • Strawberry Granita with Spicy Toppings

    Spicie Foodie
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    Early on in our relationship, my husband would ask questions regarding the Mexican foods I grew up eating. I would enthusiastically tell him both about those I ate as a child in Mexico and the ones my family continued to eat in our new adopted American home. Often times I would recount the special memories that those foods aroused in me. Unbeknown to me, apparently, I would often add the following phrase, “Do you know what makes (this) food taste even better? If you drizzle some fresh lime juice and sprinkle some ground chile pepper over it.” One day my husband said to me,…
  • Spaghetti with Chicken and Homemade Pesto Sauce

    Spicie Foodie
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
    Some weeks ago I prepare a little too much pesto sauce, perhaps you remember it, the recipe was titled “Spicy Cilantro and Cotija Pesto Sauce“. Well, since I knew we couldn’t possibly eat all of that homemade pesto I put the leftover sauce in an ice cube tray and froze it. Once the pesto cubes were frozen solid I removed them from the ice tray and stored inside Ziploc bags in the freezer. (The method is the same one I use for my leftover curry paste.) I had completely forgotten about them until I found them this morning when I was getting some berries for a smoothie. It was…
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Sriracha Bites

    Spicie Foodie
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
    Cauliflower on its own is a decent tasting veggie, but it is also one that can be made to taste even better with additional seasonings. You can pair it with butter, oils, cheese, garlic, herbs, or just about any spice you like. Because it is rather bland on its own, cauliflower will pick up the wonderful tastes from the additional flavours you’ve added to it. You can really never go wrong with cauliflower. Want to know an amazing thing you can do to cauliflower? Roast it. Doing so transforms those little white florets into a completely new tasting vegetable. Roasted it becomes this…
  • Apricot Crumble for Two + A Book To Checkout

    Spicie Foodie
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:40 am
    You have six apricots that are beginning to soften, but you can’t possibly eat them all at this moment. You really don’t want to waste them, even if they aren’t the best tasting apricots you’ve ever had. What would you do with them? Me, I decided to see what they would taste like in a cobbler. I’m so glad that I just didn’t toss the apricots into the garbage because they tasted much better baked than they did raw. Crumble is a very easy dessert to prepare, so perfect for those like me that aren’t the best bakers. The topping is made with oat flour,…
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    ThatsSoYummy.com

  • Cannoli Poke Cake

    yummy
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Have you ever had a Cannoli before??? You know those Italian fried tube shaped pastry shells filled with a pastry cream sprinkled with mini chocolate chips dusted with powdered sugar! If you answered no, we are seriously gonna have to talk… If you answered yes, then one point for you Mmmm Cannoli’s…. YUM! Well this cake pays tribute to Cannoli’s. Let’s just start with the cake itself… First off it’s a simple boxed white cake that is baked then when cooled topped with sweetened condensed milk that is poured all over the cake. Yes! condensed milk,…
  • Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Cake for A Special Birthday

    yummy
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    Hello Beautiful! I’m feeling a little emotional today.  It’s my oldest’s birthday.  That’s right Julian is 13 today.  I can officially say I have a TEENAGER!!!! Holy %$#&!!!!!   Where did the time go??? I know I just had to say it.  I think I’m still a little in shock.  You see in the past year so many changes have happened that it still has my head spinning.  First of all we added an addition to our family Jacob, our youngest, who is 16 months, Kayla is in double digits now, the BIG 10, and then we turn to Juju… my Pumpkin… my first born.
  • Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks

    yummy
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    What is it about french toast sticks that make you feel like a kid again? Maybe it’s the dunking part… I don’t know why it is exactly, but all I know is that when I make these crunchy sweet, full of cinnamon sugar french toast sticks I feel like I’m eight years old again when my mom would warm up those frozen french toasts sticks we would buy in the supermarket. These Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks are one of my daughter’s favorite breakfast treats.  Just imagine thick slices of Texas toast dipped in an vanilla-sugar egg mixture, then pan fried until crisp…
  • Mushroom Risotto

    yummy
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Now I know that we are knee deep in summer weather, the sun is blazing, the humidity is off the rocket with no sign of cooling down happening anytime soon.  Sometimes we just need comfort food to warm our soul. That’s how I feel when I make risotto. The creaminess of this dish is the perfect way to add comfort to any long stressful day. I remember the first time I ever tried risotto.  It was at a little restaurant in Miami called Grazie and we would go special occasions.  The food is so delicious just thinking about it makes my stomach start to grumble.  My dad had ordered their…
  • Oreo Cheesecake Bars

    yummy
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Are you excited yet? How about now… Now I know you are… There is something so sinful and ultimately decadent with this dessert that after one bite you find yourself eating another and another.  Oreo Cheesecake Bars, just saying the name makes my mouth water.  (cute huh!) Combining my two loves Oreos, which if you have been reading this little blog of mine you already know has been a favorite of mine since he beginning of time, and cheesecake.  Luscious, creamy cheesecake! YUM!!!!! I made these just because I was craving cheesecake and thought that I would bring a tray to work…
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  • Tiradito Nikkei

    hungrysofia
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:44 am
    As someone who loves ceviches and tiraditos in all their forms, I’ve wanted to post a raw fish recipe for awhile but have held back. I understand that sushi-grade fish is safe to eat but there’s something unnerving about preparing it yourself. I leave it to others to not cook it correctly for me and certainly didn’t feel comfortable telling anyone else how to go about it. When Gastón Acurio’s  Peru: The Cookbook came out, there were no excuses. Beautifully put together and encyclopedic, Peru is more self-contained than I’d expected but it’s…
  • Una Tormenta

    hungrysofia
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Some words have no translation. It’s easy enough to approximate the meaning but the emotion is lost. That’s how I feel about the word tormenta.  It means nothing more than a storm, but tormenta is just a better word for it. It even sounds like the crack of lightning. Tormentas slice through canvases by El Greco to threaten saints and martyrs, storms menace weekend sailors and their dockside girlfriends in yacht rock classics. Storm clouds can be chased away, tormentas have to be waited out. I miss the rains I grew up with in Miami where the weather can go from a bright,…
  • Catching up Spring to Summer

    hungrysofia
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    It’s technically still spring, so I spent most of yesterday cleaning out my closet. Storage is always a problem in my apartment, so I’m pretty good at throwing things away a little at a time – or so I thought. I was putting something away, looked up at a stack of t-shirts, and realized I could easily give half of them away – then one stack led to another. A few months ago, my friend sent me an article from organizational consultant, Marie Kondo. I only gave it a cursory read through then, but I remembered the advice that you should determine if the objects you live…
  • Ramp Season

    hungrysofia
    20 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    It’s very hard to write around ramps and not start with an apology. Everyone one is writing about ramps right now. Like pumpkins in the fall, they’re everywhere and then they’re gone. Unlike pumpkins, there is nothing contrived about the ramp rush. They’re season really is brief unless you go full-Brooklyn and spend April pickling every hard won bunch you find.  They’re also foraged and not cultivated so even the high cost is forgivable. For such whispy little greens, there’s something great about how uncompromising they are. I came late to ramp season…
  • Cinnamon Scones with Maple Glaze + A Community Giveaway

    hungrysofia
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Reading  Donna Bell’s Bake Shop Cookbook inspires me to share my New York origin story –  or more importantly how I met Darren Greenblatt  – one of the writers and co-owners of the eponymous bakery. My older sister’s best friend went to FIT with Darren so he was one of the first people I met when I moved up here to go to school – not that I think I made much of an impression. I was too intimidated by their hard won city cool acquired over the 4 whole years they’d lived there before me. Part cookbook and part memoir, DBBSC is all about first meetings as…
 
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  • Strawberry Chia Jam

    DK
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Incorporating “super” everything – grains, seeds, nuts and the likes in our daily diet seems like such a task.  Most of the recipes provided along with such ingredients do not cater to our needs since our menu does not include salads, soups, puddings, granola or smoothie on a daily basis. So, I had to spend considerable amount of time trying to see how I can include these in our menu. I make jams often and hence decided to use that avenue to see if I could start from there. Was pleasantly surprised to see many like minded fellow foodies with…
  • Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies

    DK
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Like any kid his age, my little dude is always trying to coax me, into buying all kinds of colorful junk he spots at grocery aisles. And like any mom my age and know hows, I refuse! And that’s 90% of how we both keep ourselves busy. This dratted candy gets on to my nerves. If curses could really affect anyone, most of the companies flaunting their rotten wares at supermarkets should have closed shop by now! I understand trying to make profit, but I don’t get this careless, irresponsible, malicious attitude of companies trying to make profit at the…
  • Classic Vanilla Bean Icecream

    DK
    11 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble The husband and I are pretty similar when it comes to our food preferences. We both aren’t fans of sweets/desserts (exception of very few), chocolates ( I don’t mind those covering wafers/ nuts) and icecreams! Can you imagine that?! Many have forgiven us for not liking chocolate but not for the latter.  ”How can you not LIKE icecream?” – has haunted us as long as I can remember That said, life decided to spice things up for us. I mean that’s what Life does, isn’t it? We have a little one who seems intent on liking…
  • Vallarai Keerai Kootu (Brahmi/ Pennywort Leaves w/ Lentils)

    DK
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble I realised I am really crazy about food/cooking, when I almost shrieked with abundant joy the moment I chanced upon these leaves at my local Farmer’s market.  ”Pennywort” did nothing for me, but a small writing “Vallarai” next to it did! Someone actually wrote the tamil word at a Farmer’s market in U.S of A for me to finally make a connection. Yeah, I am lousy with Indian greens and their names that way.  And to think just couple of days earlier, I was busy telling my mom that we don’t get most of Indian greens here!
  • Peach Lemonade

    DK
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Email Print Share Tweet Stumble Summer is at its full swing and like you, I have been keeping myself and my family hydrated. Well, its a good time after all to bring out the icecream machine, the juicer and coconut water :). Cherry Lemonade and Watermelon Breeze are two of the most repeated drinks with coconut water in my house. By the way, have you tried Aam Panna yet? Oh, you must. Its nourishing and so so refreshing and a MUST during summer. Amidst lot of gardening projects and major lifestyle changes, I have been lackadaisical towards Chefinyou much to utter disappointment of family and…
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    Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Perfect Greek Summer Day

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    The perfect Greek summer day - early morning swim (7.30) and then Gemista for lunch, stuffed tomatoes, peppers, eggplants & marrows with potatoes. Accompanied by Feta cheese and eggplant dip (melitzanosalata).  Here you can see Maria with the Gemista just after they came out of the oven. Wish you were here!! If you want the recipe for Gemista, you'll find it here.  ca-pub-5932202259726035
  • 6 Delicious Greek Lamb Recipes

    3 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Although lamb is especially associated with Greek Easter, there are several recipes which can be eaten at any time. We've put together 6 of these Greek recipes for you. Just click on the links to go straight to the recipe. Lamb with Artichokes in Avgolemono Sauce Lamb Kleftiko Youvetsi with LambRoast Lamb with Potatoes and Feta CheeseLamb Ribs on Vine StalksLamb with Yoghurt SauceEat and Enjoyca-pub-5932202259726035
  • Greek Lamb and Artichokes in Avgolemono Sauce

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    This is a delicious Greek lamb dish. The artichokes are a delightful accompaniment and the Avgolemono Sauce just tops it off perfectly. We have included endives (antidia in Greek) in the recipe, but if you can't get them it doesn't matter - they add body to the dish, but are optional. Ingredients1kg (approx.) leg of lamb, in 6 portions6 artichokes½ kg endives (optional)6 spring onions chopped2 tbsp. fresh dill chopped2 tbsp. fresh wild fennel chopped1 tbsp. fresh mint chopped2 eggsJuice from 2 lemons200ml olive oilSalt and pepper to tastePreparationHeat the oil in a pan and then add the…
  • Greek Easter Magiritsa

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
       Magiritsa is a traditional dish associated with the Greek Easter. It is eaten to break the Fast before Easter and is prepared on Holy Saturday and eaten directly after the midnight service. There are variations in the recipes used, but this recipe (which is not a soup) is a simple, traditional way of preparing it - called Tsilihourdi - from a village in northern Corfu.For recipe, click here.  Vegetarian MagiritsaThis is an easy recipe for a vegetarian alternative to Magiritsa. It's basically an alternative soup for those who are vegetarian or who do not like magiritsa. It's…
  • 4 Greek Spoon Sweets

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:11 am
    It's common practice in Greece if you visit someone during the day or early evening, to be offered a spoon sweet, or 'gliko koutaliou'. This is a sweet made from fruit and kept in a jar, to be served on a sweet dish (preferably glass) whenever someone comes.These are 4 recipes for you to try.Apple Spoon SweetGrape Spoon Sweet Orange Spoon SweetQuince Spoon SweetEat and Enjoy!ca-pub-5932202259726035
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    Awesome Cuisine

  • முந்திரி பக்கோடா

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    இது ஒரு எளிய மற்றும் சுவையான மாலை சிற்றுண்டி.
  • Misal Pav

    Anjali Anand
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:50 am
    Misal Pav is a very popular street food in Mumbai. A traditional Maharashtrian chaat dish, Misal Pav is made using moth beans, green gram and served with pav buns. Highly nutritious, they are generally served as a breakfast dish but these days they are served all round the day. Ingredients: Moth Dal (Moth Beans) – […]
  • Chow Chow Payasam

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:25 am
    A unique and a different payasam (kheer). Chow Chow (or Chayote Squash) is low in calorie and has a high nutritional value. They are a very good source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber and folates. Ingredients: Chow Chow – 200 gms Milk – 400 ml Sugar – 200 gms Cashew Nuts – 15 to 20 […]
  • Chow Chow Kesari

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:38 am
    Chow Chow (Bangalore Brinjal) is a popular and common vegetable in South India. Typically used as a vegetable to make kootu and poriyal, this kesari is different and unique. Ingredients: Chow Chow – 200 gms Moong Dal – 200 gms Ghee – 200 ml Cardamoms – 4 to 5, powdered Milk – 400 ml Almonds […]
  • Chow Chow Cutlet

    Praveen Kumar
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    A healthy and different variety of cutlet made with chow chow (chayote). Chow Chow (or Chayote or Bangalore Brinjal) is a popular South Indian vegetable often used to made Chow Chow Kootu. Ingredients: Chow Chow (Chayote) – 200 gms Ragi Flour – 200 gms Onions – 100 gms Green Chillies – 5 to 6 Cumin […]
 
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  • 9 Ultimate Paella Recipes that Blow your Mind

    Food Lovers
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    There are many, many paella recipes and it is not always easy to choose which one fits your cravings. The original paella recipe was created in Valencia using chicken, rabbit, snails and three kinds of fresh beans in the summer, and duck and artichoke in the winter. Seafood and meat are not mixed in a traditional paella recipe, and seafood is only used when close to a sea. Now, paella is almost always associated with seafood, chicken and vegetables. The paella dish was named after the pan it is cooked in, a Paellera, which is also used for a variety of other rice dishes. The…
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  • Blue-cado Tostada

    roni
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:50 pm
    A HUGE thank you to @Natnatols who helped me name this creation on Instagram. I simply can’t help sharing food photos in real time there when I’m cooking, and when I mentioned I didn’t know what to call this one she immediately recommended Blue-cado Tostada. Perfect! The story behind this dish is pretty funny. I’ve been home for a few days after vacation. My fridge was fairly empty because I honestly have not been in the mood to shop. The [...]
  • 4-Ingredient Recovery Shake With Cocoa and Greens

    roni
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:31 pm
    I don’t talk about it much here but I’m a bit of a workout junkie. Every morning at 6 a.m. you will find me at the gym lifting heavy things with my friends. Afterwards I normally drink a quick recovery shake made from a powder but it’s time to make something a bit more homemade. Especially because a daily smoothie is an easy way to get more greens in and I can use a few more in my diet day-to-day. So I set out [...]
  • Quinoa With Blueberries and Feta

    roni
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:39 am
    I always forget about quinoa and then when I whip up a quick dish I remember how awesome it is. The texture, the way it soaks up the flavor of anything you add to it, the health benefits — it makes a great quick meal or side dish. The other day I turned a serving into a great lunch. Using the leftover Basil-Mint Dressing I made for my shrimp salad as a flavor base I added a bit [...]
  • Green Salad With Shrimp and Basil-Mint Dressing

    roni
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:32 pm
    I used to be one of those people who “saved” seafood for dinners out. I think it was a remnant of my childhood. We rarely ate seafood at home because it was too expensive. In the summers when I’d visit my dad on Long Island we’d fish and broil the fresh flounder we caught that day. Sometimes we’d steam clams or crabs we caught on my grandfather’s old, rickety clam boat. If we caught it we ate it but I have no [...]
  • Creamy Apple Pie Oatmeal From Scratch

    roni
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Apple Pie Oatmeal is one of my oldest posts here on GreenLiteBites. Eight years ago I shared how I mixed one of those flavored oatmeal packets with applesauce for breakfast. Two years later I dumped the packets and made a version with old-fashioned oats and artificial sweetener. Now that the kids are older I rarely buy applesauce and I’ve pretty much eliminated all artificial sweeteners from my diet. I don’t even buy them anymore. This morning, using what I had [...]
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  • Panna Cotta - Three Simple Ingredients & Unlimited Possibilities

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Panna Cotta - Three Simple Ingredients & Unlimited PossibilitiesWe are half way through the year and it's hard to believe. Each passing month seem like a blur the rush, the activities, the rat race its hard to take a pause and breathe and live the moment. As my parents would always say there is a time and place for everything and assure me that this phase in my life is when I should run and sprint and there will time later to soak in the efforts and relish the fruits of all the hard work. Glad that it's summer, a break from the routine and a chance to catch up on my blog.During the last…
  • Instant Yogurt Oats

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Yogurt Oats - Healthy alternative to Yogurt riceLife is running at full throttle. Days, weeks & months seems to pass by in a blur. Looking forward to summer and some downtime. Have quite a few posts in drafts and its been crazy trying to find time to post. Made this today for lunch, simple, easy to make and delicious and not to mention healthy, I knew I had to post it. Traditional yogurt rice recipe is made with rice and every family has their own version. My version today has the same traditional seasoning but added some toppings and replaced rice with oats for a healthier…
  • Coriander, Coconut Masala Quinoa - Oh No, Not Your Traditional Coconut Rice

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Coriander, Coconut Masala Quinoa - Oh No, Not Your Traditional Coconut RiceFood fads come and fads go, one day there is research showing the benefits and the very next day there is research showing just the opposite. Off late with so much information available online it gets even confusing and harder to make the right choice, point in case is today's ingredient. Once upon a time eating coconut was deems extremely dangerous, cholesterol causing, fattening etc etc.. today suddenly there are so many studies suggesting its benefits. Go to any organic/ Whole food you would find tons of offerings…
  • Avocado Taco's

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Avocado Taco's When I first moved to US almost couple of decades ago, it truly was a cultural shock. Unlike today where every component of living can be mapped with the help of technology and social media, it was learning and adjusting every day. For the first couple of months every day was a something first, my first ride in train, my first library card, my first attempt at driving test( no guesses for how many times I had to take a test to get my license). Thinking back and reminiscing  “Everything First” days makes me so nostalgic, those days were filled with either/or…
  • Flaky, Utterly Buttery, Delicious And Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls

    10 Feb 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Flaky, Utterly Buttery, Delicious And Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls We like many other families in the valley are always on the go. There is always a deadline looming, always some  project due, some exam to prepare and always, always a never ending task list. If you have lived in the bay area and are raising kids I see you nodding in harmony. As crazy and quick the weekdays passes by our family over the years have developed a Sunday morning ritual.Usually or most Sunday mornings, all four of us head to our local bakery for breakfast. Its the usual for me and my husband, coffee and bagel…
 
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  • Juiciest Peach in the World

    Cristina
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Our Babcock peach season ended weeks ago. I shouldn’t complain because we enjoyed a bountiful harvest… Continue reading: Juiciest Peach in the World. Edible Garden, Photography & Food In Focus, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Juiciest Peach in the World appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Greek Pasta Salad with Rotini and Feta

    Cristina
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    A spin on a classic dish with all the perfectly paired flavors that make up a Greek salad. Hands-on time is minimal with tasty returns on this fresh and easy chilled pasta dish that can be served as a side or main course! Continue reading: Greek Pasta Salad with Rotini and Feta. Main Dishes, Mediterranean Flavors, Side Dishes, spring, summer, Vegetarian ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Greek Pasta Salad with Rotini and Feta appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream

    Cristina
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    The month of July is not only National Ice Cream Month, it is also the peak of peach season! In honor of the two, I’m using up some Babcock peaches in this lighter ice cream version. Continue reading: Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream. Desserts, Frosty Treats, Fruit Desserts, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Lighter Honey Peach Ice Cream appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Homegrown Goodness: Summer Sweet and Juicy Babcock Peaches

    Cristina
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:32 pm
    With summer in full gear, it’s also time to enjoy sweet and juicy Babcock peaches (or any other variety for that matter!). Continue reading: Homegrown Goodness: Summer Sweet and Juicy Babcock Peaches. Edible Garden, Fruit Desserts, Photography & Food In Focus, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Homegrown Goodness: Summer Sweet and Juicy Babcock Peaches appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
  • Sweet & In Season – Apriums

    Cristina
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    At first glance, these beauties look like apricots. Take one more look. These seasonal treats are a blissful marriage of an apricot + plum resulting in a sweet, unblemished, tasty fruit treat… Continue reading: Sweet & In Season – Apriums. Fruit Desserts, Ingredient Spotlight, Photography & Food In Focus, spring, summer ©TeenieCakes.com & ©Cristina A-Moore 2015 The post Sweet & In Season – Apriums appeared first on Teenie Cakes™.
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  • USA iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card

    Foodnut.com
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Be sure to secure your iPhone or Android Smartphone whenever you travel. Precautions will help prevent disaster. The iPhone or any Android Smartphone is an essential tool when traveling to the USA, for tourists of any country. Google maps, travel guides, language translation, and many other apps are extremely useful. We used them all the […] This post originally from USA iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card Related posts: Kuala Lumpur iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card Korea iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card Using your…
  • Cotogna, San Francisco

    Foodnut.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local fish and seafood, salads, salami and cheeses in the warm atmosphere of the restaurant’s refined urban design. This is the sister restaurant to Quince, which is located next door. Our last visit […] This post originally from Cotogna, San Francisco Related posts: Quince Restaurant Review, San Francisco flour + water Restaurant Review, San Francisco Perbacco Restaurant Review, San Francisco
  • Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot, Macau

    Foodnut.com
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot is a popular restaurant in Macau. This restaurant group owns many different restaurants through out Asia including Jinyuexuan. Our friend recommended this restaurant, and we noticed you will not find it in tour books, nor on Trip Advisor. This place is not located on a […] This post originally from Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot, Macau Related posts: MGM Macau Rossio Buffet, Macau Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant Review, Hong Kong Zi Yat Heen, Macau
  • Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant Review, Rosemead, CA

    Foodnut.com
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant is one of best Chinese restaurants in Southern California, according to several different sources. Foodnut agrees, it is our goto place when we are in Southern California for the best Dim Sum. We have been to the Sea Harbour Vancouver, Canada location and to a location in Guangzhou, China, and had […] This post originally from Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant Review, Rosemead, CA Related posts: Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant Review, Richmond, BC, Canada Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant Review, Cupertino Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant Review,…
  • Ippuku, Berkeley

    Foodnut.com
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Why did we dine here? – Ippuku is a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant in downtown Berkeley focused on serving yakitori skewers cooked on robata charcoal grill, soba, ramen, and other dishes in an interesting but narrow dining hall. They have a good selection of sake, shouchu, beer and other spirits. They are located on Center […] This post originally from Ippuku, Berkeley Related posts: Kirala Restaurant Review, Berkeley Chez Panisse Restaurant Review, Berkeley Chez Panisse Cafe Review, Berkeley
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  • Chizu

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    Now Steve Jones’ fans can experience his cheese aptitude on the West side once again, thanks to chic little Chizu, which looks and acts like a sushi bar, except with cheese. Check the boxes next to the cheeses you want, add a smoked fish board and a bottle of bubbly, and settle in. As an added bonus, it’s right next door to Multnomah Whiskey Library, so instead of spending your two-hour wait lurking in the library’s doorway giving the stink eye to the lucky folks sashaying past with reservations, go eat some cheese and fold a paper crane or two.
  • The Commons

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    This inner Southeast brewery’s roomy brick-walled taproom is just the place to fritter away a Saturday afternoon sipping pints of Urban Farmhouse ale, paired with a cheese board from adjoining Cheese Annex.
  • Counter Culture 2015

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Summer in Portland has a few major milestones—the first day you actually have to show your pale, quivering, lightphobic flesh in a swimsuit (horrors!), the onset of Movies in the Park (bravo!), beer fests and Blues Fest and Sunday Parkways (bravo, bravo, bravo!), and then my personal favorite and the one thing I hold above all other summer milestones, Counter Culture, aka Anne Amie Vineyards’ pre-IPNC celebration of exceptional wine, food, fire dancers and hammocks (bravo to infinity!). If you ask me, not enough summer events incorporate hammocks, so Anne Amie gets 100 bonus points…
  • Picnic Party at Brooks

    admin
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:53 am
    Between Monday’s overall gloom and yesterday’s rain showers, picnics might not be the first thing on your mind today because you’re too busy unpacking prematurely retired winter coats and making soup. However, the weather promises to improve its attitude dramatically starting tomorrow, working up to a toasty 90° on Saturday, so obviously this calls for a picnic party, which we are hosting from 12-4pm at beautiful Brooks Winery.  For your picnicking pleasure, Brooks has curated a two-person picnic basket stuffed with Olympic Provisions salumi, Willamette Valley Creamery…
  • Let The Feasting Begin

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Living in Portland is always such a learning experience, and last night’s Feast Portland launch party was no exception, because I learned that a party isn’t really a party without a vodka luge and a gin and tonic fountain. It just isn’t. Clyde Common was the staging area for last night’s Feast feast, and the Clyde crew brought it. There were raw, baked, grilled and smoked oysters as far as the eye could see, ramps and asparagus roasted in newspaper, Jäger slushies, and of course the aforementioned Hendrick’s cucumber G&T fountain and Reyka vodka luge.   I’m…
 
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  • The Month Ahead – New Restaurants and Events – August 2015

    Emyr Thomas
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    Read our guide to the new openings and events to have on your radar for August 2015. Jean-Jacques Brasserie and Wine Bar French, all-day dining restaurant, Jean-Jacques, has launch its first UK site in Soho. A Russian export, Jean-Jacques serves French classic dishes at its Soho townhouse restaurant. A secluded rooftop terrace will be open for dining and drinking in the late summer, with heaters and rugs in winter. Vico Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo, owners of acclaimed Soho restaurant Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo gelateria are opening a new restaurant, Vico, at the end of the month on Cambridge…
  • Sticks ’n’ Sushi Canary Wharf

    Emyr Thomas
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    Our Review of Sticks ’n’ Sushi Canary Wharf   Situated at the base of the new Crossrail building, designed by Norman Foster, the strong structural lines of London’s Docklands are echoed in the dark wood and leather fixtures of the restaurant’s interior. The large generous space allows for an open kitchen with a 23 metre bar running along it. Soft lighting and textiles have been cleverly used to create depth and contrast. This is a chic restaurant which feels at home in this distinctly urban environment. The evening we visit is not long after opening and the place is bustling –…
  • Mallorca Travel Guide – Mallorca’s Best Hotels and Restaurants

    Emyr Thomas
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    With 554km of coastline, Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands, situated off the East coast of Spain. With the revitalised cobbled streets of Palma, the world-class golf and the excellent gourmet restaurants scattered around the island, it’s easy to see why Mallorca is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. Luxury Hotels in Mallorca We have just returned from a trip to Mallorca to view some of the island’s best hotels – read on for our favourite luxury hotels in Mallorca. Belmond La Residencia La Residencia, a charming and elegant sixteenth and…
  • The Best Restaurants in Covent Garden

    Emyr Thomas
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    The past few years have seen Covent Garden transform from a tourist destination to a shopping, restaurant and bar destination. The street performers and theatrical elements remain, which has kept a unique flair to the area, but the capital’s most successful restaurateurs have also entered stage right. The Delaunay The Delaunay, sister restaurant to The Wolseley from restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, sits on the corner of Drury Lane and Aldwych. The Delaunay restaurant is open seven days a week – until midnight from Monday to Saturday and 11pm on Sunday – serving breakfast,…
  • Antidote Wine Bar and Restaurant

    Emyr Thomas
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    On a cobbled courtyard just off Carnaby Street in Soho you’ll find Antidote, an all-day wine bar with a menu of charcuterie, cheese and small plates, with a first floor ‘proper’ restaurant upstairs, which is open for lunch and dinner. Antidote also has a number of tables on the terrace outside, which you can even book at lunchtime. You might have read about Antidote’s involvement with Mikael Jonsson (of Michelin-starred Hedone), and although he consults on the menu, the kitchen is run by head chef Chris Johns. The restaurant itself is run by the affable and knowledgeable Guillaume…
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    Dine and Dish

  • Grilled Hot Dogs with California Avocado Relish Recipe

    Kristen
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Grilled Hot Dogs get a grown up twist with this fresh and tasty California Avocado Relish Recipe. Friends, it’s starting to get to that part of the summer where my anxiety about school starting begins to set in. I absolutely love summer. Love love love it. I love having my kids home with me, spending the days with them, slow, al fresco dinners and lazy, lounging mornings. I have a really hard time transitioning back to a school schedule, where everything is practically as opposite of our low key summer as you can get.  After school sports and activities, spelling tests, reading logs, early…
  • Be Your Own Barista With New Celestial Lattes

    Kristen
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Celestial  Seasonings new line of Celestial Lattes and Teahouse Chai will make you curb your coffee shop visits and turn you into a barista in your own home! Hi friends! I hope you all are enjoying your summer. I definitely have, and although I’ve missed you all terribly, I’ve truly enjoyed the break and have been spending a ton of time with my family! Don’t panic… school hasn’t started back up yet. We still have a few more weeks of summer here in Kansas, but I wanted to come share a little “I love this stuff”, love with you. You know what…
  • Avocado and Pesto Cheesy Panini Recipe

    Kristen
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    This food truck inspired panini grilled cheese recipe features fresh California Avocados, Sundried Tomato and Olive Pesto and Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese. You won’t want to miss this recipe! I love food trucks…as an eater and a cook. I obviously love to eat food, hence why I love to eat from food trucks. But as someone who develops recipes and does food photography for a living, I absolutely love the spark of creativity I get from eating at a food truck. Food trucks, at least around here, have a lot of pressure to be really good and unique. We have some amazing restaurants in…
  • 5 Books I’ve Loved Lately

    Kristen
    14 Jun 2015 | 3:49 am
    A selection and review of 5 books I’ve read and loved lately! Come share what you’ve read and loved lately. I love summer! If you don’t know that about me by now, you certainly will after this summer is over. I love the relaxed schedule and longer days…not to mention the increased opportunity for reading time. I always take a book with me wherever I go, but I seem to have more time to actually read it in the summer! It’s always easier to get absorbed in a great book when I go to bed and stay up later reading, knowing I don’t have to get up extra early to…
  • Weight Watchers Zucchini and Shrimp Sauté

    Kristen
    7 Jun 2015 | 9:47 pm
    A relaxed Weight Watchers recipe of Zucchini and Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes goes perfectly with our laid back summer routine! We are almost three weeks into our summer and we have probably had our best one yet. I was worried about not doing our Summer Bucket Lists this year because I know how much fun we have had the past three years checking things off, one by one. There is, however, a certain kind of freedom to not having a “list” hanging over my head to get done. Instead, our summer so far has been full of fun and spontaneity. It’s been full of me saying…
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    Menuism Dining Blog

  • Your Guide to Orlando’s Restaurant Row

    Ashley Dickey
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by foodesteem / Instagram Flavors from the eastern and western ends of the world meet in Orlando. The restaurant scene is vast – over 4,500 places to eat vast – and offers a mouth-watering variety of menus, lively atmospheres, quaint settings, and more. Orlando’s Restaurant Row is the foremost food destination, gathering locals and visitors alike for unforgettable meals. What exactly is Restaurant Row? Located on Sand Lake Road, it’s a collection of restaurants with diverse culinary offerings. Three main shopping centers house most of the restaurants: Dr. Phillips Marketplace,…
  • No Chinatown? No Problem! Part VII: St. Louis

    David R. Chan
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Kevin / Flickr In a couple of different respects, finding Chinese food in St. Louis is similar to the experience in some of the other cities in this series. Like Phoenix and San Diego, St. Louis had a historic 19th and 20th century downtown Chinatown, which actually survived for nearly a century despite a local Chinese population that never exceeded a few hundred residents. And similar to Phoenix and San Diego, Chinatown in St. Louis eventually fell to the wrecking ball, torn down to make way for Busch Memorial Stadium in the 1960s. (A short-lived small replacement Chinese area west…
  • Santa Fe’s Best Gastropubs

    Juliet White
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Wil-Burger at Loyal Hound. All photos by Juliet White. Until recently, Santa Fe was a gastropub desert. Taprooms offered beer, and gourmet food abounded, but there was a dearth of places that combined the two, particularly at affordable prices. Then, in 2013, Duel Brewing opened. The subsequent year both Loyal Hound and Fire and Hops followed suit. These three establishments have quickly elevated the Santa Fe gastropub scene. Fire and Hops Entering Fire and Hops feels like coming home, assuming your home features Celtic music and an extensive libations menu! Tucked into a converted house that…
  • Fast Food Gets Real: The Move Away from Artificial Ingredients

    Nevin Barich
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Photo by _BuBBy_ It seems like every week I hear about another fast-food chain announcing that it wants to get rid of artificial ingredients, colorings, preservatives, and/or antibiotics. It’s the newest trend in fast food: Offer fresher stuff like fast-casual competitors in an attempt to attract millennials and people who focus on healthy ingredients in general. It’s why you’re seeing Taco Bell announce plans to remove all artificial flavors and colorings by the end of the year, with plans to remove additional artificial preservatives and additives by the end of 2017. And why Pizza…
  • Sugary Goodness of the Vegan Variety

    Michelle Kretzer
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Desserts from Green. Photo by Michelle Kretzer Maroon 5’s single “Sugar” is my favorite song on the radio right now, not just because of the danceable beat or the freaking adorable video of surprise performances by the band at weddings, but also because it conjures up images of candy jars and glass pastry cases in my dessert-loving mind. And since I don’t want my sweets to be, well, not so sweet to animals, I’ve become a connoisseur of cruelty-free cakes, plant-based pies, and other yummy vegan desserts. Here are some of my fave finds (you can thank me later):…
 
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    Savour the Senses

  • Eloté {Mexican Street Corn}

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    2 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Local, non-GMO Colorado corn is here! I always get so excited this time of year. I love corn, but usually am too afraid to buy it in the off season since 88% of all corn that is grown is genetically … Continue reading →
  • Lemon-Basil Swordfish Skewers

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    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    This summer has definitely had more rain than usual in the Rockies. Luckily, we finally have had some sunshine! My plants are just as happy about it as I am; especially my basil. I have four basil plants, two opal … Continue reading →
  • Pulled Pork Tostadas w/ Stone Fruit Salsa

    Savour the Senses
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    I cannot get enough of all the delicious stone fruit that is in season! I have been buying cherries for almost a month straight. It has had me daydreaming about having my own fruit trees and big vegetable gardens… Someday! For … Continue reading →
  • Spring Green Quinoa w/ Lemon, Basil & Acovado Dressing

    Savour the Senses
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Is is spring or summer? Sometimes, it is hard to tell up here. I have to say, I am torn about the title of this dish. Yes, the asparagus and peas are in season in the spring. BUT, where I … Continue reading →
  • Strawberry Vodka Mojitos

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    21 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    There are few things better than coming home from a long day at work, making a delicious cocktail and sitting out on the porch. With our short summers up here, I try to take advantage of the sunny afternoons as … Continue reading →
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  • Get the party started with a visit to the ice factory

    Sally
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Having a group of friends over for a gathering or dinner, one thing is always on our list – ‘buy ice’. Dubai temperatures mean that a large cool box (in Australian an ‘esky’, in New Zealand a ‘chilly bin’) is filled with chipped ice and a load of beers and soft drinks. Drinkable ice is […]
  • Visit Manila. What to do in 24 hours

    Sally
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:05 pm
    We’re in Manila for a day. My mind boggles at the population statistics. Can you even imagine living in a teeming metropolis with over 10 million people as they do in ‘Metro Manila'; and Greater Manila houses over 25 million souls. This mental vision of seething humanity and some reports of street crime clouds my […]
  • Tastes of paradise – in my kitchen

    Sally
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Here’s what’s in my kitchen at the beginning of July (take a closer look and read the captions by clicking on an individual image, use the arrows to navigate). Do we buy souvenirs in a desperate bid to extend our travels? I’m trying to remain in a tranquil, happy place – in spirit, if not […]
  • Two world class gin cocktails you can make at home

    Sally
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    There’s a frivolous excitement about ordering a cocktail. It makes the start of an evening special and really gets the party started. The alchemy of different spirits, mixers, juices and ingredients in a distinctive glass can be akin to turning base metal into gold. But all too often cocktails are meh-tails – a watery, over-iced, […]
  • Why Georgians are the best people to hold a wine festival

    Sally
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    …and why you should visit the New Wine Festival in Tbilisi. Grey clouds muffle the Spring sunshine but under the bright awnings no-one seems at all fazed by this. Hundreds of people have gathered together in Deda Ena Park to celebrate one thing – Georgian wine-making. The family winemaker stalls are cheek by jowl and […]
 
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    Christine's Recipes: Easy Chinese Recipes | Easy Recipes

  • Braised Chicken Wings with Potatoes

    Christine Ho
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    I miss this braised chicken wing dish so much. If you’ve lived in Hong Kong for a while, you would’ve known this dish or tasted it before. It’s so homey and tasty. Oftentimes, my mum used to chop the wings into halves when she cooked this dish. I just love every bit of it and don’t want to waste every drop of the sauce, so I mixed it with my bowl of rice. This dish is so easy to make. There is a tricky point though. The potatoes could become quite mushy after braising. Chefs in Chinese restaurants will deep fry potatoes briefly beforehand in order to keep the shape. In home cooking,…
  • Vanilla Custard

    Christine Ho
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    This vanilla custard is so tasty, smooth and easy to make. I followed this recipe step by step without any failure at the first time. It’s best to serve it with seasonal fruits with pastry. When the weather gets cold, I like to serve warm custard with some of my favourite fruits or chocolate pudding. It gives me a warm feeling. But if you like it cold, the taste is equally good. What most pleases me is that custard has a magic turning my family to like eating more fruits. Continue reading:
  • Strawberry Custard Pastry (Simple French Dessert)

    Christine Ho
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Often times, I keep a packet of puff pastry in my freezer. Just in case, I need something sweet to satisfy my sweet tooth. Simply draw out a sheet of it and pop it in the oven. Very quickly, we have something crunchy on the plate. Strawberries are in season sold at bargain price. By spreading some homemade vanilla custard that I'd share the recipe soon, I could quickly get my family enjoyed a simple and delicious dessert after dinner. The tangy taste of strawberries goes perfectly with the creamy custard and mildly sweet whipped cream. Both of the crunchy and creamy textures going hand in…
  • Claypot Rice with Chicken and Chestnuts

    Christine Ho
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Whenever I spot any good quality chestnuts on sale, I’d definitely grab a large bag home. I’m so glad that the weather is getting cold these few days. It’s time to draw out my claypot to make some delicious chicken chestnut rice. The rice absorbs all the flavours of the chicken and mushroom. Both of the fragrance and taste of this claypot rice are so good that’s beyond your imagination. If you like eating some crunchy rice, you’ll get a bit at the claypot bottom to enjoy. Well, there’s only one shortcoming if you cook rice in claypot. You can’t leave it unattended or walk away…
  • How To Make Ginger Juice

    Christine Ho
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    If you’ve visited this blog for a while, you might have known there are some recipes yielded for freshly grated ginger juice. Fresh ginger is a very good and popular marinade ingredient that helps tenderize the meat and expel some awkward smell if there’s any. With ginger juice, you can make a tasty drink that boosts up your body health, or a dessert that satisfies your sweet tooth, or a delicious sauce that takes your whole dish up a level.But, how do we make ginger juice? And how to extract as much ginger juice as possible? These are the questions I was asked repeatedly. You don’t…
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    Parla Food

  • Rome’s Pasticceria Regoli, 100 Years of History

    Katie
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:43 am
    In the latest installment of the YouTube series “KP’s Rome”, I visit Pasticceria Regoli, a city institution that will celebrate its 100-year anniversary next year. Regoli opened in 1916 when the current owner’s grandparents moved to Rome from Tuscany. They slowly transitioned from charcoal sales to food service and today the pasticceria is one of the few traditional, quality shops left in Rome.
  • Italian Craft Beer Event at Philly’s Alla Spina

    Katie
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    Craft beer lovers of the Tri-State Area: come hang out with me in Philly August 8 and drink some Italian craft brews at Alla Spina! We’ll be pouring some fun beers and serving Rome-inspired snacks from 4:30-7pm. Entry is free–just pay as you go–and no reservations necessary! Here’s what we’ll have on tap: Perle ai Porci (Birra del Borgo) Beerbera (LoverBeer) Jadis (Toccalmatto) Caterpillar Rye Pale Ale (Brewfist) Verde (Victory) — Alla Spina exclusive tart saison for $3! Delicado (Tired Hands) — VERY limited meyer lemon IPA for $5!
  • Where to Eat in Rome in August, 2015 Edition

    Katie
    25 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    View Where to Eat in Rome in August in a larger map Visiting Rome in August used to mean eating badly or seldom, but things have changed in recent years (sadly due to the mounting economic crisis) and now gastronomic-minded visitors need not compromise. Some great restaurants in Rome will be open for the entire month, so whether you want fine dining, the city’s best burrata, or some down-home offal, you won’t be disappointed. Please note, these openings have been updated for 2015. They were accurate when published. Be sure to book well in advance and bear in mind that August 15…
  • Rome’s Esquiline District

    Katie
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Equal parts 19th century elegance and urban decay, the intriguing Esquiline district is a multicultural hub located near Rome’s Termini Station and a short distance from the Forum and Colosseum. Its main square (Piazza Vittorio), eclectic market, and transport connections make it a natural destination for Rome dwellers of all sorts. Produced by: Katie Parla; Shot and edited by: Kat Tan-Conte.
  • Join Me At Boulder’s Pizzeria Locale August 4

    Katie
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    I love craft beer. Boulder loves craft beer. By the transitive property, I love Boulder and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite Italian craft brews at Pizzeria Locale in that amazing city. The incredible staff will be whipping up fantastic foods to pair with hard-to-find beers from LoverBeer, Birra del Borgo, Montegioco, and others! The cost (excluding tax and gratuities) is $25 for a Rome-inspired street food menu, plus $38 for the optional Italian craft beer flight. Come on down and hang out August 4. For bookings, contact +1 303-442-3003.
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    In Our Grandmothers' Kitchens

  • Locavore Bliss

    tinkyweisblat
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Making All-Hawley Frozen Yogurt makes me happy. (So does wearing big hats.) I like buying and eating locally. The food one gets is fresher that way. I’m not an obsessive locavore. Nevertheless, I have dreamed in my modest way of creating a recipe that uses ONLY ingredients native to my small hometown of Hawley, Massachusetts. Here is that recipe! One COULD argue that two ingredients do not constitute a recipe. The two ingredients here work so perfectly together, however, that I’m going to call them a recipe. The dish is maple frozen yogurt. I made it using Sidehill Farm yogurt. Sidehill…
  • Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

    tinkyweisblat
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:24 am
    My plan for this week’s television segment was sidelined when I got an email from Clarkdale Fruit Farms announcing that the orchard’s cherry crop had come in. I LOVE cherries—and I couldn’t resist the chance to cook with them during their short but glorious local season. My friend Michael Collins, chef at the new Mexican Fusion restaurant Ponte in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, had recently informed me that he makes gazpacho with cherries. So of course I brought him along to cook with me on Mass Appeal. Michael actually worked a lot harder than I did, but we all had a good time.
 
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    Delicious Everyday

  • Zucchini Noodle Salad {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:09 pm
    This vegan salad is packed full of veggie goodness with raw zucchini noodles, tomato, mint and rocket (arugula) and spring onions. Toasted sunflower seeds sprinkled over the top add a deliciously nutty crunch. I know, salads aren’t really a winter thing, but we had the most wonderful preview of spring weather here in Brisbane last weekend, that I just had to celebrate it with more weather appropriate fare. Out came my summer dresses (if only for a few days) along with this gorgeous, if messy looking salad. Click to continue reading Zucchini Noodle Salad {vegan}. The post Zucchini…
  • Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:34 pm
    You’ll never guess the key ingredient that makes this vegan chocolate mousse so light and fluffy. And no, it’s not avocado or coconut cream! This delicious 3 ingredient easy vegan chocolate mousse is dairy free, gluten free and nut free!  I’ve tried more than a few vegan chocolate mousse recipes in my time. There have been recipes that use avocado, and those that use coconut cream, but none of them really had that light cloudlike quality that a good chocolate mousse should have. Click to continue reading Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe {nut free + gluten free}. The post Vegan…
  • Apple Spice Cake

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    This beautifully fragrant apple spice cake is the perfect excuse to sit down to afternoon tea. There’s something so special about making time in the afternoon to sit down for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. It’s something I grew up with. My Nan or Mum would always be baking something, and we’d all take turns going to each other’s houses for tea and cake. Mum liked to make Victoria Sponge, Meringues (although these were more of a special occasion thing) and Apple Cakes. Click to continue reading Apple Spice Cake. The post Apple Spice Cake appeared first on Delicious…
  • Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    This hearty Tuscan bean soup is so warming and nourishing. It’s sure to cure whatever ails you! Serve with your favourite crusty bread. My husband and I have been taking turns getting sick with the flu over the last few weeks. I don’t know about you, but the first thing I feel like is a big bowl of nourishing soup. The more vegetables packed in the better. Somehow it feels the more vegetables I pack into a soup, the faster I will recover. Click to continue reading Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free}. The post Tuscan Bean Soup {vegan + gluten free} appeared first on Delicious…
  • Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}

    Jennifer @ Delicious Everyday
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:21 pm
    These scrumptious brunch toasts are topped with earthy mushrooms and slightly bitter cavolo nero which contrast beautifully with sweet pear and leeks. The finishing touch is a sprinkling of toasted walnuts. One of the things I particularly love about mushrooms, apart from how amazingly good they are for you, is how versatile they are. They are completely at home on your plate at breakfast, lunch or dinner, and always fantastic. Click to continue reading Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}. The post Mushroom, Pear & Cavolo Nero Toasts with Walnuts {vegan}…
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    Food & Style

  • Pappardelle with zucchini ribbons (zucchini noodles) and fried capers

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    How to make zucchini ribbons (or noodles)? Check out the video for the perfect technique! The ultimate summer pasta! Here, young zucchini are shaved in ribbons that are the same size as the pappardelle. They don’t just add a lovely crunch to the dish; they make it so much lighter as well. The sauce is made with flash-sautéed tomatoes and pan-fried basil, which in turn bring depth and loads of flavor. Finally, the pasta is garnished with fresh goat cheese, fried capers (irresistibly salty!) and a beautiful lemon-infused oil. Store-bought pasta offers ultimate convenience… or make your…
  • Beer-battered zucchini flower fritters with curried tomato coulis

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    A short-lived blossom… pick them and eat them while you can! Zucchini flowers are a delicate seasonal treat, but you have to get the timing just right. When the flowers appear, you only have one day to pick them before they wither and die! So it’s crucial to keep an eye on your plants, and to pick the flowers in the afternoon after the blossoms close. (Of course, you can also buy your zucchini flowers from a nearby farm.) This supervision and effort pays off, however, because zucchini flowers make the most enchanting fritters! Unfortunately, in my neck of the woods, the season for…
  • Provençal zucchini gratin

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    This easy zucchini tomato gratin is a celebration of fresh summer vegetables One of the reasons I love Provençal cooking so much is that vegetables never take a back seat. They are an integral part (I would even say the cornerstone!) of Provençal cuisine. They’re treated with great respect, cooked in an uncomplicated manner, and always taste fabulous. This gratin is an homage to the cuisine of Provence – in all its simple deliciousness. Young zucchini are sautéed in olive oil, then topped with an aromatic tomato sauce and baked until all the flavors have merged. Simple, for sure, but…
  • Corn on the cob with sumac butter

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:26 am
    Source the freshest corn you can find Corn on the cob is one of the best things about the summer season – especially when the corn is super-sweet and juicy. And to get that kind of corn, I make a biweekly trip to a local farm where the corn is picked several times a day – thus ensuring its absolute freshness! In fact, the corn is so fresh and tender that I usually serve it on its own, seasoned with a little salt and homemade butter. Dress your corn up with delicious sumac-spiced homemade butter! But, now and then, I like to dress it up a bit and serve it with this sumac butter. Savory and…
  • Peach upside-down cake with Cognac caramel

    Viviane Bauquet Farre
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    Made with farm-fresh peaches, this summer cake is a stunner This easy upside-down cake is perfection when made with the kind of fragrant peaches you can only get in mid-summer from a local farm. To bring out the fruits’ delightful flavors, the slices are pan-roasted and then drizzled with a buttery Cognac-spiked caramel sauce (which comes together in minutes — making caramel is easier than you might think!). Moreover, the cake batter that tops the ambrosial peaches gives just the right amount of structure to the dessert while remaining light and moist. A little Chantilly and a glass…
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    Carpé Season

  • That’s Just a Part of It

    Liz
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:35 pm
    I find myself saying these words all throughout my days to an emotional little boy and a toddler girl who is growing in her flair for the dramatic every day. As Owen runs to me, yelling in panic about the … Continue reading →
  • Dear Owen: a letter at three years

    Liz
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:24 pm
    The other day, I was sorting clothes for the season when I came across these tiny elephant footie jammies, stuffed into a random bin. And there, surrounded by piles and piles of clothes, I stopped and looked. You had worn … Continue reading →
 
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    Feistycook

  • Blue Velvet Cake Truffles

    Feistycook
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:56 am
    It has been a while since I made cake truffles/cake balls. I’ve decided to make some last week and while perusing the baking aisle for a cake mix to make baking easier I saw the new Duncan cake mixes. The blue velvet cake box caught my eye. Blue is my...Read more »
  • Grilled Soy-Lemon-Pepper Pork Ribs

    Feistycook
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Are you melting from the heat yet? I know I am. But that doesn’t stop us from grilling. Coz grilled meaty pork ribs are exactly what summer season is for. Aside from the beach of course….. when there are no sharks. Yes, what’s with the sharks lately? Anyhoooo, here’s a...Read more »
  • Presenting, Feistycook’s Pantry

    Feistycook
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    I took a couple of quick snaps of my slightly full pantry the other week after doing the groceries. I figured I’d do it then before it’s empty again, HAH! I’m so happy that our new home have this space for groceries. I’ve always wanted a pantry and here it...Read more »
  • The First Time I Made Churros

    Feistycook
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    I first made these churros back in May and I’ve been debating for so long whether I should write about them or not. There’s really nothing wrong with them unless you consider not being able to stop eating 5 or 10 churros is a problem, HAH! The thing is the...Read more »
  • WORLD FOOD EXPO (WOFEX) On August 5-8 2015 At World Trade Center & SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

    Feistycook
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    WOFEX (World Food Expo) on its 15th year, continues to be the food and beverage industry’s main source of supply solutions. The phenomenal rise of the event in terms of exhibitor bookings, visitor traffic and sales generated has reinforced its growing importance in the industry. WOFEX 2015 will be held from August 5...Read more »