October 31, 2005

Recipes: Apple recipes

"Need some more apple recipe ideas? Here are some I found."

Includes recipes for:


  • Sweet Onion, Apple and Cheese Tart

  • Scallop Saltimbocca & Caramelized Apples with Velvet Garden Potato Puree

  • Brown Sugar Cream Apple Lattice Pie

  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples with Pecan Streusel Topping


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October 29, 2005

Wine News: Red wine headaches mysterious

"You’ve just had a fabulous steak dinner with an even more fabulous big, red wine. It was the perfect meal with the perfect company.

But you suddenly find you have a headache. Or, maybe you don’t notice it until the next morning.

It can’t be a hangover, you think, because you only had a glass, maybe two of the wine. You were never drunk.

What’s happening? Many will tell you that you have an allergy to sulfites and should stick to white wines despite your love of reds.

We’re here to tell you that’s wrong."

Full article here

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October 27, 2005

Recipes: Wing recipes add flavor to football season

"he sports season is in full swing. Whether it be the kids at school, or the gang in front of the TV watching the Steelers.

Here's a couple recipes you can try at home first and then spring them on the guests before the game!

This first recipe is doubled so you can serve at least 8 adults and 10 children."

Includes recipes for:


  • LIME, APRICOT AND SOY WINGS

  • DEVILED CHICKEN WINGS


Full article here

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October 27, 2005

Coffee News: How to Make the Best-Tasting Coffee For Your Holiday Guests

"The holiday dinner was a
success. Your guests are full and the atmosphere is festive. You're about to
wrap up the meal with dessert and coffee when worry strikes - the coffee you
brewed is nothing like the high-quality beverage you and your guests are used
to enjoying at your favorite cafe.
"You can replicate that specialty coffee shop experience in your own
kitchen," explained Randy Pope, director of the BUNN Beverage Technology
Center. "We know that there are secrets to making a tasty turkey or amazing
apple pie, but there are also a few key steps that will make all the
difference in preparing that perfect cup of coffee."

Keep these tips in mind to ensure your coffee is "guest ready":"

Full article here

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October 27, 2005

Wine News: Wine And Cheese Experts Provide Recommendations For Ideal Parings Using Sensory Scale

"Nine award winning Canadian artisan cheeses and 18 wines from British Columbia, Canada were paired together and judges were asked to select ideal matches based on a deviation-from-ideal scale. An ideal match would be scored in the center of the scale, whereas if the wine or cheese dominated, they were scored at either ends of the scale.

The wines included light fruity whites, oaked Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet blends, as well as late harvest and ice wines. "

Full article here

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October 26, 2005

Recipes: The Recipes

"These recipes seem like a good way to put a twist on your basic meals."

Includes recipes for:


  • Grandma Jennie's Basic Burgers

  • Cumin-rubbed Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

  • Victory Chicken

  • Smoked Sausages with Apple-fennel "Sauerkraut'


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October 25, 2005

Food News: Fresh pasta: Two local chefs share recipes and methods

"Fresh pasta is so tender. It's not stringy or tough. Best of all, it cooks in a fraction of the time of dried pasta - one to two minutes and it's ready to put on your plate.

You can buy fresh pasta from the refrigerated section of the supermarket and it can last four days refrigerated. Or you can make your own with the help of a pasta machine.

Thanks to two local chefs who showed how they make their own, we have two recipes and two methods of making delicious fresh pasta."

Full article here

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Recipe News: Readers ladle recipes for hearty fall soups

"Soups are the perfect give-me-a-break entree. They're easy, they can be made ahead and the leftovers are great. They're also usually filling and don't need a lot of side dishes. The following quick and easy choices were among those sent by readers in response to our request for recipes especially suited to weeknight meals."

Includes recipes for:


  • Beer Cheese Soup

  • Curry Your Favor Soup


Full article here

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October 24, 2005

Recipe News: Recipe: Chicken enchilada bake

Includes recipe for:


  • Chicken enchilada bake


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October 21, 2005

TV Snob & The Best of the Blogpire

Tvsnob BlogadWe've been very busy bloggers this past week. One of our blogs TV Snob has been very very busy. They've found some very cool stuff to enhance your TV experience including: Plasma TV Fireplace - A Great Way to Hide That Ugly Plasma TV in a Beautiful Faux Fixture, The Classé CDP-300 - The World's Most Beautiful $6500, 35lb DVD Player, TV Walker Flash - TV Tuner and USB Flash All-In-One, and SpyderTV - Optimize Your TV's Color Settings. Also each week TV Snob covers the latest Amazon DVD Releases so you don't have to. Check out TV Snob - you won't be sorry.

Now - on with the rest of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Review: Baronet Coffee's 12 Gram Dark Kenya AA Monster Coffee Pods from Single Serve Coffee.com - Williams Sonoma & Single Serve Coffee

Just The Chips: Straight Flush Ghetto - Dogs Playing Poker Drink Coaster Set - Royal Flush Chip & Dip

Kitchen Contraptions: 12-Bottle-Capacity Table-Top Wine Cellar - Clear Espresso Hand Tamper - Kitchen Contraption Makes Dishes on Demand

Shirt Snob: Halloween Designs at Cafe Press - Reprints at Threadless - Accessory Friday-iPod Cases and Breast Cancer Research

GPS Lodge: GPS Review: Another Great Review for TomTom GO 300 - Want a Free Garmin eTrex? Buy a Segway - Club TomTom Blog launched for US

Liquor Snob: Instant Expert's Guide to Single Malt Scotch Review - Tito's Handmade Vodka Review - Blavod Black Vodka Review

The Cooking News: Wine News: 50 flavorful, affordable wines - Recipe News: Get creative with pumpkin recipes - Cooking news: Being Rachael Ray: How Cool Is That? - Wine News: Wine tasting 101

Shaving Stuff: The Science of Billy Jealousy's Hydroplane - 2005 FHM Grooming Awards - Braun Cruzer3 Shaver - CVS M3 Razors

What's All the Racquet: Roddick clinches berth in Tennis Masters - Williams Sisters get props from the Hip Hop Community

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October 20, 2005

Wine News: 50 flavorful, affordable wines

"Here are all the $10-and-under wines tasted, with notes for the whites and reds that made the tasters' lists and others the group thought interesting. Countries of origin are included in parentheses, followed by the shop the wines came from (check your local store for availability)."

Full article here.

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October 19, 2005

Recipe News: Get creative with pumpkin recipes

"Fresh pumpkin is featured in the following recipes, but cooks can substitute the canned version. Just make sure to use plain canned pumpkin, not pie mix.

Fresh-cooked pumpkin fruit is milder and more appealing in flavor than the canned product. It also has more liquid, so make certain to drain the cooked pumpkin and pureed pulp well before using in the quick bread or other recipe."

Includes recipes for:


  • PUMPKIN BREAD

  • PUMPKIN IN POTS

  • PUMPKIN PANCAKES WITH CANDIED WALNUTS AND ORANGE-MAPLE SYRUP


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Cooking news: Being Rachael Ray: How Cool Is That?

"Though the nation's food elite might cringe, Ms. Ray, 37, is one of the most influential people cooking today. Let the big-name chefs fuss with foams and sous vide. She'll stick with hot dog nachos and "jambalika," a dish that is kind of like jambalaya. With more than 4 million books in print and four shows on the Food Network, Ms. Ray has shown America the way back to the kitchen.

As she likes to say, "How cool is that?""

Though these days she seems to be bordering on overexposure (the Food Network is practically all-Rachael all the time, and she's got a new book, a magazine, and a TALK SHOW in the works) she's still entertaining, and still serves up some great recipes.

"It is hard to catch Ms. Ray not working. She flew her new husband, John Cusimano, to Austin, Tex., in September to watch his favorite band, the Foo Fighters, as a birthday surprise. She spent the afternoon, slightly hung over on margaritas, in her hotel room finishing her third book for Clarkson Potter. On her birthday in August, so sick she could barely talk without coughing, she was at her computer writing recipes."

Full article here (Free NYT subscription required)

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October 17, 2005

Recipe News: Saffron Risotto

"Gaynor Grant, director of Sewickley Cooking Studio, offered this basic recipe for risotto. Patience, constant stirring and moderate to low heat are keys to success making this Italian classic."

Includes recipe for:


  • Saffron Risotto


Full article here

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Recipe News: Warm Up Your Guests with these Hot Drink Recipes

"It's my favorite time of the year when it's a little nippy outside but inside there is a welcoming warmth, nice warm fuzzy slippers and a cozy corner of the couch to snuggle into after a long day. When you have guests over during cooler weather one of the best ways to give them a warm welcome is with a warm beverage! So during holidays and winter I like to keep a crock pot ready to have something warm for my family and friends when they come in.. To help you get started on some ideas for delicious warm drinks here are several different recipes for you to try. Enjoy the season!"

Includes recipes for:


  • Eldorado Cocoa

  • Hot Cocoa

  • Hot Buttered Rum

  • Hot Spiced Cider

  • Vampire Punch Halloween Special

  • Wassail Punch

  • Hot Cranberry Punch

  • Russian Tea

  • Hot & Spicy Tomato Sipper

  • Mocha Cocoa


Full article here

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October 16, 2005

Recipe News: Recipe: Individual soft-centre chocolate cake with chocolate sauce and raspberries

""This recipe is so simple but will really work wonders when impressing your guests!"

Includes recipe for:


  • Individual soft-centre chocolate cake with chocolate sauce and raspberries


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Wine News: Taste-off: Is a pricey wine worth the dough?

"We get asked a lot of questions about wine, but the one we get asked the most doesn’t have a simple answer: What’s the difference between a cheap wine and an expensive wine?

The smart-aleck answer is “the price,” but sometimes that’s also the right answer – as you’ll see by our own attempts to find the answer.

The issue seems simple, but really has two facets: The question could mean, “What makes an expensive wine cost more?” or it could mean, “What’s the difference in taste?”

We can tell you the answer to the first question, but for the second one we decided to do a head-to-head taste-off: Two cheap cabernet sauvignons versus a really expensive one. Expensive to us, at least."

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October 15, 2005

Wine News: Wine tasting 101

"More and more Americans are turning to premium wines as their alcoholic beverage of choice. In fact, for the first time since the Gallup Poll started surveying Americans about the subject in 1992, the percentage of wine drinkers now exceeds those who prefer beer.
Despite the statistics, many people still hesitate to drink wine on a regular basis. Wine tasting continues to be shrouded in mystery, with its quirky repertoire of tasting techniques, overwhelming terminology and - worst of all - snobby reputation.
This is unfortunate, because all it takes is a few simple pointers on the basics of buying and tasting wines to help reduce the intimidation factor and enhance your enjoyment. Here are seven easy ways to begin:"

Full article here

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October 14, 2005

Kitchen Contraptions & The Best of the Blogpire

Mailing List Kitchen

Ummm...where did the week go? I was pretty sure getting up this morning that it was in fact Thursday and not Friday.

Since it's the weekend, we recommend checking out Kitchen Contraptions if you haven't had your fill of cooking this week. Kitchen Contraptions features kitchen gadget news, reviews, and more including: Zevro Perfetto™ Pasta Cooker - Grcic Espresso Machine - Cameron's Stovetop Smoker

Now on with the best of the Blogpire!

Single Serve Coffee: Review: Grindmaster OPOD001 Precision Pod Brewing System - Review: Starbucks Coffee Pods for Senseo & Home Cafe from Single Serve Coffee

Just The Chips: Howard Lederer Tells All

Shaving Stuff: RAZORBLOGGING on Instapundit.com - Gillette Venus Vibrance "Legs of a Goddess'' Contest

What's All The Racquet: Blake, Rochus, Paradorn reach quarterfinals - Venus pulls out of Kremlin Cup

TV Snob: The Fortis TV - TV for the Taste Impaired? - Should your next HDTV be a Plasma? - 4GB Hard Drive for PSP

Shirt Snob: Lost t-shirts - Jesus Hates the Yankees from Busted Tees - Accessory Friday-Breast Cancer Awareness

GPS Lodge: GPS Review: TomTom GO 300 - Amazon Sale on Select GPS Units - Timex Body Link: Now with Small GPS Receiver

The Cooking News: Mexican food glossary defines terms for dining, cooking - New Cookbook Offers Relief From Multiple Food Allergies - Jumpy Monkey Coffee becoming a hit

Liquor Snob: Bombed Beer Pong Game Review - Coldpole Liquor Reservoir Ski Poles - Orange V Vodka Review - New Miller Beer Ads Are Bittersweet - Monkey Shoulder Whisky

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October 13, 2005

Food News: Mexican food glossary defines terms for dining, cooking

"Whether studying a menu at a Mexican restaurant or trying your skills at making your own meals, this glossary offers an overview with definitions of terms most often used."

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Food News: New Cookbook Offers Relief For Those Who Suffer From Multiple Food Allergies

"Frederick, MD (PRWEB) October 11, 2005 -- Inspired by the lack of available recipes for those who suffer from multiple food allergies, author Penny Webster has created "Allergy Free for All Ages: Milk-free, Egg-free, Nut-free Recipes." With each recipe, and handy coupons provided by leading food allergy manufactures, the cookbook also includes advice on how to avoid allergy-causing ingredients when preparing meals at home-potentially life-saving information for those with serious food allergies."

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Coffee News: Jumpy Monkey Coffee becoming a hit

" Sales of fresh roasted Jumpy Monkey Coffee in north central Iowa are increasing much faster than the Humboldt Workshop initially anticipated.

The result is more work and income for consumers at the Workshop."

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October 12, 2005

Recipe News: Steal this risotto recipe from the Windy City

"Find out how to make this delightful dish — from chef Ryan Poli, of Butter in Chicago, Ill. — in your home kitchen"

Includes recipe for:


  • Rock Shrimp Risotto


Full article here

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Recipe News: Recipe: Three-apple applesauce

Includes recipe for:


  • Three-apple applesauce


Full article here

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Recipe News: Recipe: Roasted Vegetables, Thai Style

Includes recipe for:


  • Roasted Vegetables, Thai Style


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Recipe News: Recipe: Spiced Pork Chop Apple Bake

Includes recipe for:


  • Spiced Pork Chop Apple Bake


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October 10, 2005

Recipe News: Online extra: Pumpkin parfait recipe

"A great dessert for your holiday parties, this is like a pumpkin cheesecake without a lot of the work. It's an easy dessert and can be very free-form. For example, you can mix the cream cheese entirely with the pumpkin butter and just fill up the serving containers with that, placing a dollop of whipped cream on top."

Includes recipe for:


  • Pumpkin parfait recipe


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October 9, 2005

Recipes: Recipes for baby

Includes recipes for:


  • * For 6 months and older

  • * For 7 months and older

  • * For 8 months and older

  • * For babies 9 months and older

  • * For ages 12 months and older


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October 7, 2005

The Cooking News & The Best of the Blogpire

ThecookingnewshearderWe think you should check out The Cooking News. Each week it features the latest recipes, food news, and interesting tidbits on cooking. Jennifer & Mike bring to you each and every day the best recipes they can find like: Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, SQUASH RECIPES, and of course Apple recipes. We think you'll really enjoy The Cooking News.

Now on with the best of the Blogpire!

Liquor Snob: Quaffer Shot Glass Review - Tuaca Italian Liqueur Review - Liquor Snob Roundup: September 2005

GPS Lodge: GPS movie to be released: GPS The Movie - Magellan RoadMate 800 Announced - OFFICIALLY - GPS Lodge Monthly Round-up for September 2005

Shirt Snob: Tees at Gama-Go - Breast Cancer Awareness at Cafe Press - Shirt Snob.com round up for September

TV Snob: Using P2P to Catch up with The BBC - DVD Recorders - What Can You Do With Them? - TV Snob Monthly Round-up for September 2005

What's All The Racquet: Tennis star in doping shock...

Shaving Stuff: A Patented Approach to Increasing Razor Life - No Nose Hair Ever - September Wrap-Up

Kitchen Contraptions: Review: simplehuman compact dishrack - Kitchen Shredder: Protect Your Family's Identity - The Best of Kitchen Contraptions for September 2005

Just The Chips: World Poker Tour Texas Hold'Em Handheld Game - TV Poker Blackjack & Video Poker

Single Serve Coffee: Get Tassimo $144.99 & FREE SHIPPING - Review: Brugo Self Cooling Coffee Mug - Single Serve Coffee Monthly Round Up for September 2005

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October 6, 2005

Recipe News: Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Includes recipe for:


  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake


Full article here

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Recipe News: SQUASH RECIPES

Includes recipe for:


  • Maple Syrup Squash


Full article here

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October 5, 2005

Recipe News: Apple recipes

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Includes recipes for:


  • GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICHES WITH SAGE PESTO AND APPLES

  • PORK CHOPS WITH SWEET-AND-SOUR APPLES

  • APPLE AND POPPY SEED SLAW

  • SPINACH SALAD WITH APPLES, AVOCADO AND BACON

  • ROAST PORK WITH PORT JUS AND CHIPOTLE-GLAZED APPLES

  • CHIPOTLE-GLAZED APPLES

  • PORK WITH APPLES, CALVADOS AND APPLE CIDER


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Wine News: Proper accessories are essential for wine enthusiasts

"AS EVERY FASHIONISTA will tell you, you must acces- sorize, darling! Thankfully, Dolce & Gabbana has yet to make a corkscrew; you don't have to pay designer prices for wine accessories.

There are a number of accessories that are useful to wine enthusiasts, and a few essentials that no self-respecting wine lover should do without. Many would argue the importance of each of these objects, but few would deny that they are important to some degree."

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Wine News: Vineyard develops wine for barbecue

"(LEXINGTON) -- There's apple pie and ice cream. There's also soup and crackers. But what about barbecue and wine?

When North Carolinians sit down for a plate of barbecue, whether it's eastern or western, there's usually a big glass of syrupy sweet iced tea to wash it down. At this year's Barbecue Festival in Lexington, barbecue lovers will have a new beverage -- Fine Swine Wine.

Childress Vineyards will unveil its newest wine when the festival opens on October 22nd. The red wine was made especially for the event."

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Recipe News: Recipe: Kick'N stuffed jalapeno pepper

Includes recipe for:


  • Kick'N stuffed jalapeno pepper


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October 3, 2005

Recipe News: Recipe: Butterscotch nut bread

Includes recipe for:


  • Butterscotch nut bread


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Food News: Study: Home-cooked meals recipe for slimmer kids

"If you're trying to keep your child slim, home-cooked meals may be the best defense.
A study to be published tomorrow in the journal Pediatrics reveals children who are regulars at the dinner table have better eating habits than those who chow down on the road.
``They were drinking more soda. They were eating less fruits and vegetables. They were drinking less low-fat dairy,'' said Dr. Elsie Taveras of children who eat fried foods on the go. She is the study's lead author and director of the childhood obesity prevention program ``One Step Ahead'' at Children's Hospital in Boston. "

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Coffee News: Coffee Drinkers and Their Habit

"A poll reveals that while many respondents 25 to 45 go to cafés like Starbucks, traditional brands still have a strong grip on them

To get a snapshot on how coffee drinkers feel about their brew these days, BusinessWeek asked Greenfield Online to survey its panel of consumers, which it regularly canvases on behalf of major marketers. A total of 1,096 people across the country responded.

But we were most interested in consumers 25 to 45, since those are the heaviest drinkers of specialty coffee -- espresso or premium-priced beans typically ground in the store or at home -- and the ones the big food companies fear losing for good. We got 445 in that age bracket, and of those, 298 said they drink coffee."

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Wine News: Tasting Wine: Deep fruit

"Zinfandel is as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and "Desperate Housewives." Or is it?

The origins of this lush, fruity grape are still not quite clear. It is related to primitivo, which is grown in southern Italy, and Blaufrankisch (aka Lemberger), which is found in Austria and Germany, and it is believed that all three have a common ancestor from Croatia. How and when this grape or a precursor arrived on the West Coast, no one knows for sure.

A little zin is grown outside of California. South African wineries have experimented with the grape, and to be fair there are a few good zins made in Australia such as Kangarilla Road from McClaren Vale. To the north of us, there are some very old plantings of zinfandel from Oregon such as Sineann Old Vines, which comes from a 100-year-old vineyard. Nonetheless, the zinfandels from California are without question the pinnacle."

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October 2, 2005

Recipes: Seafood recipes

"Fresh fish and seafood available to the American consumer never has been better than it is now, thanks in part to technology, quality control and government inspection, according to area distributors and chefs."

Includes recipes for:


  • Lemon and Nut-Crusted Halibut

  • Cod with Crisp Potatoes and Mustard Lentils

  • White Fish Provencal

  • Grilled Tuna with Chili Salsa


Full article here

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