April 29, 2006

We've Moved Hosts! New TheCookingNews.com Speed and Power!

All Blogpire websites have moved hosting facilities. Seems we're all growing so well that we outstripped the bandwidth and CPU limitations of our previous internet provider. But that's good news, since it means we've got tons of dedicated readers like you who keep coming back to our site. So thanks! And even though we've moved, we're still the same bat-time, same bat-URL.
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April 27, 2006

Recipe News: Pasta recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • LINGUINI WITH SEAFOOD

  • NOT-SAGNA PASTA TOSS

  • PASTA WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES, TOMATOES AND BASIL

  • PENNE CON POMODORI AL FORNO

  • PASTA WITH TOMATOES, MOZZARELLA AND BASIL

  • PASTA WITH ARUGULA AND PROSCIUTTO

  • SAUSAGE AND PEPPER PASTA SUPPER


Full article here.

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April 27, 2006

Recipe News: Halibut recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Cold-Poached Halibut with Fennel Salad

  • Halibut Baked in Foil Packets

  • Halibut Chowder with Sugar Snap Peas


Full article here.

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April 25, 2006

Recipe News: Recipe Corner - Garlic Pork

Includes recipes for:


  • Garlic Pork


Full article here.

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April 25, 2006

Wine News: Organization says more Americans drinking wine

"A recent study by the Wine Market Council, a nonprofit wine-industry trade group with the expressed mission of establishing "the widespread acceptance of wine as a rewarding part of American culture," says with some surety that more people, at a younger age, are buying wine, and not just California wine.

According to the council's latest trend survey, Americans are drinking more wine -- a record 243 million cases in 2004 -- with the average per capita consumption at a record 2.77 gallons.

The study lists several reasons for that growth, including the repeated and well-publicized claims of the health benefits from wine drinking in moderation. Another source for the increase in wine sales is the move to wine by 20-something adults.

The study says the Millennial generation frequently parties with wine more than older adults and since many of them grew up with wine in their lives they already are wine savvy to different varietals and foreign brands. This leads to a willingness to buy wines from Australia, Italy and France and, indeed, these young adults are purchasing a higher proportion of imported wine.

Some of this young adult attraction can be traced to their parents, the baby boomers who were into wine and who introduced their children to wine as an accepted part of everyday (or almost everyday) life."

Full article here.

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April 24, 2006

Recipe News: Tea Recipes

"Twinings of London is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. In honor of the special anniversary, the tea experts have worked with chefs all over the United States, include renowned chef, Fritz Sonnenschmidt, host of the TV cooking program, The Grilling Maestros (PBS) and Former Culinary Dean at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), to develop unique dishes that include tea leaves as ingredients truly exempilifying the concept of the "marriage of tea and food."

Chef John Fuente from the Culinary and Hospitality Institute of Chicago shares some of his favorite tea-flavored dishes:"

Includes recipes for:


  • Seared Romaine Lettuce with Orange Crouton

  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Lemon Tea Asparagus

  • Green Tea Shrimp

  • Barbecue Sauce


Full article here.

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April 23, 2006

Recipe News: Chicken Meatballs Over Wild Mushroom Risotto Drizzled With Basil Pesto

Includes recipe for:


  • Chicken Meatballs Over Wild Mushroom Risotto Drizzled With Basil Pesto


Full article here.

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Wine News: Tips on choosing a good wine

"In the James Bond movie "From Russia With Love," Sean Connery spots an enemy agent because he orders the wrong wine with dinner. This simple mistake costs the villain his life in a climactic battle aboard a speeding late-night train.

Is it any wonder we're so intimidated by wine?

Choosing a wine can be daunting. Old and outdated rules linger, snobbery abounds and, if you're the sort who would rather have a beer, you're sure you're going to fail before you've started.

But as any honest expert will tell you, the key to choosing wine is finding something you like and enjoying it.

Next time you're choosing a wine, remember these few simple suggestions:"

Full article here.

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April 21, 2006

Recipe News: Ham recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Chopped Salad with Ham and Goat Cheese

  • Ham and Sweet Potato Pot Pie


Full article here.

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Coffee News: New coffee launched by Coca-Cola and Godiva

"Coca-Cola North America and Godiva Chocolatier, a unit of the Campbell Soup Company, have formed a partnership to produce a new range of luxury coffee and chocolate drinks that will hit the shops later this summer.

The premium indulgent beverages are called Godiva Belgian Blends and are to be sold as revitalizing drinks that are "more decadent than just plain coffee." The three flavors included in the initial launch will be Dark Chocolate Mocha, Milk Chocolate Mocha and French Vanilla Latte.

The US national launch will begin at the end of July this year with the new products being sold in convenience stores and supermarkets. The drinks will be sold either as singles or in packs of four."

Full article here.

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Recipe News: Unusual and Weird Recipes

"Over the years I've collected many cookbooks and loads of recipes for all sorts of dishes - some familiar, others somewhat unusual. Here is a small collection of the weird and unusual recipes that I have come across that may tickle your fancy enough to try.
XXThe recipes this week were inspired by a cookbook that belonged to the grandmother of our office manager, Carolyn Lewis. I recommend you try some of these for your next neighborhood cookout, if you dare!"

Includes recipes for:


  • Onion Intoxicating Soup

  • Poor Man's Sandwich

  • Kitty Litter Cake

  • Drunken Shrimp Nero

  • Turducken

  • Bar-b-qued Moose


Full article here.

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Recipe News: Recipe | Moo Shu Chicken Wraps

Includes recipe for:


  • Moo Shu Chicken Wraps


Full article here.

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Tvsnob 150 Macnn-1We know you have a busy life and a busy schedule, and that's why everyone here at BlogPire Productions wants to make it easier for you to get the latest news from any of our sites. Below is a list of our sites along with a link for you to use to receive news from any of them Monday morning. It's really easy - just click the link - sign up, and you'll get the list of headlines sent to you via email.

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April 19, 2006

Recipe News: Mac and cheese

"It's a feather in every cook's cap to be able to make a great macaroni-and-cheese dish. Maybe you already have a favorite recipe - but if not, we've collected an assortment fit to please even the most fickle eater.
The starting point is a basic recipe that the very, very picky folks at Cook's Illustrated magazine deemed the "best" after testing more than 40 variations.

On the extreme end, we offer a recipe based adapted from cookbook author Jim Thorne's "Simple Cooking." The recipe contains nothing more really than elbow pasta and loads of cheddar cheese."

Includes recipes for:


  • CLASSIC MACARONI AND CHEESE

  • GREEK MAC AND CHEESE

  • CREAMY STOVETOP MAC 'N' CHEESE

  • UPSCALE MACARONI AND CHEESE


Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

New Book from the Japanese "Martha Stewart:" Harumi's Japanese Cooking

Looking for the latest import food diva? Look no further than Harumi Kurihara, whose new book Harumi's Japanese Cooking is all the rage according to the New York Times piece entitled "Empress of Domesticity Drops In":
Ms. Kurihara's television cooking shows, housewares stores, cookbooks and food magazines have propelled her to rock-star status in Japan, and her first book in English, "Harumi's Japanese Cooking," has just been published in the United States
Using common Japanese ingredients Ms. Kurihara whips up dishes that are simple and traditional:
The ingredients Ms. Kurihara uses most often, though, are longtime standards of the Japanese kitchen: soy, sesame, ginger, rice and its derivatives (sake, vinegar) and especially the members of the huge green-onion family. While American cooks use either slim scallions or fat leeks, their Japanese counterparts use every size in between. In addition "there is no Japanese cooking without myoga," Ms. Kurihara said, picking up a graceful shallotlike bulb that is related to ginger. Its streaks of green, pink and white were reflected in the blossoming tulip trees outside. "It's so refreshing to taste the first cabbages, the spring onions, new garlic and artichokes," she added, speaking the international language of cooks.
Purchase Harumi's Japanese Cooking : More than 75 Authentic and Contemporary Recipes from Japan's Most Popular Cooking Expert from Amazon.com
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April 18, 2006

Recipe News: Creamy custard - and chocolate twist

"Flan is a classic Mexican dessert. The caramel custard is traditionally flavored with vanilla, but you can substitute other extract, such as almond or coffee, for a different taste.

Here are two recipes to try. The first is a traditional flan from "El Charro Cafe Cookbook," by Jane and Michael Stern (Rutledge Hill Press). The book features recipes from Carlotta Flores, great-niece of the founder of El Charro Cafe in Tucson, Ariz., the oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by a family in the United States.

The second recipe, contributed by Eugenia Graybill of East Lansing, puts a chocolate cheesecake-twist on flan."

Includes recipes for:


  • FLAN

  • CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE FLAN


Full article here.

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Wine News: Wine course is about thinking and not about drinking

"Make no bones about it — drinking wine is not the same thing as tasting wine, says Angelo Tavernaro.
He is emphatic, and not amused by the lame joke that anyone enrolled in the two-part wine appreciation course he begins teaching Tuesday night on Yakima Valley Community College's Grandview campus would leave in anything less than stone-cold sober condition.

"You have that impression because you come from a drinking culture — that's an American impression," he snaps, biting off the words, which bear rich traces of Tavernaro's native Italian, one of five languages he speaks fluently.

"We'll probably do four or five classes where we taste wine, maybe up to four wines, but no more, less than an ounce a taste — if you tasted eight wines you might get a glass if you're lucky. But you see, it's that perception you have (in America), 'oh, let's get drunk."

Full article here.

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April 17, 2006

Recipes News: SPRING RECIPES

Includes recipes for:


  • Spring asparagus with melted brie, balsamic and olive oil

  • Mache and beet salad

  • Green onion and ginger-fried rice with bean sprouts


Full article here.

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April 15, 2006

Recipe News: Think only professional chefs attempt recipes that call for chocolate?

"he dark stuff is easier to cook with than you might think, said Susan Westmoreland, Good Housekeeping's food director.
"Just be sure your bowls and measuring cups are dry because one drop of water can ruin the chocolate's texture," she advised. "Also, chocolate can hold its shape even after it's melted, so stir it around before putting it back in the microwave."
Here are more of Westmoreland's tips for cooking with chocolate - including advice on how to make eye-catching garnishes. For some delicious chocolate-dessert recipes, visit http://www.goodhousekeeping.com.

MASTERING THE MELTDOWN

The easiest way to get chocolate all gooey is to microwave it. Because the chocolate isn't exposed to direct heat, it's less likely to scorch.
Good Housekeeping's tips for perfect results: Break chocolate into squares or pieces, and place in a glass measuring cup with an easy-to-grasp handle. On High power, chocolate melts in 45 seconds to 2 1/2 minutes. Times vary depending on your microwave oven and the type and amount of chocolate; white chocolate melts more quickly than milk or semisweet."

Full article here.

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Recipe News: Family-friendly brunch recipes brighten the Easter holiday

"Here are two kid-friendly Easter brunch recipes that are also fun to make.
Gracie Lorincz, 7, of Bloomfield Hills kid-tested Scrambled Egg Nests. Because Gracie is spending Easter with her grandparents in Florida, she made this brunch a week earlier for her family.
Since Gracie's favorite chef is Emeril Lagasse, she kicked this recipe up a notch by using southwest-style potatoes (the refrigerated version) and southwestern egg substitute instead of regular eggs. Like many children, Gracie doesn't care for onions, so they were left out.
"Spicy!" declared Gracie after she sampled a nest. Gracie's dad, Steve, told her they were delicious, and she knew he meant it after he ate his third nest!"

Includes recipes for:


  • Scrambled Egg Nests

  • Flowery Fruit Basket


Full article here.

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April 14, 2006

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April 13, 2006

Coffee News: Premium coffee seen boosting McD's March sales

"The fast-food franchise introduced a higher-grade of coffee last month and stock analyst Mark Kalinowski of The Buckingham Research Group thinks it will help jolt March sales, to be reported Thursday.

He more than doubled his forecast for March sales in a recent report.

Most Wall Street analysts are looking for growth of 2% to 3% at restaurants open for at least 13 months. Mr. Kalinowski revised his forecast for U.S. sales growth to 5.6% from 2% after conducting a survey of McDonald’s franchisees.

Related Article Topics | Related Industry News
Mr. Kalinowski is less optimistic about sales from European operations and downgraded his growth projections to 1.5% from 2% due to sluggish results from the United Kingdom and Germany."

Full article here.

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Recipe News: Try these recipes for a time-saving meal

"Do you have to prepare Easter dinner but don't have any time? Here's how to put a great dinner on the table in less than 90 minutes, which gives plenty of time for the family Easter egg hunt and attending church.

A menu of Easy Glazed Ham, Green Bean Bundles, Baked Sweet Potatoes and Yogurt Fruit Delight requires less than 30 minutes preparation and about 60 minutes in the oven.

Glaze the ham and pop it in the oven with the sweet potatoes. While they are baking, prepare green beans and put them in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove fruit from freezer, and spoon yogurt into glasses. Serve the meal, allowing fruit to thaw while you are eating. Spoon fruit over yogurt to end the easy meal.

The best part of this meal is the cost. You can serve four to six people for approximately $20-$25."

Includes recipes for:


  • Green Bean Bundles

  • Easy Glazed Ham

  • Baked Sweet Potatoes

  • Yogurt Fruit Delights


Full article here.

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Recipe News: Recipes abound for hard-cooked eggs

"You'd have to find a couple of dozen Easter eggs to exhaust all the recipes for hard-cooked eggs in "The Good Egg" by Marie Simmons.

The cookbook, which won the James Beard Award back when it was published in 2000, is available for the first time in paperback ($15 from Houghton Mifflin).

In it, Simmons gives numerous variations for deviled eggs plus intriguing recipes for beef, salad, rice dishes and more featuring hard-cooked eggs.

The accompanying pasta recipe is a simplified version of one that appears in the book."

Includes recipes for:


  • Curried stuffed eggs

  • Avocado and jalapeno stuffed eggs

  • Tarragon and honey mustard stuffed eggs

  • SPRING PASTA WITH EGGS, ASPARAGUS AND HAM


Full article here.

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Recipe News: Sour cream brightens traditional poundcake recipe

Includes recipe for:


  • VANILLA SOUR CREAM POUNDCAKE WITH FRESH BERRY SAUCE


Full article here.

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April 12, 2006

Ideas for Easter: Got a Crowd Coming Over? Think Big Cuts of Meat

The New York Times has some interesting ideas on how to feed a large crowd for your Easter holiday:

"This year we found a way to boost our confidence: by mastering the cooking of a few large cuts of meat.

They feed hordes, are simple to prepare, and inevitably arrive at the table to an ovation tinged with awe. These large cuts lead to great leftovers, too.

The centerpiece of a large informal dinner should be showstopping, but not showy — or bankrupting. And while it seems the height of luxury to tell a friend, "Of course, bring your six houseguests to dinner!" you can say so with little self-doubt when you pick the right meat.

We bypassed expensive choices like crown roast of lamb and standing rib roast in favor of three humbler cuts: fresh ham, whole beef brisket and bone-in leg of lamb."

Includes recipe for:


  • Moroccan Leg of Lamb With Mint Dressing

  • Roasted Fresh Ham for a Crowd

  • Matt's Whole Brisket With Tomato Gravy


Full article here.

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April 11, 2006

Recipe News: Lemon recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Lemonade

  • Lemon-Garlic Roasted Chicken

  • Lemony Spinach and Brown Lentil Soup

  • Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil Pasta

  • Preserved Lemons

  • Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet


Full article here.

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Recipe News: Easter recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • EASTER HOT CROSS BUNS

  • BRAIDED EASTER BREAD

  • KULICH

  • EASTER HAM

  • CANDY EASTER EGGS

  • EASTER BREAKFAST HAM & EGG CASSEROLE

  • ITALIAN HOLIDAY PIE (PIZZAGAINA)


Full article here.

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April 10, 2006

Recipe News: Recipe Saint Cupcake's Red Velvet Cupcakes

"This is the most-requested cupcake at Saint Cupcake. At the bakery, they frost it with their secret cream-cheese icing. Use your own favorite icing recipe and, for Easter, decorate the just-frosted cakes with green-tinted flaked coconut, tiny jelly beans or sugar sprinkles."

Includes recipe for:


  • Saint Cupcake's Red Velvet Cupcakes


Full article here.

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April 9, 2006

Wine News: Here’s the Guide to Holiday Cheese & Wine

"Party time is here and the proper pairing of cheese and wine deserves attention…particularly since there’s never been as broad a choice of each as our markets now spread before us. Let ‘s focus upon which matches among these delights pack the biggest taste punch.

Blue–veined cheeses (Roquefort, Stilton, Gorgonzola, Danish Blue) deserve a boldly flavored wine and nothing can be better than a vintage Port. Slight sweetness in the wine carries more pleasure than any dry reds in the Cabernet, Zinfandel or Shiraz categories…and for this reason, so-called dessert wines are a tasty marriage with blue cheeses as a capper to a holiday repast."

Full article here.

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April 8, 2006

Recipe News: Recipes of the Week

Includes recipes for:


  • Tomato Avocado Salad

  • Vinaigrette

  • Herb-Grilled Salmon With Papaya-Chile Salsa

  • Peach Raspberry Shortcakes


Full article here.

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Recipe News: Going bananas over fried bananas

"If you’ve ever been in the produce section of the grocery and seen what looked like oversized bananas and wondered “What in the world are these used for?” Wonder no more.

The oversized bananas are a special treat if you know how to fix them. They are called plantains and are relatives of the smaller banana we buy in bunches. They don’t have as much sugar in them and are firmer than the bananas we peel and eat. Don’t try this with regular eating or peeling bananas, or you’ll have a mushy mess on your hands.

Fried plantains grace almost every meal in South American countries, or are eaten by everyone as fast as they come out of a hot skillet of oil. They only have a slight hint of flavor familiar in the peeling banana. But unlike french fries, the pronounced flavor is memorable depending on the preparation — fried to a crispy crunch or fried to only crisp edges with a soft potato texture inside.

When buying them for this recipe, look for the color green. The large ones that turn yellow with a little green or with dark spots are good, too, but for this recipe you want to buy the hard green ones.

They are the same plantain; just one is riper and has more sugar than the other and you don’t want sugar in this recipe. You’ll know if you bought them too yellow - they’ll never get crisp, and will stay limp. The banana flavor then also becomes more pronounced."

Includes recipe for:


  • Green Fried Plantains


Full article here.

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April 7, 2006

The Best of the Blogpire

ThumbnailApril is going to be a great month but we musn't forget how amazing March 2006 was as well. Check out the monthly round ups from the following Blogpire blogs: Liquor Snob Monthly Roundup: March 2006, Critical Gamers March '06 Roundup, GPS Lodge: Monthly Round Up for March 2006, Shirt Snob Monthly Round Up-March, March 2006 Monthly Roundup for TVSnob, March Monthly Roundup for Shaving Stuff, Monthly Roundup for Kitchen Contraptions, and March 2006 Monthly Roundup for Single Serve Coffee.


Critical Gamers
Magic TG: Guildpact Draft Strategies Part Two

"Carcasonne: The Tower" Ships April 12th

Really Natural
Beet Borscht and Oatmeal Bread Recipe/Review
My favorite low-fat mid-morning snack: Yogurt, granola and raisins

Liquor Snob
It's All About The Heinekens, Baby
Will Generate Page Views For Beer

The Cooking News
Recipe News: Recipe ideas for Easter dinner
Food News: Doggie Dining

GPS Lodge
Wayfinder GPS for the Mobile Phone
NOVOGO Launches First Voice-Command GPS Navigators - NOVOGO V

Shirt Snob
Design for the American Red Cross, and New Threadless Tees!
Extra 20% off at Bluefly

TV Snob
How to Buy a Plasma TV
DirecTV Announces 750GB HD DVR - Yowza!

Shaving Stuff
Electric Razor Deals at Amazon
Free Brut Aftershave

Kitchen Contraptions
Intelliscanner Kitchen Companion
Peppermill with Light

Single Serve Coffee
Review: Senseo Cappuccino Coffee Pods from Single Serve Coffee
Limited Edition Bourbon Amarelo Espresso Capsules from Nespresso

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April 6, 2006

Recipe News: Recipes for risotto

Includes recipes for:


  • TANGY TOMATO AND LEMON RISOTTO

  • CREAMY RISOTTO

  • BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO

  • FOREST MUSHROOM RISOTTO

  • ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

  • RISOTTO PRIMAVERA


Full article here.

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Recipe News: Contest recipe: Apple Cookie Cake

Includes recipe for:


  • Apple Cookie Cake


Full article here.

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April 5, 2006

Recipe News: The recipes

Includes recipes for:
  • HAM AND AVOCADO SALAD
  • ASPARAGUS AND POTATOES WITH ALMONDS AND MINT
  • CHEESE SOUFFLÉ
  • CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE ICING
Full article here.
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April 4, 2006

Recipe News: Maple Recipes

"These recipes are just in time for maple season."

Includes recipes for:


  • Sue Clark’s Maple French Dressing

  • Maple-Glazed Meatloaf

  • Maple Scones

  • Maple-Glazed Ham with Cider-Raisin Sauce


Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 2, 2006

Recipe News: Recipe ideas for Easter dinner

"Here's an Easter-dinner parade of recipes for main courses, side dishes and desserts served up by Food Network personalities Robin Miller, Giada De Laurentiis and Paula Deen."

Includes recipes for:


  • HONEY HAM WITH MANDARIN ORANGES

  • SESAME-GLAZE SNAP PEAS WITH PEARL ONION

  • GRILLED LAMB CHOPS

  • ROASTED ASPARAGUS

  • TASSIE CUPS WITH LEMON CURD FILLING

  • FRESH STRAWBERRY SORBET


Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

Food News: Doggie Dining

"A bill allowing restaurants to permit dogs to dine with their owners is set to go before the state house next week.

Senator Dave Aronberg's doggie dining bill would tweak the food code to let restaurants allow customers to bring their canines with them, but only if cities and counties give the o-k.

The debate all began two years ago at Sam Snead's in Downtown Orlando.

State regulators ordered the restaurant, which even had a menu full of doggie treats to keep the dogs out. Ever since then, dog owners have been demanding some rights for their four legged companions."

Full article here.

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Coffee News: Coke Brewing A Hot Coffee Putsch

"New York -
Coca-Cola is making a run at hot coffee. Coke spokesman Andras Kallos tells Forbes that the company "is working on new initiatives for growth, and freshly brewed beverages certainly play a big part."

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On Thursday, Peter Slatin, editor of the Forbes/Slatin Real Estate Report, reported that Coke was opening a 4,000 square-foot store in Toronto, suggesting that Coke Coca-Cola (nyse: KO - news - people ) is testing the retail waters and perhaps looking to create a chain of establishments similar to the venerable one Starbucks (nasdaq: SBUX - news - people ) has already built. But Coke will have a lot of catching up to do with Starbucks in terms of ambiance."

Full article here.

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Recipe News: More candy recipes

"These recipes would be great to try for an Easter treat."

Includes recipes for:


  • Chocolate Chip Clusters

  • Chocolate Pretzel Rings Recipe

  • Easy Ritz Cracker Candy

  • Peanut Butter Cups

  • Peanut Butter Fudge

  • Easy White Fudge


Full article here.

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