August 28, 2007

Recipe News: Kid-friendly chicken nugget recipe includes potato chips

As this recipe from Tate Dawson, an 8-year-old from Doylestown, Pa., illustrates, it's never too early to get your children in the kitchen, especially when you can lure them by encouraging experimentation using their favorite foods as ingredients.

Here, Tate gives a new twist to chicken nuggets by incorporating barbecue potato chips as a coating. While I am sure many youngsters could probably come up with an all-inclusive potato chip meal, in this entree the coating adds flavor and crunch without being overwhelming. Parents can also take solace in knowing the nuggets are baked instead of fried.

And what the heck, since the kids are giving Mom or Dad the night off from cooking, go all out by serving their favorite sides, too.

Includes recipe for:


  • Barbecue Potato Chip Chicken Nuggets

Full article here.

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August 26, 2007

Recipe News: Cooking unusual vegetables: 5 tasty okra recipes

Need to add a little variety to your cooking? Interested in throwing in some unusual, delicious vegetables? Chef Scott Peacock shares several unique ways to prepare and cook okra.

Includes recipes for:


  • Okra fritters

  • Saute of corn and okra with bacon garnish

  • Pickled okra

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 24, 2007

Recipe News: The don't-follow pasta recipe

Ever notice how certain dishes, even ones you made up yourself, seem to "belong" to other people? Like sautéed Swiss chard with garlic and red pepper flakes that "belongs" to my friend Carlos. It's not his recipe, but because I know he likes it, it's his dish. Or like the saffron-rich cioppino with big chunks of whitefish and a little minced ginger that "belongs" to my friend Lynn. Or the simplest-of-simple cheese-on-tortilla quesadilla with Lawry's seasoned salt. That belongs to my friend Jenn. I took informal stock the other day of the high-rotation dishes in my repertoire and realized that the dishes I make most are all associated with someone else. Like Andrea's martini. Danny's ziti. Henry's quesadilla. Susan's marinated pork loin. Mom's chocolate chip cookies. All the good stuff. My favorite of the bunch might be A's pasta, which belongs to my good friend Andy. A simple kitchen-cabinet pasta dish, A's pasta is a quick, savory supper, ready in as long as it takes to boil water and cook spaghetti. It's best consumed in the backyard, accompanied by a smooth pinot noir and followed with ginger cookies.
Includes recipe for:
  • A's Pasta
Full article here.
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August 20, 2007

Recipe News: Presto! Pesto recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Pasta With Cilantro and Pepita Pesto

  • Anna's Spaghetti and Pesto Trapanese

  • Basic Basil Pesto

  • Pesto Pea Salad

  • RECIPE

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 18, 2007

Recipe News: Spicy chicken recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Grilled Chicken with Hot-Sweet Dipping Sauce

  • Chicken with Tomato and Greens

  • Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad

  • Sesame Chicken Salad, Hot Ginger Dressing

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 15, 2007

Recipe News: Flip over potato-crusted salmon

Wayne Sullivan of Riverside, Conn., an 11-year visitor to the island, emailed about a favorite dish. “Seven years ago we had the rehearsal dinner for our wedding at the National, and the potato-crusted salmon was the big hit. To this day I still have family asking me to try and get the recipe for this dish for them. If you could help, my family and I would be very grateful!”

It’s a testament to the appeal of this dish that it has actually been featured in Recipe Request before, as one of the first dishes ever asked for five years ago. In June 2002, Neva Flaherty of High Street wrote to say she missed ordering it at the Harborside Restaurant, where it had been a popular dinner entr/e until the hotel was sold. The previous owners kept the recipe, however, and moved it down the street to their other hotel, the National.

It’s still served there, although now, says National manager Julie Fuller, the dish is no longer on the regular menu or available at special functions. It is, however, offered as a special most nights.

Includes recipes for:


  • Potato crusted salmon

  • Tarragon beurre blanc

  • RECIPE

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 11, 2007

Recipe News: Fresh berry recipes chase away the ‘blues’

Picking your own blueberries is worth the effort.

Packed with vitamins, fiber and flavor, they’re in season now and make delectable desserts and more. And they freeze beautifully.

While the season lasts, pick your own or buy them at local fruit stands or supermarkets. Try some of the following recipes for a summer treat.

Includes recipes for:


  • BLUEBERRY SHORTCAKE

  • BLUEBERRY GINGER DRESSING

  • CHILLED BLUEBERRY SOUP

  • BLUEBERRY TART

  • BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 8, 2007

Recipe News: Zucchini recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Impossible Zucchini Pie

  • Goats in Boats (stuffed zucchini)

  • Sweet Pickled Zucchini People

  • Zucchini Fritters

  • Calabacitas

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 6, 2007

Recipe News: Summer recipes

Includes recipes for:


  • Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak With Bell Pepper Relish

  • Herbed Sweet Corn, Shrimp and Orzo Salad

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking
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