September 28, 2007

Recipe News: Recipe for Pumpkin Cookies

Leave the mouth-puckering sweetness to the kids and their candy corn. This Halloween, satisfy your sweet tooth with a slightly more nuanced sugar rush - frosted pumpkin cookies, a delicious blend of all the best attributes of pumpkin cookies, pies and breads. These speedy drop cookies are easy to make and decorate, and smell and taste delicious thanks to a generous helping of pumpkin pie spice. The result is a tender, cakey cookie that looks great with a dollop of frosting. This recipe calls for orange frosting, but it's easy to make multiple colors, such as orange and black. Prepare the frosting as directed, then divide into two batches before adding the food coloring. Orange and black with contrasting sprinkles are nice.

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September 26, 2007

Recipe News: Orchard cookbook gets an 'A' for apple recipes

When the temperature drops, and days are cooler, my thoughts turn to fall fruits and vegetables for my cooking and baking. Top on my list are apples! Many people (besides me), look forward to their yearly fall pilgrimage to their favorite apple orchard.

Tanners Orchard in Speer, a family-owned and operated business since 1947, has a happy customer base that continues to grow year by year.

Their newly published cookbook "Tanners Orchard: Growing Fruit, Fun and Memories Since 1947" is a cookbook collector's gem.

The cookbook is filled with interesting information about Tanners Orchard milestones, as well as a wide selection of recipes of all types.

It's available for $14.99 at Tanners Orchard, or by mail (be sure to include $3 extra per book to cover the cost of shipping and handling). Mail your check or money order to: Tanners Orchard, 740 State Rte. 40, Speer, IL 61479; phone: (309) 493-5442. For more information, visit

Includes recipes for:

  • Festive Apple Dip

  • Baked Beans with Apple

  • Acorn Squash Stuffed with Apples

  • Grilled Cheese and Apple Panini

  • Apple Butter Meatballs

  • Caramel Apple Bars

  • Apple Pancakes with Cider Sauce

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September 25, 2007

Recipe News: Easy no-bake recipes

We aren't all lucky enough to have a personal kitchen, but that doesn't mean we can't make food from the convenience of a dorm. Variations of just about anything can be prepared within the confines of campus housing, regardless of how fancy you're willing to go to pull it off. Here are a few easy, no-bake recipes and some tips for making your own college cuisine.

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  • Banana cream pie

  • Peanut butter pie w/chocolate cookie crust

  • Short cut tiramisu

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September 24, 2007

Recipe News : Have your cake and eat it too (+ recipes)

The first cake I was taught to make at cooking classes in primary school was a sponge, which is quite hard to get right.

There is something deeply reassuring about beating butter and sugar together then adding eggs and flour - it works in every sense, every time.

When I was little I couldn't understand how gloopy stuff went in an oven and came out a cake.

Where did the other stuff go?

The smell of good cake-making, like the sound of flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and happiness.

It is very therapeutic to depart from reality now and then, and go right through the looking glass with your cake making.

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September 22, 2007

Recipe News: Italian Bread Recipes are essential to the Italian Lifestyle.

Italians have a way of life which is unique to other European countries. Firstly Italians are sociable creatures, not stuck up and pretentious. Italians speak loudly and gesticulate. They are generally uninhibited. Italians enjoy dinners after 9 pm and sit together at large tables where they eat delicious food and talk about everything under the sun including Italian Bread Recipes.

Italians like to linger longer at the table; so soaking the bread into the remains of a delicious sauce is a worthy reason for staying on, chatting and drinking wine. The bread is of course fresh out of the oven and quite irrestible. The bread which arrives on the table is naturally a conversation piece and the cook knows that his / her cooking skills will be judged by the bread.

A popular bread amongst Italians is a type of milk bread. It’s baked with milk, water, flour and olive oil. It has a round shape, with an indented cross in the middle – it looks like a large hot cross bun. The surface is browned and crisped and the inside is white as snow. The texture is airy. Don’t even try to compare this to your standard commercial loaf of white bread.

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  • Italian Bread

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September 20, 2007

Recipe News: Sweet potato recipes

Includes recipes for:

  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Peach Cilantro Salsa

  • Hoisin Sweet Potato Skewers

  • Mashed Sweet Potato Casserole

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September 17, 2007

Recipe News: Lobster Recipes

Want to get fancier with your lobster? Try this luscious soup from Simply the Best: Food and Wine From Ontario's Finest Inns by Kathleen Sloan-McIntosh. The recipe originated at the Charles Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Making stock using lobster shell intensifies the flavour. Small servings are plenty.

Includes recipes for:

  • Lobster Bisque

  • East Coast Lobster Rolls

  • Lobster Club Sandwiches

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September 11, 2007

Recipe News: Upscale comfort food: Macaroni, chicken recipes

Love a delicious and familiar meal? Chef Terrance Brennan of New York City’s Picholine and Artisanal bistro shares his authentic recipes for macaroni and cheese and herb-infused roast chicken.
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  • Roasted Chicken with Garlic-Herb Butter
  • Macaroni and Cheese
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September 9, 2007

Recipe News: Pie, Oh My! Easy Make-At-Home Pizza

Here's a weighty figure: The average American eats 23 pounds, or 46 slices, of pizza every year. Multiply the cost a few dozen times, add tips for the delivery boy, and you'll see a heavy pizza habit can put a crimp in your household budget.

But if you made pizza at home - without any special equipment or a brick oven - would you be able to replicate that pizza parlor taste? Yes, according to Grace Parisi, the senior test kitchen associate at Food & Wine magazine.

Over the years, Parisi has developed her own pizza recipe. To prove that it's easy to make with the help of children, she brought her own kids to The Saturday Early Show to lend a hand. Parisi developed a three-course menu for "Chef on a Shoestring" that you can make at home for under $40.

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September 6, 2007

Recipe News: Pork tenderloin with Concord grape sauce

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  • Pork tenderloin with Concord grape sauce

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September 4, 2007

Recipe News: Send off summer with a clams and wine recipe

Labor Day has come and gone but there's still a bit left to summer — and if you are tired of going to barbecues and picnics, discover the perfect end-of-summer dish. Say farewell to the season with a delicious clams and white wine recipe from Curtis Stone of TLC's "Take Home Chef":

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  • Clams Steamed With White Wine Lemon and Parsley

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