March 30, 2008

Recipe News: "The Best Chicken Recipes"

In the world of cookbooks and food magazines, rule No. 1 is simple - chicken sells. Americans have a seemingly insatiable appetite for chicken. Between 1970 and 2004, chicken consumption more than doubled to nearly 60 pounds per person a year, federal data show. Which is why smart editors fill their pages with a steady stream of recipes for all manner of chicken dishes. Of course, that can create a bit of chicken recipe clutter. How to decide which recipes merit clipping? The editors at Cook's Illustrated magazine aim to make that easier with their latest cookbook, "The Best Chicken Recipes," a weighty collection of their top tips and recipes for buying, prepping and cooking chicken. From most publishers, the title would be mostly meaningless - even wishful - marketing. But the folks behind Cook's Illustrated painstakingly test each recipe dozens of times during development

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March 26, 2008

Recipe News: Maple-based recipes

This is the time of the year for maple syrup, try these recipes.

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  • Maple frosted banana muffins

  • Maple ham burgers

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March 24, 2008

Recipe News: Winning Walnut Recipes Ideas for Healthy Eating

It's true," says registered dietitian Ellie Krieger. "Eating walnuts every day is one of the easiest ways to improve your diet and your health." As host of a national network cooking show, Krieger focuses on fresh, healthful cooking that's easy for families.

"Eating healthy should also be tasty and enjoyable," says Krieger. She suggests keeping on hand and using regularly ingredients that have big flavor and big nutrition:

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  • Walnut, Cherry-Apricot Tart

  • Summer-Fresh Confetti Walnut Quinoa Salad

  • Warm Orzo and Walnut Salad With Garden Vegetables, Chevre and Herbs

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March 22, 2008


Young children need to eat healthy snacks between meals to keep their bodies nourished. If toddlers are fussy eaters, this can prove challenging.

You should always have fresh fruit, raw vegetables and other nutritious snacks on hand for toddlers between meals. These healthy snacks will help satisfy their hunger while supplying the vitamins and other nutrients they need.

Many toddlers are fussy eaters and refuse to eat some nutritious foods. For these children, it's oftentimes beneficial to "hide" foods such as vegetables inside delicious muffins, cookies, breads, meats and sauces. Eventually your child will start acquiring a taste for these healthy foods and you can begin re-introducing them in their raw forms.

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March 20, 2008

Recipe News: Flay's Recipes For Leftover Easter Eggs

This time of year, you find a lot of hard-boiled eggs in Easter baskets -- but what do you do with them after the holiday?

The Early Show's resident chef, Bobby Flay, has some delicious recipes using leftover Easter eggs -- recipes sure to keep the whole family smiling!

Flay uses "hard-cooked" eggs. They're not the same as "hard-boiled" eggs. Hard-cooked eggs use slower, lower heat than boiling water. That enables the eggs to cook much more evenly, and prevents them from becoming "rubbery."

Flay's hard-cooking technique is explained beneath the suggestions below.

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  • Spanish Spiced Deviled Eggs

  • Egg & Crab Salad on Toasted Bread

  • Grilled Asparagus and Egg Salad with Tarragon-Caper Vinaigrette

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March 18, 2008

Recipe News: Chef shares recipes for hors d'oeuvres

Pastry chef Jeff Slathar of the Colonial House opens his private recipe box to offer these delicious hors d’oeuvres recipes that range from the simple to the sublime. These foods are perfect for entertaining — a graduation reception, progressive dinner or cocktail party.

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  • Parmesan-Rosemary Icebox Crackers

  • Hors d’oeuvres with Pate a Choux

  • Ham Salad

  • Chicken Salad

  • Dill Spread

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March 12, 2008

Recipe News: Cook's Corner: St. Pat's tastiest recipes

St. Patrick's Day is quickly approaching and I plan on celebrating. I think I may have a touch of Irish in me. It could have something to do with the fact that my real given name is O'Lisa. I'm not sure if I was named that because there is Irish in my background or if my parents had been kissing the blarney stone.

Because of the approaching holiday, I decided to fill this week's column with recipes that might make for some good eating to honor old St. Pat.

Apparently, potatoes, cabbage and corned beef are staples for Irish folks whether it's a holiday or not. I'm not exactly sure what corned beef is except that it is used in making hash. I have also had corned beef cooked with cabbage before, even though it's not one of my favorite dishes.

Potatoes apparently are plentiful in Ireland as is cabbage. I suppose that accounts for the many dishes you'll find with either or both of those vegetables include in the ingredients list.

At any rate, I've chosen a few Irish-style recipes you may want to prepare for your March 17 holiday celebration. These recipes don't make green dishes, but you could always add food coloring if you want green on your table.

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  • Corned Beef and Cabbage

  • Reuben Casserole

  • Irish Bananas

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Recipe News: How to Eat for $60 a Week

he Department of Agriculture's thrifty food plan for 2008 suggests a budget of $77 a week for two people. But nutrition educator Jodi Balis challenges herself to do it for $60 a week or less. You won't see pricey packaged or processed food in Balis's pantry. "It is ultimately cheaper to cook from scratch, as opposed to buying convenience foods," Balis says. Below are a few of the recipes Jodi Balis uses to stay within her food budget and still eat delicious, nutritious meals.
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  • Chicken Breast With Citrus Pan Sauce
  • Cheesy Fritatta
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March 8, 2008

Recipe News: Recipe for Pears Poached in Red Win

Cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon combine with red wine for an intensely aromatic syrup in which to poach these pears. The recipe calls for Moroccan wine, but any robust red wine will do.

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March 7, 2008

Recipe News: Masterchef masterclass: Finalist Emily Ludolf shares her favourite mouth-watering recipes

She may not have won last week's Masterchef final, but Emily Ludolf, 19, was the star of the show. Described by the judges as "gobsmackingly amazing", Emily, studying English at Oxford University, modestly claims she was "completely dumbstruck" at getting so far.

Here, she shares three brand-new dinner party recipes to serve four, exclusively with Femail. Although they may take a couple of hours, the end result will be worth it...

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March 4, 2008

Recipe News: Layer up chicken, chips for supper

Karen Hill recently described a certain tortilla chips-chicken-cheese casserole recipe she'd loved but lost, and asked if Forum readers might have either that recipe or one that would be similar. And then look what happened:

Mukilteo cook Cheryl Allender writes, "I read your column in the Feb. 8 paper and saw the request from one of your readers for a recipe.

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  • Mexican casserole

  • Chicken 'n' chips

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March 2, 2008

Recipe News: Reader Recipe: Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

I was checking out the recipes in the Kitchen Goddess group, when I saw this one from TeamSugar member ashleyk4214. Her recipe is for a simple dessert, but unique dessert. Not any old apple dumplings, these ones are made with Mountain Dew! That's right, the golden pastries are cooked in a mixture of Mountain Dew, cinnamon, butter and sugar. If this sounds intriguing to you, get the recipe, just read more.

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  • Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

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Recipe News: From our readers...favorite Lenten recipes

My family got to have this sauce roughly twice a year, Christmas Eve and Easter. Each holiday had a different twist to the basic sauce and for Easter, it was the addition of Ceci beans (chickpeas). My grandfather could eat macaroni every day, if my grandmother would have made it for him. She would purchase dried baccala (codfish) for Christmas and many times would buy extra and keep it in the cold cellar.

My grandfather would eat what my grandmother put in front of him, except he wasn't big on vegetables, unless they were from his garden. Even so, he lived to be 94!

When Lent rolled around, many times I'd stop by for a visit and my grandfather would come up from the cellar after smoking a stogy. He was not allowed to smoke them in the house because they are a very nasty-smelling cigar and Gran would not tolerate that.

He would look at me and wink, as he walked to my grandmother with the dried salted cod and said, "Hey momma, how about some homemade macaroni and baccala sauce with ceci beans?"

She would yell at him in Italian and then turn to me and say, “You want to stay for lunch?”

My reply was always, “Yes! “

We would proceed to make the sauce and a batch of homemade fettuccini. I have very fond memories of my grandparents and all the traditions we have for holidays, which stem from our Roman Catholic upbringing, which I am so proud of.

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  • Baccala and Ceci Beans with fresh Pasta

  • Tortellini and seafood

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