April 29, 2008

Recipe News: 6 grilling recipes

Finally, it's barbecue season! Like most Canadians, we at Homemakers can hardly wait to get grilling, and to celebrate we've come up with a collection of recipes that include what we hope are a tempting array of classic flavours and intriguing new tastes.

We've also offered a wide range of meats to appeal to every palate and suit every occasion, from a casual get-together to a function where you might want to, well, show off a little.

Includes recipes for:


  • Grilled Veal Chops with Fines-Herbes Butter

  • Grilled Rib Roast with Cherry-Tomato Salsa

  • Lemon Pepper Cornish Hen

  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Gorgonzola

  • Grilled Orange Duck

Full article here.

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April 27, 2008

Recipe News: SWEET STRAWBERRY RECIPES

Strawberries are a powerhouse of nutrition and disease-fighting benefits. In addition to being delicious, beautiful and versatile in recipes, strawberries are also a rich source of antioxidants, folate, fiber and potassium. Including strawberries as a mainstay in your diet can reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease while supplying only 50 calories and eight grams of sugar per serving. Here are three delectable recipes to help you sink your teeth into this luscious and sweet red fruit.

Includes recipes for:


  • STRAWBERRY SCONES

  • STRAWBERRY CHICKEN AND FENNEL SALAD

  • STRAWBERRY YOGURT CONES

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 24, 2008

Recipe News: Dip into a Healthful Appetizer

Forgo the usual cheese and crackers and surprise guests with this zesty dip at your next gathering. Leagues above a store-bought snack, this homemade treat brings fresh taste and sensible nutrition to any table. Unlike traditional cheese-based spreads, which pack in the saturated fat and calories, this week’s dip relies on reduced-fat cream cheese and an assortment of spices. It delivers taste that you – and your waistline – can appreciate.

Includes recipe for:


  • Santa Fe Sunset Dip

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 22, 2008

Recipe News: Sanjeev's summer delights

Summer holidays are here and many of you are planning a family tour. But for those who can't make one, here's a way to ensure your children a fun-filled vacation right at home. Just try these tongue-tickling holiday recipes , sent by celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Includes recipes for:


  • CHOCOLATE AND COCONUT SLICES

  • HOT DOG ROLL

  • OODLES OF NOODLES

  • PAN FRIED RICE

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 20, 2008

Recipe News: Today's recipe: Grilled Mushrooms Quesadillas

Includes recipe for:


  • Grilled Mushroom Quesadillas

Full article here.

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April 16, 2008

Recipe News: Ignore lure of quick-fix recipes for best eggplant Parmesan dish

In a category that pits pizza against the illustrious spaghetti and meatballs, and fettuccine Alfredo against pasta e fagioli, eggplant Parmesan comes out a decisive victor in the cutthroat competition of Italian comfort food. It is one dish that boasts traces of rustic "old country" roots, bringing its most primitive, original form to the new world; it is a recipe that seems to have been created in everyone's Italian grandmother's kitchen in prewar Palermo; and most importantly, it is perhaps the favorite dish of any Italian restaurant right here in the United States. Is this not Italian comfort food at its finest? The eminence of eggplant Parmesan is unrivaled. Despite its aged reputation, it is continuously found in the fanciest of Italian restaurants, quaint "fast-food" Italian cafes, and even local pizzerias. It has a flavor that never grows old, and its ubiquity as a dish leaves it floating somewhere between gourmet food and an easy-to-make back

Includes recipe for:


  • Eggplant Parmesan

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 15, 2008

Recipe News: Cooking with Raina: Healthy Recipes for Super Spring Salads

Tuesday morning on the Breakfast Show, Southeast Hospital Dietitian Raina Childers featured reasons why eating more fruits and vegetables could lower your risk of high blood pressure.

She also featured ways you could add fruits and vegetables into regular meals and side dishes. She also offered three recipes for healthy Spring Salads.

Includes recipes for:


  • Strawberry Romaine Salad

  • Springtime Fruit Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing

  • Raina's Super Salad

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 14, 2008

Recipe of the week: Apple Pork Chops and Broccoli

A sweet and tangy sauce of brown sugar and mustard with a hint of cloves is the luscious finish to this classic combination of apples and pork baked to perfection.
Includes recipes for:
  • Apple Pork Chops
  • Broccoli with Herbs and Cheese
Full article here.
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April 10, 2008

Recipe News: Can-Do Recipe Makes Absolutely Fantastic Chicken

Whether it's called Beer Can Chicken, or Chicken on a Can or Drunken Chicken, it all equals the same thing: an absolutely fantastic chicken! Every stooge who writes a barbecue book and every blabbermouth with pretty hair who has a cooking show on television have their own version of this recipe. Well, here's a little secret: Whatever they call the recipe, it is all just about the same. I don't know who invented it (although I am sure several people will try to claim it); I just know I didn't. All I have is my own twist on it. I also know that it is as close to a perfect recipe for the backyard barbecuer as there can be. Whether you have been grilling every weekend for the past 50 years or if you bought your grill last week, this recipe will deliver for you. The genius behind Beer Can Chicken is in the way it's cooked. The heat from the coals and the smoke from the wood will cook the chicken from the outside in. The can of liquid on which you prop the bird heats up, steams and cooks the bird from the inside out. The end result is some of the best chicken you've ever had off of a grill.

Includes recipes for:


  • TONY FATSO'S ULTIMATE CHICKEN ON A CAN

  • TONY FATSO'S ALL-PURPOSE BARBECUE RUB

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 6, 2008

Recipe News: Party mix recipes for game night

Whether it's a group of gals who meet monthly to roll the dice in a game of Bunco, a lively gathering of wordsmiths playing Scrabble, or Monopoly among family, game night is an idea that doesn't go out of style.

And where people assemble there's usually food. Legend has it that the sandwich was invented when John Montagu, the fourth earl of Sandwich, requested a repast that wouldn't soil his fingers while he played cards.

If dinner is to be served after a round of games, simple appetizers might be set out at the table. These can include grapes, vegetables or hummus and pita chips, tortilla chips and salsa, or anything one can easily nibble while playing cards and visiting.

Includes recipes for:


  • OYSTER CRACKER NIBBLES

  • PARASOL UP GAME MIX

  • FAUX ROCCA

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

April 3, 2008

Recipe News: Recipe finder: Cinnamon Streusel Cake

Marcy Busse of McHenry, Ill., was looking for a recipe for a cinnamon bundt cake. Dukey Marr of Phoenix, Md., sent in her "decades old" recipe for Cinnamon Streusel Cake, which can be made as a bundt cake. She says her husband, children and grandchildren all love this cake and it always disappears quickly at her house. She most often makes it using a lemon-cake mix for the base, although any of the others are good, too.

Marr suggests that if you intend to serve this as a coffeecake, omit the glaze -- it makes it too sweet. I tested her recipe with a lemon-cake mix I happened to have in the house and the glaze. We did not find it to be overly sweet. The preparation is simple and fast and the result was a beautiful, moist and tasty cake.

Includes recipe for:


  • CINNAMON STREUSEL CAKE

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

That Microwave Oven May Be Able to Do More Than You Think


The always informative Mark Bittman has written about new and interesting ways that you can put that microwave oven of yours to good use:
FOR years, I hadn’t used my microwave for much besides reheating leftovers and softening ice cream. I make popcorn the real way, I steam my vegetables on the stovetop, and everyone knows a potato doesn’t really bake in a microwave. But after all, the thing is sitting there, built into my wall. You have one, too, unless it broke and you haven’t replaced it (understandable but unusual). Shouldn’t you be using it for more than reheating coffee?
How about eggplant, steamed pudding, and steamed veggies? You'll find recipes and more: You Use It Every Day. But Can You Make It Cook?
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April 1, 2008

Recipe News: Make this Banana Split Cake in layers

Who doesn’t like banana splits?

Years ago I got a banana split cake recipe.

Don’t remember who gave this to me, but Gene was at a Soil and Water Conservation meeting and this was bought for everyone to try.

Everyone enjoyed this cake. Gene got the recipe for me to try. (Men, you can get recipes to try.)

Anyway, it has been one of my favorites.

Everyone sure enjoys this recipe, and we don’t have to bake the cake. This is made in layers.

Includes recipe for:


  • Banana Split Cake

Full article here.

Jennifer Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking
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