November 30, 2008

Recipe News: Recipes for Diabetics

If you have diabetes, you may think that keeping your blood sugar in check means eliminating carbohydrates, such as bread, potatoes and pasta, from your diet. Not so, says dietitian Amy McArthur of Madison, Miss. (pop. 14,692). “It’s important for diabetics to eat foods from all of the food groups,” McArthur says. “Totally eliminating carbs can lead to the opposite problem—hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.”

McArthur recommends eating the complex carbohydrates available in vegetables and dried beans, and low-fat proteins such as chicken, fish, and lean cuts of beef or pork. Unlike the simple carbohydrates in cakes or candies, which give your blood sugar a quick spike, complex carbohydrates break down more slowly and provide your body with a steady stream of energy.

Includes recipes for:

  • Winter-Busting White Chili

  • Chicken Vegetable Soup


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November 29, 2008

Recipe News: Recipe: Vanilla Sugar Cookies

The elusive hit of cardamom in these otherwise innocent-tasting sugar cookies gives them a compelling quality that keeps folks going back for more. We got the idea from reading the ingredients label on one of those pink frosted sugar cookies that show up so often at Seattle espresso stands. Minus the off-putting pink, they are downright delectable. The dough for these cookies can be shaped into logs then chilled and sliced, or it can be rolled out like other sugar cookies to be cut out into snowflake patterns. Be sure to pipe or spread on the vanilla frosting; these cookies really come to life when they're frosted.

Includes recipe for:

  • Vanilla Sugar Cookies

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November 26, 2008

Recipe News: Vegetarian recipes for Thanksgiving dinner

People have different reasons for choosing vegetarian diets. Some love animals so much that eating meat is a moral issue for them. Some do it for health reasons. And still others do it for religious reasons.

Regardless of the reason why they choose to go meatless, vegetarians must make certain adjustments.

Take Thanksgiving, for instance. The holiday is steeped in the tradition of serving main meat dishes such as turkey, ham or prime rib roast.

So what's a vegetarian to do?

Includes recipes for:

  • Thanksgiving mushroom-nut loaf

  • Mushroom Gravy

  • Yams with cranberries and apples

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November 26, 2008

Recipe News: Easy Thanksgiving recipes: Homemade cranberry sauce relish

That turkey your making *needs* some homemade cranberry sauce to compliment it. Sure you could buy a can of the stuff, but homemade is so much better and builds family traditions. I remember making homemade cranberry sauce with my grandma very Thanksgiving.

Includes recipe for:

  • Homemade cranberry sauce relish

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November 24, 2008

Recipe News: Easy Thanksgiving recipe: stuffing 'cupcakes'

Since our annual Mock Thanksgiving party was a bit spur of the moment this year, we decided to eschew a traditional sit-down meal in favor of bite-sized, hors d'oeuvres-style versions of Thanksgiving classics. Also, since I was working with a short timeline, I also chose to take the easy way out on each and every dish. For the stuffing, that meant a) dressed up Pepperidge Farm stuff, and b) foil cupcake liners.

Includes recipe for:

  • Stuffing "Cupcakes"

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November 23, 2008

Recipe News: Recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers

We asked our panel of chefs to give some simple recipes for ample Thanksgiving leftovers.

Includes recipes for:

  • Turkey soup

  • Turkey Casserole

  • Turkey pot pie

  • Turkey croquettes

  • Hearty turkey pot pie

  • Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

  • Spicy White Turkey Chili

  • Turkey Mulligatawny Soup

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November 22, 2008

Recipe News: Bread Stuffing alternative

Today's reader recipe comes from Barbara Haag of Keller.

Writes Barbara: "It got to a point that bread stuffing is not really on our diets. While we enjoyed the bread stuffing for many years at Thanksgiving and Christmas it was time to move on."

Includes recipe for:

  • Bread Stuffing alternative

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November 19, 2008

Recipe News: Dressing recipes worthy of a permanent place at your table

When the Pilgrims and American Indians sat down together, no doubt someone asked the following:

"Do you call it stuffing or dressing?"

Regardless of the name, stuffing has been around since even before the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth.

The predecessor was forcemeat, a dense mix of ground meat and spices that the Europeans were fond of using to fill the empty cavities of a bird. Stuffing was popular during the Renaissance because cooks liked to debone the bird and then plump it up with stuffing to hold its shape, writes Andrew Smith, author of the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, on the Oxford University Web site.

The term dressing is thought to have entered the lexicon during the Victorian era as a more genteel way of saying stuffing; dressing is still preferred by those ladies and gents of the South.

Includes recipes for:

  • Gene Amole's Stuffing

  • Turkey With 7-Grain Bread and Squash Stuffing

  • Corn Bread Chorizo Stuffing

  • Bread Stuffing With Pears, Bacon and Pecans

  • Wild Rice and Corn Bread Stuffing

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November 17, 2008


The holiday season is upon us. With it comes the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, family events and holiday entertaining. If you are entertaining in your home this season, make things easier on yourself with these helpful tips and recipes.

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November 15, 2008

Recipe News: 12 days of Food Network Xmas Cookie recipes

In the strange calendar-world that is the winter holidays, even though we're still talking about ordering turkeys, it is time to start thinking about Christmas cookies. Luckily, you can sign up now for the Food Network's "12 Days of Christmas Cookies," where the network will send an e-newsletter and recipe from one of its stars each day starting Dec. 1. Each recipe will come along with an instructional (broadband) video by the star.

This year's recipes include:
"Hazelnut Tea Cookies" - Aida Mollenkamp
"Candy Cane Cookies" - The Neelys
"Stained Glass Wreath Cookies" - Sandra Lee
"Pistachio Linzertorte With Cherry Jam" - Paula Deen
"Paradise Macaroons" - Alton Brown
"Chocolate Shortbread With White Chocolate Sauce" - Alexandra Guarnaschelli
"Peppermint-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies" - Giada De Laurentiis

Includes recipe for:

  • Pistachio Linzer Torte With Cherry Jam

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November 14, 2008

Recipe News: Kellogg Reveals Consumers' Favorite Recipe Picks

This holiday season, the fast track to a deliciously simple meal is just a cereal box away. In an effort to bring holiday cheer to families nationwide, Kellogg has chosen consumers' favorite recipes picks to create a wonderful holiday menu using Kellogg's Corn Flakes(R) cereal as a key ingredient. In the last year, Kellogg received nearly 7,000 inquiries from consumers requesting recipes from its headquarters in Battle Creek, Mich. The following holiday menu was inspired by Kellogg's consumers, and the recipes they've requested most over time. "Consumers needn't look any further than their own pantries for a quick and economical solution to preparing their family dinner this holiday season," said Don Cumming, brand manager, Kellogg's Corn Flakes. "With just one average-sized box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes, consumers can dress up a unique and delicious holiday meal and still have enough left for a bowl of cereal the next morning."

Includes recipes for:

  • Cheddar Broccoli Corn Bake with Kellogg's Corn Flakes(R) Original

  • Sweet Potato Bake

  • Creamy Green Bean Casserole

Full article here.

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November 12, 2008

Recipe News: Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes from Cabot(R) Creamery Cooperative Say 'Home For The Holidays'

Whether you're cooking for just that one special loved one this Thanksgiving Day, or for your entire family all the way out to the second-cousins-once-removed, the challenge always seems to be putting a fresh spin on America's most time-honored and traditional meal - turkey dinner.

Includes recipes for:

  • Reduced Fat Stuffing

  • Winter Squash Gratin

Full article here.

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November 11, 2008

Recipe News: Pork Tenderloin With Warm Apple and Cabbage Slaw

Seasoned roasted pork tenderloin is served with an autumnal blend of red cabbage and apples. The sweetness of the apples is the perfect counterpoint for the pork. The pork and vegetables take about the same amount of time to cook, so everything should be ready together to serve. Add rice for a complete meal.
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November 10, 2008

Recipe News: Ring in the Holidays with Delicious Appetizer Recipes and Party Ideas from Sara Lee Executive Chef Catherine DeOrio

It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays! Thanksgiving through New Year's Day is prime party season for fun with loved ones, as well as an extremely busy time of year for everything in between. Many find it hard to plan a festive party and get the shopping, cooking, cleaning and normal daily activities done. But there is no need to call a party planner -- Sara Lee Executive Chef Catherine DeOrio offers her top tips and favorite recipes for making the holiday season merry and bright without breaking the bank or one's sanity. 1. Quality first: Don't serve friends and family anything but the best. You don't have to spend in excess to feed a crowd. Hillshire Farm(R) Lit'l Smokies(R) are made with the highest quality cuts of pork, beef and turkey, but most of all, are easy on the wallet. Appetizer favorites like kid-friendly Pigs in a Blanket are pop-in-the-mouth treats that are easy to make and even easier to pay for. 2. Game on: Use entertaining items you already have at home such as party-friendly board games to get guests to mingle and enjoy themselves. Games are great ice breakers, not bank breakers. If your house is lacking in Parcheesi sets, make up your own holiday trivia game and have your guests take turns playing quiz master. Trivia will also keep everyone's hands free to pile their plates high with all the delicious treats straight from the oven.
Includes recipes for:
  • Triple Cheese Dip
  • Italian Wraps
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November 7, 2008

Recipe News: Recipe of the Day: BBQ Meatballs

For meatball lovers will enjoy this barbeque twist on the classic dish. This recipe comes from Jackie Rosenwasser as published in World of Our Flavores 2: A Collection of Recipes published by the Beth Hillel Sisterhood in Wilmette (Book available from the Sisterhood, 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL 60091).

Includes recipe for:

  • BBQ Meatballs

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