February 17, 2009

Recipe News: Homemade dog treat recipes

This past weekend, I felt adventurous! I convinced my husband, ok I whined, to help me bake homemade dog biscuits for our crew. Halfway through the five recipes that I chose, we weren't certain if they would be a rousing success or a dismal failure. The two recipes below were the best ones and turned out to be super easy. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Includes recipes for:


  • Beefy Bread Machine Bones

  • Flea Hater's Dog Biscuits - Martha Stewart

Full article here.

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February 16, 2009

Recipe News: Chocolate Milkshake Recipe: 4 Chocolicious Chocolate Milkshakes

It was inevitable, I guess, that once chocolate syrup was poured over ice cream in a dish, that it would one day wind up in a glass. For the past fourty years or so, millions of people have enjoyed a frosty chocolate milkshake as part of a traditional fast food meal of hamburger and French fries. Of course, it’s just as delicious all by itself, but the fast food restaurants have caught on to our absolute love for the chocolate shake.

Includes recipes for:


  • Chocolate Cherry Milkshake

  • Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake

  • Chunky Monkey Milkshake

Full article here.

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February 15, 2009

Recipe News: Barbequed Chicken Pizza recipe

This recipe will rival in taste any pizza you can buy from a commercial pizza place. It's easy and home made, so you know it's gonna be exactly how you like it. And good news, even the kids like it!

Includes recipe for:


  • Barbequed Chicken Pizza

Full article here.

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February 13, 2009

Recipe News: Inexpensive, tasty recipe for Valentine’s Day

Think tender, delicious pork tenderloin baked wrapped in bacon. I was planning a dinner party for this past weekend when I stumbled over the pork tenderloins on sale at the Safeway for $2.99 pound (good through Tuesday, February 10th). Pork should not be overcooked. I got mine out of the oven at 155 degrees and let them rest wrapped in aluminum foil which would take them up to 160 degrees. (This is the recommended temperature). I brined my pork tenderloins for about 4 hours, this is not a necessity – just something I like to do to add moisture and flavor to my meat and poultry when I can.

Includes recipe for:


  • Roast Pork Tenderloin wrapped in Bacon

Full article here.

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February 9, 2009

Recipe News: Dessert recipes to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day

This Valentines Day, find the way to your love’s heart through their stomach! Duncan Hines, the iconic brand that creates life’s most delicious moments, has created perfect romance recipes, sure to seduce taste buds everywhere!

Includes recipes for:


  • Creamy Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • Cupid’s Favorite Cherry Brownie Clouds

Full article here.

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February 5, 2009

Recipe News: Recipe Doctor: Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Balls

Q. The garlic rolls at Tomatina restaurants are "to die for" but oh so greasy. I would love for you to do your thing and make a more healthful version using a bread machine (I'm not much for the kneading of bread).

A. I've had this signature appetizer at Tomatina, and it's more like, "would you like some roll with your garlic?" So, I'm going to tone down the garlic a smidgen and take the olive oil down a notch as well. I'm making the dough with half whole-wheat flour and a tablespoon of olive oil, some water, a teaspoon of sugar (to feed the yeast), some salt (to control yeast growth) and of course "¦ the yeast.

I decided to make these garlic balls more satisfying by adding some part skim mozzarella cheese to the middle of the balls. When I tasted these rolls at Tomatina's last year, I remember thinking some melted mozzarella in the middle would be the perfect touch. My culinary predictions don't always work out but it did this time.

Includes recipe for:


  • Garlic Mozzarella Cheese Balls

Full article here.

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January 30, 2009

Recipe News: Fill your bowl with these super recipes

If you were going to guess which day is second only to Thanksgiving in the amount of food consumed, would you pick Super Bowl Sunday? You should, especially if guacamole is your thing. According to the California Avocado Commission, an average 12 million pounds of avocado are sold as people prepare more than eight million pounds of the tasty dip for their Super Bowl extravaganzas. What else do Americans like to chow down on while keeping an eye on the tube?

Includes recipes for:


  • SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

  • CHEESY CHICKEN DIP

  • SUPER BOWL CHILI

  • RAY’S ATOMIC WINGS

  • GUACAMOLE RECIPE

Full article here.

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January 27, 2009

Recipe News: Super Bowl snacking

You can't enjoy the Super Bowl this Sunday without some good snack food, and many of those snack foods taste so much better with a great dip.

Here are several delicious dip recipes we've pulled from wire services and their archives.

We hope they score a touchdown with your favorite team of Super Bowl fans.

Includes recipes for:


  • Roasted red pepper dip

  • BLT dip

  • Creamy basil-onion dip

  • Bean and ham dip with garlic and rosemary

  • Blow-your-mind blue cheese dip

  • Nine-layer dip

Full article here.

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January 25, 2009

Recipe News: Favorite recipes line up for the Super Chili Bowl

Since the NFL season began back in September, the Howards have maintained a delicious homage to their favorite football team. Each week on their Web site, chicagofootballchili.com, they've pitted two original chili recipes against each other - one symbolic of the Bears, the other representative of the opposing team. For example, the Dec. 22 challenge pitted Urlacher Christmas Chili against Green Bay Packers Beer and Brats Chili. You already know the ending.

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Dan and Dawn Howard, of Lockport, run a Web site that featured different Bears chili recipes versus an opposing team's chili recipe all season. Now the two are gearing up for the Super Bowl.

"It was a very successful first year," said Dan. "We've had about 6,500 views of our site. As first-time Web site builders, we weren't really sure what to expect traffic-wise, but 500 views over the season would have thrilled us."

Overall, the couple has published 42 original chili recipes this year. That includes two new Super Bowl recipes currently being featured.

Includes recipe for:


  • Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza Chili

Full article here.

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January 22, 2009

Recipe News: Creamy tomato & cheese, but lighter: Recipes slash fat content up to 81%

TOMATO SOUP and a grilled cheese sandwich make a popular meal, but its calorie count and fat content could surprise you. OliveGarden.com's recipe for cream of tomato and basil soup contains 482 calories and 34 fat grams per cup, but I slim it down by using a mixture of tomato puree, mashed potato and half-and-half in place of two cups of heavy cream. I also substitute chicken broth for white wine.

My alterations to this soup cut the calories by 74 percent and slash the fat by 80 percent.

The "Taste of Home" cookbook's recipe for three-cheese grilled cheese has at least 703 calories and 59 fat grams per sandwich, but I lighten it up by choosing light wheat bread and reduced-fat cheeses. My version keeps the gooey texture but eliminates the butter. Those changes trim the calories by 66 percent and slice off 81 percent of the fat.

You can have one of my three-cheese grilled cheese sandwiches plus a cup of my cream of tomato and basil soup for 365 calories and 17.7 fat grams.

Includes recipes for:


  • KATHY'S THREE-CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE

  • KATHY'S CREAM OF TOMATO AND BASIL SOUP

Full article here.

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