May 5, 2008

Recipe News: Mother’s Day and potluck recipes serve double purpose

Families are in the midst of planning how to honour their mothers and grandmothers as Mother’s Day Sunday looms. Other cooks will be thinking of what dish to prepare for those annual potluck suppers and friendship gatherings that encourage one to bring along a favourite dish. Today’s recipes fit both requirements, being easy to prepare, with a shelf life that will allow some make-ahead preparation. Other similar recipes will already be present in family cookbooks and if mom doesn’t have to do the work, no doubt she would be happy to highlight her favourites.

Includes recipes for:

  • Spicy Chicken Chili

  • Mac ’n’ Cheese Pie

  • Taco Pie

  • Spice Cookies

  • Heart cake

  • Strawberry Pineapple Salad

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May 4, 2008

Recipe News: Grilled Beef Recipes, From Cattle Country

As a matter of fact -- cows outnumber people there by more than two-to-one!

So, it's no surprise that Kansans take their beef seriously.

And a man who knows his beef is Tim Love, chef and owner of the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Fort Worth, Texas. -- hardly a slouch when it comes to its beef, either!

Love was in Greensburg, Kan. Friday to be part of The Early Show's weeklong series, "Tragedy to Triumph: Greensburg Rising," as the town marked the one-year anniversary of a twister that pretty much wiped it off the map. But its residents are rebuilding.

Love grilled up some steaks and burgers, along with some other meats, and talked about ways to pick, prepare and grill meat for the grill. He discussed three preparations: a simple salt and pepper coating that's then topped with a sauce, brining, and rubbing.

Includes recipes for:

  • Grilled Skin-On Chicken Breast

  • New York or Kansas City Strip with Chipotle Sauce

  • Grilled Lamb Sirloin

  • Beef Tenderloin

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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

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April 27, 2008


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.

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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

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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

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April 20, 2008

Recipe News: Today's recipe: Grilled Mushrooms Quesadillas

Includes recipe for:

  • Grilled Mushroom Quesadillas

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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

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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

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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.

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