February 16, 2008

Recipe News: Asparagus Recipes"~By Jenny Baxter of Jennys Kitchen

There are 37,000 acres in our state that are devoted to growing this prized vegetable in the coastal counties of Riverside and Imperial along with Contra Costa, Sacramento, and San Joaquin. Although it is eaten world wide we have the advantage of sampling locally grown fleshy green tender spears that are cut fresh daily.

And this adorned vegetable is celebrated the last weekend of April, this year falling on April 25-27, in our neighboring community of Stockton for the annual Asparagus Festival.

Growing up I never enjoyed asparagus because my mom used to cook it until the dull green spears were gray-green and limp. And if that was not enough to force me to turn my nose up at the dinner table, then the fact that Larry, a kid who lived around the corner, who chased me with large smelly frogs from the neighborhood pond, which had a similar odor to my Mother’s kitchen when cooking asparagus certainly did!

Cooking this vegetable can be simple, like wrapping it in bacon and broiling or steaming it and tossing it with butter or olive oil and Parmesan cheese to the difficulty of preparing a Hollandaise sauce for Eggs Benedict

Includes recipes for:

  • Sesame Asparagus

  • Marinated Asparagus

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February 13, 2008

Recipe News: Valentine's Day recipes from 'The Martha Stewart Show'

Forget the pricey box o' chocs, this Valentine's Day you can make twice of an impact from your own kitchen. You won't go wrong with these test-driven recipes from "The Martha Stewart Show." (And for more holiday recipes and video tips, hit www.marthastewart.com .)

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February 12, 2008

Recipe News: Stuff yourself with a stuffed pepper

Forum cooks rarely ever, almost never, fail to nail the "right" recipe when someone asks for something specific.

Obviously, though, certain recipes are tougher to track down than others. One example would be the stuffed peppers Gold Bar reader Phill Alger continues to search for.

He recently told us, "I had an old stuffed green pepper recipe I got off the back of a Contadina tomato paste or sauce can years ago when I was a bachelor. I've lost the recipe and cannot find another stuffed green pepper recipe that even comes close to this one.

"Please, if anyone out there has this recipe, would they mind sharing it? Thank you so much."

The bad news, Phill, is that no one -- not yet, at least -- has been able to run this recipe to earth. In fact, frequent Forum helper-outer Carol Wilson of Everett tells us, "I came up empty-handed with the Contadina recipe for stuffed peppers.

Includes recipes for:

  • Skillet stuffed peppers

  • Italian stuffed green peppers

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February 9, 2008

Recipe News: Favorite Dessert Recipes Combine Butter and Brown Sugar

Before the middle of the 19th century, cane sugar was not the principal sweetener in the United States; it was too expensive. Molasses was more widely used, and here in the Northeast, maple sugar. By 1860, however, partially refined brown sugar (called muscovado) was as cheap as maple sugar and easier to measure than slow-running molasses.

As a result of cooking with the muscovado, some of the best “old” recipes acquired their special flavor from brown sugar and butter. You will note that neither of these recipes (outlined below) requires much fussing. This seems to prove (to my delight) that some truly delicious cake desserts can be quick and easy and not come out of a box.

Includes recipes for:

  • Brown Sugar Lightning Cake

  • Hurry-Up Caramel Cake

  • Hurry-Up Caramel Frosting

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February 6, 2008

Recipe News: A Week's Worth Of Tasty Recipes To Make Life Easier

Here are seven more easy recipes for busy families, adapted this week from "Good Housekeeping Rush-Hour Dinners," "Good Housekeeping Soups & Stews," "Good Housekeeping 100 Best Chicken Recipes" (all Hearst Books), the National Pork Board and the Quick & Simple staff.

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Recipe News: Slow-Cooked Chicken Soup

Julia Rockwell of Pittsfield, Mass., was looking for a recipe for a chicken soup that could be made in a slow cooker. Kathy Krieger of Baltimore sent in a recipe for chicken soup that she has adapted over the years to make in her slow cooker.

You'll need to allow two days to make this soup because her recipe involves a two-stage cooking process. The first stage takes eight hours; then the soup needs to cool completely so that the fat can be removed. Then the broth is returned to the slow cooker, and fresh vegetables are added in the second stage.

This soup is well worth the time it takes to make. The flavor is outstanding, and Krieger says that it is guaranteed to cure whatever ails you.

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February 3, 2008

Recipe News: READER RECIPES: Make a yogurt pie or pork tenderloin

Includes recipes for:

  • Pork tenderloin with apples

  • Yummy yogurt pie

  • Scalloped potatoes

  • Broccoli cornbread

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January 31, 2008

Recipe News: Hot recipes

Try these great recipes for the Super bowl.

Includes recipes for:

  • Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • West Coast Wings

  • Kevin's Spicy Asian Wings

  • Baja California Quesadillas

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January 30, 2008

Recipe News: Chewy Cornflake Cookies

Wilma Stoffle of Knoxville, Tenn., was looking for a recipe for cookies like the ones her mother made many years ago using cornflakes, peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk.

She remembered that the cookies were "sticky, very tasty and somewhat chewy," but neither she nor her mother could remember exactly how to make them.

Debbie Iverson of Pasadena, Calif., thinks she has the recipe that Stoffle wants. She got it from a call-in radio show when she lived in California in the 1980s.

These rich little goodies certainly match the description. They are almost irresistible; my son and his buddies didn't even wait for them to cool before downing them. Iverson says that her kids like them even better made with Rice Krispies in place of the cornflakes. Maybe next time, I'll try that.

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January 28, 2008

Recipe News: Super Bowl Recipes from the Tailgate Guy

The Bears aren't in the Super Bowl this year, but Chicago football fans will still be partying before and during the big game next Sunday.

If you're planning a football gathering, you might like some help from "The Tailgate Guy", Jay DiEugenio. The author of a new cookbook, I Got Your Tailgate Party Right Here, Jay is a certified football fanatic. Dubbed Ambassador to the Black-top, he has traveled to every NFL Stadium in the country sampling and creating delectable tailgate recipes. On the road since NFL preseason, Jay has collected culinary creations and shares tips, recipes and how-to's.

Includes recipes for:

  • Grain Mustard and Ale Wings

  • Buttermilk Ranch Guacamole

  • Simple Chicken Nachos

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