June 10, 2010

Recipe News: summer lunches

"The summer is hectic with play dates, summer camps and swim lessons, so it’s important to be prepared when it comes to feeding your children lunch. Eating out can become a financial drain on the family and it also prevents your kids from new and different food experiences that the summer allows them to have.


Chicken Skewers

Summer is the perfect time to introduce new foods to your children. It’s easier for you to find something new they like when you’re with them and can offer lots of options throughout the day, rather than risk sending them to school with a new food they’re unsure about. At school, there’s usually a light snack and lunch and without something you know they’ll eat, a bad lunch could leave them hungry, tired and disinterested in learning.

This summer keep your kids on a meal and snack regimen to ensure they’re getting the most out of every day. Meals should consist of a protein, starch, fruit and vegetable and a snack should consist of a protein and a grain. Treats are something completely different. Those are the wonderful decadent sweets of summer that we all remember as being one of the best parts. Kids need treats and need to feel like kids, but in moderation. Don’t let the treat be the meal."

Includes recipes for:


  • Fish Tacos

  • Mini Chicken bar-be-que Pizza

  • Beef and Chicken Skewers

  • Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Quesadillas with turkey, Swiss cheese, tomato and a light pesto

  • Hawaiian skewers with pork tenderloin, pineapple, green pepper

  • Black bean and tofu tacos

  • Sausage, mozzarella and tomato sauce stuffed hoagies

  • Pulled pork on a whole wheat bun

  • Chicken Salad in a pita pocket with cucumbers


Full article here.

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June 7, 2010

Recipe News: Try these recipes for your next picnic

"Open-air dining is all about simplicity. You'll want to prepare good food that's easy to make, store and carry. Try our picnic menu suggestions for a stress-free meal on the grass."

Includes recipe for:


  • Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

  • Gazpacho Sandwich to go


Full article here.

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June 2, 2010

Recipe News: Spring Vegetable Cheese Tortellini With Smoked Ham

"Today’s recipe makes a meal of cheese tortellini with sautéed Vidalia onions, sliced shiitake mushrooms, thinly-sliced asparagus and frozen peas, all tossed together in a simple lemon-chive cream sauce. For an optional finishing touch, top each serving with some chopped, smoked deli ham."

Includes recipe for:


  • Spring Vegetable Cheese Tortellini With Smoked Ham


Full article here.

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May 27, 2010

Recipe News: An adult take on a summer treat: Recipe for tiramisu ice-cream sundae

"This sophisticated sundae from Hannah Miles' "Sundaes and Splits" has serious adult appeal. It takes its inspiration from the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu.
The mascarpone-based ice cream is rich and creamy, but not as sweet as most ice creams. The sponge cookies get a generous soaking of coffee and coffee liqueur, though you also could use chocolate liqueur."

Includes recipe for:


  • Tiramisu Sundae


Full article here.

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May 24, 2010

Recipe News: Easy side dishes for picnics

"Now that the weather is fine, we've all got eating al fresco on the mind. Try one of these easy, make-ahead sides, courtesy of recipe-swapping moms on Hudson Valley MomsLikeMe.com, if you're headed to a picnic potluck next weekend and you have no idea what to bring."

Includes recipes for:


  • Corn And Bean Salsa

  • Tomato Olive Salad Or Salsa

  • Red Potato Salad


Full article here.

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Recipe News: Healthy Grilling Recipes

"Weight Watchers would like to offer the following tips and recipes (including a main dish, side dish and healthy drink) on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle this summer and still participate in the many events that come along with the warm weather. "

Includes recipes for:


  • Grilled Chicken and Key Lime Salsa

  • POMEGRANATE GRANITA


Full article here.

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May 23, 2010

Recipe News: RECIPE: Rosemary Focaccia

"This focaccia is great served as an appetizer or with a crisp green salad. You can vary the cheese and the herb toppings, or, a drizzling of good quality olive oil and sprinkling of some coarse salt will do."

Includes recipe for:


  • Rosemary Focaccia


Full article here.

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May 19, 2010

Recipe News: Lemonade Chicken

"Dyann Shaver from Madras, Ore., was looking for a recipe she has lost for making a nontraditional type of barbecued chicken that used concentrated lemonade in the sauce. She said she found the recipe in an article about barbecuing in Better Homes and Garden magazine in the 1970s.

Steve Newman from Santa Rosa, Calif., shared his recipe for making barbecued chicken with lemonade concentrate. He said that while concentrated lemonade might seem like a surprising ingredient, this chicken never fails to please. He also said that he sometimes substitutes limeade or orange juice concentrate with equally tasty results.
"

Includes recipe for:


  • Lemonade Chicken


Full article here.

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May 15, 2010

Recipe News: Make summer super with potluck-perfect recipes

"From block parties to backyard barbecues, summer is when people get together and enjoy the delectable tastes of the season. The classic American potluck is always a favorite gathering, especially when friends, family and neighbors bring out their best dishes for everyone to enjoy.

The perfect recipes for summer parties are ones that are quick and easy - providing maximum flavor for minimum time spent in the kitchen. When it comes to cooking for a crowd, go with something that will reliably get rave reviews, while keeping in mind whom you're cooking for. If it's a crowd with a more sophisticated palate, you can try something a little more adventurous. If it is a group with notoriously picky kids, go a little more mild with kid-pleasing classics. If it's a big enough crowd, you might even want to try both. "

Includes recipes for:


  • All-American Raisin Apple Tartlets

  • California Raisin Couscous with Vegetables


Full article here.

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May 4, 2010

Recipe News: 5 Great Recipes for Your Cinco de Mayo Party

"As most know, the 5th of May is a special day for many in Mexico and those with Mexican heritage. However, many people in North America celebrate this day as well. This holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French on May 5, 1862 and as a celebration of Mexican history and pride, food serves a large role. Here are some festive foods to enjoy for your own Cinco de Mayo celebration!" Includes recipes for:
  • SUPER SALSAS
  • TASTY TACOS
  • SENSATIONAL SALADS
  • COFFEE CALIENTE
  • AWESOME ENCHILADAS
Full article here.
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