Recipe News: A Thanksgiving cranberry recipe to savor

"Each year at Thanksgiving we travel to Pennsylvania for a mini-family reunion. We all pitch in (I peel potatoes), but the cooking genius behind the feast is my stepmother, Julie.

On Wednesday, she bakes five or six pies. My daughter Laura, dressed in an apron and tiara, is a Thanksgiving cooking princess helper. Her favorite pie is a cranberry sour cream pie.

Julie varies the pie selections each year, except for two standbys everyone demands: pumpkin pie and her recipe for cranberry pie."

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  • Cranberry sour cream pie with walnut streusel

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November 3, 2006

New Thanksgiving "how-to" book saves the day for harried cooks; publisher to donate $1 per book to San Francisco Food Bank

This came across the ol' CookingNews desk today. Are you preparing a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner for the first time? Are you looking for a set of tried-and-true recipes to replace your own "misfires?" How about an entree for your vegetarian friends, or ways of scaling that dinner to larger numbers? You'll find this and more in a nice ebook or hardcopy form, just in time for Thanksgiving. And, if you buy it in time for Thanksgiving, you can help feed others: $1 of each sale will go to the San Francisco Food Bank.

Ithaca, NY (PRWEB) November 3, 2006 -- It's easy to find Thanksgiving recipes, but much harder to find a complete set of tested recipes that go together to help real-world cooks in real-world kitchens make a delicious Thanksgiving meal without stress or last minute problems. Help is now at hand in the new book, "Take Control of Thanksgiving Dinner," written by Joe Kissell, author of the Geeky Gourmet blog. The 104-page book may be ordered in traditional printed form ($19.99) or as an instant-gratification PDF download ($10) from

For each book sold during the month of November, $1 will be donated to the San Fransciso Food Bank, a non-profit organization (where Joe Kissell has volunteered) whose mission is to end hunger in San Francisco. For more information about the San Francisco Food Bank, visit

Kissell walks readers through all the steps: planning, shopping, preparations the day before, and finally cooking the turkey and trimmings on the big day. Detailed recipes are provided for traditional Thanksgiving dishes, from turkey and stuffing to cranberry relish and pumpkin pie. Appendixes cover special cases from allergies to vegans. A downloadable "Print Me" file provides shopping lists and schedules, as well as concise versions of the recipes to tape up in the kitchen. Readers are encouraged to modify the included shopping lists, schedules, and recipes to suit their holiday traditions.

The downloadable version is a carefully designed PDF file with hot links for cross-references and mentioned Web sites, making it easy to navigate quickly; the print version is professionally printed and bound with a lay-flat binding.

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November 2, 2006

Recipe News: Slow-cooker recipes require little fuss

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Recipe News: Low-fat cooking: A lean recipe for pork and black bean verde stew

"Low-fat pork and beans sounds like an oxymoron.
But Devin Alexander trims the fat from this normally hefty Mexican dish by doing just that. She starts with an already relatively lean pork loin or tenderloin, then cuts away any visible fat.
The result is a substantive meal loaded with hunger-subduing protein, and just 7 grams of fat per serving. And Alexander doesn't skimp on flavor, infusing this stew with oregano, cumin, coriander and salsa verde.
This and other low-fat recipes by Alexander appear in "The Biggest Loser Cookbook" (Rodale, 2006, $21.95), a spinoff from the reality television series of the same name."

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October 31, 2006

Recipe News: Key lime tartlets

"The intensity of lime flavor comes from the use of fresh juice instead of bottled.

Key limes, sometimes referred to as bartenders or Mexican limes, are smaller, rounder and sometimes more yellow than Persian limes. But if you can't find Key limes, don't sweat it. Key limes are smaller — but not necessarily tarter — than standard Persian limes stocked year-round at supermarkets. Feel free to substitute.

Cooking tips: Limes are easier to juice if left out at room temperature, then rolled on a countertop to release the juice before squeezing.

Looking for an easy way to zest a lime? Try a Microplane Zester, available at

Serving tips: You may substitute frozen, nondairy whipped topping (light or fat free), thawed, for whipped cream. Use Key lime slices or wedges to garnish."

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  • Key lime tartlets

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October 30, 2006

Recipe News: Recipes from the 'Joy of Cooking' 75th anniversary edition

"The 75th anniversary edition of kitchen classic "Joy of Cooking" contains traditional as well as more worldly recipes, all written in the book's trademark style of including the list of ingredients in the body of the recipe."

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Recipe News: Taste of Home Recipes

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  • Herbed Roast Turkey Breast

  • Walnut Cranberry Applesauce

  • White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

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October 28, 2006

Recipe News: Warm up with hot recipes

These recipes seem like they would be a hit at any super bowl party.

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  • Cheese, Meatball Soup

  • Aunt Vera's Caliente Chili

  • Aunt Vera's Jalapeño Pie

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October 26, 2006

Recipe News: Chicken recipes

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  • Chicken with Roasted Lemons

  • Southwestern BBQ Pulled Chicken

  • Sweet and Savory Wings

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Recipe News: More delicious pumpkin recipes

"Aussie Lynette Faul got pumpkin ideas rolling when she asked how to preserve fresh pumpkin.

Readers shared some preservation tips last week, and this week others have weighed in with cleaning and cooking suggestions.

Since Halloween is less than a week away, I thought a few more pumpkin recipes would be in order, such as roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin cookies and a nonalcoholic drink for the adults who still enjoy some ghastly or ghostly treats.

"Rather than trying to cut up a tough pumpkin, an easy way to cook the pumpkin is to cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, turn it upside down on a baking sheet and bake," said Lynette Curry of Ocean Springs. "I do not remember the time or temperature (approximately 350 degrees), but it will begin to cave in when it is done. You can scoop it out very easily to use in any recipes that call for cooked pumpkin."

An ice cream scoop also works well to remove the inside pulp and seeds faster.

An anonymous reader said the best way to roast the seeds is to spread them out on a cookie sheet and roast at 160 to 170 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with choice of seasonings.

Since I am a big fan of lattes, I came across this recipe at www. and thought other coffee drinkers would enjoy this recipe at a party or after an evening of trick or treating with the kids."

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