August 1, 2006

Recipe News: Whether you mash or grind, recipes easy

"As babies, Sandra Dickson's three children, now teenagers, were fed baby food made from scratch. Dickson found preparing her own food easy and economical.

Apricot and sweet potato purée was a favorite treat.

Also, "I would just take whatever we were eating and chop it up or grind it up, preseasoning," she said.


Dickson worked a couple of days ahead and stored her homemade baby meals in the refrigerator. A mini food processor became her best friend. She didn't care for the baby-food grinder, a small device similar in looks to an electric pepper mill."

Includes recipes for:


  • Banana and Cherry Purée

  • First Vegetable Purée

  • Chicken With Sweet Potato and Apple

  • Monkey Mash

  • Tropical Treat

Full article here.

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July 31, 2006

Recipe News: Summer slow-cooker recipes leave you more time for enjoying yourself outdoors

"When it comes to summertime dishes, most folks think of chilled salads and grilled burgers, steaks and veggies. Sometimes, though, home life is too hectic even for those simple solutions to that eternal, unshakable question: "What's for dinner?"

When you have kids, a spouse or a roommate coming and going between athletic events, camp, work, the gym and a world of other outdoor activities, grilled food quickly becomes shoe leather and most salads are laughably light. Enter the slow cooker of summer.

Now, this is not the first time we've written about summertime slow-cooker recipes -- not the first time this summer, even. (See "Slow & Easy: The crockpot need not be shelved in summer if you use a light and proper hand," May 14 in the Post-Gazette.) But frankly, so many readers told us they found that story useful that we thought we'd share some new summer slow-cooking recipes that recently arrived in the slow-cooking books "Not Your Mother's Slow-Cooker Cookbook," by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann ($16.95) and "Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker," by Robin Robertson ($14.95); both are from the Harvard Common Press.

And after all, with 80 percent of Americans now owning slow-cookers, who are we to ignore tasty recipes that fit the season?"

Includes recipes for:


  • CARIBBEAN JERKED CHICKEN

  • COUNTRY RIBS WITH ONIONS, APPLES AND SAUERKRAUT

  • BELL PEPPERS STUFFED WITH COCONUT RICE AND MANGOES

  • LEMON-LIME CHEESECAKE WITH GINGERSNAP CRUST

Full article here.

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Recipe News: Jason Wilson's Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

"Allow about 1 pound of short ribs per serving. Wilson calls for ribs that are cut 3 inches thick; this allows a nice 2-rib portion. If you can only find ribs cut 2 inches thick, allow 3 or 4 ribs per serving.

Wilson recommends a Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet and merlot for the marinade; a Washington one worked for me. Note: If you do not make your own veal stock, use beef broth enriched with gelatin."

Includes recipe for:


  • Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Full article here.

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July 30, 2006

Recipe News: Mario Batali's Skirt Steak Asada Tacos

"Food Network star and restaurateur Mario Batali has a new book, "Mario Tailgates NASCAR Style," which specializes in Southern-style grill favorites. Anyone who loves to tailgate will be sure to find something they like in this cookbook.

Check out Batali's recipe for Skirt Steak Asada Tacos below."

Includes recipe for:


  • Skirt Steak Asada Tacos

Full article here.

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July 28, 2006

Recipe News: Mango salsa can top a juicy steak

"Ripe, sweet Florida mangoes are at the height of their season. They make a great accompaniment for a juicy steak.

Simply saute the steak and top it with a mango salsa for a quick summer meal.

Here's an easy method to cut a mango into cubes:

• Stand the mango on the thick end and cut it in half on each side, sliding the knife down the side of the stone.

• Run a large spoon around the edge of the flesh and scoop it out.

• Cut the pulp into ¼-inch pieces. Do this over a bowl to catch the juices.

This mango salsa recipe adds lots of flavor and color to the meal, but, if you're in a hurry, use ¼ cup store-bought mango chutney instead.

There are several types of quick-cooking brown rice. There's even one that cooks in 90 seconds in the microwave, and it's very good. Use any type and follow the instructions on the box."

Includes recipes for:


  • STEAK WITH MANGO SALSA

  • BROWN RICE SALAD

Full article here.

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July 26, 2006

Recipe News: Today's Recipe

Includes recipe for:


  • Lamb Chops With Greek Lemon-Garlic Marinade

Full article here.

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Recipe News: Vegetarian Recipes

"The vegetarian recipes featured today are from the book, "Betty Crocker Easy Everyday Vegetarian" (Wiley, $24.95). The book contains several hundred recipes that are not only easily prepared but reflect today's contemporary tastes."

Includes recipes for:


  • LASAGNA PRIMAVERA

  • SPAGHETTI AND SPICY RICE BALLS

  • SALSA RICE ENCHILADAS

  • CALIFORNIA BLACK BEAN BURGERS

  • VEGETABLE PAELLA

Full article here.

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July 25, 2006

Recipe News: Healthful Eating: Moms share their easy, healthful recipes

"Cereal for dinner, hmmm?

If you consider this on a regular basis, then read on:
You're busy; we know it. We want to help. Moms who have been in your shoes have some advice that might make mealtime a little easier and healthier.
As any busy mom knows, it's not uncommon to realize at 5 p.m. that you forgot to defrost something for dinner. Perhaps you just don't know how to grocery shop. You're not alone. Here are some tips and recipes to help you out."

Includes recipes for:


  • Feta Chicken with Rice

  • Pesto & Chicken

  • Oriental Chicken Pitas

  • Bean and Tortilla Stacks

Full article here.

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Recipe News: Tasty peach recipes

"The following recipe from Real Simple magazine's July issue serves up peaches and cream in a purely delectable version."

Includes recipes for:


  • Warm Peaches With Whipped Cream

  • Fresh Peach Cheesecake

  • Easy Peach Cobbler

Full article here.

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July 23, 2006

Recipe News: Enjoy a taste of the islands with these dishes

"Summer’s a great time to enjoy the flavors of a Caribbean menu. Barbadian television chef Peter Edey was invited on “Today” to showcase these zesty dishes from his island home. Here are the recipes"

Includes recipes for:


  • Panseared Molasses Mahi-Mahi Steak on Caribbean Cornmeal Cou Cou

  • Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin on Cucumber Pickle

  • Spiked Banana Mango Tart

Full article here.

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