August 4, 2009

Recipe News: Refreshingly Cool Recipes for Summer

"Summertime entertaining doesn’t need to be fancy or work-intensive; the sun has been intense enough this past week!

Here are two recipes for topping toasted baguette slices. Or guests can dip into these hearty Italian spreads with pita bread or pita chips. The first recipe requires no cooking, and the second just a slow simmer. If you want to reduce the time cooking, you can use double the amount of pre-cooked lentils (I get mine at Trader Joe’s) and simmer the broth, garlic, and tomatoes for just 10 minutes or so before adding the cooked lentils. This kept me from having to heat up my kitchen beyond the 90 degrees it is as I write this!

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Includes recipes for:

  • Summertime Tomato Bruschetta

  • Lentil Tapenade

Full article here.

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July 25, 2009

Recipe News: 5 best gluten-free picnic salad recipes

"Don't skip the picnic just because you're on a gluten-free diet. Sure, it's guaranteed that a lot of the potluck choices won't be for you, but you can be certain at least one is: by bringing a gluten-free salad yourself. If you're not on a gluten-free diet for celiac disease but you're hosting a picnic or BBQ, you might consider making sure at least one of your options is friendly for those who are. Because so many of the recipes are meat-free (and some are even dairy-free), they can do double-duty as dishes for your vegetarian and vegan friends." Includes recipes for:
  • Gluten-Free Horseradish Spiked Red Potato Salad Recipe
  • Gluten-Free Thai Pasta Salad Recipe
  • Gluten-Free Potato/Green Bean Salad With Lemon And Basil Recipe
  • Gluten-Free Cilantro-Lime Broccoli Slaw Recipe
  • Gluten-Free Ruby Red Rice Salad With Asparagus and Goat Cheese Recipe
Full article here.
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Recipe News: Easy chicken recipe

"The most juicy chicken came out of my kitchen this past weekend. My family gobbled it down with gusto. And where did it come from? My oven? No. My microwave. That's right, I cooked an entire, whole chicken in my microwave in 35 minutes!" Includes recipe for:
  • The Incredible 30-Minute Chicken
Full article here.
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June 24, 2009

Recipe News: Asian grilled skirt steak recipe

I love skirt steak for many reasons, but mostly because it is the one steak that pleases the rib eye lover and the fillet lover at the same time. Plus, when your guests are around the table asking, "what's in this?" or saying, "I love skirt steak." There is nothing better than that! Skirt steaks take a marinade very well and when grilled to medium rare gets a crusty, tender chew. Cooked over natural briquettes, the meat sears and cooks super fast. Don't forget to let the steaks rest for at least 10 minutes. They will stay hot and it is worth it to keep all the flavor in the meat and not running on the plate.

Includes recipe for:

  • Asian Marinated Skirt Steak

Full article here.

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June 22, 2009

Recipe News: Danica Pollard's strawberry recipes

Danica Pollard is the pastry chef at Lidia's. She recently returned from New York, where she won over some of the biggest names in the food industry at the James Beard Awards.

Fat City asked her for a recipe that combines her love of baking with an ingredient close to her heart. Pollard delivered with strawberries, saying she absolutely loves them. "The color, taste and especially the smell remind me that it is warm and lovely outside. Every spring I wait for them, and the ideas of what I might like to make with them begin rolling around inside of my head."

Includes recipes for:

  • Strawberry Mint Panna Cotta

  • Strawberry Prosecco Gelee

Full article here.

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May 3, 2009

Recipe News: Mother's Day brunch part three (recipe): do-ahead blueberry French toast casserole

If you’re goal is to impress Mom on Mother’s Day, then this is the recipe to make. Your entire house will smell cinnamon-sweet, and both kids and adults will love it. My friend Jen gave me this recipe after we hosted another friend’s baby shower together, and I was very surprised when she told me how easy this dish was to make. It looks like something straight out of Martha Stewart, but I tried it this Easter, and it really is pretty simple. It’s just one of those impressive recipes that has the ability to deceive—and in my book anything that makes me look a little bit better is top-notch and an immediate keeper. Serve this casserole with warm maple syrup and get Mom’s day off to a bubbly-yummy start this Mother’s Day.

Includes recipe for:

  • blueberry French toast casserole

Full article here.

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April 22, 2009

Recipe News: Recipes: Pork tenderloin, three ways

Roast pork tenderloin is an ideal weeknight meal — just stick a 1-pound loin in a 450- degree oven for just over 20 minutes, and it's ready to eat. Here are ways to add flavor and "dress it up" a bit.

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April 21, 2009

Recipe News: Happy Pet Owners Day! Enjoy some Dog food recipes

Here are some that are quick, easy and handmade Dog recipes:

Includes recipes for:

  • Canine Casserole

  • Peanut Butter Jakey Snacks

  • Veggie Bones

  • Liver Brownies

  • Mint Rice Hamburger

  • Doggy Hamburger Helper

  • Doggy Casserole

Full article here.

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April 19, 2009

Recipe News: Grilled pizza recipe: Pepperoni

There's nothing quite like a Pepperoni Pizza, especially if it's grilled outside on the gas or charcoal grill! Add some sauce, fresh basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and top it with spicy pepperoni! Grab a cold beer or a glass of wine - it's Grilled Pizza Time!

Includes recipe for:

  • Grilled Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

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April 16, 2009

Recipe News: How do the best chocolate chip cookie recipes stack up?

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, people want to be carried away by the masterful blend of buttery dough, sweet vanilla and creamy chocolate that mark a perfect homemade cookie. Chocolatier Jacques Torres gives you that and a chewy, crisp-around-the-edges texture to boot. In a blind taste test of six chocolate chip cookie recipes, his was the runaway winner, regardless of the testers’ age, background or culinary knowledge. My search for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie began after I tasted a particularly good example. Was it the buttery flavor that made the cookie so good, I wondered, or the oozing chocolate? And what recipe, I wanted to know, would produce the cookie of my dreams? In my search for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie, I started with recipes for six cookies, each with its own claim to fame. They were prepared with the same brand of ingredients, scooped the same size and baked in the same oven on identical cookie sheets. Only the amounts of ingredients and preparation techniques varied. When nuts were called for in recipes, we omitted them. My first choice for the tasting was the original Toll House Cookie from Nestlé, the one that started the chocolate chip cookie craze back in the 1930s when Ruth Wakefield of Whitman, Mass., added a chopped-up chocolate bar to her Butter Drop Do Cookies. To her surprise, and to the delight of cookie lovers since, the chocolate didn’t melt into the cookie but softened to a lush texture instead. Wakefield’s recipe has graced the back of packages of Nestlé semisweet chocolate morsels since 1939. Second on the must-make list was the ever-popular Mrs. Field’s/Neiman Marcus clone, the supposedly secret recipe made with ground oatmeal that has spawned more urban legends than you can shake a wooden spoon at. Next was Martha Stewart’s recipe. Could any tasting be complete without the doyenne of cooking’s recipe? Fourth was the chocolate chip cookie recipe from Cook’s Illustrated, the publication that tests dozens of recipes to come up with what they call the perfect one.

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