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What Is a Pure Cooking Oil?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

In this modern day and age there are a variety of cooking oils out there. There are so many different types such as sunflower oil, palm oil, olive oil and much more. But when it comes to sunflower oil, do you really get a pure cooking oil? Or rather how can you identify one?

Sunflower oil is a very commonly known type of oil because it has many uses. However, many people don't really know how to choose a good quality cooking oil and sometimes just take anything that they see on ...


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Planning a Meal From Tin Cans or a Cardboard Box Is Not the Healthiest Way to Feed Your Family

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

Many people have large families today. They need to save as much money as possible to get the most out of their hard-earned money when they go grocery shopping. It may be easy to prepare meals out of a box or out of a tin can, but it's not the best, nor is it the healthiest way to prepare dinner all the time. Eating these types of foods are not very good for our bodies.The longterm effect of eating foods lacking in our daily nutrients can cause severe damage to our health in th...


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How to Prepare Homemade BBQ Links

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

Smoky miniature hot dogs bathed in a tangy but sweet barbecue sauce vanish in no time when served to family and friends. Serve the homemade BBQ links hot as an entrée with baked beans, coleslaw and buns or room temperature as an appetizer. BBQ links travel well for a pot luck or picnics especially if heated in a crock pot and toted to the party in that crock pot.

What You'll Need
Ground meat such as pork, chicken or beef
Liquid smoke
Seasonings
Food processor
Sausage stuffer
Lin...


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Breakfast Burritos for On-The-Go Mornings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

Breakfast burritos are one of the fast food industry's best sellers in the morning. It's flavorful, high protein, and convenient for walking/driving and eating. Unfortunately like most things from fast-food restaurants, they are usually full of other not so great things. The obvious solution is to make them yourself. Its a very easy process that produces excellent, highly portable results.

To start, you need to spend about 30 minutes of your time making a batch of burritos. To ...


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The Essential Facts of Cooking with Tomatoes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

Tomatoes Release Water

When heated, tomatoes release water, which means that whatever dish you're adding them to is going to see an increase in how much liquid it has. Even if you chop up tomatoes nice and small and throw them in with some scrambled eggs, they will release water. You can just cook the dish a little longer and let the excess liquid boil over. If you're making a Panini or grilled cheese sandwich, you are out of luck, however. Sliced tomatoes in a heated up sandwi...


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Tips for Cooking Chicken Parmesan

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Chicken parmesan is breaded chicken with an Italian-American twist: there is Parmesan cheese either in the breading and/or sprinkled on top. The chicken is typically covered in tomato sauce and more melted cheese, but as with many other dishes, there are variations. Making breaded chicken is not difficult, but it can be messy. Here are some tips to make the preparation easier.

The Basics

For the simplest chicken parmesan, the ingredients are chicken breasts, beaten egg, breadcru...


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A Breakfast Pizza for a Perfect Saturday Morning

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

A lot of times we focus on how we are going to get breakfast done quickly. This is great during the week and it allows you to start your day in a positive way. But on the weekends, I challenge you to slow it down and make something special. Feel the accomplishment of a week of great eating and working hard. It's also a great time to help your family feel cared for and special. It may seem weird, but food can do all of that for you!

A breakfast pizza is an awesome way to put som...


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Why You Should Never Use Vegetable Oils

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

I was doing a short pantry cleanse over the weekend and noticed my graveyard of cooking oils gathering cobwebs. I had a standard bottle of vegetable oil, canola oil, and corn oil sitting in the corner. I hadn't touched them in over a year. They went right in the trash. Why, you ask? Because they are chock full of GMO's (genetically modified products) and while marketed as 'heart healthy', are actually pretty harmful to your health.

I know, we have all been duped by the low fat,...


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10 Healthy Cooking Tips to Help You Cook Your Own Healthy Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cooking your food has turned into an incredible alternative nowadays when you need to stay healthy and fit. Particularly in these times that quick foods and restaurants are blasting all over, it might be enticing to simply snatch those moment dinners, however obviously, it is dependably vital to stay healthy and administer a healthy weight too.

Has it ever been in your brain that home-cooked suppers are cheaper and a healthier alternative? What's more you know its safe in light...


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Fish-Suppliers and Fish-Fillet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

A cleaned and bone-free cut or slice of the fish meat is a fish fillet. It's easy to eat even for kids since the fillet is boneless and you don't have to put effort in separating bones from the fish meat while eating. Furthermore, it's a rich source of protein.

Fillets have a lot of demand in many countries across the world. There are numerous ways to prepare delicious fillet recipes all around the places. Fishes of the family of Yellow Fin Tuna are good for fillets. Here are t...


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8 Must Try Foods for the Elderly

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : Cooking 

Do you remember when you were a carefree youth and you happily counted 2 bags of crisps as a healthy lunch?

It seemed that back then you could eat anything and pretty much get away with it, but now as your body is changing you need to be more aware of what you eat and dispense of those bad eating habits.

Old age may be creeping up on you but there are things you can do to slow down the process and keep yourself physically fit and mentally agile.

Healthy eating is important for both...


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What Is the Difference Between Parboiled Rice and Basmati Rice?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : Cooking 

Rice is a valuable food source all over the world and forms an important part of our staple diet. It is popular because it contains many valuable nutrients and is affordable to most people. Notably white rice is the most common parboiled rice in the world but basmati is also widely used. If they are both a type of rice then what is it that distinguishes the two?

  • The size and appearance. Basmati rice and parboiled rice can be clearly distinguished from each other. Basmati rice...

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Why Most Modern Food Is Not Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : Cooking 

Food is vital to maintaining good health. Yet we constantly force our bodies to run on substandard fuel. Often we are not completely at fault, we can only do the best we can, with what we have. In this article we look at what has happened to food and what we can do about it.

What's Up with Food Today?

Apart from the chemicals which are added intentionally, our food is dropping in quality at a remarkable rate. British geologist-turned-nutritionist, David Thomas undertook a study...


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Try A New Whole Grain This Week!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : Cooking 

Most of us eat the same grains over and over again: pasta, rice, and wheat. How about trying a new whole grain in place of one of your old standbys? One whole grain that we think is really worth a try is buckwheat. Japan, China and Korea have been cultivating buckwheat for over 1,000 years and a favorite food item soba noodles made with buckwheat has become very popular in the United States.

Buckwheat flour is commonly added to commercial pancake mix and this is how most people...


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7 Ways to Get the Most From Your Microwave Oven

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 3, 2016, In : Cooking 

When you buy a microwave oven you expect it to provide many years of dependable service. Modern microwaves are well-made and most are built to last. However, there are things you can do to keep your oven in good condition and prolong its usefulness. These seven tips will help you get the most from your microwave and avoid many headaches.

1. Read the instructions. Learning all about your oven will keep you from making mistakes that shorten its lifespan. These papers may contain v...


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Creative Cookery

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cooking is one of those things that seem as easy as falling off a log when you can do it, but an arcane science to those who can't.

Like anything creative, it's a matter of understanding what you want to achieve, using your imagination and practicing to make perfect. A few basic skills get you started and once the ball is rolling you just keep on getting better, more skillful and enjoying yourself.

Where to start? By eating, tasting, and developing your palate. What makes that c...


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How Vietnamese Chao Tom Is Prepared

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Chao tom is a traditional seafood dish in Vietnam which comes mainly from central Vietnam region. It is made from shrimp surimi (paste prepared from the meat of shrimp) grilled on a sugar cane stick. It's often regarded as a dish for ceremonious public dinner prepared for weddings, holidays, or other special events.

Now, let's move on to know about this popular Vietnam seafood recipe.

Chao tom recipe
Total time: 35 minutes (approx.) including 25 minutes of preparation time and 10 m...


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What Can Sunflower Oil Be Used In?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

I know what you're thinking... "Sunflower oil doesn't have many uses". Well, yes it does. Sunflower oil is one the most versatile types of oil that you can find. It has many types of properties and uses in different areas of our lives. It is used in the food industry and also in the automotive industry. Quite a vast difference between the two, I know. But I'll go through all the various ways that sunflower oil can used in daily living.

Let me start with what you already know. S...


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Food Prep - It's Not Just For Parties

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

My husband is a foodie. What that means is, he lives for the whole food experience. He loves thinking about, planning for, buying for, finding great deals for, making food for, and eating food for parties and everyday occasions, like dinner. Some days, it is so strong in him, that before we even taste a bit of our dinner before us, he will lean over to me and say, "do you know what we are having tomorrow?" With a huge grin and a twinkle in his eyes. Me, the non foodie, thinks, ...


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Beets Nutrition Facts and Cooking Methods

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Beets are very nutritional and healthy root vegetables. Beetroots juice is a common ingredient for healthy diet recipes. This root vegetable can be eaten raw or as salads, cooked as a vegetable as a side dish to the main course of meal.

Have you ever tried eating fresh beets? In a grocery store, they will not look very tempting; covered with soil and a funny purple colour.

Not many are tempted to eat this purple coloured vegetable. Beetroot, when well-prepared can be a very tasty ...


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Make It From Scratch

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

When you see the words "Make It from Scratch", you probably are thinking NO WAY, not enough time. Well, I know how you feel I felt the same way until I tried it. It is just my opinion, but I think you will be doing yourself an injustice not to try it.

Actually, most likely you will be pleasantly surprised to find out all the health benefits not to mention the enhanced flavors you will experience from cooking from scratch. It really is not as time consuming, as it might sound. W...


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Tips for Cooking Healthy and Delicious Mexican Food at Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Everyone loves Mexican food for its rich and diverse flavors. At the same time, the most popular Mexican dishes like burritos and tacos have got bad reputation for containing lots of fat and having a high calorie count. The reality is that the cuisine of this country is one of the healthiest in the world, in addition to being super tasty. Get back to the roots of the traditional cuisine and learn how to prepare amazing dishes which are healthy and full of flavor.

Make your own t...


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Choose the Right Type of Tomato for Your Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Which Tomato is the Right Tomato?

There are six different types of tomatoes to eat, and they vary in taste. Learning about the different types will help you choose the right one for your next recipe.

Cherry

This miniature tomato comes loaded with nutrition and flavor. They resemble a cherry but are the color of a tomato. When eating this type, you will immediately notice how sweet it is, compared to other varieties. They are perfect for a salad or to enjoy on their own.

Globe

Globe...


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Cooking Mistakes - The Most Common Cooking Mistakes That People Make

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cooking is a science that is very old, perhaps as old as mankind. However, whereas it should have been perfected with time, that is hardly the case. People still make some very common mistakes that they should not. Here are some of the most common mistakes that people make when cooking:

1. Not being prepared enough - Cooking as they say is an exact science. It is like doing a science experiment at the lab, only that this time the results will end up on the dinner table. Most pe...


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Super Foods That Are Easy To Cook And Eat Everyday

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Super foods contain many nutrients, are natural and people are encouraged to eat them every day. This term refers to foods that have essential elements in their rightful proportions. If included in your diet, they can boost your family's health tremendously. The beauty with these foods is that they are readily available and affordable but many people are ignorant of their benefits.

Four foods to start including in your daily diet

1. Beans - Beans are very nutritious and as dry fo...


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Tantalize Your Taste Buds: 7 Tips to Make the Best Beef Burger

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

The truth is you just can't get enough of burgers. They're delicious. They're juicy. They're meaty. You love burgers. You love good burgers and there's no feeling better than when you take a big bite of your favorite burger. Here are some amazing tips to make the best beef burger:

1. Fresh Meat

The first thing to make sure you get the juiciest burger is to get fresh meat with a good fat percentage. Fresh meat means you get a burger that is juicy and bursting with flavor.

2. Keep ...


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The Beneficial Side of Desserts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Eating dessert is done more for cultural reasons rather than as a necessary part of a meal. It signifies completion of a meal and gives you a sense of satisfaction. But a good dessert shouldn't only be intended to make you feel good - it should be beneficial as well.

Here are some benefits of having a good dessert:

1. It helps facilitate digestion.
2. It provides additional nutrients to your diet.
3. The added vitamins work to increase your resistance to infections.
4. The "feel goo...


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Cooking Can Be Therapeutic - Try It Today

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Transforming a recipe from scratch to a complete meal has to be one of life's greatest pleasures and achievements. Most people love to cook, but have you ever wondered whether it is the thought of the food itself, or the fact that most people feel more at home in the kitchen that makes them adore cooking? There is more to it than meets the eye, because cooking is therapeutic.

Cooking makes you feel in control - There is no better, more uplifting feeling than what you feel when y...


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Healthy Cooking At Home - Five Simple Tips for Healthy Home Cooked Meals

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Eating out is fun, but it has its bad side too that you notice when you start adding extra pounds to your girth. You will then make haste to find recipe books and try your hand at cooking. To enjoy some fine, healthy, home cooked meals, all that you have to do is set the time aside for the cooking. One assurance that you have when you cook your own food is that you know what went into the pot, unlike when you eat at the so-called health food restaurants where you really cannot ...


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Cooking For Beginners - Learning The Basics Of Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

When it comes to cooking, you must remember that everyone started somewhere. I do not know one chef, who was born with a cutlery set ready to go. There is a lot of training that should be done in order to become an expert chef and even then they are still learning. Not only do you need to learn the basics when it comes to cooking but you almost need to begin again when learning to cook different cuisines such as Italian, Korean, or Chinese food.

This means that at any time when ...


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Why Do You Need To Learn To Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

In this modern age, a lot of people have neglected the importance of learning how to cook. Most people just rely on take-out counters and fast food joints for their daily meals. This may be a very convenient option, especially for those busy professionals, but it is also very unhealthy. This is why it is important that you take some time to learn how to cook.

Prepare Healthy Meals

If you know how to cook, then you can prepare your meals at home. You do not have to dine at restau...


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How Long Does It Take to Cook Pizza in a Wood Fired Pizza Oven?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

Woodfired pizza has a very distinct taste. Using a wood fired pizza oven tends to achieve an all over bake, often quicker than it happens in a traditional oven. Typically, the ideal temperature to get your pizza oven up to for even cooking is 450 degrees Celsius. This temperature can be achieved pretty quickly depending on what type of oven and how much wood you're using. A stainless steel pizza oven will take around 45 minutes to reach 450 degrees. A clay or brick oven will t...


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What to Know About Becoming a Chef/Culinary Professional

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are some who believe that becoming a chef and being successful is not such a difficult task. However, it is not always easy to become a chef, but even after one reaches that point, it is often still very stressful. A good chef is the one that combines perfect skills with talent and creativity, not one that cooks mechanically. Becoming a chef usually takes a lot of time, more years being necessary, so one should be sure to be ready to spend a lot of time doing this job. B...


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Gas Grill Vs Charcoal Grill - Which Is Better For Delicious Steak?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

One of the oldest debates between people is which grill is better. There is a gas grill and there is a charcoal grill. Both have their highs and lows but by the end of this article you'll know which you should invest in and which will get you the best tasting steak.

The first thing people think of is convenience. They ask themselves which grill will heat up the fastest? If you didn't know a gas grill can light and heat up n a matter of minutes. When it comes to the charcoal gril...


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Is Sunflower Oil Cholesterol Free?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

All over the world, people are familiar with sunflower oil. They either use it themselves to cook their daily meals or they are consuming a meal that is cooked in this oil. It is an essential ingredient that is used in almost all of our meals. Over the years, we've also become more health conscious. We are more concerned about what we allow into our bodies now than we were twenty years ago. If we are consuming sunflower oil on a daily basis via our meals, is it really a healthy...


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Busy Life and Hectic Schedule - These Kitchen Tips Are a Must For You

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Life was simple when we were young. There was no tension, no running around, no boss, no tension of cooking food etc. Our mother use to cook all our favorite dishes for us, weekends were usually spend with family doing backyard BBQ.

However, life is very different. Now one has to cook for themselves, do to office, clean your home, laundry etc. Gone were the day when we were young and tension free. In this running around, we mostly forget to take care of our health and eat good food. Hence, I t...


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How to Be a Healthy Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Being a healthy cook might take a bit more time and effort, but the rewards in health and well-being make it very much worth-while.

Often it just takes some small changes to make a big difference in the quality of the meal you are preparing.

For instance, there is a world of difference between a boiled or poached egg and an egg fried in margarine. Even if the whole world knows getting the perfect 3 minute boiled egg is one of the mysteries of the kitchen.

There is also a big difference between y...


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Nutritional Facts of Guacamole

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Guacamole is one of the best snacks to have in the evening. It does not only take care of our hunger pangs but also provides us enough fiber and vitamins which keep our body going. It can be eaten with tacos, tortillas or nachos. It can also be served during the game night because it is easy to cook and delicious to have.

In reality, guacamole is not only delicious to eat but it has lots of health benefits as well which are-

  • Guacamole is made from avocado which is rich in vitamin A, K, E, C, B ...

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What Are the Benefits of Sunflower Oil?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are many of us all over the world that use and consume sunflower oil on a daily basis. During the day you will either have a lunch or dinner where cooking oil has been used. For example, for lunch you may have chosen a hamburger with fries where your hamburger was cooked in oil and your fries were deep fried in frying oil. Or for dinner you may go home and roast a chicken in the oven where you would use sunflower oil in the baking tray before placing the chicken on it. So if we are cons...


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Kid Friendly Recipes and Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Kid friendly cooking produces a different kind of challenge in the kitchen. It's often very hard to get kids to eat the healthy foods which are best for their developing bodies. Many of us are familiar with the old food pyramid along with the number of servings a growing child should take in of wholesome grains, proteins, fruits, vegetables, and calcium products. Although you wish to give them those very essential nutrients, we all know that getting your kids to eat and make healthy choices i...


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Travel to Asia by Learning to Cook Their Meals

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

Imagine if you could explore the tastes of Asia without going on a plane ride, wouldn't that be amazing? You know what's extra amazing? Knowing how to do it without booking a single reservation in a restaurant. That's the advantage of knowing how to cook Asian dishes, you get to experience the exotic flavors of these countries, and you're doing it in the convenience of your own home. Admittedly, learning to cook Asian meals can be quite intimidating. To begin with, you are not used to working...


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How To Prepare Five Delicious And Healthy Low-Fat Salad Dressings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

We can all agree that salads are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. With a variety of additions, you can make a meal out of a salad and get nutrition from just about all of the major food groups. But, that perfect meal can be destroyed if you choose the wrong salad dressing to go with it.

Many of us don't think about what we top our salad with. We are careful to use sprouts, shelled nuts, lettuce and spinach leaves but we then drown it all in our favorite salad dressing. That favorite dr...


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Five Easy and Healthy Recipes From the Japanese Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

Japanese cuisine is vastly different in Japan from what you may see in America. In the U.S. it has been westernized and that can be fattening for you. Getting back to the basics of proper cuisine for the culture, here are five recipes that will introduce you to Japanese cooking in a healthy way.

The main staples of a Japanese diet are rice, fish, vegetables, soy, fruit, noodles and the famous green tea. That gives you a lot to choose from when it comes to preparing your meals. Most recipes can...


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Good Lunch Tips With Margarine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

Packing sandwiches for your lunch break or kids' midday energy boost can seem like a challenge, especially when you're trying to keep it healthy and interesting. But never fear! Here are some great tips on how using healthy margarine in your lunches can help keep you and your family happy and well.

When lunches are dull it's tempting for the kids to sneak off to the local fast food restaurant around the corner, or even the sweet shop. Using margarine as a spread in your everyday sandwich is an...


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Is It Good to Use Margarine As a Butter Substitute for Cooking?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

The old debate over which is better for cooking, butter or margarine, has been rolling on for what seems like forever now! While many are still engaged in the argument, we've gotten out textbooks and done some research so that we can give you the all facts you need to know about cooking with margarine.

Using margarine as a butter substitute for cooking has become more popular in the recent past - why? Because margarine helps you to cook tasty and healthier meals, since it contains less saturat...


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Strange Dishes That Rice Is Used In

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, In : Cooking 

Rice is the most commonly used staple (natural fiber) food used all across the world and it should be stored in a cool, dry place. Rice is gluten and cholesterol free and also low in sodium. It does contain a touch of fat and has an excellent supply of complex carbohydrates. There are a multiple ways in which rice can be prepared, with the method depending on the type of rice being prepared. In this article I will be sharing a few strange dishes that rice is used in across the world.

The Victo...


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How to Masterfully Prepare A Traditional Shrimp Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

Shrimp is a delicate yet versatile protein which is also low calorie and simple to prepare. Easy shrimp recipes are abundant, as this delightful crustacean takes only minutes to cook and boasts delicious flavor! The most daunting thing about preparing shrimp usually concerns cleaning and preparing it, followed by cooking the shrimp without overcooking it. These two tasks don't have to be nearly as difficult as they seem however; follow these fool proof techniques and your delicious shrimp rec...


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Sunflower Oil As an Alternative Cooking Oil

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

Alternative cooking oils can add a light taste in a healthy package. Sunflower oil that is endorsed by the Heart Foundation is a healthy alternative to other types of oil when cooking. The oil is rich in vitamin E and it is low in saturated fat. As a result, this is possibly the best cooking oil for people with health concerns. Be sure to check the label before making a decision.

The taste of sunflower oil is light and almost frothy. There is no heavy aftertaste or grainy feel. This oil is smo...


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Can You Use Soya Oil Instead Of Olive Oil?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

What is the best oil for cooking? Is there a true difference between cooking oils and frying oils? And why is the sunflower version getting so much attention lately? Is it truly an effective and healthy alternative to traditional cooking oils, or just another health fad? Is it difficult to find a reputable sunflower oil supplier?

Fried foods are not automatically unhealthy ones. But frying in any type of oil can increase the amount of saturated fats a food consumer takes in. Paying attention t...


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8 Ways to Make Food Taste Great!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

1. Marinating - Pork shoulders, chicken pieces and chuck roasts are inexpensive but are also tough and chewy. Marinating will help break down the stringy tissue and can also impart flavor. There are two ways to marinate, break down the tissue with acids like lemon juice, wine or vinegar and break down tissue with enzymes found in papaya, kiwi or pineapple. Both way works and can be added to a flavored, seasoned oil to bring a richer moist flavor the these tough cuts. This technique can also b...


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Unique Pathways to Home Cooking Mastery

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, In : Cooking 

The road to cooking mastery is as varied as are the personalities of those who dedicate themselves to cooking. Every cook seems to adapt a unique personal approach, thus no two cooks end out preparing anything exactly the same. Each one has the own personal style, their own flavor preferences, and their own secrets to success.

Some cooks can never provide you with a recipe for what they prepare because they reinvent the recipe every time they cook it. Each time a particular item is cooked, it ...


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The Art of Food Preparation

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Running a successful restaurant requires key ingredients. One of these ingredients is preparation. Having motivated staff that comes in before service to prepare the ingredients, portions the meats, readies the lines with little or no supervision is so important. It's also important that every food item that can be prepared ahead of time such as soups, some harder meets, sauces, seasoning, and dressings be done in advance of a business lunch or dinner service.

Preparing food is all about timin...


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Why You Should Be Consuming Bone Broth

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Something that was very common for me when growing up was my mom boiling a large, left-over bone from an animal. From this she would make a broth, and at the time I just thought that it was a cheap way to make soup. Little did I know that inexpensive, easy to produce broth has extensive health properties. Easy because although it takes between 24 and 72 hours to simmer the bone to extract those nutrients, there is really nothing else that has to be done.

But as for the health benefits, that wa...


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10 Easy Chicken Recipes the Family Will Love

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Looking for ways to put dinner on the table with a bit of creativity but without the hassle and hectic prep time? I learned years ago that just because I was responsible for making dinners in my household, it didn't mean I was able or interested in prepping a time consuming hot meal five nights a week. If you have the same hectic lifestyle most families have today, these tips and recipes should help you feed your family, stay within budget, and actually enjoy what you cook!

All recipes here st...


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Sunflower Oil and Its Benefits for the Everyday Consumer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Sunflower oil is renowned the world over and people enjoy using this cooking oil due to its numerous benefits for them and their families. It is a popular cooking ingredient that is versatile and can be used in many meals. As an everyday consumer and family cook, I'm sure that you use sunflower oil but are you aware of the benefits that it has for you?

Well, here are the benefits of using sunflower oil in your meals.

Sunflower oil is actually good for your health, contrary to popular belief. We...


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Incorporate Tomatoes into a Holiday Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Tomatoes aren't the first things that come to mind when planning for a holiday dinner, but there are many ways you can use them for a Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or New Year's feast, whether it is an appetizer or even a cocktail!

Appetizers

You can use tomatoes for your appetizers. Make bruschetta with diced tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on top of some bread. You can also make a dip for people to use with crackers or cut up pieces of bread. You can even just serve tomato slices with ranch or a...


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8 Tips for Making a Perfect Cheesecake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you have avoided making a cheesecake because you thought maybe it wouldn't come out right, here are a few ideas to get you started.

• When you're ready to bake a cheesecake, take all the ingredients out of the refrigerator and let them sit on your counter until they are room temperature. This helps the ingredients blend together into a delicious and creamy batter, and helps to keep the cheesecake from cracking as it bakes.

• When you make a cheesecake, it's not the time to get creative. ...


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5 Tips for Cooking Deep Fried Foods

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

Deep fried foods won't be heavy and greasy if cooked properly. The hot oil boils the water that is in the food and cooks it while making it crunchy on the outside. If the oil is kept at the proper temperature during cooking and the food isn't left in the oil for too long, no oil will be absorbed into the food.

Here are 5 tips for making the best fried foods.

Dry foods before frying. No matter what foods you are going to cook, make sure they are dry. Pat with paper towels, and then some foods ma...


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Tips for Making Perfect Baked Potatoes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

To prepare potatoes for baking, use a stiff brush and cold water to thoroughly clean them, and then remove any bruises or spots. Pierce each potato with a fork a number of times so steam doesn't build up inside the potato. Dry them and use a pastry brush to lightly coat with oil, then sprinkle them with a little salt. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees F. Put them in the oven and let them bake while you cook the rest of the meal.

There are two ways to cook them. If you wrap them in aluminum foil ...


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Save Time By Cooking Extras

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

When you cook bacon, make more than you need and put the extra on a flat pan or platter in a single layer. Place in the coldest part of your freezer until frozen. Then store the strips in a ziplock bag. It doesn't take any more time to make extras, and you'll have them for future meals, or you can make your own bacon bits and freeze them.

When making pancakes, waffles and French toast, make more than you will eat at one meal and let them cool. If you put them in a single layer and quick freeze...


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Tips for Using Skewers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 18, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are two kinds of skewers available.

Wooden skewers are usually made of bamboo and are inexpensive. They are made in a number of sizes to hold different kinds of food. Because they are wood and can burn while the food is cooking, they need to be soaked in water for about thirty minutes before using them. For a gourmet touch they can be soaked in wine or juice. If you do a lot of grilling, soak a whole package of skewers at once and seal them in a bag. They can then be put into the freezer...


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What Is Tomato Paste and How Is It Used?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Have you looked at a recipe that called for both tomato sauce and tomato paste, and wondered why it needed both? Tomato paste is a concentrated form of tomato, and is very thick, so it will add a deep tomato taste to your dishes. It gives a special flavor to pasta sauce, pizza sauce, stews and soups. If you make something that is more watery than you want it to be, adding a little tomato paste will thicken it and make it more appetizing.

In very small amounts it can add just a hint of tomato w...


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6 Freezing Tips for Help in the Kitchen

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

What do you do with egg whites when you make something that requires only the yolks? Most cooks store them in the refrigerator and forget about them. Instead of running the risk of throwing them away, put them into a plastic container and freeze them. Later you can use them to make more volume for a meringue, make an angel food cake, and other cooking projects.

When you use a recipe that needs only the whites, you can also freeze the yolks. The yolks tend to thicken as they get cold and don't ...


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The Best Way to Prepare Beef Shanks

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cut Name: Beef Shank 
NAMP Guide Number: 117 (Foreshank) 
Bone in/Boneless: You can get a roast boneless, but then you'd be missing out on that sweet, sweet marrow 
Other names: Shin, Hock, Hough, Jarret Arriere, Chambarete 
Best Cooking Method: Braise, stew, smoke if you're feeling adventurous

As this is the first in a series of meat cut highlights, I figured I would come out the gate strong by casting some light on what I feel is the most maligned and misunderstood of all cuts of beef: the shank...


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Brown Sugar Facts and Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Have you ever been in the middle of a baking project and discovered your brown sugar is as hard as a brick? Or wondered if you could use white sugar in place of brown? Or maybe been intrigued with the idea of making your own brown sugar? Here's everything you need to know.

How it is made

It is white sugar with molasses added, giving it a golden brown color and slightly sweet taste, with a different consistency.

How to store

Empty it into an airtight container and store it in a cool dry place. A p...


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About Sustainable Seafood Resources and Two Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, In : Cooking 

Shopping for sustainable seafood has been challenging in many areas, but is getting easier. Many Markets are giving more information on the seafood's origin and appellation. Over recent years there has been much said about "Sustainability" in many areas of our daily lives. From food to our frocks, there are sustainable options. The food area is one of the more difficult areas to make your choices in, and this is especially true for choosing sustainable seafood.

There are several great resource...


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For a Healthy Treat Consider Shiitake Mushrooms

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

It is hard to go wrong eating any edible mushroom. They are rich in fiber, vitamins C, calcium, minerals and protein, along with the B vitamins. And probably best of all they are an excellent source of antioxidants. But perhaps the best of the best are shiitake mushrooms. They have become famous for their rich smoky flavor, and it's said to have 10 times the amount of flavor as white button mushrooms. But the health benefits of shiitake mushrooms have made them a symbol of longevity in Asia.

P...


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How to Buy the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

Everyone wants to impress family and friends by dishing out a fabulous feast, right? What most people don't consider that majorly affects the quality and taste of the bird is where that turkey came from and how it was raised. This is why the most important step in preparing an unforgettable feast, the step that comes BEFORE the preparation, is buying the right turkey.

Where did your turkey come from?

When you buy a turkey from your local supermarket, there's a 99% chance that it came from a fac...


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How to Make Perfect Muffins

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

Before making the dough, be sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. This insures that all the ingredients mix together evenly.

Mixing

The number one rule when making muffins is not to over mix the batter, which changes the texture and can keep them from rising the way they should. It also can make them dry and not soft the way you want them to be. The best way to prevent this is to mix the dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls, and then gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry...


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The Secrets of Black Truffles Revealed

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

For so many of us, black truffles are just a rather expensive type of mushrooms or less, a weird looking product on the shelves of stores. But let us journey to their background and discover the facts that make them such an expensive mushroom.

Why are Black Truffles so Special?

Because, it is after all just a forest mushroom. They do look rather unique, like a black potato that is a bit dehydrated. At a first glance, they do not seem quite edible, but connoisseurs know the real value of this wo...


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Why Use Kosher Salt?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : Cooking 

More and more recipes are calling for kosher salt, and the natural question is, "Why should I use it instead of table salt? Does it really make any difference?"

To some people this salt has definite advantages. These include:

• Both salts are basically the same, made from sodium chloride. For that reason any salt has the same nutritional value. But table salt includes anticaking agents so it won't stick together, and sodium iodine for health reasons. So some people prefer kosher salt because ...


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Why Use Unsalted Butter?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are many recipes on the Internet that call for unsalted butter. But many more call for salted butter. So what's the difference?

Both butters are Grade AA. The only difference is that salted butter has salt added, and unsalted butter doesn't. That's the whole story! The argument centers around the question, How much salt is too little or too much? Different food experts have different ideas.

There are three reasons why food purists use unsalted butter:

1. They have better control over how m...


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Easy Sides Save Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

Day after day you are responsible for feeding lots of mouths, your own included! I have no doubt you get pretty tired of trying to keep things healthy, interesting, and easy. There are some things you can do to lighten your load. We've all heard, "work smarter, not harder". That is what these tactics are all about!

First, consider roasted veggies. This is such an easy solution for everyday dinners and maybe even some special occasions. It is very simple to wash, cut, and assemble this dish. Si...


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Cooking And Eating Resolutions For The New Year And Beyond

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you are beating yourself because you favour too many fry ups or like too many cakes, then I will try my best to get you to like cooking healthy meals to stop your weight increase and feeling a lot better. More importantly, you will end up rewarding yourself for having more energy, feeling better and enjoying your new figure.

The new ways of preparing healthy food from now on, if done for more than 21 days in a row, may set you up for a new habit that will reward you greatly. The old way of ...


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The Importance of Learning How to Cook in the Modern Age

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

Since the dawn of time, the human kind has coped with the never ending question- "what's for dinner?"

Time has changed. Today, we no longer pick up our spears and go out to hunt in the nearby wilderness, our hunt starts and ends in the local grocery store. These are easier times than the ancient ones. Instead of working your way day by day, unknowing what would tomorrow bring, we can now store food for long periods of time. We don't need the killing instinct that was so vital for our ancestors...


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10 Practical Ways to Speed Up Kitchen Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cooking 

Time is our most valuable resource so it is only natural that we maximize each moment. Have you ever thought about the amount of time it takes to fix breakfast or dinner? Everyone enjoys home cooked goodies and healthy dishes, but surely there must be a few shortcuts that make perfect sense to home chefs. Instead of spending long hours in a kitchen preparing meals you can use these 10 practical tips to cook faster.

  1. Save time when you need to peel those garlic cloves. You can just smash the clo...

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Do Not Mess Up With Chicken Mishandling

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

Chicken is the most versatile meat found all over the world. So it becomes quite necessary to know the basics about handling of chicken and their storage.

I tried to mention here certain points from the web to just make things easier especially for beginners.

For better safety you need to be sure that chicken is properly handled and stored. The bacteria which are there on its surface are not visible to us and if consumed like that they can cause many foodborne diseases.

Let me discuss here point...


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Clay Pot Cooking - An Efficient Way To Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

Clay pots make very good investments for those who love cooking. The earthenware is not only beautiful and inexpensive, but they also come with several advantages such as retaining the natural taste of foods assuring you of delicious meals every time. They are basically pots crafted from clay breaking from the modern materials most kitchenware is made from. When using the clay pots for your cooking, you stand to enjoy several benefits.

· The clay they are made from is porous and this makes it...


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The Key To Eating Healthy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

In my health coaching business the most common thing I hear is that people don't have time. Time to workout, time to cook, time to eat breakfast, time to pack a lunch, etc. So for me, the quickest way to get someone eating healthier is to save them time.

Time is a necessary part of health. You can spend more of it prepping food or you can spend more of it on medication. You can spend it shopping for groceries or waiting in doctor's offices. It's really not avoidable, it's just where you want t...


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There Are Ways to Bake Healthy - Here's How

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

So many of us are finding more ways to eat healthy, but I'm sure not many of us think that eating more bake goods is going to help. If we weren't trying to eat better not many of us would turn down hot chocolate chip cookies or any number of baked goods we ate all the time when we were kids. But if we could substitutes healthy ingredients for those ingredients that make baked goods a nutritionists nightmare, maybe we can recapture those good old days and still eat relatively healthy.

These are...


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How Coconut Oil Can Help Your Liver

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 12, 2016, In : Cooking 

Coconuts oil has long been shunned by people in the health arena because it is high in saturated fat. Like butter, the saturated fat in coconut oil and other foods has received a bad rap because it is thought to be a cause of heart attacks and other cholesterol-related health maladies. But we are learning more about the benefits of saturated fat and specifically the health advantages this wonderful product gives us. The benefits are known to include improving skin health and metabolic health,...


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You Can Use Mason Jars To Store Food!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Busy moms like me prefer to prepare food in advance which is why jars are such a useful tool in my kitchen. I run a non-profit women's organization which is pretty thick every single day and I am a full time mom as well. So I go to work when kids are at school and pick them up when it is time for them to go home.

I have a 14-year-old young man, a 12-year-old beauty and my youngest is an artsy 10-year-old girl. So far, they love the take out jars I make for them. It was quite a hit for my Lilly...


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List of Ingredients Used in Konkani Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

The fact that you are reading this already elevates you to the position of a food lover; curious enough to go beyond the typical Konkani image of miles of beaches thronged by tourists who are sunbathing and drinking. You are ready to dig deeper and unravel the mystery behind the spicy and aromatic food of the region.

Of course, since we are talking about the cuisine of a coastal area, coconut and seafood are obvious ingredients in the preparation of any meal; however, region and seasons also p...


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Try Making These Six Ingredients Yourself

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Once you try making these ingredients, you might decide you prefer doing them yourself. They can be made in small amounts so they stay fresh. Because they are easy to make, and the staples you need are probably in your pantry, you don't have to run out to the grocery store if you are out of something.

BUTTERMILK - The easiest way to create buttermilk is to put a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice into a liquid measuring cup and add enough milk to equal a full cup. Let it sit on the cou...


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Make Your Own Bacon Bits

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Why make your own bacon bits? Because they are more healthy and taste better, besides saving money!

Homemade bacon bits will keep in an airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer. They will not keep on a shelf in your pantry like the ones you buy at the store that have salt and other preservatives.

They can be used in many ways - sprinkled on top of soups, on baked potatoes, in salads, mixed in with some vegetables, added to pasta sauces or ...


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Tips On How To Use A Pizza Stone

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 11, 2016, In : Cooking 

Baking stones are great for cooking a variety of foods including pizza, but without proper care, it's easy to break or damage them. If you're trying to learn how to use a pizza stone, follow these tips for both use and maintenance of the stone.

Preheating the Stone

Depending on where you purchase your baking stone, you may not need to pre-heat it. However, it will not damage the stone and it is usually a good idea. The best way to do this properly is to put it into the oven when it is at room-t...


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5 Tips for Cooking in a Storm

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

1. Flashlights, matches and batteries, oh, my! It doesn't have to be a flashlight, but a light source of some type should be kept in the kitchen specifically for times like this. If you are using a flashlight, keep spare batteries nearby in case the ones being used begin to fade. Have matches handy to use on pilot lights or lanterns.

2. Know your kitchen appliances. If you experience a power outage then, unfortunately, an electric oven will not be of any use to you at this point. However, on a...


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3 Bacon-Like Meats

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

PANCETTA is an Italian style bacon. Regular bacon is smoked before it is cured, but pancetta is just cured and then dried for a few months. The two can be substituted for each other - the pancetta just won't give the smoky flavor. Rolled pancetta is sliced and often used cold in sandwiches, or wrapped around vegetables or meats before they are cooked. They are usually packaged the same as cold cuts, and most supermarkets and delicatessens carry them. Slabs of pancetta are often cut and used t...


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3 Ways to Cook Bacon

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are three ways to cook bacon, and the way you do it is a matter of choice.

In a skillet 
A mistake that many people make is putting cold bacon into a frying pan that has been heated to a hot temperature. Take the bacon out of the refrigerator and let it sit for a few minutes before you cook it, which allows it to soften a bit. Then place it in an unheated pan on medium heat. It will cook more evenly and is less likely to burn. This method also helps to avoid spattering, which is caused by...


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Barding and Larding - Another Excuse for Eating Bacon

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

Barding is a process of wrapping foods with strips of bacon to keep it moist while it cooks, and gives it extra flavor. This is often done with poultry to keep it from drying out. As it cooks, the fat oozes into the meat. This bastes the meat instead of having to do it by hand. It also keeps meat from burning, but the bacon can be removed toward the end of cooking time so the meat can brown. Some people also like to wrap some fruits and vegetables with bacon before grilling them to add extra ...


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Make Your Own Easy Butter Spreads - Sweet and Savory

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : Cooking 

Butters are spreads that are used like butter, but only one of them contains butter. They are called that because they are smooth and spread like butter.

What are fruit butters?

Fresh fruit is cooked slowly with some sugar and then pureed. They don't have any butter, but are smooth and spread like butter. They are cooked with far less sugar than jams and jellies, and so have less calories. Apple butter is the most popular, but many different kinds of fruits can be used. Because they are sweet t...


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Cooking With An Air Fryer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cooking with an air fryer is a healthy alternative to deep-frying using oil. Hot air fryers use heated air instead of hot oil to cook food. The best air fryers for home use all make use of Rapid Air Technology for frying your food with minimal or no oil.

What is a hot air fryer and how does it work?

How can you cook with just heated air? Well, to be more exact, it is rapidly moving heated air. This modern kitchen appliance comes fitted with a heating element and a fan. The heating element heats...


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The Marvel That Is Thai Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

The national cuisine of Thailand is known for its diversity and detail. The sheer variety it brings to the table is baffling. It is a fusion of Eastern and Western influences, combined to form what is now considered Thai cuisine. Indeed, it is Asian food at its finest.

The cuisine is well-known for the balance of the five beautiful flavours - sweet, salty, hot (spicy), sour and bitter. The use of authentic Asian ingredients, herbs, and spices, sets it apart. Each dish follows a perfect harmony...


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The Fundamentals of Italian Cooking Part 1: Emotion, Memory, and Taste

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

In looking at the fundamentals of Italian cooking there are so many things to consider. To me it all seems to start and end with emotion, memory, and taste. Not classically trained in the culinary arts, I launched into Italian cooking via my emotions, memory, and tastes. It seems that most of us fall into this category. To this day I remember the first thing I made from my first Italian cookbook, Marcella Hazan's infamous tomato sauce with onion and butter. The first taste blew me away and to...


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The Fundamentals of Italian Cooking Part 2: Building a Flavor Base

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

'First comes the taste' - Marcella Hazan

I think Marcella says it perfectly when it comes to Italian cooking- TASTE comes first! Taste goes hand and hand with flavor, or as they say in Italy, sapore! And Italian cooking is all about building that ever elusive flavor that will melt the hearts of the dear ones you cook for.

The definition of flavor is: distinctive taste; savor. Originating from the Latin word flatus, meaning blowing, breeze. As I contemplated the relationship between flavor and b...


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Cooking by Taste

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Cooking 

As far I can remember I have always had a keen interest in cooking. I started making chai (Indian tea) for my parents when I was just 6 years old. Shortly thereafter I was making roti (Indian wheat flat bread), but I did not start cooking main dishes and contributing to our meals until I was about 12.

My mother, who is my cooking guru, has been cooking since the age of 10. So it is fair to say that she knows her way around the kitchen. She didn't really have a choice or an option to pick up co...


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3 Better Uses for Your Silicon Cup Cake Pan

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

Make individual servings

  • Fill up your silicon cup cake pan with melted chocolate, some nuts and raisins. Leave to set in the freezer on a plate. Store in the fridge in a Ziploc bag for easy access for the kids or to use in fondue.

  • Make different kinds of jelly and pop them out for a neat serving. Serve with custard and fruit. If you make your own ice cream, you could freeze some in these cups and unmould to serve. Mini muffin cups are great for one-bite treats-they hold just a little more than ...

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7 Essential Herbs and Spices for Every Kitchen

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

Depending solely on salt and pepper for food flavoring is boring. There is a wide range of herbs and spices available to consumers, enough to make every meal unique. A little extra tang is not all you are missing out on. Many aromatic additives are beneficial to our health. Think about that the next time you are visiting your supermarket.

Seasoning makes a meal complete. Most spices are inexpensive, and many can be grown at home. Even if you do not have a garden, small containers can often fin...


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6 Kinds of Butter

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

We all know about the one pound sticks of butter that we buy at the supermarket. But there are other choices that may not be available at your favorite market, so you may have to shop around. One of them you create in your own kitchen! All of them are worth knowing about.

STANDARD BUTTER, salted and unsalted, is the one most used as a spread and in cooking, and usually is sold in sticks.

ORGANIC, also sold in sticks, uses cream that is taken from cows that have been fed 100% natural food. It ca...


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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

You're making a special dessert with honey, and discover it's hard and crystallized. What to do? The easiest way to soften it is to take the lid off and put it in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds until it doesn't have any crystals. This doesn't have any effect on the taste of the honey.

Butternut squash is a nuisance to peel and seems to take forever. Poke in several places with a fork and zap it for two or three minutes. The peels will come off very easily.

You will get a minimum amoun...


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The 5 Best Expert Techniques on How to Grill Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 5, 2016, In : Cooking 

Fruits and vegetables are a lot less expensive compared to meat, so you can save money if you choose to cook fresh produce. Also, fresh produce are a healthier alternative to usual grilled meat dishes so it is ideal to take a break from cooking beef or pork from time to time. The best part of all is that fruits and vegetables cook a lot more quickly than meat and you can usually tell when they're ready just by looking at them - perfect for grilling beginners!

Add color to your grilled dish rec...


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The Benefits of Sous Vide Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Cooking food is an art form that many people take to heart. Before we take a look at what benefits there are to sous vide cooking, we need to know what it is. The word sous vide means 'under vacuum' when translated from French. It is a method of cooking where the food is sealed in an airtight plastic bag then placed in an oven or steamer for a long period of time. The temperature is controlled and consistent for the duration of the cooking time which could be anything from ninety-six hours. N...


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Food Pairing for the Rest of Us

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

"You are better at food pairing than you thought." These are the words floating through my mind as I write this post, because I am astounded food pairing is so instinctual. We all can food pair. We do it all the time.

Ever eat a greasy slice of cheese pizza and 'wash it down' with one or several gulps of carbonated perfection and feel exceptionally satisfied in ways you and I both know water could not have replicated? Ever wonder why wine and cheese, despite the snobby stereotype, actually do ...


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Hot Air Fryer For Low Fat Frying

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Deep fried food is really tasty and would have been every one's favorite if not for its unhealthy high fat content. So, is it possible to fry without using oil? Is it possible to cook oil-free or low-fat fried food that is also tasty?

Oil Free Hot Air Fryer

The hot air fryer is a modern kitchen appliance that allows you to fry food without oil. Now, how is that possible? If you were to tell that to Grandma, she would most probably tell you that the food would taste horribly dry and tasteless. A...


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The Art of Cooking With Italian Wines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Few pleasures feel as amazing as taking a sip of a good Italian wine while enjoying dinner. Well for us it is before, during and after dinner. Yet, it is not necessary to gulp down a full glass of wine if your main goal is to simply savor the flavor of it. You can enjoy the flavor of your Italian wine by cooking dishes with it, too.

Let us find out what cooking with Italian wine is about.

Why Italian wine?

A number of international dishes make use of wine, most common being Spanish, Italian and ...


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Top 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 4, 2016, In : Cooking 

Grilling fruits and vegetables is relatively easy - they cook way quicker compared to meat plus you could easily tell when they're ready from the grill just by looking at them. However, if you want the most out of your grilled vegetables in terms of flavor and nutrition, there are certain mistakes that a lot of people make that you should avoid.

Here are the top 5 most common mistakes when grilling fruits and vegetables:

1. Not preparing vegetables into workable pieces

One of the most common mis...


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The 5 Best Safety Tips to Follow for a Better Grilling Experience

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
While it's nice to enjoy a good backyard barbecue once in a while, always keep in mind that your safety should always be top priority. Using your grill means you are exposed to hot metals, explosive fuels, fire and many other dangers, so be sure that you are always one step ahead for your safety.

To maximize your grilling experience and to have a smooth-sailing barbecue, follow these top safety tips:

1. Use the right tools

Having a barbecue means that you will be constantly exposed to extreme he...

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Grilling Tips: How to Properly Grill Common Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
Like with any other type of food, there is a correct way of grilling each type of vegetable in order for them to cook properly. Preparing fresh produce takes more than peeling, cutting or slicing them up then throwing them on the grates. If you want perfectly-cooked vegetables, it is ideal to learn how each type should be grilled to maximize their fresh flavor and nutrition.

Here the most commonly grilled vegetables and the right way to cook them on the grill.

Bell Peppers

Red and green bell pep...

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Food Safety: 5 Tips for Safe Grilling and Delicious Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
This is especially true when you're new at grilling because you are always handling raw meat and still figuring out how to cook them thoroughly. But just by following a few simple tips, you can ensure safe grilling and at the same time, delicious and perfectly-cooked barbecue dishes.

Here are 5 easy tips to follow for food safety while working the grill:

1. Prepare your ingredients before grilling

It is the number one rule of any chef or griller to have all ingredients ready and in place before ...

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Common Features of Great Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 

Many factors combine to make great burgers. As you contemplate the various features of this quintessential American meal, learn what to look for to find quality food. A delectable hamburger will stay memorable on your taste buds, enticing you back for another try.

Quality

Burgers are typically as great as the meat they contain. For the most delicious meal, the ground meat should be made from ground chuck steak. The reasoning for choosing chuck steak is the ratio of fat to meat. With 80 percent ...


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Cooking With Mezcal in Oaxaca: Casa De Los Sabores Class and Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Cooking 
They came to learn how to cook with mezcal. They came from England, Poland, Australia, United States, and even Oaxaca's Mixteca Alta. This was a mezcal cooking class as internationally attended as one could imagine. But of course; over the past few years Chef Pilar Cabrera Arroyo has garnered a global reputation as one of Mexico's top cooks, specializing in preparing Oaxacan regional cuisine for both her Restaurante La Olla and her Casa de los Sabores Cooking School.

I attended the class in Ma...

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The Benefits And Guide To Using A Pizza Stone

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

A pizza stone is a simple kitchen utensil that is used and known for baking pizzas that come out of the oven with a more crispy crust. Pizza stones are also known for producing pizzas that are less fattening. These baking devices work by stimulating the extreme and even heat of an oven, especially the ones that use wood fire. These stones can also be used commercially in the restaurants of big hotels for instance, to make the perfect pizza for the customers. They can also be u...


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Low Sodium Diet - How To Create Flavorful Rice, Pasta, Or Vegetables Without Salting The Water

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Following a low sodium diet can be challenging especially when you think you need to add salt to the water when cooking rice, pasta, grains, vegetables (especially potatoes), etc.

All of your life you have salted the cooking water. You don't even think that not salting the water is even possible. You might think all the salt and sodium goes down the drain. What about rice? The water gets absorbed along the with the salt. Naturally low sodium rice now becomes high sodium.

If the ...


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How to Roast a Chicken on a Rotisserie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Nothing beats the taste of a freshly cooked chicken that has been slow roasted over hot coals.

A rotisserie is a style of cooking where meat is placed on a long skewer and rotated over a heat source such as a fire, coals or a BBQ. As the meat is in a state of constant rotation, it provides an even cooking environment. It also allows the chicken to cook in its own juices and allow basting of your choice to be applied throughout the cooking process.

Chicken is a form of poultry mea...


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Different Healthier Food Preparation Tips And Techniques

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you are to prepare as well as cook meals at home, you will certainly have better control over the nutritional content along with the overall healthfulness of the foods you ingest. This will also greatly help in saving money.

Health Food Prep Techniques

Consider using and preparing foods that contain no or little salt. Also, use low-fat, reduced, light or no-fat salad dressings on salads as marinades or perhaps dips. When it comes to poultry, you must use leaner light meat rat...


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Three Ways To Cook Bacon And How to Get Rid Of Cooking Oil Waste

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, In : Cooking 

Just like there's more than one way to skin a cat, there's also more than one way to cook bacon. Learn about the three ways to cook bacon and how to properly dispose of the leftover cooking oil waste.

In The Oven

If you are cooking a large amount of bacon, cooking bacon in the oven is the easiest way to go. First, pre-heat the oven to 400°. While the oven pre-heats, place some foil on a baking sheet; then lay the bacon there. Depending on the thickness of the slices, bake for 15...


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Substitutes For Food Ingredients In A Pinch - Recipes - Cooking Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

This article is about stuff that you may have on hand to substitute for something you are missing.

Sour Cream Substitute for sauces:

1 cup condensed milk, add one tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice, let stand 5 minutes. I like mine a little more sour so I add 2 tablespoons per 12 oz can.

FYI: 1 cup milk to one tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice will give a buttermilk substitute.

1 Egg Substitute

I want cookies and am out of eggs!

I've heard a bunch of straight substitutes like mayo, app...


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How To Can Homemade Applesauce - Step By Step Instructions For Canning And Storing Fresh Apples

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Apple Sauce isn't all that hard to make. I did this batch without the food processor, and so it took a little longer to cook down. You can chop it with your food processor and make much smaller chunks that cook down quicker, but I just cut the chunks up as I was getting the apples peeled.

So without further ado... here we go!

I have yellow apples... probably a Granny Smith, but if not it is that type of apple that my grandma planted about 40 years ago. I have already washed the ...


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All About Risotto

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

There is no way of knowing how rice actually came to Italy. Most likely came in from Spain around the fourteenth century. It immediately became a very popular Italian staple in every household. The countryside around Milan has the perfect combination of water, land and humidity to cultivate this type of grain.

The most favored way Italians utilized rice is in the creation of risotto. There are four principle elements to risotto. The first, referring to special ingredients specific to th...


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Points to Consider When Cooking Meat

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Meats should be cooked at a heat that kills the harmful bacteria in it. There are suggested unique cooking temperature readings for each kind of animal protein. There are several points that need to be taken into consideration, when cooking animal products; some of those points are -

Cook it at the right temperature - The science and technology has proposed several means that have comforted the human life. Kitchen, grill, and BBQ thermometers are a great utility that enable one t...


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5 Top Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling a Burger

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Cooking 

Grilling a burger is fairly easy, but there are certain tips and tricks that everyone should follow in order to achieve this perfectly-grilled classic. In order to achieve this faster, it is important to learn the most common mistakes that grillers make when cooking a hamburger on the grill.

Avoid these common mistakes the next time you grill burgers and you will surely get a taste of your best one yet:

1. Over-seasoning the meat

While you are free to season and customize your grou...


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Easy Meals - From Freezer to Crockpot

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Dinner in a rush?

It is 6 p.m., you just got home from work, you have 1 hour to feed your family and get back out the door to a practice/game/recital/meeting and you have no idea what's for dinner.

Does this sound like a common story in your life? I admit, it happens to often in my life as well. What a difference it makes when you have a meal figured out, even better - have it already prepared and ready to eat!

I received in the mail this week an ad for a meal prep business. It i...


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Is Smoothie Sabotage Ruining Your Diet? Avoid These 4 Biggest Pitfalls

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Fruit smoothies are often advertised as a great healthy way to lose weight, or to supplement your diet with a nutritious drink. However, if you're not on the lookout for smoothie sabotage, these fruity drinks can do more harm than good. Fortunately, if you learn the right way to blend with this article, smoothies can remain an easy, tasty, AND healthy option for any meal of the day.

Smoothie mistake #1

The blender is NOT a calorie eliminator:

The biggest mistake people make with s...


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Deep Fried Turkey Instructions

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Fried is a nationwide popular concept that originated in the southern states of the USA, ideal for barbecues, block parties, holiday feasts etc. Other than the pleasure one has from eating it, making it is quite enjoyable too. For a fun and wonderful deep frying turkey experience resulting in delicious end results, follow the steps below:

Ingredients:

11 Lb turkey that has been dried both in and out

2 Tbsp seasoning

High smoke point oil (peanut, corn oil, refined canola or sunflower)...


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How to Make Desserts Organic

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

Fresh fruit and veggies are organic sources of meals that you can enjoy without feeling guilty when you crave something light and refreshing as desserts. Depending upon age and gender, consuming 1 to 2.5 cups of fruits per day is highly recommended for us as stated by The U.S. Department of Agriculture. An adult male requires slightly higher portions of fruit and vegetables than a young girl does. In addition, The National Cancer Society advised that everyone should consume fiv...


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Top 5 Reasons For Home Canning and Preserving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 29, 2016, In : Cooking 

There are a number of practical reasons for home canning and preserving but I'd like to share with you my personal top five reasons why it is a good idea to can or preserve food at home. These are in no particular order, but are chosen simply because I think they do a great deal of explaining why I enjoy home canning. They also will tell you a little more about the inspiration I use to keep me filling my pantry with home canned goods.

Reason #1 - I Can Get Creative

It may seem a...


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Easy Ways to Be Creative With Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Cooking 

What could be a better? Post-holiday-dinner, you have a bonanza of food that's already cooked and ready to be combined into various tasty dishes, some for the days immediately ahead, others awaiting your summons from the freezer

Turkey - The star of the show can shine in countless encores. From celeb chefs to home cooks, there's consensus that this "mild-mannered meat" can happily partner with a larder full of ingredients and seasonings. It can chase chicken out of a Cobb salad...


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How To Chop Ingredients

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Cooking 

One thing that I have gotten better at since I've started cooking is chopping my vegetables, and cutting meat. By no means am I the best at it yet but I have improved my skills. I want to show you how to hone your knife skills and get on the road to better chopping. Like any skill cutting ingredients takes time to learn and master. Start slow so you learn at an upward curve, and so you do not harm yourself. I see professional cut themselves all the time on TV, so even the pros ...


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10 Food Myths You Probably Believe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Cooking 

1. Some foods are calorie-negative

By calorie-negative, we mean that your body actually consumes more calories than it receives when you eat them. So, in theory, these would make the ideal diet - you can keep eating and eating and you actually lose weight. It's such an appealing idea that it's no wonder that this myth is so prevalent. However, that's all it is, though - a myth.

Several foods supposedly boast this wonder characteristic, but celery is often heralded as the "King o...


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Simple Ways To Perfect Your Cooking Skills

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Cooking 

You must not go to a cooking school to perfect your culinary skills. There are numerous small and easy things you can perform anytime you cook to acquire more professional results, and cook much better. Below are some tips which will improve your cooking.

Begin with excellent ingredients.

Use imported Parmigiano-Reggiano contrary to domestic parmesan as it is much better. There is no comparison between the two ingredients. Additionally, packaged crumbs and fresh homemade crumbs d...


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Cooking Basics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 28, 2016, In : Cooking 

One thing I love to do is cook. I love cooking indoors and outdoors. Around my house I am called 'The King of Sling'. You know why because I can work with anything we have in the cabinets and refrigerator and make a tasty meal out of it. I very rarely work with a recipe. I guess I just have a feel for what it takes to make something tasty. And it rarely doesn't come out right. So, I'm going to reveal some of my EPIC 'secrets'.

STAPLES

First of all always keep around some basics l...


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Catering to the Masses: Six Foods That Please Everyone

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, In : Cooking 

Most catered events rely on six staples capable of pleasing every partygoer. If you've ever wondered what your preferred hors d'oeuvres says about you, we have the answer. Is your favorite on the list?

1. Mini quiche. Usually available in a variety of flavors, mini quiche is pie for the anti-social. You don't want to share. Your date backed out at the last minute. You want to cower in a corner and enjoy your mini quiche smorgasbord. A good catering company has your lonely heart ...


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Easy Dinner Ideas - Time to Impress Your Guests and Family Members

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, In : Cooking 

Planning dinner is the toughest job to accomplish. Especially, when you are having guests in your home. After work, it is very hard to cook something delicious and sassy. At this point, we always look for those recipes that can be made in a single skillet and within a short time period. And most importantly, it should be appetizing and healthy too. This is one of the best ways to impress your guests.

Struggling with dinner ideas that what would excite your family? Offering your ...


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How to Deep Fry Seafood In The Best Way

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you are into deep-fried fish and are on the lookout of a good deep fryer recipe, you can find lots of simple yet important tips in this article. Deep-friend seafood, especially fish is crispy, hot and flavorful. Besides, it makes a delicious lunch and dinner for the entire family. If you like, you can deep fry a shrimp, a baby octopus, a squid or whole fish.

You can top up your seafood with a batter. For a classic finish, you can go for a water and flour batter. For a light ...


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The 4 Major Guidelines to Bake a Perfect Cake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, In : Cooking 

Do you ever feel the wish to bake cakes all by yourself by referring to a recipe? If you are a pro at it, there is nothing to worry, but if you are an amateur and are still learning to gain perfection, you need to keep trying until you master it. Every time you bake, you get to learn something new. The experiments that you perform may or may not hit the bull's eye, but it teaches you to improve your skills or makes you realise the fact that you are slowly gaining perfection.

Th...


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Four Ways to Keep Your Food Safe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, In : Cooking 

There is an old English saying "Food cooked with passion and served with love tastes divine." Trust me, it is true even today! Every food enthusiast (like you and me) is well aware that the soul of any good recipe resides in the right blend of spices and fresh natural ingredients. But we might sometimes miss upon an even more important ingredient while cooking food, and which more often than not tampers with the soul of our recipe. Yes, I am talking about food safety & hygiene...


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Don't Get Burned: Advice for First Time Grill Buyers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

A woman asking if I had any suggestions for a first-time purchaser of a gas grill recently contacted me online.

Having been in the grill business for well over 10 years-and a long time grill aficionado before that-I can sometimes be guilty of forgetting not everyone standing over a grill experiences the same rush of euphoria I do. In fact, for anyone new to grilling, the sheer amount of options available can cause the uninformed to break out in a cold sweat.

In this article, I of...


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Grilling Accessories

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

The BBQ/Grilling season has arrived. Time to clean up that grill and fire it up if you're not a year round Grill Master. So, let's take a look at some conveniences, basic tools of the trade and some handy gadgets.

To start off, what would really make the BBQ/Grilling experience easier? A third hand! O.K. now it's not possible to grow a third hand, however having a table or some sort of work surface near the BBQ Grill is very convenient. Having that spot to place food, dishes, s...


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How A New Technology Has Created A 50% Juicier Steak

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

It's hot. You've been grilling outside all afternoon. You take a minute to go inside and grab a cold drink, and when you come out you realize disaster has struck. Those steaks you were cooking are now hard as a rock and the grill is on fire.

This has probably happened to all of us at least once. But now Char-Broil has come up with a new grill that creates a 30 - 50% juicier steak. Not only that but it also eliminates flare-ups, which can save not only your grill but your house ...


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Lighting a Charcoal BBQ Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

Summertime is when family and friends gather around the backyard BBQ Grill for delicious food and making happy memories. To ensure that those memories are happy precautions need to be taken when lighting the Charcoal in the backyard Grill. There are three ways of starting that fire. There is with Charcoal lighter fluid, a Charcoal Chimney and Electronic Ignition.

Let's start with Charcoal lighter fluid. When using lighter fluid you should always follow the directions that are p...


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Summer Grillin'

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, In : Cooking 

Everyone knows that summertime means one thing: it's grillin' season. BBQs are the perfect way to get out of the house and meet some of the neighbors in your town. It is also a different way to cook which means you will not be stuck on the stove for the rest of your life. This summer is supposed to be a hot one, meaning that people will probably be out on their grills almost every day. If you do not own a grill, this is the perfect time to buy one. There are a few tricks to buy...


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Outdoor Cooking and Picnics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

This summer everyone enjoys being outside and grilling their favorite foods. Hot dogs, Burgers, and steaks are just a few that will be sizzling on the grill this season. During the summer people may get confused on which food is the best to grill for a party they are about to have. Maybe choosing the right seasoning and spices can become difficult for anyone that hasn't grilled before. This article can help you get ready for a long summer of grilling and by the end you'll be an...


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The Braai Recipes That You Have Been Searching For

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

There is nothing better than celebrating the summer months with a braai outside in the beautiful sun. Now the only thing that can complete this scene is, of course, the perfect braai recipes. But how do you choose the perfect recipes for a braai? After all, you want to make sure that you have got the best variety and that means cooking several types of meat in different ways. If you are preparing the braai meal, you should have at least three different types of meat on offer, a...


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Food Safety Tips for Your Next Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

We often talk about the health of foods in terms of their nutrient content and how their nutrients and phytochemicals can prevent diseases and help manage your weight. But you might often forget about the importance of food safety as necessary precautions that should be taken to keep you in good health.

This summer, as you host your weekend barbecues, keep in mind that even some of the healthiest foods could cause you and your guests illness if proper food safety isn't followed...


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How to BBQ Chicken to Perfection

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

First, soak your chicken in a salt water (brine) solution. Do this for at least 1 hour, but if possible soak it overnight. The salt water breaks down the fat deposits under the skin and once you wash it off, leaves the meat firm. It also removes moisture from the meat locked up with the fat and sets your chicken up to receive moisture back in once you begin cooking.

Once you've soaked your chicken adequately, make sure you season it well. If you're lacking time or experience in...


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Why You Should Marinate Your Meat Before You Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 25, 2016, In : Cooking 

The summer is in full swing which means you are likely putting your outdoor grills to work as you cook up some of your favorite grilled meats. We all know that when grilling meat, fish or poultry, it's all about the marinade. You may think that the sole purpose of marinating your meat prior to cooking is to enhance the flavor, but there are actually health benefits associated with marinating your meat that go beyond satisfying your taste buds.

So here is what you do know. A mar...


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Tips For Grilling With Kids

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : Cooking 

Kids may drag their feet when asked to help with dinner inside but it's a whole new ballgame when "helping" means they get to work side-by-side with mom or dad on the grill! Follow these tips and suggestions and soon you'll have your own "mini-me" grill master standing eagerly beside you.

Set age appropriate tasks. Younger kids can assist with tasks like brushing marinades onto meats or helping to assemble kabobs. Older kids can actually work the grill, with your supervision.

Sa...


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Top Marinade Recipes for the Ultimate Braai

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : Cooking 

There is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a deliciously flavoured, tender piece of meat. One of the best ways to achieve this taste sensation is by using a succulent marinade. You can use any one of these top marinade recipes for your next braai.

Having a braai or barbeque is a fantastic way in which to bring together close family and friends. It is also a time for you to test out some of you braai marinade recipes on your guests. You can give their taste buds an adv...


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Dirty New Orleans Voodoo BBQ Sauce Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : Cooking 

This sauce is dirty, down and dirty, meaning we got down to the bottom of things, to the true ingredients of what a sauce should be. In New Orleans people may move slowly, but no one has the time to play around.

The world is full of things these days added to our food that aren't dirty but are downright ungodly. Gmo monstrosities, high frack-toes corn syrup, pesticides, it's a wonder our bodies aren't in even worse shape. A few years back I began to make some difficult changes ...


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How To Roast Chicken Breast In Your La Caja China Roasting Box

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : Cooking 

We don't eat chicken solely because it is delicious but also it provides a lot of health benefits. First of all, it is rich in protein which makes it excellent in aiding weight loss. Chicken meat is also a natural anti-depressant; bone loss preventer and metabolism booster when taken in the right amounts. Most of all, chicken is among our children's favorite food items! There's just no telling why but kids are just so into them. And do you know what the most nutritious part of ...


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Tips For Cooking Ribeye Roast On The Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : Cooking 

I have some friends who get frustrated whenever they cook ribeye meat on the grill. What do they complain about? Well, they say that their dishes don't taste or look like the ones served in restaurants. And I tell that's not a problem at all. Chefs have exhausted a lot of years just to learn and perfect the art of cooking ribeye steak (among many other dishes) on the grill and there's no reason to compare. Now I'm not saying that we have to enroll in a culinary school just to b...


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Succulent Seafood Braai Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : Cooking 

The only way to truly experience a hot summers day, is with an ice cold beer and braai food. The question is how can you spice up your normal braai? You should consider trying out different foods. Succulent seafood braai recipes is just what you need to get the best out of your summer party.

There are so many different options when it comes to seafood braai recipes that you are truly spoiled for choice. A lot of people tend to stay away from cooking fish on the braai because it ...


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The Barbecue Master's Guide On Cooking Prime Rib

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : Cooking 

The prime rib isn't called "prime" for nothing. It's among the most expensive and the most flavorful cuts of beef that you can buy. And while it is a popular dish many restaurants use to attract customers, it is also an equally delightful meal served at home to celebrate holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. However, many home cooks say that cooking this cut of meat isn't easy at all and rather challenging especially for newbies who are just starting out in the kitc...


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Tips On How To Serve The Best Roast Turkey For Thanksgiving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : Cooking 

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I'm pretty sure that you're now getting ready for this annual event. There is indeed no reason why one should not exert effort in prepping up for this holiday that gets the family together. Imagine all the fun, the laughter and of course, the food that's going to be served on your dinner table. Think about that oh-so-delicious roast turkey that you'll so meticulously stuff and cook to perfection. So just to ensure that this much-awaited get...


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Grilled Thanksgiving Recipes: Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : Cooking 

Create Your Favorite Thanksgiving Feast Sides on the Grill!

Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving meal staple. While candied yams and sweet potato casserole are some of the more traditional ways to prepare this delicious side dish, have you ever thought about throwing those sweet spuds right over the open flame for a truly unique and enjoyable flavor? Grilling vegetables and starches gives them a unique flavor and can add a new spin on some of our old Thanksgiving Day staple dishes....


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5 Hot Tips for Grilling in Cold Weather

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 21, 2016, In : Cooking 

If the weather outside is frightful, there's no reason the grilling can't still be... well, yeah. You know.

In fact, there's something invigorating about braving the elements to deliver a delicious, juicy meal hot off the grill to those (wimpier) friends and family members who chose to remain inside during inclement weather. Today's grillers know no boundaries when it comes to firing up the grill. Check out the "5 Hot Tips For Grilling In Cold Weather" below to get the most out ...


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The Home Cook's Handbook On Choosing Among BBQ Grills For Sale

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Cooking 

According to a 2010 research conducted by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, approximately 82% of American households own a grill and about half of these homes barbecue as frequent as one to two times a week during summer. It cannot be denied that we love grilling and that may be attributed to several reasons. First of all, barbecuing is not so difficult and in fact delivers hot, delicious dishes faster than some other cooking methods. Of course, an exception is when you...


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Feeling Adventurous? 4 Delicious Yet Unusual Toppings for Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Cooking 

Have you ever thought about putting a spin on a classic recipe? Those who are fans of burgers are often purists, insisting on traditional toppings like ketchup, mustard, lettuce, and tomato. Have you ever thought it would be fun to try something new and different? Here are some out-of-the-ordinary toppings you might want to try out the next time you light up the grill:

Tropical Salsa

Tropical salsa as a topping for burgers is a great way to put a summer spin on a classic meal. I...


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Braai Ideas That You Need to Know About

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Cooking 

There is nothing better than being able to relax with your friends around a braai. However, you might want to spice things up a bit and re-inspire the good old fashioned way of doing things which is why these are the braai ideas that you need to know about.

Most people enjoy hosting or attending a really good braai. When the sun's out, the swimming pool is at the perfect temperature and you have the best selection of meat and drinks, it can lead to the perfect day. What you may...


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Basic Barbecuing Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Cooking 

When it comes to barbecuing there are a few things that can help improve your barbecuing experience. I would recommend a propane barbecue because I think using charcoal is much more of a hassle and a bit more difficult. With propane when you open the valve on the propane tank it opens the flow off propane and then when you turn the knobs on the barbecue the propane gets released into the grilling area and depending on how much you turn the dial the more propane will be released...


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Super Bowl Party Recipes: Baby Back Ribs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Cooking 

The Perfect Ribs Recipe for Your Super Bowl Get Together

When you need an excuse to make delicious, fall-off-the-bone ribs, the Super Bowl can be the perfect time to bring out an amazing recipe. While dips, pizza, and wings can make a great spread for this event, sometimes hosts and hostesses want to add a little bit more flavor and flare to their party cuisine. When something smoky and messy to eat is required, this baby back ribs recipe can be the perfect solution.

Ingredients...


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Super Bowl Recipes: Stuffed Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

The Perfect Slider Recipe for the Big Game!

The biggest football game of the year is the Super Bowl! While you begin to think about what teams might be playing, who you will be inviting over to watch, and what the day's outcome might be, it is also time to start thinking about what food will be served to your guests! Burgers are a huge trend in the food world right now and there are so many possibilities and combinations, they make a great addition to any party spread! Here is ...


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Great Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

BBQ sauce is something that everyone in America is familiar with and it would be unfair to NOT mention that there certainly is a time and season for BBQ dinners. Yes, we are talking about the great season of summer. The thing is, many don't realize (especially those in the Midwest or northern states) that there are several ways to integrate easy barbecue sauce recipes during the cold season as well. With that in mind, you will find some of the best barbecue sauce recipe tips he...


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Cuban Hog Roast Menu Ideas For Your Backyard Party

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Who can ever say no to a crispy, tender, flavorful and mouth-watering Cuban pig roast? If you're planning for a backyard party this weekend, a perfectly roasted hog will truly make the event memorable. But do you know what will make the affair even more spectacular? An enjoyable menu that will compliment the star of the buffet! If you are in the blur and don't know what to cook, try these suggestions.

A. Sauces For The Hog Roast

1. Chimichurri Sauce

The chimichurri sauce is perfe...


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Tips For Preparing BBQ Wholesale

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

If you're a BBQ caterer, sometimes you will receive requests to deliver BBQ wholesale for an event. Whether you're already a grilling veteran, or just received your first request, here are some relevant tips to guide you on how to prepare the BBQ appropriately:

Keep Your Meat Clean

Safety should be at the top of your agenda as you plan to prepare your BBQ. Keep the meat clean and cold until it is cooked and ready to be served. The essence of good food, safety, and preparation sho...


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Texas Style Brisket

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, In : Cooking 

Let's take a quick look at how we do brisket here in Texas. For the sake of this article I am assuming you are cooking in your backyard smoker. I see articles all the time about making "Competition Style Brisket" and I disagree. First off, the folks winning these competitions are NOT going to teach you their tricks. Secondly, if follow my exact instructions, we still will have two very different products in the end. You just have to put your own touch on it and make it to your ...


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Grilling 101: Top 5 Tips Every New Griller Should Learn

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Cooking 


Every part of the grilling process is important - from choosing the right tools to use to serving your grilled dishes. A good thing about grilling is that you can choose what to use or cook depending on your personal preference. For example, you can choose to use a gas or charcoal grill depending on what fits your needs.

Through right time and practice, grilling can be easy even for first-time grillers.

Here are 5 expert tips every grilling beginner should learn about:

1. Choose what type of cha...
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The Top 5 Most Essential Grilling Tools That Every Beginner Needs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Cooking 


Along the way, you will want to add a few more accessories of your choice to achieve your desired barbecue dishes but a few reliable grilling tools will help you get started. Of course, these tools are not only for cooking, but also for your protection while in front of the grill.

So if you have a new grill, here are the top 5 grilling tools that you'll need to get started:

1. Grill gloves

When it comes to grilling, safety should be your top priority as you will be exposed to extreme heat and so...
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Grilling on a Budget: 5 Effective Ways to Save Money While Grilling

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Cooking 


You'll have to shell out money for expensive meat cuts, repeatedly visit the grocery or market for ingredients, regularly buy charcoal and so on. But the truth is, there are many ways how you can work around this. There are certain tips you can follow if you're grilling on a budget, so that you can enjoy a backyard barbecue dinner more often whether you're cooking for yourself or for a crowd!

Here are 5 effective ways how you can save money while grilling:

1. Go easy on the meat

You don't have t...
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Grilling 101: 5 Common Grilling Mistakes That Beginners Should Avoid

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Cooking 


There are plenty of things to consider and many common mistakes to avoid to achieve, say, a perfectly grilled steak. As a beginner, it's important to learn what these grilling mistakes are and how to avoid them. This way, you'll be on the right path to becoming a grilling pro in no time!

Here are 5 of the most common grilling mistakes that beginners should avoid:

1. Using poor tools

One of the most common misconceptions about grilling is that you need fancy, expensive tools and equipment to achi...
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Grilling 101: The Best Types of Fish to Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Cooking 


If you are in the mood for something lighter and want to take a break from heavy barbecue dishes, what you need to do is to start grilling fish. However, not all types are made for the intensity of the grill. More delicate types such as cod, flounder and tilapia are best cooked indoors as they will likely just break apart and fall through the grates when cooked in open flame. On the other hand, firmer and more hearty types of fish cook best when grilled, so be sure to know which ones taste be...
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3 Fun and Unique Grill Recipes to Try For Your Summer Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Cooking 


So for your upcoming backyard barbecue, prepare these fun and unique grill recipes that everyone will surely enjoy:

Cheesy Grilled Spaghetti Sandwich

What you need:

    2 cups cold cooked spaghetti
    1 cup spaghetti sauce
    8 slices mozzarella cheese
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    2 hoagie rolls
    Garlic powder to taste

Combine melted butter and garlic powder in a small bowl. In a bigger bowl, mix pasta and spaghetti sauce. Set aside. Cut a small slice of the crust off from the top and bottom of...
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Grilling for Beginners: 8 Easy Marinades for a Delicious Barbecue Dish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Cooking 


Flavor is what defines whatever you cook on the grill. The longer you marinate your meat, the more flavorful it will be. Keep in mind that chicken is ideally marinated for a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 12 hours, beef, pork and lamb for a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 24 hours while fish and other seafood will be most flavorful if marinated for a minimum of 10 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes only.

So whether you're in the mood for just a classic steak or something more fest...
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3 Fun and Easy Grilled Pizza Recipes Perfect for Beginners

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Cooking 


Cooking pizza on a grill will give it a delicious smoky flavor that cannot be achieved when cooked in a regular oven. Pizza is easy to grill and inexpensive, too!

Here are 3 easy and delicious grilled pizza recipes perfect for beginners:

All-Veggie Pesto Pizza

What you need:

    1 regular-sized refrigerated pizza crust
    1 small zucchini, sliced
    1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
    1 large Portobello mushroom, sliced
    1 cup bite-sized broccoli florets
    1/4 cup cho...
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Vegetables On The Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Cooking 


The grill is your friend this summer. You can create whole meals on this simple piece of equipment and make delicious food.
When you grill you use high, direct heat to cook food. This create the nice char and the delicious smoky flavor. But, (always a but) that isn't so healthy.

The charred pieces have carcinogenic compounds. Meat produces more, but veggies have their own. Plus, like all cooking, you lose juices and vitamins with heat.

It's not all bad news. Grilled vegetables taste delicious. T...
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Hot Off The Grill - Tips for Making Summer Grilling Safe and Healthy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Cooking 


Summer is almost officially here and it is the time of year when getting outside to cook and eat can be great fun. You may be a regular at grilling, but would like to make it more interesting, or you may be a novice who doesn't feel comfortable or has heard grilling may not be a healthy way to cook.

Wherever you are there are simple tips that can help you get started or continue grilling safer while eating healthy and delicious food. We often think of meat as the only food to cook on a grill. ...
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Smoke Your Meats And Embrace Your Inner Caveman

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Cooking 


As I am writing this I can smell the fragrant goodness of mesquite and hickory wood mixed with country-style pork ribs and the heady meatiness of sirloin tip roast. My Masterbuilt electric smoker is billowing clouds of white smoke into the suburban grid and I'm annoying my neighbors with the aroma of freshly smoked meat. Today is a celebration of meat.

Meat. I love it. A luxurious and delicious benefit of the frontal lobe. Man is smarter than the other animals, therefore he will fashion a spea...
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Are You a BBQ King/Queen or Another Pretender to the Throne?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Cooking 


With summer here, the air should be awash with the smell of BBQs cooking up a range of treats and delights. Make sure you don't miss out on a great BBQ this summer - and become a BBQ King/Queen by following the advice outlined below.

The BBQ - Make the Right Choice:

BBQs come in all shapes, sizes and with various price tags, so it is important to make sure you get the right one for you. When selecting a BBQ think of it as an investment.

It's recommended you ditch the disposable, these may seem p...
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Barbeque Catering: The Hot Favourite Option in This Wedding Season

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Cooking 


Since there are various catering companies available, choosing the perfect one can be a difficult task. In the case of weddings, there is no compromise on the food and services offered because they are the factors which help in making the wedding a memorable affair. The selection of the perfect caterer will make you feel confident enough on your most important day. Barbeque catering is the latest trend which is gaining a lot of popularity in this wedding season.

Make Your Event Special with Ba...
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3 Fun and Unique Grill Recipes to Try For Your Next Barbecue Night

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Cooking 


While most guests would get excited over the classic burgers, hotdogs and steaks, they would surely be more excited to try something new off the grill. Trying new barbecue dishes not only adds variety to the food you serve, but also helps you improve your grilling skills:

Here are some unique grill recipes to try the next time you host a barbecue night:

1. Mac N' Cheese BBQ Pizza

What you need:

    3 small boneless and skinless chicken breasts
    1 10-inch pizza crust
    1 1/2 cups cooked instant...
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Smokin' Sandwiches: 3 Must-Try Summer Barbecue Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Cooking 


What's good about owning a grill is that you can take your own spin on an ordinary kitchen dish and add a delicious smoky flavor to it. Sandwiches are not an exception - even the usual peanut butter and jelly sandwich can become extra fulfilling when made using your grill. So whether you're craving a light sandwich for a snack or one that you can eat for dinner, make them extra special with your grill!

Here are 3 summer sandwich recipes you surely won't be able to resist:

1. Cheese and Pesto Gr...
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Getting in One Last Summer BBQ Before the Autumn

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Cooking 


We all know how unpredictable the weather can be at this time of year. I was recently enjoying a coffee in my hometown with my Italian friend, Eleanora, who suddenly exclaimed that she hates the weather in my country.

I must admit that I found this a little strange considering that the sun had just started to come out after a dark and damp morning. I then realised that she was wearing a thick duck-down jacket with a scarf tightly wrapped around her neck to protect her from the cold air.

While S...
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Lobsters and Beer On The Beach - A Caribbean Dream

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Cooking 


Christopher Columbus was aware of the existing competition between the European kingdoms for trade routes to the East Indies and the spice trade. He believed he could reach the East Indies by sailing westward. He made several proposals to European monarchs and eventually the expedition was financed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

On his first voyage in 1492, instead of reaching the East Indies, he landed on an island in the Bahamas and did more than he expected to. Columbus disc...
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Are Electric Barbecue Grills Any Good?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Cooking 


The short answer is Yes! But we ought to have a look at the reasons why, so that you can reach your own decision.

If you live in the United Kingdom, as I do, you will be very familiar with the vagaries of our climate. Rain and wind is very common, and weather predictions are often more optimism than fact. This can make planning a leisure time barbecue a bit tricky.

I think that the main real benefit of the electric barbecue grill is that unlike charcoal and gas BBQ's, electricity does not produ...
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An Updated Review of the Andrew James Red Electric Barbecue Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Cooking 


The Andrew James Red Electric BBQ Grill Is a really smart, and very fashionable piece of kit. It is also very versatile, it can be used on the supplied stand for outdoors use, or off the stand if you prefer to use it on a base of some sort.

The grill is not a low end cooker, and as such it is a bit more expensive than some others. Some of the features that make it worth the extra include the fact that it has a domed hinged lid with an easily read top mounted integral thermometer. The domed lid...
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Vitamin Sea: 3 Easy Grilled Seafood Recipes Your Dinner Table Needs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Cooking 


Seafood is a healthier option than pork or beef when it comes to meat. They're packed full of nutrients and low in fat. They're light but can still fill a big appetite. But most of all, seafood generally has a shorter cooking time as compared to other types of meat. So whether you're grilling fish, squid or shrimps, you can expect to have a delicious, filling dinner tonight!

Here are 3 grilled seafood recipes you can try cooking with your grill:

1. Tropical Garlic Shrimps

What you need:

    12-15...
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Just How Good Are Electric Barbecue Grills and Where Can They Be Used?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : Cooking 


These are good questions and I'll do my best to answer them. My first observation is that an electric barbecue grill will never produce the amount of heat that a decent charcoal or gas grill will produce. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and in fact can be an advantage particularly to anyone that's new to the art of barbecue.

If you are a hardy soul, one who enjoys outdoor cooking regardless of the weather, and wouldn't even consider grilling indoors, the tool for you has got to be a charc...
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3 Unique Grilled Chicken Recipes That You Might Have Been Missing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : Cooking 


Grillers love to cook chicken because the meat is versatile plus it's less expensive compared to other types of meat. Grilled chicken is delicious whether you only season it with salt and pepper or go all out with any herb, spice, sauce or marinade you desire. If you're in the mood for something more than the usual with your barbecue chicken, here are some unique recipes you definitely must try:

Creamy Tangy Barbecue Chicken

What you need:

    2 3/4 kg. whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
    1 cup ...
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3 Awesome Barbecue Dishes You Can Make for Halloween Weekend

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : Cooking 


Barbecue parties are also very common during Halloween so if you're planning a party in light of the holiday, take it out in the yard and get ready to light up your grill for a more festive feel.

Try these easy-to-follow barbecue treats that guests of all ages won't surely forget!

Spooky Bat Barbecue Wings

What you need:

    2 kg. chicken wings
    2 cups dark brown sugar
    1 cup teriyaki sauce
    1 cup honey hickory barbecue sauce
    1 cup dark soy sauce
    A few drops black food coloring

In a la...
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Mature Seasonal Gifts For People Who Love to Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : Cooking 


With rare exceptions, winter may not seem to be the best time of year to light the barbecue grill, certainly not here in the UK anyway! However, during the winter months we all wait for the day when we can look forward to being out in the open air having a barbecue party with friends and family again.

There is a way that you can 'gift' the essence of barbecue to your family and friends even when there is snow on the ground and it's blowing a gale outside! Read on and let me elaborate.

Modern el...
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5 Awesome Homemade Barbecue Sauces That Every Grill Junkie Will Love

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 8, 2016, In : Cooking 


Imagine that you are hosting a barbecue and you're serving a variety of grilled meat. One type of sauce for all dishes is a big no-no. This is where the beauty of homemade recipes come in - use different sauce recipes for different types of meat for a variety of flavors and textures. Remember, sauces can make or break any grilled dish. So if you're aiming for better flavor and freshness, skip the store-bought kind and make something homemade.

Here are 5 awesome homemade barbecue sauces that an...
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3 Fun Ways to Prepare Grilled Chicken Breasts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 7, 2016, In : Cooking 


Perhaps the biggest reason why chicken breasts are popular is because of their versatility. Aside from being easy to prepare, they're packed full of protein which can be satisfying to the appetite. But if not prepared right, chicken breasts can be dull and boring to the taste.

Here are 3 flavorful grilled chicken breasts recipes that you surely won't call boring:

Grilled Fruit and Herb Chicken

What you need:

    4 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves
    4 slices fresh lemon
    3/4 cup apri...
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Try BBQ Catering to Bring a Change in Your Conventional Party

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 7, 2016, In : Cooking 


Are you disinterested in the same old formal way of conducting a corporate lunch or a party dinner? If yes then, why don't you try the unique way of the BBQ catering? The alluring dishes along with the well-mannered caterers will make your party the talk of the town. You will get fabulous food and amazing atmosphere at a time. As such your can enjoy thoroughly with the company of your friend or peers, while relishing the tastes of the chosen dishes.

7 Essentials to Make a BBQ Party Bloom!!!

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Amazing Barbecue Recipes to Try This Holiday Season

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 7, 2016, In : Cooking 


Most people associate grilling only with the summer season, but the delicious smoky flavor of barbecue can be enjoyed any time of the year - including winter. Make this year's holiday season more special by whipping up warm grilled dishes that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Here some easy-to-follow barbecue recipes that will make your holidays more memorable:

Sugar-Glazed Grilled Lamb

What you need:

    4 lamb chops
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    2 teaspoons dried tarragon
    ...
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3 Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauces For the Grilling Beginner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 7, 2016, In : Cooking 


Raw meat and seafood as well as fresh vegetables will be no good on the grill without flavor. Even a simple seasoning of salt and pepper will go a long way. You can either go simple or go all the way with marinades, sauces or rubs depending on your mood. Here are some quick and easy recipes perfect for grilling beginners:

Spicy Raspberry BBQ Sauce

What you need:

    1 1/4 cups raspberry preserves
    1 cup honey
    1 cup dill pickle juice
    1/3 cup red wine vinegar
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 bo...
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Climate-Friendly Grilling

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 7, 2016, In : Cooking 


The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Paris, France from November 30 to December 12, 2015, negotiated the Paris Agreement; a global agreement designed to reduce climate change by limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (°C) compared to pre-industrial levels. The agreement calls for zero net anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions to be reached during the second half of the 21st century.

In the adopted version of the Paris Agreement, the parties will also try...
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3 Paleo Cranberry Relish Recipes Plus Cranberry Ambrosia Side Dish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo  raw food Cranberry Relish Recipes and Cranberry Ambrosia Recipe. Delight in these nutrition quick and easy Paleo recipes for the Holidays. No cooking required and the only preservative is the refrigerator. Enjoy: Paleo Cranberry Orange Relish, Paleo Cranberry Strawberry Relish, Paleo Pear Cranberry Relish and Paleo Cranberry Nutty Ambrosia Recipe.

Paleo Cranberry Orange Relish

Holiday relish treat pairs well turkey, chicken, pork, lamb and ham.

Ingredients

- 2 cups fresh cranberries

- 1/4 c...
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Find Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Preparing food for a special occasion can be so strenuous and hard. You need to think of the best recipe and easy to prepare. You can have more ideas and tips on how to prepare healthy, easy dinner recipes here.

Everyone needs a collection of healthy dinner recipes, dishes you can rustle up in minutes, that everyone likes, and which aren't laden with fat or processed ingredients. In the United States, it's well known that many of us are both overweight and lacking in the nutrients contained in...
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Gourmet Healthy Sandwich Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Being a grown up doesn't mean you need to give up your favourite sandwiches. Instead, look for grown up healthy sandwich recipes that are both wholesome and delicious.

If you're an adult, you might think that you've outgrown the sandwich. After all, didn't you take a peanut butter and jelly to school every day when you were a kid? Just because you're grown doesn't mean that you can't enjoy one of these healthy sandwich recipes whether you sit down for lunch at your desk or you eat with the ki...
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Benihana Recipes - Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Here is a good Ginger Vinaigrette recipe, it's not the exact same as the Benihana Recipes, but it's close. Give it a try and see what you think.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger - ginger past can be substituted
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons sesame oil
4 garlic cloves
4 green onions

Directions:

Put all ingredients except oil in a food processor or blender and mix and with machine running slowly pour in the oil...
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How to enjoy your own party with easy entertaining recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Even just a few shorts years ago, when you wanted to entertain friends, you may not have thought twice about picking up the phone and making reservations at a nice restaurant. Unfortunately, that's all changed. Now, you may entertain friends at the upscale restaurant on occasion, but these days you lean more towards entertaining at home, purely for economic considerations. Well, this is not such a disaster. In fact, you can organize a dinner party at home that vies with, or even surpasses the...
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BBQ beef Brisket Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
BBQ beef brisket recipes

If you are looking for unique bbq beef brisket recipes you will be surprised to find that you can find several by just searching online.

The best bbq sauce recipes for beef brisket can be found that you will enjoy every time you decide to create this delectable meal for your family or for your next dinner party. Everyone will enjoy the flavor and the aroma of these delightful meals when you use these new and unique recipes.

Here is a very delicious recipe that you will w...
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Comfort Food Recipes: Making Potato Soup with Fresh Ingredients

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
The frosty holiday season is just the right time for soups featuring potato. Potato soups range from light, mostly broth dishes to those featuring with butter, cream, and cheese. The meal is really hearty, warm and filling. The potato adapts well to vegetarian and vegan recipes, and the starch from potatoes is known to thicken for a gluten-free eating regimen.

By supplying an earthy neutral foundation, potato harmonizes with the many flavors of so many national foods. Experiment using a simple...
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Vegan Salads To Complement Your Holiday Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
 These fruity, festive salads are the perfect go-with for any vegan holiday feast. They're both richly flavorful and make a gorgeous holiday presentation. And best of all, both are completel...

These fruity, festive salads are the perfect go-with for any vegan holiday feast. They're both richly flavorful and make a gorgeous holiday presentation. And best of all, both are completely vegan - and so delicious even your non-vegan friends and relatives will want seconds.

Christmas at the Waldorf Sal...
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Bake Delicious Christmas Cake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Christmas recipes include a huge list that generally points to bake a cakes or choco recipes. Christmas cake recipes are widely used during the Christmas season because cooking traditional recipes on Christmas is a custom.

Christmas cake is an internal part of the traditions performed on the Christmas day. Christmas cake is mainly a fruitcake served on the Christmas Eve in countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Philippines and other commonwealth countries. Well, to make an event or cel...

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Christmas Holiday Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
Tis the season :D. I dont know about all of you but I am getting very excited for the holidays! Not only do I enjoy being around loved ones and sitting by the fireplace listening to christmas classics, but, nobody can deny a big christmas feast! That is why i decided to start this blog. Maybe share a christmas recipe or two with all of you.

christmasrecipeideas.blogspot.com

One of my favorite Holiday treats. Seems to be relatively easy to put together and takes very little time! To be honest I ...

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European Recipes Favors On Christmas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
Recipes and favorite meal plays a vital role while celebrating christmas. Especially in Germany, Italy, Roman and other Norway countries, the thing is very distinct when recipes are concerned. Get inn here where you would find the exact meaning of recipes favors for different languages.

Christmas can be done in different ways; to show a scene on biblical themes or to arrange a Christmas matinee and carnival at the same time. But whatever it was, the holiday should be well thought out. During t...

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Famous Secret Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
Remember the good old days about 2 or 3 years age? When you could go to one of your favorite restaurants two or three time a week. Now we are in a never ending recession. Discover famous recipes and favorite restaurant recipe replicas. Make famous secret recipes at home and save time and money. No more traffic, waiting in restaurant lobbies and paying exorbitant prices. America's Secret Recipes not only provides restaurant secret recipes but famous secret recipes. The Inaugural Luncheon Menu ...

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Three Diet-Friendly Christmas Cookie Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
Keeping your eating plan on track through the holiday season doesn't mean going without goodies. Here are three easy, healthy holiday treats anyone can enjoy.

Cookies are as much a part of Christmas as lights on the tree. But for anyone watching their fat and calorie intake, that platter of beautifully decorated treats can be a diet disaster.

The solution? Try lower calorie cookies that won't wreak havoc on your eating plan. Here are three healthy and delicious no-sugar cookie recipes that will...

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Top 10 Holiday Turkey Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
The holidays always mean family and FOOD! The turkey recipe is key to a good meal. Here are 10 of the top turkey recipes for your holiday meal. These recipes range from traditional to unique and there is even a beginner turkey recipe!


Recipe #1

Traditional Oven TurkeyKraft Foods© Recipe

1 frozen turkey (12 lb.), thawed 3 Tbsp. oil 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. fresh or 2 tsp. dried herbs, such as thyme, sage or rosemary 3 cups water Thaw turkey completely before grilling. To thaw, place...

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Grilled Salmon Recipes You Absolutely Must Try

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Fish is just as fulfilling as meat but less the calories. Their meat is extremely versatile as well - they will taste good whether you season them simply with salt and pepper or go all out with a flavorful marinade. One of the most popular fish for grilling is salmon mainly because its meat is firm and hearty. It also has a strong, distinct flavor that is made even better from the smokiness of the grill.

Here are some grilled salmon recipes that you should try cooking for your next barbecue:

Sm...

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Seafood Madness: 3 Mouth-Watering Herbs and Spices Recipes to Serve for Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Add the flavorful touch of all-natural herbs and spices while you're at it for added nutrition! They also add variety to any dish you cook. Whether you want your seafood seasoned simply with salt and pepper or you're in the mood for a spicy curry dish, use herbs and spices for a surefire delicious dinner!

Here are 3 must-try seafood dinner recipes using herbs and spices:

Herbed Seafood Stew

What you need:

1/4 kg. clams
1/4 kg. calamari, sliced into rings
1/4 kg. mussels
1/4 kg. shrimp, peeled and de...

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Hot and Spicy: Must-Try Chili Pepper Recipes for Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chili pepper is one of the most popular spices out there. It is also one of the healthiest - it contains up to 7 times more Vitamin C than orange! This spice is also a good source of Vitamins A and E and is known for numerous health benefits such as relieving muscle and joint pains as well as improving digestion.

So if you're in for an appetizing dinner, here are some delicious chili dinner recipes you must try:

Chili and Chicken Stew

What you need:

2 cups cooked ad cubed chicken meat
2 cups froze...

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Beef Barbecue Blast: 3 Mouth-Watering Grilled Beef Recipes to Try

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Steak is one of the most popular grilled dishes and when it comes to meat, beef is a top favorite. This meat is an excellent source of B vitamins, protein and zinc. It is also flavorful and satisfying especially when cooked right. To achieve a perfectly-grilled beef dish, be sure to remove the meat from the refrigerator at least half an hour before cooking. Let it thaw, covered, at room temperature.

Here are 3 mouth-watering grilled beef recipes you must try:

Tropical Grilled Beef Kebobs

What yo...

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Very Tasty Salt and Pepper Fish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Cooking 
To know how to prepare a wide assortment of delicious fish dishes during Lent is a feather in the housewife's cap. Add parsley, salt, pepper, water and bread crumbs and mix thoroughly. . Strips of bacon may be placed on top of dressing before baking. This fried fish recipe will taste delicious when served with tartar sauce.

Fish is cooked in different types of cuisine and if you think you really can't live without fish, and then here are some delicious and mouthwatering fried fish recipes that...

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The typical dishes of the Venetian cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Cooking 
Veneto is one of the Italian regions that can better conjugate the ancient recipes with the experimentation of new tastes. The venetian cuisine is also one of the richest of the whole peninsula, joining together both the more “poor” foods as legumes, vegetables, rice and pasta, and most popular foods such as meat, sausages and fish, which remains the most consumed food.


There are many fish typical of this cuisine, both of sea water and fresh water; we just have to think about the numerous ...

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The Best Way To Cook Your Freshly Caught Fish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Cooking 
A freshly caught fish can be cooked in a thousand and one ways. Any fisherman worth his salt has his own unique way of cooking a freshly caught trout, salmon or whatever fish he caught.

So fisherman all across the country has been handed down methods of cooking fish. Here are some tips to get the best out of your fish. Breading and frying a freshly caught fish is as good as it gets. The smell of butter emanating from the frying pan and the flair a fisherman puts in flipping his catch is worth ...

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Hot Dog Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Cooking 
Everyone loves hot dogs and with Halloween just around the corner there are sure to be plenty of gatherings where hot dog recipes will be needed. So if you have a party planned for this Halloween let’...

Everyone loves hot dogs and with Halloween just around the corner there are sure to be plenty of gatherings where hot dog recipes will be needed. So if you have a party planned for this Halloween let’s take a look at some ideas for you to tempt your guest taste buds. Of course there is the...

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Grilled Albacore Tuna Steak Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Cooking 
Grilled albacore tuna steak recipes add flair to your dinner table. Asians have a way of spicing up any fish dish with their own wasabi powder. This is a Japanese horseradish and many chefs today use this spice to bring a very unique flavor to tuna steak.


Here is just once example of grilled albacore tuna steak recipes that use the spice above. You will need to have the following ingredients to prepare this delectable meal; tuna steaks, ½ cup of teriyaki marinade, 4 ounces of butter or margar...

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Great tasting appetizer Chili fish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Cooking 
This fish recipe can be made outdoors on the barbecue, or you can pan-fry the fish indoors. Chili fish make a great meal or a great appetizer. A fish chili recipe is great tasting food and easy to prepare and very tasty. A nice change from ground beef, fish chili recipes usually double well and can be a crowd pleaser.

A fish chili recipe is great tasting food and easy to prepare. A nice change from ground beef, fish chili recipes usually double well and can be a crowd pleaser. Serve it with fr...

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Recipes: Chocolate Bavarian Cream

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Cooking 
For one large mould of cream, use half a package of gelatine, one gill of milk, two quarts of whipped cream, one gill of sugar, and two and a half ounces of Walter Baker & Co.'s Chocolate.  Soak the gelatine in cold water for two hours. Whip and drain the cream, scrape the chocolate, and put the milk on to boil. Put the chocolate, two tablespoonfuls of sugar and one of hot water in a small saucepan, and stir on a hot fire until smooth and glossy. Stir this into the hot milk. Now add the soake...
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Great Foods With Low Fat Low Calorie Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Cooking 
One reason diet programs fail after some time into the program, may be due to the lack of direction the programs offer after the initial phase. A good unending program should embrace long term diet plans. Low fat low calorie recipes that help you sustain and build up on the success you achieved during the initial stage are important to most diets. Low fat low calorie recipes can be a solution for the success of your diet plan.

An individual that eats low fat low calorie recipes will have more ...

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Vegetarian Recipes: Going Vegetarian during your Pregnancy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Cooking 
Now that you’re pregnant, you’re wondering if your decision to become vegetarian can still be carried out successfully during your pregnancy.  And while it is possible for you to obtain all the nutrients your body will need during pregnancy through a well-planned, nutrient-dense vegetarian diet, careful planning and observation will be crucial to your overall success transitioning to vegetarianism during your pregnancy. 


In other words: take it slow and be smart!

A good vegetarian diet has ...

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Recipes: Chocolate Mousse

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Cooking 
Put a three-quart mould in a wooden pail, first lining the bottom with fine ice and a  thin layer of coarse salt. Pack the space between the mould and the pail solidly with fine ice and coarse salt, using two quarts of salt and ice enough to fill the space. Whip one quart of cream, and drain it in a sieve. Whip again all the cream that drains through. Put in a small pan one ounce of Walter Baker & Co.'s Premium No. 1 Chocolate, three tablespoonfuls of sugar and one of boiling water, and stir ...
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Restaurant Secret Recipes and Food & Wine Pairing Guide

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Cooking 
We all have our favorite restaurants and favorite wines. Enjoy restaurant secret recipes with paired wine. Now you can discover famous restaurant secret recipes. Restaurant copycat recipes you can cook at home. Home cooks and chefs have spent hour’s time testing recipes that are close to famous restaurant recipes. Discover restaurant top secret recipes with a glass of wine. Bon Appetite!
Food and Wine Pairing:

-Beef, Lamb & Veal pairs well with: Chianti/Sangiovese/ Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 

-...

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Secrets To Cooking Healthy Soup Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
"A person can't reside by means of bread by themself," replies some Holy Scriptures. But it doesn't point out which an individual should certainly reside and also soup the only one! Delicious, easy organic sauces found in hot broth remain easily digested along with acquire company feel fuller when different meals. In reality, when we get started with soup the fact that each and every important dinner, we are able to only minimize calories on top of that drop pounds! Research end up with disco...

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The Paleo Diet – Cooking The Paleo Diet with Herbs.

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
The Paleo Diet is gluten, dairy, soy and preservative free.  The Paleo Diet is a low carb and low fat diet. The Paleo Diet allows herbs, spices and natural enhancers. With this herb glossary be creative with your Paleo Recipes.


The Paleo Diet – Cooking The Paleo Diet with Herbs.

Paleo Food List
Foods Allowed on Paleo Food List:
-Lean Meats
-Poultry
-Fish
-Fresh Fruits
-Fresh Vegetables
-Nuts (non-processed)
-Seeds (non-processed)
-Fresh and dried herbs

-Spices and natural enhancers (garlic, onions, pep...

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Culinary Discoveries: Chicago Pizza

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
In comparison to the authentic pizza recipes that were crafted in Italy generations ago, the Chicago dish has recent beginnings. In the middle of the twentieth century, chefs employed at the Pizzeria Uno produced their own variation of this famous cuisine. What made their particular creation one of a kind was the cooking method that required a deep, round piece of cookware with high sides that right after baking, formed a bowl shape.

The new type made possible for an abundance of cheese and sa...

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Vegetarian Recipes: Important Non-Meat Sources Of Protein For Vegetarians

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
Although most vegetarians consume a considerable amount of protein, they often do not absorb as much as they would on a nonvegetarian diet. This is because plant proteins are considerably less digestible than animal proteins, which contain amino acid chains that are closer or identical to human amino acid chains.Consuming animal proteins might yield close to a 1:1 absorption ratio, while consuming plant proteins, such as wheat, might only yield 50% of the amino acids needed to build a "comple...
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Comfort Foods: Authentic Salsas for Endless Options

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
Contrary to popular belief, salsas have become substantially more popular than ketchup as a condiment, as advertising studies have demonstrated. Even with countless aspiring cooks producing their own salsa versions, jarred salsa producers still manage to generate millions in revenue annually. Different types of the standard recipes have emerged, and it's probably because of this enduring popularity of salsa.



In addition to the equally well-liked tropical fruit salsas prepared from fruit, there...

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Quick and easy meal Vegetable fried rice

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Fried rice is one of those lovely comforting foods that everyone in the world seems to like — no one is intimidated by fried rice. Somehow all these rogue ingredients have crept into restaurant versions over the years, such as corn, peas, ham and the like.

Egg Fried Rice recipe is a quick and easy meal, this recipe for Egg Fried rice tastes just like they make it in your corner Chinese take away but at a fraction of the cost! This fried rice dish will become a favorite side dish and with the...

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Vegan Salads To Compliment Your Holiday Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
These fruity, festive salads are the perfect go-with for any vegan holiday feast. They're both richly flavorful and make a gorgeous holiday presentation. And best of all, both are completely vegan - and so delicious even your non-vegan friends and relatives will want seconds.

Christmas at the Waldorf Salad

This crispy, crunchy, delicious salad is the perfect accompaniment to your vegan Christmas dinner. Cranberries add delightful Christmas color and holiday zing to this vegan twist on tradition...

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Tips For Enjoying Banana Bread

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Inviting some friends over for a Sunday brunch can be relaxing and entertaining experience. Brunch itself is famous for being one of the easiest meals to prepare when entertaining. The best thing about it actually is that there are so many different recipes that give you the chance to prepare brunch in advance so that you can enjoy the time when your guests arrive.


As it is very easy to make and exists in many variation, banana bread seems to always be a favorite addition to any brunch.

It is i...

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Weight Loss Diet - Spice Up Your Life

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Enjoying your meals is essential to your weight loss diet and to feeling satiated and not deprived. Introducing new flavors will enhance your recipes and get you excited about your daily meal plans. Here are some ideas on how to spice things up.

Giving up taste should not be a part of choosing an easy diet plan. Discovering new foods and flavors is part of the experience. Eating is more fun when you approach mealtime with an adventurous spirit. Opportunities to savor new flavors are everywhere...

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Heart Healthy Diet - No Salt Seasonings Are Key To More Flavorful Heart Healthy Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, August 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
They are forgetting about sodium. Lowering sodium intake is also important, especially in regard to a heart healthy diet.
Of course, it is important to watch your fat intake as fat has calories. It is also important to watch for and lower bad fats like saturated and hydrogenated, and to eliminate trans fats. All fats are not created equal.

It is important to add good fats. Include more mono-unsaturated fats, such as olive oil, nuts, nut oils, and avocados. It is also important to include fish o...

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Tofu Puddings Make Deliciously Healthy Desserts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you love pudding, but hate all the fat, calories, and sugar, give my recipes for tofu puddings a try. They're easy to make, high in protein and other nutrients, and best of all, have all the sweet, creamy deliciousness you could want in a pudding.

Creamy, rich, sweet puddings are such a decadent treat - decadent being the operative word. Wouldn't it be nice if we could have our pudding and eat it, too, knowing that it's not only delicious, but deliciously good for us? As with many things in...

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Recipes: Chocolate Mousse

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Put a three-quart mould in a wooden pail, first lining the bottom with fine ice and a  thin layer of coarse salt. Pack the space between the mould and the pail solidly with fine ice and coarse salt, using two quarts of salt and ice enough to fill the space. Whip one quart of cream, and drain it in a sieve. Whip again all the cream that drains through. Put in a small pan one ounce of Walter Baker & Co.'s Premium No. 1 Chocolate, three tablespoonfuls of sugar and one of boiling water, and stir ...
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Pizza Hut Copycat Pizza Recipe - Restaurant Secret Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Pizza Hut Pan Pizza - Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Ingredients:


-1 1/3 cup Warm water (105F)
-1/4 cup Non-fat dry milk
-1/2 teaspoon Salt
-4 cups Flour
-1 tablespoon Sugar
-1 pk. Dry yeast
-2 tablespoons Vegetable oil (for dough)
-9 ounces Vegetable oil (3 oz. per pan)
-Butter flavored Pam
Sauce:
-1 (8 Ounce) Can Tomato Sauce
-1 teaspoon Dry Oregano
-1/2 teaspoon Marjoram
-1/2 teaspoon Dry Basil
-1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt


Directions: 
Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large (2 qt.) bowl. Add water and stir...

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Restaurant Secret Recipes and Food & Wine Pairing Guide

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
We all have our favorite restaurants and favorite wines. Enjoy restaurant secret recipes with paired wine. Now you can discover famous restaurant secret recipes. Restaurant copycat recipes you can cook at home. Home cooks and chefs have spent hour’s time testing recipes that are close to famous restaurant recipes. Discover restaurant top secret recipes with a glass of wine. Bon Appetite!
Food and Wine Pairing:

-Beef, Lamb & Veal pairs well with: Chianti/Sangiovese/ Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 

-...

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Enjoy the Best of British this Spring and Summer With Delicious Simple Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
With the Queen's diamond jubilee on 5th June and London hosting the Olympics at the end of July, 2012 is the year to celebrate Britain.

There is no better way to celebrate England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland than by enjoying what Britons are most proud of; British food. If you are creating a feast to celebrate these special dates with a gathering of family and friends or even a whole street party, or if you just want some simple recipes to make everyday meals delicious, British food has somet...

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Different Cooking Methods for Chicken Breasts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Cooking 
In today's economy chicken breasts not only bring value to the table, but flavor and nutrition as well. Versatility reigns supreme when it comes to the various ways chicken can be prepared. Even the most finicky of eaters will be able to find a favorite dish among the numerous recipes that begin with chicken breasts. Easy on the wallet, and easy on the waistline, this is one dish the whole family can enjoy.

Methods of Cooking

1. Smoking and grilling - outside in a smoker or on the grill
2. Boili...

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American favorite silky smooth Chocolate ice cream

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Cooking 
This dessert is the result of a happy accident. I've been working with a liquor company on developing some recipes and after a couple furious days of recipe-testing, I had a zillion containers of various odds-and-ends lying around. This ice cream is wonderfully rich and chocolately, as it contains both cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate and its silky smooth texture comes from using a custard base.

 
Ice cream has a long history as a popular dairy food item. It has evolved from a manually manu...

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Recipes Like Cake On the Eve of Christmas Festival

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Cooking 
Christmas celebration is considered incomplete without a yummy and delicious Christmas cake. Christmas is also incomplete without Christmas traditional cake. How you prepare these both cakes items on this special occasion of the Christmas day. So, this is very memorable day for everyone because this day is really very enjoyable and pleasing with traditional Christmas food.

Today is the day of making everything of modern styles, very memorable day of the year “Christmas day” is the most bea...

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The Paleo Diet – Cooking The Paleo Diet with Herbs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Cooking 
The Paleo Diet is gluten, dairy, soy and preservative free.  The Paleo Diet is a low carb and low fat diet. The Paleo Diet allows herbs, spices and natural enhancers. With this herb glossary be creative with your Paleo Recipes.


The Paleo Diet – Cooking The Paleo Diet with Herbs.

Paleo Food List
Foods Allowed on Paleo Food List:
-Lean Meats
-Poultry
-Fish
-Fresh Fruits
-Fresh Vegetables
-Nuts (non-processed)
-Seeds (non-processed)
-Fresh and dried herbs

-Spices and natural enhancers (garlic, onions, pep...

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Culinary Discoveries: Chicago Pizza

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
In comparison to the authentic pizza recipes that were crafted in Italy generations ago, the Chicago dish has recent beginnings. In the middle of the twentieth century, chefs employed at the Pizzeria Uno produced their own variation of this famous cuisine. What made their particular creation one of a kind was the cooking method that required a deep, round piece of cookware with high sides that right after baking, formed a bowl shape.

The new type made possible for an abundance of cheese and sa...

Continue reading ...
 

Vegetarian Recipes: Important Non-Meat Sources Of Protein For Vegetarians

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Although most vegetarians consume a considerable amount of protein, they often do not absorb as much as they would on a nonvegetarian diet. This is because plant proteins are considerably less digestible than animal proteins, which contain amino acid chains that are closer or identical to human amino acid chains.Consuming animal proteins might yield close to a 1:1 absorption ratio, while consuming plant proteins, such as wheat, might only yield 50% of the amino acids needed to build a "comple...
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Comfort Foods: Authentic Salsas for Endless Options

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Contrary to popular belief, salsas have become substantially more popular than ketchup as a condiment, as advertising studies have demonstrated. Even with countless aspiring cooks producing their own salsa versions, jarred salsa producers still manage to generate millions in revenue annually. Different types of the standard recipes have emerged, and it's probably because of this enduring popularity of salsa.

In addition to the equally well-liked tropical fruit salsas prepared from fruit, there...

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Quick and easy meal Vegetable fried rice

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Fried rice is one of those lovely comforting foods that everyone in the world seems to like — no one is intimidated by fried rice. Somehow all these rogue ingredients have crept into restaurant versions over the years, such as corn, peas, ham and the like.

Egg Fried Rice recipe is a quick and easy meal, this recipe for Egg Fried rice tastes just like they make it in your corner Chinese take away but at a fraction of the cost! This fried rice dish will become a favorite side dish and with the...

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Chinese Beef Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chinese stir fry is an incredible cooking method to cook food at high temperature. Stir frying is a fast paced cooking without overcooking the dish, which can lead to lost of vitamins. With high heat over a wok, stir-frying gives the recipe a delightful "wok hei" aroma as well as retain the pure taste of the ingredients. My family loves to eat Chinese cuisine, particularly the stir fried dishes. Beef-broccoli is the most loved, a very popular American Chinese dish. The tasty beef tenderloins ...
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Appetizer Recipes for Tailgating Party

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Most people who love watching football game at any stadium also love tailgating parties before heading to game and what makes this experience more exciting is when they are preparing for an appetizer to take on their tailgating. Have you got new appetizer recipes for your tailgating party? If not, the appetizer recipes for tailgating party given below might be a good start for more tailgating parties to come. Appetizer Recipe for Tailgating Party 1: Taco Salad Taco Salad has been proven to be...
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Pepper Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Pepper is the third most used recipe ingredient in the world. Third only to salt and water. Americans eat approximately .25 pound of pepper a year. But where did pepper originate? Pepper originated in Kerala, India. The region is known for its twin monsoon. The heavy rains are important for the fragile fruits of the peppercorn plant. Other regions in the world grow pepper but Kerala reigns supreme in its quality and dominates the high end of the market. Pepper an essential in Indian food also...

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A Kentucky Derby Recipe Collection--Benedictine, Kentucky Derby Pie and Limoncello Mint Lemonade

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, July 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
The Kentucky Derby is one of America's most beloved springtime traditions. Plan a derby party to celebrate this occasion complete with silks, extravagant hats and these special recipes.


Kentucky horse racing can be traced back to 1783 when races were being held in the middle of Kentucky streets and on a number of private tracks located on farms throughout the area.

Several concerned citizens complained about safety issues, and eventually the first race track was built in Lexington in 1789.

Almos...

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Explore Various Aromas of the East with Indian Recipes Directly From Kitchens

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
India is a land that is rich in diversity of types of people. It harbours many tribes and races and all races have their own essence of food. If you travel around the country, you will realise the thousands of dishes, some very simple, some complicated, yet all of them unique in their own self. Made of mostly two-thirds of vegetarians, Indian spices are famous throughout the world.

Indian recipes are high on spice content, not to mention, the variety of Indian spices are found nowhere on the p...

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Vegetarian Recipes: Why Vegans Don't Eat Eggs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
As a prospective vegan, you may be wondering exactly why vegans make the dietary choices they make. And you may also be hesitant to adopt these choices until you yourself understand and accept them.In this article, I will explain the two major vegetarian positions on eating eggs to help you make your decision. The sub-category of vegetarian I will cover, ovo-vegetarians, accept the normal consumption of eggs because they do not believe that doing so conflicts with an ethical vegetarian diet. ...
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Vegetarian Recipes: Why Vegans Don't Consume Dairy Products

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
As with most dietary questions, vegans are split on the issue of dairy products - not so much on the question of whether or not they are acceptable, but instead for what reasons they should not be consumed.All vegans (or at least true vegans) abstain from consuming dairy products. Some do so for nutritional reasons; others abstain for ethical reasons.Those who do it for nutritional reasons cite a range of health problems related to the consumption of dairy products, including high cholesterol...
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Vegetarian Recipes: How To Make A Vegan Cake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
Do you have a strict vegan in the family who has a birthday or celebration coming up that traditionally calls for cake? If you’re not familiar with vegan dietary practices, you might not know what vegans do not eat.  Even worse, you might have no idea how to replace what they do not eat.But don't worry. In a few short paragraphs, I’ll explain exactly what you need to make the perfect cake for your vegan friend or relative. And best of all, no one will be able to taste the difference.Let...
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Simple Healthy Dinner Recipes: Pork Lettuce Wraps

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
It's very hard to pick a favorite comfort food. I have had several since I was a kid and the list is continuously growing. I guess it comes naturally when you are from a family who loves good food. 

Growing up, my mom was always there to supervise what we ate. She refused to feed me fast food and personally packed my school lunches. She also slowly introduced me to different kinds of dishes as I grew older. It was somewhere along those years that I discovered how easy it was to prepare lettuce...

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A Cinco de Mayo Recipe Collection--Cheddar Chipotle Dip, Mole Poblano, Golden Margarita

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the state of Puebla.  It has major significance in that part of the country because it commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 6, 1862.

There is a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day when in fact September 16th is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico. In the early ...

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A Recipe Collection--Top 5 Most Requested Summer Drinks

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
I have been trying out summer drinks on my friends and family for years. They always end up asking me for the recipes for these five classic cocktails. Now I am sharing them with you.


When most people host summer parties, they usually have the basic alcoholic beverages, like beer and wine, but rarely do you see a host offer a selection of really special summer drinks.

I have perfected my list of offerings over the years and now I share my "Top 5 Most Requested Summer Drinks" with you (in no par...

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Vegetarian Recipes: Does It Really Matter If I Become A Vegetarian?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Cooking 
As a prospective vegetarian, you probably question whether or not it really matters if you stop eating meat. You might wonder how much of a difference one additional vegetarian can make. And while it might be true that one vegetarian wont make huge statistical difference in a world of meat-eaters--and while it is also true that one more vegetarian probably isn't going to turn the tide in the movement-- you can do a lot as an individual that will be good for you and good for hundreds of animal...
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Vegetarian Recipes: Stuffed Sweet Rolls

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
4 Allinson wholemeal rolls, 
3 cooking apples, 
2 oz. of ground sweet almonds, 
4 oz. of macaroons crushed, 
2 oz. of currants, picked and washed, 
2 eggs, 
a little milk, 
cinnamon, 
1 oz. of butter, 
sugar to taste. 

Halve the rolls lengthways and remove the crumb; soak the crusts for a few minutes in a little cold milk when the stuffing is ready. Pare and core the apples, cook them with 1/3 teacupful of water, ½ oz. of the butter, and 1 tablespoonful of sugar, and mash them up to a pulp with a wood...

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Spanish Tapas, What are They? and How to Prepare Them

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you have every visited a bar in Spain then you must have come across the delightful tradition of serving tapas with your drinks. Find out how they originated and learn how to make some of them for yourself and friends at home.History has it that tapas were born as a result of an illness sufferedby Alfonso XX, king of Spain. His physician's recommended that he take small bites of food and some wine in between meals. Having recovered from the illness the wise king then decreed that wine was ...

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Rabbit Recipes for Your Dining Pleasure

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
Rabbit meat is very famous in many European communities. A younger animal is more tender, but the mature have a lot of flavor. 
The taste of rabbit can be compared to chicken, but it is more dense and dry. You may try substituting rabbit in some of your chicken dishes for a pleasant change of taste. 
To remove any "gamey" or otherwise just to tenderize, soak the rabbit pieces in buttermilk. Some cooks prefer a marinade of wine and vinegar mix, but this creates a spicier and sharply flavored dis...

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Low Carb Christmas Enchiladas!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Cooking 
FELIZ NAVIDAD... 
IT'S A LOW CARB CALIFORNIA CHRISTMAS FIESTA!

We low carbers tend to think that Mexican food is “off limits”... 
NOT! This girl lives in California and I have some awesome recipes from friends for some Mexican food that is “music for your mouth”... not to mention your tummy! 

CHICKEN ENCHILADAS 

Before you start to build the enchiladas... whip out that Girl 
Scout motto and “be prepared”! You can fix this stuff a couple of days in advance and then “whip it together”...

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3 Herbs Plus Spices Recipes Perfect for the Holidays

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
The holiday is in some cases referred to as the "holiday to get fat" just considering that there many parties, barbecues as well as other celebrations that all serve mouth-watering, hard-to-resist meals. Although Xmas is a period when it's all right to indulge, it's still suitable to see to it that what you as well as your loved ones are consuming nourishing dishes throughout the holiday vacation. Even including nutrition-rich ingredients such as all-natural herbs as well as spices can go a l...

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
The mere mention of "cake" makes my mouth water and I am sure this is the case with a lot of other people too. So if you like cakes and love baking too this page is just the right place for you!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Ingredients

4 Eggs
10 milliliter of Vanilla extract
500 grams of Flour (all-purpose)
6 grams of Salt
225 grams of Butter
460 grams of Cream (sour)
550 grams of Sugar (white)
9 grams of Baking Powder
5 grams of Baking Soda
180 grams of Walnuts (chopped)
15 grams of Cinnamon (ground)
Proce...

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Camping Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
When you are camping you are enclosed by nature. For a few days or possibly a week you will be alone with your family or friends. As luck would have it there are still many ways that you can have fun. It may sometimes be tricky for us to understand what kind of recipes to make when out in the middle of the woods when we do not have a cabin to stay in. Yet, it is not impossible. All you need is some delicious food and cookware that may make it all possible!

Breakfast

The first meal that you shou...

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How to Make Herbal Mustards, Pickles and Sauces

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Nothing is more appreciated than a home-made gift, especially if packaged in an appealing manner.  The following recipes will give you some great ideas using herbs.

 
                               Mustards

 

Mustards are delicious and give a lift to all sorts of savory foods.  We all know the English, French and German varieties, but these recipes give them an extra lift and would make marvelous gifts for a mustard lover.

 

                                              

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Ayurvedic Nutrition - Is Prep Time An Issue?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
I have been asked about Ayurvedic Nutrition - and also about the nutrition mistake of eating salad in winter. Basically, at this time of year it's more supportive to your digestive fire to be eating warm cooked meals. But one of the main comments I hear is "I don't have time to prepare my own food".

So in this article, let me share with you an overview of the Ayurvedic approach to food prep. Read on to find out more.


With the pace of modern life we often feel we don't have time to prepare meals...

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Simple Lasagna Your Kids Will Love

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, In : Cooking 
These meals for kids recipes will excite the pickiest eater. The children will give you a big hug when you fix this simple and nutritious Skillet Lasagna for dinner. This recipe includes nutritious carrots in the meal. The meal is hearty and makes a quick main course. It is essential to have easy and fast recipes for nutritious meals when you are pressed for time. These recipes take under 30 minutes of prep time and provide your family a hot quick meal for those rushed days. Skillet Lasagna I...
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Christmas Chicken Wreath Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Pretty darn unique!

This will make a beautiful show on a green or red platter or a clear one with red/green decorations. Makes a good centerpiece. Has to be a little browner than picture so moved time from 25 to 30 in oven. Just follow the additional pictures. Prep:30m Cook:30m Servings:10

Ingredients

* 2 cans Philsbury crescent rolls * 1 5-oz. can white chicken meat, drained * 1 cup brocolli florets, chopped * 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated * 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped * 1/2 onion, chopped * 1 ...


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Easy, Yummy Recipes Using Cooked Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Almost every household in America has the same problem the day after Thanksgiving -- what will you do with all the leftover turkey? You could just reheat the leftovers and serve them. You could just slice the turkey and make cold sandwiches. But this year, after you've eaten the plain leftovers and sandwiches and want something with a little more pizzazz, try one of these tasty and easy recipes. 


Easiest Turkey Pot-Pie

This pot-pie is very easy and results in a dinner the whole family will love...
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Four Useful Apple Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. As we know, eating apples frequently can prevent people from many diseases. But few people know that apple is an excellent participant in clinics. According to traditional Chinese medicine, apple can cure several diseases. 
First of all, apple is capable of curing asthma. Ancient traditional Chinese medicine books record that asthma is closely related to the condition of lungs. But herbalist doctors do not treat organs as a separate par...
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Butter-based recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
My fridge is never without a pound, or two or three.

Lemon Diet

Some salted, some unsalted, some cultured, all at the ready for any recipe. I enjoy toast with my morning butter, and even think banana bread is lovely, but wouldn't a little slick of butter make it better?

Lemon Juice Diet

Vegetables with butter, on a baked potato, over popcorn -- irresistible! The recipes below are for readers who want to share in this passion for butter. But remember, only in moderation!

Lemon Detox Diet

Shortbread ...

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Tasty vegetable Chili Panner Gravy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 

Vegetarian Chili Paneer is a different but tasty paneer dish. This dish certainly does not require a lot of ingredients. Surely all paneer lovers will love the unusual taste of paneer. To prepare koftas, spread ¾ tbsp curd on each slice of bread to wet it. After spreading curd on both sides of bread, keep aside for a minute. Mash the paneer well. Add baking powder, green chillies and coriander. Mash the bread slices well and mix with the paneer. Add salt, pepper & red chilli powder to taste....


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Honeydew Melons: Savor The Tastiest Fruit Snack

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Honeydew melons are the most sweet and tastier variety of melons available in the market. With added health benefits it is a perfect ingredient of a breakfast and as a salad bar item.

“If honeydew is ripe, then it is the king of all melons”. Honeydew melons are considered to be more ‘melony’ and tastier than cantaloupe watermelon or any other variety of melons. One of the most popular melons, belonging to the cucurbit (gourd) family, honeydew melon is most closely related to casaba, Cr...

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Chocolate Valentine's Day Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
We all know that the way to a woman's heart is through chocolate. And chocolate treats that you make yourself is sure to win her heart this Valentine's Day. These three chocolate baking recipes are simple ones to make that hardly take any time at all. She will love the fact that you took the time to make something yourself. It always means more to get something that you have made for her than something you bought.

Chocolate Creams

1 package (8 squares) semi-sweet chocolate squares

2 tablespoons ...

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4 Tasty Toast Recipes Using Whole Wheat Bread

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Stuck on plain old whole wheat bread toast? Try something different for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner!) with these exciting recipes for using healthy bread in new and exciting ways. 


Whole wheat toast is a staple of many Canadian breakfasts for a good reason – it provides a good start to the day and is a quick, hot meal that almost anyone can make. Because it's simple, the versatility of toast is often underrated. Here are four great ways you can turn this easy breakfast food into other qui...

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Most Requested Hot Appetizers, Delicious Desserts and Classic Cocktails

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
The idea of sharing the recipes for my "Top Most Requested Hot Appetizers, Delicious Desserts and Summer Drinks" came after years and years of hosting parties and ALWAYS being asked for certain recipes. I figured if my friends and family loved them, you would to. Check them out.


I am not a "throw-a-can-of-peanuts-on-the-table" kind of gal! When I am planning a party, it is important to me that I choose thoughtful, satisfying recipes that:

Are simple to make

Have few ingredients

Hold up well over ...

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3 Paleo Cranberry Relish Recipes Plus Cranberry Ambrosia Side Dish.

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo  raw food Cranberry Relish Recipes and Cranberry Ambrosia Recipe. Delight in these nutrition quick and easy Paleo recipes for the Holidays. No cooking required and the only preservative is the refrigerator. Enjoy: Paleo Cranberry Orange Relish, Paleo Cranberry Strawberry Relish, Paleo Pear Cranberry Relish and Paleo Cranberry Nutty Ambrosia Recipe.

Paleo Cranberry Orange Relish

Holiday relish treat pairs well turkey, chicken, pork, lamb and ham.

Ingredients

- 2 cups fresh cranberries

- 1/4 c...

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Find Easy Healthy Dinner Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Preparing food for a special occasion can be so strenous and hard. You need to think of the best recipe and easy to prepare. You can have more ideas and tips on how to prepare healthy, easy dinner recipes here.

Everyone needs a collection of healthy dinner recipes, dishes you can rustle up in minutes, that everyone likes, and which aren't laden with fat or processed ingredients. In the United States, it's well known that many of us are both overweight and lacking in the nutrients contained in ...

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Cool As A Cucumber

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
Cucumbers are easy and fun to grow and they are a very special ingredient in many salad dishes. They can be the star attraction as well. So plant some cucumbers and watch them change into tasty, delicious mealtime ingredients. You won’t regret the experience of gardening with cucumbers and your taste buds will truly thank you. 

Here are a few ways to prepare those mighty fine additions to any meal: 
Cucumber and Onion Salad 
(Always tastes better the next day) 
4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced ve...

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Paleo Breakfast Nutritious Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo Breakfast recipes not longer boring and limiting to the same foods every morning. Foods allowed in Paleo diet give you limitless options for a delicious varied diet.

 
Paleo dieter’s maybe bored with the traditional Paleo diet of eggs and bacon not realizing the wide variety of Paleo breakfast choices available. Paleo Diet allows lean red meat, poultry, fish, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and natural spices. Excluded from the diet are: dairy, potatoes, legumes (peanuts ...

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Recipes For Your Kentucky Derby Party--Benedictine, Kentucky Derby Pie and Limoncello Mint Lemonade

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
The Kentucky Derby is one of America's most beloved springtime traditions.  Plan a derby party to celebrate this occasion complete with silks, extravagant hats and these special recipes.


Kentucky horse racing can be traced back to 1783 when races were being held in the middle of Kentucky streets and on a number of private tracks located on farms throughout the area.

Several concerned citizens complained about safety issues, and eventually the first race track was built in Lexington in 1789.

Almo...

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Healthy and Great-Tasting Acai Berry Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, In : Cooking 
While there are great health benefits to acai berry, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Just like any other fruit, you can turn acai into almost any kind of treat you can imagine. All you need are a few tasty and simple acai berry recipes.



While you might be able to find recipes for just about any fruit available, acai berry recipes can be hard to come by. That's because it is virtually impossible to get fresh acai berries. But it is easy to get your hands on some frozen acai pulp, which...

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Paleo Diet Coconut Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo Diet Recipes are rich in fresh fruits and vegetable. Grains, wheat, dairy are excluded from the diet. Coconut makes a great cooking alternative for wheat flour and cow’s milk. Read More..  


Paleo Coconut and Walnut Bread Recipe

Ingredients

1 Cup Almond Meal

1/2 Cup Coconut Flour

1 tsp baking powder

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup dried shredded Coconut

1 Cup Coconut Milk

1 Cup finely cut Walnuts

1/2 Cup Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup Honey

1 tsp baking powder

Directions

Blend together eggs, coconut milk, ...

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Easy Crockpot Recipes are the Best Crockpot Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
If only you had more time! If only you didn't feel so rushed all the time! If only you started preparing the meal earlier! If only... It looks like it's time to step back and see how a crockpot / slow cooker can create a delicious meal and free up a lot of your time as well.

You worked for hours over your stove to get the perfect meal prepared. It's getting close to the time when everyone is getting ready to sit down. The natives are getting restless so to speak but they're trying to stay out ...

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Happy Baking Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
Finding happiness in baking can come from many things. The first whiff of chocolate from a freshly opened bag of chocolate chips. The joy on a child's face when they are able to crack the egg into the bowl by themselves. The absolutely delightful smell that fills every corner, nook and cranny of your home as your baking creation comes to life in the oven. The smile on the faces of friends and family when you bring that special dessert to the table. But sometimes the most simple joy can come s...

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How to Make Herbal Oils, Vinegars, Cheeses and Breads

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you use tall elegant bottles or attractive old thick glass ones, a gift of oils and vinegars can look beautiful.  As more and more recipes appear for salad dressings, so different flavored oils and vinegars become more popular.

 
                      Mint and Cranberry Vinegar

1 1/2 lb fresh or frozen cranberries

2 1/2 pints red wine vinegar

12-14 fresh mint leaves

Save about a dozen of the best berries and put to one side.  Chop the remaining fruit and place in a bowl.  Boil the vinegar and po...

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Spicy, Delicious Asian Carrot Salad

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
This is an excellent recipe for an Asian-style salad that will have your tastebuds hopping even as it delivers a healthy serving of vitamins and minerals.

Carrots are a great way to add color and nutrients to your menu. They're full of flavor, make an eye-catching presentation, and are loaded with vitamins and minerals your body needs. 

Carrots get their distinctive orange color from beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a powerful anti-oxidant and immune-system booster found in fruits and vegetables...

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Outsmarting the Salad Server and Becoming a Slimmer You

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
How often have you been to a salad station in a take- out lunch place with someone on the other side ready to fill your bowl? I have many clients that are faced with this situation daily during their work week.

Here you are at the counter with an array of vegetables, fruits, toppings, meats, chicken, eggs, bacon, olives and so many choices. The server listens to your instructions on what to put in that bowl. Therefore you need to take command of the situation; it is your choice. Keep in mind t...

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Famous Secret Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Remember the good old days about 2 or 3 years age? When you could go to one of your favorite restaurants two or three time a week. Now we are in a never ending recession. Discover famous recipes and favorite restaurant recipe replicas. Make famous secret recipes at home and save time and money. No more traffic, waiting in restaurant lobbies and paying exorbitant prices. America's Secret Recipes not only provides restaurant secret recipes but famous secret recipes. The Inaugural Luncheon Menu ...

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Savory Greek Style Spinach and Pasta Salad

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Bring some international color and flair to your next barbeque or picnic with this zesty Greek-style salad. It's unique flavors and awesome eye-appeal will keep them coming back for more!

The spinach leaves in the salad have a hearty texture and peppery flavor that matches perfectly with the olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The olive oil based dressing is bright and zesty without being overwhelming, and the whole wheat pasta absorbs just enough of the dressing and vegetable flavors to make all...

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Easy Ways To Spruce Up A Fresh Garden Salad

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 

Salads are an amazing invention and idea, but often they are underrepresented in the food world. People often find them to be boring meals as they can be bland and seem just like a step up from grass. But, with these tips you can transform your ordinary salad into something that will have you and your guests raving about it. There are many ways to spruce up a salad and make it stand alone in its greatness and delicious taste.

First, decide if you want something with a dressing base or with a v...


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Caprese Salad Skewers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
A Caprese blended green Skewer is one of our magnificent most adored greens. Caprese greens Skewers is one of my unique choice dishes, and one that truly represents summer season, in my point of view. It's extraordinary every which way – spread out on a plate, stacked high, or in this little gnaws, secured with the astonishing wedding of an OK quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil. New, delightful, brilliant and delightful… what’s not to love?

Not to state, it can help make you friends!...

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Sweeten Up Your Diet With Healthy, Delicious Fruit Salad Dressings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, May 15, 2015, In : Cooking 
Fruit salad is even better when topped with a rich, creamy dressing, but where can you find a good fruit salad dressing that's high in nutrients and low in calories? It's easy - make your own from blended tofu.

Fresh fruit makes a natural and delicious addition to most any healthy eating plan, and fruit salad is one of the best ways to incorporate a wide variety of fruit into your diet. One of the best ways to keep fruit salad interesting is to add a creamy, flavorful dressing. But how to make...

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Benihana Recipes - Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Here is a good Ginger Vinaigrette recipe, it's not the exact same as the Benihana Recipes, but it's close. Give it a try and see what you think.


Ingredients:

1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger - ginger past can be substituted
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons sesame oil
4 garlic cloves
4 green onions

Directions:

Put all ingredients except oil in a food processor or blender and mix and with machine running slowly pour in the oil...

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The Advantages To Adding Salad To Your Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Seems like such a simple thing, a salad a day and yet this can be a very transformational lifestyle change.  There are many ways in which eating a salad a day can transform your life.

To begin with a salad is filled with veggies like carrots, beets, etc and no matter which ones you choose to enjoy in your salad you'll find that this is an incredible way to give your fruit and veggie count a large boost.  Most people do not consume enough fruits and vegetables each day and a salad can contain a...

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Chicken Salad Ideas for Exciting New Dishes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken salad usually consists of chopped chicken, mayonnaise, and a few other ingredient used as a binder. Other ingredients may be added to add texture and flavor, such as nuts and celery. There is a wide range of traditional chicken salad, but majority of recipes consist of these basic ingredients. 


What's great about chicken salads is that they can be easily doubled and tripled in size without compromising the taste of the original recipe. There is also much room for creativity to accommod...

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Low Calorie Salad Recipes - 6 Healthy Salad Recipes For Weight Loss

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Salads provide us with the required fiber by our body and it is also a low calorie food. Know some useful healthy salad recipes for weight loss.

What is better than snacking on a salad? The answer is snacking on low calorie salad which also supports fat loss! Salads provide us with the required fiber by our body. It is a low calorie food which is tasty too! There are many ways in which you can make healthy salad recipes.

Some of the low calorie salad recipes for fat loss are as stated below:

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Free Paleo Diet Salad Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Free Exciting Paleo Meat, Vegetable, Fruit and Nut Recipes.  Sumptuous delicious Paleo Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate Salad and Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes. Read More..


Welcome Paleo Diet Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate bacon, vegetable, fruit and nut salad recipes. Salad does not have to be boring or contain any additives. Paleo diet no gluten, no dairy, no soy, no casein and no preservative Only Taste and Nutrition. Paleo Mother Nature diet over 10,000 years old. The original diet given to human...

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Using Plants From Your Garden In A Tomato With Avocado Salad and Other Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
There are lovely ways to use plants from your garden in such things as tomato with avocado salad or a Chinese Salad using Chinese powder in the salad dressing.  Follow these recipes for a great Greek Salad with Hummus or a Green Salad with a kicky salad dressing all using plants from your vegetable garden.


Plants from your garden will be maturing very soon leaving you with an abundance of fresh foods for great culinary uses like Tomato with Avocado salad or a Greek Salad with a hummus recipe f...

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Red Pepper Relish for Americans

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 

For relish, combine red sweet pepper strips, ripe olives, olive oil, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor bowl. Grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until internal temperature of burgers reaches at least 160 degrees F with an instant-read thermometer, turning once halfway through cooking.

Ingredients:

* 1/2 cup purchased roasted red pepper, cut into strips

* 1 tablespoon finely chopped pitted ripe olives

* 2 teaspoons oli...


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Hamburger Press – A Useful Appliance

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Cooking 
Hamburger press is an apt way towards secure food. These days when food items e.g. burgers, sausages, bacon, steak and beef are so well-established, laypeople hardly think about the security of these delicacies. They suppose that as the meat is boiled thoroughly, it is harmless. However you need to move out of fool’s paradise. Even the watchfully heated meat may has considerable amount of bacteria and unsafe contents. This is because, in general cattle are infused with hormones prior to sla...

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Facts About Fast Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Ahhhh...Fast food. Whether it's fried chicken, tacos or burgers, we all love it just the same. Fast food has become a way of life for some people.


Fast food, we love it. We adore it. Today, we just gotta have it. Thats why fast food chains make so much money these days. Its a way of life for many people. Growing up, my parents strictly limited the amount of fast food we ate, but many parents dont regulate this for their own children. Thats a shame because studies show that today's diet habits ...

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How to Keep Comfort Eating under Control

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Understanding why we sometimes crave treats such as burgers and ice cream can help keep comfort eating and weight under control. You can choose healthier alternatives too.


We’ve been fed a lot of research in recent years showing that we eat for all sorts of bad reasons – from boredom, depression and loneliness to anything we consider a celebration. The only good reason to eat, is feeling hungry. However, nutrition experts are acknowledging that emotional eating isn’t all that bad. To cra...

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Teppenyaki - Trying Something Different

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Burgers and fries can get old, especially since most restaurant offer several different options of the same thing. For the adventurous family, there is the teppenyaki style restaurant, which offers artistry and a meal beyond the typical burger and fries

Many families rarely get a chance to go out and enjoy a meal together. When they do, its usually a standard family restaurant with a typical menu that includes everything from hamburgers to seafood. Indeed, these family restaurants provide an i...

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Burger And Fries: Healthy Style

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
Many families love their burgers and fries, but this meal has a reputation for being on the unhealthy side. However, there are changes you can make, such as using lean meats and whole wheat hamburger buns, to make it a healthier option.  


A burger and fries is one of the most popular meals around. Families enjoy them almost everywhere, from fast food joints, to sit down restaurants and even at home. While a burger and fries don't have the best reputation as being a healthy dinner option, there...

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Missing the Good Old Burgers? Give These Healthy Alternatives a Try

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you need help in order to achieve your weight loss goals, RevitaSlim is a good choice. It is a 100% natural diet supplement which is very popular around the world. 
So you could go for this product if have reached that moment when you are unsatisfied about your own body?

Lose weight fast and healthy!

If weight loss has become a problem? The problems lead to stress? The stress leads to increased appetite? Appetite leads to gaining weight? Extra weight leads to low self-esteem? Then you need to...

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PASS THAT COLESLAW

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Cole Slaw is always a welcome salad addition to any summertime meal. Whether you prefer creamy, sweet/sour, or a special family favorite, serve cole slaw. with burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, grilled or fried chicken, grilled fish, thick, juicy steaks, or even meatloaf. Coleslaw adds crunch, flavor, and color to any entree. It is versatile, and lends itself to almost any menu plan. So serve coleslaw and give your meal that extra special taste treat.

ENJOY.
COLESLAW -MAYONNAISE

1 head green cabbag...

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Grilling Hamburgers: 5 Recommendations Each Novice Needs to Learn About

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 

Like all various other bbq recipes, hamburgers additionally need certain preparation as well as cooking methods to come out perfectly-grilled as well as juicy. You'll know that a hamburger is smoked to perfection when it is char grilled on the outside yet deliciously juicy on the inside.

So whether you're planning to grill beef, poultry or turkey hamburgers for your bbq night, below are 5 important tips every beginner must know:

1. Make your hamburger flavorful

Admit it, fat is just what adds th...


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The Health Benefits Of Eating Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
We’ve all heard or read the dangers of eating too much fastfood. And although hamburgers have been unfairly categorized in that department, there is hardly anything disadvantageous to raise about consuming it on a regular basis, even in the form of burgers. In fact, a diet of beef has been found to be more beneficial than eating pork and chicken regularly. These are nutritional facts every hamburger restaurant should emphasize to make their clients feel at ease. 

As far as calorie content go...
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Casseroles are Serious Comfort Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
On a cold night, after a grindingly long day, what better than to sit down to a hot dish replete with aroma, taste, and memories? Few dishes are as restorative as a casserole...warm, filling, and savory.


The casserole has roots in different cuisines. What we dub lasagna has been cooked in various layered-and-baked pasta guises throughout the Mediterranean. 

Baked beans have an honored tradition in the French cassoulet.

In the Southwest, Tex-Mex influences have brought us enchiladas baked in a di...

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Ingredient Profile: The Onion

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Onions are one of the most common staple ingredients not just across dishes, but across cultures. Find out interesting facts about the onion here.


Believe it or not, I actually hate onions in my food. Whenever I detect the sharp and pungent flavor of an onion in my meal, I cringe to myself a little and slowly pick through my food, trying to avoid the onions at all costs. So why am I writing an article about them? Well as it turns out, I'm alone in my opinion on onions...and the rest of you Ame...

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Yes, Diabetics Can Enjoy These Tasty Pasta Dishes - Mac and Cheese With Veggies or Pumpkin Penne

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
We just have to watch how we eat it! Forget buying regular pasta; always by whole-grain. Then be careful not to load the pasta down with sugars. These recipes for Mac and Cheese with Veggies, and for Pumpkin Baked Penne are both healthy and fall within the diabetic's nutritional guidelines.
MAC AND CHEESE WITH VEGGIES 2 cups uncooked whole-wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to pkg directions; no salt or butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cup fat-free milk 3 1/2-oz shredded reduced-fat ...

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Christmas Chicken Wreath Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Pretty darn unique!
This will make a beautiful show on a green or red platter or a clear one with red/green decorations. Makes a good centerpiece. Has to be a little browner than picture so moved time from 25 to 30 in oven. Just follow the additional pictures. Prep:30m Cook:30m Servings:10

Ingredients

* 2 cans Philsbury crescent rolls * 1 5-oz. can white chicken meat, drained * 1 cup brocolli florets, chopped * 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated * 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped * 1/2 onion, chopped * 1 ...

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Cotoletta alla milanese, the most famous dish of Milan

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Cotoletta alla milanese (milanese name derivable its place of origin, Milan), which is a deep fried cutlet fairly similar to Wiener schnitzel, but is "bone-in", braised in clarified butter and tradit...

Cotoletta alla milanese (milanese name derivable its place of origin, Milan), which is a deep fried cutlet fairly similar to Wiener schnitzel, but is "bone-in", braised in clarified butter and traditionally uses veal exclusively from suckling calves. It's very frequently served with Risotto all...

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Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe is Yummy!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you search on "Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe" you'll get 2,240 results. How in the world are you going to find a great recipe for this popular dish. Of course you can always go to Panda Express - there's five of them within 10 miles of me in Austin, Texas. I mean the place is good and worth the drive sometimes. As their website says, "You'll be coming back for more. And more. And more!"


But wouldn't it be great to make a tasty dish like this at home. Your friends, family and yourself ...

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KFC Fried Chicken Recipe - Looking For The Secret Recipe?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Maybe the most famous secret recipe of all time? The KFC Fried Chicken Recipe is in a new super secret, high-tech vault to protect it. The recipe that was hand written in pencil by Harland Sanders is now guarded around the clock. The recipe was kept in an undisclosed location while the new security system was installed.


Only a few super select people know the exact recipe. To ensure the secrecy, no company is allowed to mix all of the 11 herbs and spices. Two companies mix part of the ingredie...

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Home-Made Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Why should anyone bother to make their own Chicken Nuggets, when they can buy them conveniently ready made? Even ready cooked as a fast food take-away. Well, chicken is usually a meat that most kids w...

Why should anyone bother to make their own Chicken Nuggets, when they can buy them conveniently ready made? Even ready cooked as a fast food take-away. Well, chicken is usually a meat that most kids will eat and for some reason a coating of breadcrumbs makes it even more appealing. If you are ...

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Details of Chicken Manchurian

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

This dish is pretty popular but if you haven't heard of it, Chicken Manchurian brings the best of both worlds from Indian and Chinese cuisine. Now reduce the flame to medium, add corn flour diluted with 1/2 cup of water and half of the spring onions. Garnish with remaining spring onions and ginger pieces and serve immediately.

Instructions

I tried something a little different, an Indo Chinese recipe Chicken Manchurian. This dish is pretty popular but if you haven't heard of it, Chicken Manchuri...


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Traditional food of India creating a buzz worldwide

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

The instance of meeting a foodie has become very common. What was once an exclusive and rare thing to be, today many people are claiming to be one.  We are talking about the tag of being a foodie. Thanks to the great inventions of countless new dishes and fusions of already existing dishes, people have rediscovered their love for eating and are on a big gastronomical trip tasting cuisines from all over the world and loving the feel of it.

The instance of meeting a foodie has become very common...
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Red peppers and green peppers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

Red pepper and green pepper this "peerless double-pepper" is essential vegetables for our daily lives. Sometimes they are showing up together in the dishes brightly, such as the flavored pork dishes; Sometimes they perform their functions, such as green pepper pork, Spicy Chicken.

From a nutritional point of view, green peppers rich in vitamin C, slightly higher than the red pepper, in addition it contains trace elements and vitamin K can prevent scurvy, bleeding gums, anemia and other disease...
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Halal Chicken: Delicious, Yummy, and Spicy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, May 9, 2015, In : Cooking 

It’s hard to stop yourself when your eyes get to see those delicious, yummy, and spicy Halal Chicken Dishes on the table (at least, this is true in my case). And, with several great Halal restaurants around, boring weekends can easily be turned into ‘Eat and Enjoy’ weekends.

I do this all the time. And, so can you. However, ensure that you are getting your Chicken Cuts from a Halal Restaurant only.

What makes it Halal?

For those of you who don’t know, Halal is an Arabic word. And, it mea...


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Healthy and Natural chicken food products

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken is a healthy, easy, and quick recipe to make chicken rice soup, without preservatives or MSG. It is also a good home remedy for coping with the common cold. Chicken serve this tasty and easy baked chicken with potatoes and a tossed salad. Use a quartered chicken, leg quarters, or split breasts to make this tasty recipe. This delicious rack of chicken recipe is made with an herb and pecan crust mixture.


Chicken is an easy and elegant meal, special enough for a Sunday dinner or holiday m...

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TGI Fridays Pasta - This Spicy Cajun Chicken Recipe Hits The Spot

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken is one of the most popular dishes. TGI Fridays pasta dish is another popular dish. I've got a spicy cajun chicken pasta recipe that is kind of similar to the one served at TGI Fridays. Give it a try and see what you think.


This recipe gives 4 servings. If you want to make it a little or a lot spicier you can add cayenne with the chicken seasoning or sprinkle a 1/2 teaspoon on when the vegetables are cooking.

Ingredients:

8 oz. linguine
4 chicken breast, skinless and boneless
1 tablespoon c...

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Preparing Chicken Breasts on the Grill

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Grilling is a way of cooking which is enjoyed by many, especially during the warmer months when the sun beckons us to move the kitchen outdoors. Fresh air always seems to add extra special flavor to dishes, especially when cooking chicken breasts on the grill.


When preparing chicken breasts to put on the grill, remember chicken should be grilled in pieces which are similar in size and thickness to ensure even cooking. Butterflying boneless chicken breasts will allow them to cook more evening o...

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My Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe Is So Great I Even Take It To Luxurious Outings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Since the introduction of wheat, noodles have always played a major role in the menus of many cultures. A great advantage of noodles is that they are also able to be made from rice. However, many home style dishes focus around the delicacy known as layered noodles. Noodles have a great amount of calories great for filling a family up. Noodles and chicken go very well together. With a myriad of great tastes in one meal, a chicken noodle casserole is capable of pleasing many eaters.

Noodles are ...

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Some Healthy College Cooking Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, May 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Learn more about Healthy College Cooking Recipes and see where you fit into the equation. Find out the different ways you can prepare Healthy College Cooking Recipes and live a better life.


College often means crashing hard, cramming for exams and being low on cash. The combination of the three can lead to stress and a very unhealthy diet. These college cooking recipes are healthy, easy to make and will give you the fuel you need to get through those longs hours of studying without depleting y...

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Swiss steak recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
There is more than one way to prepare Swiss steak recipes. More than likely your recipe will call for either round or chuck steak, but you can also use cube steak. The type of steak you use is entirely up to your palate. Swiss steak can also be either baked in the oven, cooked in a slow cooker or crockpot, or even cooked in a large skillet on top of the stove. You will not find many recipes that tell you how you to cook Swiss steak on top of the stove, but it can be done. If you decide to try...
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New Year Cooking Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
There are plenty of cooking recipes and dishes of diverse societies and countries however nothing is further distinctive and spirited    There are plenty of cooking recipes and dishes of diverse societies and countries however nothing is further distinctive and spirited than Moroccan cooking in any way for the reason that it absorbs miscellaneous recipes and cooking which can create a center of attention to your eyes further than your mind's eye. The variety of Moroccan cuisines is that they ...
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Hot Barbeque Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 

Anyone can create delicious homemade hot barbeque recipes once they know the basic ingredients. The main ingredient is of course some type of tomato base.

You can use, tomato sauce, a combination of tomato paste and tomatoes, a combination of tomato paste and either tomato juice of V-8 juice, and ketchup. Then everyone uses ingredients such as garlic, mustard, and onions. The other items that enhance the flavor of your barbeque sauce are items such as Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, vegetable...


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Fun & Fruity Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
Sometimes the easiest way to get children to eat healthy is 
to let them have a hand in making their own snacks…and add 
whipped cream on top. Here are two fruity recipes that are 
fun and easy to make, and even more fun to eat. 

Miniature Fruit Pizzas

1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Assorted fresh fruit, cut into bite size pieces, such as 
bananas, kiwis, oranges, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, 
pineapple, etc. 

Directions: Cut s...
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Low Calorie Soup Recipes - 4 Healthy Soup Recipes for Weight Loss

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
Soups are extremely healthy and nutritious. There are basically two kinds of soups: clear soups and thick soups. There are many kinds of healthy soup recipes and low calorie soup recipes for fat loss which will not only satisfy your taste buds but also provide you with nutrition and help you stay fit.

Some of the low calorie soup recipes for fat loss are as below:

1. Cabbage Soup:

Ingredients: Half head of cut cabbage, 2 diced carrots, 4 sliced green onions, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 bunch cele...
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Wonderful Indian food: Chicken 65

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 

Chicken 65 is a uniquely Indian dish. There are many different theories regarding the unusual name of this recipe; some say the original dish contained exactly 65 different ingredients while others claim it was the number of chilies used in the recipe. Either way, this hot and spicy dish makes a wonderful addition to any Indian meal. Chicken 65 can also be served as an appetizer or even as a snack. It's absolutely perfect for entertaining and can be made well in advance and just heated throug...


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Chilli Chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 

Are you a foodie who loves to whip up your own recipes at home? I have met lovers of many types of cuisine but very few who take up the challenge to try various recipes in their own kitchen. Well, Chilli Chicken is amongst the most popular foods amongst my friends and with time and endless cooking trials at home, grilled chicken is rated as a dish that is very much in demand. Amongst all the chicken recipes we tried, grilling chicken turned out to be a little tricky. Well, if you have wondere...


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Chili Chicken Dry in NYC

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
I've been cooking this dish for a long time now. I've varied it so many times. I initially made the dry chilli chicken and tried to make the wet one by using website recipes but every time I make them there is something wrong I do which I still dont know. Finally one day I was watching Food Network where there were making some other recipe and they made a little gravy and I used there technique which I will describe below to make the wet one. Again this is my approximation with the measuremen...

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Grilling Chicken the Right Way

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

If you’ve ever grilled chicken, you may be familiar with some of the common issues that can keep you from preparing perfectly grilled chicken. Many of us have eaten or prepared chicken pieces that end up rubbery, dry and even burned. Combat charred skin, dryness, raw meat and lack of flavor with some of these chicken grilling tips. Grilling the chicken at very high heat, very quickly can create a “crust” around the chicken and seal in moisture. But there are other techniques you can emp...


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Different Cooking Methods for Chicken Breasts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

In today's economy chicken breasts not only bring value to the table, but flavor and nutrition as well. Versatility reigns supreme when it comes to the various ways chicken can be prepared. Even the most finicky of eaters will be able to find a favorite dish among the numerous recipes that begin with chicken breasts. Easy on the wallet, and easy on the waistline, this is one dish the whole family can enjoy.

Methods of Cooking

1. Smoking and grilling - outside in a smoker or on the grill
2. Boili...
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Healthy Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

People strive to find recipes that provide delicious and healthy food. Health-conscious people focus on preparing low-fat dishes that are delicious and easily prepared. Chicken is an excellent source ...

People strive to find recipes that provide delicious and healthy food. Health-conscious people focus on preparing low-fat dishes that are delicious and easily prepared. Chicken is an excellent source of protein and at the same time low in fat. Using healthy chicken recipes will significantly l...
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Great Fried Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
There is nothing better than one of the great fried chicken recipes. Or maybe I should say there is nothing better than great fried chicken. It's so good, crunchy and juicy all at the same time--and so satisfying. Where do you get yours? I like Popeyes or KFC. But have you ever tried to make it? In reality it's not too hard to make, as long as you have a good recipe.


Frying chicken has been around a long time, there is evidence of it in China, Rome and Egypt. It's possible Scottish immigrants ...

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Chicken Salad Ideas for Exciting New Dishes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

Chicken salad usually consists of chopped chicken, mayonnaise, and a few other ingredient used as a binder. Other ingredients may be added to add texture and flavor, such as nuts and celery. There is a wide range of traditional chicken salad, but majority of recipes consist of these basic ingredients. 

What's great about chicken salads is that they can be easily doubled and tripled in size without compromising the taste of the original recipe. There is also much room for creativity to accommod...


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Be Healthy With A Low-Fat Chicken Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken meals are undeniably delicious, a lot of people would have the same opinion. Traditional chicken recipes are well loved, but gaining added pounds from eating could worry you. Excess fat are unneccessary and it is possible to do away with them by having a low-fat chicken recipe.  These recipes will provide tasty and healthy meals for you and the entire family. However, if you wish to shed off some weight, it may be possible without changing the taste of your meal. These recipes will be...
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Indian style very similar Chinese chili chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Indian Chinese Fusion cooking is one of my favorite. White Chicken Chilli Recipes selected by the collective tastebuds of the masses from Group Recipes. Chili chicken dry is very similar to the chicken prepared by Chinese people living in India. This recipe makes a lot of food. The dishes are packed hygienically and delivered in fresh, hot condition. Indian style chinese chili chicken in gravy, cooked with lots of onions and green chilies.


Indian style chinese chili chicken in gravy, cooked wi...

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Thai BBQ or Barbeque Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
What makes Thai BBQ chicken recipes so delicious? It is all the wonderful and unique spices and ingredients that are used to deliver a flavor that are taste buds enjoy. These recipes are wonderful and give us a new view of how we look at barbeque sauces. You will learn once you begin to try other countries bbq recipes that many spices and ingredients can make delectable sauces that everyone will love.


This first Thai BBQ chicken recipe will give you an idea of all the different items that make...

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Top 3 Outback Restaurant Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 

Outback Restaurant has some of the best chicken entrees in the restaurant industry. I know what you are thinking. Isn't Outback a steak house? Well, it is a steakhouse, but Outback Restaurant Chicken recipes are just as good as their steaks. My wife is not a big steak person, so I can take her with me to Outback to order chicken. I order a steak, and she orders a chicken recipe. Recently I tried Outback chicken, and I was amazed at how great it was. Now I am trying all of their chicken recipe...


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Indian style Chinese hot garlic

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken hot garlic recipe for Indian Style Chinese Hot and Spicy Garlic Chicken containing small boneless breast pieces Chicken chopped Garlic Red Chili Powder Tomato Sauce. I make Garlic Chicken at home as a main dish, so the ratio of meat is higher than many Chinese recipes. Delicious sauce recipe you can easily cook. Authentic and healthy Chinese food that is easy and quick to cook.

These wings are sweet and sticky like candy! The sauce can be reheated and poured over a side dish of rice. M...

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Find Recipes for Chicken Tagine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Different recipes for chicken tagine require a separate set of ingredients and skills. Amongst the different recipes for chicken tagine, what you choose totally depends on your taste. However, you will surely find a big difference when you compare this to chicken cooked in everyday utensils. Recipes for chicken tagine are all about capturing the true flavors of the spices into the chicken.   



With Moroccan cuisine rising in popularity, recipes for chicken tagine have become some of the most so...

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Scrumptious Rosemary Roasted Turkey recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
This recipe is Canadian dish, but you also find it around the other countries. It is a way of pleasure when you will make it on special occasions. Very delicious dish for lunch and dinner that really will make your meal time desirable, you will go mad and want cook it in everyday meal. Delicious dish and can prepared in very short time because chicken take not much time in cooking.

Ingredients for this dish 

For preparing Scrumptious Rosemary Roasted Turkey you may add fresh rosemary and the ba...

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A Turkey Dinner Prepared the Clay Baker Way!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
The Holidays are just around the corner and besides shopping for presents nothing causes more stress than The Turkey Dinner!! Everyone has their favorite recipes, and ways of preparing the bird, the stuffing and all the sides! 

I am not going to try to change your favorites, but maybe give you another option for turning out an exceptional Roasted Turkey. Have you ever heard of or tried a clay baker? If not, check out this site claybakerstore.com. 

Here is a recipe to try for the holidays. Becau...

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A Simple Recipe For Baby Carrots

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
This is a delicious straightforward baby carrots recipe that feeds four to 6 people for a side dish.

I really like eating baby carrots. I'm keen on them raw for a quick snack or together with a sandwich at lunch or dinner. Whenever I happen to be am cooking chicken noodle, turkey noodle, beef and noodle, or vegetable soup, I simply put them in the soup pot intact. Their tiny size makes certain that I don't have to work over chopping them up for stews but still they're robust enough to end up b...

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Vegan Recipes for Thanksgiving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Thanksgiving is quite a tough time for vegetarians and vegans. The festival being all about a turkey and other symbols of satisfying indulgence, vegans really struggle for a comparable sign of convivial indulgence that could satisfy their senses in a plant-based way. Let's go over two vegan recipes for just such a situation now.

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My Recipe For Green Beans

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Here is a tasty and effortless green beans recipe that you can make four to six people as a small side dish. If you want a more substantial side dish or if more people are coming to dinner, then add some steamed carrots to the peas.

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Why vegetable recipes?


I simply enjoy green beans. I prefer them raw for a healthy snack or together with a sand...

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A Simply Recipe For Stir Fry Sauce You Can Easily Master

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
In discussing recipes for sir fry sauces, we have come to realize that the variations of stir fries rely mostly on the stir fry sauces.   There are several hundreds of various stir fry sauces while we also have hundreds of cooks around the world today.   This means each cook makes their own personalized stir fry sauce that leaves them a mark in the cooking industry.  Generally, a basic stir fry sauce is one that every cook should master how to make.  Having a stir fry sauce can easily flavor ...

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A Christmas Borscht Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
In our times, Christmas is one of the last remaining times that a family gets to eat together for a couple of days or more. Traditional Xmas cuisine is just dandy, but before too long you really don't want another meal based on Turkey.

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Free Soul Food Recipe Sites Appealing More To Health Conscious Consumers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Free soul food recipe websites are slowly appealing to a younger crowd. This new market is not only younger but more health conscious than traditional southern food lovers of the past. The younger crowd loves the taste and satisfaction of traditional southern dishes, but without the heavy feeling afterwards. This results from the heavy ingredients and often the cooking oils contained in traditional soul food recipes.

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Chicken Salad Recipes: Chicken Macaroni Salad

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chicken Salad Recipes: Chicken Macaroni Salad

Here is a basic chicken salad recipe that's suitable for lunch, dinner or a potluck meal.

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1 7oz. pkg. Creamette elbow macaroni

1 1/2 to 2 pounds chicken breast

1 small red onion, diced

1 green bell pepper

1 celery stalk, chopped

Salt and Pepper to taste

2 boiled...

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Need Ideas For Dinner Recipes?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Dinner recipes can be hard to come up with day after day, meal after meal. It's easy to get stuck on the same few meals. Sometimes old favorite recipes get forgotten as people eat the same things. Poor planning causes that. Now that more people are more focused on other things like work, it's not easy to plan and execute a healthy menu. 

When coming up with recipes and a menu schedule prior planning prevents future problems. People who take some time to plan out menus can select a wider variet...

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Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery Recipes to Cook At Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
MARIE CALLENDER'S RESTAURANT & BAKERY serves up a wide variety of classic American foods updated with today's flavors, including their Famous Pot Pies, Freshly Roasted Turkey Dinner, St. Louis Bourbon BBQ Ribs and Gorgonzola, Pecan and Field Greens Salad.

And - Cream pies, fruit pies, meringue pies, even pies with no sugar added. And that chicken Pot Pie is to live for...

Each restaurant also features a Salad Bar, freshly prepared home-style soups and signature cornbread, baked fresh and served...

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101 Never-fail Christmas Dessert Recipes More Information

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Before we start "dishing" out certain Christmas dessert recipes, let us point out this outstanding item.

With the approaching of Christmas, amongst mates and relatives a lot discussions arouse between people who choose the pandoro and who the panettone, two typical desserts of Italian feasts although not only. 

Christmas and Thanksgivings are celebrated around the world with extravagant meals and exotic Christmas desserts. It is a time when all of us will let down our guard and partake of desse...

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Get Healthy With Chili Recipes For The Whole Family

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Whip up a chili recipe for taste, health and convenience. Choose from a great variety of chili recipes that make use of delicious, nutritious chili beans as well as lean meat, tomatoes, herbs and spices, and vegetables. Try a popular chili con carne recipe with lean ground beef, black, pinto and cannellini beans, tomatoes, chilies, garlic and spices. Serve with rice and grated cheese. Or go for a more adventurous turkey or chicken chili. For vegetarians, vegetable chili is great for a main me...

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Holiday Recipes You Can Make in Your Crockpot or Slow Cooker

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Are you always short oven space when preparing holiday meals? Let your crockpot or slow cooker help you out. This article has recipes for Diabetic Sweet Potato Casserole and for Bread Dressing.  Now how about that for convenience?  And aren't we all looking for convenient ways to help us with those large meals!

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Easy Ribs BBQ Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Cooking 
Alright so, you're probably reading this article because you've heard about Cuisinart Barbeques and you want to know if they're really worth all the hype. Or you quite possibly could be straddling the fence in making the decision to buy a Cuisinart grill and you want to know some of the features the grill offers. Either way you're in the right spot! Look no more as I will give you a full review of the Cuisinart Barbeque.

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Easy Healthy Snack Recipes For Adults And Children

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
If snacking is done the right way, it remains one of the best ways by which one can maintain a good weight and get a hang of healthy eating as a lifestyle. You will have the opportunity to make healthy snacks if use easy healthy recipes that give you different snack options that you can prepare quickly.

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Ideas for Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Eggs are a staple breakfast ingredient and provide you with most of the calories and nutrients needed for the day. They make delicious, filling and healthy breakfast dishes with ease. Pair eggs with bacon and bread for a complete meal. You can also make egg salad sandwiches by combining eggs with mayonnaise and a little seasoning. Breakfast recipes with eggs can also include healthy breakfast recipes like poached eggs. Simply poach them and serve with bread or cook with greens of your choice ...

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Healthy Salad and Healthy Dessert Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Gift yourself and your loved ones a healthy lifestyle and diet. Make delicious dinners with healthy salad recipes that are high in vitamins, proteins and other nutrients. These meals make great dinners as they provide the right balance of nutrients and fat. Complement the healthy salad meals with healthy dessert recipes for a delicious and fat free after-dinner treat.

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Tips on Sandwich and Taco Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Sandwiches and tacos make quick, delicious and healthy snacks. You can enjoy a sandwich on-the-go by simply wrapping it in a waxed paper. Tacos are best served as appetizers when topped with a light filling. While using toppings like beef or turkey, serve tacos as part of the main course. Both sandwich recipes and taco recipes are flexible, versatile and can be tweaked easily to include ingredients you have at home. Use the tips on sandwiches and tacos to make quick, easy and delicious treats...

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Healthy Recipes Anyone Will Enjoy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Weight Watchers is infamous for being one of the only proven, tried-and-true weight loss programs on the market. Many overweight men and women have used Weight Watchers through the years to lose a little or even a lot of weight, improve their health, and learn how to live a better life. Weight Watchers promotes healthy diet and exercise and provides a plethora of information on how to fit a healthy diet into a busy lifestyle.

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A Traditional Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Many years ago when I was a young child I used to watch in fascination whenever my mother cooked or baked. Her Yorkshire pudding recipe was in her head, she never measured ingredients, just seemed to have a sense of the perfect amounts. On Sundays we always had a roast and whether that roast was beef, lamb, pork, chicken or even turkey she always made Yorkshire puddings. What else would a Yorkshire lady make to compliment the Sunday roast?

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Super Easy Chili Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Think you can't cook? Think again; super easy chili recipes are one way to feed yourself and/or your family, and not for a lot of money. And lest you think you have to slave over a hot stove all day long to do this, rest assured you don't. Most recipes can be thrown together in a few minutes and cooked for under an hour; alternatively, of course, you can also use a crockpot for some of them.

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Cabbage Jambalaya Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
This incredible easy and surprisingly delicious recipe is a sure winner in your family meal. It is a great way to use any left over meat and prepare this tasty meal. Here is the simple recipe.

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Ingredients
ground beef – 1 pound
One pound smoked sausage, Sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
1 chopped onion
Three stalks celery
chopped garlic – 1 clove
1 medium chopped head cabbage
stewed tomatoes – 1 (14.5 ounce) can
14 and 1/2 fluid ounces of water
uncooked rice – 1 cup
garlic...

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Two Very Quick & Simple Meatball Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Looking for scrumptious meatball recipes? If yes, then you are on the right page where you will read two very easy recipes of meatballs.

Meatballs, as the name itself suggests are the balls made with minced meats along with some common ingredients such as onions, breadcrumbs or spices.They are part of various cuisines such as Italian cuisine, Swedish cuisine, Middle East cuisine etc. Every cuisine has their own distinct way of preparing meatballs. RELATED ARTICLES
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Best Tips To Cook by Smoking! Plus Best Grilling Recipes for Family

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, April 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Our Weber BBQ Reviews Team went deep into all the reviews given by the real users of Weber 721001 Smokey Mountain Cooker 18 1/2 Inch Smoker. After this it analyzed them in detail. Then it took out the gist of it all. It is this gist that is now being presented in front of you here on this page. Our team has made everything easy for you by providing all the details about the product. Now you can decide for yourself whether it meets your requirements or not.

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Top Guide to Electric Smokers - Best Grilling Techniques and Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
For anyone who loves good food, finding equipment that makes preparing exceptional food can be exciting. Modern smokers are a pleasure to use; electric smokers cut the job of smoking food shorter without sacrificing the woodsy flavor that comes from traditional smoking. If you are a fan of smoked food, having an electric smoker on your patio can be just as essential as owning a kettle to boil water. It's a must have item for serious cooks.

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How Paleo Recipes Can Be The Key to Good Health

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
In this world we are blessed with so many things ( paleo recipes ) by The Almighty God and one of the most precious blessings of God is the good health and the secret to the good health. There are many things in this world created by Him to keep us healthy and enjoy the life. Excellent health of our ancestors was due to the use of natural foods like the wild plants and animals in their food and these foods are now termed as the paleo recipes, paleo food, Stone Age or Paleolithic food. It is u...

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Bean Soup Recipes for Healthy Meals

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
Include soup recipes in your dinner, lunch or brunch menus for a healthy and delicious meal. Bean soup recipes make a great choice for meals. High in fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients, beans are a healthy choice for everyday meals. They are also a tasty way of keeping healthy and staying fit.

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Dinner Recipes: Recipes for Chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
It's great to have easy and quick dinner recipes at hand for weekdays. Recipes for chicken are popular as chicken is easy to cook and it gives you enough time to set the table and even cook side dishes. Recipes for chicken can also include vegetables, rice or other pulses for a wholesome and complete meal.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes Key to Keeping Calories in Check

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
It’s that time of year again. The time of year when calories are in total abundance and everyone is having some sort of holiday party or potluck dinner. You bring your favorite dish and hope that others are cooking healthy like you are trying to do. You know the days are coming when you’ll have a house full of people and a fridge full of leftovers. You know it’s ok to indulge once in a while, but having so much high calorie food on hand can only lead you to overeat. And then there are t...

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Rachel Ray Recipes - Delicious Cooking in a Flash

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
Considering the wide array of Rachel Ray recipes, you can easily find something special for every occasion. Some of the most popular recipes include Reuben Mac 'N Cheese, Iceberg Lettuce with Russian Dressing, Butternut Bowties, Family-Size Carbonara Frying Pan Pizza, Colcannon, Roman-Esco (Italian Romesco) with Red Snapper, Lemon-Pepper Ricotta Spread, Mini Cheeseburger Salad with Yellow Mustard Vinaigrette, Great Chicken and Rice Cakes with Bacon, Broccolini-Basil Spaghetti, and the Gaucho ...

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Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
What can beat a quick and easy recipe that is as good for your busy schedule as it is for your health?  Not only is baking considered to be the healthiest way of preparing chicken, but it is also one of the quickest and simplest ways to prepare a tasty meal. 

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Free Soul Food Recipes: Healthier Soul Food Holidays Expected

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
Free soul food recipe sites are gearing up for a healthier holiday compared to previous holidays when it comes to southern cooking. Because of the growing number o f health conscious eaters, the industry as a whole continues to make adjustments to their menus, ingredients and even cooking techniques health friendly.

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Best Chili Recipes-You Can Lose Weight Eating This Low Calorie Chili Recipe!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, In : Cooking 
I love chili! I can eat it anytime of the year and never be unhappy with it! It is fast, and cheap like some of the girls I dated in college but that is another story entirely! Many people think that chili is fattening because of the carbs associated with it in the form of beans. Let me be the first to tell you that no one person has ever gotten fat from eating beans unless they bury them in fat and grease. Period! Chili, if done properly whether it is beef, chicken, or even pork can be a low...

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Using Chocolate in Savory Mexican Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : Cooking 
Not all chocolate is sweet, of course, and if you have tried bitter chocolate or cocoa powder, you will know this.

Chocolate has been used for more than two thousand years in Central American during the Mayan age, to make a bitter drink. The cacao pods were split and the beans were dried, fermented, and roasted. They were then ground to a paste and mixed with spices and water to make this old chocolate drink. It is believed that chocolate was also used to make a corn mash, which would have had...

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Long Island Iced Tea Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : Cooking 
Folks – there is no tea in this Long Island Iced Tea recipe.

This Long Island Iced Tea recipe is deliciously loaded. This deceptive-looking, cool summer-time drink was concocted in the mid-seventies by Mr. Robert (Rosebud) Butts, a truly talented mixologist who plied his skills at the Oak Beach Inn in Hampton Bays, New York State. There are many variations on his original drink, but to make it as Mr. Butts did just follow these Long Island Iced Tea directions and serve it to all those who as...

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Posting Holiday Recipes on Your Blog? Don't Forget to Include Photos

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you have a blog that specializes in cooking or even a general interest blog that occasionally touches on cooking, you may find it enjoyable to share with your readers some of the recipes that make you holiday season special. From delicious twists on traditional turkey to a wide range of scrumptious deserts, there is virtually no end to the many recipes that will be posted on the internet in the coming weeks. So how do you make your recipe blog posts stand out? 

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Easy Crockpot Recipe for Spicy Chicken Soup That is Magical Blend of Aromatic Spices and Delicious Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : Cooking 
The recipe for a basic chicken soup would begin with a broth that is made by cooking the chicken pieces with a number of savory vegetables (like onions, celery and carrots) and herbs (like thyme, parsley, sage and bay leaf). From this basic stock, you can make different chicken soup recipes by putting in your very own favorite vegetables or even serving it with rice and pasta.

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Smothered Cabbage Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : Cooking 
Smothered cabbage recipes are very easy to prepare gives out a soft texture and retains the original flavor. That is the reason; these dishes are now becoming popular in dinner parties and other occasions.
Smothered cabbage soups are perfect choice during cold winter months, as they are hot, delicious, soft & yummy, and most importantly healthy meal for the season.

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Save Your Waistline Over the Holidays With Diet Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : Cooking 
The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two major holidays each year and there is so much food consumed during these two days. People travel long distances to be with their families during the holidays. A big part of the holidays revolves around food. Many people look forward to the food as much as they look forward to spending time with family. Thanksgiving means turkey, stuffing, potatoes and many other side dishes along with a host of desserts. Unfortunately holiday fo...

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Soul Food Recipes: How Soul Food Is Changing For The Better

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 19, 2015, In : Cooking 
In addition, another goal of many publishers is to make the southern recipes more user-friendly. Today's users come from the fast food generation, most who were not raised or taught how to cook by parents like past generations. So, the challenge of today's popular recipe makers is to create more dishes with the beginner in mind, many who are recipe challenged to say the least.

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Best Meatloaf Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
If hot meatloaf and baked potatoes conjures up memories of sunday dinner in your mummy's kitchen, you certainly are not alone! Meatloaf is a beloved comfort food of those in every generation, and continues to be an evergreen favorite on the dinner table year after year. While all meatloaf recipes contain some of the same staple ingredients, meatloaf is a versatile dish that may be cooked and prepared in a giant range of ways . You can bet that no 2 recipes are the same, and each has its own u...

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Best Chili Recipes-5 More Simple Tips To Making Great Chili At Home!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
In this article we will explore 5 more simple tips to making great chili at home! These are all very basic and yet at times overlooked. The little extra attention to detail will greatly enhance the experience of the meal and your family and guests will love your for it! So here we go!

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Finding The Best Smoker Recipes Can Be Easier Than You Think

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
There has never been a better time to get your hands on some of the best smoker recipes you are ever likely to have tasted and to make the most of your smoker. If you know where to look you can be cooking up a right royal feast in no time. A great thing about a smoker is that it can provide you with some of the best tasting food on the planet at anytime of the year.

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Lowfat Soup Recipes: Cabbage Kielbasa Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
This is one of my favorite homemade soup recipes.  You would not think, but my kids also enjoy this.  Most children hate veggies, but this recipe is just packed with veggies and is a hit in my house.  This is a recipe my Grandmother gave me, which like most recipes I tweaked to make my own.  Overall, this is a healthy lowfat soup recipe.

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A Few of the Simple and Easy Meatloaf Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
Are you having a difficult time thinking of the best dish to cook for the family? Do your children need a lot of pressure just to make them eat something other than junk food? If you are clueless about a fabulous recipe that you should cook, then you should try making meatloaf recipes. This classic dish appeals to anyone's discriminating taste buds. Even fussy eaters will find the savory aroma and superb taste of the meatloaf as quite enticing to eat. Moreover, this meat recipe comes with goo...

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Easy Rice Salad, French-Style - Fresh Salad Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
This is a nice stand by itself salad that you regularly find at cookouts in France. I think most people just throw in whatever they have on hand. It's a great use-up-the-leftovers salad. The following recipe uses the most popular ingredients. Feel free to play around, adding and subtracting where you see fit. Also, don't be surprised to find children gobbling this one up and asking for seconds.

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Historical and Cultural Variations of Chicken Pot Pie Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
The chicken pot pie is a variation of the classic pot pie recipe, which alternatively uses beef or turkey as main ingredient. The recipe has been adopted many times top local cuisine in various cultures throughout history. It's become a staple comfort food for many people who grew up loving the aroma of a freshly baked pie on a cold winter day. The recipe's mix of meat and vegetables in a chicken broth seasoned with herbs produces a spectrum of flavors that's quite interesting to the palate. ...

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The Cultural Inclination of Mouth-watering Hispanic Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
Hispanic recipes differ for each country, region, and town. Food is not only prepared in different ways, they also enhance it by mixing and experimenting on their ingredients and spices. Hispanic recipes involve the culinary tradition of different countries, promoting their own distinct taste when it comes to flavors and spices.

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Best Chili Recipes-5 Simple Tips To Making Great Chili At Home!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, In : Cooking 
Chili is a metaphysical thing in the world of cooking.  There are major competitions all over the United States, and believe me they can get really cutthroat. People take their chili seriously! Chili is a creation that is highly personal to the person that has created the dish. Lot's of folks can work a lifetime to perfect a chili recipe and that is no joke. Just ask anyone that has ever competed in a chili cook off. If you are a newbie to the world of chili and want to get out of "the canned...

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Paleo Breakfast Nutritious Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo dieter's maybe bored with the traditional Paleo diet of eggs and bacon not realizing the wide variety of Paleo breakfast choices available. Paleo Diet allows lean red meat, poultry, fish, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds and natural spices. Excluded from the diet are: dairy, potatoes, legumes (peanuts excluded not a nut but legume), soy, rice and preservatives

 Paleo Cow's Milk Alternatives:

Almond Milk – Taken from the almond nuts. Used in baking, desserts and cereals

Haze...

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Competition BBQ Secrets : the best barbecue recipes ebook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered a plate full of succulent, mouth watering, fall off the bone, ribs? Would you believe that "competition BBQ" is better than any barbecue you can get in any restaurant? Now… Competition BBQ Secrets will enable you can learn the secret barbecue recipes of barbecue Pro's. Soon you'll be able to cook on a level that you never knew even existed.

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Grandma Hystad's Recipes, Bar Mixes, Food Information

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
CONTENTS



POTATO SOUP



CHESSY STUFF CHICKEN



BAKED SALMON FILLETTS



PASTA SALAD



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PIZZA POTATOES



BAKED APPLE WEDGES



GROUND BEEF STEW



LIGHTSIDE



FOOD INFORMATION



CLEANING TIPS



NON-ALOHOLIC DRINKS



BAR MIXES



POTATO SOUP



½ cup chopped onion



 
½ cup chopped celery



6 diced po...

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Restaurant Recipe Guide Reveals Secrets

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Frankly, this wasn't the 1st time it had happened with me. I could under no circumstances conclude up cooking the foods with the restaurant aroma and flavour. I knew that I essential to know the solution ingredients and the specific substances to make the precise replica. It was then that I acquired to know of the website Secret Restaurant Recipes.

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Key Restaurant Recipes Reviewed

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
This recipe database is updated on a regular basis so the a single can hold making an attempt new recipes.

Key Restaurant Recipes also delivers a everyday newsletter 'Daily dish'. Folks wanting to know new recipes can subscribe and learn new recipes everyday and that also thoroughly absolutely free of price. These recipes contain assortment of cakes, bread, chicken, meat, turkey and vegetables. These recipes are emailed to the subscribers on a each day basis. One can also entry the blog site i...

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Healthy Vegetable Recipes - Prepare Nutritious Recipes You'll Be Longing For

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Recipes pertaining to nutritious requirements may be ready inside distinct methods such as balanced snack recipes, wholesome chicken recipes, healthy vegetable recipes, healthful soup as well as entrees, balanced greens recipes, balanced puddings and also side dinners and so forth to pick from. For those who are worried concerning the effectively wellness of your own youngsters, you'll be able to make them utilised to wholesome consuming behavior together with wholesome children beneficial re...

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Cooking Recipes on Internet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Nowadays finding cooking recipes on internet is quite popular. Most of the women search their interested cooking recipes on internet rather than getting from cooking recipe books. You can find your favourite recipe in different styles on internet. All of the chefs posted hundreds of their cooking recipes on their blogs /sites so their followers find them easily. Every kind of cooking recipe is available on internet; you can find Chinese cooking recipes, Indian cooking recipes, Italian cooking...

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Getting the Best Out of Chili Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Have you ever thought of getting that award winning chili recipe that will take you to the next level in terms of taste? Well if you need to tickle your taste buds then it is high time you got the best out of chili. You can get the best chili with the best chili recipes that is readily available for you. Everyone with taste buds for chili will crave and look for that perfect recipe that sets your palate on fire. The award winning chili recipe is one of the comfort recipes which are customized...

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Healthy Pizza Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
I admit it, I am a pizzaholic. I can eat pizza every day, at every meal, and even as a snack. Well, ok, maybe I will throw in a calzone recipe every once in a while, but you get my point. Due to my love of pizza and because of the frequency with which I eat it, it is essential for my waistline that my pizza recipes are healthy and I still want them to taste good.

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Tips on Cooking a Really Tasty Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Cooking 
Choose the size of turkey you need


First of all decide on the size of bird that you need. For birds up to 4.5kg/10lb, allow 350-450g/12oz – 1lb per person and for larger birds allow 200-350g/8-12oz per person. Then check that you have a roasting tray large enough to fit the bird in and also that the bird plus tray together will fit in your oven!



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Secret recipes for the best summer cocktails

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Summer may well be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it last a little bit longer, with some cool and refreshing cocktails after a hard day’s work or long week.

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Grandma Hystad's Recipes, Food, Drink Information, Strom Clean-Up

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
FOOD INFORMATION DURING STORMS

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING, BAR MIXES

UKRAINIAN Golubtzi, (cabbage rolls) 

1 large head of cabbage ½ pound hamburger 

1 cup rice, cooked 

1 onion 

2 tablespoons fat 

1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 

1 10½-ounce can tomato soup ½ cup sour cream Remove leafs from cabbage head. Cook in salt water for 5 Minutes, or until leaves are flexible. Drain and cool. 

Add ground meat, cooked rice, and seasoning. Put a tablespoon of the mixture on each leaf. Roll and place each in a ba...

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Slow Carb Recipes for Great Dietary Meals

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you are dieting, it is not a reason you should not enjoy in perfectly tasty and opulent meals you can cook from all the stuff you can eat . From veggies to all types of meat, combine excellent seasoning and various spices such as onion, garlic, mint, pepper, parsley and chili. Slow carb recipes will allow you to enjoy every meal and fill truly fed. You can combine your food any way you like and never feel hungry .

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These Diabetic-Friendly Recipes Are Quick and Easy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Diabetic meals don't have to be complicated or take hours to prepare. Also, diabetics do not have to eat separately from what everyone else eats. Diabetics can eat basically like anyone else, within reason of course. Here are some quick and easy recipes that are diabetic-friendly but the whole family will enjoy.  When you make the Vegetable Cumin Pilaf be sure to use brown rice.  The unsweetened baking chocolate in the mole is perfectly fine, in fact it is recommended, in a minimal amount, fo...

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Candida diet recipes for lunch

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Your body needs a healthy lunch. While breakfast may get all of the attention for being the most important meal of the day, lunch is needed to refuel your body and keep things functioning at an optimal level.

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Diet Dinner Recipes - You Can Have Burgers, Chicken and Steak

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Diet Dinner Recipes: You Can Have Burgers, Chicken and Steak Oh MY!! Can you really eat these dinner recipes on a diet. Yes, you can really eat your favorite meats and still lose weight. It just boils down to what you are eating in and with them as well as how you cook it up.

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Planet Hollywood's Best Recipes You Can Cook At Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Inspired by movies and television, PLANET HOLLYWOOD DINING ROOM is one of the most popular culinary experiences anywhere.

Specialities of the A La Cart Planet Hollywood Menu include SURF AND TURF: Jumbo blackened shrimps and a 10oz premium centre cut sirloin steak--

Parmesan Spinach Dip - Creamy Parmesan cheese dip with spinach and mushrooms served with crisp tortilla chips.

Bruschetta - Diced roma tomatoes blended in basil olive oil accompanied by tomato aioli and toasted garlic bread.

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Unusual Chili Recipes: 4 Wacky But Wonderful Chili Meals

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Got a hankering for chili, but tired of the same old bean chili you've had countless times? Good. It's time to shake things up a little and try something different to get your taste buds excited. Here are four unique recipes for chili that will give your chili cravings some much needed variety.

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Zucchini Main Course Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Spring Risotto With Peas and Zucchini

Rich and creamy, risotto is Italian-style comfort food. imported Arborio rice makes the creamiest risotto. If your market doesn't have it, substitute medium- or long-grain white rice.

Ingredients

- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

- 3 tablespoons butter

- 1 -2 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (1 pound)

- coarse salt

- pepper

- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

- 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice

- 1/2 cup dry white wine

- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

- 1/2 cup...

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My Recipe: Turkey Grilled Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, March 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
Panini sandwiches are famous for being healthy and easy to cook. Tonight we are making a grilled turkey sandwich - learn how easy and quick you can prepare a sandwich for your family and friends.

When you feel hungry and want something easy to prepare - go for the panini sandwiches. You can make a delicious sandwiches using a good variety of ingredients. Some of the best brands of panini makers are Delonghi, Giada, Bella Cucina. And prices are affordable, it will not break your budget after pa...

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Ideas for Delightful Easter Recipes and Easter Desserts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
Easter celebrations mean a sumptuous spread of festive foods and delicious desserts. From sliced ham and smoked turkey to Easter desserts comprising sugared goodness like carrot cakes, cupcakes and almond cake, a variety of dishes can be prepared to make this occasion even more special. Here's a list of some Easter recipes that you can try making this season.

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Avoid The Dry Bird Blues

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us and it is Turkey time again. Wow, the year went fast! Given the economic mess, that is probably a good thing. Regardless, it is time to do some cooking. In this article, we take a look at how to avoid the dry bird blues when cooking turkey for your friends and loved ones.

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How Long to Cook a Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
Many people were taught recipes past down from generation to generation. However, some of us are not so fortunate.  But, the best part about making a turkey is that it really doesn't take that long and the rewards are the tastiest.

The first thing you should know is how long to cook a turkey. Well, any good cook will tell you that the time it takes for a turkey to cook is based on the size of the turkey.  So, if you are eating only for you and another special person, your cook time may be very...

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Five Simple Meatloaf Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
To bake a frozen, uncooked meatloaf, bake at 350 degrees for somewhere around one 1/2 hrs (do not thaw out very first). To bake a frozen, cooked meatloaf, bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Awesome absolutely just before freezing.

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Simple Meatloaf Recipe

1 1/two lb. lean ground beef 
three slices bread 
1 significant e...

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If You Crave Comfort Food But Are Short on Time, Try This Recipe for Chicken Pot Pie!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, March 5, 2015, In : Cooking 
We all need some comfort food from time to time!  Being a busy person does not negate that need, in fact, it can make us crave comfort food more.  Perhaps it has been a long day on the job, stressful family situations, your best friend just moved away, or some other situation just has you stressed.  Maybe your spouse or other family member is in need of comfort food.  Sometimes a cold rainy or dark day makes us crave comfort food.  Sometimes comfort food can fulfill its name by reminding us o...

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Boston Market's Best Recipes You Can Do At Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you've ever eaten at Boston Market, you know that Boston Market's menu features wholesome, home-style entrees (rotisserie chicken, turkey and meatloaf), fresh vegetables and fruits, sandwiches, salads, soups, side dishes and desserts. You can easily prepare their best recipes at home -- just as the Top Chef's do.

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Honey glazed grilled turkey sandwich

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Cooking 
A Gourmet Inspired Tip: Sandwiches are the classic lunch staple, from Subway to the gourmet gargantuans you can get at the deli. It is also one of the most popular bag lunch options but you might be uninspired by the dry lunch meat options. Not to mention the “soggy” sandwich dilemma when you finally arrive at work. Try this simple, delicious – and hopefully drier option.

This method works with chicken or turkey. If using chicken breast fillets, slice thin fillets about 1 cm thick.

RELATE...

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Top 10 Taco Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Cooking 
Tacos - a celebrated authentic Mexican food served by street vendors and casual dining establishments alike - are easy to make at home. They can be made with a variety of meats and can be seasoned according to personal preference. The following are 10 top Mexican recipes that are sure to please.

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High Protein Recipes for Weight Loss

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Cooking 
High protein diets are generally recommended for those who are either trying to lose weight or into body building. Here are some healthy high protein recipes to help you lose weight.

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Miso Vegetable and Tofu Salad

Ingredients:

Miso                                        6 oz
Mirin                                       ½ cup
Sake                                        ¼ cup
Sifted sugar          ...

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Home Made Stove Top or Chicken, Turkey, Duck or Goose Stuffing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, In : Cooking 
Most people remember the wonderful stuffing from their grandmother's turkey at Thanksgiving. Whether it was the bread stuffing spiced with sage or one with the wonderful added flavor of oysters, it was a real comfort food. These days you can buy stuffing mix in a box that you can make on the stove top. It sounds great for busy people, but if you are health conscious and like to read the labels so you know what you are poking down your neck, you should take a second look. The label from a lead...

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Swift Simple Vegetarian Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Drain off the extra fat and serve sliced on a heated platter.

Olive Meatloaf

2 lbs. lean ground beef 
1 c. chopped onions 
1 clove garlic, crushed 
three bacon slices, halved 
1/4 tsp. pepper 
one/2 tsp. each and every: basil, oregano and salt 
one can (six oz.) pitted black olives, drained 
1 can (eight oz.) tomato sauce

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Free Soul Food Recipes Far From Calorie Free - But Slowly Changing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Free soul food recipes, found on many websites across the web, have multiplied in recent months.  Many experts attribute it to the growing numbers of people seeking the comfort of the many southern food delicacies during this economic downturn. When times are tough more people tend to seek the comfort of their favorite past time, to many people that represents eating.

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Arby's Most Popular Restaurant Recipes You Can Do

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
ARBY'S RESTAURANT is best known for roast beef sandwiches.

It also offers popular Market Fresh sandwiches, curly fries, wraps, Jamocha shakes and salads. Arby's also sells Chicken Naturals, 100% all-natural chicken in sandwiches and tenders.

When foodservice veterans Leroy and Forrest Raffel opened the first Arby's in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964, customers enjoyed roast beef sandwiches, potato chips, and Texas-sized iced teas.

To name their new venture, the brothers decided on Arby's, which stands f...

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Fast, Uncomplicated and Diabetic Friendly Recipes For Black Bean Tostadas and Applesauce-Raisin Bars

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Meatloaf is an quick relatives-pleasant, price range-pleasant most important dish. There are numerous unique recipes you can attempt to see which your family members enjoys most. I have included five diverse recipes for you to consider.

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Paleo Recipes - A Comprehensive Discussion on Food Stuffs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Cooking 
Paleo Recipes is a new concept which was put forward in the mid 1970's by Walter L. Voegtlin and since then a lot of work has been done in this concept by various writers. The concept states that if we utilize that food which was eaten by our humanoid ancestors then we can live a healthier and happy life as compared to using the modern day processed food. In other words, what was eaten by our humanoid ancestors should be used by us as our diet and what they have not consumed as their diet sho...

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Creative and Appetizing Burger Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
Sometimes nothing hits the spot better than a nice, juicy burger! The good news is that you don't have to dine out to experience a new and creative burger. This article has several great burger recipes, each one offering a delicious twist that will not only surprise your taste buds, but will cost you a fraction of the price of dining out! I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!

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Candida Free Diet Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
A candida diet isn't all that complicated or difficult. The biggest problem for many with a diet like this is just finding recipes without the ingredients that a candida diet prohibits. We all have candida within our bodies. This is perfectly normal, and the beneficial bacteria in our bodies normally keep the candida in check, keeping it to healthy levels. When the bacteria is no longer able to keep the candida levels under control, it can lead to a number of medical problems. A candida diet ...

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Quick Recipes Anyone Can Make

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
Include these biscuit pieces into the boiling soup and cook in an open vessel for 10 minutes, bringing to a medium boil, then cover and cook for a different 10 minutes so dumplings get fluffy and light. For serving, first get out dumplings, then working with a soup ladle, spoon into bowls, including dumplings ahead of garnishing with parsley.

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Important Substances For Doing Authentic Mexican Meals Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
Simmer around small until eventually the vegetables are all tender. Stir regularly and add additional drinking water if needed to cover all of the components.

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Old Fashioned Casserole Recipes Like Grandma Used to Make!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
With today's bad economy stretching around the world, now is the time to dig out the casserole recipes!  One of the best and tastiest ways to stretch today's tight food budget is to feed your family more casseroles. These recipes will take you back in time to your mom or grandmother's kitchen.  Such pleasant memories for me and I hope for you, too!

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Ideas Using Healthy Food Choices

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
You can create a healthy Thanksgiving meal this year for your family and guests using some healthy food recipes, healthy cooking ideas and most important healthy food choices that will make this Thanksgiving dinner a special event.

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Paleo Chicken Recipe, Wine Pairing and Chicken Preparation

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
Free Paleo Chicken Recipe paired with your favorite wine. Chicken, turkey and pork pairs well with: Merlot /Chianti/Sangiovese/ Zinfandel. There are countless Paleo Recipes for every occasion Paleo Dinner, Paleo Lunch, and Paleo Dinner.  

-Merlot is a soft wine with rich plum-like flavors noted with blueberry and cherry.
-Sangiovese (San-gee-oh-vay-zay) a brilliant ruby red wine with ripe fruit flavors. Extremely versatile pairs well with a wide range of fowl, meat and pasta. Derived from Latin...

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Rapid Redesign Recipe for Turkey Meatloaf

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, February 27, 2015, In : Cooking 
Check out this delicious recipe for Turkey Meatloaf which will help you to BE PREPARED for your busy week and provide you with the fuel you need to energize and RESHAPE your body!

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European Recipes Favors On Christmas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Christmas can be done in different ways; to show a scene on biblical themes or to arrange a Christmas matinee and carnival at the same time. But whatever it was, the holiday should be well thought out. During this holiday everybody wants to feel a little bit of a fairy tale, even for one night. It does not matter who, princess or robber, pirate, or astrologer, or maybe an angel or Santa himself, but the costume for the carnival should be chosen carefully. No matter what image was selected for...

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Old-fashion Recipes for Country Chicken Casserole and Pineapple Sheet Cake and Frosting for Dessert

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
For a quick and easy old-fashion dinner casserole like you remember from your childhood, try this Velveeta Country Chicken Casserole.  This recipe is also a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey.  It's quick, easy, economical and will no doubt become a family favorite.  Kids love chicken and cheese so this is a perfect casserole for sit-down family dinners.  For dessert, another vintage recipe, pineapple sheet cake.  It is also quick and easy and can be made earlier in the day, even the...

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Great Homemade Salsa Recipe to Make Your Thanksgiving Celebration Even Better

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Fall has arrived and come the fourth Thursday of November, families all over the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving.  Originally Thanksgiving Day was a harvest festival where the early American settlers gathered together to express their gratitude to God, not only for the fall harvest, but for all the other blessings they had received over the previous year thus making this holiday a semi-religious one.  For instance, the members of one early American community held a formal mass ...

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Amazing Thanksgiving Recipes From Down South

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you have never had the pleasure of dining at one of the many home style eateries that are sprinkled around the deep south, down around Louisiana and Mississippi then here is some information you may not know. That is that many of what you would call holiday dishes are served year round down there. So because they serve these dishes so often, they do like to make them extra special.

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Best Meatloaf Recipes: Top 10 Tasty Meatloaf Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
Meatloaf is the go-to meal for many busy people who don't have a lot of time to fix dinner. This is one of the main things that's appealing about meatloaf. You can buy inexpensive ground beef, turkey or pork and mix it with food items that you already have on hand.

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Top Notch Grilling Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, February 26, 2015, In : Cooking 
How do you know if your grilling recipes are top notch? A good indicator that your grilling recipes are the best around would be if they cause your friends to have tremors simply by thinking about the tender, juicy creations that you are cooking up. The thought of grilling recipes typically conjures incredible visions of over sized slabs of meat in the form of smoked ribs, spare ribs, lamb chops, hamburger patties and much more. What makes grilling recipes so fun, is the fact that there are a...

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Caveman Diet Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In : Cooking 
At last, I chanced upon an immense collection of caveman diet recipes after spending what seemed like ages, plodding numerous websites!

I needed to structure a proper Paleolithic diet plan because I can be exceptionally fussy when it comes to nutrition. Aside from being a keen follower of the Paleo diet, I'm also into recreational bodybuilding, thus I'm required to take in a substantial amount of protein each day.

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Mom's Turkey Stuffing Recipe With Sausage and Apple

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In : Cooking 
We have a big gathering at our house every Thanksgiving. Planning the meal is the first place to start. Here is a typical menu for our feast: deviled eggs, cheese tray, pumpkin, dip, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, broccoli-cauliflower gratin, sweet potatoes, creamed corn, fruit salad, rolls and pies. Luckily everyone likes to bring a dish! Even more fun is selecting the wine. I like to include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addi...

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3 Tips Help To Increase Flavor Of Usually Bland Low Sodium Soup Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In : Cooking 
Of all the low sodium recipes, low sodium soup recipes can be some of the most challenging recipes to prepare. Trying to make them flavorful and yet they still taste bland. You feel all they need is a little salt and everything would taste fine. Well, when cooking low sodium, adding salt is not an option. You must learn different cooking techniques and a few little tips to increase flavor. This is especially true when preparing soup recipes.

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Check Out This Variety of Old Fashion Recipes: Cornbread Dressing and Granny Pearl's Dumplin's

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In : Cooking 
This article is a mish-mesh (to use my grandma's words) of recipes from my old fashion recipe collection.  I have a large collection of old-fashion recipes and constantly get requests to publish more of them for your reading or dining pleasure.  So today's article is a nod to you readers who enjoy these vintage recipes.  There is no rhyme or reason to this article except for some really good old-fashion recipes, although I guess they would both be considered perfect for chicken or turkey meal...

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Classic, Vegetarian as Well Non-Vegetarian Panini Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, In : Cooking 
Panini, known as panino in Italy, are sandwiches made of small bread loafs known as ciabatta. Different versions of panini are available all over the world, as the classic panini recipes are now devoured not only in Italy but everywhere. One unique characteristic of panini is that unlike other sandwiches, panini is not generally served with any kind of topping or sauce! Panini recipes are quite easy to make and also healthy. Following are different kind of healthy panini recipes for kids and ...

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Easy to Prepare Daily Recipes

Posted by Micheal P. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
On every occasion we awaken in the morning we begin to think about what the morning will bring. Among the things that you will look at is deliver the results, your career, the commute to the office, your deadlines, and what to consume for breakfast. Yup, meals are a person of things that come to mind. It is simply natural. You would like one thing to fire you up for the remainder of the morning. There are many fast and simple dishes meant for daily cooking which you ought to learn your self i...

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Top 5 Things You Should Know When Preparing Healthy Recipes

Posted by Micheal P. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
1.       Preparing a healthy recipe that will be loved not only by children but also by adults. Making some healthy recipes that will be appreciate by all members of the family at the same time can be challenging. And most of time, readymade recipes can also be hard to find.  This is why we have to really come up with something that will be make everyone in the family east and enjoy.

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How to reheat whole smoked turkeys and hams

Posted by Micheal P. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
Okay, so I smoked a couple of hams, and a couple of turkeys for some friend's Easter parties this weekend. As I had to cook them 36 hours in advance, I thought it might be a good idea to offer some tips on how to reheat these beauties, while still keeping them nice and moist.

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Diabetes Food Recipes: Healthy Sandwiches

Posted by Micheal P. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Cooking 
The key to preparing diabetes food recipes is to take note of the calorie content, carbohydrates, fiber, and sugar that are contained in one serving of a given recipe. To help my patients, I have researched and prepared myself some quality recipes, which are healthier choices for those diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes occurs when insulin is not properly used to absorb glucose into our bodies, so it is important to eat a well balanced diet to control blood sugar levels and prevent heart disea...

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How To - Diabetic Cooking Tips & Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, January 31, 2015, In : Cooking 
Thanksgiving dinner is a good time permanently meals as well as household. BUT in many households there tend to be loved ones possess dietary requirements such as diabetes patients. Cooking Thanksgiving holiday dinner for any diabetic person does not mean you must sacrifice flavor. There are pretty straight forward approaches to increase the risk for dinner more healthy for the diabetic person you love to prepare regarding. 

*Don't overlook the fantastic person suffering from diabetes Thanksgi...

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Using Poultry in the Slow Cooker or Crockpot: Turkey Chili and Drumsticks and Bell Peppers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, January 31, 2015, In : Cooking 
One of the best inventions for today's cooks, in my opinion, is the crockpot or slow cooker. You can put your meal on and go to work, run errands, or whatever your day requires. When you get home your house smells delicious and your meal is basically ready. What could be easier? Another advantage for busy families is that the food stays warm and available when meals cannot be eaten together. And even better, especially in the economic environment of today, you can buy less expensive cuts of m...

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Makes Salads for the Crowd Including Diabetics: Spinach Mushroom, Turkey Apple, or Almond Orange

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, January 31, 2015, In : Cooking 
Whether you want a salad with a meal or a salad as an entree, there is a recipe for you in this article. And the great thing about these salads is that you can use them with the diabetics in the crowd, too. Spinach and Mushroom Salad has the nutritional information included. Sorry but I have to get a new nutritional calculator so the other two do not have the values. However, they are great healthy salads!

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How to Make Two Bean Soup and Split Pea and Turkey Ham Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, January 31, 2015, In : Cooking 
Soups are easy to make, they are inexpensive, and they are very nourishing.  Here are a couple of recipes that are great soups and they are also perfect for diabetics.  Two Bean Soup uses baby Lima beans and  great northern beans together for a tasty combination.  The Split-Pea and Turkey Ham Soup is a convenient slow-cooker recipe.

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A recipe full of history for leftover turkey or chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, January 31, 2015, In : Cooking 
Christopher Carson better known as Kit Carson was an explorer, scout, trapper, Indian agent, rancher and soldier during his 60 years of travels throughout the southwest. Born on Christmas Eve in Madison County, Kentucky, in 1809, Kit was the 9th of 14 children. When he was still an infant, the family moved to Howard County, Missouri where Carson spent most of his early childhood in Boone's Lick. His father died when he was only nine years old, and the need to work prevented Kit from ever rece...

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Enjoy Fall's Apple Bounty With These Delicious Old Fashion Recipes - 1950s Cider, Chicken Apple Pie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, January 31, 2015, In : Cooking 
Apples are so much a part of the American diet we even have a saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!"  I'm persuaded to believe that means exactly that, an apple.  Not an apple loaded with sugar, etc.  However, these recipes are not for desserts.  Let these yummy old-fashion apple recipes convince you!  Cool Fall days and nights are perfect for the 1950s Hot Spiced Cider.  And what family wouldn't enjoy this Chicken Apple Pie?

1950s HOT SPICED CIDER 
8 cups apple juice or cider 
1/3 cup ...

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Delicious And Nutritious Recipes For Kids

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you are one of millions of parents that are constantly wracking their brains for healthy and yummy meals for your little ones, here is some help. Not only are these meals nutritious but they are kid's favorite meals. Here are the healthy alternatives to the most popular items on kid's menus. Kids will love these recipes because they taste wonderful. Parents will love these recipes for kids because they are easy and fast to make.

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Are You A Busy Cook Looking For Quick and Easy Recipes? Look No More!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Are you a busy cook who feels you are going in circles most of the time? Yet you want to feed your family healthy meals at home? This article offers recipes to help you with your quest! These recipes are quick, easy, and family-friendly! This macaroni casserole goes into the oven quickly. While it bakes, steam a veggie or make a green salad. Waa-laa, dinner is served!

MEATY MACARONI BAKE

  1 lb lean ground beef (or chicken, if desired)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 jar (16-oz) favorite spaghetti sauce
1...

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Low Calorie Lasagna Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Being on a weight loss diet plan need not mean that you have to give up on all your favorite foods. If you love lasagna, but fear that it will send your diet off course, then this article is for you. Read on to find out some of the tastiest low calorie lasagna recipes.

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Ingredients

1.Raw turkey, ground: 1 pound

2.La...

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Wonderful Busy Day Sandwiches: BBQ Burgers, Turkey and Vegetable Wraps, Turkey Vegetable Pockets

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Having a busy day running to and fro?  When you have a busy day, you don't have to resort to a couple pieces of bread around a slice of lunchmeat and cheese.  Even on busy days, you can make a tasty filling sandwich.  Try BBQ Burgers, Turkey and Vegetable Wraps made with tortillas or Turkey and Veggie Pocket Sandwiches.  The wraps and pocket sandwiches are also great for the lunchbox or brown bag.  They offer healthy alteratives as the kids head back to school, too.

HOMEMADE BAR-B-Q BURGERS 
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Ideas for Rice and Potato Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, January 12, 2015, In : Cooking 
Rice and potato are two staple ingredients in a kitchen. Versatile and delicious, they can be used to make a wide range of dishes. Rice recipes and potato recipes are versatile recipes that can be easily tweaked to suit your taste buds. They also make wholesome and tasty meals in a few easy steps.

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Grandma Hystad's .holiday Recipes, Bar Mixes, Food, Christmas Information

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or "Christ's Mass." Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. 

Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the Yule log, the giving of gifts, carollers' who sing while going from house to house, the feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back 4000 years.

In 350 AD Julius1, a Bishop in Ro...

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Quick-Cooking Recipes to Impress your Guests

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Want to impress your guests with a fabulous dinner, but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen? Whip up tasty meals in minutes and spend more time relaxing and having fun.

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What to do with Your Leftover Turkey from your Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
I was at the gym this morning and while trying to work off the potential pounds I will be gaining this Thursday from the traditional Thanksgiving dinner I will be sharing with my boyfriend's family, I saw this story on the local news and wanted to pass it along to you.  The story was about what to do with your leftover turkey.  What I liked about these ideas are that they are fast and easy to make and two of them can be served as gluten free dairy free meals.

As I discuss in the book, Budget B...

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Mexican Meals - Fantastic Posole Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Posole, which is at times spelt pozole, is a standard Mexican foods recipe and this soup dates back again hundreds of a long time. This dish is produced with corn, meat, and seasonings together with chilies. The meat may well be chicken, turkey or pork rinds. There are also vegetarian and vegans versions of posole.

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Conserving Money Cooking Turkeys Is Great

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, January 9, 2015, In : Cooking 
Saving money cooking turkeys is delicious. So is the food. Too many people forget about turkey until the holidays. They see it as a food that is prepared for special occasions and large gatherings. These folks are missing out on a great opportunity. Turkey is easy to prepare, tastes fantastic, and can be used in many recipes. It is also extremely cost effective. 

First off, remember the "golden rule" of turkey cooking - waste nothing. Every single portion, from skin to bone, to gizzard and org...

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Economical, Quick and Easy Diabetic Menu and Recipes That are Tasty for All

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Following is a simple, easy, and economical menu that is perfect for busy cooks.  It is also a meal that diabetics as well as the whole family can enjoy.  Turkey and Broccoli Supreme Casserole serves as the entree, Belgian carrots add color and flavor as well as great nutrition.  Gelatin Buffet Salad can be made ahead to cut back on kitchen time when the cook is on a busy schedule.  And Apple Pecan Cookies will please the youngsters as well as the adults.  The cookies can also be made ahead. ...

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Origin Of The "Cajun" Deep Fried Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
While preparing for this year's Thanksgiving fest, where I'll be serving delicious Deep Fried turkey, I became interested in the origin of the succulent treat.

What is deep fried turkey?

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How to Make a Tasty Turkey Bean Soup (Perfect for Diabetics, too!)

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
What could be better on a cold winter day than a good hot bowl of healthy but tasty soup?  Personally, I love soup any time of the year, but I find it especially enjoyable in the wintertime.  This recipe is great because it is quick, easy, tasty, healthy, and a perfect way to use up leftover turkey (or chicken).  It is also easy to make by cooking a diced chicken breast or a couple of thighs if you don't have leftover available.  Even better, you can use the meat from a deli roasted chicken o...

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Quinoa Recipes Series: Turkey Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Quinoa has come to be known as a healthy grain that has the incredible benefit of helping with weight loss. This all natural, gluten free grain contains 14 grams of protein for every 100 gram serving! Also rich in essential amino acids and iron, Quinoa has been named as a "super food" by the United Nations. Many satisfied Quinoa users are watching that excess weight "just melt right off". Learn how you too can experience a positive life change by incorporating Quinoa into your diet today. Qui...

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Butterball Indoor Electric turkey fryer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Butterball turkeys are one of the more familiar brands of turkey fryers available during the holiday season. There are several different ways to prepare them including roasting, smoking and frying amongst others. RELATED ARTICLES
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Which of The Diet Solution Recipes Work Well with Hosting a Party?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Hosting a meal or a party at your house can pose a couple of problems if you are already eating according to the Diet Solution, healthy snacks can sometimes fall flat, "Who would like a wheat grass shot and spelt toast?" but here are a couple of fun food ideas from the diet solution recipes that will have your guests wanting more! Healthy eating doesn't have to be obvious or off-putting and instead can be a welcomed departure from the traditional greasy and fat filled party favorites.

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Organic Roasted Turkey – Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and there is no doubt that the center of attention for the day will be the turkey.  The memories of this one day, associated with the preparation and cooking of this one annual meal are as meaningful as some of the most significant moments we share.  It's not hard to close my eyes and recall the sights, sounds and smells of years gone by, all associated with the preparation and roasting of the bird.

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Slow Cooker Turkey (& Tempeh) "Meatballs" In a Zesty Tomato-Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
The more I get into "flexitarian" style whole-foods eating the more enthused I get about adding as many plant-based, anti-aging foods to my diet as possible. I'm still not able to commit to being a vegetarian-much less a vegan -but with a little creativity and some "outside of the box" thinking I've found it's pretty easy (and tasty!) to sneak plant-based foods into just about anything.

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Try These Entree Recipes That Are Okay For Diabetics, Too - Spaghetti and Meatballs or Garlic Pork

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you are diabetic or cook for one, you can serve these entrees without worry.  They are also a good idea when you serve guests who might have a diabetic among them.  Baked Turkey Meatballs Over Spaghetti or Garlic Pork and Potatoes can become a meal when you add a tossed salad.

BAKED TURKEY MEATBALLS OVER SPAGHETTI 
1 egg white
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 lb lean ground turkey (read labels and be sure your turkey is lean)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutm...

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Delicious Recipes for Diabetics That Everyone Will Enjoy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Cooking 
Diabetics and non-diabetics alike will enjoy these delicious recipes.  There is no use for two menus when cooking for a diabetic.  All of these recipes are diabetic-friendly and non-diabetics won't even realize they are eating diabetic-friendly foods.

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How To Refrigerate Turkey While Brining

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
The main logistical problem with brining is that you need a container that's large enough to submerge your turkey in the brine, but will fit in your refrigerator or cooler.

The meat and brine solution must be kept below 40 degrees F. at all times. Since brining does not preserve meat, the turkey and brine must be kept refrigerated at all times.

* Using the Refrigerator: 

If storing the poultry in the refrigerator during brining, check to make sure that the container will fit in your refrigerator...

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Soul Food Recipes 2010: Soul Food Cooking Getting Leaner, Meaner and Tastier?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
Soul Food recipes are going into the new year with a new attitude and the attitude is leaner and meaner. With more consumers demanding a healthier diet, this popular southern cuisine continues to clean up its act. Long criticized for it's high calorie, fat, salt and sugar content, but love for it's taste soul food continues to reinvent itself to adapt to a changing public demand.

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Use Up Your Leftover Grilled Chicken With Amazing Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
You may have grilled a whole chicken or chicken pieces and you do not want to eat the grilled chicken with a baked potato or mashed potatoes yet again. Here are some interesting ways you can use up your left-over grilled chicken.

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Grandma Hystad's Recipes, Cooking, Cleaning, Bar Mixes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
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GRANDMA'S WRAPPED TURKEY



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Alternative Burger Recipes and They're Perfect for Diabetics and Others

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
Are you a burger lover but the doctor has told you to cut back on red meat?  Or perhaps you just want to start eating a healthier diet.  Here are a couple of burger recipes to help you out.  If you want to have a meatless burger, we offer a recipe for black bean burger.  Want meat, just not beef?  No problem.  Try our Asian-style turkey burger.  It may take a while to adjust to beef-less burgers but these recipes will get you off to a good start.

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How to Prepare Dinner in 30 Minutes Using Packaged Turkey Slices and Fresh Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Cooking 
Are you always in a hurry? Do you come home from work tired and exhausted? It is possible to feed your family quickly, efficiently, and economically in a matter of minutes. And there won't be a lot of clean-up either. For your entree, these Garlic-Mushroom Turkey Slices are the perfect way to dress up packaged turkey slices from the grocery store. For a quick vegetable dish try this Zucchini Continental which adds two vegetables and cheese to the turkey and mushrooms. You will have a tasty an...

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Vintage Recipes for Holiday Noodles and Raisin Apple Pie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Two wonderful old-fashion recipes to send you and your taste buds on a trip down memory lane!  Holiday Noodles offers the old-fashion taste of grandma's noodles without all the hard work she put into them.  And Raisin Apple Pie will surely bring back memories of those wonderful old dessert tables whether at grandma's house, family reunions, "dinner-on-the-grounds", etc.



Holiday Noodles



This is an old recipe from Reames Frozen Noodles. Mr. Reames was a personal friend of mine and he and his wife...

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Low Fat Recipes - Most Efficient Way to Lower Calorie Intake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Weight problems, heart disease and high cholesterol levels are more and more common these days. This is why many people try to change their dietary habits and to have a healthier lifestyle. This implies the fact that they need to start reducing the fat intake, so low fat recipes become more and more popular. If you imagine that diet recipes or low fat recipes are nothing tasty and can't be enjoyed, you are deeply wrong. You don't have to sacrifice the pleasure of eating just because you won't...

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How to Cook a Turkey - Cooking Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Turkey meat is very delicious dish, so quest is this how to cook a turkey. Learn to cook a turkey is not difficult. The key is to handle a turkey safely before cooking, and then cook to desired temperature.

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How to Cook a Turkey stress-free Way

* Buy the right amount of turk...

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Poultry Recipes That Are Perfect For Diabetics, Too!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Diabetics can eat right along with everyone else with a few tweaks here and there in a recipe.  There is no need for diabetics to eat boring, bland food.  These poultry recipes are perfect for diabetics and so good the others who do not have diabetes will never notice the difference.

EASY TURKEY SAUSAGE GUMBO

1/3 cup flour

1 can (14-oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth

3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-in cubes

1/2 large red bell pepper

1/2 large green bell pepper

1 large onion, ch...

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Soup's On! Black Bean with Turkey and Ground Beef Veggie Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
One of the best things about walking into the house on a cold or cool day is the smell of delicious soup wafting from the kitchen and greeting you at the door!  The recipes in this article will not only tantalize your sense of smell but also your sense of taste.  Whether you prefer Black Bean with Turkey or Ground Beef Veggie, soup's on!

SLOW COOKER BLACK BEAN SOUP WITH TURKEY 

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Different Sizes of Turkey Take Different Lengths of Time to Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Whether you just fancy a turkey for dinner, or it's thanksgiving and you are preparing the traditional turkey meal, you will need to get the cooking time right. Different sizes of turkey take different lengths of time to cook, and while an overcooked, dry turkey is not a very tasty meal, the alternative - an undercooked turkey and the risk of food poisoning, is even less attractive for the help www.july4-recipes.com. While steaks are OK to consume rare, poultry has a much higher risk of disea...

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New Brunch Recipes: Baked Egg & Toast Cups, Impossible Turkey Pie, and Ham Cream Cheese Bagel Spread

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, January 4, 2015, In : Cooking 
Planning a brunch and looking for some new ideas? Here we offer some recipes to give new life to your brunch. Wake up taste buds with these great recipes. Baked Egg and Toast Cups make a great individualegg serving that is definitely different. The Impossible Turkey (or Chicken) Pie is easy to prepare and can be kept warm easily. Ham Cream Cheese Bagel Spread is tasty on miniature bagel halves. Try one, two, or all three of these recipes at your next brunch.

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New and Different Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 1, 2015, In : Cooking 
If you have leftover turkey and would like to try some different ways to use it, here are some suggestions for you. Give your leftover turkey a Tex-Mex flair by using it in this Chicken or Turkey Doritos Casserole. The Doritos add crunch and the vegetables add color. Or how about some barbecue turkey sandwiches? Both of these recipes will allow you to use up your turkey without your family grumbling about re-eating the Thanksgiving dinner!

CHICKEN OR TURKEY DORITOS CASSEROLE

chicken or turkey m...

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Low Calorie Turkey Meal Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 1, 2015, In : Cooking 
Although Thanksgiving is a holiday that typically involves abundance, most of us don't want or need more "abundance" on our waistlines.

On Thanksgiving Day, the average American eats between 2,000 and 4,500 calories, which is a significant jump from the 1,600 to 2,400 calories that are consumed on a typical day.

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Recipes for Making Quick and Easy Pasta and Poultry Dishes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, January 1, 2015, In : Cooking 
When you need quick, easy, and tasty meals, turn to chicken or turkey and pasta.  A much healthier alternative for your family than the fast food outlets and what family doesn't name both ingredients as family favorites?  Turkey and Macaroni Casserole is ready in minutes and this one dish has pasta, vegetables, meat, and dairy.  Add a bagged salad and you are set!  The Quick and Easy Chicken Pasta is so easy to prepare it will only take a few minutes.  Steam some broccoli or add a salad and y...

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Slow Cookers Are Great When Hosting a Party - Try These Recipes For Party Mix and Turkey Meatballs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you are hosting the next group get-together, game night, movie night, etc, let your crockpots and/or slow cookers give you a hand! The recipes in this article are easy, inexpensive, and work great for feeding a group.  The Turkey Meatballs recipe makes twenty-four meatballs which gives you a good amount.  Double the recipe if more is needed.  You can even make a cereal based party mix in your slow-cooker.  Now how easy is that!

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Yummy Recipes For Your Crockpot

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
We are all so busy in today's society it can be hard to find time to prepare healthy meals for our families.  Yet it is so easy to prepare meals by using your crockpot or slow cooker. The recipes in this article are perfect examples.  Feed your family healthy meals without a lot of work on your part!  These poultry recipes are perfect examples of healthy, tasty entrees your family will love.  The first recipe below offers meat and potatoes cooked together.  Add a quick salad and you are ready...

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Cuban Stuffed Turkey - Caja China Cooking Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
Having been a connoisseur of outstanding barbecue for some time now, I must say that the Caja China Roasting Box is the most unique, time saving, and delicious method of roasting I have ever come across. The uniqueness of the product, however, causes many new owners to struggle with just how and what to cook in their new Caja China style roasters. Have no fear. Over the years I have accumulated hundreds of great Caja China recipes, and the purpose of this article is to share a personal favori...

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Entree Salad Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
The hot days of summer are definitely here.  It's time for quick, easy, lite, cool foods!  Following are a couple of recipes that are perfect for summertime entree salads.  Whether for a luncheon, dinner by the pool, or simply something quick and easy on a hot summer day, give these recipes a try.

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Vintage Recipes for Turkey With Apple Raisin Herb Stuffing and Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
With our economy in a downward spiral, we are all looking for ways to cut back on our food expenses.  Turkey is one of the best ways to do that.  They are inexpensive and usually provide more than one meal; there are so many ways to use turkey leftovers.  So whether it is holiday time or you just have several to feed or you are looking for economical meal ideas, give this Turkey and Apple Raisin Herb Stuffing a try.  Pumpkin is another good food that is inexpensive.  Pumpkin is a nutritional ...

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Yummy Crockpot or Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Economical For Families On a Budget

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Your slowcooker/crockpot is the perfect way to make family-friendly economical meals.  Try this Larpin' Good Soup that adds ground beef, tomatoes, and cheese to canned minestrone soup for a tasty, warm-you-from-the-inside-out meal.  The Beef, Carrots, and Cabbage dish provides a tasty dish that uses a less-expensive cut of roast with tasty, healthy veggies for a good family meal.  For a different chili try this recipe for Bean and Salsa Turkey Chili.

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Tasty Poultry Recipes You Make In Your Crockpot

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
The recipes in this article allow you to have some tasty poultry entrees ready when you get home from your job, errands, busy days, or even when you are home all day but like the convenience of your cooker.  Choose from a Turkey Breast with Herbs  or Chicken Cacciatore.

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TURKEY BREAST WITH HERBS

1 (approx. 4 lb) turkey breast

1/8 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup fresh sage, minced

1/4 cup fresh tarragon, minced

1 tsp freshly ground ...

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How to Carve a Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
To someone who is just learning to cook, this topic may seem like one of the hardest meals you will ever have to prepare. Needless to say, if you're having a turkey there's usually company involved which means a number of hungry people are relying on you to prepare a great meal. This can be very intimidating. Luckily we have all the information you need, in order to ensure a great meal for you, your friends and your family.

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Fryer or a Deep Fryer Time to Cook the Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you think of cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, you typically picture a turkey slowly browning in a warm oven. Although this still holds true for most, there are other ways to cook a turkey. If you are preparing a large dinner, you might not have the room or the time to let a turkey sit in the oven for three hours. You might not always have the ideal weather for grilling on Thanksgiving either. These problems can be solved with one of two solutions: A turkey fryer or a deep fryer.


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Different Ways to Cooking Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Some people get really uptight at the thought of cooking a turkey, but their worry is unfounded. Actually roasting a turkey is one of the easiest cooking feats to accomplish successfully. Allow for adequate turkey cooking time, and you can be successful your first time out. By following a few simple cooking tips, anyone can roast a perfect turkey to complement their Thanksgiving feast or any other meal.

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Try These Old Fashion Recipes For a Variety of Sauces - From Hot Dogs to Dessert to Turkey Gravy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Even though barbecue sauce is probably one of the most popular sauces, we uses sauces and gravies for a lot of things.  This article is an accumulation of some of my old fashion sauce recipes for a wide variety of uses.  This is no method to this article.  It is just a list of some of my favorite sauces including one for Easy Turkey Gravy.  The other two recipes are from many, many years ago when I was a child.  They are definitely vintage recipes since I am well into my sixties!

EASY TURKEY G...

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Old Fashion Fall/holiday Recipes (but not Limited to Fall/holidays)

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Following are a couple of recipes from my vintage collection.  Both of these recipes are often thought of as Fall or Holiday foods.  Both, however, are good for anytime.  Turkey Dressing can also be used with chicken (or turkey) year-round.  During these times of high grocery prices, turkey and chicken are almost always good buys.  A meal can be made around either of these poultry items to feed family very economically.  Squash is a vegetable that we could eat more of.  It is healthy, tasty, ...

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Poulty Recipes Are Healthy For Diabetics and Others Alike

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Poultry, both chicken and turkey, are not only very popular foods, they are healthy for both diabetics and non-diabetics.  When cooking for your family or a group that includes a diabetic or two, you can safely go with chicken or turkey and not worry about how it will affect the diabetics.  These recipes are great for diabetics and tasty for the whole crowd!  The turkey and bean skillet is a great diabetic recipe as beans should be an important part of a diabetics diet.  The Jerk Chicken is a...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
When turkeys go gobbling all the way to your 
Thanksgiving menu, why not pamper your taste-buds with some more cool recipes ? 
So cook up some toothsome Thanksgiving dishes and let your folks gobble up the gastronomical delights with gusto ! Plan a peachy recipe this Thanksgiving and warm up your dear ones for a great
holiday feast. And with Autumn's plentiful yield, you'll never run short of the choicest things to rev up your Thanksgiving menu. Now to help you tickle the appetites of your frien...

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Recipe Potpourri Featuring Vintage Recipes From Grandma's House

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
This is a potpourri of recipes from my late mother's recipe collection.  These recipes are from a variety of places but all are quick, easy, economical, and tasty.  Now what could be better than that?  The first recipe is a simple turkey-rice casserole that is perfect for using up left-over chicken or turkey.  You know we don't want to throw away food since it costs a lot to feed our families today!  The second recipe is for Vinegar Dumplings.  How long has it been since you've had homemade d...

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How to Cook a Boneless Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Although Turkey is considered as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, turkey breasts can easily be used in an average week last night dinner. Boneless turkey breast is easier to cook then whole turkey breasts and even more. How to cook boneless turkeybreasts, depending on what flavor you want and the type of coverage you want. In addition to the ingredients you need a meat thermometer and injector, of course, a preheated oven. In this article we will see how the two Turkey breasts marinated and ...

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Delicious Poultry Recipes and They Are Diabetic Friendly, Too! Potpie, Soup, and Chicken Breasts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
As most cooks know, chicken and turkey are easy replacements for each other in most recipes.  If you happen to have one and not the other, use what you have on hand.  These recipes make great family meals and they are healthy.  While not listed as 'diabetic' recipes, they are very diabetic friendly so you can serve them even when diabetics are at your table.  The Incredibly Moist Chicken Breasts is a 4-ingredient recipe that is ready is less than half an hour.  The Apple and Turkey Potpie is ...

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If You Are Searching For Good Diabetic Recipes, These Poultry Recipes Are For You!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
One thing diabetics often complain about is getting bored with their diets.  The poultry recipes in this article will offer some new ways to prepare turkey and chicken for the diabetic as well as others.  How about an Herb-Crusted Turkey Breast that has 0 carbs leaving room for a tasty side dish? Or Asparagus Chicken on English Muffins for something different?  This open-faced chicken sandwich on a whole-wheat English muffin is like no chicken sandwich you've ever had before! Sound good?  I t...

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Cooking:-what Do You Need to Deep Fry a Turkey?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Deep fried turkey is moist and delicious and not at all oily. The skin sears instantly and seals in the natural turkey juices for the most juicy turkey you'll ever have. It also cooks quickly at about 3 ½ minutes a pound. That’s a 12 pound turkey in under 40 minutes for help visit www.cat-head-biscuit.com. You'll even have time to cook two turkeys if you want. No more waking up at dawn to put the turkey in the oven. Deep frying a turkey will also free up oven space for side dishes. If your...

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Prepare Meals Safely And Very Easily With Butterball Turkey Fryer Recipes!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
The Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer is quite easy to make use of! It is an amazing unit that comes having a multitude of features, however in spite of its revolutionary technologies, it is easy to install and to make use of. All you've got to do is plug it in and set the timer. Thanks to the timer and thermostat control, you will not have to worry about the turkey burning.

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Simple and Scrumptious Turkey Meatloaf Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
It sure would be great if you could serve your family a great dish loaded with nutrients and rich flavour. Whether it is only a regular meal or a special luncheon with the family, a savory dish is definitely a treat. If you are a busy homemaker with little time to spend for cooking, you should opt for a simple yet fabulous recipe. This way, you could do your chores while waiting for that superb dish to cook.

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Thanksgiving Recipes and Roasting Tips for the Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
A beautifully browned turkey that is succulent and delicious is the star of the Thanksgiving meal. Browse through different Thanksgiving recipes online to find ones that suit your cooking needs. Have essential holiday cookware like roasting pans at hand before you start on your turkey. Here are some tips and tricks to roast the perfect turkey.

Step One: Choosing the Turkey and Cookware
Choose an organic turkey for a healthful Thanksgiving feast. These turkeys are raised on organic grain so the ...

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3 Non-traditional Ways to Prepare Your Holiday Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Deep-Fryed Turkey 

3 gallons peanut oil for frying, or as needed 
1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 
1/4 cup Creole seasoning

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1 white onion 

In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F. Be sure to leave room for the turkey, or the oil will spill 
over. 

***** Side N...

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Make Appealing Recipes From Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you've just had a huge party at your place or a get together, the chances are likely that there would be a great deal of leftover food especially turkey. In case you have no other option but to throw the turkey away, stop for a moment. Here are a few very engaging recipes of the leftover turkey. After all wasting food isn't a good thing.

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How To Make Salmon Recipes Accurately

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Salmon recipes are basically dishes which are made up of salmon fish which are full of omega-3 and protein. Salmon might be one of the most easiest and quickest to cook fish recipes. These salmon recipes are widely cherished for its flavor. The primary thing while preparing salmon recipes is to use just the right components. Also, it is very imperative that you simply store up the salmon fish in the refrigerator till the time you decide to utilize it for cooking. RELATED ARTICLES
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Bread Basket Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Bread Basket

Ingredients

8 ounces broccoli
1 medium onion, sliced thin
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all−purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground sage
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups cooked, cut up turkey
4 slices bacon, crisply fried and crumbled

Preparation

Prepare Bread Basket.

Remove florets from broccoli and reserve. Cut stalks into 1−inch pieces, approximately 2 1/2 cups. Place steamer basket in 1/2−inch water in saucepan or skill...

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Picnic Menu With Recipes Suitable for Diabetics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Planning a picnic with a diabetic friend or relative and wondering what foods to prepare?  Want something a little different?  Try this menu for a tasty picnic that defininetly won't be remembered as "the usual picnic".  It is suitable for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.  For the meat, go a different route with the All American Turkey Loaf, add a relish tray, Boston-style baked beans, and refreshing Oreo Cookie Dessert.  Gelatin Punch makes for a cool, refreshing drink that's welcome anyti...

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Baked Turkey Stuffed Tomato Luncheon Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
BAKED TURKEY-STUFFED TOMATOES

6 medium tomatoes

1/2 tsp salt, optional

1 cup low-fat milk

1 tbsp flour

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1 3/4 cups chopped, cooked turkey breast

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1/4 cup shredded low-fat American cheese

1/4 tsp seasoned salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Cut tops from tomatoes and scoop out pulp.  Sprinkle inside of tomato shells with 1/4 tsp salt, if using.  Invert tomatoes on paper tow...

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Turkey the Old-Fashioned Way

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are lots of delicious ways to prepare and serve turkey. It may well be deep-fried, brined, poached, grilled...to mention just a few techniques of preparation. This post, nonetheless, will focus strictly on suggestions and tactics for preparing best turkey the old-fashioned way -- oven roasted.

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Old Fashion Comfort Food Casserole Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
In today's society with all the worries about jobs, finanaces, etc most families are trying to cut back on spending everywhere they can.  One of the areas where many families are cutting back is on eating out and the food budget.  Casseroles to the rescue.  Casseroles are inexpensive to make, feed several, and they are comfort foods.  Here is a variety of old-fashion casserole recipes for you to choose from.  Try our Beef and Rice Hot Dish, Turkey Noodle Casserole, or Tamale Pie.  Surely one ...

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How to Made a Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cook up the flavor of the Southwest in one pot!  Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup is sure to please the soup lover in you and your family.  This is not only a tasty soup but one packed full of nutrients.  In addition to the turkey and the corn, you have zucchini, black beans, garlic, onion, etc.  Serve your family a bowl of this nutritious soup today.


SOUTHWEST CORN AND TURKEY SOUP

3 dried ancho chilies

2 small zucchini

nonstick cooking spray

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, m...

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Diabetic Friendly Quick and Easy Lemon Turkey Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
This quick and easy burger makes a sandwich that diabetics can enjoy.  This sandwich features Lemon Turkey Burgers for those who prefer poultry to beef or have been told by their doctors to eat less red meat.  One thing you do need to remember about buying ground turkey is to be sure you are buying low-fat meat.  Not all ground poultry is low-fat and healthy so check the label before buying.  It is also important that diabetics do use the whole-wheat buns called for in the recipe and not regu...

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Red Potato, Zucchini And Mushroom Recipe Great As A Side Dish For Thanksgiving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Thanksgiving is a day for sharing and being thankful for what you have and what better way to be grateful than by sitting a table full of good food. My red potato, zucchini and mushroom recipe is my favorite. I have not been making it that long, it was something I just threw together. I love this recipe not because it's delicious but because it's nutritious and fulfilling. You can eat it by itself or with your favorite meat.

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Quick And Easy Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
It is not difficult, nor does it take a great cook, to get a meal on the table in 30 to 60 minutes. Yes, you can drive right on past the fast-food drive-thru windows and right on to your own kitchen. If you have never really learned how to cook, are a new cook, or are just intimidated by the kitchen, it is easy to overcome with this Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie recipe. In our current financial situation with so many people losing their jobs, having their hours cut back, etc, it is more important ...

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5 Awesome Coffee Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Now, we are done with Halloween and are on to the next awesome holiday, Thanksgiving. A day filled with lots of preparation of cleaning, cooking, baking, and having our homes filled to the gills with our extended family. This is perhaps the one day of the year when we can have our sole focus on food.

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Turkey Cooking Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
Many concider having turkey only on Thansgiving or on Christmas. You should concider eating turkey on a more regular basis.

First lets give you some turkey nutritional facts. Turkey contains no carbohydrates. In addition, turkey is a good source of selenium, vitamin B6, niacin, and tryptophan. Turkey contains trace amounts of vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, and copper. One three-ounce serving of light turkey meat has 132 calories and three grams of fat. Turkey is a goo...

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Vintage Recipes for Turkey Round-up and Caramel Star Blondies

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
Following are a couple of recipes from my mother's old metal recipe box.  I love vintage recipes and received a treasure trove of them at her death.  These older recipes are quick, simple, tasty, and very economical.  Turkey Round-Up is a simple turkey casserole, excellent for using leftover turkey (or chicken).  With the current increases in grocery prices, ways to use leftovers are very important to many families.  Caramel Star Brownies is a recipe from a Brach's candies advertisement that ...

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Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
As we all are looking for ways to stretch our food dollar, turkey is a wise choice.  Whether or not you plan to cook one for the holidays, buy one when you find them at a good sale price.  You can always freeze it for later.  You can make a lot of meals from one turkey!  And here are some recipes to help you use up that economical turkey meat.



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Old Fashion Recipe for Turkey With Apricot Cornbread Stuffing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you are looking for a new way to do turkey and stuffing, here is a recipe for you.  This old-time recipe has a stuffing that combines cornbread, apricots, and pecans.  Probably no one among your family and friends has served stuffing quite like this one.  Give it a try.  Impress your family and friends.



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Turkey and Country Sausage Corn Bread Stuffing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
Whether or not you are cooking for a holiday, family gathering or just wanting to prepare an economical meal , turkey and dressing or stuffing is a great choice.   Following is an old-fashioned recipe from my vintage recipe collection.  This is a recipe that was clipped from a newspaper and kept in my mother's old metal recipe box.  The stuffing combines cornbread, white bread cubes, and crumbled sausage for a tasty nostalgic meal.  Let the young ones participate by helping to mix the stuffin...

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Learn How To Baste A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Having a turkey dinner during the holidays is a tradition that goes back many years. There are many ways to prepare a turkey such as deep frying, roasting, and smoking. Some cooks may say that it is not necessary to baste a roast turkey, but many will say that basting your turkey adds flavor to the skin and gives it a beautiful color. Let's show you how to baste a turkey.

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Guaranteed Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
The technique of indirect cooking is essentially a slow roasting process which guarantees a tender result. When you think about it it's pretty logical. The definition of indirect cooking is where the heat is not directly applied to the turkey as opposed to a grill where the turkey is seared directly over the charcoal barbecue grill.

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How to Cook Turkey on Natural Gas Grills

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Tradition has its fans, but maybe this year you would like to try a twist to your turkey recipe. If you've got a gas griddle and enjoy the hazy flavour of griddled meat, why don't you try barbecuing your turkey this year? It isn't only possible it is rather easy. Ideally, the turkey you choose should sit on the griddle and the lid should close without touching the bird. If this is not possible, do not be disturbed, you can still griddle your turkey. You'll require some industrial quality foil...

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Steps To Cooking A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
The most important thing to keep in mind is that a turkey takes a long while to cook through to the bone...and keeps on cooking once you remove it from the oven. Make sure to bake, braise or roast the bird at a high enough temperature to keep it safe to eat and don't overcook it. Don't leave your turkey in the oven to keep it warm while you get the rest of the dinner ready to serve. Take it out as soon as it's done, let it cool outside the oven for about 20 minutes and then carve away. You'll...

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How to Brine a Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Brining is one of the secrets behind a juicy and tender turkey that does not feel like overcooked. One of the most common complaints about turkey dishes is that the meat is dry and flavorless. Whether it be smoking, grilling, frying or roasting, poultry has a tendency to get dry and feel like over cooked. This problem can be overcome with brining, a procedure that is said to be very much effective in making turkey dishes juicy and flavorful.

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Back Bacon & Cajun Deep Fried Turkeys

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are many unique meats available for sale apart from your basic hamburger and chicken, including English back bacon, Cajun deep fried turkeys, and pork bacon.  This article will take focus on back bacon, and the differences between the American version, "rashers," and English back bacon. 
    Back Bacon is part of the loin of the pig, and it usually leaner than other cuts of the animal—often a desirable feature for a meat. It contains a larger amount of meat for the weight of the cut. E...

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Christmas Recipe Ideas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
For all those who have an appetite for fun and get an irresistible festive tickle for yummy fruitcakes, gingerbread cookies, chestnut soups, apple ciders, sizzling turkey on the table, hot chocolate fudge and more, here are some easy-to-do and great-to-taste Christmas recipes for you to lay hands on ! These recipe ideas for Christmas would surely juice up the your Christmas dinner table and have your guests—friends, family or beloved—craving for more ! Remember, Christmas recipes have to ...

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Smoked Turkey With Spiced Fruit Glaze

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
For this mouthwatering smoked Turkey recipe you will need 2 large turkey breasts with the skin and bone removed (approx. 2kg)

Preparation:

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1. Wash and pat the turkey breast dry using a paper towel.

2. In a bowl add cinnamon, brown sugar, fresh nutmeg, pep...

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Fried Turkey - a Southern Take on Thanksgiving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
One of the best things about living in the south is fried food.  These days you can pretty much fry anything from Twinkies, to onions, to seafood, to cheesecake.  The possibilities are endless! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there's a new take on preparing your feast. Two words, fried turkey.


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5 Delicious Recipes for Beer Can Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Beer can turkey, or beer in the rear turkey is wonderfully delicious way to roast or grill your turkey this holiday season. The moisture from the beer will help to ensure that the breast of the bird stays moist and delicious. You can roast your turkey in the oven on a baking sheet to catch the juices, or on the grill. To make your turkey even more special, you can add herbs to the can of beer, and add a complimentary rub for the bird. Here are 5 great ideas for your favorite beers, and compli...

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Delicious and healthy food recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
 The exact historical origin of the Thanksgiving Day is still uncertain. Moreover, Thanksgiving Day is also observed in United states and Canada. Later the Thanksgiving traditions in America varied from region to region. A traditional Thanksgiving consisted of a raffle held on Thanksgiving eve, a shooting match on Thanksgiving morning, church services, Thanksgiving breakfast, Thanksgiving dinner recipes and then the traditional feast which consisted of some familiar Thanksgiving staples such ...

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How To Cook That Succulent And Juicy Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
The centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal would be the roasted turkey & it has been the king of your dinner table ever since Thanksgiving traditions began in the US. There really are lots of great recipes out there on how to roast turkey right but take note that the simpler the roast turkey recipe is, the better. It's best to just have the basic ingredients so that your turkey really will still taste like that of turkey & not like the other ingredients that you're using.

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Try This - Beer-in-the-Rear Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you want to have a delicious tasting turkey for the holidays, then why not try cooking a beer-in-the-rear turkey? Also known as beer-can turkey, this is a great way to roast or grill turkey. The result will be a succulent, moist bird, oozing with delightful juices. RELATED ARTICLES
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What to do with lefover turkey - leftover turkey recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
It's been a week already since Thanksgiving was celebrated but there's still turkey left in your fridge. What do you do with it? You cannot just reheat everyday to serve for dinner. That would be truly boring. You cannot also bring it to the office to share with your officemates because surely they have their own. But throwing it away is also not good. Remember, you had it to celebrate Thanksgiving. Throwing it away would defeat the whole purpose of the celebration. So again, what do you do w...

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WOW! Best Grilling Turkey Recipes for Beginners

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
Turkey Breast with Grilled Lemon and Sage Sauce

Ingredients:

Turkey breast cutlets 2 (6 oz each)

Juice and zest of half a lemon

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Quarter teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Dry white wine 1 / 3 cup (or)

Chicken broth, low sodium 1 / 3 cup

Chopped fresh sage 1 tablespoon...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe, Juicy Edition

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
INGREDIENTS


1 whole turkey (12 to 16 lb), fresh or frozen, thawed 
1 Tbsp stick butter, melted 
½ tsp each salt and pepper 
2 Cans of chicken broth 
1-2 Packages of each, fresh Sage, fresh Thyme, and fresh Rosemary 
1 Package of Parsley 
Garnish: fresh herbs


PREPARATION:


Day 1


First you will need to thaw the Turkey. Follow the instructions on the package your bird came in. remove any and all giblets, neck etc. Save it if you want to make the giblet gravy, I throw it away. I brine my Turkey to give it ...

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Thanksgiving Deep Fried Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Most people do not realize the terrible mess it makes, and the dangerous consequences that ensue by working in an enclosed space. I know the old pros like to take it outdoors and have a friendly game of horse shoes or washers while enjoying a cold one talking about the football games that are to be played later that day.


How to Deep Fry a Turkey:


You will need a completely thawed turkey, a couple gallons of oil, and a very large cooking pot. You can use canola, vegetable oil, but it is better i...

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Holiday Turkey Recipe With Fixins

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
That Turkey dinner is one of the most celebrated meals in the United States, and also one of the most times consuming. People work hour after hour just to get the turkey dinner done just right. We have tips to get you the perfect cooked turkey that you and your family will be proud to feast.


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Best Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Turkey at a holiday meal is always a favorite amongst family members.The smell of a turkey roasting in the oven is a memory many have of the holidays. When you are the cook however, it can give you some anxiety!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
What you will need:

1 turkey
olive oil or vegetable spread
dry herbs and spices of your choice (thyme, sage, chili powder, basil, parsley, garlic powder)
2 onions
2 long carrots
2 celery sticks
stuffing (homemade or store bought)
meat thermometer
turkey baster
shallow pan
aluminum foil
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Instructions:

Start by properly thawing ...

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Christmas Turkey Recipes - How To Cook A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
Until recently, the turkey was only considered the main dish for celebrations such as Christmas or Thanksgiving Day, but at this point in that fashion requires a body without excess fat, turkey is a perfect food because it contains very little fat, no cholesterol and is very nutritious and tasty.

The turkey meat, besides being very tasty, can be prepared in the same way as ordinary chicken meat has much less fat, no fat and provides a lot of protein.

The turkey is one of the white meat, which i...

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Yummy Turkey Recipes For Your Crockpot or Slow Cooker

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
Spiral Pasta With Turkey Meatballs or Turkey Tacos both use ground turkey. The crockpot or slow cooker is a great way to cook ground turkey as it stays moist when slow cooked.  Both of these recipes make great meals for busy families.  Everyone from Grandpa to the little ones will enjoy these dishes.

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Leftover Turkey Recipes Gluten Free –Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey. In the winter months turkey soup is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Spicey Turkey. The dilemma is solved

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Spicey Turkey Soup

.Serves 8

This soup has the perfect balance b...

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3 Delicious Left-Over Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
For the majority of Americans, it is a tradition to serve a roasted turkey dinner for the Thanksgiving holiday...however, once the dinner is over, we are faced with a lot of turkey left-overs. 

I like to freeze my left over turkey in freezer-safe 2-3 cup plastic containers. During the next few weeks, I can defrost my turkey in the microwave and make some delicious dinner recipes for my family.

Tip: You will want to remove the skin and bones from your turkey before placing it into the freezer.

Th...

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10 the Most Delicious Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
It always seemed to me somehow that turkeys shouldn't love the beginning of winter. At first we celebrate Thanksgiving Day at the end of November, then comes Christmas – and millions of turkeys in the whole world live they last days.

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The Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
is one of the most popular meals to serve during all the holidays, but the major problem with Roast Turkey is making sure that it is moist and tender. You will find that there are many ways to prepare a delicious roast turkey recipe after you learn the basics.

When you are looking for a turkey to roast it is always best to find a fresh turkey if you can. Fresh turkeys do have a better taste but frozen will also work. You will need to completely defrost the turkey in the refrigerator before the...

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Leftover Turkey Recipe- Dairy Free Diet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey. In the winter months turkey chili is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Turkey Chili. The dilemma is over.

 Colorful Turkey Chili

Dairy Free Leftover Turkey Recipe

Serves 8 Ingredients

1 tablespoon expeller pressed canola oil 
1 pound lean ground all-natural turkey breast or thigh 
1 medium red onion, chopped 
1 medium green pepper, chopped 
1 (28-ounce)can diced tomatoes ...

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Garlic Butter Juicy Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
Thanksgiving is a family celebration of giving thanks for what you have. And one of those thanks is food. The smell of sweet potato pie lingering throughout the house and the sounds of family chatter and laughter is a very satisfying and joyful moment. It reminds you that there's no place like home. It will always be a memory that no one will ever forget.

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Turkey Delicacies - A few remarkable Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
The Turkey can be described as a bird that's utilized in many dishes. Its a North American bird which is thickly connected to Thanksgiving dinners. But, it is also eaten at other times. Turkey is by and large chosen since it is high in protein and scarce in fat, as compared to other dark meat. Some common breeds of Turkey include: Narragansett, Bronze, White Holland and Bourbon Red. RELATED ARTICLES
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Christmas Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
Christmas Turkey Recipe 

Christmas is a time when one is seen experimenting with various recipes. Old recipes are personalized and made more delicious. However, one is mostly seen trying out new recipes. It is fun to try out new dishes during the holidays. And there can be no better season to experiment with new recipes, than the holiday season of Christmas. As far as the preparation of turkey is concerned, it is being cloaked in various ingredients for a contemporary look. The Christmas Turke...

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Choosing a Healthy Ground Turkey Recipe out of Multiple Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
People usually think of turkey burgers as being a healthier option to the traditional all-beef hamburger. Yes, they taste pretty yummy - piled high with lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, onion and relish – but is it really the best choice? Are turkey burgers healthy?

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I Can't Believe It's Not Mexican: 3 Tasty But Non-Authentic Mexican Food Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
Mexican food is almost as popular in the United States as it is in Mexico. With restaurants spread out across the country (as well as various Mexican meals in bars and clubs), it is not hard to find yourself eating some variation of Mexican food several times a week, especially if you are out often and not picky about your meal style.

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Soul Food Recipes News: Soul Food Recipes Expanding Influence

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
Soul food recipes have a long history and tradition dating back to the Civil War era. It's one of the most popular original American foods left. The food eaten by some of Americas most influential police, sports and entertainment figures continues to grow in popularity and influence.

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Three Traditional American Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is no denying that American-style food has had a very large impact on cuisine all over the world! No, I don't just mean fast-food, either! Traditional American foods such as the Coney Island-style hot dog, potato chips, fried chicken, and hamburgers with fries are just a few things that, while not all being essentially American, have reached the world through popularity in America. While it is hard to narrow them down, I have included in this article three of my favorite American recipe...

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The Taco: A Brief History of a Tex-Mex Food Favorite

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
If the taco was never invented and you asked a chef if a small, fried corn or flour tortilla stuffed with filling could become an American culinary mainstay, he or she would probably say no. But it did. The taco evolved from a food invention introduced by Mexican miners to a crunchy American favorite.

According to the Real Academia Espanola, taco describes a traditional Mexican dish of one or two corn tortillas wrapped around food. The origin of the word taco could be literally translated to m...

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Vintage Recipes for Turkey Round-up and Caramel Star Blondies

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Following are a couple of recipes from my mother's old metal recipe box.  I love vintage recipes and received a treasure trove of them at her death.  These older recipes are quick, simple, tasty, and very economical.  Turkey Round-Up is a simple turkey casserole, excellent for using leftover turkey (or chicken).  With the current increases in grocery prices, ways to use leftovers are very important to many families.  Caramel Star Brownies is a recipe from a Brach's candies advertisement that ...

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Leftover Turkey Recipes Gluten Free –Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey. In the winter months turkey soup is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Spicey Turkey. The dilemma is solved

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Spicey Turkey Soup

.Serves 8

This soup has the perfect balance b...

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Tasty Recipes for Old Fashion Salads: Hot Reuben Potato, Turkey Salad Stuffed Tomato, Noodle Garden

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Salads can add an extra dimension to your meal or serve as a meal themselves. This article offers a variety of salad recipes from my old fashion recipe collection.  Included are Hot Reuben Potato Salad, Stuffed Tomatoes with Turkey Salad, and a Noodle Garden Salad.  The origin (for me) of these vintage recipes is listed with each recipe.

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This is another old Hoosier recipe from my childhood many, many years ago!

6 large potatoes
6 slices bacon...

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How To Refrigerate Turkey While Brining

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
The main logistical problem with brining is that you need a container that's large enough to submerge your turkey in the brine, but will fit in your refrigerator or cooler.

The meat and brine solution must be kept below 40 degrees F. at all times. Since brining does not preserve meat, the turkey and brine must be kept refrigerated at all times.

* Using the Refrigerator: 

If storing the poultry in the refrigerator during brining, check to make sure that the container will fit in your refrigerator...

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Make Appealing Recipes From Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you've just had a huge party at your place or a get together, the chances are likely that there would be a great deal of leftover food especially turkey. In case you have no other option but to throw the turkey away, stop for a moment. Here are a few very engaging recipes of the leftover turkey. After all wasting food isn't a good thing.

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Simple and Scrumptious Turkey Meatloaf Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
It sure would be great if you could serve your family a great dish loaded with nutrients and rich flavour. Whether it is only a regular meal or a special luncheon with the family, a savory dish is definitely a treat. If you are a busy homemaker with little time to spend for cooking, you should opt for a simple yet fabulous recipe. This way, you could do your chores while waiting for that superb dish to cook.

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How to Made a Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cook up the flavor of the Southwest in one pot!  Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup is sure to please the soup lover in you and your family.  This is not only a tasty soup but one packed full of nutrients.  In addition to the turkey and the corn, you have zucchini, black beans, garlic, onion, etc.  Serve your family a bowl of this nutritious soup today.


SOUTHWEST CORN AND TURKEY SOUP

3 dried ancho chilies

2 small zucchini

nonstick cooking spray

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, m...

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Preparing a Scrumptious Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
The thought of preparing a scrumptious turkey, especially during Christmas will most likely get most people down as roasting a turkey is never an easy task. The preparation process can go wrong at any interval; hence it is good to look up a turkey cookbook so as to avoid committing mistakes that will spoil the dish.

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Origin Of The "Cajun" Deep Fried Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
While preparing for this year's Thanksgiving fest, where I'll be serving delicious Deep Fried turkey, I became interested in the origin of the succulent treat.

What is deep fried turkey?

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Quick And Easy Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
It is not difficult, nor does it take a great cook, to get a meal on the table in 30 to 60 minutes. Yes, you can drive right on past the fast-food drive-thru windows and right on to your own kitchen. If you have never really learned how to cook, are a new cook, or are just intimidated by the kitchen, it is easy to overcome with this Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie recipe. In our current financial situation with so many people losing their jobs, having their hours cut back, etc, it is more important ...

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How to Prepare Dinner in 30 Minutes Using Packaged Turkey Slices and Fresh Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Are you always in a hurry? Do you come home from work tired and exhausted? It is possible to feed your family quickly, efficiently, and economically in a matter of minutes. And there won't be a lot of clean-up either. For your entree, these Garlic-Mushroom Turkey Slices are the perfect way to dress up packaged turkey slices from the grocery store. For a quick vegetable dish try this Zucchini Continental which adds two vegetables and cheese to the turkey and mushrooms. You will have a tasty an...

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Roasted Turkey with Spicy Coconut Milk and Lemon Grass Sauce

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you have been looking around for a fresh turkey recipe, here is a special turkey recipe with eastern flavor.  Note that the ingredients listed here is for one kilogram of turkey, so if you want to use more than a kilogram of turkey, be sure to multiply the ingredients proportional to the actual weight.

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Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
As we all are looking for ways to stretch our food dollar, turkey is a wise choice.  Whether or not you plan to cook one for the holidays, buy one when you find them at a good sale price.  You can always freeze it for later.  You can make a lot of meals from one turkey!  And here are some recipes to help you use up that economical turkey meat.



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3 Delicious Left-Over Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
For the majority of Americans, it is a tradition to serve a roasted turkey dinner for the Thanksgiving holiday...however, once the dinner is over, we are faced with a lot of turkey left-overs. 

I like to freeze my left over turkey in freezer-safe 2-3 cup plastic containers. During the next few weeks, I can defrost my turkey in the microwave and make some delicious dinner recipes for my family.

Tip: You will want to remove the skin and bones from your turkey before placing it into the freezer.

Th...

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The Origin of Eating Turkeys on Christmas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
In the traditional Christmas evening party, the turkey is an important dish on the desk. In some Asian countries, they eat turkeys only on Christmas to celebrate the festival; in western countries, especially in America, turkeys belong to one kind of ordinary meats. We Americans always eat turkeys on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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A Simple Way To Cook A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Preparing a turkey may be one of the easiest tasks you'll take on as a cook because all you really have to do is put the turkey in the oven and then take it out when it is done. It's that simple. Yes, it does take some time to cook, but you don't have to stand around and wait for it to finish, you'll have plenty of time to do other activities while it is cooking. You only have to be around when it is finished, or to check on it when it is getting close to being finished.

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Avoid The Dry Bird Blues

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us and it is Turkey time again. Wow, the year went fast! Given the economic mess, that is probably a good thing. Regardless, it is time to do some cooking. In this article, we take a look at how to avoid the dry bird blues when cooking turkey for your friends and loved ones.

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3 Non-traditional Ways to Prepare Your Holiday Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Deep-Fryed Turkey 

3 gallons peanut oil for frying, or as needed 
1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 
1/4 cup Creole seasoning

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1 white onion 

In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F. Be sure to leave room for the turkey, or the oil will spill 
over. 

***** Side N...

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8 Benefits Of Having The Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer in Your Kitchen!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Have you read any butterball turkey fryer reviews? Are you interested in this fryer, and need to know if it is worth acquiring?

I can tell you that it is! Thanks to this unit, I've been able to cook turkeys like they're meant to be cooked!

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Butterball Turkey Fryer - Cook All Kinds Of Meals, Not Just Your Holiday Bird!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you looking for a Turkey Fryer, you probably want to find the best deal you ever have. Those most handy to used, safe to operate and cooked turkey meat perfectly moist and crispy skin. Those turkey fryer that when you think it you are probably focusing on the thought of what an excellent holiday meal an entire fried turkey would be.

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Different Sizes of Turkey Take Different Lengths of Time to Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Whether you just fancy a turkey for dinner, or it's thanksgiving and you are preparing the traditional turkey meal, you will need to get the cooking time right. Different sizes of turkey take different lengths of time to cook, and while an overcooked, dry turkey is not a very tasty meal, the alternative - an undercooked turkey and the risk of food poisoning, is even less attractive for the help www.july4-recipes.com. While steaks are OK to consume rare, poultry has a much higher risk of disea...

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How to deep fry turkey outdoors with a propane cooker

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Equipment Needed:

*15-20lb. turkey
*28-Qt. or larger turkey fryer pot
*Propane burner stove
*Oil thermometer made to withstand over 550 Fahrenheit 300 Celsius

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*LP propane tank
*Thick work gloves(flame retardant cooking mitts works best), long and heavy sleeves(such as flannel)
*BC or ABC fire extinguisher, never use water to contain oil or gr...

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Home PageFood and BeverageCooking TipsPrint article How to Cook a Boneless Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Although Turkey is considered as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, turkey breasts can easily be used in an average week last night dinner. Boneless turkey breast is easier to cook then whole turkey breasts and even more. How to cook boneless turkeybreasts, depending on what flavor you want and the type of coverage you want. In addition to the ingredients you need a meat thermometer and injector, of course, a preheated oven. In this article we will see how the two Turkey breasts marinated and ...

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How To Cook That Succulent And Juicy Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
The centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal would be the roasted turkey & it has been the king of your dinner table ever since Thanksgiving traditions began in the US. There really are lots of great recipes out there on how to roast turkey right but take note that the simpler the roast turkey recipe is, the better. It's best to just have the basic ingredients so that your turkey really will still taste like that of turkey & not like the other ingredients that you're using.

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How To Cook The Perfect Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cooking a perfect Christmas turkey that your family will enjoy is a precise and time consuming task, but get it right and you will be the envy of everyone.

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Christmas Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Christmas Turkey Recipe 

Christmas is a time when one is seen experimenting with various recipes. Old recipes are personalized and made more delicious. However, one is mostly seen trying out new recipes. It is fun to try out new dishes during the holidays. And there can be no better season to experiment with new recipes, than the holiday season of Christmas. As far as the preparation of turkey is concerned, it is being cloaked in various ingredients for a contemporary look. The Christmas Turke...

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Yikes! The Turkey Is Done, But the Guests Are Delayed! How Do I Keep My Thanksgiving Dinner Warm?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
The turkey is done, but where are the guests? Winter weather and too much traffic can slow down cars and planes. And then there are those who live around the corner from you but are chronically late for everything. Don't invite them next year. Find prompter friends. But that doesn't solve this year's problem: how to keep food at a safe and appetizing temperature while waiting for dilatory diners. This article will cover holding techniques used by experts.  But first, some basics about food sa...

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Holiday Turkey Recipe With Fixins

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
That Turkey dinner is one of the most celebrated meals in the United States, and also one of the most times consuming. People work hour after hour just to get the turkey dinner done just right. We have tips to get you the perfect cooked turkey that you and your family will be proud to feast.


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How to Cook a Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Breast of turkey meat is tasty, low calorie and low fat. 3 ounces skinless serving contains more than half the daily intake of protein for only 135 calories. You can easily cook turkey breast in the oven, but it has some disadvantages. Turn meat training method that uses moist heat on the stove. It will keep your juicy turkey breast and fill it with flavorings.How to cook turkey breast.

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How Long to Cook a Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are many methods to cook a turkey. But some are given below.
* Cooking via traditional method (old way)
* Cooking via gravy recipe
* Roasting the turkey breast
* Roasting in oven
* Oven-bag roasts
* Oven braising
Hey! I'll gradually explain these methods. The easiest and comfortable way to cook a turkey breast is roasting. This mouth watering recipe punches the people to ask about "how to cook a turkey breast". The gradients involve cooking a turkey breast is: 
1. what turkey is to buy? 
There i...

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How to Cook Turkey on Natural Gas Grills

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Tradition has its fans, but maybe this year you would like to try a twist to your turkey recipe. If you've got a gas griddle and enjoy the hazy flavour of griddled meat, why don't you try barbecuing your turkey this year? It isn't only possible it is rather easy. Ideally, the turkey you choose should sit on the griddle and the lid should close without touching the bird. If this is not possible, do not be disturbed, you can still griddle your turkey. You'll require some industrial quality foil...

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Cooking Turkey Meat for Your Christmas Meal Cooking Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
This turkey recipe uses brine techniques to bring forth turkey meat which is incredibly moist. Cooking this turkey meat for your Christmas meal will make you a hit both your friends and family. Home cooking has never never more exciting! For more details www.thanks-giving-recipes.com.In cooking, brining is a process similar to marination in which meat is soaked in a salt solution (the brine) before cooking.

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Different Ways to Cooking Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Some people get really uptight at the thought of cooking a turkey, but their worry is unfounded. Actually roasting a turkey is one of the easiest cooking feats to accomplish successfully. Allow for adequate turkey cooking time, and you can be successful your first time out. By following a few simple cooking tips, anyone can roast a perfect turkey to complement their Thanksgiving feast or any other meal.

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Conserving Money Cooking Turkeys Is Great

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Saving money cooking turkeys is delicious. So is the food. Too many people forget about turkey until the holidays. They see it as a food that is prepared for special occasions and large gatherings. These folks are missing out on a great opportunity. Turkey is easy to prepare, tastes fantastic, and can be used in many recipes. It is also extremely cost effective. 

First off, remember the "golden rule" of turkey cooking - waste nothing. Every single portion, from skin to bone, to gizzard and org...

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How to Cook a Turkey - Cooking Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Turkey meat is very delicious dish, so quest is this how to cook a turkey. Learn to cook a turkey is not difficult. The key is to handle a turkey safely before cooking, and then cook to desired temperature.

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How to Cook a Turkey stress-free Way

* Buy the right amount of turk...

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Soul Food Recipes News: Soul Food Recipes Expanding Influence

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Soul food recipes have a long history and tradition dating back to the Civil War era. It's one of the most popular original American foods left. The food eaten by some of Americas most influential police, sports and entertainment figures continues to grow in popularity and influence.

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Three Traditional American Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is no denying that American-style food has had a very large impact on cuisine all over the world! No, I don't just mean fast-food, either! Traditional American foods such as the Coney Island-style hot dog, potato chips, fried chicken, and hamburgers with fries are just a few things that, while not all being essentially American, have reached the world through popularity in America. While it is hard to narrow them down, I have included in this article three of my favorite American recipe...

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The Taco: A Brief History of a Mexican Food Favorite

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
If the taco was never invented and you asked a chef if a small, fried corn or flour tortilla stuffed with fillingcould become an American culinary mainstay, he or she would probably say no. But it did. The taco evolved from a food invention introduced by Mexican miners to a crunchy American favorite.

According to the Real Academia Espanola, taco describes a traditional Mexican dish of one or two corn tortillas wrapped around food. The origin of the word taco could be literally translated to me...

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Recipes For American Restaurant Dishes You Can Use At Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
American restaurants are the most popular dining restaurants in America. This is because when eating there it reminds people of their grandmothers and how they cook. There are a few different kinds of American cooking. However, when eating at these restaurants people realize that they could make these recipes at home. This brought about the idea of using copycat restaurant recipes. 

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A Look At Favorite American Food, Pizza

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Right up there with baseball and apple pie, pizza has become an American icon, no longer just reserved for college students on a budget – but a family favorite across the country. Whether it's piled high with pepperoni and mozzarella or loaded with pineapples and ham, pizza is one of the most popular foods in the United States. Amazingly, Americans eat an average of around 350 slices of pizza every second, amounting to around one hundred acres each day. In fact, the average man, woman and c...

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Popular American Foods and Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Some of the best foods found in America are due to the influence of various cultures. There are many cuisines to choose from and some of the finest Italian restaurants and best pizza chains are found in America.

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The standard of food in American is good and each city has its own particular kind of cuisine. Cities like New York City, Los Angeles...

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What Exactly is American Food?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
When a potential diners peruses the brief description of any restaurant they likely get a sense of what type of cuisine can be found on the menu. Chinese, Thai, Italian, Japanese. These all conjure up visions of favorite entrées filled with spices, meats, vegetables, etc. authentic to the lands from which they came. But, what about American? What exactly is American food? Most Americans would rattle off a list of well-known dishes, most served at baseball games, such as hot dogs, hamburgers,...

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Vegetarian Dishes: An Integral Aspect Of South Indian Cuisines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Vegetarianism is today becoming immensely popular among various sections and communities of people. This can be due to a number of reasons from the need to preserve Earth's natural resources to animal lovers who are ethically opposed to eating them. So why is it a good idea to adopt vegetarism? First and foremost there is an abudance of scientific research that proves that there are various health and environmental benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet. According to studies, an estimated 70 ...

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South Indian Cuisine: An Important Part Of Indian Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Considered as one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, Indian cuisine is dominated by the use of spices, vegetable, grains and fruits that are grown in abundance all over the country. The cuisine of each region is different and unique; encompassing a wide range of cooking techniques and dishes of various flavors and taste. This diversity in cooking truly represents the ethnic and cultural diversity of the country. In addition, India's religious beliefs and culture has also impacted the ...

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Smothered Cabbage Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Smothered cabbage recipes are very easy to prepare gives out a soft texture and retains the original flavor. That is the reason; these dishes are now becoming popular in dinner parties and other occasions.
Smothered cabbage soups are perfect choice during cold winter months, as they are hot, delicious, soft & yummy, and most importantly healthy meal for the season.

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Appetizer Recipes: A Must For Every Party

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Food preparation and cooking are not merely about laying food on the table. For people who take food and eating sincerely, preparing a perfect dinner is not merely about putting all the ingredients all in one. If you want to be a master of the kitchen and also a favorite among the guests, then you must learn how to prepare foods which are worth tasting repeatedly. This could serve well not merely for those who wish to have dinner guests regularly however also for someone who wish to serve gre...

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Pasta recipes – foodie's delight

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Pasta dishes provide the best way to please even the finicky eaters, and on the wealthy note, these can be prepared in a very less time. If you think you need to work on your pasta making skills, then your guide to the successful and best loved recipes will include nothing but a variety of sauces and cheese. The classic Mac and Cheese pasta is every child's fantasy, whereas the elite Pasta Con Pomodoro sprinkled with the right wine can surely make the best platter. If you want to make it spec...

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Michelin-Star Chef Alfredo Russo Returns To Bangkok

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Cooking 
Renowned Italian chef Alfredo Russo just arrived from Turin, Italy  to create a week of his signature Italian cuisine featuring an a la carte menu and on two nights a special wine dinner of his Michelin star cuisine. It will all be happening at Rossini’s Italian restaurant in the Sukhumvit Grande Hotel. 
On Thursday January 31, the acknowledged master of “New Italian Style’” cuisine invites discerning epicureans to savor his wine dinner menu paired with Tuscan wines from “La Spinetta...

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Enoteca’s Unique Approach To Italian Food Is Satisfying

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Enoteca is one of many Italian restaurants in the Sukhumvit area but it is certainly unique in its approach to food, at least in our experience. Of course, we’ve been to hundreds of restaurants in Bangkok over the years and have reviewed over 700 of them so we’ve seen a lot of what the city as well as this area has to offer and Enoteca’s menu is one of the more esoteric we’ve ever seen.
One of their signature dishes pretty much sums up this restaurant’s entire menu.  It’s called bl...

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Soar Over Bangkok’s Skies With Zeppelin

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
There’s one thing about a great view: it’s always there and it never changes. Every  thing else in a restaurant can change in one way or another but a great view never goes away and that’s one thing that Zeppelin Bar & Restaurant on the 46th floor of the Le Luk condo building has going for it. It’s not the only thing it has going for it, however, as the food and service are quite good here. The view, though, is spectacular, probably the best in Bangkok when it comes to rooftop dining....

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Hong Teh’s Take On A Dim Sum Buffet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
We ended up doing two reviews of buffets this month, more by accident than by design, but they’re both very different as Hong Teh’s offering is limited to dim sum, that Chinese version of what you might want to call tapas in the west.
Just like tapas there are many varieties of dim sum although they fall into some basic categories. There are steamed items which tend to come in either puffy dumpling forms or simple wraps and then there deep-fried items, our particular favorites. 
Here we par...

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Wine Digest Marries Food And Wine Successfully

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Wine Digest is an interesting looking place and a place where the marriage of food and wine is the priority of the owner, Khun Anusorn. He has another company, Texica, that is a wine importer and distributor so his knowledge of, and interest in, wine is quite extensive.
It shows in this restaurant as the pairing of wines with the different dishes we sampled here was right on the spot. Also, the use of wine in the cooking of at least one of the dishes was a pleasant surprise. This was the Amaro...

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Marriott Cafe Offers Class And Selection

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are many buffets in the Sukhumvit area — some good, some not so good — but there are also some that  are really good and the one at the Marriott Cafe in the JW Marriott Hotel on Soi 2 is one of those.
Many buffets seem to balance between offering quality or quantity. We’ve been to quite a number of them over the years and very few offer both. The Marriott Cafe manages to do both and it’s partly because of the effort on the part of the restaurant staff by doing things such as keep...

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American Bar & Grill Expands Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
The American bar & Grill, on Soi 8, recently expanded its menu offerings to include a number of diverse dishes that  also represent some regional American cuisines. 
There are now four Cajun/Creole dishes on the menu and four southern/Tex-Mex dishes along with a Sicilian-style lasagna (below), an authentic Maine lobster roll (above) and a French-Canadian favorite, poutine (below right). Why poutine, you may ask, since its not an American food? Since hockey season started, a number of Canadian ...

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Wolff’s Food And All That Jazz

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
It seems like there are always more restaurants opening here in Sukhumvit but not many of them have a clear concept of what they want to accomplish from the beginning other than to open up and serve food. One of the newest food and beverage ventures in the area is called Wolff’s and is next to the Le Fenix hotel on Soi 11 (across from what used to be the Q Bar.)
Owned by long-time Bangkok resident Malcolm Schaverien, Wolff’s concept is crystal clear — they’re a destination place that s...

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Chesa Continues Its Proud Tradition

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
With the average shelf life of restaurants here (and around the world in general) it’s unusual when restaurants continue to stay in business for much more than a year or two. There are many reasons for this happening but it’s usually due to inexperience and/or faulty decision-making.
The two owners, Tomas and Rene,  of Chesa, the 14-year old Swiss restaurant on Soi 20 were already very experienced chefs when they started Chesa and have avoided making bad decisions. And actually their smart...

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Good Food is Really a Good Time

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you want the best food and a place where you could hang out with your friends then the restaurant of professional chefs is the best choice.

A place to hangout is really an important thing when you want to have a real good time with your friends or special persons in your life. A combination of really rich flavoured food and comfortable place to hang out with such people is the best thing you could ask for really. There are many people all over the world who are fond of tasty food having aut...

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5 Must Try Traditional Specialties International Cuisine for Indian Foodies

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you are a true Indian, living anywhere in the world; you must try these traditional foods from international cuisines because this is a definite way to taste the local culture of any place.

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How Different Is Egyptian Cuisine From Others

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you have tasted Egyptian cuisine then you will agree that it has a different taste and is one of the most popular cuisines amongst all other cuisines. Egyptian food is liked by people all over the world and the foodies always partake in tasting the delicious dishes cooked with elaborate preparations. The people of Egypt are more intent on making healthy food and recipes. They are health conscious and thus any recipe you look online will have certain healthy ingredients.

There are a lot of r...

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Popular African Food Recipes And Cuisines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
Among the South African recipes you will find that food in Djibouti ranges from French haute cuisine that is found inside the more high-class restaurants to the classically North African fare you will most possibly come across on the streets. Generally, travellers to Africa are greeted with good range of dishes, and they need have any problem in finding flavoursome and filling food on their journey. Mostly the African food consists of ingredients such as lentils, fried meat (especially chicke...

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Why Do Many People Prefer South African Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is a great versatility in the South African cuisine and thus there are many people all over the world who prefer this cuisine. However for a real taste of South African food you have to eat the most popular meal which is meat grilled on an open fire. You will find this traditional barbecue very sumptuous with several side dishes that are served in a heavenly manner. These other dishes include "pap" with the tomato and onion relish, salads, assortment of breads and a choice of other side...

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Algerian Cuisine Is The Best Among North African Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
The fertile mountainous regions of Algeria are located in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. This northern region of Africa is popular for olive tree, cork oak, and vast evergreen forests. There is abundance of fig, agave, and various palm trees that grow in the warmer areas. Algerian cuisine is a combination of various countries and ancient cultures that once ruled, visited, or traded with this beautiful country. It is here that wheat cultivation started and cooked butter came into being...

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Homemade honey oat bread

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
"Miriam reminds Paul that he is supposed to be watching the bread. He has burned one of the loaves, ....... he walks her home. When he returns, his mother and sister are waiting for him and they have found the burnt loaf of bread."

In India, where cakes and bread is viewed as  a western delicacy that can be accomplished perfectly only by professionals or Christians, the above line from the famous English Novel 'Sons and Lovers' enlightened me that breads can be baked even by a young boy when m...

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Wine And Beef: A Good Tasting Combination

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
One of many people's favorite foods is a good cut of beef cooked to perfection.  Many also enjoy a goodglass of wine along with the beef.  The question for a lot of us is what wine to pour to go along with your perfect beef selection.  What wine would enhance the flavor of beef if accompanied with a heavy sauce?  Of course, it matters what one's personal wine preference is, but it also matters how the beef is cooked. 

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Beef Jerky - Enjoy your Drinks with a Good Snack

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Most snacks that you love to nibble on with your drinks or while enjoying a nice movie in your leisure time, are usually filled with nothing but calories. Agreed, the fried and crunchy tid bits have a delicious flavour and are considered the ideal accompaniment with a glass of beer or as a pre-dinner appetizer.  However, would it not be nice if you could include some tasty as well as nutrient rich snacks for your leisurely drink time or as a nibble between meals? The best snack that is devoid...

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Delicious Chunky Beef Barley and Vegetable Soup Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Soup is a popular nutritious starter, which can be served before meals as an appetizer. When it is filled with vegetables and meat, then it can be served in main course of meals. It is made by combining various ingredients such as vegetables and meat in hot/boiling water to form a broth. A unique combination of beef and barley can give rise to sumptuous and healthy soup recipe. You can add different types of vegetables to make a soup more thick and nutritious. You can also add beef soup bones...

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Exploring The Crucial Health Benefits Of Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Beef is any foodie's delight, so much so that it may even amount to an addiction. Regular beef eaters are generally healthy and strong. You may have encountered a guy with a well-sculpted body and inquired about his diet. He says beef, and may have been left wondering what makes beef such a preferred food among all the able-bodied folks around the world, so much so that a muscular guy is termed as being beefed up! 

Beef is typically a name given to cow's meat, if you didn't know that already. ...

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13 Cooking Tips for Grass-Fed Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Overcooking is the best mistake when cooking grass-fed beef. So here are 13 cooking tips exceptional chefs have to say for the best out of it.

1. Grass-fed beef is right for rare to medium rare cooking. If you desire your beef to be cooked thoroughly or well done, you should definitely cook it at low temperature with sauce in it to add moisture.


2. Since grass-fed beef is lean and contains less fat in it, it will require 30% less cooking time compared with grain-fed beef.


3. It's always best to ...

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Best Cooking Methods for Beef Cuts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cooking dishes for family, restaurant, or for personal consumption using meat is a routine created by people. With this, it is expected that you have certain chops for every piece of meat that an individual partakes. Whether it is loin, grounded, or brisket, such cuts are necessary in preparation for the desired dish one wants to eat. But who does take attention to such anyway? Particularly, it is the one who prepares the food who must garner interest in this, or otherwise gain more knowledge...

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Top Tips on the Health Benefits and Preparation of Beef Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
A versatile and tasty addition to any meal, beef is one of the primary food sources for protein, Vitamin B12 and Zinc. It has long been considered to be an important part of any well balanced diet. 

The following article will explain the ins and outs of this delicious meat, to help you appreciate and enhance your beef recipes more than ever before. 

The Benefit of Beef as Part of a Healthy Diet 

It has been widely circulated in the media over the past few years that eating beef is bad for your h...

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The benefits of eating natural grass fed beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
People all over the world usually eat processed beef after buying it from super market. This kind of beef is mixed with preservatives and chemicals as the cattle eat grains and get the growth hormones. Sometimes antibiotics are also given them in order to protect them disease. The beef of these cattle have slightly metallic taste. And some people have got health issues associated with grain fed beef. As the cattle are feed only and only grains, the beef lacks many nutrients. Nowadays, people ...

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Grass Fed Beef Versus Grain Fed Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
The recent growing popularity of organic products has sparked a debate about grass-fed beef benefits versus the price you pay for it.  Is the 2 – 3x supermarket price markup worth it? The bigger issue is more likely the overall health benefits of eating grass fed beef over the conventional grain or corn fed beef.  This article will discuss the differences in how the grass fed and grain fed meats are created, processed and ultimately affect your health.

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Tips You Can Use When Cooking Grass-Fed Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Admittedly, grass-fed beef differs a whole lot when compared with grains-fed beef. The taste, the texture, and the amount of fast is vastly different that a person trying out grass-fed beef for the first time might have a hard time registering that he is eating grass-fed beef. But many people do enjoy grass-fed beef. As many have pointed out, grass-fed beef is the true beef.

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Caprese Skewer Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Is it accurate to say that you are hunting down an incredible simple hors d'oeuvre to take to a companion's gathering? Well we have the perfect thing for you, this Caprese Skewers Recipe. We trust this Caprese Skewers Recipe will make an impression all your companions in light of the fact that they appear extravagant. Subtly however, Caprese Skewers are so natural it is not possible set up together thus extremely tantalizing. You can make through this Caprese Skewers recipe ahead of time and ...

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Kobe Beef – The Original Japanese Version And The American Version

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
The online store that offers beef, burgers and hot dogs, supply kobe beef burgers with assured quality and tenderness. The Wagyu kobe beef offered by this shop ensures the best cuts of steak and burgers with very low level cholesterol and saturated fats. But, what is wagyu? It is a breed of cattle from Japan and the meat is obtained from the this variety of cattle. The Japanese cattle known as Wagyu are found in four different breeds – Poll, Shorthorn, Black and Japanese Brown. The original...

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5 Awesome Coffee Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Now, we are done with Halloween and are on to the next awesome holiday, Thanksgiving. A day filled with lots of preparation of cleaning, cooking, baking, and having our homes filled to the gills with our extended family. This is perhaps the one day of the year when we can have our sole focus on food.  RELATED ARTICLES How To - Diabetic Cooking Tips & Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner 5 Thanksgiving Appetizer and Dessert Ideas Grandma Hystad's Recipes, Bar Mixes, Food Informatiom Fami...
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Zombie Burger

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you're in need of a fix or just a big pile of good-tasting meat, the Zombie Burger is the way to go.  Make from an assortment of meats, cheese, sauces and whatever makes your taste buds water, a zombie burger will fill you up for hours.  Here is my take on the Zombie Burger, it's been a blast searching for the best recipe, and here is what I have found.

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5 incredible recipes using Pepper sauce

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Pepper sauce recipe & 5 incredible recipes using Pepper sauce

Black Pepper sauce is used in various cuisines around the world with minor variations. Some like it very hot while others like it with cream. Black pepper sauce is great for serving with steak and vegetables.  It is good for chicken and fish too. It is one of the easiest sauces to prepare. Its ingredients are easy to find and most kitchens have them. Check these out.

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Italian cuisine is more than pizza and pasta

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Italian cuisine is not just about the pizza or the spaghetti. It is much more than that and the North Americans are well aware of it. It can actually be related to the French cuisine. There are several regions in Italy that have diverse interpretations of the dishes as there are characteristics for the Italian cooking which differentiates it from other Mediterranean food.

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Take a look at the Italian cuisine from a fresh perspective

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Italian food is a really diverse kind of a cuisine. Italy has nearly twenty regions and all of which have a distinct set of flavors, recipes, products and even ingredients. The Italian regions were not even united officially as a nation till the mid nineteen century but each of the individual regions has maintained its exclusive identity.

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Pasta and Wine Pairings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
You will find very few people who are not in love with pasta.  A hearty dish of pasta truly offers a real treat to our taste buds. Most of the pasta preparations are wonderfully flavorful and taste awesome.  Different varieties of pasta are available. Though they are prepared from same ingredients, they differ in sizes and shapes. Want to know about different types of pastas? Then continue reading to learn about different pasta types that are commonly used in preparing delectable pasta dishes...

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How to Prepare Traditional Lasagna Pasta with 3 Cheeses?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
When it comes to Italian pastas, they easy, quick and fun to prepare! There are several of these lip-smacking delicacies from the land of Italy that will leave your taste buds mollycoddled. So, whether it's a fun-filled weekend party or a sumptuous Sunday dinner, a platter of creamy and saucy pasta will give you and your family a taste of heaven! There are several recipes that you can try at home such as Spaghetti, baked or Lasagna pasta. In this article, we are going to learn how to make a s...

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How to make your regular pasta more delicious?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
It's fast, easy, and everyone loves it; no wonder Pasta is enjoyed across the countries by millions of people.

Wikipedia has this to say about Pasta: "Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. It is also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes. Typically, pasta is a noodle made from dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked and served in any number of dishes."

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How to Have a Successful Lobster Clambake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
So, you're having a clambake? Whether cooking on the shores of the ocean, in an outdoor grill, or on the stovetop in the comfort of your apartment, clambakes are a great way to enjoy phenomenal New England seafood. Based on the Native American tradition of cooking seafood over hot coals buried in the ground, clambakes have grown in popularity over the years and can be enjoyed by everyone.

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The Lowdown on Barbeque

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Barbeque, in the southern and Midwest parts of the United States, consists of slow-cooking meat over indirect heat. Chicken, beef, pork, sausage, ham, and ribs can all be barbequed - even mutton is sometimes barbequed, at least in Kentucky. With so many ways to make so many dishes, the perfect way to make barbequed meat can be a regional "bone" of contention.

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Ingredients Required to Make the Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
The pulled pork sandwiches are perfect as winter meals that are warm and spicy. Usually this category consists of buns instead of the bread that normally constitute the sandwich. Many people due to its flavor and the different textures of its preparation love the pulled pork. These sandwiches have a contrast between the crispy exterior and the tender melting portion inside. Mostly meat from the pigs shoulder is used which has good amount of fat that renders out during the long cooking.

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The History and Style of Bar-b-cue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Barbecue, in the southern and Midwest parts of the United States, consists of slow-cooking meat over indirect heat. Chicken, beef, pork, sausage, ham, and ribs can all be barbecued - even mutton is sometimes barbecued, at least in Kentucky. With so many ways to make so many dishes, the perfect way to make barbecued meat can be a regional "bone" of contention.  RELATED ARTICLES Cooking tips for new cookers The Advantages Of Digital Kitchen Scales Homemade Cake Recipes - Cake Cooking Tips Healt...
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Spice Up Your Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Does your cooking seem a little on the bland side? Many of us have a least one spice rack from last Christmas, but how often do you really use it? Creating a well-seasoned dish does take a bit of practice, but you have to be willing to work on the basis of trial and error. Read on for a few tips that you can use when venturing into the world of herbs and spices.

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Homemade Fast Food Favorites

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
As tasty as fast food is, it simply isn't economical to dine out as often as we would like, particularly if you have a large family. So if dining in is to be your fate, why not make the best of it and enjoy a nice home-cooked spin on your favorite fast food dish? We've prepared a few instructions to get the meal you're craving at a price you can afford.

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HOME COOKING: Tony Roma's Best Restaurant Recipes You Can Cook At Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
With nearly 200 restaurants in 32 countries, the culinary sensation that Tony started has become an international success story.

They have won countless awards over the years for their delicious ribs and signature sauces.

As they say, "Tony Roma's is committed to providing you the best ribs anywhere. Using new rib styles and sauce flavors, our chefs are working hard to make Tony Roma's your only choice for ribs."

But the Tony Roma's story doesn't end with ribs. Crispy fresh salads, mouth waterin...

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Recipes for Seafood Lovers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Seafood is not only a flavorful addition to a meal or party snack, but it's also a great source of Omega 3. Whether you are health-conscious or not, having a fish-based meal once or twice a week is a great way to break the monotony of beef and chicken dishes. This article features four fish dishes that are definitely worth the time to try. They are a sure hit with most seafood lovers and I hope you enjoy them!

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Secret Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Make something special for dinner tonight, treat the kids to the famous foods they know and love. Save cash making them yourself instead of paying the inflating restaurant prices.How would you like the ability to create all of those delicious "Secret Restaurant Recipes" at home?

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Three Traditional American Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is no denying that American-style food has had a very large impact on cuisine all over the world! No, I don't just mean fast-food, either! Traditional American foods such as the Coney Island-style hot dog, potato chips, fried chicken, and hamburgers with fries are just a few things that, while not all being essentially American, have reached the world through popularity in America. While it is hard to narrow them down, I have included in this article three of my favorite American recipe...

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Tabasco Sauce

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Tabasco sauce was invented in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny, a Maryland-born former banker who had moved to Louisiana around 1840. Initially McIlhenny used discarded cologne bottles to distribute his sauce to family and friends, and in 1868 when he started to sell to the public he ordered thousands of new "cologne bottles" from a New Orleans glassworks. It was in these that the sauce was first commercially distributed, sharing till today a striking similarity to contemporary packaging for 4711 bra...

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A Simple Chicken Recipe - Caramelized Onion Lime Chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
This recipe was inspired by my current kick "caramelized onions" and a trip to the grocery store. As my wife and I cruised the local grocery store aisles, I spotted a bargain on limes (3 for a buck). So we bought 3. After getting back home I started thinking about how I could make something simple from the lime, chicken tenders and your guessed it "caramelized onions. The result was a very delicious chicken dish, which when accompanied by cole slaw and a baked potato makes a great meal for 2....

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Healthy Eating Rules And The First Class Methods In Regards To Chicken Planning

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Barbequed chicken is a great tasting meal loved by many people. It could actually offer a break from filet and hamburgers for people that prepare a meal on the grill so much throughout the summer. There are actually several techniques to arrange and grill chicken, however the majority of tested recipes apply the exact basic steps.

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Different Styles of Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Few foods are as American as barbecue.  There is some dispute as to where it originated, but no other culture as embraced it and put its own stamp on it like the good ole USA.  However, that does not mean that American barbecue comes in a standard, one size fits all variety.  In fact, barbecue varies greatly from one region in the United States versus another; heck, it often varies greatly within these regions.  Nonetheless, there are four primary styles that Americans attribute to the word b...

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American Style Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
American style BBQ differs greatly throughout the country. With so many barbecue styles to choose from, it's difficult to narrow all of them down. Barbecue has a rich tradition throughout the American south, especially in the southeast. Primarily a low-budget meal, barbecue initially took hold in many African-American families in the 19th and early 20th centuries. By the mid-1900's, many families had moved relocated north and each brought their own style of slow-cooked meats with them. Barbec...

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Use Your Gas Grill To Make Smoky Pulled Pork

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
I have done what seemed impossible: I came up with a way to cook pulled pork on a gas grill that still gives it that smoky flavor we all love. My way takes something that was tedious and time-consuming and makes it a much easier process, while still providing delicious results. The pork shoulder will still need to cook all day; there is no way around that. But the cooks involvement in the process is much more minimal. There is no need to tend a fire all day to enjoy smoky pulled pork!

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Outdoor BBQ - A Significant Old Family Tradition

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Backyard barbecues are now a days a hallmark of hot summer.  Any of the get-togethers generally involves the food which is cooked out on the grill, that is accompanied by the sunglasses, cold drinks, laughter and lawn games.  Memorial Day, the Fourth of the month of July and the Labor Day all are greatly celebrated in this very fashion.  For several many, summer does not very truly begin until they usually attend their very first backyard cookout.

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Prepare mouth watering dishes with blue cheese

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Experimenting with cheese is the favorite pastime for the cheese lovers. Most of the cheese lovers prefer a cheese which tastes different than a normal white cheese. To give them more pleasure, the cheese makers try to prepare new types of cheese every time it comes to cheese manufacturing. Cheese has many uses. It can be used as a dish itself or it can also be used as an ingredient in many mouth watering dishes.

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Old Fashion Coleslaw Recipes: Apple Walnut and Mrs. Ead's Southern

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Coleslaw is considered a side dish but side dishes can make or break the meal.  And a really good coleslaw can be the highlight of the meal and can add to the foods it is served with.  This side dish is often served as a condiment on burgers and on barbecue sandwiches.  It goes great with fried chicken, ham and beans, pork roast, and many other main dishes.  Here are two old fashion recipes to give your meals that special flavor.  Choose from Apple Walnut Coleslaw or Mrs. Eads' Southern Coles...

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Healthy Herbal Salads

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Healthy Herbal Salads can be made in as many ways as you can imagine. You will be limited only in what you can buy in the store or grow in your own garden.

 I read somewhere that a head of iceberg lettuce loses 50% of it's nutritional value within 24 hours of being harvested. I wonder how long it took after the lettuce was harvested to deliver it to the warehouse? How long did it sit there before it made it to the backroom of the grocery store? How long before it was put on the shelf for you t...

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Fish Tacos - Perfect Pairing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
This summer, we have done our fair share of backyard grilling, including fish, chicken and beef dishes. Being the adventurous type, Karen is always looking for variety. While sitting out on the patio, our thoughts turned to Mexico. One of our favorite dishes is fish tacos which we usually enjoy with a cold glass of Mexican beer.

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Make-Ahead Food Ideas for Memorial Day and 4th of July BBQ Picnics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Like many folks on Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, you might be making plans to go camping, or planning a BBQ, or even going somewhere for a picnic. 

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Baked Fish and Vegetables for Two

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
This baked fish and vegetable dinner is a one dish meal for two. Accompaniments might include a nice potato salad, as it did here, or possibly cole slaw, or a simple tossed salad with lots of greens.

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Five Ways to Use the Budget Friendly Cabbage in your Diet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cabbage is a part of the Brassica genus, known as cruciferous vegetables. The original name of the Brassicas was Cruciferae, which came from the fact that the flowers of these plants have four petals and were thought to be shaped like a crucifix. All the cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts to name a few, are high in vitamin K which helps blood to clot properly. They are believed to maintain good bone health and have cancer fighting properties. Cabbage is ...

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Cookout Menu and Recipes Suitable for Diabetics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Summertime and the livin' is easy! What says summertime better than a backyard cookout? And don't be worried about inviting your diabetic relatives or friends. Here is a complete menu for you that is diabetic friendly. The food is delicious, no need to prepare diabetic and non-diabetic food. In fact, no one will guess you planned your meal around diabetic needs.

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KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
My mouth is just salivating thinking about this KFC coleslaw recipe. I know some people who love the KFC cole slaw so much that they go to KFC just to buy a large container of it.

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This KFC coleslaw recipe is really really easy to make. Just make sure you make it a day ahead of time as you need to put this in the fridge overnight.

Ingredients you will need for your KFC coleslaw recipe:

4 1/2 tsp tarragon vinegar
6 1/2 tbs vegetable oil
3/4 cup chopped onions
2 1/2 cups of ...

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A Simple Chicken Recipe - Chicken Breast with Crookneck Squash and A Cole Slaw Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
The first dish uses fresh ingredients (yellow crookneck squash) straight from the garden. It was what we had for supper this evening, and my wife commented that it was very tasty. Yellow crookneck squash is a summer delight that grows well, especially in a sandy loam soil. They take about 60 days to grow to maturity and are best picked when they are 5 or 6 inches long. When cooked they are very tender and have a sweet flavor. The squash needs only to be washed to remove any surface dirt, and ...

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Cookout Side Dishes: The Cole Slaw

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Whatever the style of your barbecue, Northern, Southern, theme or vegan, everyone needs side dishes to complete and complement the basic cookout fare. These dishes may range from the traditional American to the experimental, but they are a must at any cookout.

Most summer barbecues will feature at least one of these all time favorites: cole slaw, barbecue beans, and potato salad. One of the reasons why these dishes have endured is that they can be prepared beforehand, freeing the host to conce...

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How to Make Delicious Old Fashion Hoosier Salads, Cole Slaw with Cooked Dressing or Potato Tuna

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
o matter the time of year, but especially in the summer when the gardens are flourishing, salads play a big role in Hoosier meals. As a child growing up in rural Southern Indiana, I spent many hours working in vegetable gardens and enjoying the fruits of our labors. Here are some of the salad recipes I so fondly remember. I love cabbage in any form and have special memories of my grandpa and me sitting on the back steps eating cabbage cores while my mother and grandmother made kraut. We also ...

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How to Cook an Old Time Meal featuring Ham and Beans with Cole Slaw

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
OLD TIME HAM AND BEANS

1 ham hock

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 cups dried pinto beans, soaked in water for 1 hour

1 cup chopped onion

water

Cook ham, covered in a large stockpot, with enough water to cover it well.  Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and cook about 15 minutes.  Add the beans, onion, salt and pepper to the pot.  Cook, covered, for about 3 1/2 hours until the beans are tender.  Add more water if needed.  Remove the ham from the bone and return the ham pieces to the beans before serv...

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Apple Pie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 


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3 Great Summertime Cole Slaw Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
When it comes to Summertime picnics and family gatherings, I always look forward to eating some great Cole Slaw. 

The word Cole Slaw (also spelled as coleslaw), basically means raw cabbage salad. It can be made from white or red cabbage. The slaw can be eaten as a side dish or as a food topping, such as the case with Southern hot dogs. 

Cole Slaw was traditionally made just from cabbage. However, these days you will find recipes that include the addition of: carrots, green peppers, onions and c...

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Who Invented the Caesar Salad?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
In food history one of the most controversial topics is the emperor of all salads, The Caesar. If you have never tossed a classic Caesar salad for your friends then you ought to try it. There is a real technique that makes it so special. While you are rolling instead of tossing the whole Romaine leaves in the wooden bowl to develop the perfect creamy dressing, you may want to mention 2 of the many stories that talk about the first Caesar salad that was ever tossed.

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New Orleans Recipes at Home: Blackened Redfish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
New Orleans Jazz Fest is winding down and that means two weekends of gorging ourselves on crawfish bread and fried green tomatoes is over. It's time to balance our diets with a healthier New Orleans seafood favorite, and what is better than blackened redfish? Blackening is similar to pan grilling but with a heavy hand of seasonings. When fresh fish meets a super hot skillet, magic happens. Actually a lot of smoke happens as well. You may actually want to open all the windows and turn on the v...
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An Excellent Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
My biscuits and gravy recipe is slightly more work than just opening a can of prepared biscuits and pouring some gravy on top, but not much.  And it’s one of the best biscuit and gravy recipes around! It doesn’t take very long to prepare, and it’s well worth the few extra minutes it takes to bake the pumpkin biscuits from scratch.  You can be making the gravy with the easy mix while the biscuits bake, to save time. 

3 cups unbleached flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon kosher salt...

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Supercharge Your Diet Plan With Healthy Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Its a fact that Americans love sandwiches. We eat them to the tune of 200 per person per year . Since sandwiches make up a large part of our diets it only makes sense to eat healthier versions of them. 

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How to Use Sandwiches as a Main Course

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Sometimes we are in a hurry or it is just too hot to cook.  And sometimes, let's face it, we are just too tired to cook.  Never fear; sandwiches to the rescue.  I'm not talking bologna between two pieces of bread.  I'm talking Tuna Salad Pita Pockets which give you tuna, veggies, cheese, and grains all in one handful.  The Ham Salad Sandwiches have meat, eggs, and relish.  With either sandwich, serve some fresh veggies and or fruit.  You will not be cheating your family, they will be getting ...

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How To Make Breakfast Sandwiches For Only $5.18

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
These sandwiches taste like those at your local drive-through, but better. Plus, they're about half the price. If you don't like to eat bell peppers in the morning, leave them out. Read more . . . .

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Wonderful Busy Day Sandwiches: BBQ Burgers, Turkey and Vegetable Wraps, Turkey Vegetable Pockets

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Having a busy day running to and fro?  When you have a busy day, you don't have to resort to a couple pieces of bread around a slice of lunchmeat and cheese.  Even on busy days, you can make a tasty filling sandwich.  Try BBQ Burgers, Turkey and Vegetable Wraps made with tortillas or Turkey and Veggie Pocket Sandwiches.  The wraps and pocket sandwiches are also great for the lunchbox or brown bag.  They offer healthy alteratives as the kids head back to school, too.

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These Recipes For Quick and Easy Sandwiches Will Go Great With the Chili Spiced Nuts You Set Out

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
We all need recipes we can put together when we don't have much time or just want to get out of the kitchen.  Whether for an easy family meal or for casual entertaining, these recipes will work in those situations.  Taco Sloppy Joes make excellent easy sandwiches and individuals can choose their own garnishes. Focaccia Roast Beef Sandwiches are easy and you can set out the ingredients so individuals can make their own, if you wish.  Add some crunchy spice to your table with a bowl of Chili Sp...

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Ingredients Required to Make the Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
The pulled pork sandwiches are perfect as winter meals that are warm and spicy. Usually this category consists of buns instead of the bread that normally constitute the sandwich. Many people due to its flavor and the different textures of its preparation love the pulled pork. These sandwiches have a contrast between the crispy exterior and the tender melting portion inside. Mostly meat from the pigs shoulder is used which has good amount of fat that renders out during the long cooking.

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Sizzling Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
Momma has a friend who calls because her son is bringing home some college friends for lunch before they go to a game and she does not know what to make, what will they eat and drink ?

( they all must be 21 to be served any alcoholic beverage and be responsible as to intake.)

Momma Explains: If college age or mid twenty something