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Quick Cooking Tips: How to Make Your Own Pizza at Home

May 31, 2012 @ 8:19 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make Your Own Pizza at Home Pizza is considered to be one of the most beloved foods in the world. Coming from humble origins, the once simple pizza has now evolved to become one of man’s most popular and versatile foods. You can go to virtually anywhere in the world, and you will be able to find local versions to the pizza paying homage to the original type of pizza. Basically, a “pizza” is any type of flat bread that is topped with various toppings then baked. The original pizzas were thought to be created as a way [...]

30 Minute Meals – Ham & Cheese Shirred Eggs

May 30, 2012 @ 9:37 am
by Harrie B.
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Ham & Cheese-Shirred Eggs What you need: ½ oz. baked ham, thinly-sliced 2 pieces of fresh eggs Salt and pepper to taste 1 T. heavy cream, heated 1 T. Swiss cheese, grated Whole butter, melted for greasing What you need to do: 1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.  Grease the inside of a 6 fl. oz. ramekin with the melted butter.  Then arrange the ham pieces at the bottom of the ramekin. 3.  In a small bowl, break the eggs and carefully pour them over the ham-lined ramekin. 4.  Season with salt and pepper and bake in the [...]

Casserole Recipes – Chicken Pot Lattice Pie

May 24, 2012 @ 10:17 pm
by Harrie B.
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Chicken Pot Lattice Pie   What you need: 2 eggs ½ cup unsalted butter 1 tbsp. garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 3 cups chicken breast fillet, cut to bite size cubes 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 1 lb. packaged mixed vegetables ½ cup button mushrooms, sliced 1/8 tsp. rosemary, dried leaves 1/8 tsp. sage, ground 1/8 tsp. thyme, ground 1/8 tsp. oregano, dried leaves 1/8 tsp. sweet basil, dried leaves 1 ½ cups chicken broth ½ cup cream of chicken soup ½ cup cream of mushroom soup ½ cup light cream 2 cans crescent rolls [...]

Easy Chicken Recipes – Red Hot Chicken Beans Stew

May 24, 2012 @ 8:38 am
by Harrie B.
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Red Hot Chicken Beans Stew What you need: 3 tbsp. olive oil 2 onions, chopped 1 Serrano pepper, remove seeds and chop 1 red bell pepper, remove seeds and chop 1 green bell pepper, remove seeds and chop 2 jalapeno peppers, remove seeds and chop 5 garlic cloves, minced 2.2 lbs. chicken breast, deboned and cut to serving sizes 2 cans kidney beans 3 cans crushed tomatoes 4 cups chicken broth 2 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. red pepper flakes 3 tbsp. hot sauce Kosher salt 1 cup sour cream 1 cup cheddar cheese, shaved What [...]

Quick Cooking Tips : How to Make the Perfect Brownies

May 24, 2012 @ 8:09 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make the Perfect Brownies Brownies…who doesn’t love a plateful of them? If you’re in the mood for a quick, sugary snack or a great after meal dessert, there are few better things than being able to bite into a moist, chewy dense brownie, or a light, airy, cakey brownie. Here are some quick baking tips on how to make your own batch of great brownies, focusing on the three important parts of delicious brownies: flavor, moistness and texture. FLAVOR: There are a lot of available types of flour out that there you can use to make your brownies, [...]

30 Minute Meals – Herb and Tomato Cream Soup

May 23, 2012 @ 10:49 am
by Harrie B.
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Herb and Tomato Cream Soup What you need: Butter Fresh herbs of your choice (basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, etc.) 2 c. water 1 pack of tomato sauce ½ c. heavy cream Pinch of nutmeg What you need to do: 1.   Melt butter in a pan over medium heat and add in the fresh herbs. 2.   Pour the water, tomato sauce, cream and nutmeg. 3.   Simmer the mixture for 5 minutes. 4.   Serve hot in soup bowls together with your favorite bread and cheese. Photo courtesy of:  ilco (sxc.hu/photo/1196132)

Easy Pasta Recipes – Fiore Pasta con Pollo Pomodoro (Flower Pasta with Chicken in Tomato Sauce)

May 23, 2012 @ 9:00 am
by Harrie B.
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Fiore Pasta con Pollo Pomodoro Flower Pasta with Chicken in Tomato Sauce What you need: 3 tbsp. olive oil 2.2 lbs. chicken, choice cuts 1 tsp. sea salt 1 large onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. oregano powder 1 chili pepper, chopped 1 bay leaf 3 cans plum tomatoes, pureed ¼ cup tomato paste 2 parsley sprigs, snip leaves and discard stems ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan Pasta 1 lb. flower pasta 1 tbsp. ginger root, chopped 1 tsp. red pepper flakes ½ cup asiago, shredded ½ cup macadamia nuts 1 cup cilantro [...]

Easy Chicken Recipes – Hot Off The Grill Chicken Breast Kebab

May 17, 2012 @ 9:45 am
by Harrie B.
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Hot-Off-The-Grill Chicken Breast Kebab What you need: 2 lbs. skinless chicken breasts, deboned 2 T. hot water ½ t. saffron 1 t. garlic, crushed 1 T. vegetable oil 2 t. coriander, ground 2 T. yogurt 1 t. salt What you need to do: 1.  Cut the chicken breasts into 2-inch slices and set aside. 2.  Get a stainless bowl and pour the hot water then add the saffron and stir.  Let it steep for 5 minutes. 3.  Add in the crushed garlic, oil, coriander, yogurt and salt in the bowl.  Blend all the ingredients until they are well-mixed. 4.  Add [...]

Casserole Recipes – Fresh Herb Ziti And Sausage Casserole

May 17, 2012 @ 9:21 am
by Harrie B.
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Fresh-Herb Ziti And Sausage Casserole   What you need: 3 pieces fresh eggs 2 lbs. ricotta 1 T. fresh basil, chopped 1 T. fresh thyme, chopped 1 T. fresh oregano, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 2 lbs. 8 oz. Italian sausage links 3 lbs. ziti, cooked according to directions then drained 4 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated 2 quarts tomato sauce 1 lb. mozzarella, shredded What you need to do: 1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees Celsius. 2.  Mix together the eggs, ricotta, basil, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl then refrigerate. 3.  Arrange the sausage links in [...]

Quick Cooking Tips : How to Make Kosher Beef

May 17, 2012 @ 8:07 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make Kosher Beef For those who follow the Jewish faith, not just any animal can be consumed. For most meats, it must be made kosher first. “Kosher” is actually the term used to describe the ritualistic process of making of making slaughter animals acceptable for consumption under the Jewish teachings. It does this through the practice of shechitah. First, the animal that you choose to slaughter should be free from disease and hormones. It might be a bit difficult to know which farms raise organic livestock that is free from hormone injections and disease, so it helps to [...]