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June 2012 / 9 posts found

Quick Cooking Tips – Bring on the Banana Bread

June 28, 2012 @ 8:35 am
by JMacaspac
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Bring on the Banana Bread! Banana bread is a great dessert or snack to be had anytime of the day or night. A moist, perfectly based slice of banana bread is both a delight to look at and to eat. What’s more, baking banana bread is both easy and quick, and can last for up to a week when stored inside a refrigerator. If you’ve ever smelled your home when there is a loaf of banana bread baking in the oven, most likely you would have felt your stomach rumble and the saliva pool in your mouth. The sweetness of [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – Become a Meatball Master

June 21, 2012 @ 8:32 am
by JMacaspac
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Become a Meatball Master If you’ve ever had a dish of spaghetti that seems to lack…something, it could be because it doesn’t have a great pile of accompanying meatballs on the side to really tie the dish together. Not only do meatballs provide a good boost of protein to a pasta dish, but it can even stand alone as an entrée when cooked right. Here are some quick tips to make a great dish of meatballs: Biting into a dry, tasteless meatball is both a disappointing and taxing experience because you would then have to chew through a tough ball [...]
Savory Steamed Chicken And Lentil Soup

Savory Steamed Chicken – Lentil Soup

June 14, 2012 @ 10:44 am
by Neil
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Today's recipe delivers, with an elegant simplicity, a healthful, easy, and delicious experience. It represents my interpretation of a classic, lentil soup. Serves 2. Approximate time: 15-20 minutes What you'll need: 1 large boneless chicken breast, raw, skin on 1 cup of yellow / orange lentils 3 to 4 cups of liquid (chicken stock, vegetable stock, or chicken bullion, etc.) 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 Bay laurel leaves 10 whole pepper corns (black) What you need to do: Start by sauteeing the diced onion in the stock pot. Once the onion is translucent, add the chicken breast, Bay leaves, [...]

Quick Cooking Tips – The Perfect Bowl of Popcorn

June 14, 2012 @ 8:26 am
by JMacaspac
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The Perfect Bowl of Popcorn For a lot of movie buffs, any screen time is not complete without a big tub of hot, freshly-popped popcorn and a big tumbler of cold soda. In fact, anytime that you park yourself in front of a screen and watch a good movie or show, having a good bowl of popcorn within reach just elevates the whole experience into a whole new level of awesome. The whole experience of popcorn, from the cooking process all the way up to the eating process, is both delicious and additive. COOKING: Cooking the perfect bowl of popcorn [...]

Casserole Recipes – Goat Caldereta

June 7, 2012 @ 8:51 am
by Paula B.
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Goat Caldereta Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook time: 1 hr Serves: 12 What you need: 2 pounds goat meat 1 tablespoon oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup sliced potatoes 1 cup sliced carrots 1 large bell pepper, diced 1 cup canned green peas 1 cup tomato paste ½ cup liver spread 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon pepper Beef stock What you need to do: 1.    Saute the garlic and onions in the hot oil until golden brown. Add in the goat meat and continue stirring for 5 minutes. 2.    Mix in the potatoes, [...]

Quick Cooking Tips: Making Chinese-style Steamed Fish

June 7, 2012 @ 8:22 am
by JMacaspac
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Quick Tips of Making Chinese-style Steamed Fish Steamed fish is a great dish for family-style gatherings because it’s easy to make, very filling and looks awesome, which means that it works as a centerpiece. You can pretty much use any flavoring ingredients as well as any type of large fish that you want, although for the best flavor, fresh herbs, fresh vegetables and a white-fleshed fish makes for a classic combination. If you’re not sure what type of fish to use, you can go with cod, halibut or grouper, all of which are large enough to stuff some of the [...]

30 Minute Meal – Easy Mac and Cheese

June 6, 2012 @ 8:36 am
by Paula B.
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Easy Mac and Cheese Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 8 What you need: 150 grams macaroni or ziti cooked according to package instructions 3 cups cheese spread 1 cup milk What you need to do: 1.    In a saucepan, combine the milk and cheese spread and whisk until well combined. Let this simmer for 10 minutes. 2.    Mix the pasta together with the cheese sauce and serve warm. Photo courtesy of: Amy the Nurse

Easy Pasta Recipes – Linguine in Carbonara Sauce

June 6, 2012 @ 8:25 am
by Paula B.
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Linguine in Carbonara Sauce Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 12 What you need: 200 grams linguine (cooked according to package directions) 1 cup chopped bacon 1 large onion 2 cups all purpose cream Chopped herbs of your choice for garnish What you need to do: 1.    Cook the bacon over low heat (without any oil) and let the bacon render its own fat. 2.    Saute the onions with bacon and add the cream. Let this simmer for 10 minutes. 3.    Add in the cooked pasta noodles and continue simmering for 5 more minutes. Photo courtesy of: [...]

Easy Chicken Recipes – Breaded Chicken Fingers

June 6, 2012 @ 8:21 am
by Paula B.
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Breaded Chicken Fingers Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 8 What you need: ½ pound boneless chicken breast (cut into strips) Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Flour and bread crumbs for breading 1 egg ¼ cup vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cloves garlic minced 1 chili, sliced What you need to do: 1.    Pour the lemon juice over the chicken and season with salt and pepper. 2.    Dredge the chicken in the flour, then dip it into the egg and lastly roll over the breadcrumbs. 3.    Deep-fry until golden brown. Prepare the [...]