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Monday, January 31, 2011

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cream Cheese Chicken with Broccoli

Tip: Put cream cheese in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into cubes.

4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 pkg (1oz) Italian salad dressing mix
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed low-fat cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 bag (10 oz) frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 pkg low-fat cream cheese cubed
1/4 cup dry sherry
hot cooked pasta

Toss chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian salad dressing mix. Place in Crock Pot. Cover; cook on LOW for 3 hrs.

Coat large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add mushrooms and onions, cook 5 minutes over medium heat or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
Add soup, broccoli, cream cheese and sherry to skillet; cook and stir until hot. Transfer to Crock Pot. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour. Serve over pasta of your choice.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mock Thin Mints, Gluten Free

1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Unsweetened cocoa powder + some extra for dusting
1/4 teaspoon Rumsford Baking Powder
6 Tablespoons butter softened to room temperature
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
1/2 teaspoon gluten free Vanilla extract
Sift together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. In a separate bowl, cream the butter & sugar until pale and fluffy with an electric mixer. While still mixing add in the egg and vanilla. Set mixer on low speed and slowly add flour mixture, so as not to have it pouf out at you. Mix on medium high speed until all ingredients are incorporated.

Dough will be very soft so cover bowl with plastic wrap and refriderate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. With a teaspoon, scoop up a teaspoon size piece of dough and roll in your hands to form a ball. Place on the cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

Dip the bottom of a glass into the extra cocoa powder and flatten dough balls into 1 1/2″ rounds (about 1/4″ thick).

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until slightly firm to the touch, rotating cookie sheets half way through baking time.

Transfer cookies immediately to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

Replace parchment paper on cookie sheets.

Chocolate Coating for Cookies
One – 12 ounce bag semi sweet morsels
1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
1 Tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt

In a double boiler or a heat proof bowl, set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, combine the chocolate morsels, peppermint extract, salt, and the sweetened condensed milk . Heat, stirring occasionally until smooth.

When cookies are completely cool, hold each cookie with a finger and thumb and frost with chocolate mixture. I use the tines of a fork instead of a knife, so as not to get too much chocolate on each cookie. Coat both top and bottom. Place frosted cookie on parchment covered cookie sheet and repeat until all cookies are coated.

Place in refrigerator until chocolate has hardened, at least 1 hour.

Cookies can be refrigerated up to 5 days in an air tight container between layers of parchment paper.

Mary Blackburn
Living Gluten Free

Chocolate-Marshmallow Pillows Gluten Free

Betty Crocker

Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Dessert ready in an hour! Enjoy this delightful cookies made with Betty Crocker® Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix and marshmallows.

Prep Time: 45 Min Total Time: 1 Hr Makes: 30 cookiesCookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix
2/3 cup chopped pecans
15 large marshmallows, cut in half

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir 1/2 cup butter and the egg until blended. Stir in cookie mix until soft dough forms. Stir in pecans. Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 3 inches apart.

2. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately press marshmallow half lightly, cut side down, on top of each cookie. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or just until marshmallows begin to soften. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High about 1 minute, stirring until smooth. Add whipping cream, 1 teaspoon butter and the vanilla; blend well. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth.

4. Spread frosting over each cooled cookie, covering marshmallow. Let stand until frosting is set.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gourmet Adventures

Watching Gourmet Adventures on PBS..........
In Laos, not only do they eat fried silk worms, but they drink a tea made from their poop ugggh!
Yes, it's silk worm poo thanks!  Would you drink it??

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Uses For Everyday Ingredients From Cooking Light

Lower-Fat Cream Cheese

Enrich baked pasta: Stir 1 to 2 tablespoons into every cup of a light béchamel sauce to replace some of the rich flavor and creaminess lost when the fat is slashed. We whisked 1/4 cup into the sauce for our Spinach and Butternut Squash Lasagna (pictured) with creamy-luscious results. And it only adds about 20 calories per serving.

Perk up potatoes: In place of sour cream or butter in your standard mashed potato recipe, use an equal amount of softened cream cheese. The flavor is less tart than sour cream, more present than butter, and the texture is full and velvety. Our favorite incarnation: The naturally buttery taste of Yukon gold potatoes pairs well with the tang of the cheese

Enliven a smoothie: Love a go-to fruit smoothie for breakfast? This variation feels like an indulgence (but really isn’t): a cheesecake–flavored drink. For each serving, add 1 tablespoon of softened 1/3-less-fat cream cheese to fruit mixture before blending (try it with blueberries or strawberries). You gain about 1 1/2 grams protein for only 35 calories.


Create custom sauces: Serve these easy blends as a dip for crudités or oven fries, dollop on crab cakes, toss with salads, or spread on sandwiches. Try adding the following ingredient combos to a base of canola mayo (our favorite): French: lemon juice, minced garlic, and parsley (shown); Mexican: minced cilantro, garlic, and grated lime rind; German: horseradish, spicy mustard, and caraway seeds; Indian: Madras curry powder and minced shallots; Southwest: pureed chipotle chiles and fresh lime juice.

Make a marinade: For supermoist results, try this marinade for your next batch of grilled chicken breasts: 1 cup canola mayo, 3 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce, 1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper, and 6 minced garlic cloves.
Pan-fry extra-crisp fish or poultry: Use mayo’s oil-rich texture to lock in moisture and help breading adhere. Coat fish fillets or skinless, boneless chicken breast halves with an even layer of mayonnaise; dredge in panko. Pan-fry in canola oil.

Peanut Butter

Responsible for sustaining most toddlers in the form of sandwiches oozing with jelly, peanut butter is a quick source of quality protein.

Our Secret Twists:

Substitute 3 tablespoons creamy or chunky peanut butter for 1 egg as a binder for meatballs with an Asian flavor profile. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons natural or chunky peanut butter to add body to a brothy soup. Stir 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter into a broth-based pan sauce for pork or chicken in place of dairy butter to finish the sauce and add richness.

Fresh Thyme

Earthy, woodsy, and highly fragrant, thyme is a staple in French cooking...and more, with our creative suggestions.

Our Secret Twists

Enliven the taste of fall desserts like apple crisp or pear tart by adding 1 teaspoon chopped thyme to the filling. In the summer, add the herb to apricot or peach dishes.

Create savory waffles or pancakes by stirring 1 teaspoon minced thyme and 1⁄3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into the batter.

Combine 1 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, and ¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon rind; drizzle over Greek yogurt, and top with toasted pine nuts.

Fresh Rosemary

With a sharp, lemon-eucalyptus fragrance and taste, this herb is a natural for the meatiness of lamb, beef, and pork.

Our Secret Twists

Steep a couple of sprigs in simple syrup for pine-scented lemonade or cocktails.

Try adding 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary to savory biscotti with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese.

Stir 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary into slightly cooled homemade preserves such as orange marmalade or cherry jam.

Chipotle Chile Powder

With flavor combining fiery, smoky, and chocolate-like nuances, chipotle chile powder finds affinity with a surprising array of foods.

Our Secret Twists:

Reinvent brittle: Give your nut brittle an intriguing, unexpected edge by stirring in 1 to 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder. We loved it in our Walnut Brittle. Add dimension to chocolate dishes: Combining chocolate and chiles is nothing new―think of Mexican mole sauces. Stir a teaspoon of the spice into your favorite brownie batter, devil’s food cake, or hot fudge sauce. Or dust a little on top of hot chocolate as you would nutmeg. Give veggies a kick: Make a rich compound butter to top green beans, roasted or pureed winter squash, broccoli, or baked sweet potatoes by simply combining 4 tablespoons softened butter with 1 to 1½ teaspoons chipotle chile powder.

Ground Red Pepper

Often labeled “cayenne,” ground red pepper adds a fiery kick to all manner of dishes, from Indian to Cajun.

Our Secret Twists

Give desserts such as cakes or bread pudding a Mexican flair by drizzling with chocolate sauce laced with 1⁄8 to ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper.

Stir a dash or up to ¼ teaspoon into a tropical fruit salad for complex flavor.

Sprinkle a light dusting over vanilla ice cream, where the creaminess rounds out the sharpness of the pepper.


The sweet warmth of this spice (made from tree bark) is a natural in baked goods like cinnamon rolls. But that toasty essence also adds an I-can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-it richness and fullness to savory foods, too.

Our Secret Twists

Stir ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon into your favorite chicken salad recipe.

Lend Mediterranean flair to your next batch of spaghetti with meat sauce by browning the meat with ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon; or simmer the sauce with 1 cinnamon stick.

Use ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon to add subtle sweetness to a spice rub for pork, duck, or game.

Apricot Preserves

Dress a salad: Combine 1 tablespoon apricot preserves, 1½ tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper. Whisk in ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil. Toss with a salad of mixed greens, chicken breast, raspberries, goat cheese, and almonds.

Glaze meat: Make a sweet-spicy glaze that stands up to pork or chicken thighs. Whisk together ¼ cup apricot preserves, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon less-sodium soy sauce, 1½ teaspoons *sambal oelek or **Sriracha, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Brush over pork or chicken as it cooks.

Make a quick dipping sauce: Dunk panko-crusted chicken strips, breaded shrimp, or spring rolls in this sauce: Combine ¼ cup apricot preserves, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon minced shallots, ½ teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper.

*Sambal ulek (oelek) A paste made by crushing red chillis with a little salt. Can be made by crushing chopped deseeded chillis in a mortar with salt, or purchased at some delicatessens or Asian food stores.
**Sriracha is the name for a hot sauce. It is a paste of chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. Sriracha is a common condiment in many Asian restaurants and increasingly found in American and European homes.

Mashed Potatoes

Wonderful by themselves, mashed potatoes can provide a creamy base for stuffings, dips, and even savory pancakes.

Our Secret Twists

Stuffed peppers: Fill halved poblanos, top with Monterey Jack cheese, and bake until tender. Potato cakes: Combine 1 cup cold mashed potatoes, 1⁄3 cup shredded Swiss cheese, and 2 tablespoons chopped green onions. Form into 4 cakes. Dredge in panko; pan-fry in canola oil until golden. Garlicky dip for crudités: Combine 1 cup cold mashed potatoes, ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, 1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice, and 2 minced garlic cloves in a food processor; process until mixture is creamy.

Cranberry Sauce

Sure, leftover cranberry sauce is a tasty (if predictable) spread for turkey sandwiches. But try it in these unexpected applications.

Our Secret Twists

Muffins: Stir ¼ cup cranberry sauce and ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers into prepared batter from an 8.5-ounce package corn muffin mix; bake as directed. Salsa: Combine ½ cup cranberry sauce, ¼ cup chopped onion, and 1 tablespoon each chopped jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice. Salad dressing: Combine 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard; toss with arugula.

Roast Turkey

Great in soups and stews, casseroles and of course sandwiches, leftover turkey is even better when recast in unexpected dishes.

Our Secret Twists

Wontons: Pulse 1 cup chopped turkey, 1 cup sliced shiitakes, ¼ cup chopped green onions, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon grated ginger in a food processor until minced. Add 1 egg white; pulse 2 times. Fill wonton wrappers; simmer in turkey stock or broth. Turkey patatas bravas (a riff on hash): Cook a 20-ounce package diced potatoes with onions per directions. Add 1 cup chopped turkey, 2⁄3 cup tomato puree, 4 minced garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon ground cumin, and ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper; cook 2 minutes.


Make our hash brown cakes: Combine 1½ cups shredded ham, ½ cup chopped green onions, 2½ tablespoons all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1 (20-ounce) bag refrigerated shredded hash browns. Add 2 large lightly beaten eggs; toss well. Scoop mixture by ¼-cupfuls into 1 tablespoon canola oil per batch in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; flatten slightly, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned.

Use as a substitute for higher-fat bacon: Cook finely chopped ham in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and well browned. Toss with sautéed green beans, serve on salads, or sprinkle over pasta.

Add savory flavor to breads: Add ½ cup diced ham and ⅓ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese to your favorite biscuit dough or pancake or waffle batter. Or add ¼ cup finely chopped ham to non-dessert biscotti, like our Savory Two-Cheese Biscotti.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

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Friday, January 7, 2011

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Broiled Flank Steak with Warm Tomato Topping

Recipe from Cooking Light
Let the steak stand while you heat the topping. Fill out the meal with orzo, and garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs, if desired.


1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (about 1 tablespoon)
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preheat broiler.
Combine 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and red pepper; sprinkle evenly over steak. Place steak on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning once. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeño to pan; cook 1 minute. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon cumin, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and tomatoes to pan; cook 3 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Serve tomato topping with steak.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces meat and about 1/3 cup topping)

Nutritional Information
Calories: 194 (37% from fat)
Fat: 7.9g (sat 2.5g,mono 3.1g,poly 0.5g)
Protein: 25.3g
Carbohydrate: 4.3g
Fiber: 1.2g
Cholesterol: 37mg
Iron: 2.4mg
Sodium: 514mg
Calcium: 38mg

Jackie Mills, MS, RD, Cooking Light, JANUARY 2008

Black Bean Vegetable Soup

Baby it's cold outside!!! Let's eat soup!

This recipe from AllRecipes
Prep Time: 15 Min Cook Time: 35 Min Ready In: 50 Min Serves 8
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 carrots, chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 cups vegetable stock
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes


In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic, and carrots, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock, 1 can of the beans, corn, and pepper; bring to boil.

Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree together tomatoes and remaining can of beans; add to pot. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 164
Total Fat: 3.4g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 683mg
Total Carbs: 26.9g
Dietary Fiber: 7.8g
Protein: 7.6g

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry

Recipe from Lifescript:  We like broccoli best in this tofu stir-fry, but any mixture of vegetables you have on hand will work. One way to get great tofu texture without deep-frying is to toss the tofu in cornstarch before stir-frying. Let it cook for several minutes without stirring to help it develop a little crust. Serve with Chinese egg noodles or rice noodles and a glass of Riesling.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes        Level: Easy        Cook Time: 30 minutes        Serves: 4


1/2 cup vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup dry sherry, (see Note) or rice wine

3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or more to taste

1 14-ounce package extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

6 cups broccoli florets

3 tablespoons water


1.Combine broth, sherry (or rice wine), soy sauce, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, sugar and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

2.Cut tofu into 3/4-inch cubes and pat dry, then sprinkle with salt. Place the remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a large bowl. Add the tofu; toss gently to coat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the tofu; cook, undisturbed, until browned, about 3 minutes. Gently turn and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

3.Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, garlic and ginger; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add broccoli and water; cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until tender-crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir the reserved broth mixture and add to the pan. Cook until the sauce has thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Return the tofu to the pan; toss to combine with the broccoli and sauce.


Ingredient Note: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don’t use “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets—it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, get dry sherry that’s sold with other fortified wines at your wine or liquor store.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

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$10,000 Kitchen Makeover for Two Friends

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Peanut Butter Fudge (and Choc PB)

Thanks to Dannelle over at

Dannelle's Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
1 jar of peanut butter (16-18oz)
1 can of frosting (vanilla)

You can use chocolate frosting to make choco - pb fudge!

Put them both in a microwavable dish and zap on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Zap for one minute more. Stir. Pour into wax paper lined 8x8 pan and chill for a few hours. Remove and cut into squares.

Use creamy PB if you like it smooth.. half creamy and half chunky if you want "nuts" in it.

Hershey's Chocolatetown Special Cake


  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk or sour milk*


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Stir together cocoa and water in small bowl until smooth. Beat shortening, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to shortening mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended. Add cocoa mixture; beat well. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. 8 to 10 servings.

    * To Sour Milk: Use 4 teaspoons white vinegar plus milk to equal 1-1/3 cups.