Archives for June 2010

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Wafflesicles

This is the solution to the waffle problem suggested by the following Mitch Hedberg quote: "You have to start the show strong and you have to end the show strong...You can't be like pancakes. You're all happy at first, but then by the end, you're sick of 'em.”Yes. Screw whole waffles. That’s too much waf. You can't be scarfing down that many carbs if you want to&nbs …

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Shrimp Pasta Recipes

Shrimp pasta recipes range from simple and comforting casseroles to fancy Italian fare. If you need some inspiration for a delicious seafood dinner, try one of these great shrimp dishes. Shrimp pasta with fresh tomato is a light yet filling shrimp pasta recipe, great for summer meals. Finely chop three cloves of peeled garlic, half an onion and three tablespoons fresh oregano by hand …

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Places to Have Easter Sunday Brunch In Massachusetts

Regardless of which part of the state you are in, there are numerous places to have Easter Sunday brunch in Massachusetts, each with its own cuisine and atmosphere.  Use this guide to find the perfect place to eat Easter brunch in Massachusetts and don't forget to reserve your table ahead of time. Top of the Hub Housed at the top of the Prudential Center, 52 floors above Back Bay, …

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Recipes For Potato Dishes To Serve With Baked Ham

If you're planning a special dinner or holiday gathering, you may need some creative recipes for potato dishes to serve with baked ham. Potatoes and ham complement each other no matter how you cook them, so regardless of which recipe you choose, your family or guests will not be disappointed. Roasted potato wedges are a simple, last-minute potato dish to serve with baked ham. Preheat t …

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How To Cater For 600 People

Looking for information on how to cater for 600 people? Look no further. Catering an event for that many people can be very stressful and time-consuming. There are many simple steps that you should take to ensure the event is successful, as outlined below: Employer - Once you get hired to cater an event, you should talk with your employer to get all the facts you need. This includes i …

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How To Eat Tapas

If you love Spanish cuisine, you will want to know how to eat tapas. These appetizer-like foods consist of small portions and typically are served on tiered plates. This handy custom enables diners to order several dishes simultaneously. Tapas are a wonderful way to enjoy centuries-old Spanish culture while filling your belly with flavorful foods consisting of olives, vegetables, seafood, nuts, ch …

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How To Micro Brew Beer

 To qualify as a micro-brewery, a company has to make less than 15,000 barrels of a speciality micro brew beer. To make a micro-brewery successful, you have to create a regional micro brew different from any other on the market in your area. Once you come up with a unique beer recipe, it's time to get the funding to micro brew beer for the market. To Micro Brew Beer, You Will Need …

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How to Build an Outdoor Wet Bar

 When building a deck or patio you may want to learn how to build and outdoor wet bar to add to the area. An outdoor wet bar is a great addition that could be well utilized while entertaining and prevent people from going in and out of your home for drinks or even just to wash their hands. An outdoor wet bar is easily constructed and could add extra value to your home as well. To build an …

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5 Outdoor Wet Bar Design Ideas

These outdoor wet bar design ideas incorporate sun, shade and cooking. An outdoor wet bar is a place for outdoor entertaining and an excellent location for regular dining during the summer season. The outdoors is the perfect place for a wild party without risking ruining the furniture. Party hard and simply hose down the outdoors for the next blowout.  Bar and cook top. Food and beer …

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5 Recipes Using Agave Nectar

Everyone should have 5 recipes using agave nectar in their cooking repertoire. Agave nectar has many health benefits. Agave is often used in place of sugar, although sometimes they are used together. It is a great natural sweetener and even has many great health benefits. These great recipes will quickly become your favorites! To make agave nectar cheesecake with an agave drizzle, you will nee …

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5 West African Seafood Recipes

West African seafood recipes have two staples ingredients. The seafood used is either shrimp or fish, with the fish being primarily any white fleshed fish available. Add a few spices, standard vegetables in some form and you have a meal that is not only unusual, it is also a taste treat for family and friends. To Make 5 West African Seafood Recipes, You Will Need Shrimp Tilapia f …

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5 Best Indian Restaurants In Santa Cruz

When visiting Santa Cruz, you want to experience all the area has to offer and visiting the 5 best Indian restaurants in Santa Cruz is a great way to do that. Indian food has a unique blend of flavors including such spices as onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, clove and cardamom. This cuisine has a unique and nutty flavor that no other food can compete with, so finding the best of the best in …

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Moët & Chandon Exclusive Ice Champagne

Just in time for to hit your lips before Summer truly starts heating up, champagne tastemakers Moët & Chandon have unveiled their first and only vintage of ice champagne, Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial. A blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay, this champagne has a tropical blend of fruit and floral notes, and is intended to be consumed on the rocks. Not a bad alternative to your …

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How To Build A Catering Truck

Learning how to build a catering truck is a must if you plan to go into the catering business.   The truck will be required to meet rigorous food service regulations, much like a restaurant would, so an attention to detail when building a catering truck is a must. What you'll need: A truck suitable for catering catering equipment floor tile and supplies to insta …

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How To Make Vermicelli Bean Thread Noodles

Need to know how to make vermicelli bean thread noodles? Vermicelli bean thread noodles are noodles made from mung bean starch. They're also known as cellophane noodles or glass noodles. These noodles are commonly used in Chinese cooking, particularly in soups and stir-fry dishes. Vermicelli noodles are virtually flavorless, which makes them ideal for soaking up the other flavors in the dishes …

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Eat Lion Meat

A small Arizona restaurant quietly announced to their newsletter recipients a few days ago that, in honor of the World Cup, they’d be serving an African Lion burger for a few days. One of the recipients, an animal rights activist, sparked this smallish story into a worldwide flash fire culinary controversy, and now, CNN has the details on just what exactly goes into a lion burger.  …

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How To Shotgun A Beer Bottle

By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to shotgun a beer bottle. This is a great trick to showcase at parties, or even at a bar! Use a bottle opener to remove the cap from a full bottle of cold beer. Next, obtain a straw that has a pre-made bend—if you aren't able to find a bendy straw, you can make your own by taking a lighter to a straight straw and melting …

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New Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt

The KFC Double Down taste test at Holy Taco confirmed what most of us knew inherently to be true: it is a delicious if sinful spot on a man’s health record. But, not content to let the increasingly deep line in the sand stay where it is, Friendly’s has upped (downed?) the ante with an even more disgusting lunchtime threat: The Grilled Cheese BurgerMelt.  This latest …

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How To Serve Pinot Grigio

If you enjoy light crisp wines that hail from Italy, France, Germany, and California, take a few minutes to learn how to serve Pinot Grigio. Pinot Grigio, which is created from the Pinot Gris grape varietal, is actually Italy’s most popular wine. This wine is deliciously easy to drink, and is mild enough for a laid back dinner with family; and is refreshing enough for a warm day at the beach …

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The Tarantula Cocktail

The Tarantula Cocktail is nothing if not aptly-named. This hairy terror of a drink is an export of Cambodia, where tarantulas are actually regularly hunted and consumed. The drink itself is a mixture of rice wine, jackfruit, and – well – a tarantula. The photographer who took the pictures, Tim Whitby, said that in creating the drink, the tarantulas are added to the mix while still alive in orde …

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How To Brew Beer With A Mash Lauter Tun

Want to learn how to brew beer with a mash lauter tun? Beer brewing using the mash into a lauter tun is one of many ways to make a hearty product in North America and Europe that employ the worst separation vessel system. The lauter tun process is created to utilize the under-modified malts and high adjunct rates incorporated in beer brewing unlike the mash tun since they are w …

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Christmas Eve Buffet Ideas

Looking for Christmas Eve buffet ideas? The holidays are a time for family and friends to get together, and these Christmas Eve Buffet ideas allow a host to provide for his guests, with the time for service being held to a minimum. By using finger foods, combining several different dishes and using traditional Christmas dinner ingredients, the spirit of Christmas is maintained, without taking away …

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How To Build A Picnic Shelter

Here are instructions for how to build a picnic shelter. Build yourself a beautiful freestanding picnic shelter to have a place to cool off, and relax from the hot summer weather.  A picnic shelter can be built anywhere to fit your needs, near your house, yard or garden. Building a picnic shelter near the house keeps the house cooler by keeping windows covered from hot sun. Use wood for const …

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What Is A Tasting Menu?

Since it's a fairly new concept, many people wonder about what is a tasting menu. As the name suggests, a tasting menu allows diners to try a variety of foods. Many restaurants' tasting menus offer five to nine courses, while the tasting menus at other restaurants consist of small portions of a variety of foods served on one plate. Tasting menus gained popularity in recent years. Some …

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How To Tap A Mini Keg

If you enjoy drinking beer, you may benefit from learning how to tap a mini keg. Mini kegs are a great way to transport beer and the pressurized system built into many modern mini kegs today ensure the flow of beer remains consistent. It's the ideal choice for someone who needs beer for a party. This article will teach your how to tap a mini keg. Once you buy your mini

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How To Make A Soccer Ball Cake

Learning how to make a soccer ball cake is a simply sweet and simple experience. If you need a great birthday cake idea, are just looking to make a fun surprise or simply have some time to kill, learning how to make soccer ball cake is a great idea. What you will need: Two cake mixes 4 qt metal bowl Waxed paper  Vanilla butter cream frosting Black food colo …

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5 Mediterranean Street Food Recipes

Tasting the food evokes memories of travels and these 5 Mediterranean Street Food Recipes will allow a traveler to bring a taste of the world to their home.  Cazilli These are Sicilian potato croquettes. Similar dishes are made in other areas of the Mediterranean by substituting various ingredients. 1 pound potatoes 1 egg 4 tablespoons pecorino cheese …

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How To Make Easy Ale

Have you ever wondered how to make easy ale? Making your own ale can be very easy and can allow for individual flavors to be added. Why buy it when you can brew just what you want? Many people choose to brew their own beer as a hobby, because it's cheaper, or simply to get the satisfaction of brewing your own ale. Whatever the reason, this article will teach you how to brew your own ale. < …

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How To Set up A DIY Brewery

Brewing your own beer can be an interesting, exciting hobby especially when you know how to set up a DIY brewery. You'll create beer that tastes better than most mass-brewed varieties, and you can even come up with custom brews in your personal brewery that will rival artisan and microbrews. With a little time, a little patience, an adventurous spirit and the right home brewery set-up, you' …

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How To Make A Wine Barrel Picnic Table

You can very easily build yourself a wine barrel picnic table with a limited amount of materials. The end result is a beautifully crafted piece of furniture that you will cherish.  Wine barrel wood is gorgeous and has a beautiful texture.  The process is relatively easy depending on what kind of table you would like to make.  A very simple table looks really cool sitting out on your …