Archives for August 2011

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Beef Tenderloin Recipes

While few things are as yummy as a traditional beef tenderloin recipe, most of us don't have the time to spend an hour wating on a roast. These beef tenderloin recipes use tenderloin steaks instead of a rost giving you all of the taste in half the time.   Fabulous Beef Tenderloin 1 beef tenderloin roast ¾ soy sauce ½ cup melted butter P …

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How To Make A Cake From Scratch

Learning how to make a cake from scratch can be easy with a good recipe and a watchful eye. These basic ingredients can be found in most kitchens, so it is easy to whip up a cake from scratch for an impromptu occasion. By using wholesome ingredients you control the quality of what goes into this favorite dessert. This recipe makes enough for a 9-by-13 inch cake pan or two round 8-inch cake pans th …

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How To Make Sparkling Wine

If you're a home brewer looking for a challenge beyond beer (and perhaps the chance to impress a special lady friend with the finer side of your tastes) the next step may be learning how to make sparkling wine at home. Sparkling wine, also known as Champagne (after the region in France), doesn't have to be much more difficult to make than beer, and is certainly safer than setting up a home …

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Video: Foods for the Mood (With Bucky Larson)

Whether taking a girl on a dinner date or showing off your skills in the kitchen, food is almost always an integral part of wooing a lady. This week on For the Win, adult film star Bucky Larson joins Mike Capes in the studio to give you the rundown on foods that'll help get her in the mood. From chocolate to spaghetti and even sugary breakfast cereals, just about anything can be a natural aphrodis …

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Baked Tilapia Recipes

If you are in the mood for fish and want to know some simple baked tilapia recipes don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Once you prepare these baked tilapia recipes a few times you will know exactly how you like them best. Feel free to experiment and add your own twist.   Super Simple Baked Tilapia Fillet 4 (4 ounce) tilapia fillets Garlic (minced) 1/4 …

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Halloween Recipes For Kids

Aside from trick-or-treating, one of the most enjoyable things a family can do during the fall season is trying out Halloween recipes for kids. Whether as an activity for a kid-friendly Halloween party or just an afternoon with your kids, cooking together can create memories for a lifetime. Try making one of these tasty treats, and who knows, you may start a new family tradition.   Do …

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Best Bourbon

If you are looking for the best bourbon, be sure not to confuse it with one of the other four types of whiskey: Irish, Scotch, Tennessee and Canadian. Each type of whiskey has its own characteristics. making it differ from the other types. The strength of bourbon cannot be more than 160 proof, which is 80 percent alcohol. One of the final ways bourbon is differentiated from the others is how it …

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Win a Krups BeerTender

If it was up to us, every man would have access to cold draught beer at home. Sure, bottles get the job done, but we all know beer just tastes better when it goes straight from the keg and into the glass. That's why we're giving away a Krups BeerTender to one lucky reader. Designed specifically to work with the Heineken DraughtKeg, the BeerTender brings the bar home. Here's how to win one: In t …

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Beer-Tasting Tips from the Guinness Master Brewer

Everyone knows how to taste wine. They swirl it in their glasses a la Mr. Burns, shove their proboscises toward the vino, take a sip and proudly announce that they’ve discovered notes of citrus, hints of oak and possibly Strawberry Fruit by the Foot. How do you taste beer? No one has a clue. Mainly because most people think beer is for chugging until you fall over. Well, it is and it isn’t. Som …

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Video: How to Eat Like a Barbarian

Ever wonder how the warriors of old maintained their killer physiques? It was all in the diet. Sure, there was also a lot of forced marching, wielding heavy weaponry and the knowledge that not staying in shape could result in decapitation at the hands of a stronger opponent, but the diet thing was important too. In this week's episode of For the Win, we show you how to eat like a barbarian, so you …

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Video: How to Open Wine Without a Corkscrew

We've  all been there: Set to open a new bottle of wine, perhaps in the company of a good woman, when suddenly you realize you've been rummaging through your cutlery drawer for just a little too long. Your corkscrew is nowhere to be found, and you're stuck with a sealed bottle of merlot. Bummer. Or is it? This week on For the Win, we show you how to open a bottle of wine using common household ite …

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Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

When your next Mexican food craving kicks in, you'll be thanking the taco gods that you had a taco al pastor recipe handy.  Tacos al pastor (roughly translated to "Shepard Tacos") are made from pork meat that has been marinated in a special broth of secret ingredients and then cooked slowly in a rotisserie with pineapple and onion on top. Mexican “taquerias” (places …

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5 Restaurants That Serve Alligator: Los Angeles

Locating five restaurants that serve alligator in Los Angeles is a chore. Frankly, there are not five restaurants in Los Angeles that serve alligator. There are however five restaurants that serve alligator in Los Angeles and the surrounding area (Los Angeles County). Alligator is a traditional Cajun specialty dish and as such is not as common as beef or chicken. However, many will tell you that a …

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Five Great Late Summer Cocktails

The fairways are green, the A/C is blasting, and women everywhere are wearing sundresses. Yes, it’s late summer, and Mother Nature is begging us to relax and drink it all in. To do so, we need to arm ourselves with appropriate seasonal libations, like these five great late summer cocktails. Bonus: we guarantee the women in sundresses will love them too.   SOUTHSIDE What it is: Th …