Archives for May 2011

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Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

This Thousand Island dressing recipe will have you eating your vegetables like nobody's business. Thousand Island dressing is a rich, creamy dressing that is both tangy and sweet. It's delicious on all kinds of lettuce salads and is great eaten as a dip. Thousand Island dressing got its name from the region where it was invented. In upstate New York, there is a fishing resort area called 1 …

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Bloody Mary with Beer Recipe

Memorial Day weekend kick your butt? If you’re looking for a twist on the old-fashioned Bloody Mary, try this Bloody Mary with beer recipe

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How To Roast A Chicken

Knowing how to roast a chicken to perfection is basic for any cook. There is nothing more pleasant than walking into a home with the aroma of roast chicken in the air. Taking very little effort, roast chicken tastes like you worked for hours, when in fact it was more like minutes! To roast a chicken, you will need: one whole chicken 1/2 cup butter, melted turkey baster or b …

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Pulled Pork Recipe Slow Cooker

Contrary to some speculation, making pulled pork recipes can be as easy as dumping a few ingredients into a slow cooker. In fact, this just might be one of the most easy and impressive pulled pork slow cooker recipes ever. Once mastered, which is exceedingly easy, almost any type of meat and sauce can be used in place of the pork and barbecue sauce, making it a very cost and time effective meal id …

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Creme Fraiche Substitute

There are several creme fraiche substitutes that can be used in desserts, soups, salads or French condiment recipes. Creme fraiche is expensive and is usually difficult to find. Creme fraiche substitute recipe blends that are similar in consistency and flavor are used quite often. Creme fraiche made in the United States uses fermented pasteurized cream mixed with buttermilk. In France they use a s …

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Sour Cream Substitute

If you are looking for a sour cream substitute, try one of these tricks. What you use as a substitute will depend on what you are making. What works well for baking does not necessarily work if you are making a sauce or a dip. It might take a little experimentation with the amounts to get the consistency and the tasteyou are looking for. You will need: yogurt buttermilk sou …

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Napkin Folding Styles

Napkin folding styles can make your table settings and believe it or not, table settings can make or break your romantic dinner with your significant other. Skip the paper napkins and fold cloth napkins to make even the simplest meal more elegant, no iron required for these simple napkin folding styles. Remember, napkin folding is all about presentation. If you use stained, old, ripped, or unmatch …

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Vanilla Cake Recipe From Scratch

The best vanilla cake recipe from scratch is made with the best vanilla. Having the best vanilla cake recipe will not be enough without very good vanilla. Make sure to use either real vanilla extract or vanilla pods. Vanilla pods are costly, but well worth the money. Never use artificial vanilla extract if you want to have the best vanilla cake to serve to your family. Vanilla cake recipe from …

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Recipe For No Bake Cookies

If you are looking for a recipe for no bake cookies that are exquisitely delicious, look no further. These chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies are mouth-watering and will have your friends and family knocking down your door for the recipe. It takes little time and is extremely simple to make. Get ready to taste heaven. To make these no bake cookies, you will need: 2 cups sugar …

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Hummus Calories

So you like hummus, but how much do you know about hummus calories? Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern food made from chick peas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and various spices. It is typically eaten as a dip or a spread. Hummus is a nutritious and relatively low-calorie food, so it is a good snack or side dish if you're trying to lose weight. Five tablespoons (a typical serving …

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Louis Pasteur Biography

You might take it for granted that E. coli bacteria aren't swimming around in your pasteurized milk, but the Louis Pasteur biography will give you a new appreciation for the man behind pasteurization, not to mention the way this French scientist worked. Like many good things, Pasteur's discoveries started with a bottle of wine. Born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, France, Louis Pasteur …

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State of the BBQ 2011

It's grilling season, and we have an entire package of stories -- including our 2011 State of the BBQ Survey -- for you to bite into

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Video: How to Make Beer Cocktails

It's summertime, and all you want is a cold, crisp lager and a spot in the shade to drink it. When it comes to entertaining friends, however, you might feel compelled to spice up your drink selection. But don't break out the gin and bitters just yet — all you need is beer and a few easy ingredients and you'll be hosting a backyard cocktail party in no time. We've got all the classiest recipes for …

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Can You Freeze Cheese?

Ever wondered if you can freeze cheese? Cheese is best when fresh, but it can be frozen depending on the type of cheese. Some soft cheeses are not conducive to freezing, while others freeze perfectly fine. Fresh soft cheeses like farmer’s cheese, mozzarella and goat cheese can be frozen in their original packaging. If you have already opened the cheese, wrap the remainder tightly in plas …

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How to Make Smoked Ice

These are the ingredients, supplies and instructions for making smoked ice for your BBQ cocktails

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London Broil Recipes

Discover the versatility of flank steak by using these enticing London Broil recipes. London Broil can be cooked in several ways, including broiling and slowly in a crock pot. Some cooks like to marinate the London Broil for hours in savory spices while some cooks like to just get to creating a delicious beef dish. Cooking meat in the broiler is fast and gives the meat that incredible seared or ch …

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Blueberry Muffin Recipes From Scratch

Making blueberry muffin recipes from scratch can seem daunting to those who have never made them before. However, making blueberry muffins from scratch is simple. To make blueberry muffins, you will need the items below.  Ingredients:  1 1/2 c. self-rising flour 1 egg 1/2 c. milk 1/4 c. oil 1/2 c. sugar 1 c. fresh or frozen blueberries …

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Dirt Pudding Recipes

Make a boring Tuesday night fun by trying one of these dirt pudding recipes. Dirt pudding earned its name because it actually looks like you are eating a bowl of rich dark dirt. Once you learn to make dirt pudding, the fun begins when you create unique ways to serve it. For instance, wash out a clay pot, cover the hole with an Oreo cookie, add pudding, cover with crushed Oreo cookies, and stick a …

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Salt Dough Recipe

Follow this simple salt dough recipe and make you own Christmas ornaments, creative jewelry, crafts with the kids or school projects. Salt dough is simple to make, easy to use and very versatile. Make fun pins, bowls, dishes or sculptures. Salt dough is baked at a low temperature for two hours so the dough can set. After baking and cooling the dough, it is time to decorate it with acrylic paint. …

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How To Mince Garlic

Anyone spending time in the kitchen will have to learn how to mince garlic sooner or later. This is an easy task so no worries. When you get proficient with your knife, you can mince and chop anything. Prep tasks are ten times easier plus you can work quicker and with less clean up hassles than using any automated food processor. Another great reason to learn how to mince garlic is you cannot use …

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Phyllo Dough Recipes

The next time you need light flaky paper thin dough for an appetizer or dessert, try one of these Phyllo dough recipes. The possibilities are endless for what you can make with Phyllo dough. Make fruit turnovers, chicken pot pie, sun dried tomato and parmesan rolls, or your favorite fruit or meat filling in a Phyllo dough cup. Phyllo dough can be easily made dough from scratch with little effort. …

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Bbq Grillware Parts

BBQ grillware parts should not be a subject foreign to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for burner sets, racks or cooking grids, a vast description of barbecue grillware parts is great to have. Grilling should be approached with open arms, as these parts and techniques can be achieved by the expert and armature alike. Let’s move onward towards some of the best barbecu …

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Chocolate Cake Shot

The chocolate cake shot is popular because the name makes people drool for dessert. The odd thing about the chocolate cake shot is that it contains no chocolate or cake, yet it actually tastes like chocolate cake! Well, not exactly as it obvious lacks texture, but it's pretty damn close. Perhaps it is the power of suggestion at work or the booze consumed beforehand, but people believe in the p …

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City Island Restaurants

Your travel guide to New York provides the best City Island restaurants in the state. City Island was founded near the end of New York City. It's surrounded by Eastchester Bay and Long Island Sound. Those who come to this small island love to dine in its restaurants. Here is your City Island restaurant guide. Artie's Steak & Seafood If you love seafood, be sure to visit this re …

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Video: How to Gut and Deep Fry a Fish

Deep-fried fish is a time-honored staple of the manly diet. Even more time-honored is the act of gutting, slicing and deep-frying that sucker yourself. Rather than wait around for the kitchen crew at Bubba Gump to serve you up a steaming pile of crispy fish parts, get out there and do it yourself. Our pal Skippy (AKA YouTube celeb Ed Bassmaster) delivers a crash course in the fine art of fish-eati …

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Kamikaze Shot

You might be wondering what a Kamikaze shot is? The Kamikaze is an explosive drink taken in an appropriate shot glass. One of the more popular club drinks, the Kamikaze is a certain throat burner with a kick. This article will tell you what you need to know to prepare this simple drink, the Kamikaze which is certain to be the life of the party. What you will need for the Kamikaze: Tequ …

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Yellow Cake Recipe From Scratch

Have a birthday party coming up and want to make a yellow cake recipe from scratch? Making a cake from scratch isn’t as difficult as you’d think. In fact, making a yellow cake from scratch isn’t any more difficult or time consuming then making a box cake. Keep reading for the perfect yellow cake recipe from scratch. To make the cake, you’ll need the following ingredient …

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Tempura Batter Recipe

Use this tempura batter recipe so you can have some tasty vegetables, fish and meat to eat. Tempura is deep fried vegetables, chicken, and fish in a batter. Most often, it is eaten in Japan. Japanese restaurants often serve tempura on the menu. Tempura coating that is light and crispy is the best. There are many recipes for making the batter. Many recipes uses different ingredients like rice flour …

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How To Make Pickles

Wondering how to make pickles? Pickles are a delicious and low-calorie snack, and making your own at home can be a fun and simple activity. There are very few ingredients needed to make pickles, and the task is easy even for beginners. Ready to get started? Continue reading to learn how to make your own delicious pickles! To make pickles, you will need" Several pint jars with secu …