If there is only one recipe you try from this website, I suggest you make these molten chocolate cakes. The recipe is incredibly simple; a novice cook could make it successfully. I've made them several times at dinner parties, and they always get rave reviews. Who doesn't love warm, gooey chocolate? Although the recipe doesn't specify it, I usually make the batter before dinner and let the cakes sit in the muffin tins on the counter. About 20 minutes before dessert, I place them in the oven for baking. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Posts for January 21st 2008
I recently received a copy of Harumi's Japanese Home Cooking and have been meaning to try some of the recipes. Author Harumi Kurihara, who is often called the Japanese Martha Stewart, specializes in easy, home-cooked dishes with simple but elegant flavors. While looking for dinner ideas, I was inspired by the ease of her recipe for Chicken With Soy and Balsamic Vinegar. It looked absolutely delicious and wonderfully simple. She suggested pairing it with cabbage, but I opted for bok choy. I also decided to serve it with a side of Forbidden Rice. To get the recipe for a deliciously easy dinner, read more
I couldn't make it this year, but luckily Cybele is keeping us up to date on all the candy found at this year's Fancy Food Show. — Candyblog
I hate to admit it, but I've been making soup all winter long without a ladle! Crazy as it seems, I simply don't have one and am forced to serve soup with a measuring cup. Can you help me solve my soup dispensing dilemma? Head off to market in search of a shiny new ladle. Look for a ladle that is practical, fun, and will last a lifetime. Bookmark your finds in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Ladle. I look forward to checking out your discoveries!
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The folks at Lotus Foods recently sent a few samples of their exotic rice. The company specializes in handcrafted rice from small family farms in remote areas of the world, and it has marketed several heirloom rice varieties that may otherwise have become extinct. It also works closely with the small family farms in order to provide them with an "honorable living." It's an interesting concept, and I must admit, the bags of green, red, and black rice have often caught my eye at the grocery store. Yet looks and mission are one thing; what I wanted to know is how it tasted. To find out if it's worth more than $4 for a pound of rice, read more
When I say two chocolate cookies with a thick, sweet white layer sandwiched between them, most of you will immediately think of Oreo cookies. However, there's a small percentage of folks who think of the Hydrox cookie instead. The Hydrox — originally produced by Sunshine Biscuits, then Keebler, and finally Kellogg's — debuted in 1908, four years before the Oreo.
Fans like them for several reasons, one being that they stand up better in milk, and the feud is often compared to Pepsi/Coke. Either you're a "Droxie" person or you're an Oreo person. Interestingly, a taste test done in 1988 by Advertising Age showed that 29 tasters voted for Hydrox and 16 voted for Oreo.
Yet despite the devotion of its fans and the taste test win, the Hydrox cookie has gone the way of the dinosaur. For the last several years, Hydrox cookies have been harder to find, and a report from the Wall Street Journal is confirming that the Hydrox cookie is dead. Fans of the product have voiced their opinions, but at this time Kellogg's has no plan on bringing the cookie back. They have, however, confirmed that the Hydrox still lives in "crushed cookie form" as a mix-in for yogurt and ice cream — many fans have noted sightings in several brands such as Edy's/Dreyer's and Carvel.
So tell me, were you a Hydrox fan?
When I found out that today is Hot and Spicy Day, I knew it was time to ask you what you thought of this dish. When I was in Shanghai, we stopped to have this delicious dish featuring fried chicken, two giant prawns and — as you can obviously tell — a massive load of red peppers. It was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten and I dream about eating it again.
So tell me, does this dish look good to you, or do the number of red peppers frighten you?
One of the reasons I love making meatloaf is for the scrumptious leftovers. A meatloaf sandwich with all the fillings is just as tasty as the original meatloaf! For extra flavor, jazz up store bought mayonnaise with chopped basil. Although the recipe doesn't call for it, I would definitely add some shaved Parmesan to this sandwich. It's delicious served cold for lunch and divine when warmed up for dinner. To get the recipe please read more
Last week, FitSugar asked me if I would like to help her plan a very special birthday party. Her daughters' birthdays are only three days apart, so she will host one spectacular birthday for both of them. Her girls are still young— one will be 3 and the other will be 5 — and she will be inviting a bunch of children, so she's decided not to host the party at her house. Fit's party will be at a kindergym where the girls will get to run around and practice gymnastics. But before the fun can begin, we have to send an invitation. To see how I made this invite, read more