food blogs: Giddy Up With a Ranch Dressing Recipe - 07/15/13 04:50 AM
There's a simple and tasty way to round up healthy meals and add great taste. Delicious ranch dressing adds a touch of the Old West to almost any meal.
Litehouse Ranch Dressing has no preservatives, no MSG and, because it's made with heart-healthy canola oil, no trans fats, which have been linked with a greater risk of heart disease.
That means you can make healthy recipes that can still get your little dogies to come stampeding to the dinner table. Grilled Steak Panini with Ranch Dressing can be a hit with kids and adults. Serve it as a hearty lunch meal, … (4 comments)

food blogs: Things to Remember When You Donate Food - 11/19/12 06:33 AM
This is the time of year that many people donate food to food drives. To ensure that your donation can be used, remember these donation tips.
Non-perishable items are always needed. Donate items that are factory sealed and try to avoid dented or rusted cans. Most agencies will not accept home-canned or home-packaged foods, but be sure to ask—you may be surprised. Open or partially used items usually won’t be accepted. If you are planning on shopping for items to donate, call the agency first to see what they are low on. Try to contribute basic foodstuffs including rice, pasta, canned … (12 comments)

food blogs: Happy St. Patrick's Day 2012 - 03/12/12 10:08 AM
Another reason to GO GREEN!   Most Americans love a reason to celebrate.  The crazier, the better. This fun-loving holiday attracts all cultures, because everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s day!!       This not not only a cultural holiday, but a religious one as well.  St. Patrick is known as the Patron Saint of Ireland prominently for bringing Christianity to Ireland.  Lots of legends and embellished tails have been told.  It is believed that St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity (the father, son and the holy spirit) to the Irish.  That he put a curse on venomous snakes in Ireland where it drove them … (4 comments)

food blogs: Super Dips for Super Bowl - 01/23/12 04:04 AM
Having the gang over for the big game? Give yourself a break this year, so you can enjoy the day too! These dips are crowd-pleasing and are the easiest snack you can make.
Hot Stuff - Blend one 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese and a half a bottle of hot chili sauce together in a blender or food processor. Serve with crackers.  
Baked Onion Dip - Lightly grease a 1-quart baking dish. In a bowl, mix one 8-ounce package of shredded Cheddar cheese, 2 cups of mayonnaise, and 2 cups of chopped onion. Place in the baking dish and … (6 comments)

food blogs: Think Pink - It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 10/10/11 08:20 AM
One day I turned the news on, and watched the coverage of "The Race for the Cure." where all participants raised money for Breast Cancer research. If you've never been to a race... it's a very powerful experience. When you are surrounded by thousands of cancer survivors and supporters, you realize all your daily problems are insignificant. It will put your life in prospective. My sister and I lost our Mom to Breast Cancer 25 years ago.Susan G. Komen is synonymous with The Race for the Cure. But who is Susan G. Komen?She was born 1943 and diagnosed with breast cancer … (4 comments)

food blogs: A Very Unique Way of Making a Custard Pie - 09/26/11 07:23 AM
I'm not a flavored coffee creamer kind of girl.  I only buy the stuff when I'm having guests who use it.  So, after looking at the Bailey's flavored coffee creamer in my 'frig for the past couple of weeks, I got a brilliant idea!  Why not use it in place of some of the half-n-half or milk in my husband's favorite custard pie recipe?
Here's the Recipe:
4 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup Bailey's Coffee Creamer (I used Creme Brule') 1 cup 2% milk 1 tblsp vanilla 1/8 tsp. salt 1 tsp cinnamon For pie crust, either make your favorite … (8 comments)

food blogs: Saucy Stuffed Peppers - 09/19/11 06:08 AM
The weather is cooling down.  Time to break out the comfort food!
Saucy Stuffed Peppers Ingredients 1 lb. Ground Beef 2 tbl. long grain Rice 2 tbl. Yellow Onion, minced 1 tbl. each Celery Salt, Onion and Garlic Powder 1 tea. Black Pepper 4 large Green Bell Peppers, cut top off, halved and seeded 1 tbl. Canola Oil 1/2 qt. Vegetable Juice 2 c. of Water,  as needed 1 tbl. Beef Bouillon or Base Salt and Pepper to taste 4 Servings of Mashed Potatoes, homemade or box Instructions Knead first 5 ingredients until well blended together. Separate into 8 servings. … (8 comments)

food blogs: Easy Pineapple Pie - 09/05/11 12:47 PM
I had never made a pineapple pie before but thought it might be kinda interesting to try.
8 ounces softened cream cheese 1 14-ounce can condensed milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 8-ounce carton whipped topping 1 15-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 graham cracker pie crusts Combine the cream cheese, condensed milk, and lemon juice. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Stir in the pineapple and nuts. Fold in the whipped topping. Divide the mixture evenly between the two pie crusts.
Chill in the refrigerator at least four hours before serving.
I like it!  What do … (12 comments)

food blogs: Bar-B-Que Trivia for Your Labor Day Weekend! - 08/30/11 07:36 AM
Here's some Bar-B-Que trivia to get you ready for your Labor Day weekend.  See how much you know by taking this fun quiz.  Now, don't peek at the answers until you've completed the questions.
Questions: What is the most popular food for grilling? What is the most commonly prepared side dish on the barbecue grill? True or false: The term “barbecue” originated with the Mayans who cooked over a “barbacoa” which was a lattice of thin green sticks suspended over an open fire. Over which wood is Jamaican jerk typically grilled? Which U.S. state are you in if you are at … (22 comments)

food blogs: Eggs – A New Technique for Treating Burns? - 08/24/11 05:06 AM
As a lot of you already know, my sister and I have a "pet project" called Two Sisters Talking.  We posts blogs, recipes, resources, etc.  Dana (my sister) wrote a great article about treating burns.  And, since she works in the food industry, she knows a lot about getting burned.
I thought some of my Bon Appetit friends might enjoy the article, so I decided to share.
I ran across an old email a friend  had sent about burns – a subject I know all too well about.  Since cooking is not only a passion for me, it’s also my livelihood.  … (12 comments)

food blogs: Did You Know? Some Fun and Interesting Food Facts - 08/22/11 06:23 AM
I was searching the web last week and found some very interesting facts about food and nutrition.  So, I thought this week we should share some of them with you…
 
DID YOU KNOW:
 
Fresh Bananas have a natural chemical which can make a person feel happy.  The same chemical is also found in Prozac. Pound per pound, hamburgers cost more than a new car. You may be surprised to learn that Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges. The toxic Puffer Fish  kills about 300 people per year,. The rest are cheating death. The average person consumes 8-9 pounds of food additives … (14 comments)

food blogs: Broccoli Polanaise - YUMMY! - 08/15/11 05:46 AM
Broccoli Polonaise Ingredients 3/4 cup butter or margarine 9 slices white or whole wheat bread, crumbled 3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped 1 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 3/4 tsp. salt 6 pounds fresh broccoli, trimmed Instructions In a skillet, melt butter. Add bread crumbs and saute until golden. Stir in eggs, parsley and salt. Meanwhile, cook broccoli in a small amount of water until crisp-tender. Drain and transfer to platter. Spoon topping over the broccoli. Quick Tip This recipe can be scaled down for feeding a smaller group.
Variations Can substitute asparagus for broccoli.
Cooking time (duration):20
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food blogs: Greek Pasta Salad - 08/08/11 04:52 AM
Get your Greek on with this delicious pasta salad…
1 16 oz. box Bow Tie Pasta, cooked al dente 2 Cucumbers, scored, seeded and sliced 1 yellow Bell Pepper, julienne 1 small Red Onion, julienne 1 10 oz. bag of Baby Spinach 1 8 oz. Feta Cheese, cubed 4 oz. Pine Nuts, toasted 1 16 oz. Greek Vinaigrette Cook pasta, according to directions. Rinse and set aside. Toast pine nuts on baking sheet, in 350* oven, for approximately 5-8 minutes. Let cool. Add cucumber, yellow bell pepper and red onion along with Greek vinaigrette. Stir until well blended. Fold in spinach, … (10 comments)

food blogs: Sirloin Tips in a Mushroom and Wine Sauce - 08/01/11 07:01 AM
Even though it's a little hot out there - too hot to cook - , a girl's still gotta eat!  So, why not eat somthing that's really good but takes only a few minutes to prepare.  Ta da!  Sirloin Tips in a Mushroom and Wine Sauce. Ingredients 3 tbl. olive Oil 3 cloves Garlic, finely diced 1 1/2 lbs. Beef Sirloin Tips 1 lb. Fresh Mushrooms, slice in half 1 10 oz. can of Cream of Mushroom Soup 1/4 c. Worcestershire Sauce 1/2-3/4 c. Red Wine, to taste Add water as needed Salt and Pepper to taste Instructions Heat oil in … (12 comments)

food blogs: Thai Noodle Salad - 07/18/11 07:51 AM
Thai Noodle Salad
I often see this salad in the deli case at our local grocery store.  Unfortunately, since it sits there too long (apparently), the veggies aren't as crisp as I like.  Making this salad fresh is just the ticket!
 Great to serve with grilled teriyaki chicken thighs …
2 6.75 oz. Maifun 1 c. Dry Roasted Peanuts 1 Red Bell Pepper, julienne 1 c. frozen Peas, thawed 1 bunch Green Onion, bias cut Salt and Pepper, to taste Dressing: 2 tbl. Mangolian Hot Oil 1/2 c. Sesame Seed Oil 2 tbl. Sesame Seeds Boil 6 cups of water. Set … (10 comments)

food blogs: Bring the Bahamas to You! - 07/11/11 05:53 AM
Bahama Breeze Salad Zesty flavors of the tropics...
4 Cucumbers, scored, seeded and sliced 1 small Red Onion, julienne 2 Roma Tomatoes, cut into coins 1 15 oz. canned Black Beans, rinsed and drained 2 15 oz. canned Mandarin Oranges, drained 1 8 oz. bag of shelled Sunflower Seeds Salt and Pepper, to taste Dressing:
6 oz. of Olive Oil  4 oz. Lemon Juice 1 tea. Chili Powder 2 tea. ground Cumin Add all the salad ingredients into a medium size bowl. Make dressing by adding all the ingredients into a small bowl with an air tight sealed lid. Make sure … (11 comments)

food blogs: The Heat is On! Break Out the Salads! - 06/20/11 06:40 AM
As many of you know, my sister, Dana and I have teamed together to create what we think is a great website for foodies.  Dana is a culinary genius and I love to eat.  So, we're a perfect team! 
We recently did a blog post for Memorial Day and added some really great salad recipes.  Here's one of them!
 
Get your Greek on with this delicious pasta salad…  
1 16 oz. box Bow Tie Pasta, cooked al dente 2 Cucumbers, scored, seeded and sliced 1 yellow Bell Pepper, julienne 1 small Red Onion, julienne 1 10 oz. bag of Baby … (7 comments)

food blogs: Happy Fathers Day, Dad! - 06/15/11 08:00 AM
Father's Day is great time for kids of all ages to treat Dad to a day all his own. Let's not forget, it takes two to Tango!! I've watched fathers of today evolve into having a stronger role in their children lives. From taking walks in strollers, shopping, hanging a diaper bag on their shoulder and, WOW, even changing diapers?? I know, I didn't get that luxury back in the days; but that's just me. There comes a moment when a father realizes that Father's Day is more than sending his dad a card. It's about HIM, too! It's up to … (8 comments)

food blogs: Refreshing, Cool and Oh-So-Easy Apple Cucumber Salad - 06/06/11 10:06 AM
Now that the weather is warming up - hot in some area, you'll be looking for a quick and refreshing salad.  I think this one can also be described as unusual, too.  But, believe me, it's good!
 
1 apple, cored and diced 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped with seeds removed 1/2 small red onion, diced 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar sea salt In a bowl, toss all ingredients together and serve.
There - wasn't that easy?  Bon Appetit!
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food blogs: How About a Nice, Tall Cool One? - 05/31/11 05:24 AM
Hope your Memorial Day weekend was great; time for friends, family and remembrance.
 
The weather was certainly hot in some parts of the country and looks they will continue.  So, I thought maybe youd appreciate a few great thirst quenching drink recipes.
Recipe #1 - Honeydew Lime Cooler
1 small honeydew melon, seeded and cut into 1" cubes 1/2 cup seedless red grapes 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 cup honey 2 cups seltzer water Place the cubed melon and grapes into the freezer for about an hour. In a blender, combine the frozen melon and grapes with the lime … (9 comments)

 
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