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Campfire Cooking (Some Yummy Recipes)
It's almost picnic and camping time across most of North America. For that next trip into the woods or at the park, consider these treats-especially for the kids.
This is every kid's favorite (including big kids). Simply put a marshmallow on a stick, roast it, and while it's still hot, slap it against a piece of chocolate bar and sandwich it between two graham crackers.
Cut a banana lengthwise. Stud it with miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap it in aluminum foil and set it on some coals to melt the chocolate and marshmallows....
Chocolate Zucchini Cake Creates National Zucchini Shortage
There are few garden vegetable that are prolific as zucchini squash. Around my part of the northeast, beginning in mid summer till frost, zucchini squash is the number one garden commodity. People actually beg you to take some off their hands. You can't leave your car or house unlocked because if you do, zucchini squash will appear.
Well I found a recipe that will end all that. This zucchini recipe is so good it might even create a national zucchini shortage. Imagine that.
So after you've fried it, baked it, grilled it, and stuffed it try Chocolate Zucchini Cake....
Chili Recipe - A Red Chili Nightmare!
This chili recipe is, indeed, a really nightmare! Taste it only when curiosity becomes unbearable and courage is strong! :o)
1 cup Pinto beans, dried
1 tsp Paprika
5 cups Water
1 Nutmeg, ground, whole
2 tbsp Lard
1 tsp Cumin
1 tbsp Bacon drippings
2 tsp Oregano, dried, pref. Mexican
4 tbsp Sesame seeds
12 oz Pork sausage, country-style
1 cup Almonds, blanched, skins removed
1 lb Beef, coarse grind
12 Red chiles, whole dried
4 Garlic cloves
1 tsp Anise
1 1/2 oz Milk chocolate, small pieces
1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
1 can Tomato paste (6oz ea)
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
2 tbsp Vinegar
1/2 tsp Cloves, ground
3 tsp Lemon juice
1 Cinnamon stick, ground
1 Soft tortilla, chopped
1 tsp Black pepper, freshly ground
Instructions for this special chili recipe:
Place the rinsed beans in a bowl, add 2 to 3 cups of water and soak overnight....
Cookbook Publishing - The Basic Ingredients and the Secrets to Success
You are about to embark on the most exciting enterprise of your life -- publishing a cook book! You will soon learn that writing a cook book is truly a fun, exciting and challenging project - more than you can imagine. Like me, you can publish your own wildly successful cook book. And if you ask me if I think publishing a cook book is worth the time and effort? You bet I do!
My cook book, Fit to Cook - Why 'Waist' Time in the Kitchen? sold over 250,000 copies (with, I might add, less than 10% of those sales coming from book stores)....
Fire Cracker Italian Sausage Pasta
You will find that this recipe is very easy to make. And you can prep all of your ingredients in advance. Perfect for the busy mom on the go. Once you have all your troops ready for dinner, you can toss it all together in a matter of minutes.
This is a recipe that is a huge hit with my entire family. Even my picky toddlers!
Fire Cracker Italian Sausage Pasta
1 pound uncooked wheat pasta (be sure to use a fun shape)
1 large zucchini - sliced
1/2 cup red onion - sliced
3 T fresh garlic - chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
3 Italian sausage links - sliced
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup green onions
Salt and Pepper
Cook pasta according to package....
5-6 lbs. Whole Rockfish
Salt and Pepper
Preheat over to 375F.
Make sure the fish is clean of all entrails. Slice the onion, salt and pepper it and place it in the cavity.
Chop the cilantro and slice the lemon and lime and place it on top of the fish. Drizzle a bit of olive oil on top of the fish then salt and pepper the top. Cover the fish entirely in corn husks and then wrap the fish in tin foil.
Place fish in a baking pan and place in the over....
Party Appetizer Recipes - So Easy And So Affordable!
These are two of my favorite party appetizer recipes that I used to prepare in parties! They are quick, easy and the ingredients are available in any store.
Note: Both party appetizer recipes yield 8 servings.
8 large Shrimp, cooked
1 Garlic clove, crushed
2 Green onions, trimmed
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 Red bell pepper, seeded, cut in thin strips
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Coarsely ground mustard
8 small Ripe or green olives
1/4 tsp Creamed horseradish
Remove heads and body shells from shrimp but leave on tail shells....
My Mothers Recipe Box
Remember the days when cookbooks weren't so readily available, and you or your mother relied on only one or two different cookbooks for cooking all of your family's meals? I still have my mother's old cookbooks, as well as my grandmother's. Each one is worn from age and use--if you flip through the tattered pages it is obvious which recipes were turned to time and time again. These cookbooks will always number among my most precious treasures.
When our mothers wanted to try new recipes, they most likely didn't run out and buy new cookbooks....
Spinach Salad with Mango and Papaya
This is a great summer salad, leaving you refreshed even on the hottest days. For those who like to have a little protein with there salad, both grilled chicken or shrimp go well with this dish. Don't let the number of items scare you, this is a simple recipe and well worth the extra time. Great for the family or summer parties.
Makes 1 salad
4 oz. Spinach - cleaned and stem removed
2 oz. Mango - peeled, seeded and diced into ѕ" pieces
2 oz. Papaya - peeled, seeded and diced into ѕ"...
Fast Food at Home
Kids have to eat. Three meals a day, every day. All moms know how important it is to have an arsenal of quick meals handy. You never know when you'll have to put healthy food on the table in a hurry, or when you need ideas so dad can help.
Lucky for us, kids love dip. Cut some fresh cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, celery, and bell peppers and serve them with ranch dressing. Even finicky veggie-haters will eat their veggies with dressing on them.
Saved by a Sandwich
Start with two waffles, an English muffin, bagel, croissant, or a hotdog, hoagie or hamburger bun....
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