Saturday, February 23, 2013
With a little improvising, you can put your own personal stamp on this great recipe!
Who doesn’t love making a great soup? We spent the past week buying fresh ingredients and stewing up a tasty potato cheese soup using this reciple from AllRecipes.com. It’s easy to make and tastes great. And with a little improvising, you can put your own personal stamp on this great recipe! In a large pot, combine the potatoes and carrot with water to cover and boil on high heat for about 15 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the celery and onions in the margarine for about 10 minutes. You can also skip this step and just dump the vegetables in with the potatoes and carrots after they’re boiled. Drain all but about 2 cups of the water from the potatoes and carrots and add 4 cups milk. Reduce heat to low and dump…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Here's an alternative 'salsa' recipe that doesn't leave me with big-time heartburn.
For the past few months, I've been following a low-acid diet to help curb some wicked heartburn issues—which means cutting out tomatoes and citrus fruits, greasy, high-fat foods, and anything with caffeine. That's tough. If you're dealing with those issues, too, you know it can be really hard to find great-tasting foods—especially snacks—that don't set off your symptoms. I've been altering recipes and experimenting with my own a lot lately so I can snack safely. Here's a "salsa" recipe I've been playing around with, and this mix is always changing. Feel free to replace what you don't like and let me know if you added something else that works! What I use (amount to taste): What you do: Chop up the larger items and mix the ingredients, then…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A tasty way to have crispy tenders without frying them.
I love chicken tenders, but I don't like to eat greasy food too often. I was happy when I found this recipe, and it's now one of my favorites! Ingredients: 2 cups of French fried onions 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 pack of chicken tenderloins (season with salt beforehand) 1 egg, beaten What to do: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Put the fried onions and flour in a plastic bag. Crush them until they are mixed well. Pour into a plate. 3. Dip tenderloins into egg and then coat with onion/flour mixture. 4. Place chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the center no longer is pink. Enjoy! Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch editor dishes on his dinner creation.
I like to eat. So, one night, when my wife—yes, Mrs. B-W Patch—cooked up some whole wheat pasta with chicken, spinach and feta, I thought, "What else could we put in this?!" A quick raid of the pantry and freezer that night turned a good meal into a great one, and ever since, the Mrs. and I have added things to what is now known as, simply, "super pasta." OK, so I'm the only one who calls it that. Enjoy! Ingredients: Instructions: What else could I add to this thing? (Serious) ideas in the comments section please! Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Saturday, January 19, 2013
No kneading! No waiting 10 days!
Have you ever received Amish friendship bread? You make your bread, give your friends a sample and the starter that made it. Then your friends can make a loaf for themselves and pass it along to their friends. It's a fun tradition and the bread tastes great, but let's be honest, who has 10 days to make bread? Here's a major shortcut. Just mix and bake. Here's the recipe for one loaf. Double it if you would like to make a loaf for a friend. The Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative Courtesy of Redfly Creations 1 stick butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg (I used 1 tablespoon of vinegar because I didn't have any eggs on hand, it worked!) 1 cup buttermilk (I used 1 cup skim milk and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, again, it worked!) 2 cups flour (It tastes …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Here are some fun drinks—alcoholic and non-alcoholic—to enjoy responsibly on New Year's Eve.
What would New Year's Eve be without all the fun food and drinks? Here are a few recipes for drinks to enjoy on New Year's Eve. And remember, if you choose an alcoholic drink, we at Patch want you to designate a driver and enjoy it responsibly! With Alcohol Editor's note: Last year, Clique Vodka provided Patch readers with holiday cocktail recipes. Here's a recipe they shared on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live: Spiced Cosmo Shake all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish by removing the rind from an orange slice and twisting it into a spiral over top of the cocktail so that the spray of oil fall into the glass. Then take the rind and rub it around the outer rim and place on the lip. For more of …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
This recipe is a spin-off of one of my favorite Christmas traditions.
Growing up in Miami, my family's biggest Christmas celebration always was on Christmas Eve—or"Noche Buena." In the Cuban culture, families get together on Christmas Eve for a massive pig roast with many, many side dishes. Ever since I moved to Pittsburgh almost 10 years ago, Christmas meals have been more traditional—turkey, ham, mashed potatoes—given that it's too cold to sit outside and cook a whole pig and it's just not that common around here. On New Years, however, my family tends to eat some sort of pork-based meal, and I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It's definitely not a whole pig—and it doesn't take a whole day to cook—but it's just as tasty. Happy Holidays and Feliz Navidad! What you need: A boneless pork …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Here's a no-fail sweet treat for the holiday.
Looking for a sweet treat to make for the holidays? Go for the classic peanut brittle. It's the perfect combination of salty and sweet. If you're anything like me, you won't be able to stop eating it once you start. Here's a no-fail recipe for you to try out this week called "Mom's Best Peanut Brittle." The recipe makes one pound. Directions Click here to watch the video available on allrecipes.com.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This delicious ham and potato soup is easy to make on a chilly day.
The weather is starting to turn chilly (a few week later than usual) so it’s the perfect time to make a great soup for the family. This delicious ham and potato soup is easy to make and tasty. First, combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, which should take about 10 or 15 minutes. Then stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat and whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick for about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk so it doesn’t allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick for about 4 to 5 minutes. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pull out the grill one last time before winter and and give this savory marinade a shot!
Now that we’ve made it through Hurricane Sandy and the sun is finally shining, I thought this would be the perfect weekend to cook out one last time before putting the grill away for the winter. This recipe offers grilled chicken with a savory marinade combining fresh lime juice and chipotle chile. So pull out the grill one last time and give this Fusion Grilled Chicken a shot! Start by pounding the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. In a shallow dish, whisk oil, tequila, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, ginger, chile, and salt. Reserve 1/3 cup of this marinade, then put the chicken in dish, turn to coat, and marinate 30 minutes. Then grill chicken over medium heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above grill level only 4 to 5 …