Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A kitchen makeover entails fridge, pantry and shopping cart makeovers.
Tuesday, February 26
"Convenience is killing us," Dr. Mark Hyman writes in a blog featured by The Huffinton Post. What is he talking about? The food industry — Hyman writes that in 1900, just 2 percent of meals were eaten outside the home, while today, that number is more than 50 percent. "Your tongue can be fooled, and your brain can become addicted to the slick combinations of fat, sugar, and salt pumped into factory-made foods, but your biochemistry cannot handle these foods, and the result is the disaster we have in America today — 70 percent of us are overweight, and obesity rates are expected to top 42 percent by the end of the next decade (up from only 13 percent in 1960)," the blog reads. The solution? "The cure for what ails us — both in our …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thanksgiving is getting closer and closer — it's Thursday, Nov. 22, if you haven't yet checked your calendar — have you started planning what you will make? Whether it's an amazing entree or a scrumptious side dish, whether you're cooking for two or more than 20, we invite you to share your best and favorite holiday recipes with fellow Patch users in our announcements section. To post an announcement, all you need to do is: Check out a recipe for homemade macaroni and cheese and try a dessert suggestion. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Fresh cucumbers from your local farmers market would be the perfect ingredient for this dip.
I like chips and salsa as much as the next person, but sometimes it is nice to have something different. This cucumber dip is cool, creamy and incredibly tasty. I like it with Wheat Thins, but Triscuits are good too. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Note: This recipe is based on one from the 1989 Great American Brand Names Cookbook. Ingredients 3 medium cucumbers 1 1/2 packages of cream cheese (I use Philadelphia low fat) 1/2 cup sour cream (I use reduced fat Breakstone's) 1 tbsp. dried dill weed 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice 1 envelope of Lipton vegetable soup mix Directions Peel cucumbers, slice lengthwise. Scrape out seeds with spoon and then finely chop cucumber. Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, dill weed, lemon …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Enjoy tomato sandwiches? You'll love tomato pie.
Don't let the name fool you. Tomato pie is not a dessert — it is a dish tomato-lovers will enjoy for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. In fact, if you have enough tomatoes, you may as well make two pies at a time because they'll go fast. Ingredients 9-inch pie shell 1 small onion, sliced and sautéed 4 large tomatoes, sliced and placed on paper towels to absorb excess moisture Salt Italian seasoning 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Layer half of the tomatoes in the pie crust. Top with sautéed onions, then sprinkle with salt and Italian seasoning to taste. Add the remaining tomatoes, sprinkle with more salt and Italian seasoning to taste. In a small bowl, mix …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Satisfy a craving for onion rings without the fat and calories that go with rings fried in oil.
About this feature: Dacula Patch Editor Kristi Reed invites you to share your favorite recipes with the Patch community. Send your recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a photo and you could be the next featured cook. Onion rings are one of my favorite side dishes when I eat out at a burger joint. The problem is that they are loaded with fat and calories. I've tried baked onion ring recipes before with less than stellar results. This recipe, however, turned out great. It is a little labor intensive, but worth it if you like onion rings but would prefer a healthier version. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. You can also check out some of my other favorite recipes on my Pinterest page. Ingredients Two Vidalia or …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Cornbread, vegetables and even lettuce combine to make this a salad your whole family will enjoy.
If you are tired of boring bacon bits and crouton salad, check out this recipe that combines crisp iceberg lettuce, cheese, cornbread, vegetables and a tasty cilantro dressing for a flavorful and refreshing change. Mexican layered salad requires a little bit of cooking and a little bit of chopping, but is very simple to make. It is one of those recipes that tastes even better on the second day, but you won't be able to wait that long to eat it. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. You can also check out some of my other favorite recipes on my Pinterest page. Ingredients 1 pan of cornbread (click here for recipe, just add 1 can of drained, chopped green chiles to the mix) 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use Duke's light) 2 tsp. …
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Planning to grill out this weekend or have a picnic? Creole potato salad goes well with burgers, hot dogs and more.
Potato salad is often a bland and boring side dish, but that does not have to be the case. Creole potato salad has a spicy, Cajun flavor that makes this side dish a great addition to any cookout or picnic. This potato salad can be served cold or hot (I like both). You can also add some Creole seasoning if you want to spice it up even further. Give this potato salad recipe a try and let me know what you think. You can also check out some of my other favorite recipes on my Pinterest page. Ingredients 3 pounds of red potatoes, boiled until tender and cubed (I leave the skins on) 1/2 cup mayonnaise (Duke's is my preference) 1 5.25-ounce bottle of Zatarain's Creole mustard 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. salt (I prefer to use Creole seasoning) …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
If you are watching your sugar, fat or calories, stop reading now.
If loving this is wrong, I don't want to be right. I have a sweet tooth — maybe two or three of them. The other day, I got a craving and ended up trying a dessert recipe I found on Pinterest. (Note to self: Quit looking at recipes on Pinterest.) Anyway, this seven-layer cookie recipe is extremely easy to make and incredibly delicious. I wouldn't really call it a cookie recipe, it is more of a candy — a sweet, gooey, chocolately, heavenly candy. Ingredients: Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine graham crackers and butter, press into the bottom of a greased 13x9 casserole dish. Spread chocolate chips on graham cracker mixture. Then layer butterscotch chips, coconut and chopped nuts (I used pecan halves instead of chopped). Pour …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
These are great recipes for breakfast on Christmas Day or any time.
This column is from "Cooking with Kristi", a regular feature on Dacula Patch. Dacula resident Kristi Palmer is a wife, mother, cook, physical therapist, columnist and Patch calendar editor. You can reach her at email@example.com. Christmas will be here before you know it — three days and counting now. Christmas trees are up, stockings are hung, Christmas cards are in the mail and before long we will all be making our lists of what to cook for our big Christmas dinners. If your family is anything like mine, you probably have all the tried and true recipes that help make your Christmas dinner a familiar and warm time for loved ones to gather and enjoy the holiday together. But what about Christmas morning? You know the time I am …