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Jan. 21st, 2010 | 11:03 pm
posted by: colonelduckie in tastytreats

I am not sure if this belongs here but I thought everyone would enjoy it here. Mod feel free to delete.


its is very funny and poked fun at food network and some other foodie-type things :)

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Cherry-Peach Crisp

Aug. 1st, 2009 | 09:55 am
location: Santorini
mood: dirtydirty
music: Eisai Edo - Mixalis Xatzigiannis
posted by: pandorasbox88 in tastytreats

Ingredients :

2 cups Quaker oatmeal
2 cans Peach pie filling
2 cans Cherry pie filling
1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 stick melted butter (unsalted.)
1 and 1/2 Tsp. all-purpose flour.
1 tsp. cinnamon






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Italian Vegetarian Dishes You Can Enjoy

Jul. 7th, 2008 | 07:07 am
posted by: dofol1285 in tastytreats

If you are looking for the perfect combination of great food and the vegetarian principals, you need to experience Italian vegetarian cooking. You can have your favorite foods and still not violate your basic vegetarian guidlines. If you are new to the vegetarian lifestyle or have been practicing the discipline for years, you will enjoy some treate Individuals can enjoy some great recipes that embrace Italian vegetarian cooking.

To get started, you can enjoy some of several appetizers like Panzanella Salad, Rotini Salad with Feta Cheese and Black Olives, Italian Potato Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Pecorino and Basil Crostini, Rocket (Arugula) or Baby Corn Panzerotti, and Tomato Bruschetta.

Moving on you can add one of many pasta dishes to your vegetarian cooking regime. Some of these dishes are old favorites and some are brand new. These include Eliche Arrabbiata, Linguine with Spinach Pesto, Rigatoni with Gorgonzola, Fusilli with Sun dried Tomato Pesto, Courgette, Spinach and Wild Mushroom Lasagne, Cannelloni with Ricotta Cheese in Red Wine Sauce, Manicotti with Artichokes in Green Tomato Sauce, Capellini in Tomato and Basil Sauce, Conchiglie Genovese with Coriander Pesto, Spicy Vermicelli with Oyster Mushrooms, Macaroni with Cheese, Fettuccine In Creamy White Sauce, Tagliatelle with Tomato Sauce, Penne Pesto, Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic, Farfelle Marinara, and Pasta Primavera. There are also several gnocchi dishes that you can enjoy. They are Gnocchetti in Pomodoro Sauce, Potato Mushroom and Chives Gnocchi, Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi, and Pumpkin and Semolina Gnocchi.

Something else that you may enjoy is risottos. If you have not tried them, here are some choices that will provide a nice introduction. Some of these dishes include Risotto Alla Pomodoro, Risotto Alla Milanese, Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms, and Baked Brown Rice with Roasted Vegetables. You may also also enjoy trying the different sauces that are available. These include Almond Butter Sauce, Basil Garlic Sauce, and Herbed Mushroom Sauce.

The use of vegetables in Italian cooking is very pleasant. Some of the more suculant are Eggplant Parmigiana, Zucchini Corn and Tomato Au Gratin, and Vegetables and Beans Alla Veneziana.

Another way to enjoy your vegetables is on a vegetarian pizza. You can start with a Fresh Dough Pizza Base. To this, add one of these toppings such as Thin Crust Gourmet Vegetarian Pizza, Deep Pan Pizza Margherita, Cheese and Mushroom Calzone, or Spinach and Feta Cheese Stromboli.

To finish off your meal, you can add a vegetarian dessert. Some of these are Risotto and Rocket Pie, Vegetable and Rice Timbale, Red Pepper and Spaghettini Flan, Tiramisu, Lemon Vanilla Panna Cotta with Wine and Fresh Cherry Sauce, and Strawberry Cheesecake.

Whether you are new to vegetarian dinning or have been enjoying this type of food for some time, you can enhance your experience by adding Italian vegetarian dishes to your cuisine.

About the Author: Dave Owen is the webmaster of Italian cooking information To get more information about the recipes to use for cooking, visit recipes.lookwhatsfordinner.com/ To find "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Cooking!" visit Cooking Guide

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How Ketosis Can Help You Melt Away That Unwanted Fat

Jul. 6th, 2008 | 08:07 am
posted by: dofol1285 in tastytreats

When you first deprive your body of carbohydrates and replace them with protein and fat, the metabolism begins to shift to accommodate this. The first stage is known as lipolysis, and is the initial burning of fat to use as energy.

Ketosis, put simply, is the second part of the process that takes place when your body's metabolism shifts from getting energy from carbohydrates to taking it from fat. When it is taking place, this is the time that you lose the most fat. The name ketosis relates to the blocks fat that are stored for release as energy, which are known as ketones.

Ketosis shouldn't lead to a loss of muscle tissue, unless you are completely out of fat. This makes you even better at burning fat, as you retain the strength throughout your body to do so, particularly in the smaller internal muscles. When ketosis is taking place it is possible to lose up to a stone in little over a week.

The main side effects of ketosis are bad breath and sluggish mobility. Bad breath is caused due to a change in the bacteria and enzymes throughout the digestive system, and slow movement because fat is much harder to use for energy production, making you low on energy. Neither of these are likely to be harmful.

However, if you are diabetic, ketosis can lead to a condition called ketoacidosis, which results in the blood becoming more acidic. This will then cause symptoms including confusion, vomiting, and can even go as far as causing comas and death.

If you want to know if your body is carrying out ketosis, head down to your local chemist and buy ketone testing strips. These operate in a very similar way to universal indicator strips (if you can remember your old chemistry lessons) and will turn purple if ketones are contained in the urine.

About the Author: Low carb diets and ketosis go hand in hand. The question here is do you know what ketosis does to your body and how ketosis burns body fat? Learn more about ketosis and dieting at Low-Carb-Advice dot com.

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keepers I tried over the holidays

Jan. 6th, 2008 | 10:36 pm
posted by: eve_dallas in tastytreats

Peg and I went to my daughter in law's mom's home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our contribution both times was desserts. (Peg makes the most fabulous cheesecakes)

This was a recipe I found in a magazine - easy with spectacular results:

Lemon-Berry Tart

1 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 jar lemon curd
2 pints fresh raspberries
fresh mint for garnish

Press sugar cookie dough into a tart pan, along the bottom and up the sides evenly. Bake at 350 degrees until shell is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Rinse and dry raspberries, dry and set aside.

When tart shell has cooled, spoon the lemon curt into it and spread evenly. Place berries on top in an even layer and garnish with mint leaves.

This is an old recipe I remember making when I was a teenager:

Divine Kisses

16 whole graham crackers, crushed
1 can sweetened condensed milk
6 oz. Nestle's semisweet mini-chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8X8 baking pan.

Pour graham cracker crumbs into a bowl. Pour in sweetened, condensed milk, scraping as much as possible out of the can. Add chocolate chips. Fold the ingredients together with a spatula until they are well combined and pour into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. When cooled a bit, cut into 16 squares because this is very rich!

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Dec. 4th, 2007 | 09:22 pm
posted by: hygher in tastytreats

I decided that for my christmas party I don't want to be in the kitchen the whole time cooking so we are going to do desserts, wines and horderves. What recipes always go over great at your parties?

The facts:
25-30 people for horderves, drinks and dessert
Ages ranging from 18-25
at our home
starting around 8pm

I've never thrown a party before. I need help. Anyone have any pointers? 

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Donation Request

Nov. 30th, 2007 | 12:53 pm
posted by: raaven in tastytreats

Food Banks running short this year. Many are rationing, some have even had to close.

I wish I were one of those people who could offer to match donations, because I absolutely would for this. If you have any spare $$ this season, please consider donating it to your local food bank, or to one of the state, regional or national kinds.

If you're churchy, many churches hold food drives this time of year. Help make yours one of the biggest!

If you're political, you can urge the passage of food-relief bills in congress.

It's easy to donate, and for most of us doesn't require a great sacrifice. See? You can:

-Snag an extra case of your favorite canned good from your local big box store and drop it at a can drive
-Donate at the register of many supermarkets
-Forego one dinner out this month, and donate the money you save to your favorite food cause
-Swear off Starbucks for the month (or even just downsize), and " " " "
-Hit a discount store like Aldi and buy canned stuff to donate
-Hit a grocery store supersale (10 for $10 is one I've been seeing) and donate.

America's Second Harvest is a national group that fills in gaps for local groups. You can donate directly to them, or you can find a local group to help out directly.

Most of us take having food for granted, but a lot of families and individuals can't - especially this year. Help 'em out if you can. Everyone should be able to eat.

ETA: Also, please spread the word on this issue. The more people donate, the more people get to feed their families.

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Recipe Contest!

Nov. 29th, 2007 | 05:14 pm
posted by: raaven in tastytreats

Pam(TM) is sponsoring a recipe contest! It's called "Cook Like a Pro", and has some fairly nifty prizes.

You can enter here:


Please leave a comment here if you enter! :)

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Gotta Have One!

Nov. 28th, 2007 | 02:50 pm
posted by: raaven in tastytreats

I rarely make brownies, but when I do, the edge pieces are my favorite. What better solution than this??

Brownie Edge Pan

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My First Pressure Cooker

Oct. 23rd, 2007 | 09:04 pm
posted by: raaven in tastytreats

Over the weekend, I found great deal from Amazon on a pressure canner/cooker set, and it arrived yesterday. Today, I tried it out for the first time, and I am delighted to say that I made a fabulous, hearty, fall chicken soup in mere minutes. 10, from first intro into the pot till serving, to be specific. It took me much longer than that just to cut up the veggies.

I think this is my new favorite kitchen toy.

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