- Tabasco is putting out a commemorative bottle to celebrate “the big game” in the Big Easy. The purple, green and gold accented football themed bottle is available at Tobasco.com. A portion of the proceeds from this limited edition bottle will be donated to Taste of NFL to help address the needs of the hungry and homeless in America.
- Celebrity Chefs share their winter recipes in the January/February Issue of The Saturday Evening Post online and in the newsstand. Emeril Lagasse, Melissa D’Arabian, Ellie Krieger, Curtis Stone and Terry Walters share some great soup recipes, perfect for these cold winter days.
- Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes has received the seal of approval from Bon Appetit Magazine. Fire Roasted Tomatoes were recently included on the inaugural list of recipients for the Bon Appétit Seal of Approval; an honor bestowed upon cooking’s finest ingredients.
- Psst – Don’t tell my husband a diehard Steeler’s fan that I’m posting this - Executive Chef Ben Erjavec from Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Baltimore has the pleasure of assisting with the Raven’s home pre-game rituals by preparing a hearty and delicious meal for many of the players before every home game. One of the …
Did you know that Turkey Wings have just enough meat for a soup or stew ? I buy whole turkeys portion the meat out into separate labeled containers or bags and use them for separate meals. The turkey wings were set aside together and tonight used in a really quick and delicious soup. I am a beef and lamb lover – I also love turkey and chicken, but I forget sometimes that poultry is my husband’s preference over red meat. He likes red meat a lot, but every so often he’ll whisper in my ear and let me know we haven’t had turkey or chicken lately. That happened this week, so I today I dug through the freezer found a couple of turkey wings and threw together a delicious stew. A little bit of meat, a bunch of veggies and red lentils that melt into a thick creamy broth.
Ever since my husband has been on a low sodium diet, we’ve given up the curry powder. We try to stay away from …Diana
Today I have been receiving emails and comments on a Cookerati post of 2011 for a Jennie-O coupon giveaway. There is an ad in a newspaper referring to this old post. It is not my ad, and the contest has been over for more than a year.
There are some coupons on Facebook right now – that I’ve posted a link to on the Cookerati Facebook Page. I’ve sent an email to the Jennie-O PR people I worked with previously to see if I can figure out what is going on.
I apologize for the confusion. If you have any information – like where you’ve seen the ad drop me a line.
Update – the newpaper ad was confusing to many people but referred to the Jennie-O Facebook Page. Anyone who did a search and found the old contest and giveaway may have thought that it originated here, I’m sorry to say it did not. I’m happy to have new visitors even if by accident. There’s a link to the Jennie-O coupons on Cookerati’s Facebook page. I hope that’s what you were looking for.
Happy New Year to Everyone! A short after the holiday list today – a couple of contests, Paula Deen and some heart healthy recipes. Good Luck!
- Enter the 2013 Man-O-Manischewitz Cookoff. Use Manischewitz broth plus another Manischewitz ingredient in your own personal recipe for a chance to win a 25,000.00 prize including Maytag Appliances.
- Canola.com has a Comfort Your Heart Recipe Collection. The low calorie, low saturated fat recipe collection of six entrees uses cooking techniques and ingredients that are better for you.
- Paula Deen is on the February cover of Women’s Day Magazine. Paula will tell us what inspired her new healthy eating habits and gives us her six rules to dieting success.
- Participate in KFC’s couchgating Facebook & Twitter streams for a chance to win a $5,000.00 couchgate overhaul. KFC also has a special gameday bucket deal for couchgaters – 8 pieces of chicken, 10 hot wings and 10 original recipe bites for 19.99.
My husband has been given a low sodium diet directive due to a diagnosis of Meniere’s Disease. Sodium seems to be a trigger for the attacks, and we’re trying to lower our sodium where we can. We were always what we thought was light on the salt but now we need to go lighter – like 1500 mg to 2000 mg per day total. So, here’s what we learned so far. You think it’s easy and some of it has to do with cooking with fresh ingredients, but that’s the easy part. There are saboteurs in your pantry and fridge that don’t have easy answers. If you know any tips, put them in the comments.
1. Sodium is sodium is sodium. While it may seem that sea salt is better for you, the construction of it contains more air and the shape is a little bulkier. However, when you grind it down, salt is salt is salt and it’s still sodium.
2. Table salt is listed as 2400 mg in one tsp is the commonly accepted amount and the amount that a normal person should stick to for a day’s serving. If you are over 50 that amount drops. It’s not just …Diana
If you want to do a project with your child to make a gift for their grandmother or other relatives or their class at school, this would be a great bonding experience. I’ve had a lot of fun lately making butter from whipping cream. I use Snowville’s Whipping Cream from grassfed cows because I like the way they do things. Then I take the butter and use it to make Shortbread Cookies. I did it with a food processor which can make it safe and quick to work with their attention span.
Let the cream sit at room temperature until it comes up to around 55 deg Celsius.
Pour into the food processor up to the liquid line and let ‘er rip.
The cream will become thicker and thicker turning into whipped cream, keep going.
It will be thicker and then start to separate into buttermilk and butter – it’s amazing, but pretty cool.
The food processor will rock a little as the butter sticks to the blade and separates from the buttermilk….Diana
Every year I order ice cream pints for Christmas and send it to the house of a relative for arrival before Christmas. An Ice Cream tasting after dinner is a fun thing to do. We get to sit around and be foodies and enjoy talking and tasting the flavors. You can go to the store pick up lots of different pints and try it out, or you can make your own. If you are traveling and the ice cream won’t make it, or you just want to send some frozen joy to a friend or relative’s house, ordering online and having it sent is a good way to go. Everyone usually has a different favorite; it’s fun to see who likes what, or even who can eat what. If you have low sodium, gluten free, lactose intolerant – each person’s diet can be accommodated when there are pints involved. Here are some companies that send out ice cream, Christmas may be expensive and iffy at this point(though still doable), but New Years you can get a little cheaper.
- Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – based in Columbus, Ohio and 12.00 per pint (someone once asked if anyone pays that much …
This a quick listing of books that I have received for review and suggest to my readers. This is not a complete guide to every new book; I can’t afford all that’s available but I can give suggestions among those I have received. The one book I bought for myself in the beginning of the year is The Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America’s Most Trusted Cooking Magazine. If you are looking for a more upscale book, a little bit pricier but packed with suggestions, tips recipes and techniques, then this book is a great choice. It does cost a lot less than I paid for it last year, so it’s a good choice.
When available, I’m adding links to amazon. I do get a tiny bit from it, but feel free to find it on your own, buy it used from another bookseller or borrow from the library. I’m attaching links for your convenience and so you can find the correct book but you don’t need to go through these links. This will be a long post but there are a lot of …Diana
- The Idaho Potato Commission is sharing a recipe book by the Mr Food Test Kitchen. Game Day Recipes – 30 Best Munchies For a Crowd is available for download. It’s not what you think though, there are more than just potato snacks in the ebook.
- Cancer patients and their families who are dealing with eating issues, or want a healthier diet to help them stay strong should check out Cook For Your Life .
- John’s Hopkins Engineering Students - having fun in the kitchen while learning about engineering principles.
- The Manischewitz Annual Cookoff will be back for it’s 7th year – the Grand prize is worth 25,000.00. It will be held at the Manischewitz Manufacturing Plant in Newark, NJ on March 21, 2013.
- Finally!!!!! Easy Bake for anyone coming next year. My son didn’t care about the color but if you do, then next year blue, silver and black will show up along with their standard pink and purple .