Home & Garden Insights

June 25, 2008

15-Minute Marinated Chicken

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  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

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Chocolate angel food cake with fruit and maple yogurt

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1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
12 egg whites (or 1 1/2 cups prepackaged egg whites)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups fresh strawberries
4 cups fresh raspberries
1/4 cup peach nectar
1 tbsp honey
1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
2 tbsp maple syrup

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June 24, 2008

Chocolate brownies with orange cream cheese frosting

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1 (13x9x1-inch) disposable aluminum baking pan
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet
chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
10 tablespoons (11/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
1/2 cup toasted pistachios, toasted sweetened flaked coconut, or untoasted sweetened flaked coconut

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July 27, 2007

Chicken Caesar Pasta

Filed under: chicken caesar pasta, cooking, food, pasta, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 3:06 pm


1 tablespoon of butter
1 pound of dry penne pasta
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves: cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 8 ounce bottle of Caesar salad dressing
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
1 head shredded romaine lettuce
1 large chopped tomato


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, pepper and salt. Cook 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove skillet from heat.

In a bowl, mix together salad dressing, vinegar and cheese. Toss together pasta, chicken, lettuce, and dressing mixture. Place in large serving bowl, and sprinkle with tomato. Garnish with croutons and Parmesan curls, if desired.

July 20, 2007


Filed under: cookbooks, cooking, free recipes, online recipes, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:51 pm

Dave’s Garden Cookbook
25 chapters and hundreds of free online recipes.

July 16, 2007

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Filed under: cooking, food, recipes, salad, Spinach and Strawberry Salad — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:38 pm

Spinach and Strawberry Salad


2 bunches spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
4 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and strawberries.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, paprika, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.

Blackberry Spinach Salad

Filed under: blackberry spinach salad, cooking, food, recipes, salad — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:36 pm

Blackberry Spinach Salad


3 cups baby spinach, rinsed and dried
1 pint fresh blackberries
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 green onion, sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup edible flowers (optional)


In a large bowl, toss together baby spinach, blackberries, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, green onion, and walnuts. Garnish with edible flowers.

July 6, 2007


Filed under: cooking, creative, food, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 8:17 pm

Feature on Fondue:

Basic Fondue

Beef Fondue with Sauces

Three-Cheese Fondue

Bread Bowl Fondue

Butterscotch Fondue

Cheesy Pizza Fondue

Cider Cheese Fondue

Citrus Fondue

Creamy Veggie Fondue

Marinated Beef Fondue

Parmesan Fondue

Belles Hamburger Buns

Filed under: cooking, cookouts, food, grilling, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 8:11 pm


* 1 cup milk
* 1 cup water
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 tablespoon white sugar
* 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
* 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
* 1 egg yolk
* 1 tablespoon water


June 19, 2007

Top 5 Recipe Sites

Filed under: chefs, cooking, food, home and garden, recipes — homeandgardeninsights @ 9:17 pm

“Looking for recipes? You’ve come to the right place. Allrecipes has more than 40,000 free recipes—all created, tested, reviewed and approved by home cooks worldwide.”

Epicurious: Recipes
Recipe database from Epicurious based on the menus of Bon Appetit and Gourmet. Find seasonal, quick, and five-ingredient recipes as well as drink, dessert, and holiday recipes.

Global Gourmet
Features informative, timely articles with menus, recipe search, cocktails index, and cookbook reviews.

Martha Stewart Living: Food and Recipe Finder
Searchable directory of recipes featured in Martha Stewart’s magazine, books, and shows. Also offers menus, videos, and recipe discussion boards.

Recipe Source
Cooking site with recipes organized by region and ethnic group, type of dish, and cooking method.

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