Archive for the 'Homemaking' Category

Free Ecookbook: Fresh And Easy Summer Recipes

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Updated August 20, 2012

Want some fresh and healthy summer recipes that are easy-to-fix? Check out this free ebook from Econobusters:

Molly Green Fresh (link fixed)- Discover simple, pleasing, healthy, and fresh seasonal delights and invigorate your summertime menus with Molly’s latest ingenious recipe collection . . .22 pages of fresh and easy recipes, fabulous tips, and more!

More freebies from Econobusters are also available at the above link.

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Happy cooking,

Denese


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Happy Fried Chicken Day

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Fried Chicken

(Photo courtesy of DougsTech at en.wikipedia)



Did ya’ll know that today is National Fried Chicken Day?

How about cookin’ some fried chicken:

Basic Southern Fried Chicken

Paula Dean’s Southern Fried Chicken

Alton Brown’s Fried Chicken

I fix my fried chicken by soaking it overnight in buttermilk. Next, I mix salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and sage with flour, put the flour mixture in a bag and shake the chicken in the flour mixture. Then I fry it in a cast iron skillet. Yum!

You can learn all about the history of fried chicken at The Food Timeline.

Happy Fried Chicken Day! :)


Blessings,

Denese


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11 Free eCookbooks: Fresh And Simple Foods, Famous Chef Recipes, Summer Grilling And More

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Updated August 10, 2012

Here are 11 free ecookbooks full of fresh and simple recipes, famous chef recipes, summer grilling recipes and many more:

The Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book (link fixed) -20 delicious recipes from Kerrygold and Rachel Allen, the “Irish Cooking Queen”. The e-book link is on the top left of the page and may be viewed online or downloaded as a PDF file.

New For more great Irish food, check out Kerrygold Recipes for printable recipes by Aoife of the Daily Spud blog.

New Are you a member of a book club in the USA? Email Kerrygold for a free book club kit featuring tips for an Irish themed party, entertaining ideas and recipes, plus bookmarks, recipe brochures and placemats for each guest.

Stonesoup Minimalist Home Cooking -97 page cookbook filled with 65 simple recipes that use 5 ingredients or less. All recipes take 10 minutes or less to prepare and include everything from snacks to desserts, plus information on stocking a minimalist kitchen and pantry.

Tasty Fat Loss and Muscle Building Recipes -A collection of 25 healthy, low-fat/high-protein recipes for breakfast, lunch, supper and everything in between -even homemade protein bars. All recipes include nutrition information for calories, carbohydrates, protein and fat.

Cold Brewed Coffee and Tea -Over 100 recipes for beverages, desserts, breads, main dishes and more -all using cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrate.

How to make your own cold-brewed coffee and tea concentrates:

Emerils Celebrates 20 Years (link fixed) -11 of Emeril Lagasse’s favorite recipes from his New Orleans restaurants.

New Want more of Emeril’s recipes? Check out the recipes section on emerils.com for 1000s of printable recipes and cooking tips.

Mountain Bread Cookbook -Over 50 recipes using “Mountain Bread” -a thin, soft-textured, Lebanese flatbread; traditionally used in wraps and as a bread substitute.

Recipe for homemade “Mountain Bread”:

Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook (link fixed) -51 pages of 32 delicious summer recipes for drinks to desserts -from acclaimed chefs Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Tim Love, Elizabeth Karmel and many others.

BBQ Favorites 2010 (link fixed) -24 delicious recipes for outdoor grilling and dining are featured in this 42 page ecookbook from ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen.

New Be sure and check out ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s videos for cooking and recipe demonstrations, and their recipe index for printable recipes, menu ideas and menu planner -or sign up for the What’s Hot newsletter to have the latest recipes delivered by email.

Texas Pepper Jelly Free eCookbooks -Sign up for Texas Pepper Jelly’s free monthly newsletter and get 3 free ecookbooks: Country Sweet Texas Heat, 101 Recipes in a Flash, and South of the Border Mexican recipes -over 300 recipes in all.

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Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese


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Free Healthy Snacks And Muffins eCookbooks

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Updated August 10, 2012

After eating some of Mr. Food’s Decadent Desserts, you might want to fix something a little more healthy! ;)

40 Healthy Snack Recipes (link fixed)-48 pages of healthy snacks for children to adults. Includes low-fat, low-calorie, low-sodium and diabetic snacks.

Healthy Muffins (link fixed) -25 healthy muffin recipes including whole wheat muffins, corn muffins, blueberry muffins, banana muffins, chocolate muffins and more.

Note: You can get more free e-books featuring healthy recipes at FaveHealthyRecipes.com’s free e-cookbook index.

New Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treats -Get this free ebook with more than a dozen refreshing and nutritious recipes when you subscribe to The Nourishing Home.

New Free Healthy Ebooks from Amazon

All of these free ebooks are for the Kindle e-book reader. Don’t have a Kindlereader? Try one of the free reading appsfor your PC or mobile device. I don’t know how long these will be available for free, so grab ‘em while you can!

33 Healthy Snacks Recipes -This e-book contains 84 pages of delicious, healthy recipes.

Yummy Fruit Smoothies Vol. 1-12 cool and refreshing smoothie recipes.

Smart School Time Recipes-125 easy, delicious and healthy recipes for breakfasts, snacks and portable lunches.

Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese

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Free Dessert eCookbook From Mr Food

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Desserts eCookbook

Ya’ll know Mr. Food from TV? Now you can get a free ecookbook full of Mr. Food’s most delicious desserts:

The  Mr. Food Decadent Desserts eCookbook contains 30 pages of yumminess, including recipes for Black Forest Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies, P B & J Bars, Bite-Sized Chocolate Cheesecake, Raspberry Bread Pudding…and many, many more! Get this free ecookbook and make something grand for your next special event or family get-together.


Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese


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Free eCookbook: Easy Breakfast Recipes

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Easy Breakfast Recipes

Need some breakfast ideas? Check out  29 Tasty, Easy Breakfast Recipes -the newest free ebook from RecipeLion. This 45 page ebook includes recipes for pancakes, waffles, omelettes, casseroles, French toast, on-the-go meals and many more.


Blessings and happy cooking,

Denese


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Homemaking Tip: What To Do About Wet Salt

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Do you have wet salt that won’t come out of your salt shaker?

Add a few grains of rice to your salt. The rice will absorb any moisture in the air and keep the salt dry and free-flowing, even in damp weather.


Blessings,

Denese


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Bite-size Red Velvet Cake

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Imagine bite-sized Red Velvet Cake dunked in chocolate!

Check out the yummy recipe here:

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Blessings,

Denese

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Recipes From The Past: Apple Johnnie Cake

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Apple Johnnie Cake

by Mrs. Laura Chamberlain

One pint sour milk, 1 1/2 pint New Orleans molasses, 1 teaspoonful soda, 2 teaspoonsful cream tartar, 1 egg well beaten, 2 tablespoonsful melted lard. Peel, core, and chop fine, 3 large Russet apples, corn meal enough to make a stiff batter. Place a paper in the bottom of a well greased pan, bake 3/4 of an hour in a moderate oven, as it burns easily.

From The Centennial Cookery Book, 1887

 

Blessings,

Denese

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Free ECookbook For A Gourmet Valentines Day Meal

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Prepare a gourmet, three course meal for your sweetheart with another free ebook from Hershey Ang at Food Journal of Hershey:

Impress Your Friends/Ladies With A Three Course Meal: Red –Bruschetta, Pan-Roasted Pork Belly in Strawberry Coulis with Butter Potatoes and Vanilla Ice Cream with Strawberries in Chocolate Sauce!

Ebook is 35 pages with step-by-step instructions and illustrations for each dish.

Blessings,

Denese

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