March 31, 2010

Foodie Vocab #22 – Braise

Every week at Chew on That, we test your foodie vocabulary by quizzing you on a new foodie word and supply delicious recipes to match!

This week’s word is: Braise (verb). Pronounced: \bre-z\

Please choose the most appropriate definition for Braise:

a.) Adding liquid or flavoring to fruit.
b.) To cook by sautéing in fat and then simmering slowly in very little liquid.
c.) Slice or chop into very small pieces.
d.) Serve slightly cooked or almost raw.

If you chose b.) to cook by sautéing in fat and then simmering slowly in very little liquid, then you are correct!

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March 30, 2010

Pecan & Cranberry Bread Adventures!

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Lately at the Recipe4Living office, we have been getting serious cases of the munchies.  A while back, we received an Emerilware Bread Machine by T-fal.  We used it a couple times, but lately, it has been sitting around and gathering dust.  “Let’s bust out that bread maker and bake some bread!” we decided one day.  After leafing through the Emerilware Bread Maker recipe book, we decided to bake a loaf of the delicious-sounding Pecan & Dried Cranberry Whole Wheat Bread
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March 29, 2010

Easter Brunch The Easy Way

Easter is less than a week away and if you’re like me you still haven’t decided what to serve on that big day. Fortunately for me I have a small crowd this year so instead of the usual Easter ham or lamb, I’ve decided to make a breakfast strata.  Strata means layers and is most often comprised of cheese, eggs and bread. 

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Valentine’s Day is Officially Over…And It Was Tasty!

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I know, I know, Valentine’s Day was over on February 14th, 11:59 pm,  a month and a half ago.  But for me, my celebration ended this weekend.  On Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend surprised with me tickets to see Beauty and the Beast on stage.  As a die-hard Disney fan, I could not have been more excited! Unfortunately, the tickets were not until the end of March!  Read the rest of this entry »

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