Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Yummery Summery Goodness

It's time once again for the Carnival of the Recipes, a weekly internet roundup of recipes from people all over the 'net.

This week, I volunteered to host it here on my own humble blog, and I chose the theme:

The Colors of Summer

Are we ready to begin our brilliantly colorful tour of deliciousness? I thought so.


Stuffed Shells from BlogChef
I made this last night and needless to say, they were all gone very quickly. What’s great about this recipe is the sauce, adding a little red wine to the sauce gives it just the right amount of kick.

Hellfire and Brimstone Chili from Food In The Fort
By the time Catherine came home, the paint was peeling off the ceiling and god knows what sort of damage Leo had inflicted on his intestinal tract in the sampling.
Sausage and Apple Frittata from The Chef's Day Off
This is a simple dish, which can be made very easily at home. In essence all a frittata is an oven baked omelette.

Slow-Roasted Gammon (Ham) With Port & Garlic Sauce from The Chef's Day Off
I have always been fond of gammon ham. When soaked then roasted, it gives a wonderful flavour that is complemented greatly by the sweet region of the palate - using orange, cranberry, pineaapple, and any sweet fruit can produce tremendous results.
Lobster from The Chef's Day Off
...should you come across lobster at a reasonable price, the best lobster you can obtain is Scottish lobster.

Watermelon Soup with Floating Meringue from This Mama Cooks!
Paul Simon may have sung, "Kodachrome, it gives us those nice bright colors.
Gives us the greens of summers. Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!" But I think red is the color of summer...

Farmstand Gazpacho from This Mama Cooks!
I love gazpacho and feel healthy just by eating a bowl. However, I can't understand the need to put bread in the soup to thicken it. Here's a non-bread, gluten free gazpacho recipe from Parade Magazine. It's also a great way to get your daily dose of olive oil in.


Orange Baked Rainbow Trout by The Chef's Day Off
Once you have a prepared trout, (head, tail and fins removed, and deboned), open out the fish. Inside the fish add half of the orange zest, one thyme sprig and the crushed garlic clove. Fold the fish back over and repeat with the other trout

In Vino Veritas, In Gravlax Gravitas by Elisson
Yessiree, while you may find Truth in that glass of wine, gravlax - Scandinavian salt-cured salmon - is Serious.


Broccoli, Potato & Onion Gratin by The Chef's Day Off
This dish was originally served as a main meal to sit alongside the orange baked rainbow trout for a vegetarian guest, but can easliy be used as a sundry for accompaniment to a main meal, not unlike daupinoise potatoes (which are a particular favourite of mine).

Pineapple Meatballs from BlogChef
This recipe for pineapple meatballs would be a great dish for a graduation party or for a dinner. I would suggest white rice as a side dish.


Famous Dave's Firecracker Green Beans by redrocksunrise
We create and find, sometimes in deep dark places of the internet, the best of recipes from famous restaurants.
Now that summer is here, it's time for an EASY and delicious Famous Dave's Restaurant recipe!

Eastern Zen Noodle Soup by Vegetarian Frugal Housewife
The cooking, once I had decided on all of the ingredients, was so fast that those seated at the table awaiting a meal must have wondered if the soup came out of a can.

Nope, it is all freshly assembled, I swear!

Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms by EVliving
Put basil, olive oil, pine nuts, Parmesan and garlic in food processor; process until finely chopped, scraping down sides of bowl once.
Sweet Apple Salad from Michele at Meanderings
Beautiful green Granny Smith Apples remind me of summer. They also make a quite tasty sweet apple salad that is quick and easy and oh so yummy!!

Collard Greens & Bacon from The Expatriate's Kitchen
So, we got some real pork from a couple local farms. It tastes good. Which is to say, it has a taste. Grassfed meats are, well, meatier. Personally, I won't ever go back. I'll go vegetarian before I give up grassfed meats. It's that good.


Blueberry Pudding Cake by Shawn
Note: To flambé the cake, combine 1/4 cup brandy with 1/4 cup (or less) rum, Grand Marnier, or other orange-flavored liquor. Pour combined liquors into a saucepan and heat until tendrils of smoke begin to rise from the liquor. Carefully light liquor with a match. While flaming, pour over cake and serve.


Eggplant-Stuffed Manicotti from Jack Burton
I'm a meatatarian. A true carnivore. If it doesn't have meat in it somewhere it usually doesn't make it to the dining room table.

Which makes things a real challenge when my new daughter-in-law [a vegetarian] comes over to eat.

So the other day, facing a visit from the newlyweds, I had to look around and see what was available to put together - and that all of us could enjoy at the same time.

Being a believer in the art of impromptu cooking I was able to not only meet the challenge, but from the response of the family, far exceed it.


No-Knead Bread from Al Nye the Lawyer Guy
Well, I'm here to tell you that I've recently discovered a type of no-knead bread that hands down beats any kind of bread I've made in the past. Really. This bread is slso as good, if not better than, anything you can purchase in your local bakery.
Sweet Noodle Kugel from Innstyle Montana
But as in typical Jewish tradition, there’s always food involved. It was the Shavuot tradition of incorporating dairy products into the festival meal that gave birth to the dairy noodle kugel, and especially the sweet noodle kugel — which echoed the theme of the “sweetness” of the Torah.

How To Grill Fish from The Grilling Coach
Using a wooden plank for grilling fish recipes is fantastic since it allows you to have a great steady surface to hold, whatever food you are grilling especially fish, and together giving you the smoked flavor that you want for your grilling fish recipe.
How to Make a Custom Birthday Cake from How To Me
After our first post on “How to Make Custom Birthday Cakes,” one of our guests asked “Does anyone know how to make a NASCAR cake?” She received several fun suggestions in the comment fields: here. The following is my attempt to answer her question.
Fabulous New Pasta Dish from One Little Corner of the World
I love making a new pasta dish when it turns out well. I found a recipe that called for pancetta and sausage. For my sausage, I used salsciccia that I bought on the hill in St. Louis - the other Little Italy. I love to buy meats, cheeses and other food there.

Grilled Quail over Warm Lentil Salad with Poached Egg, Garlic Cream, Frisee and Bacon from Professor Bainbridge
Spatchcock the quail: Thread two wooden skewers crosswise through the bird to hold it flat in position. Each skewer should pass through a wing and out through the leg on the opposite side, forming an X.

Wow-Your-Friends Iced Tea from Tea Party Girl
Friends, there is no reason to buy a powdered mix filled with chemicals or sweeteners. There is no reason to buy bottled iced tea (that’s expensive water and high fructose corn syrup you’re purchasing! Save your money to fill your gas tank.)

Carne Guisada from My Wooden Spoon
Carne Guisada is like a Mexican stew. Guisada means gravy**I think** Carne Asada is just meat (dry). This recipe is my mother’s and since she reads my blog, I knew I better give her FULL credit:)

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps from my Aunty Ada

* 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
* 1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
* 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 2 tablespoon chili powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture. Coat a rack and broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place chick on rack in broiler pan. Back at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Yield: 12-15 appetizer servings
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
Ease of Preparation: easy

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen


Blackberry Cake from My Readable Feast
The recipe for Blackberry Cake was submitted by Elsie Cumpton of Worthington, KY to American Profile magazine. She remembers sending this moist cake by mail to her husband when he was stationed in Germany in the US Army back in the ’50s.


White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Home Life Weekly
This white chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for those times when you need the gorgeous taste of chocolate. The secret here is the unique flavor of Dutch processed cocoa powder with white chocolate chips. Makes the perfect accompaniment to a glass of milk.


New Pan, New Recipe by me-ander
This can be a very filling, impressive, fancy diet meal. Just serve it with a salad. For those who can handle the starch, add potatoes to "decorate." Sweet potatoes are also good.

Pav Bhaji from Anywhere But Here
I discovered Pav Bhaji quite by accident this past spring. I was hunting the grocery store shelves for something I could safely eat and I found a boxed prepared Indian dish called Pav Bhaji that was described as Mashed Vegetable Curry. I bought it and took it to school for my lunch... and I swear it was so good, I could've eaten about three packages.

Enjoy a colorful summer!!!

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