Monthly Archives: December 2013

Secret Recipes

Here’s my secret recipe for one of my favorite places to eat, the Cheesecake Factory. Just about everything there is scrumptious but the Chicken Madeira in particular is wonderful.

I’m an advocate of entertaining at home. Save your self a lot of money by being your own chef. Surprise your family and friends with this meal the next time you have guests. It’s quick and simple.


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Two hard-boiled organic or local eggs (optional if you’re vegan or too impatient)
Organic bacon bits alternative
2 organic hearts of romaine
Organic shredded cheese or cheese alternative (your choice; either yellow or orange cheeses are great)
2 vegetarian breaded chicken patties
2 organic tomatoes
1 organic red pepper
Organic croutons

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Restaurant recipes are offered to you. That means that you can make your favorite dishes from your favorite location in your home. This helps to cut the cost down tremendously which can help you to trim your budget. Yet, you will not feel deprived because you still get to have your favorite foods. You can find these recipes offered right on the web through many of the recipe databases. Simply locate one, type in the restaurant name and the recipe name, and soon you will be in your kitchen cooking up these dishes.

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For centuries, food has played a prominent role in numerous springtime festivals celebrated by people of various faiths.

For Jews, the last of ten plagues, the night before the Hebrews' flight from Egypt, was the taking of each family's firstborn son. According to Exodus, though, Jews who followed the rules of Moses by sacrificing a lamb, sprinkling its blood on the doorframe and eating the lamb along with other specific foods were passed over and their sons lived. In modern times, for seven to eight days each spring, Jews celebrate Pesach, or Passover, with a ritualistic dinner called a Seder.

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There are numerous excuses for not packing a lunch or staying home and preparing a meal. For many it is much more than just the consumption of a meal-dining out is a social event. Dining out is relaxing, different, satisfying, and socially engaging. One way to empty your bank account quickly is to dine out regularly.

Just like all social events, dining out constantly comes with a price. You might be shocked if you add up the amount of money you spend dining out regularly. I challenge you to conduct a personal experiment- we all can benefit from saving money. Keep track of your dining habits for two weeks. Everyone loves dining out, but for this experiment consider this compromise. Just eat out once or twice a week, and for the rest of your meals pack lunches and snacks. Prepare your morning and evening meals. You’ll be shocked to learn that you can prepare several meals and snacks for the price of one restaurant visit.

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High-powered snacks, like USA-grown peanuts and peanut butter, can help give you the extra energy needed for your daily activities.

Peanuts and peanut butter are terrific, great tasting snacking options because they are convenient, portable and contribute more than 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Plus, their combination of fiber and protein satisfies for hours. In addition, scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, including peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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Cooking and eating fish that you caught that day is a real treat! As long as it’s cooked properly, the smell is sweet, the flavors are rich, and the meat is succulent. Here are a few salmon recipes for your next fishing trip. They are simple to fix but very tasty. Of course you can use these at home on fish from the market too. But it won’t taste as good as when you cook your fish fresh out of the water right next to the river.

This recipe is perfect for Sockeye (Red) Salmon.

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As Easter draws near, we’re often left scrambling trying to find the right ham recipe for easter dinner, or even the right demi-glaze to make for that ham. What about dessert? Surely you’re going to need a great dessert recipe, right?

Well, I’ve included a couple of my own for your own use. Please feel free to use these recipes for your next family gathering and enjoy the feast that is sure to come.

1) Cinnamon Pork Roast
Serves 6
• 3-1/2 to 4 pounds boneless center-cut pork loin roast
• 2 tablespoons cinnamon

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