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Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana.......

This is my favorite soup and is bulletproof to make!


2 3/4 cups chicken broth

1/4 cup heavy cream'

1 medium russett potato

2 cups chopped kale

1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

How to make:

Combine broth and heavy cream in saucepan (I always use a soup pot and double/triple the recipe because you will only get 2 bowls from…


Added by Mike Brandt on February 16, 2014 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

Spicy Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Coffee Cake




1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 ¼ cups all purpose flour

¾ cup melted butter

2 teaspoons each:

Vanilla extract

Baking powder

Baking soda

2 teaspoons each:

Ground ginger

Ground cinnamon

1 egg,  large (whole)

8 oz butter milk

¼ cup caster…


Added by Mary Aris on August 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments



Ingredients Notes
3 sachets Dr Oetker unflavoured gelatine

2 cups granulated sugar

4 cups icing sugar

1/4 cup water

157mils (2/3 cups) Dr Oetker liquid glucose (Corn syrup)

½ cup of water (to rehydrate…

Added by Mary Aris on May 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Iced Tea

In the United States and Canada, people refresh themselves with a tall glass of iced-tea on a scourging hot day.


4 tea bags

A quart of boiled water

Juice of 1 to 2 lemons (Freshly squeezed)

2/3 cup sugar (You can adjust the sugar to your particular taste)…


Added by Mary Aris on May 29, 2012 at 3:09am — No Comments

American Style Chocolate Pudding cups


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 Tablespoons best cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups of milk, preferably full fat, but Skim milk will do fine.…


Added by Mary Aris on May 28, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mean Chef’s Mushroom Gravy


I used this gravy to serve on Easter with my 4# tenderloin of beef and it was very good!

Thank you, Mean Chef, for sharing!


    4 TBSP. unsalted butter

    2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms

    ¼ cup unbleached flour

    21/2 cups vegetable stock, store-bought or home-made

    ¼ cup dry red wine

    2 TBSP. Tamari soy sauce

    Freshly ground…


Added by Mike Brandt on April 17, 2012 at 5:51am — No Comments

Great Chili Recipe

Award Winning Chili


This chili recipe is by far the best I’ve found. Give it a try. From



1 pound ground beef

2 onions diced

1 green pepper diced

I tbsp  jalapenos, finely diced

14 ounces Rotel tomatoes ( I use 10 oz. original and 5 oz. mild but you can vary the heat as you please)

2  8oz  cans of tomato sauce

2 tbsp…


Added by Mike Brandt on December 8, 2011 at 4:42am — No Comments

The 7 foods experts won't eat

How healthy (or not) certain foods are-for us, for the environment-is a hotly debated topic among experts and consumers alike, and there are no easy answers. But when Prevention talked to the people at the forefront of food safety and asked them one simple question-"What foods do you avoid?"-we got some pretty interesting answers. Although these…


Added by on November 24, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Blackberry Wine Cake / Blackberry Cider Cuppins (Cupcake/Muffins)

A twist on one of my mother's most popular and easy recipes makes a wonderful summer treat that is somewhere between sweet and savory.



I have never been entirely sure where/who my mother got her recipe for Blackberry Wine Cake from, but I have always known that it is one of my…


Added by Andria on July 7, 2011 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Curried Chicken with Almonds and Dried Fruit

4 tablespoons Sliced almonds
2 teaspoons Olive or vegetable oil
Skinless chicken breast…

Added by Inner City Kitchen on April 27, 2011 at 7:26am — No Comments

No-Knead Bread courtesy of Sullivan Street Bakery

Here's a recipe that I cannot take credit for, but "kneads" to be part of your baking repertoire.  Making bread is usually a painstaking and messy process, but thanks to Jim Lahey at the Sullivan Street Bakery it is now something that any (and I mean any) home cook can easily pull off.  This bread is unbelievably…


Added by Kirk Leins on March 29, 2011 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Guinness and Cheddar Spread

If you are looking for a quick, easy and delicious appetizer for your St. Patty's Day dinner, look no further. This is my go-to recipe for a great cheese spread that works perfectly with soda bread, crackers, thick pretzel sticks, or even apple slices.





Added by Kirk Leins on March 16, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Cantonese Vegetable Scramble

This egg dish makes a quick meal with steamed rice or toast.


  • 3 large eggs (use higher omega-3 eggs if available)
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, cut in half on the diagonal
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell…

Added by Inner City Kitchen on March 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Nori-Crusted Filet Mignon

If you love steak and you love sushi, this a recipe I highly urge you to try.  It's simple, fast and incredibly delicious. The best part is you can substitute the filet with any type of steak, even ahi tuna.  Enjoy!



(4) 5-6 oz. portions of Filet Mignon (1…


Added by Kirk Leins on March 8, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Habanero Lime Dressing

I am completely obsessed with hot stuff. The hotter it is, the better it taste. I have to add hot sauce to everything I eat, even my salad believe it or not. My family is also big on eating everything hot so I decided to ask my grandmother who's an artist in the kitchen, for a recipe on a hot dressing. The following dressing can be used on either your salad, as a topping on your rice, chicken, fish or meat. It's pretty easy and pretty hot! So enjoy with caution if you are a rookie like my…


Added by Kiki Pruitt on March 5, 2011 at 12:23am — No Comments

Easy Linguini with Clam Sauce

Believe it or not, linguini and clams is one of my 6-year old son's fave dinners. Here's my recipe for a quick and easy version. enjoy!


1 lb. dried linguini

4 6.5-oz cans chopped clams, drained and liquid reserved

½ C dry white… Continue

Added by Kirk Leins on February 23, 2011 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

China a bowl of soup


seasons in soup


Every Cantonese mother worth her hoisin sauce knows that no meal is complete without soup. Tang, or thin soup, must precede all meals and when melons are available, they are a great choice (or the meal quickly becomes barbarian—western style). Tang as being a tool is eaten because it can cure colds and rebuild an immune system. Mellon soup—is one of those chicken soup products we have here in the US; however, this can stand… Continue

Added by Michael Stice on November 2, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments


Hello again friends !!! This is something between a cookie and a dessert, I can't decide what to call these..but the taste is guarenteed... Give it a try...:)

You need

* three carrots

* 1 glass of sugar

* a packet of chocolate biscuits

* coconut grates ( ??? ) or grated coconuts ???, grate the carrots and cook them with a glass of sugar, put the crushed biscuits in it and mix them, make little balls… Continue

Added by çiğdem durukan on October 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mama Lesmo's Fricasse de Pollo

For those who've checked out the video I shot with our friends at, you'll be happy to know there are several more on their way. One of which is a cooking demo put on by the mother of my co-star, Nelson. Born in Cuba, Mama Lesmo can cook up a storm, so she busted out a family favorite for our shoot. I enjoyed it so much I made it the next night for my son, Rocco. Not only did he love it, but he requested the leftovers the next… Continue

Added by Kirk Leins on October 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Pumpkin Curry Soup

Fall is here and this is the perfect soup to celebrate!

Pumpkin Curry Soup

- 1 medium onion, chopped

- 2 medium leeks (white part only), chopped

- 1 clove garlic, chopped

- 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree

- 4 cups canned chicken stock

- 1 cup half and half

- 2 tsp curry powder

- ½ tsp cumin

- ¼ tsp ground ginger

- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

- 1 bay leaf

- 2 tbsp unsalted… Continue

Added by Kirk Leins on October 8, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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