Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Adams Extract & Spice LLC currently produces well over 100 extracts, spices, and food colors in a variety of sizes, but the company will always be best known for its vanilla extract, Adams Best. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Debo's Tajin Beer Battered Fried Shrimp

The fascination with chilies has lasted well over 9 thousand years!

What is it about chilies that produce this level of devotion? Frankly, it’s the impact that chilies have on us when we eat them. Each of our reactions depend on which of the over 3000 varieties we happen to consume at any given time. Certainly though, the quality of Mexican chilies has given rise to an entire national cuisine and culture. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Oven Chicken Sticks

Whenever possible, choose fresh oregano over the dried form of the herb since it is superior in flavor. The leaves of fresh oregano should look fresh and be a vibrant green in color, while the stems should be firm. They should be free from dark spots or yellowing. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chili Mac

Beer in the United States is manufactured by more than 1,700 breweries, which range in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries. The United States produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009, and consumes roughly 20 US gallons (76 L) of beer per capita annually. In 2008, the United States was ranked 16th in the world in per capita consumption, while total consumption was second only to China.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stuffed Tomatoes

Tomatoes in North America... "English herbalist William Salmon...In 1687...he left for the New World...He traveled to New England and the Caribbean and practiced medicione in South Carolina...During the early years of the eighteenth century, he began working on his major work, Botanologia; he completed it in 1710. In an early section of the herbal, Salmon revealed that he had seen tomatoes growing in Carolina, which was in 'the South-East part of Florida.'

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Skillet Ground Beef Stew

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Turkey Salad

Food historians say the Romans ate mixed greens and dressing, and the Babylonians were known to have dressed greens with oil and vinegar two thousand years ago. In his 1699 book, Acetaria: A Discourse on Sallets, John Evelyn attempted with little success to encourage his fellow Britons to eat fresh salad greens. Royalty dabbled in salads: Mary, Queen of Scots, ate boiled celery root over salad covered with creamy mustard dressing, truffles, chervil, and slices of hard-boiled eggs.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Debo's Spicy Black Bean Burrito

Hand-held take-out foods like the burrito have a long history. Before the Spanish colonization of the Americas, indigenous peoples were eating hand-held snack foods like corn on the cob, popcorn and pemmican. In Mexico, the Spanish observed Aztecs selling take-out foods like tamales, tortillas, and sauces in open marketplaces. The Pueblo people of the desert Southwest also made tortillas with beans and meat sauce fillings prepared much like the modern burrito we know today.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Debo's Yogurt Dip

Food historians generally agree the genesis of yogurt and other fermented milk products was discovered accidentally by Neolithic peoples living in Central Asia. These foods occured naturally due to local climate and primative storage methods. About milk. Yogurt has long been associated with good health and long life. Yogurt became popular in America after WWII. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Breakfast Potatoes

The history of the American breakfast is a reflection of the history of our country. What people ate for breakfast, how much, and when evolved as our country progressed from native culture to agrarian society, through the industrial revolution and onto modern days. Most traditional American breakfast items were brought here by the people who settled our country. Historians confirm eggs (esp. omeletes), sausage, and pancake-type foods have been enjoyed since Ancient Rome and Greece. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Skillet Chicken Noodle

In 1869, fruit merchant Joseph Campbell and icebox manufacturer Abraham Anderson started the Anderson & Campbell Preserve Company in Camden, New Jersey. By 1877, the partners realized each had different visions for the company. Joseph Campbell bought Anderson’s share and expanded the business to include ketchup, salad dressing, mustard, and other sauces. Ready-to-serve Beefsteak Tomato Soup became a Campbell’s best seller. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rosemary Skillet Potatoes

You can increase the health benefits you receive from garlic by letting it sit after you've chopped it or crushed it. If you give your chopped/crushed garlic time to sit before changing its temperature (through cooking) or its pH (through the addition of acidic food like lemon juice), it will give the alliinase enzymes in garlic an opportunity to work on behalf of your health. For example, in the absence of chopping or crushing, research has shown that just 60 seconds of immediate microwaving will cause garlic to lose some of its cancer-protective properties. Immediate boiling of whole, intact garlic will also lower these properties, as will immediate addition of a very low-acid ingredient like lemon juice. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

6 Easy Soup Recipes

I know some of you have been freezin'! Days like that, you want to start a fire in the fireplace. Try one of these easy and affordable soups to warm you up. Make extra to save some for later. I love leftover soup. Click on the recipe name and it will take you to the post.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Kitchen Chew ~ Lemons For Cleaning

Did you know lemons are a great natural household cleaner? Lemons have natural antiseptic qualities that make them a great cleaner and deodorizing. Lemons are refreshing. I've put together a list of household uses.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Avocado Chicken Salad

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The California Avocado is a native American plant with a long, distinguished history. Today, the most popular variety is the Hass. The mother tree of all Hass Avocados was born in a backyard in La Habra Heights, California. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Debo's Ultimate Sausage Taco Supreme

Guacamole is an avocado-based dip that originated in Mexico. It is traditionally made by mashing ripe avocados with a molcajete (mortar and pestle) with sea salt. Some recipes call for tomato, onion, lime juice, chili and or additional seasonings. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Italian Soup

Food historians tell us the history of soup is probably as old as the history of cooking. The act of combining various ingredients in a large pot to create a nutritious, filling, easily digested, simple to make/serve food was inevitable. This made it the perfect choice for both sedentary and travelling cultures, rich and poor, healthy people and invalids. Soup (and stews, pottages, porridges, gruels, etc.) evolved according to local ingredients and tastes. New England chowder, Spanish gazpacho, Russian borscht, Italian minestrone, French onion, Chinese won ton and Campbell's tomato...are all variations on the same theme. 


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