July 6, 2012
The pineapple was once a very lonely fruit sent over to the mainland from Hawaii. James Dole canned his heart out but realized that many homemakers and cooks had no idea what to do with this product. So he had to create some recipes for a fruit he already introduced to the marketplace. The addition of the mango into this recipe adds a nice touch of color and mellowness to the pineapple to really round out this soup. If you don't like the mango, try kiwi, strawberries, fresh peaches or simply up the amount of pineapple.
September 26, 2011
Nothing makes me happier than a catfight between TV doctors. Actually, I didn't know that nothing made me happier than a public catfight between TV doctors until I saw one last week, and realized I hadn't been so amused since I saw the tea party openly cheering for human deaths. The whole MD flame-up was caused by apple juice. You can pretend you didn't see that one coming if you want, but apple juice has been a powder keg for years. Setting the match was one “Dr. Oz,” (this would appear to be his real name, although it took four days and multiple affidavits before I was finally convinced)
December 21, 2010
This is an original recipe that I created for the Herald-Mail cookie contest in 2008. It incorporates the traditional flavors of the season and is moist in texture. I was happy and pleased that it was chosen by the judges as one of the top recipes. — Courtesy of Linda Tantillo, member of Hagerstown Lioness Club. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at Academy Theater Banquet & Conference Center in downtown Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-0157.
August 14, 2009
Less than two years ago, I would not pay more than 99 cents for a 64-ounce bottle of apple juice. I could have paid more if I'd picked up any brand any place, but with a flip through flyers or a trip to a discount store, I could find a price I liked. Now the grocery shopping game has changed. If I wait to find apple juice for 99 cents, I might never drink it again. Grocery prices have risen throughout the past year. The best price I've seen in months for a bottle of apple juice was $1.49.
December 21, 2008
1 1/2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cinnamon3/4 cup butter3/4 cup granulated sugar1 large egg1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons apple juice1/2 cup apple, peeled and shredded ( see cook's note )1/2 cup cranberries, dried and chopped1/2 cup chopped pecans1 cup quick oatsWhole pecans, for garnish For glaze: 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons apple juice Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
August 31, 2008
For the glaze: 1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper For the turkey cutlets: 1 pound turkey breast cutlets (about 4 cutlets)1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper To make the glaze, in a small saucepan combine the apple juice concentrate, mustard, rosemary, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
August 25, 2008
"CC" wrote me a note: "What should I eat before my workout, which is under the direction of a team trainer, and includes cardio, weights, and various machines?" That's a great question, and depending on who you ask, you could get a rack of different responses. Here's my take. The importance of pre-workout nutrition has been highlighted by the well publicized nutrition of U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. I believe people are finally making the connection between food and performance.
February 1, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The 9-year-old gave a deceptively simple description of the meal he's cooking Super Bowl Sunday. "Meat on a stick," Jarrett Rolls said. What is meat on a stick? "Well, it's meat," Jarrett said. "On a stick. " What he meant to say was: It's meat - sliced country pork ribs marinated in pineapple juice and teriyaki and barbecue sauces, with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and red pepper - on a stick. Jarrett's skewered pork ribs are only part of the family-friendly spread planned for Super Bowl Sunday.
November 19, 2007
Nov. 21 - Nov. 27 The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at seven locations - Hancock, Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. A two-day reservation notice is required and a donation is asked per meal. For information, call 301-790-0275. Weekly menu Wednesday - Salmon patty, tiny potato tasters, spinach, mixed fruit, whole-grain bread, spice cake and milk. Thursday - Closed.