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    • Spatulatta.comby John Scott Ages: 4+A fun and compelling website that will help young cooks, not only by introducing cooking skills, but also through modeling behavior for using healthy, fresh, basic ingredients with a minimum of processing. We encourage children to eat well, to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table. Subjects: recipes, video, chicken, Easter, Eggs, newsletter, basic cooking skills, creative projects, virtual tours, weights and measures, chopping, metric conversions

    • Fermentation Making Yogurt: Experiments 1-4by Survival Sherpa Ages: 14+I was absolutely determined to make yogurt. Real, yummy delicious yogurt, the nice thick kind that can stand on its own in a dish, supporting a big spoon full of fruit. I used the "thermos" method. Basically, the thermos method is as follows...Subjects: recipes, health benefits, warm kitchen, creative projects, yogurt, culture, reconstituted powdered milk, candy thermometer, live yogurt for starter

    • Homemade Organic Sauerkraut Ages: 14+Sauerkraut is a delicious, probiotic filled superfood. The Godfather of fermented foods, used by sailors, packed with vitamins, excellent for Vegans. Only use fresh, organic cabbage. The cabbage has all the good bacteria for fermenting already on it. Do not use non-organics! You don't need fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, and any other "ides" in your diet, and fresh, organic cabbage should give you the highest population of beneficial bacteria that does the actual fermenting.Subjects: recipes, cabbage, creative projects, sea salt, layers, month, sourness, crispy texture, taste buds, crock stones, ferment, vegetables, cucumbers, beets

    • Crab Casserole Recipe From Chinese Buffetby Thrifty Fun Ages: 14+I have gone to several Chinese Buffets that have all served a cheesy lump crab casserole with some type of white sauce and also delicious spinach with cheese casserole. What is in these wonderful dishes?Subjects: blog, Q&A, cheesy, lump crab, casserole, Chinese, buffet,

    • Chicken Paprikash Recipeby Annette M. Hall Ages: 14+A traditional Hungarian dish, with a delightful color and warm texture, sure to become a favorite with your family. Before we begin, I should tell you that this is not one of those 30-minute recipes you can whip up quickly. A Hall Family Favorite!Subjects: spaetzle, noodles, Hungarian, Vidalia, paprika, chicken

    • Easy Chocolate Mousseby Nick Stellino Ages: 10+Mousse di Cioccolatto -- Chef's tip: For a more elegant presentation fill a pastry bag equipped with a star tip and pipe the mousse in individual containers of your choice, sprinkle with grated chocolate, white ot dark and top with sweet whipped cream. Subjects: video, dessert, how-to, homemade, step-by-step, chocolate, mousse

    • Visual Recipes Ages: is a community of cooking enthusiasts who have the ability to easily share recipes with step-by-step pictures. Members can also discuss and share comments. Membership is free.Subjects: healthy, nutritional, recipes, dinner, vegetarian, appetizers

    • Lactofermented Purple Eggs!by Pickle Me Too Ages: 14+Since I was unsure of the outcome, I only made 4 eggs which fit perfectly in a 1/2 quart jar (1/2 qt equals 2 cups or 1 pint, a little math lesson for you). Feel free to double this recipe for a full quart. I know I will!Subjects: recipe, lactofermented, eggs, chickens, lactofermented beets, fresh whey, boiled eggs, pint, sea salt

    • Pomegranate Orange Sorbetby Jessie Ages: 16+When I was just a little mouse, my mom occasionally got me a pomegranate as a treat. It was fun to open, got you properly sticky and covered with ruby-colored juice, and glistened with sweet, deep red seeds that looked like jewels.Subjects: recipe, pomegranate, treat, frozen, fruit, dessert, article

    • Pumpkin Recipesby Alicia's Recipes Ages: 18+Browse pumpkin recipes that are tried and true, easy and quick to prepare. Our pumpkin seed recipes and extensive list of pumpkin recipes and has been collected from trusted sources.Subjects: pumpkin, seeds, bread, soup, brownies, custard, recipes

    • Vegetarianby Gourmet Spot Ages: 18+Find vegetarian and vegan recipes, resources and tips on how to prepare healthy vegetarian style food.Subjects: veggies, low-fat, vegan, dining, cooking, resources

    • Fabulous Layer Dipby Annette M. Hall Ages: 12+This recipe has evolved over the years from a recipe that I have for Seven-Layer Dip. In truth I never really followed the recipe but used it instead as a guide or starting point.Subjects: cheese, refried beans, scoops, Parmesan, tomato, sour cream

    • How To Make Ice Cream Without a Machineby David Lebovitz Ages: 14+People have been making ice cream far longer than the invention of electricity so there's no reason you can't make ice cream and sorbets at home without a machine. The advantage to using an electric or hand-cranked machine is that the final result will be smoother and creamier.Subjects: ice cream, dessert, sweet, hand-cranked machine, ice crystals, rock salt, creamy, custard-based, Greek-style, Stracciatella

    • Barbecued London Broil Steakby The Italian Gourmet Cookery Ages: 18+When selecting a London Broil look for one that has lines of fine fat-crosses in the meat. Do not try to find a steak that is completely solid red in color as they tend to be a little tougher. To begin, sprinkle meat with pepper being somewhat liberal.Subjects: london broil, grilling, steak, Russet, potatoes, BBQ, outdoor cooking

    • Beef Chimichangas Ages: 16+Once you've tried these homemade chimichangas you're expectations of these fried burritos will never be the same. Crisp and crunchy, not greasy, with a filling bursting with tender beef and savory vegetables.Subjects: beef, Ortega, chimichangas, guacamole, flour tortillas

    • Ethnic Foodsby Gourmet Spot Ages: 18+A collection of links for ethnic recipes from around the globe. A wonderful mix of ethnic sites, everything from Greek Cuisine, Thai food, to French and Italian foods...Subjects: Asian, India, Italian, Thai, gourmet, Greek, cuisine, Filipino

    • Peach and Raspberry Crisp Recipeby Barefoot Contessa Ages: 18+A perfect recipe for autumn, when the peaches and raspberries are ripe and juicy. Get the sweetest peaches and juiciest raspberries you can find, from the farmer's market if possible.Subjects: peaches, raspberries, baking, vanilla ice cream

    • Quick Crab Spreadby Linda Reid Ages: 10+Try this 50's favorite. This easy to prepare crab spread will be the talk of the holidays and keep your guests coming back for more.Subjects: appetizer, crab, cream cheese, cocktail sauce, crackers

    • Vanilla Ice Creamby Alton Brown Ages: 14+Everyone should have a great recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream in their repertoire. Food Network invites you to try this Serious Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Alton Brown.Subjects: dessert, whisk, heavy cream, vanilla, frozen, treat

    • Wisconsin Recipes & Foodby Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Ages: 18+Cheese is a terrifically versatile ingredient! Our collection of Wisconsin Cheese recipes proves the point with everything from appetizers to grand finale desserts.Subjects: cheese, recipes, pasta, cookbook, grilled, newsletter

    • Baking: Plan Ahead to Avoid Holiday Stressby Annette M. Hall Ages: 8+Homemade Christmas gifts will always be in vogue. This peanut butter fudge recipe will have your friends thinking you spent hours creating it. No Fail Peanut Butter Fudge is so easy to make a child can do it.Subjects: no fail, peanut butter, fudge, fall, gift idea, baking

    • Gone Bananasby Paula's Home Cooking Ages: 14+Cooking with bananas? Wait till you see some of the sweet and savory dishes. First off are her crunchy and buttery Curry Crusted Bananas. Then a savory Cheesy Ham and Banana Casserole, Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich...Subjects: banana recipes, casserole, fried, sandwiches, cornflakes

    • Featured Baking Recipesby Stephanie & Rick Jaworski Ages: 14+There are two fruits that we attach to Spring; strawberries and rhubarb. Strawberries have long been associated with Spring and rebirth and this is because they are one of the first fruits of the season. Subjects: baking, cakes, cookies, pies, fruit, strawberries, rhubarb

    • Favorite Appetizersby Annette M. Hall Ages: 14+Looking for a fun, easy to make appetizer? These delicious appetizers are sure to tempt even the most finicky eater. Appetizers are a great way to start off a meal or serve to your guests at your next party or family gathering.Subjects: appetizer, cream cheese, corn chips, hors d' oerves, treat

    • Langostino Bites & Recipesby Annette M. Hall Ages: 16+What a wonderful alternative to those boring holiday dishes that are served year after year. Now you can serve delicious lobster dishes at less than half the cost, which means you won't have to skimp on the meat.Subjects: lobster, langostino, bisque, newburg, alternative, mock

    • Benefits of Home Canningby Earth Talk Ages: 16+For more than a century, home canning has been a popular way to preserve and enjoy homegrown fruits and vegetables, not to mention fresh-caught seafood and other delicacies. One of the key benefits of home canning is limiting exposure to the chemicals...Subjects: canning, preserve, homegrown, nutrition, gardner, natural, equipment

    • Bread Pudding & Pudding Recipesby Pastry Wiz Ages: 16+A collection of unusual pudding recipes, including Sage and Onion Bread Pudding, Pear Bread Pudding and more. Working on an Irish or Indian unit study? Get the kids involved by creating a wonderful treat... Subjects: chocolate, brownie, home-style, macaroon, pear, caramel sauce

    • Healthy Recipesby Gourmet Spot Ages: 16+A collection of links to healthy recipes for health minded families. A wonderful mix of sites, everything from "How to modify recipes to make them healthier," to Low fat recipe selections, menus, & nutritional basics...Subjects: healthy, light, fat free, nutritional, menus, recipes

    • Salmon Souffle With Dill Sauce recipeby Cooks Ages: 16+If something different is what you crave, forget the beef, the chicken and the turkey. Try this mouth watering Salmon Souffle with Dill Sauce. Salmon has a tender, moist texture and mild flavor that your guests will savor.Subjects: salmon, dill sauce, baking, casserole, souffle, mail course

    • Frozen Pea Salad Recipeby Kyle Hall Ages: 8+Frozen Pea Salad is best served well chilled. This dish is not recommended for camp outs or picnics where you will be traveling away from home. A Hall Family Favorite!Subjects: salad, frozen peas, chow mein noodles, tuna, eggs

    • Soft Peanut Butter Cookiesby Cindy Duvall Ages: 8+"Peanut butter cookies that stay soft with a good flavor but not too sweet! You won't make another recipe after this one!"Subjects: baking, easy, recipe, kids, balls, soft cookies

    • Fall Cooking Treatsby Annette M. Hall Ages: 14+Shrimp Crackers come in two sizes: large and small. Both are equally good. The directions say to deep-fry the large crackers one at a time. I was very tempted to ignore those instructions and I'm so glad I didn't.Subjects: cooking, treats, Indonesian, Shrimp Cracker, deep fry, chips, potato chip, substitute

    • Fall Means Apple Timeby Annette M. Hall Ages: 8+Apples are kid friendly, something you can feel good about your child eating. Kids and apples go hand-in-hand, sort of like peanut butter and jelly. Which reminds me, peanut butter makes a terrific topping for apple slices...Subjects: harvest, fresh apples, cider, donuts, snackables

    • Smoked Fish Recipesby 3 Men Ages: 18+The following are very generic steps that you can use to smoke your own fish. This is not the method that we use, but the principals are much the same and you may want to experiment a little with some different ingredients to create your own brine.Subjects: brine, smoke, hickory, alder, apple, cherry, wood chips

    • 7 Mother's Day Dinner Recipes Ages: 14+Do you want to make Mom that something special for Mother's Day? Try these recipes, including Baked Lasagna, Chicken Parmigiana, and Chimichangas, that will make your Mom happy.Subjects: mom meals, pizza, ham, brisket, chicken, apricot

    • Hollandaise Sauceby Science of Cooking Ages: 12+In hollandaise sauce, melted butter and water form a creamy mixture. Tiny droplets of the butter are dispersed in water. A chemist would call this an emulsion.Subjects: science, emulsion, liquids, solids, double boiler, blend, recipe, sauce

    • How to Make an Edible Fruit Bouquet Ages: 8+Instead of making a fruit salad, make a fruit flower bouquet! It is a fresh, striking and unique centerpiece idea. Detailed, step-by-step instructions how to make an edible fruit bouquet, with pictures!Subjects: fruit bouquet, edible, fresh, centerpiece

    • Indian Bread Pudding with Cardamom Sauceby Jean Patterson Ages: 14+The exotic flavors of rose-flower water and cardamom are typical in Indian and Middle Eastern desserts. The bread cooks in a mixture of milk and sugar, but without eggs. It's not as creamy as a typical bread pudding. It's topped with a rich custard sauce.Subjects: bread pudding, cardamom, rose-flower water, custard

    • Nestle recipes Ages: 12+We all know the challenge of finding quick and easy, great-tasting meals that everyone in the family will love. These free recipes, baking tips and ideas from Nestle Toll House, Carnation, and Libby's can help with your search.Subjects: baking, easy dinner recipes, meals, fast and fun baking

    • Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce Recipe Ages: 15+"I have never been a bread-pudding fan," writes Marie Hernandez of Chicago. "But after trying this pumpkin bread pudding I think I've changed my mind. Had I know that this dessert could be so good, I would have started eating it long ago."Subjects: pumpkin, bread pudding, caramel, halloween treat

    • The Best Amish Meatloaf Recipeby Squad Leader Ages: 14+"After traveling in eastern Ohio and eating many different "Amish-style" meatloaves, I finally asked for this wonderful meatloaf recipe. This one is not as sweet as the typical Amish recipe and has some garlic flavoring in it. We love it!!"Subjects: Amish, recipe, meatloaf, garlic, bacon, ketchup

    • The Best Way to Bake a Pumpkin Pieby Diana Estill Ages: 17+It's possible to make a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin (as opposed to a canned one). But like natural childbirth, why would anyone want to do that?Subjects: pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving, pilgrims' pie, homemade

    • Tupperware Recipes Ages: 18+You attended a Tupperware party and saw a delicious recipe demonstrated. You brought the recipe home, but that was years ago, and somehow it has been misplaced. These recipes are for all generations of Tupperware users.Subjects: tupperware, meal preparation, time saving, food serving

    • Hot Cocoa Mixby Earla Taylor  Ages: 8+"I make this at the beginning of the cold weather, and have it ready all winter. Vary the flavor of your mix by trying flavored nondairy creamer; I like the cinnamon."Subjects: hot cocoa, dry milk powder, confectioners' sugar, cocoa powder

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