Recipes

Super Bowl 2014 – Salted Beer Soft Pretzel Footballs

Super Bowl Party Snacks - Salted Beer Soft Pretzel Footballs

Super Bowl Party Snacks – Salted Beer Soft Pretzel Footballs It took some playing around, but I finally figured out how to make football shaped pretzels. By the time I had the technique mastered, I had run out of dough and daylight. It took a few days for me to find the time to get back to this recipe and …

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Super Bowl 2014: Football Stadium Made From Food

Super Bowl 2014 Football Stadium Made From Food

Though, a Recipe is not Required for these unique Football Stadiums made from food… You can use these images as a guide line and just have fun with it…. here are a few of some of my favorite Super Bowl Appetizer Spreads:           Refer to these Images and let your imagination run away with your own …

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Super Bowl 2014 Dessert Recipes: OREO Football Helmet Cookie Balls

Super Bowl 2014 Dessert Recipes: OREO Football Helmet Cookie Balls

Super Bowl 2014 Dessert Recipes: OREO Football Helmet Cookie Balls   Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 1 hr 40 min Makes: 48 servings What You Need 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened 36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups) 4 pkg. (4 oz. each) white or semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted 16 pretzel twists, each broken into …

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Super Bowl 2014 Recipes: Sticky Chicken Wings

Super Bowl 2014 Recipes: Sticky Chicken Wings

Super Bowl 2014 Recipes: Sticky Chicken Wings I know you’re probably saying “What is this?! A new blog post from Diddles & Dumplings?! This is madness!” I have been a horrible blogger and I know that. I know that and I accept that. It has been the craziest month ever and let’s just say there has been a lot of …

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Super Bowl 2014 Recipes: Pizza with Football Shaped Pepperoni

Super Bowl 2014 Recipes: Pizza with Football Shaped Pepperoni

Super Bowl 2014 Recipes: Pizza with Football Shaped Pepperoni I’m having so much fun getting ready for the big day (Sunday – February 2, 2014)! Here is an easy and fun spin on a delicious pizza.   Here’s what you will need: 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt* 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 3/4 cup warm water 2 cups …

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Holiday Cocktails & Matching Mocktails for Everyone

Holiday Cocktails & Matching Mocktails for Everyone

Holiday Cocktails & Matching Mocktails for Everyone By Jimi Hilton, Currents Food and Beverage Editor   Most days, the cocktail hour is the highlight of the day for me. But, as the grandfather of six, I’ve been somewhat conflicted about what the grandkids should be doing, and drinking, as the adults enjoy their drinks and appetizers. Somehow, the idea of …

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OOPS! Missing Ingredient – Coffee Toffee Bars

OOPS! Missing Ingredient - Coffee Toffee Bars

OOPS! Missing Ingredient – Coffee Toffee Bars Our 12 Days of Cookies article has gotten a lot of response from our busy bakers, including several inquiries regarding the missing coffee in our Coffee Toffee Bars. How can you have a recipe called Coffee Toffee Bars and leave out the coffee?!? Guess I needed a second cup before I finished the …

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The Twelve Days Of Cookies

The Twelve Days Of Christmas

The Twelve Days Of Cookies ******************************************************************************* It’s Currents’ biggest cookie-palooza ever! Twelve different delicious cookie recipes to make this Christmas cookie season one to remember. We’ve picked some classics, some simple ones and some that will try your skills. They’re all delicious, so get out the cookie sheets and get started! Before you begin, refresh your skills. Remember anything worth …

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Fruit and Almond Country-Style Tart

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Fruit and Almond Country-Style Tart Ingredients  Almond Pastry 3/4  cup  almond paste 1  egg white, lightly beaten 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar or granulated sugar 2  cups  peeled sliced fresh peaches or frozen sliced peaches, thawed 1  cup  fresh red raspberries 1/2  cup  snipped dried apricots 3  tablespoons  peach or apricot jam 2  tablespoons  sliced almonds  Milk  Coarse decorating sugar …

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Thanksgiving – A Pre-Pilgrim Tradition By Caroline Weiner

Thanksgiving - A Pre-Pilgrim Tradition By Caroline Weiner

Thanksgiving – A Pre-Pilgrim Tradition By Caroline Weiner There’s nothing new about gratitude. The holiday we celebrate as Thanksgiving has been happening long before the Europeans crossed the Atlantic. Festivals such as Thanksgiving span many cultures, continents, and years. The ancient Greeks honored Demeter, the goddess of corn (and of all grains) at the festival of Thesmosphoria held each Autumn. …

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FARM-FRESH POULTRY PALATE (AND PLATE) PLEASERS By Sarah Rossbach

FARM-FRESH POULTRY PALATE (AND PLATE) PLEASERS By Sarah Rossbach

FARM-FRESH POULTRY PALATE (AND PLATE) PLEASERS By Sarah Rossbach New Jersey’s official nickname, “The Garden State,” is a bountiful truism. Those who seek the farm-to-kitchen table experience can discover acres of nearby corn, tomatoes and squash, orchards of apple, pear and peach trees, organic dairies and naturally raised poultry farms, providing adventurous and inquiring cooks wonderful pockets of natural and …

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Fall Harvest Recipes Satisfying Soups and Seasonal Veggie Sides

Fall Harvest Recipes Satisfying Soups and Seasonal Veggie Sides

Fall Harvest Recipes Satisfying Soups and Seasonal Veggie Sides There’s nothing more satisfying than a hearty soup to take the chill off a crisp autumn afternoon. In our house, we often make a big pot of soup on Sunday morning and let it cook all day long. The lovely aromas of oven-roasted squash and slow-cooked savory fall greens warm up …

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CELEBRATING COOKIE MONTH

Cookie Month

CELEBRATING COOKIE MONTH It’s time again to brush off those oven mitts and crank up the oven. Plus, October is National Cookie Month, making now a perfect time (as if cookies ever need a perfect time) to start trying out some Christmas cookie recipes. Before you begin, spend a few minutes checking your supplies and refreshing your pantry. Even the …

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An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day Just as there are wine pairings and beer pairings, if there was a season pairing, it would have to be apples and autumn. The crisp crunch of a cool juicy apple captures the essence of the chilly air and the feeing of harvest. There are over 7,500 varieties of apples grown all over the world, with …

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10 End-of-Summer Dishes

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10 End-of-Summer Dishes Fall is almost here, however you can still squeeze in a few dishes that use summer’s seasonal  produce. Even though it’s the end of the season, there are still plenty of  fresh vegetables to be found at the supermarket that are inexpensively priced as  well as healthy and delicious. Listed below are 10 recipes that incorporate  summer’s left-over produce, …

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Irish Cream-Coffee Bars

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This sweetie won Honorable Mention in Betty Crocker’s Contest Recipe. These deliciously decadent bars are easy to make with liqueur, coffee and a foolproof sugar cookie mix. SERVINGS 25   Bars 1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup cold butter 1 egg 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) 2 tablespoons Irish …

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Molten Mocha Cakes for Two

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These molten mocha cakes are delicious and decadent – and the perfect dessert for two for Valentine’s Day. Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for ramekins 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus more for ramekins and serving 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces 1 large egg 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon espresso powder Pinch salt 3 tablespoons all-purpose …

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5 Romantic Dinners for Two

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Five Valentine’s Day Dinners for Two Wrap up a romantic Valentine’s Day with an intimate affair fashioned around candlelight, music, flowers and sensuous food. Want to heat things up long before dinner reaches the table? Invite your sweetheart into the kitchen to help you with the cooking. Pour a glass of Champagne–a splendid aperitif–and share the pleasure of creating a memorable …

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Decadent Brownie Swirl Cheesecake Recipe

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It may look fancy, but this cheesecake is so simple. The secret is the speedy crust—it’s from a packaged brownie mix! You don’t need to be an experienced cook to make the elegant chocolate swirls on top—anyone can do it!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen Ingredients 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size) FILLING: 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream …

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5 Quick and Healthy Recipes for the New Year

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One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to start eating more healthily. These recipes are not just healthy, but they’re also delicious and quick and easy to make. 1. Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Orange Glaze INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed 1.5 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, (see Note) 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon molasses 1/2 …

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Prune and Raisin Filled Cookies

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Ingredients 2 1/4 cups pitted prunes 3 cups raisins 1/2 cup white sugar 6 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest 3 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup vegetable oil 1 lemon 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Directions To Make Filling: Boil prunes until plump. Put raisins in …

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