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Pecans & Cream-Cheese Poundcake with Orange Infused Butter

By HomeRearedChef, published on Feb 7, 2013

Enjoy a quiet moment from your hectic day with a warm piece of melt-in-your-mouth poundcake, flavored with aromatic vanilla and orangie Grand Marnier, loaded with lightly toasted pecans, and great for dunking, too? This dense but moist textured cake is rich with creamy butter—orange zest infused—and silky cream-cheese. Now this is the kind of moment one looks to take you away from it all, and even better shared.

Come and take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Makes 12 servings

Steps 1 (1-day early):

1 pound (4-cubes) salted butter, softened... (more)

Tags: grand marnier, dessert recipe, pouncake, vanilla, orange zest

ROASTED GOOP and Roasted Goop Butter

By HomeRearedChef, published on Feb 3, 2013

If you can teach an old dog new tricks, then perhaps there is still time to teach Dracula to eat garlic! If he had listened to his mother…who knows where he’d be today?

The health benefits of garlic: reputed to be really good for the heart, helps to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, and is also believed to contribute longevity, too.

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

This recipe makes about 4 cups (after cooking)

Steps 1 (Roasted Goop):

4 cups garlic cloves, peeled

1 large shallot, peeled, coarsely chopped

... (more)

Tags: garlic butter, homerearedchef, roasted garlic, roasted onion, roasted shallot

Menopause, an Orgasm, and a Bowl of Spicy Chili

By HomeRearedChef, published on Feb 1, 2013

Each can bring on shivers to near convulsions; each can cause you to break out in hives and/or full sweat. And each of these can quite unexpectedly stir from within a colorful dialogue composed from thin air, making you believe you are speaking in tongues; a rather perverse manifesting phenomenon, from an otherwise once-calm and quiet reserved individual.

If you were to test a menopausal woman’s greatest desire, offer her the choice between a slice of very fudgy chocolaty cake (and don’t be stingy now), glazed with chocolate ganache, and a glass of earthy and fruity zinfandel—with heavenly... (more)

Tags: humor, women's issues, menopause, mel brooks, madeline kahn, homerearedchef

Homemade Mayonnaise with a Taste of Italy

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 31, 2013

We picked up our first food processor, a Cuisinart, about 30 years ago—and it is still kicking today—and very shortly thereafter we purchased “Abby Mandel’s Cuisinart Classroom,” a cookbook that has proven over the years to be invaluable!

It was from Abby Mandel’s recipe book—along with the ease of our Cuisinart Food Processor—that we made our first homemade mayonnaise. From our first taste we were sold. Since then, of course, we have evolved as cooks and now dare to put together our own variations. In this recipe post, I share with you what has become one of my husband’s and my favorite... (more)

Tags: olive oil, homemade mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, cuisinart, abby mandel

Blushing Seafood Chowder

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 30, 2013

Some things are better off sampled, and this recipe, tried and true, is one of them. The end result, the finished dish, will speak for itself.

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

This recipe serves 6 to 8 (and can easily be cut in half)

STEPS 1 (mirepoix & roux):

Note: Of the fats, use all butter or all bacon grease or all olive oil or any combination.

6 tablespoons salted butter

2 tablespoons rendered bacon grease

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

1 cup finely diced... (more)

Tags: chowder, seafood recipe

Paul Rodriguez III, aka P-Rod, a Child’s Skateboarding Hero

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 29, 2013

This 27-year-old distinguished talent is also a “hero” to many young skateboarding fans. And though he is the son of a famous Hollywood personality, he is still down-to-earth and totally approachable, as this young man proved on Thursday, October 18, 2012, (by invite-only) at Lake Cunningham Regional State Park, in San Jose, California, while filming a commercial.

To his credit to-date, P-Rod has won a total of six medals for his skateboarding abilities, four of them being gold. This year, 2012, P-Rod took part in AT&T’s skateboarding competition, and won. As the winner of the competition... (more)

Tags: celebrity, heroes, paul rodriguez, p-rod, skateboarding, children's heroes

JOHN CENA: “You can’t see me!”

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 27, 2013

“You can’t see me! You can’t see me!” he repeatedly tells his challenger, taunting, as he waves his hand, back and forth, fingers splayed open in front of his face—his signature move. That would be John Cena; a professional wrestler, a rapper, and an actor. And at six feet plus one inch tall and weighing roughly 250 pounds of pure, solid muscle, the man is a Titan. And though mere mortal men may fear to approach him children love him!

In March of 2009 John Cena made an appearance at Eastridge Mall in San Jose, in a little store called FYE (For Your Entertainment). He was there to meet... (more)

Tags: children, sports, wrestling, celebrities, john cena

Brown-Sugar & Cinnamon Preserved Ponderosa Lemons

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 26, 2013

The condiment “preserved lemon”—lemons brined (or pickled) in salt and spices, and then allowed to ferment/ripen for many weeks (or months)—is widely used in Moroccan, Indian and North Africa cuisine. And since I have Ponderosa lemons growing on my property, and that I love sweet and sour combinations, I decided to create my own concoction for preserving lemons; I added the molasses flavor that comes from brown sugar.

About Ponderosa Lemons (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia): “The Ponderosa lemon is a citrus species. It bears medium to large fruit that have a thick and bumpy rind.... (more)

Tags: ponderosa lemons, preserved lemons, brown-sugar brine, salt brine, moroccan cuisine, indian cuisine

Disney’s Club Penguin: a Cartoon Community for Children

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 24, 2013

Disney’s Club Penguin is a virtual world made up of cartoon penguins (avatars); a multiplayer role-playing game with a wide range of activities—and on a very large scale of playing. It is a game designed for ages six to fourteen years old, and with “safety” being the major focus—including “safe chat”: users select comments from a menu, which filters and prevents swearing, by using moderators who patrol the game.

Profits from the game are primarily raised through paid memberships which allow the players to access a wide range of features: the ability to purchase “virtual” clothing, furniture,... (more)

Tags: disney, club penguin, cartoon community, children's games, computer games

Grilled Salmon with Caper-Dill Sauce

By HomeRearedChef, published on Jan 23, 2013

The health benefits of eating salmon are many. Some of the more common benefits are for: muscles, metabolism, eyes, brain, and so much more still. It is no wonder that this beautiful fish is so commonly used in culinary cooking.

“Smell the charcoal on the grill,

See the smoke, oh-how it thrills,

Take a peeksi,

What’s bright and pink?

It’s my Salmon!

All for li’l old me!” By vka

Come; take a comfortable seat at our cozy table. Dinner is served!

Salmon recipe serves 4

STEPS 1 (caper sauce):

1 cup good mayonnaise

2... (more)

Tags: healthy, grilled salmon, caper-dill sauce, fish recipe

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