Devilishly, Deliciously Cheap Football-Watching Recipes

With fall here and the football season underway, here are the recipes for some of my favorite frugal tailgating fare. Notice the names of the recipes. Do you detect a theme? That’s right, I’m playing the devil’s advocate with these devilishly delicious dishes, but in each case the spices can be reduced or even eliminated to turn down the heat factor. Be sure to wear rubber gloves when handling hot peppers and spices.   Devil’s Inferno Crock Pot Wings If …

The Delicious Pie That Can Get You Sued

Do not mess with the one and only authentic Derby Pie. That would be the trademarked, legally protected name of the yummy chocolate-nut confection invented in 1954 by Kern’s Kitchen of Louisville, Ky., and traditionally enjoyed at Kentucky Derby parties. Over the years Kern’s has filed lawsuits against many who have illegally used the name of their signature pie. This year it’s  against another Kentucky restaurant — Claudia Sanders Dinner House, the Shelbyville restaurant founded by the wife of Kentucky …

Make National Pie Day Last All Week

The American Pie Council declared January 23 National Pie Day in honor of the centuries-old tradition first crafted by the ancient Egyptians. While the APC website details a brief history of pie, it also provides a list of events nation-wide so that you can find a celebratory event in your area. If you would prefer to pay tribute to pie in your own kitchen, look no further than AARP’s recipe for a delicious lemon meringue, sure to bring some sweetness …

Mmm Mmm Tasty: Hearty Brussels Sprout Soup For Cold Days

Hello again from Lenise. I wanted to share something special with you today… Becoming more health-conscious and trying to eat the recommended daily allowances of 3 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruits per day can be pretty cumbersome. One smart way to achieve this is to juice the fruit and soup the veggies. Brussels sprouts (yuck, who eats those?) are actually super healthy. At just 8 calories per serving, they’re low in cholesterol and saturated …

Try Steaming Pumpkin-Carrot Soup on a Frosty Fall Night

When it comes to calories, soup is such a bargain that even during the summer months, I hate to give it up. But now that cold weather is returning, I can easily delve into my repertoire of filling soups for delicious and satisfying meals. My current favorite is Pumpkin-Carrot Soup, a recipe I created after experimenting with different ingredients. This recipe makes 8 to 10 generous servings, so I can easily keep a container or two in the freezer to …

Black Bean Brownies and Other Chocolate Delights

I don’t remember where I first came across the idea of replacing shortening in brownies with puréed black beans. Applesauce or vanilla yogurt had been my go-to replacements in the past. But the idea of using black beans in place of shortening intrigued me, and I couldn’t wait to see what the outcome would be. Searching through my cupboard, I found a chocolate truffle mix. What’s good for brownies should be good for truffles, oui? That assumption was my logic. …