Month: May 2009

Meal Ideas – Lasagna with Nuggets Meal Idea

Preparation time : 2 hrs. | Serves 6 persons This is an Italian style meal idea as lasagna is served as main dish along with a delicious Potato Nuggets and a famous cocktail Pina colada. Here pineapple upside down cake is served as dessert which enhances the charm of this meal. Main Dish: Best Lasagna Recipe Grill chicken lasagna with combination of pizza and bbq sauce sauces. Side Dish: Potato Nuggets Easy potato nuggets which can be prepared by anyone in very short time. Drink: Pina Colada Delicious coconut pineapple drink. Dessert: Pineapple Upside Down Cake Wonderful cake with full of pineapple...

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Presto Pressure Canner

[asa]B0000BYCFU[/asa] Features : – Heavy duty aluminum pressure cooker and canner. – Has 23-Quarts capacity. – Has black plastic handles that stay cool all the time. – Attached pressure dial gauge, pressure regulator and overpressure plug. – Has strong lock on lid providing strong sealing. – Also has a canning rack for protecting jars during canning. – 12-year warranty – FREE shipping to U.S. – Buy Online. Detailed Description Since last two years I haven’t used any pressure cooker for cooking foods though I know its benefits just because I had faced a terrible accident with my last cooker after that I hesitate when it comes to using a pressure cooker. But without pressure canner, it is hard to cook low acid food specially meat like beef and even if you have cooked it, you are not sure that the food is healthy. So I finally made up my mind and first went to the market just for survey so that I might choose the right pressure cooker. There I saw many cookers of various brands but again I got confused about which one should I buy. The sales guy there recommended me the Presto pressure cooker canner after listening about my past and horrible experience with pressure cookers. After using it a couple of times, I got use to it and I am now using it frequently. Comparatively...

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Buy Fathers Day Present > Father’s Day Ideas

This year on Fathers day think out of the box when choosing a present for your father. Forget about the old gifts such as a tie and other similar gifts as they simply do not convey the message. To make selection simple, I would like to share my experience. My father loves to go camping and fishing and on last Father’s day, he was delighted when I bought him a new tent as his old tent has worn out and was hardly of any use. So selecting a gift that interests a person is simply money and time well spent. Make sure that the present you buy your dad on this Father’s day is a present that he can utilize in his daily life. To make the selection process easier, I have compiled a lit of gifts that can be given to fathers of almost every interest. Gift Ideas For Father’s Day 1. Tech gadgets and Other Electronics : The top reasons to get your tech savvy father a cool gadget is because these tools would always remind him about the person who presented him this tool. It can be any thing ranging from digital cameras, mp3 players, cell phone and video games for Nintendo/PlayStation/Xbox 360[more ideas…] 2. Tools for Home Improvement and Fixing : It is your father who is involved in most of the hardcore house work...

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Fried Okra Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins | Serves 6 persons Okra is a vegetable eaten usually during summer. It is also called “lady finger” and in Urdu it is called “bhindi“. Okra is prepared in a variety of ways and this is a very simple and crispy fried okra recipe. In this recipe you can also use chopped tomatoes but then this dish will not remain as much crispy as cooked without tomatoes so try this recipe according to your taste either with tomato or without tomatoes.Ingredients: 1/2 kg okra (remove the tip and cut into small circular pieces)1 medium size onion (finely chopped)1 tspn crushed red chili1 tspn crushed black pepper1 tspn crushed crushed cuminSalt to taste1/2 cup oil Greene on Greens:Artichokes, Beets, Kohlrabi, Okra, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Zucchini, and More. (Hardcover) Perfect Vegetables: Part of “The Best Recipe” Series (Hardcover) Greens Glorious Greens: More than 140 Ways to Prepare All Those Great-Tasting, Super-Healthy,Beautiful Leafy Greens (Paperback) Black & Decker EHC650 3-Cup 2-Speed Food Chopper Procedure:1. Take a deep frying pan and fry okra pieces until become crispy, it would take 8-10 minutes.2. Add chopped onion to the fried okra and fry on medium heat until onion become light brown in color.3. Now add all the crushed spices and salt to the fried onion and okra. Mix all them all together so that spices could mix evenly.4. After 3-4 minutes...

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Buy Oven > Panasonic NN-C994S Genius Prestige Convection Microwave Oven

UPDATE : The Panasonic NN-C994S Genius Convection Microwave Oven is no longer in product and the newest best selling model is also happens to be the no.1 best seller is the Panasonic NN-SN651B which you can read more about by visiting this page. [asa]B005BFZ5TU[/asa] Features : – Oven has 1-1/2 cubic feet inner capacity. – Interior and Exterior made of stainless steel. – Has 15-inch (diameter) turntable. – Has auto defrost and time defrost ability. – Built-in delay start timer – Has 10 different power levels of operation. – Smart sensor automatically adjusts power level and cooking time required. – Has convection settings. – Due to stainless steel body, cleaning is very easy. – FREE shipping to U.S. – Buy Online. Detailed Product Review and Description Last month I was busy in setting up my new kitchen and for that I had discarded all my old stuff and replaced theme with new and modern kitchen tools and appliances which included only the best quality juicer, blender, bread machine, coffee maker etc. When I came to replace my microwave I thought that why I should not buy such microwave having the qualities of both convection oven and microwave but searching such an oven of good brand was very difficult for me and time consuming as well. Then I went to seek advice from my friends and this helped me a...

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Kitchen Shoes – Cooking Footwear For Men and Women

Last weekend I had a huge dinner party in which when I invited over 75 guests to my place and since I am the only woman who knows how to cook, that is why I had to do a lot of kitchen work in order to prepare meals for such a large audience. Hopefully my feet were as fresh as ever after working for hours in my kitchen in standing position most of the time. As it was not the first time I was in a situation similar to this. I had already done my research on what type of kitchen shoes I should be wearing in order to work for hours in kitchen without hurting my feet. I remember the last time I had gone through this I had a terrible time recovering my feet pain as the regular shoes that I wear did not provide sufficient amount of comfort which was necessary when working far more than just a few minutes in kitchen. After that rather ridiculous experience I put on my research glasses and went online to get some information about the footwear that are best suited for hours of kitchen work. I did found a lot of brand names that are offering kitchen shoes that are not only comfortable but are also durable enough if you are one of those people who do a 14...

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Paratha Recipe

Preparation time 30 mins | Serves 3-4 persons This is a traditional paratha recipe from South Asian Cuisine. Usually served as breakfast in almost every home. Soft paratha can only be prepared by using soft and smooth dough which depends on many factors such as technique, temperature and quantity of water. These techniques are described in this recipe below. Ingredients: 1 cup fine white wheat flour Hot water as required Cold Water as required 1/2 tspn salt Ghee as required Breakfasts & Brunches (Culinary Institute of America) (Hardcover) Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Breakfast & Brunch (Hardcover) Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Paperback) Procedure: 1. Take wide mixing bowl, and mix flour and salt in it. 2. At first, add one fourth cup of hot water to knead the dough. Mix water immediately into the flour so that it mixes evenly in the flour. 3. When half of the flour is kneaded then add cold water to make complete dough and mix well. 4. If you feel the dough is too soft then sprinkle some flour to make normal soft dough. Make sure the dough should smooth and there would be no lumps. 5. In the end coat the dough with a table spoon of ghee and put the dough in the bowl, cover it and leave for at least 15 minutes. 6. After that make small pieces of...

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Best Programmable Coffee Maker

[asa]B00005IBX9[/asa] Features : – Elegant looking brushed stainless steel body. – Makes up to 12 cups of coffee – 5-ounces each. – Has heat adjustable warming plate. – Charcoal water filter and de-calsification indication LED. – 1 to 4 or 5 to 12 cup brewing option for maximum flavor. – Permanent GoldTone filter instead of messy paper filters. – 3-years warranty against defects – FREE shipping to U.S. – Buy Online.   Detailed Description This Cuisinart DCC-1200 12 Cup Coffee Maker is the most suitable kitchen appliance for coffee lovers who want to enjoy the exact flavor of coffee as available at any coffee bar. This unique coffee maker is equipped with necessary high tech features which includes charcoal water filter, programmable digital clock, self cleaning function and some other necessary retro style functions which make it one of the best coffee maker. It is available in six different colors including matte Black, Black stainless, chrome black,brushed stainless steel, white and stainless. Below you will find a brief overview of the features of Cuisinart DCC-1200 which will help you realize why it is considered to be the best coffee maker so far. Extra Features: 1. Filtration: The coffee made in Cuisinart coffee maker had excellent taste and I never drank such a wonderful coffee before buying this appliance. This is just because of the use of both good quality...

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Meal Ideas – Beef, Bread and Rice Meal Idea

Preparation time : 100 mins Serves | 4-6 persons This meal idea is best for any dinner party in which main dish is ground beef along with fried bread and cumin fried rice is served as side dishes and a different pastry (apple jelly pastry) is presented as dessert. Main Dish: Ground Beef Spicy ground beef with potato. Side Dishes: Fried Bread Traditional South Asian bread. Cumin Rice Easy fried rice with cumin flavor. Dessert: Pastry (Apple Jelly Pastry) Delicious jelly cream...

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Rasmalai

 Preparation time 60 mins | Serves 4-6 persons Rasmalai is a famous sweet of South Asian Cuisine and is presented as dessert at dinners on special occasions. People generally prefer to buy the ready made ras malai as it is a common misconception that it requires lot of effort to prepare this dessert at home. Homemade rasmalai is cheaper than the ready made one.  Just a bit of more effort is required to make this delicious sweet at home. This is an original recipe of rasmalai in which milk fat is used for making rasmalai balls  Ingredients:For Rasmalai Balls: 1 liter milk2 tbspn lemon juice For Sugar Syrup: 250 gm sugar300 ml water For Milk Syrup: 1 liter milkSugar to taste1/2 tspn cardamom powder Sensio 13362 Bella Professional Milk Frother and Warmer Book of Indian Sweets (Paperback) Lenox “Butterfly Meadow” Dessert Bowls, Set of 4 Procedure:1. To make rasmalai balls, boil one liter milk in a deep saucepan.2. When milk become boil completely, switch off the flame then add lemon juice and stir constantly.3. After few minutes lumps of milk would form and milk will be separated into water and lumps.4. Take a muslin cloth, and put it onto the surface of a bowl. Pour the spoiled milk onto the muslin cloth and drain out all the water from the lumps.5. Now make a bag of this muslin cloth...

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