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Pecan Recipes and Cooking Tips

Thursday April 24, 2014

April is National Pecan Month. Pecans were once a survival food for Native Americans. Today's cuisine includes not only desserts, but also many savory applications for the pecan. Try Chocolate Pecan Sandies, Nut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Sweet Crunchy Nuts, and more pecan recipes.

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Pecans Photo © 2006 Peggy Trowbridge, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Peanut Butter Loaf with Chocolate Chips Recipe

Tuesday April 22, 2014
Peanut Butter Loaf with Chocolate Chips Recipe
Rich peanut butter flavor shines in this deliciously moist and dense quick bread. There is no yeast involved, so you won't have to wait on rising time. It only takes about 10 minutes to whisk together because there are minimal ingredients. The loaf is topped with peanuts and chocolate chips. Yum! Have a slice for breakfast with your coffee, tea, or milk or chow down on a slice for a quick snack.

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Photo © 2014 Southern Peanut Growers, licensed to About.com, Inc.

10 Ways to Use Hard-Boiled Eggs

Sunday April 20, 2014

Think about what to do with hard-boiled eggs, and the first thing that comes to mind is deviled eggs. Without question, deviled eggs are a universal favorite when it comes to appetizers. If you have old eggs to get rid of or leftover Easter eggs, consider breaking out of the box and trying something new. You should know that older eggs are best for hard cooking, since they will peel easier.

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Deviled Eggs Recipe Photo © 2006 Peggy Trowbridge, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Easter Lamb Recipes and Tips

Friday April 18, 2014

Lamb has a special connotation at the Easter dinner table. Learn how to choose the right lamb cut for your dish, then try one of the succulent lamb recipes including Pomegranate Lamb, Braised Lamb Shanks, and Lamb Shanks with Portobello Mushrooms and Dried Cranberries.

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Lamb Cuts Photo © 2007 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Beef Brisket Recipes and Cooking Tips

Thursday April 17, 2014

With a little bit of time and the proper cooking method, even the toughest piece of meat can be made palatable. Brisket is one of the least tender cuts of beef, but it can be made tender and the flavor is tough to beat. Also included is information on corned beef. Try Easy Beef Brisket with Vegetables Recipe (pictured) or one of the many other brisket recipes.

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Easy Beef Brisket with Vegetables Recipe Recipe Photo © 2011 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Easter Ham Recipes and Cooking Tips

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Easter Ham Recipes
Ham is another traditional main dish for Easter in many homes. If you have purchased a nice country ham, you will need to plan ahead since it takes a couple of days to prepare it. Learn how to prepare and cook country ham. Try Baked Ham in Champagne, Cola Ham, (pictured) or Bourbon and Mustard Glazed Ham. You will also find a myriad of ham recipes to use up that leftover ham.

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Cola Ham Recipe Photo © 2007 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Matzoh Recipes

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Matzoh (also spelled as matzo) is unleaved bread used in many Jewish recipes, not the least of which is matzoh ball soup. Matzoh comes in many forms, including flat crackers, ground matzoh meal, and finely ground matzoh flour. It is used in a wide variety of recipes. Try such matzoh recipes as traditional Matzoh Ball Soup, Leek and Cheese Matzoh Pie, Black Forest Passover Brownies, and more.

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Matzoh Photo © 2009 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Hot Cross Buns Recipe for Easter and Lent

Monday April 14, 2014

Hot Cross Buns are a traditional favorite for Lent and Good Friday before Easter, but they are enjoyable year-round. These yeast rolls are studded with currants or raisins and hazelnuts, then topped with a cross of glaze frosting. You can make Hot Cross Buns in advance and freeze them without the glazed cross. Thaw before adding the icing. You may add candied fruit in addition to or in place of the nuts.

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Hot Cross Buns Recipe Photo © 2010 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Saturday April 12, 2014

Large portobello mushroom caps are perfect for stuffing, and this crab stuffing will send any shell-fish lover over the moon. It's perfectly seasoned to let the delicate crab flavor shine through. The cheese topping is the icing on the cake. Large stuffed portobellos make a generous entree serving. The stuffing may also be used in large common white mushrooms (or creminis) as a crowd-pleasing appetizer. As a time-saver, the crab stuffing may be made a day in advance.

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Photo © 2014 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Thursday April 10, 2014

This variation of traditional chocolate cookies gets a crunchy flair from crispy rice cereal. These cookies are quite crunchy, much like biscotti, making them perfect for dipping into coffee, tea, or milk. They hold up well, so they are an excellent choice for gifts. It is important that the dough be very cold and hard or they will spread into puddles when baked. Most importantly, do not over-bake.

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Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Photo © 2010 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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