Sunday, November 25, 2012

McDonald's Lettuce Supplier, Dirk Giannini: "Family Tradition"

Monday, November 5, 2012


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Drink Beer its good fro you !

Beer comes with health benefits, Heineken’s chief commercial officer told CNBC, offering drinkers a new reason to indulge.

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A half pint of Heineken contains around 85 calories

“There is everything healthy about beer,” said Alexis Nasard, chief commercial officer for the Dutch brewing giant.

Nasard argued that beer has fewer calories than milk and contains no additives.

“Beer has much less calories than many things you can think about… Beer has fewer calories than a glass of milk,” he said.

“The other thing is beer is one of the few drinks that is purely natural; it is water, hops, barley and yeast, which is quite healthy.”

Nasard’s comments were reminiscent of Guinness’s famed advertising slogan, “Beer is good for you,” dating from the 1920s. Pregnant women and nursing mothers were encouraged to drink Guinness for its reputedly high iron content.

According to the U.K.’s Beer Education Trust, a half-pint (284 milliliters) of 3.8 percent bitter (pale ale) contains 85 calories, while the same-sized glass of orange juice has 128 calories.

Meanwhile, a medium-sized glass (175 milliliters) of white wine contains 131 calories and red wine has 119 calories.

“Beer is around 95 percent water, contains very few free sugars to convert into fat, which gives it a low glycaemic load, and has a relatively low level of alcohol (ethanol) per volume. This all means that it is less fattening than spirits or wine,” said Jack Edmonds, a Harley Street General Practitioner in London, in a report by the Beer Education Trust.

“It is not beer that makes you fat but the lifestyle and eating habits which may go along with beer drinking.”

Edmonds added: “However this doesn’t mean we can all rush out and drink huge amounts of beer… All the benefits of beer — health, social and psychological — are only enjoyed when beer is drunk in moderation and preferably with a low alcohol content.”

In his interview with CNBC, Nasard said that Heineken [HEIA-NL 48.61 -0.095 (-0.19%) ] , the world’s third largest brewer, aims to surprise consumers with its branding and advertising campaigns.

“You want to keep it cool, but you also want to keep it surprising. What we want is to come with surprising messages, which get people saying ‘What are they doing?’” he said.

“We were one of the first brewers that tried to move away from the ‘big fat beer’ jokes, creating advertising that is unisex, complex and has an artistic dimension.”

Nasard highlighted Heineken’s product placement in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, as an example of the brand’s “surprise” policy. In his third appearance as Bond, Daniel Craig is shown sipping a Heineken beer rather than his trademark vodka martini.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Halloween Party Food Recipes ( Candy Apples Recipes )

Guacamoldy Eyeballs

Setting your sights on a fright-filled party spread? Make sure these creepy peepers — which are egg whites filled with a tangy and tasty mix of avocado and creamy taco sauce — are included.

Saucy Spider with Hairy Leg Sticks

Spin a web of doughy deliciousness with this party-perfect Halloween appetizer. If you can't find pizza dough at your supermarket, try a local pizza parlor, which will likely sell you a fresh ball. For extra effect, sprinkle the legs with poppy seeds, in addition to Parmesan.

Candy Apples

Create a bewitching version of this beloved candy-coated treat by dipping small Red Delicious apples in a bright red syrup flavored with red cinnamon candies.

Create a bewitching version of this beloved candy-coated treat by dipping small Red Delicious apples in a bright red syrup flavored with red cinnamon candies.

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Nutritional Information
(per serving)
Calories 298
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 27mg
Total Carbohydrate 76g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars n/a
Protein 0
Calcium --
Jonny Valiant/Woman's Day
Serves: 12 Edit
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Prep Time: 45 min
U.S. Metric Conversion chart
  • 12 very small Red Delicious apples (from bagged apples)
  • 12 (8-in. long) clean twigs, thin wooden dowels or candy sticks
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 cup(s) each light corn syrup and hot water
  • 1/2 cup(s) red cinnamon candies (like Red Hots)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) liquid red food color

  1. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry apples; remove stems. Insert twigs firmly into stem ends.
  3. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; stir until sugar dissolves. Attach a candy thermometer to side of pan. Continue to cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250°F (wipe down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush occasionally to prevent crystallization).
  4. When mixture reaches 250°F, add cinnamon candies and stir just to blend. Continue to cook until 300°F, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and swirl in food color, tilting saucepan, until blended. Let mixture settle for a minute until bubbles slow down.
  5. Holding an apple by the twig and tilting pan, dip and swirl apple until coated. Lift apple and gently twirl over saucepan, letting excess drip back into pan. Place on prepared baking sheet, twig up. Repeat with remaining apples.
  6. Allow apples to stand at room temperature until candy coating hardens, about 1 hour. Candy apples can be made up to 1 day ahead and stored at room temperature.

    Witch's Wicked Punch

    This frightfully refreshing concoction is made from lemon-lime seltzer and lime sherbet. Be sure to use a clear punch bowl to reveal the ghoulish beverage.


Sunday, October 21, 2012



2 8 oz. packages cream cheese (softened)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground clove

Mix cream cheese & sugar until smooth. add pumpkin,cinnamon & ground clove. Mix until combined. Refrigerate! Serve with ginger snaps, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers!! Tastes just like PUMPKIN PIE!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012



2 - 9 oz. pkgs. cheese tortellini
1 - tablespoon butter
1 - small shallot, finely chopped
1/2 - cup canned pure pumpkin
Pinch of nutmeg
1 1/4- cup heavy cream
1/4- cup grated parmesan cheese
chopped Parsley for garnish

Cook pasta as directed, saving 1/2 cup of the pasta water
Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
Add pumpkin, and nutmeg and cook 1 minute. Stir in the heavy cream and bring to a low boil.....reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened about 5 minutes.
Add the tortellini to the skillet and toss with sauce. Add some of the reserved pasta water to loosen if needed. Top with cheese and chopped parsley.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Fried Coca Cola(Recipe)

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups Coca Cola

Oil for deep frying

1 cup Coca Cola syrup

whipped cream

maraschino cherries
1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.2. Mix in eggs and Coca Cola and stir until a smooth batter forms.3. Preheat oil in a skillet or deep fryer.4. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into a funnel or turkey baster and in a circular motion pour batter into the hot oil.5. Fry up for about a minute on each side and drain on paper towels.6. Serve while still warm and top with Coca Cola syrup, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
Helpful Hints:
This is basically a funnel cake recipe.
While you're cooking up a batch, the batter may thicken. If this happens, thin the batter by adding more Coca Cola!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Top Trendy Desserts to make & buy in 2012

Whoopie Pies? Macarons? So three months ago. The latest star of the bakery case? Our money's on truck-stop staple Moon Pies.Have you noticed a relatively recent resurgence of nostalgic American desserts? BANANA SPLIT BITES
First up are BANANA SPLIT BITES from Bakers Royale! Finally the large, messy banana split has made its way into a mini shape for party trays around the globe! Whip these babies up for your next party or celebration. Little tip – you might want to make a few extra, they’re going to go FAST They seem to be popping up in bakeries and on food blogs everywhere we turn these days. And really, what’s better than a gooey, homemade strawberry pop-tart or a rich, chocolatey whoopie pie? How about a moon pie?moon pies and I am not even from the south. I use to sneak them into Christmas stockings but have not done so in years, since I have not been able to find them in the Bay Area. I actually have them on my "must make" list for 2010 and have been tossing around ideas of adding bittersweet chocolate or salted caramel.Fun fact about moon pies- in Louisiana we (most I know at least) associate them with Mardi Gras because for some odd reason every parade you go to,MINIATURE DOUGHNUTS
Doughnuts are a trendy party dessert. Serve up MINIATURE BAKED DOUGHNUTS for a sweet little treat. Decorate with a variety of colored icings + sprinkles to match your festivity. Top with a birthday candle to celebrate a birthday or wrap in small boxes for little favors.this nostalgic ultimate comfort food brings back fond childhood memories.
Bon Appétit magazine identifies pudding as one of the top 10 trends — the dessert
"Pudding, to me, means chocolate pudding," Kimball continues, adding that the English use puddings to describe desserts in general.
"The thing about a pudding is that the texture of pudding coats the tongue so you get a much more intense flavor experience than [with] other desserts like a chocolate cake."
MINIATURE PIES have taken over the once cupcake-ruled dessert world. From pecan to apple and everything in between, mini pies are about as all-American as they get. Perfect for a summer party or fall gathering, whip up some mini apple pies for your guests!
Yields 12 mini pies
2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter (chilled)
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons water
Filling5 medium apples (peeled and chopped up into small pieces)
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter (chilled)
DIRECTIONSPreheat oven to 425 degrees. In food processor blend flour, salt and butter until it resembles small diced pieces. Add in water and blend until it looks like it’s sticking. Take out and combine it by hand until well blended. Roll out on lightly floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut 12, 4 inch circles with cup or bowl. Press each circle in the cavities of a muffin tin until all the way up each side. Mix by hand all filling ingredients and spoon into muffin bowls.Cut up butter into 12 little pieces and place one piece on each pie. Decorate them anyway you like with extra crust, or just leave plain. Bake at 425 degrees for 16-18 minutes. (Until crust is light brown and apples are bubbling). Let cool and pop out.This past year has certainly been riddled with deliciously trendy desserts! From cupcakes to donuts to bacon-flavored sweet treats, the trends moved swiftly. Cupcakes were hot in the beginning of 2011, but we saw a suddenly shift to donuts, then whoopie pies, and then we found ourselves loving all things pie-related! Cake pops stole the show for a while and mini desserts and macarons were a sure sign of a sophisticated sweets lover

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Recipes for drinking guest ?

Super Bowl Recipes for the  Drunk guest

The Super Bowl is approaching fast, and knowing you, you're already drunk and haven't even begun to think about what you're going to make for the party. It's okay — stop crying — no, really — because we've got some fun, fast recipes just for you.

1. Finish your beer.
1.b Take all the ....
1c. While the fridge is open, grab another f'n beer


Serves like four? Or so?
Ground beef
Hamburger buns
1. Finish your beer.
2. Put "Mo' Money Mo' Problems" on.
3. Take the beef and roll it into small balls using your hands.
4. You know what would be funny? Yell and see if your roommate wants to taste your beef balls.
5. Guess not. Flatten the balls with the heel of your hand.
6. Turn music up.
7. Melt some butter over medium-high heat.
8. Not that much butter. Jesus.
9. Cook sliders until one side looks sort of, I don't know, brown?
10. Flip sliders using spoon you found in sink.
11. Put on "Mo' Money Mo' Problems" again. God, this song is good. Sing along.
12. Oh, shit.
13. Remove charred sliders from pan. Throw away.
11. Cut hamburger buns into quarters with scissors for "slider-sized" buns.
12. Put cheese on buns. Microwave on high for five seconds. Serve immediately.

Seven Layer Dip

Serves like as many as you want, probably.
One can beans
One jar salsa
One carton sour cream
Guacamole (instructions below)
Some black olives
What is the seventh layer, again? Jalapeños, or something?
1. Finish your beer.
2. Open the beans. Dump them all out into, hmm, a bowl. Or onto a tray.
3. But, wait, wouldn't it be cool if you made, like, a bunch of little mugs, of seven-layer dip? You could give them away as party favors.
4. Text one of your work colleagues this idea.
5. No, just go with the bowl.
6. Put the salsa on the beans.
7. Now put the sour cream and the cheese on top of the salsa layer. You should probably shred the cheese? Or at least cut it. Chunks are the same as shreds, I think. You're fine.
8. Go find your roommate. No, don't bother moving, you're cooking.
9. Yell your roommate's name until she comes to find you (2 - 3 minutes).
10. Tell her to make you guacamole. Tell her you need her to make guacamole and you will pay her share of rent if she makes it for you right now.
11. Wait for her to make guacamole (15 - 20 minutes).
12. Her guacamole looks a lot better than your bowl full of salsa and cheese chunks, huh? Maybe you should just bring that to the party.
13. Cover the guacamole in an airtight container and text your work colleague again. Why doesn't he like your dip mugs idea? Serve as soon as possible.

Classic Italian Hoagies

Serves at least one.
Pack of ham
Pack of... baloney?
Oil & vinegar
1. Finish your beer.
2. This one you can do, easy. Find the bread knife.
3. Where the fuck is the bread knife? Maybe you you can cut the bread with a butter knife.
4. A hole. You can make a hole in the bread with a butter knife.
5. Probably you should have gotten good Italian bread instead of seven-grain whole wheat.
6. Put the ham and the baloney in the bread hole.
7. Is there a third meat? There's a third meat. What do they say in The Sopranos? Gabbagool?
8. Put the cheese in the hole, too.
9. Really, do you not know where the bread knife is?
10. Make another hole in the bread.
11. Make a third hole.
12. Put the lettuce in the second hole.
13. Fuck this. Serve by leaving on counter for your roommate to find.

Sizzlin' Buffalo Wings

1. Hide your half-finished beer.
2. Google "buffalo wings near me."
3. Make your roommate call because you are having difficulty focusing.
4. Go lie down to rest your eyes. Serve wings cold tomorrow while you work off your headache