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    Hungarian Baked Goods - Kenyer, Kalacs, Kifli and Pogacsa

    5 years ago

    Hungarian baked goods include bread (kenyer), coffee cakes or brioche (kalacs), crescent rolls (kifli) and biscuits and scones (pogasca). Although they are often purchased in bakeries in Hungary, they can also be made at home in your kitchen. This Hub describes the various types which can be made...

  • The World's Greatest Violinists - Fritz Kreisler
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    The World's Greatest Violinists - Fritz Kreisler

    5 years ago

    Fritz Kreisler was my mother's favorite violinist She taught me to love violin playing and thus I learned to love him too. Perhaps no one before or since brought violin music away from the concert halls and into homes everywhere. His playing was uncomplicated but it tore at your heart and the sound...

  • The World's Greatest Violinists - Top Ten List
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    The World's Greatest Violinists - Top Ten List

    5 years ago

    Any list of the "World's Greatest" is subjective and this one is no exception. I have limited my choices to ten violinists who have made at least one recording and to those who have passed the test of time. There may be many young violinists who will one day appear on a similar list but let them...

  • Spanish Wine Regions-Rioja
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    Spanish Wine Regions-Rioja

    5 years ago

    Perhaps the best known red wine of Spain is produced in the Rioja region. These wines, which are made primarily with granacha and tempranillo grapes, age well and are the only Spanish wines that can rival the fine red wines of France and Italy. Rioja accounts for about 6 percent of all Spanish...

  • Jazz Legends - Dave Brubeck
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    Jazz Legends - Dave Brubeck

    5 years ago

    I first heard about Dave Brubeck when I was a student at the University of Wisconsin from 1958-1962. i have listened to his recordings ever since. I particularly liked his quartet featuring Paul Desmond on sax, Joe Morello on drums and Eugene Wright on bass. Paul Desmonds piece, "Take Five" is a...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Jussi Bjorling
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Jussi Bjorling

    5 years ago

    When you think of great tenors you generally think of Italians or Jews. Jussi Bjorling was born in Borlange, Sweden, and yet one magazine called him the greatest tenor of the twentieth century. Born in 1911, his shortened career ended in 1960 in part due to alcoholism. He was often referred to as...

  • Sichuan Spiced Beef Shreds on Fried Noodles
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    Sichuan Spiced Beef Shreds on Fried Noodles

    5 years ago

    This recipe for Sichuan spiced beef shreds is not numbingly hot but more spicey. The amount of chili oil and hot peppers can be controlled to your own taste. It can also be made gluten free by using gluten free soy sauce. It is made with bamboo shoots and bell pepper and served over fried bean...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Fresh Garden Vegetables
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    My Mother's Cooking - Fresh Garden Vegetables

    5 years ago

    Growing up in a small town in North Central Wisconsin, my father always planted more than a quarter acre with vegetables and fruits. We ate fresh vegetables from our garden from May well into September and my mother canned as many as she could for the winter. Here are some of the many ways that my...

  • An Introduction to Spanish Wines
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    An Introduction to Spanish Wines

    5 years ago

    Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world and has more acreage planted in grapevines than any other country. It has 68 "Destinations of Origin" ditributed over 17 regions but many people are only familiar with Sherry, Rioja and Cava (champagne).Here is your chance to learn about...

  • Chinese Wonton Soup
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    Chinese Wonton Soup

    5 years ago

    Every Chinese restaurant serves some form of wonton soup. Some of the wontons are filled with pork and shrimp and others use chicken and pork but the soup itself is invariably chicken soup. This Hub explains how to make wonton soup at home starting with frozen wonton skins or making your own from...

  • Italian Food - Osso Buco and Risotto alla Milanese
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    Italian Food - Osso Buco and Risotto alla Milanese

    5 years ago

    Braised veal shanks (osso buco) is one of the best known dishes from Milan, Italy. Veal shanks are browned and braised in a rich sauce made with tomatoes, onions, carrots, celery, chicken stock and wine. Typically they are often served with Risotto alla Milanese which is made with rice, chicken...

  • Italian Food - Lasagna Bolognese
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    Italian Food - Lasagna Bolognese

    5 years ago

    In Emilia Romagna, lasagna is made with a Bolognese sauce rather than the spaghetti sauce which we are more familiar with. Instead of ricotta cheese, it is layered with Bechamel sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. This recipe uses less expensive ingredients which are readilly availablehere.

  • French Wine Regions - Alsace
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    French Wine Regions - Alsace

    5 years ago

    Alsace often changed hands between Germany and France for over a hundred years until the treaty of Versilles was signed in 1921. It is no wonder that the Alsacian wines still resemble the white wines of Germany with the grape variety displayed prominently on the wine labels. However the wines of...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Franco Corelli
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Franco Corelli

    5 years ago

    Franco Corelli was known as the"Prince of Tenors" for his elegant and passionate singing as well as for his handsome appearance. Born in Ancona, Italy in 1921, he made his debut at the Rome Opera in 1951 and performed at the metropolitan Opera from 1961-1975. He retired from opera at age 55...

  • French Wine Regions - The Rhone Valley
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    French Wine Regions - The Rhone Valley

    5 years ago

    The wines of the Rhone valley stretch from Vienne which is close to Lyon all the way down to Avignon which is fairly close to Marseille.There are two distinct regions that make entirely different wines from different grape varieties. The north produces Cote Rotie, Condrieu, Hermitage and St...

  • French Food - Coq au Vin (Chicken in Wine)
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    French Food - Coq au Vin (Chicken in Wine)

    5 years ago

    Coq au Van is a classic dish from the Burgundy region of France. It is traditionally made with a rooster (coq) and a bottle of Burgundy wine (au Vin). I make it with chicken legs and thighs and an inexpensive California pinot noir. This dish also includes carrots, onions, garlic and button...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Beniamino Gigli
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Beniamino Gigli

    5 years ago

    Often referred to as "Caruso Secundo", he preferred to be called "Gigli Primo". Born in Recanati, Italy in 1890, Beniamino Gigli made his operatic debut in 1914 while Caruso was still performing. Gigli performed at the Met from 1920 to 1932, when he left after refusing to take a pay cut. He...

  • Hungarian Food-Stuffed Squash and Kohlrabi (Töltött Zöldségfelék)
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    Hungarian Food-Stuffed Squash and Kohlrabi (Töltött Zöldségfelék)

    5 years ago

    Stuffed vegetables are one of the four crossbeams of Hungarian cooking. Along with soups, braised steak and cabbage as a main meal, they connect the four pillars (gulyas, paprikash, porkolt and tokany). Ever since the Turkish invasion introduced stuffed vegetables, Hungarians have stuffed any...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Placido Domingo
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Placido Domingo

    5 years ago

    Perhaps best known as one of The Three Tenors, Placido Domingo has sung more operatic rolls (134) than any tenor in history. He has given more than 3500 career performances and has made more than 100 recordings of complete operas. Born in Madrid, Spain and raised in Mexico he recently celebrated...

  • Chinese Stir-fried Chicken and Shrimp with Abalone Mushrooms
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    Chinese Stir-fried Chicken and Shrimp with Abalone Mushrooms

    5 years ago

    Abalone mushrooms are somewhat new to Chinese cooking. This stir-fry recipe includes canned abalone mushrooms along with chicken, shrimp and snow peas in a tastey sauce flavored with oyster sauce and sesame seed oil. You can also use fresh abalone mushrooms if your store carries them.

  • Fusion Cooking - Chinese Inspired Pork Stew
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    Fusion Cooking - Chinese Inspired Pork Stew

    5 years ago

    Fusion cooking (combining two or more cuisines) is becoming increasingly more popular. In this recipe, I have combined the cuisines of both Hungary and China. A typical Hungarian pork stew (porkolt) is combined with chinese snow peas, baby corn and water chestnuts to provide a new taste sensation

  • Fusion Cooking - Rice with Bacon, Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts
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    Fusion Cooking - Rice with Bacon, Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts

    5 years ago

    Inspired by Chinese recipes, this quick and easy rice main dish has snow peas, water chestnuts and sesame seed oil added. The basic recipe calls for rice, bacon, onions and cream of chicken soup which taste good all by themselves. However, when you add snow peas, water chestnuts and sesame seed...

  • French Wine Regions - Burgundy
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    French Wine Regions - Burgundy

    5 years ago

    The various regions of Burgundy are described as well as the grapes that are grown there. In addition, many of the greatest wines of Burgundy are listed along with my comments on those that I have tasted. Also included are fond recollections of a week that I spent there in 1971.

  • My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Chicken Soup
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    My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Chicken Soup

    5 years ago

    My mother made chicken soup a lot when I was growing up because my father loved it and because we raised our own chickens. The chicken simmered for hours until the meat was ready to fall off of the bone. The chicken pieces were then set aside to be served separate from the soup and my mother added...

  • Chinese Stir-fried Chicken with Green Beans and Almonds
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    Chinese Stir-fried Chicken with Green Beans and Almonds

    5 years ago

    If you like Chinese stir-fries made with chicken breasts, you will love this recipe for stir-fried chicken with green beans and almonds. It also contains red bell pepper and water chestnuts. The sauce contains soy sauce, sesame seed oil and just a little sugar to bring out the natural sweetness of...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Fritz Wunderlich
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Fritz Wunderlich

    5 years ago

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  • Stir-fried Rice Sticks with Pork and Shrimp
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    Stir-fried Rice Sticks with Pork and Shrimp

    5 years ago

    If you are looking for gluten-free recipes, this Chinese stir-fry, made with rice sticks, should appeal to you. Combined with pork shreds, shrimp, scrambled egg strips and fresh bean sprouts in tasty oyster sauce, it can be served for lunch or as part of a main meal. If you must cook "Gluten Free"...

  • French Wine Regions - Bordeaux
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    French Wine Regions - Bordeaux

    5 years ago

    The greatest wines in the world come from the French Wine region of Bordeaux. Names like Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Chateau Lafitte Rothschild are legendary and command the highest wine prices. The main regions in Bordeaux are the Medoc, Graves, Saint Emilion and Pomerol for red wine and...

  • French Wine Regions - Beaujolais
    0

    French Wine Regions - Beaujolais

    5 years ago

    The French wine region of Beaujolais has three major appelations (AOCs) - Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village and Crus du Beaujolais (containing ten individual Crus). This article describes all of them along with the grapes and the method which is used to make these delightful, fruity wines. Beaujolais...

  • An Introduction to French Wines
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    An Introduction to French Wines

    5 years ago

    France is the largest producer of wines in the world. French wine regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Beaujolais have become household words. French grape varieties such as cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and merlot are planted all over the world. This hub introduces...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Beef Barley Soup
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    My Mother's Cooking - Beef Barley Soup

    5 years ago

    When my mother cooked beef barley soup she always started with meaty beef soup bones. Whenever possible, she used vegetables from her garden She added barley to turn the soup into a one-dish meal. This recipe is similar but it is updated for people who don't have their own gardens.

  • Love Poems and Sad stories - The Beginning of the End
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    Love Poems and Sad stories - The Beginning of the End

    5 years ago

    When the call came from his father telling him to come home, he was not surprised. The last time he went home, he knew that the end was near. His mother had been slowly dying since she broke her hip several years earlier. Now she had somehow managed to stay alive until her children got there one...

  • Chicken and Walnuts in Hot Bean Sauce
    7

    Chicken and Walnuts in Hot Bean Sauce

    5 years ago

    This Chinese stir-fry combines chunks of chicken breasts with Chinese mushrooms, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and red bell pepper in a hot bean sauce which is finished with fried walnuts. The hot bean sauce is actually a combination of ground bean sauce with chili peppers so that you can control...

  • Hungarian Food - Meat Filled Crepes (Hortobagy Palascintak and Bugaci Palacsintak)
    0

    Hungarian Food - Meat Filled Crepes (Hortobagy Palascintak and Bugaci Palacsintak)

    5 years ago

    Hungarian crepes, known as palacsintak can be either sweet or savory. Dessert palacsintak recipes were given in a prior hub. Two examples of savory crepes are given here. Hortobagy palascintak are filled with onions, chicken or veal and paprika and topped with sour cream. Bugaci palachintak are...

  • Fusion Cooking - Chinese Inspired Pasta Salad
    6

    Fusion Cooking - Chinese Inspired Pasta Salad

    5 years ago

    Today, fusion cooking is in style, mixing ingredients and cooking techniques from two or more cultures. This recipe fuses good old fashioned American pasta salad with Chinese ingredients. Shrimp, baby corn, snow peas, water chestnuts and cherry tomatoes are combined with Italian rotini pasta and...

  • Chinese Stir-fried Bean Curd with Snow Peas and Pork Shreds
    0

    Chinese Stir-fried Bean Curd with Snow Peas and Pork Shreds

    5 years ago

    Bean curd is an inexpensive source of protein and can make a small amount of meat go a long way. This recipe calls for a pound of bean curd but only four ounces of lean pork. The bean curd is deep fried until golden and then stir-fried with pork shreds, Chinese mushrooms and snow peas to make a...

  • An Introduction to Hungarian Wines
    1

    An Introduction to Hungarian Wines

    5 years ago

    The Romans brought grape vines to Hungary and by the 5th century there were extensive vineyards planted. In 2010, Hungary was the 16th largest producer of wine accounting for nearly 1.5% of the world's production. Hungary produces many different varieties of wine but is famous for one - Tokaj....

  • My Mother's Cooking - Breaded Pork Chops and Brussel Sprouts
    2

    My Mother's Cooking - Breaded Pork Chops and Brussel Sprouts

    5 years ago

    In the late fall, when brussel sprouts were available, my mother would saute them with butter and bacon and serve them with roast pork loin or breaded pork chops. Her pork roast was covered in a different Hub but her breaded pork chop recipe is given here. Add some baked or fried potatoes and you...

  • Hungarian Desserts - Strudels (Retesek)
    2

    Hungarian Desserts - Strudels (Retesek)

    5 years ago

    The Turks brought phyllo pastry to Hungary in the sixteenth century. The Hungarians improved upon it by making the dough paper thin. Hungarian strudels are made with apples, cherries, cheese, poppyseeds and various nuts among other things. Making Hungarian pastry dough is an art so you will...

  • Stir-fried Beef with Rice Noodles
    2

    Stir-fried Beef with Rice Noodles

    5 years ago

    Rice noodles are available fresh in most Chinese stores and can be refrigerated for up to five days stored in plastic bags. This recipe which includes beef strips, Chinese mushrooms and fresh bean sprouts is easy to make and gluten free. Possible variations on this recipe substitute baby corn for...

  • An Introduction to Argentine Wines
    0

    An Introduction to Argentine Wines

    5 years ago

    Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Their wine consumptiom is considerably less than their production so they are major exporters of wine and they are the seventh largest importer of wine into the United States. With moderately priced wine and some unique grape varieties,...

  • An Introduction to New Zealand Wines
    0

    An Introduction to New Zealand Wines

    5 years ago

    New Zealand is one of the fastest growing wine producing areas in the world. In the 1990s a British wine critic declared that New Zealand sauvignon blanc was "the best in the world". Wine production in New Zealand exceeds consumption by 98 million liters a year with a third exported to the UK and...

  • Chinese Pork Fried Rice - Yangzhou Fried Rice
    1

    Chinese Pork Fried Rice - Yangzhou Fried Rice

    5 years ago

    Yangzhou fried rice is available in most Chinese restaurants in America. It may simply be called pork fried rice but the key ingredient is the Cantonese barbecued pork. It usually also contains shrimp, Chinese mushrooms, scrambled egg and peas. Of course you can use ham or plain roast pork but it...

  • An Introduction to Australian Wine
    6

    An Introduction to Australian Wine

    5 years ago

    Australia is the sixth largest producer of wine in the world producing 4.4 percent of the world's wine. It is also the third largest exporter of wine to the United States accounting for 15.6 percent of the wine imported here. This hub is intended to introduce the wine regions, grape varieties, and...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Braised Beef Short Ribs
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    My Mother's Cooking - Braised Beef Short Ribs

    5 years ago

    Growing up 60 years ago, beef and pork ribs were much cheaper than they are today. When my mother made pork spareribs she usually made them with sauerkraut and when she made beef short ribs, she braised them with various root vegetables. Here is my mother's recipe for braised beef short ribs.

  • Chinese Subgum Chicken and Shrimp Soup
    4

    Chinese Subgum Chicken and Shrimp Soup

    5 years ago

    In Cantonese, "subgum" means numerous and varied. When applied to chicken soup it implies a mixture of ingredients. This recipe uses chicken breast, fresh shrimp, straw mushrooms, Chinese bok choy and sesame seed oil. I also like to add a few snow peas for crunch. You can make it with purchased...

  • Chinese Velvet Chicken Lo Mein (Tossed Noodles)
    3

    Chinese Velvet Chicken Lo Mein (Tossed Noodles)

    5 years ago

    In Cantonese, "lo mein" translates into tossed noodles and "velveting" is a Chinese cooking technique in which the chicken is marinated in a mixture of egg white, cornstarch and seasonings before stir-frying. Add some bean sprouts, some Chinese mushrooms, a little seasoning and some fresh lo mein...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Spanish Rice
    7

    My Mother's Cooking - Spanish Rice

    5 years ago

    My mother always had a lot of canned tomatoes around so she was constantly looking for new ways to use them. This recipe for Spanish rice is one of them although I don't recall if that is what she actually called it. She usually added ground beef or sausage or even hot dogs to turn it into a main...

  • Chinese Broccoli in Ginger and Wine Sauce Stir-fry
    3

    Chinese Broccoli in Ginger and Wine Sauce Stir-fry

    5 years ago

    The Chinese say that broccoli loves the company of wine and sugar and this recipe proves it. While it was originally intended for Chinese broccoli, you can use the regular broccoli that you find in your supermarket. You can also modify it by adding water chestnuts for crunch and baby corn or red...

  • Chicken Wings and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce
    3

    Chicken Wings and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

    5 years ago

    Not all recipes for chicken wings have to be spicey. This Chinese recipe for chicken wings and mushrooms in oyster sauce is flavorful with none of the heat. The disjointed wings are first dipped in cornstarch and deep-fried to make them crisp. Then they are stir-fried in oyster sauce with...

  • Before There Was Jazz There Was Ragtime
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    Before There Was Jazz There Was Ragtime

    5 years ago

    Although they developed concurrently, ragtime became popular in America around 1900 due to piano roll players and because of one song, "The Maple Leaf Rag". Jazz had to wait until the Original Dixieland Jazz Band made their first recordings in 1917. In 1973, the movie "The Sting" featured Scott...

  • Top Ten Things You Should Know About Wine
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    Top Ten Things You Should Know About Wine

    5 years ago

    If you are interested in learning about wine, here is a list of the top ten things that you should know. Topics covered are wine production, consumption, what to look for and other interesting facts. The most important thing to remember is that there are no rules, only guidelines and if you like a...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Andrea Bocelli
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Andrea Bocelli

    5 years ago

    Blind since the age of twelve, Andrea Bocelli's albums have sold more than 75 million records world wide. That makes him the biggest selling artist in the history of classical music. A protoge of Pavoratti, he is often referred to as the fourth tenor. On her Thanksgiving Eve special, Celine Dion...

  • French Food - How to Make Cassoulet (Bean Stew)
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    French Food - How to Make Cassoulet (Bean Stew)

    5 years ago

    Cassoulet is a classic bean stew from the Languedoc region of France. In addition to white beans, it is traditionally made with duck confit, ham hocks, pork shoulder and French pork sausage. This simplified version uses only bacon, pork stew meat and Italian sausage.

  • Jazz Legends - Bunny Berigan
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    Jazz Legends - Bunny Berigan

    5 years ago

    Influenced by both Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong, his hot solos helped launch the swing era. Born in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, in 1908, he rose like a rocket to be the number one trumpet player by 1937 when he recorded his classic solo on "I Can't Get Started". By 1942, alcoholism had claimed...

  • Jazz Legends - Louis Armstrong
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    Jazz Legends - Louis Armstrong

    5 years ago

    Louis Armstrong was one of the creative geniuses of early jazz. His style of trumpet playing influenced an entire generation of musicians both white and black. A desciple of King Oliver, his hot five and hot seven recordings in the 1920s, took trumpet solos to a new level. Unfortunately, today he...

  • The Girl with the Golden Hair - A Love Poem
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    The Girl with the Golden Hair - A Love Poem

    5 years ago

    A teenage boy longs to be friends with the girl with the golden hair who sits in front of him in school. However, he is shy and overweight and he gradually realizes that his dreams will never be fulfilled. Suddenly, the bell brings him back to reality.

  • Jazz Legends - The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
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    Jazz Legends - The Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    5 years ago

    They weren't the first band to play jazz and they weren't the best band, but they were the first ones to record it in 1917. Music which was played mostly in New Orleans and Chicago, suddenly became available to everyone. Livery Stable Blues was their first rcording. Later came Tiger Rag, Margie,...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Potato Dumplings
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    My Mother's Cooking - Potato Dumplings

    5 years ago

    Potatoes and dumplings are a match made in heaven. Most European countries make some form of dumpling using potatoes. The Italians make gnocchi, the Germans make spaetzle, klosse and kneodle. the Norwegians make krube and the Hungarians make galuska, gomboc and csipetke. They can be made from raw...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Stuffed Cabbage Prepared Two Different Ways
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    My Mother's Cooking - Stuffed Cabbage Prepared Two Different Ways

    5 years ago

    My mother taught me to make stuffed cabbage pretty much like everyone else makes it when I was growing up. Later I learned about a French version which reconstructs the individual leaves to form a whole cabbage when you are done. Both recipes are presented here with complete instructions.

  • Chinese Chicken in Wine Sauce - Imperial Concubine Chicken
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    Chinese Chicken in Wine Sauce - Imperial Concubine Chicken

    5 years ago

    The "Imperial Concubine" of Emperor Ming of the Tang Dynasty had a fondness for wine. This recipe for cooking chicken legs and thighs, contains a great deal of wine and was created in her honor. It also contains scallions, ginger root, Chinese mushrooms and bamboo shoots.

  • My Mother's Cooking - Potato Casseroles
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    My Mother's Cooking - Potato Casseroles

    5 years ago

    Potatoes are among the most versatile of all vegetables. They can be baked, boiled, fried, steamed or French fried. One of my favorite ways to eat them are in casseroles. As scalloped potatoes or with cheese added, potatoes make wonderful side dishes and if you add ham, sausage or ground beef, they...

  • My Mother's Cooking - How to Make an Omelet
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    My Mother's Cooking - How to Make an Omelet

    5 years ago

    My mother spent some time as a short order cook when she was young where she learned to make omelets among other things. The secret is to use the right pan, the right technique and the correct temperature. Omelets can be plain or they can be filled with cheese, mushrooms, various meats or even with...

  • Chinese Peking Beef in Garlic Sauce or Beef in Vinegar Sauce
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    Chinese Peking Beef in Garlic Sauce or Beef in Vinegar Sauce

    5 years ago

    Recipes are provided for Chinese Peking style beef prepared two bifferent ways. The first one uses a garlic sauce with plenty of scallions included while the second one utilizes a Peking style vinegar sauce. Either way, these stir-fries should appeal to beef lovers everywhere.

  • Stir-fried Baby Corn and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce
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    Stir-fried Baby Corn and Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

    2 years ago

    Broccoli and baby corn go well together, particularly when they are combined with oyster sauce, seasame seed oil and Chinese mushrooms. i also like to add sliced water chestnuts to give the dish a little crunch. This dish is hearty enough to be served alone or combined with five-fragrance pork...

  • Chinese Puffed Crisp Chicken Balls
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    Chinese Puffed Crisp Chicken Balls

    5 years ago

    This Chinese recipe for puffed crisp chicken balls uses boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 by 2 inch pieces and marinated with five-fragrance powder. The pieces of chicken are then dipped in a thick batter made with sesame seeds and minced scallions. Then they are deep fried and served...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Boiled Potatoes and Potato Salad
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    My Mother's Cooking - Boiled Potatoes and Potato Salad

    5 years ago

    My mother often made boiled potatoes for our evening meal because they are easy to make and my dad liked them. Boiled potatoes can be eaten in soups or with butter or gravy. Of course boiled potatoes also form the basis for various potato salads which are described in detail in this hub.

  • My Mother's Cooking - French Fries and Croquettes
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    My Mother's Cooking - French Fries and Croquettes

    5 years ago

    My mother rarely made French fries because they were a lot of work and required a lot of oil to cook them. When she did, they tasted better than any that you can get in a fast food establishment. I don't recall my mother making croquettes, but they are a natural progression once you learn to make...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Potato Dishes
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    My Mother's Cooking - Potato Dishes

    5 years ago

    My mother and father both grew up on potato farms in North Central Wisconsin. It should be no surprise that we ate potatoes in some form almost every day. This hub explains the many different ways that potatoes can be prepared and directs the readers to many of my mother's recipes for preparing...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Baked, Roasted and Stuffed Potatoes
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    My Mother's Cooking - Baked, Roasted and Stuffed Potatoes

    5 years ago

    Whenever my mother put a roast in the oven, she usually added half a dozen washed potatoes to bake with it. These were then served along with the meat with gravy or just plain butter, salt and pepper. Occasionally, my mother would cut the potatoes in pieces and roast them in oil or butter. On rare...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Fried Potatoes and Hash
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    My Mother's Cooking - Fried Potatoes and Hash

    5 years ago

    When I was growing up, we ate potatoes in some form or another almost every day. Most frequently, we ate them fried to use up leftover baked or boiled potatoes from the previous day. Sometimes we started with raw potatoes with a little chopped onion added because my father liked them that way....

  • My Mother's Cooking - Potato Pancakes
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    My Mother's Cooking - Potato Pancakes

    5 years ago

    When my mother made potato pancakes, they were often served as our evening meal. This was particularly true back when Catholics didn't eat meat on Fridays. I would grate the potatoes and my mother would keep frying them until everyone had enough. We usually ate them with simple syrup seasoned vith...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Soups (Chapter 8)
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    My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Soups (Chapter 8)

    5 years ago

    When my mother made soup, it was intended to be eaten as an entire meal. All of her soups were thick and contained either noodles, dumplings, rice or potatoes. Her meatless soups were made from vegetables that we grew in our own garden. Her chicken soup came from chickens that we raised and her...

  • Austrian Food - Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam Filling (Sachertorte)
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    Austrian Food - Chocolate Cake with Apricot Jam Filling (Sachertorte)

    5 years ago

    The original Sacher torte was created in Vienna in 1832 for Prince Metternich by a young apprentice named Franz Sacher. Even today an authentic Sacher torte can only be obtained at one of the four Sacher Hotels located in Austria. However, this recipe for the famous layered chocolate cake filled...

  • How to Increase your Earnings by Updating your Existing Hubs
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    How to Increase your Earnings by Updating your Existing Hubs

    5 years ago

    If you notice that some of your hubs no longer attract visitors and your monthly earnings are not improving, what should you do? This Hub provides you with ten simple steps that you can follow which will ultimately increase your monthly earnings and the average number of viewers to your site. In...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Lasagna
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    My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Lasagna

    5 years ago

    My mother taught herself how to cook lasagna by following the recipe on the pasta box. However, like all of her recipes, she quickly modified it to suit her own taste. I have changed her recipe even farther because I now have access to Italian ingredients which she didn't have available in the...

  • Austrian Food - Boiled Beef (Tafelspitz)
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    Austrian Food - Boiled Beef (Tafelspitz)

    5 years ago

    Boiled beef (tafelspitz) is cosidered to be the national dish of Austria. Franz Joseph I was a great lover of tafelspitz and thus so were all Austrians. This dish is usually made with a bottom sirloin, beef bones, root vegetables and spices to make a rich broth and it is served with horseradish...

  • Austrian Food - Raspberry Souffle (Salzburger Nockerl)
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    Austrian Food - Raspberry Souffle (Salzburger Nockerl)

    5 years ago

    Salzburger nockerl was invented in the seventeenth century by the mistress of the Archbishop of Salzburg. Its three peaks are supposed to resemble the hills surrounding the city of Salzburg. made with beaten egg whites it resembles a French Souffle in texture but it has its own characteristic shape...

  • Austrian Food - Breaded Veal Cutlet (Wiener Schnitzel)
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    Austrian Food - Breaded Veal Cutlet (Wiener Schnitzel)

    5 years ago

    Wiener Schnitzel is served throughout Europe and America but nowhere is it any better than in Vienna, Austria. Often there, it can be larger than the plate on which it is served. This recipe explains how to make it at home, although you may want to make your portions a little smaller. It is...

  • Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Poppyseed Cake a la Kugler
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    Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Poppyseed Cake a la Kugler

    5 years ago

    Swiss born Hemrik Kugler opened one of the first coffee houses in Budapest in 1858. He soon became famous for his elaborate cakes with fancy fillings. This chocolate cake incorporates poppy seeds and is filled with currant jam. Kuglar's simple coffee house later evolved into Cafe Gerbeaud, one of...

  • Chinese Shrimp Ball Soup with Straw Mushrooms
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    Chinese Shrimp Ball Soup with Straw Mushrooms

    5 years ago

    This tasty Chinese soup is made with chicken broth, shrimp balls (large dumplings), snow peas and two kinds of mushrooms. The shrimp balls are seasoned with scallions and sesame seed oil. It is easy to prepare and makes a satisfying first course for any Chinese meal.

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Enrico Caruso
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Enrico Caruso

    5 years ago

    Whenever an outstanding young tenor comes along he is referred to as "the next Caruso". Enrico Caruso died in 1921 and more than 90 years later, he is still the benchmark by which all other tenors are judged. Fortunately, he made 290 recordings between 1902 and 1920. Even though they were recorded...

  • Hungarian Food - Transylvanian Layered Cabbage
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    Hungarian Food - Transylvanian Layered Cabbage

    5 years ago

    Hungary probably has more ways to prepare cabbage than any other country. This recipe comes from Transylvania(Erdely). Saurkraut is layered with cubed pork, bacon, sausage,onions and rice and then it is topped with sour cream, sprinkled with paprika and baked in an oven.

  • Chinese Stuffed Eggplant
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    Chinese Stuffed Eggplant

    5 years ago

    If you are looking for another way to cook eggplant, try this Chinese recipe. Eggplant is first cut into half inch thick circles and then split in half. Pockets are made in the flat ends and they are then stuffed with a mixture of ground pork, dried shrimp and scallions. Finally, they are coated...

  • Chinese Biscuits filled with Ham and Scallions (Shao-bings)
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    Chinese Biscuits filled with Ham and Scallions (Shao-bings)

    5 years ago

    These Northern Chinese biscuits, known as shaobings or shao-bings, can be either sweet or savory. They are usually eaten as snacks, but can be served for breakfast or with meals. This recipe uses a yeast dough and is filled with ham and scallions. Pork and cabbage can also be used or sweet bean...

  • Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Covered Cream Puffs (Indianers or Moor's Heads)
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    Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Covered Cream Puffs (Indianers or Moor's Heads)

    5 years ago

    The French may have invented choux pastry (perfiteroles), but it was a Hungarian who filled them with whipped cream and covered them with chocolate. This hub provides both their interesting history and a recipe to make this fascinating dessert which is known in Hungary as an Indianer or Moor's Head.

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Richard Tauber
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Richard Tauber

    5 years ago

    Born in Linz, Austria, Richard Tauber first performed in traditional operas. However, living during the golden age of Viennese operetta, he soon discovered that he was better suited to that form of singing. Between 1925 and 1934, Franz Lehar wrote 6 operettas specifically for Tauber including "The...

  • Peking Pan-fried Dumplings (Potstickers)
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    Peking Pan-fried Dumplings (Potstickers)

    5 years ago

    Chinese potstickers can be served for breakfast, lunch or supper. These tasty dumplings are stuffed with cabbage, ground pork and scallions. They are first steamed in a skillet, and once the water is gone, they continue to cook in a little oil until they are brown and crispy on the bottom. They can...

  • Hungarian Food - Layered Green Pepper and Sausage Casserole (Rakott Zoldpaprika)
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    Hungarian Food - Layered Green Pepper and Sausage Casserole (Rakott Zoldpaprika)

    5 years ago

    Are you tired of making the same old stuffed peppers? Try something a little different. This Hungarian recipe for layered green peppers is easy to make, tasty and not your mother's stuffed peppers. A layer of sliced green peppers is covered with sliced sausage and sliced hard boiled eggs. A second...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - José Carreras
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - José Carreras

    5 years ago

    Jose Carreras is the least well known of "The Three Tenors". By himself, he has a magnificent voice, but singing next to Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo his voice is not as rich. At one point his career almost ended when he developed leukemia but he managed to survive after extensive...

  • Cantonese Chicken Lo-mein
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    Cantonese Chicken Lo-mein

    6 months ago

    In Chinese, lo means "toss" and mein means "noodles". This Cantonese recipe for lo-mein noodles includes matchstick strips of chicken breast, fresh bean sprouts, and Chinese mushrooms in a tasty sauce. It is frequently served with soy-chili dip which is also described in this hub.

  • How to Make Cantonese Barbecued Pork and Lamb Kabobs at Home in Your Oven
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    How to Make Cantonese Barbecued Pork and Lamb Kabobs at Home in Your Oven

    5 years ago

    Barbecued pork is a Cantonese specialty. It tastes good both cold and hot and it can be used to make other Chinese dishes such as egg fu yung and fried rice. This hub fully explains how you can make it in your oven at home and how you can use the same seasonings to make equally delicious lamb...

  • Chinese Egg Fu Yung
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    Chinese Egg Fu Yung

    5 years ago

    In China, fu yung is the name of a pretty white or light yellow flower. Therefore, many Chinese egg dishes are called eggs fu yung. Since the 1930s, Chinese chefs have served egg fu yung dishes in America. They usually consist of egg patties filled with meats or shrimp and bean sprouts or other...

  • How Often Should You Check Your Blood Sugar with Type II Diabetes
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    How Often Should You Check Your Blood Sugar with Type II Diabetes

    5 years ago

    People with Type II Diabetes often wonder when is the best time to check their blood sugar level and how often should they check it. That will depend on whether or not they are taking insulin along with their other medications. This article explains the best strategy for either situation based on...

  • Italian Food - Veal Scaloppine, Veal Marsala and Chicken Piccata
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    Italian Food - Veal Scaloppine, Veal Marsala and Chicken Piccata

    5 years ago

    Boneless veal scallops and chicken breasts can be used to make a variety of Italian dishes. Recipes for veal scaloppine, veal marsala and chicken piccata are all described here because similar techniques are used to make all three and you can interchange the chicken and the veal in all three of...

  • Italian Food - Beef Braised in Barolo Wine
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    Italian Food - Beef Braised in Barolo Wine

    5 years ago

    Beef braised in Barolo wine is a classic recipe from the Piedmont region of northern Italy. It traditionally calls for marinating a beef roast in a full bottle of Barolo wine before braising it with an assortment of vegetables and spices. With Barolo costing more than $40 per bottle, I substitute...

  • Italian Food-What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti
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    Italian Food-What to Do with Leftover Spaghetti

    5 years ago

    A good friend of mine named John Dubaldi, told me how his wife used up any leftover spaghetti. First she would fry it in butter. Then she would pour scrambled eggs over it. Finally, she would top it with one or two different cheeses and bake it in a 300 F oven.

  • Italian Food - Pasta and Bean Stew (Pasta e Fagioli)
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    Italian Food - Pasta and Bean Stew (Pasta e Fagioli)

    5 years ago

    I first learned about Italian food when I started working for Dupont in Newburgh, New York, in 1962. One of the guys I worked with, named Frankie Fabiano, kept raving about the wonderful pasta fazool that his wife made using a leftover ham bone. He never invited me over to his house, but i...

  • Some Observations Upon Reaching 50,000 Visitors
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    Some Observations Upon Reaching 50,000 Visitors

    5 years ago

    Having reached the milestone of 50,000 visitors to my hubs on November 18, 2012, I have updated ten observations which may help young hubbers. Attracting visitors, encouraging followers, improving your existing hubs and potential sources of earnings are all discussed. Recently. I discovered that...

  • Chinese Orange-Flavored Beef Stir-fry
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    Chinese Orange-Flavored Beef Stir-fry

    5 years ago

    Traditionally, the Chinese use dried orange or tangerine peel to season this dish. In America, we use fresh orange peel and orange juice. First, thinly sliced beef is marinated and stir-fried. Then orange peel, bell pepper, ginger, garlic and scallions are added with a slightly sweet-sour sauce.

  • Hungarian Desserts - Dobos Torte
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    Hungarian Desserts - Dobos Torte

    5 years ago

    Jozsef Dobos created his famous Dobos torte in Budapest, Hungary in 1887. It pioneered the use of chocolate butter cream frosting and its caramel glaze allowed it to be shipped to other countries. This simplified recipe uses six layers of cake separated by chocolate butter cream frosting with a...

  • Hungarian Desserts - Layered Crepes (Rakott Palascinták)
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    Hungarian Desserts - Layered Crepes (Rakott Palascinták)

    5 years ago

    In hungary, crepes (palacsintak) are layered to make cake-like desserts or rolled and arranged in baking dishes and covered with sauce. Two such recipes are included in this hub. One is for layered pancakes with apple meringue and the other is for rolled pancakes stuffed with sour cream and raisins...

  • Hungarian Desserts - Crêpes (Palacsinták)
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    Hungarian Desserts - Crêpes (Palacsinták)

    5 years ago

    France, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Hungary all claim to have invented crepes. Regardless of who did, Hungary makes some of the best and uses them in both sweet and savory recipes. This hub explains how to make them and includes two dessert versions. Their use in savory dishes is covered in a...

  • Chinese Shrimp Toast Appetizers -Dim Sum
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    Chinese Shrimp Toast Appetizers -Dim Sum

    5 years ago

    If you are looking for a different appetizer to serve at your next gathering, consider making Chinese shrimp toast. These triangular shaped, deep-fried treats are ideal finger food for a wine tasting or party. You can even make them in advance and freeze them prior to cooking them. Later, they can...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Luciano Pavarotti
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Luciano Pavarotti

    5 years ago

    Luciano Pavarotti is considered by many people to be one of the two or three greatest tenors who ever lived. Certainly, he is the greatest tenor to appear in my lifetime. I had the good fortune to hear him live in concerts twice and once again in a live performance of the Three Tenors in Detroit....

  • Chinese Stir-fried Snow Peas, Water Chestnuts and Bamboo Shoots
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    Chinese Stir-fried Snow Peas, Water Chestnuts and Bamboo Shoots

    5 years ago

    If you are looking for a Chinese stir-fry that doesn't contain meat, this one has only snow peas, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and Chinese mushrooms. Although it calls for a tablespoon of oyster-flavored sauce, you can easily substitute ground bean sauce or even another tablespoon of soy...

  • Chinese Crispy Lemon Chicken
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    Chinese Crispy Lemon Chicken

    5 years ago

    If you enjoy eating crispy lemon chicken in a Chinese restaurant, you will like this recipe even better. It is made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, marinated, dredged in cornstarch and then deep fried to give a crunchy coating. The tangy sweet-sour sauce is made with lemon, red bell...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Egg Noodles and Dumplings
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    My Mother's Cooking - Homemade Egg Noodles and Dumplings

    5 years ago

    My mother hardly ever made homemade egg noodles except for two occasions - when she made chicken soup and when she made beet soup. My mother didn't follow any written recipe but I have tried to quantify how my mother made her soup noodles. I have also included recipes for several other egg...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Beet Soup
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    My Mother's Cooking - Beet Soup

    5 years ago

    My mother grew up on a poor potato farm in Wisconsin. Almost all of her family's meals were meatless. They utilized what they could grow in their garden along with eggs and dairy products. This recipe for beet soup includes cream and allspice with homemade egg noodles (optional) to turn it into a...

  • Cantonese Beef Stew with White Turnips (Daikon Radish)
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    Cantonese Beef Stew with White Turnips (Daikon Radish)

    5 years ago

    Everyone likes beef stew even the Chinese. Here is an easy recipe which also includes Chinese giant turnips (daikon radishes), ginger root and black soy sauce. The addition of baby corn adds color and texture to this easy, one-dish meal.

  • Chinese Sizzling Rice Soup with Chicken and Shrimp
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    Chinese Sizzling Rice Soup with Chicken and Shrimp

    5 years ago

    If you have never had Chinese sizzling rice soup, here is your opportunity to make it at home. It is a tasty mixture of chicken broth, chicken, shrimp, baby corn, green peas, straw mushrooms and scallions. You can actually hear the deep-fried rice crust sizzle when you add it to the hot soup just...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Richard Tucker
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Richard Tucker

    5 years ago

    Richard Tucker was born Rivan Ticker in Brooklyn, New York in 1913, the son of Romanian Jews. His musical talent was discovered by the first grade and by 1943 he was the cantor at the Brooklyn Jewish Center. He made his debut at the Met in 1945 where he performed for 30 years. Pavoratti said he was...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Chicken and Mushroom Casserole
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    My Mother's Cooking - Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

    5 years ago

    My mother taught me never to waste anything. Originally, this recipe was designed to use up leftover turkey or chicken. Over the years I have modified it to use frozen chicken breasts, fresh mushrooms, red bell peppers and cream of chicken soup. Either way, topped with Swiss or Fontina cheese it...

  • Fusion Cooking - Chinese Inspired Meatloaf
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    Fusion Cooking - Chinese Inspired Meatloaf

    5 years ago

    Are you tired of the same old meatloaf? Are you looking for something entirely new? Try this Chinese inspired meatloaf recipe. Made with pork, beef, Chinese mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions and Panko bread crumbs; this tasty meatloaf is glazed with hoisin sauce, mustard and brown sugar.

  • Chinese Five-Fragrance Pork Chops and Baby Corn with  Asparagus in Oyster Sauce
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    Chinese Five-Fragrance Pork Chops and Baby Corn with Asparagus in Oyster Sauce

    5 years ago

    Chinese five-fragrance powder is a mixture of five ground spices (star anise, cloves, fennel. cinnamon and Sichuan peppercorns). A small amount added to a maranade for pork chops gives them a wonderful aroma and flavor. Pair this with stir-fried baby corn and broccoli or asparagus in oyster sauce...

  • Cantonese Steamed Dumplings with Pork and Shrimp (Shao-mais)
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    Cantonese Steamed Dumplings with Pork and Shrimp (Shao-mais)

    5 years ago

    One of the most popular dishes served for Chinese Dim Sum is shao-mais. This dish consists of steamed dumplings filled with pork, shrimp and Chinese mushrooms. Circular wonton skins are filled with the stuffing and gathered in pleats to form tulip like dumplings which are then steamed and served...

  • Chinese Street Food - Turnip Fritters
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    Chinese Street Food - Turnip Fritters

    5 years ago

    One of the many foods that Chinese street vendors sell is fried turnip fritters. Made with white giant turnips, sweet potatos, Chinese pork sausages and scallions, these deep-fried fritters are delicious served with soy-vinegar dip or just the way they are.

  • Chinese Noodles of Longevity
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    Chinese Noodles of Longevity

    5 years ago

    Chinese people desire longevity more than almost anything else. Adult birthdays are special events. The older you are, the bigger the celebration. Birthdays are celebrated with banquets and "noodles of longevity" are always served. This recipe includes fried noodles, chicken, shrimp, mushrooms and...

  • Chinese Chicken and Shrimp Stir-Fry (Happy Union)
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    Chinese Chicken and Shrimp Stir-Fry (Happy Union)

    5 years ago

    In Chinese, shrimp are called dragons which symbolize manliness, wisdom, strength and kindness and chicken is called poenix which symbolizes femininity, serenity, grace and beauty. When you combine the two in one dish it is truly a "happy union'. Add some broccoli, Chinese mushrooms and oyster...

  • Beef with Baby Corn and Mushrooms in Black Bean Sauce
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    Beef with Baby Corn and Mushrooms in Black Bean Sauce

    5 years ago

    At one time baby corn was a delicacy in Chinese cooking, but now it is quite common. Black beans preserved in ginger, garlic, salt and spices have a much longer history. Stir-fried together with flank steak and Chinese mushrooms, they make a tasty meal that is a little different than the everyday...

  • Chinese Spring Rolls versus Egg Rolls
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    Chinese Spring Rolls versus Egg Rolls

    5 years ago

    Most Chinese restaurants in America serve egg rolls which are made with egg roll skins cut from noodle dough. In China they serve spring rolls made from thin, crepe like wrappers. Egg rolls often contain cabbage and other uninteresting ingredients. Spring rolls use bean sprouts, scallions, water...

  • Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Stir-Fry
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    Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Stir-Fry

    5 years ago

    Every Chinese restaurant in America has their own recipe for sweet and sour pork. Most of them contain pork, pineapple, bell pepper, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and scallions. The difference between them lies in the sauce. In America,ketchup is normally used, but in traditional Chinese cooking...

  • Chinese Stir-fried Beef in Oyster Sauce
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    Chinese Stir-fried Beef in Oyster Sauce

    5 years ago

    Chinese oyster sauce is a rich brown liquid made with oyster extract and other flavorings. It is often used for stir-fried dishes made from beef, pork, chicken and a variety of vegetables. This recipe calls for thin slices of beef flank steak along with snow peas, water chestnuts, scallions, qarlic...

  • Chinese Chicken Curry
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    Chinese Chicken Curry

    8 months ago

    This Chinese chicken curry is unlike anything you've ever experienced before.

  • How to Make Chinese Mandarin Pancakes
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    How to Make Chinese Mandarin Pancakes

    5 years ago

    Chinese mandarin pancakes are made from only flour, salt and hot water with a thin coating of sesame seed oil seperating them. They are first lightly grilled and then steamed before serving. Their primary use is for eating Peking duck and moo shu pork where they are filled and rolled into burrito...

  • Chinese Moo Shu Pork (Chinese Style Burritos)
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    Chinese Moo Shu Pork (Chinese Style Burritos)

    5 years ago

    Moo shu pork with Mandarin pancakes was introduced into Chinese restaurants in America in the late 1960s. This Chinese style burrito originated in the northern province of Shandong. Shredded pork is cooked with mushrooms, cloud ears, tiger lilly buds, bamboo shoots, scallions and cabbage and served...

  • Chinese Meatballs with Cabbage (Red Cooked Lion Heads)
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    Chinese Meatballs with Cabbage (Red Cooked Lion Heads)

    5 years ago

    There are no lions in China but the Chinese word for lion sounds like their word for teacher which reminds them of Buddha. These large pork meatballs represent the lion heads and the hearts of the Napa cabbage represent their manes. This northern Chinese dish, from the Shanghai region, has plenty...

  • Sichuan Spicy (Dan Dan) Noodles
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    Sichuan Spicy (Dan Dan) Noodles

    5 years ago

    Named after the bamboo shoulder pole (dan) that street venders used to carry their noodles and sauce, this is a classic Sichuan dish. Chinese lo mein noodles are mixed with a spicy sauce made with pork, sesame paste, chili oii, black vinegar and Sichuan peppercorns and preserved vegetable.

  • Hunan Style Sliced Leg of Lamb (Chinese Stir-fry)
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    Hunan Style Sliced Leg of Lamb (Chinese Stir-fry)

    5 years ago

    Lamb is not eaten in China anywhere near as often as pork, chicken or beef but here is a recipe from Hunan that uses it. Marinated in soy sauce, cornstarch and sesame seed oil, it is stir-fried with ginger, garlic, scallions and chili peppers. The sauce contains ground bean sauce, chili oil, sugar...

  • Hunan Chicken & Broccoli in Ginger Wine Sauce (General Tso's Chicken)
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    Hunan Chicken & Broccoli in Ginger Wine Sauce (General Tso's Chicken)

    5 years ago

    Named after General Tso Tsung-tang, this dish was either created by a Hunan chef in Taiwan or by Chinese chefs in New York City. Either way, it is still one of the most popular Hunan dishes in America. Made with crispy boneless chicken in a spicy sauce it goes well with stir-fried broccoli in...

  • Hunan - Chairman Mao's Red Cooked Pork Belly
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    Hunan - Chairman Mao's Red Cooked Pork Belly

    5 years ago

    Chairman Mao grew up in Hunan province and red-cooked pork belly was his favorite dish. A piece of lean pork belly is first parboiled and allowed to cool. Then it is cut into bite-sized chunks and red-cooked with soy sauce, cinnamon, star anise, ginger, scallions and chili peppers. The finished...

  • Hunan Spiced Beef Shreds (Stir-fry Beef in Chili-oil Sauce)
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    Hunan Spiced Beef Shreds (Stir-fry Beef in Chili-oil Sauce)

    5 years ago

    This recipe from Hunan provence, calls for marinating matchstick strips of flank steak and then briefly deep frying them. Water chestnuts and cloud ears are then stir-fried with ginger, garlic and scallions. Finally, sauce made from ground bean sauce, soy sauce, chili oil, vinegar, sesame seed oil,...

  • Hunan Spicey Stir-fried Scallops (Lake Dongting Scallops)
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    Hunan Spicey Stir-fried Scallops (Lake Dongting Scallops)

    5 years ago

    Lake Dongting,in norteastern Hunan province, is the second largest fresh water lake in China. This recipe for preparing scallops has a delicious sauce made with mandarin orange peel, chili peppers, ketchup, black soy sauce, garlic and ginger. The scallops are first blanched in oil and then stir...

  • Sichuan Sliced Chicken Breast Salad (Pong-pong Chicken)
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    Sichuan Sliced Chicken Breast Salad (Pong-pong Chicken)

    5 years ago

    Hacked chicken usually refers to chicken that is cut into slices and served cold with some type of sauce poured over it. This recipe calls for poached chicken breasts cut into slices and laid out on a bed of cucumber slices and scallion slivers. Finally a spicy Sichuan sauce made with peanut...

  • Sichuan Spicy Shrimp
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    Sichuan Spicy Shrimp

    5 years ago

    This recipe for Sichuan spicy shrimp is easy to make and very tasty. The shrimp are marinated in a thin batter and then deep fried. They are then stir-fried in a spicy sauce made with ginger, scallions, garlic, chili peppers, ketchup and sesame seed oil. You can add more or less chili peppers to...

  • Sichuan - Minced Pork, Mushrooms and Bean Thread Noodles (Ants Climbing a Tree)
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    Sichuan - Minced Pork, Mushrooms and Bean Thread Noodles (Ants Climbing a Tree)

    5 years ago

    This spicy Sichuan dish is made with minced pork and bean thread noodles. It is called "ants climbing a tree" because the minced pork sticking to the noodle strands resemble ants crawling through the branches of a tree. Strips of Shitake mushrooms and bamboo shoots provide added flavor and texture.

  • Spicy Sichuan Beef Stew (Chinese Comfort Food)
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    Spicy Sichuan Beef Stew (Chinese Comfort Food)

    15 months ago

    Sichuan has more beef dishes than most other Chinese provences and their spicy beef stew is considered to be comfort food. Made with star anise, Sichuan peppercorns and chili bean sauce it is slowly simmered until you get a tasty, spicy but not too hot stew which can be served with rice or noodles.

  • Sichuan Chengdu Stir-fried Chicken
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    Sichuan Chengdu Stir-fried Chicken

    5 years ago

    Sichuan Chengdu chicken is named for the city of Chengdu, China which is the capital of Sichuan Province. It differs from Kung Pau chicken because the skin is left on the chicken Sichuan chili bean paste and flower peppercorns are used along with the dried chili peppers to give this dish its heat....

  • Sichuan Kung Pao Chicken (Spicey Chicken with Peanuts)
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    Sichuan Kung Pao Chicken (Spicey Chicken with Peanuts)

    5 years ago

    When you think of Sichuan food you usually think of Kung Pao chicken. Named after a Chinese government official who liked to serve peppery food, the level of heat is controlled by the number of dried chili peppers that you add - as many as eight. This recipe calls for just four but use your own...

  • Sichuan Pockmarked Woman's Spiced Bean Curd
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    Sichuan Pockmarked Woman's Spiced Bean Curd

    5 years ago

    This is a well known Sichuan recipe. The wife of a Sichuan cook named Chan invented this dish. She was severely pockmarked and hence the name. Normally, bean curd can be rather bland and uninteresting, but not here. This dish is hot enough to make you sweat, but the smooth, almost creamy texture of...

  • Sichuan Eggplant in Chili Garlic Sauce
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    Sichuan Eggplant in Chili Garlic Sauce

    5 years ago

    If you are looking for a vegetarian recipe that is spicy, hot and tasty, this is the one for you. Made with eggplant, garlic, chili peppers and chili oil with a touch of brown sugar for a little sweetness, it will leave you wanting more.

  • Sichuan Stir-fried Spiced Pork Strips
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    Sichuan Stir-fried Spiced Pork Strips

    5 years ago

    Sichuan stir-fried spiced pork strips is a perfect introduction to Sichuan style cooking. It is spicy without being numbingly hot and it is easy to make. You can use any lean boneless pork but pork loin works well and it is often on sale. You will need to visit a Chinese grocery store for the...

  • Sichuan Hot and Sour soup
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    Sichuan Hot and Sour soup

    5 years ago

    Sichuan hot and sour soup is the perfect soup to warm you up on a cold winter day. Made with chicken broth, pork or chicken, bean curd, Chinese mushrooms, cloud ears, bamboo shoots and tiger lily buds it is a hearty soup and when you pour it over vinegar, pepper and sesame seed oil it becomes hot...

  • Fried Rice with Shrimp and Chinese Sausage
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    Fried Rice with Shrimp and Chinese Sausage

    5 years ago

    Chinese fried rice is a good way to use up leftover rice, meat or seafood from the previous day. Add some garlic, scallions, scrambled egg and some bean sprouts or peas and you have a tasty meal. This recipe uses shrimp, dried Chinese mushrooms and Chinese sausage.

  • Cantonese Barbecued Spareribs
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    Cantonese Barbecued Spareribs

    5 years ago

    Have you ever wished that you could make Chinese style barbecued spareribs at home? Well now you can if you take a few precautions to make your oven clean-up easy. You will only need a few ingredients which are readily available and the step by step instructions are easy to follow.

  • Hungarian Food - Pork Stew (Sertéspörkölt)
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    Hungarian Food - Pork Stew (Sertéspörkölt)

    5 years ago

    Porkolt is one of the four pillars of Hungarian cooking. What Americans think of as gulyas (which is really a thick soup) is actually porkolt or stew. Porkolt can be made from a wide variety of meats and is drier than gulyas. It almost always contains onions and paprika, but never has sour cream...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Jan Peerce
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Jan Peerce

    5 years ago

    Jan Peerce was born Joshua Pincus Perelmuth in a cold water flat in the Lower East Side of Manhatten. In 1938, Arturo Toscanini hired him to sing with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1941 and in 1945, he recorded the best selling record. "Bluebird of Happiness"....

  • Hungarian Food - Stuffed Braised Steak (Töltött Rostélyos)
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    Hungarian Food - Stuffed Braised Steak (Töltött Rostélyos)

    5 years ago

    Toltott Rostelyos covers a variety of Hungarian stuffed braised steak recipes. They are similar to German rouladen and Italian braciole, but with different ingredients used to stuff them. There are regional variations and frequently they are named after the chef who created them.

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Joseph Schmidt
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Joseph Schmidt

    5 years ago

    Joseph Schmidt was one of the world's greatest tenors yet he remains relatively unknown in America. Born to Jewish parents in the Romanian village of Davidney he began singing in the local synagogue. In 1929 he began singing on the radio in Berlin. Just 4 ft. 9 in. tall he seldom appeared on stage...

  • The World's Greatest Tenors - Mario Lanza
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    The World's Greatest Tenors - Mario Lanza

    5 years ago

    Although he only performed in one full lenght opera, Mario Lanza did more to promote interest in opera than anyone before him. When people heard his rich voice on the radio or in a movie singing "Be My Love" or any number of other popular songs, they wanted to hear more. He sang the lead in the...

  • Hungarian Food - Braised Steak (Rostélyos)
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    Hungarian Food - Braised Steak (Rostélyos)

    5 years ago

    Braised steak (rostélyos) is one of the national foods of Hungary. It can be a simple braised steak or a stuffed and rolled steak named after a famous Hungarian chef. It can be made from any cut of beef that is neither too fat nor too dry. Sirloin, T-bone and shell steaks are good choices.

  • The World's Greatest Tenors
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    The World's Greatest Tenors

    5 years ago

    Any list of the greatest anything is based on personal opinion and experience and this one is no different. I have been fortunate enough to hear Pavoratti, Domingo, Careras and Bocelli live. The others are based on my exposure to recordings and biographical information. I highlight five who have...

  • The 1990 Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany
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    The 1990 Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany

    5 years ago

    As the result of a vow taken in 1634, when Oberammergau was spared from the bubonic plague, the passion play is performed every 10 years. Nearly half of the 5000 residents of this small German town take part in the production which takes place in years ending with a zero. Each day from mid May...

  • Hungarian Food - Fisherman's Soup (Halászle)
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    Hungarian Food - Fisherman's Soup (Halászle)

    5 years ago

    Hungary is landlocked, so that all of its fish come from its lakes, rivers and streams. The most important sources are the Danube River, the Tisza River and Lake Balaton. Halaszle (Fisherman's Soup) is made in all areas using fish stock, onions and paprika. The major differences are mostly due to...

  • Hungarian Food - Chicken Soup, Ujhazi Style (Újházi Tyúkleves)
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    Hungarian Food - Chicken Soup, Ujhazi Style (Újházi Tyúkleves)

    5 years ago

    Ede Ujhazi, the famous Hungarian character actor, is credited with creating this dish. While visiting a small restaurant in Budapest, Ujhazi was not satisfied with the soup that he was served so he instructed the chef to prepare it again under his direction. Today, this soup is frequently served at...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Stuffed Veal Breast with Pork Spareribs
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    My Mother's Cooking - Stuffed Veal Breast with Pork Spareribs

    5 years ago

    Are you tired of eating turkey and ham during the holidays? Would you like to try something a little different? On special ocassions my mother would make a stuffed veal breast and to keep it juicy and to add additional flavor, she would roast a full rack of pork spareribs on top of it. This...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
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    My Mother's Cooking - Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

    5 years ago

    I first tasted warm bacon dressing while visiting one of my aunts in Milwaukee. We stayed overnight and for supper my aunt prepared a warm bacon dressing for a simple lettuce salad. It was love at first sight. Since then, I have ordered it frequently in German restaurants where it usually comes on...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Pork Loin Roast - Two Different Ways
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    My Mother's Cooking - Pork Loin Roast - Two Different Ways

    5 years ago

    My mother made pork loin roast in the traditional way. She used a standing pork rib roast and seasoned it with apples, onions and thyme. By the time my wife started cooking pork roasts for us, there were boneless roasts and everyone was concerned about cholesterol. My wife's roasts were very lean...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Coleslaw, Shrimp Salad and Waldorf Salad
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    My Mother's Cooking - Coleslaw, Shrimp Salad and Waldorf Salad

    5 years ago

    In addition to the typical mixed greens salads, My mother made three other salads as side dishes. The first was coleslaw (cabbage salad)for which almost everyone has their own recipe. The second was shrimp salad which generally only showed up on Fridays. The last one was Waldorf Salad which she...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Beef Pot Roast
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    My Mother's Cooking - Beef Pot Roast

    5 years ago

    One of my mother's standby recipes was for her beef pot roast. We all liked beef and this was a relatively easy one-dish meal. She would brown a chuck roast or a bottom round roast and then simmer it with onions partially covered with water. Half way through, she would add carrots and potatoes to...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Pasta Salad with Salmon
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    My Mother's Cooking - Pasta Salad with Salmon

    5 years ago

    Another of my mother's meatless meals consisted of shell noodles or elbow macaroni with canned salmon and green peas bound together with mayonnaise or salad dressing. To add even more color and complexity, you can add cherry tomatoes and sliced black olives. I prefer salmon that is packed in olive...

  • How to Lose 20 Pounds in 20 Weeks and Keep It off
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    How to Lose 20 Pounds in 20 Weeks and Keep It off

    5 years ago

    It is time to think about how to take off those extra pounds that you put on over the winter. Crash diets don't work because you will soon get tired of starving yourself. What you need is a diet that gradually modifies your eating habits while allowing you to continue to lose a pound each week. The...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Pork Chop Suey
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    My Mother's Cooking - Pork Chop Suey

    5 years ago

    My mother learned to like Chinese food when she went to work as a waitress in Milwaukee as a young girl. When we moved to North Central Wisconsin, there were no Chinese restaurants around so she made her own version of chop suey using the ingredients that she was familiar with. While this recipe is...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Salmon Patties with Cheesy Potatoes
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    My Mother's Cooking - Salmon Patties with Cheesy Potatoes

    5 years ago

    On Fridays, my mother looked for interesting ways to make meatless meals. She quickly found that if she made canned salmon into patties that looked like hamburgers, we kids would eat them happily. She often served them with French fries or fried potatoes just like regular hamburgers, but I liked...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Chicken Stew with Mushrooms, Peppers and Tomatoes
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    My Mother's Cooking - Chicken Stew with Mushrooms, Peppers and Tomatoes

    5 years ago

    Sometimes, when my mother cooked chicken, she would add her home canned tomatoes and peppers from the garden to make a tasty stew that could be served with rice, noodles or potatoes. We only grew green bell peppers in our garden, but now I like to use red peppers and I add fresh mushrooms as well.

  • My Mother's Cooking - Veal Stew with Mushrooms
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    My Mother's Cooking - Veal Stew with Mushrooms

    5 years ago

    Occasionally, my mother would make veal instead of beef stew. Instead of browning the veal, she would cook it in water or broth and then serve it in a cream sauce with mushrooms and onions. Usually, we would eat this stew over rice, but you can use egg noodles if you prefer.

  • Bix Beiderbecke - America's First, Great, White Jazz Legend
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    Bix Beiderbecke - America's First, Great, White Jazz Legend

    5 years ago

    A contemporary of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke was America's first, great, white, jazz legend. Already famous in his early 20s and dead at the ripe old age of 28, his music changed the course of jazz forever so that even today there are websites and jazz festivals devoted solely to his memory...

  • Hungarian Food - Stuffed Cabbage (Töltött Káposzta)
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    Hungarian Food - Stuffed Cabbage (Töltött Káposzta)

    5 years ago

    As in most Northern European countries, cabbage is considered a staple and every country has their own version of stuffed cabbage. There are many regional variations of this dish within Hungary and each family has it's own special recipe. The version provided here is a good basic recipe and you can...

  • Hngarian Food - Appetizers and Sauces (Elóételek és Mártások)
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    Hngarian Food - Appetizers and Sauces (Elóételek és Mártások)

    5 years ago

    Hungarians would sooner begin their meals with soup rather than with appetizers or salads. Nevertheless, a lot of Hungarian dishes, not specifically designated as appetizers, can be used that way. Hungarian sauces are also covered here, since so many of them are used either in making or as an...

  • Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Mousse Filled Cake (Rigó Jancsi)
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    Hungarian Desserts - Chocolate Mousse Filled Cake (Rigó Jancsi)

    5 years ago

    This cake was named after the famous Hungarian Gypsy violinest. Rigo Jancsi, who seduced the wife of a Belgium prince. It consists of two layers of chocolate sponge cake, seperated by a thick layer of chocolate mousse and a thin layer of apricot jam, and covered with a chocolate glaze.

  • German Food - Beef Pot Roast (Sauerbraten)
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    German Food - Beef Pot Roast (Sauerbraten)

    5 years ago

    When you think of German pot roast, sauerbraten immediately comes to mind. This classic German specialty begins with a beef bottom round or rump roast which is marinated in wine, vinegar and spices for several days. It is then browned and returned to the marinade to slowly roast for several hours....

  • German Food - Sausages - The Best of the Wurst
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    German Food - Sausages - The Best of the Wurst

    5 years ago

    Growing up in a German-Polish area of Wisconsin, German sausages (wurste) were always available even in the supermarkets. I also had the good fortune to taste some of them when I visited Germany on several occasions. For those of you who may not be as familiar with German sausages, this article...

  • German Food - Potato Salad (Kartoffelsalat)
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    German Food - Potato Salad (Kartoffelsalat)

    5 years ago

    Unlike American potato salad, which is normally made with salad dressing or mayo, German potato salad (kartoffelsalat) is usually made with a warm, sweet-sour bacon dressing. The exception is in northern Germany, where the potato salad does contain mayo, but that is not covered here.

  • German Food - Hunter's Cutlet (Jaeger Schnitzel)
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    German Food - Hunter's Cutlet (Jaeger Schnitzel)

    5 years ago

    Jaeger Schnitzel, which translates to hunter's cutlet, was originally made from wild game and mushrooms found in the woods. Today it is usually made from pork or veal and cultivated mushrooms. As opposed to Weiner Shnitzel which is made from breaded veal and is dry, jaeger schnitzel is not breaded...

  • German Food - Beef Roll Ups (Rouladen)
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    German Food - Beef Roll Ups (Rouladen)

    5 years ago

    Rouladen is a German specialty which is made from thin slices of beef stuffed with bacon, onions, pickles and mustard and then rolled into packets. Each roulade is tied or secured with a toothpick, browned and then cooked in a rich gravy. Often served with spaetsle and red cabbage, it makes a tasty...

  • German Food - Red Cabbage (Blaukraut, Rotkraut or Rotkohl)
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    German Food - Red Cabbage (Blaukraut, Rotkraut or Rotkohl)

    5 years ago

    Depending upon the area of Germany it is called either rotkraut or blaukraut. Either way this slightly sweet and sour cooked red cabbage is a perfect accompaniment for chicken, duck, goose, venison, rouladen, sauerbraten or just about any pork recipe. It is easy to make and improves with age so you...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Baked Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing
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    My Mother's Cooking - Baked Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing

    5 years ago

    Since everyone at our house liked stuffing, my mother looked for other interesting ways to make it. One of our favorites was in a casserole with pork chops baked on top. The stuffing she used was sinilar to her turkey stuffing except that she added a can of whole kernal corn in place of the...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Lentil Soup
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    My Mother's Cooking - Lentil Soup

    5 years ago

    When my mother made lentil soup, she started with a meaty beef soup bone and cooked it until the meat fell off of the bone. Today, with the availability of inexpensive beef stock, I use lean boneless beef and boxed beef broth. I like to also add some bacon, carrots, onions, celery and tomatoes....

  • My Mother's Cooking: Pierogi Filled With Cottage Cheese and Chives
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    My Mother's Cooking: Pierogi Filled With Cottage Cheese and Chives

    5 weeks ago

    There are many ingredients that you can use as filling for home made pierogi. Mashed potatoes with cheese or onions is frequently used. Other fillings include sauerkraut, mushrooms, fried cabbage or even meat and fruit. My mother always used a mixture of dry cottage cheese and chives held together...

  • Champagne - It's Not Just for New Year's Eve
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    Champagne - It's Not Just for New Year's Eve

    5 years ago

    Around the holidays, advertisements for champagne begin to appear on television. That is because so many people want to celebrate the holidays and particularly New Year's Eve with a bottle of Champagne. However, you can enjoy champagne for any special occasion - birthdays, anniversaries,...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Norwegian Staples - Krube and Lefse
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    My Mother's Cooking - Norwegian Staples - Krube and Lefse

    5 years ago

    My mother learned to make Norwegian krube and lefse from her first husband's mother. These potato based Norwegian staples are easy to make, hearty and delicious. Krube is a large potato dumpling with a surprise in the middle and lefse is a thin, grilled potato pancake similar in appearance to a...

  • An Introduction to California Wines
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    An Introduction to California Wines

    9 months ago

    This is a comprehensive guide to understanding California wine.

  • My Mother's Cooking - Two Bean Soup with Tomatoes and Dumplings
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    My Mother's Cooking - Two Bean Soup with Tomatoes and Dumplings

    5 years ago

    This hearty soup, made with two different beans, tomatoes and egg dumplings called galuska, is tasty and filling. It is best when made with a leftover ham bone, but you can use smoked pork hocks or even bacon. Seasoned with onions, thyme and bay leaf, it makes a complete meal when served with some...

  • My Mother's Cooking - New England Clam Chowder with Rice, Onions and Bacon
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    My Mother's Cooking - New England Clam Chowder with Rice, Onions and Bacon

    5 years ago

    When my mother needed to make a quick and easy supper, she would combine bacon, onions and rice with cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup. Since then. I have discovered that using chunky New England clam chowder and adding some basil makes this dish even more appetizing. I always keep a...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Holiday Leftovers - Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie
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    My Mother's Cooking - Holiday Leftovers - Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie

    5 years ago

    Looking for an easy way to use leftover turkey or chicken? Cut the meat off of the bone, add canned gravy, potatoes and frozen carrots and peas. Finally, top it with dumplings made from Bisquick and you will have a quick, tasty meal that is not the same old reheated turkey or chicken. This also...

  • Medications for Type II Diabetes
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    Medications for Type II Diabetes

    5 years ago

    Type II diabetes is controlled most often with diet and oral medications. This article helps you to understand which types of medication are available, how they work and what are the potential side effects. It also supplies the author's personal experience with many of these medications over the...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Easy Roast Prime Rib of Beef
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    My Mother's Cooking - Easy Roast Prime Rib of Beef

    5 years ago

    Looking for something different to make for that special occasian? Tired of turkey and ham? Roast prime rib of beef is tasty and easy to make. This recipe is simple to make and nearly fool proof. But why wait for the holidays? This roast is also perfect for any Sunday dinner.

  • My Mother's Cooking - How to Make a Classic Caesar Salad
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    My Mother's Cooking - How to Make a Classic Caesar Salad

    5 years ago

    Today, many restaurants feature ceasar salad on their menus and ceasar dressing is sold by the bottle in stores, but a classic ceasar salad must be freshly made at the table with extra virgin olive oil and freshly grated parmesan cheese. This is the recipe that I learned while living in New York in...

  • Living with Type II Diabetes
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    Living with Type II Diabetes

    5 years ago

    I was diagnosed with type II diabetes in 1979 and I have managed to get along without using insulin until 2011. Through a combination of weight loss and medications, I managed to stabilize my blood sugar level and maintain it for over 30 years, and this is how I did it.

  • The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - Stress, Smoking and Weight Loss (Chapter 18)
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    The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - Stress, Smoking and Weight Loss (Chapter 18)

    5 years ago

    In Chapter 18 the effect of stress on dieting is discussed in detail. High stress situations, such as losing your job, losing a loved one or trying to stop smoking make it extremely difficult to diet too. The best plan is to suspend dieting until the stressful situation passes. Simply try to...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Cranberry Sauce and Cucumbers with Onions and Cream
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    My Mother's Cooking - Cranberry Sauce and Cucumbers with Onions and Cream

    5 years ago

    Everyone has his or her own recipe for roast turkey and stuffing. What is often lacking are recipes for some good side dishes. My wife's recipes for homemade cranberry sauce and cucumbers with onions in cream are given here to provide some interesting options for side dishes. You don't have to wait...

  • Love Poems and Sad Stories - The Winter Coat
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    Love Poems and Sad Stories - The Winter Coat

    5 years ago

    A woman sits alone in a darkended room in shock. First she had to keep her 14 year old daughter home from school because she didn't have a winter coat to wear. Then her daughter suddenly got ill and died on the operating table. Because they had no money, her daughter was buried in an unmarked grave...

  • My Mother's Cooking - Spaghetti with Meatballs
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    My Mother's Cooking - Spaghetti with Meatballs

    5 years ago

    My mother made her spaghetti using ground beef and her home canned tomatoes. Later,when she stopped canning, she began using tomato sauce or paste. I take it one step farther and start with inexpensive commercial spaghetti sauce and I prefer making meatballs to meat sauce. Instead of dried bread, I...

  • The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - What If I Don't Lose Weight Right Away? (Chapter 8)
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    The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - What If I Don't Lose Weight Right Away? (Chapter 8)

    5 years ago

    Charter 8 of The Elimination Weight Loss Diet covers what you should do if you don't lose weight right away. If you don't lose at least two pounds in three weeks, you should consider eliminating additional calories from your daily intake. This hub covers all posible scenerios and tells you exactly...

  • Love Poems and Sad Stories - December Is a Cold, Hard Month
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    Love Poems and Sad Stories - December Is a Cold, Hard Month

    5 years ago

    He wasn't prepared when the call came saying that his brother was dying. They had planned to spend more time together after his brother retired in January and now he would be burying him instead. Only he and his wife showed up at the cemetary and he even had to help carry the casket. He was...

  • How to Select Subjects on HubPages
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    How to Select Subjects on HubPages

    5 years ago

    New Hubbers often wonder how to select subjects to write about. The answer can be divided up into short term and long term strategies. What works short term, when you want to decide what to write about today or this week, may not be the best choice when planning your next 300 Hubs. This hub...

  • The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - Why Should I Chart My Weight? (Chapter 7)
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    The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - Why Should I Chart My Weight? (Chapter 7)

    5 years ago

    Chapter 7 of The Elimination Weight Loss Diet explains why it is best if you can chart your weight in graphical form. Studies have shown that the eye is far more sensitive to patterns and changes when looking at a graph rather than simply reading a list of numbers. It will also help you to...

  • The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - Why Weigh Yourself Only Once A Week? (Chapter 6)
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    The Elimination Weight Loss Diet - Why Weigh Yourself Only Once A Week? (Chapter 6)

    5 years ago

    The Elimination Weight Loss Diet (Chapter 6) explains why you should only weigh yourself once a week, on the same day and time, wearing the same clothing. This minimizes the confusion caused by random water retention and prevents you from getting discouraged and making bad decisions.

  • Top 10 Ways to Increase Traffic on Your Hubs - Updated after One Year
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    Top 10 Ways to Increase Traffic on Your Hubs - Updated after One Year

    5 years ago

    The author updates his top 10 ways to increase HubPages hub traffic based on a review of help pages, other hubbers advice and his own personal experience after 9 months. It all starts with writing good hubs and stresses reviewing which of your hubs work and which don't. Learn from your mistakes.

  • How to Save $500 A Month On Food Costs (Updated)
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    How to Save $500 A Month On Food Costs (Updated)

    5 years ago

    Helpful tips on how to save on your monthly food and grocery expenses based on personal experience. By comparison shopping, buying in larger quantities, buying things on sale and eating less fast food, our family saved over $500 a month on grocery and food bills. This article lists 10 ways to save...

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