Showing posts from October, 2007

Chicken Cacciatore

Paula, the insane cook, is an avid Baseball fan and a Boston Red Sox die-hard. So she has been busy with baseball and out of her kitchen for a bit. I honestly thought her next submission would be a Boston Red Sox Cake, but alas I guess she just cannot get the colors right! After all it only took almost a century for the Red Sox to come back! Chicken Cacciatore Ingredients: 3 Pound broiler/ fryer chicken 2 Cups Water 1 Cup Tomato Sauce (homemade or bought) 1 Tablespoon Fresh Oregano 1 Teaspoon Fresh Basil 1/2 Dry White Wine 1 Onion (diced) 1 Bell Pepper, sliced thin 1 Clove Garlic , minced 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt You will need: Large Pot Measuring Cup Directions: Fill Pot with 2 cups of water Add chicken and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer for 30 minutes Remove from heat and cool Remove 1 cup of stock (water from chicken) and discard Remove chicken from the bones, discard bones Cut chicken into chunks Place all ingredients in the pot and cover Bring to

The Great Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups dried fruit 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup brown sugar lemon juice nuts Lots & Lots Of Chocolate 1 gallon Scotch - At least 12 Years Old (but in a pinch any kind will do!) Utensils You Need: One or two or three good scotch glasses. Your eyeglasses to read the fine print on the Scotch bottle Your bed all made up and ready Directions: Sample the scotch to check for quality. Take a large bowl. Check the scotch again to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink. Repeat Step #3. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat 1 cup butter in a large, fluffy bowl. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and beat again. Make sure the scotch is still holding its own. Repeat Step #3. Turn off mixer. Break 2 legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the chocolate. Mix on the turner. If the chocalita gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with a drewscriver. Eat some of the dried fruit. Repeat Step #3. Sample t

Help! I REALLY DO Have A Fire In My Kitchen

One of the readers of Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen, Keren, sent in this video of how to handle a real Fire In Your Kitchen. (If you are reading this in a reader, you may have to visit Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen to see the video!) It was attached with the following letter, which seems to have been forwarded to her. FIRE SAFETY VIDEO IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO READ BEFORE YOU VIEW THE VIDEO. This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire ... Oil in a frying pan. Please read the following introduction and then watch the show ... It's a real eye-opener!! Perhaps you'll want to send this one on to your family and friends. When I was stationed in Charleston Navy base at the Fire Fighting Training school we would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz Cup at the end of a 10 foot pole toss water onto the grease fire. The results got the attention

Wish Upon Your Star

After some difficult planning " Wish Upon Your Star " a new blog has been opened for all those who wish to participate. Wish Upon Your Star was inspired by a combination of events but mostly to help renew our own faith in ourselves. Remember when you were in your early days at school and you drew those stick people pictures with a note or wish upon them? We all have wishes, deep inside of us. We look out upon the night sky, and find our star and make a wish. Wishes do come true! And Wish Upon Your Star is here to help them come true for you! Wishes are as endless as the sand upon the sea This is a blog where we will be posting and collecting wishes from all over the world in graphic format. You can take a look at Wish Upon Your Star and the instructions of submitting your own wish here. When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you If your heart is in your dreams No request is to extreme When you wish upon a star As d

Kosher Cooking Carnival (KCC) - 23

A Few Words Of Introduction: It is my pleasure at Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen , to host the Twenty-Third Kosher Cooking Carnival or KCC #23 as it is known. The home page of the Kosher Cooking Carnivals allows those who wish to participate to submit their blogs and URL's to the next Kosher Cooking Carnival. The one that must be thanked for the idea, and the logo above, which believe me is an incredible amount of work, is Batya, over at her me-ander blog. Batya is a dedicated blogger and couples this with a strong community-minded spirit. (I think she is a bit worried about how I present KCC #23 so hopefully she will be surprised :) So you can stop biting your nails and stocking up on the aspirin and Valium Batya!) The Kosher Cooking Carnivals have but one rule. Actually the same one that applies to Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen - which is, the recipes presented must be Kosher. That is it. You do not have to be Jewish to participate nor kosher yourself, as long as the r

Ever Have One Of Those Days?!

So last night my son arrives home with 4 friends in tow. I was really not prepared for anything and was kind of totally immersed and dead to the outside world in writing. So after a half hour I go out of my study where I was summarily sent so as not to embarrass the kid, I sneak into the Kitchen to look at what is in the fridge to give his friends. ACK! Zilch! Nada! So I run to the grocery store with my golden retriever Rainbow, who was in my son's words "bothering them while they were on the playstation" - bad dog!) to get some food. There I am a proud father walking home, figuring I am going to get brownie points for being unobtrusive and getting some real good junk into his friend's stomachs. So opening the door with a big flourish with a big, stupid, dumb smile on my face I look around and..and...and.. Oh good Lord! No kids! No son! All gone! Of course where did they go? To another friend's house to watch a movie. "Abba I told you we were not hungry! D

Comments From Our Readers On Recipes, Fast-Food and Nutrition

I opened my inbox and found two actually funny and interesting letters from two of the readers of Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen . The first from Kali , whose subject bore the title " picky picky " I read with great interest. In it she pointed out some failings and mistakes and some big boo-boos posted here at Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen . I could find absolutely nothing wrong with what she said. She tells of her two pet peeves, two of which are very true in any recipe site or book. 1. people who write recipes "out of order". sure some people may get out every ingredient ahead of time and have them ready to use, but why can't the listed ingredients follow the same order as the preparation instructions? if the instructions say "add X, Y & Z to A", i don't want to have to search thru the ingredient list to find what the measurements are for those particular ingredients because they're not listed just under "A", but rather

Tosca Reno - The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook Book Review

The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook (***Due to layout of this review, if viewed in an RSS reader, certain sections may seem duplicated.) Before we begin, the review of the The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook normal disclaimer. This book review was solicited by the publicists of the The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook and contains my personal opinion of the book. For kosher readers of Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen - This is not a "kosher" cookbook though the majority of recipes in the The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook can be used as is, or with just a few sane and healthy substitutions, can be kept kosher. It is not that difficult to find equivalent and healthy kosher substitutes these days, especially in the United States. Author & Book Details: The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook is part of the overall Eat-Clean Diet Books written by Tosca Reno. They include: The Eat-Clean Diet: Fast Fat-Loss that lasts Forever! The Eat-Clean Diet Workout: Quick Routines for Your Best Body Ever The Eat-Clean Diet Co