October 23, 1988 |
A microwave oven makes dandy cheesecake and teaches some valuable principles, too. For example, when you melt butter in a microwave, you should cover it with wax paper to keep it from spattering. And you should microwave crumb crusts on medium-high power, watching them carefully because sugar mixtures can brown and burn with stunning speed. Sugar mixtures (especially buttery ones) attract microwaves. Cream cheese can be softened very quickly in a microwave, but the power level should be even lower - at medium - to keep the cream cheese from toughening or separating.
May 28, 1992 |
The shopping list includes: 200 dozen eggs 500 pounds of chicken and ham 175 pounds of cream cheese 300 pounds of vegetables 50-60 gallon containers of mayonnaise 1,400 loaves of bread Fortunately Cyndee Sammons does not have to carry all of it home. But she does have to make the food - about 35,000 tea sandwiches for the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. She started at 6:30 Friday morning in the kitchen of St. Luke's Church in Devon and will work until midnight every night of the show.
January 13, 1993 |
Kraft Philly Free Philadelphia Brand Free Nonfat Pasteurized Process Cream Cheese Product. $1.69 per 8-ounce tub. Also available in 12-ounce size. Bonnie: Ever notice how often the sodium and additives go up as the fat goes down in many of the new lower-fat products? That's true of new Philly Free, one of the first nationally available non- fat cream cheeses. Philly Free contains 25 calories, zero fat, and 170 milligrams sodium compared to regular Philadelphia Brand cream cheese's 100 calories, 10 grams of fat and 85 milligrams sodium per ounce.
May 20, 1998 |
Served from his restaurant kitchen, Rittenhouse Hotel chef Jim Coleman suggested, this dish might be called a Napoleon of Roasted Peanuts, Pureed Grapes and Marshmallow Mousse. But served up by five contest finalists, ages 7 to 10, at Haddonfield Gourmet, the recipes Coleman was judging were, plainly speaking, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. The contest earlier this month challenged youngsters, ages 5 to 11, to submit an original, "ultimate" PB&J recipe. The five were culled from more than 100 entries, some as unusual as PB&J on a bagel with salsa and goldfish snack crackers.
August 21, 2008
Recycled but rustic Eco-friendly wine-drinkers can feel good about enjoying their favorite vino in these recycled glass goblets and the matching decanter. The glasses double as parfait dishes, perfect for desserts or fruit salad. Cream cheese with tang Goat milk producer Meyenberg has branched out with yet another new product: goat-milk cream cheese. Made with rich goat cream, it has a smooth texture, and a flavor reminiscent of chevre, a sophisticated spread for your bagel.
April 12, 2012 |
A good macaroni and cheese takes time. At least one that doesn't come out of a box. That's why, when leafing through the new cookbook Home at 7, Dinner at 8 (Kyle, $19.95), by Sophie Wright, the British chef's mac 'n' cheese caught my eye. She shortens cooking time by skipping the sauce, but keeps the result homogeneous and creamy by using Boursin and cream cheese. Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Makes 6 servings 1 pound penne pasta 5 ounces Boursin cheese 3 tablespoons cream cheese 9 ounces grated mozzarella cheese or fresh mozzarella 6 ounces fresh baby spinach 1/4 to 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of well-salted boiling water over high heat until al dente, about 9 minutes.
April 30, 1992 |
It's a stepchild in the dairy case. That's because dieters prefer cottage cheese, bagel fans buy cream cheese and lasagna chefs choose ricotta. But farmer cheese - a fresh-pressed curd cheese with a mild taste and moist texture - has a lot going for it. Or a little, if you're talking about calories. A one-ounce serving of farmer cheese contains 40 calories, as opposed to 100 calories in cream cheese and 75 calories in light cream cheese. It's got 3 grams of fat per ounce (cream cheese has 10)
May 17, 1995 |
Strawberry pie made with truly ripe strawberries is one of the best treats of spring, especially when it has a creamy vanilla filling. Unfortunately, many lovers of strawberry pie do not indulge in their favorite dessert, assuming that such a tasty sweet must be rich. Others feel they are too busy to bake their own strawberry pie because of the work involved in making the crust and filling. The good news is, you can now make a speedy, effortless strawberry pie with a nonfat vanilla filling that is absolutely delicious.
June 30, 2011 |
The cupcake craze of the last few years has brought bakers' creativity to the fore, allowing them to show off exotic and elaborate recipes on a tiny scale. But the trend also seems to have revived a taste for an old American classic: Red Velvet, a mild chocolate cake dyed red, usually with food coloring, and layered with sweet cream-cheese frosting. And, as bakeries throughout the region can attest, people go wild for it. "People are always asking for them," said Elizabeth Halen, owner of the Flying Monkey Bakery at Reading Terminal.
June 25, 1986 |
The best and most varied fruits are abundant during the summer months. Berries, peaches, plums, grapes, pears and melons are just a few seasonal fruits that can be turned into simple desserts with the "magic" of your microwave. Here are some fast, easy, but different desserts that can be prepared with any fruits of the season. Clafouti is an unusually delicate French dessert. It can be prepared with berries, cherries or peaches, baked into custard-like pudding. Streusel Fruit Sundae can also be prepared with canned fruit.