Guide to Cooking Great Oysters

Philadelphia, PA - A dare. A local curiosity. A southern specialty. These are enticements you heeded in your intro to Louisiana oysters. However, the mystique of oysters may actually scare some home cooks away. The Louisiana Seafood Board brings you a handy guide to selecting and preparing oysters, so you can serve this delicacy fearlessly.Philadelphia, PA - A dare. A local curiosity. A southern specialty. These are enticements you heeded in your intro to Louisiana oysters. However, the mystique of oysters may actually scare some home cooks away. The Louisiana Seafood Board brings you a handy guide to selecting and preparing oysters, so you can serve this delicacy fearlessly.

Ice Cream: Top 10 Best Milkshake Recipes

PhillyBite10Philadelphia, PA - Is there any drink more fun and refreshing than an ice cold milkshake? I don’t think so. Milkshakes are a part of American food culture and have spread all over the world. Here’s my list of the best milkshake recipe you can find anywhere.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees - These are easy to make ahead. You have two choices: you can make the dough and chill up to 2 days, then shape, let rise and bake, as described in the recipe, OR you can make the dough, chill for 2 hours, then shape, cover with plastic wrap that is sprayed with nonstick spray and chill for up to 2 days. Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees - These are easy to make ahead. You have two choices: you can make the dough and chill up to 2 days, then shape, let rise and bake, as described in the recipe, OR you can make the dough, chill for 2 hours, then shape, cover with plastic wrap that is sprayed with nonstick spray and chill for up to 2 days.

Philly Cheesesteak Bloody Mary Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak Bloody Mary Recipe: A fine combination of two truly adored culinary creations, the cheesesteak inspired Bloody is a masterpiece unlike any other. Add steak sauce and beef for authentic Philly flavor, then skewers of beef jerky and peppadew peppers to make it truly unique.Philly Cheesesteak Bloody Mary Recipe: A fine combination of two truly adored culinary creations, the cheesesteak inspired Bloody is a masterpiece unlike any other. Add steak sauce and beef for authentic Philly flavor, then skewers of beef jerky and peppadew peppers to make it truly unique.

The Twisted Tail: Thyme after Thyme Cocktail

The Twisted Tail: Thyme after Thyme - “This cocktail is nice and seasonal but also very relevant and appropriate to Thanksgiving with the addition of cranberries. Every ingredient in Thyme after Thyme blends well together and pairs perfectly with the flavors of the season.” – George Reilly, Master Craftsmen and Owner of The Twisted Tail The Twisted Tail: Thyme after Thyme - “This cocktail is nice and seasonal but also very relevant and appropriate to Thanksgiving with the addition of cranberries. Every ingredient in Thyme after Thyme blends well together and pairs perfectly with the flavors of the season.” – George Reilly, Master Craftsmen and Owner of The Twisted Tail

Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Today's visit to the local market yealed some great finds so, we decided to make something out of the goods, which included two cucumbers, an eggplant and a small jar of sundried tomato spread. so we decided to make a slight variations on the "Eggplant Parmesan with Goat Cheese Sandwich" recipe and tossed together our favorite cucumber and tomato salad on the side. The result was incredible. Today's visit to the local market yealed some great finds so, we decided to make something out of the goods, which included two cucumbers, an eggplant and a small jar of sundried tomato spread. so we decided to make a slight variations on the "Eggplant Parmesan with Goat Cheese Sandwich" recipe and tossed together our favorite cucumber and tomato salad on the side. The result was incredible.

Spinach & Salmon Pastry Recipe - Chef Janet Davis

PhillyBite10Recipies 101 - Looking for a flavorful yet light brunch idea? Try this Spinach & Salmon Pastry recipe. Chef Janet Davis made it recently at a cooking demonstration class at Bloomingdale’s. It’s easy to make and delightfully delicious!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

As the Thanksgiving season rapidly approaches, everyone knows you can’t have turkey without a side of cranberry sauce! This year, instead of buying the usual canned and overly processed cranberry jelly, why not make it yourself with fresh and delicious ingredients giving the cranberry sauce you grew up eating a whole new twist.As the Thanksgiving season rapidly approaches, everyone knows you can’t have turkey without a side of cranberry sauce! This year, instead of buying the usual canned and overly processed cranberry jelly, why not make it yourself with fresh and delicious ingredients giving the cranberry sauce you grew up eating a whole new twist.

Classic Pecan Pie Traditional Recipe

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 60 to 70 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Yield: 8 servings

Directions  Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving. **To use prepared frozen pie crust: Place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet. RECIPE TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly - it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray before placing pie crust in pan. If pie crust is overbrowning, cover edges with foil. NUTRITION TIP: To reduce calories, substitute new Karo® Lite Syrup for the Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup. High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. VARIATION: coarsely chopped walnuts may be substituted for pecans to make a walnut pie.Ingredients

1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen** deep-dish pie crust

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.
  3. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

*To use prepared frozen pie crust: Place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet

RECIPE TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly - it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray before placing pie crust in pan. If pie crust is overbrowning, cover edges with foil.

NUTRITION TIP: To reduce calories, substitute new Karo® Lite Syrup for the Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup.


High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.


VARIATION: coarsely chopped walnuts may be substituted for pecans to make a walnut pie.

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