August, 2014

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Aug 29.2014 – Celeb mentoring

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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 Wow,wow, wow. Can you imagine being mentored by some of the topmost chefs in the world??? It could happen.

Jérôme Bocuse, Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud are expanding and renaming their Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, originally established solely to Bocuse chefstrain contestants for the US team in the Bocuse d’Or competition. Now however, under the name, ment’or BKB Foundation, it will offer grants and programs for aspiring young culinarians.

Chris Hastings will helm the grants program and Yung Yun {shown above with Boulud, Keller & Bocuse} will serve as executive director. Participating chefs will come from the Culinary Council that includes such luminaries as Grant Achatz, José Andrés, Paul Bartolotta, John Besh, Tom Colicchio, and Emeril Lagasse.

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ment’or  Bocuse d’Or  Boulud & Keller cookbooks in our store

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Tune in Tuesday for Paula Deen’s Georgia peach cobbler recipe

 

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Aug 28.2014 – Bonus – Grilled Corn Salad recipe for Labor Day grilling

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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The great thing about recipes from Nancy Rogers mega-popular online newsletter is they are generally T&T, Tried & Tested. This one from NancyLand is tailor-made for your Labor Day outing and a perfect accompaniment to the grilled Tasty Chicken Fajitas by Les Kincaid we featured last Tuesday.

6 ears fresh corn, husked  2 T corn oil  1 red bell pepper, diced ♦ 2/3 c diced red onion  1/4 c red wine vinegar  1 T minced fresh thyme or 1 t
dried  2 t minced fresh chives  2 shallots, minced  1/2 t salt  1/4 t fresh ground pepper  1/2 c olive oil

Cook corn in boiling water until barely tender, about 3 minutes, drain and rub with oil; put on grill over hot fire until lightly browned all over; cut kernels off corn and mix with red pepper and onion. In separate bowl, combine other ingredients, except olive oil. Gradually whisk in olive oil, pour over salad & toss.

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Tune in tomorrow for news of a celeb mentoring program

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Aug 26.2014 – Grill recipe for Tasty Chicken Fajitas by Les Kincaid

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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A quick glance at the ingredient list tells you one thing in a hurry – here’s a dish that’s overflowing with flavor, including a surprise touch of honey that adds an intrigiuing extra dimension. Btw, don’t let the number of items frighten you, as they all go together pretty quickly.

Serves 6

1 cup packed cilantro leaves, plus extra for serving  1/4 cup lime juice, about 2 limes  1/4 cup chicken stock  3 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces  1 jalapeno, seeded if desired  1 tablespoon quality honey  Kosher salt  1 1/2 -pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts  1 red onion, sliced into   1/2-inch thick rounds  2 orange and/or yellow bell peppers, quartered, seeds removed  1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded and peeled  1 1/2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil  1/8 teaspoon ground cumin  1/8 teaspoon ground coriander  1/4 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt  12 corn tortillas

Put the cilantro, lime juice, stock, scallions, garlic, jalapeno, honey, and salt in a blender, puree until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons; do not wash out the blender.

Put chicken breasts in a medium bowl and thekincaid, les, headshot peppers and onions in another. Divide the remaining cilantro puree evenly between the chicken and the peppers and onions. Toss well to coat the chicken and vegetables and let stand, at room temperature, for 30 minutes.

Add the avocado, 1/2 cup water, and the reserved 2 tablespoons cilantro sauce to the blender. Puree until smooth and season with salt. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a small skillet set over medium heat until hot. Add the cumin and coriander and continue to cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour the spices over the yogurt and set aside for the flavors to blend. Stir before serving.

Preheat a grill for medium-high/direct heat cooking. Oil the grill grates. Grill the chicken and vegetables, turning, until the vegetables are tender and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, about 5 to 8 minutes for the vegetables and 12 to 15 minutes for the chicken. Allow chicken rest 5 minutes. Place the tortillas on the grill until just warmed through, about 30 seconds.

To assemble the fajitas: slice the onions and peppers into thin strips and then slice the chicken. Place some peppers, onions, chicken and cilantro in a tortilla topped with the spiced yogurt and the avocado sauce.

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Les Kincaid

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Tune in Thursday for another “Labor Day perfect” grilling recipe

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Aug 22.2014 – Summer hiatus spotlight: gift cards, 3 ways

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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Discover the easy convenience of

GIFT CARDS ON AMAZON

And here’s a trio of ways to do just that

First . . . the Amazon Gift Card store, shop by department, plus Prime Eligible, recipient, brand, occasion, and ratings

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Second . . .  here are Foodie gift cards, already found for you, restaurants and more, still offering an easy customized search

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Third . . . very nice, Amazon Gift Cards to be used for zillions of products on Amazon, 15 cents – $2,000, four ways to send

Click here

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Our “regular programming” resumes Tuesday

with a great grilling recipe just in time for Labor Day

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Aug 21.2014 – Summer hiatus spotlight: save, save, save on good stuff right in your area

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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Have you discovered 

AMAZON LOCAL

Savings right in your neighborhood that Amazon says go up to 75% – but I’ve experienced even higher ones

This is too cool. Sign up for Amazon Local and suddenly you find your emailbox lighting up with offers galore for restaurants, spa treatments, cleaning services, sports, events, macbook, ipad, office products, beauty products, and on and on.

Here are just some of the savings I’ve tapped into recently:  50% on a favorite local cafe, 50% on frozen custard, BOGO combo meal at a great burger place, over 60% on home cleaning plus 20% off the next two visits, almost 70% on window cleaning, 86% on an online Kindle class, and 92♦% on an online trading course. All that I’ve used so far have been easy to redeem, and delivered great results.

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Amazon Local  Store Directory 

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 Regular posts resume Aug 26

 

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Aug 19.2014 – Summer hiatus spotlight: online wine shop

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

Amazon says click here for 20% savings on back to school groceries

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Discover our

ONLINE WINE STORE

All on one page, all linked directly to Amazon

On our CCC page, scroll down to link to your preferred category, by grape, origin, vintage, price, rating, and more – thousands of choices, but fear not, so easy  to customize your search – also links to wine accessories, glasses, books, and magazines

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CCC wine store  General wine page on Amazon  Amazon home page

Store Directory

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Regular posts resume Aug 26

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Aug 15.2014 – Summer hiatus spotlight: grocery & gourmet deals

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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Discover our

LINK TO DEALS IN GROCERY & GOURMET

Choices galore in beverages, breakfast foods, canned goods, baking items, snacks, baby foods, gourmet gifts, even restaurant and bulk food supply 

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Link to Deals in Gourmet & Grocery

Store Directory 

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 Regular posts resume Aug 26

 

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Aug 14.2014 – Free grocery coupon offers!

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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Discover our

LINK TO FREE GROCERY COUPONS 

Choose the app offer that’s best for you – some are manufacturer’s coupons, some are specific to particular grocery stores, all can save you bucks week after week

Tune in tomorrow for non-coupon savings in grocery and gourmet

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Link to free grocery coupons app offers

Store Directory 

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 Regular posts resume Aug 26

 

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Aug 12.2014 – Summer hiatus spotlight: save on kitchen items, then save more

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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Discover our

KITCHEN APPLIANCES & FURNITURE STORE

AND DEEP DISCOUNT LINK

Find celeb chef items, plus everything from hand blenders to compact refrigerators, many at great savings

On our page, scroll past the chef items to do a customized search – narrow even more on the item page

ALSO

Save even more

Check out our link below for DEEP DISCOUNTS on lots and lots of open box kitchen items

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CCC Kitchen appliance and furniture store  

General appliance page on Amazon  Amazon home page

Link to deep Ldiscounts on kitchen items

Store Directory 

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 Regular posts resume Aug 26

 

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Aug 8.2014 – Summer hiatus spotlight: chef signature gifts . . . delivered

Hosted & produced by Barbara J Nosek

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Discover our

CELEBRITY CHEF GIFT STORE

All on one page, all directly linked to Amazon

See what your favorite star chefs are offering in DVDs, Kitchenware, Food, Beverages, Appliances and more 

Great gifts for them, great finds for you

Click for more information . . .

CCC Gift Store  Amazon home page  Store Directory 

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Regular posts resume Aug 26

 

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