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    UPCOMING FOOD HOLIDAYS:

    August is: National Catfish Month
    National Water Quality Month

    August 17 - National Vanilla Custard Day
    August 18 - National Ice Cream Pie Day
    August 19 - National Soft Ice Cream Day
    August 20 - National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
    August 21 - National Spumoni Day
    August 22 - National Pecan Torte Day
    August 23 - National Spongecake Day
    August 24 - National Peach Pie Day

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    Kelley's Cooking Tips
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    Baking Pan Sizes:

    Round Cake Pans
    8 x 1-1/2 in = 50 sq inches
    9 x 1-1/2 in = 64 sq inches
    8 x 2 inches = 50 sq inches
    10 x 2 inches = 79 sq inches
    12 x 2 inches = 113 sq inches

    Square Cake Pans
    6 x 3 x 2-1/4" = 18 sq inches
    8 x 8 x 1-1/2" = 64 sq inches
    8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches = 38 sq inches
    9 x 5 x 2-3/4 inches = 45 sq inches
    9 x 9 x 1-1/2 inches = 81 sq inches
    9 x 13 x 2 inches = 117 sq inches
    10 x 15 x 2 inches = 150 sq inches
    10-1/2 x 15-1/2 x 1 inch = 163 sq inches
    11 x 4-1/2 x 2-3/4 inches = 50 square inches
    11 x 7 x 1-1/2 inches = 77 square inches
    11 x 18 x 1 inches = 198 square inches

    10 x 4 inch tube pan = 12 cup bundt pan = two 9x5-1/4 inch pans

    Have a cooking question? Kelley has your answer!

    Mailto:[email protected]

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    This Week's Culinary Quiz (Answer at the bottom of page)

    Developed countries typically import bananas from the tropics,
    and account for over 80 percent of world banana imports. Growing
    bananas commercially is generally limited to areas closer to the
    equator. What is the only European country to grow bananas
    commercially?

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    THIS WEEK'S FEATURES AND RECIPES:

    > Article: Minting a Pasta Dish for Summer

    > Wine Appreciation: Gordon Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2006

    > Food Funnies: Questions At The Weber Grill Hotline

    S E L E C T E D R E C I P E S :

    * Steak and Ale Spicy Chicken Pasta
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes4/08151.htm
    * Grilled Tandoori Lamb
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes4/08152.htm
    * Salpicon
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes/in217.html
    * Beer Can Chicken
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes4/08154.htm
    * BBQ Potato Skins
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes4/08155.htm
    * Green Tomato Soup
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes/8196.htm
    * Grand Marnier Fruit Salad
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes4/08157.htm
    * Chessecake Cookies
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes4/08158.htm

    > Healthy Eating:

    Low Carb: Chicken with Bacon, Cream, and Thyme
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes1/818lc.htm

    Diabetic: Yogurt Popsicles
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes1/818diab.htm

    Low Fat: Microwave Potato Chips
    http://www.e-cookbooks.net/recipes1/818lf.htm

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    This Week's Wine Selection
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    Gordon Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Price: $13

    Lush aromas of apricot and melon greet the nose. The 2006
    Gordon Brothers Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and crisp with flavors
    of tropical pineapple and citrus. Lively acids leave your tongue
    tingling pleasantly.

    Serve With:

    Deviled Crab Cakes
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    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
    3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    1 large egg
    1 tablespoon sour cream
    1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
    1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    3/4 teaspoon cayenne
    3/4 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallion greens
    16 saltines, finely ground
    1/2 lb jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    Accompaniments: tartar sauce and lemon wedges

    Cook onion, bell pepper, and celery in 1 tablespoon butter in a
    10-inch nonstick skillet over moderately low heat, stirring
    occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes.
    Whisk together egg, sour cream, mustard, Worcestershire sauce,
    cayenne, and salt in a large bowl, then stir in scallion, cooked
    vegetables, and 1/4 cup saltine crumbs. Gently stir in crabmeat,
    then form into 4 cakes (2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter). Dredge
    cakes in remaining saltine crumbs.

    Heat oil and remaining 2 tablespoons butter in cleaned skillet
    over moderate heat until foam subsides, then cook crab cakes,
    turning once, until golden brown, 8 minutes total.

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    FOOD FUNNIES: Questions At The Weber Grill Hotline
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    9. "Can I eat the charcoal briquettes?"

    8. "What do you do if you get your tongue caught on the grill?"

    7. "How long will it take for my eyebrows to grow back?"

    6. "Ain't hot dogs tasty?"

    5. "My annoying brother-in-law's been here since 10am -- how can
    I get rid of him?"

    4. "How do I cook pancakes on this damn thing?"

    3. "This is Mrs. Weber -- may I speak to my husband, please?"

    2. "Propane... Leaking... Send... Help"

    ... and the #1 Question at the Weber Grill Hotline ...

    1. "Lea and Perrins -- gay?"

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    This Week's Culinary Quiz Answer: Iceland

    Iceland's banana crops are grown in biospheres or greenhouses
    heated by water from geothermal springs. The warm water is used
    to heat the soil. Geothermal energy is also harnessed to power
    the greenhouses (for lighting during the dark winter months).
    Hveragerdi is particularly well-known for its banana farms and
    exports.

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    Re: Misc. Info/funnies, etc....again!...and again!!!

    Interesting, but.....since when is Iceland a european country ???

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      Re: Misc. Info/funnies, etc....again!...and again!!!

      Since it said so on the email??? It's not U.S. so it must be European??? lol

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        Re: Misc. Info/funnies, etc....again!...and again!!!

        Ok I hate the fact that Steak and Ale has closed. I loved that place. It had some fantastic recipe items. I wish they would now just publish all their recipes since they are closed.

        Huffle
        God grant me the serenity to accept the yarn I cannot return... courage to change the yarn I can... and the reciept to know the difference.

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          Re: Misc. Info/funnies, etc....again!...and again!!!

          ok, I had to google, learned something new, I had never learned about Iceland being part of Europe !! Go figure.

          Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ([ˈaɪslənd] (help·info)) (Icelandic: Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland (names of Iceland); IPA: [ˈistlant]) is a country in northern Europe, comprising the island of Iceland and its outlying islets in the North Atlantic Ocean between the rest of Europe and Greenland.[1] It is the least populous of the Nordic countries and the second smallest; it has a population of about 316,000 (April 1, 2008 estimate) and a total area of 103,000 km². Its capital and largest city is Reykjavík.

          Wow, SA has a million plus people, and this island / republic has only 316,000 people , talk about small

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