Tag: Cuisine

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Autism Speaks at Chefs Create Pittsburgh 2013

Elise The Diva Chef and Lynn Swann I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the inaugural Chefs create event for the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of Autism Speaks, held at the Fairmont hotel downtown. Fourteen chefs featured small bites inspired by an individual on the Autism Spectrum. The event kicked off with cocktail hour accompanied with complimentary hors de oeuvres. There was also opportunity to participate in a silent auction and to win raffle prizes, one of which was an autographed jersey and photo with Steelers hall of famer, and honorary chairperson Lynn Swann.

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Your keys to perfect holiday cooking!

by Elise, the Diva Chef This time of the year is all about good food and good company. Family and friends provide the company, that part is all up to you. No doubt you’re already starting to plan where the feast will be and who will be on the guest list. Creating a warm inviting atmosphere where love and fellowship can co-exist with candles and maybe a crackling fireplace dancing in the background is next on your list. You start visualizing the comedian of the family providing the laughter, while others catch up on life events over the past year. All the while the older mature ones admire the kids and how much they’ve grown. But one thing hasn’t escaped anyone’s notice, the aroma of delectable food permeating the room. After all the fellowship, the food now takes center stage and seals the deal of this wonderful gathering.

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Skip breakfast, lose weight? Not so fast

IHOP’s country fried steak and eggs comes with two eggs, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes for a total calorie count of 1,760. It also has 3,720 milligrams of sodium. (Photo IHOP/CSPI) (CNN) — Skipping breakfast doesn’t mean you’ll consume more calories later in the day, according to a new report from Cornell University. Researchers split 400 college-age students into two groups; they fed one group breakfast and the other no breakfast. They then tracked their eating habits throughout the day and measured the amount of calories they were consuming.

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From the Sea to your table

Grilled Salmon with Hazelnut Butter (Family Features) Few things better capture the feel of summer than the three S’s: sun, sand and, of course, seafood. Welcome the warm weather and embrace the fresh flavors of the sea with simple, yet delicious, coastal-inspired dishes. Always a family favorite due to its versatility, seafood takes on a plethora of flavors – from spicy to buttery and beyond. These Crispy Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade will make your mouth water with every savory crunch, while smooth, Creamy Risotto with Asparagus and Shrimp will richly impress even the pickiest of palates.