Tag: july 4

KQED’s Forum: Barbeque and Grilling Tips

KQED’s Forum: Barbeque and Grilling Tips

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s 4th of July weekend, and for a lot of Bay Area cooks that means heading outdoors and firing up the grill. Forum talks BBQ and grilling techniques, and compare notes on favorite foods prepared by fire.

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A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This three-layer chocolate cake is perfect for Fourth of July, with its mountain of red, white and blue decor.

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Hot Dogs 101

Hot Dogs 101

So in an attempt to better educate myself about American hot dogs, I have created an unscientific comparison of the major brands. Included in the list are organic, nitrate-free , and standard hot dogs that you can find locally. I am not recommending one frank over another as I did not try all of these hot dogs, and, honestly, I’ve only tasted a few. Rather, I wanted to share the nutritional information and ingredients lists provided by the manufacturers so people can make their own educated decisions.

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July 4th: Peach Crisps & Block Parties

July 4th: Peach Crisps & Block Parties

The 4th of July is a huge event in our house. My daughters classify it as the third best holiday, after their birthday and Christmas. Yes, I realize their birthday isn’t a holiday, but try telling that to them. Recipe: Block Party Peach Crisp — I love this crisp recipe because it’s huge, feeds a crowd, and is ridiculously simple to make.

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