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Fab Food Friday Fotos: Lemon-Orange Ice Cream, Roast Pork Neck, GF Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos, Easy Cheesecake, Chicken Adobo, Quick Black Beans, Country Breakfast Pizza, Thai Veggie Stew, Bacon Nachos, Rachael Ray’s Dandan Noodles, More Frugal Recipes

Posted By on July 31, 2015

“I think all kids need snacks. Mine are fruit machines. I give them things like apple slices, berries and melon. Do I let them eat ice cream? Absolutely. But not every day.”

~ Emeril Lagasse, American celebrity chef, restaurateur, TV personality, cookbook author

FOOD. GLORIOUS FOOD.

This summer has gone by quickly for me — only one more day and it will be August. Where did the time go? Before you know it, autumn will be here.

However, there are still plenty of meals in the coming weeks that will be demanding frugal, tasty, summertime menus… today’s compilation of fabulous warm-weather foods and drinks will help meet that demand.

When they’re available, recipes and recipe links will accompany select “Fab Food Friday Fotos,” with a guarantee that at least one frugal-minded recipe will always be included.

 

Lemon Orange Ice Cream | Photo credit: Emily Barney, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lemon Orange Ice Cream | Photo credit: Emily Barney, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

The recipe for this simple-but-fabulous homemade lemon-orange ice cream is posted at The Kitchen Tourist, with this background info:

This has been a favorite family recipe since we found it in a magazine I inherited from my Grandmother about 20 years ago. It’s a very simple recipe – squeeze fresh lemons and oranges, mix in enough sugar to keep it from being ridiculously tart, then add milk and cream (or just half & half) and freeze it.

It’s light, fresh, creamy, and tart all at once, basically the perfect summer dish for a hot day. The only problem I can think of is it melts quickly. And you might want to get some help for the squeezing part if you’re doing a full batch.

You could try something with concentrates or bottled juices, but I can’t really see the point – it’s always worth it to try to get the juiciest, most flavorful oranges and lemons you can find because that’s pretty much all there is to the recipe.

 

Heavenly roast pork neck… the recipe is available at Gourmet Traveller. Summary:

The beauty of buying pork neck with the skin on is that you end up with a braised piece of meat topped with a lovely piece of crackling – the best of both worlds. This sauce is quite rich and would be good paired with a crisp bitter leaf salad and some mashed potato.

 

Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos (gluten-free) | Photo credit: Michael Miller, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos (gluten-free) | Photo credit: Michael Miller, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Gluten-free taquitos recipe, with this summary, is posted at Beard & Bonnet:

My Mexican food loving clan enjoyed these last weekend along side a big pot of my fast & smokey black beans, and heirloom chile infused rice. The avocado dipping sauce that goes along with these worked great as a stand in for guacamole over our beans and rice and gave the taquitos just the kick that they needed to tame the sweetness of the sweet potato.

 

Everything’s better with bacon… overview and recipe are at Food.com:

This recipe is inspired by appleydapply Bacon and Onion Nachos. We had unexpected company come by and I wanted to make lunch for them. This is the result I got. It’s hot and spicy but you can decrease the amount of jalapeno peppers. If you do not like crisp vegetables, microwave them to the desired consistency you like. We like crisp.

A number of people commented on the Food website that they added some diced tomatoes to the nachos. I think I would, too.

 

Hearty Chicken Salad with New Potatoes, Pickled Rhubarb, & Goat Cheese | Photo credit: Iris, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Hearty Chicken Salad with New Potatoes, Pickled Rhubarb, & Goat Cheese | Photo credit: Iris, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Photographer/cook Iris used this recipe from Blue Apron — summary:

This recipe gives special treatment to one of our favorite springtime ingredients: rhubarb. Though it’s most famous for its appearance in pies, rhubarb makes for a great addition to salads, too. We’re shaving the crimson stalks into beautiful, thin ribbons and pickling them with red wine vinegar.

 

Today is National Cheesecake Day… who knew?

Only three ingredients are needed to make this simple, delicious Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. Check out the demo video posted at MTV News.

 

Chardonnay at Parson's, Jacksonville Beach, Florida | Photo credit: Mark Kortum, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Chardonnay at Parson’s, Jacksonville Beach, Florida | Photo credit: Mark Kortum, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

 

Perfect for camping families, the recipe for these nutritious Barbecue Breakfast Packets is posted at Canadian Living. Quick description:

Sweet potato makes a healthy addition to this quick all-in-one breakfast. For even cooking, choose a sweet potato that is the same thickness throughout. A cooked potato is easier to cut when it’s cool, so cook it ahead of time, if possible.

 

Gluten-free "Potato" Salad | Photo credit: Elana's Pantry, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Gluten-free “Potato” Salad | Photo credit: Elana’s Pantry, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Encore gluten-free recipe — this was previously posted in 2013. Photographer/cook and paleo-cooking master Elana Amsterdam provided the recipe link for her gluten-free, mock potato salad:

This healthier gluten free “potato” salad is perfect for picnics and barbecues. Replacing potato with cauliflower is a trick that I learned from the “low-carbers.” And it is a good one!

 

TV personality and cooking maven Rachael Ray demonstrated on her show how to make her dan dan noodles earlier this week. The recipe is now the most popular Rachael Ray recipe of the week. Pop on over for the written recipe and video cooking demo here at Rachael’s website.

About dandan noodles, via Wikipedia:

Dandan noodles or dandanmian is a noodle dish originating from Chinese Sichuan cuisine. It consists of a spicy sauce containing preserved vegetables, chili oil, Sichuan pepper, minced pork, and scallions served over noodles. Sesame paste and/or peanut butter is sometimes added, and occasionally replaces the spicy sauce, usually in the Taiwanese and American Chinese style of the dish

 

Dining Experience at Old Man Rafferty's in Downtown Asbury Park, New Jersey | Photo credit: Jazz Guy, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Dining Experience at Old Man Rafferty’s in Downtown Asbury Park, New Jersey | Photo credit: Jazz Guy, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Photographer Jazz Guy wrote this brief description:

From their menu, Meatloaf, $7.95 “Prepared according to an old family recipe. Served with creamy mashed and a saute of baby carrots with sugar snap peas doused with a nice demi-glace.”

 

Let the sun shine in… Be a hero with the kids this summer, or treat yourself and/or significant other with any one of these 27 Popsicle recipes or 25 iced tea recipes, all posted at Family Food and Travel.

 

Wow, these grilled summertime hot dogs with avocado relish look awesome. The dish is simple to make — you’ll find the recipe posted at Dine and Dash.

 

Quick Black Beans | Photo credit: Thomas Cizauskas, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Quick Black Beans | Photo credit: Thomas Cizauskas, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Photographer/cook Thomas Cizauskas shared his recipe for his quick, economical black beans dish:

From Molly Wizenberg (at Orangette):

* Olive oil
* 1 medium yellow onion, diced
* 1 tsp. ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
* 1/2 tsp. Mexican-style hot sauce, or more to taste (this amount makes mild beans)
* 1 small (or ½ medium) clove garlic, pressed
* 1 (15-ounce) can black beans
* 1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste

Pour a glug of olive oil into a medium saucepan, and warm it over medium heat.

Add the onion, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent and pale golden. It should be just starting to caramelize; it might scorch a bit in areas too, and that’s just fine.

Add the ground cumin and oregano, and stir well. Add the hot sauce, and stir well again.

Add the garlic, followed by the beans and their can juices.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the beans are soft and warmed through. (Some brands of beans are softer than others; some will be ready as soon as they’re warm, but some need more time.)

Taste, and salt as needed. [Watch the salt! Many varieties of canned black beans have a high sodium content.]

 

It’s easy and smart to make your own healthy, thrifty, microwave popcorn at home in a brown paper bag without spending extra bucks on pricey packaged microwave popcorn. Check out Suburbia Unwrapped for the simple details.

This is such an easy, natural way to make popcorn (no scary multi-syllabic ingredients), I’m smacking myself in the head that I never thought of it before.

 

Chicken Adobo | Photo credit: Ben Stiefel, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Chicken Adobo | Photo credit: Ben Stiefel, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Photographer/cook Ben Stiefel shared his easy and tasty recipe for chicken adobo:

So simple, so much awesome flavor. Marinate in soy sauce & garlic for an hour or a day, remove from marinade, pat the skin dry and brown it off. remove to a bowl, add the marinade and water (enough to cover the chicken when you add it back to the pot), bring to a boil, scraping up the fond, add bay leaves, a handful of peppercorns, chicken and reduce and simmer for 1/2 hour, add a 1/4 T white vinegar per thigh, simmer another 10 minutes, stir in a little sugar, taste and serve.

 

Everything you need to know about making and drinking the perfect mint julep is here at Eater.

 

Knives Over Forks has posted a recipe for a healthy, flavorful Thai veggie stew that’s quick to make. Great if you’re a vegan, great if you’re on a tight budget, great if you’re famished or only mildly hungry. Check it out:

This delicious Thai stew is a perfect dinner to serve to last-minute guests, but don’t only save it for them — this will hit the spot anytime you’re in the mood for Thai. The stew tastes great served over brown rice.

 

The video demo in the tweet above shows how easy it is to make a down-home, savory Homemade Country Breakfast Pizza. This pizza is made with a scratch biscuit crust, cream gravy sauce with scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage.

 

Vintage Food Ad, Del Monte  Cream Style Con, Corn con Carne Recipe, Ladies' Home Journal, May 1962 | Photo credit: jbcurio, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vintage Food Ad, Del Monte Cream Style Con, Corn con Carne Recipe, Ladies’ Home Journal, May 1962 | Photo credit: jbcurio, Flickr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

 

Food photos selected and posted are credited and have Creative Commons-licensed content with some rights reserved for noncommercial purposes, unless otherwise noted.

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Past two months of Fab Food Friday Fotos posts:

Cider Can Chicken, Makhlama Lahm, Herbed Salt, Beet & Leek Salad, GF Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders, Kiwi Banana Ice Cream, Pan-Fried Salmon with Asian Glaze, Mango Mint Fizz, Vegan Fried Rice, More Thrifty Recipes

Beef-Pork Meatballs, Cherry Cucumber Coolers, Fried Fish Tacos, GF Apricot Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sauerkraut Pork Casserole, Eggplant Toast, Chilli Chicken Pasta, Garlic Dill Zucchini Pickles, Swedish Salmon Tart, More Fab Recipes

Huli-Huli-Style BBQ Chicken, Summer Salads, Strawberry Meringue Tartlets, Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Hot Dogs, Zucchini Pizza, Watermelon Salsa, Naeng Myun, Chocolate Orange Cookie Cups, Pickled Beets, Brussels Red Potato Gratin, More DIY Recipes

Happy Birthday, America! Awesome Food & Beverage Recipes for Your Fourth of July Celebration

Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks, Homemade Mayo, Tiramisù, GF Sticky Coconut Pork Belly, Lentil Broccoli Salad, Watermelon Daiquiri, Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Brownies with Cherries, Easy Red Curry Chicken, Julia Child’s Vichyssoise, More Frugal Recipes

Chicken Curry, Father’s Day Sundae, Pasta with Spicy Tuna Sauce, Taco Meatballs with Stuffed Cheddar, Iced Bulletproof Coffee, Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars, Ahi Poke, Southern Banana Pudding, Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne, More Recipes

Pan-Fried Pork Chops, Piña Colada Smoothies, Chopped Kale Greek Salad, No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream, Huevos Rancheros, Fruit Ice Lollies, Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, NY-Style Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemony Chicken Liver Scone Pie, Triple Chocolate Cookies, More Low-Cost Recipes

White Wine Roast Chicken, Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, Pork & Hominy Pozole with Avocado, Sweet Grilled Peaches, Banoffee Pie, Hokkaido Milk Bread, Cauliflower Leek & Fennel Soup, Malted Chocolate Cake, One-Pot Enchilada Pasta Dinner, More Thrifty Recipes

Memorial Day Recipes, Such as Lemon & Lime Cream Parfaits with Blackberries, Thai Chicken Tacos, Easy Sangria, Classic Smashed Cheeseburgers, Grilled Peaches, 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake, Crispy Potato Latkes, Pizza Margherita, & More

So Sad: WWE Legend & Actor Roddy Piper Has Died from a Heart Attack at Age 61, Rest in Peace

Posted By on July 31, 2015

No one was or will ever be like Roddy Piper... sad news that the popular trash-talking WWE legend passed away today at age 61

No one was or will ever be like Roddy Piper… sad news that the popular trash-talking WWE legend passed away today at age 61

 

Rest in peace, “Rowdy” Roddy — you were one of a kind.

God bless you and your grieving family, friends, and myriad fans during this time of shock and sadness. You were a hero to so many.

Reported by New York Daily News, Pro wrestler ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dead at 61:

Legendary wrestling champion “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at 61, World Wrestling Entertainment has confirmed.

The WWE Hall of Famer passed away in his Hollywood, Calif. home after suffering a heart attack in his sleep Thursday night. He was discovered on Friday, TMZ reported.

Piper, who also went by the name “Hot Rod” which was often seen blazoned across his shirt, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free.

In his monumental career, he was named Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion, WCW U.S. Champion and inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 in Los Angles.

He also acted in a number of Hollywood films and TV shows, his most successful film having been the 1988 sci-fi cult classic, “They Live,” directed by John Carpenter.

Piper’s own Cinderella man story began at the age of 15 when he took on Larry “The Axe” Hennig but spectacularly lost in just 10 seconds.

The determined fighter rose up from that defeat to battle it out in rings in Winnipeg, Canada to Los Angeles before earning a place within the National Wrestling Alliance, the world’s oldest wrestling organization, in the 1970s.

When he started his WWE career in 1984 he was regarded as “one of the most-hated villains ever to step between the ropes,” according to the organization.

His son, Colt Toombs, expressed his heartbreak on Twitter shortly after news broke of his sudden death.

“My father @R_Roddy_Piper was a great man and my best friend I will miss him forever and will always try to be the man he raised me to be,” he wrote.

From ESPN, ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at age 61:

Wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt-wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died at the age of 61, WWE announced Friday.

Piper suffered a heart attack at his home in Hollywood, California, according to Variety.

The WWE confirmed the death but provided no additional details.

“Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world,” WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon said. “I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”

Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the second WWE Hall of Famer to die this summer, following the June death of Dusty Rhodes.

Piper was best known for his lengthy career with the World Wrestling Federation, now the WWE. He had more than 30 titles to his name and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

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