Stuffed Mushroom Cap’s

• Servings 12 • Prep Time: • Cook Time: • Total Time: 70


12 whole Fresh Mushrooms

1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil

1 tablespoon Minced Garlic

1 (8-ounce) Package Cream Cheese, Softened

1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Carefully break off stems. Chop stems extremely fine, discarding tough end of stems.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped mushroom stems to the skillet. Fry until any moisture has disappeared, taking care not to burn garlic. Set aside to cool.

  3. When garlic and mushroom mixture is no longer hot, stir in cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Mixture should be very thick. Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing. Arrange the mushroom caps on prepared cookie sheet.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the mushrooms are piping hot and liquid starts to form under caps.

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Uncover the Health Benefits of Cantaloupe

Yum! Juicy, tasty cantaloupe. That’s reason enough to want to eat cantaloupe, right? It definitely doesn’t hurt to have numerous health benefits to the foods we love. And cantaloupe packs a strong punch in the health department.

  • Cancer prevention – It is believed that cantaloupe provide the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory support to help aid in deterring the development of cancer.

  • It’s the perfect source of vitamin A and C. As a matter of fact, just 1 cup of cantaloupe will give you 100% of the daily recommended values of these vitamins. These vitamins provide the antioxidants needed to help fight against not only cancer, but also heart disease and many other health problems. It also might slow the ageing process in every cell of the human body.

  • The orange hue of cantaloupe implies that it has beta carotene. This makes it an excellent source of vitamin A, as mentioned above.

  • With all that vitamin C and even the vitamin A, it’s not a surprise that cantaloupe can be a great immune system supporter. Not only is it good at fighting off the common cold and the flu, but also protecting against viral infections and long-term disease.

  • Keep your gums healthy with this high in vitamin C fruit. Vitamin C is shown to help give you healthy teeth and gums.

  • Vitamins A and C both play roles in helping keep your eyes healthy. With all of this vitamin A and C in cantaloupe, you help strengthen the eye and prevent yourself from getting degenerative eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration.

  • Not only are vitamin A and C great for the eyes, but also for the skin. It will help keep the skin moisturised and healthy and slows the ageing process. That means less wrinkles and a defence even against skin cancer. Plus, it helps clear acne.

  • Cantaloupe is able to provide you with 10% of your daily intake of potassium. This is important for lowering your blood pressure and helping to prevent cardiovascular disease.

  • Cantaloupe can help keep you hydrated. It is made up of about 90% water so if you’re having trouble drinking enough water on a daily basis, then eat some cantaloupe to help with that vital fluid intake.

  • Cantaloupe is another low-fat and low-calorie food. 100 grams of cantaloupe has a mere 34 calories.

  • Regular consumption of cantaloupe may help to prevent inflammation of the body and even stress to joints and muscles. This is also what makes it good at warding off cardiovascular disease.

  • Are you trying to get pregnant? Well, the vitamin C in the cantaloupe helps men increase their sperm count, but it’s great for women too. Cantaloupe is a good source of folic acid, which is essential for pregnant women in helping to prevent central nervous system difficulties in newborns.

  • Are you worried about diabetes? Eating cantaloupe might help regulate blood sugar and improve insulin metabolism.

It’s just smart to eat cantaloupe. Not only is it tasty, but look at all of that vitamin A and C helping keep you healthy and fighting against cardiovascular disease, cancer, eye degeneration, and improved skin health. Who could ask for anything more out of a fruit which tastes delicious?

Next Week How to cook with Cantaloupe

Inferno’s Scotch Bonnet Marmalade tonic

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Scotch Bonnet Marmalade
CAUTION! Wear gloves when making this recipe from start to end! The oils need to be washed from your hands very well before touching any body part or other persons, food, etc. Also make this in a well ventilated area, like under the stove hood (exhaust fan) or outdoors. What ever you do, do not look into the blender even after it has stopped. The atomized Capsicum will burn your eyes! I take no responsibility for accidental mishaps from anyone preparing this recipe
Recipe type: Seasoning & More
Serves: 96
  • 1 (8-ounce) jar orange marmalade (1 pint)
  • 6 fresh Scotch Bonnet hot peppers, seeded (leave in the veins)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  1. In blender combine salt, vinegar, and peppers, Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add orange marmalade and blend 1 more minute. Pour into a glass 1 pt. jar and store in refrigerator for 3 days before serving.
Use very sparingly! Can cause sober persons to get drunk trying to cool tongues from the heat! About 1 tsp. per gallon of chili works well for a mild to medium spice level.


5 Insane (But True) Things About Meatloaf

  1. What makes the best filler? Some swear by the time-tested dry bread crumbs. Others use rice or barley. Many claim you can’t beat the texture of fresh bread soaked in milk. Some radicals don’t use any cereal filler, but this is considered American culinary heresy and their recipes are NOT considered “Real” meatloaf!

  2.  Meatloaf grew in popularity during World War II as well. A version by “Penny Prudence” was promoted with the name of “Vitality Loaf” during this time frame. It was formulated for getting as much nutrition as possible on the dinner table for a low cost. Vegetarian options also started circulated as rations cut down on the availability of meat

  3. According to the Oxford Companion to Food, meatloaf was first mentioned in print in the United States in 1899.  The 1918 edition of The Boston Cooking School Cookbook included two variations of a ground meat loaf; the primary reason was that the meat grinder made preparation so much easier. Cooks had previously been required to chop meat in large wooden bowls using a curved blade.

  4. The cookbook Apicius was printed in the 4th or 5th century A.D. and it featured a recipe for chopped meat combined with spices and bread soaked in wine, which was then formed into a patty and baked. In Medieval Europe pieces of meat were minced, mixed with seasonings, fruit, nuts, and then molded into a round and roasted.

  5. The invention of the Meat Grinder proved to be even more of a blessing during the Great Depression. Tough cuts of meat could be tenderized by grinding—and then, with the addition of a bit of bread or grain this cheap food could be stretched to feed a hungry family.

The All Time Best Classic Meatloaf

The All Time Best Classic Meatloaf

Classic Meatloaf
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • ¾ cup quick oatmeal
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup onion, finely diced (or grate it if your kids will freak out if they see a piece of onion)
  • 1¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine ground beef, oatmeal, milk, egg, onion, salt and pepper in a medium sized mixing bowl.
  3. Using your hand, incorporate everything into the meat. This only takes 30 seconds or so, you do not want to over mix.
  4. Transfer meat into a large loaf pan and press it down evenly into the pan.
  5. Mix ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard in a small bowl. Pour over meatloaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and drain off excess grease. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Anthony Bourdain, 61, was found unresponsive in his room Friday morning by close friend and fellow celebrity chef, Eric Ripert. Bourdain’s show Parts Unknown is currently airing its 11th season. He was working on an upcoming episode in Strasbourg, France.

Bourdain’s career revolutionised both the restaurant industry and the concept of the celebrity chef. With his brash style, devil-may-care attitude, and unfiltered point of view, he changed the way people thought about the restaurant industry, being a chef, and global food culture.

“It is one of the central ironies of my career that as soon as I got off heroin, things started getting really bad. High on dope, I was — prior to Gino’s — at least, a chef, well paid, much liked by crew and floor and owners alike. Stabilised on methadone, I became nearly unemployable by polite society,” Bourdain wrote in Kitchen Confidential.

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Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.


May I please have the attention of the class, today’s topic is Yams and sweet potatoes Are Not the same thing.  OK so now that we got that out of the way.  Can anyone tell the rest of the class why there not the same. Well I will you why there not even related.  

Sweet potatoes are a starchy tuber native to the Americas that is distantly related to a potato. Sweet potatoes in the US come in two varieties: one with a creamy, white interior and the other with an orange interior.  

Yams, on the other hand, are a tuber native to the tropical regions of Africa and Asia. They generally have darker, bark-like skin on the outside and vary in colour on the inside from creamy white to purple. They contain no starch.

One of the biggest reasons so many Americans are confused about yams and sweet potatoes is because most grocery stores are actually mislabelling potatoes as yams. Although yams are grown around the world in a variety of climates, your best bet for finding one in the United States is to visit a farmer’s market or an international market. Most major grocery stores are simply passing off of a variety of sweet potato as a yam to make a quick buck.

Beat the Summer Heat with Crock Pot Cooking


When the weather outside warms up, the kitchen can be a terrible place to be. There are many things you can do however, when it comes to cooking a nice home made meal that doesn’t require traditional stove top or oven cooking. Learn to utilise some of the lesser heat producing equipment in your kitchen, such as the crock pot, in order to truly beat the summer heat and keep your cool while preparing a nice hot meal for friends and family.

So, how does crock pot cooking really help beat the heat? Simply put, the crock pot in and of itself puts off far less heat when cooking than an oven or stove top. This is the first and possibly the best reason to utilise the crock pot in your summer meal planning. You should also consider the fact that by not heating the house by using your stove top or oven you are also preventing your air conditioning (or other cooling methods) from working overtime in order to compensate for the additional heat that other cooking methods introduce.



470 Crock Pot Recipes

Want to beat the summer heat or find your favourite Comfort food, well this cookbook has it all with 470 Crock Pot Recipes to choose from.


This makes crock pot cooking a win-win situation as the costs involved in operating a crock pot are far less than the costs involved in operating a stove or oven in general. Whether electric or gas, your stove and oven are often serious energy hogs. Add to that the fact that you are not raising the temperature in your home by traditional means of cooking and you are using even less electricity.

Unfortunately for most, the general consensus has been that crock pots were meant for Comfort Foods and Hearty Winter Meals. The truth is that the crock pot should be one of your best loved and most often utilised cooking methods if you can manage it. When it comes to cooking with a crock pot, the options are almost limitless. Almost anything that can be baked can be made in the crock pot and many, many more wonderful and enticing meals and treats as well.

Benefits of Crock Pot Cooking

In addition to the cost benefits mentioned above when it comes to crock pot cooking there are many other benefits that are well worth mentioning. First of all, the bulk of the work involved in crock pot cooking takes place early in the day when you are refreshed rather than at the end of a hectic work or play day. This means that you are less likely to forget an ingredient or make other mistakes that often occur as we hurriedly prepare a dinner when we are exhausted from the activities of our day.

Second, many great crock pot recipes include the vegetables that insure we are getting the nutrients we need. So often, when preparing a meal at the last minute, vegetables and other side dishes are left out in flavor of expedience. Crock pot cooking in many instances is a meal in one dish.

Another great reason to use a crock pot for your summertime cooking is the ease of clean up. Unlike pots and pans, most crock pot meals are made in one dish. This means that there will not be mountains of dishes to be either hand washed or loaded into the dishwasher afterwards. You can spend less time cleaning just as you spent less time slaving over a hot stove. Oh wait! Make that no time slaving over a hot stove. Once clean up is complete you can get back to enjoying the sun set, chasing the lightening bugs with your little ones, or waiting for the first star.

While there will never be a one size fits all best cooking method, crock pot cooking comes very close. If you have a crock pot collecting dust somewhere in the back of your pantry it is time to get it out, dust if off, and dig up some great summertime crock pot cooking recipes.


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300 Outstanding Dip Recipes

Chips, Raw Veggies, Chicken Wings, there are just some foods that scream out for dip. In 300 Outstanding Dip Recipes you will find dips for almost every kind of food that you can think about dipping. From Ambrosia Dip to Zesty Zuchinni Dip, there’s a dip for every taste and occasion. Here are just a few of the delicious dips you will find inside: Ambrosia Fruit Dip Anchovy Olive Dip B-L-T Dip Baba Ganouj (Tangy Eggplant Dip) Classic Pace Con Queso Dip Delicious Dip Famous Crab Dip Hacienda Dip Hearty Party Dip Pepperoni Pizza Dip Seven Layer Fiesta Dip Banana Bread Dip Bean Dip A La Dr. Pepper Byron’s Famous Killer Cheese Dip Delightful Dip Drunken Tuna Dip Hickory-Smoked Cheese Dip Horseradish Dip Chicago-Style Hotter Than Heck Horseradish Dip Rich And Creamy Refried Bean Dip Splendiferous Guacamole Dip Tangy Blue Cheese Dip Zesty Italian Zucchini Dip Carlos & Charlie’s Tuna Dip Dairy Delicious Dip 7-Layer Taco Dip Berry Delite Fruit Dip Cincinnati Beer-Cheese Dip Three-Layer Deck-The-Halls Dip Wagonwheel Layered Dip No gathering is complete without dip. Now you can be the hit of the next gathering with one of the awesome dip recipes you will find inside 300 Outstanding Dip Recipes.



Be A Grill Master

Is grilling a mystery to you? Do your steaks turn out either rare or burnt and tough as shoe leather? Then you need Be A Grillmaster! If your idea of grilling is to light the coals (and hope they stay lit) and throw the food on (hoping it cooks), then you need this book. Grilling is a learned art just like any cooking method and Be A Grillmaster will teach you that art in a concise and easy to follow manner. No time wasting fluff, just straight-forward, this is how to do it information. This is what you will find inside: The Basics Of Grilling Covers what you need to know before you can even hope to become a grillmaster. Building The Fire The first step in successful grilling is knowing how to build the fire. This chapter will teach you the different types of fires and how to build them. Cooking The Food Now that you know how to build the fire and how to tell what temperature your coals are at, you need to know how to cook the food. This chapter gives you the tips you need on proper cooking. Beyond The Basics Direct And Indirect Methods Of Grilling In this chapter you will learn how and when to use these two methods of grilling. Searing-The Secret To The Perfect Steak Learning the correct way to sear food on the grill will have everyone at your next gathering calling you the “grillmaster” Rubs-Enhancing The Flavor Of Your Meats Teaches you the proper way to add flavor enhancing rubs. Appetizers On The Grill Think grilling is a lonely and thankless job. Try making appetizers on the grill and you will have everyone gathering around and complimenting your expertise. Learning the proper methods of grilling isn’t difficult when you have the proper information. That is what Be A Grill Master will give you. So what’s it going to be, a minor investment of 11.97, or more burnt 20 dollar steaks?



The Best Baba Ghanoush

The Best Baba Ghanoushbaba ganoush
Prep time
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You can make this wonderful bread accompaniment by hand, as directed in this recipe, or simply place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to a thick puree.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 2 Cup's
  • 1 medium eggplant pricked all over with a fork
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or finely minced, and squashed with the side of a knife
  • juice of 1 lemon (2-3 tablespoons)
  • 2 inch pita wedge or half slice bread, crumbled
  • ¼ chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  1. Microwave the eggplant about 10 minutes, or until it is soft. Let cool until you can handle it comfortably.
  2. Scoop the flesh into a bowl, add the garlic, and mash with a potato masher. Add the bread and lemon juice, and continue to mash and stir the mixture until well blended.
  3. Stir in the parsley, salt, and pepper. Garnish with more parsley and serve.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 oz Calories: 327 Fat: 16.2 g Saturated fat: 2.3 g Carbohydrates: 42.9 g Sugar: 0.2 g Sodium: 349.5 mg Fiber: 7.6 g Protein: 8.2 6 Cholesterol: 0.0 mg

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away


“An apple a day keeps the doctor
away” is a common English-language proverb of Welsh origin. It espouses the Folk-Wisdom that apple consumption (or consumption of fruits and vegetables in general) has identifiable health benefits.  First recorded in the 1860’s, the proverb originated in Wales, The original wording of the saying was “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” The current phrasing, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, began usage at the end of the 19th century.

A report entitled “Association Between Apple Consumption and Physician Visits: Appealing the Conventional Wisdom That an Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” It’s based on actual national nutrition data collected from nearly 8,400 men and women — 753 of whom ate an apple a day — and follows rigorous study methods.  Disappointingly, the study concludes, “Evidence does not support that an apple a day keeps the doctor away; however, the small fraction of adults who eat an apple a day do appear to use fewer prescription medications.”

Apple Joke

Apples also follow kindergarten rules, since they play nicely with other healthy foods.  Combine a healthy carb with a Healthy Fat and Protein by spreading peanut butter on an apple, Low fat cheese also goes well with apple. Apples are great in salads and salsas, too. One of the odd things about this proverb is that it means exactly what it says, Apples are good for you. That may be why ‘an apple a day’ is popular. You can take it at face value.

Apples are extremely rich in important Antioxidants, Flavanoids, and Dietary fibre. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. This article provides a nutritional profile of the fruit and its possible health benefits.


Links On The Apple Tree


Making Some Adjustments

Hey been making some adjustment on the Straight Outta My Kitchen Site.  Been working on updating the recipes started using the Easy Recipe Plugin. So when you come and visit make sure to visit the recipe box, all recipe that I’ve posted are there.  Beside’s the recipes I’ve been tinkering around and making adjustments as I go.  Also make sure to go and check out The Chef’s Kitchen and check out the little write up on Marco Pierre White.


Well that is all for now hope everyone has a great Monday.







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