Delicious recipes, dips, and snacks from Kraft Philly for the Holidays.
From a BBQ Bacon Dip to a No Bake Fruit Smoothie Cheesecake….
Delicious recipes, dips, and snacks from Kraft Philly for the Holidays.
From a BBQ Bacon Dip to a No Bake Fruit Smoothie Cheesecake….
Philadelphia Classic Cheesecake Recipe
This rich, creamy, and delicious cheesecake is an American classic. Perfect plain, this cheesecake is also super simple to dress up with fruit, chocolate, nuts, whipped cream, or other cheesecake toppings.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total time: 5 hours, 45 minutes
You can top this delicious cheesecake with fresh fruit, chocolate, whipped cream, nuts, or other toppings before serving or enjoy its simple goodness by serving it plain.
Spicy Jalapeño and Bacon Flatbread Recipe
This tasty flatbread features the spicy goodness of Philadelphia Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread. Super simple and surprisingly quick to prepare, it’s sure to be a real crowd-pleaser.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 32 minutes
For an added twist, substitute fresh or canned pineapple (cubed) in place of the cherry tomatoes, or in addition to them. This tasty flatbread is great accompanied by a fresh green salad or your favorite vegetable side dish.
Kitchen Confidential is an American television sitcom based on Anthony Bourdain’s memoir about food, drugs and working in the kitchens of top restaurants. It is a single camera comedy.
Jack Bourdain, played by Bradley Cooper, had it all but that all changed after one wild night. Four years later, he only has a great girlfriend and an average job working in her restaurant as an aide in Pizza Chain Kitchen. But, when Pino Lugeria contacts him to become Head Chef of his famous restaurant, Nolita, Jack knows this is an offer he cannot refuse. To further back up the offer, his girlfriend tells him he cannot afford to pass up an opportunity like this.
He then recruits his old friends, Seth Richman (Nicholas Brandon) the pastry chef, Teddy Wong (John Cho), the seafood Chef and Steven (Owain Yeoman) who is his sous-chef. Not everything is perfect, given that the previous wait staff, particularly Mimi (Bonnie Somerville), believe he will run the restaurant into the ground. But Pino, and everyone, will be witnessing if he is capable of steering clear of his old ways.
Anthony Bourdain said Cooking a fish whole can be immensely rewarding:
“Take one fish – a red snapper, striped bass, or dorade – have your fish guy remove gills, guts and scales and wash in cold water. Rub inside and out with kosher salt and crushed black pepper. Jam a clove of garlic, a slice of lemon and a few sprigs of fresh herb – say, rosemary and thyme – into the cavity where the guts used to be. Place on a lightly oiled pan or foil and throw the fish into a very hot oven. Roast till crispy and cooked through. Drizzle a little basil oil over the plate – you know, the stuff you made with your blender and put in your new plastic squeeze bottle? – sprinkle with chiffonaded parsley, garnish with basil… See?”
Why don’t you Bake some Dorade fish for your valentine and make him feel special.
Enjoy the delicious baked fish with your valentine. White Wine would go great with this dish.
The Trip is a British comedy film, stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in what might be a documentary, a mock-doc or a loosely jointed fictional road trip that follows the two comedians as they traipse through northern England, eating at some of the best restaurants the country has to offer.
In an attempt to impress his American girlfriend, Mischa, actor Steve Coogan accepts a commission from the Sunday newspaper, The Observer, to undertake a tour of leading restaurants in the north of England for a column in their monthly food magazine. However, when Mischa insists that they take a break from their relationship and returns to America, Coogan is obliged to search for another companion. After finding that other friends are “busy”, he decides to invite his former colleague, Rob Brydon, with whom he shares an uneasily competitive relationship. In the course of the trip, they eat a series of gourmet meals and visit sites linked to the Romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth, Coogan has casual sex with a couple of women working at their hotels, and the two men indulge in various forms of one-upmanship, including exchanging impersonations of famous actors such as Anthony Hopkins, Sean Connery and most notably Michael Caine. At the end of the trip, Brydon returns to a nondescript suburban home and his evidently loving wife and child, while Coogan comes back to a glamorous but lonely riverside apartment: the closing shots show him staring broodingly out of the window. In the end he calls back his agent to reject a deal for the lead role in a US drama in order to remain close with his family.
American Cuisine (Cuisine américaine) is a French Movie. After a conflict with an officer, Loren Collins got fired from the US Navy, where he was learning to be a Chef. Too poor to pay for cooking studies he went to Dijon and got hired by Louis Boyer, the bad tempered owner of a prestigious restaurant.
French-born, UCLA-trained screenwriter Jean-Yves Pitoun made his directorial debut with this French comedy in which self-taught cook Lorenzo, aka Loren (Jason Lee) is discharged from the U.S. Navy after hitting a superior who accused him of serving “sissy food” to the Admiral’s guests. Back in Brooklyn, Loren works at his Italian-Irish family’s pizza parlor and then heads for France to study with his idol, chef Louis Boyer (Eddy Mitchell). After the death of his wife, Boyer raised his daughter Gabrielle (Irene Jacob), now a successful restaurant architect engaged to physician Vincent (Thibault de Montalembert). Gabrielle and Loren compare recipes and finally choose romance from their menu, while Boyer begins to cave in from the stress of tax problems, restaurant critics, and police seeking illegal foreign workers. Jason Lee learned French in order to do the French dialogue version. In the English-language version, actors speak French but switch to English when Lee is onscreen.
Movie speaks about pizza parlor so let’s check out pizza but something different! Yes I am talking about a healthy pizza recipe for your kids.
Mostly Martha is a German romantic comedy drama film about a workaholic chef who is forced to adjust to major changes in her personal and professional life that are beyond her control.
Sandra Nettelbeck spins this gentle drama about how a child’s presence can change the lives of the most shy and career-minded of adults. Martha (Martina Gedeck) is the chef of a popular Hamburg eatery who fusses and obsesses over each dish before it leaves the kitchen. The demands of her job and her natural shyness keep her from breaking out of her routine to meet new people. When her sister suddenly dies in a car accident, Martha adopts Lina, her eight-year-old niece. Martha’s life soon completely changes — not only must she adjust herself to new parental role, but she must help Lina deal with her grief over the loss of her mother. Martha gets unexpected help from Mario, Martha’s hunky new sous chef, who is not only a whiz on the chopping block but knows sundry magic tricks and jokes to keep Lina’s spirits afloat. Just as Martha starts to grow attached to the girl, however, the possibility of Lina returning to the custody of her father arises. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.
Mostly Martha likes to provide viewers with a certain degree of cooking instruction. For example, this is how chef Martha would prepare a certain special dish: “I love to serve them [pigeons] roasted. It gives them a more robust taste. A wonderful side dish would be ravioli with boletus, truffles, and wild mushrooms or chanterelles depending on the season. But you need a good pigeon. It must be meaty or it’ll dry out. You could also cook them in a pig’s bladder, in Madeira, cognac, and port. It keeps the pigeon well protected and juicy. Serve it with tagliatelle with spring onions, truffles and glazed shallots in a delicate thyme sauce. Truffles are perfect for any pigeon dish because the delicate pigeon flavor…. A wonderful starter would be a crayfish and mussels….” Although Lina tosses the truffles in the trash because of the smell, informed cooks and diners know what a special flavor just a tiny slice of truffle can add to a dish.
Let’s try the easy recipe of Roasted Pigeon, you can also use lamb or chicken in place of pigeon.
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic fantasy film that shows the story of an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands.
Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands opens as an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp). Edward has all the essential ingredients for today’s standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely and cursed with some very heavy metal for hands. He is eventually taken in by Peg Boggs (Dianne Weist), an Avon lady who takes pity on him after seeing his bleak existence. Edward, in spite of his inherent ability to slay anyone he comes across, is a gentle soul whose only wish is to be loved. His impromptu family has, at best, a limited understanding of Edward, but he finds himself drawn to Peg’s weary but sympathetic daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder), who is dating Jim (Anthony Michael Hall), the neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, Edward finds himself a local celebrity after the town realizes that his talents include creative hedge trimming and an unrivaled ability to cut hair. His so-called friends are proven fair-weather when Edward is accused of a crime, after which his only supporters are Peg and Kim.
Dinner scene: When Peg invites Edward over for dinner, he struggles throughout the meal — having scissors for hands makes eating more than a little difficult. He fails to lift the silverware and can’t quite pick up his food, but the blades finally come in handy when he needs to butter his bread.
Let’s enjoy Chicken, Zucchini, and Ricotta Sandwich while watching this interesting movie. Even Peg can eat this with scissors for hands.
1 Mix zucchini and salt in medium bowl. Transfer to colander; set over bowl. Let stand 15 minutes to drain liquid from zucchini. Rinse and drain zucchini. Squeeze zucchini to remove liquid.
2 Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and sauté 2 minutes. Remove pan to a bowl, cool slightly. Add ricotta, Parmesan and lemon peel to zucchini. Stir to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3 Preheat broiler. Arrange bread pieces cut side up on baking sheet. Broil bread just until lightly toasted. Spread ricotta mixture generously over 8 focaccia pieces. Broil until ricotta mixture is heated through and beginning to brown in spots, about 4 minutes.
4 Top 4 bread pieces with tomato slices, then with chicken slices, dividing equally. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with remaining 4 bread pieces, ricotta-mixture side down. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half and serve.
Meet the Parents is an American comedy records a series of unfortunate events that befall a good-hearted but miserable male nurse while visiting his girlfriend’s parents.
Ben Stiller plays a young man who endures a disastrous weekend at the home of his girlfriend’s parents. Greg Focker (Stiller) is completely in love with Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), and views their upcoming trip to her parents’ house on Long Island (where her sister is to be married during the weekend) as a perfect opportunity to ask her to marry him. Once Greg is introduced to Pam’s parents, however, things stampede steadily downhill. Pam’s father, Jack (Robert De Niro), takes an instant and obvious dislike to his daughter’s boyfriend, lambasting him for his job as a nurse and generally making Greg painfully aware of the differences between him and Pam’s family. Where Greg is grubby, relatively unambitious, and Jewish, Pam comes from a long line of well-mannered, blue-blooded WASPs. Things go from bad to worse in less time than it takes to spin a dreidel, with Greg incurring the wrath of both Pam’s father — who, it turns out, worked for the CIA for 34 years — and the rest of her family, and almost single-handedly destroying their house and the wedding in the process.
Jewish characters at mealtime are explained as part of the broader movement started in the 1960s where filmmakers started producing work that explored the “Jewish self-definition.” The dinner table becomes an arena where Jewish characters are often and most pointedly put into “conflicts with their ethnic and sexual selves.” In this scene, Greg attempts to recite a prayer by improvising and, in doing so, launches into a recital of the song “Day by Day” from Act I of Godspell. This scene focuses on the establishment of the cultural distance between the Jewish Greg and the Christian Byrnes. The social gap is further widened next morning at breakfast when Greg is the last person to arrive at the breakfast table; he shows up to breakfast wearing pajamas while everyone else is fully clothed. Here Greg is shown as the only person eating a bagel, which is a clear signifier of Jewishness.
Awkward food scene: Gaylord Focker is definitely feeling the pressure during a dinner with his soon-to-be in-laws. When Jack, a former CIA agent, starts a serious interrogation, Gaylord bursts out with an awkward announcement: “I can milk anything with nipples.”
Bagel is one food that Greg loves to eat, let’s see the recipe best for breakfast or brunch:
Do you remember the song: “I got two pickles, I got two pickles, I got two pickles, hey, hey, hey, hey.” Yes, famous song sequence from “The Little Rascals”, comedy film centered around the adventures of a group of neighborhood children.
“The He-Man ‘Womun’ Haters Club” is a club of local school-aged boys, all of whom refuse to play with girls. The boys are entering their go-cart, the “Blur.” Spanky wants to win the race, since his favorite race car driver, A.J. Ferguson, will award first prize. Alfalfa, club member and best friend of president Spanky, is selected to drive the Blur in the race.
However, when the announcement is made, Alfalfa is nowhere to be found. The boys catch Alfalfa in the company of Darla — “a girl!” Alfalfa isn’t like his friends because he’s in love with Darla, and unfortunately threatens the very existence of their “boys only” club. The club’s members try their hardest to break the two apart. Darla is mistakenly led to believe Alfalfa feels ashamed of her, so she turns her attentions to Waldo, the new rich kid whose father is an oil tycoon. Prior to race day, Spanky and Alfalfa reconcile and decide to ride in the two-seat go-kart together.
Meanwhile Butch and Woim are trying to steal the gang’s prized go-cart for the big derb coming up. Once Spanky discover that the Blur has been stolen, he gets into a fight with Alfalfa, and the two end their friendship. Later, after some prodding from Stymie, the two reconcile.
Finally The boys manage to build a new go-cart in time for the race, after a heated race, the He-Man Woman Haters win the race, much to the chagrin of Waldo, Butch, and Woim. When being awarded their trophy and prize money, Spanky meets A.J. Ferguson, who turns out to be a woman. Though Spanky himself does not mind it, his opinion about females stubbornly has not officially changed, though the rest of the club members except Spanky gain girlfriends after the race. Finally, Spanky gives in to his now girl-loving friends, and “Women Welcome” is added to the new clubhouse.
Coming back to the pickle song, let’s enjoy some tempting pickle recipe.
You can enjoy the flavor and beautiful colors of carrot and spices throughout the year with almost anything.
Elf is an American Christmas comedy movie, about a man (Will Ferrell) raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole is sent to the America in search of his true identity.
Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he’s not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob
Buddy the Elf is all about the four major food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and maple syrup — his favorite spaghetti topping.
Interesting food scene: Family dinner, when Will Ferrell drinks an entire liter of Coke and then proceeds to pour maple syrup all over his spaghetti dinner. When asked, “You like sugar, huh?” Buddy innocently responds, “Is there sugar in syrup?” According to Buddy, “Elves stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”
Let’s check out the most famous ELF’s spaghetti pie
Total time: 45 minutes
Serves 6-8 people or 1 hungry elf
Optional: after removing from the oven, top with candy, candy canes, candy corn, or more syrup, and serve alongside the world’s best cup of coffee.