OCfoodies's Blog – November 2008 Archive (14)

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum


1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar, sifted

1 pound light brown sugar, packed

1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened


In a large bowl cream the butter and the sugars together until smooth. Add the softened ice cream and mix until a creamy consistency is obtained. Transfer this to a freezer container with a tight fitting lid. Place in the freezer for up… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 30, 2008 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Egg Nog Recipes

From Scratch Egg Nog


12 jumbo egg yolks

1 pound granulated sugar

1 quart whole milk

1 quart heavy cream, lightly whipped

1 liter spiced rum

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Beat yolks in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar. Beat until mixture thickens. Stir in milk and rum. Pour into a large punch bowl and chill for 3-4 hours.

Fold in whip cream before serving. Garnish with freshly… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 30, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

For the Gamer and the foodie - Nintendo Launches Personal Trainer: Cooking for Nintendo DS

Interactive Cooking Title is the First of Nintendo’s New Personal Trainer Series

A new software title for Nintendo DS™ turns the world’s best-selling portable video game system into an interactive cooking coach, complete with tasty recipes and video demos. Personal Trainer™: Cooking for Nintendo DS contains more than 240 dishes from dozens of countries around the world. The DS Chef, a friendly electronic cooking instructor, walks users through each step to make sure every… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 24, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pick a Perfectly Pleasing Pumpkin Pie Recipe at FoodNetwork.com

If you’re craving pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving – and who isn’t? – FoodNetwork.com is your one-stop recipe destination. With dozens of pumpkin pie inspired recipes, FoodNetwork.com is sure to have what you need to perfect your Thanksgiving feast with a warm and cozy taste of home.

One of the site’s crowning jewels is this year’s most popular pumpkin… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 21, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Organic To Go Teams with Jamba, Inc. to Provide Organic Grab & Go at Jamba Juice Locations in Washington and Southern California

Nation’s First USDA Certified Organic Fast Casual Café Offers Jamba Customers its Organic Fare

Organic To Go the nation’s first fast-casual café chain to be certified as an organic retailer by the USDA, today announced that it has partnered with Jamba, Inc., the parent company of Jamba Juice, to provide its organic and natural food offerings at Jamba Juice locations in Los Angeles and Orange County, California and Bellevue, Washington.

“There are many synergies… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 21, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Stirred Not Shaken!

Stirred Not Shaken!

And the classic dry martini cocktail is always made with gin

The world’s most popular secret agent is mistaken; you should never, ever order a cocktail “shaken not stirred.” He may have a license to kill but that doesn’t make him an expert on killer martini cocktails, says BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Master Mixologist, James Moreland.

“The best dry martini cocktails are always stirred not shaken,” says Moreland. “Shaking compromises the… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 19, 2008 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Cold Stone Creamery’s iMix America Contest Begins Its Final Round

Social networking competition heats up with 20 bright Generation Y students remaining

The third and final round of Cold Stone Creamery’s interactive iMix America contest is now underway, and the remaining 20 finalists are polishing their social networking skills as they continue to promote their ice cream creations and secure a win for the $30,000 in prizes.

With all votes wiped clean at the end of each elimination bracket, only 20 of the most tech-savvy competitors… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 18, 2008 at 11:02am — No Comments

“Fans” of Papa John’s on the social networking site will receive a free medium pizza with any online pizza order

As the first national pizza chain to offer online and text message ordering, Papa John’s continues to explore the digital frontier for ways to make ordering a pizza more convenient and enticing than ever before. This time around, Papa John’s is looking to Facebook – the wildly popular social networking site that boasts more than 120 million active users worldwide – and giving free pizzas to their most technology savvy brand ambassadors.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 17 – just ahead of… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 17, 2008 at 12:14pm — No Comments

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants Launches NEW Website, Bringing its Restaurant Experience Home

I think this is BRILLIANT!! I love anything you can order online and have delivered right to your door. This is just in time for the Holiday's, perfect.

At the “McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Market” fresh seafood is only a day away

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc., today announced the launch of its e-commerce website, “McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Market” (http://Shop.McCormickandSchmicks.com), which… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 14, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

FoodNetwork.com’s Thanksgiving Stuffing and Dressing Recipes Cater to Classic and Contemporary Tastebuds

Whether you’re looking for traditional stuffing recipes like your Mom made or innovative new versions, FoodNetwork.com has stuffing recipes to help create the perfect Thanksgiving celebration.

Boasting dozens of savory Thanksgiving stuffing and dressing recipes from favorite Food Network chefs, along with stuffing and dressing cooking and serving… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 12, 2008 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Oberweis Dairy Launches First-Ever Ice Cream Treat Delivery Program in St. Louis – “Order a Sundae and Have it Delivered” Why doesn't Orange County have this!!!!

Oberweis Dairy Launches First-Ever Ice Cream Treat Delivery Program in St. Louis – “Order a Sundae and Have it Delivered”

I am sharing this with you to prove life is not fair. Ice-Cream Sunday Delivery OMG my dream come true!

But it's not in OC, it's in St. Louis...UGH

Oberweis Dairy announces the launch of its Treat Delivery Program in the greater metropolitan St. Louis market, allowing consumers to order anything… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 12, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Starbucks Takes Next Step in Putting Money Back In Loyal Customers’ Wallets

Customers Already Clamoring for New Gold Card That Saves Them 10 Percent on Purchases

Starbucks took the next step in helping ease the pressure on customers’ pocketbooks with the introduction this month of Starbucks Gold. The program is the next evolution of Starbucks Card Rewards and was designed with Starbucks best customers in mind. For an annual membership of $25, Starbucks Gold customers receive a Gold Card that gives them 10 percent off most everyday purchases at participating… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 12, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Five Tips from Good Earth for the Perfect Eco-Thanksgiving

‘Green Guru’ and Bestselling Author Sophie Uliano Shows How Easy ‘Green’ Thanksgivings Can Be

Hosting an organic Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean serving brown rice and tofu stuffed turkey. In fact, it’s easy to turn your traditional meal into a healthy, chemical and pesticide free tasty feast. Many Americans will be going green this Thanksgiving. In fact, according to the Organic Trade Association organic poultry sales, like turkey, are forecasted as the fastest growing… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 10, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie Shakes Return to Jack in the Box® Restaurants

Ready or not, the holiday season is practically upon us. Fortunately, for all you grinches out there who aren't quite ready to stuff the turkey and deck the halls, Jack in the Box® restaurants has just the thing to help you ease into the season – Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie shakes.

Made with real ice cream, Jack’s Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie shakes have become much-anticipated holiday treats since their introductions in 2000 and 2004, respectively.

"Our Egg Nog and Pumpkin Pie… Continue

Added by OCfoodies on November 3, 2008 at 1:36pm — No Comments

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