October 2010 Roundup

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Meta, Monthly Roundup, Recipes

In savory recipes, Thanksgiving Meatballs with Pan Dripping Gravy from A Boston Food Diary, Wisconsin Cheese Risotto with Peas and Nueske’s Bacon from A Duo of Chefs, Soft Pretzels (Bretzen) from A Feast for the Eyes, Eggs Havana from A Pookie Pantry, Corned Beef Hash and Sweet and Sour Pork Balls from a taste of savoie, Roasted Garlic Soup from A Veggie Venture, Beer Cheese Fondue from A Year of Slow Cooking, Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Jalapeno Poppers from Adventures in Food, Kartoffelpuffer (German Potato Pancakes) from Almost Bourdain, Leaky Cauldron Soup from Amy’s Table, Columbian Arepas with Cheese (Arepas con Queso) from Andrea Meyers, Braised Red Cabbage with Cider & Apples from Angie’s Recipes, Spicy Bolly-gnese from Anne’s Food, Jalapeno Popper Dip from Annie’s Eats, Confit Pork Belly from Antics of a Cycling Cook, Three Ways with Beetroot Gnocchi from Around Britain with a Paunch, Buffalo Boneless Wings…And Ranch from The Beans Blog, Moo Shu Pork from Belzy’s Kitchen, Easy Orange Chicken from Better Than Burgers, Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Root Vegetables and Thyme from Big Flavors Flavors From a Tiny Kitchen, Balsamic Mushrooms from Biscuits and Such, Pasta Pie and Wild Salmon with Pearl Couscous, Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Lemon Oregano Oil from Bite Me New England, Tart and Tangy Meatballs from Butter My Kitchen, Garlic Oil and Sea Salt Focaccia from ButterYum, Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs and Aioli from Capital Cooking with Lauren DeSantis, Pot Roast Pasta from Champaign Taste, Mom’s Legendary Meatballs in Gravy from The Changeable Table, Monster Nachos from Cheeky Kitchen, Grilled Coriander & Lime Chicken from Cherry on a Cake, Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs from Chewing the Fat, Chinese Crisp-Roasted Pork from The Clayton’s Blog, Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes topped with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms, Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict, Wild Mushroom Pasta with Truffles and Roast Turkey Cuban Sandwich from Closet Cooking, Mom’s New England Clam Chowder from The Comfort of Cooking, Bucatini with Turkey Meatballs from Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once, The Best Spinach Dip Recipe on the Planet from Cook & Be Merry, Sun-Dried Tomato and Lobster Mushroom Risotto from Cook. Vegan. Lover., Greek Zucchini Cakes from Cooking for My Peace of Mind, Outrageous Garlic Soup from Cooking For Seven, Steak & Onion Pizza with Cheddar Cheese and Garlic Cream Sauce from The Cooking Photographer, Stromboli from Cooking Rut, Creamy Eggplant Soup from Deliciously Organic, Bacon Kimchi Fried Rice from Dishing Up Delights, Baked Gnocchi Mac & Cheese from Eating, Etc., Symon’s Crab Tater Tots on a Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette from Eats Well With Others, Rarebit Jacket Potatoes from The English Kitchen, Chicken with Cider and Bacon Sauce from Fake Ginger, 17 Bean and Barley Soup from Fallon’s Cucina, Cheesy Dirty Rice Beer Bread from Fat Johnny’s Front Porch, Pizza Muffins from Finding Joy in My Kitchen, Wild Boar and Venison Chili with Black Beans and Goat Cheese Crema from Food Renegade, Cedar Plank Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze from Food-G, Turkey Meatloaf Muffins topped with Spinach and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes from For the Love of Cooking, Browned Butter Orzo from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, Sausage and Butternut Squash Hash with Baked Eggs and Crab Tater Tots from Got No Milk, Roasted Beet Salad from Having Fun in the Kitchen!, Paneer Butter Masala from Home Cook’s Recipes, Croquetas with Blue Cheese and Jamon Serrano from Hungry Sofia, Fried Grouper with Sweet and Sour Sauce from I Can Do That!, Braciole (Stuffed Beef Rolls in Tomato Sauce) from JBug’s Kitchen Antics, Roasted Butternut Squash Salad from La Tavola Marche, Italian Spinach Pie from Lemons & Love, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chili from Lexie’s Kitchen, Beef Burgundy from Little Bit of Everything, Michael Symon’s Mom’s Lasagna from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies, Fried Green Tomato BLTs from Love and Olive Oil, Clean Eating Beef Stroganoff from Loves to Eat, Tuscan Minestrone Soup from Lynda’s Recipe Box, Clean Eating Brie and Crab Pizza and Clean Eating Pizza Dough from Lynsey Lou’s, Asian Orzo from Mary Ellen’s Cooking Creations, Skillet Beef Stew from Meals for Real, Baked Eggs with Chanterelles and Caramelized Onions from Mon Appetit, Cheddar Ale Dip from Mrs. Regueiro’s Plate, Red Wine Risotto with Pan-Fried Shiitake Mushrooms from My Easy Cooking, 4 Packet Roast from My Name is Snickerdoodle, Kefta (Meatball Tajine with Tomato and Eggs) from My Year on the Grill, Wild Mushroom and Garlic Chicken from Our Italian Table, Chicken Normandy from Palmabella’s Passions, Inside Out Pork Dumplings from Pink of Perfection, Beef Sauerbraten with Red Cabbage and Pretzel Dumplings from Serious Eats, German Pork Burgers from Simply Recipes, Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites and Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos from Simply Scratch, Chicken and Dumplings from The Kitchn, and Zucchini Carbonara from ZOE.

In sweet recipes, Apple Puff-Up Pancake (Dutch Baby) from A Feast for the Eyes, Apple Crepes with Calvados Butter from All Our Fingers in the Pie, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Arils and Drizzled Honey from All That Splatters, Salted Caramels from An Edible Mosaic, Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing from An Opera Singer in the Kitchen, Almond Joy Cookies from April’s Home Cooking, Swedish Pancakes (Pannkakor) from Arctic Garden Studio, Perfect Ten Apple Cider Pound Cake from Auntie E’s Kitchen, Sweet & Salty Brownies from Bake at 350, Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes from The Baking Beauties, Toasted Coconut Glazed Crullers from Baking Bites, Butterscotch Pots de Creme from Bay Area Bites, Sweet Potato & Maple Pecan Bread Pudding from Bentobloggy, Pumpkin Flan from Bitchin’ Camero, Swedish Pancakes from The Bitten Word, Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel from Brown Eyed Baker, Honeycrisp Apple and Vanilla Crumble from ButterYum, Apple and Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding from Citrus and Candy, Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from Closet Cooking, Sea Salt Caramel Candy from The Comfort of Cooking, Pumpkin Spice Scones with Maple Pumpkin Glaze from Cook Like a Champion, Oatmeal Pancakes from Cooking for Comfort, Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking in Stilettos, Bread Machine Jam Rolls from The Cooking Photographer, Microwave Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal and Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes from The Craving Chronicles, Turtle Caramel Corn from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody, Sweet Potato Pudding Cake from Culinary in the Country, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from Deliciously Organic, Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats from The Double Dipped Life, Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars with Ovaltine and Milk Chocolate Bavarian Cream from Eat, Show and Tell, Bacon Brittle with Maple, Brown Sugar and Cranberries from Fab Frugal Food, Butterscotch Brulee Pie and Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Family Kitchen, Apple Spice Bundt with Caramel Sauce from The Food Librarian, Orange Julius Recipe from Get Cooking, Banana Beignets from Get Off Your Butt and Bake!, Pumpkin Spiced Crepes with Pumpkin Butter and Pumpkin Butter from Gina’s Skinny Recipes, Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Gotta Little Space, Concord Grape Sorbet from Lottie + Doof, Cannoli Cupcakes from Loves to Eat, Sweet Potato Pie Fudge from Maple n’ Cornbread, and Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese from Sherry Starts Cooking.

LITTLE BOY’S BLUES CHILD LABOR LAWS ARE KEEPING AN 8-YEAR-OLD GUITAR PRODIGY FROM JAMMING IN NIGHTCLUBS.(LOCAL)

The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) August 13, 2008 Byline: CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press ELKHORN — When Tallan “T-Man” Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. “I turned around to my dad and said, ‘That’s exactly what I want to do.’ ” Three years and countless hours of practicing later, 8-year-old Tallan is a blues guitar prodigy. He’s played in bars and clubs, including the House of Blues in Chicago, and even jammed with Les Paul and Jackson Browne. He has a summer of festivals scheduled and has drawn interest from venues worldwide.

And what, you might ask, would a kid not even in the third grade have the blues about? The state of Wisconsin for one, and some possibly jealous older musicians for another.

When Tallan’s father read him the state’s letter saying he couldn’t play clubs anymore (he can still play festivals), the boy’s response – like his music – seemed beyond his years.

“He goes, ‘It’s not how many times you get knocked down but it’s how many times you get back up and go forward,’ Carl Latz said his son told him. “And I told him that’s exactly what this is all about and if nothing else, this letter just taught you a life lesson.” The lesson can be stiff: Each day he performs, the employer can be fined $25 to $1,000 and the parent from $10 to $250. website child labor laws

Jennifer Ortiz of the state Equal Rights Division said her agency has a responsibility to enforce the law once it becomes aware of a violation.

“Well, the law prohibits it, and the Legislature enacted the laws to protect the health, safety and welfare of all children.” Latz, who also is Tallan’s manager, has asked a legislator for help changing the law but it’s unclear whether any action will be taken.

Backlash against T-Man Latz received the letter a few days before Tallan was to perform at Lil Downtown Lounge in suburban Milwaukee, where club co-owner Michelle Boche said the boy always packed the place when he sat in with other musicians.

Latz claims that two weeks before getting the letter he overheard local blues guitarist Jammin’ Jimmy, whose real name is James Kemeny, say Tallan shouldn’t be in a bar and he was going to turn him in.

Kemeny, who’s been playing for 44 years, denied bad-mouthing Tallan.

“It seems totally unbelievable that somebody would even go to that extreme to send a letter to somebody, let alone looking to find something about child labor laws,” Kemeny said. site child labor laws

Boche said she has received backlash from musicians and area bar owners because she supports Tallan. Some have tried to take patrons away, she said. Some even called in fake incidents to police, causing them to look for guns or underage drinkers, she said.

“If my doors close and I never open again and this boy becomes successful, then I will be the happiest person in the world,” she said.

Tallan’s agent, Sharon Pomaville, said she received a threatening letter June 2 warning her to stop booking the boy. She thinks he’s a local musician and believes he’s harmless. Deputies came to her house, but she didn’t want to pursue the case.

Greg Koch, 42, an internationally known guitarist and clinician for Fender Musical Instruments, called the backlash despicable.

He said most 8-year-olds don’t have the strength or attention span to pursue guitar or can’t endure the calluses.

“It’s strange that a kid at this age would glean onto this particular kind of music and show the intensity and kind of the ability to function as kind of 8-year-old blues guy,” he said.

Drawing inspiration Brad Tolinski, editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine, said child guitar prodigies are rare, with one emerging perhaps every four or five years.

“It would be unusual to find an 8-year-old who can play Joe Satriani licks,” he said.

Carl Latz said there’s no explanation for Tallan’s blues connection other than he seems to have an old soul.

“I’ve had more people tell me, they say, ‘It’s a kid’s body but it has a 70-year-old dude inside,’ ” Carl Latz said.

Tallan, whose heroes are Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, has 13 guitars and endorsements from at least nine companies to use their equipment. He can read music but plays mostly from memory.

He has two bands – one with veterans called T-Man’s Blues Project and another with 16-and-younger bandmates called Tallan “The T-Man” Latz and the Young Guns. He also sings and plays drums, harmonica, bass and piano.

Tallan said he likes to play guitar to “put smiles on people’s faces” when they are having a bad day.

“It sounds awesome,” he said. “I think it’s so much you can do on the guitar.” He knows 30 to 40 songs and someday hopes to write his own. It was his idea to start playing in public.

“He drags me around,” his dad said. “I don’t drag him around.” Tallan said the problems he’s faced have done nothing to dampen his ambition to be a blues rock star when he grows up.

Just the opposite, in fact.

“Because I got more inspiration, I got more sadness in me,” Tallan said. “I’m just feelin’ it.” CAPTION(S):

MORRY GASH – Associated Press Tallan “T-Man” Latz performs Monday at Summerfest in Milwaukee. A blues guitar prodigy, the 8-year-old has played in bars and clubs, including the House of Blues in Chicago, and even jammed with Les Paul and Jackson Browne.

But the state of Wisconsin says Tallan cannot play in taverns and nightclubs here because of state child labor laws.

Putting on his best blues face, guitar prodigy Tallan “T-Man” Latz jams at Summerfest in Milwaukee Monday. Latz, now 8, began playing when he was five after seeing Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV and vowing to his father,

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