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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
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    Don't know the cause of this thread off hand...could be that it's lunchtime?

    Got any good recipes?

    I'll start off with the recipe for my chocolate chips cookies. Until today, you could not have found this recipe anywhere else except for in my head...the cookies are good! I promise!

    Oven: 375° F
    Bake time: 10-15 minutes depending on how crisp you want them after baking.
    Yield: Haven’t a clue…it ends up different every time; somewhere around 6 ½ dozen.

    4 ½ cups of flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon and a pinch more of salt
    2 cups of shortening (you can use butter, but…)
    1 ½ cups of white sugar
    1 ½ cups of Dark Brown sugar (packed)
    3 tablespoons of real vanilla (any strength)
    4 eggs

    (and a teaspoon of water if you like to add nuts)

    Dump it all into a large mixing bowl and mix it or blend it any way you see fit until it is all one homogeneous lump of cookie dough. Add a bag or two of chocolate chips…to taste. Add nuts if you like them. I don’t know how much, I don’t add them, a few cups or so, I guess…and mix that all in, too.

    My sister claims that you have to roll the darn things into balls before you put them on the cookie sheet; I don’t, so do whatever you like. I use about a heaping teaspoon’s worth of dough per cookie, usually about a dozen fit evenly spaced on one cookie sheet. Bake in your preheated oven to desired doneness, start checking the first batch in at around ten minutes and go from there (chewy cookies are just starting to turn golden brown at the bottom and the tops no longer look wet).
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    DeathBurger(tm)

    1 lb of sage roll sausage
    2 lb ground beef
    1/2 packet of Onion Soup Mix
    1/2 packet of ritz crackers, smooshed
    1/2 onion diced finely
    1 egg

    mix in bowl, make patties, cook Med-well to well. Serve on hamburger buns.

    IMO no condiments needed. (Unless you would add cheese and bacon)

    Makes a number of burgers, 8 is probably the minimum.
    • CommentAuthorKinesys
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
     (51.3)
    The BMP Sammich:

    1 hoagie bun
    Put pre-baked bacon on both sides, and then toast.
    Make a small amount of instant mashed potatoes.
    place a dollop of instant mash on the sammich.
    add a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper.

    Delish!
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      CommentAuthorxtal
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
     (51.4)
    I've got a recipe that's super easy and cheap and can be made vegan, vegetarian, or with meat.

    Xtal's Pasta Salad
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      CommentAuthorturing
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
     (51.5)
    Seeing as it is now getting into horrible-dreary-wet-snow-wintertime-bleh, here's a recipe for mulled wine, my favorite winter drink:

    1.5L(2 standard bottles) cheap* dry red wine
    3 cinnamon sticks
    10 cloves
    10 cardamom pods
    1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    1/4 tsp. allspice
    2 chopped oranges
    3 chopped apples or pears
    1/2 cup brown sugar

    In a large pot, combine all the spices with about 3 cups of water. Boil half the water away.
    Stir in the sugar, then add the wine.
    Heat it up to almost boiling, then turn the heat down low.
    Add the sliced fruit.
    Let it simmer, not quite boiling, for at least twenty minutes.
    Serve piping hot. Leave the fruit in. Wine-soaked apple slices are delicious.

    There are a million variations on this recipe. You can change the spices to suit your tastes -- some people like to include peppercorns. You can use whatever fruit you like, although you really need some citrus in there. You can add brandy or cherry liqueur to make it stronger. Some versions replace some of the water and sugar with a can of Sprite or 7up. It's not an exact science.


    * You could use the good stuff, but honestly, it's not going to matter much for this. Don't use something really horrible, but mulled wine is a great way to use up that bottle of cheap red wine you're not too keen on.
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      CommentAuthorMiss
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
     (51.6)
    For those times when the bananas are overripe and nobody wants to eat them but you do not want to throw them away:

    Easy Banana Bread

    3-4 bananas, mashed. That's mashed, not pureed. You want a decent amount of chunky bits.
    1.5 cups plain flour.
    1 cup sugar. I like to use the organic stuff that comes in a similar grain size to white sugar.
    1/3 cup melted butter.
    1 egg, beaten.
    1 tsp vanilla essence.
    1 tsp baking soda.
    A pinch of salt.
    Optional: About 1-2 handfuls (depends on size of hand/desired amount) of walnuts, roughly chopped.

    Preheat oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon (please clean if used for spanking), mix the butter into the mashed banana. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and stir in. Add walnuts and flour last (it helps to do this .5 cup at a time) and mix.
    Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf tin. Bake for 1 hour (or just use the skewer test - gooey skewer = not done). Cool on a rack, but keep the cake in the tin. Slice & serve. Cold and buttered is nice, plain is nice, warm with vanilla ice-cream is pretty good too.

    Tip: Please do not use an electrical mixer, unless you have no arms. Yes, it does make a difference to the final product.
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    "With a wooden spoon (please clean if used for spanking)"

    hahahahaha
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      CommentAuthorTacoHugsPHD
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
     (51.8)
    spoon!
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.9)
    mmmmm...not distracted...not distracted...

    Cccccccccccccchili....um, Chili, anyone have any good Chili recipes?
    • CommentAuthorKinesys
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.10)
    I don't have a good chili recipe, but i do have a recomendation, If you are eating chili, make yourself a batch of Peanut butter sammiches to eat with the the chili. PB sammich and chili go together very well. It's one of those weird combinations of flavors that you wouldn't think go together.
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.11)
    You're right, I'd have never thought of the combination. I'll give it a try when I make Chili next week. I always serve it with cheddar cheese, sour cream and corn bread.
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.12)
    The tuna fried cajun with cheese sandwich.

    Ingredients:
    can of tuna fish
    A handful of french fries
    blackend cajun seasoning
    motzarella cheese
    bread
    butter
    1 tbs of oil.

    First you'll need to toss the french fries and tuna into the oiled up frying pan, with a dash of the cajun seasoning on top of it (your preference). You fry these until they're golden brown, and while you're doing this, butter up your bread and place the cheese in the middle. When the tuna and fries are nice and brown, scoop them up onto the bread and place back into the pan to fry. Now this will only take a few moments, make sure the sandwich is golden brown and the cheese is finely melted, then place on plate and eat. I like ketchup on mine.
    • CommentAuthorKinesys
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.13)
    ~Kim: mmm. Cornbread...

    Ain't nothing wrong with THAT!
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      CommentAuthorIsenMike
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.14)
    Here's my chili recipe. I won a college cooking competition with it. Enjoy!
    • CommentAuthorbiglig
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.15)
    Texas Red Chilli
    Get some beef and chop it into cubes. Yes, you are not using minced/ground beef. There aren't going to be any kidney beans or tomatoes either.
    Brown it fast in small batches, so you seal in all the juices: set aside.
    Cook some chopped onions until they are translucent.
    Add some garlic.
    Put the meat back.
    Add some liquid (tea made from oregano is what I use but acceptable alternatives are decent beer, coffee or even water)
    Add chilli in whichever form you prefer. See the quote at the end for a guide to quantities.
    Bring to the boil.
    Cook with lid on for 30 minutes.
    Taste, season.
    Add chocolate if feeling South American.
    Add more chilli because you were a coward before.
    Cook slowly for anything up to an hour and three quarters.
    Serve.

    "It can only truly be Texas red if it walks the thin line just this side of indigestibility: Damning the mouth that eats it and defying the stomach to digest it, the ingredients are hardly willing to lie in the same pot together." - John Thorne, Simple Cooking
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007 edited
     (51.16)
    Ooooh! I'll bet that fried cajun w/ cheese sandwich would be good made with alligator meat...

    I've had chili with chocolate/cocoa in it and have come to the conclusion that it's an acquired taste I haven't acquired yet...as for beer or stout in chili, I have not tried that yet. Sounds good...just not so sure the stout would make it into the chili.

    hehehehe...this would be me.
    Add more chilli because you were a coward before.
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      CommentAuthorIsenMike
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.17)
    just not so sure the stout would make it into the chili

    Well yeah, it should go without saying that you'll need about twice as much beer as you actually need, if you know what I mean ;)
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (51.18)
    never had alligator meat. That dish pretty much came into being while I was hungry one day and couldn't find anything to eat except tuna and french fries with shredded mozzarella.
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    We need some pics of some of these!

    Not much of a recipe, but here's something I saw a few weeks ago:

    Using McDonalds’ As Pizza Toppings

    Disgusting, or interesting?
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      CommentAuthorgwferguson
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007 edited
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