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Weekly Cooking Thread *recipes* July 16, 2011
FreeRepublic Cooks | July 16, 2011 | libertarian27

Posted on 07/16/2011 8:45:09 AM PDT by libertarian27

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To: texas booster

Didn’t think a recipe was needed———

Just bake two pizzas......sandwich together with a cooked burger the circumference of the pizza. Cut in wedges.

Make individual ones using the smallish Celeste pizzas as the “burger buns.”


51 posted on 07/16/2011 7:09:51 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: Liz

Glad you explained that. I did not realize that was how it was made from the pic. I had to go back up and take another look! lol


52 posted on 07/16/2011 7:13:14 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: SaraJohnson
I am one of those cooks who does not measure

I hate you, just so you know.........

j/k......

Actually I am sooo envious. I tend to be an embodiment of my profession (engineer) and meticulously measure everything.

53 posted on 07/16/2011 9:07:53 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: don-o; knittnmom

Just soften it.


54 posted on 07/16/2011 9:24:44 PM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
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To: Netizen

Not sure about the vanilla at all; I’ve never coupled it with rhubarb.

I usually stick to a bit of ginger; or maybe some cinnamon & nutmeg, with walnuts; or orange.

I used the zest & extract because I didn’t have fresh orange peel that the recipes I adapted mine from all called for.


55 posted on 07/16/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: doorgunner69
I tend to be an embodiment of my profession (engineer) and meticulously measure everything.

SHAME on you! All those precise measurements are totally useless, unless you are also compensating for the changes due to the mixing/slurrying/cooking properties of dry ingredients due to both the current relative humidity, and their age and storage conditions; and changes in cooking temperatures & times due to your current pressure altitude affecting boiling point(s).

You need to apply a set of properly calibrated correction tables to be used in conjunction with an accurate barometer & relative humidity reading, at the very least.

Or do what a lot of us do quite successfully: wing it by experienced eyeball for most things. LOL

My late FIL was an engineer; he was hardly ever allowed in the kitchen, other than for snacks or sandwiches.

56 posted on 07/16/2011 10:31:51 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I might go with the cinnamon & nutmeg with a touch of ginger. I just checked my recipe for the rhubarb crisp and while is uses cinnamon it didn’t call for vanilla, so I’ll leave it out. Thanks.


57 posted on 07/16/2011 10:37:38 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: ApplegateRanch
My late FIL was an engineer; he was hardly ever allowed in the kitchen

LOL! I do 99% of the cooking now that I am retired.....and have a mostly relaxing time doing it. Intense concentration, sure, but mostly relaxed (until I screw up).

That said, my wife knows to stay clear once the knives and pans start flashing: serious business at hand. Mebbe some day I will achieve the nonchalance of the real chef and stop being a kitchen technician...........

58 posted on 07/16/2011 10:56:11 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69
I used to tell folks that I enjoyed cooking, but if I had to do it for a living I wouldn't. The other day, while preparing my batchelor's casserole for myself, It hit me that I do cook 'for living', since I'm the only one I'm feeding with what I prepare. Oddly, I enjoy it just as much, perhaps even more. *he said, taking the last sip from his glass of Merlot*
59 posted on 07/16/2011 11:04:42 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: libertarian27
Spinach pomegranate salad

4 cups spinach
½ cup pomegranate seeds
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

In a large salad bowl, combine spinach and pomegranate seeds
Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Toss and serve

Serves 4

60 posted on 07/17/2011 2:12:01 AM PDT by Tamar1973
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To: texas booster; mowowie; A Cyrenian; ApplegateRanch

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Happy Cooking!


61 posted on 07/17/2011 7:03:49 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: doorgunner69

My sons feel the same way you do. They can’t stand it that I am not prepared to just turn over a cook book to them.

When they are home, they follow me around the kitchen and make sure I use measuring units so they can record my recipes.

This works to my advantage because I get them to stay in the kitchen with me and they tell me what to cook based on what they want to carry forward into their experience. They each have their own favorites.


62 posted on 07/17/2011 11:25:05 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: libertarian27
I found this recipe online a couple of days ago. I had a couple of cups of raw almonds (long story as to why) and was looking for a way to use them. Sweet and very spicy, do no waste on children.

Sweet and Spicy Almonds

1/4 c sugar
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1 t (or more) cayennne

1 T water
1 T honey
1 t olive oil

2-2 1/2 c raw whole almonds

Bake the almonds at 350 on a cookie sheet for about 10 minutes. Watch carefully, they burn easily.

Mix the sugar, salt and cayenne in a mixing bowl.

Add the water, honey and olive oil to a large skillet, heat on medium until bubbling.

Add the almonds and toss to coat.

Add the almonds to the salt/sugar/cayenne mixture to coat.

Cool to room temperature on a cookie sheet.

63 posted on 07/19/2011 6:56:59 PM PDT by Jean S
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Recap of this threads recipes - July 16th

Appetizer* 63 Sweet and Spicy Almonds
Dessert* 4 CHEESECAKE BRULEE
Dessert* 13 Fudgy Brownies
Dessert* 21 Bert’s Krispy Creme grilled doughnuts
Drink* 47 Texas Tumbleweeds.
Ingredient* 30 Maple Syrup Marinade
Ingredient* 43 Vanilla Paste
Ingredient* 46  rhubarb syrup
Meal* 6 Monte Cristo Hot Dog
Meal* 15 Ol’ Potty Mouth’s Ultimate Hamburger
Meal* 32 Curry Chicken Salad
Meal* 40 Paula Deen’s Deep-Fried Lasagna.
Side* 33 Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin
Side* 44 green pea salad
Side* 60 Spinach pomegranate salad


64 posted on 07/23/2011 7:05:19 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

-——Dessert* 21 Bert’s Krispy Creme grilled doughnuts——

For the record, grilled Krispy Creme’s are mostly for breakfast


65 posted on 07/23/2011 7:25:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: bert

Oops!
I’ll fix my master recipe list.

But, technically, aren’t grilled Krispy Creme doughnuts great 24 hours a day? :>)


66 posted on 07/23/2011 7:55:58 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: Netizen
Weekly Cooking Thread *Recipes* July 23rd
67 posted on 07/23/2011 9:18:55 AM PDT by Netizen
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