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FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread (March 10, 2012)
FreeRepublic Cooks | March 10, 2012 | libertarian27

Posted on 03/10/2012 11:31:36 AM PST by libertarian27

Welcome to the 14th installment of the FReeper Weekly Recipe Thread for 2012.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or three- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!

Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.

(All 2011 FReeper Recipes are on my profile page as an Online Cookbook Thread Link)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Hobbies; Reference
KEYWORDS: cookery; cooking; food; recipes; weeklyrecipethread
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1 posted on 03/10/2012 11:31:42 AM PST by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27; FrdmLvr; TN4Liberty; Daisyjane69; HungarianGypsy; SouthDixie; illiac; EQAndyBuzz; ...

Ping to the Weekly Recipe Thread:

Recap of recipes from last week (March 3rd)

Cakes _ Post#` 13 _ Chocolate Cake

Dessert _ Post#` 12 _ Super Simple Apple Dumplings

Marinades, Sauces _ Post#` 11 _ Kimchi Dakgalbi-Meat Marinade

Muffins _ Post#` 14 _ Beakfast Muffin in a Cup

Pancakes _ Post#` 10 _ Dutch Pancake

Pork _ Post#` 09 _ Hazelnut Crusted Pork Tenderloins

Potatoes _ Post#` 19 _ Three Cheese Potato Gratin

Soup & Stews _ Post#` 04 _ Pork Tenderloin & Sweet Potato Stew

Vegetables _ Post#` 05 _ Edible Flowers
Vegetables _ Post#` 03 _ Shrimp Cole Slaw
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2853990/posts?page=22#22


2 posted on 03/10/2012 11:33:46 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

Just as a matter of curiosity, do left-wing forums ever have things like this recipe thread, or the weekley gardening thread, or anything fun? Since I never go to one I wouldn’t know.


3 posted on 03/10/2012 11:44:08 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: libertarian27

Yum Yum!!!!


4 posted on 03/10/2012 12:01:32 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: squarebarb

Probably not......the left’s idea of fun is whining about the right! They have no interests beyond navel gazing.


5 posted on 03/10/2012 12:03:21 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: libertarian27

Southern 3 Bean Salad

1 16 oz. can cut green beans, drained
1 16 oz. can cut yellow beans, drained
1 16 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4-1/2 cup sliced purple onion
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Dump beans in colander and rinse, drain well. Combine beans, green pepper, and sliced onion. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl, whisk together then pour over bean mixture. Toss well and chill for at least 4 hours. Store in refrigerator.

Serves 10 to 12.

* Note, I usually double the recipe because it’s even better leftover. It lasts well for up to 5-7 days covered tightly in the refrigerator.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 12:07:07 PM PST by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: squarebarb

You made me go over to DU and look....:(
Nope, they do have group forums for off-socialist stuff and one there for cooking but no one has posted in that area for months.


7 posted on 03/10/2012 12:09:14 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

This is such an easy and very delicious recipe for those of us who LOVE key lime pie!


Key Lime Pie

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust (or a regular pie crust, if you prefer)
3 cups sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup Key lime juice (not everyone has Key limes available, but regular limes will do. Fresh-squeezed, strained is best)
1 tablespoon fine-grated lime zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest. Mix well and pour into graham cracker crust.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tiny pinhole bubbles burst on the surface of pie. DO NOT BROWN! Chill pie thoroughly before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 12:18:17 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: libertarian27

I was over at Church earlier, setting the Altar for the morning, and discovered no one was signed up for “coffee hour” so I’m going to hit up my tried and true roll ups.

Cranberry & Feta, Onion & cheese, Blue cheese and nuts, and cream cheese and lox. All use flour tortillas. Burrito size are quicker and make bigger rolls, but any size will do. I’m going to be using fajita size (little ones) because I forgot to buy the larger ones when I was picking up cheese.

Cranberry & Feta:
8oz cream cheese (room temperature)
4-6oz crumbled feta (room temp)
6oz bag dried cranberries(chopped)

Cream the cheeses in a mixer or food processor and mix in cranberries. spread on tortillas and roll tight. wrap in saran and refrigerate or freeze (will keep for 3 months in freezer.) 15 minutes before serving unwrap and slice.

Blue Cheese & nuts
8oz cream cheese (room temp)
4oz crumbled blue cheese (room temp)
4 oz chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
Chopped apple (optional)

Same as above

Cream Cheese & Lox
8oz cream cheese (room temp)
3-4tbs sour cream
3-4oz smoked salmon/lox (chopped)
1-2 TBS of capers (drained & chopped if large)
chopped scallion(optional)
1-2tsp lemon juice

Same as above

Cheese and onion
3 large onions - chopped
1 stick butter
8oz cream cheese - cut in pieces
6-8oz shredded swiss cheese

Put onions and butter in frying pan and saute for about 20 minutes until they are limp, but not burned. Stir in cheeses until melted. Spread on tortillas and roll tightly. Wrap in saran and refrigerate overnight.
To serve: Preheat oven to 375. Grease baking sheet. Cut rolls into 1 inch slices. Place upright on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.


9 posted on 03/10/2012 12:24:17 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz
You will please send ALL, say again ALL, leftover cream cheese/lox rollups to SAJ, c/o FreeRepublic!

Superyum!

10 posted on 03/10/2012 12:43:47 PM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ

So sorry, SAJ. My 13yo daughter has already claimed them. Bless her heart, if I tell her I will be making them she is willing to help out making all the other ones. If I’m not making those, I’m on my own. needless to say, I usually include them!!!!


11 posted on 03/10/2012 1:05:08 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: libertarian27

thanks for looking. they didn’t strike me as people who could let go of the negativity long enough to enjoy recipes or gardening.
I wish we still had the kitty thread. the horse thread is gone too.

well if I weren’t so lazy I should re-start one or the other myself.


12 posted on 03/10/2012 1:09:07 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: libertarian27

tweaked another recipe and made this a couple weeks ago and was waiting to post it. It has a nice flavor and is rather light, not heavy like most loaf quick breads. I didn’t add pecans but they’d be good in it. One of those larger cans of sweet potatoes would make double the recipe. This is a keeper.

Sweet Potato Bread

2 C canned sweet potatoes, mashed
2/3 C juice from the canned sweet potatoes
2 C sugar
1/2 C oil
3 eggs
3 1/2 C flour
2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 C chopped pecans (optional)

Pour into 1 sprayed large loaf pan or 2 smaller ones. Bake at 350 for 55 minutes or until done.

It keeps for several days in the frige wrapped.


13 posted on 03/10/2012 1:13:05 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Gabz

Those sound awesome!

The Cheese and Onion one especially, anything with a stick of butter in it - I’m all over it! and I love Swiss!

They all look pretty easy and wicked tasty for party foods - love the variations.


14 posted on 03/10/2012 1:16:26 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: WXRGina

Where can you get Key lime juice?


15 posted on 03/10/2012 1:16:39 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: Gabz

I don’t know if I’ve posted this but here’s a

Ham Roll Up

diced ham (use either leftover cooked ham or luncheon slices)
diced spring onions (the tops make it prettier but you could just use regular onions)
cream cheese, room temperature
flour tortillas

Stir first three ingredients together. Spread onto tortillas and roll up. Refridgerate. Slice into pinwheels.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 1:22:55 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: libertarian27
Hiya, Lib27! Haven't seen many Lenten dishes, so here's one with a little twist in flavours.

Espaguetis para la Cuaresma (Spaghetti for Lent, Panamanian-style).

1 lb thin spaghetti
6 oz button mushrooms, roughly chopped
6 oz medium black olives, pitted and sliced
4 large eggs
(optional) 4 large cloves fresh garlic, well chopped
2 TBSP capers (surfine or nonpareil size)
4 TBSP butter
2 TBSP e-v olive oil
1 tsp dried rosemary
1-2 tsps dried thyme
ground red pepper, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste
Worcestershire sauce (salsa ingles), to taste

Put 4-5 quarts water into large pot or saucepan. Add 2 TBSP fresh ground black pepper (NOT salt) to water, stir well and bring to boil.

In 2-quart saucepan, add butter, olive oil, mushrooms, chopped garlic if used, capers and rosemary. Mix well with spoon and bring to a light simmer, just melting the butter, and stirring gently every minute or two.

In a large bowl, put eggs, black olives, Worcestershire (I like about 2 TBSPs, btw) and thyme. Whisk well to mix and set aside.

When water boils, add spaghetti. When water returns to a boil, cook for 7-8 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn up the heat on the butter/oil/mushroom pan so that the butter/oil mix is just short of boiling.

When spaghetti is done, AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN, 1) drain spaghetti in colander (or, a VERY CLEAN tennis racket works great for speed!), 2) add spaghetti to egg/thyme bowl, 3) add butter/oil/mushroom mix to egg/thyme bowl.

Sprinkle a little ground red pepper and ground black pepper as you like into the bowl, toss thoroughly but quickly with tongs until well mixed and the pasta is shiny all through.

If you fancy ground Parmesan, sprinkle on generously.

Serve IMMEDIATELY. The pasta WILL cool off more quickly than you imagine. For health paranoiacs (about raw eggs), don't fret -- the hot pasta and hot oil/butter will cook the eggs very nicely, same principle as carbonara but without the bacon oil.

If the recipe seems "too oily" to your taste, feel free to use less, but do keep in mind the mushrooms will absorb quite a lot of the oil/butter.

Please note that there is NO salt added to this dish. The only salt present comes from the Worcestershire, olives and capers. If you prefer more salt, I would recommend adding seasoned salt to taste to the cold egg/thyme bowl before adding the pasta.

Bon appetit!

17 posted on 03/10/2012 1:28:24 PM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: IM2MAD; WXRGina

I usually use a brand called Nellie & Joe’s — it’s in a yellowish bottle and is available in the grocery store, Walmart, some liquor stores carry it, or you can get it online.


18 posted on 03/10/2012 1:29:11 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Gabz
Aw, RATZ! Well, can't blame a guy for tryin'.

;^)

19 posted on 03/10/2012 1:29:53 PM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

That’s the brand I use also. Nellie & Joes’s Key Lime Juice. I want to go out and get the ingredients to make one now!


20 posted on 03/10/2012 1:43:04 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: WXRGina
Gina --

Here's the trick to get "key lime" juice when one hasn't any key limes.

Use Persian (regular) limes, juice them, and add lemon juice, in a ratio of 1 part lemon juice per 4 (or 5, to taste) parts lime juice. I generally add the lemon juice in stages, a bit at a time, stirring and tasting until the mixture is sufficiently tart. Works VERY well, I'll guarantee it.

Don't buy that ridiculously expensive bottled key lime juice, sheesh!

21 posted on 03/10/2012 1:47:31 PM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: SAJ

Hey, thank you, SAJ! That’s valuable information!


22 posted on 03/10/2012 1:50:50 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: IM2MAD

Besides the answers you’ve already seen, see SAJ’s excellent tip in comment #21.

In my pie, I have just used regular limes I find in the produce section of the grocery store, but SAJ’s “key lime juice” recipe would likely make it even better.


23 posted on 03/10/2012 1:53:05 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: libertarian27

I debated whether to post this because it is so long, but decided to do it in two posts. I’m posting the first non-recipe part because to me, knowing where a recipe comes from and what it means to the cook who used to or currently makes it adds to the food …. taste, mood, atmosphere …. whatever, it adds.

By way of further explanation, my folks are elderly (79 & 89). Dad has survived a cardiac arrest and has CHF so every single day is a “bonus” day with him. Both folks grew up on farms & both grannies were wonderful cooks. The last couple of weeks, the folks and I have been reminiscing about good food, good times, family no longer with us, and wonderful memories - this has been a great source of joy to all of us. I’ve been cooking quite a few of the recipes and I love it when my dad or mom’s face just ‘lights up’ when they get a dish that their mom used to make.

So, here goes …. and I apologize for such long posts.

My Granny’s North Carolina Brunswick Stew

My mom’s parents made their living and raised their 5 kids on a farm in North Carolina. They grew cantaloupes, cotton, tobacco, and corn. They also ran a dairy, had chickens, hogs, a very large German Shepherd guard dog named Rolf and lots of kitties running around the barn. Granny had a large “kitchen” garden for the family and she spent many hours in a hot kitchen on summer days, canning vegetables and fruit for the winter months. She was an outstanding cook – plain and simple fare, but we all loved visiting and eating at her house.

Once a year, Granny and Granddad would make a Brunswick Stew. It was made in a large black kettle, over a real wood fire, in the back yard. The women prepared the ingredients and the men did the stirring. Mom remembers peeling & cutting up buckets of potatoes. I can still remember standing around the fire while the men stirred and talked, the large wooden paddle swirling the contents of the kettle around and around. It was a magical time for a little kid … the making of the stew.

And then, there was the eating. Nothing, until this week, has ever come close to tasting like the Brunswick Stew out of that big black kettle. Back in those times, a store-bought white bread, with its soft texture, was a treat ….. and so was a Pepsi …. and that is what accompanied a bowl of Granny’s Brunswick Stew. (Note – since you will not be bound by the constraints of childhood memories and traditions, you may want to have corn bread with this stew – it’s wonderful).

Mom has always been on the ‘lookout’ for Brunswick Stew that comes close to the stew made on the farm. There is a well-known brand that comes in a can and it used to be, that doctored heavily with added spice and veggies, it would barely pass muster in an emergency ‘gotta-have-some-stew’ attack – recently, the quality has decreased to the point that it’s not even worth doctoring up. The small town fire departments in the area of the old farm also make stew in black kettles to sell as fund raisers, but now they use a gas fire ….. and the ‘recipe’ just isn’t the same as Granny’s …. similar, but not the same. Lately, the quality of these stews has become a disappointment as well.

So, in the quest for a passable Brunswick Stew, this past week we took Granny’s recipe and using a spreadsheet, broke the ingredients down to proportions that would fit in crock pots (you need two). We made the first batch (later made a 2nd) and let it cook in the crock pots for 20 hours. It smelled like stew, it looked like stew, and finally ….. it tasted really, really close to Granny’s black kettle Brunswick Stew. Nothing will ever match her stew, but this is pretty darn close. Mom is happy and she is the official taste tester and quality control inspector. We broke out the white (wheat) bread and the Diet-Rite Colas (no Pepsi) … and dished up the bowls of stew ….. and took a memory and taste trip back to the farm!

So … here’s the recipe (next post) ….. made (almost) the way Granny made it, in smaller proportions and in crock pots.


24 posted on 03/10/2012 1:55:59 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: All

My Granny’s North Carolina Brunswick Stew

Crock pots: two, 6-7 quarts each (each will be about ¾ full of stew)

Ingredients:

1-1/2 lbs of chicken (we used chicken breasts)
1-1/2 lbs of stew beef (bought it already cut up for stew)
1 onion (medium to large), diced
2-1/2 lbs of potatoes, peeled and diced fairly small (red potatoes are what we used)
60 ounces of canned tomatoes - we used 2 (28 oz) cans of diced tomatoes & ½ cup of crushed tomatoes (you could leave this ½ cup out or just use more diced tomatoes & probably be ok)
2 (15 oz) cans of (small) lima beans (drained)
2 (15 oz) cans of corn (drained)
32 oz. chicken stock
2 Tablespoons + 1 Tablespoon of sugar (or to taste)
2 Teaspoons of ground black pepper (or to taste)
2 Teaspoons of salt (or to taste)
¼ cup of butter (4 Tablespoons)
Optional: 4-6 shakes of Tabasco sauce, Texas Pete or whatever you like (or to taste)

Directions:

The beef/chicken can be fresh or frozen. Put the stew beef and chicken breasts in a large pot, add two cups of water and boil it all until the chicken is very tender. The stew beef will still be tough at this point, although it will be totally cooked through. Dice up the chicken meat and split the chicken meat and stew beef between the two crock pots . Take the juice left over in the pot and split that between the crock pots as well.

Peel and dice the potatoes & put half in each crock pot.

Peel & dice the onion and put half in each crock pot.

Drain and put 1 can of corn and 1 can of lima beans in each crock pots.

Put a can of diced tomatoes (undrained) in each crock pot.

Put 1/4 cup of crushed tomatoes in each crock pot.

Add two cups of chicken stock to each crock pot.

Put 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt & 1 teaspoon black pepper in each crock pot.

Add 2 Tablespoons butter (¼ stick) to each crock pot. (Note: don’t leave this out – I skimped on it in batch #1 & mom immediately said ‘something is not right’. Just as butter ‘finishes’ a sauce & gives it a rich, good ‘mouth feel’, the butter has the same effect on the stew, plus I think it helps keep the stew from sticking/burning to the sides of the crock pot)

Stir all to combine.

Turn crock pots on high for 1-2 hours until stew is really cooking, then turn crock pots down to the next setting (medium or low - however your crock pot works).

Let the stew cook for at least 20 hours total. Stir occasionally and add chicken broth if the stew gets too thick and looks like it needs more liquid to avoid burning (it will probably get a dark ring around the edges). Of course, you can cook it for a much shorter time, but you won’t have anything near a real Brunswick Stew. This long, slow cooking is critical to the taste and texture of the stew.

After 20 hours, take a potato masher and mash the stew until the meat is broken up and at least half or more of the potatoes are mashed. The stew will be somewhat thick yet still have some chunky vegetables.

To do the final seasoning adjustment, we combined the stew from both crock pots in the bottom half of a roasting pan and adjusted the seasoning for the batch as a whole.

Taste test the stew – add the 3rd tablespoon of sugar if you think you need it and the Tabasco or hot sauce (if you like some heat). Thin the stew with some chicken stock if it is too thick for your liking. Note: my mom is going for a particular taste remembered from childhood …. to stew batch #2, in addition to the seasonings mentioned in the ingredients, she added another teaspoon of black pepper, another teaspoon of sugar and we used a salt shaker to lightly sprinkle on a little salt (maybe an 1/8 of a teaspoon?) before she liked the final product. Since you are not trying to get to a ‘memory taste’, just season (or not) until you like the result.

COOL the stew within two hours & refrigerate or freeze. We set the roasting pan in a large cooler on top of 5lbs. of ice that was dumped in it. We stirred the stew every ½ hour. After one hour (two stirrings), the stew was cool – we let it go one more half hour & it was a bit ‘chilled’ and ready to put into smaller containers for eating over the next couple of days and/or freezing (it freezes well).

This makes about 5-6 quarts of stew.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 2:00:05 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: libertarian27

They are awesome! I’ve played with this recipe so many ways from Saturday it’s not even funny. The original recipe called for 1/2 stick of butter, but to me that is not enough to really get caramelized onions and that’s the way I like them. It works just as well with cheddar or the mexi-blend shredded cheese you can get in the store. whatever you have on hand.

the blue cheese one I made up with just what I had on hand one day and the cranberry ones are great wrapped in the red (tomato?) wraps. I even tinted the cheese pink in those for a friend to take to a “pink party.”

They are all easy, but fair warning, it can get tedious spreading and rolling them - which is why I seek out the teenage slave labor to help!!!!


26 posted on 03/10/2012 2:22:52 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: bgill

If you hadn’t posted it before, I’m glad you did now!!! I do believe I will be adding that suggestion to my repetoire! Thanks.


27 posted on 03/10/2012 2:29:38 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SAJ

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm - that sounds wonderful!


28 posted on 03/10/2012 2:34:12 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SAJ

Nope, can’t blame ya a bit!

But I hope you understand my logic :)


29 posted on 03/10/2012 3:00:45 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: SAJ

WOW!!! Cool!!!! Thank yo for that info!


30 posted on 03/10/2012 3:02:38 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: MissMagnolia

Wow, just wow! I love the story about the recipe more than the recipe itself, but that is just me - I’m not a fan of poultry/beef mixtures. But thank you so much for sharing the history of the recipe.


31 posted on 03/10/2012 3:11:36 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

It just so happens that my wife is making roll ups for tomorrows study group. They were a hit when she made them once before. Hers has

Cream cheese 1 1/2 pkgs
Green onion
Black olives
Red bell peppers
Green olives
Dry ranch dressing mix


32 posted on 03/10/2012 3:30:15 PM PST by rightly_dividing (You cannot put a gun rack in a Volt !)
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To: Gabz

You’re welcome. BTW, I think you could leave out the beef and double the chicken and the stew would be quite good ... just call it Chicken Brunswick Stew!

As kids, we were SO lucky to have grandparents that lived on farms. Mom’s parents were on a more traditional farm with all the animals. Dad’s folks were spread between 3 farms and the ‘home place’, although it had a kitchen garden, was mainly used for pasture.

It used to “kill” my NC grandparents’ routine when we would be visiting. They would be up at 5 to milk the cows and get all the morning chores done. As kids, we loved collecting eggs, watching Granny squirting kitties in the face with milk as she hand-milked 3 or 4 cows for their own use (the rest were milked with machines in the dairy). Granddaddy was German, didn’t have a lot of patience and the cows weren’t used to us .... so when they saw us watching in the dairy, they would start backing up in the doorway, afraid to come in. We would try to hide, but that just made it worse .... then we looked (to them) like we were going to ambush them!

Granny & granddad would do their best to be very, very quiet in the morning & to sneak out for chores without waking up ‘us kids’ ..... it hardly if ever worked. Granny would give us a homemade cinnamon roll and make us some oatmeal .... the milk was from the cows she milked and unpasturized, kept in a mason jar in the fridge. I have never been able to duplicate that oatmeal - it was just incredible. Then, we were off to follow them around on the chores - even though we made things hard for them, they always let us participate and watch & never complained (but the cows who wouldn’t go into the milking parlor definitely got yelled at in German!).

As I said before, we kids were so very lucky to have a chance to see how it was to live life on a real farm and to have some great adventures.


33 posted on 03/10/2012 3:46:05 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: rightly_dividing

YUM!

I’ve got all mine mixed, now I just have to get up the gumption to start spreading and rolling!


34 posted on 03/10/2012 3:56:39 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: MissMagnolia

What wonderful memories you have!!!!!!

I grew up in NYC, so I don’t have that type memories.

We now live in the country and this afternoon my daughter and I went down the road to a neighbor who has lots of animals. I get my eggs from him, and my husband and I had been there last night for a party last night. They told us that shortly after I left Thursday afternoon one of their llamas had a baby and I already had seen the new piglets. 13 year old girls just LOVE baby animals. (so do 51year old moms) We had a blast over there becuase they also have new goats, including some kids, and a whole mess of chicks and ducklings!!!


35 posted on 03/10/2012 4:40:49 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: squarebarb; Slings and Arrows

Slings has a wonderful kitty thread....


36 posted on 03/10/2012 5:39:55 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: libertarian27; All; MissMagnolia
Everybody! Thanks to a post by MissMagnolia over on the gardening thread I have found a program that will allow me to save FReeper recipes I might want to try someday. I just do a copy and paste it in the new program called RedNotebook.

Quote from: MissMagnolia "You can post pictures and links. It is SEARCHABLE ….. there is a ‘word cloud’ so you can click on a word, but I use the ‘tags’ extensively that they allow you to set up. For instance, I have a tag called “Gardening”. If I put ‘Gardening’ in the search box, it will pull up every entry made under that tag, in date order. Today, I have had two entries, both about the new camellias we bought. I can look at the date list under ‘Gardening’ and see exactly when we got those camellias. I can also just search under the word ‘camellia’ and every time I used that word, the entry will show up."

I have just started using it this morning and have (copied&paste) saved a couple of recipes from last week thread. Here is a screen shot of the program:

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The center area is where you enter comments into your Journal, you can have as many Journals as you want (cooking, gardening, projects, hobbies) about anything you would want to have a searchable journal for. The right side is for your Tags and the left side is a calendar that shows the entry date below the calendar is a search box and below that is a word cloud click on a word and it will bring up all your entries that contain that word.

Thought some of you might like to try it. It is FREE.

Download the freeware for RedNotebook from here.

At the top of the RedNotebook page if you click on Screenshots it will bring up a demonstration video (it is hard to follow because the commenter moves fast through the demo.)

This is a screenshot from the RedNotebook web page showing an inserted picture and some statistics.


37 posted on 03/11/2012 7:13:27 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

So ..... you really, really like it? :-) This just makes my day!


38 posted on 03/11/2012 7:19:00 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Red_Devil 232

BTW, don’t know how you are setting up your ‘tags’, but you could have something like ‘Recipes - Vegetables’ & then tag all of your vegetable side dish recipes (for example) with that tag. A recipe could also have multiple tags ..... ‘Recipes - Casseroles’, ‘Recipes - Super Simple’, Recipes - Favorites (Tried and True), etc. I am assuming that you are doing the recipes in a multi-use journal (recipes, gardening, etc.)

If you set up a separate journal on RedNotebook JUST for recipes, you could leave the ‘recipes’ off the tag and just have ‘Vegetables’ or something like that. You may find if you go this simple route, that you need to make the tag ‘Vegetables Tag’ or something other word added like that ....otherwise, every time you search for your ‘Vegetables’ tag, it will pull up every instance of the use of the word ‘vegetable’, in addition to the list of Recipes under that tag. I learned this lesson the hard way when I listed all of my hikes under the tag ‘Hikes’. I had to change it to ‘Hike Tag’ - then I got only a date-order listing of all my hikes.


39 posted on 03/11/2012 7:29:36 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

Yes I really do! I am going to make another Journal for web sites I visit and I am interested in saving the page for reference later - Just save it as a link in the Journal with a little description. Easier to search a topic/word and find the page again. How to videos on gardening and recipes and many other topics. Better than my long list of Bookmarks. Neat little program.


40 posted on 03/11/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MissMagnolia

Thanks for those tips! I will put them to use!


41 posted on 03/11/2012 7:42:19 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Some other little simple ‘tricks’ (that you may or may not have already discovered) ... to get the name of the ‘tag’ exactly as it is so the ‘search’ will be accurate (especially since it makes a difference if the name is more than one word and you have spaces in the name), I pull up the ‘Add Tag’ box, copy the name of the tag I want, cancel out of the Add Tag box & paste the name into my ‘search’ field. Works like a charm.

Also, when you pull up your tag box, you don’t have to use the ‘down arrow’ to go through your tags to find the one you want. Just use the little ‘scroll’ wheel thingy on your mouse to scroll through them. Since the Add Tag box pulls up with the first tag highlighted, you can immediately scroll. :-)


42 posted on 03/11/2012 7:53:23 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Gabz
Speaking of lox and logic:

Baron Rothschild had a stable hand who was irresponsible with his earnings, and whose family was, as a result, always in dire financial straits. The Baron had a soft spot for the stable hand's wife and son, so he called the hand in one day and gave him 5 gold marks with which to buy food and pay off his debts.

The Baron also sent another man to follow the hand around. The second man, after a couple of days reported back to Rothschild that the stable hand had gone straight to the butcher shop and spent the entire 5 marks on lox.

The Baron called in the stable hand again.

"You rascal! You lout! I have learned that, instead of paying off your bills, you spent the entire 5 marks buying lox! What kind of behaviour is that, eh, sir?"

The hand replied, "But, Baron, when I have no money, I cannot buy lox. Now you tell me that when I **have** money, I cannot buy lox. So tell me, Baron, when **can** I buy lox?"

Rothschild's reply is not recorded.

;^)

43 posted on 03/11/2012 10:44:15 AM PDT by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: libertarian27; All

Lemon Apricot Tea Bread

Just pulled this out of the oven an hour ago - it is really good and I’m making another one to give as a little anniversary present tomorrow:

http://www.relish.com/recipes/lemon-apricot-tea-bread/


44 posted on 03/11/2012 12:36:08 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: SAJ

That is hysterical!!!!


45 posted on 03/11/2012 12:50:47 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: libertarian27; All

Oh boy .... link at the bottom.

EASY RHUBARB RECIPES:
Rhubarb Crunch Recipe
Rhubarb Streusel Pie Recipe
Rhubarb Pie Recipe
Rhubarb Pork Chops Recipe
Frosted Rhubarb Cookie Recipe
Cherry Rhubarb Jam Recipe
Rhubarb Pizza Recipe
Rhubarb Dessert Recipe
Rhubarb Roly Poly Recipe
Blueberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
Rhubarb Cream Pie Recipe
Sour Cream Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Read more: http://www.grit.com/food/recipes/easy-rhubarb-recipes-zmrz12maznem.aspx#ixzz1oqUIgylz


46 posted on 03/11/2012 2:23:43 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: libertarian27

Thanks for all your hard work in indexing all the recipes.
I had made up a recipe in my head a few months ago, and couldn’t remember exactly what I’d put in it...

Lucky for me, you, in all your awesomeness enabled me to find it via the recipe indexes you compile.

Thanks you a million times...


47 posted on 03/12/2012 8:24:21 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: sockmonkey

Thanks!

I pretty much stopped writing recipes down - anytime I want to make something from here I look it up on that 2011 Recipe thread. With my new handy-dandy droid phone I just call it up in the kitchen :>)


48 posted on 03/12/2012 1:01:13 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: All

Recap of this week’s recipes:

Appetizers _ Post#` 09 _ Cream Cheese Roll-Ups (various)
Appetizers _ Post#` 15 _ Ham Roll-Up
Appetizers _ Post#` 32 _ Cream Cheese Roll-up

Breads _ Post#` 13 _ Sweet Potato Bread
Breads _ Post#` 44 _ Lemon Apricot Tea Bread

Desserts _ Post#` 46 _ Rhubarb Dessert Recipes (various)

Pasta _ Post#` 17 _ Spaghetti for Lent (Panamanian-Style)

Pies _ Post#` 08 _ Key Lime Pie

Soups & Stews _ Post#` 25 _ My Granny’s NC Brunswick Stew

Vegetables _ Post#` 06 _ Southern Three Bean Salad


49 posted on 03/17/2012 1:51:02 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Netizen

new thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2860419/posts?page=4


50 posted on 03/17/2012 2:54:43 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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