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FR Weekly Cooking Thread *Recipes* Sept 3, 2011
FreeRepublic Cooks | Sept 3, 2011 | libertarian27

Posted on 09/03/2011 6:28:07 AM PDT by libertarian27

Welcome to the 39th installment of the FR Weekly Cooking (Recipes) Thread.

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

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


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KEYWORDS: cooking; food; recipes; weeklycookingthread
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To: Black Agnes

I went there just now -— what a great site, Black Agnes! ! Thank you so much!


41 posted on 09/03/2011 6:17:19 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (When I grow up I'm gonna settle down/ Chew honeycomb and drive a tractor, grow things in the ground.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Thanks! I’ve used that site quite a bit this summer. When I’d walk in from the garden with a 5gal bucket of somethingorother I’d click on the appropriate link to see what I could do with all that for supper.


42 posted on 09/03/2011 6:48:31 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Liz

Thanks for the website: www.stclairicecream.com
What a fun, exciting place. I can’t wait for the holidays, I’ll order something just because it is so darn cute.


43 posted on 09/03/2011 7:51:37 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for posting that, it looks great!


44 posted on 09/03/2011 9:11:46 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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To: Fast Moving Angel
In honor of National Coffee Ice Cream Day, you can make a really easy mud pie: Fill a premade chocolate cookie pie crust with scoops of coffee ice cream,.....

That's my birthday cake (since 3rd grade) Oreo cookie crust with coffee ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce on top - the meal is always Lasagna - yes, since third grade - lol - tradition - lol - and I always get a big chunk of swiss cheese as a gift - all for ME!!! - no one else can touch it - since the 3rd grade - lol...

45 posted on 09/03/2011 11:35:03 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

lots of yummy stuff!

going out for breakfast.. get a scrambled eggs wrapped in homemade potato pancakes that I love. Only 1.4 miles away too! at a mom & pop place

Been under weather & not doing much cooking at all lately. (lazy and too hot w/o air conditioning)

thanks for everyone’s contributions.


46 posted on 09/04/2011 7:00:08 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: libertarian27

I love it ... beats the heck out of any ol’ cake!!! :-)


47 posted on 09/04/2011 12:29:12 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: ken5050

Porterhouse. New York Strip and filet mignon together for over half the price.


48 posted on 09/04/2011 5:43:39 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Utah Binger

drool...


49 posted on 09/04/2011 6:26:55 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't b: for hauling SPARE batterielieve in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: libertarian27
National Steak au Poivre Day

I guarantee I have never seen, let alone shot or butchered, a poivre.

Think I'll call Game, Fish, & Parks on Tuesday to see about getting tags....

50 posted on 09/04/2011 7:05:14 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

LOL

I looked up a recipe for ‘Poivre’ -means pepper (peppercorns)in French

Here’s a Julia Child recipe - looks yummy~~
http://homecooking.about.com/od/beefrecipes/r/blbeef77.htm


51 posted on 09/05/2011 5:36:13 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27; All

We made a really wonderful appetizer last night that I have to share with all of you! It would go very well with a steak dinner (or most any other dinner)! It is similar to a cheese fondue but much quicker and easier to make.

Baked Fontina Cheese

olive oil

1 to 1 1/2 pounds of Fontina cheese, cut into one inch cubes

4-6 cloves of fresh garlic, minced or finely sliced

a pinch each of salt, pepper

a sprinkling of your favorite fresh herbs or dried herbs (we used a pinch each of dried thyme, rosemary, and marjorum)

In a cast iron skillet, drizzle enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan so the cheese won’t stick to the pan. Throw in the chunks of cheese and sprinkle with the garlic and the seasonings. Put this in the oven on the second rack down from the top, so the cheese will brown and not get burnt spots on it as it melts. Turn on the broiler and let the cheese just melt completely and get slightly browned in places on top. This took roughly 6-10 minutes in my oven.

Serve in the skillet with lots of fresh french bread on the side. You can either dip the bread in the skillet or spoon the wonderful cheesy goodness on top of your bread.

I give everyone fair warning. This recipe is highly addictive and if you don’t have a group of people around to help you eat it, you could easily eat the whole loaf of french bread and this cheese all by yourself!

It smelled and looked so good, that my family didn’t even wait for me to finish slicing the french bread and take it to the table before digging into it. The whole skillet of melted cheese and the entire loaf of french bread were completely devoured by the family before any of it ever left the kirchen and made it to the dinner table!


52 posted on 09/05/2011 12:14:05 PM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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I bought a netted boneless pork shoulder picnic the other day and didn’t know what to do with it and found this recipe:(yummy-yummy)
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pork-Roast-Braised-with-Milk-and-Fresh-Herbs-em-Maiale-al-Latte-Em-242034

Pork Roast Braised with Milk and Fresh Herbs
(Maiale al Latte )
Gourmet | April 2008

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 (4 1/2- to 5-pound) boneless pork shoulder roast (without skin), tied
3 juniper berries, crushed
2 large rosemary sprigs
2 large sage sprigs
1 sprig fresh or 4 dried California bay leaves
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 cups whole milk

Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle.
Heat oil in a wide 5- to 6-quart ovenproof heavy pot over medium heat, lightly brown roast on all sides with juniper berries and herbs, 8 to 10 minutes total. Add garlic and sprinkle roast with sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, then cook until garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Pour wine over roast and briskly simmer until reduced by half. Pour milk over roast and bring to a bare simmer.

Cover pot and braise in oven, turning roast occasionally, until tender (milk will form curds), 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Transfer roast to a carving board and loosely cover. Strain juices through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl (discard solids), reserving pot, and skim off fat. Return juices to pot and boil until flavorful and reduced to about 2 cups. Season with sea salt and pepper. Slice roast and serve moistened with juices.

(The link has some great comments under it and I took the suggestion to cook it in a Slow Cooker for 4 hours and to not take out the curd milk solids but mix into the sauce with an stick blender then sieve. I didn’t have any juniper berries or fresh garlic (horrors!) so I used a big bulb of shallot and used dried herbs on hand - threw in some mushrooms as the sauce was boiling down to 2 cups to finish - served over egg noodles)

We’re having seconds tonight! Can’t wait!


53 posted on 09/06/2011 5:38:24 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

That sounds really good. Hopefully I can find pork roasts on sale cheap this month!


54 posted on 09/06/2011 12:25:58 PM PDT by Flamenco Lady
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To: All
Watermelon Bombe

Saran 2 qt bowl; freezer 30 mins.

Quickly spread over bottom/up sides to within 1/2" of top combined pint pistachio ice cream, 6 drops green food color. Freeze firm an hour.

Spread w/ pint vanilla ice cream. Freeze firm 2 hours.

Spoon in combined pint strawberry ice cream, 6 drops red food coloring. Stir in 1/2 c mini-choc/chips.

Cover / freeze overnight.

Invert onto server. Remove bowl/saran. SERVE in 8 wedges.

55 posted on 09/06/2011 4:29:33 PM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: All
Rachel Ray's Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

Line saranned loaf pan w/ pound cake slices; drizzle w/ combined coffee liquer/strong coffee. Pack w/ cheesecake ice cream (tastes like mascarpone). Top with coffee/drizzled cake pieces. Fold saran over. Freeze.

Serve in squares with chocolate curl garnish.

56 posted on 09/06/2011 4:46:42 PM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Flamenco Lady

Ahhh, the seconds were awesome too :>)

Added some heavy cream and a little vermouth - still had some of the noodles and sauce left and way too much Pork.....now to figure out thirdsees...thinking chipped pork with a white cream sauce over toast points - but that’s for another week - rest of pork went off to the freezer to rest.

I am FULL!


57 posted on 09/06/2011 6:58:17 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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Recap of this thread’s recipes:(Sept 3rd)

Appetizer* 52 Baked Fontina Cheese
Dessert* 9 STARBUCKS VANILLA CREME
Dessert* 33 mud pie
Dessert* 34 Mom’s Peanut Butter Shake
Dessert* 55 Watermelon Bombe
Dessert* 56 Rachel Ray’s Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
Meal* 7 Grilled Salmon / Thai Salsa
Meal* 8 Slow Cooker Kalua Pig
Meal* 17 Creamy Bacon & Zucchini Carbonara
Meal* 19 Riverbend Labor Day Prime Rib
Meal* 22 Sausage and Kraut
Meal* 24 sauerkraut & Kielbasa
Meal* 32 Babootie, a South African dish,
Meal* 53 Pork Roast Braised with Milk and Fresh Herbs
Side* 15 Asparagus Cheese Strata
Side* 39 Easy Easy Squash with Creamed Greens


58 posted on 09/09/2011 4:01:35 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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Thread for Sept 10, 2011
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2776285/posts?page=1


59 posted on 09/09/2011 9:23:20 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

Ping to self...


60 posted on 09/10/2011 12:38:46 AM PDT by Mjaye
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