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1 posted on 12/01/2012 9:36:02 AM PST by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27

Recap of Last Week’s Thread:

Appetizer & Sandwiches _ Post#` 5 _ Asian Hot Wings
Appetizer & Sandwiches _ Post#` 6 _ Empanadas
Appetizer & Sandwiches _ Post#` 23 _ Buffalo Blast Chicken Appetizers

Beef _ Post#` 10 _ Crock Pot Cube Steak

Breads, Muffins & Cereals _ Post#` 21 _ Banana Crumb Muffins

Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Italian Rainbow Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Christmas Wreath Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Frosted Nutmeg Logs
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Spicy oatmeal Craisin Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Sugared Black Raspberry Tea Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Molasses Sugar Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Spring Lime Tea Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Stained Glass Cookies
Cookies _ Post#` 21 _ Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Cookies _ Post#` 22 _ Fruit Roll Up Christmas Decorations

Poultry _ Post#` 14 _ Mrs Potter’s Chicken
Poultry _ Post#` 15 _ Onion Soup Mix Chicken

Seafood _ Post#` 9 _ Bang Bang Shrimp

Vegetables _ Post#` 11 _ Fried Vegetables

2 posted on 12/01/2012 9:37:34 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: libertarian27

I like it!!! Not that I find a lot of time for cooking these days...but that doesn’t mean I won’t try some of these. I’d be interested in a ping list, if you have one. Thanks!

5 posted on 12/01/2012 9:42:35 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: libertarian27
Cast Iron Cornbread with Sausage Video

One of my favorites

6 posted on 12/01/2012 9:43:38 AM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: libertarian27
The wife was out one night last week, so I tried the Easy Cheeseburger pie recipe on the back of the Bisquick box.

Easy to make, but it was a little plain. However, when I went to the website to get the link, I noticed a bunch of variations on the theme, which could improve it.

First off, I could have baked a vegetable right into it, instead of serving them on the side. And I just saw a recipe that suggested bacon. Well, duh! Everything goes better with bacon! (esp. more bacon!)

Since if was beef and cheddar and bread, I suggested we go with salsa, like on taco night, rather than catsup, like on burger night. (Tee-hee, spell-checker doesn't like that spelling. Just wanted to try it.)

8 posted on 12/01/2012 9:53:25 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: libertarian27

Sooooo good to see you! Thanks!

9 posted on 12/01/2012 9:53:46 AM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: libertarian27

i do most of the cooking and i am rather good at it. here is a quick chicken dish.

1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts (though lately i have been using chicken tenders as they cook faster)
8oz package of mushrooms (my frau loves mushrooms)

roll chicken in flour and seasonings (depending on my mood i could go mexican using cumin, oregano, smoked paprika OR italian using oregano, rosemary, basel)
brown in skillet
dump in mushrooms ( i sometimes add garlic, chopped onions, jalapenos...)
squirt in a bunch of lemon juice
turn down, cover and simmer for 20min (breasts) or less time for tenders.
sometimes i will remove everything from the pan when it is done and add some flour and make a thick sauce.
serve with rice, flavored or white and a veggie.

10 posted on 12/01/2012 10:07:11 AM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: libertarian27
Salmon Patties

1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
2 eggs
1 onion
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley

Drain salmon, remove bones and put fish in large mixing bowl
Place crackers into plastic bag and crumble until they are crumbs
Add crumbs to fish
Add 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Add 1 tablespoon parsley
Add 1 diced onion
Mix/knead thoroughly with hands until ingredients are thoroughly combined
Shape into patties about 3-4 inches round
Fry in 1/4" - 1/2" oil about 5-mins each side (I use olive oil)
Makes about 8 patties

12 posted on 12/01/2012 10:10:36 AM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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Please add me to your ping list. Thanks.

13 posted on 12/01/2012 10:20:44 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: libertarian27

Heat up in some water.

Serves 1.

19 posted on 12/01/2012 10:38:17 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: libertarian27

Here’s an oldie but a very goodie.

If you like eggnog, or even if you don’t, you’ll love this.

21 posted on 12/01/2012 10:49:35 AM PST by VMI70
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To: libertarian27

Does anyone have any clues about the - White House White Turkey Chili recipe?

I heard that’s what Romney and Obama had the other day, and my mouth started watering just thinking about it.

Then on FOX, on ‘The Five’ Dana Perino said that she had had some while she was working at the WH, and that it was wonderful, but I haven’t had any luck just doing Bing and Google searches.

Any help would be appreciated. :)

22 posted on 12/01/2012 11:02:58 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: libertarian27
Casatiello, an Italian Brioche, as modified by Me.


1/2 cup unbleached bread flour.

1 Tsp instant yeast.

1 Cup whole milk or Butter Milk.

Mix until a pancake like batter is achieved. Let set until it is nice and foamy.


1 Pound: Salami, Hot or Mild Italian Sausage, Peperoni,or Portuguese sausage, hot or mild, fried, save the fat.

3 3/4 cups unbleached flour.

1 Tsp salt.

3 Large eggs.

8 Oz butter, unsalted. 1 Pound Sharp Cheese, shredded.

Maybe some ground red pepper for some spice.

Fry meat while sponge is working, cut sausage into small cubes.

Mix sponge and dry ingrediants, add butter, melted and cooled, add egges slightly beaten, add cheese. Mix until smooth with the dough slightly wet and tackey, adjust flour, until it pulls away from the bowel.

Remove from Bowel and kneed in meat until evenly distributed.

Let rise in a spring form pan until the dough tops the pan edge, about 90 min. Bake in a 350 degree oven until you have a 190 degree internal temperature.

Great in the morning with strong coffee.

26 posted on 12/01/2012 11:54:44 AM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: libertarian27
Found a big package of boneless beef ribs at Costco the other day.

I seared them wthh flour, salt and pepper in hot peanut oil and threw them in a pressure cooker with an onion, a couple of carrots, chopped tomato, a cup of red wine, half a cup pf pace salsa, half a cup of cider vinegar, clove of garlic and seasoned with cayenne, allspice, brown sugar, ground cloves, coriander, and fresh thyme.

Preferred the cooker up for 35 minutes and made a batch of spatzle - flour, egg, water through a sieve into boiling salted water.

I thickened the sauce in the pressure cooked with a little roux after setting the ribs aside.

Family ate every last morsel.

28 posted on 12/01/2012 12:44:40 PM PST by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: libertarian27

We like this on a cold blustery day.
Tuscan Chicken-serves 4.

2 tbsp flour
salt and pepper
4 skinned chicken quarters
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
1 red bell pepper,seeded and chopped
pinch saffron threads
2/3 cup chicken stock or dry white wine
14 oz canned tomatoes, chopped
4 sun dried tomatoes, in oil, drained and chopped
8 oz. sliced portobello mushrooms
2/3 cup chopped pitted black olives
4 oz. lemon juice
fresh basil leaves, to garnish

Place flour on a plate, season with salt and pepper. Coat chicken, shaking off excess. Heat olive oil in large flameproof casserole. Add chicken and cook over medium heat, turning frequently for 5-7 minutes, until golden brown. Remove chicken from the casserole and set aside. Add the onion, garlic and red bell pepper to the casserole and reduce the heat to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir the saffron into the chicken stock. Stir the tomatoes with their juices, the sun dried tomatoes,mushrooms and olives into the casserole and cook for 3 min, stirring occasionally. Pour in the stock and saffron mixture and the lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then return the chicken to the casserole. Cover and cook in preheated oven (350F) for an hour until chicken is tender. Re-season to your taste. Garnish with chopped fresh basil and serve.

I sometimes serve it with a “gremolata” which is a mixture of fresh bread crumbs, orange (or lemon) zest, chopped parley and chopped garlic-add it before you cover and bake-remove the lid and crisp up the breadcrumbs. I don’t used basil when I serve it this way.

Good with risotto or arborio rice.

29 posted on 12/01/2012 1:45:04 PM PST by pugmama
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I have a pizza sauce recipe if you like making pizza from scratch. The entire process takes lots of time. Making the dough requires that you be on hand when it has risen to it maximum so you can turn it into the pizza pan. We have a bread maker which allows one to put the dough on a time table. Here is the recipe which I do hope you will at least try on a store bought crust:

1 quart tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion minced
1- 6 oz can tomato paste
olive oil for cooking garlic and onions
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon marjoram
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon oregano
1-½ teaspoon sweat basil
¼ teaspoon sage
1 very small pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon grape jelly
sugar to taste (adjust sweetness to compensate for lack of sweetness of tomatoes)
1 carrot pureed with tomato sauce
¼ cup red wine

Pizza Crust for Large 15” Pan:

3 cups Flour
2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons Bread Machine Yeast
1-¼ Cup warm water
½ teaspoon sugar
2 Tablespoons butter (melted)

Proof yeast with sugar and water on bottom of bread machine or large mixing bowl. Add butter, flour, salt. Mix together and kneed, or set bread machine on “first rise” and start. When raised to size of a large grapefruit, lay out on pizza pan and flatten out. Stretch out dough to edges of the pan. In an oven set at 425 degrees, put pan with dough in oven for 4 minutes. This precooks the dough so that the topping does not cause the dough to get gummy. You do not have a professional pizza oven and this step is necessary.

Method for the sauce:
Chop onion and garlic until finely minced in food processor. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil using the pan you intend to use for simmering the other ingredients. The onion mixture should just start to turn brown. Do this on a low enough heat to keep this browning process under control to keep from burning.
Puree tomato sauce with carrot until smooth (about 4 minutes in food processor). If there are bits of onion and garlic left in the bowl after emptying the minced onion mixture in the pan, these bits can mix in with the tomato sauce. This puree can be used to stop the browning process of the onion at the perfect stage of browning (the browning of the onion and garlic gives this sauce a unique taste). When the onion mixture has browned, add the tomato puree and adjust the heat for simmer. Use the wine to rinse out the food processor bowl to be poured into the tomato sauce in the pan.

Add the other ingredients and simmer in the pot uncovered, stirring every 10 minutes, until the sauce is thick. Add sugar at the moment the proper thickness is reached to give the sweetness desired. I like my sauce on the sweet side, which seems to bring out the rich seasonings found in this recipe.


30 posted on 12/01/2012 1:56:58 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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Holiday Split Seconds from the Pillsbury Cookie Cookbook…

Lady Bender uses salted butter plus her berry jams

and makes the icing as noted

32 posted on 12/01/2012 2:36:05 PM PST by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: libertarian27
good morning everyone!!!!

I have always enjoyed this thread.. problem being the drool over the HP Notebook! LOL

My lack of power/Internet this Summer & Fall made my visits here rare & I lurked briefly

I now am in OKC for winter with Internet, Power and family support for some medical and financial issues so I hope to be a regular.

As I have missed the past threads I am hoping that the things I post might not be repeats but they might be.

I also have a small PRIVATE recipe/entertaining group on Facebook. If any of your are interested we must be friends & I can add you. Just make sure I know who you are etc. About half of the 37 members are FReepers.

My Facebook page to friend me is: Dolly Grlicky Haverkos Howard. We are not big or active like this group but there are some nice ideas shared on occasion. I will post a few of the things here including a few pix w/o recipes but viewing is easy to see what is in it

Here is the link with ingredients and instructions on building the veggie "tray" Christmas Tree.
36 posted on 12/02/2012 5:04:23 AM PST 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

Add a box of frozen peas and pack of sliced mushrooms.

Gourmet folks add sour cream. :-)

48 posted on 12/04/2012 5:43:57 AM PST by Rebelbase
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