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Free Republic Weekly Recipe Thread for Nov 9, 2013
FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 9, 2013 | libertarian27

Posted on 11/09/2013 8:26:58 AM PST by libertarian27

Welcome to the FReeper Recipe Thread.

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.

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Happy Scrapple Day!

Nov 9th is: National Scrapple Day & Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day

National Vanilla Cupcake Day - November 10

National Sundae Day - November 11

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day & National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies)- November 12

National Indian Pudding Day - November 13

National Guacamole Day & National Pickle Day - November 14

National Raisin Bran Cereal Day & National Bundt Day - November 15

1 posted on 11/09/2013 8:26:58 AM PST by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27; FrdmLvr; TN4Liberty; Daisyjane69; HungarianGypsy; SouthDixie; illiac; EQAndyBuzz; ...

Ping to the Weekly Recipe Thread

Last weeks recipes:
Post# 40 ~Appetizers~ Olive Cheese Balls
Post# 63 ~Appetizers~ Bacon Wrapped Turkey
Post# 86 ~Appetizers~ Stuffed Mushrooms
Post# 86 ~Appetizers~ Microwave Spiced Nuts
Post# 86 ~Appetizers~ Spinach Brownies
Post# 86 ~Appetizers~ Baked Zucchini Chips
Post# 86 ~Appetizers~ Caprese Appetizer
Post# 86 ~Appetizers~ Broccoli Chicken Roll
Post# 89 ~Appetizers~ Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
Post# 24 ~Beef~ Eye of Round Roast-High Temp
Post# 32 ~Beef~ Biltong
Post# 13 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Banana Bread to Die For
Post# 51 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Flax Muffins
Post# 86 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Buttermilk Corn Fritters
Post# 91 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Potato Rolls
Post# 91 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bead
Post# 91 ~Breads, Muffins & Cereals~ Pumpkin Gingerbread
Post# 70 ~Candy, Fudge & Truffles~ Cold Fudge
Post# 41 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip
Post# 47 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Smoked Salmon Spread
Post# 86 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Artichoke Dip
Post# 86 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Cranberry Fruit Conserve
Post# 86 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Pumpkin Dip
Post# 86 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Cranberry Dip
Post# 86 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips
Post# 91 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Cranberry Walnut Relish
Post# 91 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Spiced Apples
Post# 100 ~Condiments, Spreads & Dips~ Cheesecake Spread
Post# 16 ~Drinks~ OJ Lemonade
Post# 86 ~Drinks~ Hot Mulled Crockpot Punch
Post# 91 ~Drinks~ Luscious Slush Punch
Post# 91 ~Drinks~ Warm & Spicy Autumn Punch
Post# 09 ~Eggs & Quiche~ Muffin Eggs
Post# 20 ~Eggs & Quiche~ Egg & Olive Spread
Post# 43 ~Eggs & Quiche~ Quiche Lorraine
Post# 91 ~Eggs & Quiche~ Breakfast Bake
Post# 91 ~Eggs & Quiche~ Pickled Eggs and Beets
Post# 91 ~Ham~ Honey Glazed Ham
Post# 10 ~Marinades, Sauces & Glazes~ The Cure
Post# 21 ~Pasta~ Frank’s Baked Ziti
Post# 30 ~Pies & Pastry~ Pie Crust & Tips
Post# 91 ~Pies & Pastry~ Caramel Apple Pie
Post# 91 ~Pies & Pastry~ Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
Post# 48 ~Poultry~ Turkey Burgers
Post# 49 ~Puddings, Crisps & Dumplings~ Ina Garten’s Rum Raisin Rice Pudding
Post# 86 ~Puddings, Crisps & Dumplings~ Ambrosia Fruit Salad
Post# 46 ~Salads, Sides & Rice~ Grapefruit-Pineapple Congealed Salad
Post# 91 ~Salads, Sides & Rice~ Slow Cooker Stuffing
Post# 98 ~Salads, Sides & Rice~ Old Fashioned Celery & Sage Stuffing
Post# 17 ~Seafood~ White Clam Sauce
Post# 07 ~Soups, Stews & Chili~ Taco Soup
Post# 19 ~Soups, Stews & Chili~ Savory Pork Stew
Post# 67 ~Soups, Stews & Chili~ Tomato-Basil Bisque
Post# 29 ~Veal, Lamb, Venison & Game~ Deer Burgers
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Thanksgiving Spinach Salad
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Horseradish Beets
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Broccoli Casserole
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Orange Sweet Potatoes
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Orange Spiced Carrots
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Corn Casserole
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Cajun Spiced Corn
Post# 91 ~Vegetables~ Almond Cranberry Squash
Post# 99 ~Vegetables~ Raisin, Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole
Link to thread

2 posted on 11/09/2013 8:28:50 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: libertarian27

Cucumber Shrimp soup.
Broth, chicken, a mix a chicken and pork is good, even Won Ton soup base works well.
A few slices of Ginger
Slice a cucumber lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds with a spoon, cut into THIN slices
A few nice-sized shrimp.
Bring broth, with Ginger slices to simmer, add cuke slices and shrimp
When shrimp are done, soup is done.
Don’t overburden the soup with the cuke slices though.

3 posted on 11/09/2013 8:54:07 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: libertarian27
Great for Thanksgiving ( or any ole time )
Sweet Potato Balls
1 12oz can sweet potatoes ( I cook mine fresh )
1 egg (separated)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons melted butter
6 marshmallows
crushed cornflakes

Mash potatoes thoroughly. Add egg yolks, salt, cinnamon and butter. Mix well. Mold mixture around marshmallows forming 6 balls. Beat egg whites til foamy. Roll balls in egg whites and then cornflake crumbs. Place on baking sheet.
Bake 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Or til golden brown

4 posted on 11/09/2013 8:59:02 AM PST by Bizzy Bugz
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To: libertarian27

Great with glass of wine

Parmesian rounds

cut white bread in rounds
3/4 cup grated parmesian cheese
3/4 cup Hellmans Mao
dash worchestershire sauce
little salt
Mix and spread lightly on bread rounds
Add a little finely chopped onion in the center of each one.
Dust lightly with paprika
Broil til golden brown
Um Um good

5 posted on 11/09/2013 9:12:15 AM PST by Bizzy Bugz
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To: libertarian27



2 loaves sliced white sandwich bread (1 pound each), dried, and torn into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, plus more for baking dish and foil
4 celery stalks, diced medium
1 large onion, diced medium
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
1 teaspoon (level) poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon celery seed
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups (29 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth

Substitute unsalted butter and large eggs. Feel free to use homemade or store-bought chicken broth.

Cook’s Note
To make sure there’s plenty of stuffing (think leftovers), this recipe makes extra to bake separately.

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On two rimmed baking sheets, arrange bread in a single layer. Bake until dry but not browned, about 14 minutes, tossing bread and rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer to a large bowl. (To store, let cool completely and keep in a re-sealable plastic bag at room temperature, up to 1 week.)

Step 2 In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. Add celery and onion; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables soften, about 8 minutes. Add sage and celery seed and cook 3 minutes more. Transfer to bowl with bread. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and broth. Add to bread mixture and toss to combine.

Step 3 Reserve 4 cups stuffing for turkey. Spoon remaining stuffing into a buttered 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cover with buttered foil; refrigerate until ready to bake. Bake at 350 degrees until warmed through, about 25 minutes.

6 posted on 11/09/2013 9:13:07 AM PST by carlo3b (RUFFLE FEATHERS, and destroy their FEATHER NEST!)
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To: Bizzy Bugz

That looks interesting..thanks...

7 posted on 11/09/2013 9:23:31 AM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Ellendra

Thanks for the tomato soup recipe last week as it gave me an idea what to do with some canned tomatoes that I didn’t like so were getting old. I happened to have had one can of olive oil and garlic tomatoes and another can of tomatoes with oregano, basil and parsley or some such. Since they were practically the same seasonings in your soup, I gave them a whirl. Added cream, nutmeg and subbed brown sugar for the molasses because I couldn’t find the jar I know I just bought. Five minutes later, yum.

8 posted on 11/09/2013 9:53:35 AM PST by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: P-Marlowe

You brought up Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute on last weeks thread, I was intrigued and finally got to a somewhat close Trader Joe’s (never went in before), grabbed a bottle of the ‘21’ and a jar of Cookie Butter (saw a bunch of site threads talking about it) and a Jar of Coconut Oil...the 21 Seasoning Salute smells wonderful - can’t wait to shake it up :)

9 posted on 11/09/2013 10:02:05 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: libertarian27

Wow! I sometimes don’t get a chance to read the column so thank you for summarizing! I have GOT to add some things of my own. Best to everyone who has contributed already..these look yummy!

10 posted on 11/09/2013 10:22:01 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: libertarian27
Did you say "National Scrapple Day"?

Scrapple is an abomination of organ meats and corm meal mush based on the original German breakfast food called Goetta:

1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
8 cups water
2.5 cups pinhead oatmeal
1 large onion
4 bay leaves
3 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon Sage
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
A pinch of ground pepper

Put water into pan,when boiling add salt, pepper and oatmeal.

Cook two hours,stirring often, keep lid on while cooking low heat.

Add meat, onion,bay leaves and spices, mix well.

Let cook one hour, stirring often.

Pour into bread pans. When cool place in refrigerator. Freeze if you don't eat it all for 10 days.

When ready to use, slice the loaf of goetta into 1/2 - 3/4 inch slices and put into a pan in which there is a little hot bacon fat. Fry until well-browned. Serve with scrambled eggs and rye toast.

11 posted on 11/09/2013 10:25:16 AM PST by Species8472 (Ordinary acts of everyday folks keep the darkness at bay)
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To: carlo3b

This sounds like my mom’s dressing - except that now she uses the Pepperidge Farm packaged cubed bread. It might be even better. Her dressing is the best! I still remember her putting out the slices of bread on the stove and countertop to dry out before she made the stuffing.

12 posted on 11/09/2013 10:34:31 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Species8472

I love Scrapple!
(I don’t care what’s in it :>)

It’s real hard to find in my area now - even frozen.
I love fried Scrapple with a little bit of Maple Syrup on top...yum
Will give your recipe a go some time.

13 posted on 11/09/2013 10:51:35 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: carlo3b

I use basically the same recipe but substitute Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix. A very long time ago I fried up a tube of Jimmy Dean sausage, added that and it became our favorite! LOVE sage in stuffing!!!

14 posted on 11/09/2013 11:29:04 AM PST by azishot
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To: azishot

Throw some cubed up apples at the near end of frying up the sausage to add to your stuffing mix....tasty!

15 posted on 11/09/2013 11:49:26 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: libertarian27

I recently bought some goat cheese at Costco just to try it out. I like it but the texture was a little different. Kind of crumbly. I took some and added a small amount of butter and mixed it and it was a lot smoother to spread on crackers. What are some other uses for it besides spreading on crackers or toast?

16 posted on 11/09/2013 11:59:52 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: libertarian27

Thanks! Never thought of that. Will definitely try that this year!

17 posted on 11/09/2013 12:02:43 PM PST by azishot
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Well, you could bathe in it. Can you tell I like goat cheese?

I love it in salads and sliced or crumbled on top of hot-off-the-grill, seasoned chicken breasts. Yum.

Carrabbas does a chicken dish similar to what I'm talking's called Chicken Bryan Texas, I believe.

18 posted on 11/09/2013 12:05:39 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Well it does seem to go with chicken. I’m eating some right now on “Chicken in a Bisket” crackers. Tommorow I’ll try it instead of cream cheese on my onion bagel.

19 posted on 11/09/2013 12:18:02 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: bgill

Good thinking, and glad you liked it!!

20 posted on 11/09/2013 4:04:28 PM PST by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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