Recipes thread


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Not quite. I can do most of what I need to while sitting down. Also, I have a nifty little tensor-like wrap that has a pocket for an ice pack, so I can keep it iced while I'm up and about.

Other than dinner though, the order for the night is to curl up on the couch with my book and a big, comfy blanket.
brilliant, wonderful, excellent...!

let us know how that pot pie turns out... :)


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This recipe was 1st provided over in the "Dinner Time Club" thread ...

DancePoet said:
Last night made DP's Steak Diane recipe:

2 tbsp chopped onion
1 tsp of minced garlic
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp taragon
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1 pound shaved beef slices

Cook and stir onion, garlic, salt, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce in 1/4 cup butter. Stir in taragon. Keep sauce warm. Melt 2 tbsp butter in skillet; turning once, cook shaved beef slices over medium-high heat to till just before it starts browning, about 1 minutes on each side. Serve with sauce drizzled over the steak.

This excludes from the original recipe a half a cup of mushrooms in the sauce (not a fan of mushrooms), and I like using taragon instead of parsley for more of a french feel to the taste. Also, I prefer using chopped onions and garlic in place of minced onions and garlic. This recipe makes enough for four.

Had this with Chef Originals French Quarter Rice, broccoli, french loaf bread, olive oil dipping sauce, nectarine slices, and Robert Mondavi's Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004. :cool:


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DP's St. Patty's Day Irish Stew

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lbs. lamb cutlets or beef sirloin (1/2" cubed)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 medium sized onion chopped
5 baby red potatoes, halfed then cubed
3 long carrots cut in chunky slices
24 oz. of Irish Ale
1 cup red wine
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
2 cups of corn
1 cup of snow peas
1 teaspoon rosemary (or to taste)
1 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon of black pepper (or to taste)

Combine flour and garlic salt. Lightly coat meat cubes in flour mixture. Sauté meat and onion in skillet with olive oil. When meat is thoroughly browned, add 1/2 cup of red wine. Simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid condenses.

Transfer meat, onions, and wine mixture to a stew pot. Add potatoes, Irish ale, the rest of red wine, carrots, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and rosemary. Cook on medium to high heat at a boil for 30 minutes.

Finally, stir corn and snow peas into stew. Cook another 15 minutes.

Serve hot over a flaky pie crust, and have some ice cold Irish Ale! :banana:


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Why wasn't my brain working? (actually, I know why) I'm stuck at home this weekend, so I should have cooked up a batch of frijoles!

Family recipe from my suegra (mother-in-law):
--1/2 cup of Pinto beans or 1cup of negros
--1/2 of a fresh onion or two shakes of the substitute
--1garlic clove or two shakes of the substitute
--1# of pork meat or two slices of bacon
--1 heaping teaspoon of "Knorr" chicken bouillon powder
--1 Tbsp. of salt
--For black beans use a few tiny branches of dry cooking epazote (you
have to put them inside of a tin container which is used for tea leaves
before you add them)
--Frijoles negros are harder to cook than Pintos but either one takes
about three hours to cook.

--Check for little stones and rinse them well under running water before
--Put all the ingredients in a 5 qt. pot
--The level of water should be up to 1-2" lower from the rim.
--Watch everything because when the water boils, it overflows and you'll
get a mess on your stove. Then set the flame on low and let them cook
until the beans are tender.

--To refry them:
--Put 1 Tbsp. of oil in a skillet, and add the beans without the liquid
from them. Mash them and turn the flame to medium. Keep on stirring
until they dry up. Just don't let them burn.

To avoid the work of cooking frijoles, lots of stores sell cans with
already cooked beans. But they don't taste as good.


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Fav simple barbecue rub (works great on chicken):

1 part salt
1 part sugar
1 part pepper
1 part paprika

Apply liberally to meat before grilling.


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Had two things for lunch today and wanted to share ...

1. Fast & Delicious Black Bean Soup

2 tbs of veg oil
6 green onions, chopped
1 bell red pepper
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 glove of garlic
2 cans of black beans (15oz each)
1 can of chicken broth (14oz)
2 cups of ham, cut small
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Stir in onions, red pepper, carrot, garlic, and cook 5 minutes. Mix in 1 can of beans and broth. In blender, puree the other can of beans and mix into pot. Bring to boil, then reduce to low. Mix in ham, cumin, salt, pepper, and simmer 20 minutes. Ok to garnish with cheddar cheese and sour cream if available.


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2. Light Oat Bread

1 1/4 cups water
2 tbs margerine
1 tsp salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbs brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp of active dry yeast

Add ingredients to bread machine pan in order recommended by manufacturer, and use light setting. Best when removed for baking in conventional oven after the bread machine mixes.


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Great for all that zucchini people give away at end of summer.

Zucchini Pie
1 can of crescent rolls - open this and spread them out evenly over the bottom of a pie plate, crimping together the edges of the individual rolls to make one even smooth pie crust.
Spread the bottom of the crust in the pan with 2 teaspoon yellow mustard.
Cook and stir together the following ingredients for 10 min:
4 cups thin-sliced or grated zucchini ( this is a summer veggie, usually late summer)
1 cup chopped onion
2 Tablespoons butter
Stir the following into your cooked mixture:
1/4 cup chopped parsley ( or 2 Tablespoons dried flakes)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Combine the following 2 ingredients, and then add them to the cooked mixture and stir.
2 beaten eggs
8 oz. shredded Mozarella cheese
Pour this all into your pie crust and Bake at 375 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.


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Mom's Taco Salad

Taco Salad
Brown one lb. of lean ground beef or turkey. Put it into a collander and rinse with very hot water to get rid of the fat. Put it bake in the pan and cook it with one package of taco seasoning mix, following the directions on the package.
Combine the meat mixture with the following ingredients:
1/2 to 1/4 head of lettuce - chopped
1 large, or 2 small tomatoes , chopped
1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (or a little less) black olives, drained and sliced
8 oz grated cheddar cheese
1/2 regular sized taco chips, broken up
optional: chopped red onion, amount to taste
Mix all of this up, and add french dressing, amount to taste


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Every woman loves a man who can cook. ;) These onion buns are amazing plain (I'll generally eat sevarl from each batch while they cool) but even better if you slice them in half and put some fresh smoked pork shoulder on it, with barbecue sauce of your choice.

Onion Hamburger Buns

10 ½ cups bread flour
4 cups milk (can be reconstituted powdered milk)
1 ½ tablespoons salt
½ cup butter or margarine (butter powder and cooking oil can be substituted)
2 tablespoons yeast
1 large onion, minced (rehydrated onions will work well)
2 tablespoons dry malt, sugar, or honey
Enough extra flour to work buns.

Scald milk and add butter, salt, and minced onions. Stir together and allow to cool enough to protect yeast.
Dissolve yeast and dry malt in about ½ cup warm water and allow yeast to grow. When the milk is cool enough, add the yeast culture and add the whole thing to the flour. Stir until it becomes a stiff dough. Flour board and knead dough until smooth and elastic. Allow dough to rise in a covered turkey roaster until the cover lifts (about an hour in warm conditions). Turn out on a table and work just enough to push the bubbles out of the dough. Cut into 16 pieces and form into flattened rounds. Place buns on greased sheet pans, cover with plastic wrap, and allow buns to rise until doubled. Bake in 375° oven about 15-20 minutes. Spray buns with water to make nice shiny crust.

Plain buns can be made by omitting the onions.

These buns can be used as sandwich rolls or sliced on an angle and served as sliced bread or toast. Just the aroma alone will drive your family crazy. They will ask for them often.


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Since St Patty's Day is coming up:

Pot O' Gold Soda Bread

2 c. flour
1 T. sugar

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 c. butter
1 1/4 c. dried fruit (raisins,apples,apricots,pears, etc.)
1 c. buttermilk
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in diced fruit. Add buttermilk. Stir until combined. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead gently for 1 minute. Form dough into 6 inch ball. Place on greased baking sheet. Flatten slightly, so center mounds and outer edge of ball is approz. 1 1/2 in. high. With a sharp knofe, cut a cross 1/2 in. deep in top of dough or score into wedges. Bake at 350 degrees above oven center for 35 to 40 min., or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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