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Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:59:35 PM

Recipes, experiments (successful or otherwise), food you remember from your childhood, eating out. It's all welcome here.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:04:29 PM

Note to self: The "clear" slice-of-toast icon on the toaster oven is the "toast" setting. The "black-filled" icon is the "charcoal" setting.

Mar 14th 2011 at 10:11:17 PM

-cooks burgers-

-eats them-

-thumbs up-

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:12:58 PM

I still want to cook a nice warm curry...

,%,..@@@,.%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:13:38 PM

I want to learn to make my own handrolled pretzels.

I also want to make cookies.

Mar 14th 2011 at 10:22:51 PM

In terms of bakery...scones! -drools-

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:27:06 PM

Reminds me that it's time to do shepherd's pie again soon. I normally make it with ground turkey because several people in the house are beef-intolerant, but I have found a source of boneless lamb at a decent price (Costco near me has it) and I own the meat grinder attachment for my KitchenAid.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:33:52 PM

I could actually easily make shepherd's pie with the stuff I have, unless my little bro already ate all the mashed potatoes. Well, I'd have to find a good way to make a gravy without a mix...

,%,..@@@,.%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:43:27 PM

Alfredo sauce - butter, heavy cream, some white pepper, dash of garlic, Romano/Parmesan cheese, and some Mozzarella once it's all simmering and stuff. Serve over your favorite noodles.

Yummy.

My only complaint is that it does not reheat well - the butter comes out of the mixture when you reheat it.

Using milk as a substitute for the cream (even whole milk) will prevent the cheese and butter from mixing properly, so all you'll have is a cheesy mess and a lot of butter.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:44:39 PM

I never really learned to cook so what I made as a child is what I eat now. Crackers, peanut butter and strawberries are my favorite snack.

Nevertheless, you must persist.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:45:28 PM

I tend to go for whatever's readily available when I'm hungry. This causes problems.

Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:46:33 PM

With most box cakes, you can replace up to a third of a cup of water/milk with irish cream and it will taste better.

Fight smart, not fair.
Parable So I Am Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
So I Am
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:49:29 PM

Irish cream?

Nevertheless, you must persist.
Jace Atypical masculinity. from the Great White North
Atypical masculinity.
Mar 14th 2011 at 10:51:54 PM

@Parable: never too late to learn. Just takes a lot of practice, and preferably, desperation (ie, budget).

Biophilic bookworm by day, gentleman adventurer by night.
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 15th 2011 at 9:37:50 AM

Along side Deboss' tip: I will substitute plain Greek yogurt for part of the milk when making cornbread, biscuits, shortcake, scrambled eggs or anything else where a little tang won't hurt. I also use it instead of sour cream in and on stuff.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:40:40 PM

"Using milk as a substitute for the cream (even whole milk) will prevent the cheese and butter from mixing properly, so all you'll have is a cheesy mess and a lot of butter. " In order to fix this, all you have to do is combine everyhting in the proper order and add flour.

Butter melted, add a tablespoon of flour and mix, while keeping on a low simmer. mix and mix and mix until flour is dissolved (this is called a roux, BTW), add cheese, and melt. then add milk. Voila! Cheezy sauce—no Alfredo sauce granted, but it works, no mess.

Doodles
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:42:49 PM

^ You get a star for that. I had always wondered how to make a roux.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:10:03 PM

Yay star!

I'm cheating today since it's an ugly rainy day—crescent rolls and vegetarian sausage sandwiches. omnom!

Doodles
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 15th 2011 at 4:15:30 PM

-was not expecting Ori to eat vegetarian sausage-

,%,..@@@,.%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 15th 2011 at 6:15:25 PM

I used to work in the kitchen of a natural foods coop and I used to make vegetarian sausage out of tempeh. It wasn't bad.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
Things make people happy
Mar 15th 2011 at 6:20:45 PM

I still haven't figured out how to properly make homemade seitan. I can cook with it fine if it's premade, but I'd prefer to know how to make my own...

,%,..@@@,.%,.@G,.@@,.% / Playing with animals.
formerly Lady Justice
Mar 15th 2011 at 6:32:34 PM

Am very annoyed that I can't find bakers sugar at the moment in any stores. So something that was suggested to me that I shall pass on is grinding granulated sugar so you get a well-blended cake.

Also the cat that likes me the least at home just came and sat on my lap. Awesome.

"There's more evil in the charts then an Al-Qaida suggestion box" - Bill Bailey
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Mar 15th 2011 at 6:36:47 PM

You can't find confectioner's sugar? What in the hell is wrong with your grocery stores?

In other news, as I anticipated, hickory-smoked bacon works better with peach in an omelet than it does with apricot. I suspect that for the best results with the apricot, I'll want to use applewood- or maple-smoked bacon.

...if you dont love youre dead, and if you do, theyll kill you for it.

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