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[personal profile] sixbeforelunch
I got this idea from a Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook, and while I doubt my Publix pita bread would meet with her approval, it's a really good idea. I can think of all sorts of modifications. Next time if I feel like getting fancy, I may try adding some shredded chicken and spinach.

Pita Pizza

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killing_rose: Raven/corvid in the frozen surf (Default)
[personal profile] killing_rose
Recipes (well, sort of):

Pan fried gnocchi:

1 package pancetta (or any other pork)
One half large onion, chopped
One bell pepper, chopped
One package (gluten free) gnocchi
Some rosemary
Some olive oil (unless using bacon or pork with decent amount fat)

Cut the pancetta in half. Put half of this in skillet on medium-high heat with onion and pepper and oil as needed.

Pull out pancetta at some point, let the onions/pepper get to deliciously caramelized. Add rosemary about this time.

Once your gnocchi is done boiling, drain and add to the skillet. Add rest of pancetta, make certain there's enough oil, flip it about 2 minutes in, and remove within five minutes.

Waffle iron hashbrowns:

Tater tots
Waffle iron

Get out of waffle iron. Add frozen tater tots to your waffle iron. Keep it pressed down long enough for everything to cook and meld together. You want it crispy-crunchy. Takes about six minutes.

jjhunter: Drawing of human JJ in ink tinted with blue watercolor; woman wearing glasses with arched eyebrows (JJ inked)
[personal profile] jjhunter
From the Quaker yellow cornmeal container.

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Quaker or Aunt Jemima enriched corn meal
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten

Heat oven to 400 F. Grease 8 or 9 inch pan. Combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk, oil and egg, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Serve warm.

9 servings.
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[personal profile] jjhunter
9 by 13 inch pan filled with slices of peach and blueberries
Blueberry Peach Crisp in progress - fresh fruit layer complete

Easy, delicious Blueberry Peach Crisp recipe behind the cut )

What's especially lovely about this particular recipe is the particular combination of ingredients for the topping. It's relatively light on butter, yet the nuts (I usually use pecans) & sesame seeds keep it very satisfying. All in all, easy prep and a reliably delicious result. Excellent for dinner parties and using up excess fruit.
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[personal profile] cougars_catnip
This is basically heaven on a plate.    The mascarpone absorbs the chocolate/hazelnut flavor, and the powdered sugar almost caramelizes as it melts on the warm buttered bread. 

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[personal profile] cougars_catnip
Saw this on Facebook. :) Quick and easy home made pastries even kids can make.

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[personal profile] wendelah1
My husband needs extra potassium in his diet. Cooked spinach is one of the few hi-K+ foods he'll eat. This is quick, easy and cheap. Best of all, my family loves it.


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[personal profile] cougars_catnip
Using some convenience ingredients takes the work out of this classic side dish.


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[personal profile] kaberett
I spend a fair bit of my time at the moment cooking in a group where the dietary restrictions are (1) vegetarian (2) dairy-free (3) gluten-free (4) cane sugar-free.

And, well, cake is nice.

So I took my standard recipe, and we adapted it.

Standard ingredients. )

The modified version goes like this:

300g dark chocolate
200g soya Pure (or other hard or semi-hard fat)
5 eggs
250ml agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla
300g hazelnut meal
pinch of salt

Pre-heat oven to 180degC.
Melt chocolate and fat together (either in a heat-proof bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave).
Beat eggs, agave syrup, vanilla (and any booze you want to use) together until thick.
Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and stir thoroughly.
Add the hazelnut flour and the salt and mix thoroughly.
Scatter raspberries liberally across the bottom of your desired baking pan (I tend to go for large rectangular pans, ceramic if I can get them) and stick in the oven for about 30 minutes. If at any point it starts to burn, cover with a sheet of tin foil.

This was our first attempt at this particular version of the modifications, and next time I'll probably either up the hazelnut meal a little more, or ditch one of the eggs. I'll also be rather more liberal with the vanilla, because the roasted hazelnut flour we used needed a little more of a boost than it ended up getting with these quantities.
Another excellent variant is halving and coring pears, filling the hollow with brown sugar, placing them cut-side-down in the baking tray, and using almond meal & cinnamon/nutmeg/etc in the batter.
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[personal profile] zdashamber
This is a very very very fine pie. I'm not a huge chocolate person, but the texture of this pie works for me. It's a pie where you can hold a slice of in your hand as you run out the door in the morning.

Also! It uses 3 eggs, and the mixture that you get from blowing an egg out to dye its shell for Easter is just exactly right for this pie!

-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
-3 squares (1 oz each) baker's (unsweetened) chocolate
-1 cup sugar
-1/3 cup dark corn syrup
-1/4 cup flour
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/4 tsp salt
-3 eggs
-graham cracker crust

In a 2 quart saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly, melt 1/2 cup butter and 3 oz baker's chocolate. Turn off heat. Stir in 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup dark Karo corn syrup, 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1/4 tsp salt. Stir in 3 eggs, slightly beaten. Pour into 9 inch graham cracker pie crust. Bake in 350 F oven 30-35 min (or until filling is puffed and center is firm).

If you wanted a fudge nut brownie pie, stir in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts before pouring into crust.

It uses only 1 pot! It takes about 10 minutes to prep!
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[personal profile] acelightning
It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and ridiculously hot in an awful lot of places. You don't want to heat up the kitchen by using the oven, but you've got a craving for cake. Plain spongecake is easy to make; you can bake it in the oven, or you can steam it in a Chinese steamer... and, it turns out, you can even microwave it.

(serves 2 - 4)

You will need a round microwave-safe dish, about 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 cm) in diameter and at least 3 inches (8 cm) deep - the cake will rise up higher than an oven-baked cake. Butter it lightly, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

3 "large" eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (*)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour

(*) You may substitute 1/2 teaspoon lemon or almond extract, or 1 tablespoon liqueur, or 1/2 teaspoon finely grated citrus peel.

Place the eggs, still in their shells, in a large bowl, and fill the bowl with the hottest possible tap water. Let stand until the eggs are warm to the touch. (This makes them fluffier when you beat them.)

Pour off the water and crack the eggs into the bowl. Add the sugar, salt, and flavoring, then use an electric mixer to beat the mixture until it is pale and very fluffy. Gently fold in the flour, then scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
Microwave on full power for 4 minutes. It won't look done, but it will be; don't overcook this cake, or the texture will resemble balsa wood! Leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Slice the cake in half horizontally if you want a layer cake. Frost (and fill) as desired. Make sure the frosting covers the whole surface of the cake, right down to the plate, and once you've served some, cover the cut surfaces tightly with plastic wrap, because spongecake dries out very quickly.


1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon soft butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Very hot tap water

Stir together the cocoa and confectioner's sugar. Add the butter and vanilla, then very gradually stir in hot water until the mixture is the thickness you want. Spread, spoon, or pour over cooled cake.

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[personal profile] silvercaladan
For lunch today, my roommate ate one of those cardboard containers of instant beef ramen. Less than a dollar for the entire crate! I took one look at his meal and decided I didn't want to turn myself into dried meat from the ridiculous salt content. 

So, I made this:

Its got some ingredients I wouldn't have expected, and the version I made was a little bit different, but mmmmm so good.

Recopied from the link, with my additions... )
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[personal profile] sid
I saw this recipe the other day, and while I'm not about to start baking, I did have red grapes and rosemary languishing in my refrigerator. So I bought some readymade focaccia.

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[personal profile] sarah
I made a large batch of this over the weekend, and it's so simple -- and great for work lunches -- that I wanted to share. Vegetarian and only four or five ingredients:

pesto pasta salad )
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[personal profile] fish_echo
Down the way from where I live there's a bookstore I really like-- it carries new books, used books, old books, sheet music, CDs, and records. They were having another cookbook sale today (they seem to do those fairly frequently or maybe I'm just really good at noticing it when they do) and I picked up 'French Cooking in Ten Minutes' by Edouard de Pomiane, written in French in 1930, first translated into English in 1977. Just flipping through it I've already found two recipes which amused me, so I though I'd share:

Lobster with Mayonnaise
Buy half a cooked lobster. Serve it with a homemade mayonnaise. That won't take very long to make, so spend the extra time decorating the serving platter with a few lettuce leaves, some black and green olives, capers, or anything else that comes to mind. You will feel yourself becoming an artist.

Fried Mackerel
Have your fish seller clean a mackerel. Wash it and wipe it off when you get home. Make 2 or 3 slits in each side with a knife, and roll the fish in flour. Cook it for 10 minutes in a frying pan containing smoking hot oil or very hot butter. Sprinkle the mackerel with salt and chopped parsley before serving.

I forgot to tell you to open the window. I'll bet you did, anyway.

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killing_rose: Raven/corvid in the frozen surf (Default)
[personal profile] killing_rose
I haven't been getting enough protein lately, so most of what I'm making is to help with the deficiency. And I basically came up with this one while writing notes in my senior sem Wednesday. All measurements are, as ever, total guestimates. I'm very sorry.
Mock curry, thisaway! )

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[personal profile] thingswithwings
This is a really simple food, but so easy and quick and delicious that my roommate and I eat it at least once a week for breakfast. It fulfills many nutritional requirements, and is vegetarian (if you eat eggs).

breakfast burritos )

Tamale Pie

Nov. 16th, 2009 03:57 pm
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[personal profile] stormcloude
Every year we make this with our leftover turkey. It's my favorite part of Thanksgiving.

Tamale Pie Casserole )
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[personal profile] fish_echo
*waves* Hi, this is my first post here!

I made this as a snack today somewhat impulsively and it came out quite good (to my surprise), so I thought I'd share.

recipe! )

Posted to my journal ([personal profile] fish_echo) and [community profile] omnomnom


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