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05 December 2007 @ 07:37 pm
I had a babyshower Sunday which we bought what seems like a million pounds of pepperoni to serve as a snack, and not as many people came as I thought would. . .

Does anyone have any good suggestions or recipes for what I can do with pepperoni slices? preferably not pizza. We just did that tonight.

26 October 2007 @ 10:55 am
This is actually a Weight Watchers recipe:

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef (brown and drain)
1 can of kernel corn (undrained)
1 can of kidney beans (undrained)
1 can of black beans (undrained)
2 cans of diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (undrained)
1 package of dry Ranch dressing mix
1 package of dry taco seasoning mix

Combine all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Cook for up to 10 minutes. Serve with corn bread or rolls.
23 August 2007 @ 07:50 am

This was a simple but classy salad I had to do at school. I'm currently studying to become a chef and I thought I'd share. ^___^

I'd say for a better result, add some water to the coconut milk so it covers the duck completely.

Spiced Duck Salad


1 Duck leg

1 Tbsp Fish Sauce

10cm Galangal

1 Lemon Grass

50ml Coconut Milk



1 Apple (Julienne)

15g Green Bean (Chopped Fine)

15g Chinese Cabbage (Chiffonnade)

2 Red Chillies (De Seeded and Chopped)

¼ Bunch Thai Basil

20g Peanuts



¼ Red Chilli

15ml Fish Sauce

15ml Lime Juice

15g Palm Sugar

10gm Tamarind Paste (Watered down to honey consistency)



  • Rub duck leg with fish sauce, let sit for 30mins. (Ideal to leave for few hours).
  • Place in pot with galangal, lemon grass and 2 lime leaves and pour the coconut milk over the top.
  • Next place in an oven at 180˚C and cook for two hours or until the duck is well cooked and the meat falls from the bone.
  • When cooked, place the duck leg into a clean container, remove the thigh bone and place back in oven to crispen.
  • In a mixing bowl combine all salad ingredients with the remaining lime leaf cut into strips.
  • Last mix all the dressing ingredients together and toss through salad.
  • Serve the hot crispy duck leg with the salad.
01 May 2007 @ 08:44 pm
I'm having a Mother's Day brunch at my house and would like any recipes that are quick, cheap and tasty that you suggest for a brunch.  Thanks!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
15 January 2007 @ 09:11 am

1 (5 oz) can of chunk ham, drained, flaked
2 Tbsp mayo
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp grated Parm Cheese
1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
Dash black pepper
Dash onion powder
1 (7-8 inch) zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except zucchini; mix well. Spread or pipe about 1 tsp mixture onto each zucchini slice. If desired, garnish with carrot curls, fresh chives or parsley. Makes 14 servings/28 appetizers.



35 triangular-shaped (resaurant-style) tortilla chips (unbroken pieces)
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed
1/4 chunky style salsa
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
6 oz (1 1/2 Cups) shredded colby/Monterey Jack blend cheese
1/2 C soup cream
Fresh cilantro leaves
Arrange tortilla chips in a single layer on ungreased cookie sheets. In a small bowl, combine beans, salsa and chopped cilantro; mix well. Place about 2 tsps bean mixture on center of each tortilla chip. Sprinkle cheese evenly over chips. Broil 4-6 inches from heat for 1 1/2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish each with rounded 1/2 tsp sour cream; top with cilantro leaf. Make 35 appetizers.
12 December 2006 @ 04:30 am
Can anyone help me find a recipe for:

YEAST-free Donuts/doughnuts or Sufganiyot,
fried, and not baked?

Is there a good substitute for Yeast that is Fungemia (invasive Candidiasis safe)?

08 October 2006 @ 05:45 pm
Username/First Name:shannon
3 Favorite Dishes:I have way too many!
What you are best at whipping up (ie: appetizers, beverages, desserts...):I guess main meals and side dishes
Types of recipies you'd like to see posted: all kinds
Why you joined this community: I'm always looking for new recipies

Vegetable Casserole

2 cups fresh cauliflower flowerets
2 cups fresh broccoli flowerets
1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 beaten eggs
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups seasoned croutons
1/4 cup margarine or butter

Cook the vegetables in slightly salted water fo 10 minutes. Drain and spread evenly in a lightly buttered large casserole dish. Beat the eggs and combine them with the mayonnaise,onion,soup(undiluted) and 1/2 cup of cheese.
Spread this mixture in an even layer over the vegetables and sprinkle the remaining cheese over all. Pour the melted butter over the cheese and cover the whole with the croutons.
Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.

This dish is great with turkey dinner!
08 June 2006 @ 02:28 pm
I have a ton of apples , and I'm getting tired of just eating them sliced.

I wanted to know how to make those-- I'm not sure what they are called  'spicy apples' ?  Its that apple dish that you ususally find as a side dish at Boston Market.

 I'm not a pie person so that is out of the question.
30 April 2006 @ 11:07 pm
I have apples and oranges and am bored eating them. Anyone have any recipies that call for me to cook with them?
26 April 2006 @ 05:19 pm
While I was at the grocery store today they were doing a demo, Hillshire smokies in a sauce that was a bottle of grape jelly (18 oz) and a bottle of the new Tabasco Sweet and Spicy sauce. It tasted good, so I got the ingredients and made it, I used half a bottle of Tabasco Sweet and Spicy sauce and half a jar of jelly. It worked fine.

But that reminded me of my mom's famous sweet and sour meatballs. People *loved* them, and they were just as simple and a whole lot more economical.

She'd make or buy the meatballs ahead of time, then simmer them in a sauce that was 1 cup of catsup, 3 Tb. each vinegar, sugar, worstershire sauce. Yum yum. My uncle always wanted her to make them for every occasion.

I'm lazy. I usually just make up the sauce and serve it over browned ground beef or ground turkey, it's a lot quicker then making meatballs, then serve it sloppy joe style on hamburger buns. I do add things in though, onions, some dry mustard which I use tons of anyway, whatever sounds like it might be good mixed in, and I'll use whatever sweetener I have on hand instead of white sugar, brown sugar, honey, molasses.

I love sweet/savory combinations. Anyone else have any quick and easy ideas?

Tonight for dinner I'm making pork chops. I'm not a pork eater so it took me forever to find a way to cook them without using shake and bake that turned out okay and not like hockey pucks. What I'm doing is pouring a bit of olive oil in my skillet, and seasoning them with a seasoning salt, a bit of mustard, and cracked pepper (my family is pepper crazy. Especially my little girl), and searing them on high heat fast on both sides, then I pour in half a can of cherry soda and half a cup of water,turn down the heat and cover it and let it simmer until they are cooked through.
I'm a big believer in keeping it really simple!