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Old 05-23-2010, 06:41 PM
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Why would you go through the trouble of making poptarts from scratch and not make strawberry ones?
Because strawberry pop tarts suck. Brown sugar & cinnamon is Mrs. Match's favorite. If I were doing jam-filled, then it would have been blueberry.

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Hmm, share the recipe?!
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:07 PM
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Ask and ye shall receive.
I think we already had this argument about pop tarts didn't we? I'm also sure you lost it.

But, anyway my wife follows that blog too
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:13 PM
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This weekend was a cold one, and dinner both Saturday and Sunday nights ended up being homemade split pea and ham soup, that cooked all day Saturday in a slow cooker.

SO good.

I'm just sad that we ate it all
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:49 PM
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Tonight we made juicy looseys. This is pretty much a cheeseburger but -- get this -- the cheese is inside the burger.

They were delicious, but very very messy.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:50 PM
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Tonight we made juicy looseys. This is pretty much a cheeseburger but -- get this -- the cheese is inside the burger.
That doesn't sound very loosey at all!
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:08 PM
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I think we already had this argument about pop tarts didn't we?
We did...and it was you who was wrong then as well. I'll brook not the saying of nay.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:00 AM
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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, extra icing.


Sooooo good.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:02 PM
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Because strawberry pop tarts suck. Brown sugar & cinnamon is Mrs. Match's favorite. If I were doing jam-filled, then it would have been blueberry.
Remember when we all bought Pop Tarts from the vending machine while we were waiting for the Retronauts panel to start at PAX East?

Good times.

Also, strawberry is totally the best.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:38 AM
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Yesterday morning, I made buttermilk biscuits so that I could make breakfast sandwiches (country ham, scrambled eggs, cheese). They were delightful.

Last night, I made snickerdoodles. Ditto.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:44 AM
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Last night, I made snickerdoodles. Ditto.
Care to share your recipe? I'd be interested in learning how to make these.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:44 PM
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Tonight, Lady prepared fried chicken according to Nice Pete's recipe.





Approximately the color of evening program actor George Lopez.





I baked the corn.





We also had catloaf.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:13 PM
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That is one delicious-looking cat.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:54 PM
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I like the juxtaposition of the cat on the dinner table with the deterrent spray bottle.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:58 PM
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Lola Cat is not in the habit of giving a fuh.
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:12 PM
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Operation: Eggplant Parmesian was a huge success! It's hard to overstate my satisfaction!
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:59 AM
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Not so much cooking as putting together a new BBQ. Cooking will RESULT, however, assuming the thing doesn't blow up.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:55 PM
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So I am housesitting for my folks, which isn't bad at all, as their standard of living is miles above mine. But the problem is they don't really have that much food - just a bunch of condiments and left over Nutrisystem stuff after my mother realized she has the willpower to limit herself to 1500 calories without the expensive indignity of so-called food. So since I am up here without a fully functioning computer or game system, I am a bit bored. So every once in a while I challenge myself to make something edible out of the Nutrisystem crap. This is today's result

Open-faced spicy joes on an egg bagel.

It was fairly easy to make - mix the taco meat mix in with water and throw the ostensible taco shells the fuck away (I tried to give it to the dogs, who acted like I just kicked another of their number in front of them at the suggestion that they'd actually eat that cardboard) I also mixed some A1 in there to help it solidify a little more. Then while it was microwaving, I cut in half and toasted an egg bagel. As you can see, I misread the numbers on their toaster, but the inside was still properly chewy. Then while the taco meat sludge was still bubbling, I mixed in some rather severe horseradish and a generous helping of Tabasco, with just a drop or two of natural honey to both alleviate the horseradish and thicken the mixture. The taco meat was enough to cover two halves of a bagel, which would be a nice snack for two people, or a full meal for one.

If there's any interest in this sort of thing, let me know. I tend to resort to this a lot when stuck up here, and since I have no access to LP making, this will have to do.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:23 AM
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Chicken and maple syrup do taste good together.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:24 AM
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before we finally got our air conditioner fixed, it was just too damn hot to cook anything! so I started making salads for dinner instead. really simple salads! like, a pile of vegetables with a little tiny bit of olive oil and lemon juice on top simple. now I'm a little bit addicted and salads are the only thing I ever want to eat for dinner anymore. it is kind of crazy how good vegetables are sometimes!

SUPER SPECIAL NOTE: the difference between bottled lemon juice and fresh lemon juice is immense. I am going to buy so many lemons.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:23 PM
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Butter chicken. From scratch.
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:39 PM
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Chicken adobo, stir-fried brocolli with sesame oil and garlic, basmati rice.

Mmmm.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:52 PM
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Chicken adobo, stir-fried brocolli with sesame oil and garlic, basmati rice.

Mmmm.
I just ate and now you've made me hungry. Guess who may end up going to Bible study after all? (My Filipino family hosts Bible study on Fridays, hence my newfound excitement over it.)
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:37 PM
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we went to the farmers market today and bought fun delicious stuff! for some reason no grocery stores around here sell pattypan squash, so the farmers market is my only source.

I steamed a couple of 'em and ate 'em with some lentil curry spread I bought at the Afghan foods stall. it barely counts as cooking but it is real nice!
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:05 AM
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The roommates and I made an elaborate dinner last night. My part was a slaw of sorts, based on this recipe but altered. I cut the carrot content way down and added a whole bunch of jicama instead (beets, carrots, and jicama were about 1:1:2 proportionally). I added a little bit of fish sauce to the Bragg's/maple syrup mixture, and let a couple dried thai chilis sit in the sauce for a few hours. And then — here's the key — I pan-toasted a big pile of thin almond slices and used those as a topping for the slaw, along with a squeeze of lime juice. The slaw by itself was pretty good but the almond and acid made nice things happen.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:38 PM
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It started out as sloppy joes, became spaghetti sauce, and tasted like meat loaf.

Wait, sorry this belongs in the "Be embarrassed about what you cooked today" my bad.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:28 PM
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pumpkin bolani + sundried tomato hummus + lentil curry + raw spinach + a little bit of lemon juice/cracked pepper on top

WELCOME TO FLAVOR COUNTRY
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:40 AM
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Last night I put about a tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet and heated it up, and then laid in about 15 fresh sage leaves and fried them. After they had crisped up slightly, I threw in half a pound of crimini mushrooms (halved) from the farmer's market along with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and cooked that for a little bit. When that mixture basically looked done, I poured in about half a cup of whole milk and let it all cook down again, so most of the water content of the milk boiled off. Then I threw a bunch of cooked orzo into the pan, tossed it around so it absorbed some of the reduced milk sauce and mingled with the mushrooms and sage, planed some pecorino romano on top, and ate. I was happy.

Update: I'm munching on this at work, chilled, sans pecorino. So good.

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Old 06-16-2010, 09:55 PM
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Chicken noodle/vegetable soup from scratch and peach cobbler for dessert!
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:58 AM
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My wife and I had a "home from Europe" party and made Hungarian food. Main course was vegetarian Paprikash:

Sauté onions. Add fake meat (we used both seitan and tofu; of course the real recipe uses chicken here) and brown lightly. Add red pepper, can of tomatoes, garlic, some water. Bring to a boil and simmer 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, mix sour cream (or plain yogurt works) with a whole bunch of Paprika (hot or sweet; we brought back some of the real stuff from a Budapest market). Mix that into the pan and cook everything down a little more.

While I was making that, my wife made a traditional sour-cherry soup. I'm not into cherries so I passed, but I'm told it was delicious.

The previous night, we made a ridiculous traditional dessert involving three layers of sponge cake (walnut, chocolate, and plain), rum syrup, pastry cream, walnuts, currants, and more sugar. Also totally delicious, we served it with some vanilla ice cream on top.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:42 PM
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I did not make this, but a fellow Tyrant did, so I think it counts.



Cake! With raspberries! And homemade raspberry stuff on top!



Om nom nom nom nom.
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