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Old 09-09-2018, 05:58 PM
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Tried my hand at making a nice soy honey glaze from scratch for this chicken. Added in some kinda red pepper and star anise powder to give it some zest. Kept it simple because I wanted to see the effect absent the possibly overpowering effects of my usual blend of herbs and spices, and since I can't tell whether anything's missing from the end result (except scallions, but I was all out) I'm gonna call it a success.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:50 PM
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I made beef bourguignon. It turned out okay.
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Old 10-07-2018, 12:17 PM
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If i can brag about things that were instigated by my gf but I helped a lot... We made a huge pot of french onion soup, complete with home-made croutons and grated Gruyere broiled on top on holy shit it was amazing. And then the next day for lunch we made stovetop grilled cheese sandwiches and dipped them in the leftover onion soup and holy shit that was even *more* amazing. And there's still leftovers so I've been just toasting slices of bread and the "soup" is thick enough I can just heap a thick layer on top and some cheese and broil it again and damn.
We decided we had to do this again and it's still fuckin amazing.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:57 PM
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Not me, but Other Half made some delicious shrimp udon today!

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Old 11-06-2018, 02:40 PM
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Chicken a la King!

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Old 11-07-2018, 10:07 AM
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GASP!

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Old 11-07-2018, 06:38 PM
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Eat the rich...
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:52 PM
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May as well not bury this in depressing threads - I baked gingerbread this evening, first time I've baked on my own in approximately forever, and it came out pretty good. Also made the house smell delicious.

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Old 12-10-2018, 09:29 AM
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May as well not bury this in depressing threads - I baked gingerbread this evening, first time I've baked on my own in approximately forever, and it came out pretty good. Also made the house smell delicious.

Yum!
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:49 AM
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Oh wow, it looks good. Is it the buildable kind, or the eatable kind?
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:53 AM
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Entirely for eating, it's thick and soft, almost a fluffy brownie consistency. Recipe from Raider Jones' mom, actually.
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:41 PM
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Entirely for eating, it's thick and soft, almost a fluffy brownie consistency.
At first I thought it was brownies.
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:20 AM
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Lo-Income Mein!

It's almost entirely spaghetti and prepackaged coleslaw mix
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:25 PM
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We got a pressure cooker for Christmas and tried a broccoli and beef recipe with some clearance London Broil from the grocery store.

I had no idea pressure cookers had sautee functions, so you can brown the meat right before cooking it. That's so damn useful!
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:55 PM
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I'm starting to master homemade pizza. Turns out that it comes out really nicely if you stretch the dough out on the bottom of a greased cast iron pan, poke some small holes into the dough with a fork, and put it all in the stove on 425 degrees for five minutes before adding the toppings. The crust gets crisp, the way it would at an actual pizza restaurant, and it comes out of the pan with minimal effort and mess once it's done.

Also, spices are important! Mix some garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and oregano into the dough before you cook it. Really helps liven up things.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:42 PM
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The other way to do it is to drop your prepared 'za onto a preheated sheet/skillet just yanked out of a pre-heated oven.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:22 PM
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Or a pizza stone, of course.
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:05 AM
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I use a pizza stone, but I also par-bake the crust alone for a few minutes like Arugula mentioned. It crisps up the bottom while cooking the surface a little bit at the same time, so the pizza doesn't end up soggy.
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:44 AM
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Yeah, it's been a while but I used to do both as well - bake the crust in a pan for like 5 minutes, then add toppings, then slide it out of the pan onto the pre-heated stone to bake another, uh, 10m I think.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:44 PM
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Very glad I made those detailed notes last time!

Again, I had to increase the amount of roux. Just make that amount to start with, Lady, and do it in your 2 qt pot (the beige one).

I added a little more of the cajun seasoning this time, as well as salt and pepper. I cut the sausage in half before slicing, and it was much better.
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Old 02-22-2019, 05:27 AM
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Literally drooling. Man, I haven't had okra in ages. I should fix that.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:24 AM
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turns out using it frozen is pretty handy!
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:26 AM
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made yogurt in my instant pot! It was so much simpler to deal with x_x although the straining part was just as annoying and messy xD

then I stewed a bunch of plums we got at the grocery store last night to eat with the yogurt, and the cottage cheese I distilled from the liquid I strained out (think that will be my go-to-practice going forward, use wire mesh to get the big chunks of yogurt out, then boil the liquid to extract the remaining curd)
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:57 AM
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The other night I had some fresh-frozen peeled shrimp that had been on sale, and some Lion's Mane mushrooms from the farmers' market, and made a passable shrimp scampi. Pretty tasty!
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:12 PM
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made tater soup for the first time, combining a couple of recipes:

https://www.budgetbytes.com/slow-cooker-potato-soup/
https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/f...tato-soup-1922

1 leek
1 small yellow onion
2 medium carrots
2 celery stalks
~3 lbs potatoes, unpeeled. Used a couple russet and about 4 gold
3 cloves of garlic

with 3 tbsp butter and a little bit of water, sauté half of the sliced and quartered leeks and some diced onion in the instant pot
chop everything else (used the grater for the carrots)

add 6 tsp chicken better-than-bullion + 6 cups water and all the vegetables to the instant pot
Add a ton of fresh ground pepper
Set pot to sealing and cook on manual/high pressure for about half an hour

Blend with immersion blender

Add the remaining leek and set to manual/venting for half an hour, then go play pokemon for an extra hour after that

add a cup ish of homemade yogurt, and reblend because it was too chunky. Top with sliced green onion

Last edited by Lady; 04-04-2019 at 08:38 PM. Reason: forgot the garlic, AGAIN
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:23 AM
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If Skyrim has taught me anything, all you need to make potato soup is potatoes and salt.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:16 AM
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Made this Mushroom Carbonara from a Bon Appetit recipe. One of the most savory things I've eaten in a while (five egg yolks, 4 oz. parm, lotsa shrooms) and so very good. Also my mom now has a huge garden and grows that arugula and it is peppery as all hell and my favorite thing.
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Old 04-06-2019, 06:36 AM
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Yum! That looks delicious! I want some!
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:31 AM
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Is that orecchiette pasta?
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:06 AM
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It is! I’ve never used it before, but that’s what they used in the recipe and I kind of have to follow recipes exactly, at least the first time I make them. I had a little trouble with some of them clumping and not cooking as much as others, but a little bite kinda helped give a different texture so it worked out.
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