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Old 08-01-2016, 09:50 AM
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Potato salad without mustard in it belongs in the trash.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:25 PM
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Y'all got your heads on right.

I don't know what it is around here that makes people want their salads so cloying. My aunt used to put condensed milk in her macaroni salad. God, it gives me chills just thinking about it
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:29 PM
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I was raised in the land that spawned tater tot casseroles, and my mother can only eat beef if it's turned to charcoal.

It's a wonder I still have taste buds. The first time I made a steak on the edge of medium rare/well living on my own was a revelation.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:47 PM
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The Southeast really likes its sugar. Ice tea, salad dressing, casseroles, whatever. People just throwin' piles of sugar into all of it.

Personally I'd sooner give up sugar than either salt OR vinegar
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:14 PM
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I don't know what it is around here that makes people want their salads so cloying. My aunt used to put condensed milk in her macaroni salad. God, it gives me chills just thinking about it
oooof, that's horrifying
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:40 PM
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:27 PM
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I'll spare you all the from the horror that is what I ate tonight.
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:06 PM
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Beef faux stir-fry courtesy of Budget Bytes! Like, I always knew it existed but it's becoming my favorite website.

It's hardly an impressive recipe to execute but it's really helped me grasp some more cooking fundamentals, like for example a little bit of olive oil in the pan is how to make flavors like ginger and garlic actually work their way onto the entire dish. *mind blown* I'm working with some severely limited tools as I have no oven, only a single electric plate because electrical wiring reasons, so my general plan is to cook some onion and broccoli in the tasty oil, throw them aside into the strainer with the cooling boiled noodles, brown the ground beef, and then mix it all up in the skillet and cover it to warm the whole thing back up.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:42 PM
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Spaghetti with tomato and almond pesto
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:45 AM
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It may look a bit grody, but I am fantasizing about all the things I will put this giant batch of crock-pot caramelized onions onto. The pot was basically full before they cooked down.

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Old 08-08-2016, 05:26 AM
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It may look a bit grody, but I am fantasizing about all the things I will put this giant batch of crock-pot caramelized onions onto. The pot was basically full before they cooked down.

The white, uh, bowl doesn't help but I bet they are good. What did you use them with?
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:39 AM
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That crockpot was clean when I started; fortunately a little soak and scrub gets the residue off. Cooking anything for like 14 hours will do that probably.

Anyway, last night I had eggs with the onions and goat cheese plus some smoked sausage on the side and it was excellent. I also froze three small containers of the onions to use later, in addition to a bigger container in the fridge to keep using this week. Next week I should remember to get burger fixins, they'd go great for that.
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Old 08-12-2016, 12:49 AM
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Get yourself some oven-safe pots! There are a lot of them out there. Although my preferred shakshuka recipe doesn't use the oven at all.
i kept this in mind for months and finally made it tonight. my roommate loved it. (i suspect it doesn't hurt that i have pretty much exclusively cooked vegan since i moved...if not years before that.) except i had to use sheep feta (he's allergic to dairy, though to an extent that he sometimes decides not to care about it) which is way more expensive! so uh, that's probably not going to be an all-the-time thing.

it was pretty dang good though. and i learned a lot about poaching eggs. though like i said, i don't exactly cook a lot of eggs
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:23 PM
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I love me some crab, so I really hope this dip I put a half pound of lump crab in that was on special at the store turns out well (it's still in the crockpot right now)...

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Old 08-20-2016, 11:36 AM
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Made pancakes today, and they actually turned out pretty okay despite not having an actual griddle to use or me not having made pancakes in years.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:34 PM
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http://allrecipes.com/recipe/51711/j...kfast-skillet/

Modifications:
1) Used some nice steak meat instead of bacon, which really reduced the cooking time
2) no peppers. we didn't have any on hand and I don't like them anyway. I substituted half a yellow squash and half a zuccini and half a tomato
3) microwaved the potato for about 3 minutes
4) used shredded mozzerella since it's what we had on hand
5) added broccoli since it's etc
6) put the lid on to steam the vegetables and have them cook a little faster

It came out really good! I was basically looking to replicate the 'skillets' at Denny's and such places, and it was really easy. For next time, I'll remember to add the potato first before the rest of the vegetables so they'll get in on the bottom heat, but otherwise, I'm very pleased.
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:27 PM
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Almond Soo Guy aka "Soo Guy" aka "Crispy Almond Chicken." Battered and fried chicken topped with almonds and gravy.





This was my first time making it and it was super frustrating to the point where I had to stop and meditate briefly (I had to fix the batter recipe on the fly because it was much too thick and even fucked up and had to do the gravy a second time from scratch), but it turned out alright! And now I know I could do it again and even improve it; eg: by cutting back on the oyster sauce in the gravy and putting the almonds on last just for presentation purposes.

also this cost me eighty fucking dollars because I needed new implements like a whisk and a cleaver but future servings will barely cost me anything so yay?
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:56 AM
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That looks delicious. And you now own a fuckin' cleaver.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:12 PM
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I was really surprised at how integral the cleaver is to the whole process. It's a deceptively multifunctional tool.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:23 AM
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Also good for crushin' garlic.
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Old 09-08-2016, 02:07 PM
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Also good for crushin' garlic.
Part of the recipe actually involved using the flat of the blade as a hammer.

I made it again tonight and made a few changes to the gravy, and I'd say it's just about perfect now. I should really be recording all these recipes I pick up in some kind of book.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:14 AM
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That does look really good. What kind of gravy was it? Or was it like an oyster sauce gravy?
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:40 AM
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The gravy was like...

I browned about 1/4 cup of diced onions in some oil on medium-high, then sprinkled about 1&1/2 tbsp of flour on 'em and stirred it until you get that weird mushy stuff. Then comes 3/4 cup of chicken broth, 1 tsp of oyster sauce, and about 1&1/2 tbsp of soy sauce; and then once it's mixed well and all bubbly, sprinkle in 1/4 tsp or so of sesame oil at the last moment, stir it in and take the skillet off the heat.

At least that's how I did it. It's hard to say since I just eyeballed everything but the chicken broth. Also, I'm probably doing it wrong, since the original recipe called for sugar to be added (I forgot) and chicken stock instead of chicken broth (who has the fuckin' time/energy). It tasted great though.

Here's a picture of attempt #2, which both looked and tasted better:

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Old 09-17-2016, 03:07 PM
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So good!
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:36 PM
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Here are some pretzels I made this week. Because I enjoy shoving dough in my mouth.

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Old 09-21-2016, 03:42 PM
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Here are some pretzels I made this week. Because I enjoy shoving dough in my mouth.

homemade pretzels are delicious
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:53 PM
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homemade pretzels are delicious
Yes!

Then i covered them with hot mustard and nuked my sinuses
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:15 AM
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My wife bought two big half-pecks of tomatoes for $6 while I was away for the weekend, so I cooked them down into a sauce and a tomato-eggplant-caramelized onion sandwich spread, and there's more left over. I love tomato season so much.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:52 PM
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a tomato-eggplant-caramelized onion sandwich spread
That sounds SO GOOD.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:24 AM
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That sounds SO GOOD.
It's pretty boss. I've been mixing it with goat cheese and putting it on toasted homemade challah. Fresh basil makes it even better, but it's out of season now.
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