Posts Tagged: cooking

Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

From Alton Brown on the Food Network. Ingredients 4 ounces stale bread, cut or torn into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place all of the ingredients into a blender carafe, cover and pulse until coarse crumbs form, about

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Classic Baked Acorn Squash

Stephanie has made this recipe several times in the past, so I know it’s good. I’m going to try it out with the acorn squash I bought yesterday. From Simply Recipes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Yield: Serves 2 to 4, depending on how much squash you like to eat.

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Cheese Sauce

From the kitchen of: David Speakman 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black or white pepper (I use white) 1 1/2 cups milk 2 cups grated cheese Preparation: Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, stirring until well mixed. Cook over low heat,

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Cooking Templates

via Jezebel – Resolved: Eat Better, Not Less, for a Healthier Diet Jezebel’s article on healthy eating covers an approach that I’ve heard from many of my thin friends: What you need are a few core recipes that you’re good at, or can get good at, that can be adapted for almost any combination of

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MJ’s ‘Up North’ Chili

From the the kitchen of: MJ at Friday Fishwrap. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours Yield: 8 to 10 servings Total pots to clean: 1 stock pot, bowl, cutting board and knife. Extra virgin olive oil 2 pounds ground sirloin (or beef chuck, trimmed, if you prefer) 6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced

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Tuscan-Style Baked Pork Chops

4 or 5 thick center-cut pork chops 3 garlic cloves, crushed 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup white wine I adapted this recipe from one in the Weight Watchers cookbook – theirs was for a pork roast with this marinade, which I picked

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Dan’s Turnovers

These were one of the main dishes served at our friend’s wedding reception, and we enjoyed them, so we asked for the recipes. 6 filling types, recipes for 16 turnovers each. Dough: 1 lb (3.25 C) flour 1/4 lb (one stick) butter 1/4 lb (1/2 C) vegetable shortening (contains soy) 1 t salt 3/4 C

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Cooking

I’m not that great of a cook. I’m not terrible, either, but I find cooking to be very stressful, mainly because I have difficulty getting the timing of multi-course meals down correctly; I seem to never manage to get things all heated up at the same time in order to serve a meal. I’m not

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