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the original is the one I bought.. every year I buy Randy & I a joint gift to share for V day.. and I swear.. he came back from the dr and said "am I craving a whoopie pie".. an hour later the ups guy knocked on the door.. how good am I???
Salmon, collard greens. A glass of red wine (Bota Box-Malbec from Argentine)
Pumpkin pie with lots of cinnamon on top. A cup of tea (vannila spice bought at the Sundial Gardens in Hgginum, CT)
A glass of Port wine (taylor fladgate from Portugal)
I had a good day and I had a good dinner. This is comfort in my house.
Yum. Wonderful dinner Rose. I also endorse salmon as a comfort food. I buy smoked salmon for sandwiches with avocados. With the cold weather, its comforting to eat foods that probably reduce body aches.
mine beeps when it's time to put the raisins in.. so they don't get water logged and take the water away from the flour .. but I have put them in prior to the mixing before I went to bed.. just have to make sure you line them up on the outside of the well to keep them dry until the timer starts .. garlic herb bread.. pepperoni bread .. so many wonderful things
Jalopeno, pepperoni, garlic herb and cinnamon raisin breads all sound nice. I can imagine the wonderful aromas as the oven opens.
DW tried to make King Arthur's baguettes for the first time a few days ago, but something went wrong and they came out hard as a rock. Oh well, she made spaghetti with clam sauce last night (another first) and it was great. You win some and lose some.
Oops, the sparegrass was a side. Sorry for the confusion! Heehee. For breakfast/lunch I just toasted a Portuguese roll with some leftover meatloaf. I LOVE meatloaf sandwiches!!! I am good now til dinner.
Olive Garden and it was very good but... I was seated on the other side of a booth with a large and in charge kinda lady on the phone. To say the least I didn't finish my meal, had it packed up and brought it home.
I went to Aldi yesterday .. always good to look around to see what they have fresh.. had strawberries from Florida.. they called me over.. I smelled them and it smelled like summer... had to give it a shot.. OMG they are so good.. inspired me to make strawberry waffles for brunch today... was eating and dancing they were so good
I don't care for it, it's like a small warehouse, and only 1-2 cashiers here, so you wait in line a long time. Once I left my cart full of stuff and went to Wegmans instead. And they had to recall frozen beef products d/t the % of horse meat in it.
love our Aldi... they fly at our checkouts.. guess you need NJ speed.. LOL.. Cheese & crackers are great.. soda is cheap for a party.. yogurt is more than 1/2 price.. even the Fage is $1.18 everyday price.. love a bunch of the frozen things.. can't beat bread for $.90 (I think).. Victor it's there own brands most of the time.. but once in a while they have a name brand product.. and it's always cheaper than the regular stores.. the produce is unbeatable... go there all the time.. esp those weeks we might have an extra bill to pay or just a tight week.. doesn't have a huge selection of any one thing.. but we just kept trying a few things here and there and figured out what we liked
Annie's didn't have good reviews on amazon.. can always try to make my own.. I did find a five star one.. Mary's gone crackers.. and they have them at a store near here.. thinking I will try them this weekend.. but thanks.. was wondering if you knew of a good one already
That is a good recipe, add a little hot Italian sausage for some extra kick. DH always told me my sisters meatballs were better, even though we used the same recipe until she finally told me that trick.
Chicken tenders, french fires and garden salad..
New recipe I tried tonight...chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting.
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, kosher or sea
2 sticks butter
8 ounces or 1 package of Philly cream cheese
5 to 6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup salted caramel (recipe above)
It is an extremely moist, perfect scratch cake, the only beef I have is that I don't care for cream cheese. So I will make this again using a different frosting recipe with no CC. If you like chocolate cake, a cream cheese frosting and caramel... than I think you'll like this combo. Brian did!!!
I just looked at a similar recipe, for Samoa cupcakes, with a salted caramel buttercream frosting.
A good frosting with cream cheese is to make a basic cream cheese frosting, and make sweetened whip cream, about equal parts, then fold them together. It tastes light and not too cheesy.
Hubby was in the mood to spend $ yesterday, of course, I still have a cold so maybe he actually felt bad for me :)
Took us out for breakfast(diner) and brought home subs for lunch and Chinese for dinner
Put a dry rub on a rack of baby back ribs and let them sit for 3 hours. I then covered in tin foil and slow cooked them @ 275 for 3 hours. Fell apart with a fork. :) We had steamed asparagus, dinner rolls and garlic red skinned mashed taters.
Those ribs sound heavenly...I brought a Bertucci's meatball & mushroom pizza over to Mom...she's not supposed to have white anything, but I only gave her a small amount of thin crust...made sure she ate the topping...
Cambazola is a German cow cheese which is a combination of a triple-cream Camembert-like cheese with Italian Gorgonzola. I have seen it described as "the blue cheese for people who don't like blue cheese" and it is sometimes sold as "blue brie". It has a very smooth creamy texture with blue-green veins. I saw it in Stop&Shop for $17/lb, but I get mine from a cheese store that imports the patented original for a couple of bucks more. Also excellent for snacking on crackers.
Had to improvise tonight and it worked out. Hot turkey sausage with garlic and onion, a little red wine, black beans and, at the end, frozen peas. Nice balance of tastes. Peas just a few minutes so they do not get mushy.
so easy to do .. I always try and use my timer .. easy for me to get off track and over cook it .. have to make some meatballs now.. believe it or not I miss my Dads.. not sure if he would cook anymore but he used to make some rockin meatballs
STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1 med. cabbage, cut up
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1/2 c. uncooked rice
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cans tomato soup
1 soup can water
Place cabbage in greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Brown beef and onion. Stir in rice and place mixture on the cabbage. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Combine soup and water and pour over all. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for an hour.
or another I found:
STUFFED CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1 lb. ground beef
3/4 c. rice
1 lg. onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 28 oz. can tomato sauce
1/4 c. cider vinegar
2 tbs. brown sugar
1 tbs. dry mustard
8 c. coarsely chopped cabbage
Brown meat, onion, garlic. Drain well, add rice, salt, pepper. In small bowl mix together tomato sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, dry mustard. Layer 1/3 of cabbage in 3 qt. deep casserole. Arrange 1/2 beef mixture on top, cover with another 1/3 of cabbage. Top with remaining beef mixture and remaining cabbage. Pour tomato sauce mixture over the top, do not stir. Casserole will be quite full. Let it stand at room temperature for about 20 min.
Bake in 325°F oven for 2 hours without stirring.
CASSEROLE CABBAGE ROLLS
1 lb. ground chuck
1 chopped onion
1/4 tsp. salt
3 c. coarsely shredded cabbage
1/8 tsp. pepper
3 tbsp. raw long grain rice
1 (10 oz.) can tomato soup
1 soup can water
Brown ground chuck with onion. Drain. Add salt, pepper and rice. Add soup and water; mix well. Put cabbage into a greased baking dish. Pour meat mixture evenly over the raw cabbage. DO NOT STIR. Bake, covered, 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees. Good reheated.
GROUND BEEF AND CABBAGE CASSEROLE
1 med. head cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. ground beef
1 c. chopped onion
6 tbsp. regular (not Minute) rice, uncooked
2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans tomato soup
2 soup cans water
Spread cabbage over bottom of greased large casserole dish. In skillet, brown beef and onion, adding salt and pepper to taste. Drain. Stir in rice. Stir in 1 can of soup and 1 soup can of water. Pour over cabbage; mix well.
In skillet, mix second can of soup with 1 soup can of water. Pour over cabbage- meat mixture; mix well. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Serves 8 to 10.
There are several pages worth of recipes @ cooks.com
Last night I made meatloaf in a bag (love the clean up), garlic mashed taters, fresh steamed swiss chard and for dessert I made fruit filled pastry's.
The cookbook showed them made with peaches but son doesn't care for peaches so I made them with apple and raspberries.
1) picture in the book
2 & 3) are ones I made
You add milk, egg and seasoned bread crumbs to the season packet they give you and mix with the hamburg. Shape into loaf with hands, place it in the bag and cook. You can add taters and veggies in the bag too if you want.
I signed up first! Son left me a note yesterday to make Sheherd's Pie...Never made it, because Doug remembered it from school lunch days...well, I made it, but since I never tasted it, don't know how it turned out...
did community time at church tonight, of course did St Patty's theme made a corned beef dip and Irish Potato candy(tastes like the inside of a mounds candy bar)...YUM
alll the fruit and veggies were green, dipped marshmallows in green liquid confectioner sugar and rolled in green sprinkles served on a bamboo skewer so easy but the kids love it
Saw a recipe to make it in the crockpot covered in 12 oz of orange juice. Thought about it but didn't have oj. Didn't get it in the crockpot this morning or started at noon on the stove, just added veggies and getting hungry.