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mkats
02-26-2012, 09:07 PM
(Forgive me if I missed it - but it doesn't look like anyone started another thread after the original one closed)

I've gotten addicted to Pinterest recently... such a great source of recipes and crafts! Some of my favorites as of late:

French Onion Soup (http://www.thecurvycarrot.com/2010/08/07/henris-french-onion-soup/) - Made this for dinner last night, had enough left over for breakfast, and it was :swoon:. I ended up committing the cardinal sin of not reading the recipe all the way through before starting, so when I got to the part that required 90 minutes of cooking :eek: I skimped and only let it cook for about 43 minutes (or the length of your average Desperate Housewives episode). Still fantastic!

Bloomin' Onion Bread (http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/05/bloomin-onion-bread.html) - one of my best friends' favorite restaurant is Outback Steakhouse, so when I saw this recipe I thought it would be perfect to make for our get-together. I swapped out the monterey jack for fresh mozzarella based on popular vote, and the hardest part of making it was not eating all the cheese before the bread went into the oven!

Creamy Chicken Marsala Pasta (http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/02/creamy-chicken-marsala-pasta.html) - just oodles of goodness. :)

I bought an eggplant today and am dying to try this (http://www.phamfatale.com/id_2678/title_Spicy-Eggplant-Recipe/) for dinner.

I've also been doing a lot of composting all winter with all of my vegetable scraps, so I should have a good load ready for spring (the eggplants and basil seedlings are sitting in a sunny windowsill as I speak). Normally I freeze the scraps so they break down faster, but I noticed that everything needed watering today, so I boiled them all down, used that water to water all of my plants, and then dumped the scraps into the compost pile. Might as well get everything out of it :lol:

What is everyone else cooking up?

BigB08822
02-26-2012, 09:11 PM
OMG, I am a Pinterest freak. I want to make EVERYTHING! I have a collection that is growing larger every day of things I want to make. I am really into baking recently so most of them are baking recipes but not all.

DAngel
02-26-2012, 09:19 PM
(Forgive me if I missed it - but it doesn't look like anyone started another thread after the original one closed)
Can somebody post a link to that one? Thanks :)


I've gotten addicted to Pinterest recently...
I wish I didn't look it up... That's the kind of site I can spend hours and hours on :yikes:

mkats
02-27-2012, 11:19 PM
Here you go: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=68465

No one's cooking anything interesting? :)

Buzz
02-28-2012, 01:07 AM
Anyone have a nice Thai Mango salad recipe?

Angelskates
02-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Apple Pie Baked in the Apples (http://domesticdilettante.com/2012/01/11/applepie/) I'm totally trying this!!

BigB08822
02-29-2012, 12:27 AM
I marinated some pork chops in buttermilk over night and I am about to cook them. Can I just throw them on the heat if they still have buttermilk on them or does it need to be almost rinsed off?

Cupid
02-29-2012, 01:32 AM
I would just pat them dry with paper towels. Let us know how the chops turn out!

DAngel
02-29-2012, 04:05 AM
Here you go: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=68465

No one's cooking anything interesting? :)

Thanks :)

If people have simple, quick, no hassle, few ingredients and yet, delicious and nutritionally balanced one pot recipes, please post :lol:

mkats
02-29-2012, 04:17 AM
Oh Angelskates I saw that and I'm super excited to try it too!

I really want to make this at some point: Mozzarella, Basil, Avocado and Tomato salad (http://valsocal.blogspot.com/2011/03/mozzarella-tomato-and-avocado-salad.html)

On a random kitchen note, Boyfriend LOVES to bake and was horrified to find that I don't own a rubber spatula (I don't bake). I told him to use his finger. We argued about this briefly, and then I found a rubber spatula shaped like a finger at Sur la Table (the most awesome shop ever, by the way) and bought it for him for Valentine's Day. :P

Buzz
02-29-2012, 01:50 PM
I am answering my own question and gonna post the recipe for a Trinidad version of mango salad. I have seen a version of this that includes seeded cucumbers and not her that uses pineapple instead of mangoes.

http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=700e98a6-eff6-4c18-869e-5dfac9b6579f&sponsor=

Jenny
02-29-2012, 02:14 PM
We're just back from Jamaica and now determined to make proper Rice and Peas ourselves. I have several recipes, but if anyone has their own - particularly a family favourite of anyone of Caribbean descent - I'd be most grateful.

We've also made jerk seasoning before, and there are some decent bottled brands around, but we'd like to try it again from scratch. Again, lots of recipes are available, but if anyone is willing to share their family :sekret: I'd love to hear it!

Buzz
02-29-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm from Trinidad and never heard of Jerk Chicken until I came to Canada. But I can help you with a recipe for rice and peas.

RICE & PEAS
1. Brown rice
2. Crushed garlic
3. Diced onions
4. Diced carrots
5. Cooked pigeon peas ( green peas or red beans will do just as nicely )
6. Coconut milk diluted in tap water
7. Cilantro or parsley finely chopped
8. Jalapeño peppers - diced with seeds removed
9. 1.5 tsp brown sugar
10. 2 tbsp of oil

Heat oil in large saucepan using moderate heat. Keep a steady eye on he oil and put sugar in the oil to carmelise. Dilute coconut milk in enough water to steam the amount of rice you want. I find it useful if the mixture is boiling hot already and just waiting to be used. When sugar is dark brown (NOT BLACKENED!) thrown in washed rice and sauté. Toss in other dry ingredients and mix, let cook for about a minute. Then add the hot coconut milk and hot water. Try not to stir the rice mixture too much. Let cook under low to moderate heat until the rice s cooked aldente style and liquid is absorbed. The secret is in not over cooking the rice, or burning the sugar too much, so it helps if you are use to steaming rice on the stove top. There is a version of this using chicken. Just put in meat in first and let cook a while in it's own juices then add the rice etc. GOOD LUCK!:P

Jenny
02-29-2012, 03:59 PM
This recipe sounds delicious, and I love that it's with brown rice! Will definitely try this version - thanks also for the detailed tips.

Angelskates
03-01-2012, 01:43 AM
Thanks Buzz, I love new vegetarian dishes (since I'm vegetarian :lol:) and this one sounds yum!