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    Sicilian Spaghetti

    Family recipe, I do not like clams normally but this is the one way I will eat them. I have heard it said that it is not traditional to serve seafood with cheese, but my family always has. I could not imagine this dish without cheese. - Put a sauce pan on low heat and fill the...
    NeoZen NeoZen
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    Corned Beef

    Corned beef brisket in the crock pot with fingerling potatoes, sweet onions, celery, carrots and Brussels sprouts (pot too full to handle cabbage). Used allspice berries, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cardamom pods, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and ginger to season the...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    Nov 7, 2012

    Kitchen Sink Marinara

    Warning: Do not attempt to cook meat in this dish or you will get food poisoning. Meatballs or sausage should be prepared along side with spaghetti with the sauce served over it, not with the meat cooked in it. Warning: This is not a meal but an event, if you do not have at...
    NeoZen NeoZen
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2012

    French Salmon Cake

    If you like creative cooking you may enjoy this. In France cake can be salty as well. I find this is a supereasy recipe when you are multitasking and friends/guests love it. A slice of this cake nicely displayed on a leaf of lettuce with cherry tomatoes and a zest of lemon...
    CosiCeleste CosiCeleste
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2008

    Healthy Can Be Yummy!

    Chard and Beet Salad I am by no means, the healthiest eater or the best cook, I'm just creative. I found this recipe that is awesome for me to get the dark leafy greens I need so much and it is super simple and tasty! All you need is fresh raw chard, beets (canned or boiled...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 20, 2013

    Lets Throw Stuff In a Bowl and See How It Turns Out!

    I am an experimental cooking guru, believe me when I say there is just something amazing about having cheese drizzled over rice and green beans with a more than helpful amount of pepper. It may sound and look weird, but in the end my taste buds thank me.
    smflinchbaugh smflinchbaugh
    16-17, F
    Apr 30, 2009

    Leftover Delicacies

     I just tasted my latest masterpiece: Christmas leftover quiche. I used quite strange food combinations, but it was oddly delicious! I used cooked potatoes for the crust-dough. Filling had Christmas ham, Traditional Christmas salad (carrots, red onions, pickled cucumbers and...
    Fennella Fennella
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2008

    Because I Can't Throw It Away

    I love leftovers on their own, but now and again, you have a surfeit of them or there isn't room in the freezer to store them. So I have a progression of dishes from many varieties of leftovers, including layered pastas, soup, chili, curries ... the more spicy or flavorful, the...
    auroramaru auroramaru
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2011

    Since I Have Spanish and Ch...

    Since I have Spanish and Chinese blood I love to fuse them together!
    jmae63 jmae63
    41-45, M
    Feb 19, 2009

    I Am Bottling My Liqueurs.

    I should have said , "I Am Bottled by my Liqueurs."  I believe in a saying that was taught to me by a Swiss chef:  "To improve the flavour of every dish, add a little wine to the cook."  I have taken this a step further, with:  "To...
    NANSELTAR NANSELTAR
    61-65, F
    6 Responses Feb 4, 2009

    Left-overs Deserve A Special Dessert

    Tonight is New Years Eve and we're having left over soups and stews that have been accumulating over the past several weeks. To end the meal, I am making a mixed fruit crisp: In a bowl put: 1 cup rhubarb 1 cup blackberries 1 cup raspberries 1 blueberries 2 cups apples Mix...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    I just stumbled upon

    that show on The Food Network, "The Kitchen." I'm so inspired. Who wants to cook with me?
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    All My Cooking Is Creative....

    All my cooking is creative. A bit of this and a bit of that. Whatever I have in my cupboard and fridge, I can turn into a meal. Ask my kids. hahahaha
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2009

    Never Trust a Skinny Chef!

    I am someone who doesn't need a lot of things in my life, one of those things I truly need is my crock pot.  I have found ways to make the most elegant dishes as simple as forgetting it's cooking!   I have adapted ways of making my family's spaghetti sauce by...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 30, 2009

    Crab & Prawn Cake

     Crab & Prawn Cake Ingredients: 5 medium sized potatoes-  peeled & halved Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper Extra virgin olive oil 250g crab meat- cooked 250g medium cooked prawn 1 lemons Handful of finely chopped curly parsley ½ a...
    jssp jssp
    41-45, F
    Aug 4, 2013
    EPJulio EPJulio
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2007

    I researched how to cook

    for animals, and a while back I began to cook for my chihuahua. My cat is too picky to eat anything I give him unless it is his boring crunchy crap. Since I cook for myself, and the recipes call for things I usually make anyways, I decided to give it a try. Onna loves her...
    otkpantiesdown otkpantiesdown
    56-60, F
    Sep 6, 2014

    New England Clam Chowder

    Render the fat from good smokey bacon then discard bacon. Saute onion, celery, carrots and potatoes (all chopped to similar size) in bacon fat. Season with garlic, ground pepper and Old Bay Seasoning. Once the veggies begin to soften, cover with clam juice, cover pan and...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    1 Response Nov 12, 2012

    Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

    Tomato juice - 2 cups Clam juice - 1 cup Red onion - 1 large (finely diced) Hothouse / English cucumber - 1/2 large (finely diced) Avocado - 1 large (finely diced) Garlic - 2 cloves, crushed Cilantro - 1 bunch (leaves only) Prepared horseradish - 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce - 1...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    Nov 11, 2012

    I love how so many different ingredients lead

    to a unity of one amazing Dish. Cooking may cause stress, but as weird as it may sound, troughout the stress it brings me a sort of calm contentment. - J.
    jaimson jaimson
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2014

    Gyro Meat

    This is my first attempt to make this from scratch. I'm making it with lamb and beef this time, partially because of the cost of ground lamb!! I ground everything together in the food processor then let it rest in a baking pan in the fridge, overnight. Just put it in a 350F oven...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    1 Response Jan 5, 2013

    Sichuan Style green beans with copious amounts

    of sautéed garlic Very spicy red curry samboulek akk spelling and Fresno peppers
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    Tuscan Bean Soup And... I Guess Sandwiches? I Dunno..

    But the soup! ^_^ I've never made bean soup before, so I'm pretty happy about the recipe I found. I uses the kale I bought, and I can go buy a pack of beans tomorrow and pull it together =] I'm thinking cuban sandwiches would pair well with a bean & veggie soup, which is pretty...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Jun 4, 2012

    I have a full range of food allergies

    and intolerance. As a result, I've become fairly creative with cooking. I find it very fulfilling to understand what herbs mimic specific tastes one may crave but must avoid if that taste is tied to a food you cannot eat. I use quinoa as a substitute for rice and have even...
    waxingpoetic77 waxingpoetic77
    36-40, F
    Mar 23, 2014

    Check out the serious food p0rn on this site!

    http://www.badkatscannapharm.com/#!interesting-reading/c1la3
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll
    46-50
    Jun 13, 2014

    Pork Ribs (crock pot)

    Again to the crock pot.... Pork loin country ribs (bone in) on a bed of sliced onions covered in home made BBQ sauce. Serving with oven roasted butternut squash, seasoned with olive oil, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and chili powder. And coleslaw of green cabbage...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    1 Response Nov 7, 2012

    Chicken Tortilla Soup simmering today.

    Popping jalapeño slices while waiting. Delicious!!!!
    SocialHermit SocialHermit
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    For My Pal.......gilly Gilly.......

    TOFU FRIES WITH GINGERED KETCHUP..........yum 8-10 oz. EXTRA firm tofu 1 in. Unpeeled fresh ginger 2 tbsp. ketchup Canola oil ( ya kinda deep fry these ) About 1/2 cup rice flour Salt Cut tofu into strips about 1/2 in. Thick and about 3 in. Long. Drain on thick layer of...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    Slow cooker pot roast 4 pound beef/lamb bone

    less chunk 2 teaspoons oil One shot coffee Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon lemon juice Mix beef with ginger garlic lemon juice and salt keep it for one hour Put some oil in cooker Put all beef in cooker add little water and leave it on gas on low flame for one hour Done...
    Goldenfairy Goldenfairy
    26-30, F
    Jan 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 15, 2015

    Boerenkool Met Worst

    Dutch - kale with potatoes and sausage OK - so this isn't "creative" but it is COMFORT food for a cold, snowy day and a childhood favorite on a day when I hunger for that connection to family. 2 lbs fresh kale, washed and trimmed water salt 2 lbs baking potatoes, peeled and cut...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn
    46-50
    Dec 24, 2012
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