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FR Weekly Cooking Thread *Recipes* Nov 26, 2011
FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 26, 2011 | libertarian27

Posted on 11/26/2011 8:41:31 AM PST by libertarian27

Welcome to the 51st installment of the FR Weekly Cooking (Recipes) Thread.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!

Here's the place to share and explore your latest and greatest favorite recipe.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Hobbies; Reference
KEYWORDS: cookery; cooking; food; recipes; weeklycookingthread
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. ~Erma Bombeck~

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November 26 - National Cake Day

November 27 - National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 28 - National French Toast Day

November 29 - National Chocolates Day - Throw out your leftovers day

November 30 - National Mousse Day

December 1 - National Pie Day - National eat a red Apple Day

December 2 - National Fritters Day

1 posted on 11/26/2011 8:41:34 AM PST by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27; FrdmLvr; TN4Liberty; Daisyjane69; HungarianGypsy; SouthDixie; illiac; EQAndyBuzz; ...

***Weekly Cooking Thread Ping List***
(to be added/deleted - plase post here or PM me)

Recap of recipes from last week’s thread (Nov 19th)

Appetizers/Sandwiches * 26 * Rosemary Garlic Walnuts w/Smoked Olive Oil

Bread * 16 * Coffee Can Bread
Bread * 18 * Challa (Egg Bread)

Candy * 49 * Oreo Turkeys

Cookies * 65 * Kix Peanut Butter Chocolate Crisps

Marinades/Sauces * 20 * Cranberry Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 21 * Grandma’s Fresh Cranberry Relish
Marinades/Sauces * 31 * Alice’s Chili Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 36 * Sweet Chili Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 39 * Fresh Tomato Chili Sauce
Marinades/Sauces * 42 * Cranberry and Orange relish
Marinades/Sauces * 52 * Chili Sauce

Poultry * 19 * Kentucky Hot Browns

Soup * 29 * Bouillabaisse
Soup * 33 * Basic Cream Soup

Stuffing/Dressings * 05 * Cornbread/Sausage Stuffing
Stuffing/Dressings * 27 * Kimchi Stuffing

Vegetables * 08 * Bacon Brussel Sprouts
Vegetables * 46 * Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Waffles/Pancakes * 43 * Corn Fritters

[Nov 19th link]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2809837/posts?page=68#68


2 posted on 11/26/2011 8:44:43 AM PST by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

I finally figured out how to make sweet potatoes that aren’t so icky sweet. Nobody here likes the marshmallow stuff but this turned out perfect so this is going in the tradition file.

Sweet Potatoes

Take a big can (40 oz) of sweet potatoes and mash them up. Sprinkle on pumpkin pie spice, about a tablespoon of honey and tons of butter.


3 posted on 11/26/2011 8:53:59 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bgill

I made the oreo turkeys and marshmallow pilgrim hats and they were a hit! Everyone had to take pictures of the turkeys. No one wants to eat the last one, lol.

Have the carcass boiled so it’s turkey soup day.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 8:58:12 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: libertarian27
That cranberry/orange/lemon/walnut relish was spectacular. Ran out almost instantly (so make more next time, silly!).

Definitely a keeper!

5 posted on 11/26/2011 9:08:02 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: libertarian27; pops88

I made the Waffles/Pancakes * 43 * Corn Fritters from last weeks thread, for our T-Day feast, and my wife just raved about them - I liked them as well! I did have to alter the recipe and added a little half and half to get the consistency right. Used the frozen tube type of creamed corn instead of canned.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 9:22:40 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: bgill

Wow! You boiled up the last oreo turkey!? LOL


7 posted on 11/26/2011 9:25:11 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

LOL - *snicker* !


8 posted on 11/26/2011 9:27:20 AM PST by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

Oooh! National Fritters Day! I’ve got a recipe for that one!


9 posted on 11/26/2011 9:34:50 AM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith

I’m ready for your fritter recipe. I like any kind of fritters, so please post.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 9:39:50 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: bgill
Though I like sweet potato casserole with marshmallow, it is often done without marshmallow but with a topping of chopped pecans in some kind of praline sauce or something. Just a thought for you that you could check into.
11 posted on 11/26/2011 9:46:52 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: rightly_dividing; All

Fish Fritters

Two versions given - the original recipe from a TV show our friends saw, the other was our modified version for a LOT of fish fritters that turned out great.

Original version from TV show:
1/4 c - 1/2 c Franks Cajun or fish batter (such as Shoreline)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tap baking powder
1 to 2 eggs
1/4 c - 1/2 c beer
2 tbs gr onion
2 tbs gr pepper
Any fish

Cut fish into small chunks (roughly 1”x1”). Mix all the ingredients, add fish and let permeate. Deep fry spoonfuls in shallow pan, turning over when crispy brown. Dip in jerk mayo.

Our weekend fish fry version that fed a lot of us for two nights:

Lots of fish fillets, cut into small pieces like above
3 boxes of Shoreline: 2 Original, 1 Cajun
1 whole green pepper, 1 whole onion, diced/minced into SMALL bits (relish-style)
1 tsp each garlic powder, ginger
3 eggs
Can of beer
Flour to get the right gooey but not runny texture.

This can all be made ahead of time and left in the fridge with one more ingredient. That way you can enjoy your company and adult beverages before everyone is hungry. The last ingredient to add before deep frying:
1 tbs baking powder

This batter is very spicy, it mellows some when deep fried.
Deep fry spoonfuls in shallow pan, turning over when crispy brown.

Dip into tartar sauce, although it was great without anything else added to it.


12 posted on 11/26/2011 10:05:56 AM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: bgill
I (gently) boiled my turkey carcass for a few hours last night. This morning I pulled out the stuff that was not good to eat, added a bag of carrots, a bunch of celery, sauteed onion and garlic, some additional meat and some pre-cooked rice. Added some stock and bouillion cubes and presto; delicious soup for the family.
13 posted on 11/26/2011 10:17:16 AM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Ladysmith

Thanks. Fish fritters is new to me, but it sounds good. We have fish on hand and were just leaving for the grocery store. Will get fish fry batter mix and try.


14 posted on 11/26/2011 10:21:21 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: jdsteel

If you have any gravy still kicking around - throw a tablespoon or so into the soup too - rich & yummy!

I got to get my turkey soup pot simmering again...


15 posted on 11/26/2011 10:30:42 AM PST by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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A ‘leftover’ thread from yesterday:>)

Anyone have favorite, special recipes for Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS? something different

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2812246/posts


16 posted on 11/26/2011 10:33:33 AM PST by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27
November 27 - National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

Is that the day we can throw cream pies into people faces?? LOL

November 28 - National French Toast Day

viva la French...

Now give me a recipe for 25 pounds of leftover turkey?? LOL

17 posted on 11/26/2011 10:47:42 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: libertarian27

My biggest dessert hit wasn’t a pie. It was:

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line muffin tins with paper cups or lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the chocolate chips and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center and add the water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir together until well blended. Fill muffin tins 1/3 full with the batter and top with a dollop of the cream cheese mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.


18 posted on 11/26/2011 11:02:29 AM PST by randita (I'm not a percentage. I'm a free person.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
5 loaves whole wheat bread
2 heads iceberg lettuce, washed
3 lbs swiss cheese, sliced
mayonnaise or cajun mustard, to taste

Some assembly required.

;^)

19 posted on 11/26/2011 1:24:00 PM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: bgill

We don’t use marshmallow. We sometimes add some sliced granny smith apples though to cut the sweetness.


20 posted on 11/26/2011 1:44:52 PM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m glad you liked them. There are so many ways to improve on the basic recipe and they’re so versatile, but my favorite is still with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce.


21 posted on 11/27/2011 12:41:55 AM PST by pops88 (Geek chick over 40)
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Get ready for a popular Christmas libation sans the calories. The only cals are in the rum——figure one cal per each “proof” of alcohol. 100 proof rum is about 100 cals per shot.

SKINNY HOT BUTTERED RUM
Mix tablespoon rum, teaspoon butter buds, bit sweetener.
Add to cup of boiling water in pretty mug. Float 3-4 whole allspice on top.


22 posted on 11/27/2011 6:09:43 AM PST by Liz
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To: libertarian27

I found this on epicurious yesterday while searching for a new pumpkin pie recipe without the evaporated milk. I made it since my husband was craving one. The crust is interesting and shortbread like. The filling is good and creamy but needs more pumpkin pie spices next time around.

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

Crust
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled butter, cut into pieces
3 tablespoons whipping cream
Filling
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon packed golden brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt
1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sour cream
3 large eggs, beaten to blend

1/4 cup apricot preserves

For crust:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend first 3 ingredients in processor until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add cream and process until moist clumps form. Gather dough into ball, flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill 15 minutes.

Roll out dough on floured surface to 14-inch round. Transfer dough to 9-inch glass pie dish. Trim overhang to 1 inch. Fold overhang under. Make cut in crust edge at 1/2 inch intervals. Bend alternate edge pieces inward. Freeze 15 minutes.

Line crust with foil, pressing firmly. Bake until sides are set, about 10 minutes. Remove foil. Bake crust until pale brown, about 10 minutes more. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.

Spread preserves over crust; pour in filling. Bake until filling puffs at edges and center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Cool on rack. Cover; chill until cold. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)

For filling:
Using whisk, mix first 6 ingredients in bowl until no lumps remain. Blend in pumpkin, whipping cream, sour cream and eggs.

Spread preserves over crust; pour in filling. Bake until filling puffs at edges and center is almost set, about 55 minutes. Cool on rack. Cover; chill until cold. (Can be made 1 day ahead.)


23 posted on 11/27/2011 4:52:19 PM PST by Trillian
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To: libertarian27
French Toast with Yujacha Syrup

1/3 cup yuja concentrate
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup yujacha marmalade
1/2 cup 2 percent (reduced-fat) milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
8 slices of a sweet white bread (sliced challah, baguette or sourdough bread)
2 tablespoons butter

Preparation

1 For best results, dry the bread overnight, so it won't soak up too much of the egg and milk mixture and end up soggy.

2 Pour yuja juice concentrate, yujacha and water into a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat, and keep the syrup warm.

3 Combine milk, cinnamon and eggs in a shallow dish, and stir with a whisk.

4 Dip bread slices in egg mixture. Let slices sit in the egg mixture 20 seconds on each side.

5 Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place four bread slices in pan; cook two minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan.

6 Repeat step 5 with the remaining butter and bread slices.

24 posted on 11/27/2011 11:14:16 PM PST by Tamar1973 ("Never care what the other guy has, it is not yours and someone always has more."--isthisnickcool)
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Recap of this week’s recipes:

12 Fish Fritters
18 Black Bottom Cupcakes
22 Skinny Hot Buttered Rum
23 Ultimate Pumpkin Pie
24 French Toast w/ Yujacha Syrup


25 posted on 12/03/2011 9:47:35 AM PST by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2815685/posts


26 posted on 12/03/2011 10:19:04 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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