still nowadays a pound cake has a 1-1-1-1 ratio of flour, eggs, butter, sugar
edit: since this seems very difficult for a lot of people, I've wiki'd it for you.
And for those of you still baffled by the ratio, recipes
Buffalo Wild Wings sauces. Incredibly simple to make; incredibly delicious to eat.
EDIT: Also realize that you don't need to fry the wings as suggested on this site. They can be broiled, grilled, or even baked if you so choose!
EDIT2: This is a little late, so I'm hijacking my own comment here. I noticed someone further up made a lame joke about Krispy Kreme but didn't provide any recipes. This recipe is a near-perfect Krispy Kreme replica. SO. DAMN. GOOD.
And with all that yogurt, she can go ahead and make:
Cinnamon Pear Frozen Yogurt
1 (15 ounce) can pear halves
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Drain pears, reserving 1/2 cup of juice. Puree pears in food processor or blender.
Combine pears, reserved juice, yogurt, sugar, cinnamon and allspice in canister of ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturers' directions.
I also live in the bay area (SF here). I won't give you cash but I'll happily meet you at Berkeley bowl and buy you some groceries. I can also show you cheap and easy meals to make from scratch. My boyfriend and I can live off $80 every two weeks in groceries.
I'll even bring you a couple loaves of bread I made from scratch.
For anyone else who is reading this I just did a mock order on safeway.com (where I get my groceries delivered from) and the total for this menu came to $37.17. While it's only four full meals when I cook for myself I normally make the suggested serving and bring the rest to work the next day for lunch. While this isn't as from scratch as I normally get this can be made even cheaper by making your pasta sauce and growing your own spices. I don't know if OP has a grater but I have one I'm going to pass along so we can get large blocks of cheese which is a lot cheaper than buying shredded cheese. I also buy dried broth instead of cans. Also this assuming she has nothing, including starters that you use over time like spices and oil. And you can make at least two simple meals from the leftover ingredients- simple chicken breasts and plain spaghetti. These are all really simple recipes and don't take long to make. Even if you're a busy student you can make a good meal every other night and snack on Ramen the next.
This might look intimidating, but it's the easiest "fancy" meal I make.
Rotisserie Style Chicken
Whole chicken is usually cheaper per pound than any other cut.
Cook two, and you'll have great leftovers.
If you like the recipe, mix up a big batch of the spices, so you don't have to do this each time.
Gravy. Dear God the gravy. Cook the birds on a broiling pan. The one that came with the oven is perfect. When the birds are done, take the top off the pan, put the bottom with the drippings on the burners, heat on medium. Throw about 3 heaping tablespoons of flour in, mix well and constantly. Get a can of chicken broth, incorporate that slowly. Mix constantly. Process should take 5-10 minutes.
Homemade mashed potatoes if you're ambitious, egg noodles if you aren't.
Make a vegetable. Baby carrots are perfect.
Have too many chicken leftovers? Perfect. Chop and whip up some chicken tacos. Or toss into any kind of chicken casserole. Chicken salad. Whatever.
You're really ambitious? Looking at those chicken carcasses? Boil them to create a broth. Make soup. I usually go with potato, but pretty much any soup that's not beef-based can use chicken broth as a base.
You can eat like a king off those two chickens for a week, with a grocery bill in the $50 range.
Frosting: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/orange-cream-cheese-frosting/ (leave out the walnuts, and juice the whole orange for more flavor)
I didn't use the beer frosting from the recipe since I had to travel with them and the egg whites wouldn't stand up to the trip, but I have no doubts that it would be delicious! That said, the orange cream cheese buttercream is VERY tasty. :) Happy baking!
I"m not sure who's trolling - you or the wierd Canadian lady you got the recipe from. You actually cooked this shit?
here is the proper recipe. Now go back and do it again and stop fucking up our cuisine.
Here's the recipe.
It was the first thing I didn't microwave in months, so I promise it's super-easy. And yes, they are delicious. Tasted exactly like I remembered.
AllRecipes does that. The great thing about theres is it has a spot for ingredients you DON'T have and key words. So you could say you have red bell peppers, chicken, want chinese, but don't have oyster sauce and it'll find you something.
You can find the search from the home page by going to the very top. There is a little search bar, and above it there is a link for ingredients search.
My husband requested cookie dough for his birthday dessert. I wanted to present him with something more festive than a mixing bowl and spoon, so I came up with this: a mound of solid cookie dough, disguised as a traditional birthday cake. It was a hit! Thank goodness, because now we've got months worth of cookie dough in our freezer to work through.
I used Joy the Baker's recipe for cookie dough and used non-fat Greek yogurt as the egg substitute. I quadrupled her recipe, making it in two batches. I ended up adding extra flour to both batches to make it firm enough to keep its shape. For one batch I used a bag of chocolate chips, and for the other I chopped up a dozen or so Reese's cups. I used this recipe for the frosting. I lined a 9 1/2 inch springform pan with plastic wrap and pressed in one batch of dough, then a thin layer of frosting, then I carefully pressed in the second batch. Stuck it in the refrigerator for an hour or so, then frosted it.
False. Ranch dressing is great to dip your steak in when you have a shitty cut of meat, pasta salads, potato wedges, and much more.
Source: former fatty
Our last name isn't exactly common. On top of that, my dad avoids alcohol (growing up, I saw one can of beer in our house ONCE when my mom made a soup with it). However, someone in our area has the same name as my father. This other dudebro liked the drink, and liked to get into trouble.
We would frequently receive calls late at night from some guy asking for his buddy to bail him out.
Dudebro: "Mark, man, you gotta help me out. I'm in jail again."
Dad: "You have the wrong number."
Dudebro: "Come on, Mark. Don't do this to me again, I can't stay in jail!"
Apparently this guy's friend Mark was kind of a doucher and it wasn't unexpected that he would mess with his friend when he was in jail. But when you're too drunk to call the right number, maybe you need to spend some time locked up.
EDIT: A lot of people have asked about soup made with beer. It was a long time ago, but it was something along the lines of this.
Hilarious! I feel sorry for him/her though, they only wanted to sample the delights of a Sunday roast and one of us fuckers has stitched him right up!
There must be an ex-pat in the area that can show him how its done properly!
EDIT: The recipe he used for the lazy appears to be genuinely serious...?
but seriously, it's a wild rabbit and it may not make the best pet. You should bring it to the nearest wildlife center. Wild animals don't always take to domestic situations very well. Helping him get released back in to the wild is probably the best thing you can do for him.
Perhaps using this recipe:
New England Clam Chowder:
4 slices bacon, diced
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups water
4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste
3 cups half-and-half
3 tablespoons butter
2 (10 ounce) cans minced clams
Place diced bacon in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook until almost crisp; add onions, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in water and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
Pour in half-and-half, and add butter. Drain clams, reserving clam liquid; stir clams and 1/2 of the clam liquid into the soup. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Do not allow to boil.
As an American who lived in Spain for a summer, I can say that the Spanish have a similar appreciation for pork products. I would like to recommend to you a Midwestern tradition, the pork tenderloin sandwich.
Chicken recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-tikka-masala/
I cut down a bit on the spices in the tikka and it came out perfectly for my taste. I also used maybe half the salt called for and it was plenty salty. Next time I think I'll use a bit more tomato sauce and less cream, it was a little too creamy this time. Also the naan had sugar in the dough which made it taste like doughnuts sometimes. Next time, less sugar.
According to allrecipes it's 2 cups self rising flour, and according to cooks it's 1 1/2 cups. And in your comic it's 1 cup.
Has anyone tested this? How did it turn out?
You apparently don't know how prime rib is prepared, educate thyself: http://allrecipes.com/howto/perfect-prime-rib/
What time were you there? It's not uncommon, because of the way prime rib is prepared, that the cuts get progressively more done as the night goes on.
My amendments (I know, I know. I sound like one of the comments on allrecipes):
Instead of just soaking them in warm water with baking soda, let the water come to a soft boil in a deep pan. Boil each pretzel for 30 seconds. After removing all of the pretzels from their baking soda bath, brush with egg wash (one egg yolk mixed with a couple tablespoons of water) then salt.
Downvoting, because there has been too much of this recently. From the sidebar: "If you're posting a picture of something you've made, please be kind and give us a recipe so that we might recreate it!"
This belongs in /r/foodporn/ if your not going to tell us how you made it.
Edit: I removed my down vote. OP has posted their recipe.
Recipe for cupcakes. I used ale instead of stout and vegetable oil instead of canola. Came out fine.
Recipe for beer battered chicken. The soup came out of a book so I typed what I could in the album. *forgot to mention soup called for FLAT beer.
I started with these three. But...I think I did two rises on everything, and the flour measurements aren't perfect (never are) and didn't do the overnight on smittenkitchen's. Pizzas pictured are both the top recipe.
Thin White/Breakfast pizza
EDIT: Hell, I'm going to just type this here and try to remember tips. Start with less flour than the recipe calls for, dump it in the bowl with water/yeast/sugar/honey and stir it with your hand (after you washed under your nails.) It works way better to just make big circles with one hand and get the dough to ball. After dough forms into a ball, dump it onto a counter coated with flour and start kneading/incorporating flour as necessary. Um, they say to knead for around two minutes, I do closer to ten? When it's done, the dough should feel a little heavy, be really smooth, be pretty easy to deform and it feels kinda cool. Windowpane tests don't work as well on pizza dough as bread dough, and pizza dough is a little..looser(?) than bread dough.
Oh yeah, best way to get something to rise is boil a pot of water, put the dough (in a bowl, covered with saran wrap) in the oven (oven off) and then put the pot boiling water in the oven, below the dough. Close over, leave alone for an hour. Results in warm, puffy dough.
Coincidentally, I baked some cookies today. I am a man and I don't care what anybody else thinks, I have some delicious cookies and you don't.
Edit: For those asking, they are Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. I left out the walnuts and added raisins.
Whenever I make this, it's a hit! It's really simple, fast and incredibly hard to mess up. You can change it up a lot too, adding icing or nuts, adding some orange liquor instead of the cinnamon etc. It's really versatile and very tasty.
I stuck w/ the recipe as written: "Pour the Yorkshire pudding batter evenly over the top of the chicken, allowing the excess to run into oil at the bottom of the pan."
How about mashed potatoes?
Durkee green bean casserole?
Definitely cranberry sauce!
And pumpkin and/or pecan pies.
Hope that helps.
Horchata, but probably not if you're leaving it unrefrigerated for long. This recipe is pretty good but I'm sure there are lots of great ones out there.
Never ever heard of corn on the cob or cornbread for Thanksgiving. Is that a southern thing? Where I'm from it's all about the corn casserole. Also wouldn't be Thanksgiving without greenbean casserole.
LET'S GET READY TO CRUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBBBBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEE
Edit: Shit, I was so excited to make that comment twice in three days that I missed the part about the canned pie filling. Oh well, I'll live.
Buffalo chicken dip. I just throw it in the oven for like 5-10 minutes at 450 to melt the cheese on top and use Tostitos scoops. Usually make taco salad as well for people who don't like any sort of spicy foods. Also some wings and pulled pork sandwiches. That's enough for people who want to eat dinner or snack.
i do a lot of cooking for my whole house. i live with 5 roommates and a 5 year old child. One of my favorite things to do is think of something i dont know how to make and then go to http://allrecipes.com This site is awesome. You can rate the recipes, people can add comments to the bottom that tells you things they did to make the recipes different/ better. Also, one of my favorite features is that you can put in the ingredients you have in the house and it will give you recipe ideas :)
In my opinion, cornbread dressing is WAY better but I understand oyster dressing is more regionally appropriate?
This recipe link will never fail you though... a good cornbread dressing is DELIGHTFUL. But then I'm from the American deep south, and am more drawn to soulfood and traditional country-style cooking.
I eat a lot of almonds. They sell for $4 lb where I am. What I like is the long shelf life life. You can blend them in water to make Almond milk, plus I eat a bowl of oatmeal every day and put them in there too.
Potatoes can be baked, boiled and fried, although I try to eat more carrots than those(better nutrition)
I eat two eggs a day usually, plus I eat about five pounds of breakfast sausage a month. (fried potaoes completes that meal)
Most the rest the meals depends on what animal proteins are on sale that month.
I try to buy cheese as cheap as possible, right now I am buying some type of Mexican Melting cheese for $2.14 a lb
Add beans and chips and I boil peppers and onions and tomatoes into a thing called Green Chili.(delicious and lasts forever)
Maybe ten lbs of hamburger a month
I try to never eat out, although it is not to do. The most important thing is to always eat something before you leave the house.
I try to only spend my money at the bar,,lol
Well it comes down to two things:
1) Mindset. You seem very worried, but the good news is that you have most of what you need to do down. Calm down and take a deep breath. Look on Craigslist for personal assistant jobs, or even cleaning, but be careful.
2) Convenience vs Savings. You'll get comments saying that you could cut down on gas by riding a bicycle, if you have one. Things like that are fine if you are willing to "lower" your standard of living.
I assume you already do the whole saving energy/gas/etc thing and your bills are still at those amounts. It comes down to $845 per month. That's not so bad! You can live on the rest. Make the most out of each meal. Cook the chicken and keep the water to make delicious lentil soup. Lentils are healthy, cheap and taste great. Buy more rice and some of this (should be in any wholesale store): http://www.creebs.com/catalog/images/idahoan_mashed_potato.jpg - 65 servings for about 14 bucks. Don't worry about adding milk to that like the instructions say, just water works fine. Keep buying frozen fruit for vitamins. You can also do eggs if you guys can eat them - two dozen a week should be plenty for you guys which comes out to at most $25 a month. If you have rice, lentils, some meat or chicken, eggs, mashed potatoes, frozen veggies, etc and you don't know what to make, use this: http://allrecipes.com/Search/Ingredients.aspx
I'm sure there is a lot more food advice, I'll message you if I think of anything else.
You say he's enrolled in college? My college sends out daily announcements, and there's almost always some kind of organization hosting a meeting with pizza or other food. Go to those, you'll get plenty of food. See if you can take the leftovers home too.
Also not sure if you guys qualify for food stamps, but hey, try it.
If I have the time I will make everything from scratch. If I'm rushed -- which is usually the case -- I'll buy the Betty Crocker cake mix and doctor it. Meaning: I might add lemon zest, espresso, dark chocolate, caramel, or whatever goes with the flavour of the cake. To be honest, I prefer using the mix than to homemade cake because it's always turns out, it's fast and let's be honest, the cake is merely a vehicle for the frosting.
I always make frosting from scratch. The most basic type is a buttercream and you can add any flavour to it. Here is a simple recipe. But there are many different frostings and most don't take a lot of effort. For me, the taste of a canned frosting pales in comparison to homemade so it's a corner I'm not willing to cut. My favourite frosting is swiss meringue. It can be a bit finicky to make (you need a candy thermometer and patience) but it is divine and pipes really well so it looks extra fancy. You can also pipe it onto parchment paper and bake it to make decorations. :)
Recipe can be found here.
I did not use lemon pepper, onion powder, or garlic powder to season my steak. Never have, never will. Just sea salt and freshly ground Tellicherry peppercorns.
The onion powder and garlic powder did go in the sauce though, which I'll use tonight for pizza.
Steak was cooked at 125F in a water oven for 1 hour while I prepped the sauce (took an hour to reduce the heavy cream in half). Then seared on a cast iron griddle for 60 seconds on each side (with a quarter turn at 30 seconds).
The bacon is thick-cut applewood smoked bacon.
Asparagus was tossed with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and freshly ground Tellicherry peppercorns. Cooked in the oven at 400F for 12 minutes.
Garnished with some green onions. Whole meal took about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
One more pick to see the sear marks:
Start with a basic béchamel sauce.
Add a teaspoon or so of your mustard of choice, then add a heapload of grated cheddar cheese.
In an oven proof dish: Pour this cheese sauce over broccoli that has been cooked (boiled or steamed) for a bit less than you normally would.
Sprinkle some more cheese on top and put in oven for about 15-20 minutes.
Served here with Hasselback potato and top loin steak.
Tip: It's possible to make this a vegetarian dish by skipping the steak ;)
Those cookies were made by myself and Jillian. Glad you enjoyed 'em! We just took a generic recipe and made a few tweaks.
Et voila! You have smash hit, Reddit meet-up cookies!
I'm sorry...did you just say that Ramen, Kraft dinner and Frozen Dinners are EXPENSIVE?! Quit buying the ones with freeze-dried caviar!
In all seriousness, this site helped me immensely when I was in college: All Recipes.
Have one piece of chicken, just type in "Chicken", and voilà, thousands of super-easy recipes at your fingertips.
EDIT: I'm a dumbass.
Basically, I just followed steps outlined here with a few changes. I made the sesame-soy sauce, but I cut the amount of soy sauce down by a third and replaced it with water, and also squeezed the juice from about a 1/3 of a lime into it. The lime was definitely a nice touch I wouldn't want to have missed out on.
The vegetables were pretty much dictated by what was cheap and caught my eye at a small local grocery store nearby, and included onions, broccoli, green beans, and green and red peppers. I made this with tofu because it was on sale, but this would have also been great with chicken.
Note that I don't have a real oven, just a convection oven. And only a bread pan. And no cake-making experience. And this recipe, which actually tasted better than its deformed, slightly burnt exterior would lead you to believe.
It can protect you from thrown objects during upheaval in the middle east.
Edit: But seriously, make bread pudding.
First time Posting to this thread!!
Good luck everyone with the upcoming week! :)
You're scaring me.
Pasta = heavy and sleepy + possibility of splatter.
If the goal is to have a sexy evening, go with a light fare. Fish is easy to bake (orange roughy), add some asparagus and fruit, maybe a bit of rice and you're good.
If you have a rice cooker, it's trivial to get this one right.
Not really true. You can make a big pot of something, or two things, on the weekend in a couple hours. Eat some over the week, freeze the rest. Soups and stews are great because they generally freeze well. If you have a slow cooker, you can just get it going and forget about it while you take care of other things (errands, exercising, etc). A pot on low works just as well.
Right now I'm thawing a quart of caldo verde, a potato, sausage, and kale soup. It takes about an hour to make. I have chili in the freezer (4-5 hrs to make) and I'll be making some jambalaya (2.5 hrs to make) or red beans and rice (4-5 hrs to make) soon. When I make these things, I usually make 8 quarts or so. All of these follow the same basic formula: veggies, starch, meat. The meat is the least part of it, and cheap cuts are perfectly fine. So it's all cheap and if I make 12-15 servings over 3-4 hours, I'm looking at 15-20 minutes per meal. And most of that time is spent browsing reddit or doing homework or whatever I want.
Caldo verde, jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, cassoulet, chicken soup, and chili are all staples for me. Roast chicken is great alongside a veggie and some mashed potatoes or rice. From there I toss in stir fries, sandwiches, and pastas for a change of pace.
Back to the timing issue: yes most people have time. They just choose to do other things with it. Heck, if you get home at 6 and go to bed at 9, you have time to finish a lot of these types of meals. Get home, do some prep, relax for 2 hours, finish the dish and toss it in the fridge/freezer. That's 3 hours and you still have multiple hours of downtime after work.
Orange Chicken Make sure to read the reviews, they always have some good tips on preparation.
Pasta is the greatest college meal ever. Its cheap, simple and makes great leftovers. If you can learn to make pasta sauce from scratch you're way ahead of the game. All you need is canned tomatoes, onions, garlic and a few spices.
a bit of spinach, some cheddar, a few pie shells (one shell per 4 eggs), milk, bake. they are wonderful as leftovers cold the next day, or later that night.
Growing up, I thought everyone knew what Irish Potatoes were. But lately it seems that anyone I talk to who isn't from Philly has never heard of them.
Here's the recipe I used.
Simple is best:
Grass-fed rib eye, rubbed with salt & pepper, pan seared to rare/medium rare - 3-4 minutes on a side, a quick touch-up around the edges, then rest for 5-8 minutes.
Steamed asparagus with hollandaise. I use the blender method, and there are a lot of recipes out there. All are good.
Oven roasted potatoes (400 degree oven for 45 min or until done). I use a mix of fingerling and new potatoes, rolled in a little truffle oil, then sprinkled with salt & pepper.
A little insalata caprese for colour.
And a little wine of course. Pick something that'll stand up to the rich flavours - a zin, côtes du rhône, bordeaux, malbec, etc.
and here's a picture of the final dish and recipes for the tikka masala and the raita
First of all, congratulations! You may now enjoy the greatest foodstuff in existence. Do yourself a favor, and make a peanut butter pie.
It is very simple to make, and is easily one of the greatest applications of peanuts ever imagined.
Tasty Lentil Tacos
These will blow your mind.
I got the recipe here.
I love mozzarella but used all of it on the filling, so I sliced up some Polly-O string cheese sticks and laid them on top of the sauce. I also made the tomato sauce (er... gravy) today. Very tasty...
Here's a favorite. Personally, I've found that that an extra 1/2 a cup of salt can really help out the taste. Of course, I don't recommend it if you've got high blood pressure which is common for people who come into contact with demonic possessions.
don't you dare put corn in gumbo, ever.
creole seasoning is tony chachere's, you can find it in most grocery stores in the usa now (wasn't like this a few years ago).
Biscuits and sausage gravy (not brown gravy)
The loaves and olive oil might be easy, but it's really boring. If you are sold on the bread idea, try making it more interesting by adding bruschetta to the mix. Is it more of a "taste" testing, or a meal, and how many people are going to feed? Most people have been to an italian restaurant and personally, I think it would be better to make something that is uncommon in the US but is very much a staple in Italy. Show people something new! It might take a little more research on your part, but again, it really depends on how many people you are trying to feed. Obviously if you need to feed over 50 people for $40 your options are limited.
Bake some bread
Shop the clearance meat items at your local grocer - best to get there right after they open
Make some soup. Home-made soup is cheap - some mirepoix veggies and a bouillon cube are great. Toss some rice in the mix, too. Beef-barley, Peruvian quinoa, cabbage & potato, there's just so many.
Make lasagna. Spend $4 on cheese, $2 on meat, $1 each on noodles, sauce and fresh spinach. A 5x9 baking dish will feed you for a few days at least, and you'll have ingredients left over as well for other things.
Buy some eggs and you'll have the ingredients for a cheese & spinach omelet, with some home made toast.
Go the grocery store and get one of those roasted chickens along with some sides from the deli. When you get home put them in your own serving-ware and throw away the store containers.
If you're really determined to cook your own chicken here's a list of recipes to help get you started.
i haven't done the cost comparison but it seems to me that if you're really scraping by it might make more sense to make your pancakes from scratch.
The general rule of thumb is the less processed (and the more labor you have to put in) the cheaper.
Make your own bread for basically flour water and milk.
Tres leches cake. Its super effective!
Edit: or sopapillas. Bite a corner off, and coat the inside with honey, or pour some on the outside. Delicious!
Rice: You know what to do.
Empty spinach into a bowl (do not drain) and add chopped chiles, salt and the juice of one lemon. Set aside. Finely chop onion and garlic and sautee in vegetable oil (medium-high) until translucent. Add all spices and cooked potatoes to the onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Add spinach mixture to the pot. Let simmer for as long as you like. I usually let it go for about 25 minutes so some of the water evaporates. If you like extra thick curry, mix a little bit of flour with some milk and add to the pot. It will slowly thicken.
For the Naan:
I didn't have plain yogurt so tried to find a recipe that omitted it. Here's the recipe on allrecipes.com
I know this recipe isn't super traditional but it was really delicious and fast! Enjoy!
"Little Smokies" - Example Recipe
Yeungling is a good American beer that's brewed in Pennsylvania (PA). So if the team you follow is the Steelers it could work, plus it's actually quite tasty for American.
Dhal and chappatis. Quick, easy, filling and dirt cheap. There's a billion recipes, I ignore most things that need a lot of ingredients. I couldn't find quickly the simplest recipe but these aren't so bad:
edit: you can tone down all the ingredients to make it more toddler friendly, and ignore most of them according to taste and what's in your cupboard. I make one with mung beans, a tomato, half an onion and a pinch of pepper when my cupboard is bare.
OP, I think you (and some others) might get a kick out of this recipe for Chicken and Mushrooms. It is absolutely simply that and is delicious on its own (or a great place to start creating your own meals as well).
PS: Reddit, you're tough on folks sometimes. sheesh. He reminded me that simple foods are totally delicious and I should take the time to get back to this kind of cooking sometimes. I appreciate that.
Square roots are most commonly associated with the Pi Plant, a commonly cultivated variety of Rhubarb that is famous for always sprouting in mid March. The tangy flavor perfectly compliments sweet fruits like strawberry or peach.
There are some trees that have been known to develop square roots, but when harvested they just become natural logs...
I'm Zernhelt's girlfriend, and I was the one who made the tacos... here's how I made them:
Serving Size: 12 mini-tacos (6 per person)
(12) wonton wrappers
non-stick cooking spray
(1lb) filling of choice (ex: beef, turkey, tofu)
(1 tub) fresh salsa (Santa Barbara's is incredible)
(6oz container) Fage greek yogurt, 0% fat (or sub in sour cream)
(1 head) lettuce
(1 cup) shredded cheese
I hope you enjoy them as much as my karma-whoring boyfriend did!
Curry really just means "sauce".
Italian has spaghetti/pasta sauce.
Mexican has salsa.
Curry is usually hot, but always "spicey" mix of varying levels of thickness that is served with a protein and vegetables over rice.
This is the first curry I attempted at home. I doubled the spices, onions, garlic, because I love strong flavors, and added about 2 cups of shredded chicken I had left over from a rotisserie I had purchased earlier that week.
This dish was delicious and lasted me 3 meals. Would've been more, but I tired of it and brought the rest to work with me to share.
Once you invest in the spice profile (about $15 realistically) you've got an arsenal of several unique flavors that you can work into your rotation.
After that initial purchase, the price per serving of Indian food is far less than $1 depending upon your protein.
My webcam doesn't do them justice, but here's the recipe. I rolled them in sugar before flattening instead of using sugar on a glass.
Spicy vegetarian you say?
Vegetable curry with freshly made naan, I say!
Spicy vegan potato curry: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-vegan-potato-curry/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=vegetable%20curry&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Recipe%20Hub
ETA: I cook the naan on a really hot iron skillet when I don't feel like setting up a grill. If you don't have iron, any really heavy skillet will do; nonstick would be best.
To make the toffee filling for Banoffee pie (I'm not sure how it's different from dulche de leche), you just put the can right in a pot of boiling water. It seems crazy, but I have made it dozens of times and it's completely safe (just let the can cool down before opening it, because it can splatter).
Here's a simple recipe (pro-tip: replace graham crackers with digestive biscuits for a more delicious and authentic pie)
edit: fixed link
For the zucchini, you could also try zucchini bread.
Truth. My buddy got a crocpot after breaking up with his gf; he refers to it as his new gf (does all the cooking, none of the bitching)
That being said, AllRecipes.com has some bomb slow cooker recipes; and whenever you have friends over for a night, make a big batch of oatmeal before bed, ready when you wake up
[edit update: Also, I have a great VA sweet tea recipe that beats the pants off any purchased beverage: 7 lipton black tea bags (aka normal kind), 1 cup white sugar (or substitute sweetener), 1 gallon of boiling water. Add sugar to empty tea pitcher, add tea bags, pour in boiling water, stir to dissolve sugar. Place in fridge, remove tea bags after 1.5-2hrs, chill & serve with slice of lemon]
This is for the for the filling
This is the crust that I used
I would recommend brushing the crust with a beaten egg before baking
I'm awful when it comes to keeping recipes while baking. I like to experiment way too much, which makes me the worst type of baker.
If I were to do this again (which I shall), I would probably use a syringe or turkey baster to inject the pumpkin filling. I probably will try to do my own caramel next time as well.
Quick explanation is to create a roux by combining equal parts fat (drippings, oil, or butter) and flour in a pan, stir it constantly until the mixture has a frosting like consistency (for turkey gravy, it'll need some time to get dark), then add a liquid (usually broth, milk, or cream) to the roux to create a thickened liquid a la gravy. For a turkey gravy, broth will be best; cream will give you something better for breakfast.
More detailed explanation of what a roux is
Here is a roux gravy explanation
crock pot beef stew
grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and tomato soup
If you haven't had southern style biscuits and gravy for breakfast, you really should. It may be one of the US's greatest contributions to western culture.
I make a tray of these about once a week. It's been really fun to experiement with the flavors for whole new bars! I omitted the mixed fruit, added 1/3 cup cocoa powder, then added dried cherries and voila! Chocolate covered cherry breakfast bars!
As they are not processed, I'm not certain the best way to store these, so i put them in bags and froze them. When I'm ready to head out the door, I pop one in the microwave on medium for 33 seconds and it's warm like it just came out of the oven! :D
I used this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookie/
>2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
>1 teaspoon baking soda
>1/2 teaspoon salt
>1 cup vegetable oil
>1 cup packed brown sugar
>1/2 cup white sugar
>1 teaspoon vanilla extract
>1 teaspoon almond extract
>1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the vegetable oil, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
I baked them at 325 instead of 350, which made the bake time about 13 to 15 minutes. That was with dough balls that were about 50-60 grams each. I flattened the dough balls a bit then sprinkled some extra chocolate chips on top. I also cooked them on a cookie sheet covered in tin foil so the bottom didn't get too over cooked. The special ingredient was in the vegetable oil. I let it soak overnight in a slow cooker.
I make tons of cheap and easy food at home (Scooby's Egg Hash, Lentil Soup, Six Can Tortilla Soup, etc.) Not only is it time-saving, expense-saving, it's also really healthy! I've managed to lose half my Frosh/Soph 15 this summer by eating these types of meals, eating lots of cheap veggies, and walking to do errands.
Also, I shop thrift stores and cheap stores, and try not to spend more than $10 per item.
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs,
3 tablespoons white sugar,
¼ cup butter, melted,
10 ounces frozen raspberries,
2 tablespoons white sugar,
2 teaspoons cornstarch,
½ cup water,
2 cups white chocolate chips,
½ cup half-and-half cream,
8 ounces cream cheese,
softened (3 packets),
½ cup white sugar,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
In a medium bowl, mix together cookie crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
In a saucepan, combine raspberries, 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch, and water. Bring to boil, and continue boiling 5 minutes, or until sauce is thick. Strain sauce through a mesh strainer to remove seeds.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt white chocolate chips with half-and-half, stirring occasionally until smooth.
In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in vanilla and melted white chocolate. Pour half of batter over crust. Spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over batter. Pour remaining cheesecake batter into pan, and again spoon 3 tablespoons raspberry sauce over the top. Swirl batter with the tip of a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until filling is set. Cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 8 hours before removing from pan.
Serve with remaining raspberry sauce.
Used this recipe. Took out 1 cup of flour, tossed in 1 cup of spent grain. Didn't have many chocolate chips at home so I also put in some peanut butter chips. Delicious!
I believe I started with this recipe (It can also be found on the back of nestle chocolate chip bags) I added a bit more flour to reduce oozing. (StickySnacks replied to another post here to set the dough in the fridge overnight as another way to solve this problem, though I haven't tried that)
Coating the oreo with the dough takes some work, and you have to be careful not to break the oreo in the process. I recommend first taking a small amount of dough and laying it in the seem between the two cookies of the oreo (the less air you have between oreo and chocolate chip cookie, the better; aesthetically anyway) Then take two more lumps of dough, and smooth them out on the top and bottom of the oreo. Roll around in your hands to press out any air pockets and bake until golden (or less if you like gooey cookies). You might want to make a couple test cookies before you bake them all to see how they turn out.
A desert is a landscape or region that receives an extremely low amount of precipitation, less than enough to support growth of most plants. Now if you want a dessert, a nice sweet one that will test you and impress, and that is pie oriented I tend to lean towards a good cheesecake with a nice fruit or caramel topping - apples go well as does a strawberry or cherry topping. My favorite cheesecake recipe is this one if you want to give it a try. Note that I think it needs 2 tblsp vanilla instead of just one, but that is just me.
Who said it has to be bad for you? You can make a kickass thin-crust 100% whole wheat and honey crust, throw on some tomato paste, Serrano ham (or other meat), fresh basil leaves, diced onions, any other veggies you have a craving for, and large shards of Parmesan cheese. Bake and finish with a light spray of olive oil, and freshly cracked peppercorns, and shiiiit, you got yourself a healthy and delicious pizza!
Have you tried a West African peanut soup before? SUCH a delicious (and protein-rich) soup for winter. I make it for the annual soup potluck at my work and it's a hit every year (even with omnivores). I basically use this recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/west-african-peanut-soup/ but don't measure exact amounts-- I adjust it to taste. So tasty!
Chop and fry those suckers, any way you want. Set aside when done.
Fry up the beef. Keep the fat in if you want. If not, drain and add about a 1/2 cup water and then as much seasoning as you want (usually about 2 tbsp). Fry until the water or fat is dissolved. Add the vegetables and mix together.
Tear apart some leaves, put into a bowl. Plop on a heaping pile of beef and veg. Top with cheese, hot sauce, jalapenos or nothing.
Depending on how much you made, this meal will go a long way. Good luck!
Any seasoning salt is basically just a blend of seasonings that anyone can make.
You can duplicate Lawry's, Tony Chachere's, or any popular brand of seasoning salt.
Used this recipe for the ball then used pecans and bread slices decorated with colored cream cheese for the wings and bell pepper slices for the head and neck. You serve it with crackers or crusty bread slices.
Hey, 9 year vegetarian here. Its easier than you might think to eat an vegetarian diet!
Some of my favorite specifically vegetarian recipes:
this vegetarian gravy is great (you can get nutritional yeast in the bulk section of a health food store/ Whole Foods)
Mark Bittman's nut burgers-- its the second recipe down... so good. I use a combo of cashews, almonds and garbanzo beans. You can make these in so many different combos. In fact, I'm obsessed with Mark Bittman. I think every vegetarian should own "How to Cook Everything Vegetarian". Bittman is mostly a minimalist, but he covers everything, and doesn't have ingredients that are hard to find. "How to Cook Everything" is massive and amazing
If you want to make something fun and complicated this is the world's best vegan pho recipe! Just go to an Asian grocery store for most of the ingredients. So good, definitely worth the effort.
There are some good fake meats out there, but I usually avoid them. Too expensive, and its easier to just substitute out. The best are Gimme Lean sausage and Quorn brand anything (the turk'y is great for Thanksgiving!)
Honestly, I would just say look up a recipe for pecan pie and try to make it.
But if you want to learn to bake all types of things, I recommend starting by buying a bag of Tollhouse chocolate chips and following their recipe for cookies on the back. The trick with cookies, IMHO, is to take them out of the oven before you think they are ready. This way, when they cool, they will still be soft.
Once you have that down, think of something you want to make and look up a recipe. Quick breads (like pumpkin or banana bread) are easy.
If you want to work up to a pecan pie, maybe start first by making a simple pumpkin pie with a store bought crust, then try making another one (or pecan) with a homemade crust.
If you don't have one, you will need a hand mixer in many baking recipes.
Make some southern sausage gravy. Pour over fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Die happy.
Source of recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/slow-cooker-pulled-pork/detail.aspx
I modified it a bit in the comic, but the main recipe is above. It worked like a charm, with my slight adjustment, and I thought this subreddit would enjoy it.
My SO's birthday was on Saturday so I decided to try my hand at cheesecake, something I've never made before and it's his favorite. I mostly followed this recipe:
I'm so happy it came out with no cracks and tastes delicious too! I'm actually not a big cheesecake fan myself but I thought it tasted quite good. I'm proud. :D
You shut your whore mouth! Pesto is one of the easiest things in the world to make. There is a special place in hell for people who eat at the OG. Shudder.
Due to popular demand here is where I got the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/the-perfect-chocolate-chip-cookie/
>2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
>1 teaspoon baking soda
>1/2 teaspoon salt
>1 cup vegetable oil
>1 cup packed brown sugar
>1/2 cup white sugar
>1 teaspoon vanilla extract
>1 teaspoon almond extract
>1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
>Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the vegetable oil, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extracts. Blend in the dry ingredients, then fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
I baked them at 325 instead of 350, which made the bake time about 13 to 15 minutes. That was with dough balls that were about 50-60 grams each. I flattened the dough balls a bit then sprinkled some extra chocolate chips on top. I also cooked them on a cookie sheet covered in tin foil so the bottom didn't get too over cooked.