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Drazgal
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2 Slices bread
4 oz cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 onion, diced
2 teaspoons mayonaise

Mix cheese, mayo and onion. (enough for a few servings)
lighly toast both slices of bread on one side.
on untoasted side of one slice, spread the cheese and onion mix and return to grill until mayo starts to bubble slightly.
take other slice of half-toasted bread and place on top.
eat.

another recipe i enjoy "Cafe Royale"

4.0 teaspoon Brandy
0.75 cup Coffee
1.0 each cube Sugar

Pour coffee into warmed mug. Float 2 teaspoons brandy on coffee. Put remaining 2 tsps brandy into a tblsp w/sugar cube. Warm spoon over hot coffee. With a match, carefully ignite brandy in tsp. Slowly lower spoon into coffee to ignite floating brandy. When brandy has finished burning, stir and drink.

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Ate this last night, takes about 15 minutes to prepare:

SPICY BACON & BEANS

1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, de-seeded and diced
3 green chilli peppers, de-seeded and finely chopped
15ml (1 tablespoon) vegetable oil
10 rashers rindless bacon, chopped
227g (8 oz) tin chopped tomatoes
440g (16 oz) tin mixed bean salad, drained
freshly ground black pepper
grated Cheddar cheese

Fry the onion, green pepper and chilli peppers in the oil for 5 minutes. Add the bacon and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, along with their juice, and the beans to the bacon mixture. Stir, cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Season, to taste, with black pepper.
Transfer mixture to an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with the grated cheese and brown under a hot grill.

Serve on a bed of rice with tortilla chips.

Add/subtract chillies and their seeds depending on how hot you like your food. If you are lazy, leave out the cheese/grilling bit. Above quantities feeds 3-4, but it freezes/microwaves well.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lithandro:
...another recipe i enjoy "Cafe Royale"

4.0 teaspoon Brandy
0.75 cup Coffee
1.0 each cube Sugar

Pour coffee into warmed mug. Float 2 teaspoons brandy on coffee. Put remaining 2 tsps brandy into a tblsp w/sugar cube. Warm spoon over hot coffee. With a match, carefully ignite brandy in tsp. Slowly lower spoon into coffee to ignite floating brandy. When brandy has finished burning, stir and drink.

I quite like "Keith Richard Royale":

Ingredients: 1 bottle brandy.

Method: Open bottle. Drink contents.

Permission to RAWK?
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You'll need an iron and an ironing board for this recipe. Butter up one side of two slices of bread. throw a slice of american cheese between the unbuttered size. Press with the iron. Saw it on Benny and Joon [Cool]

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1 pound ground beef
1/2 of a green bell pepper
a similar amount of onion, any kind

Cook the ground beef until almost browned; then add the chopped-up pepper and onion. Finish cooking the beef, and drain off the grease.

Add:
1 can (~16 oz.) pinto beans, drained
1 can (~16 oz.) red beans, drained
1 can (~8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (~4 oz.) tomato paste
spices

I'm still working on the spices part. Chili powder, garlic, black pepper, salt, allspice, oregano, ...? Stir it all up and cook about 10 minutes.

Serve with cheese and tortilla chips.

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Take 3 potatoes, wash thoroughly, cut off any nasty bits, but leave the skins on. Microwave them for a minute or two to soften them up a tiny bit, then slice them in half lengthwise, then slice them into semicircles. Be careful -- they're probably hot.

Cook these in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium-low heat, COVERED, stirring/flipping regularly. There will be several layers of them in a frying pan, which is why the low heat and cover are important.

When they're starting to soften (about 20-30 minutes), add:

onion (about half of one big one, cut into large pieces)
garlic powder
salt & black pepper
cayenne pepper (not much - it's strong!)
paprika

Continue cooking, COVERED, until the onions and potatoes are done. The paprika is the key to this one; you may want to save it for last, and sprinkle it on just before you finish cooking. Or you can mix it in with the rest.

As you can see, I don't measure the spices carefully when I'm doing these things. I'm still experimenting. I prefer to use relatively little salt, and lots of garlic.

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quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
1 can (~16 oz.) pinto beans, drained
1 can (~16 oz.) red beans, drained

Beans in a chili from someone who lives in Ohio? No spaghetti and cheese? [Eek!] At least it explains the allspice. [Wink]

/me, who craves Gold Star and that other chili chain I can never remember the name of.

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quote:
Originally posted by greycat:

I'm still working on the spices part. Chili powder, garlic, black pepper, salt, allspice, oregano, ...? Stir it all up and cook about 10 minutes.

I go with garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and marjoram. Sometimes my mom will mix it all up for me as a care package, other times I have to measure it out meself.

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Cuh!
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Oh all right, his *second* best friend...
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Hmm..and what would the first be?? [Wink]

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Err... Errr...
*blushes*
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Oh yes: my computer, of course...
*ahem...*
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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
To cook rice in a sauce pan:
1 volume rice
2 volumes water
Cover and boil off the water and voila, cooked rice. You kinda need to pay attention or else the rice will burn. Don't be surprised if it boils over

I would take issue with this method on two grounds. First and most importantly rice, (like bread), is tasteless pap if it is not cooked with a pinch of salt or two. Second the quantity of water is too large. I use 1.5 x (the volume of rice) of water, bring to simmering point, cover and reduce heat to minimum. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat, fluff up the rice with a fork to stop it sticking, then replace cover and leave it for a further 5 minutes to continue cooking in its own heat, and to absorb the last traces of water.

In general TCTQ bravo! The world can never have enough good cooks, and trying to feed people well is one of the most rewarding things you can do! Get any basic cook book, and teach yourself how to make the simplest stuff properly. Remember simple is not usually the same as easy. After that you will be capable of trying most anything else you fancy.

Try to get the best quality ingredients possible. By this I do not mean expensive, just good wholesome food. Although you can disguise poor ingredients, it is hard to pull off and the cooking is just not so much fun to do. In addition it is hard to make good quality ingredients inedible, which is good when you are learning!

The maxim that says that successful cooking is achieved when things taste of what they are, is a good general rule, sauces seasonings, spices, herbs etc are there to bring out the inherent qualities of your main ingredients not swamp them.

Try and work out why you do things, by experiment if necessary. It makes the recipes easier to remember. Likewise precise quantities are not necessary unless you have never made something before, or you are making something like pastry or cakes when the ratio of liquid to fat to flour is important.

Above all trust your tongue and nose. Check how it tastes throughout the cooking and make adjustments if necessary. It's your food not the recipe writer's.

Have fun.

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To each their own Cal. The way I described is the way my mom taught me and the way I've been eating rice for years. Then again, I also eat promarily brown rice, which does require more water and has its own very distinct flavor.
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My goodness!!!!!!!!!! Don't you know that cheese is full of sodium which causes hypertension and saturated fat which causes heart disease??? What is wrong with you???

But anyway I'll contribute. I know this may sound a bit complicated, but try your best hun.

GRILLED CHEESE
2 slices white bread
2-3 slices American cheese
1-2 tbsp butter

Melt butter in a pan. Make a sandwich with the bread and cheese. Fry it in the pan until the bread is slighty goldened and the cheese is melted.

Muahahaha [evil]

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Hahaha the old fashioned way is better than ooby's [Wink] Besides it'll get your iron all nasty AND you'll have cheese smelling clothes... people will be running away from you because you stink like Lumburger...

Oooooh I have another one!!!

EASY MAC
1. Buy Easy Mac from store
2. Follow directions on box

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quote:
Originally posted by Grey_girl:
quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
1 can (~16 oz.) pinto beans, drained
1 can (~16 oz.) red beans, drained

Beans in a chili from someone who lives in Ohio? No spaghetti and cheese? [Eek!] At least it explains the allspice. [Wink]

/me, who craves Gold Star and that other chili chain I can never remember the name of.

Goldstar and Skyline chili!! But, that is a Cincinnati specialty only....most of Ohio eats plain old chili with beans. I love the Cinci chili though.....spaghetti, chili, beans, onions, cheese....it's called a 5 way! But Cinci chili is quite distinctive, and has cinnamon in it! I used to have a recipe.....
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I use Uncle Ben's rice. Too much water? Not enough? Doesn't matter. Great rice every time.....
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Mmmm... Uncle Ben's perverted rice...

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quote:
Originally posted by crazyarlo:
Goldstar and Skyline chili!! But, that is a Cincinnati specialty only....most of Ohio eats plain old chili with beans. I love the Cinci chili though.....spaghetti, chili, beans, onions, cheese....it's called a 5 way! But Cinci chili is quite distinctive, and has cinnamon in it! I used to have a recipe.....

I dunno... You're the Ohioian but Skyline has outlets in other areas, and at least one outlet in Indianapolis, so while it's Cincinnati-style, it really isn't limited to Cinci. (I checked before going to GenCon last year. [Big Grin] ) I didn't make it to the Indy Skyline outlet, but I did find a restaurant by the convention center that served Cinci-style chili, so I was a very happy camper. Spaghetti, chili and cheese... the world famous 3-way. I harrassed my friends for months that we had to do it Cincy-style. They even took pictures of my 3-way. [Razz]

Arlo, I have a recipe at home for Cinci-style, if you want it. And btw, my Cincinnati friends do suspect that either of the chains uses cocoa in their chili, in addition to the cinnamon. I bought cans of it home after my last visit there, and I got VJ totally hooked. I'm such an evil Mom... My Cinci friends expected me to hate Cinci-style, but I unknowingly grew up on a derivative. We always put pasta (small ditalini) and cheese in our chili at home, even if Mom did make it with beans and different seasonings.

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I generally use basmati rise, 1:2 rice:water, no salt. Cover and boil, ready in about 12 minutes.

Thai style chicken and coconut curry:

cooking oil
2 chicken breasts, diced into ~1 inch cubes
1 inch root ginger, finely shredded
4 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
green chillies, finely chopped
8oz/225g fine green beans, chopped to ~1.5 inch lengths
400ml/??floz can coconut milk

Heat oil in large frying pan/wok and fry chicken until golden brown. Remove chicken and put to one side.

Fry ginger, shallots, garlic and chillies for a couple of minutes. Add coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add beans and chicken, bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve on bed of rice or with noddles.

Quantities serves 2 geeks, or feed 1 geek over 2 nights using the magic of the microwave.

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With all this good food, we need dessert. Nothing like a good rush of sugar!

This one's easy, easier in fact than pie.

Ingredients:
1 bag chocolate chips (I enjoy the standard Nestle morsels, but it doesn't matter).
1 bag chopped walnuts
1 bag sweetened flake coconut
graham cracker crumbs (buy a box or have fun with a hammer!)
1 stick unsalted butter or margarine
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preparations:
Preheat oven to 350. Melt the stick of butter and pour evenly into a 9 x 13 baking pan. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs into the butter to form a crust. I'm not sure about the exact amount, just keep putting crumbs in until the butter is soaked up. Next, put down a layer of walnuts, a layer of chocolate chips, and a layer of coconut. Poke two holes in the can of condensed milk and pour over everything until all is covered with gooey sweet goodness. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into brownie sizes and enjoy!

Note: as you you can probably tell these are quite rich, so I usually make them small. That way, I can eat more!

Also, if you are not a fan of walnuts, use different nuts. These are great with pecans and almonds. And the coconut works mostly for texture, so fear not if you don't like things with coconut flavor.

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