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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #180 on: February 26, 2023, 06:21:13 pm »
Couple of nights ago we had homemade chicken fingers and brown buttered noodles, with an appetizer of bacon/Russian/iceberg salad.  We tried some sriracha for the first time.  I'm sure there are better brands than Heinz, but I was unimpressed with it.  My hot honey is much better.





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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #181 on: March 11, 2023, 12:45:20 pm »
I was my parents' wedding anniversary this week.  My mom always makes a tuxedo cake for the occasion.  It's the only time of year we are allowed to have it. 


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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #182 on: March 11, 2023, 05:32:36 pm »
I love anything with blueberries!  Looks so good!

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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #183 on: March 14, 2023, 09:07:49 pm »
Happy Pi Day!  ;D










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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #184 on: March 16, 2023, 11:40:21 am »
Hi 15th  ;) I would love to have seen the inside of this gorgeous tuxedo cake ... slurp  :)
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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #185 on: March 16, 2023, 12:05:31 pm »
Hi 15th  ;) I would love to have seen the inside of this gorgeous tuxedo cake ... slurp  :)
I'll remember to give you the whole experience next time.  :D
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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #186 on: March 16, 2023, 04:30:55 pm »
Looking forward to that ~ gonna look up this cake. May = 6 birthdays plus mother's day ~ That's a lot of cake  :laugh:
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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #187 on: March 16, 2023, 04:51:25 pm »
Looking forward to that ~ gonna look up this cake. May = 6 birthdays plus mother's day ~ That's a lot of cake  :laugh:
I can get you the recipe if you want.  I think it's an old Kraft Foods recipe.  The cake itself is actually really simple, it's the chocolate curls that take the time. 
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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #188 on: March 17, 2023, 01:36:23 pm »
Here's the recipe my mom uses.  https://www.myfoodandfamily.com/recipe/138280/tuxedo-cake

She doesn't do the curls like they suggest though, because she's never been able to make it work with the vegetable peeler.  She does the curls like Pioneer Woman instead.  https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/cooking-tips-tutorials/a8469/how-tomake-chocolate-curls/

For the white chocolate curls, even this method won't work with low quality chocolate.  Mom says she always buys Ghirardelli chocolate for the white.  For the semi-sweet, the Bakers works fine.  She might have even done it with chips one year.   
 
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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #189 on: March 17, 2023, 06:14:59 pm »
Here's the recipe my mom uses.  https://www.myfoodandfamily.com/recipe/138280/tuxedo-cake

She doesn't do the curls like they suggest though, because she's never been able to make it work with the vegetable peeler.  She does the curls like Pioneer Woman instead.  https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/cooking-tips-tutorials/a8469/how-tomake-chocolate-curls/

For the white chocolate curls, even this method won't work with low quality chocolate.  Mom says she always buys Ghirardelli chocolate for the white.  For the semi-sweet, the Bakers works fine.  She might have even done it with chips one year.   
That looks good... and moist!

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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #190 on: March 18, 2023, 11:42:05 am »
Last night we had kotleti (Russian chicken fritters) with some garlic aioli, rice pilaf, sugared carrots, and lemon broccoli.  We also had some peanut butter pie for desert.  We're having the leftovers tonight.




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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #191 on: March 20, 2023, 07:24:33 pm »
Shrimp and Cheesy Grits










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« Reply #193 on: March 21, 2023, 10:35:34 pm »
Picked three chickens clean today for the pimento balls, a chicken pie and probably chic-salad sandwiches with the remainder.
Tossed all the skin and bones in a pot and made some crazy good stock. Got it freezing in ice trays now for later use.

Chicken parts, water, copious amounts of salt, garlic salt, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, parsley, bay leaf, carrots, onion, celery, mixed peppercorns and anchovy paste.
Boil hard for a while then simmer for several hours. 

About five cups of it went in the chicken pie filling. ( baking dish size pie )




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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #194 on: March 25, 2023, 11:18:41 am »
Did the leftover ingredients up again for round two of shrimp and grits. Made a few changes and made fried grit cakes.




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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #195 on: March 28, 2023, 08:27:33 pm »
Tonight Mom made some quesadillas and southwest chicken soup using some of our freeze-dried chicken and okra.  It was indistinguishable from fresh ingredients.   

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« Reply #196 on: March 29, 2023, 08:19:39 pm »
Sounds good. You crunch up some tortilla chips or Fritos in the soup?
I like Fritos in chili and beef stew.

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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #197 on: March 29, 2023, 11:15:40 pm »
Sounds good. You crunch up some tortilla chips or Fritos in the soup?
I like Fritos in chili and beef stew.

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Nah, I'm really not into Fritos, except maybe the twisty BBQ ones. 
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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #198 on: March 30, 2023, 08:22:13 am »
Or eggs
Or ACV
Or…
You’re missing out girl.


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Re: What's Cookin'
« Reply #199 on: March 30, 2023, 10:11:42 am »
Or eggs
Or ACV
Or…
You’re missing out girl.


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Never eating an egg on a burger is not the same as not liking eggs!  >:(  I'll have you know I ate eggs yesterday and they were delicious. 
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