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In hopes of creating a little extra heat down here, I decided I would go on a baking binge. I decided to make Mac & Cheese for dinner, in addition to brownies.

Well, the brownies weren't so much for the heat. I mostly wanted to lick the bowl.

Recipe behind cut )

I topped mine with more grated cheese, but my mother informs me you can also top it with breadcrumbs, paprika, or pretty much anything else. I also used a full teaspoon instead of a half and it was definitely more peppery. It was good, but a little too much with the cheddar.

Nothing to do with cooking, but does anyone have a space heater recommendation? There will be heat next week, as we're getting the new burner, but I want to have back up.

Wow

Mar. 27th, 2008 05:20 pm
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Damn.. I should go to work at 9:30 every day. I'm productive today. I finished putting info on my copyrighted images this morning, so I can actually finish editing them and print a couple. So that's one bit of my portfolio out of the way, at least. I have a couple more things to start on soon.

Came home, made myself lunch, and then I started on cooking the burger for stuffed cabbage for dinner. After that, I put away dishes, reloaded the dishwasher, washed the wine glasses, wiped the counters down, and scrubbed the sink out with baking soda so it shines. Plus, I did a little over a half hour of yoga.

Recipe )
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We've been subsisting on veggie soup here because it is cheap, convenient, and one of the 5 things I can cook without burning down the house. This started with my mum making it as a way to clear out tins of old stuff from the pantry and it became a household staple. It's Idiot Soup, it tastes slightly different each time, and it lasts forever.

Main ingredients:
3 tins of beans of choice
2 tins of crushed tomatoes
2.5 tins of water/stock
1 small bag of mixed veg
1/2 - 3/4 cup of barley.
salt, pepper, etc to taste.

Last night's batch included garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and black eyed peas, fire roasted crushed tomatoes, and a full bag of fava beans because I cannot control myself. I'd been using edamame before. I also used chipolte pepper hot sauce because I like the kick it gives to it. You can sub in rice or pasta for the barley, if wanted. It's damn good with mushrooms, but someone in my house who will remain nameless doesn't like the fungus.

Everything bought at Bread & Circus came to around $9. It could probably be done cheaper if you went with store brand stuff or non-organic.

If you make it, let me know what variations you used. I pretty much eat this all winter, so I'm always looking for new things to chuck in.
devilgrrl: (Purple Haired DevilGrrl)
Hey Flisties. Shaw's was having an amazing sale on blueberries (buy one, get two free). I'm giving one pint to my mum, but that still leaves me with two pints of blueberries. The catch is I don't like fresh blueberries. I'm looking for recipes other than just muffins and cake.

I pose this question for you: What is your favourite thing to make from blueberries. Bonus points if you can also post a recipe for me.
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White Batter
1 3/4 c egg whites (10-14 eggs worths)
1 1/4 c cake flour, sifted
1 3/4 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 cream of tartar
1 1/2 t vanilla

Yellow Batter
5 egg yolks
2 T cake flour
2 T sugar
1 T orange zest

Instructions behind cut )



Citrus Buttercream
2 sticks butter, softened
1lb powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
4-6 T orange or lemon juice to taste

Instructions behind cut )

devilgrrl: (Chococat Sparkly)
Okay, FList, it's up to you to name this bad girls.

2 shots peach schnapps
3 shots vodka
3 shots chambord
1 shot banana liquer
1/2 shot milk/soy milk/cream
drizzle of chocolate syrup

Shake, strain, and serve in a chill glass on or off the rocks.

What should it be named?
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For [livejournal.com profile] papayarain:

Ingredients:
1 can (approx. 1 cup and 1/4) pumpkin or squash puree
1/2c evaporated milk
1t ginger
1t nutmeg
1t cinnamon
1t salt
1/2c sugar
3 egg yolks
1 envelope of Knox unflavoured gelatin dissolved in 1/4c cold water
3 egg whites

Cook pumpkin puree, spices, salt, and egg yolks over a double boiler until smooth and thick. Add gelatin and let cool. Beat egg whites till they form stiff peaks with sugar. Fold into puree and pour into a cooked pie shell. Set at least three hours, preferably overnight.
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I made cookie dough tonight. Recipe, for the interested, is as follows:

2 1/2 c flour
1t baking soda
1/2t salt
2 sticks salted butter
1/2c white sugar
3/4c brown sugar
1t vanilla extract
2 eggs
chocolate chips of choice

Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together. Place aside

Cream butter and sugars together. When mixed, add eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add in dry mixture until dough forms. Chill and then bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

You could probably use a bit less butter, if you wanted. I prefer salted over unsalted because I find it gives the finished cookie, as well as the dough, a better flavour.
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I made the best key lime pie for Steven's birthday. It was surprisingly untedious. I can post the recipe if anyone wants it.
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So doing something useful seems to have translated to making a drink out of what we have in the liquer cabinet. I present to you The Pink Bastard.

Pink Bastard

shot to 2 shots of peach schnapps
shot of triple sec
shot of vodka
shot or so of grenadine
seltzer or milk to taste (milk kind of curdled a little

With milk it's kind of hot pink. I can't taste the alcohol at all, which is probably a bad thing. I imagine it would be good with sloe gin, too.

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