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--Just For Fun-- Anyone have any favorite recipes? (from simple to complex .. have at it!)

Since there is a wide range of people here from single college people..to married couples ... to bachelor's/bachelorette's ... etc..
I Figured there must be some gourmet cooks in the DP crowd... (or not) Please feel free to post your most lavish recipe...as well as some nice simple recipes..for those of us who burn our cheerios! :)

(And no.. this post has nothing to do with the Militia, 2nd amendment, the Ursurper in "office", or any other relevant topic..)


BREAKFAST--LUNCH--DINNER--SNACK--or-- DESERT!!! (pick one or all...)


Please post your favorite SURVIVAL FOOD/RECIPES ... This would be foods/recipes that can be made simply on the run, or over a fire/canned heat, or maybe even with out cooking?

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Easy, Delicious Dessert

Coconut Ladoo


Desiccated coconut
Condensed milk
Mixed nuts (I toast them slightly before adding)
(I substitute cashews instead of walnuts)
Cardamon powder

You can also garnish with a golden seedless raisin.

So delicious.

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Treebeards beans n rice

Ever want something different? This is it. Good dish for adults with a mature palate.


I make mine with banger sausages.

If you are ever in Houston, drop by their restaurant.

Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

6 medium sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and sliced
1 six ounce can crushed pineapple, whirl it in the blender
2 cups brown sugar
1 cube butter

Combine the pineapple, brown sugar, and butter and bring to a boil, then pour over the sweet potatoes.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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Peppermint Pie
I use a graham cracker crust. You can buy them at the store or crush up graham crackers and mash with melted butter to form the crust in the pie pan.

1 8 oz pckg unflavored plain gelatin.
¼ cup of water.

Add the water to the gelatin and let it soften

Take ½ cup of cream and whip it then add a pckg of peppermint hard candies (amount to flavor, but a single bag usually is more than enough) and put on low heat until everything has melted together. Remove from heat, mix in 1 cup of whipped cream and then pour onto graham cracker crust.

Garnish with anything from thin mint pieces, more peppermint hard candies, peppermint kisses, small candy canes….

Let chill for a while. Usually a couple of hrs.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

I also use a graham cracker crust for this one, but I usually crush up chocolate graham crackers instead of regular graham cracker crust.

With a mixer, mix 1 cup of soft cream cheese, 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Also whip 1 cup of cold heavy cream in separate bowl. After it is whipped, fold bout 1/3 of it into peanut butter mixture.

Take the remaining whipped cream and a half cup of chopped peanuts, mix together and fold in with peanut butter mixture. Spoon this into crust, and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt for a salty/sweet combination.

Then the chocolate topping. I melt about half cup of chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of heavy cream until it is all melted and blended together. Do it on low or med, if u go to fast the chocolate will just burn. After it is all melted and blended together, remove from heat and let it cool a bit before pouring over top of the peanut butter filling. Let cool in fridge before serving, can be garnished with peanuts, peanut butter drizzle, or resses cups chopped up.

Pecan Pie

2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 cup pecan halves or broken pecans

Beat all ingredients together except for pecans. Wait until well blended then add 3/4 cup of pecans. Use remaining 1/4 to sprinkle on frozen pie crust, pour filling into crust, bake 45-50 mins, not quite an hr @ 375. Garnish with cinnamon and whipped cream or more pecans.

The pie crust is tricky and I do make it, but suggest just using a pre made frozen pie crust.

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Weird Things

1 slice toast topped with
1 slice fried German bologna
topped with 1 slice Swiss cheese
Topped with 1 fried egg
1 sub roll
left over white meat turkey
fried bacon
(tomato/lettce if desired)
cranberry spread...<----boil cranberries as you normally do. When down put them in a bowl and take a 1/3 a small stick of cream cheese, blend together, spread on sandwich
I also love oven toasted bananna & cheese sandwiches w/mayo of course

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Green Bean cassarole (a healthier) version

I simply substitute frozen green beans for canned, chopped onion and Alexa Onion Rings for fried onions, and a carton of Pacific cream of mushroom soup (or Trader Joe's) for the more conventional ingredients.. and prepare the same way.

It does cost a little more. but it tastes so much better. The last time I tried this for a multi-family dinner, all wanted the secret. There are three, I gave them one or two.

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Any good Thanksgiving recipes??

feel free to share!!

Holy Mole

This winter I'm going to make this mole sauce, looks like a good recipe.


Now THIS is Pumpkin Pie!


2 cups of baked, pureed, seasonal pumpkin (check your farmer’s markets, pumpkin is a Fall crop and you can get one fresh from the field if you just ask. Any variety will do. Really. Don’t get hung up on the color or type of pumpkin. They all work fine in my experience.)

9 oz organic, whole coconut milk (this is a wonderful, healthy stand-in for evaporated milk. Your pie will NOT taste coconut-y at all. Use only the thick white portion of the coconut milk and not the coconut water.) (sources)

2/3 cup evaporated cane sugar (sucanat or rapadura work great. 1/3 – 1/2 cup sugar and 4-6 drops of stevia may be substituted to make a lower sugar recipe) (sources)

3 eggs

2 tsp ground organic cinnamon (sources)
1/2 tsp ground organic ginger (sources)
1 tsp ground organic cloves (sources)
1 tsp ground organic nutmeg (sources)
1 tsp ground organic allspice (sources)


The best way to bake a pumpkin is to first, cut it in half, then remove the seeds and bake, skin side up, in a glass pan filled with 1 inch of filtered water at 400F for one hour). Scoop out the thoroughly softened pumpkin and puree in a food processor. Do this a few days in advance and store in the refrigerator, so making the pie on Thanksgiving morning is a 5 minute snap. Make enough so that you already have enough pumpkin puree for Christmas too. Freeze in 1 pint or quart containers for easy thawing/baking later.

Bacon & Eggs OE

Toast, bacon & potatoes extra crispy please!

Something tells me this 3D printed food has a plastic tasting edge to it....

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Try a little fresh oregano,

Try a little fresh oregano, finely chopped. It will change your life. :)

FOR ALL YOU WINE LOVERS.......Wine Fruit Snacks !!

Wine Fruit Snacks – Gummy Wine Hearts – Not For Kids – Great for Your Body!

1 cup wine
4 Tbsp gelatin (Suggested type--Great Lakes Unflavored Beef Gelatin)
1/2 tsp stevia (optional)
2 -4 Tbsp maple syrup (I always use Grade B, but any kind will work)

Note: The amount of maple syrup you use will depend on (1) how dry your wine is and (2) how sweet you want your gummies! You’ll have to taste it as you go and add more as needed.

Also, you can double or triple this–it works just the same!

In a saucepan, warm the wine on low heat. I put a thermometer in it and made sure it didn’t go much above 90 degrees. Wine boils at 159 degrees F, and so I definitely wanted to keep it well below that so the alcohol wouldn’t burn off. You don’t need a thermometer though, just keep it on the lowest heat and don’t take your time with the process. Add the gelatin one Tbsp at a time, and stir very well before adding more. I stirred the gelatin/wine with a whisk and the white wine version got very frothy. This is ok! It still works, and the froth gels too–but if you want your gummies not to have a little froth on the bottom, you can scoop it off. After the gelatin has completely dissolved, add the other ingredients. Taste the mixture after adding each one—you’ll have to use your taste buds as a gauge for how much sweetener to add! I added 2 Tbsp maple syrup to each of my batches of gummies today (a pinot noir and a dry riesling). Also keep in mind that the more sweetener you add, the less you’ll taste the flavor of the wine! In my mind, these should be a little less sweet than a regular gummy bear—they are for grown-ups after all! …Sweeter gummies get eaten faster for me, and portion control is necessary for these–to avoid getting drunk :-)

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Gasp! I have some Cherry Riesling

from Traverse City MI a friend got me earlier this summer, and it is amazing, but I'll never drink the whole bottle (I don't mind a glass or 2 every now and then, but I don't drink often and when I do, it's not a lot), and I think it will be perfect for this.

Thank you! I'm going to try to make some sometime this week.

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Simple and easy

In a medium saucepan saute a tube of beef chorizo with 2 diced bell peppers and a medium/large onion. When the veggies are tender, drain the grease. Return drained chorizo/veggies to the pan and add canned, or re-constituted black beans to it and let it simmer for a half hour or so. That's it, and folks love it.

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Fantastic Kale Salad...

I don't measure anything when I cook, but here are the ingredients. I slightly steam the kale, but this could be made with raw kale, and thus, a no-cook recipe. I let the salad sit in the fridge for a few hours, so the flavors mellow and mix.

Toasted sunflower seeds (I buy raw and toast in a cast iron skillet, but you can buy the seeds pre-toasted in the health food store).
Chopped tomatoes
Olive oil or oil of choice
lemon juice
black pepper

mix everything together and refrigerate for a few hours (make in the morning, you can eat it at dinner).

I watched a video on Youtube

I watched a video on Youtube about health, where they said kale should not be eaten raw, due to some compound that I had not heard of before. Problem is, I remember it was The Bulletproof Executive channel, but not which video it was. Just thought I'd pass that along for what it's worth.

spinach might be good as well (using the same recipe)

just a thought


I hadn't heard about that, but I prefer my kale steamed anyway.

Don't over stir your bananna

Don't over stir your bananna bread batter and use a whole cup instead of 3/4 cup of brown sugar.

Cabbage Pot

1 head of cabbage sliced thin
3 sliced carrots and celery stalks
1 teaspoon ground garlic..or 2 cloves diced fine
1 or 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 large chicken broth (you can use beef)
Salt-Pepper-a bit of ground steak seasoning
Low boil till all tender and serve
**If you have left over chicken or pork, dice and add use ck broth..if you have left over beef, dice and use beef broth...if you want a bit extra..add a pack of Ramen noodles and the flavor pack too

No Fool Pie
Preheat oven to 425
3Tsp butter
1c self rising flour
3/4c sugar
3/4c milk (or use can milk for much richer flavor)
16oz tart fruit ..if canned, strain it but reserve a bit for the end
Spray 9in square baking dish, add butter, put it in the oven to melt
In a bowl add the flour-sugar-and only half of the milk
Use a FORK (this will not work if you blend it) and stir for 1 minute
Add the rest of the milk, stir for 2 minutes
Pour over melted butter...(this will seem way watered down but its ok)
Spoon in tart fruit DO NOT STIR
Bake 25minutes until golden brown
Spoon reserved juice across the top (about 4 Tsp)
Let cool

Oven fried chicken
I use chicken breast only w/bone
Cover chicken with flour-and seasonings I use salt-pepper
Lay on a plate and put in the fridge between 2 to 4 hours
Preheat oven to 425
Add 1/4 to 1/2..cooking oil to bottom of baking dish
Lay chicken breast side down
Bake 15 minutes, take it out, flip it over
Bake another 15 to 20 minutes
Set chicken aside for 10 minutes to rest and to drain the oil

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Crock Pot Roast Beef

When it's my turn to cook, I take the lazy man's approach...and yes I'm a meat lover.

1 - 3 lb. roast (venison / elk would also be delicious)
1 - 1 oz. packet dry onion soup mix
2 - 12 oz. cans condensed cream of mushroom soup

Place the roast in the crock pot
Dump the cans of soup over the roast
Sprinkle the dry soup mix over the roast

Button mushrooms, carrots, sliced onions, new potatoes and/or chopped celery can be added if desired.

Set the cooker on Low, cook 8 to 10 hours. High, 4 to 5 hrs. The 'sauce' can then be thickened with 1 tsp of corn starch dissolved in 1 Tbsp of water or milk.

I would bet that with an appropriate pot - this could be easily made over any reasonable low source of heat - engine block, camp stove, Sterno, etc.

Awesome as leftovers.

Are simpleton recipe's allowed?

My favorite breakfast (currently) is granola with coconut milk, with a sliced banana. And if I want to splurge, add two pieces of heavily buttered toast swimming in cinnamon!!!

Or, if I'm in a hurry, a large glass of coconut milk with three raw eggs blended in with a generous dash of cinnamon, good to go!!!

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Key Lime" Cloud Squares

cups graham cracker crumbs, divided
cup butter, melted
cup boiling water
pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin
cup ice cubes
pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
cup lime juice
cups REAL WHIPPED CREAM (you can whip that up youself via some real cream and a bit of sugar-- feel free to use cool whip, etc instead)

Make It:

RESERVE 1 Tbsp. graham crumbs. Mix remaining crumbs with butter; press onto bottom of plastic wrap-lined 9-inch square pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.

ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir 2 min. or until thickened. Remove any unmelted ice. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in milk, then lime juice. Add gelatin; mix well. Whisk in 1 cup whipped cream or COOL WHIP. Pour over crust.

REFRIGERATE 6 hours or until firm. Cover with remaining COOL WHIP just before serving; sprinkle with reserved graham crumbs. Use plastic wrap handles to remove dessert from pan before cutting into squares.

Fast food - home cooked

Spinach and pasta

1 Cup elbow macaroni
2 Cups water
1 Package of frozen chopped spinach
2 Table spoons virgin olive oil
Garlic powder
Parmesan or Romano cheese after it's cooked

Throw everything in a rice steamer EXCEPT frozen spinach & cheese.
Steam frozen spinach, olive oil & garlic powder in a pressure cooker for 15 min.

When pasta is cooked, drain it and stir in steamed spinach, using some of the spinach juice to moisten to your liking.

Add salt and grated cheese.

You can also keep it in the fridge for a day or two for a very fast meal.

nice!! looks good

thanks!! will try it!

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese & tomato salad w/balsmamic vinaigrette

8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese ball
3 cups salad greens
3 ripe tomatoes sliced
2 tbsp fresh basil chopped

1/4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste

mix dressing ingredients together, whisk till blended

spread greens on plate and cover with tomato slices
arrange cheese slices on top of tomatoes

Drizzle dressing over salad

sprinkle w/ basil

Don't forget the crushed fresh garlic +1 :)

I make the best tomato mozzarella salad ever...

I use grape tomatoes, cut in half and shake the seeds out...
...I don't use the greens, just tomatoes and fresh mozzarella (cut up into small cubes or you can buy the little balls), plus fresh basil chopped up, and crushed fresh garlic... mix in bowl... serve... sprinkle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste...

Sliced fresh mozzarella on top of tomatoe slices on a bed of greens is technically 'caprese salad', but whatever it's basically the same thing.

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-1.5 lbs Beef Stew Meat (I usually get top round and just cut it into bite size pieces). Sometimes when you buy stew meat at the grocery store you still need to cut it into smaller pieces. I bought the meat in this picture at Costco and it was enough for a triple batch.
-1 large red onion, chopped
-Appx 8 medium sized carrots, peeled and sliced
-3-4 stalks of celery, sliced
-1.5 cups frozen corn (or you could use a 14.5 ounce can of canned corn)
-1 tsp parsley flakes
-1/4 tsp black pepper
-1.5 Tbsp “Better Than Bouillon” paste or 3 cubes of beef bouillon (can add more to taste if you like)
-3 garlic cloves minced
-1 14.5 ounce can tomato sauce
-3/4 cup barley (pearled)
-5 cups water

This recipe is really simple to make! All you do is throw all your ingredients in the crockpot and cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

I enjoy Henry Phillips' anytime chili for one...



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