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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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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.




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.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

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.


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!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

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.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?


-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...



Don't feed the pandas. Ever.

Here's an easy way to do chicken

I made this on the fly the other day so there are no measurements, and it depends on how much you're cooking.

All you need is:
chicken (whatever kind you like, I had thighs and legs)
olive oil
onion soup mix

Preheat oven to 400
Rinse the chicken and pat dry with a paper towel.
Dip in olive oil and then spread the onion soup mix on top (I guess you could dip it but then you can't control how much sticks).
Bake for 20 or so minutes depending on your oven (mine is slow and I also threw it in a cold oven so it took 30)

Enjoy with your favorite sides! YUM!

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

I bet you could use Cocunut oil instead of olive oil?

just for some different flavor.

ha... or maybe beer? (chicken dipped in bear... mmmm sounds promising)

Salsa ( med heat )

Small batch to start. Adjust for later bigger batches.
6 Plum tomatoes
2 jalapeño's
1/4 head garlic
1/2 med onion
Juice from 2 limes
3 tbsps Cilantro

Bring a pot of water to boil, add toms and peppers.
Remove each tom when skin cracks, then peppers.
Cool under running water or ice bath if you want to eat immediately.
While waiting for water to boil add lime juice, chopped garlic, chopped onion and chopped cilantro to food processor.
Cut peppers in half, remove seeds, dice, add to blender, pulse to mix.
Peel toms and chop, add to processor.
Pulse to mix
Add salt to taste
Ready to eat, but better after a day in the fridge

Here's one the American people love.

Take a fresh steaming pile of poo. Cover it with sugar and serve. Most Americans will eat it up.

Best recipe ever! Yum Yum!!!

I serve this one too when explaining Amerika

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

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Chkn Parm

Make your favorite marinara on the stove pretty easy
take ckn breast and beat them with small pan tenderize them
take ckn and marinate in Italian salad dressing for 4hrs
get a big bowl and place good Italian bread crumbs in it
toss ckn 1 at a time in bread crumbs, place on tray with foil when finished
Bake 30-35 minutes- take out after cooked
place marinara and mozzarella on top bake for another 5 min until cheese melts
can substitute Italian dressing for ranch!!!

if you are having friends over make sure hot peeper seasoning is placed on 1 peace of french bread before it is covered with cheese to hide it.

Bake say grace and see who gets the lotto bread for laughs

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain

No Bake Coconut Donut Holes---YUM!!

Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Base Recipe:

* 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
* 1/3 cup almonds
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* pinch of sea or Himalayan salt
* 4 medjool dates, pits removed
* 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup


* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut

Add dried coconut to food processor, and process alone for 30 seconds to 1 minute to release oils. Add in almonds, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and process until all mixed & fine. Add in dates process, and then add in honey.

Form into balls with your hands. Roll in sugar & cinnamon coating.

You can eat the as is, freeze, or dehydrate at 115 degrees ºF overnight.

Great Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe--No MSG or Junk

My girlfriend started making this, and it's great! I can't have msg, it gives me bad headaches and hives, but I love ranch dressing and this tastes even better than the poisonous kind.


really easy, healthy snack!

Trying to get more KALE into your diet?

Take a head of washed Kale, strip the leaves from the stems and tear into "chip" size pieces. Drizzle a little olive oil, toss, and season with salt and whatever else you like. (cayenne is one of my favorites)

spread these on cookie sheets and toast in a low oven.
(or use a dehydrator if you have one available.) The time will depend on your temperature; you just want to keep an eye on them and take them out before they burn.

I like to dust them with nutritional yeast before serving.


Totally healthy, no cook fudge

from recipe on allrecipes.com
1 cup room temperature coconut oil - it needs to be liquid.
1 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup raw honey

Blend them together and refrigerate until hardened. Cut and eat fast because it melts fast.

Now, I found the above recipe just a little too oily, so I sacrificed some "healthy" for the cause of better chocolate...
I use 1 cup of confectioners sugar instead of the 1/2 cup honey, and the texture is much more appealing.

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Silver Cloud

1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz Kahlua
4 oz milk
1 1/2 oz whipped cream

Mix amaretto, kahlua, and milk together. Fill with ice cubes and top with whipped cream.

Damn good for those hot summer days!