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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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add to that roux...

Boil the Thanksgiving carcass in a big pot of water, then get the bones out, leaving meat & broth. Add the roux, with a bunch of oysters and filet powder to the turkey mixture. Serve it on rice, of course. This was my mom's filet gumbo, she is from N.O. My #1 favorite dish.

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Hey... I forgot about putting on a recipe here...

Thanks to Jon's "Reply" button thing..well how about...

Crabmeat Lafayette

1 stick butter
3 med. onions chopped
2 bunches of shallots (with tops chopped)
3 toes of garlic
1 package frozen chopped spinach
1 1/2 # lump crabmeat
1/2 bunch parsley
seeral celery heart leaves
tabasco, salt and papper to taste
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1 teasoon absinthe

Cheese Sauce

2 tbs. butter
2 tbs. flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Saute the chopped onions, shallots and garlic in butter until clear. Cook spinach and drain well. Put parsley and celery leaves in a blender and when they have been cut up, add spinach and onions, shallots, garlic and butter and blend well. Add seasonings and absinthe. Make cheese sauce by melting the butter and blending the flour. Then stir in milk, add grated cheese and cook, stirring until smooth and thickened. Line individual ramekins with spinach mixture, cover with crabmeat, and top with cheese sauce. Bake in oven until browned on top.

ta da!

If you cook this you are an honorary coon ass says me. :)

Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts

8 oz bacon
1 medium sized onion
2 garlic cloves
1 pound brussels sprouts (frozen is fine)
1 to 3 tablespoons sugar

Cut bacon into one inch squares. In a large skillet, fry bacon on medium heat until crisp. Remove and reserve the bacon, but leave the drippings in the pan.

While frying the bacon, cut the onion into strips and mince the garlic. Add these to the bacon drippings and fry until golden. Lower the heat and add the brussels sprouts. Cover to let the sprouts steam until they're tender, stirring occasionally.

Add sugar to taste. Serve with the reserved bacon sprinkled on top.

Suddenly I'm starving

Just reading all the recipes below. Nice variety.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Last week I wanted to make french toast.

No Bread. Made it with everything bagels. The herbs and garlic went very well with the butter and syrup.

Greek Souvlaki

Guaranteed to rock your socks off. I stole this recipe when I was 14 and working for a Greek man who owned a restaurant. He treated his recipes like they were nuclear secrets, so being a rebellious kid, I had to take one.

Take pork tenderloin and cut it into approx 1.5 inch cubes
Soak cubes in olive oil, garlic salt, and oregano
(24hrs preferably) not essential.
Skewer cubes 5 to 6 per skewer

sanziki (sp) sauce

1/2 sour cream and 1/2 plain yogurt
peel cucumber, remove seeds and juice, and grate it into mix
Add several garlic cloves. Either puree garlic cloves separately, and add. Or add to sauce and blend all together. You must smell some garlic when you are blending, or it isn't enough.

Pita Bread
I like to cook the pita in a pan (get it pita pan?) anyway... I like to cook it with real butter in a skillet, and get both sides buttery, warm and soft. Not too buttery, but enough for taste.


You grill your ready made skewers.
You take the meat off of the skewer and place on the pita bread.
You take sliced fresh onions, tomatoes, and cubed cucumbers, (your choice) and lay on top.
Then make a nice layer of sauce over the top.

Fold like a taco, and enjoy. If you don't get sauce on something, then you're not doing it right....8)

BTW, This recipe is available in our family cookbook.

It is a pretty neat story of coming to America, and making it happen with no rich uncles.

That looks awesome!

Going to have to get that book, too!

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1/2 oz Southern Comfort® peach liqueur
1/2 oz creme de almond
1/2 oz pineapple juice

A few of these

is dessert

I made some good waffles last night

I just cook I don't really follow a recipe.
It was approx.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 & 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
mix and cook on waffle iron
they were great.

*May the only ones to touch your junk, be the ones you want to touch your junk.*

homemade waffles ....now that is GOOOODDD....

its been while since homemade waffles...


I have a buddy that makes the best waffles on a wood stove with one of these cool irons.


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Anybody got a recipe for racoon?

I see thousands of footprints around my pond, wonder if I get desperate would they make good eatin'??

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Boil in crab boil then

slow bake with sweet potatoes. Most important thing is in the skinning and cleaning. Must get all the glands out. Usually find them in just about every joint in the carcass. If you don't get them all you will never stand the taste.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

a raccoon...???

What kinda person eats a cute little raccoon?

My mom used to make coon in a

My mom used to make coon in a gravy with red peppers. It was great.

Bake them with sweet potatoes

and onions. There are a couple of recipes in the Foxfire books.

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Found them! ^^^

Somebody help...I'm about to faint...off topic room...spinning

Here's four more for brunch

Bacon Feta Quiche

  • 1 pie shell (preferably deep dish)
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 juice of fresh lemon (appx 1 tsp)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach whole
  • 1 cup cooked chopped bacon (thick sliced is best)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives

(instructions same as next recipe below)

Tarragon Chicken Quiche

  • 1 pie shell (preferably deep dish)
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 1-1/2 cup shredded swiss (or 6oz.)
  • 1/2 juice of fresh lemon (appx 1 tsp)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach whole
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (white & Dark)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup sliced garden mushrooms
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp celery salt


  1. Mix wet ingredients till eggs are thoroughly broken and blended into cream and cheese.
  2. Add vegetables, meat and seasonings and mix in well.
  3. Pour into pie shell and top with 1/2 to 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake @ 400º or until eggs test clean on a toothpick.
  5. Let settle for 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Wash down with Mimosas or Poinsettas


1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce Orange Juice
5 ounces champagne
served in a champagne glass with an orange slice


1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce cranberry juice
5 ounces champagne
served in a champagne glass

No Labor Squash

I just learned this from a farmer who I bought some squash from. My wife tried it and said it saved her a lot of time and the squash is even better and more moist. This works with butternet, acorn, hubbard, pumpkin, etc.

Do not peel or prick your squash at all.
Just put it in the oven and bake it following your recipe. I think it was 375 for 20 or 30 minutes but you better check the temp and time.
When it's done baking, cut it in half lenghthwise. Scoop the seeds (bake them into pepitos).
Scoop the pulp into a mixing bowl with butter and seasonings.
Beat like mashed potatoes and serve.

What's a pepito and use your ice cream scoop

I have been wondering if there was a way to eat the seeds. Pumpkin seeds are yummy!
And I figured out to use my ice cream scoop this year - so proud of myself!

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Love baked

pumpkin seeds

This is not a recipe, but a suggested ingredient change.

For those of you who realize that coconut oil is very good for you.
Use coconut oil for the shortening in baked goods. It gives the most excellent flavor to cookies and breads.
Thinking it would be great in pie crust---maybe I will try that for Thanksgiving.

I've been using butter

for pie crusts, but that's great idea! I'll try it, too.

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No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 Stick butter (1/2 cup)
½ cup evaporated milk (canned milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ Tablespoon cocoa
½ cup peanut butter
3 cups quick oats

In a saucepan put in butter and evaporated milk over medium heat, let butter melt stir in vanilla. Put in cocoa then add sugar quickly and mix thoroughly. Bing to a boil for 5 minutes during last minute add peanut butter and mix. When well mixed turn off heat and stir in oats.
Spoon out to desired size cookie on aluminum foil or other type dish. Cookies will harden as they set.


gonna try that

MY FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!YUMYUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We call it Peanut Butter Delight, and we use regular milk. That might be the reason that it takes putting it in the fridge for the cookies to get really firm, most times I would say half don't even make it to the fridge. YUM :)

Just had some a couple of days ago....

Thanks for posting this recipe--I was motivated to make some!

My husband has always liked them and I seldom think to make them. One suggestion on the recipe would be to mix the cocoa with the sugar and it would blend in better.
The cookies turned out great!

Great idea!

Or cook it down and use it in your favorite Enchilada recipe.

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