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Recipe thread, eh? Might as well share some of my faves.

Curried Chicken (or Turkey) Salad

Prep Time: about 20 minutes

Yield: 6 human-scaled servings

2/3 cup mayonnaise (or plain yogurt)

1 teaspoon curry powder

2 cups (approx. 8 oz.) cubed chicken or turkey breast

2 Granny Smith apples, cubed

1 cup red onion, diced

1/2 cup red pepper, diced

1/4 cup almonds, crushed

1/4 cup pecans, crushed

Mix mayonnaise (or yogurt) with curry powder in large mixing bowl until thoroughly blended.

Add all remaining ingredients and toss gently to cover with the dressing.

Refrigerate for 1 hour before eating (to allow flavors to mingle).

Best if eaten within 24 hours, but can be stored for up to 72.

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Akoori (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

Ingredients:

* 4 large eggs

* 1 large onion

* 1 small tomato

* 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste (or, 1/2 teaspoon ginger & 1/2 teaspoon diced garlic)

* 1 tablespoon oil

* salt to taste

Instructions:

* Dice onion finely.

* Dice tomato into small pieces.

* Fry onion in oil until it brown. (Not all onions will brown, however, so be careful not to burn it!).

* Add ginger-garlic paste and tomato and and fry for about 30 sec.

* Add eggs and salt.

* Turn down heat to low.

* Scramble the eggs by stirring until desired consistency is achieved.

* Enjoy while hot!

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Shrimp Dip

Ingredients

* 2 8 oz. softened cream cheese

* 1 tsp finely chopped onion

* 2 T. ketchup

* 1 T. Worcestershire sauce

* ½ tsp. cayenne pepper

* ½ tsp. black pepper

* ½ tsp. salt

* ½ tsp. Tabasco sauce

* 2 5 oz. chopped salad shrimp (save few whole shrimp to put on top)

Mixed all into ball. Chill in refrigerator for one hour. Serve on crackers.

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Tortilla Roll-Up Thingies

Ingredients

* Several thin tortillas

* 2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese, softened

* 1 4-oz. can chopped green chiles

* 1 13-oz. jar of salsa, divided in half

* 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and finely diced

* Dash of Tobasco Sauce

* Dash of Worcestershire Sauce

Directions

Blend the cream cheese, chiles, black olives, sauces, and half the jar of salsa together.

Spread a thin layer on the torillas

Roll up and refrigerate for approx. 20 minutes, then cut into pieces about as long as your index finger.

Use the remaining salsa as a dip for the roll-ups.

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Vegetarian Mashed Brains

Ingredients

* Banana slices

* Strawberry Jelly

* Grape Jelly

Mix equal parts banana slices, strawberry jelly, and grape jelly. Mash together; fingers really are the best tool for this. Don't mash/mix for too long -- you do want to leave it partly 'chunky.'

Optionally, add in banana chips for "crunchy skull pieces."

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Chicken Meatloaf

Ingredients

* 1 lb. ground chicken

* 1/2 pkg. (5 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed

* 1/2 sweet onion, finely diced

* 1 egg

* 1/2 cup fresh whole grain bread crumbs, finely crumbled

* 1/2 tsp. salt

* 1 tsp. black pepper

* 1 tsp. dried thyme

* 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

Mix all ingredients together. Don't be afraid to use your hands!

Pour into meatloaf pan.

Bake in loaf pan at 350 degrees for one hour.

I've tried using ground turkey with it in place of chicken, but for some reason it turned out horrible, both in terms of flavor and texture.

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Ersatz Brunswick Stew

Ingredients

* 1 batch of Buffalo Chicken Stock (see below)

* 1 can of stewed tomatoes

* 1 can of kidney beans

* 1 can of black beans

* 1 can of creamed corn

* 1 can of Lentil soup

* black pepper to taste

Pour all ingredients into a large pot.

Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Buffalo Wing Stock

* 2 pounds of bones from buffalo wings

* 3/4 gallons water

* 1 medium red onion, cut into quarters

* 10 baby carrots

* 1 whole clove of garlic, peeled

Place all ingredients into a large pot, cook on high until a few bubbles start to break.

Lower heat to medium/medium low, to maintain a gentle simmer.

Skim the foam/scum off every 10-15 minutes for the first hour, then every 30 minutes each hour after that. Add hot water as needed to keep all bones fully submerged.

Cook time will be 6-8 hours. You'll know it's done when you can take one of the thicker bones out and it bends like it's made of rubber.

Strain and use immediately for Ersatz Brunswick Stew, or cool in a sink full of ice before parking it in the fridge overnight. (Remove the solidified layer of fat the next morning.)

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Veggie Quiche Cups

(makes 12; serving size 2-3 cups)

1 carton Egg Beaters

1/4 cup diced onion

1/4 cup diced green pepper

1/2 pkg. (5 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. dried tarragon

4 oz. feta cheese, finely crumbled

1/4 link turkey kielbasa, diced (small pieces!)

* Line 12-cup muffin pan with disposable foil muffin cups.

* Spray each cup with vegetable spray.

* Mix all ingredients except for kielbasa, then evenly distribute in cups.

* Divide kielbasa pieces evenly into muffin cups (can leave on top or push into mixture slightly).

* Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Can store in fridge or freezer and pop into microwave for about 30 seconds - 1 minute.

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Fresh Apple Pound Cake

Beat 3 minutes

* 1 1/3 cups + 2 tbsp. oil

* 2 cups sugar

* 3 eggs

Add

* 3 cups flour

* 1 tsp. salt

* 1 tsp. baking soda

* 2 tsp. vanilla

Fold in

* 3 large apples, chopped in small pieces

* 1 cup chopped pecans

Bake in well-greased and floured tube cake pan 1 hour, 10 minutes at 325.

Cool 20 minutes.

Pour on sauce

Sauce

1 stick butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp. milk

Bring to boil and cook 5 minutes on medium heat. While hot pour on cake.

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Chocolate Fudge Pie

1 & 1/2 cups sugar

pinch of salt

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons cocoa

1 Tablespoon flour

1/3 cup milk

1 stick of margarine melted and cooled

Mix dry ingredients.

Add eggs, milk, vanilla. Mix well.

Add melted margarine. Mix well again.

Pour into an unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Don't use the frozen Pet pie shells. For some reason this pie doesn't turn out well using those.

Yes, I love to cook. My fiance loves that. ;)

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Recipe thread, eh? Might as well share some of my faves.

Curried Chicken (or Turkey) Salad

Prep Time: about 20 minutes

Yield: 6 human-scaled servings

2/3 cup mayonnaise (or plain yogurt)

1 teaspoon curry powder

2 cups (approx. 8 oz.) cubed chicken or turkey breast

2 Granny Smith apples, cubed

1 cup red onion, diced

1/2 cup red pepper, diced

1/4 cup almonds, crushed

1/4 cup pecans, crushed

Mix mayonnaise (or yogurt) with curry powder in large mixing bowl until thoroughly blended.

Add all remaining ingredients and toss gently to cover with the dressing.

Refrigerate for 1 hour before eating (to allow flavors to mingle).

Best if eaten within 24 hours, but can be stored for up to 72.

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Akoori (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

Ingredients:

* 4 large eggs

* 1 large onion

* 1 small tomato

* 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste (or, 1/2 teaspoon ginger & 1/2 teaspoon diced garlic)

* 1 tablespoon oil

* salt to taste

Instructions:

* Dice onion finely.

* Dice tomato into small pieces.

* Fry onion in oil until it brown. (Not all onions will brown, however, so be careful not to burn it!).

* Add ginger-garlic paste and tomato and and fry for about 30 sec.

* Add eggs and salt.

* Turn down heat to low.

* Scramble the eggs by stirring until desired consistency is achieved.

* Enjoy while hot!

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Shrimp Dip

Ingredients

* 2 8 oz. softened cream cheese

* 1 tsp finely chopped onion

* 2 T. ketchup

* 1 T. Worcestershire sauce

* ½ tsp. cayenne pepper

* ½ tsp. black pepper

* ½ tsp. salt

* ½ tsp. Tabasco sauce

* 2 5 oz. chopped salad shrimp (save few whole shrimp to put on top)

Mixed all into ball. Chill in refrigerator for one hour. Serve on crackers.

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Tortilla Roll-Up Thingies

Ingredients

* Several thin tortillas

* 2 8-oz. packages of cream cheese, softened

* 1 4-oz. can chopped green chiles

* 1 13-oz. jar of salsa, divided in half

* 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and finely diced

* Dash of Tobasco Sauce

* Dash of Worcestershire Sauce

Directions

Blend the cream cheese, chiles, black olives, sauces, and half the jar of salsa together.

Spread a thin layer on the torillas

Roll up and refrigerate for approx. 20 minutes, then cut into pieces about as long as your index finger.

Use the remaining salsa as a dip for the roll-ups.

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Vegetarian Mashed Brains

Ingredients

* Banana slices

* Strawberry Jelly

* Grape Jelly

Mix equal parts banana slices, strawberry jelly, and grape jelly. Mash together; fingers really are the best tool for this. Don't mash/mix for too long -- you do want to leave it partly 'chunky.'

Optionally, add in banana chips for "crunchy skull pieces."

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Chicken Meatloaf

Ingredients

* 1 lb. ground chicken

* 1/2 pkg. (5 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed

* 1/2 sweet onion, finely diced

* 1 egg

* 1/2 cup fresh whole grain bread crumbs, finely crumbled

* 1/2 tsp. salt

* 1 tsp. black pepper

* 1 tsp. dried thyme

* 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

Mix all ingredients together. Don't be afraid to use your hands!

Pour into meatloaf pan.

Bake in loaf pan at 350 degrees for one hour.

I've tried using ground turkey with it in place of chicken, but for some reason it turned out horrible, both in terms of flavor and texture.

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Ersatz Brunswick Stew

Ingredients

* 1 batch of Buffalo Chicken Stock (see below)

* 1 can of stewed tomatoes

* 1 can of kidney beans

* 1 can of black beans

* 1 can of creamed corn

* 1 can of Lentil soup

* black pepper to taste

Pour all ingredients into a large pot.

Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Buffalo Wing Stock

* 2 pounds of bones from buffalo wings

* 3/4 gallons water

* 1 medium red onion, cut into quarters

* 10 baby carrots

* 1 whole clove of garlic, peeled

Place all ingredients into a large pot, cook on high until a few bubbles start to break.

Lower heat to medium/medium low, to maintain a gentle simmer.

Skim the foam/scum off every 10-15 minutes for the first hour, then every 30 minutes each hour after that. Add hot water as needed to keep all bones fully submerged.

Cook time will be 6-8 hours. You'll know it's done when you can take one of the thicker bones out and it bends like it's made of rubber.

Strain and use immediately for Ersatz Brunswick Stew, or cool in a sink full of ice before parking it in the fridge overnight. (Remove the solidified layer of fat the next morning.)

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Veggie Quiche Cups

(makes 12; serving size 2-3 cups)

1 carton Egg Beaters

1/4 cup diced onion

1/4 cup diced green pepper

1/2 pkg. (5 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. dried tarragon

4 oz. feta cheese, finely crumbled

1/4 link turkey kielbasa, diced (small pieces!)

* Line 12-cup muffin pan with disposable foil muffin cups.

* Spray each cup with vegetable spray.

* Mix all ingredients except for kielbasa, then evenly distribute in cups.

* Divide kielbasa pieces evenly into muffin cups (can leave on top or push into mixture slightly).

* Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Can store in fridge or freezer and pop into microwave for about 30 seconds - 1 minute.

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Fresh Apple Pound Cake

Beat 3 minutes

* 1 1/3 cups + 2 tbsp. oil

* 2 cups sugar

* 3 eggs

Add

* 3 cups flour

* 1 tsp. salt

* 1 tsp. baking soda

* 2 tsp. vanilla

Fold in

* 3 large apples, chopped in small pieces

* 1 cup chopped pecans

Bake in well-greased and floured tube cake pan 1 hour, 10 minutes at 325.

Cool 20 minutes.

Pour on sauce

Sauce

1 stick butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp. milk

Bring to boil and cook 5 minutes on medium heat. While hot pour on cake.

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Chocolate Fudge Pie

1 & 1/2 cups sugar

pinch of salt

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons cocoa

1 Tablespoon flour

1/3 cup milk

1 stick of margarine melted and cooled

Mix dry ingredients.

Add eggs, milk, vanilla. Mix well.

Add melted margarine. Mix well again.

Pour into an unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Don't use the frozen Pet pie shells. For some reason this pie doesn't turn out well using those.

Yes, I love to cook. My fiance loves that. ;)

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