Post # 1
I’m curious! What dish/meal/appetizer/dessert do you whip up that you are staring at everyone while they eat it like, “Yeah, it’s amazing!? Right?! Right?! You love it, I did a fantastic job, right?! Right?!” No, really..I do that. Annoying.
For me, it’s the banana bread I made last night. No one likes it. I swear it doesn’t taste like just bananas!!
Or it could be the meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes, and homemade macaroni and cheese that I got going on in the kitchen right now.
My macaroni is so amazing that my dear Mother-In-Law asks me to make it at thanksgiving…it was like I won an award or something…like..finally….someone loves my cooking…
Anyone? Have pics? I love food. Ugh, I do.
Post # 3
I do a killer potato gratin and apple pie. Sorry, but I don’t have any pics 🙁
Post # 4
Erm… Am I only allowed one? I’m a pretty top notch chef.
Post # 5
Apple stuffed chicken breast. It’s soo yummy! I don’t make it a lot though, because the prep can be a PITA.
Post # 7
Yellow chicken curry, i have been working on my recipe for YEARS!
Post # 8
Just seems wrong to post awesome dishes without posting the recipes! The recipe I get complimented on most is my stuffed peppers. They are mexican and healthy and can be vegetarian (depending on if you use chicken stock or veggie stock or wine).
Recipe info (cut/pasted from my blog)
240 calories and 10 grams of fat per HALF pepper. An easy way to cut way down on the fat and calories is to skip (or reduce) the cheese. I love cheese, so its just worth it to me… but feel free to modify. Each pepper half has 1/4 c of cheese on it which is 100 calories and 8 grams of fat. If you skip it the pepper half will have 140 cal and 2 grams fat.
1 tbspn EVOO
1 medium onion
4-5 cloves garlic
1 can chicken broth (low sodium)
1 can diced tomatoes with green chillies
3/4 tspn cumin
3/4 tspn chili powder
4 shakes red pepper flakes
1 cup rice (not instant!)
1 can black beans
1.5 cups corn
1/3 c. cilantro diced (if you have it)
5-6 poblano peppers (or less if you’ll freeze left over filling)
2.5 cups monterey jack cheese.
1. halve and clean peppers, place faced down on a sprayed cookie sheet and spray backs of peppers. set aside
2. preheat oven to 375
3. heat olive oil on medium high heat, add diced onion and garlic. saute until translucent
4. add chicken broth and bring to boil
5. add tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, and red pepper flakes, bring to boil
6. add rice and return to boil while stirring
7. cover, turn heat to LOW, set timer for 20 min, and walk away
8. pop the peppers in the oven
9. rinse black beans and add corn (and cilantro if you have it)
10. when rice is done, stir in black beans and corn
11. when peppers are done, flip over, fill with rice mix, and add 1/4c. cheese per pepper half.
12. return to oven for 15 minutes
Post # 9
Pies and other sweets.
This actually really depresses me because I’m a so-so cook and a great baker, and I wish it was the other way around.
Post # 10
@SpecialSundae: More than one!! I love living through everyone else’s amazing dishes!!
yes, include recipes!! I make alot of things without recipes..they don’t always work out, but I just like to see what I can do…I made a cake a few weeks ago that was iffy in the beginning, but amazing in the end. Sadly, it’s gone now.
Post # 11
I’m from a German background and learned to bake with my Oma at a young age, so all the things I do well were her recipes that I still make.
Kurbisbrot (Pumpkin Bread) is my all-time fave to make, especially now for fall. It’s heavy and dense, not light like banana bread and is spiced perfectly with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice etc. Sooooooo good!! I get raves when I make it, and I take the credit but I owe it to my German family, that recipe has passed down many generations.
Kaiserschmarrn (Torn Pancakes) this is pancakes basically torn up, and then fried. You also add rum soaked raisins, but I skip the raisins all together and add nuts to the batter. Traditionally you serve this with hot blueberries on the side, but I sub with Strawberries.
Clearly I’m a sweet person, but these are two traditional German recipes that are always faves with friends and family, and I would make them everyday if I could!!!!
Post # 12
I just started making this crock pot chicken chili recipe I found online and it is now my favorite meal (DH too)!! It is really easy and doesn’t really involve much cooking, so my best meal I actually put effort into is chicken with an amazing tomato alfredo white wine sauce.
Post # 13
I have a few dishes that my family asks for regularly (in no particular order):
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream-Cheese Frosting
Lemon Cake with Coconut Lemon Frosting
Chicken and Vegetable Soup (Crock-Pot version)
Chicken Salad that my Husband is CRAZY about (secret family recipie!)
Post # 14
OOOOh…I forgot about my Crock Pot magic.
Chicken and dumplings. Chicken n dumplins. However you want to spell it. I made a pot last night, and they are GONE today. Why? I looked forward to sitting on the couch, watching bad tv, and enjoying them.
Also, “taco soup” Kidney beans, black beans, corn, tomato and chilis, either chicken or ground beef, some chicken broth, a slice of velveeta…in the crock pot.
Post # 15
It’s not my recipe but Paula Deen’s on foodnetwork.com. It’s called Pumpkin Bars but I kept it as a cake and served it for Thanksgiving last year. Since then, my friends had requested it non-stop and said it was better than sex. I keep telling them they can make it themselves anytime they want it but for some reason they keep bugging me to make it.
Post # 16
I make some mean baked mac & cheese and pretty much anytype of ice cream– my other top notch recipes are passed down from my grandmaw (b/c I guess those genes skip a generation): horseradish deviled eggs, potato salad, buckeyes, & of course sweet tea! I’m gonna be in some serious trouble when I hit 30 & my metabolism slows down cuz I LOVE good food!