February 11, 2009
Link via that Satan worshiping, hobo murdering, puppy blending fellow.
October 27, 2008
My recipe is pretty old. It was originally for 4 cheesecakes(I used to work in a commercial kitchen), but the quantities have been scaled back for a single cake. When I cooked for a living, almost no one else made pumpkin cheesecakes. Now, it seems like everyone and their brother makes their own, including the big warehouse stores such as Costco. Whatever. This recipe is the best.
1 7/8 pounds cream cheese(worried about the fat? Use some Neufchatel)
5/8 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
3/8 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
5/8 cup sour cream
1/8 cup rum
1 Tbsp vanilla
Approx. 30-49 ginger snaps
Approx. 1/4 cup butter
1) Grind up ginger snaps and mix with enough melted butter to bind together.
2) Cream together cream cheese, brown sugar and sugar. Beat eggs and add to
cream cheese mixture.
3) Add flour and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. I suggest using the
beater attachment on your mixer, but it's up to you.
4) Grease a springform pan(10" preferred, but 9" will also work). Press the ginger
snap mixture into the pan to form the crust. Pour mixture into the crust-lined
pan; gently shake to remove air bubbles. Bake in 350 degree oven in a water bath
until the center is set.
***Note: If you have trouble with the cheesecake cracking, lower the temperature of
the oven to 300F and bake for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, open the door for one minute,
close the door and then let the cheesecake sit in it for about 45 minutes. Chill before
September 25, 2008
May 29, 2008
Anyway. My mother is still thankfully alive and well and living
in Paris with Jaques Brel nearby. However, I surpassed her baking skills years ago, so I'm the one who typically makes the cookies. But I invite my mother over to share one or three with me. It seems like the right thing to do. If you'd like to share such a moment with your mother, father, or someone else close to you, and you've never tried to make cookies before, give Gerard's mother's recipe a try. I'm sure that that special someone will appreciate it. So will you.
January 29, 2008
You know who that benefits? That's right: Mitt Romney.
October 22, 2007
There has been at least one stolen base in every World Series matchup since 1990. When the first base is stolen, the unit of Yum Brands Inc (Taco Bell), will announce a Tuesday afternoon when consumers will be able to walk into the chain's participating 5,800 outlets and ask for a free taco. Anyone who walks into a participating outlet during the give-away period would be eligible for a free taco.
It'll be time to make a run for the border soon...
September 18, 2007
Its National Cheeseburger Day. The best one in town is a matter of endless debate, of course, but Im partial to McDonalds. The perfectly flat meat, the sawdust bun, and the apathetic pickle somehow merge perfectly with the strange yellow sheet of congealed cheese-based protoplasm to create an object I will willingly eat if I cant get all the flies off the roadkill. I mean, sometimes theyre just dug in.
And here's the appropriate website for today,with a little sample to whet your appetite:
July 11, 2007
January 10, 2007
Good grief. When is the last time that I submitted anything? I've got a gajillion recipes- plus or minus- and I never seem to find the time to post one. Anyway, go here now.
February 18, 2006
Navy beans 1 lb.
kidney beans 1 lb.
lentils 12 oz.
1) Wash beans and lentils. Soak overnight in cold water. Drain.
bacon fat 8 oz.(or vegetable oil, if you prefer)
garlic 1 clove
onions, chopped 8 oz.
celery diced, 1/4 inch 8 oz.
carrots, diced, 1/4 inch 8 oz.
2) Melt fat. Cook vegetables in fat until transparent.
flour 4 oz.
3) Add flour and blend well.
chicken stock 2 1/2 gal.(canned or from boullion)
bacon rind 3 lb.
4) Add water. Mix well. Add beans, lentils and bacon rind. Cover. Simmer 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
raw potatoes, diced 1/4 inch 1 lb. 8 oz.
pepper 1/2 tsp.
5) Add potatoes and pepper. Simmer another 1/2 hour or until potatoes are done.
***Note: You can speed up this step by using diced pre-cooked potatoes
February 12, 2006
First up, over at Aussie Wife, Amanda has a recipe for Pasta with tomato, basil and chevre sauce. How can you go wrong with two cloves of freshly minced garlic?
David Gillies posts a recipe for fried pork wontons at Daily Pundit. I'm definitely making them soon.
This recipe over at In the Headlights is quite a mouthful: Chicken-noodle-bacon-um-potato-onion soup. In addition to being a winning Scrabble word, it looks mighty tasty. Be sure to thank Riannan when you make it.
The instructions that CalTech Girl lists with her recipe for Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon includes directions for cooking on the grill. Sure, you can cook them in the oven, too, but why would you?
Speaking of grilling, everyone needs a recipe for good homemade barbecue sauce, and Grill Maestro helps out with his recipe for Really Cheap Coca Cola BBQ Sauce. I'm still not certain where I can find a 20 cent can of Coke, though. I must shop at the wrong stores.
The next recipe comes from a blog down under, Keewee's Corner. Jennifer's recipe for Chicken Chow Bake looks both easy and delicious, two things that appeal to me.
Muse at Me-ander presents for your inspection her variation of a recipe for a traditional Kewish food, In the Kishkes. It looks like it would go great with some latkas. Muse also offers up a recipe for Diet Killer Crumble. Like I need more diet-killing recipes.
Kim at Life in a shoe is this first entry this week that includes both an a entree AND a dessert. Go check out Mexican Chicken Chowder w/Peach Cobbler. What's that you say? It's a soup and not an entree? Good chowder IS a meal. So give it a try.
My entry this week is a recipe for Chili Soup, which I think that you'll enjoy.
Taleena of Sun Comprehending Glass gets us off on the right sweet tooth foot with her recipe for Strawberry Tarts and Clotted Cream. Here's where I do my best Homer Simpson impression: ::drool::. Hey, I didn't say that it was a GOOD impression.
I hope that you enjoyed this week's collection of recipes from around the blogosphere. Be sure to visit Carnival #79 next week, hosted at The Ministry of Minor Perfidy. And if you're interested in hosting the COTR, send an email to Recipe (dot) Carnival (at) Gmail (dot) com and be sure to include the word "host" in the subject line.
February 11, 2006
Kidney beans, dried*** 2 lb.
1) Weigh beans before washing. Wash beans. Soak overnight in cold water. Drain.
Margarine 6 oz.
ground beef ""
green pepper, chopped 10 oz.
onion, chopped 1lb.6oz.
chili powder 1/2 oz.
curry powder 1 Tbsp.
garlic, crushed 1 clove
2) Cook beef, pepper, onion, chili powder, curry powder and garlic in margarine until meat is browned.
Beef stock 1-1/2 gal.
tomato puree 2 qt.
salt 1/2 oz.
pepper 1/4 tsp.
sugar 2 oz.
worcestershire 1 Tbsp.
3) Add stock, drained kidney beans, tomato puree and remaining seasonings. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, 2 to 2-1/2 hrs.
flour 6 oz.
cold water 3 cup
4) Mix flour and water. Add to soup. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove from direct heat.
***3 lb. drained, canned kidney beans may be substituted for each 1 lb. of dried kidney beans.
February 10, 2006
FWIW, I plan to post the Carnival late Saturday evening.
February 07, 2006
Update: Well of course I'm behind the times. Again. Anyway, Prochein Amy is the hostess with the mostess for Carnival #77. It has a pretty yummy chocolate theme going on.
Ugh. That means that I have to think of something for this week. Double ugh.
November 14, 2005
Anyway, go there and drool.
October 09, 2005
October 05, 2005
Oh, and unless I'm misremembering, I believe that your's truly will be the host for #60.
Update: Turns out that there was a miscommunication. Dave at The Glittering Eye is this week's host.
September 26, 2005
September 22, 2005
1 1/2 c Vanilla wafer crumbs
1/2 c Powdered sugar
1/3 c Hershey'sÂ® cocoa
1/3 c Butter or margarine; melted
2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
24 oz Cream cheese; (3-8oz pkg), softened
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
2 ts Vanilla
Crust: In medium bowl, combine the crumbs, powdered sugar, cocoa and butter or margarine. Press firmly on bottom of 10-inch springform pan.
Cake: Heat oven to 300 degrees. In heavy saucepan, over very low heat, melt chips, stirring constantly. In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add melted chips and remaining ingredients; mix well.
Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center is set. Cool: chill.
September 09, 2005
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