Submitted By: Gail from Cockatoo Vic AU

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OK so here goes.
Tonight hubby and I had a curry to die for:


2 tsp peanut oil
3 tsp Thai red curry paste
10 prawns per person(we used a frozen variety,defrosted)
400 ml lite coconut milk
1 tsp chilli paste}optional
1 tsp lime More...
10/Jun/07 11:06 PM
Rola had this for dinner one night last week, and sent the recipe to me. I did not get it cooked, did not have pineapple at the time, so I saved recipe for later.


750g Diced Steak
440g Tin Pineapple More...
11/Jun/07 7:14 AM

6 Ramekins – Grease and sprinkle with Castor Sugar

Mash together with wooden spoon
30 grams Butter
135 grams Castor Sugar
pinch Salt

Add - 4 egg yolks - 1 at a time and mix well

Add - 2 ½ Tablespoons Self Raising Flour
Lemon More...
11/Jun/07 10:40 AM

Approx 500grams Chicken Thigh Fillets ( I use Breast Fillets)
2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, finely diced
1 x 440g can peeled tomatoes ( I use can of chopped tomatoes)
2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons fresh oregano or More...
11/Jun/07 10:41 AM
Recipe: from the ‘West Australian’ Thursday 24 May 2007

This is an old- fashioned Amish apple pie recipe. You could add grated lemon rind or sultanas for more flavour and texture. Serves 6 –8

3 cups plain flour
300g butter
½ cup icing More...
11/Jun/07 10:42 AM
Chicken Hawaiian Recipe recipe from MizTricia

4 servings chicken breast or equivalent amount of cooked chicken or turkey
1 large bell pepper sliced into strips (Capsicum)
1 medium onion sliced into strips
1 pkg of mushrooms More...
11/Jun/07 10:50 AM
cold side/salad

I can sliced carrots
1/2 cup of (fat free) Italian salad dressing

After Breakfast, open can, drain liquid, put carrots in a container that can be covered. Pour on the salad dressing, cover and place in Fridge. Marinate till dinner. Serve More...
12/Jun/07 1:57 AM

2 small red onions, sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, 1/4ed and sliced
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (or 4 whole ones)
1/3 cup honey
4 pork chops
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
green cabbage, thinly shredded
12/Jun/07 6:07 AM
BEEF SATAYS - or stir fry

750 gm rump steak
1/2cup peanut butter
3/4cup water
1 small beef stock cube, crumbled
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon oil
2 green shallots (spring onions?) More...
12/Jun/07 6:15 AM
Three Cheese Manicotti

Favorite spaghetti sauce (2-3 cups)
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 cup ricotta or cream style cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup snipped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 manicotti shells, cooked and More...
12/Jun/07 7:03 AM
English Muffin Bread

2 pkgs. active dry yeast 2 cups milk
6 cups unsifted flour 1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking
2 teaspoons salt soda

Combine *3 cups of the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda. Heat More...
12/Jun/07 7:19 AM
Sorry, I tried to get clever and type the ingredients in two columns. Didn't work!
2 pkgs. active dry yeast
6 cups unsifted flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
12/Jun/07 7:24 AM

Lamb shanks – approx 1 per person
Garlic - skins removed, left intact
Onions - chopped
Eschallots (golden shallots) skins removed, left intact
Vegetables chopped eg: carrots, celery, turnips, Swedes
Tomato paste
Tinned Tomatoes
Red wine
Parisien More...
12/Jun/07 11:03 AM
Lamb shanks cont'd
I knew I'd forget something -
Bouquet Garni - Francois makes from fresh bayleaves, thyme, & parsley. Put this in with the wine, tomatoes etc.
12/Jun/07 5:09 PM
Meant to say that the herbs are tied together with kitchin string
12/Jun/07 5:10 PM
Poffertjes (Dutch pancakes)
The simple version,

2 cups SR flour
1 cup plain flour
3 eggs
teaspoon salt
stir in milk until it looks the right consistancy (3 cups???)

put into a squeeze bottle
cook in poffertjes pan (flip half way through)

serve with jam and cream
12/Jun/07 10:25 PM

Shrimp/Chicken Primavera

16 oz jar of 4 cheese Alfredo Sauce
(this can be diluted with 1% milk to decrease fat content, or a basic white sauce can be made instead)
1can of mushrooms, or i/2 lb fresh button mushrooms
1 green pepper -cut into strips
1 red pepper More...
13/Jun/07 1:01 AM
Great Cole Slaw

1/2 head of cabbage - cabbage should be hard and can be crisped by sitting in ice and water for awhile prior to preparing.
1 carrot-finely diced
1/2 green pepper-finely diced
dried onion flakes-2 tablespoons
dried dill weed-2 tablespoons
salt-1/3 More...
13/Jun/07 1:25 AM
Tamale Pie

1 lb ground beef
1 c chopped onion
1 c chopped green pepper2 (8-oz) cans tomato sauce
1 (12-oz) can (1 ½ c) whole kernel corn, drained ½ c pitted ripe olives, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T sugar
1 tsp salt
2 to 3 tsp chili More...
13/Jun/07 1:27 AM

Note: I saw Jenni's traditional recipe for lamb shanks and thought y'all might also be interested in a quick version for those busy days.

2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced More...
13/Jun/07 1:28 AM
Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup grated Romano cheese
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 (14-ounce) More...
13/Jun/07 1:31 AM

1 Tbs. butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 lb. thinly sliced, pared carrots
1 can (13-3/4 oz.) chicken broth
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
3/4 to 1 cup half & half or light cream*
Snipped fresh chives OR parsley

In a medium More...
13/Jun/07 1:35 AM
1 tbs butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 cup mashed pumpkin
2 cups self raising flour (a little extra just in case)
Beat tog. butter, sugar and salt with electric mixer
Add egg, then pumpkin.
Finally, stir in the sifted flour by More...
13/Jun/07 5:06 AM
I use a food processor to make them although butter can be rubbed into the flour by hand.

2 cups Self Raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
Process the all ingrediends (except milk) until More...
13/Jun/07 5:30 AM
Mussels with Clam Sauce over Linguine

8 oz linguine cooked
2Tbsp veggie oil
28oz pkgs of frozen veggies, or a variety of diced veggies of your choice, cooked(peas, carrots,onions,celery, green beans,are all good)
salt and pepper to taste
2 lbs of Mussels, rinsed
1 jar white More...
13/Jun/07 6:11 AM
Sweet Potato Souffle

2-3 large cooked sweet potatoes(yams)
Sm can crushed pineapple
pecan nut meat
nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger
tbsp vanilla flavoring
tbsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick of butter
2oz milk
1 egg

mash or blend More...
13/Jun/07 6:49 AM
Mamacita, do you drain the pineapple first?

14/Jun/07 4:02 AM
Date Loaf ... from the Forrestfield Kindergarten Cookery Book 1971

1 ½ Cups Plain Flour
1 small Cup Sugar
1 cup Boiling Water
1 tablespoon Butter
1 cup chopped Dates
1 teaspoon Bi Carb Soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Place Dates, Butter and Water in saucepan More...
14/Jun/07 9:42 PM
Microwave Sponge Pudding

'A very simple microwave sponge pudding in less than 15 minutes with a texture between a sponge and a steamed pudding Can add 2 tablespoons of jam or syrup to the bottom of the final bowl. Serve hot with custard.'
Original recipe yield: 4 servings.
Prep More...
14/Jun/07 9:44 PM
Cheesy Crab Appetizer

1 cup (8 oz) crab meat (if canned, rinse and squeeze dry)
1 8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon instant minced onion (or just chop fresh onion fine)
1/2 teaspoon horseradish
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup Miracle Whip (salad More...
17/Jun/07 6:21 AM
Broccoli Salad

6 cups Broccoli,
florets only cut into small pieces
10 slices bacon (fried & crumbled)
1/2 cup onion (very finely chopped)
1/2 cup raisins (par boiled)
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds (lightly roasted)
3T vinegar
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar

Best if made the day before
17/Jun/07 3:31 PM
Clifton Scones

2 1/2 C pastry flour (I’ve used regular flour, doesn’t seem to affect scones)
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 C butter, ice cold in pieces
1 C raisin or dried cranberries (optional or I like to add fresh blue berries in the morning)
6 Tbsp sugar
3/4 C whipping More...
18/Jun/07 5:57 AM
Quickie Scottish Short Bread

10 Tbsp (l 1/4 sticks) butter
1/4 C powdered sugar
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 Tsp salt
1 1/2 C flour
1/3 C shopped pecans

Mix with electric mixer. Then press dough into 8 inch square pan. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 45-50 minutes
18/Jun/07 6:01 AM
Sweet and Sour Short Ribs

A recipe handed down to me from my mother. It must be a good recipe because when I make it, it tastes just as good as I remember hers tasting.

Short ribs – to fit pan
½ Cup flour
2 Tsp salt
Pepper to taste
2 cups sliced More...
18/Jun/07 10:08 AM
Crusty Rhubarb Pie

No-Roll Pastry:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
2 Tbs. 1% low-fat milk

6 cups diced, unpeeled rhubarb
2 cups sugar
6 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. chilled butter, cut into small More...
26/Jun/07 12:11 AM
Deep Dish Apple Pie
6 cups thinly sliced cooking apples, peeled. This is about 2lbs of apples
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup all-purpose flour. you can also use 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
dash of More...
28/Jun/07 1:50 AM
Singapore Noodles

The only change that I made was instead of where it says “shredded” I always diced, but that is just to my family’s taste. Enjoy!


185 g cooked vermicelli rice noodles
100 ml oil
½ medium onion, shredded
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 More...
04/Jul/07 12:52 AM

1/3 Cup Sugar
4 tsp. Cornstarch
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 Cup Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
3 TBLS Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
2 Eggs - beaten
2 - 3 oz. pkgs Cream Cheese (softened)

Combine dry ingredients in sauce pan. Blend in fruit juices; More...
05/Jul/07 2:24 AM
Maryland Cream of Crab Soup
4 servings

1 tablespoon butter
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 whole cloves
1 large bay leaf
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more)
1/2 pound fresh More...
06/Jul/07 6:06 AM
This is a wonderfully versatile recipe. You can use just about any veggie you can think of. The last time I made it, I added Belgian endive and substituted fresh dill (‘cause I had leftovers in the fridge) for the basil and added some leftover baby spinach (uncooked). I always make the full More...
10/Jul/07 1:32 AM
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