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Submitted By: Gail from Cockatoo Vic AU

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BASIC IMPROVED MASHED POTATO
Mashed potato is usually a rush-job and can be boring. You may find hints here to enliven them from the mundane into something really special. So, here is my own strategy for conjuring up palate-smashing, mashed-spuds.
Peel the required number of large old More...
14/Nov/07 3:31 AM
Does anyone have a clam chowder recipe? My husband is a fussy eater but loved it when we were in America, so thought I'd try to do the right thing and make it at home.

Also, I made this Chick Pea Curry the other night, and I loved it.

2 Onions
4 cloves garlic,
1Tbspn oil
1 More...
17/Nov/07 12:27 AM
Mini Xmas Puddings.
Buy a commercial Xmas pudding, liberally sprinkle with alcohol of your choice and roll into bite-size pieces. Melt white chocolate and place dollop on top. Decorate with a tiny piece of glace cherry and 'mint leaf' lolly. Place in miniature patty cases. This makes heaps,looks fantastic, tastes delicious and you can legitimately claim to have 'whipped them up' yourself.
17/Nov/07 7:55 PM
SWISS TURKEY HAM BAKE
(Casserole for leftover Turkey & Ham after the Holidays)

1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbls butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 (3 or 4 oz)can/jar sliced mushrooms
1 cup light cream (1/2 & 1/2)
2 Tbls dry sherry
2 cups cubed cooked More...
20/Nov/07 2:32 PM
BUTTERMILK WAFFLES
(Light & Fluffy)

1/4 lb (1 cube) butter
2 Cups flour
2 tsp baking power
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tbls sugar
3 eggs separated
2 cups buttermilk

Heat waffle iron.
Melt butter, set aside.
Sift together flour, baking powder. More...
21/Nov/07 10:32 AM
"ALMOST HEALTHY" PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

(It's really not healthy. It's just not as UNhealthy as most cheesecakes!)

CRUST

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup Splenda (or sugar - or combo)
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking powder
dash of salt
1 egg white, More...
22/Nov/07 4:59 AM
ANZAC BISCUITS
1 cup plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup dessicated coconut (I leave this out)
3/4 cup caster sugar (fine sugar, regular US would work fine)
125g butter (4 oz)
1 tablespoon golden syrup (I used to be able to get this at Pavillions in CA)
1.5 teaspoons More...
22/Nov/07 5:36 AM
ADDITION TO PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE RECIPE:

Cover cake with whipped cream before serving!!!
22/Nov/07 7:32 AM
This is in response to a wongerful suggestion by Ruby in the SA3 room about giving each other a gift of our favourite Christmas recipe. I am giving this to all sudokuists for Christmas this year, but especially to my sisters and brothers from Sudokuaholics Anonymous, who have all taken the pledge, More...
22/Nov/07 10:25 AM
Penna Dutch Pumpkin Pie

1 large can (30.04 oz or 850 grams) or (4 cups
cooked) pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cups evaporated milk
4 eggs
No more than one tablespoon bourbon, whiskey, scotch, brandy, More...
22/Nov/07 3:19 PM
Mamie's Pecan Pie

8-inch pie shell, unbaked
2 eggs
1/2 c. sugar with 1 T. flour
2 T. melted butter
1/2 (or 1/3) c. white Karo (corn syrup)- I always use 1/2 cup
1/2 (or 1/3) c. dark Karo
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
grated fresh nutmeg
3/4 - 1 c. broken pecans
More...
23/Nov/07 2:34 AM
TURKEY HASH (from one of the Silver Palate cookbooks)

2 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked potato (white, sweet or both)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
3 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
6 Tbs. heavy or More...
23/Nov/07 3:24 AM
CINNAMON-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH HARISSA SAUCE

1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup ground cinnamon
1 Tbs. salt
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 Tbs. sugar
8 small chicken breast halves with skin and bones
8 chicken thighs with skin and bones
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 Tbs. peanut More...
26/Nov/07 1:14 PM
Basic Clam Chowder

3 slices bacon, diced
1 cup chopped onion
3 cups peeled, diced potatoes
1 bottle (8 oz) clam juice
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt (to your taste)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cans (approximately 7 oz. each) minced clams, with liquid
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups More...
07/Dec/07 8:29 AM
LAMB KORMA
A Korma is a mild curry of large pieces of vegetable; possibly with either lamb or beef. Those red meats can be used because the kinds of vegetables used in a Korma go with them. Pork is not usually used because the dish is eaten in Moslem countries, and neither pork nor poultry More...
19/Dec/07 2:09 PM
Rayray’s chocolate mince-pies
for the Christmas rush
[untried recipe – an idea]

Mince pies are usually, quite simply, lidded individual flan pies made from dessert pastry and containing mince-meat (mince-meat being: mixed chopped dried fruits).
I can find no objection to including More...
20/Dec/07 11:33 AM
My recipe for a great drink is:

One large measure of Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskey with a dash of water.
21/Dec/07 1:29 AM
Why add the water?
21/Dec/07 3:56 AM
encasing the whiskey in dark chocolate is also wonderful
21/Dec/07 11:24 AM
you bet
21/Dec/07 12:30 PM
Celebration Sea-Food Starter
This starter was very successful for Christmas Dinner 2008. It is a variation on, and possible improvement to, the customary Prawn Cocktail. One danger in its preparation is ‘too much’ – remember there is a huge, centrally important main-course to follow. Perhaps More...
27/Dec/07 2:13 AM
This recipe is very, very easy and yummy. It is my mums recipe.

CHEESY CHICKEN CASSEROLE.

The amounts are approx as I never have used a real recipe.

1 can of Cream of Chicken soup approx 410g
6-8 chicken drumsticks
1/8 to 1/4 cup of sherry
1-2 cups water
1 More...
13/Jan/08 8:57 PM
CHEESE CAKE 1PK. SWEET BISCUITS 150GMS BUTTER GREASE TIN MELT BUTTER. CRUSH More...
22/Jan/08 1:37 PM
GWENS BOILED PUDDING ........... 2 CUPS MILK 1TBLE SP BUTTER 4 TBLE SP SUGAR 1 ½ CUPS FRUIT 1T SP C/SODA 1LGE CUP S/R FLOUR. PUT ALL INGREDIENTS IN SAUCPAN [EXCEPT FLOUR & SODA] BOIL 5 MINUTES. TAKE OFF STOVE &ADD SODA More...
22/Jan/08 1:41 PM
Ooops two recipe mix-up. Gwens pud ends at boil 2hrs. ignore the rest.
22/Jan/08 1:47 PM
AUSTRALIAN LAMINGTON RECIPE

1 slab sponge cake(one day old)
4 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
2-3 cups desiccated coconut

To make the icing

Cool the cake for at least half an hour in Fridge or Freezer, then cut into More...
26/Jan/08 9:40 AM
TORELLINI

600gm Torellini - cheese or veal
cook for 5 mins, cool down

1 red pepper/capsicum sliced into julianne strips
1 packet of cherry tomatoes
20 approx. fresh Basil Leaves

Place Tortellini into a serving dish and toss the above thru it.
More...
06/Feb/08 3:01 PM
STEAMED THAI MEATBALLS

500gm Mince Meat
1/2 onion chopped finely
1 teaspoon Thai Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic minced
1 Beaten egg
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 cup long grain rice
extra rice to roll in.

Combine and mix well in a large Bowl. Shape into More...
06/Feb/08 3:06 PM
ITALIAN STYLE RIGATI WITH SALMON & LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

Ingredients
1 pkt Italian Style Rigati (or whatever you like)
100g smoked salmon cut into 1cm thin strips
2 tsps corn flour
1/2 tesp finely grated rind & juice of 1 lemon
Salt & Freshly ground pepper
40g More...
06/Feb/08 3:23 PM
LOOKING FOR QUICK & EASY RECIPES! Madby (Sharlene) has requested some quick & easy main dish recipes. If you post some, please label them "Q&E". I'll add them (and any other recipes posted since January 26) to the next revision of the cookbook. I plan to update it once a month. Angie - your latest recipes look super!!!
06/Feb/08 3:30 PM
CALICO BEANS

1/2 lb. bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 cup chopped onion, sautéed in bacon fat
1 lb. hamburger, cooked
1/2 cup catsup
1 Tbs. vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 can butter beans, drained
1 can pork & beans, NOT drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
More...
06/Feb/08 3:42 PM
Steve From Sydney contributed this:

TANGINE LAMB SHANKS

Grind/mix half teaspoon each coriander, cumin, pepper, chilli, cinnamon. Ginger finely cut. teaspoon palm sugar (or raw). Diced onion, halved fresh tomatoes. Sear shanks in pan. Oil in oven dish, heat on stove and fry onions 2 More...
06/Feb/08 4:42 PM
Angie's recipe for rigati with smoked salmon reminded me of another smoked salmon recipe, which I am posting below:

FARFALLE (BOWTIE) PASTA WITH SMOKED SALMON, CAPERS AND DILL

1 lb. smoked salmon (thinly sliced and coarsely diced)
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic More...
07/Feb/08 1:46 AM
Thought I'd posted this before, but I guess I didn't!

HERB-RUBBED BABY BACK RIBS

1/4 cup paprika
3 tablespoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon salt*
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper*
3 racks baby back ribs (7 to 8 lbs. total)**
Barbecue Sauce of choice (I More...
07/Feb/08 1:54 AM
Quick and Easy
spicy Mexican Pie
8 servings
Serve with a green salad, this is a meal in one dish.

Prep time less than 20 min, bake time 20 min
Preheat ovenn to 400*F (200 C)

1 1/2 pound of ground beef, turkey or venison, and 1/2 package of Frozen Birds Eye(brand) More...
07/Feb/08 3:51 AM
Thanks to Elizabeth David



250g (9 oz) dark bitter chocolate

150g (5 oz) castor sugar

150g (5 oz) butter

100g (3 oz) (2/3 cup) ground almonds

5 eggs separated



Melt chocolate, sugar and butter in a bowl sitting in a pot of simmering More...
07/Feb/08 12:39 PM
Forgot to leave the cake's name!! It's just
"Incredibly Wonderful Chocolate Cake"
07/Feb/08 2:56 PM
Quick and Easy (and delicious!)

Gail's Lamb Racks

1 lamb rack per person (3-4 chops/rack)
honey
garlic, crushed
rosemary
white wine
jelly/jam of choice (I use plum, but could be redcurrant, cranberry etc)

Preheat oven to 180C.
Pour a little honey on to each More...
07/Feb/08 5:04 PM
RANCHO RAIBLE’S HUEVOS CON QUESO

10 eggs
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
16 oz. shredded jack cheese (mild cheddar can be substituted)
2 cups small-curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup melted butter
2 four-oz. cans chopped green chilies


Preheat oven More...
08/Feb/08 2:12 AM
VEGGIE FRITTATA

2 Tbs. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 minced garlic clove
2 large Swiss chard leaves (coarsely chopped)
1 medium zucchini (coarsely chopped)
6 eggs
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 cup Parmesan More...
08/Feb/08 2:15 AM
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