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Picnic Addicts! [May. 9th, 2006|08:01 am]
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caz_in_a_teacup
Would any original_cooks like to stop by picnicaddicts and offer some original picnic recipes?


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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2006|09:53 pm]
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eri_chan
Tonight's last-minute-throw-together meal that turned out surprisingly good, inspired by my thwarted plans to cook Mediterranean last night and by the bag of fresh baby spinach in my fridge - Mediterranean Chicken & Spinach w/Mixed Veggie Cous CousCollapse )

Editted for extremely silly typo in cous cous ingredients - thats 2-3 cloves of garlic, not 203!!! :-p
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(no subject) [Mar. 10th, 2006|10:34 am]
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eri_chan
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

So, this community's been pretty dead for awhile - sorry about that *sheepish smile* I thought I ought to try and get it going again - anyone still out there? :-p

Anyway, I made the following recipe for dinner last night and it was delicious, so I thought I'd post it here in addition to my personal journal.

Hearty Smokey Potato ChowderCollapse )
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Comm Business [Jul. 28th, 2005|10:23 am]
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eri_chan
[mood |productive]

Welcome to new member witchmaiden and thanks to puchuupoet for watching us :) Also big thanks to darksong17 for promoting us in her journal and bringing in new members!

I'm sorry for being so inactive the last week or so - things have been crazy (as usual) lately. I am remiss in not having posted comm rules or posting guidelines, or for taking care of the additional mod situation yet - tinyflame, I'm going to go ahead and make you a mod, since you took the time to e-mail me when I originally asked for volunteers :) I will drop you a line later today (hopefully) to clarify what I'm going to need your help with, and so we can collaborate on rules and guidelines. I wanna get that taken care of within the next couple days.

I'd like to have at least one more mod, though not necessarily right away - until we get a little more membership I think two of us can handle it, but if anyone's interested please let me know by e-mail (my address should be on the comm info page) and you'll be the first I contact.

I have a couple recipes I wanna post, but unfortunately I've got some work to take care of first - will try to get on later today.

Hope everyone's doing well, and keep cooking!

Your Mod,
eri-chan
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leftovers [Jul. 19th, 2005|11:19 pm]
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tinyflame
I think the most difficult thing as a cook is to use up the "bits" that are left over in the refrigerator. Nothing really goes together at first glance, but I think it's fun - albeit challenging - to figure out what to do with everything.

Yesterday, we decided to stir-fry some leftover roast chicken with baby bella mushrooms, Thai chili pepper paste, onions, garlic, and of course oil. We put it over some leftover improvised saffron rice - it was amazing.

Does anyone else have any amazing ideas when it comes to leftovers?
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Breakfast! [Jul. 11th, 2005|04:49 pm]
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eri_chan
pimpdalf said I should post this recipe, because he claims my homefries are "better than at a diner". Go me! :-p

Breakfast Potatoes/HomefriesCollapse )

BTW, if a lot of my recipes seem to make very small quantities, its because I'm rarely cooking for more than 2-4 people. Most of my recipes were developed just cooking for myself. You can always double/triple/whatever the quantities if you're cooking for larger groups of people.
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(no subject) [Jul. 10th, 2005|07:16 pm]
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eri_chan
Welcome to new member tinyflame!
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hooray for food [Jul. 8th, 2005|05:35 pm]
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tinyflame
I don't tend to be much of a recipe-follower - I like to look at recipes and get ideas from them, and then turn away completely and interpret it my way.

My mother is a phenomenal cook, and I've learned a tremendous amount from her about prep and presentation. I've also learned a lot about what not to do, because she's what I think of as a Betty Crocker-ite, and my preferences lean towards the likes of Rachael Ray, Nigella Lawson, and Emeril Lagasse.

I came up with a rather exciting combination the other night - I arrived home from work to a hungry man (who I didn't know would be here) - and a relatively empty fridge. I remembered there was some shrimp in the freezer, and this is what I came up with...

Scampi-inspired Shrimp PastaCollapse )
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Recipes before the weekend [Jul. 8th, 2005|04:12 pm]
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eri_chan
SInce I probaably won't be active this weekend, I thought I'd leave y'all with a couple recipes to end the week with - my Grandma Koz's recipe for Apple Cake (one of those traditional family things I mentioned in my last post) and my own recipe for Italian Chicken Soup.

Apple CakeCollapse )

Italian Chicken SoupCollapse )

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

P.S. If anyone is interested in becoming a mod to help me out, please e-mail me (my address is on the community info page, I think) - it won't be a tremendous amount of work, but I do need help defining community rules and posting guidelines, and I'd like to have someone else who can help monitor posts and take care of trolls, keep people on topic, do damage-control should there ever be any drama in comments or what-have-you..... I don't anticipate many problems here, but I'd feel better with a backup. Someone who has time to check in on things on weekend would be a plus, because I'm very rarely on LJ from Friday afternoon to Monday morning. Thanks!
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(no subject) [Jul. 7th, 2005|11:14 am]
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eri_chan
[mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]

chellez437's recipe post got me thinking about family traditions and recipes that you may have gotten from a parent or grandparents, recipes that have been passed through generations, that you maybe associate with certain holidays or events, that you grew up eating because your mom made it for you when you were little and you always loved it, or it was just something you're family always did.

I know within my family there are a few things that I associate very strongly with my family. I've been trying to collect recipes I remember from my childhood and young-adulthood - my Grandma Klein's Scalloped Corn Casserole at Thanksgiving and Cranberry Jello Salad at Christmas, my Grandma Koz's homemade Toffee Candies and perfect Sweet Potato Pie, my mom's recipes for Potato Soup and Margarita Pie - things that I want to be able to make myself even when my family isn't around....especially now that both my grandmothers have passed on.

Since I'll never have kids to pass this stuff on to, I want to start posting them here :-P I know I have a few typed up on my other computer - I'll post them as I find them.

How about the rest of you? Do any of you have old family recipes that you'd like to share with others?
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