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Monday, July 14th, 2008
6:29 pm
mini tacos
after making a box of hamburger helpers crunchy taco, it dawned on me that this could make a really awesome appetiziter. leave out the corn chips that come with it, and fill toastedos scoops with it. put some sour cream on top and a sprinkle of chedder, or any cheese and your done! super easy too... however i did end up adding a handful of instant brown rice to it.
in the end if you dont want to use hamburger helper, a pound of hamburger, 1 cup of milk, 2 cups of water, taco seasoning, and about a cup of rice will work out just the same.

Friday, December 14th, 2007
9:22 pm
taste like thin mints!@
heres something thats super easy and yummy. all you need is ritz crackers a bag of dark chocolate and creme de menthe [you can get it at ac moore] its a lil tiny bottle of mint flavor stuff. kinda smells like mouth wash.
anyways heres the recipe

melt chocolates according to directions, mix in 2-3 drops of creme de menthe. coat crackers. lay out on parchment paper. you can add sprinkles to the top which is a nice touch and they can be placed in the freezer to help get the chocolate to harden faster. usually by hte time ur done with a tray the one in the freezer is ready to come out.
however i dont recommend using a cooling rack since the chocolates seems to harden around the wire bits and takes of bits of the bottom.

hope that you enjoy!
Friday, August 3rd, 2007
4:17 pm
Savoury rice recipes
Hello all. :) I'm looking for a good savoury rice recipe that would go well with some kind of white fish. I like to buy bags of frozen fish fillets at Kroger, usually cod, salmon, or Tilapia. My favourite, lazy way of preparing it is to just saute it in a pan with some butter and cayenne pepper or paprika.

I thought savoury rice might be a nice way to bulk up this meal and make it more filling. I'm not well versed in regards to what flavours work well with fish. I found this recipe and quite like the sound of it. Do you think the flavours will go well together?

Anyone here have a favourite savoury rice recipe I can try, please?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Also, whilst I'm posting, here's a great low-fat pudding recipe. I'm gluten intolerant so it can be hard to find good chocolate pudding that I can eat. This stuff is easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious.

Click me for pudding!Collapse )

Current Mood: bouncy
Friday, June 22nd, 2007
10:49 pm
Child-friendly Sushi
Follow the following recipe to make sticky rice.

Cut carrots into sticks, toddler finger width. Steam so they're soft but not completely cooked through. Cut into thin strips zucchini or cucumber. Shred a small ammount of whatever your childs favorite cheese is.

Arrange sticky rice on sushi roller (can't remember what the thing is actually called). Place cheese and veggies in the middle of rice and roll.  Cut into small rounds and serve. Maggie loved it.

Just....don't try it with soy sauce. Cheese + soy sauce = tastebud fail.
4:21 pm
i need to make macaroni salad for sunday and have no idea how to. does anyone have a super simple recipe for one?
Thursday, June 21st, 2007
10:32 am
I'm such a big kid sometimes.


You will need:

1 pkg devils food cake mix
1 bag Gummi Worms
Star Shaped Cupcake tins
Package chocolate Pudding mix
Oreo Cookies

Follow the directions on the devils food cake mix and the chocolate pudding mix. Pour cake mix into cupcake tins and follow directions for baking. After they've finished cooking and cooled, cut the rounded tops off and set aside. Arrange three worms onto the star so they look like they're crawling off. Add a spoonful of chocolate pudding. Crumble one oreo on top of pudding and replace the top of the cupcake.


This was inspired by a giant bucket of gummi worms my dad bought for my daughter and damn were they good.
Saturday, June 16th, 2007
3:07 pm
help please
i found this online and was wondering what other cheese i could use rather then the swiss....

4 oz uncooked angel hair (capellini) pasta
18 to 25 slices baguette or French bread, about 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese (3 oz)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 container (10 oz) refrigerated Alfredo pasta sauce
3 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
2. Meanwhile, brush bread with butter. In 9-inch glass pie plate, line bottom and side with bread, butter sides up and slightly overlapping slices. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.
3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix Swiss cheese, 1 tablespoon of the basil and the Alfredo sauce.
4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Add pasta to sauce mixture; toss to mix thoroughly. Spoon into baked crust. Sprinkle with tomatoes, onions and Romano cheese.
5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon basil.
Friday, June 1st, 2007
7:33 pm
made up chicken
this is one that i came up with a few years back...

take boneless skinless chicken breast, dice it up and throw it in a hot frying pan. mix in fresh rosemary, fresh spearmint, garlic salt, onion powder, parsely, a tiny bit of celery seed, and sprinkle with italian bread crumbs and vanilla. when chicken is done drizzle hony over it and brown. [keep the chicken moving after u put the honey on to keep it from burning]

i never measured anything out for it, i just kinda sprinkled everything over top so each piece gets some on it. u can add any spices that u like too... pretty much i jsut used the ones that i had growing and that i use the most.

its really good with rice or mashed potatos.
7:32 pm
Creamy Cheesy Pasta
*From the girl that doesnt measure for shit*

Take enough cooked angelhair pasta to feed whoever you're aiming to feed.
Saute it in butter and as you're cooking add parmesan cheese. Add approx. 2 tablespoons cream cheese.
Salt, pepper and a touch garlic to taste.

if the cheese is not creamy enough add a touch of milk as its cooking.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
7:07 pm
I have a question
Would you guys use a cook book that relied more on making the recipe work for you and your family and less on measurements and such?

I'm wondering.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
12:37 pm
i think i know what im making for dinner tonight!
i found this on another web site and it jsut sounds soooo good..... ill have to let you know how it turns out....

Sweet Juicy Chicken Strips
Submitted by: djmastermum

Chicken breasts, cut into stips, rolled in jam, and coated in breadcrumbs. Kids love them! And they are too easy!


4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup of your choice of jam
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter butter

Cut breasts into strips. Heat Jam, and then roll chickenstrips in the jam. Roll chicken caoted in Jam in bread crumbs. Put chicken and butter in a baking dish and cook for 30 mins in a preheated oven at 180 C or 350 F oven until golden. (Makes 5)
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
12:22 pm
Welcome to Foodie Geek! I'm the mod, Becka. Hopefully I'll do a good job with this.

Wee bit about me and all that joy. I absolutely love to cook and I enjoy eating good food just as much as making it. I have your typical mom personality. I love to make food for people and make sure they're well fed.

My favorite person to cook for is my daughter, Maggie. She's honest. If she doesn't like something she'll tell me. I have a two month old baby who I'm going to be making and storing baby food for most of the time and a picky as hell husband who will say "Yeah this is great!!" then tell me a billion different ways in wich it really wasn't that good and I shoulda done X and Y and a little Z, too.

really annoying.

I do not follow recipes unless its for something I've never done before. Most of my cooking is done by sight. If it looks right, it works for me.

And now for your viewing pleasure, a couple recipes!

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