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Thanksgiving 2017 posted: Thu 2017-11-23 06:29:09 tags: recipes
Business Insider: How to keep a turkey from being dry In the last couple days I tried to coax an anti-vaxxer FB friend (probably met through Castle Age, doubt she still plays but I digress) to at least peek out of her ideological prison, and was met with hostility. No, the former VP of Pfizer has not come forth to decry Gardasil as "deadly". A couple of the sites promoting this fiction are apparently recognized and trusted by anti-vaxxers (NaturalNews, e.g.), but most of the top Google results are paten... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2017-10-22 08:06:08 tags: recipes
Miss Cupcake made pancakes. We didn't have maple syrup. Made syrup from 1/2 cup each water, brown sugar, white sugar boiled together 4 minutes and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract stirred in at the end. My thoughts on meat-eating have been evolving for a long time now and I'm about ready to try some full-fledged meat substitution beyond just tofu and Morningstar Farms Chik Patties. Seitan is expensive, but it appears you can make it yourself somewhat more economically by sourcing bulk vital wheat gluten (Whole F... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2017-09-05 08:46:43 tags: recipes, movies
The CU paid out the promised 10 cents per debit transaction for August, $3.60 into my "share" (savings) account. Made this Food Network Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe last night. A whole medium onion was maybe a bit much. In addition to the 1 tsp red pepper flakes up-front, I added a couple shakes of chili powder AND some creole seasoning mix near the end. It came out very spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. I'll probably back off the spice a little in the next iteration. Skimped on the shrimp because it cal... (...more)
shrimp scampi posted: Mon 2017-05-15 12:36:36 tags: recipes
Shrimp scampi can be a bit pricey to make, but it's easy enough for novice cooks. SimplyRecipes Shrimp Scampi (serves 4) Sautee on medium heat 1 Tbsp minced garlic, and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, in 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2-3 Tbsp salted butter, for a minute until the garlic begins to brown. Add 1 lb of large raw shelled/deveined shrimp, and a cup of (pref. dry, e.g. sauvignon blanc) white wine. Stir to coat the shrimp with wine, oil and spices, then arrange so they lay evenly in the pan. Incre... (...more)
Ben's Marinara Recipe posted: Thu 2017-02-23 07:54:30 tags: recipes
Ben Schiro (via April Romagnolo, R.I.P. 2016-07-13) incomplete/ambiguous but suggests some interesting techniques ingredients: 1 can Marzano peeled plum tomatoes extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and chopped 1/4 inch slice of fresh sweet Vidalia onion, chopped dried basil dried oregano a handful of sprigs of fresh parsley, chopped Sugar or honey baking soda salt & pepper In a medium size skillet, barely cover the bottom with olive oil and heat to medium heat. Sautee t... (...more)