NWR: Please Share Your Fave Recipes

all nolan wants me to make:

his mother's recipe for swedish meatballs
his mother's recipe for pot roast and veggies
his mother's recipe for lasagna
his mother's recipe for breakfast potatoes-turkey sausage-egg scramble
his mother's recipe for baked chicken w/ mango salsa
my recipe for chicken enchiladas
my recipe for lumpia/egg rolls



fmil was laughing and told me to tell her son "you know - i'm sick of you always talkin about your mama's recipes..." hahahaha


so whenever i fly to see him, i like cooking for him, but i'm getting a bit tired of the above--- we dine out - but that's getting old too...

do you guys have any recipes of your or your fh's fave dishes???
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 7:37 am
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WMforever
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ok, this is where i admit i'm a nerdy 1950's type mom who adores her crockpot/slowcooker. LOL.


my fiance LOVES my multi-bean turkey chili. its very healthy too. i brown a package of ground turkey meat w/ minced garlic and chopped onions. then i throw it in a big crockpot, i put in a can of black beans, can of big red kidney beans, a can of garbanzo beans or a can of corn, a can of pink beans, a can of tomato sauce and a half can of tomato paste. i also add a pack of McMormicks chili seasoning, some sea salt, some ground pepper. Stir it up then put on low for 8-12 hours. Put it this way, my fiance HATES BEANS with a passion but LOVES this chili! wierd huh? I then serve it w/ some sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. You can store it and freeze it and use it to top baked potatos or make nachos etc.

** I forgot to add that you also put in a can of chicken broth.
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 7:46 am
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i heart my crockpot!!! i love the programmable feature too...

stupid q - are pink beans the pinto beans??
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 7:52 am
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one more he LOVES. My Japanese curry chicken. Again, slow cooker friendly. (Hey, i love the crockpot cuz i throw things together before work then leave it cooking and by the time we get home, dinners ready!). I get a package of chicken thighs and throw it in there. Then i get about 3 or 4 potatos and peel and cut them into big cubes and throw them in. Then i chop about 1/4 bag of baby carrots. Then an onion and minced garlic. I fill the crock pot about 3/4 of water. Then i add this japanese curry package (they come in like cubes that look like bouillon cubes). Stir it all and put it on high for about 9 or 10 hours. Then when i get home from work i put some rice in the steamer, set the table, then serve the curry and rice. Yum! Even his bro who isnt into "ethnic foods" loves it!
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 7:52 am
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i dont think so cuz they look different. to be honest i don't recall seeing pink beans on the west coast. i discovered them here on the east. but you can totally substitute pinto beans if you want.
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 7:53 am
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We get this show here on the BBC, and bought the cookbook--so good. This recipe will knock his socks off:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/savourychorizocrustf_85450.shtml
We make it with green beans (toss cooked with olive oil, toasted pine nuts, and slivered prosciutto) and roasted potatoes.

For dessert, this one's fantastic (if you serve it in a martini glass, it's super swanky looking too!). It's strawberry season now isn't it? I love getting them right off the farm in Roseville.:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/strawberryshrikhand_85441.shtml
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm
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For breakfast, super easy overnight french toast. FI's mama makes a fantastic one with this blueberry crumbly topping, but we have to ask for that recipe. I've used this one, and it's also great--you can add on fruit or nuts as you like:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/2083
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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Reservations!
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 2:09 pm
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One more. This is a carnivore delight--meat wrapped in meat wrapped in meat. And then topped with beer gravy...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/blindfinchesinbeergr_85454.shtml

To make it a cardiac special, serve it with french fries. (We've only made this once, but it was damned good. We had it with roasted potatoes and a salad.)
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 2:17 pm
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Cardiac special LOL! My FI always laughs at me because I like stuffed with bacon! He says in a deep voice "Ummmm Bacon" it's ridiculous but it make me laugh at myself
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm
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I *love* bacon. It's sadly not the same here in Australia though, and completely NWTC (not worth the calories). Remember when McDonald's had that 'make it bacon' campaign? I always thought it'd be funny to go through the drive through and order a froyo 'make it bacon'...

RE: the recipe above, instead of ham, we used prosciutto and it came out really nice...
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 2:25 pm
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Before I moved to Boston, I used to get together with one of my girl friends one night each week and we would cook dinner for our men (yes, totally old-fashioned, but my man cooks way more than me typically). We practiced cooking all kinds of food--Indian, Greek, Thai, etc. It made us a lot more confident and adventurous, and it was a lot of fun (dinner + bottle of wine). Got a friend nearby?
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm
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On the other end of the spectrum from bacon (FI is a bacon addict too chowbaby) I made an experimental primavera type lasagna this past weekend. It was layered slices of eggplant and zucchini instead of pasta. Make sure you peel the eggplant because otherwise the skin is not so good. The sauce was basically a marinara simmered with diced tomatoes, capers, saut?ed matchstick carrots and onions. The ricotta (with one egg, parmigiano-reggiano and mozzarella) was mixed with microwave wilted spinach and porcini mushrooms. It was actually pretty simple and shockingly good, I was kind of surprised! A friend's garden has basically exploded so they were looking to unload a bunch of produce. Otherwise I would call for Chinese haha.
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 7:06 pm
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Oh i can't wait to have a garden! I hate NYC for it's lack of living space. Anyhow, champs recipie sounds delish. It reminded me of one more my guy loves (and he hates pasta too. LOL). Baked ziti. SUPER DUPER easy peasy. Cook a box of ziti. Drain and set aside. Brown some ground turkey (or chicken or beef) or a medley a various veggies (i usually use zuchini, yellow zuchini type squash, mushroom, onions, green and red peppers, and olives). Brown or sautee with some sea salt and ground pepper. Then throw in a jar of any of your favorite tomato based pasta sauce. Then mix in the cooked ziti. Set aside. Then get a package of ricotta cheese. Mix it with some cracked pepper, sea salt, and italian seasoning (usually a mix of dried green herbs). Then mix together. Then get a baking dish and layer half of the pasta, meat mixture then layer on the ricotta mixture, then top it with the remaining meat/pasta mixture. Cover with some shredded mozarella cheese and cover w/ aluminum foil and bake for like 30 minutes. Add a salad and voila, you've got yourself a meal that will make non-pasta loving men eat pasta!
Posted on May 20, 2008 at 3:54 am
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My FI loves my baked chicken with dressing & gravy. Macaroni & cheese, & candied yams. Don't be concerned about calories when you come eat with us, because we EAT! He also loves my slow cooked pot roast & lasagna. One of my faves is making banana pudding & this other dessert called Sex in a Pan. The first layer is crushed graham crackers, pecans & butter baked in a pan until lightly golden. Let that cool. Spread cream cheese (softened) combined with vanilla & sugar on top of that. Mix & refrigerate vanilla, chocolate & butterscotch pudding (the butterscotch is optional), the puddings will be spread on top of cream cheese mixture separately. Then, spread cool whip on top. Finally, sprinkle chocolate shavings. Refrigerate for several hours. It's addicting...other than all of these pound layers, we try to eat right during the week:)
Posted on May 31, 2008 at 4:50 pm
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GB--- butterscotch is never optional in my book - it's mandatory !!!
heehee!!
Posted on May 31, 2008 at 5:05 pm
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Does anyone like salad? What about salad with fruits?

I got this salad dressing recipe from Giada of the Food Network. First add extra virgin olive oil. Next, add pepper and salt. Add two teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. Mix and taste. Add more pepper, salt, or lemon juice, if needed. If it's too salty, add more olive oil.

Next, prep your salad. Add some greens, tomatoes, and cucumber. You can also add fruit such as mango, appricot, and blueberries. I also like to add bacon bits to mine.

Bon apetit!
Posted on May 31, 2008 at 6:30 pm
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FI's favourite at the moment is a Shepherd's Pie recipe that I took from Gordon Ramsay. It's really easy and great if you like meat and potatoes.

http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/gordon-ramsay/shepherds-pie-recipe_p_1.html
Posted on May 31, 2008 at 6:38 pm
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Oh I have to check that shep pie recipe, we're big shep pie fans here!
Posted on May 31, 2008 at 6:55 pm

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