Friday, October 31, 2008

pumpkin pancakes

Today's recipes:
  • pumpkin pancakes: 3-4 c pancake batter, 3/4 c pumpkin puree, 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, cream to thin batter.
  • Freshly ground nutmeg works best.
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This recipe adapted from New York Times Magazine.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Baked Beans

Today's recipes:
  • baked beans: 2 c cooked beans, 2 Tbsp ea molasses & ketchup, 1/4 chopped onion, tsp ea dry mustard & Worcestershire sauce. Bake at 250F 3 hr
  • bean addenda: curry powder and brown sugar also good. Top with bacon strips before baking! And 3 hours is a rough time--can go all day.
  • I forgot to mention that the beans are with broth. Otherwise, you'll wind up with shoe leather at best and a smoke-filled house else.
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

breakfast and dinner . . . easy!

Today's recipes:
  • easy coffeecake: 2 c. Bisquick, 1 egg, 2/3 c. milk, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1/2 Tbsp. cinnamon. Mix together, bake in greased pan at 375F for 20'.
  • streusel topping: 1/3 c ea flour & packed brown sugar, 1 Tbsp cinnamon, 1-2 tsp nutmeg, 2-3 Tbsp butter. Mix till crumbly.
  • (Put streusel on coffeecake *before* baking!)

  • polenta: Mix 1 c dry polenta (coarse corn meal), 1 qt water, 2 Tbsp butter. Bake at 350F 40'. Stir; add 2 oz grated Romano. Bake 10' more.
  • quick shrimp: Simmer olive oil,slivered garlic, cayenne, paprika, saffron, & 1 can tomatoes. Cook down. Add lb peeled shrimp. Cook to pink.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Couscous Risotto

Today's recipes:
  • couscous risotto: chop chicken breasts, bell pepper, onion, cilantro. Cook meat, veggies, can of tomatoes, water, 1 c couscous. Simmer 5'.
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Setting up the Site

No recipes posted today; too busy working and dealing with life to cook. We ate leftovers.

I did spend a little time on the site, starting a blog roll of other food-related blogs and signing up for AdSense, though it'll take that a while to show up here.

If you can recommend some more blogs for me to check out for the blog roll, I'd really appreciate it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

simple cornbread

LoudTwitter came through this time! Huzzah!

Today's recipes:
  • cornbread: Mix 1 c ea corn meal & flour, 1/4 c sugar, 1.5 Tbsp baking powder. Add 1 c plain yogurt, 1 egg, 1 Tbsp oil, 3 Tbsp milk. 350F 25'
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October 22

These are the recipes I posted yesterday at Twitter:

frosting: 8 oz. cream cheese, 4 oz. butter, 2 c powdered sugar, 1.5 tsp each vanilla & lemon juice. Beat. Refrigerate if you want thicker.

1 lb. dry beans, 3 strips bacon, carrots, celery, onion, 2 dry chiles, water to more than cover. Simmer all day, adding water as nec.

chili: Brown 1-2 lb. meat, .5 onion, few garlic cloves. Add 2 Tbsp. chili powder, 1 Tbsp. cumin, 2-4 c. beans (or more). Simmer.

chili options: can cond. tomato soup, diced tomatoes (fresh or can), .5 lb corn. meat: ground, beef stew, chicken adapted from Val's recipe

(Posted manually today because evidently LoudTwitter and the blog are not communicating properly yet. Or at least weren't as of last night. We'll see how today goes.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Traditional Introduction Post

Recipe blogs are hardly a new idea; nor are recipes that are posted on Twitter. Twitter / cookbook, for example, condenses recipes from a variety of sources. The recipes I will be posting, however, will tend toward the simpler, with fewer abbreviations (aside from traditional ones such as tsp, Tbsp, lb, and c.). I hope you enjoy my recipes; please ask if anything's not clear.

My comment policy: Stay on topic, be polite, and don't argue with me if I delete your comment.

Now . . . let's see if LoudTwitter actually scoops up today's Tweets so I have a post.