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    The Cooking Thread

    If you’re like myself, you have a passion around the stove. Share some of your favorite recipes, cooking tips, cooking music (perhaps? I have a few songs).

    Tonight I tried this new recipe. Tweaked it by tossing in some olives. Really turned out quite good.

    https://www.laaloosh.com/2013/07/10/...hicken-recipe/

    I did so while my music was on shuffle. Some standouts include “Beside You In Time” from With Teeth, “Welcome Oblivion” from Welcome Oblivion, “A Minute To Breathe” from Before the Flood, “Procedural” from Gone Girl, and “Young Men Dead” from Passover.



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    Looks great!

    I love to cook as well. Food Network is always almost on all the time on our TV if there is nothing else on that we want to watch.

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    Beef Tacos:
    1 lb. ground beef
    1 tsp. garlic powder
    2 tsp. ground coriander
    2 tsp. ground cumin
    ½ cup chopped onions
    ½ tsp. salt
    1 cup grated cheddarcheese
    6 soft taco shells







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    Brown your garlic, use more than called for . Keep things simple don't muddy up your recipes. Use real butter(unsalted), use salt. Keep some cheap wine handy, as well as other boozes. Don't get too caught up in following a recipe to exacting specifications unless you are baking. Tweak shit if you think it may need it. Use a good solid saute pan that you can toss in the oven. There is no shame in hotdish/casserole. Whenever possible light them pans up as in the above gif, never gets old. Yell at serving staff when necessary not when you're just feeling crabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pillfred View Post
    Don't get too caught up in following a recipe to exacting specifications unless you are baking. Tweak shit if you think it may need it.
    I’m a firm believer in this. My recent tweak for a recipe was for Kung Pao chicken which asked for dried red chiles. Though, I had the toughest time finding them while scouring multiple grocery stores, so I decided to substitute with fresh Santa Fe peppers. The chicken was so spicy, I was sweating while eating it. It was glorious. Yeah, never be beholden to a recipe.

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    If you like Indian food, definitely give this Butter Chicken a try. So easy too.
    https://go.zliving.com/article/5b577...butter-chicken

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    I need to start taking pictures, but i think i've mastered roast pork with perfect crackling! Least the last 2 Sundays have been perfect. Only a small cheap joint (enough for one) but yeah the crackling has been awesome, just hard enough to crunch but also moist enough and tasty.

    I'll go for round 3 this week and make sure it is not a fluke!

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    I will always love chopping and dicing and browning and throwing it all in a slow cooker. It's one of the best ways to start a relaxing day off. But for the last year or so, I've been growing more and more fond of sous vide cooking as well. Quality steaks and Mediterranean turkey burgers are my favorites so far.

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    The one thing I hate about cooking: cleaning up. I don't have a dish washer either.

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    Have any of you checked out or heard of Misfits Market? My friend introduced me to it - you basically get mailed different kinds of organic fruits and vegetables every 2 weeks for about $20. The reason why it's called Misfits is because they pick all the fruits and vegetables that are not-so-pretty looking or dinged up, but are still good. My friend sent me pictures of her deliveries and she gets a lot of stuff and they don't really look that bad at all! I'm going to try it out. Not bad for $20, especially all organic.

    https://www.misfitsmarket.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haysey View Post
    I need to start taking pictures, but i think i've mastered roast pork with perfect crackling! Least the last 2 Sundays have been perfect. Only a small cheap joint (enough for one) but yeah the crackling has been awesome, just hard enough to crunch but also moist enough and tasty.

    I'll go for round 3 this week and make sure it is not a fluke!
    Just gotta keep trying to nail it every time. I cook so I'm familiar with this mindset.

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    Bought these today. I know a fair bit about how but not necessarily why. Also I'm eating at home more now and fail at thinking outside my usual what's easy and basic mentality. Also I've been curious about veggie dishes hence forks over knives which I honestly didn't realize until I bought it. It was really a veggie hash recipe that caught my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo Infinity View Post
    Wow, this looks promising, my kids gonna love it. By the way, I'm thinking about getting a pizza oven like this for them - https://pizzaovenradar.com/p/ninja-t...like-no-other/, what do you think? I guess they should love it. They eat mostly california style pepperoni and cajun pizzas, do you know any good pizza recipes?

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    Any favorite recipes anyone uses for Thanksgiving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ickyvicky View Post
    Any favorite recipes anyone uses for Thanksgiving?
    I usually make my grandmother's turkey and stuffing, which involves several pounds of butter and additional goodness. But this year due to COVID we are not gathering. Gosh I miss my grand kids! I did come across an interesting t-day recipe which also happens to be veg, and seems perfect for a smaller gathering. This may be what I am serving this year:


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    Quote Originally Posted by ickyvicky View Post
    Any favorite recipes anyone uses for Thanksgiving?
    It's just the two of us, Mom doesn't want to risk Covid, so I'm making two glazed stuffed Cornish game hens. The stuffing is apple-cranberry long grain rice. Plus I'm making corn bread.

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    My mom and I are getting a turkey because we want turkey sandwiches. I'm using Alton Brown's brine recipe as always. I want dressing (stuffing cooked outside the bird), and we have a corn casserole we always make. Instead of pumpkin pie, I think we're making pumpkin cheesecake. It's going to be a ridiculous amount of food for two people, but we can eat leftovers, and I guess it's slightly comforting.

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    Recipe for green beans with bacon, which is my favorite for Thanksgiving (green bean casserole is for Christmas!)

    1lb thick slice bacon
    4 cans cut green beans, drained
    1+ tsp fresh ground pepper (to taste, I use a lot)
    1/2 tsp salt (to taste)

    - Cook bacon in large pan to desired crispness, set aside
    - Remove about half of the bacon grease from pan
    - add green beans (be careful they will pop in the grease!), stir around in remaining bacon grease until cooked. About 10 min or so. Add pepper
    - crumble bacon and add back to beans when beans are almost completely cooked. I add it back in shifts - stir, add bacon, stir, add more
    - taste and add more pepper and salt as needed (bacon is salty it doesn't need much)

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