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The Pickiest Eater

How about potato pie? Mashed potato mixed with some cheese, maybe mix some peas in there too, make a couple wells for eggs and if he likes bacon, top with bacon and bake.

Or maybe keep it real simple and say make him a loaf of bread. I know, not a meal, but something that he'd perhaps appreciate more.

Oct 01, 2013
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (October 2013) - Nominations

Seconding the WINTER SQUASH SOUPS AND CURRIES

FALL FRUIT PRESERVES

FALL FRUIT PASTRIES

Sep 22, 2013
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ISO recipe "beaver houses" drop cookie (cooked sugar, cocoa, oats, coconut, walnuts)

They sound much like what my MIL calls 'frogs'. This recipe seems to fit the description.

https://www.recipebinder.co.uk/recipe...

Sep 21, 2013
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September 2013 Cookbook of the Month, SMOKE AND PICKLES: Pickles & Matrimony and Veggies & Charity

Edamame Hummus p. 199

After sauteing the main ingredients and then simmering them for 6 minutes as directed in the book, I used a stick blender to puree the mixture with great success.

I served the hummus at room temperature. Although it still tasted great when warm, the runny texture wasn't appealing to me. I chopped up veggies to dip in the hummus and also had crackers and tortillas. All of them were great vessels for the hummus.

Overall, this was a big success and a must make again. I served it to my mum and her partner during their visit and they requested the recipe. I also served lobster dip that evening and the hummus was the star of the 2 dips.

Sep 20, 2013
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I've got cauliflower, I've got curry powder. What should I make?

I was going to suggest the same.

Sep 15, 2013
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English beans on toast?

British beans on toast does not include pork in general, although you can buy it with little sausages included. You also don't tend to find molasses or maple syrup as common ingredients, just the simple tomato sauce they come in.

Serve them with hot buttered toast, and the kind of toast doesn't really matter, personally, I like white with my beans.

Oh, and Bean tea? Never heard that phrase before. Sounds like someone misheard the term "cream tea".

Sep 07, 2013
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Anyone made the ATK Cinnamon Swirl Bread?

How about adding a little extra flour when you mix it, or if you can, maybe try making the dough the night before and letting it rise in the fridge, or making a sponge with the dough ingredients. The longer rising time should give it a stronger structure.

Sep 07, 2013
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Your flaws as a cook. Here are mine.

I agree, cooking vegetarian isn't a flaw.

Also, before I owned measuring spoons, I used to use a teaspoon and eyeball the amount. Usually worked out.

Sep 06, 2013
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healthiest meal you can think of (that you still want to eat)

Soup, the latest is a carrot and ginger soup, but a whole variety of pumpkin soups are a favourite of mine too.

Sep 06, 2013
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Chocolate brioche

Good things come to those who wait!

You could use this recipe for inspiration though. Try condensing the choc chips in the centre of the brioche before you do the final shaping.

The last one I did, I just sprinkled the choc chips over the rectangle of brioche, lightly pressed them in and rolled into a loaf. This way you get chocolate and buttery goodness in every bite.

Sep 04, 2013
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What are you baking these days? September 2013 edition!

I guess you could wing it by making a compote or jam from the fresh figs.

Sep 04, 2013
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What are you baking these days? September 2013 edition!

I have, the olive oil isn't too strong of a flavour. I made it with blueberries before and changed the oil to a neutral one (Canola I think) and that worked fine too.

Sep 03, 2013
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Your flaws as a cook. Here are mine.

I too have an abundance of spices and dried herbs.

My cupboards are messy and I'm the only one who knows where things are, and too often I can't find what it is I'm looking for but I know it is in there somewhere.

If I'm working with flour, I always end up covered in it.

I'm intimidated by the various kinds of pastry. I could probably do them with some practice but I chicken out.

Sep 03, 2013
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What are you baking these days? September 2013 edition!

Have you tried the fig, olive oil and sea salt challah from smitten kitchen? Another great use for excess figs.

Sep 03, 2013
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What are you baking these days? September 2013 edition!

Chocolate cake in a cup is a great microwave recipe too, especially if you're just feeding yourself.

Sep 03, 2013
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What are you baking these days? September 2013 edition!

It was really good, although it took an extra 15 minutes of cooking time, but I put that down to using a ceramic dish.

Sep 03, 2013
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What starch should I serve with a blue cheese and mushroom stuffed beef tenderloin?

Smashed potatoes flavoured with a little butter, garlic and thyme. Especially great with red potatoes.

Sep 02, 2013
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What are you baking these days? September 2013 edition!

I've been busy today. 4 loaves of bread made, and one loaf of GF bread rising at the moment. I also made a blueberry sour cream cake, the one from Dahlia bakery that was mentioned in the last thread.

I also made carrot soup and mushroom and leek lasagna (both from Flour, too) and also some mushroom-rice burgers. They're in the freezer awaiting the arrival of my mothers visit next week.

Favourite breakfast pastry is croissants, brioche or a bread with a fruit filling or swirl.

Sep 02, 2013
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Steamed Clams and Mussels - Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2013)

Mussels in red chile pesto broth from Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill

This recipe was delicious, although my SO found it a little rich for his tastes. The sauce goes great with pasta too, but we dipped bread.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bo...

I sub'd pine nuts for almonds, mainly because I thought the pine nuts were too expensive. I also used a dry lemony white wine, which worked well here.

I think this recipe would work better however with something like shrimp and be used as a filling for a tortilla or taco. As wonderful as the flavours were, it needed a little more with it to make a more substantial meal.

Sep 01, 2013
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The side-car thread to the absolute worst cookbook you own -- What is your most obscure, weird or oddball cookbook.

By far the oddest cook book I own is "Nature's Harvest: Cooking with semen", it even has a section on entertaining guests.

Sep 01, 2013
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The side-car thread to the absolute worst cookbook you own -- What is your most obscure, weird or oddball cookbook.

My MIL gave me that book a couple weeks ago.

Sep 01, 2013
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Foods you eat strangely

I like to eat the chocolate off of the chocolate bars first. If it's something like a mars bar, I'll eat the chocolate, then the caramel and eat the nougat last. Eating them normally just feels unsatisfying. I do this with malteasers too.

I always eat the food on my plate in order of what I like the least to what I like the most, so the best flavour is left in my mouth afterwards.

I have to use certain forks (at home). We have a drawer full of mismatched forks and a lot of them are flimsy and only 3 of them are acceptable for eating with.

Aug 30, 2013
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Foods you eat strangely

I'm right handed too and can only use my knife and fork as if I'm left handed, oddly my husband is like that too. I remember as a little kid my grandma used to tell me i was using my knife and fork wrong.

Aug 30, 2013
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Generation (Y) needs some cooking lessons

I just about fit into gen y and I can cook pretty damn well. Most of it is self taught, but growing up me and my sister were always encouraged to help out with cooking family meals. My parents supplied us with the basics and as an adult I could build upon those basics. If it is all done for you, then you don't even grasp the basics, like another poster said, gotta start kids young.

I think the bigger problem stems from how easy it is to buy pre-made food you just have to heat up, but a whole whack of age ranges are guilty of taking the easy route.

Aug 30, 2013
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What are you baking these days? August 2013 edition! [through August 31, 2013]

How was the blueberry cake? I've been eyeing that one up too.

Aug 30, 2013
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2013) Voting

I'm with you, it's sauce.

Aug 28, 2013
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What are you baking these days? August 2013 edition! [through August 31, 2013]

Those no bake cookies look chocolaty good.

Aug 28, 2013
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What are you baking these days? August 2013 edition! [through August 31, 2013]

I acquired 'Flour, too' the other day and finished reading through it this evening at work. The brioche recipe has been calling my name since I first spotted it, dough is made and in the fridge. Tomorrow I'll shape it and add chocolate chips to at least one (probably both) of the loaves. So far, my hands smells rather tasty.

Aug 28, 2013
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Home Cooking Dish of the Month (September 2013) Voting

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Aug 28, 2013
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What are you baking these days? August 2013 edition! [through August 31, 2013]

I picked up 2lb of blueberries today from the grocery store and some baking bananas and decided a banana bread with blueberries was in the cards. I used the joy of cooking banana bread recipe and added 2/3 of a cup of blueberries to the mix.

Aug 26, 2013
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