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Favorite Pioneer Woman Recipes

I am always slow to make a comment on a site BUT I figure if any other readers are NEW to seeing PW on cable like me NOW in Sydney (it airs only weekends) This will start a NEW set of reviews I hope as I like her - a very personable woman in many ways My favourite after watching her on cable today Sunday December 23 2012...MYAN APOCALYPSE DID NOT HAPPEN - is her RED VELVET SHEET CAKE & FUNNY (ingredients) FROSTING The cake ingredients do not seem as-toxic as other recipes that call for a full bottle of red food colouring - May you enjoy it too

Dec 23, 2012
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

Chocolate-Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

What seems like a lifetime ago now ( 32 years Holy F... it is ) My girlfriend's son had a KIDS COOKBOOK with a recipe called MAGIC MOUNTAINS - otherwise known as the easiest & best recipe for COCONUT MACAROONS made with TWO (2) INGREDIENTS which taste just like the real thing
INGREDIENTS: 250 grams Coconut (dessicated or flaked) +1 X 400 gram Can Sweetened Condensed Milk METHOD: Grease & flour baking sheet. Mix the 2 ingredients together Place dessertspoons full (a little smaller than a Tablespoon & larger than Teaspoon) onto the tray I use my hands & shape into a spiky mound COOKIE DOES NOT SPREAD Bake at 325oF. for 25 minutes or till just light colour They do get harder once cooled At Christmas I add chopped glace cherries or similar One can drizzle melted chocolate over the cookie also Seriously the easiest cookie I have made & sold at a garage sale ( I couldn't make them quick enough)

Dec 17, 2012
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Rick Stein: Food Heroes

Hi Matt I am just watching a re run of the show FOOD HEROS North East England It is the show where he makes the now famous LAMB & SPINACH CURRY from the KARACHI Restaurant if you want the recipe try this adapted version of the one that is also on www.stonefisk.com/Rick Steins Lamb & Spinach ,,,www.toastedspecial.com/rickstein/lamb... is also known as BRADFORD CURRY

The Basics: How to Make Chocolate Mousse

G'day DeisCane from Krytsyna in Sydney. You DO NOT USE EVOO just PLAIN OLIVE OIL
MY MISTAKE SORRY
RECIPE:
200g dark chocolate, melted in microwave on medium 50% for 2 minutes, stir every minute till smooth, Set aside allow to cool Combine with 200ml pouring cream, which has been whipped till thick. (the cream that is). Slowly pour in 1/2 cup REGULAR OLIVE OIL, continue to whisk until thick. Spoon into serving glasses, refrigerate 10 Minutes or till ready to serve with berries

Apr 01, 2010
KrystynaCooks in Features

The Basics: How to Make Chocolate Mousse

Okay I have one better for you OLIVE OIL CHOCOLATE MOUSSE that is ready in10 minutes. NEED ONLY 3 Ingredients & there are NO EGGS.... 200gram chocolate, 200ml heavy cream, whipped & 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil by renowned Melbourne (The Press Club his 2 star sold out restaurant) AUSSIE/GREEK Chef GEORGE CALOMBARIS I mention his Restaurant to show how good he is try: readysteadycook.ten.com.au/2685.htm George also has a SMOKED CHOC. MOUSSE very similar recipe BUT ONLY 150 grms melted choc, 150ml whipped heavy Cream 3-4Tblspn Olive OIl made in a jiffy Try www.masterchef.com.au/braised tomatoes with smoked chocolate mousse.htm Excellent comments on the mousses BOTH are made in 10 MINUTES once you have added the oil NO REFRIGERATION NEEDED I HOPE SOMONE WILL TRY

Mar 14, 2010
KrystynaCooks in Features

Birthday Cake season! seriously...

G'Day Greygarious, here I am NEARLY A YEAR LATER trying to find a cake for my upcoming birthday & I read your desire for Mocha Hazelnut Torte.. I submitted a recipe to Epicurious site on 30 August 2009 Hazelnut Meringue Cake with Choc.Sauce under member name KrystynaCooks
www.Epicurious.com/recipes/member/Haz... Sauce-500468852.
Look for it in the MEMBER RECIPES section
It's a Bloody Fantastic recipe that was on the cover of AUSTRALIAN TASTE magazine & Food editor Suzanne Gibbs had cooked a few for her wedding 25 years ago.. SUPER easy Recipe makes 2 X 8" cakes
PS I went back to check if I could find my cake & I also found a Meringue, Chocolate & Kirsch Cream Layer Cake from GOURMET mag. Dec. 2003 with pic that also looks GREAT too Hopefully you will come back to this site & check this out

Mar 14, 2010
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

Easy-Bake Birthday Cakes

I just love a cake with a cream type icing/frosting with my coffee I guess I must have a sweet tooth! I hope I ring a bell with someone Back in the mid 1970s when I worked at EngleHard Minerals in New Jersey, staff used to buy a bloody fabulous sheet cake..( looks similar to the Strawberry Whipped Cream cake-Baked Sweets) & the filling was made with I think a Mars Bar ABSOLUTE YUM BECAUSE I was such a lovely sweet kid (28yrs) back then, they bought one for me when I had to go back to Australia. Heck 30 years later & I still haven't forgotten.. MUST HAVE BEEN GREAT HUH??

Mar 13, 2010
KrystynaCooks in Features

Help! Corn flour (ground maize) and polenta and corn bread

Thanks Bushwickgirl I was actually in a great site down here in Sydney, Australia called www.foodsafari.com.au/food/ (also same site for FOOD LOVERS GUIDE) looking for a recipe for NAN's CHERRY CREAM CHEESE STRUDEL as we are in summer & cherries are in season & dont ask why but somehow decided to look at American Cuisine & lo & behold a recipe for cornbread using POLENTA + flour. I did have a great recipe years ago when I lived in Falls Church, VA from a black woman named SUGAR LUMP isn't that a great name BUT somehow I have misplaced the darn recipe... ANYWAY I do tend to get carried away once blogging THANKS AGAIN BUSHWICKGIRL I hope you have a great XMAS check out the recipe for the CHERRY CREAM CHEESE STRUDEL I saw it on Food Safari on tv & I am now in the process of making although my hands are now stained with cherries

Dec 02, 2009
KrystynaCooks in General Topics

Slow-Cooked Stuffed Cabbage

Well I just finished typing a thank you to Bushwickgirl re: Cornmeal versus Polenta for CORNBREAD & stopped in to look at this recipe for Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. My darling recently passed mother (September 28 2009) was a great cook Polish/Ukraine heritage & we (my sister & I ) grew up on Polish peasant food. Mum cooked with a handful of this etc SO I have a recipe to share I have always called them GOO WOMP KI...some say GOLUBKI , HALUPKIS,
Mum's Gowompki Recipe
Fry 3-4 chopped onions in frypan with a bit of butter, till soft set aside.
Place a whole small cabbage in large pot & cover with water (Cabbage size depends on how much you want to make) Bring to boil then cook on medium heat till leaves soften, while this is going on...Boil 3/4 packet (375grm packet) of rice adding 1or more beef flavour cubes to taste After 10 minutes drain & set rice aside to cool.
In large bowl mix 2 1/2lbs ground mince (Mum always used an equal combo of pork & veal) 2 eggs, finely chopped garlic, the cooked chopped onions, Add the rice, salt & pepper to taste. Mix well. (Drain the cabbage, allow to cool & GENTLY remove leaves for stuffing) Take about 2 Tblspns of meat mixture put on drained cooked cabbage leaf, & roll them up llike a parcel tucking in the ends. Using leftover cabbage, roughly chop & place into base of baking dish. Carefully layer the cabbage rolls over the chopped cabbage. Pour over the Tomato soup/sauce mixture.Cover tightly with foil & Cook approx 1 hour.
SAUCE: Put knob of butter in pan, fry 5 rashers chopped bacon, Add 1 chopped onion, fry till light brown, Mix a packet of brown onion gravy with water & add to sauce. ALSO add 1-2 cans cream of Tomato Soup, mix well.

Dec 02, 2009
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Help! Corn flour (ground maize) and polenta and corn bread

CHUNKYCHEESE Cornflour is what Americans know as Cornstarch so I do not think I would use it BUT I have the same question here in SYDNEY AUSTRALIA What can I use instead of CORNMEAL I bought a pack of POLENTA in the natural food section & on the back it says for Ingredients: Polenta (MAIZE) (100%) I MEAN DIDN'T THE AMERICAN INDIANS USE MAIZE?

Dec 01, 2009
KrystynaCooks in General Topics

Desserts with Meringue Base

Thank you for taking the time to type up this recipe I have actually spent a good 45 minutes going through Epicurious site looking for this recipe & after having no luck came back here to Chowhound & looky looky it was here all the time- BUT I did pull up & save a few good recipes from GOURMET Now that they are ceasing publication in November 2009 Happy day Krystyna, Sydney Australia

Oct 21, 2009
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Texas Sheet Cake

CHOCONUT I really am very late with a reply BUT I also was looking for the same recipe when I came across your query from Dec. 2006 & of course I became curious Well I googled in W/.Post/recipes/Texas Sheet Cake & I had NO PROBLEM getting in to their site & also their recipe from STAFF FAVORITES Aug. 23 2006 from SYDNEY Australia nearly 3 years later MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE Googled them first ANYWAY I HOPE you got the recipe OH

Oct 21, 2009
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream Sauce

I know I am always late with a post It is now October 2009& as my mate is working I thought I would buy a slab of corned beef silverside & cook it myself instead of buying it sliced, I simmer with the usual ingredients, a clove studded onion, halved, 1/4 cup malt vinegar, 2 Tblspns brown sugar or 2 Tblsps golden syrup, & 2 bay leaves for a 3lb piece of meat, cover with cold water & simmer for 1 1/2- 2 hours (I found a nice recipe in Recipezaar # 151187) BUT I then like to drain it & to put it in a baking dish, firsts smearing the meat with dijon mustard & then covering it with a layer of brown sugar, bake in a preheated oven, 350o.F till it glazes over, about 30 minutes. I serve mine with steamed potatoes, then I lke to fry lots of onions wih chopped bacon & chopped cabbage with lemon juice, & caraway seeds with a bit of water splashed in for a steam effect

Oct 04, 2009
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Almond Madeleines?

Hi from Sydney Ausralia- I was actually looking fro a recipe for "el pollo loco chicken" &
stumbled onto your site by accident where the word MADELINE caught my eye. What do the 2 dishes have in common Absolutely nothing. My partner Mark bought me a madeline baking tin that has been sitting idle for months now as I search fro the "perfect recipe"
I love Almonds ever since as a child growing up in Sydney with a POLISH/UKRAINE background,where every Xmas we would have the' typical Polish feast, my mum, a very good cook would invite the nearby post war European neighbours & then in January our then Yugoslav neighbours would invite us to their Othodox "SLAVA" meal to reciprocate. Being born with a sweet tooth I fell in love & stuffed my face with Vanillekipferl (a almond cresent shaped cookie) & Chocolate Salami & beautiful Walnut torta a masterpiece of a cake made with 12 eggs & ground walnuts instead of flour with mocha/buttercream frosting and of course a dish made from Wheat, sweetend with icing sugar I have to stop So I have now found a good sounding MADELINE recipe with almond (thou it be paste) Now to get that el pollo chicken recipe

Sep 07, 2009
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

Ina Garten's Chicken Pot Pie [Split from Food Media & News board]

MMRuth - G'day from Sydney I've just checked Food Network Ina's recipe for Chicken Pot Pie is still on the F.N. (Episode: Back from the Weekend) I absolutely love watching her Barefoot Contessa Show- just watched her in Sydney ( today is Wednesday 7 Jan,10:45 am) "Girls Day Out" I am lucky Sydney is behind We just started getting American Iron Chef & I'm eagerly awaiting TOP CHEF 5 which starts Jan. 19 2009 Good luck wiht your Chick.Pot pie

Jan 06, 2009
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The veal I made tonight was good, but need help with the sides...???

G'day with a Polish background, one food that got served a lot "KAPUSTA" - Fried Cabbage. I can't give exact amount but its easy to vary.U Need 4 Things: 1 -2 Chopped ONIONS :1/2 Green(Savoy)or Wom Bok (Chinese)CABBAGE: (roughly shredded, it will decrease in size)I buy which ever Cabbage is cheaper & 3-4 rashers BACON chopped. & LEMON JUICE (optional) In saucepan fry onions till opaque. In separate pan fry chopped bacon not too crisp set aside. Add shredded Cabbage to onions which should be soft & barely coloured (Now you can add good squeeze Lemon juice(optional) if you have on hand).I like to add lots of freshly ground pepper (to taste) & I add some water to barely cover vegetables in pot about 1 inch Stir well on medium heat & allow water to evaporate. Now mix in the cooked bacon If you like I do add the bacon grease (I'm not a fan of salt -I feel bacon is salty enough) My mum would allow cabbage to brown I don't to each to his own This should take about 10 minutes maximum to cook. You could serve with boiled bow tie pasta Maybe add little bit of grated parmesan or pecorino Hope you try & enjoy

Jan 06, 2009
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

Gotta Take This Call

Vodka_cocktail I totally agree with you, My partner once brought a mate home who could/would not stop drinking & one could see he was BLOTTO (to be polite) Well here am I slaving away in kitchen I knew this guy did not eat good nourishing food( my choice to cook) well I took away his wine cask & told him he could have it back after dinner (what a piss pot!) Well did he SPIT HIS DUMMY,got angry put on his coat with a flourish & stormed out, I closed the door behind him, ignored his pleas of SORRY I'll behave 7 ATE A BEAUTIFUL DINNER I may sound MEAN & NASTY but if I go to a lot of trouble (be it cooking a gourmet meal or) going to a Restaurant I expect your companionship & input. What I am trying to get at, it could have been a phone I expect the person took the phone away because she knew you would answer the phone again. We've become such slaves to technology that unless we answer the phone the sky will fall down

Jan 05, 2009
KrystynaCooks in Features

Favorite - Can't Live Without - Kitchen Technology

We are having summer sales down under, so I bought a 5.5ltr covered stockpot -stainless steel, copper base & silicone handles. Supposedly (Essteele Australia) Made in Italy Lifetime guarantee only cost $229.95( Australian dollars) OUCH ! But yes I used my last "Dutch Oven" (is that what you call them?) a lot The other name brands like Jaimie Oliver Gordon Ramsay etc were in $500 price range Are appliances that expensive in USA??

Jan 03, 2009
KrystynaCooks in Cookware

The Savvy Wedding

Lazylizard each of your daughters are special to you & even though $$ are tight they EACH deserve their own special day, surely in this day & age the Groom & his family can kick in. If it were me For each daughter I would have a family, relatives & friends ceremony in the backyard followed by backyard party bash, maybe a BBQ or Buffet, Maybe if friends know of your financial predicament they could supply their own grog & bring a plate Anyway IT's YOUR DAUGHTERS' DAY SO ASK THEM WHAT THEY WANT Fun will be had either way Best of Luck to you all

Jan 02, 2009
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Authentic kolache recipe?

Happy 2009 Hopefully you can help me with a Slav. recipe Growing up with Catholic Polish -Ukraine parents every Xmas Mum would lay on a large feast (Traditional Polish food), Anyway (my pal)Vera's Mum( known as Yugoslavia) would reciprecate in following January (celebrating St Lukes Day) with amazing Walnut & DobosTortes,Slices, Choc.Salami, & my fav."WHEAT"also had confectioners sugar VERY MOREISH.I kno WHEAT was soaked overnite, cooked till soft -after C.sugar added. Dana passed away taking recipes with her DOES anyone know wat I'm talking about?? Managed 2 get few recipes but not this I WILL B ETERNALLY GREATFUL 4 recipe Regards Krystyna

Dec 31, 2008
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

Favorite - Can't Live Without - Kitchen Technology

I love my Potato RICER use it a lot Also My Old FOOD PROCESSOR , My Mum's very old 40yrs on "KRUPS"KITCHEN SCALES in grams & ounces etc as I love to Bake, & now it's summer " Down Under" my KRUPS ICE CREAM Machine - Deep Fryer, my teflon frypan (for eggs & omelettes) LASTLY GOOD SHARP KNIVES & GRATER

Dec 30, 2008
KrystynaCooks in Cookware

Favorite Food Network Chef

1: INA GARTEN 2: TYLER FLORENCE tied with GIADA I also like watching F.N. Canadians
1: ANNA OLSON'S- Sugar 2: MICHAEL SMITH'S Chef at Home 3: LAURA CAULDER'S French Food at Home AND I LOVE: MING TSAI

Nov/Dec DESSERT Cookbook of the Month: Nigella's How To Be A Domestic Goddess: COOKIES, SCONES and MUFFINS

G'day (Good Day) oakjoan Happy New 2009 to you from Sydney Australia -this is not from Nigella Lawson book but a super EASY recipe for "COCONUT MACAROONS" I have been making for 30 years now. 2 INGREDIENTS ONLY !. PRE HEAT OVEN 325 d. (degrees) F. Grease & flour baking sheet or use BAKING PAPER Take 1 packet 250 grams (8 ounces) of DESSICATED(regular) COCONUT & 1 can 400 grams of sweetened condensed milk I think you get EAGLE brand in USA. MIX both together well & use large Tablespoon ,(you want size of a large walnut) and mound onto tray (I use hands easier) MIXTURE DOES NOT SPREAD. BAKE 25-30 minutes till VERY LIGHT golden colour I check underneath cookie. It will go hard when its cold. DELICIOUS P.S. SELF RAISING FLOUR is ALL PURPOSE FLOUR with BAKING POWDER added. RATIO depends on how much S.R. Flour you use to Baking Powder eg 2 cups S.R> flour add 2 teaspoon Baking Powder. I CAN SEND YOU EXACT RATIO if YOU still NEED Regards,Krystyna

Dec 28, 2008
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

save me from a food-sad Christmas

Gee thats a sad story - I CHOSE to be alone for Xmas with only my 2 gorgeous toy poodles 4 company. My Great & easy dish was cooked prawns (shrimp) eaten with fresh mango - I live "Down Under" our Xmas is HOTT!!! If you live in a warm State maybe you could have the same- SUPER EASY & Yummy

Dec 27, 2008
KrystynaCooks in Home Cooking

Best Eggnog

I grew up with a Polish Dad & Ukraine mum, I guess I was very lucky. Dad used to distill his own Vodka much to the chagrin of Mum who would yell," Michal we gonna have Politzia coming to take you to jail" I loved watching the clear liquid drip out of the coiled copper It was so potent that if you lit some in a tspn there was no residue Mum would then Cream 10 egg yolks with sugar till thick & add it to the vodka, I must have been the only 8 yr old kid who went to school in the am with a sip of booze 2 keep warm Was this my 1st taste of Eggnog?

Dec 27, 2008
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Cookie-Baking Tips

I roll my dough out between two sheets of GLAD BAKE cooking paper, then I use one of the pieces of paper to bake on. A lot cheaper than a Silpat mat ($120) in gourmet kitchen stores here

Dec 27, 2008
KrystynaCooks in Features

Linguine with Clams and Chorizo

In Australia we DO NOT get CLAMS we have these VERY tiny shellfish called PIPIS (They are a pain in the neck- about 1/4" of flesh(meat) NO KIDDING Can ayone suggest another FRESH shellfish to use I have made Linguine with Clams using canned BUT would prefer Fresh, Thanks Krystyna

Dec 27, 2008
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Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

When I 1st saw the bit about Vitamin C tablet I honestly thought it was just an brillliant way to TAKE CARE of a HANGOVER & a great SNACK ALL IN ONE !! I AM serious, but now I've read a few comments it does make sense

Dec 27, 2008
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Help with CHOW

Thank you so much for your help Capeanne I hope you are having a great Christmas, you may have guessed Australia is ahead in time, here we are having another pubic holiday today its "BOXING DAY" 26th December Basically its just another day for us lazy Aussies to get the day off work & watch the big boats sail from Sydney Harbour to Hobart (at the bottom of Australia )It is now 1pm Friday "arvo" afternoon May you have a happy start & wonderful New 2009 Regards Krystyna

Dec 25, 2008
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Help with CHOW

I hope this does not go too public - I am new to sites? I do not know what a BLOG is? Is it information about myself that may be of interest to others or/& WHAT s a POST?? Are they not the same thing HLP PLEASE ! I am having MAJOR trouble trying to bring eg recipes, Newsletters (besides what comes into my mail) up onto my screen Thank you in advance to my predicament Is it because I'm in Sydney ? I do not know! Krystyna (No I am NOT dumb in other things) Just how to BLOG, POST

Dec 25, 2008
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