Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hamburger Hash

Hamburger Hash
From: Dolores Reborn

1 lb hamburger
1 onion, chopped
4 medium NOT, diced
salt and pepper
2 c beef stock
1 tbs cornstarch

Brown hamburger with onion. Drain grease , if necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Add diced potatoes and beef stock. Simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Thicken with a slurry of cornstarch and a little water. Serve with crusty bread.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

'Nanas Banana Bread

'Nanas Banana Bread
From: ShermanAter

Here is my 'Nanas Banana Bread recipe. It is so good you'd think yer 'Nanna made it.


* 1 1/2 C sugar
* 1/2 C butter
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/2 C flour
* 1/2 t baking soda
* 1/4 t baking powder
* 1 t vanilla
* 3 large very ripe bananas, mashed
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts*
* * Macadamia nuts are even better but I don't think 'Nana ever had them on hand


1. Blend sugar, butter and eggs
2. Add sifted dry ingredients
3. mix well
4. Add mashed bananas
5. Add chopped nuts
6. Add vanilla
7. mix till you have a nice batter
8. Pour into Greased loaf pan
9. Bake @ 350 for 1 hour*
10. Let cool then transfer to baking rack
11. Slice and enjoy!
12. * Your oven may vary so keep an eye on it

SmartAleq's amendments:
First off, I had a lot of very ripe frozen bananas to use and a camping trip coming up so I tripled the recipe.

I reduced the overall amount of sugar by maybe a quarter cup, also I used three different kinds of sugar--it worked out to 2 c white sugar, 1 1/4 c dark brown and 1 c raw sugar. I like using raw sugar because it gives a neat taste and adds a bit of crunch to the top crust.

I used 2 c white flour and 2.5 c of whole wheat "white" flour--just wanted a bit more fiber.

I added a couple of teaspoons of really good Ceylon cinnamon.

Since I had only 8 bananas and a triple recipe should have 9, I took a can of apricot halves, drained them and put them through the blender until they were nice and smooth and added that along with the bananas.

I sprinkled Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips on top. I omitted the nuts because they are too darned expensive at Slaveway!

I found that by using an electric mixer and beating the hell out of everything that I ended up with a very fluffy, almost stiff batter. This translated into an extremely nice crumb in the finished product, which is very moist and almost cakelike.

Although I tripled the recipe I ended up with enough batter to make three 8 x 4 loaves and one 9 x 5 loaf. I think it grew in the mixing or something!

It is mindbendingly yummy, I heartily recommend!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Butterscotch cake

Butterscotch cake
From: taxi78cab

Here's the recipe (it's the "Substitution" section below)
1 package chocolate cake mix
1 package chocolate instant pudding mix
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, and water. Mix thoroughly then beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in chips. Pour into a greased 13x9 pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Use a yellow cake mix, butterscotch pudding mix and butterscotch chips. The butterscotch chips end up on the bottom of the pan and form a crunchy, candy bottom. I find that a glass pan is best in this case as it can be tough to get the candy bits off the bottom of a metal pan!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Chaoticbear's PB&B sandwich

Chaoticbear's PB&B sandwich
From: Chaoticbear

2 slices of bread
Peanut butter (preferably the unsweetened all-natural kind)
A few slices of bacon

Cook the bacon however you see fit. Fold or break it into bread-sized pieces. Apply peanut butter to one slice of sandwich, add bacon and other piece of bread, and consume.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Baked Cabbage Casserole

Baked Cabbage Casserole
From: swampbear

1 medium head cabbage (I leave it to you to figure what a "medium" head of cabbage is)

1/4 cup milk

1 can cream of celery soup (cream of mushroom works too but celery is better IMO)

3 oz. cream cheese

Italian Bread Crumbs or, if you must, *shudder* those canned french fried onion things

Chop cabbage coarsely. This means rough chop nut cuss while choppin' although if you do who am I to judge. Boil for about eight minutes in salt water and drain. Heat the milk, soup and cream cheese together. Place cabbage in a two quart casserole and pour the heated up stuff over the cabbage, stirring to coat the cabbage. Top with bread crumbs or *shudder* the french fried onion thingys.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.

There. Now y'all have the recipe. It is really good. Even people who say they don't like cabbage say they like this.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Appie recipe

Appie recipe
From: Flutterby

red bell peppers (or if you like a bit of bite, jalapenos)
block of plain cream cheese

Slice off the top and de-seed the peppers. If using bells, slice into about thumb width 'fingers'. If using jalapenos, slice in half and deseed. Open package of cream cheese. Slice off some, cut in half, and place on the peppers, munching some as you go. Cut the package of bacon in half and wrap each pepper finger in a slice of bacon. Feed the dog a slice of bacon, being careful not to let him have your fingers. If need be, pin the bacon on to the pepper with a toothpick. Eat whatever peppers and cream cheese that have not been wrapped in bacon.

Cook in the oven (at about 350), on the BBQ or over a fire (just make sure you have a grill over it). Cook until bacon is done, turning so they don't stick to the pan or catch on fire.


Be prepared to make more.