Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tamari Almonds - well, Soy Sauce Almonds, really

Tamari Almonds - well, Soy Sauce Almonds, really
From: Lissla Lissar

I made tamari almonds yesterday, only I didn't because I used soy sauce. It was based on a recipe from Cheap Healthy Good. Loosely based. Bake a lot of almonds at 300F for about fifteen minutes. Mix soy sauce and brown sugar in equal proportions (I think I did about four cups of almonds and half a cup each soy and brown sugar) in a big heatproof bowl. Mix in almonds, stir for a couple of minutes.

Spread them back on the cookie sheet and bake for between 20-30 minutes, until the almonds are browner and the coating looks cooked on. Cool and eat.

Next time I'm doing it on a silicone sheet because they stuck like crazy to the cookie sheet.

They're really yummy and relatively low-carb. I'm going to see if Gnat likes them.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Creamy Turkey or Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Turkey or Chicken Enchiladas
From: Bumbazine

Mix up a can of cream of chicken soup with a bunch of sour cream. I think we put in a pint. You can use low fat sour cream here if you want, it'll be fine.
Mix in about 2 cups, or more, of leftover turkey, or chicken, we're very democratic here, and about half a medium yellow onion, chopped fine. Put in a can of diced chilis. We put in a 4 oz can, but I personally think it could use a lot more chilis.
Put in some shredded cheese. We used a 'mexican mix' (cheddar, mozzerella, colby and something else), but you use whatever you want.
Add some salt and pepper. We decided afterwards that we should have put in some dried red chili flakes too. I think some cumin would be welcome here too, but we didn't do that. We also didn't put in the chopped olives.

Smear some of the mix on the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish.

Now you need to heat up some corn tortillas to make them more pliable. The original recipe calls for frying them in oil.
Forget that. Heat up a heavy skillet over medium high heat, cast iron if you have one, and heat the tortillas for a few seconds on each side in the dry(!) skillet. That's all you need to do.
The best method is for one person to heat the tortillas while the other person rolls the enchiladas. Anyway, smear a bunch of goop on each enchilada and roll it up and put it in the casserole. You'll get 12 to 15 enchiladas. Save some of the goop to put on top. Put some more minced onions and shredded cheese on top too.

Bake in a 350 oven for about 25 - 30 minutes.

Turkey Spaghetti

Turkey Spaghetti
From: Dolores Reborn

Boil pasta in turkey stock, or chicken stock. Drain, reserving a cup of stock. Saute onions, celery, mushrooms. Add canned diced tomatoes and cream of mushroom soup. Add diced cooked turkey. Add salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with two cups of shredded cheese - or small diced Velveeta! Thin out with some reserved stock. Bake in a greased 13x9 baking dish for 30 minutes at 350°.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Opera Fudge

Opera Fudge
From: picunurse

2 cups sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup diced apricots or raisins
Grease, with butter, an 8" square pan, set aside.
In a 3 qt, heavy sauce pan stir well the sugar, cream and salt.
Over medium heat, stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil.
Cover pan for 2-3 minutes. (watch it carefully, it and boil over at this point.)
Uncover, wipe down sides with cold water on a pastery brush.
Continue to boil, WITHOUT stirring until it reaches 234°F on a candy thermometer. Or until a small amount dropped into cold water holds a soft ball shape.*
Remove from heat
Place the pan in a shallow cool water bath until the mixture reaches 110°F.
Add apricots or raisins.
Stir until it just begins to lose its gloss, then turn it into the greased pan.
Once cool, cut into squares. Enjoy.

*biginners always use a candy thermometer. Do the soft ball test a few times to see what it feels like.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Yummerrific Oatmeal Cookies

Yummerrific Oatmeal Cookies
From: FairyChatMom

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets - cooking spray works fine.

3/4 cup shortening (I use butter, but have used veg. shortening)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

Cream the above together, then add:
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Blend well. Then sift together:
1 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Add to wet mixture and mix well. Then stir in
3 cups quick oats
raisins, chocolate chips, or chopped nuts are optional and to taste.

Drop by spoonsful on greased cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool approx 3 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

This will make 4-6 dozen depending on how big a glop of dough you use. Mine are a bit bigger than a walnut and I get 4 dozen 3" cookies. And if you have a big enough bowl, this is best doubled, 'cause they're good and they won't last long!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Coconut Chocolate Pudding (Link)

Coconut Chocolate Pudding

Shared by: taxi78cab
From: 101 Cookbooks

taxi recommends this highly, although without curry.