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Re: I Love Food

Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:05 pm

Nobody? Boris I'm looking in your direction...
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Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:57 pm

Butter. The secret it butter. Lot of it. If you think you've added too much, add one more spoonful.


I always add garlic and a little Mrs. Dash. Shredded cheese is good too.
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Re: I Love Food

Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:09 pm

I'd have to say that sour cream can make a big difference. Peppered mash potatoes with sour cream and the occasional onion or chives (butter of course) and youre in business.

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Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:15 pm

I've never used sour cream, but I do use a lot of milk.
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Re: I Love Food

Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:18 am

G08 wrote:Does anyone have an awesome recipe for mashed potatoes that taste better than the ones at, say, Friday's? Mine always turn out shitty :frustrated:
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sure ... here's mine


peel and cut into chunks about 3-6 spuds (depends on size) ... set them in water and bring to a boil

in a separate saucepan, melt 1/2 stick butter and add 2-3 cloves minced garlic and some white pepper ... keep bubbling on low heat (don't let the garlic burn) for about 10 minutes ... then add the other half stick of butter, cover, and turn off heat

drain your now cooked spuds and mash them in a bowl ... add the butter garlic mixture from the saucepan ... at this point, you have the option to add about 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese ... continue to mash ... add 1/4 cup Half and Half ... mash until the consistency you want, adding a bit more Half and Half as needed ... note - do NOT add too much liquid ... it is better to have the potato mixture too thick and slowly thinned with the Half and Half than to make them runny from too much liquid, from which there is no recovery ... salt and pepper to taste ... serve
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Re: I Love Food

Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:23 pm

Actually boris there is a recovery for too much liquid. Just keep a small box of Instant potatoes on had and add a little until the liquid is absorbed. I have found that this does not affect the taste.
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Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:08 am

Rockbear99 wrote:Actually boris there is a recovery for too much liquid. Just keep a small box of Instant potatoes on had and add a little until the liquid is absorbed. I have found that this does not affect the taste.

yeah well, that is true ... but it is best for you to not f*ck up the real potatoes to the point where you have to add the flaked boxed ones to fix it

and I disagree ... it DOES add an extra taste ... kind of a papery after taste ... or maybe that's just me being overly critical due to the screw up
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Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:54 am

No, I agree boris. I don't mind the taste of instant mashed potatoes, but there is a HUGE difference. If I'm going to all the trouble of peeling and cutting 10lbs. of mashed potatoes (I always make enough for a few meals) I don't want to spoil it with flakes.
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Re: I Love Food

Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:02 pm

gaba wrote:No, I agree boris. I don't mind the taste of instant mashed potatoes, but there is a HUGE difference. If I'm going to all the trouble of peeling and cutting 10lbs. of mashed potatoes (I always make enough for a few meals) I don't want to spoil it with flakes.

I generally agree with you, but if I'm peeling and cutting 10 lbs of potatoes, I'm making twice baked potato salad.
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Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:54 pm

Good God. Twice baked are my favorite- but twice baked potato salad? I'm not sure thats legal.

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Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:29 pm

Pagan wrote: You...Must...post....recipe.
I will when I get home this evening
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Re: I Love Food

Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:29 pm

:hungry: Twice baked potato salad.....
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Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:24 am

Lol I think Pagan's waiting DD
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Re: I Love Food

Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:32 am

Pagan wrote::hungry: Twice baked potato salad.....
G08 wrote:Lol I think Pagan's waiting DD

well, I can give you my version

first off, my twice baked potatoes are made so the skins are to be eaten too ... and it includes bacon, onions, garlic, salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese

the key to re-using these for a potato salad is not over-doing it spice wise ... keep in mind what spices and ingredients are already in there ... this recipe is for 4 left over halves of the twice baked spuds

I chop the twice baked spuds, which end up sort of like cold mashed potatoes to be honest ... put them in a bowl ... add 2 stalks of peeled and chopped celery ... add 1 or 2 chopped hard boiled eggs ... add 1 chopped dill pickle ... I like mine zesty so add 1 chopped fresh jalapeno pepper (more than 1 if I know the wife isn't going to want any) ... 1 tablespoon white vinegar ... 1 tablespoon zesty Italian salad dressing ... 1 teaspoon of spicy brown mustard ... 3 tablespoons mayonnaise ... mix well ... serve in bowl and top with a healthy sprinkle of paprika
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Re: I Love Food

Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:34 pm

I wish I had more time to cook. I love food so much... I would be obese if I didn't swim.
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Re: I Love Food

Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:43 pm

My version.......

Best with Red Potatoes. 5 lbs.

Peal most of the potatoes (leave the skin on a few for presentation).

Chop and boil until tender (NOT TOO SOFT)

Chill .

While potatoes are chilling in a separate bowl combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 cup of sourcream, 1 packet of ranch dressing, and chopped green onion. You can add additional ranch dressing to taste (I do).

Fry a pound of bacon until crisp. Crumble bacon and sprinkle bacon and shredded cheddar cheese into potatoes and you stir in the mix from above.

Cover the top with bacon, cheese, and green onions for presentation and refrigerate.

Best if made a day before or at least a few hours.

NOTE: the additional Ranch dressing not only adds to the flavor but makes it creamer. If you feel it’s too much ranch flavor and some additional Mayonnaise and Sour Cream to get the proper consistency.

I love to serve this us as a side with a smoked pork shoulder along with my homemade baked beans and English muffin garlic bread.
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Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:10 pm

DaDitka wrote:My version.......

Best with Red Potatoes. 5 lbs.

Peal most of the potatoes (leave the skin on a few for presentation).

Chop and boil until tender (NOT TOO SOFT)

Chill .

While potatoes are chilling in a separate bowl combine 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1 cup of sourcream, 1 packet of ranch dressing, and chopped green onion. You can add additional ranch dressing to taste (I do).

Fry a pound of bacon until crisp. Crumble bacon and sprinkle bacon and shredded cheddar cheese into potatoes and you stir in the mix from above.

Cover the top with bacon, cheese, and green onions for presentation and refrigerate.

Best if made a day before or at least a few hours.

NOTE: the additional Ranch dressing not only adds to the flavor but makes it creamer. If you feel it’s too much ranch flavor and some additional Mayonnaise and Sour Cream to get the proper consistency.

I love to serve this us as a side with a smoked pork shoulder along with my homemade baked beans and English muffin garlic bread.

sounds tasty

I guess I misunderstood his question though ... I thought the recipe request was how to make potato salad from leftover twice baked spuds ... and I am a leftovers master according to the wife, and that's what I rolled with
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Re: I Love Food

Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:08 pm

Boris13c wrote:
I guess I misunderstood his question though ... I thought the recipe request was how to make potato salad from leftover twice baked spuds ... and I am a leftovers master according to the wife, and that's what I rolled with
And it sounds great. I just can't comprehend the idea of 'left over' twice baked potatoes.
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Re: I Love Food

Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:35 pm

Do any of you guys like beans? I cannot get enough black beans every time I go home. You can mash them and eat them with tortillas, chips, or bread or you can eat them whole with rice. They're also healthy. Here's a recipe for frijoles volteados (not mine):

tbihome.org/cgi-bin/recipe.pl?read=473

I was in Guatemala this summer for about a week and I think I ate beans and eggs for almost every meal.
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Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:38 pm

Thanx to Boris and DD for the 2 x baked potato salad!!!

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Re: I Love Food

Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:51 pm

swami wrote:Do any of you guys like beans? I cannot get enough black beans every time I go home. You can mash them and eat them with tortillas, chips, or bread or you can eat them whole with rice. They're also healthy. Here's a recipe for frijoles volteados (not mine):

tbihome.org/cgi-bin/recipe.pl?read=473

I was in Guatemala this summer for about a week and I think I ate beans and eggs for almost every meal.
I am also a fan of black beans. I usually eat them whole with rice and chicken or fish.
I gotta try that recipe.
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Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:34 am

I love black beans. My favorite bean. Way more distinctive flavor than most beans.

I'm also a huge fan of beans and cornbread. Any beans, not just the traditional pinto beans. You can usually find an 8, 10, or 12 bean mix that's pretty good. Black eyed peas are pretty awesome too.


When I was in college, the fraternity steward (the guy in charge of helping the cook come up with the menu and buy the food) was almost impeached over a meal of hamhock and beans with cornbread. I guess all those city boys didn't love it like he did. We had a pot about the size of a 5-gallon bucket FULL of beans and a couple trays of cornbread. He and I were the only ones that would eat it and we had it at every meal for a week. I was in heaven because I LOVE that sh*t, but my roommates hated me for a long time.
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Re: I Love Food

Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:53 pm

Spiced Pig ( a little different but damn good)

Ingredients:

1 - 3 to 4 lb pork tenderloin

Glaze
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup dried apples ( I use fresh)

For Loin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup apple jelly
1/4 cup honey

For glaze:
In saucepan, combine honey, maple syrup and cinnamon. Heat thru. Add apples and cook uncovered over med-low heat for 10 min., stirring occasionally. Set aside

Loin prep:

Trim off fat. Cut into loin, not thru, like a hot dog bun (or butterfly), thelength of the loin. spread open. Spread glaze over the loin and close it up (fold over).

Combine chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Rub over the outside of loin.

In a small saucepan, melt apple jelly and honey. This is used to baste the meat during the last 10 minutes of cooking

In a covered grill (charcoal is what I prefer), grill the meat over indirect heat ( I use a drip pan to catch droppings). Grill for 1/2 to 2 hrs (depending heat. Initial time I did this recipe it took only 45 minutes, the second time it took a little over an hour. meat thermometer (if used) should register 160 degrees.
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Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:53 am

Mmmm... I have everything but the apple jelly. Might have to make a run tomorrow morning.
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:57 pm

tasty Pork Loin - a trio of options

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Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:32 pm

I've tried a few different ways to make a deep dish at home ... this seems like it should work, and one I'm going to try :

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe

on the east coast, they call thick crust pizza deep dish, which is just wrong ... even the Pizzeria Uno chain doesn't do it quite right as their crust is too thick, and much thicker than the Chicago restaurant ... but, in a pinch, it's the best option
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Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:29 pm

My favorite italian sausage is Louis Rich Turkey Italian Sausage. The shit is so good and not fatty at all. I will try that recipe above.
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:03 am

my biggest issue with home made pizza is the crust ... so I am hopeful this crust recipe works out
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:57 am

I love that Boris is necromancing a lot of these original Lounge threads.

Since I've become a diabetic my diet has slightly changed. My go-to luxury snack is a spoonful of peanut butter, and my favorite food in general is chili. Make chili (or variations thereof) year-round.
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:51 am

Boris13c wrote:my biggest issue with home made pizza is the crust ... so I am hopeful this crust recipe works out
I try various things often for crust. I have used the bread machine (yes I still have one and use it) which works pretty well. I have used frozen bread dough, also had success. Tried many homemade recipes and found you actually have to get the water to the temp suggested and that makes the biggest difference. Made one that included honey and it was damn good.

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