The Smells in My Kitchen

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:32 pm

Yes. Josh is on the couch, but you can have the love seat.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby thoughtreader » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:36 pm

Yes. Josh is on the couch, but you can have the love seat.
Oh a love seat is plenty of room for my short self :D

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:40 pm

Bring cleo, virgil has two beds!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Dr. Mobius » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:37 pm

They actually have a second bedroom, but they use it for storage.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:38 pm

Full of bookcases and wedding s***.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra456 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:03 pm

I just made bread sticks for the first time on a whim...

They're awesome! I'll never want to buy them again!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:24 pm

Tonight I threw together a mushroom cream sauce for pasta because we had mushrooms that needed cooking. Despite no recipe and never doing it before, it turned out awesome, all delicious and garlicky!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby zeroguy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:12 am

Tacos and wine. I'm a classy broad.
Classy, but you could still go classier.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:05 pm

Jamie Oliver's Superb Squash Soup

I pre-roasted the squash, and ended up adding a glug of scotch and the crumbled sage leaves instead of putting them on the top as garnish. 'Tis very tasty. I might not have gone for a squash soup on my own, but we had some decorative Thanksgiving gourds being cleared away, and hey, why not cook 'em?
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:01 pm

Farts.

You know, I love having Boyfriend visit... and I appreciate his doing the dishes...

But he knows it's a small kitchen! You can't fart in small spaces!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Luet » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:14 pm

Yes. Boys should know they can only fart outside or in the bathroom. And especially not in the car. There are rules.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:58 am

One of the girls who lives upstairs is a phenomenal cook. She gave me her wheat bread recipe and it smells wonderful. Cannot wait to eat it.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:52 pm

I've been craving oatmeal cookies for days but have felt too oogy to make them. Darnit.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:30 pm

Kitchen smells like broccoli. No one has been making broccoli.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:40 pm

One of the girls who lives upstairs is a phenomenal cook. She gave me her wheat bread recipe and it smells wonderful. Cannot wait to eat it.
I feel like quoting myself is some sort of awful post-whoring. Ah well.

Bread=delicious. Maybe a little undercooked, but I like it that way.


And sorry about that, Helen. My broccoli farts get everywhere these days...
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Jayelle » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:27 pm

So, remember a couple pages back on this thread when I was all "Imma make molded chocolates for Christmas!" and Fred was all "Let me know how that works out for you, because it sucked for me."

Fred, you are totally right. It's so much harder then I expected. Tempering didn't make a difference, cooling them in different places didn't make a difference. They ended up crumbly and kinda whitish. And the online resources are all "Yeah, that might happen *shrug*".

SO! I am making truffles, which are easier and less stupid (and were what Adam's Alton Brown video was about in the first place).

Sea Salt Chocolate Truffles, made with sea salt that we boiled ourselves from North Atlantic Sea Water. Which should hopefully make it an awesome gift.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra456 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:07 pm

I don't feel so alone now! Nothing I tried worked, it was so, so frustrating! Your truffles sound amazing, I love chocolate and sea salt <3! I'm getting ready to attempt some apple cider caramels to send to Will's family along with the usual Homemade Oreos.

December makes me want to bake like crazy!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Young Val » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:16 pm

Fred, I'm planning to make the apple cider caramels, too! Ah, the joys of Pinterest!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra456 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:37 pm

I really do love Pinterest!

I'm even more excited because i'm going to be using my favorite cider from our local cider mill.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby powerfulcheese04 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:44 pm

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Santa hat brownies!

I will admit the brownies are from a box.. but I made the frosting from scratch. It's a marscapone buttercream and it's AMAZING! (It would be better if I had made it with a mixer... it would be smoother.)
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:21 pm

Super cute!

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Young Val » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:42 pm

Just a few of the scents in my apartment at the moment:

Christmas tree, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, ginger snaps, pear and cranberry crumble.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Claire » Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:49 pm

Is it SK's pear and cranberry crumble? Because that looks SO good, I want to make it so badly!

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Young Val » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:24 pm

It is! And her ginger snaps!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:55 pm

Dang it. You brought up SK. Here I am 30 minutes later with five more of her recipes I need to try, and no time to try them.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:24 pm

Rei made roasted veggies tonight and dang, the seasoning was right on. :thumbs:
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:04 pm

Spicy Buffalo chex mix and it smells UH-mazing.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra456 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:12 pm

It won't be in my kitchen, but later there will be corned beef and potatoes. I'm excited!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:51 pm

Spicy Buffalo chex mix and it smells UH-mazing.
As in buffalo wings, spicy buffalo? I love hot sauce so this sounds like it could be interesting at the very least. Mind sharing a recipe/list of ingredients? :)
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:23 pm

Sure. I'm on my phone right now, but I will when I get on my laptop again. Remind me?
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:15 pm

The God's are smiling on me ! It's Dungeness crab season again and it's sooo sooo good! The whole house smells a bit but what ya gonna do! :toocool:

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:52 pm

Remind me?
Helen! :wave:
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:37 pm

Melt 1/2 stick butter (i do more like 3/4) in microwave.

Mix 3 cups each of wheat and rice chex in large microwaveable bowl. Add two cups each of pretzels and parmesean cheezits.

Mix 1 packet ranch mix and 2 1/2 (i used double that)tbsp of hot sauce with the butter and mix with cereal mix.

microwave 4-5 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.

spread to cool on papertowels
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:50 pm

Thanks. :) Sounds good enough to try.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra456 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:39 pm

I have homemade Oreos cooling, and i'm about to start the apple cider caramels!

UPDATE!

5 hours later...

So, completely burned the super yummy local cider while trying to reduce it. Will ran to the store to get some different cider and apparently Safeway doesn't have ANY cider. Ended up getting Simply Apple juice instead and went ahead with the recipe. I also didn't have the 8in square pan it called for, so I decided to use my silicone mini brownie pan and i'll just cut each one in half, which will give me the exact size I want.

Right now it's in the fridge cooling, and it tastes amazing. Lets hope it turns out alright!
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