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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Rootersfriend » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:40 am

This morning was a mixture of english muffins with butter, cinnamon, and a bit of sugar, fresh ground and brewed coffee, and paint...From the hutch that was painted in the dining room last night. Way to ruin delicious smells paint. :grumble:
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby steph » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:40 pm

Bread pudding, lasagna, Hong Kong egg tarts, naan dough.

Those are my responsibilities for dinner for our 80 days Prom on saturday. My parents are doing most of the cooking, but they are busier this year than in years past, so I have to cook a bunch. So I've been in the kitchen all day!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:40 am

It doesn't smell like them anymore but the other night I made Double-Stuf Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. They are a s***** of sugar, so I try to have a liquid on hand to wash the aftertaste away as soon as possible but the actual consumption of it is kind of heavenly.

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:33 am

I was great to wake up in my own bed and smell good stuff happening in the kitchen and whats this other smell? could it be three little wiener dogs glad to have Pappa home.

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby elfprince13 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:27 pm

Gravity Defier wrote:It doesn't smell like them anymore but the other night I made Double-Stuf Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. They are a s***** of sugar, so I try to have a liquid on hand to wash the aftertaste away as soon as possible but the actual consumption of it is kind of heavenly.

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Those look amazing. I hope "liquid" means milk in this context.

Also, we're smoking salmon to bring home, and will be cooking up jam and cobbler in short order (raspberry and blueberry, respectively). Had a cranberry/banana/trailing-black-currant smoothie for lunch :D
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:12 pm

It was mostly milk but the few times I brought one with me to work, it was water.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:26 pm

Damn how did I miss those! They look " to kill for" wow!

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:37 am

:)

They're really easy to make, if you want the recipe.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:12 am

I love this part of summer when I get the best tomatoes and piles of fresh herbs with every meal. Even lettuce wraps are great now, but it's getting to be a challenge to beat the deer to the best veggies first, they're getting smarter about getting in the gardens and they shure make a mess.

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby steph » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:22 pm

Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate frosting. (The best combo ever!)
Cheeseburger fries. (tasty creation. kids loved them.)
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby KennEnder » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:42 pm

homemade whole wheat pasta on the stove and tomato garlic sauce in the crockpot...
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Luet » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:28 pm

steph wrote:Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate frosting. (The best combo ever!)


I agree!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby steph » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:04 pm

Luet wrote:
steph wrote:Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate frosting. (The best combo ever!)


I agree!


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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby steph » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:12 pm

Brian just informed me that some coworkers have been begging for my strawberry lemonade cupcakes (that I made once over a year ago!) and that they are willing to pay him for one. I guess I may be starting a cupcake business.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby elfprince13 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:36 am

Banana Bread (with walnuts, shredded coconut and chocolate chips):
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Delicious Oven Pancake:
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Mich » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:43 am

God I love oven pancakes. What recipe do you use? I think my recipe is pure eggs, flour, and butter.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:48 am

What is an oven pancake?
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Postby elfprince13 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:28 am

To answer both of your questions: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/oven-pancakes/

And yes, I ate the whole thing (with homemade raspberry jam on parts, and maple syrup on other parts), and yes I feel some amount of shame regarding that decision.

If I make it again I'll probably use a bigger pan so it can puff up more.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby steph » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:15 am

Alea, he means German Pancakes or a Dutch Baby. (Oven pancakes is such a boring name! :P )
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Luet » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:58 pm

I had never heard of a dutch baby OR oven pancakes until pweb. I still have yet to try one.
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Postby elfprince13 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:02 pm

They're really quite easy to make :)
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Mich » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:04 pm

Yeah, we always called them German pancakes, but whatever floats your boat!

The cinnamon is pretty key, by the way. Enhances it ten-fold.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:30 am

You guys are making me hungry and lonesome for where I'm grown from . Gramm's cookin was the grandest and I so miss the blinnis, abelskievers and her dutches cakes with that hot strong thick boiled coffee. Most of all I need one of Gramms hugs and her telling me I am still her "little butterball".

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Postby Luet » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:22 am

Awwww!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:22 pm

My kitchen reeks of sauted mushrooms, we had good luck with the white chanterells this year the rains must have been just right. It's always a challenge to get them all conserved. They are so so damn good and luxurious.

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Postby Boothby » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:33 pm

Sorry, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to break out the Slightly-Vegetarian Matzoh Ball Gumbo...with added Chinese peppers!

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Postby Boothby » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:34 pm

And raise that by a few loaves of BananaBanana Bread

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:18 pm

Hard to beat the smell and taste of fresh banana nut bread n coffee. :thumbs:

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Postby Boothby » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:39 am

OK, so here's what's going to happen:

1) I win the lottery
2) I buy a couple of planes for you to finish
3) I bake some bananabanana bread
4) You make some coffee
5) I come by, with the bananabanana bread
6) We have some bananabanana bread and coffee, and go up in in a boxcar, or one of your radial-engined planes
7) You promise not to tell my girlfriend that I went up in a radial-engined plane.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:52 pm

What the hell do women have against aircraft? I'm often shocked at what I hear .Even my father in law gets atacked for taking any intrest and he was in the AF at the end of the Korean conflict. I get treated like I'm piloting a goram missile, if im flying over the farm and she's working in the garden and I'm trying to get the grandkids attention and they are jumping around waving she wont even look up . I thought we would fly all over the place n do stuff like this together. I did'nt want to retire this young and hate it , I got to keep movin can't sit on the damn porch!

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby KennEnder » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:14 pm

banana nut bread, bananabanana bread, and airplanes. HEAVENLY!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:22 am

Boothby I was going to ask you about that soup, never had anything like that .Is matso ball made from like ground up crackers or some type of ground meal or fish? It looks great regardless and I'm known to try anything that dosen't try me first. PS. I'm finding a lot of great wild shrooms this year and am on the prowl for new great ways to cook em up. Anyone have any favorite mushroom recipes to share please?

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Postby Petra456 » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:38 am

By far our favorite mushroom recipe is Smitten Kitchen's Mushroom Lasagna.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Boothby » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:57 am

Buckshot,

Matzoh balls are made from matzoh meal. You can buy it in a container, like oatmeal:

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Or in boxes, pre-measured:

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I've found that I prefer making the matzoh balls according to the instructions on the box, rather than the slightly more complicated recipe on the larger container.

But here's the trick that they DON'T tell you: when you boil them, boil them in the stock you'll be serving them with, whether it's vegetable stock (with the gumbo), or chicken stock (more typical).

I also add garlic powder to the mazoh balls when I mix them up.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Boothby » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:59 am

Matzoh meal is, of course, made from ground up matzoi*:

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