The Smells in My Kitchen

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:32 pm

Damn that looks sounds good! I'd crawl through a acre of old broken beer bottles and swim through a pond of strong salty lemonade for a slice of that pie! :stoned:

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Young Val » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:25 am

I have made so many great things lately and neglected to post about them.

The big deal today, though, is that my Vin d'Orange is FINALLY ready and it is out-of-this-world delicious. I rimmed my glass in decorative sugar, even, despite the fact that I am in my pajamas and may or may not have showered yet, because it is just that good.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
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I hear the bells
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I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:01 pm

Did I ever post about finally figuring out the missing ingredient in my tomato sauce? Because I did. Now I just have to make it someday when I remember to measure what goes in. Apparently I needed a decent splash of vinegar, preferably red wine vinegar. Woot! :mrgreen:

*noms the delicious tomato sauce*
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:18 pm

Today is pie day. I shall take many pictures of the process. I am going to use raspberries instead of strawberries, since Walmart lacked both strawberry Danish dessert and actual strawberries. And I forget to get whipping cream, so there will be no delectable whipped topping. But I have faith that it will be delicious regardless.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra456 » Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:11 pm

It's starting to get cold out, and all I want to do is make/eat comfort foods. Right now it's breakfast skillets! Hash browns, sausage, and eggs (over easy).

What are some of your favorite comfort foods?
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby thoughtreader » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:23 pm

Today I made chicken, rice, and carrots in a thick yummy broth... For Cleo.
Chris and I had Kraft Mac and Cheese :)
I do believe she is eating much better then me!

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Jayelle » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:46 pm

It's starting to get cold out, and all I want to do is make/eat comfort foods. Right now it's breakfast skillets! Hash browns, sausage, and eggs (over easy).

What are some of your favorite comfort foods?
When the weather gets cold, I start making soups. Today I'm making roasted squash soup. I'll probably whip up a batch of biscuits and it'll be the perfect food for a cold evening.

Other comfort foods? Mashed Potatoes, Mac and Cheese (the good oven kind. The boxed kind is comforting, but in an everyday way), pancakes, Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, and this fantastic dish Paul makes with potatoes, bacon, peas, cheese and eggs all hashed together in a frying pan.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Young Val » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:14 pm

I second everything Jan said, plus casseroles. Soups are killer, though.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Jayelle » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:59 pm

Omnomnom... that soup was a.maze.ing. The roasted squash was so sweet, I could have sworn I added sugar to the broth.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby starlooker » Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:25 pm

Cinnamon toast. Simple, comforting, good with hot chocolate.

(Well, good with most things.)
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:20 pm

Top comfort foods:
Mashed potatoes and gravy.
Homemade bread.
Creamy soups.
Hot chocolate.
Grilled cheese.
And pretty much any of my mom's casseroles.

Results of yesterday's pie adventures:
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I had a bit of an issue with one of the crusts shrinking when I baked it. Any pro tips for avoiding that? Or making it look pretty even when it does do that?
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Young Val » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:01 pm

Shannon, it depends on what kind of crust you used? Was it a standard pie crust or a tart crust? And did you par-bake or fully bake it without any filling in it first?

It still looks DELICIOUS, though!
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:16 pm

It was a standard crust, fully baked.

And it is pretty delicious, which is really all that matters.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Young Val » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:54 am

In that case, pie weights are your friend (or rice, or dried beans, or whatever you have around). Also, it sounds counter-intuitive, but if I'm baking a crust with no filling, I freeze it first and out it in to the oven frozen. Minimizes shrinkage.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Dr. Mobius » Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:39 pm

Odd, in my experience freezing tends to have the opposite effect regarding shrinkage.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:25 pm

Odd, in my experience freezing tends to have the opposite effect regarding shrinkage.

And just like that, Josh makes my reading this thread that much more worth it. What do you crazy kids say, "Well played"? Whatever the new, hip version of that is, that.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby starlooker » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:29 pm

Odd, in my experience freezing tends to have the opposite effect regarding shrinkage.
I was wondering who was going to say that as soon as I read Kelly's post.

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Sheldon Cooper » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:32 pm

Bazinga.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby thoughtreader » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:54 pm

Bazinga.
hehehehe :stoned:

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Luet » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:02 pm

It doesn't smell much but I just made some homemade pseudo-Tzatziki. I used yogurt, shredded cucumber, fresh dill and lemon juice. I left out the garlic because I'm not a fan. I ate it with store bought naan. It was really good.

Tonight I'm making steamed salmon on the grill, brown rice and broccoli. Nothing fancy but one of my favorite meals.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:14 pm

That seems like tzatziki to me. Is leaving the garlic out what makes it "pseudo"?
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Luet » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:35 pm

Yeah, I guess. I felt like most people would consider garlic an integral part. :)
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:59 am

My wife and girls have the house smelling of all kinds of fresh baked goods in prep for a school band bake sale on Saturday. Julie and Sarah have been doing some cake decorating classes and these cupcakes look way too fancy to eat. I have big trouble with cupcakes, where to bite? How to eat one without having to wash my whole face afterwords! Now if the high school band had a pie sale i'd be all over it, why mess about with cookies ,cakes and muffins when you can get pie? God if you have no pie behind those pearley gates i'm not goin in!

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby starlooker » Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:59 pm

LOTS.

Last night there was double pumpkin pie. Then today I decided to add an apple to the cranberry sauce in hopes of sweetening it for Donny but leaving it tart enough for me. Don't think it added much sweetness, but smelled like apple pie while it was cooking! The dressing smells like dressing, but is frighteningly gloppy. I will know for next time. Turkey breast and potatoes are smelling di-vine. I am SO HUNGRY.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:15 pm

The breakroom at work smells like leftovers from the potluck we had today.
Yay, I'm a llama again!

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:21 pm

My kitchen totally smells like cleaner and I'm so proud of myself!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby starlooker » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:55 pm

My kitchen totally smells like cleaner and I'm so proud of myself!
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I am SO impressed.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:21 pm

I haven't decided what I want my kitchen to smell like today. I am debating between pasta and homemade breadsticks (which recipe I stole from my aunt this week) or crepes. I cannot decide which is preferable. And all of this debate could be for naught if my brother actually inviting me over Thanksgiving leftovers like I told him too. Because while my cooking sounds delightful, the opportunity to see the cute nephew trumps.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby Petra456 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:53 pm

Tonight, because i'm so tired of turkey sandwiches, i'm making turkey chili.

I've never tried it before, but it turned out awesome and my kitchen smells amazing!
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:01 pm

Tacos and wine. I'm a classy broad.
Yay, I'm a llama again!

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Postby Petra456 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:27 pm

Sounds like my kind of classy : )
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby buckshot » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:13 pm

Right now my kitchen smells of just nuked warm huckleberry pie and a fresh pot of my best java.

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:16 pm

Brownies. Slightly burnt, but still yummy (hopefully).

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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby VelvetElvis » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:23 pm

Lasagna.





And wine.
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Re: The Smells in My Kitchen

Postby thoughtreader » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:29 pm

Lasagna.





And wine.
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