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Recipe Swap
« on: October 31, 2010, 10:54:06 PM »
So I have a decent list of recipes I like to make, but the best ones I've gotten from people I've met. I usually do a recipe swap with friends--a one-for-one trade of a recipe I want from them for a recipe they want from me. It's a little weird, but delicious. And it's better than my sixty variations of ramen.

So here's a thread for people who would like to swap recipes, or just those that have good recipes and are willing to share with everyone. It also gives a good idea of what other people like to eat. One of my friends introduced me to their homemade pickle soup. I thought I'd hate it, but I tried it and was really surprise at how good it was. (Although, they won't give me the recipe... Rawr...)

To get the ball rolling, here's an easy recipe that my mother calls "Mexican Pinwheels". I doubt they have any history in Mexico, but I didn't harass my mother about it because, frankly, I was surprised to find out she could cook.

RECIPE: Mexican Pinwheels

INGREDIENTS:

2 packages of 8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 envelope of Taco Seasoning Mix
2 small cans of Chopped Black Olives
2 small cans of Diced Green Chilies
1 package Flour Tortillas (at least 15)

PREPARATION:

Soften cream cheese thoroughly and mix.
Add olives and chilies.
Spread mixture 1/8th inch or less onto each tortilla and roll fairly tight.
Wrap each tortilla in cellophane and refrigerate at least 4 hours. (Overnight is best).
Remove cellophane and slice into 1/2 inch slices.
Eat.

If you try it, I hope you like it. And if you are someone who cooks often, or just want to enlighten people on some delicious, worldly recipes you know of, do so. I'd love to hear some recipes from around the world. XD This would also be a good place to ask for cooking advice, especially if you are new at it. :)

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 12:44:26 AM »
Nice. I do some cooking but it's mainly simple non-measurement-specific everyday stuff.

I know Lunarea's an awesome cook, perhaps she could drop by some of her cool stuff here. o:

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2010, 03:16:54 AM »
I can start with this one, since it's very easy to make:

Banana-Berry Chocolate Pancakes
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Difficulty: Very easy
Portion Size: Large single portion, or 2 small portions.
These sweet pancakes make a nice and filling breakfast, but they also work as a light summer dessert.

Ingredients:
- 2 Eggo frozen pancakes
- 1 cup of Jello chocolate pudding
- 1/2 of banana, sliced
- handful of berries
- 2 tablespoons of Coolwhip

Toast the pancakes according to package. Spread 1/2 of cup of pudding on each pancake. Top with bananas and berries. Scoop whipped cream on top.

Tip: Try replacing the chocolate pudding with vanilla.
Diet Option: Use French vanilla yogurt instead of pudding and omit whipped cream.



I'll be sure to pop in and post some more recipes :3

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 08:08:03 PM »
wow, that looks tasty :D I'm with Reives, though. I don't really make recipes, I just throw in this and that :P

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 08:52:33 PM »
Have you guys ever used recipes as guidelines? I only follow the recipe exactly every once-and-awhile, usually when I need to learn basics of the meal. I probably have seven variations of veggie burger recipes, and even though I've made plenty, I've never followed any of them exactly. XD So no worries if you don't follow the recipe. I looked at Lunarea's delicious Banana-Berry Chocolate Pancakes and immediately started imagining variations. Yum.

I'm planning on posting some autumnal recipes once I get my hands on them. If anyone has some...?

RECIPE: Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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INGREDIENTS:
1 packet of Hot Chocolate mix, or as much as you'd need for 8 oz. liquid
8 oz. Milk (or Vanilla Soymilk, which I prefer)
1 Peppermint Candy (or part of a Candy Cane)
1 squirt of Peppermint Extact
1 dollop Whipped Cream
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replace the peppermint extract with Peppermint Schnapps.


PREPARATION:

Crush the peppermint candy into tiny pieces. The smaller the better.
Warm milk in saucepan or microwave until hot. Try to make it hotter than usual--too hot to drink, maybe, but not boiling--so that it's hot enough to melt the peppermint.
Add the crushed peppermint and chocolate mix.
Stir well.
Add peppermint extract or Schnapps.
Stir some more.
Cover the top with whipped cream.
Enjoy with a book![/spoiler]


Picture taken from the Clumbsy Cookie
« Last Edit: November 07, 2010, 08:58:37 PM by Merlandese »

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 06:48:10 AM »
Recipes sounds good. Especially the hot chocolate one, because christmas is just around the riverbend. ;) By the way...does spaghetti with maple syrup count as a home made recipe? Ooh and also pananas and asparagus.  :-* And probably some potatoes and carrots...
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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 03:12:15 AM »
@ Merlandese- veggie burgers are awesome, are they quick to make?

@Bae- I guess if you make spaghetti at home its a homemade recipe. What is a panana? Google failed me on that one.

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 12:43:53 PM »
Uhh.. I don't have any recipes to share, really. But I got this recipe in my inbox a few days ago! >x>

Just click on the image.


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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 05:18:33 PM »
@Wolves: She meant banana I'm pretty sure :P

I can't really think of any recipes I have, but if you get one of those boxes that all you need to do is add like three ingredients or something for Pumpkin Bread and then put some dried cranberries in, it's awesome :D

OH! And we have a recipe for Chex Mix (which is aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome), but it's just the recipe on the Chex box, minus a few things my dad doesn't like :P

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2010, 06:00:34 PM »
One of my Thanksgiving dessert favorites:
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Another image, 'cause I couldn't be bothered to type the whole thing out. >x>

Edit: And another one I got in the email just now. >_>;;;
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Here is the recipe:

makes approx. 6 servings

2 medium-large (approx. 3 pnds) red yams "Red Garnet,"
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil

1.Pre heat oven to 425 degrees
2.line your baking sheets with silicone liner or parchment paper.
3.Cut all the yams to approx. dice sized squares
4.in a mixing bowl, toss yams, oil, and smoked paprika. 
5.spread the yams evenly on your baking sheets and bake for 10 mins.
6.using a spatula, carefully flip your yams and bake for approx. 8-10 mins more (depending on your oven) 
7.Enjoy tender baked yams, while the outside is deliciously caramelized.

Serve as a side dish with your Thanksgiving dinner or any night of the week.  Your Family will thank you!P.S. You can also add a little bit of rosemary for an ever intense flavor!

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2010, 08:24:13 PM »
Those pumpkin rolls look fantastic!

I think I might try those roasted red yams. I have a soft spot for sweet potatoes. Have you had sweet potato pie? Although I love pumpkin, I think sweet potato is better. I'll have to ask my friend for her recipe...

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2010, 02:13:45 AM »
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Edit: And another one I got in the email just now. >_>;;;
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Here is the recipe:

makes approx. 6 servings

2 medium-large (approx. 3 pnds) red yams "Red Garnet,"
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil

1.Pre heat oven to 425 degrees
2.line your baking sheets with silicone liner or parchment paper.
3.Cut all the yams to approx. dice sized squares
4.in a mixing bowl, toss yams, oil, and smoked paprika. 
5.spread the yams evenly on your baking sheets and bake for 10 mins.
6.using a spatula, carefully flip your yams and bake for approx. 8-10 mins more (depending on your oven) 
7.Enjoy tender baked yams, while the outside is deliciously caramelized.

Serve as a side dish with your Thanksgiving dinner or any night of the week.  Your Family will thank you!P.S. You can also add a little bit of rosemary for an ever intense flavor!

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What's the difference between smoked paprika and paprika? I couldn't find it at the store, and I didn't know if paprika would work as well.

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2010, 02:23:31 AM »
*shrug* Apparently smoke paprika is a little hotter or spicier or something.
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Q: What can you use as a substitute for smoked paprika?

A: Plain paprika is probably the best bet, perhaps with just a touch of smoke flavoring or smoked salt. If you are looking for a spicy dish, cayenne pepper or chili powder can both be used sparingly to add a touch of zing.

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Re: Recipe Swap
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 02:50:33 AM »
If you want to replace smoked paprika, you need to alter paprika with other smoked things? I didn't even know they had smoke flavor and smoked salt. Sounds like something out of a NIS game. 1 Smoked Salt(s) + 2 Fiery Paprika Spice(s) + 1 Heal Jar = 1 Mystery Yam Spice! I'll have to hold off on that recipe. :p

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Re: Recipe Swap
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