I absolutely love cooking for my friends and really enjoy devouring Japanese, Indian, and Lebanese cuisine. I saw that we had a cookbook thread floating around with the intent of players making their in-game creations, but I felt this might be a little more appropriate with the overall sharing and delights in how awesome food is. 'cause it is.
With summer at its end, I figured I'd start off with linking to some recipes with an autumn-y flair to it. These are all Japanese for now (I'm afraid most of the Lebanese dishes I know how to make and do make are mostly made in the spring and summer) and something I ate growing up with my friend's family at her house.
Comfort foods are something I'm pretty into (really, who isn't) and I absolutely love Daigaku Imo
. They're pretty darn simple and a real treat to me when the weather starts getting a little cooler.
On another note, I was extremely sick a few years ago, I got served some really awesome rice porridge
and some really awful, awful tea that cleared my sinuses in record time. Pickled plum just made it all the better.
I tend to visit these sites (and channels) often:http://www.tastespotting.com/http://noblepig.com/https://www.youtube.com/user/cookingwithdoghttps://www.youtube.com/user/Manjulaskitchen
So, share away!
Lately I've gotten into Indian food, and I absolutely love butter chicken. Tried this recipe out and I've loved it. I add a little more spice to my batches, though, and I also like throwing in chickpeas.
For dessert stuff, one of my favorites to make is this blueberry streusel cake. My sister begs me to make it every time I buy blueberries, and the cake always turns out well. Very simple too.
Still trying to find a really good white cake/vanilla cake recipe that is moist, not dense, and doesn't look/taste like cornbread. <_<
Lately I've been using the smoker a lot more, done a Double Smoked Ham with a Blackberry glaze (don't have the recipe though atm sorry!) beer can chicken, smoked salmon, smoked ribs. most of it hasn't been with recipes I'll have to write them down.
I don't really do measurements, so bear with me. Here we go!
Super easy buffalo chicken dip:
YOU WILL NEED:
- Chicken! You can use (and probably should) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, though I've gotten away with using a bag of pre-cooked frozen chicken breasts before.
- Buffalo sauce! You can either buy this in a bottle already, or grab your favorite kind of hot sauce, mix with a bit of melted butter, add some garlic, and bam. Buffalo sauce.
- A small bottle of ranch or blue cheese dressing. This is completely a matter of personal taste, so you go with whichever you like more. Do note though that blue cheese tends to dominate the flavors a bit, so use a decent bit less if you choose that.
- Nice ol' bag of cheddar cheese. How much you need depends on how cheesy you like your stuff.
- A small packet of cream cheese.
Grab up your chicken, and toss it into the crock pot. You'll want to add about half of your buffalo sauce to this. Set it on high, and let it cook for about three hours. Easy.
After about three hours, you'll wanna strain the hot sauce/juice that's cooked out. Save a little bit though, because dat flavoring. From here you'll wanna put your chicken on a plate, cutting board, whatever your little heart desires.
The chicken should be tender enough by now that you can take two forks and shred it up with them. This is reaaaally tedious, but no worries, it's worth it. After it's all shredded up nicely, toss that shredded deliciousness back into the crock pot, dump in your cheese, cream cheese, dressing of choice, and the rest of your hot sauce. Mix this up really well.
Let this super concoction sit in the crock pot for about an hour or two more, making sure to pop in and stir it up every half hour or so to make sure everything's nice and evenly spread around.
When it's done, put it in a bowl, or serve it right out of the crock pot! Who cares! This stuff's awesome with crackers, on a bun as a sandwich, with celery, or even just by itself - you really can't go wrong at all.
If you've gotten through this and realized that you indeed don't have a crock pot, go get one. Seriously, like, right now.
Know what you have in your kitchen, but have no idea whatsoever what to make? This nifty little thing will let you plop in the ingredients you have in your house, and it'll spit back out at you all sorts of recipes that utilize what you've got.
Place 1 chopped up ripe banana into blender followed by half a punnet or chopped strawberries. Add a fist full of mini marshmallows and dump a big ol' load of vanilla ice cream in there. Add a touch of milk, blend till moderately chunky and suck through a big straw.
I have yet again tried to consume brie and am finding myself not entirely fond of the almost ammonia-like taste. Blue cheese and aged cheddar reigns supreme within my cheesy realm. There will be no quarter.
So, lovers of brie (if you are out there), how would you suggest I handle this? I've had heated brie before and found it nice, but I find people suggesting apples paired with brie, but it didn't really appeal to my tastebuds. Am I getting a bad wheel? Am I not letting it sit long enough? pls send halp
Great, now my night is lost to images of food porn. I adore brie.
Also, here's a recipe for a dessert! Caramel and Pecan Overnight Sweet Rolls! It includes making your own caramel sauce.
I know I can't be a lot of help in the specific cuisines you're requesting recipes for.
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