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Old 02-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #226
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Well, Tiramisu is a complex, expensive, proposition -
(Lots of typing, too!)

How about some kind of "Cheese Cake" or "Chicken Cordon Bleu"?

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(Until I sort through the Tiramisu recipe!)


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Old 02-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #227
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Didn't we do cordon ble already

Clearly do much of Barb's fruit cake for you Rossi
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What's Av-gas?

Cordon bleu - I could never figure out how they get the liquid to stay in the center of the piece of chicken without leaking.

Until you get the Tiramisu recipe posted, how about a simple recipe? It's flexible - once you make the basic dip, you can add as little or as much extra's to it as you like, or nothing at all.

Taco Dip ~

2 8oz. packages cream cheese
16 oz. sour cream
1 package taco seasoning mix (if you want, you can use the low sodium because you'll be dipping tortilla chips into the dip, which are salty anyway)

Mix all three ingredients with a mixer until it's well blended, scraping the sides of the bowl frequently.


You can stir in a handful of 'finely' shredded cheddar cheese, but you don't have to.


Pour it into a shallow dish, like an 8" glass cake pan or anything like that. Spread it out evenly.


Refrigerate.


Cover with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced green onions and finely shredded cheese, or any toppings you like.


Serve with taco chips, tortilla chips or Doritos.
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One cake my mom use to cook I dearly love, pineapple upside down cake. She made the brown part chewey some how, it was soOOooooooOOOoo gooooooOOOood. Another one she made was a press cake which is kinda like a fruit cake except it is made with graham cracker crumbs spice drop candy and all kinds of other stuff. A lot of folks don't like fruit cake but I love a good rum soaked fruit cake. Some of them are just uneatable and that would be store bought ones.

Has anyone cooked on a camp fire with a Dutch Oven, talk about some good eating, there is no limit to what can be cooked in one, even cornbread, biscuits, cakes, pies and on and on.

The snow is between Nashville and us right now, it is supposed to get cold but not much snow.

I want to try the WW cup cakes, come to think everything I eat is weight watchers, but I keep watching it go the wrong way.
Yum, pineapple upside down cake. That's the best.

I bought a Dutch Oven last fall, but haven't used it yet. I've heard food tastes better cooked in one, over a campfire. Do you have any recipes that you can suggest?

I want to build a brick rocket stove next summer and set a wire rack on top to set the dutch oven on. It looks like it only takes 16 bricks to build one real quick and they don't have to be cemented together.
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"gma2rjc"
"Av-gas" = "Aviation Fuel" = brandy, rum, vodka.
(All of the above!)
Liberally, administered to home-made, fruit cake!
(Another recipe that I can't find!)

Nice "Taco Dip"!!
Thanks!

"creeper"
I can't remember, Everything!
Sorrrry! (Me Bad!)

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("Pineapple Upside-Down Cake" - to follow)

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OK!
Here we go!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

(When you spoon the batter over the fruit -
do it so that you don't move the fruit around!)

2 tablespoons butter/margarine
1/3 cup packed, brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
8-oz. can of sliced, pineapple - drained and halved
4 maraschino cherries - halved
(You can use any kind of cherries - I like "Bing")
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter/margarine - softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a 9 inch round or square
baking dish/pan
Stir in brown sugar and water
Place cherries and pineapple on the bottom of the pan.

In a bowl - stir together baking powder, sugar, and flour
Add milk, 1/4 cup softened, butter - the egg, and vanilla
Electric mixer, low speed - beat until combined
Medium-speed, beat for another minute
Spoon batter (carefully!) into pan.

350 degree oven
30 to 35 mins. - toothpick comes clean.
Cool on a rack.
Loosen sides
Invert onto plate.
Eat!

Can also, do this with Apricots, Pears, etc...

This is a recipe that my mother started with - I don't have the recipe
after she "tweaked" it!

Grease the sides of the pan.

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If I'm the "some people" don't worry--I've been working and dead beat by night fall---

Lots on my mind also---not good company for man or beast this last week---

But I am enjoying the thread and reading every word----Mike----
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OK!
Here we go!

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

(When you spoon the batter over the fruit -
do it so that you don't move the fruit around!)

2 tablespoons butter/margarine
1/3 cup packed, brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
8-oz. can of sliced, pineapple - drained and halved
4 maraschino cherries - halved
(You can use any kind of cherries - I like "Bing")
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter/margarine - softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a 9 inch round or square
baking dish/pan
Stir in brown sugar and water
Place cherries and pineapple on the bottom of the pan.

In a bowl - stir together baking powder, sugar, and flour
Add milk, 1/4 cup softened, butter - the egg, and vanilla
Electric mixer, low speed - beat until combined
Medium-speed, beat for another minute
Spoon batter (carefully!) into pan.

350 degree oven
30 to 35 mins. - toothpick comes clean.
Cool on a rack.
Loosen sides
Invert onto plate.
Eat!

Can also, do this with Apricots, Pears, etc...

This is a recipe that my mother started with - I don't have the recipe
after she "tweaked" it!

Grease the sides of the pan.

rossfingal

(Some people are "strangely", silent?? - wonder why?!?)
Thank you Rossi, we will for sure give this a try, I don't have mama's recipe so I can't know if it is the same, it looks like it would be, we will find out.

This a lot off topic of recipes but you mentioned Bing (Cherrys). This morning when I fired up the PC I noticed that my Google search box had been replaced with Bing. I also noticed the ole PC is slower. I hate Google but hate Bing even worse any words of wisdom how to change it back or make it disappear altogether. I shot that tool bar down but without that one tool bar I have no back arrow so I have to keep it, unless you can tell me how to get a back arrow and a "home" icon.
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Yum, pineapple upside down cake. That's the best.

I bought a Dutch Oven last fall, but haven't used it yet. I've heard food tastes better cooked in one, over a campfire. Do you have any recipes that you can suggest?

I want to build a brick rocket stove next summer and set a wire rack on top to set the dutch oven on. It looks like it only takes 16 bricks to build one real quick and they don't have to be cemented together.
I did a search on a rocket stove, here is a link to a video how to make one.
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-ma...-stove-237552/

That is just too neat, I will do more searches and see more about this. I love learning new things.

Barb, I don't have any dutch oven recipes of my own other than taco soup which is good (if I can remember how to make it). I do have access to a lot of dutch oven recipes on a forum I am a member of called Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers or T&TTT for short.

http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/index.php

They have all kind of dutch oven recipes there, the bad part is they are doing an over haul of the site today, of all times.

Do you have any links to how to cook on the rocket stove?

I use charcoal bricketts to cook with in the dutch oven. Lodge Cast iron cook wear is just down the road from here and I can get some really good deals on their seconds. Their seconds will usually be a spec no bigger than the lead in a pencil and you have to look really hard to see it. It does not effect the cooking or the vessel at all, they just want to sell perfect iron wear.

Time to eat, back in a second.
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If I'm the "some people" don't worry--I've been working and dead beat by night fall---

Lots on my mind also---not good company for man or beast this last week---

But I am enjoying the thread and reading every word----Mike----
Well, I guess you do fall into (Don't fall!) the arena of "some people" -
"Working" - Good!
If you are working - doesn't sound like you're that much of a "dead-beat"!
(I'm envious!)
(And, since you could type in this response - doesn't sound like, you're -
"beat-dead!!!)

"Lots on my mind" -
plan ahead, think about everything -
However, don't "worry" - don't "Dwell"!
It doesn't accomplish anything!
(It's detrimental!)

"Not good company for man or beast"!?!
Not touching that with a "Ten Foot Pole"!!!

Speaking of "poles" -
A brief digression.
A friend of mine lives in a town, far Western Suburbs, of Chicago, Ill. -
Goes out very, early in the morning to take some garbage out.
What does he encounter, at the garbage cans?!
A Raccoon!
This creature is not scared of him!
He goes inside and gets a broom (substantial, weapon!)
Goes back outside to "Prod", this creature away from the garbage cans.
Starts "prodding" the Raccoon - what does the Raccoon do?!
Climbs right up the broom-handle - and, bites my friend!!

(I've had to deal with some "home-owners" like that!!!)
(Don't worry - I've got my rabbies shots!)

Darn!
I can't type fast enough!
(A day late and a dollar short!)

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I hope next week is a whole lot better for you Mike.
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What "browser" are you using?
"Internet Explorer"?
What version?
Get "Mozilla/Firefox"!
Did this just happen - "out of the blue"?
You can have "IE" and "Mozilla" on your computer at the same time.
I do - no problems!

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I second that Mike. We hope you can get some rest this weekend.
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I hope next week is a whole lot better for you Mike.
Yeah!
On top of anything else -
"oh'mike" has to deal with the "likes" of us!!!
Poor, person!

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Ya Mike. I hope the near future is good for you. Sometimes life has a funny way of sorting itself out. Hang in there buddy

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