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28th July 2010

noteverything10:50pm: *brown sugar, how come you taste so good?*
Martha's Stewart's Brown Sugar Pound Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese frosting. I made these for Bastille Day...it was really just an excuse to make cupcakes.

just around midnight )
noteverything10:42pm: *proud to be an american :-P*
Here is the recipe for Martha Stewart's Blueberries and Cream Cupcakes from her Cupcakes cookbook. I added strawberries to the batter and to the topping to make them "patriotic" for the Fourth of July.

red, white and blue )

12th June 2010

noteverything9:17am: *how sweet it is*
For [info]jule1122 and anyone else that might like them, the cupcake and frosting recipe I used for Clover's graduation cupcakes. On the agenda for the weekend, Chocolate Malted Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting! If they turn out well, I'll take a picture.

Happy Saturday!

Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

18th March 2010

noteverything11:05pm: *oh, Brianslave!*
Once upon a time, you mentioned that your family likes tuna casserole. I am 100% positive that BK would hate it, but he's going to Germany next week, so I thought I might try it. Would you be willing to share your recipe? I'll drabble for it if you'd like...it's really all I have to offer. Besides my undying love, of course!

13th February 2010

pendulumchanges9:37pm: Cheddar Cheese Soup with Irish Soda Bread
I made this today for the first time and it was amazing. The perfect meal for a cold winter day :) Both recipes came from a cookbook called College Vegetarian Cooking by Megan and Jill Carle. The book even had both recipes on the same page because they go great together. The only change I made was adding a dash or two of onion powder to the soup. Otherwise I just followed the directions and both the soup and bread came out perfectly! The bread serves about 6 people and the soup served 3 hungry people today. I think it could easily be doubled to feed a family.

Cheddar Cheese Soup with Irish Soda Bread )

31st January 2010

noteverything10:08pm: *rock on down to the kitchen and make me an egg*
I posted about chicken salad to go with my roasted cauliflower soup tonight and [info]fun_demented asked for my recipe. It's very simple and very basic, but we eat it a lot (lots of protein, low carb...just my thing) and it's something all three of us really, really like. It's sort of a made up recipe, based on lots and lots of them just like it and I'm not good about measuring, so I have to guess on that part.

Tweedy's Chicken Salad
2-3 chicken breasts, shredded or diced (I either roast bone-in breasts with lemon and rosemary or cook boneless breasts in foil with lemon slices and bay leaf)
about 1/3 cup mayo (I use light or fat free, they all taste the same to me)
about 2 tablespoons lemon yogurt (I shop at Kroger and they make a light yogurt that I like best)
lemon pepper to taste
Spike seasoning to taste
red or purple grapes, about a cup, sliced in half
a stalk or two (I like more, BK doesn't) celery, chopped finely
1/2 cup pine nuts, roasted on the stovetop for a few minutes, then cooled

Mix it all together! I just sort of adjust the amount of mayo to taste...be sure not to use too much yogurt or it's too sweet. It's really all just a matter of taste as to how much of each ingredient. I have been known to use apples instead of grapes and chopped walnuts instead of pine nuts, but I do this mix the most. :D
noteverything4:36pm: *in the morning buy me eggs*
It's COLD in North Texas...it only got up to 34 degrees today. I waited for a long time for it to warm up so I could go walk, but it never did. I finally had to bundle up and go anyway. While I was walking, I thought about what I was cooking tonight for supper. (You might call it dinner.) I decided to make the roasted cauliflower soup I'd planned to make yesterday, but never got around to.

To go with the soup, I am making chicken salad. I have a recipe that everyone in the family loves for a cold chicken salad with grapes and pine nuts, but since it *is* so dang cold I thought that maybe I should try a hot chicken salad. I've seen lots of recipes online, so I figure it would be easy enough to find one.

And since I'm home alone and have the time to do it, I'm posting a poll to see what YOU would do. It's the BQOD -- burning question of the day!

Poll #4859 Chicken Salad: Hot or Cold?
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Should I make hot or cold chicken salad for supper tonight?

View Answers

Hot, it's winter in Texas, you goofball!
1 (14.3%)

Cold! Hot chicken salad is just weird.
5 (71.4%)

I don't care what you cook for supper, Tweedy.
1 (14.3%)

28th December 2009

alafaye7:18pm: I realized today that I haven't shared my recipe for homemade cheese spread. (If there's been a variation posted...I apologize...)

Homemade Cheese Spread

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp each: thyme, rosemary, basil

Whip all ingredients together. Store in a container with a cover in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Variations: whip in some crumbled feta or blue cheese for a bit of a tang.

15th December 2009

etextraordinary10:55pm: Cheddar and Herb Biscuits
I have been meaning to post this recipe for some time now, and I am just getting around to doing it now-after making three batches.

These biscuits are similar to the Red Lobster cheese biscuits, but I like them better. They have been nicknamed the "You had me at Cheddar" Biscuits and the "Gute gute Käsekekse" (Good good Cheese biscuits). I made them for Thanksgiving and again for an English teacher Christmas party and both times they were gobbled up. They are super simple to make and very delicious! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

You had me at Cheddar Biscuits )

And because one of my coworkers wanted the recipe for a family member, I had to translate it into German. So are the ingredients and quantities in German (with some mistakes I'm sure).

Gute gute Käsekekse )
Current Mood: full

30th November 2009

noteverything10:48pm: *hot and spicy fun*
So...it's been a LONG time since anyone posted a recipe here at creamsauce, so I'm going to post one myself. This is really not at all a *true* fandom asylum, but I really do enjoy sharing recipes and I'd rather share them with people I share other interests with instead of some recipe sharing site.

This is a pretty common recipe...I've seen versions of it ALL over the interwebs, but this is my take on it. I first made it a couple of months ago, just after I found out I had diabetes. I needed something for a potluck at work and wanted to make something with chicken, which is a great lean protein choice. I am a HUGE fan of buffalo chicken flavor, so this seemed like a good choice. As it turns out, EVERYONE (at least at my school) likes buffalo chicken and they gobbled this stuff up. I made it again right before Thanksgiving for another potluck and I had even more requests for the recipe than I did the first time. Another teacher told me today she's made it three times since I gave her the recipe. It's pretty good stuff, *AND* it's very low-carb.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 8 oz. package cream cheese (I use the fat-free kind)
1/2 cup bleu cheese salad dressing
1/2 cup Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1 rotisserie chicken (I use mostly breast meat, but use whatever you like), skin removed and meat chopped or shredded

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Soften cream cheese and mix with the dressing, sauce and cheese in a glass dish. Stir in chicken and bake about 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. I serve it with tortilla chips for those who don't care about carbs and celery sticks for those of us who do!

Simple and delish...my favorite kind of recipe.

3rd April 2009

pendulumchanges10:53pm: it's jambalaya-esque
I made this for the second time tonight. It's soooooooooooooo yummy and I make it in a huge batch so I have tons of leftovers. And it's just as good the second day ;)

Spicy Chicken and Rice )

22nd March 2009

ahaw991310:20pm: Easy Lemon Cookie Recipe
I am probably the last person in the western hemisphere to learn that you can make cookies from cake mixes. But, these are the best lemon cookies I have ever had, and so, so easy!

Since one cannot live by Deb's lemon bars alone, I figured I would share this recipe with you all.


Lemon Cookies

1 Lemon Cake Mix
1 Egg
4 oz. Cool Whip (I used Cool Whip Free)
Powdered Sugar

Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar. Roll into balls, roll in powdered sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly before removing from sheet.

If anyone has any other cake mix recipes, Please share! I would love more!
Current Mood: hungry

28th February 2009

pendulumchanges10:02am: White Chocolate Covered Oreo Cream Cheese Cookie Balls
Delicious balls anyone would want to put in their mouth. Best served in pairs ;)

Balls )

16th February 2009

plasticine_star9:48pm: Enlightened Starbucks Coffee Cake
Ok, so I love the coffeecake at Starbucks but each little square has a billion calories. I've found a couple of "clone" recipes that call for a box of yellow cake mix and like a cup of butter. O.o

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled on a light version of this cake. I made it for movie night with the girls and everyone loved it so I thought I'd share.

Enlightened Starbucks Coffee cake )

Note: The recipe comes from Camilla Saulsbury's blog. She does a lot of Food Network competitions and has written a bunch of cook books.

http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com

3rd February 2009

noteverything10:59pm: *macaroni and cheese*
My darling daughter Clover has been really sick for most of the week with the flu. Missing school for her is a major crisis, one that involves much angst and knashing of teeth and worry, worry, worry about a GPA that might drop a couple hundreths of a point. And I'm NOT exaggerating.

So, BK had a board meeting today and then had to go out to eat with a new BOD member, so he was in town for the evening. I wanted to do something to comfort Clover and get her to relax for a bit before she tackled the books tonight, so I made her mac and cheese. She *LOVES* it and this recipe is SO EASY to make and it makes me happy to make it for her.

macaroni and cheese, easy style )
xie_xie_xie8:43pm: Chicken/Sausage/Mushroom Casserole
A cold weather favorite, and it's always better the second day.

10th January 2009

noteverything1:03pm: *tortilla soup*
I can't just type up a recipe, I have to tell you a story with it. So bear with me. At school, we always have Secret Pals. If you want to participate, you draw a name and give gifts to someone once a week and someone else gives you gifts...standard fare in a lot of workplaces. We do it twice a year, usually for 6 weeks at a time. I *love* to do it...so I always participate. Some years, I get all kinds of wonderful goodies and some years I get chocolate every week, even though I always put "NO CHOCOLATE please!" on my info sheet.

the rest of the story *AND* the recipe )

8th January 2009

besamislabios1:38pm: Super easy to do dessert.
Lemon Mousse

Ingredients:

1 tin of evaporated milk
1 tin of condensed milk
1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon of lemon zest

Preparation:

Mix with a mixer the evaporated milk until it has tripled its volume.

Add the lemon juice, then the condensed milk and finally the lemon zest.

Pour in small dessert glasses and put them in the fridge. Voilà!


Many thanks to [info]4cupcakes and [info]outlander for helping with the translation. :D
Current Mood: creative

5th January 2009

xie_xie_xie1:53pm: Heroin chicken wings
So-called because they're addictive. Don't say I didn't warn you.

4 lbs of wings, disjointed, throw away the tips
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 cup of dry parmessan cheese, grated
oregano, basil and parsley to taste
salt and pepper

Mix the wings with the butter, and stir until all the meat is covered.

Mix the cheese and herbs.

Dip each piece of chicken in the dry mix.

Place in foil covered baking sheet with sides.

Bake at 350 degrees for an hour or until golden brown.

25th November 2008

noteverything8:35am: There was a discussion yesterday on [info]plasticine_star's journal that started out being about baby spinach and a recipe she could take to a party. It ended with me thinking about spinach and how much I love it and things I cook with spinach. So here are a couple of recipes. WARNING: These are NOT low fat, low calorie recipes. They're delicious, but I'd save them for special occasions!

Chicken Florentine and Chicken Breasts with Spinach and Pine Nuts in Lemon Butter Sauce )

21st September 2008

qafcracked5:52pm: Can you stomach that?
So I was looking for a recipe to roast chicken halves today and stumbled across this recipe in the The Good Housekeeping Cookbook:

Roast Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic
Slow roasting mellows garlic to a sweet nuttiness. Serve with lots of crusty bread for spreading the extra garlic.

Hehehe :D

9th July 2008

qafcracked12:36pm: Originally posted at [info]qaf_drabbles

Title: Cookbook
Author: [info]dirtylttlescret

Recipe for rimming:

1 streetlamp
1 track of techno music
1 hot young twink (preferably in high school as they’re more tender and less gristly, but any twink you have on hand will do)
1 highly unfashionable flannel shirt and trainers

Add:

1 Jeep with griping best friend
1 really hot fitted black t-shirt
1 horny sex god (preferably an ad exec with regressed emotional issues, but any sex god will do)

Pour into enormous retrofitted loft with imported Italian fixtures. Mix liberally with nudity and cheesy lines. Spread butt cheeks and apply tongue liberally. Repeat as needed until comes.

29th June 2008

noteverything11:21pm: If you decide to post an entry here and I'd really LOVE for you to, please use one of the following tags (or more than one if appropriate).

Please?

Debbie Would Approve: Italian
A Different Kind of Protein: Meats
Honeycutt's Catering: Appetizers
Vic's Venue: Pastries/Desserts
Justin's Cookies: Cookies :-P
Zen Ben: Vegetarian
Not After 7 p.m.: High in Carbs
Poultry, NOT Chicken!: Poultry
Twinkies: Snacks/Temptations
sidhe6:06pm: I hope Debbie would approve. :)

While shopping at Fresh Market, I stumbled upon Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites meal kits. The kits come with everything you need except the meat (the ones I've bought have all been for chicken). They taste great and take around 20 minutes to cook from start to finish.

The website can be found here.

Sadly, I don't have an appropriate icon for this kind of thing. *iz sad*

20th May 2008

xie_xie_xie8:32am: A PSA from Xie
I thought I should mention that when one has decided one is consuming too much caffeine, and one thus tries to make a smaller morning pot of coffee than usual, and one inadvertently makes the coffee too weak, and one is thus seriously under-caffeinated, that one should probably avoid trying to make scrambled eggs lest one crack the eggs into the compost bucket and put the shells in the bowl.

Three eggs. In a row.

That is all.
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