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    These cookies DD makes for holidays

    Cutout Cookies.... ( From an unknown recipe card ) 1 Cup plus 2 Tbs. Salted Butter ( calls for unsalted but I use salted) 1 + 1/4 Cup Sugar / 2 Eggs / 1 tsp vanilla extract / 1/2 tsp Almond extract / 3 = 1/2 cup AP Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder / 1/4 tsp Salt / course Sugar crystals color of...
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    "Grandma Mangano's Anise Toast Cookies"

    These cookies are addicting. I like the anise flavoring, but the wife and the kids like the vanilla flavor. Grandma always had these in a large tin. Grandma Mangano's Anise Toast Biscotti 3 cups sifted cake flour or Use All purpose flour for a more dense cookie. 2 tsps. baking powder 1/3...
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    What's cooking NCT? Sun. 08/23 to Sat. 08/29/ 2020

    Take out today from Hong Kong Palace.... It's gonna be humid and hot, so we are not cooking if we can help it. The good thing is, everyone is satisfied with Chinese food.:readytoeat: :WitchBrewsSmiley::bdaycake:
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    Peep's a.c. and car

    Dear Lord.... I thought the repair for the A/C was there Wednesday. Are they waiting for the parts? You poor people. And the car A/C is conked out?? Pep Boys I heard, is very good for service.
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    What's Cooking NCT? Sunday 4/26 to Saturday 5/2/2020

    Mommy T is cooking sloppy Joes for later. Hot dogs and burgers in the works too.:hotdog:
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    What have you Eaten, Sun. 8/11 to Sat. 8/17/2019?

    I asked the wife and daughter what we can have for Sunday dinner, and they came up with no clues. I'm thinking of making a small whatchamacallit something!:WitchBrewsSmiley: To be determined later!
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    What have you eaten Sun. 7/21/ to Sat. 7/27/2019

    I'm thinking of cooking the Sunday tomato Gravy / Sauce.....with sausage, meatballs, and pork cubes. :cooking: Eggplant Parmesan as a side.
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    What's cooking NCT Sunday 6/30 to Saturday 7/06/2019

    DD has her plan of steaks and chicken on the grill. Tina and I have thoughts of some kind of Spaghetti or Italian meal. Gnocchi sounds good?? Maybe Chinese carry out??
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    "Jim's Italian Sausage Cacciatore"

    "Jims Italian Sausage Cacciatore" 8- Italian Sausage 4" inch size links ( Plain or Hot ). 1- Can Chopped Roasted tomatoes. ( I used Hunts ) 1- 7oz can tomato paste added to 1 cup water. 1- Large Onion / Wedges cut 1/2" inch wide North to South. 2- large Bell Peppers ( Green ) sliced in 1...
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    Faux Pastrami ( from corned beef )

    from ? Cheater Chef ?? My notes in red 1. 1 corned beef (regular grocery store brands run 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, never big enough, in my opinion) 2. 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper 3. 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder 4. Packet of seasonings from the corned beef, crushed with a...
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    What's Cooking NCT Sun. 6/4 to Sat. 6/10 2017?

    Sunday was spaghetti and meatballs. Garlic Bread, and Home Made Chocolate chip cookies that Tina Mommy baked. Today, will be burgers and hot dogs.
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    "Eggplant Stuffed Meatballs"

    I posted some pics of these Eggplant Meatballs....a while back, but the actual written method is easy. I make my favorite meatballs mix. usually ground beef bread crumbs egg grated cheese salt pepper / seasonings of Oregano / Basil / parsely. etc. I...
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    What's Cooking NCT ? Sun. 8/28 to Sat. 9/3/2016

    Today was Kielbasi braised in onions and potato wedges. Potato salad. I just had an egg salad on 1/2 slice of seeded rye.
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    WHATS COOKING? NCT Sun. 8/14 to Sat. 8/20/2016

    Today, Tuesday, Tina mom made a big pot of beef stew. It was great, and with Italian bread to sop up the gravy....ummmm!! She even made a lemon chiffon pie. I was elected to cut us each a slice, but I guess I was a little sloppy!! :applause: Tina took a pic of the mess! ..... :bonk:
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    What's Cooking NCT Sun. 8/7 to Sat. 8/13/2016

    :readytoeat: It is forcast to be a gorgeous day. High in the low 80's and lower humidity. Son and DIL are coming over to work putting up new blinds in the GD's new bedroom / nursery. Gotta feed them, so I'm thinking burgers on the grill... I'll make some macaroni salad, fry up some onions for...
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    Whats Cooking NCT? Sun. 7/31 to Sat. 8/6/2016

    I want to make something new for Sunday Supper.... Sick of hot dogs, and hamburgers; sick of Italian sauce and macaroni's. I think I will make Philly Cheese Steaks. Something to enjoy a few beers with. Tina picked up the perfect hoagie rolls to have them on. Got peppers too! Maybe a few ears...
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    Whats Cooking NCT? Sun. 6/26 to Sat. 7/2 2016

    Yesterday, it was Chinese takeout. Kids were here, and we figured no cooking today. It was different ( for a Sunday meal anyway ) My mom was probably turning over in her grave; and saying,; "Son James, Where are the spaghetti and big pot of meat balls?":WitchBrewsSmiley:
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    What's Cooking NCT? Sun 6/5/ to Sat 6/I1/2016

    We had leftover BBQ'd hot dogs, and frozen corn on the cob! Meal prep all the way to the last swallow, was like in 12 minutes. I've got to get some new ideas going here. Sick of winter meals like stews and egg plant and mashed potatoes and meat. I told the wife to start thinking of easy...
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    What's Cooking NCT? Sun. 5/29 To Sat. 6/4/2016

    Tina made BBQ hot dogs yesterday. I had two today, saved the rest for tomorrow when the Son and DIL come over. Potato salad is made for tomorrow, so we had samples of that today. Tina picked up a ham that was on the reduced rack at Weis market, and paid only $3.00 for it because it was near the...
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    What's Cooking NCT? Sun 5/22 to Sat 5/28/2016

    The tomato sauce is cooked from a couple days ago. Sausage, and meatballs too. Tinamom picked up some Mozzarella and pot cheese at ShopRite yesterday! She wants a pan of Lasagna. I'm good with that! Nothing like the aroma of a lasagna cooking in the oven on a Sunday. I got an loaf of sesame...