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  1. Jim54


    Major Source: This week I watched a music contest you Europeans will know: The Eurovision Song Contest. One of my favorite singers was from Spain. I wanted to celebrate her participation by preparing a Spanish dish. I found a very easy...
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    As some of you know, I grew up in Brazil. We had an Avocado tree in out backyard. If you know much about Avocado trees, you know that they are extremely productive. At times we had a backyard covered in its fruits. Brazilians do not make guacamole (that is a Central American thing) but they do...
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    Chimichanga is my favorite Mexican food. They are not the easiest dish I make but they are worth the effort. This recipe make 2 Chimichangas. Unfortunately, it is impossible to make just a small amount of the topic. INGREDIENTS RICE: For this dish, you will need to make about a cup of rice. I...
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    Bacon Wrapped Beef Wellington

    This was undoubtedly the greatest cooking success I have ever had!! It came out wonderful tasting and looking! I used an eye of round roast I found on sale. You can use chuck roast, top round, bottom round, rump, eye of round...). The recipe is for 4 to 6 people so I only used half of the...
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    Introduction: This is a simple and very easy recipe. I loved the filling but not so much the crust. It is hard to describe the taste. I am not sure what the problem is but it does need to be adjusted. Anyhow, here is the recipe. Any suggestions about the crust? Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 1/2...
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    Apricot-stuffed chicken breast is very easy to make and delicious. My recipe comes directly from the Pillsbury recipe site. One of the things I love about this recipe is that it is so cheap. While the recipe does call for 2 chicken breasts, you can just use 1 with the same other ingredients, use...
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    Kabayaki is actually the name of a Japanese sauce usually used on eel but also on many other fish fillets. I had some vacuum-packed, frozen Tilapia fillets so that is what I used. This is a simple but delicious dish. The Sauce is made with equal parts of Soy Sauce and Mirin. I do not have easy...
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    Suggestion for Round Roast?

    I have a 1lbs round roast that I would like to cook for my family Christmas reunion on Thursday. I am thinking about: Making a Bacon wrap. Is this a good idea for a round roast? Cooking potatoes, carrots, oinion in beef broth But I beyond that, I am not sure what to do. Other than salt and...
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    Okay, I am not sure where to post this or even why I am posting it. I guess it is because I hate to waste a cooking experience even if it did not work out that well. Anyhow, this is not a disaster story; it is just a story about a recipe that did not work for me despite several attempts...
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    Your Favorite Christmas Cookie

    I need a recipe. I do like chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, and sugar cookies. However, I do not have recipes for these and also am wondering if you have a special cookie to leave for Saint Nike :D.
  11. Jim54


    FEIJOADA Com Farofa Background If Brazil has a national dish, it is Feijoada. Its origins have two threads. Originally, the Portuguese settlers brought it to Brazil. In fact, people in every Portuguese speaking country eat some form of feijoada. In parts of Portugal, white beans are use...
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    Banana-Nut Bread: This is my mother's Banana-Nut Bread recipe. I did find this exact recipe on the NCI as a good recipe for Cancer patients. I do think that my mother added some Cinnamon but since I am going by memory and do not remember how much she used, I did not try it. I have made this...
  13. Jim54

    How cold

    It is so cold in my house that I left some dishes soaking and when I returned to them 2 hours later there was a layer of ice on the water. It is so cold in my house that I took out ice cream from the freezer, got distracted, and when I remember an hour later it was still frozen. It is so cold...
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    This is a simple recipe that I learned from my father. He often called it Hoe Bread although that name is more often used for "fry bread". The story he told was that during slavery, slaves were given these ingredients for their meal while working the fields. Having no other way to cook it, they...
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    I am new here so forgive me if this should be posted elsewhere. I have tried unsuccessfully to upload pictures to an album and to a post but both failed. I did not receive any error messages so am thinking the size was too big. To the album section I tried uploading directly from my computer...