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We should have a cooking thread!

Post by Karyn on 27th January 2011, 7:20 pm

i've been thinking about making this thread for a while, but wasn't sure if i should. now, i'm bored and decided to make it Laughing


i don't know about you ladies, but i love to cook and i'm always looking for inspiration or different recipes (foodgawker is my fav). i think if the ladies of cn shared some of their fav recipes, that'd be nice. i know SOMEBODY has some tasty recipes lol


also, i wasn't sure whether or not this should go in health and fitness or what lol
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Post by cluelesscurl on 27th January 2011, 7:40 pm

Im always looking for healthy recipes. I think the health and fitness section already has some. Get the ball rolling share some of yours plz I'll meet you there lol

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Post by QuirkyCurly on 27th January 2011, 8:16 pm

Agreed Smile

I can't cook and I don't like to, but I need to learn Razz
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Post by chynadoll8799 on 27th January 2011, 8:21 pm

huge fan of going to allrecipes.com in a pinch.

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Re: We should have a cooking thread!

Post by Karyn on 27th January 2011, 8:46 pm

well...this is a great mac and cheese recipe i tried at the beginning of the month. my mom loved it Very Happy

Ingredients (make a 9 x 9 inch pan)
3 cups macaroni, uncooked
2 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups milk
salt & pepper
paprika (optional)
1 cup smoked cheddar cheese, shredded (a must)
8 oz. velvetta, shredded (feel free to cut back on the velvetta if you don't want it to be really creamy)
1 cup sharp cheddar (can use less if you don't like a sharp taste in your mac n cheese)
1 cup colby & monteray jack, shredded (cheese blend)

Preheat oven to 350

Step 1.) Cook macaroni until al dente. (Look on the back of the box to see how long you need to cook your pasta for it to reach al dente texture. Do not overcook or you will have a mushy baked mac n cheese.) When pasta is done, drain and set aside.

Step 2.) In a large bowl, add milk, heavy cream & cheeses (except for the smoked cheddar). Stir to combine.

Step 3.) Taste the milk mixture and add salt & pepper until it has a good taste. This will help avoid having a plain, bland bake macaroni & cheese. Uggh!

Step 4.) When you are content with the taste, add in the eggs. Stir well until combined.

Step 5.) Butter a 9 x 9 inch baking dish, and pour macaroni in.

Step 6.) Pour cheese mixture over macaroni & top with smoked cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with paprika and/or black pepper, if desired.

Step 7.) Bake for 35-45 minutes. Do not overbake. It may be a bit jiggly when you take it out of the oven. It will firm up as it cool.

Step 8.) Let cool for about 10-20 minutes to fully set.

http://divascancook.blogspot.com/2009/12/southern-baked-macaroni-and-cheese.html
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Re: We should have a cooking thread!

Post by Karyn on 27th January 2011, 8:49 pm

garlic parmesan green beans are also delicious

1 lb. fresh green beans, stems removed i use organic frozen green beans
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese
Directions

Steam green beans until slightly tender, about 6-8 minutes.

Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Transfer steamed green beans to the melted butter and garlic. Toss to coat green beans evenly and continue to sautee for approximately 5 minutes over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and sprinkle grated parmesan. Toss once again until parmesan is melted, approximately 1 minute.


it's so easy, but so delicious (this is coming from someone who HATES green beans lol)
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Post by FalconTress on 27th January 2011, 9:23 pm

Curly Chef Robin is a frequent poster in the forums. She has a thread about her virtual cooking classes(I'll have to look for it).
Here's the link to her Curl Street Journal:
http://www.curlynikki.forumotion.com/t4242-curly-chef-robin-my-fiercest-twist-out-ever

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Post by Sebastain13 on 27th January 2011, 11:39 pm

I need to be on this thread daily I cant cook & really dont like to but maybe if I see that its not that hard I may do it more often
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Post by CurlyChefRobin on 28th January 2011, 12:07 am

FalconTress wrote:Curly Chef Robin is a frequent poster in the forums. She has a thread about her virtual cooking classes(I'll have to look for it).
Here's the link to her Curl Street Journal:
http://www.curlynikki.forumotion.com/t4242-curly-chef-robin-my-fiercest-twist-out-ever

Thanks for sharing FalconTress!! Yes, I do have a post here - http://curlynikki.forumotion.com/t8725-online-interactive-cooking-classes-would-you-be-interested-non-hair-topic. My classes should be starting in the next 1-2 months. I'm just getting some logistics together on the best site to place them on. My youtube channel should be up soon as well! I'll need all the help from the curly ladies to pass the word around and make it successful!

Until then, I'm going to try to make a point of posting some recipes.
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Post by cluelesscurl on 28th January 2011, 10:58 am

Here are two of mine's that I'd like to share. The green beans sounds yummy I'm going to try it. Thanks for sharing.


http://cluelesscurl.blogspot.com/2010/11/mac-and-chz-with-cauliflower.html
http://cluelesscurl.blogspot.com/2010/10/mango-and-avocado-salad.html

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Post by Duchess52 on 28th January 2011, 4:43 pm

I'm going grocery shopping in a minute and I'll get some green beans. Have to give this recipe a try.
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Post by Mangos&Bananas on 29th January 2011, 1:19 am

Im a vegitarian. Lol, so if I think of some cool recipes ill be back! Smile idk when im going to cook, but just for kicks, ill take some pics of what I eat 2morrow and post those! Smile
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Post by Mangos&Bananas on 29th January 2011, 1:24 am

Karyn wrote:garlic parmesan green beans are also delicious

1 lb. fresh green beans, stems removed i use organic frozen green beans
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese
Directions

Steam green beans until slightly tender, about 6-8 minutes.
Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Transfer steamed green beans to the melted butter and garlic. Toss to coat green beans evenly and continue to sautee for approximately 5 minutes over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and sprinkle grated parmesan. Toss once again until parmesan is melted, approximately 1 minute
it's so easy, but so delicious (this is coming from someone who HATES green beans lol)

mm..sounds delish! (Im so corney lol) ill put it on my to do list!!
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Post by Karyn on 29th January 2011, 1:43 am

CurlyChefRobin wrote:[ My classes should be starting in the next 1-2 months. I'm just getting some logistics together on the best site to place them on. My youtube channel should be up soon as well! I'll need all the help from the curly ladies to pass the word around and make it successful!

Until then, I'm going to try to make a point of posting some recipes.

i'm definitely looking forward to your classes and will look out for your recipes

cluelesscurl wrote:
http://cluelesscurl.blogspot.com/2010/11/mac-and-chz-with-cauliflower.html

i don't like cauliflower, but this looks good! i can't do mango w/ salt and pepper though. i tried it after listening to m.i.a's "sunshowers" and was like pale lol

Mangos&Bananas wrote:Im a vegitarian. Lol, so if I think of some cool recipes ill be back! Smile

i'm a vegetarian too! going on four years in march.
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Post by sweetdrk1 on 29th January 2011, 2:00 am

I was taught to cook by my granny and I don't measure a thing! So someone is always loving something I made, but swear that I have secrets. No secrets, just no recipe! lol!
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Post by Mangos&Bananas on 29th January 2011, 3:57 am

@karyn really? That's awsome. Once, I tried to turn vegan but I kept eating cereal. Lol.


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