Fallen's Low Fat and Fast Chicken Cacciatore
Fieryskies' Herb Chicken and rice
Fieryskies' Chicken Parmesan
fieryskies' Spaghetti and Meat Balls
Aile's Jambalaya
xaos' super-easy, i-dont-feel-like-cooking-tonight, chili cheese chicken
Kestrel’s Sausage Biscuits
The one and only Dave’s Mom's Chicken and Dumplins
Fallen's Mom's Sherry Mushroom Chicken
Winston's ridiculously easy chilli con carne...
lynne's fried rice with egg
Andy's Tarka Dahl Recipe
Glen's Vanilla Cream
xaos' greatgrandma's torte chocolat, a la patisserie
Xaos' potato knish
Xaos' greek dolmathes (a.k.a. "dolma" or "stuffed grape leaves")
Fallen's CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Just Me's Banana Cream Cheese Pie
JSG’s In-a-pinch Mashed Potato Salad
Xaos' mushroom and chile chicken
Aile’s Apples and Onions Chicken
xaos' chicken cacciatore
xaos' THE BEST creamed potatoes. No, really.
Fallen's Chicken Soup
xaos' california fajitas
JSG's Pescado en Mojo De Ajo (Fish in Garlic Sauce)
xaos' broiled salmon with lemon-herb sauce
Xaos' Fruit Salsa
JSG’S Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake
JSG’s Arroz con Pollo
JSG'S Mexican Corn Casserole
JSG's Queso Dip
xaos' stuffed roast duckling
The Bachelor's way Sweet & Sour Chicken (Brought to you by JM)
Justme's Meatball Stew
JSG's Seafood Corn Chowder
Justme's Sausage-Chili Squares
No title … just yummy goodness
Slow Cooker Meat Sauce
A Valentine's Meal
Justme's Easy and Fast Cheesecake
Justme's Mexicalli Rice
Pancake Batter
Chocolate Cream Pie
Butterscotch Confetti
Oven Steak
Fallen's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tacos
Sweet Salad of the Gods
Bob's Beans
Justme's Dump Cake
Tinypixie's Porcupine Meatballs
Vegetarian Roasted Potatoes
Summer Salad
Mexican Sushi
Seafood Pico
JSG'S Guacamole
Chicken Filling
Honey Mustard Chicken
Beef Barley Soup
   



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Friday, February 13, 2004
Happy Valentine's Day from WFD

On the menu today:


A Valentine's Meal

To start:

Kestrel's Greek Salad:

Ingredients:

1 cucumber
1-3 ripe tomatoes (depends on how much you like them)
150-200 grams of Feta (She prefers goat feta)
1 small jar of marinated artichoke hearts (about 6 ounces) balsamic vinegar to taste (generally about 1/8 - 1/4 of a cup)
bell peppers (any color)
red onion
pitted whole black olives

Cube cucumber, leaving skin on. (Cucumber skin contains pepsin, which helps you digest the cucumber easier) Cube tomatoes/peppers/onion.   Toss it all in a big bowl.  If using canned olives (She does) drain and rinse well. Dump 'em in the bowl.

Put feta in a small bowl. Attack with a fork until crumbled into small pieces.   Add to the big bowl.  Open your jar of artichoke hearts and...you guessed it!   Throw those into the big bowl too! (you can slice them smaller first, if you want to). Put in the oil they're marinated in as well, it's part of the dressing and conveniently pre-spiced.

Pour the balsamic vinegar over all of it, mix gently with a large spoon. Cover and allow to sit in the fridge for at least an hour, if you have time, that way the flavor of the vinegar soaks into the cheese.

When you try some, make sure to scoop right out from the bottom where the dressing has accumulated. If it's not tart enough, add a bit more vinegar.


Fallen's Oven Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients:
2 pounds of round steak, in strips
1 large onion, diced
2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup red wine
1 can beef consomme
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 teaspoons of flour
2 bay leaves
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/4 cup of vegetable oil, preferably canola

Brown meat in small batches in oil over medium to high heat.  Put into a casserole dish.  Add salt, pepper and wine.  In the pan you browned the meat, brown onions and add mushrooms.  Cook over medium heat fro 5 to 10 minutes.  In a measuring cup mix tomato paste, consomme and flour.

Add mixture to onions and mushrooms.  Add bay leaves and garlic.  When mixture is heated through completely, pour over meat and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until tender.  Remove from oven.  Take a small amount of sauce and put in a bowl.  Add sour cream.  This is very important to ensure that sour cream does not go funny and be completely unusable.  Add tempered sour cream/sauce back into heated mixture.  Served best with egg noodles and steamed vegetables.


JSG's Kahlua Cheesecake

Ingredients:

1 1/2 c Chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 c Melted butter
2 tb Sugar

1 3/4 c Semi-sweet chocolate chips/chunks (divided)
1 c Whipping cream (divided)
1/4 c + 2 Tbsp. Kahlua (divided)
24 oz Cream cheese, softened
1 c Sugar
1/3 c Cocoa
3 Eggs
1 ts Vanilla extract
1 tb Powdered sugar

Mix crumbs, butter, and sugar. Press onto bottom and up the sides partway of a 9-inch cheesecake pan. Freeze 5 minutes, then bake at 350F for ten minutes and allow to cool.

Heat in a bowl or pan over boiling water 1/2 cup chocolate chunks until melted and smooth. Add 1/4 cup whipping cream and 1/4 cup Kahlua and stir until blended.

In another bowl, beat cream cheese, cocoa and sugar until fluffy. Add first mixture to the second and blend well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, and vanilla. Pour over prepared crust and bake 10 minutes at 400 F. Decrease to 275 F and bake another 45 minutes. Remove from oven to cool. Loosen cake from rim of pan and remove.

Melt remaining 1 1/4 cup chocolate. Then add 1/4 cup whipping cream and 2 Tbsp Kahlua. Mix well. Spread on top of cake and refrigerate about six hours or until set.

Before serving, beat remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream with the powdered sugar and garnish cake by piping on it and decorating it with a few remaining chocolate chips.

FYI - Any time you have alcohol or vanilla in a recipe, double the amounts. :)

Enjoy!


Posted at 08:07 pm by fallendarkness

aNNabaNAna
February 15, 2004   06:56 AM PST
 
kahlua cheesecake!!!

cheesecake is my world. and this one doesnt sound THAT difficult (though i know that i can be really messed up in the kitchen, no matter what i make)

do u know how'ta make bailey's icecream??
 

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