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24 January 2012 - 5:53pm

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Please share it here, will you? Healthy or not.... it's ok!

Asparagus-Vermicelli Toss

1 pound fresh asparagus
7 oz. uncooked Vermicelli
1 cup grape tomato halves
4 green onions, sliced
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2/3 cup Italian dressing
2 tbsp lemon juice

Snap off tough ends of asparagus & cut into 2 inch pieces.

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus for last minute of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.

Place pasta and asparagus in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, tossing to coat.

Chill if desired.

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24 January 2012 - 6:46pm
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Hi Ubetcha!

What an awesome idea for a thread! I can always use more recipes! I hope many will participate. I don't have a lot of time right now, but I will get out my favorite recipes and share some very soon. I love asparagus, so the above recipe sounds very yummy....and healthy! Smile

I hope many members will participate so I can collect some new ideas, as I tend to get "stuck in a rut' with my cooking.

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Great thread! I'm looking forward to trying this recipe. I may wait until asparagus comes back into season though.

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Okay. Sorry it took me so long to get back here, but there are going to be plenty more where this comes from, lol. I REALLY hope others will participate in this thread, because I love to collect new recipes.

I will start with my wonderful Breakfast Burritos. These have spoiled my taste for all others, ever since a woman brought them into work (she made mini-ones and rolled up a ton of them for staff!)

One pound of Jimmy Dean pork sausage or other sausage in a roll (I use the regular/mild)
One pound of hash browns
One dozen eggs
Cheddar Cheese
Burrito-sized tortillas

In large frying pan, break up and cook sausage in pan until completely cooked through. Cook hash browns as you would normally make them. Add the hash browns to the sausage and mix together. While those are cooking, crack one dozen eggs and beat with whisk. Once ingredients are mixed, pour eggs over all. Cook until the eggs are cooked through and keep stirring as you cook.

Once mixture is done, lay out a tortilla and sprinkle with cheese (I like lots of cheese). Spoon the mixture on top and roll up like a burrito. Repeat. I am trying to think how many I made with one pack of tortillas. I believe I had around one dozen? What I like to do next is place them in the oven (after they are all rolled up) at 350 for about five minutes or so or until you are sure the cheese has melted. This makes them so most of the tortilla is soft, but just a little bit crispy in places.

Serve with salsa and/or sour cream. I even like them plain.

Variations: add green chilis or a bit of salsa to the mixture or whatever you can think of to your taste!

I am making myself SO hungry right now, lol! I made these, last, on New Year's Day. They are always a big hit. Another great thing, is we never have leftovers around here, but this recipe makes enough so that we do. Often leftovers don't reheat well in the microwave, especially recipes with eggs, but I promise you these are just a good re-warmed (can reheat in microwave OR oven).

I want these again soon! Smile

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26 January 2012 - 6:24am
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Yummy2x.... It made me hungry now. lol Wish we could get all together and have a Party

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26 January 2012 - 6:30am
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Now, THAT is an awesome idea, Ubetcha! Let's have it catered, though. Everyone tells me I am a good cook, but the trouble is I don't really LIKE to cook. lol I do enjoy making a nice meal for my family, once in a while, and I cook when I am craving something now. After all those years of HAVING to cook, I am kind of on strike right now.

I am still ready to party!!!! Party Or could we settle for a casino buffet? haha! Wink

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i agree.... i don't like to clean-up the mess and wash the dishes Joking

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26 January 2012 - 8:54am
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Okay. Sorry it took me so long to get back here, but there are going to be plenty more where this comes from, lol. I REALLY hope others will participate in this thread, because I love to collect new recipes.

I will start with my wonderful Breakfast Burritos. These have spoiled my taste for all others, ever since a woman brought them into work (she made mini-ones and rolled up a ton of them for staff!)

One pound of Jimmy Dean pork sausage or other sausage in a roll (I use the regular/mild)
One pound of hash browns
One dozen eggs
Cheddar Cheese
Burrito-sized tortillas

In large frying pan, break up and cook sausage in pan until completely cooked through. Cook hash browns as you would normally make them. Add the hash browns to the sausage and mix together. While those are cooking, crack one dozen eggs and beat with whisk. Once ingredients are mixed, pour eggs over all. Cook until the eggs are cooked through and keep stirring as you cook.

Once mixture is done, lay out a tortilla and sprinkle with cheese (I like lots of cheese). Spoon the mixture on top and roll up like a burrito. Repeat. I am trying to think how many I made with one pack of tortillas. I believe I had around one dozen? What I like to do next is place them in the oven (after they are all rolled up) at 350 for about five minutes or so or until you are sure the cheese has melted. This makes them so most of the tortilla is soft, but just a little bit crispy in places.

Serve with salsa and/or sour cream. I even like them plain.

Variations: add green chilis or a bit of salsa to the mixture or whatever you can think of to your taste!

I am making myself SO hungry right now, lol! I made these, last, on New Year's Day. They are always a big hit. Another great thing, is we never have leftovers around here, but this recipe makes enough so that we do. Often leftovers don't reheat well in the microwave, especially recipes with eggs, but I promise you these are just a good re-warmed (can reheat in microwave OR oven).

I want these again soon! Smile

I hate to cook but these sound yummy. I LOVE potatoes especially hash browns. Thanks for the recipe!

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I am still ready to party!!!! Party Or could we settle for a casino buffet? haha! Wink

Casino buffet sounds great then we can play the slots or other games afterward. Smile

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i agree.... i don't like to clean-up the mess and wash the dishes Joking

Plus why is that OTHER people's cooking always tastes better to me? I eat SO much when I go home to mom's house, lol! There is just something about "other people's cooking." I can eat something, then make the same thing at home, and it is just not the same, even if I make it exactly the same way.

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Casino buffet sounds great then we can play the slots or other games afterward. Smile

Yes! We could get a bunch of adjoining rooms, then meet for dinner, play the slots, meet back at the rooms and PAaaaaRTAaaaaaY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Party Party Party

Now that I am dreaming, I will dream farther. At the land casino I go to most often, they have a SPA, and I always said WHEN I win a big jackpot, I will go get a massage, at least, and a spa package, at most. We could do that, too! Smile

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This roast lamb leg recipe is the best. It has the most delicious peppery apple sauce / gravy. I've cooked it twice and believe me its a winner, especially for a big family dinner.

Gordon Ramsay's Cider and honey roast leg of lamb:
http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/10736/cider-and-honey-roast-leg-...

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It does look delicious.... lamb meat is rare at my local grocery store.

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I hate to cook but these sound yummy. I LOVE potatoes especially hash browns. Thanks for the recipe!

I love the combination of potatoes and eggs, even just scrambled eggs over fried potatoes, and so easy! In fact, I wish I had some right now!

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Does everyone know that easy stand-by have-the-craving-for-chocolate AND no-bake oatmeal drop cookies? These are SO incredibly easy. My boys loved them when they were kids. This recipe says the PB is optional, but I always add it to mine.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,2310,154177-234202,00.html

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Does everyone know that easy stand-by have-the-craving-for-chocolate AND no-bake oatmeal drop cookies? These are SO incredibly easy. My boys loved them when they were kids. This recipe says the PB is optional, but I always add it to mine.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,2310,154177-234202,00.html

Yum. This sounds super easy to make. I like coconut so I will add that. I wonder if I could cut down on the sugar if add coconut. I may do some experimenting. Thanks Hope.

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Thanks for the link, I would definitely bookmark this on my favorite folder. I highly recommend this website:

http://allrecipes.com/

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Thanks for the link, I would definitely bookmark this on my favorite folder. I highly recommend this website:

http://allrecipes.com/

The first recipe I saw on there was Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Alfredo. I think if I had the ingredients, I would make it right now. Thanks for the website.

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I love using my crock pot, but I go in "spurts" with this and forget about it sometimes. So easy to use. I used to have this cookbook (before the fire), and I loved it! Especially when I was working outside the home, the crock pot cooking was SO helpful.

http://www.amazon.com/Fix-Forget-Cookbook-Feasting-Cooker/dp/1561483176

I also use allrecipes.com, and the internet has such a great wealth of recipes and different sites, even for special diets, like gluten free, sugar free, and vegetarian. I love having easy access to so many recipes or even if I forget about or lose a recipe and need to look it up again.

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Nothing can be more simple than this beef stew recipe!

Easy Beef Stew (courtesy of my mother)

1 to 2 packs of stewing beef
6 potatoes - peeled and cut into large chunks
6 carrots - peeled and diced
1 can tomato soup - family size
Rosemary (optional)

Place first three ingredients in a roasting pan. Mix in tomato soup plus one can of water or as close to a can as you can fit in if you have a smaller roasting pan. (I do not add the rosemary, because it is not my favorite spice. Use whatever you want to get creative). Place in oven at 325 degrees and bake for 3 hours or until the vegetables are completely done. Stir occasionally while baking or see if you need to add a bit of water.

Basically, this is a "fix it and forget it," which is the kind of meal I love! Put it in the oven, sit back and wait, and done! Smile

If you want to add more to the stew, that is up to you. You may add onions, celery, or any other veggies you enjoy in a stew. However, the basic ingredients keep it very easy! It is a huge hit at our house, and I like it with lots of meat! The meat melts in your mouth when cooked slowly like that (and when thoroughly done).

This could be done in a crockpot, but I love the smell of it baking in the oven on a cold, winter day.

Serve with a warm bread or warm dinner rolls and butter. A complete, but very easy, meal!

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It's great that I could use my crockpot on your recipe Hope777. It's been collecting dust for a while lol that's convenient for a hectic schedule. Thanks so much for sharing.

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You are welcome, Ubetcha! I really like that you started this thread, and I hope that others will post many more recipes, because I could use lots of new ideas, too. Smile

I promise to post a few each week, at least.

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I told my boyfriend that we have to get the crock pot out! I love crock pot recipes because you don't have to babysit them.

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I told my boyfriend that we have to get the crock pot out! I love crock pot recipes because you don't have to babysit them.

How true! I loved coming home from work and having my meal done. It was a little work the night before, but well worth it. Consider grabbing that cookbook, too, if you get a Crockpot. Unlike some, the recipes are simple and reasonable, food that real people eat, lol

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I am making a rhubarb cake, and I thought I would post it here. My mom gave me a bunch of really nice rhubarb, and I have several rhubarb cake recipes, but I am making this one today:

Rhubarb Cake

Mix up one Yellow Cake Mix
Put batter in pan
Spread over the top of the batter:
4 C of finely chopped rhubarb
1 C Sugar
1 pint whipping cream (pour the liquid whipped cream over all).

Bake approximately one hour at 350 degrees.

Tomorrow I am going to make my Easy Beef Stew in the crock pot (too hot to bake for 3 hours in the oven). I will chop up all the potatoes and carrots tonight, and then we will have dessert with a meal. I rarely cook (or bake) anymore, so it will be nice to have a decent meal.

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I have never had rhubarb before. What kind of taste does it have? Is the texture like cabbage?

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I have never had rhubarb before. What kind of taste does it have? Is the texture like cabbage?

No, not at all like cabbage. And, oh, it is yummy! Smile

Rhubarb is a long stalk and it is very juicy and VERY tart. The outside is stringy and thin if you peel it, it is okay to leave it on and most people do. The inside is very crunchy and juicy and very tart.

When we were kids, we would pick it and wash it and get a little cup of sugar and dip it in sugar and eat it raw. (Remember, I always loved tart and sour things like green apples, lemons, etc). The leaves, however, are poisonous.

Rhubarb is excellent in jam, either plain or stawberry-rhubarb jam is excellent, too. I have another cake recipe that is very good. Some people make "rhubarb sauce," to put over ice cream or even eat plain. Tastefully Simple has an EXCELLENT strawberry-rhubarb jam, but it is spendy. Many people make their own, as I said.

I am sure you have seen rhubarb before, but this picture might describe the peeling and the inside better than I can. You can see how thin it is on the outside. Again, no need to peel it, but sometimes when chopping it will string off and separate on some pieces.

The other photo shows how big the leaves can get. I used to grow it in my garden, and it comes back every year.

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Great photos. Thanks for taking the time to tell me about rhubarb. I will have to try it now. I hope your cake recipe comes out ok. Your beef stew meal is making me hungry.

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Great photos. Thanks for taking the time to tell me about rhubarb. I will have to try it now. I hope your cake recipe comes out ok. Your beef stew meal is making me hungry.

This cake is kind of like a custard in the middle (the whipping cream). I have another that is more "cake like" or almost like a bread where you sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top, and it is really good, too. The rhubarb adds a lot of moisture to the cake.

I have the stew in the crockpot!

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Rhubarb is yummy in desserts. How was the cake hope?

We made gozleme last night which is a Turkish pastry dish with minced meat and spinach in it. Something like this:
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/28872/spicy+beef+and+eggplant+gozleme

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Rhubarb is yummy in desserts. How was the cake hope?

We made gozleme last night which is a Turkish pastry dish with minced meat and spinach in it. Something like this:
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/28872/spicy+beef+and+eggplant+gozleme

They were delicious!

The cake was excellent, CL-Ed.

And Oh My gosh, those look awesome! Can you write out the recipe exactly, because I LOVE spinach in things. I make the Italian dish, manicotti, and I make some with meat and cheese, some with meat, cheese and spinach, and some with just cheese. (Stuffing for the manicotti noodles).

I once had spinach pie at the Renaissance Fair and it contained spinach and cheese in the flakiest, yummiest crust, and I craved it for days after. I have never tried to make it, but that reminds of what you are describing, only even better. My mouth is watering, lol! Those sound so good! Are they a lot of work to make?

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