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Personal Recipes Deserve to be Shared! 
Feb. 19, 2011 5:24 am 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2011 8:50 am
Personal Recipes Deserve to be Shared!

There are so many wonderful recipes on this site that we all enjoy.  However, finding personal recipes of our fellow cooks is not quite as user friendly.  Post your favorite personal recipes here that you are willing to share with everyone!  Don't leave them lonely and ignored any longer!
Here are some of mine:
Pork Fried Rice: this is easy with leftover pork and delish!<
Winter Warm-up Chowder: (the name says it all!)<
Broil-Up: I love these for lunch or any easy yummy dinner!<
Curry Crab Toast:  My favorite ever appy!<
My Guys No Sissy Quiche: My take on an old stand-by<
Ham & Peppers Penne Pasta: Created in a pinch for a fast dinner!<
Duchess Potatoes:  Nothing new here, just couldn't find it on this site:(

Yorkshire Pudding:  always reliable for me and a nice bit of flavour!<

Got a Craving Cookie Bars ~ my variation on the famous Magic Bar with a peanut butter twist ~ YUM!!<

(*note on the above links: they have a ">" on the end of the link, if you copy/paste that, it won't work. Seems to work fine if you just click on the link)

Feb. 19, 2011 5:28 am
Thank you for creating this blog!
Feb. 19, 2011 5:31 am
This is my mom's recipe for a different take on Swedish rye bread. Try it with a touch of lingonberries for typical Swedish fare.
Feb. 19, 2011 5:42 am
This one is a staple in our house when there is leftover meat in the fridge...almost ANY meat works great
Feb. 19, 2011 5:45 am
...and my all time fav
Feb. 19, 2011 5:47 am
Can't WAIT for the weather to be right for this one!
Deb C 
Feb. 19, 2011 5:48 am
Thanks Carrie for setting this up! This is my most requested recipe:
Feb. 19, 2011 5:50 am
Great Idea. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 19, 2011 5:51 am
An extension to above. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 19, 2011 5:52 am
And not least. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 19, 2011 5:53 am
This blog was requested by "Janet7th" after she saw Baker Bees thread. I love her suggestion of having them available more easily and the buzz threads vanish all too quickly!
Feb. 19, 2011 5:54 am
These are some great recipes ~ keep them coming ladies & gents!
Feb. 19, 2011 5:54 am
Hi, last a snack. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 19, 2011 6:01 am's mine i'm trying to get our local pizza shop to put it on their menu.
Feb. 19, 2011 6:22 am .... Thanks Carrie, this is my favorite new one - and to think I vowed not to save any more new recipes to get my RB under control. I'll have to amend my decision to not include other's personal recipes!!
Feb. 19, 2011 6:50 am Family favorite.
Feb. 19, 2011 6:51 am
Hey, Carrie... for the sweet tooth..
Feb. 19, 2011 6:51 am . . Thank you for this blog since it takes forever to get anything approved!
Feb. 19, 2011 8:38 am
Hi Carrie, What a great idea! I get really frustrated on the buzz when someone recommends a personal recipe and I don't save it and then I can't find it. This is a favorite, even if its for warmer weather.&#10;
Feb. 19, 2011 8:51 am
By the way Carrie- the link to your quiche is wrong. I wanted to check out a manly quiche!! =)
Feb. 19, 2011 10:06 am
Thanks Carrie! great idea - btw loved your Ham, Peppers & Penne recipe! Here's a few of mine (never shared my jambalaya because i know there's other personal ones people like and didn't want to "compete" but today I decided maybe I would share it after all :) ~
Feb. 19, 2011 10:07 am
This isn't that fantastic but we do love it every summer ~
Feb. 19, 2011 10:07 am
My step son's creation, I told him I'd post a recipe to encourage his creativity, but it's rather good ~
Feb. 19, 2011 11:04 am It is different because it does not use tomato products at all.was my grandma's
Feb. 19, 2011 1:12 pm - Love these Sweet Potatoes all year long.
Feb. 19, 2011 2:47 pm
If you like spinach this is so good!&#10;
Feb. 19, 2011 3:22 pm
A favorite of all ages....
Feb. 19, 2011 4:26 pm
Feb. 19, 2011 5:48 pm
These recipes are fabulous! Keep them coming and yes!! this is the place to share ~ You never know who might have the same palate as you!! ** Thanks for the heads up on some of my links being confused, I think they are fixed now:)
Feb. 19, 2011 6:02 pm
I know this is kind of out of the ordinary, lol, but they are good if you like sweet and hot together. :)
Feb. 19, 2011 6:12 pm
So kind of you..thank you doll!
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Feb. 19, 2011 6:16 pm
one more......
Feb. 19, 2011 6:49 pm
Great idea! I can't wait to sit back and look at all these great recipes! Thanks Carrie. Here's my one and only submitted recipe, a cheesesteak dip.
Feb. 19, 2011 8:19 pm Great topic Carrie!!! - Okay this is not my personal recipe, but one I have made of another person on here. I thought it was a good side dish. But, I do like cucumbers a lot. Now, I will be trying DarcieA flank steak tonight. I will let you know about that. And, then post that.
Feb. 19, 2011 8:27 pm
Got it and saved - thanks Carrie!
Feb. 19, 2011 10:41 pm
This is not my recipe. I made it tonight. IT IS INSANELY DELICOUS! Thank you, DarcieA for suggesting this to me when I asked a question on the buzz. :D P.S. - I also posted a picture.&#10;&#10;
Feb. 19, 2011 10:43 pm
Oh, yeah - Carrie I saved this blog under my favorites - So, I can come back and try other ones. Too many hidden recipes that need to be shared!
Feb. 19, 2011 11:35 pm
This is a much requested cookie!&#10;
Feb. 20, 2011 2:05 am
Hi again, My favourite seafood delight. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 20, 2011 6:39 am;I love this! Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 20, 2011 6:51 am
I love having a forum to share personal recipes. I can't believe this wasn't thought of before and often. Someone said there was a blog like this ages ago and if anyone has the link, please feel free to leave it here!
Feb. 20, 2011 7:04 am
This is one of the best chicken curry recipes you will ever try. Its been waiting to be approved for a year on this site. Ridiculous.. Everyone who has tried it loves it! Enjoy!!!&#10;
Feb. 20, 2011 7:06 am
This is our very favorite fruit salad. Can't wait for fruit salad season!
Feb. 20, 2011 7:21 am
"Cheesy Squash Bake" from this site, been a family favorite for over 50 years, delicious
Feb. 20, 2011 7:34 am
Great idea. Here is one of our favorites for lunch or with soup for dinner.
Feb. 20, 2011 7:34 am
Carrie, this is the link:
Feb. 20, 2011 7:35 am
Its almost time for this one too.
Feb. 20, 2011 7:40 am
This is my only personal one I have had time to type in. It is so yummy and worth the effort! &#10;
Feb. 20, 2011 8:17 am
This is my recipe for BBQ sauce when I ran out. It is easy and my husband likes it better than any store bought sauce.
Feb. 20, 2011 8:24 am
Here's my healthy spicy fun turkey burgers. Another one of my husband's favorites.
Feb. 20, 2011 8:43 am
Thanks Carrie for posting this blog! BTW, LOVE your picture! Here's one of my favorites:
Feb. 20, 2011 8:46 am
I should probably rename this since it is in fact a TUNA casserole but this is the name my grandmother called it by: It's a little different from the standard tuna casserole because it has potatoes rather than noodle. It tastes great with chicken instead of tuna, too.
Feb. 20, 2011 9:00 am
Hi, I love this dip. weird as it looks. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 20, 2011 10:09 am
Diamond Girl ~ Thank you for that link! So many of these recipes look fantastic!
Feb. 20, 2011 10:53 am
I make this often and it's so good with some frie or white rice, chicken with bear and cream:
Feb. 20, 2011 11:13 am
And one more, a typical portuguese. You can substitute cod for peeled cooked prawns or shrimp, tuna, Brotwurst like sausages sliced, etc:
Feb. 20, 2011 11:35 am
Here's one of mine I make all the time. Beware it's hot so decrease the cayenne pepper to taste.
Feb. 20, 2011 3:57 pm
These are delicious in the summer with fresh tomatoes. Kinda like a tuna melt without the bread:
Feb. 20, 2011 4:46 pm
Mayonnaise replaces the butter and Pepper Jack spices it up in this grilled cheese. So yummy....
Feb. 20, 2011 5:37 pm
I don't have supremely great personal recipes, but I'd like to thank you all for more yummy dishes to add to my selection! :)
Feb. 20, 2011 6:33 pm
So many great recipes! This is awesome!! Thanks everyone for sharing! This is an easy and fairly healthy soup we love. I never knew I liked dark greens until I started putting them in a brothy soup.&#10;
Feb. 20, 2011 8:09 pm
Great idea to get us to dig out some of our favs. Here's mine --->
Feb. 20, 2011 8:47 pm
Here's a recipe for Corn Pone ... a dense, moist cornbread ... from my childhood. I've never seen another like it.
Feb. 21, 2011 6:05 am
Hey, Carrie - On the duchess potatoes recipe you posted I have a couple of questions: Did you try this one? And, would I have to use the yukon gold potatoes? I had not been able to find them either! I made them years ago, but didn't have a name for them. I might try making this recipe some time. Thanks you!
Feb. 21, 2011 6:05 am
"thank you." :)
Feb. 21, 2011 6:17 am
Sorry, Carrie - One last question. How did you get the hyperlinks, or direct links to your recipes? Does it work on the buzz to? I couldn't get it to. I guess the blogs are different? I have never done a blog, but looks like you can do so much more! :D
Feb. 21, 2011 6:30 am
Now I'm hungry! After looking through your personal recipes, my mouth is watering! Thank you so much for sharing! Can't wait to try them all!
Feb. 21, 2011 6:31 am
*** Sarah, (Baker Bee) I make these all the time! Any potatoe that makes a good mash will work fine. (I think some people think Yukons are best for mash, but I've had wonderful mash using white potatoes lately) Be sure to drain your potatoes very well, you don't want any water in the mash. My favorite thing about this recipe is I can make it early in the day, get them on the cookie sheet, place in fridge and just brush butter and bake later! I actually think they hold the shape better if kept in fridge a couple hours! Enjoy:)
Feb. 21, 2011 6:34 am
Luv, isn't it wonderful??!! It would be fantastic if AR could set up a section for personal recipes that are not yet kitchen approved; maybe with a warning "We cannot be held responsible..." LOL
Feb. 21, 2011 6:35 am
Oh, thanks! - Yeah, I love these style of potatoes. They make the best presentation. My husband has never seen them. I know he will think they are neat. Thank you for posting that recipe. At least I have a name for them now. :)
Feb. 21, 2011 6:38 am
I wish we could click on them on the buzz. If even a hyperlink like you have on here. And, I would love to be able to see a picture when I get to the recipe without clicking on the photos at the top of the recipe. Well, this is the next best thing. Like I said great idea Carrie! So, much easier just to scroll through them all on one page, then trying to catch them for a short time on the buzz.
Feb. 21, 2011 6:50 am
This rib recipe is the one people still talk about for days after a BBQ. A little work, but well worth it!
Feb. 21, 2011 6:50 am
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Feb. 21, 2011 6:51 am
In case ya can't tell, I really like brownies! lol
Feb. 21, 2011 6:56 am
I have so many, ive submitted 117 and deciced that I am not longer submitting recipe here. But ill post a few of the ones I have >>>
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Feb. 21, 2011 7:01 am
I see lots of wonderful recipes I want to try, thanks for putting this together Carrie! I will add one, but honestly it requires REAL summertime tomatoes to make it shine!
Feb. 21, 2011 7:27 am
I eat this alot for lunch ... it's quick and nutricious and adaptable to ingredient changes.&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 7:33 am
** Baker Bee, forgot your 2nd question. I put this blog together in the test portion of hotmail and jsut copy/pasted the links; they converted themselves. Sure would be handy if links always were clickable!
Feb. 21, 2011 7:37 am
This is very easy to make, and am always requested to bring it to dinner parties !&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 8:30 am
Actually, this is better than what you get on the boardwalk.....
Feb. 21, 2011 8:39 am
You can't go wrong with this...easy, and I always get asked for the recipe:
Feb. 21, 2011 9:21 am
What a great idea! I hate that it's so hard to find personal recipes! Here is on of mine.
Feb. 21, 2011 9:22 am
This sounds strange, but it's really good!
Feb. 21, 2011 9:24 am
This is great w/ rotisserie chicken.
Feb. 21, 2011 10:21 am
I won my company's chili cookoff with this one:
Feb. 21, 2011 10:25 am
Hi, 2 pasta delights. cheers.&#10;;
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Feb. 21, 2011 1:49 pm
Your life will never be the same.&#10;&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 1:50 pm
My World famous fried chicken&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 1:52 pm
How about a hashbrown casserole&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 1:54 pm
or some stuffed pork chops&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 1:56 pm
This one is the best I ever created&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 3:04 pm
Submitted this, but it's never been published. Fast, easy and healthy:
Feb. 21, 2011 4:00 pm
My Easy Cowboy Beans (a.k.a. Frijoles Charros) recipe :)&#10;
Feb. 21, 2011 5:33 pm
Love this!!! here is my one and only personal recipe... I can't think of any others at the moment but I will post them if I do!
Feb. 21, 2011 5:35 pm
That should say "others that I've tried" as apposed to the one I submitted.
Feb. 21, 2011 7:33 pm
Feb. 21, 2011 8:40 pm
First off your baby is SO flipping cute! Second- I saved the broil ups and curry crab toast recipes. THEY LOOK delish! thanks for sharing!!
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Feb. 22, 2011 4:26 am
Hi, now more seafood. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 22, 2011 4:28 am
Hi, glorious side or main. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 22, 2011 4:44 am
WFDM ~ you are quite the bread maker, wow!!
Feb. 22, 2011 4:51 am
These are very rich cookies. I haven't made them in forever cuz I can never stop eating them! lol&#10;
Feb. 22, 2011 6:19 am
I imagine that the thought behind approved & personal is for quality control & control of the corporate brand. Not every personal recipe may fit and some may be flat out blatant copies of somebody's else published and copyrighted work. It's all legalese and legal mumbo jumbo but it is the world we currently all live in. That being said - Crawfish Pies - just in time for Mardi Gras -
Feb. 22, 2011 6:19 am
These are loved by children and adults.
Feb. 22, 2011 6:58 am
This is one of our favorites:
Feb. 22, 2011 7:01 am
I doubt that there is such a creature as an original recipe anymore! They all started with someone elses idea. We tweek them and adapt them to fit our personal tastes and preferences. Once in awhile I think I've "created" a new recipe, but I can usually find a similar one online.
Feb. 22, 2011 7:09 am
I thought I had a problem saving too many recipes before- Now I'm in BIG trouble!!
Feb. 22, 2011 8:21 am
I certainly agree! I've subitted seVeral of my best recipes, and no one has judged them at all. I know that these recipes are both foolproof an excellent. see what you think - here are my two best ones. RAJAH'S JEWELW (DIP) Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time:none Ready In:5 minutes Servings 8 Ingredients 1 package of golden raisins (Sultanas) 1 8 ox package of cream cheese 1 jar of sweet marmalade or one navel orange, cut up and with skin left on Curry powder to taste Directions 1. Briefly blend or chop sultanas until they are in thirds. Set aside. 2. Add rest of ingredients together in blender or a medium-sized bowl. If chopped separately, add sultanas and stir until well-blended. Footnotes If you use marmalade, make sure you use the sweet kind, not the bitter, regular version. The navel orange works just as well as the marmalade. Servel on slightly sweet crackers, like wheat thins. It is addictive - be warned! FEATHERLIGHT CREAM SCONES Prep Time: 5 - 10 min Cook Time: 10 - 12 mi Ready In:20 min Servings 10 INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour (preferably soft wheat flour if obtainable 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsps cream of tartar 1 tsp salt 1/3 cup confectionary sugar 1 stick of butter, cut into small pieces 3+ heaping Tbsps sour cream 1-2 Tbsps milk (optional) Sultana (golden) raisins to taste DIRECTIONS Set oven at 425°. Combine dry ingredients in food processor. Add butter and whirl mixture briefly. Add sour cream, tablespoon by tablespoon, whirling briefly after each addition to see if mixture balls. If necessary, add milk until it balls. Take out of processor and add raisins. Roll out about 1/2" - 3/4" thick. Cut into diamonds and place on greased or non-stick cookie shets. Bake 10 - 12 minutes until lightly golden on top. Footnote A fine variation on this is to substitute 3/4 cup of soft chopped ginger (obtainable from King Arthur) for the Suntana raisins.
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Feb. 22, 2011 8:27 am
Great blog! Thanks for sharing your recipes! The crab toast sounds wonderful! Sorry don't have any to share, haven't had time to get them off the scraps of paper I've jotted them on.
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Feb. 22, 2011 3:05 pm
I left a very long relationship with another cooking site after changes in ownership made it unpleasant to use. I am in the process of moving my recipes over. However, I'm having second thoughts after paying for supporting membership at AR because all these wonderful recipes are not being published. Many thanks to all of you who are posting here; I've greedily saved those I can't wait to try. On the subject of the legalities, check out:;&#10;Now, here's our current favorite for Black-Eyed Pea Soup --;&#10;I don't like BEP's, but I LOVE this. I keep individual servings in the freezer at all times. Perfect with a wedge of cornbread.
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Feb. 23, 2011 9:28 am
Excellent blog idea Carrie! I'm gonna save this page for sure so that I can come back n try these recipes! Well here's one of mine! :)
Feb. 23, 2011 10:21 am
Thank you for asking! My favorite Appetizer recipe is Rattlesnake Eggs: Large Fresh Jalapeno Peppers halved and seeded, Cream Cheese, and smoke flavored bacon. Stuff each half level full of cream cheese and wrap with a slice of bacon (snake style). Bake on cookie sheet in 400 degree oven until bacon and peppers are browning. These are not very hot if you get them done enough. I like to serve them for dinner with beans and tortilla chips.
Feb. 23, 2011 4:03 pm
I'm saving this whole shebang as a weblink. So many great sounding recipes and so little time. Here is our favorite guilt free banana bread, which I adapted from the Fannie Farmer cookbook.
Feb. 23, 2011 4:06 pm
Company quality meatloaf
Feb. 23, 2011 4:07 pm
And a personal favorite, delicious and very budget friendly
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Feb. 23, 2011 7:13 pm
oops so sorry,posted that 2 times:/
Feb. 23, 2011 8:09 pm
I thought the grating process was strange at first but I like the results :) ******
Feb. 23, 2011 8:41 pm
Hi Carrie! What a great blog. Here's my own corn bread recipe. It's not as messy as regular corn bread, but not like the "cake" like recipes that have barely any corn flavor.
Feb. 23, 2011 9:05 pm
Miss Mary - I made your smoothie tonight. I posted a picture and a review. It was very good, but note I did use liquid milk for the dry. Thanks, girl!
Feb. 24, 2011 1:31 am
Hi, the traditional scottish trifle for all occaishionssssss, Hic. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 24, 2011 4:21 am
Great blog! I've got many, but here's one I make a lot... for just hubby and me, or for dinner parties. It's a gem:
Feb. 24, 2011 4:52 am
Carrie, thank you so much for this blog! I nominate you for CEO of AR and I blame you and Janet7th for "feeding" my addiction! LOL Bring it on!!!
Feb. 24, 2011 5:21 am
Carrie, thanks so much for doing this! I have bookmarked so many, thanks you all for posting. Here's one to get you thnking of spring, a great starter to a more formal meal, or a summer luncheon:
Feb. 24, 2011 5:25 am
One more, thi is really simple and delicious, great for pot lucks. Would be good for Easter, too, it's great with ham:
Feb. 24, 2011 9:48 am
Please check out this amazingly simple yet so delicious recipe that my sister came up with. &#10;
Feb. 24, 2011 12:20 pm
Love this recipe, makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Use up some of those abundant zucchini and tomatos!&#10;
Feb. 24, 2011 3:24 pm
thanks for the pic b.b. can`t wait to see it!!!thank you!
Feb. 24, 2011 4:39 pm
LOL @ Butterfly Kisses, would that be a paid job?
Feb. 24, 2011 4:41 pm
Really happy so many are enjoying this blog and sharing!! Please do save it as a link, it will not be deleted:)
Feb. 24, 2011 5:04 pm
Carrie,how do you save it as a link???Thank you!!!!!!
Feb. 24, 2011 5:42 pm ***** I just finished making this for Sunday's family dinner. I got the recipe from an Italian Cooking Class I took last year. It is the BEST Spaghetti Sauce Recipe in the world. And, It's very simple and versitile too. Just add whatever spices YOU like to make it your own. It's the ONLY Tomatoey Saucey recipe I use now. I especially love to make it ahead and let the flavors meld together for a day or two or three. Also, I'm going to post a picture of it this evening. Right now, It's a FACELESS recipe.
Feb. 24, 2011 6:09 pm
Mary ~ copy and paste the following link. (Ctrl+C) Then go to your recipe box and click on "options", then "add weblink" and in the space provided hit paste (Ctrl+V)
Feb. 24, 2011 6:33 pm
Thanks Carrie and everyone for sharing. I've only posted one simple recipe and I did that BEcause my family raved when I brought them to a gathering. It was a last minute, just using what I had, and it worked. At least that is what they told me and the plate was empty first! Thanks!!!
Feb. 24, 2011 7:23 pm
Always late to the party (= Thank you for doing this Carrie! ************&#10;****&#10;****&#10;****&#10;****&#10;****&#10;
Feb. 24, 2011 7:25 pm
Oops! Clicked "post" before I was done (= ********&#10;****&#10;
Feb. 24, 2011 7:35 pm
Btw, something else I don't like that we cannot see is how someone else's recipe box is organized - what kind of files they have . . . One file I have is "personal recipes" with a "mine" and a "yours" subfile. All personal recipes that I save go in two files - the "yours" and the apporpriate catergory . . .
Feb. 24, 2011 7:36 pm
um, "appropriate" [that looks better (=]
Feb. 24, 2011 8:47 pm
Oh Carrie, you are like a breath of fresh air!Bless you:) You are absolutely Right on the Money!! Why should these Great recipes from grannnies,gramppies, moms and dads just sit in our RB's when they should be celebrated and shared WITHIN OUR LIFE TIMES!! lol Here is my contribution.;rid=2663564#2663564
Feb. 24, 2011 9:22 pm
Sure, Mary - You have to click on photos on the personal recipes it doesn't just show up when you are looking at the recipe. It should say 1 photo and click that.
Feb. 24, 2011 9:41 pm
Carrie, photo and review is up for your recipe! Let me know what you think? Is it acceptable?
Feb. 24, 2011 10:26 pm
Because personal recipes can be changed to "unshared" and disappear from your recipe box )= I suggest that you print them up so as not to lose them!
Feb. 24, 2011 11:50 pm
Okay, I put up a photo and changed it, so hopefully the second one is a little better. :D
Feb. 25, 2011 11:07 am
Here's mytake on a Weight Watchers recipe
Feb. 25, 2011 11:08 am
A good meatless meal - this really isn't spicy as stated, so add dried or fresh chilis or cayenne to suit your tastes ->
Feb. 25, 2011 11:08 am
Easy & fast!
Feb. 25, 2011 11:08 am
My favorite burger ->
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Feb. 25, 2011 12:54 pm
Thanks for starting this blog. What a great way to share our recipes! My favorite pizza recipe ~
Feb. 25, 2011 12:55 pm
My dad's favorite dip ~
Feb. 25, 2011 2:10 pm
Super quick and easy asian meal of sorts. Thanks for making this blog! I've been hunting around for a site that actually shows personal recipes unlike AR but found hope when I found this blog! &#10;
Feb. 25, 2011 4:51 pm
Thank you Carrie,for telling me how to save as this as a weblink to my recipe box!!!!!
Feb. 25, 2011 7:00 pm
So glad to share this recipe!!! I was so proud to come up with a "crowd" pleaser I hope some of you give it a try. Enjoy! &#10;
Feb. 25, 2011 7:50 pm
I'm glad this blog is still up and running! Xraybarb made a comment that I believe is worth talking about. (Please refer to her comment on February 24, at 10:26 pm.) Why do recipes on this site suddenly become "unshared?" Doesn't seem nice!! I was looking for a taco seasoning mix that I saved awhile back, and all of a sudden it's gone! Why is this allowed, and why does this occur??~Lauren
Feb. 25, 2011 10:16 pm
ok I need some help. I live alone and have fibromyalgia and it hard for me to cook. I have pasta down.I use a pasta boat. Microwave. I have a mixer on a stand and no a slow cooker. Well guys I need really easy but still yummy recipes. Hard to look through to find the easiest one. I also have a new healthmaster which I have yet to try but it supposted to juice, can add hot water to make health soup and make smoothies. I love fruits and most vegggies. I liked the smoothie recipes but I really need some easy slow cooker recipes that don't need alot of extra's. I also buy soymilk so if you have some more health smoothies I am up to that. I hope to be juicing soon. also I am a real sweet tooth so anything easy with desserts I would love. I should really stay focused on making very simple meals. One think I hate tuna fish. Won't eat Soups,meats,pasta,smothies,pies,cakes, cookies. Little to no baking in desserts. sure I can put cake and breas mixes together but not from scratch. I actually have to go to the store because I have no flour, sugar and get this salt or pepper. These plus eggs will be on my next shopping list.I make an easy casserole. From my mom. Brown llb of ground beef. add two to three cans of creme of anythng soup. I put in two can mushroom. Remember to take the grease of the hamburger. Add the condensed soup and a bag of frozen mixed veggies. if the dish it big enough I mix tator tots in with the stuff if not simply put on top. Always put some on top though. YOu can tweak this with potatoe mashed or different veggies or soup. bake 350degrees until veggies and soup hot. Mine is usually forty minutes. You could add more ingredience etc. It was just a fast meal my mom put together for us kids. I make it and so it must be easy. Please help with anything. Even it you think I may know to make I probably don't. I never learned more than basics and with my pain the easier the better. I have honey for suppliment sugar but sorry folks I really don't like Splenda too much. Is there a more natural additive. Please send me your recipes thanks alot. I really don't hate cooking just the pain that comes with it. Moderation in everything for me and I have to put a timer for even my typing. I hope I hear from you. it is freazing right now in Ny state. Snow very cold. Remember I am only one person so don't send me a dinner for a family. I am not good at figuring out how to downsize things. I guess I should have paid attention in math. Just remember I will probably be using less. But if you can freeze it for later. Bring it on. I love veggies too. raw ans cooked. Just not beets. Have had to many by the age of three. I also don't want to sound like a picky eater but I don't like any salad with mayo at all. if it part of recipe I will consider it. But not as a salas or sandwich it won't pass my lips. Nothing hot or spicy either. I have acid reflux. if you can cut those out and still be good I will take it. Time is up on my timer. Got to go.
Feb. 26, 2011 3:57 am
Feb. 26, 2011 6:30 am
Great idea Carrie! Here is an awesome pork loin recipe I came up with!
Feb. 26, 2011 6:31 am
Also here is a creamy tomato soup recipe! Its so good!
Feb. 26, 2011 6:33 am
PrettyMissusR, sometimes people have their recipes as "shared" and then change them to "unshared" I have heard of this happening for things like cooks leaving very unfair reviews or sometimes they get fed up with how long it takes for AR to approve them. Sad but true:)
Feb. 26, 2011 6:34 am
Phyllis, you read my mind!! I was just thinking the other day about smoked turkey legs. I used to take the kids to Disney in Japan just so I could have a smoked turkey leg!
Feb. 26, 2011 6:41 am
***hatecooking, I would suggest you post on the "Recipe Buzz" and Request a Recipe" to get some recommendations. For all the recipes on here you can change the serving size and click calculate ~ it will change the amounts for you (It does not change the test method tho, so don't let it confuse you when it is still using 2 pounds of beef even tho you have calculated it down to 1/2 pound) I would suggest you word your request saying you need easy, quick recipes for health reasons and people will come forward with recommendations!
Feb. 26, 2011 7:16 am
I agree! Some of my favorites to cook at home are MY recipes & those handed down in my family! I'll post my top 3 favorites here & the rest can be found under my profile under personal/family recipes.&#10;
Feb. 26, 2011 7:19 am;&#10;This is a favorite in my family, even my pasta-hating boyfriend loves it!
Feb. 26, 2011 7:21 am
Feb. 26, 2011 8:06 am
Feb. 26, 2011 8:15 am I love eating this for lunch, its even better the next day.
Feb. 26, 2011 2:20 pm
Something different with mangoes!&#10;&#10;
Feb. 26, 2011 4:10 pm
Mango bars! Can't wait to try these BK
Feb. 26, 2011 6:59 pm
Mashed Potatoes With Tangy Red Onion Dressing&#10;
Feb. 26, 2011 8:06 pm
Hi Carrie! Thanks a lot for the information. I'm still new to this site, and I'm still not sure how things work here! You mentioned, "...cooks get fed up with how long it takes AR to approve them (their recipes)." How long does it normally take for a recipe to get approved?? I mean, if a recipe is posted, I would think the moderators of this site would have some sort of filter, like other sites do - you know, to prevent abusive language or blatant disrespect (but I don't think they personally test each and every recipe that is posted). Also, it seems like most people that are posting on your blog are at least supporting members, which is why they're giving links to their recipes. SO, it appears that if I want to post a recipe, I have to become a supporting member, right?! (I know I sound like a complete moron right now!!) Anyway, thanks for explaining this mystery for me! I've seen recipes that are rated with one star, and the person didn't even go to the trouble of saying "why" they only gave one star! Very rude! However, that type of behavior wouldn't deter me from joining this site; I can take it!! :) And by the way, that taco seasoning mix I was telling you about was highly-rated: it had a 4.5 rating! SO, I guess we'll never know why she took it off!!~Take care now, Lauren
Feb. 26, 2011 8:30 pm
***"hatecooking": here's a nice, easy, and very good recipe for soup! Buy some really good bouillon cubes (beef, chicken, or vegetarian) and make up some broth, following the package directions. (I think Maggi and Knorr brands are the best, but that's just me!) Anyway, most stores in America sell freshly-shredded cabbage, chopped onions, shredded carrots, broccoli, and other veggies. Get whatever you want, or even buy some frozen veggies, since most of the time, those are cheaper. Add any amount of veggies you want for a particular soup, and simmer for about 45 minutes (especially if you're using the freshly-chopped onions) or so. Add a can of peeled, diced tomatoes (any type will do) during the last 10 minutes of cooking - it adds good color and extra vitamins for you. You might want to add more bouillon cubes before you have some of this soup; don't forget, you'll be seasoning the veggies with the bouillon cubes, too! Hope this helps - you don't have to fry anything, just mix everything together in a good-sized pot! Oh, and you can purchase those cans of tomatoes that have a pop-top; that way, just use a butter knife to pop it off, instead of using a can opener! And for others, that want to lose weight, this is a good recipe to stave off those cravings before dinner! Have a cup of this soup (just don't add peas or corn to the recipe) about 20 minutes before dinner. You'll "trick" yourself to eat less at dinner, since it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realize you've actually eaten something!! You can vary the types of broths and veggies so you don't get bored - it really works! ~Take care, Lauren
Feb. 26, 2011 8:32 pm
***BK: thanks for the recipe! I have 2 mango trees, and mangoes are literally falling off the trees right now! In my spare time (!) I'm making mango chutneys for gifts, but these sound good, too!!~ Take care, Lauren
Feb. 26, 2011 8:52 pm
Better late than's a few of mine. &#10; &#10; I am a big fan of the 'make it yourself dry cream of ____ soup mix'. The last recipe I listed calls for it (dry soup recipe can be found within my chili cheese recipe). I keep a giant ziplock bag of the stuff made up and in my freezer.
Feb. 27, 2011 2:23 am
Hi, cosy, glorious comfort food for the shivering and snow. cheers.&#10;
Feb. 27, 2011 7:27 am
This time I made sure to bookmark this blog this time so I can locate it again to try all these wonderful recipes. I have a late addition. I made this Chicken Enchilada Pizza the other night and it turned out great. It is easy and delicious.&#10;&#10;
Feb. 27, 2011 9:03 am
Feb. 27, 2011 11:00 am
I read this blog a few days ago and decided I'd join the posting party too...
Mar. 10, 2011 8:50 am
This a my favorite dessert that our family makes. It's a no bake cherrycheese cake.&#10;
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I am currently working as a Social Worker at a men's Emergency Shelter. Prior to this, we spent 15 years living overseas in support of my husband's career. We have lived in Pakistan, Tokyo Japan and Shanghai China as well as a short stay in the USA. We have 5 grown children and 5 beautiful, fun grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
I guess I like to cook main dishes the most and play with things to try to make them better. Problem is, when I get something really great, I can never remember the next time what I had done! I go on baking kicks until we all gain so much weight, I have to stop!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm a bit of control freak, so I like to host rather than be hosted. Often to my detrement, as I get exhausted with pretty bad arthritis. Many of our funniest family stories might include a tale of "Mom was so tired by that point, she burst into tears"! One of those times was with our family tradition of shrimp cocktail as an appetizer to Christmas dinner ~ in error I had bought the super hot seafood sauce and my five little kids couldn't even eat it. Hubby rescued the day, by rinsing their shrimp and making some mild seafood sauce with ketchup and horseradish.
My cooking triumphs
An emergency camping meal. We got to the campsite to find a major storm starting and had to cook fast & furious to get warmed up. As we then planned on leaving early in the morning, I threw sausage, pork, beef and all kinds of veggies into a pot. My husband recently brought that up when we were discussing the show "The best thing I ever ate" Of course, I have never been able to duplicate it :)
My cooking tragedies
November 7/10 Made a leg of lamb roast for dinner. Used some different seasonings in the rub this time, so I thought that was the funny smell. My roast potatoes came out gorgeous, peas & carrots perfect and the grvy a beautiful rich color. We sit down as the minute I take a bite, I know ~ the meat is bad. Dh and Ds carried on for a few minutes until they got nervous too. I spat my first bite out, but had some of the gravy, so I could get a bit sick. But dh and ds are sitting here looking at each other, wondering who will puke first. Thank goodness I just found out where the hospital is in our new hometown! On the bright side, at least didn't have company :)
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