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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2008, 07:12:36 AM »
Dot...those cupcakes...sound FANTASTIC.

They are as good as they sound.  They're ridiculous.  I had to give them away because I didn't trust myself with them in the house.
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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2008, 09:49:02 AM »
Dot...those cupcakes...sound FANTASTIC.

They are as good as they sound.  They're ridiculous.  I had to give them away because I didn't trust myself with them in the house.

where did the cupcake recipe go??  it disappeared!  can you PM it to me or repost?  i'm making them tomorrow ;)
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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2008, 09:50:52 AM »
I guess I'll post this one since we all seem to be posting a lot of cakes/cupcakes.  This makes exactly 1 dozen cupcakes and they are outrageously good (and horribly, HORRIBLY fattening).  I made them for my daughter's class and the kids and grownups all loved them.  This is the recipe that the real Sprinkles' cupcake company uses, I got it via Martha Stewart.

Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes

2/3 cup fresh or thawed frozen strawberries (I prefer fresh)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted (I prefer cake flour if you have it)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 cup whole milk, room temp
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temp
2 large egg whites, room temp

1. Preheat oven 350*.  Line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners.
2. Puree strawberries (food processor).  You need 1/3 cup puree so add more strawberries if needed, or reserve any extra for the frosting.
3.  Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt in a bowl, set aside.  In another bowl, mix together milk, vanilla and strawberry puree, set aside.
4.  Cream butter and sugar in an electric mixer until light and fluffy (don't rush this step).  Slowly add eggs and egg whites until just blended well.
5.  With the mixer on low, add 1/2 of the flour mixture, mix until just blended.  Add 1/2 of the milk/strawberry mixture, mix until just blended.  Add the remaining flour & milk/strawberry mixture the same way.
6.  Divide evenly into the cupcake tin.  Bake until tops are just dry, 22 to 25 minutes.  Let cool completely before icing.


Strawberry Frosting

1/2 cup whole fresh or thawed frozen strawberries
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, firm and slightly cold
Pinch of coarse salt
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  Puree strawberries the same way you did for the cupcakes.  You need 3 tablespoons. 
2.  In an electric mixer, mix the butter and salt until light and fluffy.
3.  Reduce speed to low and slowly add in the confectioners' sugar until well combined. 
4.  Add the vanilla and strawberry puree.

Do not overmix the frosting.  It will be dense and creamy, like ice cream.  Frost the cupcakes with a very thick layer of this icing.  I always had some extra left over, even after frosting them very generously.

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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2008, 09:52:41 AM »
thank ya, stot.
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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2008, 02:01:17 PM »
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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2008, 03:53:48 PM »
Quick & Easy Coconut Bean Curry (vegan)

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Onion, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1-3 Tablespoons Red Curry Paste (to taste)
1 can Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
1 can Diced Tomatoes
2 cans Red Kidney Beans, drained
Salt (to taste)
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Lime Zest
Juice of 1/2 - 1 Lime

In a large, heavy saucepan (dutch ovens work great!), heat the oil. Add onion and garlic and sautee until onion is translucent.

Add curry paste and sautee for another minute or two.

Add coconut milk, tomatoes, and kidney beans. Stir.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir.

Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and let bubble -- stirring occasionally -- for 30 minutes.

Serve over rice.

This takes less than 10 minutes to prep, and then you just let it simmer away while you do homework. Great for rushed evenings when you still want to eat a hearty meal that doesn't come out of the freezer.

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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2008, 04:59:52 PM »
Quick & Easy Coconut Bean Curry (vegan)

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Onion, diced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1-3 Tablespoons Red Curry Paste (to taste)
1 can Coconut Milk (unsweetened)
1 can Diced Tomatoes
2 cans Red Kidney Beans, drained
Salt (to taste)
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Lime Zest
Juice of 1/2 - 1 Lime

In a large, heavy saucepan (dutch ovens work great!), heat the oil. Add onion and garlic and sautee until onion is translucent.

Add curry paste and sautee for another minute or two.

Add coconut milk, tomatoes, and kidney beans. Stir.

Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir.

Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and let bubble -- stirring occasionally -- for 30 minutes.

Serve over rice.

This takes less than 10 minutes to prep, and then you just let it simmer away while you do homework. Great for rushed evenings when you still want to eat a hearty meal that doesn't come out of the freezer.

Thanks for a Vegan recipie...here is another

Spinach and Saffron rice with mushrooms and chickpeas

Put 1 cup rice and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil....ad 1/2 tsp salt..stir once...reduce to simmer...cover and simmer for 20min

saute 1 med chopped onion and 1 cup sliced mushrooms in oil until onions are browned....add 1 can chickpeas(drained and rinsed) and 2 cups spinach...saute until spinach is wilted

Add 4-5 threads of saffron to rice

Combine all ingredents well and serve

VEGAN  SERVES 4

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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2008, 05:03:09 PM »
VEGAN FRIED GREEN TOMATOE PO-BOYS

2 po-boy buns (if you want this to remain a vegan dish...get vegan buns)

slice 1 med green tomatoe--salt and pepper to taste on both sides(slice about 1/3"thick)

in bowl combine 1/3 cup breadcrumbs with 1tspn old bay seasoning....coat tomatoe slices in breadcrumb mixture

heat oil in skillet and fry those tomatoes

set aside tomatoes

in same pan and oil..cook 4 slices smart life bacon(it is vegan)

set aside

Put Veganaise on buns and 1 leaf romaine lettuce
add tomatoes and bacon

serve with hot sauce of choice

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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2008, 08:12:15 AM »
Crockpot Chili  ;D

Ingredients

    * 1 pound ground turkey breast or very lean ground beef
    * 1 large onion - finely chopped
    * 5 oz pinto beans - rinsed and drained
    * 8.5 oz corn rinsed and drained
    * 15 oz tomato sauce
    * 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
    * 10 oz diced tomato and green chilies
    * 1 tbsp chili powder
    * 1 tsp ground cumin
    * 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    * 1/2 tsp salt


Directions

   1. cook beef in non stick skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. (I usually add the chopped onions to the skillet, as well)
   2. transfer meat to crockpot, add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. cook on high for 4 hours.  (Or, cook on low for 8 hours)

Makes 8 one cup servings (4 pts. each)
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Re: ITT we post our favorite recipes
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2008, 11:29:13 AM »
yessssssssssssssssssss.

i just got a crockpot last week, and i've been cooking in it nonstop.  i need a killer chili recipe.  although this weekend i'm making 15 bean soup.

also, i made dot's strawberry cupcakes last night.  they are delicious, although they did NOT put my cupcake recipe to shame, as i was worried they would.
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